Monday, April 30, 2012

Increasing Ability

"Goals that are about increasing your ability to make things happen in life, developing a skill, learning something new, growing as a person, these are the goals that feed your need for competence."

-- Heidi Grant Halvorson

"Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends."

-- Chinese Proverb

"Lasting change happens when people see for themselves that a different way of life is more fulfilling than their present one."

-- Eknath Easwaran

"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals."

-- Booker T. Washington

Pathways To Success

"The pathways to success can travel downhill and uphill, learn from the downhill pathways and keep trying to travel uphill. A person may fall several times throughout his or her life, but keep traveling vertically and you will reach success."

-- Dr. L.T. Coleman Jr. and Dr. J.M. Williams

"The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do."

-- Dennis Waitley

"Travelers, there is no path, paths are made by walking."

-- Antonio Machado

"Whatever God's dream about man may be, it seems certain it cannot come true unless man cooperates."

-- Stella Terrill Mann

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Achieving Goal

"Achieving a goal isn't everything, 'what you want' and 'why you want it' matter just as much in the long run."

-- Heidi Grant Halvorson

"Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the Light are merely covering their eyes. The Light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all."

-- A Course In Miracles

"And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning."

-- Anthony Trollope

"Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up."

-- Joseph Campbell

To Get Better

"When your goal is to get better rather than to be good, you tend to enjoy what you're doing more and find it more interesting. In other words, you appreciate the journey as much as the destination."

-- Heidi Grant Halvorson

"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction."

-- Al Bernstein

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

-- Albert Einstein

"Remember how often you have postponed minding your interest and let slip those opportunities the gods have given you. It is now high time to consider what sort of world you are a part of, and what kind of governor of it you are. You have a set period assigned to you to act in this world. Do so, or it will quickly run off with you."

-- Marcus Aurelius

Friday, April 27, 2012

Develop Strong Image

"One of the most important keys to success is to develop a strong image of yourself. When you develop a strong image of yourself, you have self-confidence, self-control, self-acceptance and you have the power to accomplish all of your goals."

-- Dr. L.T. Coleman Jr. and Dr. J.M. Williams

"Learn to smile at every situation. See it as an opportunity to prove your strength and ability"

-- Joe Brown

"Life is no "brief candle" to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer."

-- Nolan Bushnell

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Focus Growth

"If you focus on growth instead of validation, on making progress instead of proving yourself, you are less likely to get depressed because you won't see setbacks and failures as reflecting your own self-worth."

-- Heidi Grant Halvorson

"There are no victims in the universe, only creators."

-- Neale Donald Walsh

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

-- Wendell Phillips

"Every artist was first an amateur."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

When You Grow

"When you grow you sharpen your skills and have a better understanding of things and you are more prepared to face challenges in your life. Growth entitles us to struggle, to learn, to achieve, to change and to overcome."

-- Dr. L.T. Coleman Jr. and Dr. J.M. Williams

"Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it."

-- Rumi

"Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed."

-- Eileen Caddy

Seeking Help

"One of the most important things you can do to reach any difficult goal is know when to ask for and accept help. Seeking help can be a very effective way to cope with obstacles, face challenges or just navigate unfamiliar terrain."

-- Heidi Grant Halvorson

"The price of greatness is responsibility."

-- Sir Winston Churchill

"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

"Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied."

-- Charles C. Colton

Monday, April 23, 2012

Needs of Your Changing Lives

"It is up to you to add, alter and adjust to the needs of your changing lives. Continuous growth reduces stress, and in turn reduces blood pressure, stomach ulcers, anxiety and other health conditions that stress creates."

-- Dr. L.T. Coleman Jr. and Dr. J.M. Williams

"Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you."

-- Amelia Earhart

"As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now."

-- Marcus Aurelius

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Enjoy The Process

"Many people have no doubt told you that when it comes to your goals, it's important to enjoy 'getting there'. That you need to love not just the result, but the 'process', the means as well as the end."

-- Heidi Grant Halvorson

"An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves."

-- Lydia M. Child

"Try not to become a man of success but a man of value."

-- Albert Einstein

"Motivation will almost always beat mere talent."

-- Norman R. Augustine

Friday, April 20, 2012

Knowing What You Want

"If you know what you want, your are more apt to recognize it when you see it. When you read a book for example, you will recognize opportunities to help you get what you want."

-- W. Clement Stone

"I just love when people say I can't do something because all my life people said I wasn't going to make it"

-- Ted Turner

"There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning."

-- Christopher Morley

"If everybody acted in a simple and human way, we'd all be saints."

-- Don Sergio Castro

Seed of Equivalent Success

"If the thing you wish to do is right, and you believe in it, go ahead and do it! Put your dream across and never mind what 'they' say if you meet with temporary default for 'they', perhaps, do not know that every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself."

-- Henry Miller

"When you demand nothing of the world, nor of God, when you want nothing, seek nothing, expect nothing, then the supreme state will come to you uninvited and unexpected."

-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Excellence is Habit

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

-- Aristotle

"Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live."

-- Chamfort

"There is no future in the past, so make the future and live the present."


"For what you see and hear depends a good deal on where you are standing: it also depends on what sort of person you are."

-- C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Break Short Term Pain

"Remember, anything you want that's valuable requires that you break through some short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure. If you want a great body, you've to sculpt that body, which requires breaking through short-term pain."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Success consists of a series of little daily victories."

-- Laddie Hutar

"Our love is sooo big. It has room for everybody."

-- Cari Tuna

"Past and future are in the mind only - I am now."

-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

How Our Personality Shapes

"It is literally true that man, through the Law of Habit, shapes his own personality. Through repetition, any act indulged in a few times become a habit, and the mind appears to be nothing more than a mass of motivating forces growing out of our daily habits."

-- Napoleon Hill

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."

-- Leonardo da Vinci

"If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory."

-- William Hazlitt

"Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength."

-- August Wilson

Monday, April 16, 2012

Replace Old Patterns

"Whatever your present situation, I assure you that you are not your habits. You can replace old patterns of self-defeating behavior with new patterns, new habits of effectiveness, happiness and trust-based relationships."

-- Stephen R. Covey

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

"A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position."

-- John Maxwell

"It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place... it's when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood."

-- David Hume

Saturday, April 14, 2012

We Are Special

"One of the things that makes us so special is our marvelous ability to adapt, to transform, to manipulate objects or ideas to produce something more pleasing or useful."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Never do things others can do and will do if there are things others cannot do or will not do."

-- Amelia Earhart

"The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist."

-- Ananda Coomaraswamy

"There is no benefit in the gifts of a bad man."

-- Euripides

Friday, April 13, 2012

It's Invisible

"Everything is laid out for you. Your path is straight ahead of you. Sometimes it's invisible, but it's there. You may not know where it's going. But you have to follow that path. It's the path to the Creator. It's the only path there is."

-- Chief Leo Shenandoah

"I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacation with better care than they do their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change."

-- Jim Rohn

"The majority of people live without a definite plan. Many simply drift. When they "decide," it is usually to drift.If they do not "decide," it is because drifting
is easier. To really decide is to make some definite idea dynamic."

-- The Power Within

Show It

"Believe in yourself, but do not tell the world what you can do -- SHOW IT!"

-- Napoleon Hill

"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

"We believe at once in evil, we only believe in good upon reflection. Is this not sad?"

-- Madame Dorothee Deluzy

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Demanding Success and Mere Wish

"If you demand success of yourself and back up this demand with intelligent action you are sure to win. Bear in mind, though, that there is a difference between demanding success and just merely wishing for it."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor."

-- Brian Tracy

"The first duty of love is to listen."

-- Paul Tillich

"The world always looks brighter from behind a smile."


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Dungeon of Mind

"Fear is the dungeon of the mind into which it turns and hides and seeks seclusion. Fear brings on superstition and superstition is the dagger with which hypocrisy assassinates the soul."

-- Napoleon Hill

"You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions."

-- Adlin Sinclair

"We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided."

-- Alexander Hamilton

"Everyday, God gives us the sun - and also one moment in which we have the ability to change everything..."

-- Paulo Coelho

Human Sprite Unconquerable

"The human spirit truly is unconquerable. But the will to win, the will to succeed, to shape one's life, to take control, can only be harnessed when you decide what you want, and believe that no challenge, no problem, no obstacle can keep you from it."

-- Anthony Robbins

"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him."

-- Leo Aikma

"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships."

-- Abraham Lincoln

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

-- Kahlil Gibran

Monday, April 09, 2012

Important Financial Asset

"Our most important financial asset is our own capacity to earn. If we don't continually invest in improving our own production capability, we severely limit our options."

-- Stephen R. Covey

"You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with."

-- Wayne Dyer

"You must not let your life run in the ordinary way; do something that nobody else has done, something that will dazzle the world. Show that God's creative principle works in you."

-- Paramahansa Yogananda

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."

-- George Washington Carver

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Never Cease Exploring

"We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we begin and to know the place for the first time."

-- T.S. Eliot's

"My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants."

-- J. Brotherton

"Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it."

-- Stan Smith

"Never tell a young person that something can't be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing."

-- G. M. Trevelyan

Friday, April 06, 2012

No Step To Be Skipped

"In all life, there are sequential stages of growth and development. A child learns to turn over, to sit up, to crawl, and then to walk and run. Each step is important and each one takes time. No step can be skipped."

-- Stephen R. Covey

"There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them."

-- Tom Krause

"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"To observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence."

-- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Fulfilled Your Purpose

"The reality is that we are all special and magnificent, regardless of what we were in a past life or in this life. We all have a valid purpose for inhabiting the earth and the true magnificence lies in us fulfilling that purpose, whatever it maybe."

-- Dawn Mellowship

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into."

-- Wayne Dyer

"The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so."

-- David Hume

"Every choice you make has an end result."

-- Zig Ziglar

Becoming Wiser

"As we grow older we like to think that we are wiser, but we only become wiser if we have learned from our mistakes in life through following out intuition. You can have had a wealth of life experiences and never learned a damn thing from any of them, making you very unwise indeed."

-- Dawn Mellowship

"Awake. Be the witness of your thoughts. You are what observes, not what you observe."

-- Buddha

"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

-- Oscar Wilde

"All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within."

-- Horace Friess

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

We Can Choose

"We have wisdom, knowledge, awareness and choices. We can choose not to act on our anger, not to rely purely on our base physical desires. We can choose to steer ourselves towards real spiritual evolution, but instead, many of us choose to wallow in the mud, when the heavens are shining down on us to show us a way out of the quagmire."

-- Dawn Mellowship

"The man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages."

-- Henry David Thoreau

"When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly."

-- Patrick Overton

Decide What You Want

"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want."

-- Ben Stein

"Anyone can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way, this is not easy."

-- Dawn Mellowship

"You cannot transcend what you do not know. To go beyond yourself, you must know yourself."

-- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

-- Leon J. Sue

Monday, April 02, 2012

Some Home Truths

"People have to make choices for the right reasons, because they want to do the right things. You can tell someone some home truths, but after that, it is up to them to make the choices they need to make."

-- Dawn Mellowship

"The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability. He is not distressed by the fact that others do not recognize the ability that he has."

-- Confucius

"To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains."

-- Mary Pettibone Poole

"Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see."

-- A Course in Miracles