Friday, December 31, 2010

Life Ten and Ninety Percent

"Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it."

-- Ben Franklin

"We determine whether something will be a blessing or a curse by the way we choose to see it."

-- Kate Nowak

"Doubt can only be removed by action."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill."

-- Christopher Parker

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Happy & Colourful New Year 2011

Wish You And Your Family Happy & Colourful New Year 2011

Change The Changeable-Accept The Unachangeable
Remove Yourself From The Unacceptable

Everything Will Be Okay In The End. If It Not Okay
Then It Is Not The End

With Best Wishes

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Learning About Life

"I’ve learned that life is like a carnival with all its sights and sounds; sometimes you need to skip the rides and just hang out with the clowns!"

--Linda Ellis

"Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."

-- Danny Kaye

"The most important thing in life is to stop saying "I wish" and start saying "I will." Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities."

-- David Copperfield

"If you don't take charge of shaping your own destiny, others will apply their agenda to you."

-- Eric Allenbaugh

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Where You Stands At Time of Challenge

"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.

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

-- Seneca

"There is nothing impossible to him who will try."

-- Alexander the Great

"Don't read a book and be a follower; read a book and be a student."

-- Jim Rohn

Monday, December 27, 2010

Listen To Your Inner Voice

"I think we all have a little voice inside us that will guide us...if we shut out all the noise and clutter from our lives and listen to that voice, it will tell us the right thing to do."

-- Christopher Reeve

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

-- Jane Goodall

"The fear is worse than the pain."

-- Shannon Bahr

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Start With The First Step

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."

-- Chinese Proverb

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

-- Helen Keller

"Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you plan to stop peddling."

-- Claude Pepper

"Laugh loud, and laugh often. It’ll keep you happy, keep you healthy, and keep your attitude headed in a positive direction."

-- Mac Anderson

Friday, December 24, 2010

Courage Is Needed For Success

"Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are some difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes a brave soul to win them."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time."

-- Lou Brock

"If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."

-- Andrew Carnegie

"Real success comes in small portions day by day."

-- Denis Waitley

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Life Greatest Mistake

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one."

-- Elbert Hubbard

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

-- Linda Brakeall

"Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

-- Ben Franklin

"Without question, the art of listening is one of the most underestimated keys to success. I want you to stop and think about the friends you really enjoy being with, the bosses you've enjoyed working for, and I'd be willing to bet they all have one thing in common . . . they're good listeners."

-- Mac Anderson

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas for Year 2010

"Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."

-- Oren Arnold

"What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace."

-- Agnes M. Pahro

"Christmas is not just a day, an event to be observed and speedily forgotten. It is a spirit which should permeate every part of our lives."

-- William Parks (Missions)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Your Mind Is Your Only Limitations

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."

-- Og Mandino

"You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution."

-- Bob Proctor

"The best time to give advice to your children is while they're still young enough to believe you know what you're talking about."

-- Evan Esar

"Insanity doesn't run in my family. It gallops."

-- Cary Grant

Monday, December 20, 2010

Try Something New To Learn and Grow

"How can you learn and grow when you never step out and try something new and exciting? There is never a lack of resources, only a lack of ideas. Without risk, there can be no progress. All of us only have so much sand left in the hourglass, and one day our sand will run out. The time to risk is now and the great ones know it."

-- Steve Siebold

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."

-- T.S. Eliot

"I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let fear control me."

-- Erica Jong

"Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly."

-- Robert H. Schuller

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Root of Joy

"The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful."

-- Brother David Steindl-Rast

"The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs."

-- Joan Didion

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

-- Aristotle

"Committing to excellence means sharing the risk required in generating maximum returns and pursuing victory together. Effective team players know that achieving peak performance requires positive attitudes and inspiring beliefs on everyone's part. Sustaining peak performance requires humility, dignity and grace."

-- John J. Murphy

Friday, December 17, 2010

Learn To Forgive

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

-- Paul Boese

"When anger rises, think of the consequences."

-- Confusious

"Our Dash moves with lightning speed. It feels like yesterday that I graduated from college...and now thirty-eight years have passed. Although I'm very proud of my business accomplishments, in the end my life comes back to loving and being loved."

-- Mac Anderson

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

-- Charles Kingsley

Life's Challenges

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they're supposed to help you discover who you are."

-- Bernice Johnson Reagon

"Women who feel unworthy will often find ways to sabotage their own success at work, in romantic relationships and with money....There are myriad ways in which unworthiness shows up in our lives. And in the end, it doesn't really matter how we got this way - the only thing that matters is what we do about it."

-- BJ Gallagher and Lisa Hammond

"Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius."

-- Elbert Hubbard

"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you."

-- Madeline Bridges

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Being Happy Does Not Require Permission

"You don't need anyone else's permission to be happy. Your life is magnificent not because someone says it is, but because you choose to see it as such."

-- Ralph Marston

"Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill."

-- Charles Swindoll

"The willingness to do creates the ability to do."

-- Peter McWilliams

"Maintain the quality of your product or service. Your product or service is your calling card...and your business reputation. Like Mary Kay, who built her business on the "Golden Rule," you should create the same type of experience for your customers that you would like to receive."

-- Mac Anderson

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Don't Wait, The World Is Never Perfect

"Our world will never be perfect. The rain will come, despite my best efforts to prevent it. Life is what you choose to make of it. State of mind is everything. If you cannot change what happens, then for your happiness, you must change your mindset."

-- Michelle Sedas

"Life does not happen to us, it happens from us."

-- Mike Wickett

"I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

-- Christopher Reeve

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."

-- Booker T. Washington

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Set Big Goal and Achieve It

"You should not permit your present situation to influence your thinking or your decision making that regardless of your present situation you should proceed immediately to set a goal to achieve something so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time."

-- Bob Proctor

"Our baggage includes everything from once valid beliefs and practices that have outlived their usefulness, to misinformation and misconceptions that we've accepted (and even embraced) without much examination or thought."

-- Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

"It's easier for companies to come up with new ideas than to let go of old ones."

-- Peter Drucker

Monday, December 13, 2010

Be A Real Winners In Life

"The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better."

-- Barbara Pletcher

"People need to decide to be happy."

-- Marty Martinson

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

-- Charles Kingsley

"In one or two minutes of time we have the opportunity to define ourselves as human beings. There isn't much room for error."
- V.J. Smith

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Say I Can Do It

"Every time you repeat the words, 'I can do it!' with conviction, you cancel or override your fear and increase your confidence. By repeating this affirmation over and over, you can eventually build your courage and confidence to the point where you are unafraid."

-- Brian Tracy

"Courage is rightly considered the foremost of the virtues, for upon it, all others depend."

-- Winston Churchill

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."

-- Jerry Rice

"Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound."

-- James Allen

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Climb Over That Road Block

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

-- Michael Jordan

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."

-- Hannah More

"Paradise is always where love dwells."

-- Jean Paul F. Richter

"You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove instead to be the greatest investment that you will ever make."

-- Gorden B. Hinkley

Friday, December 10, 2010

Power Up Your Enthusiasm

"Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another man has it for thirty days. But it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success in life."

-- Edward B. Butler

"If you're not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm."

-- Vince Lombardi

"You're alive. Do something.
The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated.
It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences.
It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act."

-- Barbara Hall

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Speak Gratitude

"You teach gratitude to others by living it - every moment, every hour, every day. Others will see the happiness that gratitude brings, and soon, they too will be grateful. And before you know it, you have started an epidemic of gratitude - what could be more wonderful!"

-- BJ Gallagher

"To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch heaven."

-- Johannes A. Gaertner

"I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude."

-- Judith M. Knowlton

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Creator

"The Creator has not given you a longing to do
that which you have no ability to do."

-- Orison Swett Marden

"Friends are like stars, you don't always see them,
but you know they're always there."

-- Vannii Arcri

"It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to
discover ability in others is the true test."

-- Elbert Hubbard

"Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance."

-- Epicurus

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Refused To Become Discouraged

"History has noted that the most notable winners usually encounter heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. If it really hurts that bad, go ahead and cry -- you'll feel better."

-- B. C. Forbes

"Need a good cleanse on the inside? Find a funny friend. Have dinner with someone who makes you laugh out loud. See a movie that makes you laugh 'til you cry. You need a bath! On the inside."

-- Vicki Hitzges

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."

-- Yiddish Proverb

Monday, December 06, 2010

When You Are In Balance

"Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance."

-- Brian Tracy

"Notice throughout the week relationships that cross your path, decisions you have to make, challenges you have to face, empty tasks that drain you, and opportunities that full you up! Watch others. Reflect on the disappointments and surprises that come up in the regular course of the week. Each can nurture your thinking about what you really value."

-- John Blumberg

"Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. It satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening - it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."

-- Arnold Palmer

Friday, December 03, 2010

Acquire Knowledge and Apply It

"It is your prime responsibility to acquire useful knowledge from others and to apply it appropriately. You don't have to reinvent the wheel, but you do have to learn from those who did."

-- Gary Ryan Blair

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do."

-- Epictetus

"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.
One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life."

-- Sandra Carey

"Improve relationships with others by assuming that they can hear everything you say about them."

-- Stephen R. Covey

Let Child Experience Consequences

"It is often an unpleasant experience for a parent, but a child must be allowed to experience the consequences for his actions and decisions. Whenever you intervene, you rob him of taking personal responsibility for his life, and you hinder the shaping of his personality."

-- Mac Anderson and Lance Wubbels

"There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there's a repair job to be done around the house."

-- Joe Ryan

"Procrastination is something best put off until tomorrow."

-- Gerald Vaughan

"Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week."

-- Spanish Proverb

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Clear Well Written Goals Have Effect

"Clear, written goals have a wonderful effect on your thinking. They motivate you and galvanize you into action. They stimulate your creativity, release your energy, and help you to overcome procrastination as much as any other factor."

-- Brian Tracy

"Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now."

-- Alan Lakein

"The time to begin most things is ten years ago."

-- Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

"Tomorrow is the only day in the year that appeals to a lazy man."

--Jimmy Lyons

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Our Teacher Call Failure

"Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is
delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is
something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being

-- Denis Waitley

"Worry gives a small thing a big shadow."

-- Swedish Proverb

"Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible."

-- George Claude Lorimer

"Tomorrow is the day when idlers work, and fools reform."

-- Edward Young

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fruits of Life

"The fruits of life fall into the hands of those who climb the tree and pick them."

-- Earl Tupper

"Few people will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all these acts will be written the history of this generation."

-- Robert F. Kennedy

"A year from now you may wish you had started today."

-- Karen Lamb

"One of these days is none of these days."

-- Attributed to both Henri Tubach and H.G. Bohn

Monday, November 29, 2010

Little Things Make Big Things

"It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class."

-- J. Willard Marriott

"Many small trifles make perfection, but perfection is no small trifle."

-- Michelangelo

"Procrastination is the thief of time."

-- Edward Young

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."

-- William James

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Happy Human

"Happy is the person who knows what to remember of the past, what to enjoy in the present, and what to plan for in the future."

-- Arnold H. Glasgow

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."

-- Oprah Winfrey

"Trust, not technology, is the issue of the decade."

-- Tom Peters

"If employees feel you don't trust them to do their jobs correctly and well, they'll be reluctant to do much without your approval. On the other hand, when they feel trusted, that you believe they'll do the right things well, they'll naturally want to do things well and be deserving of your trust."

-- Mac Anderson

Friday, November 26, 2010

Persistence and Energy

"Energy and persistence conquer all things."

-- Benjamin Franklin

"To rejoice in another's prosperity, is to give content
to your own lot: to mitigate another's grief,
is to alleviate or dispel your own."

-- Arthur Wang

"You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution."

--Robert F. Kennedy

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day."

-- Sally Koch

Being Rich Isn't About Money

Being rich isn't about money. Being rich is a state of mind. Some of us, no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to take time to stop and eat the heart of the watermelon. And some of us will be rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead of the game.

-- Harvey Mackay

"Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push."

-- Joann Thomas

"Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become."

-- Jim Rohn

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb...that's where the fruit is."

-- Harry S. Truman

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Mind Exercising via Reading

"Reading is like exercising - mental and physical benefits flourish with regular practice. Reading improves language skills, vocabulary, and spelling skills; it introduces new ideas, perspectives, and information; it staves off the effects of aging by keeping your mind active; it provides a vehicle for mental escape and creativity; and it relaxes, entertains, and inspires your soul."

-- Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza

"Don't judge people based on their outward appearances or life circumstances."

-- Matthew Emerzian and Kelly Bozza

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."

-- Arthur C. Clarke

"There are two kinds of people in this life. Those who walk into a room and say, 'Well, here I am.' And those who walk in and say, 'Ahh, there you are.' Let us each strive to be an 'Ahh, there you are' person'."

-- Leil Lowndes

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Important Thing About Goals

"The most important thing about goals is having one..."

-- Geoffrey Abert

"He who undervalues himself is justly undervalued by others."

-- William Hazlitt

"The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed."

-- Martina Navratilova

"Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others."

-- Christian D. Larson

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Earn Money After Success

"Now, success is not the result of making money; making money is the result of success - and success is in direct proportion to our service. Most people have this law backwards. They believe that you're successful if you earn a lot of money. The truth is that you can only earn money after you're successful."

-- Earl Nightingale

"Stop thinking of all the reasons why you cannot be successful, and instead, think of all the reasons why you can."

-- Dr. David Harold Fink

"Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."

-- Bruce Barton

"The fact that you are willing to say, "I do not understand, and it is fine," is the greatest understanding you could exhibit."

-- Wayne Dyer

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Greatest Possession

"Health is the greatest possession. Contentment is the greatest treasure. Confidence is the greatest friend. Non-being is the greatest joy."

-- Lao Tzu

"Great thoughts come from the heart."

-- Luc de Clapiers

"Ideas won't keep; something must be done about them."

-- Alfred Whitefield

"It's not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts."

-- Adlai Stevenson

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Optimism is the Faith

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

-- Helen Keller

"Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's
hand and squeeze it, while there's time."

-- Dale Dauten

"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of."

-- Geri Weitzman

"The purpose of relationship is not to have another who might complete you, but to have another with whom you might share your completeness."

-- Neale Donald Walsch

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Try Thing Haven't Done 3 Times

"Try a thing you haven't done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not."

-- Virgil Garnett Thomson

"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."

-- Jean Anouilh

"People will exercise great effort and creativity to make
our plan work, and sometimes expend just as much effort
and creativity to make your plan fail."

--Bob Klas

"Action is worry's worst enemy."

-- American proverb

Friday, November 19, 2010

Land of Opportunity

"The Land of Opportunity is an attitude.
It is an openness to new ideas,
a willingness to listen,
an eagerness to learn,
a desire to grow,
and the flexibility to change."

-- BJ Gallagher and Warren H. Schmidt

"Above all else, they knew the joy of just being themselves."

-- BJ Gallagher and Warren H. Schmidt

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."

-- Celia Thaxter

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Know and Apply

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"He who moves not forward, goes backward."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The healthy team recognizes that people are people. We have off days. We make mistakes. We have doubts. We assume too much. We differ. This is where great teams distinguish themselves from all the rest. They see these differences as advantages, not excuses to give up."

-- John Murphy

"Team members have to be focused on the collective good of the team. Too often, they focus their attention on their department, their budget, their career aspirations, their egos."

-- Patrick Lencioni

Have Hope and Confidence

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

-- Helen Keller

"Things do not change; we change."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"By knowing one reaches belief. By doing one gains conviction. When you know, dare."

-- Egyptian proverb

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Knowledge Is Potential Power

"'Knowledge is power!' Is this a true statement? Does knowledge really give us power? The answer may surprise you. Even though we have heard the statement over and over again, it is not true. Knowledge is only powerful when you use it!"

-- Barry Gottlieb

"It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."

-- Babe Ruth

"Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds."

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

Monday, November 15, 2010

There is a Time for Everything

"When observing the behavior of most mammals, it soon becomes obvious that waiting is an essential part of their lives. There is a time for everything...a time to feed, a time to rest, a time to wait, and a time to move swiftly."

-- Ken Jenkins

"Feeling and experiencing is of the heart. Projecting and expecting of the mind."

-- Author Unknown

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Don't Waste Time Living Someone Life

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."

-- Steve Jobs

"Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle."

--Crystal Middlemas

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."

--Peter F. Drucker

"Don't be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams."

-- Author Unknown

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two Kinds of Power

"Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

"He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough."

-- Lao Tzu

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."

-- Thomas Jefferson

Friday, November 12, 2010

Look Into Present Actions To See Future

"If you want to know your past -- look into your present conditions. If you want to know your future -- look into your present actions."

-- Chinese Proverb

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."

-- George Sand

"The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone.
You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it."

-- Elaine Agather

"When we wake up in the morning, we have two
simple choices: go back to sleep and dream,
or wake up and chase those dreams."

-- Arthur Wang

Thursday, November 11, 2010

True Measure of Character

"The true measure of your character is what you would do if you were sure no one would ever find out."

-- John Maxwell

"Forgiveness does not equal forgetting. It is about healing the memory of the harm, not erasing it."

-- Ken Hart

"Leaders take risks. That's not to say that they are reckless, because good leaders aren't. But they don't always take the safest route. Rarely can a person break ground and play it safe at the same time. Often, leaders must take others into the unknown, march them off the map. Look at wise leaders who take risks, and you will find that they: Gather information wisely. Risk from strength. Prepare thoroughly. Fail successfully. Display flexibility."

-- John Maxwell

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

You Have Permisson To Be Happy

"You don't need anyone else's permission to be happy. Your life is magnificent not because someone says it is, but because you choose to see it as such."

-- Ralph Marston

"You can give away yet still feel filled up. Working for free can be more significant than working for money. To consume less doesn't mean that we live without. Satisfying someone else's needs can be a great source of self-satisfaction. When we befriend our neighbor, we benefit the world. Making the world a better place is a labor of love."

-- Matt Emerzian and Kelly Bozza

"Everyone has the power of greatness. Not for fame, but greatness. Because greatness is determined by service."

-- Martin Luther King Jr.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

People Who Grow Old

"Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."

-- Douglas MacArthur

"Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push."

-- Joann Thomas

"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears."

-- Les Brown

Monday, November 08, 2010

Patience Has Limits

"Patience has its limits - take it too far and its cowardice."

-- George Jackson

"When you are ready to learn a teacher will appear."

"It is good to have an end to journey toward,
but it is the journey that matters in the end."

"Sitting quietly, doing nothing, springs come and grass grows by itself."

Arthur Wang

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Life Greatest Risk

"The greatest risk in life is...never taking one."

-- Arthur Wang

"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before."

-- Edwin Elliot

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

-- Herman Cain

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

-- Louisa May Alcott

Hope Will Reappear

"Hope is always available to us. When we feel defeated, we need
only take a deep breath and say, "Yes," and hope will reappear."

-- Monroe Forester

"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

"The older I get, the less I pay attention to what people say or think or hope. I notice what they do, how they Live, and what they work for."

-- Robert Fulghum

"Everything is always ok in the end; if it's not then it's not the end."

-- Author Unknown

Friday, November 05, 2010

Be Aware of Opportunities

"How many opportunities have you missed because you were not aware of the possibilities that would occur if you applied a small amount of effort beyond what you normally do?"

-- Mac Anderson and Sam Parker

"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer."

-- General George S. Patton

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

-- Buddha

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Difficulties, Challenges and Problems

"We all have difficulties, challenges, problems to bear. We can't ask someone else to take them from us, for they already have their own. But we can ask them to help us - to share our burdens and trials. And we, in turn, can do the same for them."

-- BJ Gallagher

"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it."

-- Edgar Watson Howe

"In about the same degree as you are helpful, you will be happy."

-- Karl Reiland

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

The Choices We Make

"By the choices we make, by the attitudes we exhibit, we are influencing lives every day in positive or negative ways...our family, our peers, our friends, and even strangers we've never met before and will never meet again. So when you brush your teeth every morning, look in the mirror and ask yourself...'Are there things I'd like to change?'"

-- Mac Anderson

"Treat each other with respect
and more often wear a smile..."

-- Linda Ellis

"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking."

-- William B. Sprague

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Move Forward with Your Belief

"Sometimes there is no evidence that this is the right time to pursue your dream. But by believing in it and acting on that belief, you make your dream possible. Moving forward on what you believe is paramount and creating a new belief is the first step in changing it."

-- Marcia Wieder

"Life is full of obstacle illusions."

-- Grant Frazier

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 01, 2010

Ability, Motivation and Attitude

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

-- Lou Holtz

"Luck is not chance, it's toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned."

-- Emily Dickinson

"One of the most fascinating things about leadership is that sometimes a person you least expect will step up and emerge as a leader. It can happen at any time, but it has been my experience that any emerging leader possesses two key traits...attitude and heart."

-- Mac Anderson

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Have Confidence in Yourself

"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through."

-- Rosalynn Carter

"When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."

-- Helen Keller

"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline.
It is devotion. There is a great difference."

-- Luciano Pavarotti

"Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is."

-- Blaise Pascal

Have Flaming Enthusiasm

"Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence,
is the quality that most frequently makes for success."

--Dale Carnegie

"All of us need to grow continuously in our lives."

--Les Brown

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

-- Les Brown

"One often hears the remark "He talks too much." But when did anyone last hear the criticism "He listens too much?""

-- Norman Augustine

Friday, October 29, 2010

Be An Active Force In Life

"We must look for ways to be an active force in our own lives.
We must take charge of our own destinies, design a life of
substance and truly begin to live our dreams."

-- Les Brown

"Can miles truly separate you from friends...If you want to be
with someone you love, aren't you already there?"

-- Richard Bach

"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

-- Les Brown

"A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch."

-- Mary Kay Ash

Thursday, October 28, 2010

When You Look Closely

"It's no accident, that when you look closely into the eyes
of another, the very first thing you see, is yourself."

-- Paul

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road ... unless you fail to make the turn."

-- A Wise Person

"Many a one has succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat, he would never have known any great victory."

-- Orison Sweet Marden

"You can't think your way into acting positively,
but you can act your way into thinking positively."

-- Nido

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Treat Possibilites as Probabilites

"The most important think in life is to stop saying "I wish" and start saying "I will." Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilites as probabilites."

-- David Copperfield

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

-- Albert Einstein

"There are many different problem-solving models, all following the same basic rational sequence. This sequence is not random or without purpose. It serves to focus, align and unite the team. The problem many teams have is that some team members are on step three while others are on step one or step four. This misalignment confuses team members, disrupts synergy and delays results. Are you using a rational process when you make decisions?"

-- John J. Murphy

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Letting Go of Yourself

"It's all right letting yourself go,
As long as you can get yourself back."

-- Mick Jagger

"Love begins on the inside."

-- Jason

"To lead a symphony, You must turn your back on the crowd."

-- Reddy

"We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination, no matter how utterly his reason may reject them."

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Observe a Really Happy Person

"If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be searching for happiness as if it were a collar button that has rolled under the radiator."

-- W. Beran Wolfe

"We touch the lives of others in ways we often never know. People sometimes come into our personal world for fleeting moments and can leave us forever changed. We have more power to create or to destroy than we can imagine. We can leave things or individuals better or worse than we found them."

-- Gail Pursell Elliott

"Life is not made up of great sacrifices and duties but of little things: in which smiles and kindness given habitually are what win and preserve the heart and secure comfort."

-- Sir Humphry Davy

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Persevere and Finish Strong

"Ben Hogan overcame a dark childhood memory, early failure at the game of golf and a debilitating car crash to become one of the legends of the game....Throughout his life, there were many reasons for Ben Hogan to have simply been finished; instead he chose to persevere, to fight and to ultimately finish strong."

-- Dan Green

"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once."

-- Calvin Coolidge

"The secret to success is consistency of purpose."

~Benjamin Disraeli

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ask What Makes You Alive

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes
you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world
needs is people who have come alive."

-- Harold Thurman Whitman

"Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open. "

-- Rose Wilder Lane

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a
single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a
deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep
mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we
wish to dominate our lives."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"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."

-- The Buddha

View Life As Continuous Learning

"Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience."

-- Denis Waitley

"When we believe how things should or shouldn't be, rather than how they are, we are living an illusion. The more we focus on illusions, the more we block out reality. Likewise, when we focus on problems, we block out solutions."

-- Michael McMillan

"People asking questions ... lost in confusion,
Well, I tell them there's no problem ... only solutions."

-- John Lennon

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Yes, You Can Break Harmful Habits

"Harmful habits can be broken. You can break a bad
habit of thought, just as you can break a bad habit
of action. And you can develop new habits that are
more helpful and healthful for you."

-- Dr. Arthur Freeman and Rose Dewolf

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

-- Benjamin Franklin

"If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually
renewing itself, you can't help but learn."

-- Bernie Siegel, MD

"It is difficult to say what is impossible,
for the dream of yesterday is the hope of
today and the reality of tomorrow."

-- Robert H. Goddard

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Coin of Your Life - Spend Well

"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

"That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end."

-- Lise Hand

"Success is to be measured not so much by the
position that one has reached in life as by
the obstacles which he has overcome."

--Booker T. Washington

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."

--Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Focus on What You Already Have

"Focusing on what we already have and are grateful for right now is one of the most powerful things we can do to alter our life in a positive way. "

-- Mike Robbins

"Procedures are written in blood."

-- The Blue Angels

"Successful teams address the 'what ifs' before they occur and are prepared to take proper action should a problem arise. Clear procedures improve productivity, increase efficiency, and eliminate unnecessary guesswork that can lead to unwise decisions. That's why the Blue Angels continually test and evaluate each member's procedural understanding."

-- Scott Beare and Michael McMillan

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Deeper One Roots

"The deeper one roots downward, the more strength one has to withstand life's hits and to stay on a winner's course from the ground upward."

-- Lt. Gen. Hal Moore

"America is full of great examples of how one person changed a negative situation or improved a situation. I challenge each of you to think about your family, workplace, and how you might help to advance the public trust in your environment. If you do not, who will?"

--Lt. Gen. Hal Moore

"The day I acquired the habit of consciously pronouncing the words "thank you", I felt I had gained possession of a magic wand capable of transforming everything. "

-- Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Life Difficulties

"Difficulties in life are intended to make us better not bitter. "

-- Dan Reeves

"In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities."

-- Janos Arnay

"Techniques don't produce quality products or pick up
the garbage on time; people do, people who care, people
who are treated as creatively contributing adults."

-- Tom Peters

"If a man would move the world, he must first move himself."

-- Socrates

Saturday, October 16, 2010

What Courage Teaches Us

"Courage teaches us what should be feared and what ought not to be feared. Only by taking action do we gain that knowledge. And from that knowledge comes an inner strength that inspires us to persevere in the face of great adversity - and inspires others to follow. In the most difficult of times, courage is what makes someone a leader."

-- John C. Maxwell

"Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are."

-- Elbert Hubbard

"I don't think that once you get to one level, you can relax. You've got to keep pushing. "

-- Larry Bird

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Sum Of Choices

"Life is the sum of all your choices. "

-- Albert Camus

"Great customer service has to come from the inside out. You cannot mandate it. You can't threaten, reward, or coerce people to care. You can only awaken the desire and then give them the permission and encouragement to make it come alive in their work."

-- Barbara Glanz

"Aim for service and success will follow."

-- Albert Schweitzer

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Set Goal That Don't Compromise Your Success

"Not all goals are equal, but all goals contain the same foundational elements. When it comes to setting goals, we often don't know what we don't know. And, what you don't know can - and most likely will - hurt you by limiting or compromising your success."

-- Gary Ryan Blair

"Some give up their dreams when they have almost reached the goal; while others, on the contrary, obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before."

-- Herodotus

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the one who will win."

-- Roger Bannister
(British athlete, first person in the world to run a mile umder 4 minutes)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Know and Must Do

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. "

-- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Because most people prefer safe, predictable results, 'proven' maps are usually handed out and followed closely. They are considered objective, therefore making them easier to teach and establish a standard against which to measure. Without realizing it, you're thinking inside-the-box."

-- Michael McMillan

"Solving problems is at the foundation of our survival."

-- Michael McMillan

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

You Have The Power To Transform Thoughts

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

-- Napoleon Hill

"True love begins when nothing is looked for in return."

-- Antoine De Saint-Exupery

"It's not your salary that makes you rich,
it's your spending habits."

-- Charles A. Jaffe

"Adventure is not outside man; it is within. "

-- David Grayson

Monday, October 11, 2010

Leave The Rest To God

"Live Simply.
Love Generously.
Care Deeply.
Speak Kindly.
Leave the Rest to God."

-- A Kind Human

"My mom was a source of strength. She showed me by example that women, regardless of how difficult life may get, can do it all."

-- Gloria Estefan

"Leadership is unlocking people's potential to become better."

-- Bill Bradley

"Time is within your control."

-- Luanne Oakes, Ph.D.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Becoming a Possibilitarian

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

-- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

"Have you ever watched a fly bouncing off a window pane, even with an open door a few feet away?

Many times the fly keeps crashing into the glass until it finally dies. There are many companies in today's world doing exactly the same thing. They continue down 'today's path,' wearing blinders to the possibility of change... until they die."

-- Mac Anderson

"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

Friday, October 08, 2010

Get Inside Our Own Heads

"Our emotions are powerful motivators, and more than almost anything else in our lives they will drive our behavior. Sometimes our greatest challenge is to get inside our own heads to understand what makes us tick. Why do we feel and behave the way we do?"

-- Mac Anderson

"To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

-- Anatole France

"A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. "

-- Joseph Joubert

Action and Theory

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."

-- Freidrich Engels

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage."

-- Lao Tzu

"Live out of your imagination, not your history."

-- Stephen Covey

"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them."

-- Pablo Picasso

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Be Committed

"There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. "

-- Ken Blanchard

"Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"It is easy to choose a path in life that has been well traveled by many before you and crowded by many walking beside you. There is safety in knowing the obstacles ahead, comfort and warmth from the companionship of others and certainty in the destination. Embarking on a journey into unknown territory requires steely courage, an adventurous spirit, a deep belief in oneself and simple hope for a better tomorrow."

-- Marcy Blochowiak

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

You Are Not A Loser

"You're never a loser until you quit trying."

-- Mike Ditka

"What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens."

-- Thaddeus Golas

"Success is not measured by what a person accomplishes, but by the opposition they have encountered, and the courage with which they have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds."

-- Orison Swett Marden

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Success Needs Concentration

"The first law of success is concentration - to bend all
the energies to one point, and to go directly to that
point, looking neither to the right nor to the left."

-- William Mathews

"Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating
all of your energies on a limited set of targets."

-- Nido Qubein

"When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's
power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. "

-- Paulo Coelho

Monday, October 04, 2010

You Seldom Luck Into Things

"You don't just luck into things... You build step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities."

-- Barbara Bush

"I have learned that some of the nicest people you'll ever meet are those who have suffered a traumatic event or loss. I admire them for their strength, but most especially for their life gratitude - a gift often taken for granted by the average person in society."

-- Sasha Azevedo

"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."

-- Alexander Graham Bell

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Faced The Problem

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. "

-- James Baldwin

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible."

-- Christopher Reeve

"The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."

-- John Powell

"Joy is not in things; it is in us."

-- Richard Wagner

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Be Sensitive To Time

"Middle-class performers operate like there is an endless amount of time in a day, week, month, year and life.

The world class is extremely sensitive to time.

The great ones have a sense of urgency because they are operating at a level of awareness that constantly reminds them the present moment is all any of us really have.

The world class is on a mission to fulfill a dream, and they know the clock is ticking."

-- Steve Siebold

"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

Friday, October 01, 2010

How To Live

"Live like there is no tomorrow, and live tomorrow like there was no yesterday."

-- Lindsay Matheus

"Many things in life will catch your eye, few will catch your heart. Pursue those!"

-- Jenny Soon

"You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them, but by building a fire within them."

-- Bob Nelson

Thursday, September 30, 2010

To Succeed In Anything

"To succeed in any undertaking, any art or any trade or any
profession, simply keep it ever persistently fixed in mind as an
aim, and then study to make all effort toward it play or

"The moment it becomes hard work, we are not advancing."

-- Prentice Mulford

"We must stop planning, plotting and scheming, and let Infinite
Intelligence solve the problem in its own way."

-- Florence Shinn

"One of the few things that can't be recycled is wasted time."

-- Sean Covey

"Nothing happens unless first, a dream."

-- Carl Sandburg

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Making Life Enjoyable

"Life should be enjoyable; too often we think it's about achievement. The truth is that making life enjoyable is an achievement in itself."

-- John

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

-- George Washington Carver

"Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life is hard."

-- Unknown

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What True Success Meant

"True success is not necessarily about being the best at all cost. It's about DOING your best at all times. If you do that long enough, who knows, you might just end up being the best."

-- Tope Popoola

"Give people a fact or an idea and you enlighten their minds; tell them a story and you touch their souls."

-- Hasidic Proverb

"Kids communicate with no inhibitions. They speak from the heart. Strive to communicate person-to-person, heart-to-heart in everything we do.

Stories create intimacy and relationships. And that's the essence of a strong brand.

Have everyone share stories and listen to stories. Especially stories from our customers."

-- Tom Asacker

Monday, September 27, 2010

Think So of Yourself

"Nobody will think you're somebody if you don't think so yourself."

-- African proverb

"Children reflect the light of their parents long before
they acknowledge they have their own light."

-- Forrest Carter

"Never turn your back on enthusiasm!"

-- Buddy Ebsen

"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

Sunday, September 26, 2010

What You Most Need To Learn

"Instead of asking, 'Why am I having to deal with all of this?' ask yourself what you most need to learn from your experiences. View the situation much like the butterfly must see its cocoon... as a barrier you must break through to become the extraordinary creature you were designed to be."

-- Betty Mahalik

"Never stop doing your best just because one person doesn't give you credit."

-- Author Unknown

"A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Key To Happiness

"To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure
an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness."

-- John Dewey

"The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have positive parents who love them unconditionally and serve as excellent role models."

-- Zig Ziglar

"In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage.

-- Robert Anderson

"Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with."

-- Stevie Wonder

Friday, September 24, 2010

Risk, Care, Dream and Expect More

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."

-- Cadet Maxim

"Conflict cannot survive without your participation."

-- Wayne Dyer

"Nothing will work unless you do."

-- Maya Angelou

"Always remember that the future comes one day at a time."

-- Dean Acheson

Thursday, September 23, 2010

When We Accept Complete Responsisibility

"William Henley said, 'I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.' Once you believe this (I mean, really believe it,) nothing will hold you back. Something unexplainable happens when we accept complete responsibility for our behavior and our results. But it's not an easy thing to do."

-- Mac Anderson

"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"

-- Matthew 6:27

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Your Chances of Success

"Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself."

-- Robert Collier

"If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments."

-- Flip Wilson

"I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, 'Where's the self-help section?' She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose."

-- George Carlin

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Control What Goes Inside

"I cannot always control what goes on outside.
But I can always control what goes on inside."

-- Wayne Dyer

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."

--Theodore Roosevelt

"The impossible is often untried."

Jenny Soon

"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in."

-- Henry David Thoreau

Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Placed On This Earth

"We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else's idea of life."

-- James Van Praagh

"It's not easy being a Teacher...
and this Heart takes a beating each day
Sometimes it breaks for a hurting child
and a piece is given away.

But there's strength in the Heart of a Teacher
and a special vision to see
the difference you make in the heart of a child
...can affect eternity!"

-- Paula J. Fox

"If you must raise your voice, do it to cheer your students on."

-- Jenny Soon

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Dream or A Goal

"A dream is just a dream. A goal is a
dream with a plan and a deadline."

-- Harvey Mackay

"Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans:
it's lovely to be silly at the right moment."

-- Horace

"The best inheritance you can leave your kids is an example of how to live a full and meaningful life."

-- Dan Zadra

"You can never plan the future by the past."

-- Edmund Burke

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The World Owes Us Nothing

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."

-- Mark Twain

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier."

-- Mother Teresa

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly endless."

-- Mother Teresa

"Let us make one point, that we meet each other
with a smile, when it is difficult to smile.
Smile at each other, make time for each other
in your family."

-- Mother Teresa

Friday, September 17, 2010

Relationship Needs Responsibility

"Taking full responsibility for a's so simple that we will miss it if we don't pay careful attention. Its simple truth is accompanied, for most of us, by some difficulty since carrying it out requires counterintuitive thinking and action. It requires that you and I treat other people with dignity and respect even when we think they don't deserve it, and even when people around us say they don't deserve it."

-- Al Ritter

"Life is an echo - what you send out comes back."

-- Chinese Proverb

"It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities."

-- Jenny Soon

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Life Most Precious Resources

"If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say book, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand is nature. Nature we have always with us, an inexhaustible storehouse of that which moves the heart, appeals to the mind, and fires the imagination; health to the body, a stimulus to the intellect, and joy to the soul."

-- John Burroughs

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."

-- John Muir

"Be yourself. An original is always worth more than a copy."

-- Jenny

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

How Short Life Really Is

"We are reminded how short life really is, and how we are just passing through. So, all the people you haven't told you love lately, tell them, and live your days like you mean it."

-- Hal Sutton

"Ownership is a key ingredient of finding fulfillment in our work and in our lives. When we don't create an attitude of ownership, we leave ourselves open to the whims and ways of circumstance and the choices of others. Ownership is going beyond pulling your own weight, and beyond doing your share. It resides in a place of doing what needs to be done. Regardless."

-- John G. Blumberg

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

-- Ayn Rand

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Believe Life Worth Living

"Believe that life is worth living and your belief
will help create the fact."

-- William James

"Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so
honest that God can't help but smile on it."

-- Josh Billings

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

-- George S. Patton

"Nothing will work unless you do."

-- John Wooden (1910 - 2010)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Find a Job You Like

"Find a job you like and you add five days to every week."

-- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love."

-- Henri B. Stendhal

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."

-- Paul Valery

"It's not where you're from; it's where you're going. It's not what you drive; it's what drives you. It's not what's on you; it's what's in you. It's not what you think; it's what you know."

-- Jenny

Sunday, September 12, 2010

You Got To Believe In Yourself First

"If your sunshine wants far outstrip your cold morning desire, have a talk with yourself. Then have a lot more talks with yourself. Convince number one that you can succeed--and you will succeed. If you don't believe in you, why should anyone else?"

-- Tom Hopkins

"Imagine it. Try it. Prove it. Do it!"

-- BJ Gallagher and Warren H. Schmidt

"While executives and managers say that they want new ideas and new thinking from their employees, their actions indicate otherwise. New ideas are disruptive, they're messy, they challenge the status quo, they require taking chances and increased risk, and they push everyone out of their comfort zones."

-- Ken Blanchard

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Find Whatever Is Good

"If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation,
you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with
gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul."

-- Rabbi Harold Kushner

"In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them."

-- Dr. Joyce Brothers

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.
I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this
world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances
they want, and if they can't find them, they make them."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked,
but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered."

-- Michael J. Fox

Friday, September 10, 2010

Two Kind of Worries

"There are two kinds of worries - those you CAN do something about and those you CAN'T. Don't spend any time on the latter."

-- Duke Ellington

"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us."

-- Helen Keller

"To do twice as much in half the time, you can't approach your goals haphazardly. A well-thought plan will keep you clearly on track towards your goal; and the methods of planning are as varied as our personalities."

-- Amy Jones

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Determination Against Roadblocks

"Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you."

-- Denis Waitley

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling."

-- Lucretius

"Many times, when I was having a hard time with one of my children, God would always remind me that He was having a harder time with me than I was with them."

-- Charlie "Tremendous" Jones

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Greatest Danger in Life

"Our greatest danger in life is in permitting the urgent things to crowd out the important."

-- Charles E. Hummel

"Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use."

-- Charles Schultz

"A wide ocean of possibilities lies before your child, but there is nothing simple about the journey to adulthood. Will you be there to guide and protect your child from the dangers along the way? It all begins with knowing your child."

-- Lance Wubbels and Mac Anderson

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Show Your Love

"When in love show it, whether it be a kiss or a smile. Just a hello, or opening a door. Being honestly caring to someone. Kindness & compassion is the ultimate sign of love."

-- Gerald R. Lemos

"What are you most grateful for? No matter what you are
struggling with, what can you cherish, right now?"

-- Michael Bernard Beckwith

"In order to live happily and free, you may have to sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice."

-- Richard Bach

"If you're quiet, you're not living. You've got
to be noisy and colorful and lively."

-- Mel Brooks

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Just Believe Its Possible

"Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

"Those things that hurt, instruct."

-- Ben Franklin

"I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself."

-- Aldous Huxley

"He who has great power should use it lightly."


Saturday, September 04, 2010

Appreciate Life Now

"It is good to appreciate that life is now. Whatever it offers, little or much, life is now - this day - this hour."

-- Charles Macomb Flandrau

"None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us."

-- Thurgood Marshall

"Think of special ways you can appreciate others that will touch their lives in a personal way. These gifts are especially meaningful when they are given for no special reason except to show that you care about them, and you appreciate their presence in your life. I call these 'angel gifts' because they always seem to come at a time when you need them most."

-- Barbara Glanz

Preparation of The Will

"The will to win is worthless if you do not have the will to prepare."

*-- Thane Yost

"Advance planning is like taking the deep breath before the plunge. It's the calm before the storm. And that's when it's time to prepare, while it's calm, to ensure success no matter what unexpected storms might come up. Advance planning is the first step to exceeding expectations."

*-- Robin Crow

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life."

*-- James G. Bilkey

Friday, September 03, 2010

Life Is a Mystery

"Life is not a problem to be solved, nor a question to be answered. Life is a mystery to be experienced."

-- Alan Watts

"There once was a very cautious man,
Who never laughed or cried,
He never cared, he never dared,
He never dreamed or tried.
And when one day he passed away,
His insurance was denied.
For since he never really lived,
They claimed he never died."

-- Tom Mathews

"People are like sticks of dynamite. The power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit."

-- Mac Anderson

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Procrastination Like Credit Card

"Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill."

-- Christopher Parker

"So say to people whom you think you may have injured, 'I'm sorry,' and then you say to yourself, 'I'm sorry.' If we all hold on to the mistake, we can't see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can't see what we're capable of being."

-- Lisa Hammond and BJ Gallagher

"Those who can't hear the music think the dancer quite mad."

-- Jason

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

You Have The Power

"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe
out that judgment now."

--Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness
rather than in its value."

-- Charles Dudley Warner

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers."

-- Dorothy Bernard

"The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today."

-- Elbert Hubbard

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Human Success or Failure

"Nature gave us two ends: one to sit on and one to think with.
 Ever since then, man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.

-- Robert Albert Bloch

"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others,
and the delight in the recognition."

-- Alexander Smith

"I buy when other people are selling."

-- J. Paul Getty

"Wisdom outweighs any wealth."

-- Sophocles

Monday, August 30, 2010

Opportunity Disguised

"Opportunity is something more people would recognize if it didn't come disguised as hard work."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not."

-- Oprah Winfrey

"To be sure, none of us is perfect. And that needs to be seen for exactly what it is: a fact . . . a condition, not an excuse. Compensating for our imperfections and overcoming the temptations we face require commitment and self-discipline. Behaving ethically - being people of integrity - isn't always easy, but it is always right!"

-- Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Mind is Like a Garden

"Your mind is like a garden. If you plant seeds of love, compassion, truth and integrity, then you reap the rewards. If you choose not to plant anything, then weeds will overrun your garden; the weeds of hate, anger, negative thoughts and actions."

-- Barry Gottlieb

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

-- Zig Ziglar

"Always look for opportunities to challenge your best people because many of them are like sticks of dynamite; the power's on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit."

-- Mac Anderson

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Real Secret To Success

"Have you ever wondered why so many people work so hard and honestly without ever achieving anything in particular, and others don't seem to work hard, yet seem to get everything? They seem to have the magic touch. You've heard people say, 'Everything he touches turns to gold.' And have you ever noticed that a person who becomes successful tends to continue to become more successful - and, on the other hand, have you noticed how someone who's a failure tends to continue to fail?

Well, it's because of goals. People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple."

*-- Earl Nightingale

"We have to decide how high above this plateau we want to aim."

*-- Earl Nightingale

Friday, August 27, 2010

Your Bank Account Does Not Matter

"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove but, the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."

"I've never known anyone who, on their deathbed said.
I wish I had spent more time at the office."

"Tomorrow never comes and yesterday never comes back, so live today
to it's fullest so that your yesterdays will be remembered with happiness and your tomorrows will be full of brightness and hope."

*-- Nick Smith

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."

*-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why You Never Win

"You will never win if you never begin."

-- Robert Schuller

"With each decision, we should be convinced that we're
doing the best we can under the circumstances -- best
for ourselves, best for our family, best for our loved
ones, and, possibly, best for society as well."

-- Alexandra Stoddard

"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 practice peace."

-- Morihei Ueshiba

"The mind is its own place, and in itself
can make a heaven of Hell,
and a hell of Heaven."

-- John Milton

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ask What You Can Do Instead

"Stop asking if the glass is half full or half empty.
Instead ask "What's in it? How did it get there? What can I do with it?"

-- David Kaufman

"Gloom we have always with us, a rank and sturdy weed, but joy requires tending."

-- Barbara Holland

"Life is too short and too hard and too serious not to be humorous about it. We look for attitudes, people with a sense of humor who don’t take themselves too seriously. We’ll train you on whatever it is you have to do, but the one thing Southwest cannot change in people is inherent attitudes."

-- Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines

"I don't do a lot of wishful thinking. I'm a dreamer, but I'm a practical dreamer."

-- Kemmons Wilson, founder of Holiday Inn

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Life is to Grow

"Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead."

--Morihei Ueshiba

"Faith makes all things possible. Love makes them easy."

-- Betty

"I believe that we are here to contribute love to the planet--each of us in our own way."

-- Bernie Siegel, MD

"The only difference between a thought and physical reality is time, passion (love or hate), and physical activity."

-- Peter McWilliams

Monday, August 23, 2010

Those Who Dares Nothing

"Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing."

-- Friedrich Schiller

"My Friend
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend."

-- Albert Camus

"Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our
hearts. And we are never, ever the same."

-- Johnson

"One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life."

-- Anne Morrow

Sunday, August 22, 2010

When Taken Out of Your Life

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life."

-- James G. Bilkey

"Friends are treasures."

-- Horace Burns

"The search for someone to blame is always successful."

--Robert Half

"You may search my time-worn face, You'll find a merry eye that twinkles. I am NOT an old lady, Just a little girl with wrinkles!"

-- Edythe E. Bregnard

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Our Biggest Enemies

"The biggest enemies we have to overcome on the road to success are not a lack of ability and a lack of opportunity but fears of failure and rejection and the doubts that they trigger."

-- Brian Tracy

"It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants.
The question is, "What are we busy about"?"

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

-- Theodore Roosevelt

"There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there."

-- Indira Gandhi

Friday, August 20, 2010

Our Thoughts, Beliefs and Words

"Habits are those actions that get us through our day without a whole lot of conscious thought on our part. It's our habits, those actions that flow from our thoughts, beliefs and words that distinguish winners from everyone else."

-- Vince Lombardi Jr.

"Confidence is contagious and so is lack of confidence, and a customer will recognize both."

-- Vince Lombardi

"I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity! "

-- Gilda Radner

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Life An Experiment

"All life is an experiment."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Be curious, not judgmental."

-- Walt Whitman

"The great use of life is to spend it
for something that will outlast it."

-- William James

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."

-- Eric Hoffer

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Secret To Succeeding

"The secret of our success is that we never, never give up."

-- Wilma Mankiller (1945 - 2010)

"People with a negative attitude brighten the whole room when they leave."

-- Jason

"Wolves do not aimlessly run around their intended victims, yipping and yapping. They have a strategic plan and execute it through constant communication. When the moment of truth arrives, each understands his role and understands exactly what the pack expects of him."

-- Twyman Towery

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Have Hope and Confidence

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."

-- Helen Keller

"Things do not change; we change."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can
only be attained through understanding."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life."

-- S.D. Gordon

Monday, August 16, 2010

Dreams Take Determination

"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

"Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it."

-- David Starr Jordan

"I am not as good as I ought to be. I am not as good as I want to be. I am not as good as I'm going to be. But I am thankful that I am better than I used to be."

-- John Wooden

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

-- Euripides

Friday, August 13, 2010

Valuable Important Person

"The more you see yourself as a valuable and important person, the more positive and optimistic you will be. When you consider yourself to be important, you will treat other people as if they are important as well."

-- Brian Tracy

"Circumstances do not make the man; they merely reveal him to himself."

-- Epictetus

"If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart."

-- Arabian Proverb

"When you do more than you're paid to do, you will eventually be paid more for what you do."

-- Zig Ziglar

Reconnect With Your Soul

"I highly recommend setting aside pockets of time during each day for solitude. You might have only five or ten minutes, but be alone and uninterrupted. And then sometime each week devote an extended time - at least one hour - to reconnect with your soul. How and when you do it is a very personal thing, but plan it because solitude doesn't happen on its own. Make it a priority in your life."

-- Mac Anderson

"Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character."

-- James Russell Lowell

"Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom."

-- Euripides (480 - 406 B.C.)

"To do more for the world than the world does for you - that is success."

-- Henry Ford

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Courage

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers."

-- Dorothy Bernard

"The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness
rather than in its value."

-- Charles Dudley Warner

"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

-- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

"The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him."

-- Henry Stimson

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Purposes and Wishes

"Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."

-- Washington Irving

"The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop."

-- Quentin Regestein

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

-- Charles Kingsley

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Consistency of Purpose

"The secret of success is consistency of purpose."

-- Benjamin Disraeli

"In the long run, all judging others really does is bring pain and block us from our ability to offer love. We were born to give, to bless, and to be a blessing, but when we are sitting in judgment, we can't."

-- Kate Nowak

"The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use."

-- Washington Irving

"When we are judging others, we have no time to love them."

-- Mother Theresa

Monday, August 09, 2010

Poem of Life

"Life is like a mirror, you need to constantly reflect.

Life is like a suitcase, you need to know when to hold on and when to let go.

Life is like a book, you need to take note of your good and bad doing.

Life is like a candle, you need to always shine for others.

Life is like a clock, you need to treasure every second."

-- Doris Phua

"Sikit sikit, lama lama jadi bukit.

It means : Little by little from a molehill to a mountain.

When you start saving bit by bit, then gradually over time, your meagre savings will blosom into something big."

-- Malay Proverb

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Negatives or Positives Are Perception

"Negatives and positives are most always based on perception and tend to rent space in our minds and largely dictate our reaction to situations."

-- M. Raymond Sheppard

"Values don't just happen. It takes time. It takes dialogue. It takes commitment. It will cost you, but it is a wise investment. It is good business."

-- John G. Blumberg

"Our values are not luxuries, but necessities. They are not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself."

-- Jimmy Carter

Friday, August 06, 2010

An Uninspired Mind

"An uninspired mind is a handicap we all can do something about."

-- James R. Ball

"The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits,
can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we
do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

-- Indira Gandhi

"The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention."

-- Sir John Lubbock

Goals Capture Imagination

"Having a simple, clearly defined goal can capture the imagination and enthusiasm of your people. It can cut through the night like a beacon. It can bring an idea to life."

--Mac Anderson

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

-- Sir John Lubbock

"Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."

-- Henry Van Dyke

"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least."

-- Goethe

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Meaning of The Word Success

"When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through."

-- F. W. Nichol

"When I'm making a decision that might involve risk (and as a life-long entrepreneur, I've made a few) it's comforting to know that if I fail, I'll learn something and move forward. Without question, my willingness to take calculated risks that I believe in has been the key to any success I've enjoyed in my business career."

-- Mac Anderson

"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

-- Henry Ford

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Appreciate Yourself

"I don't think anyone can grow unless he's loved exactly
as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than
what he will be."

-- Mister Rogers

"Love and success, always in that order. It's that simple
and that difficult."

-- Mister Rogers

"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."

-- Jenny Craig

"Discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime's
work, but it's worth the effort."

-- Mister Rogers

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Your True Friendship

"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths;
feels your fears but fortifies your faith;
sees your anxieties but frees your spirit;
recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities."

-- William Arthur Ward

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."

-- Walt Disney

"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."

-- Desiderius Erasmus

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Highest Appreciation

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget
that the highest appreciation is not to utter words,
but to live by them."

--John F. Kennedy

"Nothing purchased can come close to the renewed sense of gratitude for having family and friends."

-- Courtland Milloy

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength;
loving someone deeply gives you courage."

-- Lao Tzu

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by
a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to
think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted
the flame within us."

--Albert Schweitzer

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Take Regular Action

"When you regularly take continuous action toward your most important goals, you activate the Momentum Principle of success. This principle says that although it may take tremendous amounts of energy to overcome inertia and get started initially, it then takes far less energy to keep going."

-- Brian Tracy

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along."

-- Napoleon Hill

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Great Accomplishment

"For most of the champions, their great accomplishment was not the end of their greatness; rather it was the beginning of greater things to come. Each used their moment in time to propel them forward in life."

-- Dan Green

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go."

-- T.S. Eliot

"We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier."

-- Walter Savage Landor

"The more you know, the less you need."

-- Aboriginal Saying

Friday, July 30, 2010

Be Responsible

"I am responsible.

Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.

Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.

I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself."

-- Walter Anderson

"Success doesn't come to you. You go to it."

-- Marva Collins

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Have a Plan B

"The most successful people are those who are good at plan B."

-- James Yorke

"For fast-acting relief, try slowing down."

-- Lily Tomlin

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another."

-- Charles Dickens

"I've learned to become adaptable
to the coming of each season
for every leaf that changes color,
changes for a reason."

-- Linda Ellis

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

See with Eyes of a Child

"Look at everything as though you are seeing it for the first time, with eyes of a child, fresh with wonder."

-- Joseph Cornell

"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips, and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions, it is the freshness of the deep springs of life."

-- Samuel Ullman

"The future is not some place we are going to but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made."

-- John Schaar

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Don't Hold Onto Anger

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

-- Gautama Buddha

"Before you do anything, think. If you do something to try and impress someone, to be loved, accepted or even to get someone's attention, stop and think. So many people are busy trying to create an image, they die in the process."

-- Salma Hayek

"It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawn mower, snowblower and vacuum cleaner."

-- Ben Bergor

"Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children."

-- Sam Levenson

Monday, July 26, 2010

Life of Mistakes

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"Take a look at those two open hands of yours. They are
tools with which to serve, make friends, and reach out
for the best in life. Open hands open the way to
achievement. Put them to work today."

-- Wilfred A. Peterson

"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

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

-- Aesop

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Let Go of Yesterday Dead Dream

"If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today."

-- Joyce Chapman

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for
what happiness consists of. You will never live if
you are looking for the meaning of life."

-- Albert Camus

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of
preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

-- Colin Powell

"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."

-- Colin Powell

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Live For Today

"Tomorrow never comes and yesterday never comes back, so live today
to it's fullest so that your yesterdays will be remembered with
happiness and your tomorrows will be full of brightness and hope."

-- Nick Smith

"The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow,
but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work."

-- William

"Never make a permanent solution to a temporary problem."

-- John

"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."

-- George Halas

Friday, July 23, 2010

Have a Dreams

"Life without dreams is no life at all. When our existence gets reduced to a list of problems to solve or things to check off, passion dries up. Imagine a different list, one comprised of projects and activities that are the expression of your heart and soul. Reconnect to what makes you happy. Do you know what that is?"

-- Marcia Wieder

"It's all about dreams. If I had to attribute my success in life to any one thing it is this. I believed in my dreams, even when no one else did."

-- Oprah Winfrey

"If you can't see the bright side of life, polish the dull side."

-- James

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Impossible to Possible

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."

-- Christopher Reeve

"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without
and know we cannot live within."

-- James A. Baldwin

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing
in life is to keep your mind young."

-- Henry Ford

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."

-- Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Grow Great By Your Dreams

"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light, which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true."

-- Woodrow T. Wilson

"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."

-- R. Buckminster Fuller

"I truly respect those people and those companies with the courage to take a risk or embrace change, because risk and change are the common denominators for all Big Ideas."

-- Mac Anderson

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Will To Try

"The only thing that stands between a person and what they want in life is [the will to try it] and the faith to believe it is possible."

-- Rich DeVos

"One's objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over. You see, your problem won't improve with age."

-- Warren Buffett

"We all have doubts, fears and disappointments in our lives. It’s only part of being human. However, as a leader, your team is always watching your actions, because more than anything, we lead by example. In many ways we’re alike; however, one little difference is attitude. In fact, there is no way to overstate the importance of maintaining a positive attitude while building great teams."

-- Marcy Blochowiak