1. Love Yourself
Love and accept yourself just as you are, without conditions attached. It does not matter where you are born, what is your family background, what is your financial status, what is the colour of your skin, what looks you have etc. etc. What matters is first do you Love and accept yourself – before others do. When you indulge yourself in your love you improve the way you feel about yourself. You improve your Self Esteem.
2. Work on your Strengths
There is no one who has no strengths. Everyone is good at something, know what your good at and give yourself a pat on the back. Do things that bring this quality out into the open. Exercise it, make it stronger.
3. Learn to Accept Compliments
It’s hard to accept a compliment and not to dismiss it as being ridiculous. Someone has an opinion and it should be respected, even if you do not agree with it. If people think good about you then maybe you should too.
4. Share and Help others
The more you share the more you grow. Nothing makes you feel a warm glow than when you unselfishly help others. Just do a good deed, help someone out, doesn’t have to be big and it doesn’t have to cost any money.
5. Keep away from Negative friends
Hang out with people who are positive and support you. It may be fun to bitch and moan but if you hang out with these types of people you will eventually become one of them. You may have noticed that people who bitch and moan are never happy.
6. Think Positive
Thoughts are Things. Take a positive view on everything. Think Positive, Feel Positive and achieve Positive results. Affirm positive words and phrases everyday to your self.
7. Stop Comparing yourself with others
Don’t start comparing your self to other people. Saying you are poor compared to others is just going to make you miserable. If you look at how you were yesterday and how you are today and there is an improvement then that is great. If there is no improvement then you know you need to improve your efforts.
Take Action Now:
This article will be a waste of time if you do not take any action, Now. The only person who can change you is you. Reading this post will not change you unless you get emotionally involved with the information and make a decision to change.
Love is when you feel like you are the only two around.
Friendship is when they gaze into your eyes and you know they care.
Love is when they gaze into your eyes and it warms your heart.
Friendship is being close even when you are far apart.
Love is when you can still feel their hand on your heart
when they are not near.
Friendship is hoping that they experience the very best.
Love is when you bring them the very best.
Friendship occupies your mind.
Love occupies your soul.
Friendship is knowing that you will always try to be there
when in need.
Love is when you will give up everything to be at their side.
Friendship is a warm smile in the winter.
Love is a warming touch that sends a pulse through your heart.
Love is a beautiful smile to which nothing compares:
A tender laugh, which opens your heart,
A single touch that melts away your fears,
A smell that reminds you of the tenderness of heaven,
A voice that reminds you of the innocence of youth.
Friendship can survive without love.
Love cannot live without friendship.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright.
Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching? Dennis and Wendy Mannering
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book
If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want. Oscar Wilde
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. Voltaire
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet. Ancient Persian Saying
If you don't think every day is a good day, just try missing one. Cavett Robert
It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. Annie Gottlier
Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left. Hubert Humphrey
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Winston Churchill
Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day. Author Unknown
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. George Santayana
Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. Francesca Reigler
If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Mary Engelbreit
So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. The Eagles, "Already Gone"
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders. Foster's Law
He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. Samuel Johnson
Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious. Bill Meyer
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan, 1893
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed. Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin
To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it. Joe Clark
The only disability in life is a bad attitude. Scott Hamilton
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi
My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants. J. Brotherton
There is nothing so easy but that it becomes difficult when you do it reluctantly. Publius Terentius Afer
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better. Abraham Lincoln
Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. Annette Goodheart
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays
Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful. Buddha
There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. William J. Bennett, The Book of Virtues
I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. Abraham Lincoln
Being in a good frame of mind helps keep one in the picture of health. Author Unknown
Got no checkbooks, got no banks,
Still I'd like to express my thanks -
I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.
Irving Berlin, "I Got the Sun in the Morning," 1946
To everyone is given the key to heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. Ancient Proverb
Make your optimism come true. Author Unknown
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. Charles Caleb Colton
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. Confucius
I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
The best things in life are unexpected - because there were no expectations. Eli Khamarov, Surviving on Planet Reebok
Oft expectation fails, and most oft there
Where most it promises.
Affectation is a greater enemy to the face than smallpox. English Proverb
Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body - the wishbone. Robert Frost
If we shall take the good we find, asking no questions, we shall have heaping measures. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes. William James
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, 1818
When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long. Author Unknown
What is possible? What you will. Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
Good fortune shies away from gloom. Keep your spirits up. Good things will come to you and you will come to good things. Glorie Abelhas
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Katherine Mansfield
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault
Let me enjoy the earth no less
Because the all-enacting Might
Which fashioned forth its loveliness
Had other aims than my delight.
Thomas Hardy, Time's Laughingstocks and Other Verses, 1909
Whenever you fall, pick something up. Oswald Avery
Success is due less to ability than to zeal. Charles Buxton
My father's nature turned out no waste product; he had none of that useless stuff in him that lies in heaps near factories. He took his own happiness with him. Margot Asquith
Anywhere is paradise; it's up to you. Author Unknown
We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them. Elbert Hubbard
If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one... William Cowper
I think, what has this day brought me, and what have I given it? Henry Moore
This weary ol' workhorse is a unicorn, my friend. Jareb Teague
We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt... Dorothy Day
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else. Winston Churchill
[W]hat counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. Dwight Eisenhower, address to Republican National Committee,
Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Betty Smith
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune. Walt Whitman
No life is so hard that you can't make it easier by the way you take it. Ellen Glasgow
I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. Wernher von Braun
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. F. Scott Fitzgerald
There's a saying among prospectors: "Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find." Robert Flaherty
I've got dreams in hidden places and extra smiles for when I'm blue. Author Unknown
The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it. C.C. Scott
I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. Voltaire
The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. Eudora Welty
Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise. Kathleen Turner
Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. Maurice Setter
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. Author Unknown
The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. Thomas Carlyle
Misery is a communicable disease. Martha Graham
The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it. Will Foley
If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don't, you have achieved half your failure. David Ambrose
If the skies fall, one may hope to catch larks. Francis Rabelais
For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance. Adlai Stevenson
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. Hugh Downs
Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene. Arthur Christopher Benson
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr
If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing good you do much. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind. John Burroughs
The real "it is well" is something I say from the ground, having fallen. Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves. Italian Proverb
Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. Susan Longacre
I not only bow to the inevitable; I am fortified by it.
I never really look for anything. What God throws my way comes. I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go. Pearl Bailey
Men who never get carried away should be. Malcolm Forbes
Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there. Norman Vincent Peale
Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don't, you don't. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear. Author Unknown
There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon. Konrad Adenauer
We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion, just as effectively as by bombs. Kenneth Clark
The impossible can always be broken down into possibilities. Author Unknown
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.
Edgar A. Guest, It Couldn't Be Done
Why not learn to enjoy the little things - there are so many of them. Author Unknown
Say "Yes" to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky. Say "Yes" to the universe and the planets become your neighbors. Say "Yes" to dreams of love and freedom. It is the password to utopia. Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951
Positive anything is better than negative thinking. Elbert Hubbard
I am sure that nothing has such a decisive influence upon a man's course as his personal appearance, and not so much his appearance as his belief in its attractiveness or unattractiveness. Leo Tolstoy
Be enthusiastic. Remember the placebo effect - 30% of medicine is showbiz. Ronald Spark
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered. G.K. Chesterton, "On Running After One's Hat," All Things Considered, 1908
It is no use to grumble and complain;
It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice;
When God sorts out the weather and sends rain -
Why, rain's my choice.
James Whitcomb Riley
Impossible is a word only to be found in the dictionary of fools. Napoleon
Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. Art Linkletter
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Galileo Galilei
Heaven is under our feet, as well as over our heads. Henry David Thoreau
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror. Ken Keyes, Jr.
Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up. Dag Hammarskjold
The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings. Henri Frédéric Amiel
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. Alex Karras
It isn't our position but our disposition which makes us happy. Author Unknown
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. Maori Proverb
Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore
Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. Emory Austin
Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. Paavo Nurmi
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. Edward de Bono, Observer, 12 June 1977
Anywhere you go liking everyone, everyone will be likeable. Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Worship," The Conduct of Life, 1860
People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them. Epictetus
Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day. Nicholas Chamfort
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. William Arthur Ward
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein
There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am!" and those who come in and say, "Ah, there you are." Frederick L. Collins
Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved. Marcus Antonius
You shouldn't say it is not good. You should say, you do not like it; and then, you know, you're perfectly safe. James Whistler
"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily. "So it is." "And freezing." "Is it?" "Yes," said Eeyore. "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven't had an earthquake lately." A.A. Milne
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. Alice Walker
Those who wish to sing, always find a song. Swedish Proverb
You must start with a positive attitude or you will surely end without one. Carrie Latet
So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity. Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. Chinese Proverb
Nothing is interesting if you're not interested. Helen MacInness
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. Ralph Marston
Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully
Memorize your favorite poem
Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want
When you say, "I love you", mean it
When you say, "I'm sorry", look the person in the eye
Be engaged at least six months before you get married
Believe in love at first sight
Never laugh at anyone's dreams
Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely
In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling
Don't judge people by their relatives. "NO KIDDING"
Talk slow but think quick
When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer, smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk
Call your mom
Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze
When you lose, don't lose the lesson
Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for others; Responsibility for all your actions
Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship
When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it
Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice
Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, his/her conversational skills
will be as important as any other
Spend some time alone
Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer
Read more books and watch less TV
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll get to enjoy it a second time
Trust in God but lock your car
A loving atmosphere in your home is so important. Do all you can to create a tranquil harmonious home
In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past
Read between the lines
Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality
Be gentle with the earth
Pray. There's immeasurable power in it
Never interrupt when you are being flattered
Mind your own business
Don't trust a man/woman who doesn't close his/her eyes when you kiss them
Once a year, go someplace you've never been before
If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are living. That is wealth's greatest satisfaction
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck
Learn the rules then break some
Remember that the best relationship is one where your love for each other is greater than your need for each other
Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it
Remember that your character is your destiny
Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.