Willpower is a myth. The problem with trying to use willpower to achieve and sustain a behavioral change is that it is fueled by emotion. And as we all know, our emotions are, at best, fickle. They come and go. When your emotions start running down — and they will — even your best-laid plans will fall flat.
Dr Phil McGraw
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I mean, if you degrade someone, you isolate them, you control them, you call them names, you demean them. That’s a horrible existence for people.
Forgiveness of those who have transgressed against you, or those you love, is not about them; it is about you. It is a gift to yourself.
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Change can come in either of two important ways: Start behaving positively or stop behaving negatively.
This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.