Thursday, January 31, 2013

Overnight Success

"The foundation of success is the preparation you put in place.  The fruits of your efforts may not be immediately clear, but if you keep on nurturing your dream it can blossom.  Lasting success rarely happens overnight, instead there may be a process of putting effort into something for years before it finally takes off."

-- Alison & David Price

"If there is a single definition of healing it is to enter with mercy and awareness those pains, mental and physical, from which we have withdrawn in judgment and dismay."

-- Stephen Levine

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."

-- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Because of Your Groundwork

"Success can sometimes happen when you least expect it.  You can take decisive action but then get to a place where you feel stuck.  Then all of a sudden, an opportunity can present itself based on your efforts to date, and because of your groundwork, you are ready to grasp that opportunity."

-- Alison & David Price

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

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast -- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."

-- Eddie Cantor

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Tap into other Abilities

"We can improve our ability to realize our goals by tapping into the abilities and behaviours of people who have experienced success in the same area."

-- Alison & David Price

"Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind."

-- Albert Einstein

"No one can tell whether they are richer or poor by turning to their ledger. It is the heart that makes a person rich. One is rich according to what one is, not according to what one has."

-- Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, January 28, 2013

Accepting Failure

"Nobody's perfect, everybody makes mistakes and fails.  To be successful you have to accept that this will happen and then learn from these failures."

-- Alison & David Price

"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."

-- Albert Einstein

"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

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Why Experience Failure

"Every experience of failure you have is another way to help you find success.  If you really want something, you'll find new ways to keep pushing through the obstacles you come across."

-- Alison & David Price

"When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have. When you make a difference with what you have it expands."

-- Lynn Twist

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician."

-- Albert Einstein

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Adversity in Life

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me.  You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you."

-- Walt Disney

"There is nothing that is a more certain sign of insanity than to do the same thing over and over and expect the results to be different."

-- Albert Einstein

"The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went."


Friday, January 25, 2013

You Learn If You Try

"You can't achieve anything by just thinking about it, you have to take action as well.  Overcome fear of failure by remembering that you can only learn if you try."

-- Alison & David Price

"There is such a shelter in each other."

-- Nick Laird

"The next message you need is right where you are."

-- Ram Dass

"When we focus on others, our world expands. Our own problems drift to the periphery of the mind and so seem smaller, and we increase our capacity for connection -- or compassionate action."

-- Daniel Goleman

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Only Regret

"As you get older in life, you will find that the only things that you regret are the things that you didn't do."

-- Zachary Scott

"There is not a fragment in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself."

-- John Muir

"The right question is usually more important than the right answer."

-- Plato

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Worry About The Chances

"Don't worry about failure, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try."

-- Harvey Mackay

"Higher consciousness, enLIGHTenment, comes from meaningful experiences and lessons passed with the understanding that there truly is only one law - the Law of Love. When one leads a life expressing this belief, the mind and heart begin to open to new realities, and other dimensional truths become known." 

-- Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune 

"Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom."

-- Hannah Arendt 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Secret To Get Ahead

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

-- Mark Twain

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is -- infinite."

-- William Blake

"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world."

-- William Shakespeare

Monday, January 21, 2013

Achieving 65% of Impossible

"Achieving 65% of the impossible is better than 100% of the ordinary.  Setting impossible goals and achieving part of them sets you on a completely different path than the safe route."

-- Dan Dodge, Google

"As long as I am this or that, I am not all things."

-- Meister Eckhart

"Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you."

-- Og Mandino

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Success Along The Way

"If you don't take part in the right level of challenge you can't succeed.  Recognize that the outcome isn't everything - there are successes along the way too."

-- Alison & David Price

"What happens when people open their hearts?"...
"They get better."

-- Haruki Murakami

"Time is not a line, but a series of now points."

-- Taisen Deshimaru

"The responsibility for both present and future is in our own hands. If we live right today, then tomorrow has to be right."

-- Eknath Easwaran

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Try New Things in Life

"When you try new things in life, doors open to you, doors that you never knew existed or even thought to look for.  Those doors can be practical, for example, you might take action and find this lead to you meeting new people who you unexpectedly become friends with."

-- Alison & David Price

"Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That's the problem."

-- Benjamin Hoff

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers."

-- Charles William Eliot

Friday, January 18, 2013

Set Challenging Goals

"People who set specific and challenging goals are far more likely to achieve them than people who set only vague goals or no goals at all."

-- Alison & David Price

"The one hope for the future lies, I believe, in Sacred Activism -- the fusion of the deepest spiritual knowledge and passion with clear, wise, radical action in all the arenas of the world, inner and outer."

-- Andrew Harvey

"What I want in my life is compassion, a flow between myself and others based on a mutual giving from the heart."

-- Marshall B. Rosenberg

Thursday, January 17, 2013

One Decision At A Time

"Opportunities will arise in time.  Sometimes the best thing you can do is stay 'in the now' and make the best choice at each opportunity, one decision at a time, one day at a time."

-- Richard Fields, Ph.D.

"I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."

-- Rachel Joy Scott

"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

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Exercise Our Minds

"A strong mind can overcome limitations and achieve beyond what was once imagined.  We exercise our bodies, we also need to exercise our minds.  A strong mind can deal with adversity and have courage and compassion."

-- Richard Fields, Ph.D.

"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

"Now in order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: They must be fit for it: they must not do too much of it: and they must have a sense of success in it -- not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it."

-- John Ruskin

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Value Good Health

"Keep health and wellness as a mindful priority.  Being sick reminds us to value and celebrate good health.  Whatever life problems come your way, remember to value good health."

-- Richard Fields, Ph.D.

"We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us -- how we can take it, what we do with it -- and that is what really counts in the end."

-- Joseph Fort Newton

"When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you."

-- Tin Cup (the movie)

"If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice."

-- Neil Peart

Monday, January 14, 2013

Accept Pass and Move On

"Focusing on the past often involves preoccupation with loss, missed opportunities, shame, betrayal and other negative emotions.  A better approach is to accept the past and move on to commitments 'in the now'."

-- Richard Fields, Ph.D.

"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation."

-- Joseph M. Dodge

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Healthy Change

"Being able to persevere through adversity and having tolerance for frustrating situations is necessary for healthy change to take place."

-- Richard Fields, Ph.D.

"With just a little education and practice on how to manage your emotions, you can move into a new experience of life so rewarding that you will be motivated to keep on managing your emotional nature in order to sustain it. The payoff is delicious in terms of improved quality of life."

-- Doc Childre

"As for the future, your task is not to foresee it, but to enable it."

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Worthy Goal

"If your goal is going to be worth it you will have to put the effort into achieving it."

-- Alison & David Price

"You cannot fake a relationship and feel right with yourself or anyone else. Changing yourself to fit what you think other people want doesn't work. Pretending to be someone other than yourself only broadens the distance between the person you are and the one with whom you're trying to establish closeness."

-- Mary Manin Morrissey

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve...You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."

-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Our Subconscious Mind Never Sleeps

"The subconscious mind never sleeps, never rests, any more than does your heart or your blood. It has been found that by plainly stating to the subconscious mind certain specific things to be accomplished, forces are set in operation that lead to the result desired."

-- Charles F. Haanel

"Faith is not complacent; faith is action. You don't have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move."

-- Betty Eadie

"Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission -- to be of service to them wherever they require it."

-- St. Francis of Assisi

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thought is Energy

"Thought is energy. Active thought is active energy; concentrated thought is concentrated energy. Thought concentrated on a definite purpose becomes power."

-- Charles F. Haanel

"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us 'Universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."

-- Albert Einstein

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Keep Searching Success

"When you seek success with positive mental attitude, you keep trying.  You keep searching to find something more.  Failure is experienced by those who, when they experience defeat, stop trying to find the something more."

-- W. Clement Stone

"Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks."

-- Samuel Johnson

"And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - it is, rather, a light by which we may see - and what we see is life."

-- Robert Penn Warren

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Everyone Has Two Jobs

"Every person, if he has any ambition in him, has two jobs.  One is to earn his present pay, and the other is to fit himself for higher pay.  This second job, on which his future depends, must be done in his spare time."


"I have sensed a growing discontent amongst many who are on their spiritual path. A common theme appears to be -- 'I have been serving God for so long and have given up so much and it has been such a struggle -- when am I going to get my reward?'"

-- Wendy Munroe

"If we could learn to like ourselves, even a little, maybe our cruelties and angers might melt away."

-- John Steinbeck

Monday, January 07, 2013

Where In Your Future

"Your future, where you will be at forty or fifty, depends mainly on what you do in your spare time."

-- H. Casson

"There is a hard law. When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive."

-- Alan Paton

"The word philanthropy has its roots in the Greek language meaning "love for mankind." It was never meant to apply only to donors of thousands or millions of dollars."

-- Arthur C. Frantzreb

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Let Time End All Suffering

"No matter what happens today,

Regardless of today how embarrassing it is,

How helpless, how bitter it is gone,

It will not be repeated and cannot be changed.

Let time end all the suffering, all the tired,

All the pain is far strip and gone,

Clean up the mood, and tomorrow is a new beginning ~ A new start!"


"If we don't forgive ourselves for our mistakes, and others for the wounds they have inflicted upon us, we end up crippled with guilt. And the soul cannot grow under a blanket of guilt, because guilt is isolating, while growth is a gradual process of reconnection to ourselves, to other people, and to a larger whole."

-- Joan Borysenko

"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper."

-- W.B. Yeats

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Autosuggestion Principles

"Your ability to use the principles of autosuggestion will depend very largely upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning desire."

-- W. Clement Stone

"The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings."

-- Masanobu Fukuoka

"We have the need to be accepted and to be loved by others, but we cannot accept and love ourselves. The more self-love we have, the less we will experience self-abuse. Self-abuse comes from self-rejection, and self-rejection comes from having an image of what it means to be perfect and never measuring up to that ideal. Our image of perfection is the reason we reject ourselves the way we are, and why we don't accept others the way they are."

-- Don Miguel Ruiz

Friday, January 04, 2013

Treasure Your Friends

"Read books and listen to music.  Reading is an excellent habit.  Books keep me company when I am alone.  Books transport me to another country, another culture, another time and into the lives of other people."

-- Tommy Koh

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."

-- Alvin Toffler

"Sunsets, like childhood, are viewed with wonder not just because they are beautiful but because they are fleeting."

-- Richard Paul Evans

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Treasure Your Friends

"In your life journey, you will make many friends, at school, at university, in sports or other activities and at work.  I hope you will develop a small circle of very good friends, friends who will stand by you in good times and bad times."

-- Tommy Koh

"Every lesson is a widening and deepening of consciousness. It is a stretching of the mind beyond its conceptual limits and a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. It is a bringing of unconscious material into consciousness, a healing of past wounds, and a discovery of new faith and trust."

-- Paul Ferrini

"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work."

-- Mary Oliver

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Find A Job Not a Chore

"Since we spend so much of our lives at work, it is important to find a job which is not a chore to endure but a pleasure to do."

-- Tommy Koh

"We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs."

-- Bertrand Russell

"Sometimes serendipity is just intention unmasked."

-- Elizabeth Berg

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Important To Be Relaxed

"To be in the best mind to deal with issues, it is important to be relaxed, focused and attentive.  A clear physical and mental space enable you to get into the best frame of mind to be creative."

-- Lindsay Adams

"We honor life when we work. The type of work is not important: the fact of work is. All work feeds the soul if it is honest and done to the best of our abilities and if it brings joy to others."

-- Matthew Fox

"We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn."

-- Henry David Thoreau