Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Life's Experience

"All of life's experiences present themselves as tools for our own creation. It is entirely up to us to decide how we will experience any aspect of life as it presents us with an opportunity to decide who we choose to be, given the circumstances."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"The greatest inspiration is often born of desperation."

-- Comer Cotrell

"Our systems, perhaps, are nothing more than an unconscious apology for our faults."

-- Henri Frederic Amiel

"Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."

-- Thich Nhat Hanh

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The More You Grow

"The more you grow and become, the more you can yet become. There is no arriving, only the constant process of being and becoming out of your new, empowering and constantly evolving declaration."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

-- Anais Nin

"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."

-- Dale Carnegie

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

-- Oprah Winfrey

Monday, November 28, 2011

Key To Life

"The key to a life that is satisfying and productive is to identify your key values and make sure they are being honored. Until your life and values are in alignment, life will look like an uphill struggle."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Have wisdom in your actions and faith in your merits."

-- Yogi Bhajan

"If you desire peace, cultivate justice, but at the same time cultivate the fields to produce more bread; otherwise there will be no peace."

-- Norman Borlaug

"As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind."

-- Isabelle Holland

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Life Rules

"When we violate the life rules based upon our value system, then frustration, anger and ineffective communication result. When we honor our values, life works."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"An angry man is again angry with himself when he returns to reason."

-- Publilius Syrus

"Success is not a gift, nor a concession to favorites of the Universe. It is a universal right. No other basis could exist in the Universe."

-- The Power Within

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

-- Cynthia Ozick

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Get What You Expect

"We get what we expect. Take full responsibility for expecting your future to be the way you want it to turn out. Realize that you have consciously or unconsciously attracted to you everything that shows up in your life."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"A method exists that will stop cruel people from ever deceiving and hurting you again. Here it is. Realize that no one can ever attack or hurt your real nature. They can injure only the unseen and self-flattering pictures you have of yourself.

Only your imaginary identity of being wise or strong is every pained or insulted. So develop and live from your true nature, for it is as far above human conflict as a star is above earth."

-- Vernon Howard

Friday, November 25, 2011

Your Future

"The future will result from your expectations. The quality of your future will be influenced by the commitment you have for it. You get to design and invent it! You are the sole designer and builder of what is to be and the result will be entirely consistent with your expectations."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."

-- W. Clement Stone
1902-2002, Businessman, Philanthropist and Author

"Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind."

-- Leonardo da Vinci

"Happiness is not a reward -- it is a consequence."

-- Robert Green Ingersoll"

Never Ending Improvement

"The decision to make each day an opportunity for personal development means committing to continual and never ending improvement in some aspects of our lives."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Look at you, you madman, Screaming you are thirsty And are dying in a desert When all around you there is nothing but water!"

-- Kabir

"When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary."

-- William Wrigley, Jr.

"Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while. You don't do things right once in a while. You do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."

-- Vince Lombardi

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Our Daily Choice

"Daily, we are offered a choice. We can respond to life's challenges by either resisting or embracing them. Taking the path of personal development means examining who we are today and who we choose to be tomorrow."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Determination, energy, and courage appear spontaneously when we care deeply about
something. We take risks that are unimaginable in any other context."

-- Margaret J. Wheatley

"Turn your wounds into wisdom."

-- Oprah Winfrey

"The lines of giving are complicated, you never know how it will come back. But you have to give because you can't let the cord break with you."

-- Maria Diarra Keita

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Principles

"If you can gain the principles necessary to live a powerful life that fully supports you, you will see things differently and therefore act differently."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Every smile is a direct achievement."

-- William Jefferson Clinton

"We seek not rest but transformation. We are dancing through each other as doorways."

-- Marge Piercy

"All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!"

-- Bob Newhart

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In The End Everyday

"In the end, everyday that you live, you are either experiencing by choice or you are a victim of your environment, helpless to set your own destiny. You are either living out of your values or are at the whims of your ego. You are needy or you are the source of everything that shows up around you."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Not all who wander are lost."

-- J. R. R. Tolkien

"Never spend your money before you have it."

-- Thomas Jefferson

"A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'"

- Black Hawk

Monday, November 21, 2011

What We Surround Ourselves

"Who and what we surround ourselves with has a great deal to do with creating an environment that either champions us to be all we can be or sabotages us in this effort."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night."

-- Edgar Allan Poe

"I am growing in my soul a perfect courage. I am the spirit of the soul harmonic with the perfect whole."

- The Power Within

"Strength does not lie in what you have. It lies in what you can give."

Arther Wang

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Get To Choose Life

"In short, life can either be an uphill struggle that looks like something you have to survive or it can be a daring adventure played full out in partnership with others. You get to choose which it will be."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Crisis breeds opportunity. Look for something positive, take your broken wings and learn to fly again."

-- Orrin Checkmate Hudson

"Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful."

-- William A. Ward

"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."

-- James Baldwin

Friday, November 18, 2011

Your World Will Be Better

"Negative thinking isn't just a bad habit, it can do real harm to you and your loved ones, especially if you (or they) start to believe it. So turn off that downer station in your head and tune in to the good things you do and have. Your world will be better for it."

-- Barton Goldsmith

"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still."

-- Lao Tzu

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

-- Henry Ford

"Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig."

-- Marcus Aurelius

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Best Way To Improve Self

"One of the best way to make improvements in your own life is to look at how someone you respect changed for the better. Examining how those we admire have improved their circumstances can teach us what it is we need to do to enhance our own lives."

-- Barton Goldsmith

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful
lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."

-- Jesse Owens

"The wishbone will never replace the backbone."

-- Will Henry

"If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere."

-- Frank A. Clark

Sense of Self

"Our sense of self is enhanced when we give to others. It generates brain chemicals that actually reduce depression and anxiety as well as increase our capacity for joy."

-- Barton Goldsmith

"But thou, doing kindness, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth."

-- Matthew 6:3

"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."

-- Les Brown

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful
lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort."

-- Jesse Owens

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Getting Educated

"No matter what stage of life you are in, getting educated is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself."

-- Barton Goldsmith

"Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds."

-- Albert Einstein

"Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan."

-- Paul J. Meyer

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."

-- James Baldwin

Monday, November 14, 2011

What is Courage

"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is about moving through the unsure moments to reach your goals despite any anxieties. Facing challenges with the understanding that you have the emotional mettle to withstand the difficulties around the corner is a building block of confidence."

-- Barton Goldsmith

"Men take only their needs into consideration, never their abilities."

-- Napoleon Bonaparte

"We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are."

-- Anais Nin

"You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."

-- Beverly Sills

Saturday, November 12, 2011

The More You Do It

"Remember: The more you do it, the easier it will be to repeat it. If you have many successes, it;s easier to have them again."

-- Barton Goldsmith

"When thou sees an eagle, thou sees a portion of genius; lift up thy head!"

-- William Blake

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."

-- Nido Qubein

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

-- Elinor Smith

Friday, November 11, 2011

Learning Is Important

"The reason that learning is so important to your success is really simple. The more you know on a subject, the more you increase your opportunities for success."

-- Jack Hatfield

"If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves."

-- Thomas A. Edison

"To know when to be generous and when to be firm - this is wisdom."

-- Elbert Hubbard

"It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards."

-- Lewis Carroll

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Testing Own Limits

"Test your limits on a constant basis and adopt not only that change is life and life is change, but also the philosophy that you don't know you can't do something. If you have something you want out of life, you must abandon the idea that you can't."

-- Jack Hatfield

"Empathy is the greatest thing. There's an expression I love: 'Let people live in your heart.'"

-- Toshiro Kanamori, 4th grade teacher

"You are the author of your own life story and God is the publisher who makes it all possible."

-- Raquel Szann

"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?"

-- Catherine Graham

Stretch a Little Farther

"Each time you stretch a limit a little farther, you grow. If you don't test the limits you currently have, then you will never advance beyond where you are right now."

-- Jack Hatfield

"To discover in ourselves what makes life worth living is risky business, for it means that once we know we must seek it. It also means that without it life will be valueless."

-- Marsha Sinetar

"Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. We are all learners, doers and teachers."

-- Richard Bach

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Testing The Limitations

"Testing the limitations that you have on a constant basis is extremely important to your success. It is a natural process that begins the day you are born and ends only upon your death. Testing your boundaries causes you to grow in ways that you would not have otherwise."

-- Jack Hatfield

"If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn
paths of accepted success."

-- John D. Rockefeller

"The throat is our center of expression. Who we are sneaks out in our attitudes and in what we say."

-- John Robson

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

You May Have Overlooked

"Doing more opens door that you may have overlooked until now. Those doors might lead to a future that surpass your wildest dreams of where you would like to be. If you don't like your life, then do something about it and make change happen."

-- Jack Hatfield

"Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory."

-- Zig Ziglar

"A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month's study of books."

-- Chinese Proverb

"The secret to a long and healthy life is to be stress-free. Be grateful for everything you have, stay away from people who are negative, stay smiling and keep running."

-- Fauja Singh, 100-yr-old Marathoner

Monday, November 07, 2011

The More We Share

"The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have."

-- Leonard Nemoy

"Everybody talks about wanting to change things and help and fix, but ultimately all you can do is fix yourself. And that's a lot. Because if you can fix yourself, it has a ripple effect."

-- Rob Reiner

"Never accept the negative until you've thoroughly explored the positive."

Arthur Wang

"If you wait for life to issue you an invitation to experience stress, and then issue another invitation for stress relief, you risk losing your opportunity to use stress to your advantage."

-- Jack Hatfield

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Mental Toughness

"Mental toughness is a desired attribute. Keeping your emotions focused on the positive in the face of negative is being tough."

-- Jack Hatfield

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."

-- Samuel Beckett

"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."

-- Ken Venturi

"There are admirable potentialities in every human being. Believe in your strength and your youth. Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me."

-- Andre Gide

Friday, November 04, 2011

Measure of Wealth

"The real measure of our wealth is how much we'd be worth if we lost all our money."

--Benjamin Jowett
1817-1893, English Scholar, Classicist and Theologian

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads."

-- Erica Jong

"If things go wrong, don't go with them."
-- Roger Babson

"In every soul there has been deposited the see of great future, but that seed will never germinate, much less grow to maturity, except through the rendering of useful service."

-- Napoleon Hill

True Security

"The only true security in life comes from knowing that every single day you are improving yourself in some way, that you are increasing the caliber of who you are and that you are valuable to your company, your friends and your family."

-- Anthony Robbins

"I am resolved, without disturbance to my own mind or repulsion to others, to do this one thing, splendidly, satisfactorily. I am determined to attract this person to the doing of my desire."

-- From the Magnetic Will Section of The Power Within

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose."

-- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Otherwise We Hardern

"We must always change, renew and rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it."

-- Orlando A. Battista

"The dream was always running ahead of one. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was a miracle."

-- Anais Nin

"We have already discovered the fact that the man who masters fear may march on to successful achievement in practically any undertaking, despite all efforts to defeat him."

-- Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Expand Our Lives

"The way to expand our lives is to model the lives of those people who are already succeeding."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Imagination is the eye of the soul."

-- Joseph Joubert

"Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?"

-- Eliza Dushku

"Every man dies - not every man really lives."

-- William Wallace

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

A Way Shall Be Found

"No matter what happens in your life, you've got to be able to believe, This too shall pass, and that if you keep persisting, you'll find a way."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead."

-- Scottish Proverb

"All the advice you ever gave your partner, is for you to hear."

-- Byron Katie

"The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows."

-- Laurence Lee