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Not in Disguise

What I'm looking for is a blessing that's not in disguise.

What I’m looking for is a blessing that’s not in disguise.

Don’t Worry

Don't worry about mistakes too much, because some of the most beautiful things we create in life come from changes we make after failure.

Don’t worry about mistakes too much, because some of the most beautiful things we create in life come from changes we make after failure.

Your Future

Just because the past didn't turn out like you had hoped, doesn't mean your future can't be better than you had envisioned.

Just because the past didn’t turn out like you had hoped, doesn’t mean your future can’t be better than you had envisioned.

Stepping Stones

Consider the possibility that the little obstacles in your life's path are not obstacles at all, but stepping stones to amazing places.

Consider the possibility that the little obstacles in your life’s path are not obstacles at all, but stepping stones to amazing places.

Believe in Yourself

“It’s not where you started in life, it’s where you end up. Believe in yourself.” -Colin Powell

“It’s not where you started in life, it’s where you end up. Believe in yourself.” -Colin Powell

New Beginnings

It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life. ~Joyce Meyers

It’s never too late for a new beginning in your life. ~Joyce Meyers

Each Morning

 Each morning is a brand new opportunity. What you do today is what matters most. Today is another chance to get it right.

Each morning is a brand new opportunity. What you do today is what matters most. Today is another chance to get it right.

The Task

Let the tasks of refining, improving, and appreciating your own life keep you so busy that you have no need and no time to criticize others, or engage in their drama.

Let the tasks of refining, improving, and appreciating your own life keep you so busy that you have no need and no time to criticize others, or engage in their drama.

How I Spend My Time

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts. ~Elizabeth Gilbert

There is so much about my fate that I cannot control, but other things do fall under the jurisdiction. I can decide how I spend my time, whom I interact with, whom I share my body and life and money and energy with. I can select what I can read and eat and study. I can choose how I’m going to regard unfortunate circumstances in my life-whether I will see them as curses or opportunities. I can choose my words and the tone of voice in which I speak to others. And most of all, I can choose my thoughts. ~Elizabeth Gilbert

How You Play Your Cards

 

HOW YOU PLAY YOUR CARDS By Amanda Oosthuizen We’re taught to believe that some people are simply born lucky, when in reality, that’s just a convenient excuse to lean back and take it easy, rather than try to apply some control over our destiny. After all, if you aren’t one of the “chosen” ones, what can you possibly do about it? Quite a lot, actually. The fact is, more and more psychologists are finding out that it isn’t the hand you’re dealt that’s important in life but how you play your cards. Let me put it in another way: We’re all capable of making our own luck. What appears to be luck is really the result of perceptions, personality traits, choices and actions. All of that is within your control. People who consider themselves lucky actually tend to be – it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. That’s because positive thinkers are always keeping their eyes peeled for fortunate situations and they’re more likely to grab on them when they arise. So instead of telling yourself: “There’s not a chance in hell that’s going to happen”. Tell yourself: “That looks kind of cool, maybe I should check it out.

HOW YOU PLAY YOUR CARDS
By Amanda Oosthuizen

We’re taught to believe that some people are simply born lucky, when in reality, that’s just a convenient excuse to lean back and take it easy, rather than try to apply some control over our destiny. After all, if you aren’t one of the “chosen” ones, what can you possibly do about it? Quite a lot, actually.

The fact is, more and more psychologists are finding out that it isn’t the hand you’re dealt that’s important in life but how you play your cards. Let me put it in another way: We’re all capable of making our own luck. What appears to be luck is really the result of perceptions, personality traits, choices and actions. All of that is within your control.

People who consider themselves lucky actually tend to be – it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. That’s because positive thinkers are always keeping their eyes peeled for fortunate situations and they’re more likely to grab on them when they arise.

So instead of telling yourself: “There’s not a chance in hell that’s going to happen”. Tell yourself: “That looks kind of cool, maybe I should check it out.