Friday, April 20, 2018

Procrastination is The Fear of Success

"Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the “Someday I’ll”" philosophy."

-— Denis Waitley

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Go Instead Where There is No Path

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

-- Harold R. McAlindon

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Our Thoughts Will Free Us or Destroy Us

"What good will come from focusing on all the loss and hardship we might experience in life? There is no self-awareness in letting fear reign because of our own mental sloth. We have the personal power to wield our thoughts more forcefully in the daily fight against our fears. Our thoughts will free us or destroy us. Maturity comes in understanding that it is our choice alone to move toward freedom."

-- Brendon Burchard

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The Difference Between a Successful Person

"The difference between a successful person and anothers is not lack of strength, not lack of knowledge but lack in will."

-— Vince Lombardi

Monday, April 16, 2018

Get Up Every Morning with Determination

"You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction."

-- George Lorimar

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Higher in Inspiration of Your Life

"The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be."

-- Horace Bushnell

Saturday, April 14, 2018

If An Egg is Broken by An Outside Force

"If an egg is broken by an outside force...a life ends. If an egg breaks from within....Life begins. (Great things always begin from within)."

-- Jay McLean

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Always Be Kind and Gentle with Yourself

"Always be kind and gentle with yourself: Be your best friend. Start work early, get adequate rest to maintain your energy level. Occasionally, pamper yourself with a treat, weekend offs, trying out new food and shopping.

-- Rupal Jai

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

How To Do The Impossible

“Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible”

-— St. Francis of Assisi

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Most People Give Up Just When Success is Near

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touch down.”

—- H. Ross Perot

Monday, April 09, 2018

Destiny Is Not a Matter of Chance

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for it is a thing to be achieved”

—- William Jennings Bryan

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Meet With Success Unexpected

"I learned this, through by my experiment - that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours."

-— Henry David Thoreau

Friday, April 06, 2018

Accomplishment of What Can’t Be Done

"Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can’t be done”

-— C. V. White

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Monday, April 02, 2018

The Tools To Manage The Difficulties of Life

"The tools to manage the difficulties of life are within. Perhaps we can imagine ourselves actually enjoying the struggle versus fearing it.  Let us fire our enthusiasm knowing that the learning journey toward freedom can be exciting. We must trust this: We can learn and we can grow and we must begin now for destiny favors the bold."

-- Brendon Burchard

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Life Could Be Just What I Made It

"They told me that Life could be just what I made it
Life could be fashioned and worn like a gown; I, the designer, mine the decision
Whether to wear it with bonnetor crown.
And so I selected the prettiest pattern
Life should be made of the rosiest hue
Something unique, and a bit out of fashion,
One that perhaps would be chosen by few.
But other folks came and they leaned o’er my shoulder;
Someone questioned the ultimate cost;
Somebody tangled the thread I was using;
One day I found that my scissors were lost.
And somebody claimed the material faded;
Somebody said I’d be tired ere ‘twas worn;
Somebody’s fingers, too pointed and spiteful,
Snatched at the cloth, and I saw it was torn."

-— Nan Terrell Reed

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Time Will Never Be Just Right

"Don’t wait; the time will never be “just right”. Start where you stand and work with whatever tools you have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along."

-— Napoleon Hill

Opportunity is Missed by Most People

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work”.

-— Thomas Edison

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Greatest Discovery of My Generation

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human being can alter their lives by altering their attitude of mind."

-— William James

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

The Strange Ironies of This Strange Life

"It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life (that) those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline who give up their certain pleasurable things in order to achieve goal are the happiest people."

-— Brutus Hamilton

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Finding The Limits of The Possible

"The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible."

-- Arthur C. Clarke

The Rewards in Life Don’t Always Go To Them

"There’s always going to be someone faster, smarter, taller, more experienced than you, but the rewards in life don’t always go to them, the rewards in life go to the dogged, the determined, those who can keep going and pick themselves back up and never say die and just hang in there, sometimes quietly and undramatically."

-- Bear Grylls

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Decided It Was a Worthwhile Endeavor

"Humans did not know how to land on the moon, but we decided it was a worthwhile endeavor, and so we struggled for a decade to puzzle it out. We became capable of the impossible."

-- Brendon Burchard

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Aim To Become Best in the World

"It was neither original nor complicated, but it is probably the single-most important driver of success – You have to really focus. Just do one thing. And aim to become best in the world at it."

-- Jony Ive

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Creates a Sense of Vitality

"Choosing our own aims and seeking to bring them to fruition creates a sense of vitality and motivation in life. The only things that derail our efforts are fear and oppression."

-- Brendon Burchard

Monday, March 19, 2018

Get Back That Sense of Wonderment

"I have never met a child that is not fascinated by our natural world, the animal kingdom and the wonders within it. It is only as we get older that we sometimes lose that sense of wonderment. But I think we would all be better off if we kept it. So my advice is to never lose that, do what you can to always keep that sense of magic with our natural world alive."

-- Sir David

Sunday, March 18, 2018

What Person Do I Want To Be

"In life, we are not what we look like, we are not our gender, sexuality or religion or race, we are how we act and the impact that we have on others. And the best way to think about the impact we have on others is in adjectives. I ask myself “What person do I want to be?” But in adjectives, not nouns. How about kind? Healthy? Ambitious? Does thinking like that get me to a more fruitful and satisfying place? I think it probably does."

-- Clare Balding

Thursday, March 15, 2018

People Tend Not To Be Accidentally Successful

"People tend not to be accidentally successful. If you see anyone very, very good at something, they tend to be very driven by what they do and they work really hard at it. So find the thing that makes you passionate and do that. And if you can find something you’re passionate about that also makes a difference to others, it will be a greatly fulfilling quality in your life. In the end, the things that give the most fulfilment are the things you do for others."

-- Tony Blair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Give and You Get Back What You Give

"Give and you get back what you give. Treat everyone as individuals: understand how people are and encourage them. There is real discipline too underpinning the work they do. I strongly believe that you achieve more in a work environment with hope rather than fear … the whole concept of people shouting or bullying or intimidating is foreign to me."

-- Dada Rogers, Via Ruthie Rogers

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Day is Meant To Be Ours

"The day is meant to be ours, and our purpose within it is to live as who we truly are and enjoy the full terrain of life’s freedom as we chase our own meaning and purpose, our own legacy."

-- Brendon Burchard

Monday, March 12, 2018

Laugh Happily Every Day

"Being able to smile when misunderstood is a kind of attainment; being able to smile frankly when aggrieved is a form of generosity; being able to smile happily when disadvantaged is a form of open-mindedness; being able to laugh at oneself when in distress is a form of wisdom; being able to laugh when helpless is a realm, being able to laugh calmly when being slighted is a form of self-confidence.  No matter what happens for what reason...we must all laugh happily every day."

-- Buddha

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Do To The Best of Your Ability

"‘If you’re ever lucky enough to be successful in what you choose to do, don’t ever believe your own hype, and remember it could all stop tomorrow. Do whatever you do to the best of your ability. Take the job seriously, but not yourself. And most of all, be nice to work with."

-- Olivia Colman

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Most Important Thing of All

"Well, it starts with the usual stuff that you hear: work hard, be lucky. No one is successful without those two things. But the most important thing of all is maintenance of aim. If I could pass on one thing, it is that. My business success came from maintenance of aim. I said to myself, no matter what else I will make the best programmes I can."

-- Lord Waheed Alli

Friday, March 09, 2018

Just Survive Any Way You Can

"Well, you can say all the normal things like talk to people, look after yourself, ask for help. But none of that makes any difference. It makes no difference at all. I guess my advice is, and it’s not really advice, it’s more a wish: I wish that you’re lucky enough to survive when you don’t want to, because things can get better. Just survive. Just survive any way you can."

-- James Rhodes

Thursday, March 08, 2018

You Have To Forgive Yourself

"Don’t get depressed about the depression. Depression can bring with it a sense of shame, that we beat ourselves up for having it, that we’re ashamed to have this vulnerability. But you have to forgive yourself and allow yourself to feel it. It’s normal and it’s natural and a basic human foible that affects one in four of us. Take strength and solidarity from those numbers."

-- Ruby Wax

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Find The Thing That Drives You

"Find the thing that drives you. It’s not easy. Most of us are not obvious to ourselves. But we occasionally pick up indistinct signals, some kind of vague longing, from something that feels like a ghost-self, deep within us, something that refuses to die but is not quite alive either. That ghost is our true self, trying to come out. Listen out for it. We have to turn our ghost-self into a real person. We need to bring the ghost to life."

-- Alain de Botton

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Search For The Thing You’re Good At

"There is an inner steel that comes from knowing you’re good at something. It might be plumbing or building tables or driving a cab or whatever, but being able to say “When it comes to this, I know what I’m doing” is good for one’s confidence. So my advice to someone younger is search for the thing you’re good at and don’t stop."

-- James Corden

Sunday, March 04, 2018

Do What Makes You Happy

"My advice is follow your bliss. If you want to have a good life, you have to find out, and then only do, what makes you happy."

-- Shep Gordon

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Make a Habit of Courage

"Make a habit of courage. Whenever you have a choice of backing up or going forward, always dare to go forward. There is a Zulu saying, “If you face two dangers, one behind you and one in front of you, always go forward toward the one in front of you.” Keep making the decision to go forward until it becomes so automatic that you don’t back away from anything."

-- Brian Tracy

Friday, March 02, 2018

The Way To Get Rid of Darkness

"You are the sum total of your own thoughts. You can keep from entertaining negative thought and imagery. The way to get rid of darkness is with light; the way to overcome cold is with heat; the way to overcome the negative thought is to substitute the good thought. Affirm the good, and the bad will vanish."

-- Joseph Murphy

A Person Who Has a Dream

"A person who has a dream knows what he is willing to give up in order to go up. He is able to measure everything he does according to whether or not it contributes to the dream, concentrating his attention on the things that bring him closer to it and giving less attention to everything that doesn’t."

--  John C. Maxwell

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Do Not Be Possessive

"Do not be possessive. It is one of the most dangerous things, especially in relation to sex. There are a lot of people who think it’s indecent to not be possessive when you are married. I think it’s fatal. Don’t let your passion trap you into trying to own the person. The trick is to love them, not to possess them."

-- Diana Athill

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

To Achieve Positive Results in Life

"When you repeat thoughts again and again, they become your beliefs and you take actions which are in harmony with your beliefs. Therefore, repeating positive thoughts everyday will lead you to build a positive belief system, which will further lead you to take positive actions. And positive actions will lead you to achieve positive results in life."

-- Sayan Chakraborty

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

As You Release Fear

"Believing that our worry and fear are real can drain us of vast amounts of energy. The poet Hafiz wrote, “Fear is the cheapest room in the house. I’d like to see you in better living conditions.” If you pause for a moment, you’ll see that fear is made of thoughts, and you can step aside and witness them as though they were anxious children. As you release fear, love and trust grow."

-- Jack Kornfield

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Spend Your Time Well on Earth

"You don’t take anything with you when you die, so you might as well spend your time on Earth experiencing all that you can, rather than stagnating and accumulating."

--  Bernard Roth

Take The Unknown Journey

"Today 100 per cent is not enough. Give 100 per cent, and then go over this border into what is more than you can do. You have to take the unknown journey to where nobody has ever been, because that is how civilisation moves forwards. 100 per cent is not enough. 150 per cent is just good enough.’

–- Marina Abramovic

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Quality of Your Life

"The quality of your life ultimately depends on the quality of your relationships. Not on your achievements, not on how smart you are, not on how rich you are, but on the quality of your relationships, which are basically a reflection of your sense of Decency, your ability to think of others, your generosity."

-– Esther Perel

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Be bold Even If You Might Screw Up

"Be bold. If you’re bold you might right royally screw up, but you can also achieve much more, so be bold. You’ve only got your own reputation to lose and that’s not important. It’s much better to strive for something that seems impossible, that’s quite nuts on some level. So be bold, whatever it is. Even if you work on a customer help desk somewhere, ask yourself how can I be bold? Find those small moments of boldness because they are everywhere."

-- Baroness Martha Lane Fox

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Discover The Joy of Embracing Diversity

"Discover the joy of embracing diversity. When people become more open to the strange, to the unusual, to the radical, to the “other”, we become more nourished as a species. Currently our ability to do that is being manipulated, diversity is being looked upon as a source of evil rather than as a source of joy and development. We must recapture the profound benefits of seeing the joy in our collective diversity, not the fear."

-- Harry Belafonte

Monday, February 19, 2018

Just Work Hard and Be Passionate

"Just work hard and be passionate. If I’ve taught my kids one thing, it’s to be passionate. I’m passionate about food, my friends, my wife, passionate about our house, our dog. I’m passionate. I get up and I’m passionate – my father believed in it and that’s the one thing he taught me, that life is amazing and it’s full of people you haven’t met yet, music you haven’t heard, books you haven’t read. And if you start each day looking for something to be passionate about, mostly you won’t be disappointed because every day you’ll find something that’ll make you say, look at that, that’s so cool.’"

-- Sandi Toksvig

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Letting Go of Your Greed

"A greedy heart is the main cause of anxiety and stress.  Letting go of your greed is not a loss; you are not losing anything at all.  In actual fact, when you put down suffering, you gain internal piece and even deeper satisfaction."

-- Buddha

Saturday, February 17, 2018

People Talk About Work and Play

"People talk about work and play as if they are separate things, with one being there to compensate for the other, but all of it is life, all of it is precious. Don’t waste any of it doing something you don’t want to do. And do all of it with the people you love."

-- Sir Richard Branson

Friday, February 16, 2018

There’s No Good Being Negative

"If I was passing on anything, I would say, for goodness sake, look for the pluses in life. Being negative completely erodes everything. If something bad happens, I always say cancel and continue and get back on track. There’s no good being negative, I don’t believe in negativity."

-- Dame Judi Dench

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Barriers We Put Before Ourselves

"The whole thing has taught me that the barriers we put before ourselves don’t really exist. The only way barriers exist is in our heads. We create them, we feed them, and we choose to keep them alive. So we can also choose to break them down. Confidence and happiness are not luck or something only other people can have, they are decisions you make that involve hard work, commitment and believing that you actually deserve it. There are no barriers to stop you getting them.  And if for whatever reason you ever feel in despair, it is worth remembering God gives his toughest journeys to his strongest soldiers."

-- Katie Piper

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

To Get Anywhere in Life

"Well, to get anywhere, you’ve got to work hard, so that means you’ve got to do something that you love. Who wants a life where you turn up each day to do something you don’t like? But most importantly, make sure you actually then get up and do it. There is always someone else who can do what you can do, so you’ve got to make sure you do it first, before the other guy does. You have to get up early every morning and get to it."

-- Mike Bloomberg

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What You Want To Be Doing

"Be around people who are doing what you want to be doing. Social support and social competition foster change.  To ensure change lasts, make sure it is really important to you."

-- Sean D. Young

Monday, February 12, 2018

Pain and Suffering are only Temporary

"Pain and suffering are only temporary.  Once they are over, you will be fine.  Fear of suffering and difficulty makes you unable to do things."

-- Buddha

Sunday, February 11, 2018

At The End of The Day

"At the end of the day I think the most important thing is don’t look back on what has happened. Instead look forward to what you can do. Just crack on"

-- Corporal Andy Reid

Friday, February 09, 2018

Get Used To Being Embarrassed

"When you’re dyslexic you constantly fail, nothing comes easy, so you lose the fear of failing, you get used to being embarrassed. So with cold calling, who gives a shit? They say no, big deal, you just keep calling them till they say yes."

-- Ari Emanuel

Thursday, February 08, 2018

So You Have To Learn How To Sway

"Life is funny. It can be so random, so you have to learn how to sway. You have to be open to what slightly puzzles you, to what you feel curious about, not just what you already like because then there’s no space to grow and become more. In Peru Where I grew up there are earthquakes, and the buildings that are built to sway and move are the ones that usually survive. The ones that are too stiff tend to crack and fall down."

-– Mario Testino

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Life For Me Is About Doing The Right Thing

"Life for me is about doing the right thing, on a difficult day, when no one is looking. If you do something or walk by something that you know is not right, then you’re ultimately cheating and undermining your own self. If you do the right thing, no matter what the outcome, your confidence always grows. And you have a better life that way. So just make sure you are always honest with yourself. And make sure you always do the right thing."

-- Lt Col Lucy Giles

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Don’t Worry About What Has Happened In The Past

"Don’t worry about what has happened in the past. It’s not important now. We know it’s possible to replace old behaviors with new ones. What’s important today is not what you’ve experienced in the past—forget that—but that you now have some clues and processes so that the next time you try to change something you’ll be more likely to stick with it."

-- Sean D. Young

Monday, February 05, 2018

No Matter How Bad It Is

"No matter how bad it is, no situation is ever greater than you. You always have three options: you can change the situation, accept the situation or change your mindset on how you see the situation. And you have the power in your hands to choose whichever is best for you. Never allow something else or someone’s opinion to become the title of your book. Ever."

-- Jo Malone

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Do Not Be Defined By People’s Expectations

"Do not let others define you and your life. Do not be defined by other people’s expectations of you. Do not be defined by time, either by what you’ve done up to this point, as that is the past, or by your ambitions, as that is the future. Tune into yourself and define yourself by being your authentic true self in every given moment. Find out what things feel good for your soul and do that. That’s your freedom that you have. And it gives you the ballast to resist a world that’s trying to manipulate or categorise you in some way."

-- Nitin Sawhney

Friday, February 02, 2018

The Biggest Thing That Attracts People

"The biggest thing that attracts people to other people is not your looks, your wealth or your talents.  Rather, it is the warmth and steadiness that you convey to others!  To be willing to give, to be willing to open and hold that umbrella for others.  That is the biggest asset of your life.  Life in this world is not full of disputes and benefits.  More than that, it is about mutually winning.  With this type of personality, you will certainly obtain the double wealth in material and in spirit!"

-- Buddha

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Never Forget What Bestirs You

"For each person who aspires to anything, retain the innocence and conviction of when you started out. Be open to the surprise and wonder and terror of the world, but remain faithful to your first aspiration. Never forget what bestirs you."

-- Edna O’Brien

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Live Your Life To Its Beat

"If I was to give one piece of advice, it is this: life is all about rhythm. Your heartbeat, great sex, the seasons, how often you call your parents, your good days versus your bad days, your DNA, the universe: everything has a rhythm. You have to develop a well-stretched ear and listen. The more you listen for the rhythm of your life, the more you will hear it. Find your rhythm. Live your life to its beat."

-- Mickey Hart

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Her Secret To Life

"Her secret to life was
1) follow your passion,
2) exercise every day,
3) drink when you walk past a water fountain, and
4) always take the stairs instead of the elevator."

-- Sean D. Young

Monday, January 29, 2018

Make Always The Best From What You Have

"Make always the best from what you have, no matter how little it is.  To always have hope against hope. I was as down as a human being can go but look at me, I survived. I have gone from nearly starving to death to, seventy years later, being sent to meet the Queen and being given a BEM. So no matter how bad the situation, try to do what you can and don’t give up."

-- Lily Ebert

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Lowliest-Looking Person

"‘The lowliest-looking person is filled with gifts and talents beyond your imagination. Love such people as yourself. Those living on the margins of society do not need to have their problems solved for them, they just need to be given the opportunities to solve them themselves. And in doing so, they will often also solve the problems of others.’"

-- Alexander McLean

Friday, January 26, 2018

Other People Happen To Be Mirrors

"Perhaps you would forget about it quickly if someone else helped you up; perhaps you would remember forever if someone stepped on your toes.  We remember the flaws and mistakes of others, and when they have given us the cold shoulder, therefore, we take it to heart, and the more we look at this person, the more we see how full of flaws they are, and the harder it is to say rational when we see that person.  But other people happen to be mirrors; when we glare at them, the reflection that looks back is also glaring at us.  Therefore, there are three things that we must always remember: Look at others' strengths, help others when they are in trouble, and remember what is good about them."

-- Buddha

Saturday, January 20, 2018

If You Want To Make Things Happen

"None of us should ever underestimate our ability to change people’s lives. There is a direct cause and effect of what we do here and what happens there. But if you want to help you have to actually do something. You can’t just talk about it. My motto is “If you want to make things happen, you have to make things.” Create an object, a slogan, a film, a little book, a badge, a hashtag, a Red Nose Day … make something so wonderful that it captures people’s hearts and minds so they can’t help but be dragged in and help. And even better, make it funny too. That’s all I have ever done."

-- Richard Curtis

Surround Yourself with People Who Bring The Best From You

"You somehow need to find a way to believe, to keep going. But it’s not enough to just say to yourself “be confident”, you can’t just BE confident, you have to surround yourself with people who bring the best from you, who will help you, who will help you grow that confidence. I’m like Britain’s Got Talent. I need my three yeses. I need my wife, my mother and my agent
to all say, “Yes, that was good.” Then it’s like, all right, that works, I can keep going. I put my success down to that: my wife, my family, my support network. My three yeses."

-- Michael McIntyre

Friday, January 19, 2018

Don’t Just Drag on a Set of Circumstances

"If you put your head on a pillow late at night and think it hasn’t been a good day, wake up next day and change something. It might be your ideas or attitude, it might be to leave a job or husband. It could be anything, but change something. Don’t just drag on a set of circumstances which just aren’t falling into the right places. You’ve got to listen to and then act on that inner spark."

-- Joan Bakewell

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lesson of Grandma and Grandma as Reminder

"I’ve learned to use the lesson of Grandma and Grandma as a reminder to keep my life focused on things that are important to me—including my work and hobbies, spiritual connection with loved ones who have passed away, and most important, relationships with my loved ones who are still living today."

-- Sean D. Young

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

We Need People With Different Life Experiences

"We need people with different life experiences so we can hear each other’s stories, to add to them, to understand them, to disagree with them, to help people stop feeling self-conscious about bumping into other tribes and help people feel there could be something richer if they experiment with other human relationships."

-- Jude Kelly

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Anything You Have in This World, Use It

"Any voice you have in this world, You have to use it. Whatever money you have the day you die, you die without it, so donate it. If you can only give an hour of your time, then do that."

–- Noella Coursaris Musunka

Monday, January 15, 2018

Be Amaze By What You Can Accomplish

"A society grows great when old men plant trees under which they know they will never sit.  It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who takes the credit."

-– Harry Truman via Margaret Busby"

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Obstacles Were My Life

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin—real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

-— Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Saturday, January 13, 2018

No. This is What’s Important

"And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling, “This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!” And each day, it’s up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, “No. This is what’s important.”

-— Iain Thomas

Friday, January 12, 2018

Forgive Yourself For Any Judgments

"Forgive yourself for any judgments you are holding against yourself and then forgive your judgments of others. (If Nelson Mandela can do it, you can, too.) Then look at your life and the day ahead with newness and wonder."

-- Arianna Huffington

Thursday, January 11, 2018

You Are Not Your Bank Account

"You are not your bank account, or your ambitiousness. You’re not the cold clay lump with a big belly you leave behind when you die. You’re not your collection of walking personality disorders. You are spirit, you are love."

-— Anne Lamott

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Try To Be Better Than Myself

"I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself."

-— Mikhail Baryshnikov

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

What You Focus On Comes To You

"If you walk in with fear and anger, you’ll find fear and anger. Go into situations with what you want to find there.… When you worry, you’re holding pictures in your mind that you want less of.… What you focus upon, you become. What you focus on comes to you. So hold in your mind what you want more of."

-— John Roger

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Connect To The Natural Abundance in Life

"Use a skill or talent you have — cooking, accounting, decorating—to help someone who could benefit from it. It’ll jumpstart  your transition from a go-getter to a go-giver, and reconnect you to the world and to the natural abundance in your own life."

-- Arianna Huffington

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Don't Let The Same Problem Make You Miserable

"Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say “so what.” That’s one of my favorite things to say."

—- Andy Warhol

Friday, January 05, 2018

Everything We Do Count

"If we really want to live we must have the courage to recognize that life is ultimately very short, and that everything we do counts."

-- Arianna Huffington

Thursday, January 04, 2018

The Joy of Life

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

-— Rabindranath Tagore

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Constantly Give Yourself Retreat

"People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills … There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind.… So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.

-— Marcus Aurelius

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

The Greatest Weapon Against Stress

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another."

-— William James

Monday, January 01, 2018

Want To Stop Procrastinating?

"Start a self-help group or podcast on how to stop procrastinating. It’s tough to be the leader of a group that teaches people to not procrastinate if you’re a procrastinator yourself. Leading other people in how to stop procrastinating can make it easier for the leader to stop procrastinating, too."

-- Sean D. Young