We're all creatures of habit. Repeat an action enough times and it becomes habitual — an unconscious behavior. Here's a worthwhile habit to work on developing: Each day, "catch" at least one person doing something good…and praise them. Over time, you'll acquire a natural tendency to focus on the good stuff!
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The best way to travel from a state of nervousness to a more natural one is to completely understand the situation. In other words, make the unknown known.
"The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy." ~ Jim Rohn
"Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings." ~ Anaïs Nin
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." ~ Henry David Thoreau
So it is too that in the eyes of the world it is dangerous to venture. And why? Because one may lose. But not to venture is shrewd. And yet, by not venturing, it is so dreadfully easy to lose that which it would be difficult to lose in even the most venturesome venture, and in any case never so easily, so completely as if it were nothing . . . one?s self.