Getting Better

Words of Wisdom

The other day I was thinking (yes, I still think) about some of the “words of wisdom” I have read or heard that I find continuously and positively influence me.  I remember these things when the road in my life gets rocky and when situations don’t work out the way I thought.  I really lean on them when I start to second guess myself and feel I should “conform to the norm” and not do what’s right for me.

I don’t remember where I read or heard all of these “words of wisdom”.  But for the ones I do, I will let you know. Here goes:

  •  “Why do you think other people know better than you what is best for you and your family?”
  • “You need to graduate from MSU- University of Making Stuff Up.”   Play to Win!, Larry Wilson
  • “I am not where I need to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be; I’m OK, and I’m on my way!”  How to Succeed at Being Yourself, Joyce Meyer
  • “To be successful, double your failure rate” Darren Hardy, Publisher, SUCCESS magazine
  • “If you buy someone else’s opinion, you buy their livestyle.” Orin Solomon, SVP, ACN
  • “No one has the right to define you but you!”  Steadman Graham
  • “….Faith without works is dead.” The Bible, James 2:26 (NKJV)
  • “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to [His] purpose.”  The Bible, Romans 8:28 (NKJV) 
  • “One reason we don’t attain our goals is we often focus on how far we are from feeling satisfaction, rather than on how far we have already come.”  Fred Pryor

I am learning that after others pass judgment on my life, they leave and don’t look back.  I am the one left with me and the consequences of any decisions I make.  Therefore, I must to remain true to me.  I have written these “words of wisdom” and lots of others in my daily planner.  That way, they are always with me and keep me going forward.  

Question for Comment: What “words of wisdom” do you carry with you?

(originally posted June 7, 2010)

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