Inc.com had an article at the beginning of 2015 that lists 57 ways to make 2015 fabulous. I know we are all fabulous but there are times we get too busy or too tired and we forget how wonderful and extraordinary we are! Here’s a few things to help remind us of what we can do to make 2015 (and beyond) fabulous.
- Get a therapeutic massage. Don’t think about work while you’re on the table. Focus on the pressure and imagine each part of your body releasing tension.
- Gift everyone you meet. This gift can be your smile, a word of thanks or encouragement, a gesture of politeness, even a friendly nod.
- Give yourself more credit. Give yourself a mental and emotional pat on the back every time you complete a project, even if it’s only a small part of a larger effort.
- Hang more with non-work friends. Spending time with those who aren’t plugged into your workplace creates better balance in your life.
- Have a broad set of interests. Rather than being a workaholic, actively find interests that expand your mind.
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.
In short, Luck’s always to blame.
Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it, and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work — and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.
Bad luck is universal. Don’t take it personally.
People let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say ‘so what’.
I am neither an optimist nor pessimist, but a possibilist.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assisi
The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.
When I examine myself and my methods of thought I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
It is not enough to have knowledge, one must also apply it. It is not enough to have wishes, one must also accomplish.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.
Those who know are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened.
If we judge others, it is because we are judging something in ourselves of which we are unaware.
John A. Sandford
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Indian philosopher J. Krishnamurti once remarked that observing without evaluating is the highest form of human intelligence. When I first read this statement, the thought, ‘What nonsense!’ shot through my mind before I realized that I had just made an evaluation.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.
Mohandas K. Gandhi
The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.