Thursday, December 31, 2009

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.” - Michael Korda
"Big ideas or small ideas are created with the same energy. Turn your annual income into a monthly income for 2010." - Bob Proctor
"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl S.Buck

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"Pressure is nothing more than the shadow of great opportunity."- Michael Johnson
"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome." - Booker T. Washington
Ten Steps to Goal-Getting by Zig Ziglar

1. Make the commitment to reach your goal. “One person with a commitment is worth a hundred who only have an interest.” —Mary Crowley.

2. Commit yourself to detailed accountability. Record your progress toward your goals every night, and list the six most important things you need to do the next day. Daily discipline is the key to reaching your goals.

3. Build your life on a solid foundation of honesty, character, integrity, trust, love and loyalty. This foundation will give you an honest shot at reaching any goal you have set properly.

4. Break your intermediate and long-range goals into increments.

5. Be prepared to change. You can’t control the weather, inflation, interest rates, Wall Street, etc. Change your decision to move toward a goal carefully—but be willing to change your direction to get there as conditions and circumstances demand.

6. Share your “give-up” goals (e.g., give up smoking, being rude, procrastinating, being late, eating too much, etc.) with many people. Chances are excellent they’re going to encourage you.

7. Become a team player. Remember: You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

8. See the reaching. In your imagination see yourself receiving that diploma, getting that job or promotion, making that speech, moving into the home of your dreams, achieving that weight-loss goal, etc.

9. Each time you reach a goal your confidence will grow so that you can do bigger and better things. After accomplishing any goal, record it in your journal, weekly planner or portable digital device.

10. Remember, what you get by reaching your destination isn’t nearly as important as what you become by reaching your goals—what you will become is the winner you were born to be!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"Most people never get their year going until mid-March. All the heavy hitters that I know start off with a BIG January and build on it." - Bob Proctor
"He who stops being better stops being good." - Oliver Cromwell
"Everyone should have a sense of urgency - it is getting a lot done in a short period of time in a calm confident manner." - Bob Proctor
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Carl W. Buechner
"The answer for all our national problems - the answer for all the problems of the world - come to a single word. That word is education." - Lyndon B. Johnson
"We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." - Marie Curie
"If you only care enough for a result, you will almost certainly attain it." - William James
"Feel the fear and do it anyway." - Susan Jeffers
"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie
"When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity." - John F. Kennedy
"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." - Edmund Burke
"Genius is only great patience." - Buffon
"When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures, so I did 10 times more work." - George Bernard Shaw
"If you resolve, beginning today, to put out more on your job than you're getting paid to do, miracles will begin happening in your life." - Og Mandino
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength." - Arnold Schwarzenegger
"There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within, no insurmountable barrier except our own inherent weakness of purpose." - Elbert Hubbard
"Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries." - James Michener
"The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those, which fail." - Napoleon Hill
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
"Scars remind us where we've been - they don't have to dictate where we are going." - Joe Mantegna
"When you develop your ability to balance your emotions, unexpected problems won't knock you off balance as easily, and you'll return more quickly to a positive outlook." - Peggy McColl
"There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun." - Pablo Picasso
"Love is misunderstood to be an emotion; actually, it is a state of awareness, a way of being in the world, a way of seeing oneself and others." - David Hawkins
"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." - George Bernard
"Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much. It pleases those who gives and receives and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed." - Erastus Wiman
"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny." - Carl Schurz
"You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something. The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Nothing is more expensive than a missed opportunity." - H. Jackson Brown
"Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles. It won't take the potholes out of the road, but it sure makes the ride smoother." - Barbara Johnson
"I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert Einstein
"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes." - Peter F. Drucker
"Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience." - Hyman Rickover

Monday, December 28, 2009

"Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." - James Dean
"When you have a purpose in life, a vision for what you want to achieve, and know why you want to achieve it, work becomes fun, and the time you spend working seems to just whizz by." - Clayton J. Moore
"Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men." - Seneka
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." - Jim Rohn
"Responsibility is the price of greatness." - Winston Churchill
"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present." - Barbara De Angelis

Sunday, December 27, 2009

"You've got to get to the state in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing." - Arthur Ashe
"When you focus on something with a lot of passion, it makes it happen even faster." - Bill Harris
"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Brian Littrell
"A champion is one who gets up even when he can't." - Jack Dempsey
"The big rewards come to those who travel the second, undemanded mile." - Bruce Barton
"I never tried quitting, and I never quit trying." - Dolly Parton
"Action makes more fortune than caution." - Luc De Clapiers
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
"Most people think that making decisions is hard, especially financial decisions, so they end up burying their heads in the sand, hoping someone else will make their decisions for them. The thing to realize is that by not making decisions, we are really making decisions anyway. We are really deciding that we will continue to do what we have done up until now." - Clayton J. Moore
"There is only one class in the community that thinks more about money than the rich, and that is the poor." - Oscar Wilde
"Problems only exist in the human mind." - Anthony de Mello
"Our attitude towards others determines their attitude towards us." - Earl Nightingale
"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light." - Jennie Jerome Churchill

"There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them." - Anthony de Mello

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." - John F. Kennedy

"When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life." - Geoffrey F. Abert

"People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." - Joseph F. Newton

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success." - John Mason

"The people who constantly rise to the top are those who possess a vision before the prize is won. They see the triumph before anyone else." - John Maxwell

Eight Gifts that Don't Cost a Cent!

This simple checklist can help measure how you are nurturing your relationships.

The Gift of Listening
But you must really listen. Don't interrupt, don't daydream, and don't plan your response. Just listen.

The Gift of Affection
Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

The Gift of Laughter
Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

The Gift of Solitude
There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

The Gift of a Favour
Every day, go out of your way to do something kind. Good deeds are cool.

The Gift of a Written Note
It can be a simple "Thanks for your help" note, or a longer expression of your appreciation for that person being in your life. A brief handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime.

The Gift of a Compliment
A simple and sincere, "You look great in red," "You did a super job," or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

The Gift of a Cheerful Disposition
The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone.

These are eight important ways we can contribute toward whole and healthy relationships. They cost nothing, yet they may well be the most valuable gifts we can ever offer another person.

Phil Evans

"If you only do what you know you can do- you never do very much." - Tom Krause

"Genius is only great patience." - Buffon


Saturday, December 26, 2009

"When we take control of our mental state by deliberately choosing our thoughts and attitudes, we can alter the meaning we associate to the experiences we have and results we see in our life." - Clayton J. Moore


Friday, December 25, 2009

"When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures, so I did 10 times more work." - George Bernard Shaw

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

"It is the people who can do nothing who find nothing to do, and the secret to happiness in this world is not only to be useful, but to be forever elevating one's uses." - Sarah Orne Jewett
"Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have." - Norman Vincent Peale
"You can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price". - Vince Lombard
"Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along." - Napoleon Hill
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something." - Woodrow Wilson
"To be a champ, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will." - Sugar Ray Robinson
"If you spend too much time warming up, you'll miss the race. If you don't warm up at all, you may not finish the race." - Grand Heidrich
The man who has made up his mind to win will never say "impossible". - Bonaparte Napoleon
"The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be." - Marcel Pagnol
"It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau
"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us." - Francois-Marie Arouet
"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep." - Greg Evans
"Another word for creativity is courage." - George Prince
"A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there." - H. Stanley Judd
"I would rather be able to appreciate things I cannot have that to have things I am not able to appreciate." - Elbert Hubbard
"People who make decisions go to the top. Those who fail to make decisions go nowhere." - Bob Proctor
"Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this." - Henry Ford
"Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find." - Wayne Dyer
"Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment." - Thomas Carlyle
"Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself." - Oprah Winfrey
"Successful people make decisions quickly and change them slowly if and when at all." - Napoleon Hill
"It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know." - Anthony Robbins
Living is Giving

Living is giving your best self away,
Living is helping someone every day;
Living is giving more than you get,
It’s treating an animal like a person, instead of a pet.
It’s helping the handicapped across the street,
It’s smiling at the new person at work that you meet;
It’s respect for all nations, color and creeds,
It’s sharing and caring for your neighbor’s needs
One of God’s greatest laws you can live and believe,
Is the more that you give, the more you’ll receive!
"You can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price." - Vince Lombardi

Thursday, November 12, 2009

"We can’t fear the past. Fear is a future thing. And since the future’s all in our heads, fear must be a head thing." - Tom Payne

CHARACTER

“Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character...” - Stephen Covey

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” - John Wooden

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” - James D. Miles

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” - John Wooden

“Character is a quality that embodies many important traits, such as integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence and wisdom. Unlike your fingerprints that you are born with and can’t change, character is something that you create within yourself and must take responsibility for changing” - Jim Rohn

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” - Helen Keller
"The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself." - George Bernard Shaw
"If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be of no help." - John F. Kennedy

Six Behaviors that Increase Self-Esteem by Denis Waitley

Following are six behaviors that increase self-esteem, enhance your self-confidence, and spur your motivation. You may recognize some of them as things you naturally do in your interactions with other people. But if you don’t, I suggest you motivate yourself to take some of these important steps immediately.

First, greet others with a smile and look them directly in the eye. A smile and direct eye contact convey confidence born of self-respect. In the same way, answer the phone pleasantly whether at work or at home, and when placing a call, give your name before asking to speak to the party you want to reach. Leading with your name underscores that a person with self-respect is making the call.

Second, always show real appreciation for a gift or complement. Don’t downplay or sidestep expressions of affection or honor from others. The ability to accept or receive is a universal mark of an individual with solid self-esteem.

Third, don’t brag. It’s almost a paradox that genuine modesty is actually part of the capacity to gracefully receive compliments. People who brag about their own exploits or demand special attention are simply trying to build themselves up in the eyes of others—and that’s because they don’t perceive themselves as already worthy of respect.

Fourth, don’t make your problems the centerpiece of your conversation. Talk positively about your life and the progress you’re trying to make. Be aware of any negative thinking, and take notice of how often you complain. When you hear yourself criticize someone—and this includes self-criticism—find a way to be helpful instead of critical.

Fifth, respond to difficult times or depressing moments by increasing your level of productive activity. When your self-esteem is being challenged, don’t sit around and fall victim to “paralysis by analysis.” The late Malcolm Forbes said, “Vehicles in motion use their generators to charge their own batteries. Unless you happen to be a golf cart, you can’t recharge your battery when you’re parked in the garage!”

Sixth, choose to see mistakes and rejections as opportunities to learn. View a failure as the conclusion of one performance, not the end of your entire career. Own up to your shortcomings, but refuse to see yourself as a failure. A failure may be something you have done—and it may even be something you’ll have to do again on the way to success—but a failure is definitely not something you are.

Even if you’re at a point where you’re feeling very negatively about yourself, be aware that you’re now ideally positioned to make rapid and dramatic improvement. A negative self-evaluation, if it’s honest and insightful, takes much more courage and character than the self-delusions that underlie arrogance and conceit. I’ve seen the truth of this proven many times in my work with athletes.

After an extremely poor performance, a team or an individual athlete often does much better the next time out, especially when the poor performance was so bad that there was simply no way to shirk responsibility for it. Disappointment, defeat, and even apparent failure are in no way permanent conditions unless we choose to make them so. On the contrary, these undeniably painful experiences can be the solid foundation on which to build future success.

- Denis Waitley
"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success." - Norman Vincent Peale
"Total, unconditional acceptance of yourself is the first step in building a positive self-image." - Nido Qubein

2. Your Achievement Quotes

RELATIONSHIPS

“Choose your relationships with care.” - Brian Tracy

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive.” - Anais Nin

“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call to make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” - Stephen Levine

“Don’t smother each other. No one can grow in the shade.” - Leo Buscaglia

REPUTATION

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” - Abraham Lincoln

“The Bible gives us a list of human stories on both sides of the ledger. One list of human stories is used as examples—do what these people did. Another list of human stories is used as warnings—don’t do what these people did. So if your story ever gets in one of these books, make sure they use it as an example, not a warning.” - Jim Rohn

“Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.” - Euripides

“Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing.” - Michael Lapoce

RESOLVE

“I had the responsibility to show resolve. I had to show the American people the resolve of a Commander in Chief that was going to do whatever it took to win. No yielding. No equivocation.” - George W. Bush

“He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“People do not lack strength; they lack will.” - Victor Hugo

“Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.” - Archimedes
"The most influential person who will talk to you all day is you, so you should be very careful about what you say to you!" - Zig Ziglar
"The core of your personality is your self-esteem—'how much you like yourself.' The more you like and respect yourself, the better you do at everything you attempt." - Brian Tracy

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

If you want happiness for an hour - take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day - go fishing.
If you want happiness for a month - get married.
If you want happiness for a year - inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime - help someone else.

Chinese Proverb
"There are powers inside of you, which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become." - Orison Swett Marden

1- Your Achievement Quotes

RECOGNITION

“We can secure other people’s approval, if we do it right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it.” - Mark Twain

“Praise is a powerful people-builder. Catch individuals doing something right.” - Brian Tracy

“When someone does something well, applaud! You will make two people happy.” - Samuel Goldwyn

“When you are able to applaud yourself, it is much easier to applaud others.” - Denis Waitley

REFERABILITY

“If you roll out the red carpet for a billionaire, they won’t even notice it. If you roll out the red carpet for a millionaire, they expect it. If you roll out the red carpet for a thousandaire, they appreciate it. If you roll out the red carpet for a hundredaire, they tell everybody they know.” - Patricia Fripp

“Keep every promise made. To make the sale, some salespeople will promise everything. And then they don’t do what they promised. You’ll never get a referral that way. Under-promise so you can over-deliver. That’s how you ‘wow’ them and keep them happy.” - Tom Hopkins

“Does he or she know you, like you, and trust you? Does he want to see you succeed? Does she want to help you find new business? If so, then you have yourself a ‘Personal Walking Ambassador.’” - Bob Burg

“Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.” - W. Edwards Deming

REFLECTION

“When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity.” - T.S. Eliot

“We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed! What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?” - Marcus Annaeus Seneca

“We should learn, by reflection on the misfortunes of others, that there is nothing singular in those which befall ourselves.” - Thomas Fitzosborne

“Most people are just trying to get through the day. Sophisticated people learn how to get from the day.” - Jim Rohn
"If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself. Only by that, only by self-respect will you compel others to respect you." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Motivational Quotes

"Optimism boosts your energy and focuses your sights on reaching your goals, rather than wallowing in your setbacks." - Denis Waitley
"It doesn't take a million dollars to learn the difference between a bottle of fine wine and a Pepsi. Sophistication is a study, not an amount." - Jim Rohn
"Sophisticated people don't leave early. The man says, 'Yeah, but I want to beat the traffic.' Isn't that a great skill to have—beating the traffic?" - Jim Rohn
"People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"All things are difficult before they are easy." - Thomas Fuller

Motivational Quotes: Motivational Quotes

"Sophistication is understanding the difference between trinkets and treasures." - Jim Rohn

Motivational Quotes

17 Principles of Personal Achievement by Napoleon Hill

For most of his life, Napoleon Hill lived with the conviction that every failure carried with it the seed of equivalent advantage. Here are his 17 principles for extraordinary achievement.

Lesson 1: Definiteness of Purpose
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. Without a purpose and a plan, people drift aimlessly through life.

Lesson 2: Mastermind Alliance
The Mastermind principle consists of an alliance of two or more minds working in perfect harmony for the attainment of a common definite objective. Success does not come without the cooperation of others.

Lesson 3: Applied Faith
Faith is a state of mind through which your aims, desires, plans and purposes may be translated into their physical or financial equivalent.

Lesson 4: Going the Extra Mile
Going the extra mile is the action of rendering more and better service than that for which you are presently paid. When you go the extra mile, the Law of Compensation comes into play.

Lesson 5: Pleasing Personality
Personality is the sum total of one’s mental, spiritual and physical traits and habits that distinguish one from all others. It is the factor that determines whether one is liked or disliked by others.

Lesson 6: Personal Initiative
Personal initiative is the power that inspires the completion of that which one begins. It is the power that starts all action. No person is free until he learns to do his own thinking and gains the courage to act on his own.

Lesson 7: Positive Mental Attitude
Positive mental attitude is the right mental attitude in all circumstances. Success attracts more success while failure attracts more failure.

Lesson 8: Enthusiasm
Enthusiasm is faith in action. It is the intense emotion known as burning desire. It comes from within, although it radiates outwardly in the expression of one’s voice and countenance.

Lesson 9: Self-Discipline
Self-discipline begins with the mastery of thought. If you do not control your thoughts, you cannot control your needs. Self-discipline calls for a balancing of the emotions of your heart with the reasoning faculty of your head.

Lesson 10: Accurate Thinking
The power of thought is the most dangerous or the most beneficial power available to man, depending on how it is used.

Lesson 11: Controlled Attention
Controlled attention leads to mastery in any type of human endeavor, because it enables one to focus the powers of his mind upon the attainment of a definite objective and to keep it so directed at will.

Lesson 12: Teamwork
Teamwork is harmonious cooperation that is willing, voluntary and free. Whenever the spirit of teamwork is the dominating influence in business or industry, success is inevitable. Harmonious cooperation is a priceless asset that you can acquire in proportion to your giving.

Lesson 13: Adversity & Defeat
Individual success usually is in exact proportion of the scope of the defeat the individual has experienced and mastered. Many so-called failures represent only a temporary defeat that may prove to be a blessing in disguise.

Lesson 14: Creative Vision
Creative vision is developed by the free and fearless use of one’s imagination. It is not a miraculous quality with which one is gifted or is not gifted at birth.

Lesson 15: Health
Sound health begins with a sound health consciousness, just as financial success begins with a prosperity consciousness.

Lesson 16: Budgeting Time & Money
Time and money are precious resources, and few people striving for success ever believe they possess either one in excess.

Lesson 17: Habits
Developing and establishing positive habits leads to peace of mind, health and financial security. You are where you are because of your established habits and thoughts and deeds.

- Napoleon Hill
"Most people are just trying to get through the day. Sophisticated people learn how to get from the day." - Jim Rohn

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"Practice is just as valuable as a sale. The sale will make you a living; the skill will make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn
"When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it." - Jim Rohn
"You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days. If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes. The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills." - Jim Rohn
Time Management

Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you.

Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot of people don’t do well simply because they major in minor things.

Don’t mistake movement for achievement. It’s easy to get faked out by being busy. The question is: Busy doing what?

Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.

Sometimes you need to stay in touch but be out of reach.

Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it.

We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.

Never begin the day until it is finished on paper.

Learn how to say no. Don’t let your mouth overload your back.

Time is the best-kept secret of the rich.

By Jim Rohn
"Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world... Same world." - Wayne Dyer
"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around." - Jim Rohn
"Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully." - Zig Ziglar
"Know where to find the information and how to use it - that's the secret of success." - Albert Einstein
"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose." - Thornton Wilder

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, 'Make me feel important.' Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life." - Mary Kay Ash
"The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future." - Steve Forbes
"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." - Mary Hemingway
RISK

"Thrive on risk as a part of life." - Denis Waitley

"You have to risk going too far to discover just how far you can really go." - Jim Rohn

"Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first." - Frederick Wilcox

"Dare to risk public criticism." - Mary Kay Ash

"I risked much, but I made much." - P.T. Barnum

"Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we often might win by fearing to attempt." - William Shakespeare

"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Be willing to launch in faith, with no guarantees of success. This is the mark of personal greatness." - Brian Tracy
PROCRASTINATION

“Procrastination is a favorite hiding place.” - Denis Waitley

“It seems to me that it’s actually harder to invent excuses than it is to get the sale.” - Jeffrey Gitomer

“One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” - Vincent T. Foss

“Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” - William James
PROBLEM SOLVING

“The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.” - Carl Jung

“Avoiding a problem doesn’t solve it.” - Bonnie Jean Thornley

“Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.” - Dr. Joyce Brothers

“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.” - Theodore Rubin
PRESENTATION

“If you want to know what the audience is thinking, ask them.” - Tony Jeary

“Make intangible benefits tangible by showing the financial impact your product or service can have.” - Brian Tracy

“Be brief on the logic and reason portion of your presentation. There are probably about a thousand facts about an automobile, but you don’t need them all to make a decision. About a half dozen will do.” - Jim Rohn

“They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Carl W. Buechner

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it's free-but it can't go anywhere. - Zig Ziglar
"Make a notation in your calendar to review your goals weekly and to grade yourself at the end of the month. Actually schedule time to work on and achieve your goals." - Raymond Aaron
"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change." - Barbara DeAngelis

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"Happiness doesn't depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much." - William Dempster Hoard

Saturday, October 17, 2009

"My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement - success will follow." - Helen Hayes

Thursday, October 15, 2009

PREPARATION

“One of life’s most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn’t do our homework, that we are not prepared.” - Merlin Olsen

“What distinguishes winners is the will to prepare to win.” - Tony Jeary

“It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.” - Whitney Young Jr.

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” - Benjamin Disraeli
POTENTIAL/POSSIBILITIES

“The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” - Charles du Bois

“The only limitation in your life is the limitation of your own thinking.” - James A. Ray

“Aim not for what you are, but for what you could be.” - Lucas Hellmer

“Dwell in possibility.” - Emily Dickinson
POSITIVE vs. NEGATIVE

“I praise loudly; I blame softly.” - Catherine the Second

“Dwell on the reward, and you move toward it. Dwell on the penalty, and you move away from the reward.” - Denis Waitley

“It’s not the situation, but whether we react (negative) or respond (positive) to the situation that’s important.” - Zig Ziglar

“Keep your face in the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” - Helen Keller
“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” - Pat Riley
“The noblest search is the search for excellence.” - Lyndon B. Johnson
“Don't get complacent. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and set higher standards of achievement for yourself. Once you've achieved a standard of excellence, never let it rest—push yourself even higher.” - Dave Anderson
Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.” - Harvey Mackay
“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” - Willa A. Foster
“The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” - Vincent T. Lombardi
“Excellence is not a destination; it is a continuous journey that never ends.” - Brian Tracy

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are and how much you have going for you, the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play, and you will finally be able to move forward with the life that God intended for you." - Og Mandino
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation." - Brian Tracy
Change the World!
Some people literally change the world; people like Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin.
Although it's an ambitious goal to change the world, we often underestimate our singular power to change the world of those around us. We don't have to be Oprah giving away new cars to positively change someone's world. We each have that same power. We don't even have to do anything! We only have to say three simple words.

Try one of these three-word, power-packed statements to change someone's world:
 I love you.
 I thank you.
 You are terrific.
 I am sorry.
 I trust you.
 I promise you. (and keep it!)
 God bless you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change." - Barbara DeAngelis

Monday, October 12, 2009

A goal without a plan is just a wish." - Harry F. Banks

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"All things are difficult before they are easy." - Thomas Fuller

Saturday, October 10, 2009

"Know where to find the information and how to use it - that's the secret of success." - Albert Einstein

Friday, October 9, 2009

"The more decisions that you are forced to make alone, the more you are aware of your freedom to choose." - Thornton Wilder

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Refuse to let your present results influence your thinking. Keep reminding yourself that you have a power within you that is superior to any condition or circumstance you may encounter enroute to your goal." - Bob Proctor
"There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first... when you learn to live for others, they will live for you." - Paramahansa Yogananda
"Wealthy people tend to be orderly, while those who struggle have lots of messes. Each mess is a lock on the gate that keeps abundance out." - Raymond Aaron

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison
"The more you express gratitude for what you have the more you will have to express gratitude for." - Zig Ziglar

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

"The most delightful surprise in life is to suddenly recognize your own worth." - Maxwell Maltz
"Most great people have achieved their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." - Napoleon Hill

Monday, October 5, 2009

"Our minds become magnetized with the dominating thoughts we hold in our minds, and these magnets attract to us the forces, the people, the circumstances of life which harmonize with the nature of our dominating thoughts." - Napoleon Hill
"The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future." - Steve Forbes
"In my experience, there is no such thing as luck." - George Lucas

Sunday, October 4, 2009

"I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself." - Walter Anderson
"There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge; both poverty and riches are the offspring of thought." - Napoleon Hill
"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others." - Marcus Tullius Cicero
"Our greatest success will come just one step away from our greatest failure". - Napoleon Hill
"Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do." - Napoleon Hill

Saturday, October 3, 2009

"To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail." - Abraham H. Maslow
"Regret for time wasted can become a power for good in the time that remains, if we will only stop the waste and the idle, useless regretting." - Arthur Brisbane

Friday, October 2, 2009

"For success, attitude is equally as important as ability." - Harry F. Banks

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

"If you have only one breath left, use it to say thank you." - Pam Brown

Monday, September 28, 2009

"There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you." - David Burns

Sunday, September 27, 2009

"You can fill your mind with plenty of useful information, but without a good achievable plan and the discipline to stick to it, you will NEVER be successful." - Mehran Amini
High self-esteem is so powerful that it can
literally open any door for you. Confident people
have CHARISMA, a personal magnetism and charm.

Having self-confidence is like having a magic wand
in your pocket.
"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." - Charles Kettering
"Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you." - Rob Gilbert

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Individuals who are positive in their thoughts always tend to look upon the brighter side of life. With their faces turned toward the sunshine, they attempt to see the good, even in the bad. Such individuals habitually think thoughts of a positive nature and they are a blessing to the world. They are in a Positive Vibration, and therefore attract other positive personalities to them." - Bob Proctor
"Once you believe that answers and resources can show up in your life, they will: The universe works to mirror your beliefs. It will prove you right every time." - Peggy McColl
"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows." - Helen Keller
"Every achiever that I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me." - Dr. Robert Schuller
"The goal of education is to replace an empty mind with an open mind." - Malcolm Forbes

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin." - Hansen Grace
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not the attainment. Full effort is full victory." - Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, September 21, 2009

"Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something." - Frederick Smith