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Use Your Words to Build, Not to Destroy

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Some people are constantly looking for opportunities to criticize and complain about others. Nothing is ever good in their eyes. I meet some of these people most of the time, they complain about the weather, the traffic, the food and so on. Recently I attended a wedding and sat close to one of these folks and in spite of the many good things one could say about a wedding, this guy kept pointing out things he didn’t like about the wedding as if he contributed a dime to the wedding.

I believe that even the worst circumstances we can always find many good things to talk about if we look for them. Your spouse isn’t bad all the time; children don’t misbehave all the time; your boss isn’t bossy all the time. Let us learn to develop the habit of looking for the best in people and in every situation we find ourselves in.

Always look for something good to praise and endorse. Look for the best around you and think good thoughts about others, knowing that your thoughts always yield results after their kind. If you want to see good in your life, think good thoughts about yourself and others. Moreover the habit of constantly seeking for the good in others and praising them will uplift our own spirits. Continue reading Use Your Words to Build, Not to Destroy

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The Secret to Real Strength

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There are times in life when it takes a lot more courage and strength to do nothing than it is required to take action. Sometimes the best evidence of power is often found in one’s ability to maintain composure in times of distress, conflicts or negativity. But the world, our ego expects a reaction from us whenever we are attacked or confronted negatively.

We are termed tough, brave, courageous, when we attack back or respond in equal terms each time we are hurt by others, while we are often looked upon as cowards, weak, or timid etc, when we walk away from provocations and keep quiet in the face of harsh criticism.

Oh how many lives have been lost, how many marriages and relationships have been broken, and careers shattered, simply because of the need to revenge, the lack of self-restraint in the face of opposition and violence? All the great souls that walked this earth, had been masters of self-restraint and composure.

As a Christian, I find in the bible how Christ was confronted with vile and deadly charges, He responded with silence. To the many great insults, violent treatments and harsh criticisms, He responded with such silence and calmness that awed His accusers.

Do you want to live your greatest life? Practice self-restraint, Continue reading The Secret to Real Strength