Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"To err is human; to refrain from laughing, humane." - Lane Olinghouse
"If you want something for nothing, you'll get nothing for something. The price you'll pay will be high and painful." - Mark Victor Hansen
"A happy person is not a person with certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with certain set of attitudes." - Hugh Downs
"If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies." - Moshe Dayan
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom." - Thomas Jefferson
"Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart. And try to love the questions themselves." - Rainer Maria Rilke
"Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly." - Robert F. Kennedy

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows." - St. Francis of Assisi
"It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters." - Mother Teresa
"Yearn to understand first and to be understood second." - Beca Lewis Allen
"The scars you acquire by excercising courage will never make you feel inferior." - D. A. Battista
"We have the power to use our minds to short circuit all doubts, fears and excuses." - Mark Victor Hansen
"You get what you expect. So create great expectations for yourself and the world." - Mark Victor Hansen

Monday, September 28, 2009

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"Sin is like quicksand: Your own efforts only make you sink deeper. Only an outside hand can pull you out." - Unknown
"If you look at zero you see nothing; but look through it and you will see the world." - Robert Kaplan
"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom." - Thomas Jefferson
"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way." - Dale Carnegie
"The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin." - Mark Twain
"There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent, hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." -Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"There are no more hours in a bad day than in a good one!" - Unknown
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." - William Faulkner

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Success...seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton
"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." - Cher
"Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble." - Arabic parable
"Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again." - Henry Ford
"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." - Yiddish proverb
"Nothing lowers the level on conversation more than raising the voice." - Stanley Horowitz
"In the moment that you carry this that moment your dream will become a reality." - Robert Collier

Friday, September 25, 2009

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." - James Gordon
"Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there." - David Zucker
"You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself." - Harry Firestone
"To admit you were wrong is to declare you are wiser now than before." - Unknown
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however." - Richard Bach
"Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness." - Chinese Proverb
"Faith and doubt both are needed, not as antagonists, but working side by side to take us around the unknown curve." - Lillian Smith

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW." - Mary C. Crowley
"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going." - Anonymous
"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." - Lady Bird Johnson
"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." - Ovid
"Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin." - John Lubbock
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - Herm Albright

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life." - James G. Bilkey
"Man,alone,has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man,alone,can dream and make his dreams come true." Napoleon Hill
"Always bear in mind, that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing." - Abraham Lincoln
"Heal yourself first before you heal others." - African Proverb
"Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs." - Malcolm Forbes
"Imagine the Creator as a stand up comedian -- and at once the world becomes understandable." - H.L. Mencken
"If I try to be like him, who will be like me?" - Yiddish proverb

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory." - Bern Williams
"U r going to let the fear of poverty govern ur life and ur reward will be that u will eat, but u will not live." - George Bernard Shaw
"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
"Your joy comes from how you think, the choices that we make in life." - Joyce Meyer
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more." - Erica Jong
"Today is yesterday's tomorrow." - Rich Bateman

Monday, September 21, 2009

"How far that little candle shows his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." - William Shakespeare
"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." - William Feather
"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings." - William Blake
"Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons." - Ruth Ann Schabacker
"Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow is wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly." - Old Eskimo proverb
"Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience." - Denis Waitley
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with." - Mark Twain
"It's not what happens to you; it's what you do about it that makes the difference." - W. Mitchell

Sunday, September 20, 2009

"Don't believe in miracles; depend on them." - Lawrence J. Peter
"Either you run the day or the day runs you." - Jim Rohn
"If you want to be happy for a year, win the lottery. If you want to be happy for a lifetime, love what you do." - Unknown
"The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"The secret to success in any human endeavor is total concentration." - Kurt Vonnegut
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Anonymous
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot

Saturday, September 19, 2009

"Nothing can be more useful to you than a determination not to be hurried." - Henry David Thoreau
"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." - Oscar Wilde
"Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." - M. Kathleen Casey
"Lives based on having are less free than lives based on doing or being." - E.Y. Harburg
"There has never been an age that did not applaud the past and lament the present." - Lillian Eichler Watson
"We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations." - Charles Swindoll
"The remarkable thing is, we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day." - Charles Swindoll

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box." - Italian Proverb
"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." - William Shakespeare
"It's never too late to start doing what is right." - Charles Swindoll
"The only joy in the world is to begin." - Cesare Pavese
"The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation." - Corrie Ten Boom
"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." - Erica Jong
"Start moving toward prosperity today, whether you're ready or not." - Mark Victor Hansen
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it." - Mark Twain
"As long as you don't forgive, who or whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind." - Isabelle Holland

Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it." - Cullen Hightower
"He who angers you, conquers you." - Elizabeth Kenny
"A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can let alone." - Henry David Thoreau
"Friends are like melons. Shall I tell you why? To find a good one, you must a hundred try." - Claude Mermet
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me." - Jim Valvano
"Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance." - Ruth E. Renkel
"The heart, like the grape, is prone to delivering its harvest in the same moment it appears to be crushed." - Roger Houseden

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Advice is like snow--the softer it falls, the longer it dwells, and the deeper it sinks into the mind." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
"You are the only problem you will ever have and you are the only solution." - Bob Proctor
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly." - Lauren Bacall
"Goals work. They empower you to do more for yourself, others and, in fact, all of humanity." - Mark Victor Hansen
"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, they are the only ones who ever have." - Margaret Mead
"Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable." - Denis Waitley
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

"When you put your hand to the plow, you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row." - Alice Paul
"Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Motivation gets you going but habit gets you there." - Zig Ziglar
"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." - Indira Gandhi
"Life is like a ten-speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use." - Charles M. Schultz
"One must care about a world one will never see." - Bertrand Russell
"The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good." - Ann Landers

Monday, September 14, 2009

"If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough." - Meister Eckhart
"I would like to live as a poor man with lots of money." - Pablo Picasso
"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds." - Norman Vincent Peale
"The love of our neighbor in all its fullness simply means being able to say to him, "What are you going through?"" - Simone Weil
"Nothing is so strong as gentleness." - Ralph W. Sockman
"My richness consists not in the extent of my possessions; but in the fewness of my wants." - J. Brotherton
"Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our own good deeds." - Miguel de Cervantes

Sunday, September 13, 2009

"Don't worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you." - Robert Fulghum
"Service is the rent you pay for room on this planet." - Shirley Chisholm
"The real measure of your wealth is how much you would be worth if you lost all your money." - Anonymous
"Take time every day to do something silly." - Philipa Walker
"Facts are cheap, information is plentiful, knowledge is precious." - Michael E. Angier
"Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well." - Josh Billings

Saturday, September 12, 2009

"To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would limit the human spirit." - Stephen Hawking
"It's not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it's who you are." - Elvis Presley
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
"The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience." - Emily Dickinson
"Worry is a misuse of the imagination." - Dan Zadra
"Triumph is just "umph" added to try." - God's Little Instruction Book for Students
"People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change." - Charles R. Swindoll

Friday, September 11, 2009

"Heroism consists in hanging on one minute longer." - Norwegian proverb
"The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage." - Mark Russell
"Do your utmost to guard your heart, for out of it comes life." - Walter Hilton
"Lady Luck generally woos those who earnestly, enthusiastically, unremittingly woo her." - B.C. Forbes
"True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else." - Clarence Darrow

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do." - Gerry Sikorski
"Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards." - Author Unknown
"The future enters into us, in order to transform us, long before it happens." - Rainer Maria Rilke
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work." - Richard Bach
"There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend." - Katharine Butler Hathaway
"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." - Nelson Mandela
"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones." - John Cage

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time." - Linda Shalaway
"You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in harmony with your dominant thoughts." - Brian Tracy
"And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin
"We have a choice: to plow new ground or let the weeds grow." - Jonathan Westover
"Age is something that doesn't matter unless you are cheese." - Billie Burke
"No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living." - Marie Beynon Ray

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

"When in doubt, tell the truth" - Mark Twain
"None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows." - Colin Powell
"The future enters into us, in order to transform us, long before it happens." - Rainer Maria Rilke
"The future enters into us, in order to transform us, long before it happens." - Rainer Maria Rilke
"Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries." - Corita Kent
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." - Lou Holtz
"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." - Mark Caine

Monday, September 7, 2009

"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble." - Frank Tyger
"Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
"Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be." - Unknown
"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity."- Kahlil Gibran
"First a person should put his house together, then his town, then the world."- Rabbi Israel Salanter
"Each of us must do massive right thinking, take massive right action & get massive right results, right here, right now" Mark Victor Hansen
"If you re-invent yourself, others will ask you to help them re-invent themselves" - Mark Victor Hansen

Sunday, September 6, 2009

"The person who tries to do everything achieves nothing." - Robin Sharma
"Risks, I like to say, always pay off. You learn what to do or what not to do." - Jonas Salk
"Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner" - Max Lucado
"There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best." - Doris Lessing
"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." - Judy Garland
"Our destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things." - Henry Miller
"Don't be afraid to follow your bliss; and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be." - Joseph Campbell

Saturday, September 5, 2009

"Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling." - Margaret Lee Runbeck
"After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies." - Cynthia Ozick
"We r called 2 play the good Samaritan on life's roadside.True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." - Joseph Campbell
"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies within us while we live." - Norman Cousins
"The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful." - Brother David Steindl-Rast
"Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier." - Mother Teresa

Friday, September 4, 2009

"Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard
"An attitude of gratitude creates blessings." - Sir John Templeton
"He who laughs, lasts." - Mary Poole
"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light." - Jennie Jerome Churchill
"If you find in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." - Maya Angelou
"Think for yourself and let others enjoy the privilege of doing so too." - Voltaire
"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not." - Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"It is not the cards you are dealt but what you do with them that counts." - Anonymous
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." - Oscar Wilde
"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." - Thomas Dewey
"You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience." - Stanislaw J. Lec
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle


Got this in an email today from my friend Linda Britt at Mentoring for Free and it fit perfectly with the thoughts I had been thinking of over the past week.

I was asking myself the question:

"What makes people take action that will move them in the direction of their dreams and success?"

A few things came to mind like, belief, certainty, passion, wanting. In a video posted on Tony Robbins blog last week that has been virally moving across the web, Tony was talking with John Reese and Frank Kern about how belief and certainty is a driving force behind people taking action in their lives. This is so very true.

When I read the thoughts below from Napoleon Hill, it filled in another key piece for me... DESIRE.

Desire, purpose, passion, your WHY must also be in place to allow your belief and certainty to grow.
I think of desire as the fire that comes from the fuel of certainty and belief that then moves you to massive action and creates great results. The results are then fuel again re-enforcing your belief and certainty and moving you to an even higher level. Tony talks about this in his video and Napoleon Hill calls this "stroking the furnace of a steam engine".

So when the hills are bumpy and the roads are curvy it is the desire within you, your WHY you are doing it that will keep the fire burning and you moving forward.

So, here is my question for you:

"What is your WHY and how are you using it to fuel your beliefs and certainty to create massive action and results for a great and successful life for you and all who are around you?"

Look forward to hearing your thoughts.

Have a fantastic day!

God Bless.

In the words of Napoleon Hill...

"In order to act, you must have a purpose. If you want to act successfully in all but the most mundane affairs, you must embrace that purpose with a burning desire. Many people think they want to be successful, but since they do not back that thought with an intense drive, they never achieve success. Cultivate your desire. Feed it with thoughts of yourself enjoying whatever it is you seek. It’s like stoking the furnace of a steam engine. You need to build up enough pressure to carry yourself over hills; if your desire doesn’t burn hotly enough, you’ll find yourself stalled and rolling backwards. The secret to action is a red-hot desire."~ Napoleon Hill
"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get back up." - Vince Lombardi
"Adversity introduces a man to himself." - Anonymous

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him." - Leo Aikman
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." - Aristotle
"The giant oak is an acorn that held its ground." - Anonymous
"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings." - William Blake
"Every man is the architect of his own fortune." - Sallust
"The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind." - Wayne Dyer

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

"Give me a fruitful error anytime, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections." - Vilfredo Pareto
"When you learn not to want things so badly, life comes to you." - Jessica Lange
"The only people to get even with are those who have helped you." - Anonymous
"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light." - Jennie Jerome Churchill
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
"Every time we open our mouths, men look into our minds." - Anonymous