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

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Best Thing To Hold In Life

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

-- Audrey Hepburn

"Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."

-- Carl Jung

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

-- Andre Maurois

"The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp."

-- John Berry

Ask Yourself Busy Doing What

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

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Beginners and outsiders are open to possibilities and don’t make assumptions. By extension, they’re often better at finding solutions the experts have stopped seeing."

-- Michael McMillan

"Perceptual blindness sheds much light on why we miss obvious solutions. By focusing on one thing (a problem), we miss something else (a solution). Magicians and politicians have known about this phenomenon for years."

-- Michael McMillan

Friday, July 16, 2010

You Need Little To Be Happy

"Very little is needed to make a happy life. It is
all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

-- Marcus Aurelius

"Energy, mental clarity, and positive regard for others are the
three most important benchmarks of well-being."

-- Jeanne Segal Ph.D

"Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and
paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some."

-- Robert Fulghum

"Who you are is a necessary step to being who you will be."

-- Emmanuel

The Ocean Needs That Drop

"We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean,
but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."

-- Mother Teresa

"I've always thought that people need to feel good about themselves and I see my role as offering support to them, to provide some light along the way."

-- Leo Buscaglia

"Everything Counts!"

-- Gary Ryan Blair

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

-- Josh Billings

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Key To Failure

"I don't know the key to success, but the key
to failure is trying to please everybody."

-- Bill Cosby

"There can be no friendship when there is no freedom.
Friendship loves the free air, and will not be
fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures."

-- William Penn

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

-- Helen Keller

"To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before."

-- A Wise Human

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Let People Contribute To You

"Who do you turn to when the burden is too much to carry alone? A family member, a spiritual advisor, a trusted friend, a close confidante . . . or all of these? In asking for help, you are giving people the opportunity to contribute to you. In so doing, you honor them as well."

-- BJ Gallagher

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends."

-- John Churton Collins

"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun."

-- Katharine Hepburn

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Like Is What You Make It

"Life is what I make it, always has been, always will be."

-- Grandma Moses

"Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again."

-- Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time."

-- Marion Edelman

"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

-- Mike McNight

Monday, July 12, 2010

Don't Wait For Inspiration

"We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to
start a thing. Action always generates inspiration.
Inspiration seldom generates action."

-- Frank Tibolt

"Treasure your relationships, not your possessions."

-- Anthony J. D'Angelo

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do.
Where there is love and inspiration,
I don't think you can go wrong."

-- Ella Fitzgerald

"Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us."

-- Stephen R. Covey

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Grow Out of That Comfort Zone

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

-- Brian Tracy

"People look at an event like the Olympics and think that the Gold Medal is the ultimate goal, but it's not. The process of getting there is far more important."

-- Scott Hamilton

"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

-- Winston Churchill

Friday, July 09, 2010

Just Be Thankful

- We must be thankful for the offer and willingness to help, not the outcome.
- We must be thankful for the challenges, not just the successes,
- We must be thankful for the spirited debate, not just the resolution,
- We must be thankful for the child that tries to cheer us up when we are down and the child that tries to help another child, not just the child that does his/her chores,
- We must be thankful not just for what the Creator has done, but what he/she hasn't done,
- We must be thankful for our trails and tribulations, not just our glorious victories,
- We must be thankful for the clothes on our back, and not ungrateful for the style they lack.
- We must be thankful for the $10 we might have today that we didn't have yesterday, and let go of the fact that we did not get the thousand we wanted,
- We must be thankful for the hug our loved one gave to us, although they did not say they loved us,
- We must be thankful for the meal we had today, and not dwell on the one we might have dreamed of,
- We must be thankful for the job we have now, not just the one we might get or wished we had,
- We must be thankful for that friend that is with us and supports us, not just the best friend that isn't there,
- We must be thankful for the survivors of natural catastrophes, and be thankful for the memory of those we might have lost,
- We must be thankful for all things.

-- M. Raymond Sheppard

Until You Are Happy

"Happiness is not a when or a where; it can be a here and a now. But until you are happy with who you are you will never be happy because of what you have."

-- Zig Ziglar

"Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority."

-- William Arthur Ward

"There is an advantage in every disadvantage and a gift in every problem."

-- John Johnson

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Take Care of The Moments

"If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves."

-- Maria Edgeworth

"Who wishes perfect and complete happiness will never be
completely happy; who conforms with relative happiness
will be much happier!"

-- Sharon

"Do the right thing...especially when no one's watching."

-- Cherie Carter-Scott Ph.D.

"The Universe rearranges itself to fit your perception of reality."

-- Johnny

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

You Are Special People

"There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people."

-- Jan Ashford

"Many years ago, when I was just about as complete a failure as one can become, I began to spend a good deal of time in libraries, looking for some answers. I found all the answers I needed in that golden vein of ore that every library has."

-- Og Mandino

"Books are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print."

-- Barbara Tuchman

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

What You Leave Behind

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."

-- Pericles

"Love is metaphysical gravity."

-- Buckminster Fuller

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

-- Mark Twain

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more
than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."

-- George Bernard Shaw

Monday, July 05, 2010

Give Your Best

"You have to accept whatever comes and the
only important thing is that you meet it
with the best you have to give."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"It's not the things you get but the hearts you
touch that will determine your joy in life."

-- Jenny

"One can never consent to creep when
one feels an impulse to soar."

-- Helen Keller

"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."

-- Tobias Wolff

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Intention Without Actions is Useless

"You cannot change anything in your life with intention alone, which can become a watered-down, occasional hope that you'll get to tomorrow. Intention without action is useless."

-- Caroline Myss

"Many of us who are great team members at work take off our teamwork hats when we walk in the door at home. We do not seem to realize that our spouse and children are not nearly as interested in our job title as our taking time to relate to them as equals. Are you guilty of this? How would they want you to act differently?"

-- Twyman Towery

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."

-- Juvenal

"Your goal should be out of reach, but not out of sight."

-- Anita DeFrantz

Friday, July 02, 2010

Magnet of Unselfishness

"There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first... when you learn to live for others, they will live for you."

-- Paramahansa Yogananda

"I learned that when you rid your business of the wrong clients, you have time to take care of the right ones--and then they take care of you."

-- Todd Duncan

"Your customers should share your ideals and values, otherwise you're wasting your time."

-- Todd Duncan

Great People Learn Their Mistakes

"Amateur performers habitually play not to lose and procrastinate because they fear making a mistake. The great ones know mistakes will be made and can be corrected."

-- Steve Siebold

"As we've said before, most individuals really are well meaning. With few exceptions, all people intend to keep their word. But good intentions alone won't carry the day."

-- Eric Harvey and Steve Ventura

"The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

-- Anne Frank

"A bad decision on Monday is better than a good one on Friday. What bedevils our business is lack of a speedy response."

-- Sir Martin Sorrell

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Burning Desire To Do

"Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying
power--a reason to get up every morning or to pick
ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment."

-- Marsha Sinetar

"Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world;
a prescription often given, too rarely taken."
-- Dr. Karl Menninger

"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"No great performance ever came from holding back."

-- Don Greene