Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Could Have, Might Have or Should Have Done It

"Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions:
could have, might have, and should have."

-- Louis E. Boone

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."

-- Stephen Covey

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

-- George Herman "Babe" Ruth

15 Minutes Each Day For Your Children

Add an extra 15 minutes each day to the time
you invest with your children or spouse - that's the
equivalent of more than two weeks each year.

-from 212 the extra degree

Triumph often is nearest when
defeat seems inescapable.

--B.C. Forbes

Never stop. One always stops as soon
as something is about to happen.

--Peter Brook

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunshine - Kindness - Excellence

Keep your face to the sunshine, and
you will not see the shadows.

--Helen Keller

No act of kindness, not matter
how small, is ever wasted.


Excellence is not an act, it is a habit.


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Self Respect, True Commitment and Humility

"Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."

-- Abraham Lincoln

"True commitment begins when we reach the point of not knowing how we can possibly go on, and decide to do it anyway."

-- Author Unknown

"Humility does not mean you think less of yourself.
It means you think of yourself less."

-- Ken Blanchard

Friday, September 26, 2008

Different In Shallow and Strong Men

"Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect."

*-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

"They are never alone that are accompanied with noble thoughts."

*-- Sir Philip Sidney (1554 - 1586)

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."

*-- Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Objections First Before Things

"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome."

--Samuel Johnson

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

--Gotama Buddha

"The will must be stronger than the skill."

--Muhammad Ali

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Nothing Or Everything Is A Miracle

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.

--Albert Einstein

Be prepared and be honest.

--John Wooden

If everyone is moving forward together.
then success will take care of itself.

--Henry Ford

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Attitude Towards Life

So much of life is about attitude and how
we handle what life throws our way. Life
is good - even when a situation
appears to be the worst.

*-- Tony Pearce

The most important thing you do as a leader
is to hire the right people.

*-- Tony Pearce

For you to be the very best, you cannot allow
yourself to become complacent in your
comfort zone. You need to be
reaching for improvement.

*-- Tony Pearce

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Living Out To Your Imagination

Live out of your imagination,
not your history.

--Stephen Covey

Criticize the act, not the person.

--Mary Kay Ash

Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.

--Wally Amos

Monday, September 22, 2008

How To Experience Peace

"If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another. If you wish to know that you are safe, cause another to know that they are safe. If you wish to better understand seemingly incomprehensible things, help another to better understand. If you wish to heal your own sadness or anger, seek to heal the sadness or anger of another."

-- Tenzin Gyatso

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Every man is guilty of all the good he didn't do."

-- Voltaire

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Taking Responsibility For Your Self

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop
a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

--Les Brown

The best proof of love is trust.

--Joyce Brothers

Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.

--Dale Carnegie

The Person Who Can Stop You Is

"Obstacles can't stop you. Problems can't stop you. Most of all, other people can't stop you. Only you can stop you."

--Jeffrey Gitomer

People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else. Experience is determined by yourself -- not the circumstances of your life.

--Gita Bellin

"Be great in act, as you have been in thought."
-- William Shakespeare

Friday, September 19, 2008

Know Your Most Precious Resource

"Time is your most precious resource; make every minute count."

*-- Brian Tracy

"False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil."

*-- Plato (427 BC - 347 BC)

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

*-- Zig Ziglar

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Excellence Is A Habit

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence,
therefore, is not an act but a habit.


The best mind-altering drug is the truth.

--Lily Tomlin

Be nice to people on your way up.
You might need them on your way down.

--Jimmy Durante

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Empty Heads and Empty Hearts

Empty pockets never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and empty
hearts can do that.

--Norman Vincent Peale

People will forget what you said. People will even
forget what you did. But people will NEVER
forget how you made them feel.


Engaging leaders make good
employees into better people.

--Ed Gubman

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

They Work Very Very Hard

The only thing that separates successful people from
to work very, very hard.

--Helen Gurley Brown

I'm not concerned with your liking me or disliking me...all
I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

--Jackie Robinson

The elevator to success is out of order. You'll
have to use the stairs...one step at a time.

--Joe Girard

Monday, September 15, 2008

Put Things Into Your Own Hands

Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better,
you have to take things into your own hands.

--Clint Eastwood

The best preparation for tomorrow is to
do today's work superbly well.

--Sir William Osler

A gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.

--Chinese Proverb

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Getting Out Of Comfort Zone

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new."

-- Brian Tracy

The heart, like the grape, is prone to delivering its harvest in the same moment it appears to be crushed.

-- Roger Houseden

"Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves."

-- Germaine Greer

Friday, September 12, 2008

About Failure and Success

"Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others."

*-- Jules Renard (1864 - 1910)

"People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else."

*-- Unknown

"The wisest mind has something yet to learn."

*-- George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

The World Can Be Changed By Us

We could change the world tomorrow if all
the millions of people around the world
acted the way they believe.

--Jane Goodall

Integrity is not a ninety percent thing, not a ninety-five
percent thing. Either you have it or you don't.

--Peter Scotese

The time is always right to do what is right.

--Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What Do We Remember In Life

We do not remember days, we remember
moments in our lives.


Aim for service and success will follow.

--Albert Schweitzer

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of good ideas.

--Linus Pauling

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A Few Sincere Words

You never know when a moment and a few sincere
words can have an impact on a life.

--Zig Ziglar

The greatest management principle in the world is
'The things that get rewarded and
appreciated get done'

--Michael Le Boeuf

I've spent a good part of my life studying economic
successes and failures...above all, I've learned that
everything takes a back seat to innovation.

--Tom Peters

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Where Does Happiness Grow

"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens."

*-- Douglas Jerrould

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

*-- Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968)

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."

*-- e e cummings (1894 - 1962)

Monday, September 08, 2008

End Your Day Looking At The Mirror

"End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the
mirror and saying, 'I love you!' Do this for thirty days and watch
how you transform."

*-- Mark Victor Hansen

"Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true."

*-- Napoleon Hill

"The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice!"

*-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Think You Are Too Small

"If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."

--Anita Roddick

"If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough."

--Edward Everett Hale

"Instead of telling the world What it is supposed to do, Why don't you immediately do it yourself? In this way, I assure you, Your happiness will be surprisingly multiplied."

--Sri Chinmoy

Friday, September 05, 2008

When Things Become Difficult

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult."


"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

*-- Aesop (620 BC - 560 BC)

Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.

--Italian Proverb

A Living And A Life

We make a living by what we get, but we
make a life by what we give.

--Winston Churchill

One person with a commitment is worth more than
100 people who have only an interest.

--Mary Crowley

Allow me to be a blessing to you and
allow yourself to be a blessing to others.

--John Coonley

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Someday You Shall In Life

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving,
and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday
in your life you will have been all of these.

--George Washington Carver

When we choose not to focus on what is missing from
our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's
present...we experience true heaven on earth.

--Sarah Ban Breathnach

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it
does enlarge the future.

--Paul Boese

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Realized I Was That Somebody

I always wondered why somebody didn't
do something about that. Then I
realized I was somebody.

--Lily Tomlin

You get the best effort from others not
by LIGHTING a fire beneath them, but
by BUILDING a fire with them.

--Bob Nelson

A good leader inspires people to have confidence
in their leader. A great leader inspires
people to have confidence in themselves


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

When Knowledge Is Useless

Knowledge is of no value unless
you put in into practice.

--Heber J. Grant

As I grow older, I play less attention to what
people say. I just watch what they do.

--Andrew Carnegie

If not you, who?
If not now, when?

--Abraham Maslow

Monday, September 01, 2008

Believe In Themselves and Accomplish

Outstanding leaders go out of their
way to boost self-esteem of their
personnel. If people believe
in themselves, it's amazing
what they can accomplish.

--Sam Walton

Everyone has an invisible sign
hanging from their neck saying
make me feel important.

--Mary Kay Ash

A Soldier will fight long and hard
for a bit of colored ribbon.

--Napoleon Bonaparte