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