Monday, October 6, 2008

i-TFTD #162

i-TFTD #162

#162-1. When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

-Napoleon Hill

#162-2. Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.

-Helen Keller

#162-3. When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

-Henry Miller

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When we work to achieve worthy purposes, that is, aims that our conscience clearly tells us are in line with fundamental values (or universal principles or laws as Stephen Covey and Deepak Chopra like to call them), then we are able to discover hidden strengths within ourselves.

At such times friends may support us but we are completely independent of that. We would proceed even if friends oppose us.

3 comments:

Almighty said...

Friends i think need not support us.. They just have to believe in us.
Its Likely that one might lose some hope if not all if you find that your best friend doesnt believe in you. It is not a big thing but.. it can make things easier and make you reach the top of the sun instead of just touching the sun.. What say?

RG said...

One way of looking at this is: Believing in someone is the best kind of support one could give. Only true friends would give that.

If your friends believe in you or support you in any way, that's well and good, it certainly makes it easier. The advice from the quote is to be prepared for lack of support when changing oneself or trying something new.

But then, I don't want to argue too much with someone called "almighty"... :-)

ALMIGHTY said...

when some one is called almighty, he must be able to accept suggestions also.. u are right.