The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.— William James
Mind-blowing Ability To Choose quotations
Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you.
You have considerable power to construct self-helping thoughts, feelings and actions as well as to construct self-defeating behaviors. You have the ability, if you use it, to choose healthy instead of unhealthy thinking, feeling and acting.
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.
We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.
Everyone has the ability to accomplish unique feats, everyone.
You choose this. Become someone great in one other life. Forget about failing to many. Who cares? Doesn't matter when you start or finish, just start, no deviations, no excuses.
Real freedom is the ability to pause between stimulus and response, and in that pause, choose.
My greatest talent is in my ability to choose good friends. It's about as important as things get.
Feminism is the ability to choose what you want to do.
People do not follow uncommitted leaders.
Commitment can be displayed in a full range of matters to include the work hours you choose to maintain, how you work to improve your abilities, or what you do for your fellow workers at personal sacrifice.
With self-acceptance, we have the ability to choose compassion and forgiveness over anger and self-hatred.
Gentlemen ... Do you not see that so long as society says a woman is incompetent to be a lawyer, minister or doctor, but has ample ability to be a teacher, that every man of you who chooses this profession tacitly acknowledges that he has no more brains than a woman?
Power: The ability to force or coerce someone to do your will, even if they would choose not to, because of your position or your might.
The ability to face constructively the tension of opposing ideas and instead of choosing one at the expense of the other, generate a creative resolution of the tension in the form of a new idea that contains elements of the opposing ideas but is superior to each.
The ability to choose cannot be taken away or even given away-it can only be forgotten.
Choose a subject equal to your abilities;
think carefully what your shoulders may refuse, and what they are capable of bearing.
The measure of our rationality determines the degree of vividness with which we appreciate the needs of other life, the extent to which we become conscious of the real character of our own motives and impulses, the ability to harmonize conflicting impulses in our own life and in society, and the capacity to choose adequate means for approved ends.
Forced to choose, the poor, like the rich, love money more than political liberty; and the only political freedom capable of enduring is one that is so pruned as to keep the rich from denuding the poor by ability or subtlety and the poor from robbing the rich by violence or votes.
Society functions in a way much more interesting than the multiple-choice pattern we have been rewarded for succeeding at in school. Success in life comes not from the ability to choose between the four presented answers, but from the rather more difficult and painfully acquired ability to formulate the questions.
The ability to choose is at the essential core of our grandeur.
Even evil exists because God respects our ability to choose.
I choose not to place "DIS," in my ability.
You who write, choose a subject suited to your abilities and think long and hard on what your powers are equal to and what they are unable to perform.
Patience gives your spouse permission to be human.
It understands that everyone fails. When a mistake is made, it chooses to give them more time that they deserve to correct it. It gives you the ability to hold on during the rough times in your relationship rather than bailing out under the pressure.
Ultimately the way to win the game of life, is found in only one thing: Our ability to choose meaning in any life circumstance. Become the master of meaning and you master your life.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses, to be used by Thee, O infinite creator, in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me. I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
You have the ability to choose what you want to experience.
Response-ability is the ABILITY to choose our response to any circumstance or condition.
Actually, the ability to choose presence depends on the degree of presence that's emerging in you. Ultimately, you are not choosing, there's nobody there to choose. When you think you are choosing, presence is simply emerging in that moment.
Sickness is a hindrance to the body, but not to your ability to choose, unless that is your choice. Lameness is a hindrance to the leg, but not to your ability to choose. Say this to yourself with regard to everything that happens, then you will see such obstacles as hindrances to something else, but not to yourself.
The obligation to receive reduces our ability to choose whom we wish to be indebted to and puts that power in the hands of others.
He's probably the hardest-working guy I've been around who has great ability.
Overachievers work hard because they have to. Peyton has rare talent, but chooses to push himself like he doesn't.
The greatest weapon we have to combat stress is the ability to choose our thoughts.
Liberty, taking the word in its concrete sense, consists in the ability to choose.
Mindfulness develops attention, concentration and the ability to simply be present with little or no future orientation, past orientation or goal orientation—choosing to be a human being rather than a human doing.
We have the ability to choose, we are God's higher form of creation, we surpass all other forms of life and we don't use the mental faculties we've been given. We don't even understand what we are capable of doing. School doesn't teach us anything about ourselves. So the more we learn about ourselves, the more we take control over our life.