Self Improvement Step 1: Improve Your Poise

Step 1: Improve Your Poise

Poise Affirmation. Today I will avoid all nervous and unnecessary movements of the body, and all thoughts that cause a waste of nervous energy. I will focus on cultivating calmness, repose, peacefulness, and deliberateness.

Poise Exercise. Sit still, thoroughly relax the body. Empty your mind of distracting thoughts, and concentrate fully on the following:

  1. Poise which gives power.
  2. Poise which gives purpose.
  3. Poise which gives self control.
  4. Poise which opens a world of possibilities.
  5. Poise which strengthens mental force.
  6. Poise which heightens awareness.

Memorize the Following:
The star of the unconquered will,
He rises in my breast,
Serene, and resolute, and still,
And calm, and self-possessed.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Quotes about Poise:

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” –  Audrey Hepburn

“The key to winning is poise under stress.” –  Paul Brown

“Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward.” – Maxwell Maltz

“Poise: the ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.” – Earl Wilson

“The younger man is attracted to an older woman most likely because of her poise, her social graces, her contacts. She has a polish he hasn’t yet acquired.” – Joyce Brothers

“To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility – these are marks of maturity and graciousness.” – William Arthur Ward

“The qualities of man comes Thus, not only he is able to survive in any kind of situation but he also maintains his poise in such trying times. ” – Sam Veda

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