Friday, February 29, 2008

Bride Between Goals

"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments."

*-- Jim Rohn

"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

"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."

*-- Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Concentrate Your Force

As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into
one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous
activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Victory belongs to the most persevering."

--Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

"I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I
learned that the only way things are going to change for
me is when I change."

-- Jim Rohn

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Makes You Stronger

"What does not kill me makes me stronger."

--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

"The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware
of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years
in silent hurt wondering if something could have
materialized--never knowing."

--Jim Rohn

"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

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Accept the Signal

"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not
sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your
coveted goal."

-- Napoleon Hill

"You can accomplish virtually anything if you want it badly enough
and if you are willing to work long enough and hard enough."

-- Brian Tracy

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

-- William Shakespeare
Love Poems

Act Boldly

Act Boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.

"Never sell yourself short. Anything anyone else has done, you can
probably do as well."

-Brian Tracy

"Well done is better than well said."

-Ben Franklin

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Don't Give Up

"Don't give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second

*-- Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

"Let a person rejoice when he is confronted with obstacles,
for it means that he has reached the end of some particular
line of indifference or folly, and is now called upon to
summon up all his energy and intelligence in order to extricate
himself, and to find a better way; that the powers within him
are crying out for greater freedom, for enlarged exercise and

*-- James Allen

"Act as if you were already the person you want most to be."

*-- Brian Tracy

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Habit of Mind

"Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate.
So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart,
develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today."

*-- Will Rogers

"Others will underestimate us, for although we judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing,
others judge us only by what we have already done."

*-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, February 22, 2008

Our Own Responsibility

"One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes. In the long run, we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility."

*-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Don't let life discourage you;
everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."

*-- Richard Evans

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

*-- Ambrose Redmoon

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Human Nature

"Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility and commitment."

*-- H. Ross Perot

"Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running."

*-- Zig Ziglar

"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."

*-- Annie Dillard

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Keep Moving

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving. They make
mistakes, but they don't quit."

-- Conrad Hilton
1887-1979, Founder of Hilton Hotels

"Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right."

-- Henry Ford

"You can't expect to prevent negative feelings altogether. And you can't
expect to experience positive feelings all the time...The Law of Emotional
Choice directs us to acknowledge our feelings but also to refuse to get
stuck in the negative ones."

-- Greg Anderson

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sincere Appreciation

"You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of
this world's happiness now. How? By giving a few words of
sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.
Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today,
but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime."

-- Dale Carnegie

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

--Brian Tracy

"Forget the resolutions. Forget control and discipline... too much work.
Instead try experimenting. Go in search of something to fall in love
with...something about yourself, your career, your spouse."

-- Dale Dauten

Monday, February 18, 2008

Pessimist Never Discovered

"No PESSIMIST ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to
an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."

-- Helen Keller

"Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that
you want."

-- Jim Rohn

"It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It
is what you think about."

--Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)

Don't Be Sorry

"When looking back, usually I'm more sorry for the things I
didn't do than for the things I shouldn't have done."

--Malcolm Forbes

"Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to
you without coming away better and happier."

-- Mother Theresa

"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the
waiter, is not a nice person."

-- Dave Barry

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Their Attitudes

"Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them
chiefly by their attitudes."

*-- Charles Prestwich Scott

"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there."

*-- Bob Proctor

"I do not fear failure. I only fear the "slowing up" of the engine
inside of me which is pounding, saying, "Keep going, someone must be
on top,why not you?"

*-- Gen. George S. Patton jr.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Work Hard At It

"I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win--if you don't, you won't."

*-- Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist, Decathlon

"In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision."

*-- Peter F. Drucker

"It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man
can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."

*-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Challenges

"Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of

-- General George S. Patton

"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work
you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it,
and you will find happiness that you had thought could never
be yours."

--Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) Scottish-born American
industrialist, philanthropist, educator

"The most influential person who will talk to you all day is you, so
you should be very careful about what you say to you!"

-- Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Someone Must Be On Top

I do not fear failure. I only fear the "slowing up" of the engine
inside of me which is pounding, saying, "Keep going, someone must be
on top,why not you?"

--Gen. George S. Patton jr.

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

--Brian Tracy

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

-- Jim Rohn

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

-- Michael Jordan
Professional Basketball Player

As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into
one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous
activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Whatever you are, be a good one.

-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Feeling Of Warmth and Good Cheer

"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

"Praise works with only three types of people; men, women, and

-- Anonymous

"The Best People builders are Praise and Encouragement."

--Brian Tracy

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Achievement Is Desire

"The starting point of all achievement is desire. Weak desire
brings weak results."

*-- Napoleon Hill

"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

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness,
not because they never found it, but because
they didn't stop to enjoy it."

*-- William Feather

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Keeps The Goal In Mind

"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

"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from
the achievement of one's values."

*-- Ayn Rand

"The times in our lives in which we feel that we have the least power are actually the times when we have the most. Those are the times in which we affirm or redefine who we are, what we believe, and make choices that can impact ourselves and those we encounter for a lifetime."

*-- Gail Pursell Elliott "The Dignity and Respect Lady"

Friday, February 08, 2008

Opening New Doors

"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we are curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

*-- Walt Disney

"Our self image and our habits tend to go together.
Change one and you will automatically change the other."

*-- Dr. Maxwell Maltz

"It is always your next move."

*-- Napoleon Hill

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Not Decide Is a Choice

"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."

*-- Neil Peart

"When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you."

*-- Tin Cup

"To reach our goal, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail and not drift, not lie at anchor." .

*-- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Take Chances Improve Lives

"Our lives improve only when we take chances ... and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."

*-- Walter Anderson

"If I try to be like him, who will be like me?"

*-- Yiddish proverb

"Without dew and light flowers fade.
Charity and love are the dew and light of the human heart."

*-- De Gentis

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

When You Lose Energy

"You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind.
Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing.
Get interested in something!
Get absolutely enthralled in something!
Get out of yourself!
Be somebody!
Do something.
The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself,
the more energy you will have."

*-- Norman Vincent Peale

"The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home."

*-- Confucius

Monday, February 04, 2008

Small Or Great

"You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as
your dominant aspiration."

-- James Allen

"The two great words of antiquity are behold and beware.
Behold the possibilities and beware the temptations."

--Jim Rohn

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

--Brian Tracy

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Not Safe To Avoid Danger

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

--Helen Keller

"Happy people learn that happiness, like sweat, is a by-product of
activity. You can only achieve happiness if you are too busy living
your life to notice whether you are happy or not."

-- Frank Pittman III, MD, 62, psychiatrist, author of Grow Up!

"The most influential person who will talk to you all day is you, so
you should be very careful about what you say to you!"

-- Zig Ziglar

Saturday, February 02, 2008

To Make Dreams True

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams
come into reality, it takes an awful lot of
determination, dedication, self-discipline,
and effort."

*-- Jesse Owens

"It takes a long time to grow an old friend."

*-- John Leonard

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing
what to overlook."

*-- William James

Friday, February 01, 2008

Who Said It Cannot Be Done

"Who said it could not be done? And tell me what great victories
does he have to his credit which qualifies him to judge what can
and can't be accomplished."

--Napoleon Hill.... Author of the 1936 classic..Think and Grow Rich

"Plan your work and work your plan. Decide in advance exactly how
you are going to get from where you are to where you want to go."

*-- Brian Tracy

"Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do...but I think you
have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does -
that makes you a winner right there."

*-- Venus Williams