Saturday, October 15, 2005

How to Lose Weight

A young woman successfully achieved a considerable weight loss -- here is what she did: She pictured explicitly the weight she wanted to reach by a certain age. Each time she was tempted, she estimated how long it would take her to eat the gooey desserts, chocolates, or other rich food. Then she thought how happy she would feel after those few minutes had she not eaten it. For the first time she began to experience the thrill of self-mastery. At bedtime, she ran over her temptations mentally and added up all the fattening things she had not eaten that day. Eagerly, she looked forward to topping her record the next day. She achieved her weight goal. And she held it, too.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Dreams of the Future

It's good to keep our dreams of the future and the thrill of going somewhere ever luring us on. When I was a newspaper reporter, my eiditor wrote a piece I've kept for years:

As a boy of fourteen I stopped Old Bess in the furrow where I was trying to cultivate my father's cornfield. The field was near the railroad track which crossed a trestle. I took off my cap, wiped my brow, and looked up at the fast train of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad. At every window, as the train sped on, was someone going somewhere. I had never been anywhere, but then and there I made up my mind that someday I would be on my way. I have been on my way ever since, but there are still many places to go, so many fascinating things to see and do. The train went around the bend. But the dreams of a boy, as the twilight came down, are the dreams I have today. The future beckons with the same mystic allure. It was so in the cornfiled; it is so now.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Principle of Imaging

A champion golfer says, "What you think while playing golf is probably the most important single part of your game." He stresses the importance of concentration and the practice of visualizing what you want to achieve. The champion confidently projects in his mind the exact direction of flight designed to take the ball where he wants it to go. This principle of imaging also works in determining and reaching goals in life. One must know precisely where he or she wants to go. By firmly visualizing that goal, you force a focus on it and then you cna reach it.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Seek, and Ye Shall Find

Five words from the Bible can determine the success of any person or any enterprise: "Seek, and ye shall find"(Matthew 7:7). Seek a need -- the world has many. Find a need you can fill and you are on the way to success in life.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Rhythm

How do you go about being a happy person? One way is to get into God's rhythm. The heavenly bodies are in rhythm. The internal system of blood and heart and organs are in rhythm. And rhythm is a kind of synonym, as harmony is one for joy. Therefore, when you are joyful you are in rhythm, and when you are in harmony with God, you are a happy person.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Dream New Dreams

Perhaps we have wanted to reach some goal still unattained and to be something which we have not yet accomplished. Let's determine that before this year ends, goal will be reached and dreams come true. Then we will dream new dreams and set higher goals for the years yet to come.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Attitude


The important fact is not that we have problems. It is rather our attitude toward problems. There is a small sign in my office that states a big true: "Attitudes are more important than facts." Of course we can not ignore a fact, but the attitude of mind with which we approach that fact is all-important.