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