My 14 Vows of Success

Dear Lord, thank you that today you wake-up my mind from a depth sleep. Thank you for reminding me that today is the preparation of my future success. Thank you for helping me to realize that life is full of hardships, pains, sorrows, and trials. Then, the only way to beat these odds is to face and take it as a challenge of life and so just continue on improving myself. Therefore, beginning today dear Lord, I will not waste my time for idleness, laziness, cowardness, and timidity instead I will use it as an opportunity for the improvement of my being.

Beginning today, I will take charge of my mind. I’ve learned from my life experiences that if I think a negative, the result is always a negative. But If I think a positive, the result is always a positive.

Beginning today, I will take charge of my mouth. I’ll be careful and tactful in my words when I am engaging in conversation with my beloved fellow human being. I know that life and death is in the power of the tongue.

Beginning today, I will take good care of my health. For it is my only investment and tools to reach my goals and dreams in life.

Beginning today, I will take charge of my emotions. Everyday, I will motivate myself to act as an educated and emotionally mature individual. If happened that I encountered insult and disappointment, I will just remind myself that this too, shall pass!

Beginning today, I will put the others first and serve them honestly with love and care. For these are my only chance to share the love, kindness and blessings from Above.

Beginning today, I will teach myself to be compassionate, humble, lovable, and open-minded in dealing with people. I’ve learned from the counsels and writings of the great men of the ages that being a compassionate, humble, lovable, and open-minded person is the best cure in healing of the old wounds of the broken-hearted. That can help to cast out the doubts, feeling of inferiority and hatred in their hearts and minds. It can also be the best technique in winning the hearts of the wicked men and eventually to become his friend.

Beginning today, I will teach myself the importance of hard work, honesty, sincerity, time management, frugality, initiative, planning, creativeness, determination, patience, persistence, enthusiasm, cooperation, extra mile, faith, and trust in myself. For these are the secret of success in any field of works.

Beginning today, I will embrace all the hardships, pains, sorrows, and trials as a challenge and stepping-stone for success. Trials are medicines which my Loving God prescribed because I need them. He proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Therefore, let me trust His skill, and eventually thank Him for His prescription.

Beginning today, I will nurture my character. For my character is the only shield to protect and cover my reputation against the trap and honey words of the wicked individuals.

Beginning today, I will improve myself. I will encourage and teach myself the importance of self-respect and self-discipline. For these are the foundations of success.

Beginning today, I will treasure the importance of reading good books. Books are the best, wise, patient mentors, professors of all any colleges and universities in the world. Books are the best source of knowledge and wisdom. It can help me to become more discerning, depth and great thinker.

Beginning today, I will practice to have my own originality. Today is my only chance that I can prove and show to the world that I am a unique man created by the loving hands of the Almighty God. That have has a mission and vision to fulfill. To plant the seeds of my uniqueness and productivity in this land!

Beginning today, I will remove from my words and vocabulary such words and phrases: defeat, failure, improvable, impossible, hopeless, and retreat for these are the words and vocabulary of the fools and losers.

Finally, beginning today, I will make my Loving God as a partner in every plans and decisions of life. With Him, I can do all things that others think and sees it is impossible!

Now, with these precious short 14 vows of success in my hands, If I just diligently follow each precept daily and put it in my heart and mind, surely! I’ll be the most happiest and successful person in the future.

Wish you many blessings to come and God bless!

Moises P. Reconalla

About the Author:

Moises P. Reconalla is the School Guidance Counselor and Working Students Supervisor at North Davao College, Panabo City, Philippines.

He has taught several courses at the college including: Guidance and Counseling, General Psychology, Philippine History: Roots and Development, General Anthropology and Sociology, and Dr. Jose Rizal: Life, Works & Writings.

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