Words of Wisdom

Saturday, August 14, 2010

When You Are Through Changing You Are Through

When You Are Through Changing, You Are Through.

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.” Denis Waitley

All of us need to understand that change is a process. It is not an event, something that happens once, but rather it is a constant process.

“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” Brian Tracy

“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.”

The Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel amassed a fortune by inventing dynamite and other explosives. It described him as a man who had become rich by enabling people to kill each other in unprecedented/extraordinary numbers. Deeply shaken, Nobel resolved to dedicate his fortune toward accomplishments that benefited humanity. Hence, the Nobel Prize.

Challenge Yourself:
  1. What is it in your life that needs changing?
  2. How are you going to begin that process?

Sometimes change is unpleasant, often it is hard, yet almost always it is necessary. Begin the process of change now to become the better person you want to be.

  1. What is it in your business or career that needs to change to make it more profitable?
  2. What is it in your attitude that needs to change to make you more effective?

 “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Charles R. Swindoll
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