Personal development and self development tips featuring the words of Norman Vincent Peale, Werner Ehrhart and many others.

 

 

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"PERSONAL/SELF GROWTH"
JUNE 2008




 

June 30, 2008
" You have to trust the man that shaves you in the morning."
Herbert Elliott --- Submitted by Jerry Elliott --- Minnesota
The quote was advice given to me by my father in the era of straight edge razors. He passed away when I was nine and although I remembered the quote, I never appreciated it's meaning until years later. The man in the mirror has your life in his hands.


June 30, 2008
" Both, Purity and Impurity are within us; the predominant one is reflected in our actions."
Written in 2008 by RVS RAU --- India
I chose to write this one while trying to analyze deeply the purity and impurity in its purest form. After analysis, I found both these lie within each one us. This quote motivates me to accept the fact that it is me who can really decide upon what my character has to be.


June 30, 2008
" The only way to save ourselves from the worst may just be to expect the Best."
Written in 2008 by Otobong Adaise --- Nigeria




June 25, 2008
" In your darkest hour, when you're at your lowest, remember to look for the light. Pay attention to what else is going on around you. Life is awaiting your return. Life is good, if you make it that way. We are all what we think about. Change your dark thoughts to light and a new you will emerge."
Copyright © 2008 Marion Licchiello


June 25, 2008
" Regret is a waste of time! When we regret, we are crippling our present with our past and the conclusion is sorrow, tears and pain. Instead, utilize that time for enjoying yourself. Make it a habit to divert your mind to other things when you are supposed to regret about your past."
Written in 2008 by Mandar C. Jambotkar --- Australia
I experienced it myself. When I was out of country for work, I use to stay alone. Sometimes, regretting caused me lot of pain and sorrow and I use to lose my mood and waste a complete day. One fine day, when my mood was off, I went out of the house and experienced such a beautiful climate. I thought - there is lot to LIVE IN... Enjoy every moment, enjoy how the bird sings, enjoy the wind, enjoy the sunrise, sunset... enjoy.... Yes... FEEL the moment... and get fresh to work on your Dreams... Live to design your future!


June 25, 2008
" Know how to listen and you will profit, even from those who talk badly."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Himani Kaushal --- India


June 23, 2008
" It is human nature to constantly ask, 'What have you done for me? ' Everybody asks this question of their loved ones instead of saying, 'What have I done for them to change their world into a perfect one?'"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ritchie Baylan --- California
In our society we have become 'what can you for me' instead of 'what can we do for others'. The strength of our families is its members and the strength of the members is the family.


June 23, 2008
" It takes courage to stand up to your enemies ... but it takes greater courage to stand up to friends."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Payal Joshi --- India


June 23, 2008
" Faces you can see, hearts you can never know.
(Caras que usted puede ver, corazones usted puede nunca saber.)"
Old Spanish Proverb --- Submitted by R. Murdoch --- Australia
This quote reminds me that every day when we see the many people we see, that each one is different, each has their own story and are human beings, just wanting to exist like anyone else. It particularly reminds me of the vast beauty of humanity that I can never fully appreciate.


June 18, 2008
" One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention and listening ear. But don't be so quick to offer advice on how to fix the person's situation, just listen for once. Then if they ask you for advice, give it but put yourself in the other person's shoes. Don't always be so quick to say, 'I woulda, shoulda, coulda', just help the person live and learn from the experience so they won't walk away with another regret in life."
Written in 2008 by Jonlyn H. --- Georgia
I came up with this quote because I find myself always giving advice to my family and friends but what it all boils down to is listening and helping a person live and learn from situations in life instead of having regrets. My motto is: You can change what you live and learn and not wake up every morning with a bunch of regrets. You only live once so make the best of it while your here!


June 18, 2008
" Your future is not an occurrence but a process, a work in progress. It's a road you have to pave. The hardships of life should not destroy your capacity to do well. The state of your life is nothing more than the reflection of the state of your mind."
Written in 2008 by Khothatso Tshirufu --- South Africa


June 18, 2008
" Love to live. Live with love. Yours will be a life worthy of living!"
Written in 2008 by Kavitha Murugesh --- California


June 16, 2008
" Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change."
Brian Tracy


June 16, 2008
" One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness."
Josh Billings


June 16, 2008
" Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret."
Mary Kay Ash


June 12, 2008
" Only you know the real you, and only you ought to decide your future."
Written in 2008 by Larispique Philidor --- Connecticut


June 12, 2008
" When you realize you don't know is the first step to learning. An open mind is the greatest quality you can possess."
Written in 2008 by Bob Martinelli --- Rhode Island


June 12, 2008
" Words and hearts should be handled carefully; as words when spoken and hearts when broken, are beyond repairs."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nilesh Soni --- India


June 12, 2008
" When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice."
William James


June 10, 2008
" Plan your life daily... your whole life will be planned."
Written in 2008 by Sazali Sarwan --- Singapore
If you plan your life daily, every week your life is planned. If you plan your life weekly, the whole month your life will be planned. If you plan your life monthly & yearly, your whole life will be planned.


June 10, 2008
" Life is simple. It is people who complicate it."
Written in 2008 by Christopher Ammirati --- New Jersey


June 10, 2008
" It's the little things you think aren't important that others may well judge you on."
Written in 2008 by Martin Pye --- Australia


June 10, 2008
" Don't let your history interfere with your destiny."
Steve Maraboli --- Submitted by James Flinn --- Florida
I saw Mr. Maraboli speak at a prison and captivate the inmates (and guards) with his message. The theme he kept hitting home was this quote... powerful!


June 4, 2008
" Teach your friends and family how to treat you...people only treat you the way you allow them to."
Written in 2008 by Marion Licchiello --- New York
Sometimes we allow people to control us or talk down to us... if we stop it from the start...it will not keep happening. People only treat us the way we allow them to.


June 4, 2008
" Our body is the car, in which our mind is the driver. Our instincts are the navigation system, that should we follow, make us sure survivors."
Written in 2008 by Siobhan O'Mahoney --- United Kingdom


June 4, 2008
" When the mind and heart have decided to go for a mutual compromise, the word 'no' vanishes. Life needs such deals when you have decided to sacrifice to achieve."
Written in 2008 by Sivakumar Madathil Oravil --- Korea
This really comes from the feel of decisions and some really would have got out of hand by saying only a 'no'.


June 2, 2008
" Never make a decision, confront a person or even engage in an argument when you're angry; you don't want to end up being remorseful and disappointed with yourself."
Written in 2008 by Nicola M. --- Philippines
Oftentimes we cannot control our emotions, especially when we are angry. We say things that we don't really mean but damage has been done. Realizing this, I made this quote so I will be cautious about my own actions and I hope everyone else will too.


June 2, 2008
" Everyday is a life, being born in daybreak and dying when you go to sleep. Live every day as amazingly as possible. Learn what you can and make it worth something. For once you go to sleep, that day has died; it will never happen again, only to be remembered or forgotten. Carpe Diem."
Written In 2008 by Clint B. --- California


June 2, 2008
" A wife can turn a home into heaven filled with love, happiness and laughter. And... A wife can turn a home into hell filled with hatred, unhappiness and anger. So when choosing a wife, pray that God will help you choose wisely."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marliana Bee --- Singapore
I came across a friend of mine who is going through hell with his wife and somehow this quote came to my mind and I felt like sharing it with others.

 

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