Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
The first step is to fill your life with positive faith that will help you through anything. The second step is to start where you are.
If you want to get somewhere you have to know where you want to go and how to get there. Then never, never, never give up.
The controlled person is a powerful person. He who always keeps his head will get ahead.
In adversity keep motivated, for often the best comes from difficulty.
Frequently remind yourself that God is with you, that He will never fail you, that you can count upon him. Say these words, "God is with me, helping me."
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
Happiness consists not in having, but of being, not of possessing, but of enjoying. It is the warm glow of a heart at peace with itself.
Be interesting, be enthusiastic... and don't talk too much.
Eliminate the word "impossible" from your conversation, drop it from your thoughts, erase it from your attitudes. Stop rationalizing it. Cease excusing it. Substitute for it that bright and shining word...POSSIBLE."
If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind.
How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.
If you think lack you tend to create a condition of lack. Shift your thought pattern to one of abundance and believe that God is now in the process of giving you the abundance you need.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Every person, if he is to have mental health and live successfully, must move away from past failures and mistakes and go forward without letting them be a weight upon him. The art of forgetting is absolutely necessary.
The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Believe you can, and you can. Belief is one of the most powerful of all problem dissolvers. When you believe that a difficulty can be overcome, you are more than halfway to victory over it already.
The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results.
When I dig another out of trouble, the hole from which I lift him is the place where I bury my own.
And now we get down to two magic words that tell us how to accomplish just about anything we want to accomplish, two powerful words that can change any situation, two dynamic words that all too few people use. And what are these two amazing words? Do it!
The big question isn't whether you have problems; the all-important factor is your attitude toward problems. How you think of the problem is more important than the problem itself.
Promise yourself success at the beginning of each day, and you'll be surprised how often things will turn out that way.
Medication is of course important but do not conclude that a pill dissolving in your stomach is necessarily more powerful than a healing thought in your mind.
Any fact facing us, however difficult, even seemingly hopeless, is not so important as our attitude towards that fact. How you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You may permit a fact to overwhelm you mentally before you deal with it actually. On the other hand, a confident and optimistic thought pattern can overcome or modify the fact altogether.
Go forward confidently, energetically attacking problems, expecting favorable outcomes.
Always remember that problems contain values that have improvement potential.
Do not exclusively say your prayers in the form of asking God for something. The prayer of thanksgiving is much more powerful.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
You don't have to be tired and bored. Get interested in something. Get absolutely enthralled in something. Throw yourself into it with abandon.
If you've been full of error and defeat, be done with it. Say, "By God's grace, I'm done with it," and take charge of yourself like never before."
Develop serenity and quiet attitudes through your conversation. Depending upon the words we use and the tone in which we use them, we can talk ourselves into being nervous, high-strung, and upset. By our speech, we can also achieve quiet reactions. Talk peaceful to be peaceful.
God loves you. God doesn't want anyone to be hungry and oppressed. He just puts his big arms around everybody and hugs them up against himself.
Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.
You can do amazing things if you have strong faith, deep desire, and just hang in there.
Never react emotionally to criticism. Analyze yourself to determine whether it is justified. If it is, correct yourself. Otherwise, go on about your business.
There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces - and success instead of eluding him flows toward him.
The tests of life are not to break you but to make you.
Faith is the most powerful of all forces operating in humanity and when you have it in depth nothing can get you down.
Jesus is not a memory. He is an actual, contemporary, reachable Person. He is the living Christ, who has the power to enter into people's lives and change and lift them up.
The great secret of getting what you want from life is to know whay you want and believe you can have it. Always do something for others, then ask God to help you get at it.