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If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
-- Lou Holtz


Friday, February 18, 2000

Telling yourself

There is someone special in your life who can be a constant source of motivation and encouragement for you. It is someone whom you trust and believe, someone who unquestionably has your best interest at heart. That someone is you.

Every day, you talk to yourself more than any other person talks to you. You have an enormous influence over you own thoughts and actions. The things you tell yourself you accept and believe virtually without question.

What are you saying to yourself every day? Think about it. Is it positive, encouraging, challenging and enriching? Or is it mostly complaining, whining, negative and full of self pity?

You can make a real and powerful difference in the quality of your life by the things you tell yourself from moment to moment. Stop and pay attention to what you’re telling yourself. The world around you can often be very negative. That doesn’t mean you must follow suit, though. Choose to encourage yourself. Choose to be a positive influence on your own life. What you say to yourself has tremendous power. Make it count.

— Ralph Marston

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