‘Make it your guiding principle to do your best for others
and be trustworthy in what you say.
Do not accept as friends anyone who is not as good as you.
When you make a mistake do not be afraid of mending your ways.’
Confucius – Chinese teacher, editor, politician and philosopher
‘To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.’
‘Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance.’
J. Donald Walters
THE TEN INDIAN COMMANDMENTS
Treat the earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.
Remain close to the Great Spirit.
Show great respect for your fellow beings.
Work together for the benefit of all mankind.
Give assistance and kindness wherever needed.
Do what you know to be right.
Look after the well being of mind and body.
Dedicate a share of your efforts to the greater good.
Be truthful and honest at all times.
Take full responsibility for your actions.
THE GREATEST ADVICE
‘Don’t associate with people you can’t trust.
Don’t cheat. Don’t lie. Don’t pretend.
Don’t dictate because you are smarter.
Don’t demand because you are stronger.
Don’t date because you are desperate.
Don’t marry because you are miserable.
Don’t have kids because you think your genes are superior.
Don’t philander because you think you are irresistible.
Don’t sleep around because you think you are old enough
and know better.
Don’t hurt your kids because loving them is harder.
Don’t sell yourself, your family, or your ideals.
Don’t live in the past. Time can’t bring anything or anyone back.
Don’t put your life on hold for possibly Mr./Mrs. Right.
Don’t throw your life away on absolutely Mr/Mrs. Wrong because your biological clock is ticking.
Learn a new skill.
Find a new friend.
Start a new career.
Sometimes, there is no race to be won, only a price to be paid for some of life’s more hasty decisions.
To terminate your loneliness, reach out to the homeless.
To feed your nurturing instincts, care for the needy.
To fulfil your parenting fantasies, get a puppy.
Don’t bring another life into this world for all the wrong reasons.
To make yourself happy, pursue your passions and be the best of what you can be.
Simplify your life. Take away the clutter.
Get rid of destructive elements: abusive friends, nasty habits, and dangerous liaisons.
Don’t abandon your responsibilities but don’t overdose of duty.
Don’t live life recklessly without thought and feeling for your family.
Be true to yourself.
Don’t commit when you are not ready.
Don’t keep others waiting needlessly.
Go on that trip. Don’t postpone it.
Say those words. Don’t let the moment pass.
Do what you have to, even at society’s scorn.
Dance with wild abandon.
Cry at the movies.
Take care of yourself. Don’t wait for someone to take care of you.
You light up your life. You drive yourself to your destination.
No one completes you – except YOU.
It isn’t true that life does not get easier with age.
It only gets more challenging.
Don’t be afraid. don’t lose your capacity to love.
Pursue your passions.
Live your dreams.
Don’t grow old. Just grow You!
The Purpose Driven Life. Nick Warren
You are the only person who can revolutionize your life.
You are the only person who can influence your happiness,
your realisation and your success.
You are the only person who can help yourself.
Your life does not change, when your Boss changes,
when your friends change, when your Parents change,
when your partner changes, when your Company changes.
Your life changes when you change.
When you go beyond your limiting beliefs.
When you realize that you are the only one responsible for your life.
‘Accept responsibility for your life. Know that
it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.’
I Promise Myself
To be so strong that nothing can disturb my peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person I meet.
To make all my friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make my optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of
others as I am about my own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the
greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile
to every living creature I meet.
To give so much time to improve myself that I
have no time to criticize others.
To be far too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of myself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
not in loud words, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on my side,
so long as I am true to the best that is in me.
Christian D Larsen