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Peter Alexander McWilliams was an American self-help author who advocated for the legalization of marijuana.

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Our thoughts create our reality - where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.
To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it. — © Peter McWilliams
If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it.
Choosing what you want to do, and when to do it, is an act of creation.
Learn to ask for what you want. The worst people can do is not give you what you ask for which is precisely where you were before you asked.
Mistakes show us what we need to learn.
Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow.
The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.
While goals are chosen, a purpose is discovered. Our purpose is something we have been doing all along, and will continue to do, regardless of circumstances, until the day we die.
Guilt is anger directed at ourselves - at what we did or did not do. Resentment is anger directed at others - at what they did or did not do.
We can consciously end our life almost anytime we choose. This ability is an endowment, like laughing and blushing, given to no other animal... in any given moment, by not exercising the option of suicide, we are choosing to live.
Fear is something to be moved through, not something to be turned from.
I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact, I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy, then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
As the world gets dumber and dumber, I feel more and more at home. — © Peter McWilliams
As the world gets dumber and dumber, I feel more and more at home.
Nothing adventured, nothing attained.
In reality, serendipity accounts for one percent of the blessings we receive in life, work and love. The other 99 percent is due to our efforts.
Life is not a struggle. It's a wiggle.
To overcome a fear, here's all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.
The media tends to report rumors, speculations, and projections as facts... How does the media do this? By quoting some 'expert'... you can always find some expert who will say something hopelessly hopeless about anything.
The road to positivity is strewn with the abandoned vehicles of the faint-hearted.
It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.
If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier.
Definition of a victim: a person to whom life happens.
Be willing to be uncomfortable. Be comfortable being uncomfortable. It may get tough, but it's a small price to pay for living a dream.
What's more important-your goal, or others' opinions of your goal?
Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort.
One of the great joys of life is creativity. Information goes in, gets shuffled about, and comes out in new and interesting ways.
We are all, right now, living the life we choose.
To the degree we're not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.
One of the great joys of life is creativity. Information goes in, gets shuffled about, and comes out in new and interesting ways
..we are trained as children to get good grades, get a good job, get a good spouse, get children, get ahead. In all this getting we get something else: anxiety and depression.
Worrying is the interest paid on a debt you may not owe.
For many, negative thinking is a habit which, over time, becomes an addiction.
Avoid People and Situations That Upset You. Those things, people, situations, and experiences you dont like--avoid them. Stay away. Walk away. Do something else. Some might call this cowardly. I call it smart. The world is brimming with things, people, and experiences. We will never experience all of them if we live to be 10,000. So why not associate with the ones that naturally please you?
The simple solution for disappointment depression Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.
The irony is that the person not taking risks feels the same amount of fear as the person who regularly takes risks.
When it comes time to teach, teach from your experience. Go out and do, learn from the doing, then teach from the knowing.
Don't accept the limitations of other people who claim things are 'unchangeable'. If it's written in stone, bring your hammer and chisel. — © Peter McWilliams
Don't accept the limitations of other people who claim things are 'unchangeable'. If it's written in stone, bring your hammer and chisel.
The amount of power freed by telling yourself you no longer choose to put energy into something can be remarkable. Be prepared for extra energy.
Stubborness is also determination. It's simply a matter of shifting from "won't power" to "will power.
Be easier on yourself, on everyone, on everything. Suspend your judgments on the way things should be, must be, and ought to be. Suspending judgments gives you greater ease. Consider ease the antidote for disease.
Fill your life with people who applaud your positive thoughts, feelings, and actions; who encourage you toward more and better; who know how to praise the good and beautiful.
Happiness requires courage, stamina, persistence, fortitude, perseverance, bravery, boldness, valor, vigor, concentration, solidity, substance, backbone, grit, guts, moxie, nerve, pluck, resilience, spunk, tenacity, tolerance, will power, chutzpah, and a good thesaurus.
It is a risk to love. What if it doesn't work out? Ah, but what if it does.
This is a lifetime of good-byes. In our time, we will say good-bye to cherished people, things, and ideas. Eventually, we say good-bye to life itself with our death. Learn to say a good good-bye. Allow yourself to mourn each loss. As with a physical wound, the body has its own schedule for healing. It will tell you when it has healed.
If you want physical peace, stop the struggle of life. Don't push the body beyond its fatigue point. Rest the body enough. Exercise it enough. Then let it be. ... If you want peace with others, don't fight them. Go your own way. Live your own life. If some walk with you, fine.
Nothing adventured, nothing attained
Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: We would be more alive if we did more of this and Life would be more lovely if we did less of that. Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away.
We are not responsible for every thought that goes wandering through our mind. We are, however, responsible for the ones we hold there. We're especially responsible for the one's we put there.
Willingness opens the doors to knowledge, direction, and achievement. Be willing to know, be willing to do, be willing to create a positive result. Be willing, especially, to follow your dream.
When people don't understand that being uncomfortable is part of the process of achievement, they use the discomfort as a reason not to do. They don't get what they want. We must learn to tolerate discomfort in order to grow.
The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn. — © Peter McWilliams
The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn.
You can't afford the luxury of a negative thought
People who want to appear clever rely on memory. People who want to get things done make lists.
You have to follow the old rule for a while. In fact, once you master the old rule, you are then the master-and masters get to change things.
You need only look at what's in front of you and find something there to appreciate.
The willingness to do creates the ability to do.
If you want peace, stop fighting. If you want peace of mind, stop fighting with your thoughts.
Keep your goals away from the trolls.
Mistakes, obviously, show us what needs improving. Without mistakes, how would we know what we had to work on?
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