Saturday, November 05, 2005

Take Minute Vacations

Take minute vacations during the day. Sit back in your office chair. Close your eyes and, in memory, go away to some place that means a lot to you, such as where you like to fish or play golf, or swim. Letting the mind go away, if only for a moment, tones up the body with an infusion of fresh energy.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Rock Get As Hard As Rock

George Cullum, Sr. Dallas construction executive, had a formula for himself and his men. He used to say: "When the job get tough, get as tough as the job. When the rock get hard, get as hard as the rock." Life can be tough, really tough. But God built something in human nature that is tougher still. Draw on it.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Rules for a Success Life

One man's rules for making a success in life are:

1. Practice the affirmation of God's presence daily.
2. Pray for those with whom you work and deal.
3. Image success not only for yourself but also for your compititors.
4. Try to live by faith.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


An uptight man once said to me, speaking of New York, "The very air of this city is filled with tension." "Not so," I said. "If you were to take a sampling of this air to a laboratory for analysis, you wouldn't find a trace of tension in the air. You see, tension is in the minds of people who breathe the air."

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Think Good Days

You and I, ten years from now, will be mostly what we think during that period. You can think yourself to failure and unhappiness, or you can think your way to success and real hapiness. Better give your thoughts a good overhauling once in a while. Think good days today and you'll have them tomorrow as well.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Remember Beauty

Ever practice remembered peacefulness? I think of a favorite spot in Switzerland, remembering how, at evening time, the snows on the mountains change coloring from brilliant gold to mystic purple and then fade into the dark. I think of a night on the China Sea when mists veiling the face of the moon were blown aside by a gentle breeze to allow long, silvery shafts of moonlight to fall on limpid waters. I think of a night at Srinagar in the Vale of Kashmir, where the sound of singing boatemen came across the lake on the surface of which water lilies floated. Once in my doctor's office, my pulse and blood pressure readings were taken. "Well!" he said, "that's fine. You have learned to live calmly." I told him the technique of remembered beauty to help promote tranquillity. He nodded. "Good, that helps in keeping healthy."

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Struggle Toughens Personality

Basic in living creatively is to accept pain and difficulty as a challenge. God, who made this universe, gives us difficulties for our own best interest. He wants to make something of us and people do not grow strong in soft and fortuitous circumstances. Struggle toughens personality.