Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Edmund Hillary

Sunday, April 27, 2008

"The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable prerequisite for success." - Brian Tracy

Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy

Thursday, April 24, 2008

"Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it." - M. Scott Peck
"A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow." - George S. Patton

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned." - Carol Burnett

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

"Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success." - Stephen Covey
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Nelson Mandela

Monday, April 21, 2008

"In life, as in chess, forethought wins." - Charles Buxton

Sunday, April 20, 2008

"If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they might have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
"Just what can positive thinking do? To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can't stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do "anything." If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it. As a ridiculous example, I'm a positive thinker, but I could never slam-dunk a basketball or perform major surgery - or even minor surgery - on anyone and expect that person to survive. Nate Newton, the 300-plus pound lineman for the Dallas Cowboys, is positive, optimistic and outgoing but he'd be a complete failure as a jockey or a ballet dancer.

It's safe to say that positive thinking won't let you do "anything." However, it is even safer to say that positive thinking will let you do "everything" better than negative thinking will. Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome. It works this way. You can walk into a dark room, flip on the switch and immediately the room is lighted. Flipping the switch did not generate the electricity; it released the electricity which had been stored. Positive thinking works that way - it releases the abilities which you have.

The student who hasn't studied and prepared for the test won't be helped by "thinking positively." However, positive thinking will help the student who has studied and prepared by "releasing" the stored knowledge when the questions are asked. To express it in a different way, knowledge breeds confidence; confidence breeds enthusiasm; and enthusiasm is an important key to being and doing more with your life.

Buy the positive approach to life and I will SEE YOU AT THE TOP!" - Zig Ziglar
"It is not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned. It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful. And, it is not a few faint wishes but a lifelong struggle that makes us valiant." - Henry Ward Beecher
"Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going." - Brian Tracy
"Most misfortunes are the results of misused time." - Napoleon Hill

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

"Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do." - Voltaire (Wolter)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

One of the hardest things to take is one of the easiest things to give - criticism.

If you must criticize, try criticizing the fault instead of the person.

Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue - disregard it; if it is unfair - don't let it irritate you; if it is ignorant - smile; if it is justified - learn from it.
"The harder you fall, the higher you bounce." - Unknown

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sunday, April 13, 2008

"You may not be able to control the situation, but you can always control your reaction." - Austin Mcgonigle

Friday, April 11, 2008

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus

Thursday, April 10, 2008

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." - Dale Carnegie
"I believe people should study a little bit every day. It should become habitual, like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, having a shower or getting dressed. Study the mind, the laws of the universe and paradigms. There's enough information on those subjects to keep a person studying forever." - Bob Proctor
"My life as a writer consists of 1/8 talent and 7/8 discipline." - John Irving
"One of the lessons I've learned is that the quality of the answers that we get in life is truly determined by the quality of the questions we ask." - Paul Martinelli

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Before you change your thinking, you have to change what goes into your mind." - Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

"I want to demonstrate by my life and my results, not my talk, not my wishes, but by my results." - Gerry Robert

Friday, April 4, 2008

"Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you." - Cynthia Kersey

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him." - Ezra Pound

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"People think I'm disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference." - Luciano Pavarotti
"Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli