Thursday, December 31, 2009

"Fortune and love befriend the bold." - Ovid
"Life is not measured by how many breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Anonymous
"Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for power equal to your tasks." - Phillips Brooks
"True friends are like jewels, precious and rare. False ones are like autumn leaves, found everywhere." - A favourite school teacher
"Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success." - Henry Ford
"There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something." - Henry Ford
"It has been my ovservation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste." - Henry Ford

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"The best minds are not in government, if any were, business would steal them away." - Ronald Reagan
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently." - Henry Ford
"I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can't be done." - Henry Ford
"Character is what you are in the dark." - D. L. Moody
"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." - Anonymous
"Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running." - Zig Ziglar
"How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." - Annie Dillard

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else." - Anonymous
"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
"Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments." - Jim Rohn
"It's always too early to quit." - Norman Vincent Peale
"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - Hellen Keller
"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." - H Keller
"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." - Hellen Keller

Monday, December 28, 2009

"I cant do everything but still I can do something & because I cant do everything I will not refuse to do something that I can do" -H Keller
"My goal in life is to survive. Everything else is just a bonus." - The Lockhorns
"Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was." - Richard Evans
"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional." - Anonymous
"Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket." - Doug Horton
"Behold the turtle: He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out." - James Bryant Conant

One Red Paper Clip

What do you think is the value of One Red Paper Clip?

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear." - Ambrose Redmoon

Sunday, December 27, 2009

"Don't worry if your work is hard an your rewards are few. Remember the mighty oak was once a nut like you." - Anonymous
"What I am doing today is important because I am exchanging my life for it." - Anonymous

Saturday, December 26, 2009

"When you are reluctant to change, think of the beauty of autumn." - Anonymous
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to." - Kahlil Gibran
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either 4 the first or last time. Then ur time on earth will be filled with glory" - B Smith

Friday, December 25, 2009

"Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles." - Unknown
"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall." - Larry Wilde

Thursday, December 24, 2009

"This, the spirit of Christmas, that forever and ever endures. May it leave its richest blessing in the hearts of you and yours" - Anonymous
"Christmas, my child, is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas." - Dale Evans Rogers
"The only blind person at Christmastime is he who has not Christmas in his heart." - Helen Keller
"The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." - Burton Hillis
"You can do it if you believe you can." - Napoleon Hill
"Time is a master worker that heals the wounds of temporary defeat & equalizes the inequalities & rights the wrongs of the world" - N. Hill
"All you are or ever shall become is the result of the use to which you put your mind." - Napoleon Hill
"You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one." - James A. Froude

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." - Sydney Harris
"I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
Don't become conditioned by what you believe.
"He who has a WHY, can bear almost any HOW." - Frederick Nietzsche
Core values are PRINCIPLES, BEHAVIORS, and RELATIONSHIPS that matter most in your life.
"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it." - M. Scott Peck
Bridge the gap between your daily activities and your core values. What you truly value always shows up in the things that you do.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

"One of the measures of a manager is the ability to distinguish the important from the urgent." - R. Alec Mackenzie
We grow when we do things that matter most in our lives although we gravitate to things that are easy or trivial.
Planning activity is the act of bringing the future into the present.
"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." - Johann Goethe

The Power of Your Thoughts and Words

Hey Edward here,

Hope everyone is doing well.

I have been pondering the idea of thoughts and words lately and how they are key in the creation of your current and future reality.

Here goes...

There are two things that control the future of our lives...

Our THOUGHTS and WORDS that we speak to ourselves and others.

The most important Time in our Life is the Current Moment,

Not the Past

and Not the Future.

But our Past can Predict our Future if we do not Change in the Current Moment.

We only Know what we Know and Nothing More than that.

Therefore we can Only See in others What we Know of Ourselves...

We can Only Make Changes to What we Know and Believe about Ourselves and Cannot Change other People.

In order for You to not live the same life as the past we need to change what You Know about and Believe about Yourself.

To Live each moment in What You Want to Know and Believe about Yourself rather than how you Currently Feel about Yourself.

If you put Thoughts and Belief our your new Self and Life First, Wrapped up in the Faith that it will Happen, your Feelings will Start to Change to Keep up with it.

They will have NO Choice!

I Know that We are all Driven by some Kind of Feelings we have About our Current Circumstances, Situations and Thoughts about ourselves...

That is what makes this Concept that is so Simple to understand Hard to actually do.

That is Why Only about 3% of the People in the World have Achieved this level of true Success, Prosperity, and Abundance.

Despite the Current Circumstances and Situation we all have everything we need inside of us to achieve the success of the 3%ers.

You were Created that way.

We all were.

That is part of the Knowing and Believing about Yourself.

It all comes back to the Knowing and Believing about Yourself and believing that it is greater than your current Situation and Circumstances.

This is what I believe can get someone through this to another level of greatness in their life...

1. Seek God to understand the true greatness that you are created in and have faith that what he tells you is right.

2. Surround yourself with positive things that will re-program your mind to think differently about yourself.

Books, Videos, Music, Meditations, People etc.

3. Get out of your comfort zone and stretch yourself at least once per day.

Choose to change your thoughts and words in any situation where it relates to the life you know longer wish to live.

Start with at least one situation.

Know that what you think about and focus on will continue to show up in your life. That is a fundamental law that has existed forever.

4. Create a picture of the future life that you want to create, and visit it often, especially when you are feeling down.

So there you have it.

What do you think?

How have your Thoughts and Words influenced the creation of your life thus far?

How are you going to use these amazing and all powerful tools to create the life of your dreams in the future?

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Time management is merely the process of managing choices based on how we respond to situations.
When everything in our life is perfect, we are not growing.
"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor" -Henry David Thoreau
"Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket." - Doug Horton
"The more time we spend... on planning... a project, the less time is required for it." - Edwin C. Bliss
Planning is the key to controlling your events. Take one percent of your day to plan and gain control over the other ninety-nine percent.

Monday, December 21, 2009

"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can't change courage 2 change the things I can & wisdom 2 know the difference." R. Niebuhr
Inner Peace is having HARMONY, SERENITY, and BALANCE in my life achieved through the appropriate control of events.
Growth is experienced through our response to things that are out of our control.
"History will be kind to me, because I intend to write it." - Winston Churchill
Successful people are willing to do those things which unsuccessful people are not willing to do.
"Time is a continuum... in which events succeed one another from past through present to future." - Webster's Dictionary
"The wise do sooner what fools do later. There is only one way to see the light, and that's as quickly as possible..." - Baltazar Greecian
"There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew." - Marshall McLuhan

Sunday, December 20, 2009

"Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there." - Bob Proctor
"Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds." - Anonymous

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy." - Anonymous
"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." - Coco Chanel
"To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are." - Muhammad Ali
"Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all." - Malcolm Forbes
"Our self image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other." - Dr. Maxwell Maltz
"Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket." - Doug Horton
"The best vision is insight." - Malcolm Forbes
"If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it." - Malcolm Forbes

Friday, December 18, 2009

"Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think." - Benjamin Disraeli
"Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens." - Douglas Jerrould
"The simple step of writing down your ideal scene can lead you to discover the unfailing natural laws of manifestation." - Marc Allen
"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." - Erin Majors
"We do not stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing." - Anonymous
"It's kind of funny to do the impossible." - Walt Disney
"Hearing is one of the body's five senses. But listening is an art." - Frank Tyger

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him." - Sidney Greenberg
"You can run from your dreams in fear or run to your dreams with faith." - Tina Downey
"All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, but by rising above them." - Charles Caleb Colton
"Don't be disquieted in time of adversity. Be firm with dignity and self-reliant with vigor." - Chiang Kai-Shek
"Not what we give, but what we share. For the gift without the giver is bare." - James Russell Lowell
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." - Philo
"Life is a constant Advent season: We are continually waiting to become, to discover, to complete, to fulfill." - Connections

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Good habits are as easy to form as bad ones." - Tim McCarver
"It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -- it's the grain of sand in your shoe." - Robert Service
"Hope, struggle, fear, expectation and fulfillment are all part of our Advent experience." - Connections
"The right time to show your good character is when you are pestered by somebody weaker than you." - Buddha
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa
"The man or woman who treasures his friends is usually solid gold himself." - Marjorie Holmes
"The only way to have a friend is to be one." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

"Every man is the architect of his own fortune." - Sallust
"The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and love." - William Wordsworth
"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the more clearly we should see through it." - Jean Paul
"I am too blessed to be stressed!" - Anonymous
"The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." - John E. Southard
"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it." - Stevie Wonder
"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough." - Og Mandino

Monday, December 14, 2009

"Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket." - Doug Horton
"To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another." - Katherine Paterson
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them" -John F Kennedy
"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." - Muhammad Ali
"Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you." - Mary Tyler Moore
"Flowers grow out of darker moments." - Corita Kent

Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." - G. K. Chesterton
"Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." - Henry Van Dyke

Saturday, December 12, 2009

“It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.” – Seneca
"Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom." - General George Patton
"The trouble for most people is they don't decide to get wealthy, they just dream about it." - Michael Masterson
"You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour." - Jim Rohn
"Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. THey may be beaten, but they may start a winning game." - Goethe
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Jung

Friday, December 11, 2009

"You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one." - James A. Froude
"You can't move forward until you let go of where you are." - Anonymous
"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"What would you do today if you had a deep knowing that it was impossible to fail?" - Robin Sharma
"Your lives begin and end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
"All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs." - Anthony Robins
"Leaders are ordinary people -- with extraordinary determination." - Anonymous
Stop Sweating the Small Stuff...

And it is all small stuff anyway.

Isn't it?

What do you think?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving." -- Dale Carnegie
"The more you praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate." - Oprah Winfrey
"Food is for common ground, a universal experience." - James Beard
"Compared to what we ought to be, we are only half awake." - William James
"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action." - Peter Ferdinand Drucker
"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and health to the bones." - Proverbs 16:24
"To respond is positive, to react is negative." - Zig Ziglar

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

"Accomplish something every day of your life." - Walter Annenberg
"Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits." - Charles J. Givens
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it." - Marva Collins
"If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed." - David Viscott
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worried about one year ago today." - A. Rotarian
"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference." - Luciano Pavarotti
"Until you make peace with who your are ... you'll never be content with what you have." - Doris Mortman

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

"When you go into court you are putting your fate in the hands of 12 people that weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty" - Norm Crosby
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh
"It's a curious thought, but it is only when u see people looking ridiculous that u realize just how much u love them." - Agatha Christie
"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fear." - Glenn Clark
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
"Everything you see happening is the consequence of that which you are." - Dr. David Hawkins
"The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can't be done is interrupted by the person doing it." - Anonymous

Monday, December 7, 2009

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford
"Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be President, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process." - John F. Kennedy
"Even God doesn't plan to judge a man till the end of his days, why should you and I?" - Anonymous
"There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me." - Thomas Jefferson
"Action makes more fortune than caution." - Luc De Clapiers

Sunday, December 6, 2009

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln
"Character is who you are when no one is watching." - Anonymous

Saturday, December 5, 2009

"Fearlessness is not the absence of fear.It's the mastery of fear.It's about getting up one more time than we fall down" -Arianna Huffington
"Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a me too attitude while impressing evokes a so what attitude." - E. James Rohn
"We have been so anxious to give our children what we didn't have that we have neglected to give them what we did have." - Anonymous Parent
"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." --Albert Schweitzer
"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know." - William Saroyan
"We must not allow for other people's limited perceptions to define us." - Virginia Satir
"Enthusiasm is a kind of faith that has been set on fire." - George Matthew Adams

Friday, December 4, 2009

"What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be." - Ellen Burstyn
"Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you." - Aldous Huxley
"Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself." - Suzanne Somers
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." -William Arthur Ward
"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it and you'll start believing in it." - Jesse Owens
"You were born an original. Don't die a copy." - John Mason
"Catch a passion for helping others and a richer life will come back to you!" - William H. Danforth

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden
"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure—try to please everybody." - Herbert Bayard Swope
"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself." - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant
"When you rise in the morning, form a resolution to make the day a happy one for a fellow creature." - Sydney Smith
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden
"Sympathy is no substitute for action." - David Livingstone
"Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity." - Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
"The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them." - Benjamin Jowett
"Life is mostly froth and bubble, but two things stand like stone, " - Princess Diana
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." - William Shedd
"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." - Dr. Laura Schlessinger
"Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter." - Edward Abbey
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own." - Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Step by step. I can't think of any other way of accomplishing anything." - Michael Jordan
"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." - Thomas B. Macaulay
"No pressure, no diamonds." - Mary Case
"When plans are laid in advance, it is surprising how often the circumstances fit in with them." - Sir William Osler
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect." - Mark Twain
"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be." - Harvey MacKay
"All receive advice. Only the wise profit from it." - Syrus

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Things are not happening to you. Things are happening because of you." - Anonymous
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just to enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate." - Thornton Wilder
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." - Anonymous
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." - Nelson Mandela
"The door of opportunity won't open unless you do some pushing." - Anonymous

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol
"Knowledge speaks - Wisdom listens." - Anonymous

Saturday, November 28, 2009

"None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows." - Colin Powell
"Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible." - William Sloane Coffin, Jr
"Worrying about something that may never happen is like paying interest on money you may never borrow." - Anonymous
"Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence." - Vince Lombardi
"Good habits are as easy to form as bad ones." - Tim McCarver
"It isn't hard to be good from time to time. What's tough is being good every day." - Willie Mays
"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you." - Cynthia Kersey

Friday, November 27, 2009

"If you can't be happy where you are, it's a cinch you can't be happy where you ain't." - Charlie Tremendous Jones Jones
"You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with." - Jim Rohn
"Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech." - Anonymous
"He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass." - George Herbert
"You will never change your life until you change something you do daily." - Mike Murdock
"Never miss an opportunity to help another human being. You may never get that chance again." - Robin Sharma
“Opportunity is infinite; once you know that, opportunity is omni-existent.” - Mark Victor Hansen

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"The humble improve." - Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis
"A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug." - Patricia Neal
"You are where you are because you want to be there. If you want to be somewhere else, you'll change." - Mark Victor Hansen
"Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you." - Satchel Paige
"It's never crowded along the extra mile." - Wayne Dyer
"One is taught by experience to put a premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are." - Gail Godwin

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement." - Scott Maxwell
"Here's a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." - Richard Bach
"Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent." - Marilyn vos Savant
"I remind myself every morning:Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn I must do it by listening" Larry King
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength but by perseverance." -H. Jackson Brown

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"You can never learn less; you can only learn more. The reason I know so much is because I have made so many mistakes." - Buckminster Fuller
"You can't cross a sea by merely staring into the water." - RABINDRANATH TAGORE
"The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children." - Elain Heffner
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched--they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Monday, November 23, 2009

"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being" -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When u come to a roadblock, take a detour." -Mary Kay
"Progress always involves risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." - Bob Proctor
"We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them." - William Arthur Ward

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time." - Thomas Edison
"Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger." - Lou Holtz

Saturday, November 21, 2009

"Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"In every success story, you find someone who has made a courageous decision." - Peter F. Drucker
"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity." - Bo Bennett
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T. S. Eliot
"A good laugh is sunshine in a house." - William Makepeace Thackeray
"When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way." - Wayne Dyer
“Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth.” - Mark Victor Hansen

Friday, November 20, 2009

"The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back." - Anonymous
"To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another." - Katherine Paterson
"One of the secrets of success is to refuse to let temporary setbacks defeat us." - Mary Kay
"Most people are paralyzed by fear... Overcome it and you take charge of your life and your world." - Mark Victor Hansen
"Change your thoughts, and you change your world." - Norman Vincent Peale
"The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me." - Sloan Wilson
"Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves." - Lawrence LeShan

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"If you don't make mistakes, you aren't really trying." - Coleman Hawkings
"Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable are the kind who do nothing." - William Feather
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Great dancers are not great because of their technique - they are great because of their passion." - Martha Graham
"Children pay little attention to their parents' teachings, but reproduce their characters faithfully." - Mason Cooley
"I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake up and get going, rather than retreat." - Sylvester Stallone
"Always remember: Joy is not merely incidental to your spiritual quest. It is vital." - Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"If one is without kindness, how can one be called a human being?" - Sarada Devi
"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain." - Emily Dickinson
"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was." - Abraham Lincoln
"Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of." - Christy Borgeld
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly" - Robert F. Kennedy
"Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back." - W. K. Hope
"Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was." - Dag Hammarskjold
"You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution." - Bob Proctor

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George S. Patton
"Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?" - Jimmy Johnson
"Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch." - Robert Orben
"I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate." - George Burns
"Grace keeps us from worrying because worry deals with the past, while grace deals with the present and future." - Joyce Meyer
"The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." - Dolly Parton
"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." - Paul Boese
"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." - Paul Boese

Monday, November 16, 2009

"Every man has three characters: that which he shows, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has." - Alphonse Karr
"Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger." - Saint Basil
"Instead of looking for a miracle in your life, look to see if you are the miracle in someone else's life." - Nola Rohde Vollmer
"I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson
"I don't know what the future holds; but I do know who holds the future." - Anonymous
"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world in being able to remake ourselves." -Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, November 15, 2009

"I am happy and content because I think I am." - Alain-Rene Lesage
"The key is to have a dream that inspires us to go beyond our limits." - Robert Kriegel

Saturday, November 14, 2009

"What is a friend? A single soul shared by two people." - Aristotle
"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
"IT only gets better when YOU get better." - Anonymous
"Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise every day." - William James
"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again." - Arthur C. Clarke

Friday, November 13, 2009

“It matters only that you manifest your genius; it doesn't matter when. It's never too late or too early.” - Mark Victor Hansen
"Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." - Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"A person who aims at nothing is sure to hit it." - Anonymous
"Goals Are New, Forward-Moving Objectives - They Magnetize You Towards Them." - Mark Victor Hansen
"The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them to the impossible." - Arthur C. Clarke
"Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be." - Grandma Moses
"Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down." - Wilson Mizner
"I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious." - Andrew Wyeth
"You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more." - Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth." - Charles A. Dana
"Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth." - Charles A. Dana
"Our truest life is when we are in our dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau
"Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts." - Sren Kierkegaard
language that doesn’t affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing." -- Alan Perlis
"The most damaging phrase in the language is: 'It's always been done that way." - Grace Murray Hopper
"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain." - Kahlil Gibran
"Your Belief Determines Your Action and Your Action Determines Your Results, but First You Have to Believe." - Mark Victor Hansen

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire." - Dale Carnegie
"Your outer circumstances are but reflections of your inner thoughts." - Various authors
"One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks." - Jack Penn
"Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him." - James Allen
"Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him." - James Allen
"If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back." - Lois McMaster Bujold
"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience." - Emily Dickinson
"People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes." - Abigail Van Buren

Monday, November 9, 2009

"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him." - Booker T. Washington
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

Choices - Inspiration and motivation

A MUST SEE VIDEO! Check it out. Great inspiration and motivation shared to me today by my amazing wife Julie Elliott Love you Sweetie!

"I have found that if you love life, it will love you back." - Arthur Rubenstein
"Never giving up and pushing forward will unlock all the potential we are capable of." - Christy Borgeld
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Lewis Carroll

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Road to Success! Just received this from my good friend Coach-Stoney ( over at Enjoy!
"If you can't accept losing, you can't win." - Vince Lombardi
"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." - Albert Einstein

Saturday, November 7, 2009

"Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life." - Adele Brookman
"My success was not based so much on any great intelligence but on great common sense." - Helen Gurley Brown
"The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker." - Heather Whitestone, former Miss America...she is deaf.
"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." - G. K. Chesterton
"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."-St. Francis de Sales
"A real friend never gets in your way -- unless you happen to be on the way down." - Dr. Wayne Dyer
"If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten." - Anonymous

Friday, November 6, 2009

"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein
"Families are about love overcoming emotional torture." - Matt Groening
"A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere." - Joyce A. Myers
"Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape." - Anonymous
"Nothing makes you like other human beings so much as doing things for them." - Zora Neale Hurston
"Optimists convert stumbling blocks into stepping stones." - W. Howard Wight Jr.
"Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle." - Crystal Middlemas

Thursday, November 5, 2009

"Anger is never without a reason, but seldom a good one." - Benjamin Franklin
"The imagination equips us to perceive reality before it's fully materialized." - Mark Victor Hansen
"Success is creating a state of mind that allows you to obtain anything you really desire." - Mark Victor Hansen
"Faith can move mountains. Doubt can create them." - Howard Wight
"Most people want to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch." - Robert Orben
"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." - Paul Boese
"Life is overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter." - Eileen Caddy

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"He who needs nothing can be trusted with everything." - From "The Disappearance of the Universe" by Gary Renard
"There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds." - G. K. Chesterton
"All riches have their origin in mind. Wealth is in ideas - not money." - Robert Collier
"You're the only one who can make the difference. Whatever your dream is, go for it." - Earvin Magic Johnson

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference." - Paul "Bear" Bryant
"Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world. How come?" - Dr. Wayne Dyer
"We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people." - Arthur Schopenhauer
"Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." - Susan Ertz
"Think what you have always thought and you will get what you have always gotten." - Various Authors

Monday, November 2, 2009

"Your mind is infinite. You have the innate ability to get definite with the infinate and manifest your heart's desires."-Mark Victor Hansen
"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." - Steve Bartkowski

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Living a Lukewarm life...

Edward here.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

I have been thinking about the idea of lukewarm for the past week now and wanted to share some thoughts with you about it.

Question: Are you feeling lukewarm in certain areas of your life? Your work, finances, relationships, spirituality, etc.?

At times we all feel lukewarm in certain aspects of our life.

So what does it mean to be lukewarm?

I looked up the definition and this is what I found:

1. mildly warm; tepid


2. laking conviction or enthusiasm; indifferent


... the first one reminds me of water when I have spent to long in the shower before it becomes cold.

... the second one really makes me think that lukewarm reminds me of times in my life when I am in my comfort zone and pretty neutral to things even numb. They are times when I am not "cold" and doing nothing and also not hot and on fire where my determination and conviction is so strong that nothing can stop me.

I know for a fact that none of us were created to be living a lukewarm life.
Each one of us was created with the greatness inside to go for it full on in all that we do to achieve our goals, dreams, and desires that are waiting for us to attain.

I know what some of you are saying. I say it myself sometimes. Life gets in the way, challenges show up, set backs happen, and even the for letter word of FEAR creeps in.

Despite that we must remember that every day is a new day;

and a gift that is given to us to move ahead

learning from the past;

with great faith, hope, and belief of our vision, goals, and dreams of the future;

to allow us to be on fire with passion and full conviction in every moment of the journey.

This is the day to start turning up the heat in your life and creating your best life one moment at a time.

You deserve it.

You are created to experience it.

Let's get out there and be hot in all that we do.

Crank up the heat!

Make it a great day!

God Bless,
"Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground." - Anonymous

Saturday, October 31, 2009

"Of all the attitudes we can aquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing." - Zig Ziglar
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget about everything except what you're going to do now - and do it." - William Durant
"Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can." - Anonymous
"It ain't bragging if you can do it." - Dizzy Dean
"Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you ... but your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others." - Anonymous
"Envy someone and it pulls you down. Admire them and it builds you up. Which makes more sense?" - Elvis Presley
"You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can't have it." - Obvious

Friday, October 30, 2009

"If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles." - Doug Larson
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you'll help them to become what they are capable of becoming." - Goethe
"When was the last time your possibilities gave you goose bumps?" - Ben Feldman
"Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life." - Sandra Carey
"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James
"What's exciting about using our mind is that we can short circuit all the excuses thrown up by our fears." - Mark Victor Hansen

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"You get whatever you expect to get. The only question is, "What do you want?"" - Mark Victor Hansen
"Praise does wonders for our sense of hearing." - Arnold Glasgow
"Now let us welcome the new year, full of things that have never been..." - Rilke
"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish." - Ovid
"Self-trust is the first secret of success." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish." - Ovid

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Got this from my good friend Coach Stoney over at
Excellent thoughts and quotes to reflect on. Enjoy!
"It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom." - William Dean Howells
"There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice." - John Calvin
"There are years that ask questions, and years that answer." - Zora Neale Hurston
"Love generously, praise loudly, live fully." - Elias Porter
"Everything works out in the end. If it hasn't worked out, it's not the end." - Anonymous
"What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family." - Mother Teresa
"Not what we give, But what we share, For the gift without the giver, Is bare." - James Russell Lowell