Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else’s can shorten it.
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In the 80s, when I was a little girl, this whole Midtown area was a different world. These are the streets that I walked, and learned my lessons on, and heard the music, and witnessed disenfranchised people, and people who just had dreams and hopes. Every pimp, every prostitute, every drug dealer, every Broadway dreamer wishing they could be a writer, or a musician, or an actor.
If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other persons point of view and see things from that persons angle as well as from your own.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
There is nothing ever wrong with ability, ambition, achievement; but they can easily be wronged by being used to bad ends.
When you get emotional, slow your thoughts down, and listen attentively (write it down). That way, you’ll be able to hear what you are thinking. You do this becoming very still and very quiet, and recording your thoughts. These high-speed thoughts and internal reactions always precede your feelings and emotions. Trust me, you did tell yourself something if you now feel anger, mad, anxious, frustrated, sad or depressed. From now on, whenever you get upset, listen ever so carefully, to what you are telling yourself.
I think everyone has their own set of problems, and sometimes I feel I’m in the middle of the biggest challenge of my life just trying to maintain normalcy in a kind of crazy lifestyle.