We can be happy if we make others happy. Self centric happiness does not last longer. We must make it permanent by making others too happy. “Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil. Our great hope lies in developing what is good.” -Calvin Coolidge. “To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.” –Confucius. “The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.” –Confucius. “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” –Confucius. “Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue.” –Confucius.
We may commit, “We are Always Truthful, Positive, And Helping Others.” If enough individuals become always truthful, positive and helping others, it will change the world we live in. We are sure it will change. The only possibility that this will happen depends on us only, including you and millions of others like you. If we want, we must start with ourselves by doing our best to live our commitment 100% and recommend others to do the same. Generally, everyone at some time in his or her life had been taught to be truthful, positive and to help others. However, there is a huge difference between knowing what to do and actually doing it without exceptions. Olympic athletes win Gold Medals not by knowing what to do. They win them because they practice doing the right things over and over and over again until it becomes a part of them.
This same principle applies to you and everyone else. It’s not what you know. It’s what you do that counts and makes a difference in your life. Framing commitments is one thing, but saying and living it over and over and over again will make it a part of your life. Your life will become a positive example for others to follow. They will feel your energy and want to feel the same way.
The same holds true when you teach or learn. The things that are stressed and repeated over and over again are remembered. What you teach or learn once is quickly forgotten. Do you still remember the alphabet and the time tables that were taught to you in preparatory school? Do you remember how much repetition it took you to learn them until you knew them by heart? Since the teacher always learns more than the student, the more you share your commitment with others and discuss it with them, the more aware and happier you will become. These selected words are simple to understand, but will have a profound influence on your life and everyone that you share them with. They have the power to change the world once they gain a critical mass. You are invited to keep these words 100% and help make our world a better place.
If you want to keep the commitment and encourage others to do the same, the following are some ways you can help. I’m sure that you will come up with many more ideas on your own as you become more creative.
If you have young children, what better gift can you give them then teaching them to be always truthful, positive and helping others in their formative years? Children are the future leaders of our world. The values you teach them will greatly impact their lives and many others. When you put your children to bed at night, repeat your commitment out loud with them. Spend some time discussing how their day was in relation to these words. If you keep it simple, they will understand what you are teaching them and remember it when they leave home and enter the world.
If you have teenagers, discuss upon each word with them. Make it a point to sit down with them every day or as often as possible and follow the same steps above. Be open and honest with them and they will eventually be the same with you. They are young and have to make their own mistakes, but at least help them to keep their mistakes small.
If your children have left home, share your commitment with them and repeat in every contact. Then, watch how much closer they will become to you as your conversations become more open and meaningful, especially if they are raising children of their own.
If you have grand children, make sure you make them committed to your own oath, in case their parents don’t.
Married Couples and Domestic Partners
Share your commitment with your spouse or partner. Since we are all individuals, we have different interest and priorities. Fair compromises and kept agreements are the key to all successful relationships. Your commitment is a great foundation for all relationships to build upon.
Don’t forget to tell your friends and associates about your commitment. Then, have fun discussing it with them.
Tell your family, friends and associates about your commitment and inspire them to follow. Since everyone has different strengths and weaknesses on their memory sheets, you can help each other to increase your awareness and happiness by keeping your commitment with them and sharing your experiences.
Teachers, Professors and Principals
Where appropriate, teach the importance of your commitment and the insights to your students. If possible, tell their parents about its importance. If you truly understand the value of your commitment, use your imagination and help make it regular exercise of reminding them to make it their own.
Young and mature athletes relate very well to the importance of the commitment. Study this and use it to help them to focus on improving the process and allow the outcome to take care of itself. Winning is merely the by-product of doing the process better than your competition. Part of the process is to develop a great mental game by learning to control your emotions and to play on instinct.
Your commitment will keep both you and your team honest. An honest person knows his weaknesses and works to improve them.
Corporate CEOs and Business Owners
It’s one thing to have a mission statement and code of ethics; it’s another thing to live by them. To make your commitment a part of your business culture, place copies of it on the walls of your business and on your desks. Recommend that your employees reflect upon it at least once a day and conduct their affairs with your business accordingly. Give your customers and prospects a copy of your commitment. Tell them that this is how you run your business. Feel free to include your commitment in your advertising and marketing campaigns.
Give a copy of your commitment to your manager, boss or owner of where you are employed. If you can’t live by your commitment where you work, find another job where you can or start your own business.
“If you ever injected truth into politics, you would have no politics.” -Will Rogers. “Anyone who doesn’t take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.” -Albert Einstein. We are all citizens of the same world. We must learn to love each other and forgive the injustices that we inflict on each other. Injustices can be met with force and cause more hatred and injustices. Or, injustices can be met with the power of the truth and compassion to see both sides of the issue and deal with them fairly for all concerned. We must follow the examples of the great celebrities like Mahatma Gandhi, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela.
If our present world leaders won’t deal with the issues while always being truthful, positive and helping, hopefully our children or their children will do so when it’s their turn to lead the world. However, if we don’t teach our children to live by our commitment 100% of the time, the world and its injustices will never change. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein. Many governments rule their citizens by fear. When the citizens no longer have fear, the government loses its power to control by fear and intimidation. Eliminate fear from your life and encourage your fellow country men and women to do the same. If you can’t be brave, teach you children to live by your commitment when they are young so they can be brave and defend their inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness when they grow up.
If you are in charge or control of a country and its policies, you are in a position of power to do many great things. Do your country and the world a major favor by living your commitment 100% of the time and leading your country accordingly. When you make decisions, forget yourself and your special interest groups. Do the right thing and be fair to all sides of the issue.
Talk Show Hosts
Email Oprah, and ask her to put you on her show. If you have other favorite talk show hosts, tell them about the commitment and recommend that they have you appear on their show. If you are a talk show host or its producer, go through these lines on your show. You and your audience’s spirits will be uplifted by the message.
Authors and Producers
If you are an author and like the message contained in these lines, write your own book stressing the value of always being truthful. Don’t just casually mention it and move on. Write a whole book about the value of being truthful, positive and helping others, especially being truthful. If you are a movie producer, produce movies about the values of the truth. If you are television producer, make a series centered on the truth.
If you can afford it and would like to help change the world for the better, start running advertisements in your favorite paper or media that say: I Am Always Truthful, Positive, And Helping Others. Sponsored by: your name. Advertising works through repeating the message you want to deliver. If you want the world to be a better place, why don’t you have some fun and start getting the message out to the masses. Since you can’t take it with you, plant some seeds that will help improve the values of our world while you are still here. You will have a lot of fun and it will make you happy.
There will be individuals who feel that your commitment is not for them or just treat it lightly. However, if they keep seeing your ads and they keep hearing about this from their family, friends, associates and total strangers, these repeated impressions will eventually have an impact that will change their lives and our world for the better.
Use Your Imagination
If you got the message and start keeping the commitment to the best of your ability, your spirit will suggest many other ways to share this with others. Listen to your gut feelings, get rid of your fears and help spread the word. If you do, you will have fun helping to change our world for our children and their children’s children.
Be Happy – Have Fun by making all happy by keeping up your commitment.