Choose to view life through God's eyes. This will not be easy because it doesn't come naturally to us. We cannot do this on our own. We have to allow God to elevate our vantage point. Start by reading His Word, the Bible...Pray and ask God to transform your thinking. Let Him do what you cannot. Ask Him to give you an eternal, divine perspective.— Charles R. Swindoll
Informative Starting Point quotations
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars.
You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect -and I don't live to be- but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!
For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of, and, if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
I have also made this a point in our company: We need to stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally. It really seems to be helping.
I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point.
I am more scared now that I was at any point since I began trading, because I recognize how ephemeral success can be in this business. I know that to be successful, I have to be frightened. My biggest hits have always come after I have had a great period and I started to think that I knew something.
Be willing to walk alone. Many who started with you won't finish with you.
We should not judge people by their peak of excellence;
but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.
Love conquers all," Aphrodite promised.
"Look at Helen and Paris. Did they let anything come between them?" "Didn't they start the Trojan War and get thousands of people killed?" "Pfft. That's not the point. Follow your heart.
For me the starting point for everything - before strategy, tactics, theories, managing, organizing, philosophy, methodology, talent, or experience - is work ethic. Without one of significant magnitude, you're dead in the water.
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
Music, as many people have said, is the universal language.
Of course points are made which make you think about things, but ultimately it makes you feel. And that's why people remember more songs that have meant something during their life than films. They start to define periods in your life, and that's kind of the beauty of it.
When happiness points in one direction while wisdom, truth, integrity, and common sense point in another, that's when really smart people start doing really stupid things.
Everyone has a point of view. Some people call it style, but what we're really talking about is the guts of a photograph. When you trust your point of view, that's when you start taking pictures.
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.
To admit one's own presuppositions and to point out the presuppositions of others is therefore to maintain that all reasoning is, in the nature of the case, circular reasoning. The starting-point, the method, and the conclusion are always involved in one another.
Yoga is the perfect vehicle for change of yourself.
First by creating a strong and powerful body and mind. It is a starting point from which you can begin to realize your human spirit.
Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.
The power within you which enables you to form a thought-picture is the starting point of all there is.
The starting point for building great relationships is making wise decisions about who we allow close to us. We need people who will build us up and take us forward, and good friends will do just that.
When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, "But why do you want to build an amusement park? They're so dirty." I told her that was just the point - mine wouldn't be.
Any fool can know. The point is to understand.
There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next level of performance. Miss that moment - and you start to decline.
We do not want to be giving quality sides such as Southampton, Palace, Norwich and the rest eight or nine points start and expect to get back up with them.
The present level of armaments could be taken as the starting point.
It could be stipulated in an international treaty that these armaments should be simultaneously and uniformly reduced by a certain proportion in all countries.
When you give up remember why you started.
A happy marriage is a new beginning of life, a new starting point for happiness and usefulness.
The Initial Mystery that attends any journey is: how did the traveler reach his starting point in the first place?
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new strategy.
Where I am today is my starting point.
Who I am today is my starting point. My failures and successes of the past, my fears and hopes of the future are all shadows. Today is my reality, and I'll use it to create my world.
To help others develop, start with yourself! When the boss acts like a little god and tells everyone else they need to improve, that behavior can be copied at every level of management. Every level then points out how the level below it needs to change. The end result: No one gets much better.
The striving for significance, this sense of yearning, always points out to us that all psychological phenomena contain a movement that starts from a feeling of inferiority and reach upward. The theory of Individual Psychology of psychological compensation states that the stronger the feeling of inferiority, the higher the goal for personal power.
Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn't shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Don't allow others to control the direction of your life. Don't allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.
Talent is only the starting point.
Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place;
maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point.
Before you start pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean.
Never despise small beginnings, and don't belittle your own accomplishments.
Remember them and use them as inspiration as you go on to the next thing. When you venture outside your comfort zone, wherever the starting point may be, it's kind of a big deal.