Monday, January 31, 2011

Reveals In Every Loss Or Defeat

"I've learned that every loss or defeat reveals an important surprise…for time will prove each setback, was a blessing in disguise."

-- Linda Ellis

"We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same."

-- Anne Frank

"What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better."

-- Wendell Phillips

"Power over others is weakness disguised as strength. True power if within, and it is available to you now."

-- Eckhart Tolle

Sunday, January 30, 2011

To Be Your Own Self

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It takes a real storm in the average person's life to make him realize how much worrying he has done over the squalls."

-- Arthur Wang

"One of the most amazing things about business (and life) is the power of one idea. And one of your great challenges as a leader is to understand how to find and nurture them."

-- Mac Anderson

"We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams…we are the movers and shakers of the world forever, it seems."

-- Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Never Let Yourself Be Defeated

"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."

-- Maya Angelou

"Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life, the process is its own reward. Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And if they fail, their failure should be a challenge to others."

-- Amelia Earhart

"Teamwork requires training, practice and trust…each member counts on one another to perform."

-- Michael McMillan

"Every situation requires a proper response."

-- Michael McMillan

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Happiest People

"No one's happiness but my own is in my power to achieve or to destroy."

-- Ayn Rand

"The happiest people in don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have."

-- Arthur Wang

"Nothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great good or great evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others."

-- Francois Rochefoucauld

"The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men."

-- Arthur Wang

Thursday, January 27, 2011

What Is Courage

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

-- Winston Churchill

"There are those days when it's hard to put one foot in front of the other, but those are the days when champions are created. It's about making the most of the minutes you are given."

-- David McNally

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

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Pure and simple, any person who is enjoying life is a success."

-- William Feather

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How We Want Our Life To Be

"Understanding that we control our own destiny is key to our success in life. Simply put, when we decide how we want our life to be we must take responsibility and move forward."

-- Mac Anderson

"Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours . never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness. Your success and happiness lie in you. The great enduring realities are love and service. Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."

-- Helen Keller

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us."

-- John Dryden

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pretending To Be That Person

"Pretend to be the person you want to be. One day you'll realize you are no longer pretending."

-- Arthur Wang

"The only difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is extraordinary determination."

-- Mary Kay Ash

"Effective communication is an art. While it comes easier for some more than others, it can be developed and improved by all of us."

-- Twyman Towery

"The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished."

-- George Bernard Shaw

Monday, January 24, 2011

Giving Kind Words

"Kind words are a creative force, a power that concurs in the building up of all that is good, and energy that showers blessings upon the world."

-- Lawrence G. Lovasik

"I can live for two months on a good compliment."

-- Mark Twain

"Great service is not an accident. It starts by deciding what kind of experience you want your customers to have—a clear vision."

-- Ken Blanchard

"Always give the customer more than they expect."

-- Nelson Boswell

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thougths Are Things

"Trully, 'thoughts are things,' and powerful things at that, when they are mixed with definiteness of purpose, persistence and a burning desire for thieir translation into riches or other material objects."

-- Napoloen Hill

"The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong."

-- Thomas Carlyle

"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

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

Saturday, January 22, 2011

What Is Still Possible

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do.."

-- Pope John XXIII

"One of the most wonderful things about having a positive attitude is the number of people it touches, many times in ways you'll never know."

-- Mac Anderson

"It's not the things we get but the hearts we touch that will determine our success in life."

-- Mac Anderson

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."

-- Carl Jung

Friday, January 21, 2011

When The Mind is Stretched

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. "

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

"Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has."

-- Alphonse Karr

"As a leader, you have to take responsibility for your own failures as well as successes. That's the only way you'll learn. If you keep learning, you'll improve. If you improve, your leadership will get better. And in time, you will earn the right to lead on the level you deserve."

-- John C. Maxwell

"A leader knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way."

-- John C. Maxwell

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Discipline Yourself Today

"If you discipline yourself today, you'll enjoy your life more tomorrow."

-- Vicki Hitzges

"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself and be lenient to everybody else."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

"Don't be afraid to take big steps. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."

-- David Lloyd George

"Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us."

-- John N. Mitchell

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Look At Fear In The Face

"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"The key to change is to let go of fear."

-- Rosanne Cash

"Discipline is making the choice between what you want now and what you want most."

-- Arthur Wang

"Most people don't aim too high and miss. They aim too low and hit."

-- Bob Moawad

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Living Each Day At A Time

"I live a day at a time. Each day I look for a kernel of excitement.
In the morning, I say: 'What is my exciting thing for today?'
Then, I do the day. Don't ask me about tomorrow."

-- Barbara Jordan

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

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We find comfort among those who agree with us- growth among those who don't."

-- Frank A. Clark

"The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work."

-- Harry Golden

Monday, January 17, 2011

Soar with the Eagles

"If you want to soar with the eagles, you need to associate with eagles!"

-- Barry Gottlieb

"Identify with excellence, put your name on your work, and both your work and your name will stand the test of time."

-- Dr. Denis Waitley

"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror."

-- Ken Keyes

"Happiness is a Swedish sunset -it is there for all, but most of us look the other way and lose it."

-- Mark Twain

Sunday, January 16, 2011

How Success Can Be Achieved

"Many people dream of success. To me, success can only be achieved through repeated failure and introspection."

-- Soichiro Honda

"The best way to predict the future is to create it."

-- Peter Drucker

"You need not feel guilty about not being able to keep your life perfectly balanced. Juggling everything is too difficult. All you really need to do is catch it before it hits the floor!"

-- Carol Bartz

"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are: 'Please help me'."

-- Cathy Conheim

Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Safe Thing To Do

"The only safe thing is to take a chance."

-- Mike Nichols

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."

-- Don Marquis

"Leadership is about taking charge and influencing others to follow your vision. It's about going against the odds and accepting responsibility for the outcomes along the way."

-- Robin Crow

"Leadership is action, not position."

-- Donald J. McGannon

Friday, January 14, 2011

Get A Fresh Re-Start AnyTime

"If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down."

-- Mary Pickford

"If You're writing the story of your life one moment at a time."

-- Doc Childre and Howard Martin

"You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you're down there."

-- George Burns

"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

-- Lucille Ball

Thursday, January 13, 2011



If you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't.
If you like to win, but you think you can't,
It is almost certain you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out in the world we find,
Success begins with a fellow's will.
It's all in the state of mind.

If you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But soon or late the man who wins,

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Don't Wait For Life To Come

"It's tempting to sit and wait for life to come to you. But it can't, it's too busy. Life is out there. You have to go for it."

-- Harry Beckwith

"In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining who we are."

-- Max De Pree

"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."

-- Dale Carnegie

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

-- Madeline Bridges

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Along The Extra Mile

"It's never crowded along the extra mile."

-- Wayne Dyer

"I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more."

-- Jonas Salk

"Never forget, with every new customer, you have only one chance…just one, to make a great first impression."

-- Mac Anderson

"Create a wonderful memory and you'll create a customer for life."

-- Mac Anderson

Monday, January 10, 2011

Memory Banks of Our Children

"Each day we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."

-- Charles Swindoll

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

-- Nadine Stair

"Commitment to others is the stuff character is made of; the power to change the face of things, to create a new future."

-- David

"Give love to other people, even though they don't deserve it."

-- Dr. James MacDonald

Sunday, January 09, 2011

The One Who Is Contended

"They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot."

-- Dutch Proverb

"Many people like to think that they'll find balance AFTER they find success. But in reality, achieving balance IS success."

-- Brian Koslow

"It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed."

-- Napolean Hill

"People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes."

-- Abigail Van Buren

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Just Be Willing To Take The Leap

"The trick is that you can't find the hidden treasure until you start digging. Often enough, if you take the leap and do something, something will happen. Probably not what you thought, but something."

-- Debbi Fields

"Big ideas rarely happen overnight. They usually evolve from curious minds willing to take risks."

-- Mac Anderson

"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"

-- William Shakespeare

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful. Welcome it in every face, in every sky, in every flower."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 07, 2011

A Successful Person and Others

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will."

-- Vince Lombardi

"If you don't think you're a winner, you don't belong here."

-- Vince Lombardi

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

-- Lucretius

"When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something."

-- Jared Sparks

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Have Faith and 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

"Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful."

-- Annette Funicello

"A decision today changes tomorrow forever."

-- John Di Lemme

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Learned From Experience

"Expect to get dinged here and there as you pursue your goal, but like wine that gets better with age, you get better when you have failed a time or two and learned from the experience."

-- Gary Ryan Blair

"Don't just pursue your goal…inhabit it. Wear it, act it, live it, taste it! Get committed—take action!"

-- Gary Ryan Blair

"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

"Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it."

-- Eileen Cady

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Now is the Time for Action

"The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something."

-- Carl Sandburg

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

-- James G. Bilkey

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

-- Harriet Tubman

"With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose."

-- Roger Koh

Monday, January 03, 2011

Life Like Ten-Speed Bike

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

-- Charles Schultz

"Some men see things as they are and say 'why?' Others dream things that never were and say, 'why not?'"

-- George Bernard Shaw

""Cherish your vision and your dreams."

-- Napoleon Hill

"God has given us a world that nothing but our own folly keeps from being a paradise."

-- George Bernard Shaw

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Have A Definite Plan For Desire

"Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action."

-- Napolean Hill

"The circumstances of our lives have as much power as we choose to give them."

-- Dave McNally

"The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them."

-- Harold S. Geneen

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

-- Susan

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Secret of Genius

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age."

-- Sandra

"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."

-- Lionel Hampton

"A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others."

-- Chin-Ning Chu

"Everyone must adopt the appropriate caring role when they're with others. This doesn't make that role false. It's simply another side of ourselves."

-- Tom Asacker