Saturday, December 31, 2011

Every Experience

"He now realized there was no such thing as failure and that every experience had bright colorful outcomes when he was open to possibility."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."

-- Seneca

"Being a warrior is not about the act of fighting. It's about being so prepared to face a challenge and believing so strongly in a cause that you are fighting for that you refuse to quit"

-- Richard J. Machowicz

"Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, December 30, 2011

Curious Vitamin

"By swallowing a curious vitamin every day, that vitamin c will stretch the bounds of your mental vision, enabling you to perceive more possibilities, on the surface, underneath the surface, beyond the surface."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

New Year is the Year……

New are the Hopes, Aspirations, Resolutions, Spirits and filled with Happiness, Success, Peace, Togetherness of your Family & Friends……………

May the Year 2012 to follow be among the best you have ever spent.
I specially Wishing you all for a Promising & Fulfilling New Year....

Have a great Year ahead ! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!

Successful Living

"A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time
doing second things first."

-- Robert J. McKain

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

-- Catherine Graham

"True change isn't willful. It's so fluent and intuitive that we don't even realize it happened."

-- Garrett Kramer

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Before Quit, Try

"Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try."

-- Ernest Hemingway

"If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true were really true,
 there would be little hope of advance.

-- Orville Wright

"Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take."

-- Josh Billings

"The longer I live, the more certain I am that the difference between the great and the insignificant is energy. An invincible determination A purpose once fixed, and then death or victory."

-- Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

It's Who We Become

"Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term. It's who we become, as we overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve our goals that can give us the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Everyone wants to be appreciated. So, if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.

-- Mary Kay Ash

"Life is a long lesson in humility."

-- James M. Barrie

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."

-- Maya Angelou

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Lifelong Learning

"We affirm that we ought to learn all we can in this life and expect to continue learning in the next. For us, lifelong learning is not simply a practical expedient for a flat world. It is a theological imperative for this world and the world to come."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted."

-- Alfred Adler

"Life where you're always doing something you love is art."

-- Leo Babauta

"A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards."

-- Karl Kraus

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Joy of Christmas 2011

"Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."

-- Dale Evans

"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."

-- Calvin Coolidge

"Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."

-- Dale Evans

Friday, December 23, 2011

Stock Clerk or Person Who Make History

"Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk."

-- J. C. Penney

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit"

-- Aristotle

"Don't take 'no' for an answer. Don't even take 'yes' for an answer. The answer is always 'why?' or 'tell me more.'"

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"There are three kinds of people in the world, the wills, the won'ts and the can'ts. The first accomplish everything; the second oppose everything; the third fail in everything."

-- Eclectic Magazine

Demolish My Bridges

"I demolish my bridges behind me...then there is no choice but to move forward.

-- Firdtjof Nansen

"Human beings who are most alive, though, go beyond a superficial level of curiosity to seek out the next level of wondering."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"What you do off the job is determining factor in how far you will go on the job."

-- Zig Ziglar

"You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you."

-- Ruth Smeltzer

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Steadily Building

"The great successful people of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture, and then go to work materializing that picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and
that a bit, but steadily building --steadily building."

-- Robert Collier

"Do you want my one-word secret of happiness - It's growth - mental, financial, you name it."

-- Harold S. Geneen

"Circumstances do not make a man, they reveal him."

-- Wayne Dyer

"Shine one corner of the world -- just one corner."

-- Shunryu Suzuki

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In Order To Excel

"In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without a total 100 percent dedication, you won't be able to do it."

-- Willie Mays

"Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest."

-- Mark Twain

"We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secret sits in the middle and knows."

-- Robert Frost

"Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Triggers Curiosity Mind

"Curiosity is the cornerstone of a vigorous mind. It cannot be overstated how powerful is the simple act of asking a seemingly naive question. It triggers a consideration of something altogether new, depositing a speck of impurity into the mix, like the impurity that begets a pearl in an oyster."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"The secret to being wrong isn't to avoid being wrong! The secret is being willing to be wrong. The secret is realizing that wrong isn't fatal."

-- Seth Godin

"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."

-- Mark Twain

"It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done."

-- Samuel Smiles

Friday, December 16, 2011

Model Someone

"When you're trying to generate an idea or an approach that's bold and memorable, it may help to model or emulate someone you admire."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm."

-- Bill Vaughn

"My will shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."

-- Elaine Maxwell

"Greatness is won, not awarded."

-- Guy Kawasaki

Thursday, December 15, 2011

That Breakthrough

"Brushing your teeth and exercising are routine things you habitually do while you wait for that big breakthrough. Implicit in Pearson's thought is that a breakthrough may never quite arrive, there's no guarantee but that's okay because you'll do just fine plodding along making small but steady progress using kaizen."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"Anyone who has never made a mistake 
has never tried anything new.

-- Albert Einstein

"One's best success comes after their greatest disappointments."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

"I wouldn't give a nickel for the simplicity on this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity."

-- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Strong Wind

"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are."

-- Arthur Golden

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect."

-- Mark Twain

"The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and
what we could become."

-- Ben Herbster

"To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach."

-- Hindu proverb

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wishful Thinking

"No one can just sit around on the back porch thinking a whole slew of happy thoughts and then expect the universe to open its purse strings and let fly with the good stuff. That's called wishful thinking."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"Friendship is love with understanding."

-- Ancient Proverb

"What it boils down to is this - it's up to you to get hold of you mind, control it, quiet it. God does the rest. And immediately, the being ready and the pouring in are all one act."

- Nancy Pope

"First say to yourself what you would be; 
and then do what you have to do.

-- Epictetusnes

Monday, December 12, 2011

What You Put Into The Universe

"The Law of Attraction is this: As you sow, so shall you reap, meaning that whatever you put out into the universe will be reflected back to you. What this mean from a practical standpoint is that we always attract into our lives whatever we think about most often."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate."

-- Michael Jordan

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."

-- Alan Alda

"Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate."

-- C.G. Jung

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Faster The Process

"In terms of building a vigorous mind, the interest rate is analogous to the degrees of passion you exhibit in your study of photography, weaving, candle-making, whatever. The more into it you are, the faster the entire process will progress. Your passion serves as the catalyst in the equation."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"People talk about finding their lives. In reality, your life is not something you find - it's something you create."

-- David Phillips

"Every artist was first an amateur.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Live from your heart and you will be most effective."

-- Arthur Wang

Friday, December 09, 2011

Thunderous Breakthroughs

"Thunderous breakthroughs are almost always the result of a cumulative aggregation of small steps and seemingly trifling achievement."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

-- Doug Firebaugh

"And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)."

-- Dr. Seuss

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."

-- Confucius

Thursday, December 08, 2011


"Kaizen is the fine art of cutting grand goals down to size, the amazing power of taking one step at a time, putting one foot in front of the other. This notion is sophisticated and elegant in its simplicity, yet it's been neglected. We live in a fast-paced culture and we want to rush to get to the finish, quickly.

There's something in us that resists the slow and steady. But slow and steady progress is how you develop a vigorous mind. It's how you accomplish any goal, for that matter."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust
the action steps."

-- Confucius

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Twenty Minutes Everyday

"Spending just twenty minutes a day may strike you as requiring forever to reach any substantial goal. Not at all. What will cause you to take forever to reach your goal is waiting until you have an entire weekend to devote to it. That seldom happens, as you well know."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"You must let Life flow through you and allow it to express itself naturally.

Don't let the little worries of life, or even the big ones, depress you and cause you to lose your vitality.

Assert the Life Force and manifest it in every thought, act and deed.

It won't take long before you will be exhilarated and bubbling over with vitality and energy."

-- Thought Vibrations Can Change the World

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Getting Started

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the the first one."

-- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"You cannot climb a mountain if you will not risk a fall."

-- Rick Beneteau

"Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground."

-- William James

"Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you're going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus."

-- Oprah Winfrey

Monday, December 05, 2011

Need For Struggling

"Whether children or adults, it's actually satisfying to struggle. We're born to struggle. We need to be struggling. It's how to keep our brains alive, growing and thriving. Challenge is pleasure."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"You must let Life flow through you and allow it to express itself naturally.

Don't let the little worries of life, or even the big ones, depress you and cause you to lose your vitality.

Assert the Life Force and manifest it in every thought, act and deed.

It won't take long before you will be exhilarated and bubbling over with vitality and energy."

-- Thought Vibrations Can Change the World

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Continued Learning

"Self-development through continued learning is the fundamental strategy for successful living. Although it may be elemental, it's nevertheless a vastly underused tactic."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"Unexpected kindness is the mos powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures."

-- Bob Kerrey

"Mindfulness means moment-to-moment, non-judgmental awareness. It is cultivated by refining our capacity to pay attention, intentionally, in the present moment, and then sustaining that attention over time as best we can. In the process, we become more in touch with our life as it is unfolding."

-- Myla & Jon Kabat-Zinn

"It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire, and many things to fear."

-- Francis Bacon

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Twenty Minutes Per Day

"What can you get done in twenty minutes? You can learn a few of the fundamentals of chess. You can pick up five new words of French. But, as with the power of compound interest in your bank account, the cumulative progress created by those twenty intense minutes of attention every day can be astonishing."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"Success is ultimately about connection, not perfection."

-- Whitney Johnson

"So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin."

-- W. Clement Stone

"Love what is ahead by loving what has come before."

-- Herbert Hoover

Friday, December 02, 2011

Everything About You

"Everything about you, from your attitude, ethics and body language to your language, habits and energy, leaves a lasting impression about the person you are."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness."

-- Chuang Tzu

"I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the words become as much a habit as my breathing, and the action which follows becomes as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words I can condition my mind to perform every action necessary for my success. I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again and again. I will walk where failures fear to walk. I will work when failures seek rest. I will act now for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day reserved for the labour of the lazy. I am not lazy. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the person."

-- Og Mandino

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Living Responsibility

"Living responsibility means interpreting that we are the source of everything that shows up around us in life. On some level we have attracted whatever it is for a reason. Likewise, we have the ability to attract something different if we decide that what we have attracted does not serve us."

-- Dr Joe Rubino

"The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. "

-- Leo Rosten

"What can you do right now to begin to turn your life around? The very first thing is to start making a list of things to be grateful for."

-- Joe Vitale
Author and Speaker

"Empty yourself and let the universe fill you."

-- Yogi Tea