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Change

Frank Crane

Here are ten resolutions to make when you awake in the morning.
They are Just for One Day. Think of them not as a life task but as a day’s work.
These things will give you pleasure. Yet they require will power. You don’t need resolutions to do what is easy.
1. Just for Today, I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle my whole life-problem at once. I can do some things for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt I had to keep them up for a lifetime.
2. Just for Today, I will be Happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that “most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Happiness is from Within; it is not a matter of Externals.
3. Just for Today, I will Adjust myself to what Is, and not try to Adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come, and fit myself to them.
4. Just for Today, I will take care of my Body. I will exercise it, care for it, and nourish it, and not abuse it nor neglect it; so that it will be a perfect machine for my will.
5. Just for Today, I will try to strengthen my mind, I will study. I will learn something useful, I will not be a mental loafer all day. I will read something that requires effort, though and concentration.
6. Just for Today, I will exercise my Soul. In three ways, to wit:
(a) I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. If anybody knows of it, it will not count.
(b) I will do at least two things I don’t want to do, as William James suggests just for exercise.
(c) I will not show any one that my feelings are hurt. They may be hurt, but Today I will not show it.
7. Just for To-day, I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with flattery, criticize not one bit nor find fault with anything, and not try to regulate nor improve anybody.
8. Just for Today, I will have a Programme. I will write down just what I expect to do every hour. I may not follow it exactly, but I’ll have it. It will save me from the two pests Hurry and Indecision.
9. Just for Today, I will have a quiet half hour, all by myself, and relax. During this half hour, some time, I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective to my life.
10. Just for Today, I will be Unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to be Happy, to enjoy what is Beautiful, to love and to believe that those I love love me.

Robin Sharma

An extraordinary life is all about daily, continuous improvements in the areas that matter most.

Sam Walton

To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time.

John Maxwell

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The success is found in your daily routine.

Sam Walton

You can’t just keep doing what works one time, everything around you is changing. To succeed, stay out in front of change.

William Shakespeare

Love is not love which alters when it alterations finds.

Larry Page

If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning.

Frank Outlaw: Late President of the Bi-Lo Stores

Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Paul Gibbons

People who appear to be resisting change may simply be the victim of bad habits. Habit, like gravity, never takes a day off.

William Arthur Ward

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails

William Arthur Ward

The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.

C.S. Lewis

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

Anne Frank

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.

Leo Tolstoy

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.

Mother Teresa

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

Socrates

Let him who would move the world first move himself.

John Henry Newman

To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.

Albert Einstein

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.

 

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