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It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?
-- Henry David Thoreau


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tell yourself

Tell yourself something often enough, and it becomes truth for you. What are you telling yourself over and over again?

If you tell yourself again and again that you can’t do something, you’re never going to do it. Even when you are perfectly able, you can convince yourself you’re absolutely not.

As you look at your world and make your way through it, whatever you’re repeating to yourself will have significant consequences. That can be a big burden, or a grand opportunity.

There’s no benefit in deluding yourself to believe you have superhuman powers. Yet there’s great benefit in constantly reminding yourself of the real and accessible powers you do have.

You can think, you can act, and you can focus your actions toward a specific purpose. You can feel, understand, create, adapt to new situations, build, improve, love and enjoy.

When you think to yourself and talk to yourself, think of all the good you’ve done and all the good you can now do. Remind yourself, again and again, that you can, and you will.

— Ralph Marston

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