Tuesday, July 23, 2013

50 Results of a Disciplined Thought Life

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else."

Henry Ward Beecher

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

Mark Twain

"If we don't discipline ourselves, the world will do it for us."

William Feather

"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power."

Lao Tzu

Here are 50 results of a disciplined thought life.  There may be more and I look forward to discovering them.
  1. Calm.
  2. A sense of purpose throughout the day.
  3. A sense of purpose in life.
  4. Determination.
  5. A cleaner environment.
  6. Self control.
  7. Being more loving towards others.
  8. Being more aware of what others need.
  9. Being less self-absorbed.
  10. Living a more prayerful life.
  11. Gratitude.
  12. Happiness.
  13. Inner peace.
  14. More laughter.
  15. More obedience to traffic laws.
  16. Enjoying music more.
  17. A greater desire to study and learn.
  18. Acceptance.
  19. Creativity.
  20. A greater desire to take care of my body.
  21. Patience.
  22. More thought before speaking.
  23. A greater desire to listen before speaking.
  24. The ability to accept my own mistakes and limitations.
  25. A more meaningful life.
  26. Better planning.
  27. Less complaining.
  28. Verbally expressing gratitude to those I love.
  29. Clearer communication with others.
  30. Better planning.
  31. Smiling more.
  32. Observing people kindly and without judgment.
  33. Being aware of how my actions might affect others.
  34. A better sense of humor.
  35. Kinder words.
  36. Compassion.
  37. Breathing more.
  38. More fun.
  39. Less guilt.
  40. Less regret.
  41. Accepting my feelings without allowing them to control me.
  42. Not making assumptions.
  43. Working harder.
  44. Looking people in the eye.
  45. Writing down daily, weekly and life goals and tasks.
  46. More self-direction.
  47. Greater self-esteem.
  48. Better use of my time.
  49. Accomplishing more.
  50. Doing fewer unnecessary activities.