Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.— Ralph Marston
The most risky Ralph Marston quotes that are little-known but priceless
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
Be someone who listens, and you will be heard.
Be someone who cares, and you will be loved. Be someone who gives, and you will be blessed. Be someone who comforts, and you will know peace.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Every positive thing in your life represents a single unique blessing.
Every negative thing in your life has the opportunity to become a double blessing. For when you turn a negative into a positive, you gain twice. You are no longer burdened with the negative situation, and in addition to that you are strengthened by a new positive force.
Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open.
You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.
Life does not owe you anything, because life has already given you everything.
Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It's leadership.
Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.
You've done it before and you can do it now.
See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
There is a thought in your mind right now.
The longer you hold on to it, the more you dwell upon it, the more life you give to that thought. Give it enough life, and it will become real. So make sure the thought is indeed a great one.
Spread the seeds of encouragement far and wide, and delight in the bountiful harvest that they will surely bring.
Don't let the silly little dramas of each day get you down. For you are here to do great things.
Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done.
Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen.
Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance.
Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
When you do the right thing, enjoy it! When you take positive actions, enjoy them. After all, they are leading you toward positive results. Pat yourself on the back. Truly enjoy the fact that you're making positive progress, and the negative temptations will have no power over you.
Every day is a day to be thankful. Life's abundance has no limit, and gratitude is what keeps that abundance flowing. In every circumstance there is something for which to be thankful. Even when there seems to be nothing else, there is hope.
Problems, weaknesses, setbacks, regrets and mistakes teach you if you're willing to learn, or they punish you if you're not.
When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?
Be someone who genuinely seeks to understand, and you will be wise.
Be someone kind, someone considerate, and you will be admired. Be someone who values truth, and you will be respected. Be someone who takes action, and you will move life forward.
It doesn't matter how much you want. What really matters is how much you want it.
Greatness comes from living with purpose and passion.
Welcome those big, sticky, complicated problems. In them are your most powerful opportunities.
Instead of being intimidated by the limitations, be inspired to find new ways around them.
The keys to patience are acceptance and faith.
Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
What if you gave someone a gift, and they neglected to thank you for it - would you be likely to give them another? Life is the same way. In order to attract more of the blessings that life has to offer, you must truly appreciate what you already have.
Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground.
Don't waste time on excuses. Just get it done.
There are plenty of difficult obstacles in your path. Don't allow yourself to become one of them.
Carrying a grudge is difficult work that brings nothing of value. Forgive, and be free.
Being positive does not mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative.
The best way to handle good fortune is to do something positive and useful with it. The best way to handle misfortune is exactly the same.
If you so choose, every mistake can lead to greater understanding and effectiveness. If you so choose, every frustration can help you to be more patient and more persistent.
The value of an ambitious goal is not measured by what it will bring to you.
The worth of a goal is measured by what it will make of you in the process of following and attaining it.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
Your destiny is to fulfill those things upon which you focus most intently.
So choose to keep your focus on that which is truly magnificent, beautiful, uplifting and joyful. Your life is always moving toward something.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it. [at least it will feel like it!]
Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
Sure, it's easy to be upbeat when everything is going your way.
Anyone can do that. It is far more important, however, to take a positive approach in circumstances that most people would view as negative.
Being truly thankful makes you infinitely more resourceful.
By sincerely appreciating what you have, you find new and valuable ways to make use of it.
What a joy it is that the road ahead is an uphill climb.
For where it leads is all the way to the top.
There are very real obstacles and challenges to any course of action.
And there's no need to add to them, by making up obstacles of your own. Unchain yourself from the bondage of your own thinking.
Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you.
Turn your attention for a while away from the worries and anxieties.
Remind yourself of all your many blessings.
In every kind of endeavor, there are ample opportunities for extra effort.
Grab those opportunities, embrace that extra effort and transform ordinary mediocrity into bright and shining excellence.
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
Stop needing and start having. Stop wanting and start being.
Never assume that you're stuck with the way things are. Life changes, and so can you.
Be appreciative of what's right with your life. In your gratitude is power to make it even better
Let the fear go, and live your life with the power of love.
Feelings come and feelings go. There is no need to fear them and no need to crave them. Be open to your feelings and experience them while they are here. Then be open to the feelings that will come next. Your feelings are a part of your experience. Yet no mere feeling, however intense it may seem, is your permanent reality.