Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Idle Will Never Know

"Forced idleness is far worse than forced labour. Being force to work and forced to do your best will breed in your temperance and self-control and strength of will and content and a hundred other virtues which the idle will never know."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Do not say, "Be courageous." Do not say, "Destroy fear." This is common advice, but it is worthless unless you know how to do it. Our methods are definite and practical. Our methods get results."

-- Break Free: How to Conquer Fear

Monday, January 30, 2012

Make Better Decision

"The way to make better decision is to make more of them. Realize that decision making like any skill you focus on improving gets better the more often you do it."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. There is no short-cutting to life. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."

-- Asha Tyson

"Good instincts tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out."

-- Michael Burke

"No matter where you are in life right now, no matter who you are, no matter how old you are – it is never too late to be who you are meant to be."

-- Esther & Jerry Hicks

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Life Changes to Committed Decision

"Your life changes the moment you make a new congruent and committed decision. Make the decision now that can send you in a new, positive and powerful direction for growth and happiness."

-- Anthony Robbins

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week."

-- motivationstuff.com

"Love all, serve all, feed all."

-- Neem Karoli Baba

Friday, January 27, 2012

Disappears If Not Used

"It is a well established fact that the faculties of the mind, like the limbs of the body, atrophy and wither away if not used. Self-confidence is no exception. It develops when used buy disappears if not used."

-- Napoleon Hill

"The first duty of love is to listen."

-- Paul Tillich

"When you arise in the morning,think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love...."

-- Marcus Aurelius

"We just want to win. That's the bottom line. I think a lot of times people may become content with a little bit of success, but we don't really reflect on what we've done in the past. We focus on the present."

-- Derek Jeter (NY Yankees)

Defeat Is Most Useful

"Is it not strange that we fear most that which never happens? That we destroy our initiative by the fear of defeat, when in reality, defeat is a most useful tonic and should be accepted as such."

-- Napoleon Hill

"There is always music amongst the trees in the garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."

-- Minnie Aumonier

"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

-- Henry Van Dyke

"An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it."

-- Bill Bernbach

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Family and Friends

"I've learned that all a person has in life is family and friends. If you lose those, you have nothing, so friends are to be treasured more than anything else in the world."

-- Trey Parker and Matt Stone

"The ego cannot survive without judgment."

-- A Course In Miracles

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in."

-- Alan Alda

"If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviours and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve."

-- Anthony Robbins

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Temporary Defeat and Failure

"You are fortunate if you have learned the difference between temporary defeat and failure, more fortunate still, if you have learned the truth that the very seed of success is dormant in every defeat that you experience."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

-- Calvin Coolidge

"Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first."

-- Arthur Wang

Inside You

"What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you."

-- B. C. Forbes

"Each of us can work to change a small portion of events. And it's in the total of all those acts that the history of this generation will be written."

-- Jacqueline Novogratz

"More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives that determine our destiny."

-- Anthony Robbins

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to."

-- Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Times of Challenge and Controversy

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"In the final analysis, there is no other solution to a man's problems but the day's honest work, the day's honest decisions, the day's generous utterance, and the day's good deed."

-- Claire Booth Luce

"Spontaneous giving, showing gratitude and kindness to others, even in the smallest of ways, boost happiness."

-- Charlotte Style

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."

-- Dale Carnegie

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Challenge Your Skills

"You need challenges for your skills to flourish. Any task becomes more enjoyable if you add a challenge."

-- Charlotte Style

"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

"We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future."

-- Robin Sharma

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails."

-- John Maxwell

Aim for Excellence

"Getting really good at a skill will give you both the pleasure of the skill and also the pleasure of achievement."

-- Charlotte Style

"When I am happy, I see the happiness in others. When I am depressed, I notice that people's eyes look sad. When I am weary, I see the world as boring and unattractive.

-- Steve Chandler

"The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."

-- Will Garcia

"Falling into the deepest valley is nothing to fear. It just means that you are in the perfect position to climb the World's highest mountain."

-- Carl F Hughes

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Personal Excellence

"The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... These are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence."

-- Confucius

"You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it."

-- Albert Schweitzer

"If you want to be a rebel, be kind."

-- Pancho Ramos Stierle

"Children have so much to teach us about feeling good. We laugh when we are children much more than as adults and children know how to play and be curious. If you have children you have an immediate source of a happiness boost."

-- Charlotte Style

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Set Your Sights High

"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good.

Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way."

-- Eileen Caddy

"Appreciating your life will boost your well-being in all areas of your life. Being grateful is one of the healthiest positive emotions."

-- Charlotte Style

"There is no next time. It’s now or never."

-- Arthur Wang

"A gentle hand may lead even an elephant by a single hair."

-- Iranian Proverb

Not Born To Fail

"Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don't waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail."

-- Og Mandino

"When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."

-- William Arthur Ward

"We feel best when we are able to be fully ourselves, even if difficult circumstances."

-- Charlotte Style

"What you resist persists. And only what you look at, and own, can disappear. You make it disappear by simply changing your mind about it."

-- Neale Donald Walsch

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Focusing Thoughts

"When you do not know how to focus your thoughts effectively, they can become scattered, miscellaneous and fixated on "stuff"-negative notions, toxic relationships
and situations from the past.

I finally learned to live in the present and focus only on what I want rather than what I don't want."

-- Darren L. Johnson

"When we are happy we are better able to react and respond to our environment, which in turns builds more resources. This in turn builds more self-belief, ability and further action and positive emotion."

-- Charlotte Style

"The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done."

-- Allard Lowenstein

Monday, January 16, 2012

Decisions Today

"The consequences of today are determined by the actions of the past. To change your future, alter your decisions today."

-- Arthur Wang

"It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know."

-- Anthony Robbins

"What are all illusions except false ideas about myself?"

-- A Course In Miracles

"Mastery of your environment means you can affect and control the circumstances of your life."

-- Charlotte Style

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Being Spiritual

"Being 'spiritual' simply means being willing to look into the nature of life, to ask questions and to wonder, and to listen. It also means seeing art everywhere."

-- Quang Ho

"In order to be at the top and maintain your focus you have to have something that
motivates you.

For me, it was what I perceived as a lack of respect from the boxing world as well as the media, which made me want to work so hard and be great."

-- Marvin Hagler

"Our happiness is greatly affected by how much choice we have and the manner in which choose."

-- Charlotte Style

Friday, January 13, 2012

Your Well-Being

"Your well-being is compromised when you are too focused towards only one time perspective. You need to be able to combine your time perspective to include a healthy relationship to the past and spend time enjoying the present with one eye on the future."

-- Charlotte Style

"When people go within and connect with themselves, they realize they are connected to the universe and they are connected to all living things."

-- Armand Dimele

"If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings."

-- Brian Tracy

"No one is perfect...that's why pencils have erasers."

-- Arthur Wang

Happiest People

"The most common factors among the happiest people are a full and active social life, good friends and a current romantic partner."

-- Charlotte Style

"The best day of your life is the day you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame.

The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it.

This is the day your life really begins."

-- Bob Moawad

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

No One is Perfect

"Remember that no one is perfect. If you expect others to be saints, it probably means that you should be one too,."

-- Charlotte Style

"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think."

-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"One can acquire everything in solitude except character."

-- Marie Henri Beyle

"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."

-- Arthur Wang

Achieving Your Potential

"Personal growth requires that you are open to change and are able to adapt to and cope with all the good and the bad that life deals you. You feel able to achieve your potential and have a sense of continuing development."

-- Charlotte Style

"You will soon realize that you are master of your mind and that you will create your mind in any way that you want.

To become master of your mind, you must realize that understanding is only fifty percent of control of the mind.

You have to work at it as an accountant works to balance his books or as a musician works to master his instrument."

-- The Power Within

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sense of Purpose

"Having a sense of purpose gives you a reason to aim for something. It encourages you to move towards more fulfilling goals and in doing so enables you to experience eudaimonic happiness as well as a sense of direction and fulfillment."

-- Charlotte Style

"We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share caring, lightheartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will be worthwhile."

-- Deepak Chopra

"Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart; and you'll never walk alone; you'll never walk alone."

-- Oscar Hammerstein II

"A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve."

-- Joseph Joubert

Monday, January 09, 2012

Gratitude Makes Sense

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."

-- Melody Beattie

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

-- Albert Einstein

"There are two worlds: the world we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination."

-- Leigh Hunt

"Children are poor men's riches."

-- English Proverb

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Motivated Intrinsically

"When you choose to do something for its own sake, for pure enjoyment, you are motivated from within, you are motivated intrinsically. This is a much more motivating force than when you are motivated by an incentive and reward."

-- Charlotte Style

"Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better."

-- Jim Rohn

"As the rain falls on the just and unjust alike, let your heart be untroubled by judgements and let your kindness rain down on all."

-- Buddha

"Children are poor men's riches."

-- English Proverb

Be Accountable and Responsible

"Having autonomy means that you are free to choose and able to think independently, whatever the situation. It is important to think for yourself and to be accountable for and responsible for, the effects of your own actions."

-- Charlotte Style

"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed."

-- Thomas Jefferson

"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."

-- Malcom Forbes

"Replace the word "problem" with the word "opportunity" in all your thoughts."

-- Matthew Keith Groves

Friday, January 06, 2012

Conditions of Your Life

"Remember that you cannot do very much about all the conditions of your life but you can control quite a bit and managed the important circumstances."

-- Charlotte Style

"The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."

-- Chinese Proverb

"Take risks: If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise."

-- Arthur Wang

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."

-- Elbert Hubbard

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Master of Environment

"A new born baby is a source of both joy and challenge, but the joy increases as your confidence in your caring skills increases. Similarly, a demanding job becomes more fulfilling when you have the skills required to do it. Being a master of your environment requires an ability to handle and organize many activities and make use of opportunities."

-- Charlotte Style

"Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared."

-- Eddie Rickenbacher

"You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that
created the world."

-- Sheila Graham

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Our Basic Needs

"You choose what you need. Your basic needs are as individual as you are and what you need are the things that matter most to your, what you value."

-- Charlotte Style

"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure."

-- Arthur Wang

"Art consists in limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame."

-- G. K. Chesterton

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."

-- William James

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Stop Nibbling

"Those that only take a nibble here and a nibble there will never attain anything. Those who really want to achieve must give up, once and for all, this nibbling at things. Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life. Think of it, dream of it, live on that idea."

-- Swami Vivekananda

"Happiness is at the heart of well-being because it is such a universal description of feeling good and experience positive emotion is an indication that all is well."

-- Charlotte Style

"When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others."

-- Anne Frank

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."

-- Sir Winston Churchill

Sunday, January 01, 2012

No Easy Answers

"I am continuously amazed to find so many otherwise astute people looking for easy answers. There are none, unless you count savvy hard work as a 'quick fix'."

-- Ingrid E. Cummings

"Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third."

-- Marge Piercy

"Gross National Product measures everything, except that which makes life worthwhile."

-- Robert Kennedy

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion."

-- Dalai Lama