Monday, December 31, 2007

Life Begins

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

*-- Neale Donald Walsch

"A friend is someone who you can tell your complaints;
a good friend is someone you can tell your dreams."

*-- Dale Dauten

"Do not die without having lived. Give yourself the
opportunity to show your true color and when you do
go, go out in a blaze of glory."

*-- Bernie S. Siegel

Sunday, December 30, 2007

The Storm Within

"The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger,
but for the deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that
endangers him, not the storm without."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as
you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with
too high a spirit to be encumbered with your oldnonsense."

---Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might
win, by fearing to attempt."

-- William Shakespeare

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Whom Gets The Farthest

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the
one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing
boat never gets far from shore."

*-- Dale Carnegie

"You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money, but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason."

*-- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences."

*-- Harry S. Truman

Friday, December 28, 2007

Leave The City Of Comfort

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness
of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll
discover is yourself."

*-- Alan Alda

"If I had to sum up in a word what makes a good manager, I'd say decisiveness. You can use the fanciest
computers to gather the numbers, but in the end you have to set a timetable and act."

*-- Lee Iacocca

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes." *-- Carl Jung

You can learn new things at any time in your life
if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually
learn to like being a beginner, the whole world
opens up to you.

--Barbara Sher

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Courage and Dignity


Act with courage and dignity; stick to
the ideals that give meaning to life.

--J. Nehru


The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the
more kindness he/she can find in other people.



Remember every job is a self-portrait of the
person who did it. Autograph your work
with excellence.


The Day's

"In the final analysis there is no solution to man's progress but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterances and the day's good deed."

*-- Clare Booth Luce

"Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could."

*-- Barbara DeAngelis

"What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself."

*-- Abraham H. Maslow {American Psychologist}

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Fences Are Made


Fences are made for those who cannot fly.

--Elbert Hubbard


Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made;
remade all the time, made new.

--Ursula K. LeGuin


Enthusiasm is the fly-wheel which carries your saw through
the knots in the log.

--Dr. Harvey Cushing

Monday, December 24, 2007

Goals Provide The Energy Source

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy."

*-- Denis Waitley {American Peak Performance Expert}

"There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other."

*-- Douglas Everett

"Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of others. No one's education is ever complete."

*-- Sir John Templeton

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Sum Of His Actions


A man is the sum of his actions, of what
he has done, of what he can do. Nothing else.

--Mahatma Gandhi


There isn't any formula or method.
You learn to love by loving.

--Aldous Huxley


Every great mistake has a halfway moment,
a split second when it can be recalled and
perhaps remedied.

--Pearl S. Buck

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Very Few People Are Ambitious

"Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific
image of what they want to achieve. Most people's sights are only
toward the next run, the next increment of money."

*-- Judith M. Bardwick

"The basic principle of turning ideas into big money is to seize every money building idea and work with it until the idea fits your purpose, decide on the steps needed to make it work, and then proceed to do it as soon as possible."

*-- Duane Newcomb

"There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once
it has been set free."

*-- Hubert H. Humphrey {US Vice President}

Friday, December 21, 2007

Advances Confidently

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his
dreams, and endeavors to live a life which he has
imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in
common hours."

*-- Henry David Thoreau

"Wherever we are and whatever we are doing, it is possible to
learn something that can enrich our lives and the lives of
others. No one's education is ever complete."

*-- Sir John Templeton

"Forget about your life situation and pay attention to your life.
Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now. Your life
situation is mind-stuff. Your life is real."

*-- Eckhart Tolle

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Shutting Out Life


Life truly lived is a risky business, and if one
puts up too many fences against risk one ends
by shutting out life itself.

--Kenneth S. Davis

HOPE. Without hope for the future,
there is no power in the present.

--Author Unknown


Leadership is knowing when to use your power.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bar To New Ideas

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to
new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of
them to be wrong than to be always right by having no
ideas at all."

*-- Edward deBono

"Having a vision for your life allows you to live out
of hope, rather than out of your fears."

*-- Stedman Graham

"First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an
objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your
ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust
all your means to that end."

*-- Aristotle {BC 384-322 Greek Philosopher}

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

One Good Decision


One good wish changes nothing.
One good decision changes everything.


Love is all we have, the only way
that each can help the other.

--Euripides, Orestes


In all things, be willing to listen
to people around you. None of
us is really smart enough to go
it alone.

--John Clendenin

Monday, December 17, 2007

Quiet The Mind


To gain access to the tremendous
knowledge of your higher spirit,

You must quiet the mind that thinks,
and go to the part that knows.


You have your pencil. You have your colors.
You paint paradise and live there.


surviving, but thriving-

With passion and compassion

And humor and style,

And generosity and kindness.

-Maya Angelou

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Most Important Things

"Every evening, write down the six most important things that
you must do the next day. Then while you sleep your
subconscious will work on the best ways for you to accomplish
them. Your next day will go much more smoothly."

*-- Tom Hopkins

"The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own
personal development. I used to say, 'If you will take care of
me, I will take care of you.' Now I say, 'I will take care of
me for you if you will take care of you for me.'"

*-- Jim Rohn

Powers Inside of You

"There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover
and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or
imagined you could become."

*-- Orison Swett Marden {1850-1924 Founder of Success Magazine}

"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by
the attraction of his own."

*-- Henry Ward Beecher

"The person who gets the farthest is generally the
one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing
boat never gets far from shore."

*-– Dale Carnegie

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Lay a Firm Foundation

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him."

*-- David Brinkley

"To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love
forever is to live forever."

*-- Henry Drummond

"Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to
ask them."

*-- Ralph Gerard

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Focusing On

"Rather than focusing on things and time,
focus on preserving and enhancing
relationships and on accomplishing results."

*-- Stephen Covey

"Leadership is much more an art, a belief,
a condition of the heart, than a set of
things to do. The visible signs of artful
leadership are expressed, ultimately, in
its practice."

*-- Max DePree

"Striving for excellence motivates you;
striving for perfection is demoralizing."

*-- Harriet Braiker

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cushion the Painful Effects

"Cushion the painful effects of hard blows
by keeping the enthusiasm going strong,
even if doing so requires struggle."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"I always try to turn my personal struggles
into something helpful for others."

*-- Henri Nouwen

"You are to gather up the joys and sorrows,
the struggles, the beauty, love, dreams
and hopes of every hour that they may be
consecrated at the altar of daily life."

*-- MacRina Wiederkehr

Monday, December 10, 2007


"Leadership is the capacity and will to rally men and
women to a common purpose and the character which
inspires confidence."

*-- Bernard Law Montgomery

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy,
they are the charming gardeners who make our
souls blossom."

*-- Marcel Proust

"It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see."

*-- Thoreau

Sunday, December 09, 2007


"Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world
calls wisdom."

*-- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."

*-- H. L. Mencken

"Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial."

*-- Ross Perot

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Fears Are Tissue Paper

"Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single
courageous step would carry us clear through them."

*-- Brendan Francis

"Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try
to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate
a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to
paint the canvas of our lives."

*-- Louise Hay

Thursday, December 06, 2007

A Hero

"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle.
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes
into battle."

*-- Norman Schwarzkopf

"Fortune and love favor the brave."

*-- Ovid

"The love of one's country is a splendid thing.
But why should love stop at the border?"

*-- Pablo Casals

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Faith Means

"To me faith means not worrying."
*-- John Dewey

"We waste time looking for the perfect lover,
instead of creating the perfect love."

*-- Tom Robbins

"Leadership is a potent combination of strategy
and character. But if you must be without one,
be without the strategy."

*-- Norman Schwarzkopf

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Art of Peace

"One does not need buildings, money, power, or status
to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where
you are standing, and that is the place to train."

*-- Morihei Ueshiba

"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."

*-- Samuel Butler

"Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

*-- Thomas Jefferson

Monday, December 03, 2007

Can Never Be Retrieved

"Time is the one thing that can never be retrieved.
The hours lost in idleness can never be brought
back to be used in gainful purposes."

*-- C. R. Lawton

"Gratitude is the heart's money."

*-- French proverb

"Money is not required to buy one necessity of the soul."

*-- Henry David Thoreau

Sunday, December 02, 2007

About a Problem

"How you think about a problem is more important
than the problem itself -- so always think

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"There is little difference in people, but that
little difference makes a big difference. The
little difference is attitude. The big difference
is whether it is positive or negative."

*-- Clement Stone

"Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully.
Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively.
Pursue persistently."

*-- William A. Ward

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Abundant Life

"The abundant life does not come to those who have had
a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others.
It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental
and moral fiber."

*-- William Mather Lewis

"Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better
than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender
of attachment to results, because there follows immediate

*-- Bhagavad Gita {Sanskrit Poem}

Friday, November 30, 2007

Face Your Deficiencies

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them
master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

*-- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

"The universe doesn't recognize the difference between small
goals and big ones, it responds to your emotion and intent."

*-- Peggy McColl {Author of Your Destiny Switch}

Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Brand New Ending

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone
can start from now and make a brand new ending."

*-- Carl Bard

"Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or
pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a
portrait of himself.'

*-- Samuel Butler (1835-1902) English Writer

A Piece of Good News

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good
news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much
you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential

*-- Anne Frank

"Positive thoughts have power to change your life when
they’re fueled by positive emotions."

*-- Peggy McColl {Author of Your Destiny Switch}

Thursday, November 22, 2007

With Confidence

"If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated
in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before
you have started."

*-- Marcus Garvey

"When one paints an ideal, one does not need to limit one's

*-- Ellen Key {1849-1926 Swedish Author}

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Good thoughts Bad thoughts

"The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that
which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches
the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the
level of its unchastened desires. Every thought-seed
sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root
there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later
into act, and bearing its own furtive of opportunity
and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit;
bad thought, bad fruit."

*-- James Allen

"You are a living magnet. What you attract into your
life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts."

*-- Brian Tracy

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Unlocking Our Potential

Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to
unlocking our potential.

*-- Winston Churchill

Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

*-- Winston Churchill

Monday, November 19, 2007

Requires That You Try

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."

*--Mother Teresa of Calcutta

The fastest way to improve your relationships is to make others feel important in every way possible

*-- Brian Tracy

Giant Capacity

"Most people have no idea of the giant
capacity we can immediately command when
we focus all of our resources on mastering
a single area of our lives."

*-- Anthony Robbins

"Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings,on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up tothe full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?"

*-- Jim Rohn

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Absence Of Fear

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that
something else is more important than fear."

*-- Ambrose Redmoon

"Each day I thank the universe for all those people who are living
their lives vicariously through others. It lessens the competition
and keeps the playground less crowded."

*-- Rich "The Big Kid" DiGirolamo {Motivational Speaker & Fun Director}

Friday, November 16, 2007

The End Of Each Day

"At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of
your performance. The results should either applaud you or
prod you"

*-- Jim Rohn

"He is greatest whose strength carries up the most hearts by
the attraction of his own."

*-- Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Our Doubts Are Traitors

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might
win, by fearing to attempt."

*-- William Shakespeare

"The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger,
but for the deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that
endangers him, not the storm without."

*-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Quality Of a Persons Life

The quality of a persons life is in direct proportion to their
commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field.

*-- Vince Lombardi

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer
day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float
across the sky, is hardly a waste of time."

*-- Sir John Lubbock

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Less Of Others Faults

"Do not think of your faults; still less of others' faults. Look for what is good and strong and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes."

*-- John Ruskin

"A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones."

*-- Proverbs 17: 22

Monday, November 12, 2007

Real Measure Of Your Wealth

"The real measure of your wealth is
how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money."

*-- Unknown

"Life's real failure is when you do not realize
how close you were to success when you gave up."

*-- Anonymous

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Become Interested In Other People

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

*-- Dale Carnegie

Play the 'Reverse Gossip' Game. See how many nice things you can say 'behind someone's back'."

*-- Bob Burg

Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Angry Man

"The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in

*-- Samurai Maxim

"A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career
but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice:
Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you
and you'll float to greatness on their achievements."

*-- H.S.M. Burns {American Businessman}

Friday, November 09, 2007

Do Not Think Of Today's Failures

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of
the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves
a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere;
and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles."

*-- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

"There are incalculable resources in the human spirit, once
it has been set free."

*-- Hubert H. Humphrey {US Vice President}

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Rest Is Not Idleness

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds floatacross the sky, is hardly a waste of time."

*-- Sir John Lubbock

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we
tune into."

*-- Dr. Wayne Dyer

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Face Your Deficiencies

"Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them
master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.

*-- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is
an empty desk the sign of?

*-- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Three Rules For Success

Three rules for success.

Number 1. Do what's right. Be on time, be polite , and be honest; remain free from drugs; and if you have any questions, get out your Bible.

Number 2. Do your best. Mediocrity is unacceptable when you are capable of doing better.

Number 3. Treat others as you want to be treated. Practice love and understanding.

*-- Lou Holtz

"Make your life a masterpiece; imagine
no limitations on what you can be, have or do."

*-- Brian Tracy

Monday, November 05, 2007

If I Knew It

If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in tighter
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute or two
to stop and say I love you,
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
well I'm sure you'll have so many more
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything right.

There will always be another day
to say our," I love you's,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our. " Anything I can do's?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?

For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,
That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So always hold them dear.
Take time to say I'm sorry, Please forgive
me, Thank you, or It's okay.

Life Meant

"Life was never meant to be a struggle, just a gentle walk
through a meadow on a sunny day."

*-- Stuart Wilde

"Let the beauty we love be what we do."

*-- Rumi

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Tiny Pushes Of Each Honest Worker

"The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves
of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the
tiny pushes of each honest worker."

*-- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

The little things are infinitely the most important.

*-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Friday, November 02, 2007

Become a Possibilitarian

"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- always see them, for they're always there."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"One can never consent to creep when
one feels an impulse to soar."

*-- Helen Keller (1880-1968)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

You Learn In Life

"You learn in life that the only person you can really correct and change is yourself."

*-- Katharine Hepburn

"Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve."

*-- Wilfred Peterson

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Avoiding Danger

Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than
outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure,
or nothing.

*-- Helen Keller

Lucky people are simply those who think continually about what they want and then attact it into their lives.

*-- Brian Tracy

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Mountain Top Thinking

Engage in mountaintop thinking; project forward in thought and imagine your ideal life. What does it look like?
*-- Brian Tracy

"To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, notdrift."

*-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

People In Your Life

"Treat the people in your life as though they were the most important people in the world, because they are."

*-- Brian Tracy

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.

*-- Benjamin Franklin

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Salvation of Man

The salvation of man is through love and in love.

-- Viktor E. Frankl

The more balanced our lives, the more serene we feel.

-- Ann Smith

He who laughs, lasts.

-- Mary Pettibone Poole

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lack Of Enthusiasm

"Years wrinkle the skin, but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

Never let yesterday use up today.

*-- Richard H. Nelson

Paint In Your Mind

"If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a
new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided."

*-- Tony Robbins

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Improving Yourself In Some Way

"Most people never feel secure because they are always worried
that they will lose their job, lose the money they already have,
lose their spouse, lose their health, and so on. The only true
security in life comes from knowing that every single day you
are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing
the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your
company, your friends, and your family."

--Anthony Robbins

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small
people always do that, but the really great make you feel that
you, too, can become great.

--Mark Twain

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Be a Great Champion

"To be a great champion you must believe you are the best.
If you're not, pretend you are."

--Muhammad Ali

"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent
of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Highest Light

"As I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher
light came to me."

*-- Peace Pilgrim {1908-1981 American Peace Activist}

"Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

Busy Doing What

Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?

-- Jim Rohn

"Hard work often leads to success. No work seldom does."

--Harvey Mackay

Sunday, October 21, 2007

We Never Lose

"My philosophy of life is that if we make up
our mind what we are going to make of our
lives, then work hard toward that goal,
we never lose - somehow we win out."

-- Ronald Reagan

"Wealth is not what we have but who we love."

"It is our attitude at the beginning of a
difficult task which, more than anything
else, will affect its successful outcome."

-- William James

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Need To Be Right

"The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to
new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of
them to be wrong than to be always right by having no
ideas at all."

*-- Edward deBono

"Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning.
Learn the skill of forgetting. And move on."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, October 19, 2007

Today Is Life

"Today is life - the only life you are sure of. Make the
most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself
awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep
through you. Live today with gusto."

*-- Dale Carnegie

"It is in giving that we receive."

*-- St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Decide To Believe It

"You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being, not
because anybody says so, not because you're successful,
not because you make a lot of money, but because you
decide to believe it and for no other reason."

*-- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An
occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind,
but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new
vantage point."

*-- Harold B. Melchart

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Too Many Risks Are Postponed

"Many risks fail because they were not taken in time. Too many
risks are postponed until unnecessarily elaborate preparations
are made. This does not mean that one should say, "Damn the
torpedoes, full speed ahead!" That is foolish and
self-destructive. But don't sit back waiting for the perfect
moment. It almost never comes."

-- David Viscott

"Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."

-- John Wooden

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Act First

"Act Like your already the kind of person you most want to be"

--Brian Tracy

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

-- Carl Bard

Monday, October 15, 2007

Refuse To Make Excuses

"Refuse to make excuses or blame others.
The leader always says, "If it's to be, it's up to me."

--Brian Tracy

"From the Far East I send you one single thought, one sole
idea--written in red on every beachhead form Australia to
Tokyo--There is no substitute for victory!"

--Douglas MacArthur, General (1880-1964)

Simple Manner Of Life

"Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury -- to me
these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple
and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for
both the body and the mind."

*-- Albert Einstein

"The great challenge which faces us is to assure that, in our
society of big-ness, we do not strangle the voice of creativity,
that the rules of the game do not come to overshadow its purpose,
that the grand orchestration of society leaves ample room for
the man who marches to the music of another drummer."

*-- Hubert H. Humphrey {1911-1978 US Vice President}

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Few People Are Ambitious

"Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific
image of what they want to achieve. Most people's sights are only
toward the next run, the next increment of money."

*-- Judith M. Bardwick

"If you will discipline yourself to make your mind self-
sufficient you will thereby be least vulnerable to injury
from the outside."

*-- Critias of Athens

Friday, October 12, 2007

Dwell Not On The Past

"Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point,
then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what
you do now in this instant of time. From this moment
onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled
with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched
hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."

*-- Eileen Caddy

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another
human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have
rekindled this light."

-- Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Its All In Your Mind

"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be."

*-- Harvey Mackay

"Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances."

*-- Benjamin Franklin

The Kindest Thing

"The kindest thing you can do for the people you care about is to become a happy, joyous person."

--Brian Tracy

"Never let the fear of striking out get in your way."

-- George Herman "Babe" Ruth

"Man is free at the moment he wishes to be"


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Why I Succeed

"I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot...and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

-- Michael Jordan

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get back up."

-- Vince Lombardi

Monday, October 08, 2007

The Energy Source

"Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy."

-- Denis Waitley

I don't believe in failure. It's not failure if you enjoyed the process."

-- Oprah Winfrey

Sunday, October 07, 2007

What is Courage

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

--Winston Churchill

Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has
to be made; remade all the time, made new.

--Ursula K. LeGuin

Even if you're on the right track, you'll
get run over if you just sit there.

--Will Rogers

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Times of Challenge and Controversy

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments
of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of
challenge and controversy."

*-- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Gratitude is heaven itself."

*-- William Blake

"The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge
of the facts- the less you know the hotter you get."

*-- Bertrand Russell

Friday, October 05, 2007

Number of Breaths

Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by
the moments that take your breath away.

-- unknown

"Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden.
Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to
keep any relationship flourishing and growing."

*-- Jim Rohn

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Leave Behind a Feeling of Warmth

"In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with."

-- Brian Tracy

Dance like there's nobody watching
Love like you'll never get hurt
Sing like there's nobody listening
Live like it's heaven on earth
And speak from the heart to be heard.

-- William W. Purkey

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Word Impossible

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

--Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"The quality of love and the duration
of a relationship are in direct proportion
to the depth of the commitment by both people
to making the relationship successful.

--Brian Tracy

Focus Our Attention

"Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention."

-- Greg Anderson

"Emphasize everything and you emphasize nothing."

-- Herschell Gordon Lewis

Monday, October 01, 2007

Rare Individual

The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger (praise)
will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker
will be sorry when he dies.

-- Dale Carnegie

Continuous effort--not strength or intelligence--is the key to
unlocking our potential.

-- Winston Churchill

Never Our Fault

"If it's never our fault, we can't take responsibility for it. If we can't take responsibility for it, we'll always be its victim."

"I gave my life to become the person I am right now. Was it worth it?"

*-- Richard Bach

"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."

*-- Les Brown

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Keep Your Fears

"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with

*-- Robert Louis Stevenson

"Nothing is too good to be true. Nothing is too wonderful to
happen. Nothing is too good to last."

*-- Florence Scovel Shinn

"It often takes more courage to change one's opinion than to
stick to it."

*-- George Christoph Lichtenberg

Friday, September 28, 2007

Things in Your Control

"One can go a long way after one is tired."

*-- French proverb

"The only things in your control are your thoughts and
then your actions. Positive, powerful thoughts lead
to positive, powerful actions, and when done with
repeated consistency this cycle leads to greatness. Dream it!
Pray for it! Believe it! Work for it! and then be
ready when it happens!"

*-- Greg Werner {Strength & Conditioning Coach}

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Good Deed & People

"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest
good intention."

*-- Duguet

"Treat the people in your life as though they were the most important
people in the world, because they are."

--Brian Tracy

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Taking Action and Movement

"Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction
is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all."

--Norman Vincent Peale

Don't mistake movement for achievement. It's easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?

-- Jim Rohn

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Life Is No Brief Candle To Me

"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"If you hear a different drummer, take a chance. The road you choose to travel means the difference in the dance."

-- Daniel Morgan

"And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be."

-- Grandma Moses

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."

-- George Bernard Shaw

Monday, September 24, 2007

Urgency Of Doing

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

*-- Leonardo da Vinci

"Many fine things can be done in a day if you don't always make that day tomorrow"

*-- Anonymous

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Finish Each Day

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Your Own Success and Happiness

"All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about
themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to
try to imitate the success of others. You've got to find it on your
own terms.

*-- Harrison Ford

"You can't give away something that you don't have; you can't make
others happy if you are unhappy."

*-- Brian Tracy

Friday, September 21, 2007

Friend & Emotions

"A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to
me when my memory fails."

*-- Unknown

"You are positive, creative, and happy to the degree to which you
eliminate negative emotions from your life."

*-- Brian Tracy

Your Energy

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."

-- Benjamin Franklin

"Your mental energy is limited by your physical energy. How do you develop more energy of all kinds? You start by putting your body in top physical condition. Unless you do that, all your other activities won't help much--you'll be stuck with the mental and emotional energy that you have now."

-- Tom Hopkins

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Simple Things Of Life

"I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet,
simple things of life which are the real ones after all."

*-- Laura Ingalls Wilder

"Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers
and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water
has been shown to lower blood pressure."

*-- Patch Adams

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Afraid To Attempt?

"What have you always wanted to do
but been afraid to attempt?
Whatever it is,
it may be your greatest opportunity in life."

*-- Brian Tracy

"We must all suffer from one of two pains:
the pain of discipline
or the pain of regret.
The difference is discipline weighs ounces
while regret weighs tons."

*-- Jim Rohn

Monday, September 17, 2007

Man Who Are Unafraid and Turtle

"When a man cares he is unafraid.
When he is fair, he leaves enough for others.
When he is humble, he can grow."

*-- Lao-Tzu "TaoTeChung"

"Behold the turtle: He only makes progress
when he sticks his neck out."

*-- James Bryant Conant
1893-1978, Educator and Diplomat

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Praise and Your Body

"Praise is a powerful people-builder.
Catch individuals doing something right."

*-- Brian Tracy

"Take good care of your body.
It's the only place you have to live."

*-- Jim Rohn

Our real duty

"Our real duty is always found running
in the direction of our worthiest desires."

*-- Randolph S. Bourne (1886-1918)

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Feeling grateful

"Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone
or something in your life actually attracts
more of the things that you appreciate and
value into your life."

*-- Christiane Northrup

A Motivation Inspiration a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Time is the coin of your life

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you
have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."

--Carl Sandburg

A Motivation Inspiration a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

To Be Or Not To Be - What Was The Question? - By Sharleen Berryman

Yesterday I had an epiphany, an insight, an aha moment. It was so joyous that thinking about it on the way to work I reveled in my enlightenment. Someone had made a statement, well a couple in fact. What this person did not realise was that they had answered a few of my own frustrations with their statement. Confused yet? Not to worry, let me explain…

Sometimes in life we get stuck. We get so stuck that we annoy even our selves. We become a “victim” and a “naysayer.” A pessimist with in our own right. Sometimes we get this way because of our past. Turmoil, abuse and neglect can form our behaviour as adults. And with that we often fall out of “life,” we cannot work, we cannot function in terms of social norms. For a while we don't see a way out of the hole. It is dark but comforting. We don't have to try too hard, we don't have to live up to certain expectations and we don't have to wear the responsibilities of adult life. And this is ok when we need to take time to heal. But this is where we can also get stuck. We know its damaging, we know we need to change, but there’s that damn wall again. Something is stopping us, something we just can’t fathom. Its something that we are afraid of, but it also comforts us and keeps us safe, it is what we know and it is our friend. What is this “thing?”

It is FEAR.

It is fear of a debilitating nature. It is fear of the unknown. It is fear of expectation and failure and for those of you supporting and expecting stuck people to “get on with it” or “toughen up” it can be frustrating to say the least. It is hair pulling material to watch someone you care about slide into the hole, and stay there…. Quite comfortably. You see being a “victim” is easy and it is safe. No one expects too much from you and they can wipe their feet on you when they walk out the door. You don't make life happen, it happens to you. It is everybody else's fault and you are never to blame. Annoyed with me yet? Well I hope so. You see, a lot of people have had horrible lives. Abuse often happens to children, that isn’t their fault. Don’t get me wrong, I am not dismissing the importance or impact of this or other traumas. But what happens to us now, is our choice. I’m pulling no punches here when I say being a victim and being stuck is your choice, your responsibility. Do you want to BE or not? Do you want to have a LIFE or not? It comes down to you, it is literally your choice.

And here is where I had my epiphany. Someone was stuck, and they were frustrated with themselves. Then the statement came… “I am afraid that if I become well, I will loose all of my support.”… The fear of being “well” was keeping them STUCK! And it was keeping them a victim. They were in a “safe” place and they had been there a long time. And by golly did I understand them! I have lived abuse, I got stuck, I was a victim, I hit the wall and I frustrated all that loved me, including myself. You see, we expect and “think” that people want to be well. But being well means responsibility. It means putting yourself out there to be judged and possibly rejected. Being well means meeting new people and trusting them. And being well means having a job and not relying on government help. It is scary... no wonder we get stuck. It is this transition in life that can be made easier with the love and support of others. Left alone to wallow in our “this is my lot” mentality, we can often get stuck and stay there. We end up staying with the “old” instead of embracing the “new.” It’s what we know and it is safe. But what we don't realise is that the “new” is not scary when we merge it s-l-o-w-l-y with the “old.” Each step towards the new brings with it hope, strength and a new way of living that is self empowering and joyous. In the end the “new” becomes the “now” and life becomes a place where we can BE. Now what was the question?

A Self-Motivated Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Quote of the Day - Anthony Robbins

"If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll
accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into
behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's
far below what you deserve."

*Anthony Robbins {Peak Performance Expert}

Todays Motivational Quotes - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Brian Tracy

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Practice the body language of self-confidence.
Stand tall and straight with your chin high and walk briskly.
You will feel better and act better."
-- Brian Tracy

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

No More Fearful Timidity - By Jan Ross

“By the meekness and gentleness of Christ, I appeal to you-I, Paul, who am "timid" when face to face with you, but "bold" when away!” (2 Corinthians 10:1)

“Janet, please come to the platform.”

I got up out of my seat; my knees felt like overcooked spaghetti noodles—limp and mushy. Carefully walking to the front, a sweat broke out on my brow and my chest began to tighten…I couldn’t catch my breath. Dropping my notes on the way up the steps, I leaned over to pick them up and passed out cold.


That ugly emotion literally paralyzed me—fear of being in front of a group of people, fear of every eye in the room on me, fear of being judged, fear of making a mistake, fear of people laughing at me, fear of stumbling over my words, fear of failing to accomplish the task, fear of the sound of my own voice. Fear literally choked me that morning over 40 years ago.

But, put a pen in my hand and a piece of paper in front of me and I was in my element. Better yet, bring me a typewriter and I could whip out an article or story or letter to anyone in a matter of minutes. Communication with the written word was as natural for me as talking was for most others.

Years have come and gone. Fear looms and lurks around corners waiting to trap me, but I’m wise to that old device. In an effort to defy old man fear, I have purposely allowed myself to be put in situations where I had to speak, not only in front of a ninth grade class, but in front of thousands.

When I came across 2 Corinthians 10:1, I understood all too well what Paul was saying. Today it is still much easier for me to communicate through writing. But I won’t let the enemy intimidate me with fear when it comes to speaking. As with Paul, sometimes I may appear “timid” when speaking face-to-face, now it is the gentleness and mercy of Christ speaking through me, not fearful timidity. My newfound “boldness” to speak openly is based on the authority I have as a believer communicating the Word of God.

Do I still struggle with fear before a crowd? Only if I take my eyes off Christ and put them on the circumstance. But when I’m speaking to one or thousands, if my eyes are on Christ and I am acting as His spokesperson, what have I to fear?

The life of Paul continues to amaze me as I study. He’s such a “normal” man with real issues that were overcome as Christ in him become more and he became less. I’d be willing to admit I’d like to be like Paul, but my true goal is to be like Jesus who is the reason Paul became such a powerful influence in the early church.

Nope … I don’t want to emulate Paul, I choose to be a reflection of Christ as His image is perfected in me for His glory and His alone.

A Motivational Words a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

© Jan Ross 2007

Jan Ross is well-known as an author of Christian devotional material and short stories. She also travels as a missionary which is often reflected in her writing. She lives with her husband, Ron, in Willard, Ohio and can be contacted at

Monday, September 10, 2007

Motivational Quote of the Day - Dale Carnegie

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."

Dale Carnegie

Get Over Fear And Drink It Down, All of It! - By Jack Marinchek

So what does this mean?

Well, for starters, it means get over fear of people. How so, you ask? Most people are walking around with a deep seated fear of other people. It’s a universal trait. What will he or they think of me? How should I dress? What should I avoid saying to her?

The primary cause of this deep seated fear and insecurity with other people relates to the fact that most people are inauthentic, with themselves and other people. The best cure for this problem is obvious. Just be authentic with yourself and others.

In another words, be honest with yourself and everyone else. “Oh, but then if I am honest, most people are going to get mad at me or won’t like me.” No, that is not true. In fact, most people, will realize your authenticity and respect and like you for it. So, you get over fear of people.

I took Landmark’s “the Forum”. I got a lot out of it. So, I highly recommend it.

Goodbye Fear means giving yourself some space to show and grow. What do you mean by “show and grow”?

It means stepping up to the plate of life and swinging for a home run. Get over fear.

It’s the anticipation of making a solid hit. That’s important. In another words, you are anticipating success; not striking out and a failure. This means you are using your self-talk in a positive manner that is putting you in the position of “positive self-talk”.

Like Maxwell Maltz said in his book Psycho-Cybernetics

if you anticipate being successful enough times, you are going to be growing your comfort zone. In another words, you will be looking forward to doing things that you were at one time fearful of. Get over fear.

Lets face it, if you really want to own your dreams and turn them into reality, you will need to grow into much bigger shoes. This means, believing in yourself and expanding your horizons. Allowing yourself to think big hopes and aspirations. And then, taking the necessary actions warranted to realize your dreams.

Incremental Growth is good

Why not? Inch by inch, step by step and before you know it you are jumping and running towards your “big time goals”. This method of using incremental growth is a sure fire way of being successful in life. Each successful step you take is a sure fire guarantee the next step you take will be just right for you. You get over fear.

Here’s the good news. You can’t fail with attacking your road to progress with the “Incremental Way”. Why, because, even if you screw up a few times, it’s not the end of the world. You are only taking small steps to begin with. As you get comfortable in those new shoes, you stretch out and take on larger steps.

Believe me, the Incremental Way works. You won’t go wrong. And it is the perfect way for you to increase your comfort zone. You will stop weighing every action with the angst of fear and anxiety. Who cares if you fall down. You can always get back up and start over.

Why is the Incremental Way so popular? Because, it’s the Martial Art Way! You got it. Incremental learning and doing is what martial arts is built on. I can speak with some authority on this. I am a 2nd Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. From White Belt on up through Black Belt, the student learns his martial art through a series of increments. Step by step and foot by foot the various techniques are practiced to perfection. This is the way to learn and do without being overwhelmed.

A Motivational Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Jack Marinchek is the publisher of the site, which features- inspirational information on life improvement, getting jobs and income, travel, and real estate relocation.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Life is like riding a bike

"Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain
your balance while standing still." --Linda Brakeall

"Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional."
--M. Kathleen Casey

"Your future depends on many things , but mostly on you."

"People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily." ~Zig Ziglar

A Positive Motivation a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Financial Success - By Pullikattil Simon

Financial success is different for different people. For example, for Liberace it was costly apparel. For the Dutchman, it is a fat wife. For an East Indian, it is gold jewelry on his wife. For a Kenyan, it is goats or camels. For some it is cash in the bank, a house, a car, a boat, furniture, or modern gadgets. Most often it is measured by the accumulation of material things beyond one’s need.

Some are prosperous and others are not. We all would like to be prosperous. We might not think that we are prosperous but others may think so.

A sick man in the hospital looking at a cripple hopping along the sidewalk on two crutches says. “You lucky guy, you enjoy the outside air while I lie here and suffer pain.”

The cripple looks at the man walking along and says, “You are able to walk while I struggle on crutches.” The one who walks, looks at the cyclist and says, “See how lucky you are. You have bicycle and can go places quickly. I have none.” The cyclist looks at the Volkswagon driver and says, “Lucky you. You have a car which I don’t have.”

Thus, each person fails to see his own prosperity and thinks himself poor.

It is not necessary to clutter our houses with things we do not need. What is important is that they are available to us when we need them. As long as we have the purchasing power or the potential to obtain what we need, we don’t have to have it in our house. Therefore, true prosperity is not possession but potential.

Alexander the Great is said to have cried that he had only one world to conquer. We hear frequently of millionaires committing suicide. So, prosperity is not the amount of one’s possessions, neither is it the total value of one’s possessions. Then what is it? Prosperity is defined as one of the following.

1. Financial success

2. Health and healthy growth

3. Making use of our potential

Some will say that financial success is a matter of luck. But luck is the lazy man’s term for the result of the hard working man’s efforts.

To obtain financial success, we have to put our resources to work, If you lock them away in a box, they won’t bring any advantage. What are they? Our health, our environment, our assets, our climate, our families, our friends, our education.

If we don’t use our land to its best advantage, we will not benefit. We have to use our own capability. Sometimes we can and have to improve our capability. We have to learn what we can do and do what we know best.

How many of you have read the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill? In that, the author describes the money making secrets which made fortunes for hundreds of exceedingly wealthy men. It is not easy but it is not only possible, it is even practical. Hill describes determination, a burning desire, imagination, faith, autosuggestion, and persistence as the essential elements of becoming rich.

Paul Getty said for people to become rich, they must find a need and fill it. It might be a travel facility, a rice mill to mill the rice, horses to plough the land. If we can detect anything that the people really need and supply it there will be demand, and demand improves its value.

I remember the story of a man who, in 1965, was determinated to buy a Cadillac. He could not make enough money that year to buy his Cadillac but did not give up. He kept up his determination and every new year’s day renewed his decision. It was ten years before he made enough money to buy his Cadillac. So, in 1975 he bought his Cadillac - his 1965 Cadillac.

Becoming rich is not prosperity in itself. What is the good of wealth if there is no health. Even if we have wealth and health, what profit have you if you have no peace of mind? Jesus said, “What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul.” (Mark 8:36)

Therefore, our prosperity depends on our potential - potential for wealth, potential for health, potential for peace of mind.

Do we have those potentials? Some people cannot see their own potential. They think they have no potential. They are poor, they are sick, they are foolish, they are incapable. They have nothing that is good. They always look a t the negative side and lack of things.

Khalil Gibran wrote in “The Profit”. “What shall I say of those who stand in the sunlight but with their backs to the sun. They see only the shadows. And what is the sun to them but a caster of shadows.”

We read in The First Epistle St. Paul wrote to Corinthians 10:26 “The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” Everything that belongs to the father belongs to his children and we are his children. In the west, children say “It is my Dad’s car. It is my mum’s sewing machine.” But in the Orient it is different. There, everything is ours. Children will say “This is our car, our house, etc.”

I can see each one of you as perfect wise, healthy and intelligent person. I know each one is perfect. You cannot be nothing but be perfect. Why ? Because the maker is perfect. Therefore, everything he made must be perfect.

Supposing I showed you some paintings of Rembrandt, Michelangelo, or Leonardo Da Vinci. What would you say. I will say they are perfect. I would not dare say something is wrong. I may not understand every stroke of the brush. Since it is the master painter who created the piece, it is a masterpiece.

And who created this piece which is sitting in front of me (pointing at the audience). Each one has been designed and executed by the master of masters, the supreme intelligence and the totality of pure love. Therefore, we are sons and daughters of the master of masters.

The scheme of creation is to make a perfect man and the cause of creation is love. Then how can the process be a calamity?

If we are the sons and daughters of the king, we will eventually own everything in the kingdom and if we are the sons and daughters of the creator of the universe and the fullness thereof, then what can we say of ourselves? We are the owners of the universe.

Therefore, stop saying that you are poor, foolish, weak, and sick. Moreover, you become what you frequently say you are. The second thing is that any right that is not exercised will be lost . So exercise your rights..

Give as if you are the spring of water and it fills as you draw from it. You are the well and you are the channel. The more you draw from the well, the more it fills.

Without your own thinking, knowledge is like borrowed funds. Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries, all inventions, and all achievements. Without it there will be no empires, no great fortunes, no trans continental railways, no space laboratories, no Martian exploration, no T.V., no video, no dishwasher, in fact no advance in life over that which existed in primitive ages.

Rene’ Descartes believed that thought is more real than the body. Hence his dictum “Cogito ergo sum.” I think therefore, I am.”

Einstein’s discoveries could not have been made by working with tangible objects. During the eclipse of the sun in 1919, he predicted that light would be deflected in the neighbourhood of the sun and it did exactly as he predicted in the direction and to the amount he calculated.

How to build prosperity with thoughts. You are the product of your thoughts. Instruct your subconscious mind to perform your duty and abandon attachment to success or failure.

A Positive Motivation Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Dr. Simon is a retired research scientist, philanthropist and author of two books: The Missing Piece to Paradise and The Philosopher's Notebook. Visit his website at

Friday, September 07, 2007

Five Ways to Empower You to Change - May Your Life Never be the Same - By Bell Rushing

In my opinion, our lives are derived by the choices we make. No matter where you are in your life today, you can Empower Yourself by choosing to “change” or choose not to “change,” it’s up to you. Ask yourself this question: Am I truly living the life I desire? Reflect on this question for a moment and allow this question to resonate deep within.

If you are not living the life you truly desire, why IS that? Do you feel like you are not worthy to live the life you desire? Do you feel like your life is too busy & you can’t focus on yourself right now? Or, maybe you don’t think you have a choice to live the life you desire or deserve?

Let’s take a look at Five Ways to Empower Yourself to Change...

1.) Awareness ~

Be conscious of knowing, you do have a Choice to Change Your Life. I use to think “I didn’t have a Choice” and felt, I had to settle for what life gave me. When I became a student of Personal Development with Dr. Ellie Drake, a Transformational & Inspirational Speaker/Coach, what I found, if I desire to have a different reality, then I can – by Choosing to Change!

2.) Change your Thinking ~

Have you ever felt like life isn’t fair & things are always going wrong versus going right? And, feeling like the victim? These negative thoughts & feelings transcend into the Universe & then it’s sent back to you. Sort of like a boomerang! The energy & focus you give out, is what you receive. Change your thinking & your Life will Change!

3.) Become the Victor ~

Start re-programming old “negative” thoughts with new “positive” thoughts and you’ll get different results. For example, instead of saying “life isn’t fair & things are always going wrong,” let’s change it to… “It is what it is & we’re grateful for where we are, at this moment in our life.” Doesn’t that feel better? Become the “Victor” versus the victim!

4.) Create Choice ~

I realize everyday, I have a Choice! Every situation has two sides – a positive and negative approach & I allow myself to choose which side I want. Empower Yourself to Create Choice!

5.) Emotions ~

Let’s take a look at some positive & negative emotions…

● Positive Emotions: Joy, Peace, Love & Happiness

● Negative Emotions: Sad, Frustrated, Angry & Depressed

Which emotions do you want to feel? Its human nature to feel both positive & negative emotions, and do you agree… you can “choose” the way you want to feel?

For example, if a situation arises, ask yourself these questions:

a) Do I choose to be at Peace with the situation & say, it is what it is and ask – what lessons can I learn from it? -OR-
b) Do I choose to be Frustrated with the situation & say, this is always happening to me and I’m the victim once again?

It’s your choice, right? It’s how you choose to look at the situation. Its how you change the way you look at the situation. And, your Life will Change!

I’ve shared a few “secrets” from what I’ve embraced & learned along the way, as my Journey of Empowerment continues. In closing, take some time to “reflect” on these Five Ways to Empower Yourself and “choose” what resonates within you. Choose to Change & May Your Life Never be the Same!

“I may not be able to change everything in my life with ONE decision, yet I am able to change the direction of my life with ONE decision." by: Dr. Ellie Drake

A Motivation Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Businesswoman, Friend, Collaborator, and Team player, Bell Rushing fulfills her Entrepreneurial Calling by offering a great service that enriches the lives of others. Together with other fellow BraveHeart Community members, her goal is to empower Women to be multi-dimensional success stories and inspiration to others. Be sure to Visit:

Dedicate Yourself To Manifesting Joy In Everything You Do

Happiness does not have one definition. It means something entirely different to each individual. And happiness does not exist in only the big things in life.

It does not revolve around a new car or a million-dollar mansion. Happiness can be found in a silly joke that makes you laugh every time you think of it. It exists in a favorite old movie or television show you watch on a rainy Saturday afternoon. It surprises you when you hear it in your child's voice as he/she tells you about their day. Happiness is within you and all around you. You never have to look too far to find it.

Light always melts darkness.
- Mark Victor Hansen

A Self-Motivation Word a day will make your day a GREAT DAY.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

The Law of Gratitude - By Lori Klauser

When you are feeling your lowest, I’m sure you can’t imagine one thing to be grateful for. When you think you are deprived, your feelings and thoughts revolve around what you don’t have. You may not believe you deserve for good things to happen to you. Being grateful and thinking along the lines of the good that is in your life brings more good to you. Admit it, even you are sick of hearing you whine. It gets you nowhere and it just brings more negative upon you.

Why not give gratitude a try? Look around you and notice the good that is in your life. Even if it isn’t perfect, acting as if will bring you immeasurable things. We must be grateful for and appreciate the things we do have before more will be given to us. Say thank you for what you do have. If you concentrate on finding the good in every situation you encounter, you will find a life filled with gratitude and wonder. You have nothing to lose, so why not?

If you don’t know what to be grateful for, be grateful for everything. Everything presents an opportunity for us to be grateful. It is an opportunity to learn and to grow. When you look at the things in your life, even if they do not measure up to what you perceive as perfect, be grateful. Appreciate what you do have. Pretend, fake it, force it if you must. It may not seem logical to you, it may not seem practical, but you will start to see changes. Your attitude may be the first to change. You will start to accept what you do have. You will start to act ‘as if’.

If you expand your thinking in gratitude, it will boost your well-being. It is the forgotten factor in your happiness. It means taking nothing for granted. Be thankful that you woke up in the morning and have another day before you with limitless opportunities. Once you make a habit of looking at things and being grateful for them, it will help you begin receiving the abundance that you deserve. It will open you up to the fullness that life offers you to be a part of.

Gratitude seems to be the secret that successful people have that the rest of us don’t. But it doesn’t have to remain that way. Gratitude is a very powerful force. After you accept what you do have and feel gratitude for it, everything will change. Things that you need will come to you. You have practiced and acknowledged feeling grateful for what you do have. That will free you and bring better to you because you have cleared the way for more. Whenever you encounter a problem, summon up gratitude. There are lessons to be learned everywhere. Be grateful for the problem and the lesson that you will learn.

You may have gone without, you may be deprived of certain things, and you may have difficult circumstances and feel as if you have nothing. Accept what you do have. Be grateful for what you do have. It doesn’t mean that is what you will always have. It just means that where you are today is where you are supposed to be. Before you can get more, you must be grateful for what you have right now. Make it a point to write down three things you are grateful for in your life every night. It will open a path for more to come.

Be aware of your feelings and never believe that all you have is all you can have. Make awareness a goal. You were destined for great things. Believe that is true. Be aware that thinking alone is not enough. Act as if. What you believe will come to you once you are grateful for what already is. It’s the law of the universe.

© 2007 Lori Klauser

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Passion - Love Your Work - The Law Of Attraction - By Rene Ng

Love what you do. Sounds reasonable but not many of us can claim this phrase. In today's fast pace and stressful society we very often rush through our work to make the time line rather than focusing on the quality. Much less enjoy our work.

Technically speaking, it is impossible to do a good job if you don’t love your work. Without passion, how can you make stories or images come to life. How can one transform ideas into reality? Without passion, how can you ever become an effective leader to motivate your best and brightest, using all of your imagination and every nurturing cells in your body to create an environment where they, too, can live a good life and achieve fulfillment? Without passion, how would you ever consider taking risk? We know some form of risk is necessary for any business to succeed.

Loving what you do is not about finding the best job in the world. It may not even be making a career out of your natural passion. It’s about having the right mindset and attitude toward something. It’s a decision you have to make, and sticking to it long enough to cultivate a liking for it.

Not everything or everyone in this world is likeable naturally. But you can decide if you want to take the challenge and learn to adapt and cultivate a liking for it. Your natural reaction to negative situation and people is to avoid or even reject them. But you can turn this negativity into something positive by changing your attitude and approach toward it. Bare in mind that it’s not going to happen over night, neither am I saying that it’s going to be easy. But is it achievable. ( you need it. It’s for your own good )

We do not live in a perfect world. The truth is, we will never ever find someone or something that we really like, period. With the right mindset and attitude we can focus on the good side of everything and work on it. Consciously practice positive thinking, refusing to let the negative affect or influence your mood and decision. Learn to relax and be grateful for the people and things around you. Be in constant touch with your spiritual and emotion side. Stay focus and be persistent in your pursuit. Once you have established the lifestyle and habit, you will find that loving whatever you do is not that difficult after all.

Finally, loving what you do matters. It gives you the reason to carry on. The motivation to persevere and the passion to improve. It makes life worth living.

Rene ng has been in internet marketing since 2005. He has written many articles pertaining to online marketing and self improvement. He is active in the online scene and currently does affiliate marketing for a living.

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Sensational Success Secrets For Women 40 yrs Plus - By Danette Hibberd

We already know how wonderful we are as fabulous women 40 years plus but it is time to regroup and remaster our goals for success.

We are loving, resourceful, respectful, practical, capable, compassionate, talented, resolute. How many words to we need to describe what we are? There are so many that it would be impossible to name them all right here on this page. At various stages in our lives, or hours in our day, we experience various mindsets to get us through situations.

The strength with the loss of a loved one or a broken romance, the warmth of true friendship, the trust and love of a partnership, the pain endured through childbirth, the joys and heartaches through raising our children and even the emotional rollercoaster of juggling both family and a career.

Some women may crumble, whilst others simply waft along with the breeze. How do these latter ones cope? Do they ever buckle under the pressure? How do they manage to get through their days with a smile on their face, a bounce in their step and not a ladder in their stocking or a wrinkle on their face?

These women have heeded several sensational secrets to enable them to lead successful lives.

Success Secrets for Women 40 yrs Plus

  • Associate with positive and successful people to continue the uplift

  • Ensure you have a solid backing to offer support in down times

  • Reciprocate with those who support you

  • Allow time for rest and recovery in order to move forward

  • Self Empowerment - make the most of what you are, how you look and the way you feel. Live your life with enthusiasm and grow and learn from each new experience

  • Include exercise in your routine to maintain a healthy body and mind

  • Eat a nutritional diet to give the energy and sustenance required to keep our body and our brain on the right rung of the ladder

  • Ensure you get a good amount of sleep to re-energise the body and mind

  • Encircle yourself with your girlfriends who are our therapists, doctors, soul mates and the best keepers of our secrets

  • Set goals to know where you want to go and what you will need to do to get there

Whether your goal is to be a successful career woman, lose a certain amount of weight, spend a few hours each week at the gym, or cope with a child or parent that needs constant care, always make sure that YOU are paramount and you take care of YOU. It is impossible to achieve anything if you are not in the best condition or frame of mind to begin with.

Together with the success secrets above, make sure that you enjoy your life and the people in it with you. You are fabulous and you will always be fabulous, but be happy fabulous.

Cry a little, laugh a lot, love someone, relax and make life fun.

To accomplish great things

we must not only act,

but also dream;

not only plan,

but also believe.

Anatole France, 1844-1924

Take care of yourself, follow these simple sensational success secrets and enjoy the ride. You will be as successful as you dream you can be.

Danette Hibberd,

Wellness Coach -

Total wellness for women 40 yrs plus encompassing all anti-ageing aspects in beauty, nutrition, emotional and physical areas through inspiration, motivation and education.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Strike While The Iron Is Hot - 7 Proven Steps To Overcome Procrastination - By Annette Colby

I know what I need to do, but I am unable to get started. Who among us hasn't been stuck in this scenario before? Momentum is a powerful force but inertia can be more powerful. We know what to do, but we don't put knowledge into action. The result is the frustration of procrastination and remaining stuck in your current reality even though you do want change.

Inside, it seems one part wants to get started and achieve success. Yet another part wants to stop, give up, or take it easy. An inner tug of war ensues between these two parts. Which side will win? Achieving success depends on not allowing these two parts to maintain a perpetual battle and keep you at a stalemate. Success is realized when you become aware of these two opposing sides and deal with them in productive manner. You always have the choice of which side to nurture, cultivate, and strengthen.

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: “Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.” When asked which dog wins he reflected for a moment and replied, “The one I feed the most.”

To become successful and move beyond the status quo, check out the list below for some bright ideas on how to take action. Discover the inner motivation that will enable you to conquer complacency and move forward. Even though change is difficult, it is absolutely possible – you just have to know how!

1. Fear = False Emotion Appearing Real

It is normal that a part of you has fear and insists, perhaps rather loudly, not to get started. Fear is a natural part of any change process. However, one lesson worth learning is, “Be scared . . . and do it anyway.” It may be impossible to take your next step without experiencing fear. Do not make the mistake of waiting for fear to leave before you take the action.

Instead, listen to what fear has to say, find a way to soothe the part of you that has fear, and know that you are not your fear. Fear is something you created, perhaps unconsciously, to keep you safe. Since you created it, it will say whatever is most effective to scare you. Fear acts as an imaginary wall to keep you from moving forward. Yet, since it is your wall, you can always find a way over, around, or through it. Take a deep breath, gather your courage, and take an action even if that action is a small step. Action itself will eventually dissipate the wall of fear. Remember, action does not need to take place only in the absence of fear.

2. Thoughts Determine Success

Earl Nightingale has a saying: “We become what we think about.” So what do you think about? Are your thoughts centered on fear of failure, or the joy of having what you want? Thoughts have a powerful impact on your attitude and your ability to get motivated and stay motivated.

Dr. James Prochaska in his book, “Changing For Good” lists the “idea” of change as one of the necessary precursor steps to taking action. In other words, ideas are the starting point. We have to have an idea about what we are going to do before we can actually do it. Ideas give us direction and insight. Next time the idea taking action pops into your head do not be so quick to dismiss or belittle it. So often an idea comes to mind, perhaps about taking a walk or eating differently, but because we have not acted upon it yet, we put ourselves down.

Be joyous the idea has sprung forth and find ways to cultivate it. Pronounce joy in the idea itself, instead of berating yourself for having the idea but not taking action. Cultivate the thought, celebrate the idea, and allow your life force to flow naturally.

3. Start Small

Sometimes we find ourselves hesitant to begin because we are overwhelmed by the enormity of what lies before us. The goal looks so huge, daunting, and complex that we freeze up.

Yet it does not have to be that way. Break down your goal into manageable pieces. You probably already do this in other successful areas of your business or personal life. You take something big and chunk it down into bite-sized pieces. Then you make a list of action steps, prioritize, and separate the “nice-to-have’s” from the “need to have’s.” Then you work the first piece first, eventually moving on to the second, the third, and so on. Soon that overwhelming task does not look so insurmountable any more.

Do not underestimate the power of baby steps. If 40 minutes of exercise five days a week seems impossible, how about starting with five minutes today? Tomorrow will take care of itself. Psychologically and spiritually, the important thing was that you had an idea or a dream, you allowed yourself to think positive thoughts about having your outcome, and you took action. What action step can you take today?

4. Change Your Routine

How long has it been since you have had your desired outcome in mind, but have not moved forward? Maybe it is time to shake up your routine. Take a moment and notice the patterns of your day. Have they become predictable and dull? Now check out the goal you have in mind for yourself. Is there perhaps one specific step in your goal that sounds fun, exciting, and different? Not only could you begin taking action on something you have been wanting all along, but it could shake you out of a rut. Here are a couple of examples:

* Start your day with an inspirational quote along with your breakfast.

* Play upbeat, loud, dancing music in the morning.

* Have a pillow fight with your kids or partner to get yourself laughing.

* Take a different route to or from work.

* Before rushing out the door, take one minute for yourself. Sit down, close your eyes, relax your body for 60 seconds, and imagine yourself successfully accomplishing the first step of your goal.

List your own ideas:





5. Reward Yourself

One way to motivate yourself to do something when you do not feel like doing it is to offer yourself an incentive. For instance, if you eat one extra serving of vegetables today, you can allow yourself the luxury of sleeping in tomorrow morning. Maybe you will buy that CD you have been wanting, or take a bubble bath, or get a pedicure.

Give yourself small rewards on a regular basis. It can do wonders for your motivation. Find ways to make the change you are creating as enjoyable as possible. No one is forcing you to change; it is something you have decided to do on your own. Why not make it as fun as possible? Rewards do not have to be big or expensive; they just have to be something meaningful to you. Make a list of delightful rewards and link them with your actions!

Your list of rewards:





6. Connect Action With Pleasure Not Pain

When you find yourself lacking motivation, you may be associating action with pain, rather than pleasure. For instance, if you are deciding to lose weight, you may be associating the goal with having to eat food you hate, feeling deprived, connecting the idea of exercise with physical pain or embarrassment, and envisioning failure.

What you could do instead is remind yourself of the immediate and long-term positive benefits. Make a written list of the instant and future payoffs to working on your goal. What will you gain by choosing to take action on your goal? Learn to work ‘for’ what you want, not ‘against’ what you do not want.

When fear or doubt begin to creep back in, remind yourself to stand strong in your decisions to have what you want. Create positive tapes to play for yourself to override the negative ones. Staying focused on the positive unleashes your internal motivating force and changes your attitude about the action you are considering.

7. Act Is When The Idea Is Hot And The Emotion Is Strong

With your goal, notice when positive emotions are present and when your idea is strong, clear, and powerful. When this happens, your idea has gained momentum and now is the time to take action. Listen to your inner wisdom and follow up immediately. If you hear about a motivational book that makes you curious, go out and buy it. Get the book before the idea passes, before the emotion gets cold. Begin the process. If five minutes of exercise sounds good right now, do not wait until tonight and do not force yourself to do forty minutes. Climb on that treadmill, or go outside and walk five minutes. Then tell yourself you did a great job. Feel good about listening to your inner wisdom and following through. Take advantage of favorable circumstances while they last. Act quickly while the opportunity is still available. Strike while the iron is hot!

Give these ideas a try and see if you don’t find yourself pushing through procrastination into action!

Dr. Annette Colby, RD, a.k.a. The “I Love My Life!” Expert, helps people turn difficult emotions into joy, release stress, end emotional eating, and move beyond depression into an extraordinary life! Spark an amazing relationship with self, body, and your life! Access hundreds of content filled articles and a F*R*E*E subscription to “I Love My Life!” newsletter at


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

How to Stop Procrastinating - By Alex Y Dimitrov

First, realize that procrastination is not the actual problem. The problem is on what you procrastinate. Most people have this totally messed up. They procrastinate on important things that would make them successful. And things that have negative or no impact on their life, they do right away. Seems to me, that people are quite good at doing ridiculous things that don't make sense. Why in the world would anyone do this?

Because your brain works by patterning. This is one of the most important things I learned from NLP. Your brain patterns things and then does them over and over again. The natural tendency is to keep doing what you're already doing. But sure enough by doing what you're already doing you continue getting what you're already getting. To have what you've never had, you must do what you've never done.

One way to overcome procrastination, is to do it anyway. It's not even doing it. It's starting it. Once you start something, even if it's something unpleasant, after a while it'll be actually hard for you to stop before it's finished. So it's not that you associate more pain to doing it than not doing it (that's what most articles on procrastination would have you believe). It just goes against the natural flow of your brain. But once you get started, no problem. Your brain continues to carry on until the task is finished.

Procrastination is not something you do, but rather something you don't do. Most people would tell you something like: “I just can't get myself to do it”. Listen to how that sounds. “You” can't get “yourself” to do something. Of course you cant! You are yourself.

I constantly see articles on procrastination, that suggest all kind of weird methods. Like breaking your task into smaller pieces, and then rewarding yourself for every milestone you complete. So, if you wanted to write an article, you would take a bowl of grapes and reward yourself a grape for every sentence you complete. Sounds absurd, doesn't it. The idea here is to trick yourself into doing it. But by doing that you don't actually solve the problem. Instead you temporarily avoid it. This goes back to the idea of fighting with yourself. Instead of eliminating procrastination, you have to fight with it over and over again.

But here's a simpler approach. Every time you find yourself procrastinating, you have 3 choices of dealing with it:

You do nothing about it and wait until it becomes absolute must, or disappears. This is what most people do. They plan by avoiding disaster. Instead of doing what they want, they try to avoid what they don't want from happening. Of course this greatly limits the level of success you are capable of, because the only things that you get done are the things that cause you pain if they are left undone. And most things that are worth doing are easy not to do.

You push yourself to get started, and then once you've started, continuing on is quite easy. This is what a lot of people do as well. The problem is you have to push yourself over and over again to get anything started. It's no different than overcoming fear with courage. It works, but it's not a good strategy. You motivate yourself so much, that you feel compelled to do it and procrastination is not an issue anymore.

This is what successful people do. That's why they are successful. They are able to easily motivate themselves. They can't wait to get up and to start their day.

Even though it's as simple as that, procrastination seems to be a BIG issue with a lot of people. People even do it first thing in the morning. Their alarm clock rings. Instead of turning it off and bouncing out of bed, they push that button that gives them 10 more minutes of sleep. After the 10 minutes they push it again. Then they start telling themselves that they are going to be late for work and be fired. They do that until they can threaten themselves enough, so that they feel motivated to get up. Talk about a bad way to start your day, huh :).

So at the end it comes down to doing it. Why make this more complex than it needs to be. Do you have the ability to do what you procrastinate on? Sure you do. Then go do it. The time is going to pass anyway.

"This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time"

-Fight Club(movie)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Too Pooped To Keep Going? Energy Booster Shot Gets You Through The Day! - By Jim Knippenberg

Are you too pooped at the end of the day, or worse, half way through the day, to keep going?

Has your get up and go got up and gone?

You're not alone.

If daily fatigue has got you down, there's something you can do about it.

There are countless articles on various foods that will give you an added boost. Myself, I like pizza, so I won't preach to you about what you should or shouldn't eat, although the food you eat does have a definite impact on your energy levels throughout the day.

However, there are some people that, no matter what life seems to throw at them, they always seem to have lots of energy, they always seem to be at the top of their game.

Those who always have more than enough energy to keep on going usually have some well-formed outcome, something they are striving for. They know why they are doing what they are doing.

On the other hand, those without well-formed outcomes who are just drifting along in life because they have to do this or that end up having the joy sucked right out of them.

Sometimes, though, life can be downright tough.

Stuff happens. You know the routines. A flat tire that puts you behind schedule, a sick family member, a deadline that got moved up by someone who doesn't actually have to do the work involved.

Pure adrenaline will only get you so far before it leaves you exhausted.

So what do you do instead?

You've seen the person meandering down the hallway at work, just trying their best to make it through the day.

And you've seen the type of person who is full of energy, vitality, and zest for life.

They got a zing in their step, a smile on their face, and a sparkle in their eye.

One of the strategies to help you get through the day, and actually enjoy yourself is to become like the person who is full of energy instead of the person who is just trudging along hoping the day will end.

Simple enough, you say, but how do you actually DO that?

One of the tools in NLP is called Anchoring.

It works on similar principles to Pavlovian conditioning and hypnotic conditioning.

A phobia from a single traumatic event is an example of a really powerful anchor.

So is the song that was playing the first time you kissed that special someone.

The tools are neither good nor bad. They're just tools that work real well, and most people are accidentally using them the wrong way.

Those who are trudging through life waiting to punch the clock at the end of the day are using certain physiological anchors. The way they walk and where they look helps keep them down in the dumps.

And they further reinforce their feelings of being drained by talking trash to themselves and conditioning themselves to feel even worse than they did before.

However, those who are energetic and enjoy the challenges of the day and look forward to more opportunities to prove how capable they are have a certain physiology also.

They tend to hold their heads high. They breathe a certain way. They look up instead of down. In fact, no matter what happens, things are looking up for them.

Don't believe me?

Try this experiment for yourself.

Lower your shoulders, hunch over in your chair or where you're standing, and look down at the ground as you talk to yourself with a negative voice about how crappy the day is.

Notice how that makes you feel.

Now stop. Take a couple of deep breaths and relax a moment.

Stand or sit straight up, shoulders square, head held high, looking up instead of down, and tell yourself in an enthusiastic tone of voice, "I Feel Good! I Like Myself! I Am In Charge Of My Life!"

Which of the two feels better?

Now of course you do have to have some strategies in place to get where you want to go. Otherwise you end up just feeling good about going nowhere in life.

That's called a curse.

Instead you want to take advantage of your abilities to alter your states of mind and your energy levels so that you can design in a plan and a purpose to get where you want to go in life.

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

See The Sign... Make The Move Before It's Too Late! - By Steve Beckles-ebusua

Hi all,

I hope you’re all ready for a purposeful,positive and productive week.

As I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion to be successful you must set your goals in life. As the saying goes if you want to get somewhere you have to know where your going.

But it’s also just as essential to give yourself the necessary room in order to adapt to changes that may occur whilst on your journey. Endeavor is rarely achieved by following a straight line, you have to sometimes adapt to change.But the real challenge is being able to keep your focus when you have had to make that change.

Can you get back onto your road of goals and success?

Something happened to me last week that made me write this weeks email.
I was on my way to visit my mum in Harrow,London.I thought I’d try a new route which involved the dreaded motorway (well it seemed like a good idea at the time)
The plan was to come off at the next junction. Well I think you can guess the rest of the story

You guessed it, I missed my turning and carried on down the motorway(I sense I’m sharing this experience with some of the you guys)Anyway to make it worse I hit traffic(Not literally)

As I sat helplessly in this motorway car park, waiting for the next junction so I could turn around. I thought about the similarities of my mistake and the things that happen in our lives. In life we all take the wrong road from time to time and we feel there is nothing you can immediately do about it. And the sometimes that it is the reality.

But it made me think, did I miss the vital signs before I took the wrong turning?
What I mean to say is did I miss the sign that said congestion on the approaching motorway?

I believe in life we are all given signs to make our move in our jobs,relationships and future ambitions and at times miss those signs,

Question, Do you feel you feel your never appreciated for what you do at work?
See the sign make your move

Do you always seem to be arguing with your partner?
See the sign make your move

Now I must add this disclaimer, the move you make must be the right one for you, and i believe deep down inside we hold all of the answers to our future.

However any move is better than procrastination

It’s vital you act when you see that sign or your journey back will become further and further away the longer you delay, or even worse-it might be too late

So look out for that sign and make your move

Have a great week

If I have made you think differently this morning let me know

Hi my name is Steve Beckles-Ebusua, i'm a motivational speaker and Life coach.

I hope you enjoy my thoughts

Peace to you all