Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Successful People Overcome Obstacles

"Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward."

-- Bruce Jenner, American Olympian

"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday
but never remembers her age."

-- Robert Frost

"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the
things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."

-- Laurence J. Peter

"If everyone is thinking alike,
then somebody isn't thinking."

-- George S. Patton

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Success Depend on Your Belief

"Your success depends mainly upon what you think of yourself and whether you believe in yourself. You can succeed if nobody else believes it; but you will never succeed if you don’t believe in yourself."

-- William J.H. Boetcker

"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else."

-- Judy Garland

"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail."

-- Napoleon Hill

Monday, June 28, 2010

Do Those You Can Excel

"You should always focus your best energies and abilities on starting and completing those key tasks that your unique talents and abilities enable you to do well and that make a significant contribution. You cannot do everything, but you can do those few things in which you excel, the few things that can really make a difference."

-- Brian Tracy

"It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, and the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it."

-- Vince Lombardi

"Concentrate all your thoughts on the task at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."

-- Alexander Graham Bell

Saturday, June 26, 2010

When Effort Fully Release

"Effort only fully releases its reward
after a person refuses to quit."

-- Napoleon Hill

"The life and love we create is
the life and love we live."

-- Leo Buscaglia

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

-- Paul Boese

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

-- Zig Ziglar

Friday, June 25, 2010

Great People

"Great men are they who see that spiritual thought is stronger than any material force, that thoughts rule the world."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

-- James A. Baldwin

"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?"

--Robert Kennedy

"Growing old is no more than a bad habit which
a busy person has no time to form."

-- Andre Maurois

Not Falling Down But Getting UP

"Failure lies not in falling down. Failure lies in not getting up."

-- Chinese proverb

"If you develop the habits of success, you will make success a habit."

-- Michael E. Angier

"I've learned that maturity comes only
from many years of give and take . . .
not from the total number of candles
on your last birthday cake."

-- Linda Ellis

"To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity."

-- William Arthur Ward

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Price and Life

"The price of anything is the amount
of life you exchange for it."

-- Henry David Thoreau

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

-- William James

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself
to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition
of your life; define yourself."

-- Harvey Fierstein

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

-- Andy Warhol

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dare To Make More Mistakes

"If I had my life to live over... I'd dare to make more mistakes next time."

-- Nadine Stair

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up ... persisting ... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?"

-- Anthony Robbins

"Whether signing the Declaration of Independence, leading a platoon into battle, or surrendering to one another, there are two duties of a leader at all times: He or she is in that role to serve others first and concurrently to lead them to an objective. A crucial and delicate balance is required. To achieve this, to serve well, he or she must serve with honor and lead with civility."

-- Lt. Gen. Hal Moore

"I believe the answer lies in trusting one another."

-- Lt. Gen. Hal Moore

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Way To Happiness

"Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so."

-- Robert G. Ingersoll

"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love."

-- Anais Nin

"Eighty-five percent of the city was underwater. People
had been evacuated to other parts of the country. But
the organization and the city decided to rebuild
together and that's what we did. Today was the
culmination of all that work."

-- Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints Quarterback & Super Bowl 44 MVP

"While there's life, there's hope."

-- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Monday, June 21, 2010

Decide on One Big Dream

"But now is the time . . . the only time you have. Stop 'majoring in minors' and get busy pursuing the big stuff. Decide what one big dream you want to accomplish this year and create a plan for accomplishing it. Then set the wheels in motion. You'll not only start playing a bigger game, you'll become a bigger person in the process."

-- Betty Mahalik

"Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one lese will be able to make that happen. Accept who your are - completely; the good and the bad - and make changes as YOU see fit - not because you think someone else wants you to be different."

-- Stacey Charter

Sunday, June 20, 2010

How You View Both Worlds

"You can live each day in a world filled with 'problems,' or rise each morning and embrace a world filled with unseen solutions...eager for you to find them. The decision is yours...both worlds exist. The one you choose is the one you will create."

-- Michael McMillan

"For every problem, there exists a solution...and at the very opportunity."

-- Michael McMillan

"You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it."

-- Albert Schweitzer

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Taking Purposeful Action

"Be seduced by the attractiveness of your goal. Inaction leads to impotence. Taking purposeful action immunizes you from 'Goal Parkinson's,' a long, slow goodbye to your dreams, talents and destiny."

-- Gary Ryan Blair

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

-- Epictetus

"What will your children remember? Moments spent listening, talking, playing and sharing together may be the most important times of all."

*-- Gloria Gaither

Friday, June 18, 2010

Experience Breakthrough

"I've found that often, just when you think you've
hit a wall, you experience a breakthrough that
takes you to new heights in accomplishment."

-- Stedman Graham

"Love and time, those are the only two things in all the
world and all of life that cannot be bought only spent."

-- Gary Jennings

"Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find."

-- Wayne Dyer

"I am influenced by every second of my waking hour."

-- Lenny Bruce

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Love is Like

"Love is like the perfect Rubix Cube. There are countless number of wrong twists and turns, but when you get it right, it looks perfect no matter what way you look at it."

-- Brian Cramer

"The cost of regret far exceeds the price of discipline."

-- Dan Green

"If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back."

-- Lois McMaster Bujold

"Through the years, choosing to finish strong has provided me with many benefits: reaching goals, winning a race and gaining satisfaction from knowing I gave it my all. By drawing upon my commitment, I have begun learning to enjoy the ride of life."

-- Dan Green

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Land of Opportunity

"The Land of Opportunity is a new way of dealing with each other. It becomes a reality when we stop judging each other by superficial criteria and begin to see and appreciate everyone as uniquely talented, capable, and valuable."

-- BJ Gallagher and Warren H. Schmidt

"Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really know what perect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century."

-- Mark Twain

"The Land of Opportunity is an attitude."

-- BJ Gallagher and Warren H. Schmidt

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Only Real Limits

"Our thoughts and imagination are the only real limits to our possibilities."

-- Orison Swett Marden

"Love is love's reward."

-- John Dryden

"Action is the foundational key to all success."

-- Pablo Picasso

"Turn your wounds into wisdom."

-- Oprah Winfrey

Monday, June 14, 2010

Future Belongs To Risk Takers

"The future belongs to the risk takers, not the security seekers. The more you seek security, the less of it you will have and the more you pursue opportunity, the more security you will achieve."

-- Brian Tracy

"Love is the reason all of us are here now."

-- James

'Things turn out best for those who make
the best of the way things turn out.'

-- Jody

'I never failed; I just discovered 1,000 ways in which the light bulb would not work. And every attempt brought me closer to the knowledge of how it would.'

-- Thomas Edison

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dumb Questions or Dumb Mistakes

"Don’t be afraid to ask dumb questions. They’re more easily handled than dumb mistakes."

-- William Wister Haines

"Why is asking questions such an important part of life? We simply cannot make clear distinctions without the use of questions! No distinctions! No decisions! No actions! No wonder questions are such a powerful force. Without questions, we would not could not take any action!"

-- Bobb Biehl

"You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done."

-- Chuck Yeager

Friday, June 11, 2010

What Optimist and Pessimist Saw

"An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity."

-- Winston Churchill

"Dancing in the rain isn't something that most of us are born knowing how to do. We learn it. We learn it from others; we learn it from Life. The more we dance, the better we get at it."

-- BJ Gallagher

"It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men. Men respond to leadership in a most remarkable way and once you have won his heart, he will follow you anywhere."

-- Vince Lombardi

"Teams do not go physically flat, they go mentally stale."

-- Vince Lombardi

One More Act of Kindness

"A person struggles. You help. A door needs to be opened. You open it. A piece of trash is in your path. You pick it up and throw it away. A child needs some extra attention. You give it. A job needs to be completed. You do it.

"One more act of kindness a week will add 52 moments of inspiration to your year. Push it to two a week and you add more than 100. Imagine the possibilities."

-- Sam Parker and Mac Anderson

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins . . . not through strength but by perseverance."

-- H. Jackson Brown

"A single day is enough to make us a little larger."

-- Paul Klee

Thursday, June 10, 2010

First Step with Faith

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

-- Martin Luther King

"We may not be able to do any great thing, but if each of us will do something, however small it may be, a good deal will be accomplished."

-- D.L. Moody

"If you don't like something change it.
If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Don't complain."

-- Maya Angelou

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Foundation of Success

"Action is the foundational key to all success."

-- Pablo Picasso

"I've learned the phrase, 'less is more'
is absolutely true . . .
with too much of what you don't need,
it's hard to find the things you do!"

-- Linda Ellis

"On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean."

-- Aldous Huxley

"The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials."

-- Lin Yutang

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Have Clear Values

"When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier."

-- Roy Disney

"The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become."

-- Charles DuBois

"Without filters we wander aimlessly through life. We wonder why we feel empty on our life journey or in our work. We find ourselves addicted to the whims of our wants and the tasks of our work. Or we go to work each day in organizations with undefined values and wonder why the environment lacks meaningful momentum. We are simply out at sea drifting from one distraction to another."

-- John G. Blumberg

Monday, June 07, 2010

Don't Avoid Problems

"Avoid problems, and you'll never be the one who overcame them."

-- Richard Bach

"Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before
you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or
lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends."

-- Richard Bach

"If you treat an individual ... as if he were what he ought to be, and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be."

-- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

"Here is the test to find whether your mission on
Earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't."

-- Richard Bach

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Prosperity and Poverty

"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things."

-- Eric Butterworth

"The price of leadership is responsibility."

-- Winston Churchill

"Because I'm the founder of Successories ©, some people think that this guy probably never has a negative thought. How wrong they would be! Like every human being, I have doubts, fears, and disappointments in my life. As a leader, however, we must manage our attitudes. Do we need to be perfect? Of course not. But, we can never underestimate the influence that our actions and our attitudes will have on our team."

-- Mac Anderson

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Good At One of Two Things

"We must get good at one of two things: planting in the spring or begging in the fall."

-- Jim Rohn

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness."

-- Richard Bach

"I don't want to do business with those who don't make
a profit, because they can't give the best service."

-- Richard Bach

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

-- Richard Bach

Thursday, June 03, 2010

How You React To Adversity

"Even with goals, passion, and purpose in our lives, we're all faced with adversity . . . and how we react to adversity will dictate our success or failure."

-- Mac Anderson

"Beautiful light is born of darkness, so the faith that springs from conflict is often the strongest and best."

-- R. Turnbull

"It is difficult to know what counts in the world. Most of us count credits, honor, dollars. But at the bulging center of mid-life, I am beginning to see that the things that really matter take place not in the boardrooms, but in the kitchens of the world."

-- Gary Allen Sledge

The Friends

"Your friends will know you better in the first minute you meet
than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."

-- Richard Bach

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

-- Pioneer Girls Leaders' Handbook

"The more I want to get something done,
the less I call it work."

-- Richard Bach

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world
the master calls a butterfly."

-- Richard Bach

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Getting Feedback

"Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

-- Rich Tate

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

-- Chinese proverb

"Some people have a difficult time handling constructive criticism. As an entrepreneur, I've always welcomed honest feedback and disagreement from anyone on my team. In fact, another one of my favorite quotes is: 'In business, if two people always agree . . . one of them is unnecessary.'"

-- Mac Anderson

Where Happiness Grows

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

-- Douglas Jerrould

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.