Sunday, March 31, 2013

Circle of Influence

"In our personal lives, if we do not develop our own self-awareness and become responsible for first creations, we empower other people and circumstances outside our Circle of Influence to shape much of our lives by default."

-- Stephen R. Covey

"Right now, and in every now-moment, you are either closing or opening. You are either stressfully waiting for something - more money, security, affection - or you are living from your deep heart, opening as the entire moment, and giving what you most deeply desire to give, without waiting."

-- David Deida

"Start wide, expand further, and never look back."

-- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Trapped In Your Comfort Zone

"What is scaring you? Are you trapped in your comfort zone? What steps can you take to break out of that which confines you? What are you procrastinating about? What dreams of yours are languishing on the vine?  Stop dreaming and act! Do it now! Don't think about it anymore. Quit hiding. Step out of your comfort zone and Just Do It!"


"Happiness is not something that you get in life. Happiness is something that you bring to life."

-- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way."

-- John Muir

Mind Is Like Muscle

"Mind, like muscle, is developed by use, and the assiduous exercise of the mind in any given direction will develop, in that direction, mental capacity and power."

-- James Allen

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think."

-- Benjamin Disraeli

"Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways."

-- Stephen Vincent Benet

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Guard Your Thoughts

"Guard well your thoughts, reader, for what you really are in your secret thoughts today, be it  good or evil, you will, sooner or later, become in actual deed."

-- James Allen

"If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees."

-- Rainer Maria Rilke

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you."

-- Luke 11:9

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Organized Plans In Your Imagination

"Just as the oak tree develops from the germ that lies in the acorn, and the bird develops from the germ that lies asleep in the egg, so will your material achievements grow out of the organized plans that you create in your imagination.  First comes the thought, then organization of that thought into ideas and plans, then transformation of those plans into reality."

-- Napoleon Hill

"Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place."

-- Kurt Vonnegut

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.

-- William W. Purkey

Monday, March 25, 2013

Create Opportunity

"No one has given you an opportunity?  Has it ever occured to you to create opportunity for yourself?"

-- Napoleon Hill

"Your career, interests and relationships are important, but they are only important insofar as they lead you toward a deeper understanding of yourself. Otherwise, they are irrelevant."

-- A.H. Almaas

"Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny--he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally--you are here meaningfully.

There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you."

-- Osho

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Be The Source of Change

"We must see ourselves as the source of the change.  Otherwise, we'll always be looking for someone else to make the changes for us, and we'll always have someone else to blame when it doesn't work out.  We must be the source of our change if our change is going to last."

-- Anthony Robbins

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye."

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"If you want to know where you will be 5 years from now just listen to your words today. Speak words of life that align with your destiny!"

-- Sandy Krakowski

"You need to be aware that the words you speak today hold the power of creating your own tomorrow."


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Law of Expectations

"Whatever you expect, with confidence, becomes your own self-fulfilling prophecy.  In other words, you do not necessarily get what you want, but rather what you expect.  As a result, you will dramatically increase the probabilities that you will achieve exactly what you are hoping for."

-- Brian Tracy

"We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever."

-- Carl Sagan

"Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others."

-- David R. Hawkins

Friday, March 22, 2013

Our Beliefs Are Learned

"All beliefs are learned.  And anything that has been learned can be unlearned.  You can develop the beliefs of courage, confidence, and unstoppable persistence that you need for great success by reprogramming your subconscious mind in a specific way."

-- Brian Tracy

"Money often costs too much."

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is never too late, just as it is never too early to start taking action today towards your goal."


Thursday, March 21, 2013

Life Never Leaves Us Stranded

"Everyone has many talents for surmounting his special problems.  It is interesting to note that life never leaves us stranded. If life hands us a problem, it hands us also the abilities with which to meet the problem. "

-- W. Clement Stone

"We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already."

-- J.K. Rowling

"Just like a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun, and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean, we can't separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love, one indivisible divine mind."

-- Marianne Williamson

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

When We Win or Lose

"What is true of warfare is equally true in business, and in most other problems which confront us through our life.  We win of lose according to the nature of the plans we build and carry out.  Organized effort is effort which is directed according to a plan that was conceived with the aid of imagination, guided by a definite chief aim and given momentum with initiative and self confidence."

-- Napoleon Hill

“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.”

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world."

-- Phillip Pullman

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

You Get Nowhere Without Persistence

"A definite aim will never be anything else but a mere wish unless you become a person of initiative and aggressively and persistently pursue that aim until it has been fulfilled.  You can get nowhere without persistence, a fact which cannot be too often repeated."

-- Napoleon Hill

“When it is obvious that the goal cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goal; adjust the action steps to the goal.”

-- Confucius

"How do you say "thank you" for sunshine or health...for clear days or gentle rains...for happiness, joy or love? You say it by sharing what you have. You say it by making the world a better place in which to live."

-- Thomas D. Willhite

Monday, March 18, 2013

Through Loving Actions

"Proactive people make love a verb.  Love is something you do: the sacrifices you make, the giving of self, like a mother bringing a newborn into the world.  If you want to study love, study those who sacrifice for others, even for people who offend or do not love in return.  Love is a value that is actualized through loving actions."

-- Stephen R. Covey

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."

-- Norman Vincent Peale

"It is a fact that nature obeys the thoughts and ardent desires of the soul."


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Be The Solutions To Problems

"Many people wait for something to happen or someone to take care of them.  But people who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct principles, to get the job done."

-- Stephen R. Covey

"Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides."

-- RIta Mae-Brown

"Eternity is not the hereafter...this is it. If you don't get it here you won't get it anywhere."

-- Joseph Campbell

Saturday, March 16, 2013

You Must Think

"Think of the people who drift aimlessly through life, dissatisfied, struggling against a great many things, but without a clear cut goal.  Can you state, right now, what it is that you want out of life?  Fixing your goals may not be easy.  It may even involve some painful self-examination.  But it will be worth whatever effort it costs, because as soon as you can name your goal, you can expect to enjoy many advantages."

-- W. Clement Stone

"Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone's very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food."

-- Anne Lamott

"To complain is always non-acceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness."

-- Eckhart Tolle

Friday, March 15, 2013

You Can Learn Anything

"When people complimented me on my successes, I eagerly shared with them what I had learned in each area.  I told them they could learn anything that they needed to learn to achieve any goal they could set for themselves.  All they had to do was to find out the cause and effect relationships in any area of endeavor and then apply them to their own activities.  If they did this, they would soon get the same results as other successful people, I told them."

-- Brian Tracy

"The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them."

-- Thomas Merton

"Things don't change, only the way you look at them does."

-- Carlos Castaneda

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rules or Principles For Success

"Over the years, I have worked in a variety of businesses and industries.  I have traveled in 90 countries, learned different languages and developed various skills.  In every job and in every situation, I started off by asking, 'What are the rules or principles for success in this area of activity?'  I then read books, attended courses, and asked everyone I could find for their insights and ideas."

-- Brian Tracy

"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."

-- Dalai Lama

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are."

-- Carl Jung

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

You Either Advance or Degenerate

The person that does not develop his engineering qualities will not accomplish much in life. The good engineer controls his every act. All work assists in development. By what you do you either advance or degenerate.  This is a good idea to keep always in mind. When you are uncertain whether you should do something or not, just think whether by doing it you will grow or deteriorate, and act accordingly.

-- Theron Q. Dumont

"What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

"You often say, "I would give, but only to the deserving." The trees in your orchard say not so, nor the flocks in your pasture. They give that they may live, for to withhold is to perish."

-- Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Improve Your Success

"Never be in too much of a hurry, and remember the more you improve your concentration, the greater are your possibilities.  Concentration means success, because you are better able to govern yourself and centralize your mind, you become more in earnest in what you do and this almost invariable improves your chances for success."

-- Theron Q. Dumont

"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

"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness."

-- Viktor Frankl

Monday, March 11, 2013

Developed a Concentrated Mind

"Through concentration a person is able to collect and hold his mental and physical energies at work.  A concentrated mind pays attention to thoughts, words, acts and plans.  The person who allows his mind to roam at will will never accomplish a great deal in the world."

-- Theron Q. Dumont

"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment."

-- Eckart Tolle

"A person does not have to be behind bars to be a prisoner. People can be prisoners of their own concepts and ideas. They can be slaves to their own selves."

-- Maharaji

Sunday, March 10, 2013

It Was You And No One Else

"You will never become successful as long as you continue to blame someone or something else for your lack of success.  If you are going to be a winner, you have to acknowledge the truth - it is you who took the actions, thought the thoughts, created the feelings and made the choices that got you to where you now are.  It was you!"

-- Jack Canfield

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness."

-- Richard Bach

"I believe in God, but not as one thing, not as an old man in the sky. I believe that what people call God is something in all of us. I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha and all the rest said was right. It's just that the translations have gone wrong."

-- John Lennon

Saturday, March 09, 2013

You Have To Do It

"Whether it is exercising, stretching, meditating, reading, studying, learning a new language, creating a mastermind group, setting measurable goals, visualizing success, repeating affirmations or practicing a new skill, you are going to have to do it."

-- Jack Canfield

"Imagine a hot tub for the mind. That is what meditation is; it can bathe your mind in relaxing thoughts."

-- Eknath Easwaran

"Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering."

-- Miguel Ruiz

Friday, March 08, 2013

Take Yourself Responsible

"If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life.  This includes the level of your achievements, the results you produce, the quality of your relationships, the state of your health and physical fitness, your income , your debts, your feelings - everything!"

-- Jack Canfield

"Enlightenment is not about imagining figures of light but of making the darkness conscious."

-- C.G. Jung

"Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it."

-- Rabindranath Tagore

Thursday, March 07, 2013

We Stop Ourselves

"It is not the external conditions and circumstances that stop you - it is you!  We stop ourselves!  We think limiting thoughts and engage in self-defeating behaviors.  We defend our self-destructive habits (such as drinking and smoking) with indefensible logic."

-- Jack Canfield

"Certain activities, attitudes, foods, and persons support the cultivation of an unconscious life. They draw us away from our center. They throw us off-balance. They deplete the soul."

-- Patricia Lynn Reilly

"In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration."

-- Ansel Adams

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Regain Control of Thoughts

"We are a bundle of conditioned reflexes that operate outside of our control.  You have to regain control of your thoughts, your images, your dreams and day dreams, and your behavior.  Everything you think, say, and do needs to become intentional and aligned with your purpose, your values and your goals."

-- Jack Canfield

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties."

-- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich."

-- Sarah Bernhardt

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Change Your Negative Thoughts

"Change your negative thoughts to positive ones.  Change what you day dream about.  Change your habits.  Change what you read.  Change your friends.  Change how you talk.  The day you change your responses is the day your life will begin to get better!"

-- Jack Canfield

"There is no more important step you can take than to define your life's purpose. It develops your sense of belonging to our universe."

-- Arnold Patent

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."

-- Ernest Hemingway

Monday, March 04, 2013

Yes You Can Change Yourself

"You must take personal responsibility.  You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself."

-- Jim Rohn

"Believe nothing.  No matter where you read it, or who said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

-- Buddha

"If a man writes a book, let him set down only what he knows.  I have guesses enough of my own."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"99% of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses."

-- George Washington Carver

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Life A Combination Lock

"Life is like a combination lock, your job is to find the right numbers, in the right order, so you can have anything you want."

-- Brian Tracy

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

-- Thomas A. Edison

"It's time to start living the life you've imagined."

-- Henry James

"If a man for whatever reason, has the opportunity to lead an extraordinary life, he has no right to keep it to himself."

-- Jacques-Yves Cousteau

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Condition Yourself To Succeed

"Once we effect a change, we should reinforce it immediately.  Then we have to condition our nervous systems to succeed not just once, but consistently.  We've got to condition ourselves for success, for love, for breaking through our fears.  And through conditioning, we can develop patterns that automatically leads us to consistent, lifelong success."

-- Anthony Robbins

"Above is the sky of the mind, and beyond this sky is the Lord."

-- Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji

"It was cold, so this great gratitude would fill me every time the sun finally came out. I actually began bowing to it. It was amazing. The gratitude filled me so viscerally that I would just bow to the sun. Oh, thank you."

-- €”Adam Campbell

Friday, March 01, 2013

Good Bad Habits Are Responsible

"Just as your good habits are responsible for most of your success and happiness today, your bad habits are responsible for most of your problems and frustrations.  But because bad habits are learned as well, they can be unlearned and replaced with good habits by the same process of practice and repetition."

-- Brian Tracy

"Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home."

-- Matsuo Basho

"Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within."

-- Franz Kafka