Quote of the day
“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” –Chinese Proverb
Thought of the day – The First Step is the Hardest
Like many people, I find that the first step in making myself better is always the most difficult step. It’s always easier changing myself after I’ve made that first step. So here I go, sharing with you, dear perfect reader, my secret to making that first step.
1. Decide where I want to step. 2. Step. 3. Step again. 4. Keep on going.
Item number one is the most difficult — it’s the one that I can waste the most time on. In physics, we are taught that a body at rest stays at rest until acted on by another force. So it is with human beings. Human beings tend to stick until a force moves them. Sometimes, that force is from within. Preferably, that force is from within. Often, it’s from outside.
If you’re having a problem starting, try my best suggestion: change something small about yourself: change the side of the bed that you sleep on; change the time you get up; change the way you drive to work, or the tie you habitually wear; change something small, and you can change something big.
It seems somewhat strange to think about it. How can changing the type of breakfast cereal that you eat force you to change how you feel about yourself? Simple…any change, no matter how small, makes more change easier. Make a small change, and it makes it easier to make a big one.
Once you’re prepared, then just (as Nike would say) do it. Make that first step, then a second, and a third, and a fourth. Make the first step a small one, but make it now. Don’t wait. Make it now.
By: Daryl R. Gibson
Word of the day
Livelong – whole; entire
Example: “All the livelong day”
Joke of the day
Father: Don’t you think our son gets his brains from me?
Mother: Probably, dear. I still have all of mine.
Have a nice day!