Saturday, July 16, 2005

Deep Within the Individual

Deep within the individual is a vast reservoir of untapped power waiting to be used. No person can have the use of all this potential until he learns to know his or her own self. The trouble with many people who fail is that they go through life thinking and writing themselves off as ordinary, commonplace persons. Having no proper belief in themselves, they fail to utilize their talents. They live aimless and erratic lives very largely because they never realize what their lives really can be or what they can become.

Erratic: erratic [i5rAtik]adj.无确定路线, 不稳定的, 奇怪的n.古怪的人, 漂泊无定的人

Friday, July 15, 2005

Feel Life

What are the essential factors in creative and exciting successful living? Number one is to be chief executive officer over your life and over yourself. When you feel life is pushing you around, or you are being pushed around by a variable self, you are not happy or effective. But when you become supervisor of your life, there is no joy in the world equal to it or to the excitement and satisfaction you will feel.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

YellowRose Garden

IF vs. How

Don't be an if thinker; be a how thinker. The if thinker mouths, "If only I'd had a break." The how thinker emphasizes the hows: "How do I compensate for this shortcoming?" or "How do I accomplish it?"

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Think Optimistically

If a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully he activates life around him positively and thereby attracts to himself positive results. What you mentally project reproduces in kind. Positive thinking sets in motion positive and creative forces and success flows toward you.

Mentally: [5mentElI]adv.精神上, 智力上, 在内心

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Very Beautiful Over There

The late Mrs. Thomas A. Edison told me when her husband was dying he whispered to his physician, "It is very beautiful over there." Edison was a scientist, with a factual cast of mind. He never reported anything as fact until he saw it work. He would never have reported, "It is very beautiful over there," unless, having seen, he knew it to be true.

Monday, July 11, 2005

Quality of Urbane Imperturbablity

In this life, we must learn to develop the quality of urbane imperturbability. This is the ability to accept people as they are, and not let their annoying actions get under your skin. It will, in time, even get you to loving people.

Sunday, July 10, 2005


A physician tells me that 35 to 50 percent of the ill are sick because they are basically unhappy. "Joy has significant therapeutic or healing value," he says, "whereas gloom and depression militate against creative life processes." Learn to live the joy way, for "a meery heart doeth good like a medicine" (Proverbs 17:22).

Therapeutic: [WerE5pju:tik]adj.治疗的, 治疗学的n.治疗剂, 治疗学家
Gloom: [^lu:m]n.阴暗, 阴沉v.(使)变阴暗, 优伤地说, 繁荣
Militate: [5militeit]vi.产生作用或影响
Meery: adj.怪诞的, 奇异的, 不安的, 可怕的