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30 Sentences that Can Brighten Your Day

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30 Sentences that Can Brighten Your Day

It’s far too easy to get lost in this lousy world. We always need reminders to get us back on track and moving forward. You don’t need an expensive life coach to empower you, sometimes one or two sentences are already enough to brighten your day and help you to spring forward to take on the challenges that will come during the day. We have 30 inspiring sentences that can empower and motivate you to look ahead.

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#1 Never compare your weaknesses to other people’s strengths.

Never compare your weaknesses to other peoples strengths.

    #2 Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.

    yesterday i was clever

      #3 Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.

      YOUR CHILDHOOD MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PERFECT, BUT ITS OVER.

        #4 Own your life, or someone will own it for you

        Own your life, or someone will own it for you.

          #5 We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

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          We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.

            #6 The world does not reward perfectionists. It rewards those who get things done.

            THE WORLD DOES NOT REWARD PERFECTIONISTS. IT REWARDS THOSE WHO GET THINGS DONE. 2

              #7 No matter what anyone says to you, you don’t have to eat dinner with them, live with them, or go to bed with them.

              NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS TO YOU, YOU DONT HAVE TO EAT DINNER WITH THEM, LIVE WITH THEM, OR GO TO BED WITH THEM. 2

                #8 If you risk nothing, you risk everything.

                If you risk nothing, you risk everything.

                  #9 If something frightens you irrationally, do it often.

                  if something frightens you irrationally, do it often.

                    #10 Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.

                    Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.

                      #11 You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, but you may miss out on future opportunities.

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                      You dont have to do anything you dont want to do, but you may miss out on future opportunities

                        #12 Don’t give others the power to control your emotions. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.

                        Dont give others the power to control your emotions. Those are only yours and it is only for you to manipulate.

                          #13 Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you!

                          Victory introduces you to the world, but defeat introduces the world to you!

                            #14 The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.

                            The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first.

                              #15 Fail often but do not forget the Lesson.

                              FAIL OFTEN BUT DO NOT FORGET THE LESSON.

                                #16 You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.

                                You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.

                                  #17 It’s not what you say, it’s what people hear.

                                  its not what you say, its what people hear.

                                    #18 Take what you do seriously. Not yourself.

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                                    Take what you do seriously. Not yourself.

                                      #19 Life begins where your comfort zone ends.

                                      Life begins where your comfort zone ends.

                                        #20 The True measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

                                        The True measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

                                          #21 If you don’t do stupid things while you’re young, you’ll have nothing to smile about when you’re old.

                                          If you dont do stupid things while youre young, youll have nothing to smile about when youre old.

                                            #22 Man: “I want happiness” Buddha: “First remove ‘I’, this is ego, then remove ‘want’, this is desire. All that remains is happiness.”

                                            Man, i want happiness

                                              #23 Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

                                              Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind dont matter, and those who matter dont mind.

                                                #24 I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.

                                                I always wondered why somebody didnt do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.

                                                  #25 Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.

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                                                  dont waste time explaining

                                                    #26 Don’t rest after your first victory because if you fail the second, time more lips will be waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.

                                                    rest after your first victory 2

                                                      #27 Do not educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price.

                                                      do not educate your children to be rich

                                                        #28 Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.

                                                        everyone thinks of changing the world

                                                          #29 We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

                                                          We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

                                                            #30 Information is not knowledge.

                                                            Information is not knowledge.

                                                              What are some sentences that you have heard before that has brightened your day immediately? Give us your suggestions and We’ll add them to the list.

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                                                              10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

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                                                              10 Proven Ways to Judge a Person’s Character

                                                              We all fall into the trap of judging a person’s character by their appearance. How wrong we are! All too often, the real character of the person only appears when some negative event hits them or you. Then you may see a toxic person emerging from the ruins and it is often a shock.

                                                              A truly frightening example is revealed in the book by O’Toole in Bowman called Dangerous Instincts: How Gut Instincts Betray Us. A perfectly respectable, charming, well dressed neighbor was found to have installed a torture chamber in his garage where he was systematically abusing kidnapped women. This is an extreme example, but it does show how we can be totally deceived by a person’s physical appearance, manners and behavior.

                                                              So, what can you do? You want to be able to assess personal qualities when you come into contact with colleagues, fresh acquaintances and new friends who might even become lifelong partners. You want to know if they are:

                                                              • honest
                                                              • reliable
                                                              • competent
                                                              • kind and compassionate
                                                              • capable of taking the blame
                                                              • able to persevere
                                                              • modest and humble
                                                              • pacific and can control anger.

                                                              The secret is to reserve judgment and take your time. Observe them in certain situations; look at how they react. Listen to them talking, joking, laughing, explaining, complaining, blaming, praising, ranting, and preaching. Only then will you be able to judge their character. This is not foolproof, but if you follow the 10 ways below, you have a pretty good chance of not ending up in an abusive relationship.

                                                              1. Is anger a frequent occurrence?

                                                              All too often, angry reactions which may seem to be excessive are a sign that there are underlying issues. Do not think that every person who just snaps and throws his/her weight around mentally and physically is just reacting normally. Everyone has an occasional angry outburst when driving or when things go pear-shaped.

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                                                              But if this is almost a daily occurrence, then you need to discover why and maybe avoid that person. Too often, anger will escalate to violent and aggressive behavior. You do not want to be near someone who thinks violence can solve personal or global problems.

                                                              2. Can you witness acts of kindness?

                                                              How often do you see this person being kind and considerate? Do they give money to beggars, donate to charity, do voluntary work or in some simple way show that they are willing to share the planet with about 7 billion other people?

                                                              I was shocked when a guest of mine never showed any kindness to the weak and disadvantaged people in our town. She was ostensibly a religious person, but I began to doubt the sincerity of her beliefs.

                                                              “The best index to a person’s character is how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and how he treats people who can’t fight back.”

                                                              Abigail Van Buren

                                                              3. How does this person take the blame?

                                                              Maybe you know that s/he is responsible for a screw-up in the office or even in not turning up on time for a date. Look at their reaction. If they start blaming other colleagues or the traffic, well, this is an indication that they are not willing to take responsibility for their mistakes.

                                                              4. Don’t use Facebook as an indicator.

                                                              You will be relieved to know that graphology (the study of that forgotten skill of handwriting) is no longer considered a reliable test of a person’s character. Neither is Facebook stalking, fortunately. A study showed that Facebook use of foul language, sexual innuendo and gossip were not reliable indicators of a candidate’s character or future performance in the workplace.

                                                              5. Read their emails.

                                                              Now a much better idea is to read the person’s emails. Studies show that the use of the following can indicate certain personality traits:

                                                              • Too many exclamation points may reveal a sunny disposition
                                                              • Frequent errors may indicate apathy
                                                              • Use of smileys is the only way a person can smile at you
                                                              • Use of the third person may reveal a certain formality
                                                              • Too many question marks can show anger
                                                              • Overuse of capital letters is regarded as shouting. They are a definite no-no in netiquette, yet a surprising number of  people still use them.

                                                              6. Watch out for the show offs.

                                                              Listen to people as they talk. How often do they mention their achievements, promotions, awards and successes? If this happens a lot, it is a sure indication that this person has an over-inflated view of his/her achievements. They are unlikely to be modest or show humility. What a pity!  Another person to avoid.

                                                              7. Look for evidence of perseverance.

                                                              A powerful indicator of grit and tenacity is when a person persists and never gives up when they really want to achieve a life goal. Look for evidence of them keeping going in spite of enormous difficulties.

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                                                              Great achievements by scientists and inventors all bear the hallmark of perseverance. We only have to think of Einstein, Edison (who failed thousands of times) and Nelson Mandela to get inspiration. The US Department of Education is in no doubt about how grit, tenacity and perseverance will be key success factors for youth in the 21st century.

                                                              8. Their empathy score is high.

                                                              Listen to how they talk about the less fortunate members of our society such as the poor, immigrants and the disabled. Do you notice that they talk in a compassionate way about these people? The fact that they even mention them is a strong indicator of empathy.

                                                              People with zero empathy will never talk about the disadvantaged. They will rarely ask you a question about a difficult time or relationship. They will usually steer the conversation back to themselves. These people have zero empathy and in extreme cases, they are psychopaths who never show any feelings towards their victims.

                                                              9. Learn how to be socially interactive.

                                                              We are social animals and this is what makes us so uniquely human. If a person is isolated or a loner, this may be a negative indicator of their character. You want to meet a person who knows about trust, honesty and loyalty. The only way to practice these great qualities is to actually interact socially. The great advantage is that you can share problems and celebrate success and joy together.

                                                              “One can acquire everything in solitude, except character.”

                                                              Stendhal

                                                               10. Avoid toxic people.

                                                              These people are trying to control others and often are failing to come to terms with their own failures. Typical behavior and conversations may concern:

                                                              • Envy or jealousy
                                                              • Criticism of partners, colleagues and friends
                                                              • Complaining about their own lack of success
                                                              • Blaming others for their own bad luck or failure
                                                              • Obsession with themselves and their problems

                                                              Listen to these people talk and you will quickly discover that you need to avoid them at all costs because their negativity will drag you down. In addition, as much as you would like to help them, you are not qualified to do so.

                                                              Now, having looked at some of the best ways to judge a person, what about yourself? How do others see you? Why not take Dr. Phil’s quiz and find out. Can you bear it?

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