by Rabbi Noah Weinberg
When the media hits you with another message, don't take it for granted. Analyze and question.
Articulate your beliefs out loud, and find out if you really believe what you say.
Don't go through life making assumptions about who you are. Take time now before a crisis comes along and forces the issue.
In the face of the Grand Canyon or a hurricane, we feel exhilaratingly small. It's the power of awe.
Roller coasters and horror movies... we pay good money to be scared out of our wits. Harness the energy of "fear" for positive purposes.
Humility is not an inferiority complex. It's doing the right thing and not being dependent on the opinion of others.
Joy gives you the power, motivation and confidence to achieve things that otherwise seem too difficult to attempt. Better than a granola bar - joy is pure energy.
We use just a small fraction of our mental capacity. To achieve more, learn how to concentrate and avoid distractions.
Don't read about wisdom in a book. Find an expert and watch how he works.
Companies test-market new products. To know the value of your ideas, find friends to give you straight, honest feedback.
Don't let your idea remain a hazy notion in your imagination. Transmit it to others and make it a reality.
We make snap decisions or may mull over decisions for too long. Become skilled at a happy medium of decision-making.
Torah is not an arcane text of the ancient world. It is the essence of Judaism, which is the essence of ourselves.
Judaism is not a reference work sitting on the shelf. It's to be lived and internalized.
A business has to function at maximum efficiency. Apply those same core principles to your pursuit of a great personal and spiritual life.
Intimacy is a powerful drive, second only to survival itself. Use it wisely.
The physical world is for our pleasure. Spiritual growth comes through elevating the mundane world.
Minimize sleep – because on a deeper level, it's about "waking up" to life.
People today are busier than ever, "conversation time" is diminishing. Is anyone out there listening?
Laughter is a deeply spiritual emotion. Understand the dynamics of laughter and use it wisely.
It's a tough world and we have to be persistent. Accept the frustration as a challenge - and love it!
Be aware of your inner struggle between the two conflicting inclinations - to do the right thing, or to be selfish.
Wisdom makes the wheels of life spin forward. Pursue it.
Pain is the price we pay for real, lasting pleasure.
Every person has a contribution to make in this world. Figure out your role in the grand scheme.
You can be rich and miserable. Happiness is a state of mind. Develop tools for how to get it.
A fence keeps a safe distance from danger. If you find a "hole" in your life, take precautions to avoid stumbling into errors.
Distinguish between pride ("I'm better than others") and pleasure ("I'm fortunate").
The human desire to be loved is deep and natural. If you give warmth, you'll attract warmth.
Even with lots of money and power, no human being is truly satisfied without the transcendent dimension.
Imagine having never seen a human being before. What a fantastic gadget!
Don't grumble about obligations. They actualize potential and are the basis of self esteem.
Buried within the subconscious lies the knowledge of everything we need to know about living.
Criticism is not a personal attack, but a way to reach your Olympic-level potential.
Don't spend your life trying to impress others. Be true to your own convictions.
Don't take life for granted. Look for fresh insights. Reawaken the mystery.
Every conscious moment is another decision. The most important decision is "What am I living for?"
Sensitizing yourself to the pain of others will give you renewed awareness for living.
We all recognize the need to take responsibility when someone is in physical danger. We're just as obligated when it's a spiritual danger.
Life is breathtaking. Wouldn't you rather experience love than watch it in a movie? Get out of the illusion and into reality.
Even with the world in turmoil, we can be at inner peace. To attain that equilibrium, focus on the needs of your soul.
Children live in a natural state of awe. To reclaim that energy, pursue your goals with relentless fascination.
The best defense against abuse is to question what you see. Use your intellect to uncover inconsistencies and rationalizations.
Whenever you learn a piece of wisdom, extract what's relevant to your life. Rake it to its ultimate conclusion and live with it.
If you know something worthwhile, share it. By reaching others, you will reach yourself.
The power of wisdom is to make life better. There is no greater waste than to have great ideas and then not to use them.
Don't swallow wholesale what others say. Check out whether it make sense.
The human brain is a sophisticated filing cabinet. Organize in order to access that information.
Acknowledge your gifts and be grateful to the source. Because if you know from whom you're receiving, you can always go back for more.
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