Courage isn't the absence of fear, but a decision that what we want is more important than what we are afraid of.
Selfish is caring for ourselves at others' expense ... Self-care is taking care of ourselves so that we can be there for others.
The way to encourage people to be accountable is to engage the responsible, accountable, trustworthy part of their brain.
Until we become clear about our own worth and value, we will forever be searching for it in the eyes of others.
As long as we define stress as how some person or situation is making us feel, we will have to change the world around us to find peace of mind.
When we take care of ourselves like we would take care of someone we love, the quality of our living and our giving goes up.
Never define people or situations in terms of their effect on you, unless you want to give them the power to make you feel that way.
A relationship is like life. It isn't a process of preservation, but of change and growth. Unless you grow and change together, you will change ... and grow apart.
To understand ourself, we must understand our "selves," or the parts of us that motivate our thoughts, decisions, and behaviors.
To change any aspect of our life we must be willing to change our mind... Unfortunately, that is the one thing most people are the least willing to do.
The journey of life is both too short and too precious to be sidetracked by guilt trips.
You can't use stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry to deal with your stress, anxiety, frustration, and worry. It's like pulling up to a burning building with a flame thrower. The energy of the problem can't be the energy behind a successful solution.
The only time a mistake becomes a failure is when we look for someone to blame.
We can't always choose how we feel. We can, however, choose what we do about it, which ironically can change how we feel!
Nothing will sabotage our happiness and success more thoroughly than the fear that we are not enough.
Sometimes our ability to accept what we can't change is tied to our willingness to change what we can.
What we feed our mind becomes the material with which we build our life.
In our lives, we can either be a reflection of the world around us . . . or a beam that enlightens the lives of others.
When faced with conflicting thoughts and emotions, we must decide what to trust, what we fear, or what we know. What's important is that this decision be made by the knowledgeable versus the anxious part of who we are.
Stress is an indicator of our belief in the value and validity of our worries and fears.
We've all heard that in life, when one door is closed, another is opened. Unfortunately, many of us are so focused on the darkness left by what has been lost, we never see the light coming through the newly opened door.
Regardless of the problem, as long as our solution requires someone else to change, we will never know the power and promise of self-determination.
The difference between self-confidence and conceit is as simple as love and fear. Jesus was self-confident ... Hitler was afraid.
Never define yourself in terms of how you are negatively affected by others.
A meaningful life is composed of a series of meaningful moments. If this is what we want, then the ability to infuse each moment with meaning would seem to be a skill worth practicing.
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