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