Weekly Goals

Gossip and Socrates …

Posted on November 1, 2012. Filed under: Guide Posts, Personal Magnetism, Personalities, Searching for Success, The Great Greeks, Weekly Goals |

Gossip is some thing the whole world loves. But being called or described as a gossip monger is something we all loathe. So how do the sensible get out of this horrible. but lovable  past time?

.Here is the story of how the great Socrates suggested it be shunned. He suggested what is described as the Triple Filter Test . So when some one ran to him to tell him what he had just heard about Diogenes, Socrates asked him to first check whether what he was going to tell him, would pass the Triple Filter Test?
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First Filter -Has one made absolutely sure that what one is about to tell is true? This is a Filter of Truthfulness .
.Second Filter – Is what is a about to be told any good? This is a Filter of Goodness.
.Third Filter – Is what is about to be told of any use? This is the filter of Utility.
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So maybe if we could pause to make these small checks, we could end up eliminating our tendency to gossip!

 

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Thought for the Week … Sun Aug 8th …

Posted on August 8, 2010. Filed under: Personalities, Weekly Goals |

Some Thoughts on the Mind.

The Mind is the direct governing power of the body it occupies. And the state of mind affects the whole body.

Fixed inclinations rule every intelligent person. It is habits which make or mar the clearness of the mind and vital existence. Hence habit culture is best for securing control over the body. What, indeed are habits? They are fixed methods of doing things.

There is nothing so dreary as the empty mind. It can only be countered by having a goal – for the day, for the week, for the month, for the year and a life goal.

Have no idleness in your mind, otherwise power slips away. Above all – Do not let the mind drift.  It drifts when it satisfies the desire for entertainment and for being pleased. Mental wandering destroys power and injures the brain. When ever the mind drifts, ask, ‘What is the use of it?’

Whatever you make up your mind to accomplish – that will come to pass. The Only Limits are in your Mind.

Here is a plan for mental improvement. Let no time be wasted in idle talk, idle thinking and useless activities. Thought is the mainspring of life and hence it has to be cultivated. It must be constant, deep and diverse. Only by hard thinking does the mind grow. A thinking mind is necessarily a powerful one. An alert mind is Quick Acting. Develop the power of thought in the spare moments of the day. Intense wishing stimulates deeper thinking.

To conclude. The starting point of your persona is that you have to learn to Respect Yourself. This is because as you see yourself, others will see you. And what you are in relation to yourself, you will be towards others. Finally when you fail to respect yourself, you show it in your manner and bearing towards others. So avoid cheap flippancy at all costs.

And as the guy said, “Self Knowledge, Self Control and Self Reverence“.

   

 

 

 

 

 

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Thought for the Week … Sun Jul 18 …

Posted on July 18, 2010. Filed under: Weekly Goals |

 

The magnetic currents in your body follow the character of the Nerves. You have to take the deadness and flabbiness out of your nerves.

Magnetic persons are tense from the center to the surface of their bodies. A tense muscle is vibrant.

There never has been a Magnetic person, who has not carried his body slightly tense at all times and who has not been a master of intensity.

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Thought for the Week … Sun Jul 11 …

Posted on July 12, 2010. Filed under: Weekly Goals |

Dignity and Manliness are qualities which willl render you Supreme Master of Every Situation.

It is because dignity is always a sign of a higher nature.

Dignity  sits enthroned on successful and respected men and women, as their chief attribute.

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