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A vision of the future is not offered once and for all by the leader and then allowed to fade away. It must be repeated time and again. It must be incorporated in the organization’s culture and reinforced through the strategy and decision-making process. It must be constantly evaluated for possible change in the light of new circumstances.

~ Warren Bennis & Burt Nanus, Leaders, The Strategies for Taking Charge

Thought-dynamics in Universal Environs

Thought actually leaves the brain and hovers about. When a thought, whether good or evil, leaves the mind of a person it gives rise to vibrations in the Manas or mental atmosphere, which travel far and wide in all directions.

It enters the brains of others also. A sage living in a Himalayan cave transmits a powerful thought to a corner of America. He who tries to purify himself in a cave, really purifies the world, helps the world at large. Nobody can prevent his pure thoughts coming out and passing on to those others that really want them.

Just as the sun goes on continuously converting into vapour every drop of water that is on the surface of the earth and just as all the vapour thus rising up gathers together in the form of clouds, all the thoughts that you project from your own lonely corner will mount up and be wafted across space, join similar thoughts projected by those who are like you and, in the end, all these holy thoughts will come down with tremendous force to subjugate undesirable forces.

~ Sri Swami Sivananda, Thought Power

To cultivate a mental attitude that will bring us peace and freedom from worry, here is Rule 5:

Let’s not imitate others.

Let’s find ourselves and be ourselves.

~ Dale Carnegie, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

SIXTH WAY TO KEEP THE POSITIVE PRINCIPLE GOING: Let Seven Magic Words Change Your Life.

  1. The power of words to change your life comes to top helpfulness in the seven magic words: “I can do all things through Christ ….”
  2. The seven words can help you to overcome any defeat.
  3. Never think you “haven’t a prayer.” You do have a prayer to carry you through.
  4. Spiritual commitment is not for oddballs but for “with it” people.
  5. Confidence and self-trust are by-products of the seven magic words.
  6. Let self-confidence knock out your inferiority complex.
  7. In crisis let the seven words take over. They will carry you through anything, everything.
  8. You are always watched over in danger.
  9. Live by the faith that will never let you down.

~ Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today (1976)

Lee’s Lesson:

  • A leader’s one unalterable rule: asses circumstances and make the best of them.
  • A leader consults his subordinates. Talk through alternative approaches and explain your views. It is the best teaching tool you have.
  • Learn to delegate. Find your Stonewall, find subordinate officers you trust and who share your vision, and turn them loose.
  • The best motivator—as with Jackson—is to grant your officers independence and responsibility.
  • The greater the risks, the more a leader must trust his subordinates.
  • Keep your composure. A leader should take great risks and bear terrible strife with equal equanimity. A leader should never submit his judgement to emotional swings.
  • People matter, individuals matter: no system, however well-oiled, and no leader, however omnicompetent, can afford to ignore the importance of personnel and having the right people in the right posts.

~ H. W. Crocker III, Robert E. Lee on Leadership

WHEN the thought-forces are directed in harmony with the over-ruling Law, they are up-building and preservative, but when subverted they become disintegrating and self-destructive. To adjust all your thoughts to a perfect and unswerving faith in the omnipotence and supremacy of Good is to co-operate with that Good, and to realize within yourself the solution and destruction of all evil. Believe and ye shall live. And here we have the true meaning of salvation; salvation from the darkness and negation of evil, by entering into and realizing the living light of the Eternal Good.

It is the silent and conquering thought-forces which bring all things into manifestation.

~ James Allen, Daily Meditations

Time Together

Time together is special
too fast for me it seems ..
My Son I want you to tell me
all your thoughts and dreams.

Tell me all that you hope for
tell me all your plans ..
Let me be the help you need
to grow into a man.

Tell me all your worries
all your anticipations ..
I am always here for you
for any situation.

I will always be here
as I have been from the start ..
And Son I want to tell you
I love you, with all my heart.

~ Poet Unknown

Happy Birthday David.

Love,
Dad

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with an impure mind
And trouble will follow you
As the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart.

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.
Speak or act with a pure mind
And happiness will follow you
As your shadow, unbreakable.

How can a troubled mind
Understand the way?

Your worst enemy cannot harm you
As much as your own thoughts, unguarded.

But once mastered,
No one can help you as much,
Not even your father or your mother.

~ The Buddha, Dhammapada

Know what probing is, for it is a fine point in human intercourse. It is done to test the spirit, and by it one may with concern probe the most hidden and the deepest recesses of the heart. Sometimes it is malicious, sharp, poisoned with the juice of envy, and dipped in the venom of passion like unnoticed darts aimed to bring down the sublime and the estimable. Many have fallen from the favor of high or low, wounded by some trifling word, who earlier never feared a whole conspiracy of popular hatred and personal spleen. At other times it works differently, through flattery aiding and abetting the self-esteem. But with the same skill with which a plot is projected, let caution recognize it, and attentiveness expect it. Defense depends upon recognition, and the shot foreseen always misses its mark.

~ Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1647)

The great Tao is ever present.
It can adjust Itself to everything.
All things live by It, and It does not deny them.
When Its work is accomplished, It does not claim possession.
It gives great love to nurture all things and all lives, but dominates not.
The true void of Tao has no desires and may seem small.
Yet all things entrust their lives to It and It does not act as their master.
This may be recognized as “the Great.”
Because a saint does not restrict himself with the greatness,
Hence his greatness is accomplished.

~ Lau Tzu, Tao Te Ching