“To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order; we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”—Confucius

You must know yourself  – to grow yourself.

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

The glory of God is man Fully Alive

“Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls– family, health, friends, integrity– are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered.” ― Gary Keller,

“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” – Simon Sinek

What lights you up? This sense of purpose informs every decision you make, including how you intentionally live your days.

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live” —Norman Cousins

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” Victor Frankl

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” ― Gary Keller

“We are what we repeatedly do.” Aristotle

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.” —Tony Robbins

“Words may inspire, but only ACTION creates change. Most of us live our lives by accident – we live life as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.”—Simon Sinek

“We imagine a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every day inspired, feel safe wherever they are and end the day fulfilled by the work they do.” -Simon Sinek

“Use things. Love people. Worship the divine” Arthur Brooks

“The unexamined life is not worth living for a human being, because such a life is deprived of the possibility of meaning and purpose” —Socrates

“We are what we repeatedly do” —Aristotle

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” Norman Cousins

“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on children than the unlived lives of their parents” —Carl Jung

“Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve” —Simon Sinek

“When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

“There’s an art to mastering life. It’s the art of fulfillment. Success without fulfillment is failure.” – Tony Robbins

“Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours, so you create your years. As you live your days, so you craft your life. What you do today is actually creating your future. The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the actions you take are defining your destiny — shaping who you are becoming and what your life will stand for.” Robin Sharma

“Find a place where there is joy and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Joseph Campbell

Your health, wealth, joy, fitness, and success depend upon your daily rituals

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” Jesus in Proverbs 23:7

“Your thoughts are like the artist’s brush. They create a personal picture of the reality you live in.” – Sydney Banks

Cells that fire together, wire together

Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, it becomes your destiny.” – Lao Tzu

“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” Abraham Maslow

“The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master.” – Robin Sharma

LIE = Limiting Idea, Entertained

Name it to tame it!

“What you focus on expands, and when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer

One comes, finally, to believe whatever one repeats to oneself, whether the statement be true or false…Every man is what he is because of the dominating thoughts which he permits to occupy his mind.” Napoleon Hill

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

You allow the pain to create even greater injury – our wounds need attention and care just like our physical wounds. Often our past hurts stand in the way of our future promised land

“To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.” —Erich Fromm

“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Your identity emerges out of your habits. Every action is a vote for the type of person you wish to become” —James Clear

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” – John Dryden

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” —Samuel Johnson

“Your net worth is usually what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” —Benjamin Franklin

“So, if you want to get the most out of your day, do your most important work—your ONE thing—early, before your willpower is drawn down. Since your self-control will be sapped throughout the day, use it when it’s at full strength on what matters most.”― Gary Keller

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity… It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events.” – Melody Beattie

“Your next step is simple. You are the first domino” Gary Keller

“Comparison is the thief of JOY” CS Lewis

Cancer: Comparison, Complaining, & Criticizing

I slept and dreamt that life was joy.I awoke and saw that life is service.I acted and behold, service was JOY.— Rabindranath Tagore

Are you building eulogy virtues or resume virtues? Eulogy virtues are life-giving

“Habit is a cable; we weave a thread of it each day, and at last we cannot break it.” – Horace Mann

“Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. What people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity” —Aaron Swartz

“Curiosity is the hunger of the human mind.” Rose Wilder Lane

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” Albert Einstein

“If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed. If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day, that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.”

“The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Jesus in Matthew 17:20

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth” Psalm 46:10

“The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.” Abraham Maslow

“The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.” – Robert Frost

“The greatest wealth is health.” – Virgil

“Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain in terms of mood, memory, and learning.” – John J. Ratey

“Guided imagery is like a movie in your mind, a tool that can help you manage stress, reduce pain, and enhance your overall well-being.” – Jeanne Achterberg

“The greatest leaders are the most well-read.” – Simon Sinek

"Meditation is not a way of making your mind quiet. It is a way of entering into the quiet that is already there - buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day." - Deepak Chopra

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