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