Quantity is easy. Quality is better.
Transactions are efficient. Relationships are better.
Free is popular, enticing. Challenge, effort, paying the price, are better.
Fleeting fame is widely celebrated. Quiet, lasting achievement is better.
Being coddled is effortless. Freedom and responsibility, with all the work and messy situations they entail, are better.
The meme of the hour is trendy. Thinking, choosing for yourself, living with intention is much better.
Desire what already is. Love, be thankful for, enjoy, find fulfillment, meaning, peace and hope in what already is.
Do not cheat yourself out of life by delaying your living of it until some idealized future. Now is when you are, when everything is, when the reality of life is.
Right now you can laugh, cry, learn, work, fall down, get up, and laugh some more. Right now you can bring to life your highest hopes, strongest values, and most treasured dreams.
Yes, by all means imagine where you can go. And extend that imagining all the way to now, when you can actually do something positive about it.
You have arrived. Here is the real world, your real, miraculous life, filled with every possibility.
What already is, is infinite abundance in every direction. Embrace it, benefit from it, do great things with it, now.
The work is not easy. But that is no reason to avoid it.
You’re not clear about what to do. But that is no excuse to do nothing.
What you must do is get started. What you must be is committed to seeing it through.
Begin the task, take the first step, and your effort will illuminate the next step. Stay with it, keep going, and your purpose and passion grow strong.
If you wait for inspiration, and do nothing, the inspiration has no place to take hold. Instead, get busy, and with each effort your work becomes more inspired.
Invest yourself, commit your time, your action, your focus to the progress you desire. Go ahead, do, and you’ll be inspired to do much more.
You are always experiencing something, so fill all those experiences with value. Make it your intention to bring quality and enrichment to every experience.
The nature of the experience matters not so much. What you put into the experience, that’s far more important.
You don’t have to wait or hope or strive for conditions to be a certain way. You can make anything you do into a worthwhile, fulfilling experience.
Don’t waste the experience fighting against external factors with anger, resentment or frustration. Instead, visualize yourself emerging with a stronger, more positive purpose, with peaceful inspiration, wisdom, and new energy.
Every experience is filled with opportunities to make life richer. Embrace those opportunities, allow that new richness to grow from your attitude and your actions.
Recognize the great value in this experience, and the next, and the next. Give your best, whatever the situation may be, and add that value to the experience of your life.
Your level of success depends on your level of enthusiasm. But your level of enthusiasm does not necessarily depend on your level of success.
Even when the results are not what you wanted, choose to go forward with enthusiasm. Because that will empower you to create the results you do want.
Enthusiasm pushes you to continue failing long enough to arrive at success. Enthusiasm expresses your belief in what you’re doing in a way that’s compelling and contagious.
When you’re cynical and dejected, even the best strategies, tools, resources won’t work very well. Yet when you’re enthusiastic, you’ll find plenty of ways to get the very best out of whatever you have to work with.
With enthusiasm, you see opportunities that would otherwise be invisible. With enthusiasm, you attract other enthusiastic, effective people to support your cause.
Even when the situation offers no reason to be enthusiastic, there’s a great reason to be enthusiastic. Because enthusiasm gets results.