Posted on February 1st, 2011 No comments
Buddha said it best…”All unhappiness comes from attachment”
So much energy is wasted on being attached to so many things in life.
The Law of Least Resistance means to do less and accomplish more. The power of water and electricity follow this law and so can we.
Acceptance = Accept things today as they occur.
Responsibility = Take responsibility for who and what you are. Don’t blame others or yourself. This will allow yourself to have a more creative response to situations and events in your life.
Defenselessness = Give up the deep need to be right all the time. Relinquish the need to argue your point and to convince others that they should see it all your way.
These three things will create more energy in your life! Apply the Law of Least Effort and notice the difference.
Till Next Time!
Posted on October 4th, 2010 No comments
Preparing for life’s work out!
As I pulled into the gym parking lot this morning I noticed a young dude running in place and stretching. He continued to do this while I was gathering my gear to go inside. We both went into the gym and I stowed my gear and jumped on the treadmill to get a 25 -30 minute warm-up and some cardio.
As I started to walk I looked up at the big windows in front of me and noticed the reflection of a guy behind me…..it was the same dude I noticed in the parking lot earlier. He was still warming up! He paced back and forth waving his arms, rolling his neck back and forth. Then he went over and got a smoothie and started to drink that while he continued his warm ups.
He looked as if he dreaded the real work out so much he was happy to just spend time preparing to work out. He prepared for his work out during the full 25 minutes I was on the treadmill and was still working on that smoothie as I left for work.
Preparing For Life!
Isn’t this a great metaphor for life? Look around at the people that wait for the right time to make a move in life. They say…when the kids are out of school I’m going to, when the economy is better I will, when I get the right information I plan to…….and the list goes on.
Most people are just afraid of the risk they may have to take. It’s the risk of looking bad or the risk of failing in the process.
“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” ~ Helen Keller
Life is about living and living is about risk. Remember how the world looked to us as kids? We had that feeling of wonder and amazement, ready to learn and be fascinated at every turn of the imagination. What happened? We got older and the world got more and more boring to most of us as we go through the same steps day after day.
I have one thing I’ve learned that I think is the most important for your success in life. This one thing will help you if you’re in the office or on the street. You can use this in any area of your everyday life. What is it? It’s the ability to take action! In the martial arts you can have the best skills and be in the best physical shape, but if you don’t take action it means nothing. If you’re in the ring to fight or on the street to defend yourself you must take action or be hit.
Ed Parker, the Father of American Kenpo Karate once said, “He who hesitates, meditates in a horizontal position.” You must move!
The same is true in your personal life too. Most people talk a good game about all the dreams and plans they intend but never go into action. These are the very people that will point out your failures and mistakes. They never worry about failure because they never attempt to do much in life.
”A life without action is a life without purpose.” You don’t need all the answers to get started!
Don’t let life pass you by while you’re preparing to live! Start today….start now!
R. Lynn Lane
Posted on December 4th, 2009 4 comments
I love quotes of wisdom. Here are some of my favorite. Enjoy.
“He liked to like people, therefore people liked him.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm.”
“We talk on principle, but we act on interest.”
“Any self-made millionaire listens for opportunity. The average
person listens for what’s wrong and why something won’t work.”
Arie de Geus
“The ability to learn faster than your competitors
may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.”
“The successful networkers I know, the ones receiving tons
of referrals and feeling truly happy about themselves,
continually put the other person’s needs ahead of their own.”
“When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child,
I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself.”
“From the backstabbing co-worker to the meddling sister-in-law, you are in charge of how you react to the people and events in your life. You can either give negativity power over your life or you can choose happiness instead. Take control and choose to focus on what is important in your life. Those who cannot live fully often become destroyers of life.”
“He has a right to criticize, who has the heart to help.”
“Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”
“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.”
“Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can
become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.”
“A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association
with smarter people.”
“It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question
without debating it.”
“If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.”
“The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.”
“Any belief worth having must survive doubt.”
“If you wish to speak with me, define your terms.”
“There is only one way … to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.”