Inspirational Thoughts for the New Year

Here are some inspirational snippets from the timeless Og Mandino- Thoughts to live by for the new year- a new day, a new life, a new beginning…

 

 

 

"I will live this day as if it is my last.

First I will seal up its container of life so that not one drop spills itself …. I will waste not a moment mourning yesterday's misfortunes, yesterday's defeats, yesterday's aches of the heart, for why should I thro good after bad?

 

Can I take back the evil that was spoken, the blows that were struck, the pain that was caused? My yesterday is buried forever and I will think of it no more…"

 

  And if it is my last, it will be my greatest monument.

 

This day I will make the best day of my life. This day I will drink every minute to its full, I will savor its taste and give thanks. I will make every hour count and each minute I will treat only for something of value. I will labor harder than ever before and push my muscles till they cry for relief and then I will continue….Each minute of today will be more fruitful than hours of yesterday . my last will be my best.

 

I will live this day as if it  is my last.

And if it is not, I shall fall to my knees and give thanks."

 

 

 

"Today I begin a new life. Today I shed my old skin, which hath, too long, suffered the bruises of failure and the wounds of mediocrity.

 

Today I am born anew and my birthplace is a vineyard where there is fruit for all.

Today I will pluck grapes of wisdom from the tallest and fullest vines in the vineyard, for these were plated by the wisest of my profession who have come before me, generation upon generation.

 

Today I will savor the taste of grapes from these vines and verily I will swallow the seed of success buried in each and new life will sprout within me."

 

"I will greet this day with love in my heart.

For this is the greatest secret of success in all ventures. Muscle can split a shield and even destroy life but the only unseen power of love can open the hearts of men until I master this art, I will remain no more than a peddler in the market place.

I will make love my greatest weapon and none on which I call can defend against its force.

 

My reason they may counter, my speech they may distrust; my apparel they may disapprove; my face they may reject; and even my bargains may cause them suspicion; yet my love will melt all hearts.

 

I will greet this day with love and I will be born again."

 

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