Act like you want to feel!

Fake it till you make it

Act the way you want to feel

Want to feel more positive, energetic, enthusiastic? Then act like it.

If your thoughts are defeating you, overpower those thoughts with positive behavior. When you can’t think your way out of a negative attitude, start acting your way out.

A single positive action can quickly overcome hours or days worth of negative feelings. Get yourself on the move, get yourself physically doing something useful, and your frame of mind suddenly improves.

Even better, find a way to do something positive and helpful for someone else. Something as simple and easy as a genuine smile can make a big difference for everyone who experiences it.

Stand up straight, hold your head high, breathe deeply, walk confidently forward. You will immediately feel the way such actions improve your outlook on life.

When you take positive action, your whole being takes notice and follows along. Act the way you want to feel, and that’s precisely how you’ll be.

— Ralph Marston

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Patience Grasshopper

Good things take time

Instant gratification might feel good for a moment. Yet it cannot compare, in value or endurance, to the good things you can build over time.

The achievements you’ll treasure most are the ones that are the longest in coming. They’re the ones into which you put the most of who you are.

There simply are no substitutes for prolonged effort, commitment, and patience. And there certainly are no substitutes for the valuable things they will bring into your life.

Perhaps it seems shrewd to take all you can from life, as soon as you can. The far wiser approach, however, is to give to life, as much and as often as possible.

What you give is what ends up lasting the longest. What you give will build value and fulfillment far into the future.

Have patience, and know that some of the greatest treasures in life take a long time to fully arrive. That gives you the time, and the opportunity, to put the best of yourself into them.

— Ralph Marston

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It feels good to feel good

“You can be happy or sad, it doesn’t matter. You get to choose. You can go this way or that way. You get to choose. Figure it all out as you go. There’s not one right path. There are many right paths. Do anything you can do — which means think it or speak it or do it — that makes you feel a little better”. – Abraham

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Just Do It!

Attitude of discipline

Enforcing discipline in one part of your life encourages discipline in all parts of your life. Abandoning discipline in just one little area will degrade your discipline in every area.

Discipline is made up of actions, yet discipline also is an attitude, a way of approaching life. That’s why even the smallest increase or decrease in discipline can lead to sizable results.

It’s tempting to let the little things slide, just this once. Yet inevitably that leads you to compromise the bigger things, and not just this once but every time.

By the same measure, it’s easy to add a small, new disciplined behavior to your life. When you do, you’ll experience the increased benefits of discipline being carried into other parts of your life.

Discipline enables you to take control of your affairs, to have more positive influence in your world. The more you experience discipline, the more you’re inspired to practice it.

What small, disciplined regimen can you bestow upon yourself right now? Embrace new opportunities to discipline yourself, and your results will increasingly reflect your desires.

— Ralph Marston

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