December 19, 2007
"It's in the moments of struggle that our foundation is built... the very foundation that gives us the ability to fulfill our life's ultimate destiny."
Copyright 2007 Pete W. Zafra
December 19, 2007
"I believe everything happens for a reason. If something happens that I don't necessarily agree with or I'm unhappy with, I'll just remind myself to stay positive and trust that things will happen the way they should."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mae Sisa --- Philippines
This quote really changed my whole life.
December 19, 2007
"Love is the force that ignites the spirit and binds teams together."
Phil Jackson, "Sacred Hoops"

December 17, 2007
"You must have life in your dance to have danced in your life."
Sagendorh --- Submitted by Lisa S. ---Ohio
It is all too true...To have life in your dance...your everyday steps...this just speaks for itself...the life you create for yourself will have been full of life because you danced...
December 17, 2007
"If everything was perfect then we would have nothing to strive for; you climb out of bed to jump over a hurdle."
Copyright 2007 Greg Robertson
I overcame a really bad day by realising that it could only get better. If everyday was perfect then it would become the norm and there would be no more great days.
December 17, 2007
"It's easy to blame and defend fate for the events in our life, but it is brave to be able to see the bright side of a fall and move on. So be brave and be dedicated. Be committed, confident, and passionate; remember you have one life to choose from."
Written in 2007 by Siddharth Elhence --- India
December 12, 2007
"You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give."
Edward O. Wilson
December 12, 2007
"What is there to be afraid of? The worst thing that can happen is you fail. So what? I failed at a lot of things. My first record was horrible."
John Mellencamp
December 12, 2007
"When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder."
Ezra Pound
December 10, 2007
"When you cannot be led or won't be led, be the lead."
Written in 2007 by Samarth Bhat --- India
December 10, 2007
"In the words of a famous sports company, quite simply, JUST DO IT!"
Nike Sports --- Submitted by C.P. --- United Kingdom
My father used to say this to encourage me when I was younger; it is simple but true. We can dream all we want but nothing will change, say what we are going to do and never get round to it. It is a habit to let other things get in the way, to put off what you want, simply due to the effort involved. However, nothing will change unless you quite simply act upon your thoughts, your words and your dreams. In other words, "just do it".
December 10, 2007
"An optimistic dream is a seed that grows into a tree of success."
Copyright 2007 Pradnya Potdar
This motivates me to dream to be successful which is the crux of all achievements.
December 5, 2007
"A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change."
Earl Nightingale
December 5, 2007
"If you change your mind, you can change your life."
William James
December 5, 2007
"Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life."
Ann Landers
December 3, 2007
"I am smart. I can do this. No one can stop me. Not even myself."
Written in 1978 by Katherine L. Myers-Kohn, RN
To be said aloud, facing a mirror.
December 3, 2007
"When things seem like they are worse than ever and there is no way out...know that you are right there... right at the breaking point...there is no other way to go but up. Sometimes we give up at the exact moment that change is about to occur for the better. If you know you are doing the right thing, keep going and you will get the results you are looking for."
Copyright 2007 Marion Licchiello
This quote is true for all areas of life. Think about it - weight loss - you could be doing the right thing, eating right, exercising and you see a # on the scale and you give up, even though tomorrow you would've seen that 3 lb drop that's been adding up. You are on a road and you know you're going the right way and just before you get to the street you turn around instead of asking for directions. You are about to make a breakthrough on an invention but you give up due to failures. You are a salesman who has been rejected several times and the next call might be that $1,000,000 YES but you give up and lose out. Think about the amount of times athletes strike out and keep going. Think about a baby who is learning to walk... would we ever learn to walk if we gave up because it was too hard. NO!! Think twice before giving up.
December 3, 2007
"Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture you can change a person's life for better or for worse."
Ernest Maboza --- Submitted by Justice wa Baruti --- South Africa
My colleague and close friend Ernest Maboza said this after observing me try to motivate and put a positive thought to almost downhearted final year undergraduate students after learning that their degree is a formative one not a professional. I managed to say something, which did bring smiles into their rather long faces, and that really stood as a special moment.