success today #254


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In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. There are people who have some parts like me but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone choose it. I own everything about me—my body, including everything it does; my mind, including all my thoughts and ideas; my eyes, including the images of all they behold; my feelings, whatever they might be—anger, joy, frustration, love, disappointment, excitement;my mouth and all the words that come out of it—polite, sweet and rough, correct or incorrect; my voice, loud and soft; all my actions, whether they be to others or myself.

I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own all my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with me in all my parts. I can then make it possible for all of me to work in my best interests. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know. But as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for the solutions to the puzzles and for ways to find out more about me.
However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is me. This is authentic and
represents where I am at that moment in time.
When I review later how I looked and sounded, what I said and did, and how I thought and felt, some parts may turn out to be unfitting. I can discard that which is unfitting and keep that which proved fitting, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me and therefore I can engineer me. I am me and I am okay. “

Success today #253


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Take time to learn at the feet of dad,

Take time to hear what mum says,

Take time to think about their free lessons,

Remember to seek their councel.

They will tell the need and love of learning,

They will explain intelligence and wisdom,

They will say the standards and values,

Remember develop character that honor them.

Mum, how do I love and be kind?

Dad, how do I evaluate decision?

Mum, what makes a happy life?

Dad, teach me the power of character.

Parents wants us be worthy,

Parents never envious nor jealous of our success,

Parents are happy when we are happy,

Remember no one can replace their love.

Learn to always be in harmony and love,

Learn to value and and appreciate,

Learn to obey and hear their voice,

Whenever you shall live, be sure to have full view of trees, sky and land.

Children, love and honor your parents,

Even as you babble and blab out,

Children, use the power of love,

Even when irated and incenced.

success today #252

love.jpgKnocked, the story goes, has a terminal crash on a gorgeous girl, filled with heavenly beauty. The only problem is that she is the girlfriend of a famous jock. Knocked is infatuated with this lovely creature down to a cellular level but he lacks the confidence to approach her. Then he remembers ” seize the day” advice. He realizes he cannot just go on dreaming – if he wants her, he is going to have to do something about it. And so he does. Boldly and poetically, he declares to her his sensitive feelings. In the process, he gets turned away by her, punched in the face by her boyfriend and gets embarrassed.

To cut the story short, ultimately, she feels the genuineness of his caring and opens her heart to him. The girl was won by the power of his sincere intention. I wonder if you know and understand the power of sincere intentions. The two now live an extra ordinary life, filled with success.

Many people have a full heart filled with emotional nakedness. Many can’t open their heart and give love without requiring anything in return. It is true, getting no response for a good thing done to show love seems even worse than a direct brush-off . However, its much better to feel exhilarated knowing you did it. Knowing you opened up your heart and stretched beyond fear.

Learn to open your heart and give love without requiring anything in return. Just keep putting your love out there. We believe that we are hurt when we don’t receive love. But that is not what hurts. Our pain comes when we do not give love. We are born to love. Its not about what comes back, its about what goes out!

Success today #251

brooklyn.jpgThe Brooklyn suspension Bridge that connects New York and Long Island is a spectacular structure. Along with the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building, the Brooklyn Bridge has proven itself as one of New York’s most recognizable and photogenic landmarks. we could regularly see this beautiful hanging structure across the water body in many famous Hollywood movies such as Spiderman, Godzilla, Fantastic four, The seige etc.
Not only it is famous for its proven strength and scenic beauty, the True Life Story behind Brooklyn is really inspirational.
Year 1869, was a vital year in the life of Engineer John Roebling, it was in this year he came out with his idea to build a spectacular bridge to connect Long Island with New York. Since there was no other bridge of its magnitude at that point of time the experts rejected his idea saying that it was an impossible feat. The whole world was against his idea and told him to drop his plan.
Roebling’s Intuition kept telling him that his vision was right about the bridge. The only support he had for his idea was his son Washington, who at that time was an upcoming engineer. They together prepared a detailed plan and recruited the necessary team. Though they were well prepared for bottle necks, a tragic accident occurred at the site killing Roebling. This incident happened few months after the bridge building work had started. Normally anyone would have given up. But Washington wanted his father’s vision come true.
Fate was so cruel that Washington suffered brain damage and was injured to an extent where he became immobile. He could neither walk nor talk or even move. As usual the experts who claimed the bridge cannot be built started raising questions about the continuation of the project. There was an uproar about scrapping the construction project terming that Washington was not in a position to extend his services. But these did not deter Washington. He was clear about his objective.
He depended entirely on his wife to communicate. He used his only moving finger to communicate to her. He developed a code to make her understand his communication. Initially everyone thought he was foolish. His instructions were interpreted by his wife and passed on to the engineers. She spent the next 11 years assisting Washington Roebling for bridge’s construction. Finally, the bridge was completed and inaugurated on 24th May 1883, the day on which Washington Roebling was on his death-bed. On the same day 150,000 people crossed the bridge.
Roebling had not just made a bridge that looked incredibly strong, it also turned out to be just as strong in reality. But even after the inauguration, many New Yorkers were not convinced the bridge was safe. So as to prove the doubters wrong, a caravan of circus animals – including a herd of 21 elephants – across the bridge in 1884.
Brooklyn Bridge stands as a spectacular land mark and is standing tall with an Inspirational True Life Story behind it for people who face obstacles in their life. Even as you reflect on this story, think of what you too wish to leave behind and what impossible dream you have.




9. Start before you’re ready.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Most people wait. They believe they can start after they have enough time, money, connections and credentials. They wait until they feel “secure.” Not people who are unstoppable.

Unstoppable people started last year. They started five years ago before they even knew what they were doing. They started before they had any money. They started before they had all the answers. They started when no one else believed in them. The only permission they needed was the voice inside them prompting them to move forward. And they moved. If you still need permission, you probably not ready to be unstoppable.




8. Never stop learning.

When I was researching on what fails many entrepreneurs, I learned that before you start a business, assume that you know nothing and start learning. Forget about the 20 years in school or the degrees or the certificates. You earned them because of your hard work, position and situation. Starting a new business is something very new and very different and you must be willing to forget you had some degree or certificate.

Never stop seeking new skills, new knowledge especially streetwise knowledge. I repeat, keep on learning.

Success is like a butterfly. The more you run after it, the more it runs away from you. Success is something you attract by who you become. For things to be better, you must be better. For things to change, you must change. For things to improve you must improve. Work more on yourself than you work on your job. Keep on improving your mind. You cannot do carpentry with bare hands and you cannot do any thinking with bare mind.