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