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