Category Archives: HAPPINESS

10 Steps To Happiness

Hall of famers didn’t always get a hit every turn at bat, but they did get great averages over the long haul. And in life that’s all it takes – have more great days than strike outs.

Keep things simple by setting some standards – some rules to live by, and you’ll greatly increase your odds for a meaningful and happy life.

“Baseball Is Like Driving, It’s The One That Gets Home Safely That Counts”*

Here’s 10 Steps To Happiness:

1. Count Your Blessings

When you realize how much you have going for you, the sun will always shine. Sure, you’ll still have some rainy days, but you’ll make it through them with courage and confidence. Plus, when you’re grateful for all that you are and have, you attract even more to be grateful for into your life.

2. Learn From Your Mistakes

Mistakes are life’s way of teaching you what not to do again. Nobody wins them all, so don’t beat yourself up over your mistakes. Think of them as stepping stones for growth and improvement. Shake them off, and don’t give up because your turn will come.

3. Laugh At Yourself

Sometimes events in your life may seem so ridiculous that the best medicine is laughter. Banish stress and worry by learning to laugh at life’s challenges, then you’re mind will be free to focus on solutions. Never take yourself too seriously.

4. Welcome Every Day With A Smile

Think of every day as a special gift from your Creator. Every day is a golden opportunity to begin again, or to finish what you’ve already started. Today will never happen again, so go boldly into the future by greeting the new day with a smile because you were born to win.

5. Chip Away At The Stone

Take time every day to get to work on your dreams. For example, if you have a calling to play an instrument, then practice at least a half hour every day with one day off per week. Then in some small way, you’re dreams will be coming true, day by day, until your masterpiece is unveiled for all the world to see.

6. Go The Extra Mile

Don’t neglect the little things, or skimp on a little extra effort because that’s a big part of what separates the winners from the losers. No matter what, universal law will always pay you for doing your best. Besides, there are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile because almost every else is taking a nap in that rest area called the comfort zone.

“I Guess My Thermometer For My Baseball Fever Is Still A Goose Bump”*

7. Find Your Purpose

Instill within, and remind yourself often of the fact that you were created for a purpose more than merely existing. You have the power within you to achieve any dream by daring to believe in yourself. Let the vision in your heart soar like a hawk by claiming your birthright as an incredible human being.

8. Live Your Own Life

When you dream big dreams, most of your friends and family will try to keep you stuck in a life of mediocrity along with them by telling you to be realistic. Instead remember that anything great that has ever been achieved, you can also achieve by learning how it was done.

You can learn how to find your purpose and model greatness by listening to NLP: The New Technology Of Improvement {<Free Audiobook}

9. Find The Seed Of Good In Every Adversity

Master this principle and you will arm yourself with a powerful shield that will help you through the darkest of days. Remember that when things are at their darkest, the stars will shine their brightest. Plant the seed of good, and you will reap what you have sown.

10. Happiness Is Within

Don’t think that happiness lies in the completion of some far off goal. Happiness is a state of mind that is obtained when you focus your mind on happy things. Enjoy the journey, and peace and happiness will be yours. Share a smile with others, and believe in your dreams, then welcome the disciplines, and the world is yours.

“A Baseball Swing Is a Very Finely Tuned Instrument. It Is Repetition, And More Repetition, Then A Little More After That”*

All the best, – Herb

Quotes – *Tommy Lasorda, *Vin Scully, *Reggie Jackson.



How To Achieve Peace Of Mind

“What I Am Looking For Is Not Out There, It Is In Me”*

Once you realize that in the higher sense of the word, wealth goes way beyond the monetary, you’ll discover some of life’s greatest riches.

For example, health, happiness, and a purpose for being here cannot be bought. They are some of life’s treasures that most of us take for granted, yet you can seek them out.

Peace of mind is priceless because it can add years to your life by giving you freedom from fear and worry. You can start to enjoy the contentment and tranquility that it offers by being grateful for who you are as a person, and for what you already have.

“Opportunity Often Comes Disguised In The Form Of Misfortune, Or Temporary Defeat”*

The bad experiences in life are not important in and of themselves. How you feel and react to them, and what you do about them is all that counts.

When you take life’s bad experiences and find the good in them, there’s no such thing as failure because you succeed in learning from them. Then you can use the pain as the impetus for greatness.

The law of growth dictates that life’s disappointments and heartaches are meant to teach us valuable lessons that can make us stronger, better, and wiser.

Most people have to hit rock bottom before they find themselves. But, you don’t have to be like O. Henry who had to be imprisoned before he refined his writing talents. Instead you can choose to make any given day the day that turns your life around**.

“The Frontier Between Heaven And Hell Is Only The Difference Between Two Ways Of Looking At Things”*

Stripped of all non-essentials, life boils down to having either good or bad thoughts. This is heaven and hell, right here, right now.

Train your mind to shake off every negative thought. When one enters your mind, claim your right to choose what you dwell upon. Then flick that switch in your mind and focus on pleasant thoughts, and eventually it will become habit.

Believe that there is a Higher Power of some sort. Harness The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind{<Free Copies}, get in tune with the universal laws of mind, and good things will just seem to flow your way.

Eventually you will move on to the next dimension of life, so do the best you can while you’re here. Forgive others, but most of all yourself for your mistakes because you are only human.

“Miracles Do Not, In Fact, Break the Laws Of Nature”*

Give your life more meaning by finding and defining your life’s purpose. Then create miracles by taking action towards it.

Find your balance point. Work and play, and savor every day.

When you hit a roadblock along life’s road realize that it’s not meant to stop you. It’s only meant to guide you to change your course.

Trust your instincts because it just might be the silent work of your invisible friend, your subconscious mind saving you from trouble.

You can rise above rude, mean, and ignorant people by not lowering your standards to their level. Besides, they’re already being punished internally or they wouldn’t be so miserable.

Truly the greatest riches in life are free. To name just a few – love, happiness, and peace of mind are all mental and emotional states that you can be learn to access at will.

“I Had No Shoes And Complained, Until I Met A Man With No Feet”*

Perhaps, the best way to achieve a constant state of peace of mind is by always putting things in perspective. In other words, no matter what happens – things could always be worse.

Besides, if you are alive and enjoy a reasonable degree of health then you have it made.

Regards, – Herb.

Quotes – *Helen Keller, *Napoleon Hill, *George Bernard Shaw, *C.S. Lewis, *Indian Proverb.

Videos – **Jim Rohn.








How To Change The World

One of the best ways to achieve success for yourself is by helping others to succeed. Because everyone who ever reached the peak of success didn’t get to the top alone.

They had lots of help along the way. And when someone lends us a hand, the law of fair play requires that we reciprocate by helping others.

The Law Of Sowing And Reaping

Your efforts to help someone else less fortunate will not only help them, but will give you something that is priceless to your own heart and soul.

One of the richest paradoxes that you could ever experience is to be able to think of someone, and know that you helped them, because in so doing, you enriched your own life beyond measure.

“I’d Love To Change The World”*

When you take a look at all those people around the world who have been evicted from their homes by mother nature, you’ll also see many strangers trying to help them.

I’m not blind to the terrorists who mow down innocent strangers in the streets, or blow up young kids at a concert. But, those fanatics are not the majority.

I’m also extremely grateful for the blessings of being able to live in Canada. And I can only begin to imagine all the hardships that millions of people around the world must face everyday just to survive.

When we choose to give of ourselves, of our time and energy, to the benefit of others, we change the world one helping hand at a time.

“Do Not Conform To This World, But Be Ye Transformed By The Renewing Of Your Mind”**

Just think how the world would be transformed if we all took the time to help someone else through life. In some way, each of us in turn, would then receive help when we needed it. And there will come a time when we all need help.

Personally, I’ve found that the first step to helping others is by helping myself to improve through self-help books. Because when I get better, I’m better able to help others.

I know that my little blog here won’t change the world, but one day someone that I may never meet or ever even know about, may read something that I wrote that will help them. Then they might share it with another, and so on down the line.

Essentially, doing your best to help others sets in motion a chain reaction that vibrates around the world because when we give each other a hand – we all join hands.

Since I know that there’s a Higher Power to the universe that we are all a part of, I also know that we can always find a way to help others, and in so doing the world will become a better place – one helping hand at a time.

P.S. If you like this post, then please lend me a hand trying to change the world by sharing it. And if you want to become part of the change that you’d like to see in the world then please read The Secret Of The Ages {<Free Copy} by Robert Collier.

Since we may never meet for me to lend you a helping hand, here’s an electric hug.

Vaya con dios, – The Unknown Musician.

Quotes – *Ten Years After, **Romans 12:2