Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Manage your mind…… the one who makes the choices that you have to live with every day.  You will come into contact with many people in your life…..some will inspire and encourage and others will pollute your world with their negativity.  Taking on their energy is one of the choices you will be faced with…….so choose to be with positive and inspiring people as much as you can.  Your ability to practice self-love will be influenced by the company you keep.  When it comes to comparisons…..the only ones we should make are the ones that challenge ourselves to be better than we were yesterday. 

Comparing ourselves to others is ego driven and then we become either bitter or vain, for there will always be greater and lesser persons than us.  After all what is happening in another person’s life is no basis for how well or how badly you’re doing in your own.  People who keep score with others burn out fast……where as a life time committed to always raising the bar in your own life will  be a commitment to loving yourself.  We all carry success or failure within ourselves – it doesn’t depend on outside conditions.

Dr Wayne Dyer said  “Make a personal decision to be in love with the most beautiful, exciting, worthy person ever – you.  Whenever other people are upset, always remember that they own the upset, and that you can refuse to join them because you will not be punished for your anger.  You will be punished by your anger.”