Og Mandino | The Greatest Secret in the World

Self Portrait Sketch!

The Greatest Secret in the World
by Og Mandino

I greeted this day with love in my heart.
I praised my enemies.
I thought “I love you” silently to all I met today and I loved myself enough to protect my body from overindulgence and my mind from evil and despair.

I kept myself away from those whose weeping and complaining are contagious.

I avoided negative thoughts or words.
I tried to complete one more task when it was time to journey home and I did not allow the day to end in failure.

I refrained from all self-praise.
I learned at least one new thing about my profession today.
I concentrated on making each project better than the last.
I kept the market place and home separate from each other in my thoughts.

I greeted this morning with gratitude for the gift of another day.
I mourned not yesterday’s mistakes and defeats.
I wasted none of my precious time on foolishness.
I treated everyone with tenderness as if I would see them no more, and I truly lived this day as if it were my last.

I avoided all negative thoughts of failure and despair by making my actions control my thoughts.

I smile often.

I moved swiftly.
I raised my voice to strengthen my confindence.
I made allowances for the moods of others and I refused to allow any setback or problem to discolor my day.

I laughed at the world and at myself today.
I refuse to take too seriously my petty understandings.
I laughed at my problems, my heartaches, my failures, even my successes.

I maintained my perspective by telling myself throughout the day, “this too shall pass.”

I put off no distasteful chore for another time.
I moved swiftly from task to task to avoid diversion and temptation.
I overcame my fears through action.

I prayed today. I repeated a familiar prayer but I also spoke a few words of my own asking for guidance and thanking my Creator for giving me the privilege of making something of this day, and my life.

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  2. I think i shall copy this out to another medium and post by my desk. A great reminder that i am often less than my potential and promise. Thank you!

  3. It deserves the first page on my computor so that I can be reminded to be better in daily work and my life.

  4. I appreciate Og Mandino’s will to inspire others. May we do the same as he intend to.

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