" You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change."
Jim RohnSeptember 30, 2009
" Working hard overcomes a whole lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people."
Rear Admiral Marsha EvansSeptember 30, 2009
" An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind."
September 28, 2009
" In order to achieve our big goals in the future, we must first achieve our small daily goals. So why worry about tomorrow when there is work to be done today?"
Written in 2009 by Jasper Tong --- AustraliaSeptember 28, 2009
" Success in life is not something that just happens. Success is something that one must make happen. This involves dedication, persistence, and sometimes the willingness to take a calculated risk."
Written in 2009 by Roger Dunnick --- Virginia
I have been saying this to my students and players that I have coached for the last fifteen years. My hope is that others, beyond my normal reach, will be able to benefit in some way. Thank you for providing such a site.September 28, 2009
" My own experience has taught me this: if you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured it may never arrive. Mountains will not be climbed, races won or lasting happiness achieved."
Maurice Chevalier --- Submitted by Lauren C. --- New JerseySeptember 23, 2009
" Spending your time to notice, explore or talk about weaknesses, imperfections and deficiencies in other people is the worst use of your time. However, if you do the same for yourself, it's the best use of your time."
Written in 2009 by Sarfraz Memon --- MarylandSeptember 23, 2009
" You got to stick your oars in the water if you want to move the boat."
Written in 2009 by Brian Aanestad --- CaliforniaSeptember 23, 2009
" If you are surrounded by people who have negativity, you won't succeed. Associate yourself with successful people, then you will become one of them."
Written in 2009 by Mabote Kgalapedi --- South Africa
I have realize that only the wise can dance the melody of life.September 21, 2009
" A day without something learnt is a day wasted."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ola N. --- South Africa
Everyday that we are blessed to breathe there is always something that we will learn, be it in our workplace, social lives, or something that you overhear that you did not know before and now you know. Sometimes we do not open our minds to learn, we wait for someone to come and teach us what we have to know but there is so much that we can know in life and about life.September 21, 2009
" Human life becomes more meaningful when someday you feel like no response comes out of your thoughts, especially when you feel like you have been in a corner with no more space to breath. Life has given many responses and feedbacks but none work out with this situation. Maybe it's better you cannot get out and in this world no one likes to get into another persons problem. Just believe in yourself and take the bull by its horns. Sure, the climate or the road that beckons will not be welcoming, but stay positive. See unexpected success coming your way and wish that you have the strength to stay. Believe and feel that those who can give you a lot of advice have not seen your present position yet. You are the first one to find a solution; believe you are becoming a terminator. Believe and be practical - don't lose your Human relation and Interpersonal communication skills."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sivakumar M.O. --- IndiaSeptember 21, 2009
" When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free."
Catherine Ponder --- Submitted by Antonio Talbert --- Oklahoma
Allow forgiveness to enter into your heart; Forgive those who have caused you emotional distress, mental pain or wronged you. Holding on to past hurts is like being a prisoner of your past or caged in your very own mind or carrying around a ton of stress that weighs you down constantly. Free it all up and forgive, even if you weren't the one in the wrong. Forgiveness does not have to be up for discussion but it does have to come from the heart, genuinely. Forgiveness does not have to open up the gates to friendship but it does allow you the opportunity to push away negativity and to accept positive actions that purify you. Forgive and move on!
This may be the hardest thing for you to do but it will bless you, release you, destress you and refresh you. It IS the BEST thing YOU can do to bring peace and change about you!September 16, 2009
" Wind, waves, etc, are breakdowns in the face of the commitment to getting from here to there. But they are conditions for sailing -- not something to be gotten rid of, but something to be danced with."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mike Scullin --- New YorkSeptember 16, 2009
" I don't know whether I can break a wall or not, but my job is only to hit it without expecting anything."
Written in 2099 by Vikram Betageri --- India
Men who have been working hard and not getting proportionate success, at some point in their life lose or tend to lose faith in hard work. I emphasize the importance of continuing to work hard, even if one is not getting desired results, because changing one's way of working or overwriting one's own personality will further worsen things. So working without any expectations will at least give peace of mind and moral advantage. The word 'men' refers to all people. I have written this quote based on my own experience.September 16, 2009
" How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking."
David Joseph SchwartzSeptember 14, 2009
" Life is not a game but a journey of experiences to learn from and enjoy."
Written in 2009 by Steven Johnson --- Colorado
I am seeing more and more people who believe everything in life is just a game to win or lose and it simply is not. Our journey is so much more than that. It is a culmination of the experiences we had, and will have throughout our lives and if we do not enjoy them and learn from them, the journey is for not. Thank you for sharing, thank those who share their thoughts, and thank God for the grace to have the journey. September 14, 2009
" Never stop. ESPECIALLY when things are good."
Written in 2009 by Gary Anderson --- Illinois
Believe it or not, I find that this is the time I stop doing all the things that brought me to where I am and that sends me back to where I've been. September 14, 2009
" Happiness awaits you if you want it, abundance won't forsake you if you believe. Nothing or no one can harm you unless you surrender your power. You can choose and change how you feel with a click of a finger. Choices are there to be made and decisions will pave your way. You hold the insights within you, even when pain arises so deeply, you can choose to remain captive or awaken to the gifts bestowed upon you."
Copyright © 2009 Samantha Merrigan September 9, 2009
" The enormity of your problems is nothing compared with your ability to solve them. By overestimating the problems, you underestimate yourself."
Copyright © 2007 Apoorve DubeySeptember 9, 2009
" Criticism should not be querulous and wasting, all knife and root-puller, but guiding, instructive, inspiring."
Ralph Waldo EmersonSeptember 9, 2009
" Resentment, anger, and impatience all have their place. Actually, they're absolutely priceless, revealing to those who feel them that there are still a few pieces of life's puzzle they've overlooked."
Mike Dooley --- Submitted by Mike Scullin --- New YorkSeptember 9, 2009
" There are only two acceptable excuses for all of our failures in chasing targets. First, we ran out of time after our best shots. Second, we did not really, really, really want those targets at all."
Copyright © 2009 Ikhwan Sopa September 2, 2009
" It took God seven days to create the earth, your mother nine months to create you, and you are given a lifetime to create memories. You got it easy, so create a lot!"
Written in 2009 by Dakota Burk --- OhioSeptember 2, 2009
" Don't place your mistakes on your head, their weight may crush you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as a platform to view your horizons."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Narayan T.V.--- IndiaSeptember 2, 2009
" The reflections of your world are providing you with priceless pointers for your own growth - stay open to experience. Denial is sleep; acceptance and responsibility will bring you to your higher states and provide you with change, love and personal success."
Robert Christian --- Submitted by Robert Wright --- Sweden