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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Live Big.


Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

- Helen Keller

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

- Oprah Winfrey

Live Big.

Further reading: Appreciate the Unexpected

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect

How to Break the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Life is Not Supposed to be Fair

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Quotes to Live By

Be Strong Quotes

Moving On Quotes

You Can Do It Quotes

Friday, April 29, 2011

Be Unstoppable


Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman,
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
- John Quincy Adams

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt


Sometimes success requires persistence and hard work. Sometimes an ingenious new approach is needed. Or it may be time for a whole new beginning. Think, and choose wisely whether to try harder or to try something new.

Further reading: Practice Makes Perfect - Sometimes

Success Tip: Drive Change

Beyond the Grief of Divorce - 7 Steps Toward New Beginnings

Perseverance Quotes

New Beginning Quotes

Inspirational Sayings

New Love Quotes

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Learn by Teaching


We Learn...
10% of what we read,
20% of what we hear,
30% of what we see,
50% of what we see and hear,
70% of what we discuss,
80% of what we experience,
95% of what we teach others.
- William Glasser

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation of the experience of living.
- jlh


Further reading: 12 Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Better questions

Where are you going?

Irish Blessings

Inspirational Sayings

Sayings about Life

Wise Sayings

Happy Birthday Sayings

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The only one who can make you give up is yourself. - Sidney Sheldon


Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Don't give up.
There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you.
Don't listen to them.
The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
- Sidney Sheldon


You are perfect. You are complete. Your inner voice always knows what to do, but it is a quiet voice. You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice - your inner compass - when you turn down the volume of your fears, your regrets, your resentments, and the fear-based advice your neighbors are so willing to give you.

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Further reading: How to Feel Good About Yourself

How to Find Yourself

Monday, April 25, 2011

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. - Tony Robbins

The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
- Tony Robbins

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan


Further reading: How to be Successful in Business

Motivational Sales Quotes

Weight Loss Motivational Quotes

Inspirational Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes about Life

Motivational Words

Famous Motivational Quotes

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The great gift of Easter is hope - Basil C. Hume


Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

The great gift of Easter is hope -
Christian hope which makes us have that confidence in God,
in his ultimate triumph, and in his goodness and love,
which nothing can shake.
- Basil C. Hume

One who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
- Mohandas Gandhi

Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe.
- Voltaire


Today, Easter, the most Holy day on the Christian calendar, is a day to celebrate our spiritual natures. We are not just bones and flesh, chemicals and electricity, we are beings of Spirit, one with each other and one with the eternity and infinity of Creation.

Have a blessed and joyful Easter.

Further reading: Love even those who hate you

Have a Conversation With God, Today

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Easter Quotes

Music Quotes

Kindness Quotes

I Love You Quotes

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fear, Courage


I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


Further reading: How to Stop Worrying

How to Deal with Fear

Fear Quotes

Amazing Quotes about Life

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Broken Heart Quotes

Summer Quotes

Graduation Quotes

New Years Quotes

Friday, April 22, 2011

Dale Carnegie quotes


Give Honest and Sincere Appreciation.
- Dale Carnegie

People rarely succeed
unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie


Further reading: How to be Successful in Business

How to Stop Worrying

The Secret of Happiness




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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Need for Approval


Many people allow their need for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White


One of the natural, but unfortunate, human characteristics is the sense of a need for approval. It is wonderful to show your appreciation of others and to thank them whenever possible. It is also pleasing when others show appreciation and thank you. But making any significant life choices based on whether or not others approve, sets one on a course of emotional destruction.

Make your important choices in life based on your values and your long-term objectives rather than on a need for approval.

Further reading: How To Not Care What Others Think

Need For Approval

How to Deal with Rejection

How to Build Self Esteem

Quotes about Not Caring What People Think

Quotes About Not Giving Up

Quotes about Strong Women

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Love is the greatest force for good.


May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Most of us love, to be sure. Yet far too often our love is passive.
We must be proactive in our love in order for it to change our lives.
- Marianne Williamson

Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi


Love is the greatest force for good.

Further reading: What is Love?

Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

Where There is Love, Nothing is Missing - a Parable

Abundance or Scarcity? Love or Fear?
(from my Thoughts on Living with Joy, Purpose, and Conscious Choice blog.)


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Quotes about Love

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Optimism


In spite of unseasonable wind, snow and unexpected weather of all sorts –
a gardener still plants. And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

Sow optimism and hard work; reap a harvest of success and joy.
- jlh


Further reading: How to Think Positive

Attitude is Everything

How to Move On and Let Go


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Positive Thinking Quotes

Spring Quotes and Summer Quotes

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Living Life to the Fullest Quotes

Time Flies Quotes

Monday, April 18, 2011

Bold and Courageous Action


The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action
Inspired by Powerful Dreams.
- jlh


Further reading: Success Tip: Drive Change

Action

Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

Follow Your Dreams Quotes

Quotes about Change

Quotes about Choice

Amazing Quotes

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Kindness, Compassion, Generosity


Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?
- George Eliot

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- jlh


Further reading: The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Quotes about Kindness, Compassion, and Generosity

Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

Plant Trees For Your Grandchildren

Peace Quotes and Sayings

Unity Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Remember that you are the captain of your ship of life.


We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
- Bertha Calloway (attributed)

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most”
- Stephen R. Covey


Remember that you are the captain of your ship of life.

Further reading: Boldly Sail the Storms of Life

Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

How to Motivate Yourself

Success Tip: Drive Change

Motivational Quotes

Motivational Sports Quotes

Funny Motivational Quotes

Motivational Thoughts

Friday, April 15, 2011

Life is Beautiful


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson


Life is beautiful. Have gratitude for the awesome beauty of life.

Further reading: Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

What I Know - What I Don't Know

Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Amazing Quotes to Live By

Quotes about Life Lessons

Sayings about Life

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Is your life driven by choice or habit?


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein (attributed)

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac


Observe how you spend your time each day. Is your life driven by choice or habit?

Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

Breaking the Cycle of Self-Inflicted Suffering

Practice Makes Perfect - Sometimes

How to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

Quotes to Live By

Thanksgiving Quotes

I Love You Quotes

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Release your burdens. Choose Joy.


Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde


In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
- Anonymous


Take the weight of the world off your shoulders. Choose Joy.

Let my collection of Funny Inspirational Quotes give you a new perspective about life - the profound mix of the inspirational and the lighthearted in life.

Further reading: The Secret of Happiness

Ten Little Tips to Feel Happier Right Now

Inspirational Quotes about Life

Inspirational Love Quotes



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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The key to happiness is inner peace. - Dalai Lama

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Be gentle first with yourself - if you wish to be gentle with others.
- Lama Yeshe

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Dalai Lama


Slow down. Choose inner peace.

Further reading: Joy is a Choice - but Not an Easy Choice

12 Ways to De-Stress Your Life

Say NO to Stress

Inner Peace Quotes

Moving On Quotes

Don't Worry Be Happy

Overcoming Adversity Quotes

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Think of life as a sporting event


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth
(baseball player)

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden (basketball coach)

Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi (football coach)


Think of life as a sporting event, and apply these motivational quotes by famous sports figures.

Further reading: Choose Your Habits, Choose Your Life

How to Motivate Yourself

Success Tip: Drive Change

Sports Quotes

Motivational Quotes

Persistence Quotes

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. - Ryunosuke Satoro


Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation.
- Bertrand Russell

We are each of us angels with only one wing,
and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Lucretius


Further reading: Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Walk to the edge?

Jimmy Yen - My Personal Greatest Hero

Teamwork Quotes

Quotes about Unity

Spiritual Quotes

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother.
- Roe Fulkerson

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa


Further reading: Acceptance Makes a Great Relationship Even Better

The Brick - a story of brotherly love

What is Love?

The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

Quotes about Family

Friday, April 8, 2011

Live each day with intention

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Today's affirmation: Today, I will do my best... and then relax in the knowing that I have done all I could.

Further reading: Intention versus Expectation (Demand)

Serenity Prayer

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Forgiveness


We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

Forgiveness is not always easy.
At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered,
to forgive the one that inflicted it.
And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.
- Marianne Williamson

Forgiveness is an act of self-love.
- don Miguel Ruiz


Further reading: How to Forgive and Move On

Quotes on Forgiveness

How to Move On and Let Go

Practical Forgiveness by Sheri Rosenthal

Moving On Quotes

Regret Quotes

Be Strong Quotes

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Power of Intentional Thought


What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with out thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

You are the Michelangelo of your own life.
The David that you are sculpting is you.
And you do it with your thoughts.
- Joe Vitale

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sharpen the saw. - Steven Covey

Take time to sharpen the saw.
- Steven Covey

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln


While persistence and determination are important, planning, studying, and preparation are essential also.

Take time for renewal.

Further reading: Finding Balance in Life

My www.mind4joy.com blog

Help, It's 2AM and I Can't Fall Asleep

Quotes on Attitude

Motivational Quotes and Sayings

Mottos to Live By

Moving On Quotes

New Beginning Quotes



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Monday, April 4, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr.

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.
- Martin Luther King Jr.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.


It was 43 years ago today that Martin Luther King Jr. was killed.

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Further reading: I have a Dream... Martin Luther King Jr. (video)

A great street sweeper

Mistake Quotes

Uplifting Quotes

Quotes about Being Yourself

Quotes on Change

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Go within every day and find the inner strength - Katherine Dunham


Go within every day and find the inner strength
so that the world will not blow your candle out.
- Katherine Dunham

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Honor your being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- jlh


Further reading: What is Honor? Is there a place for Honor today?

Feel Your Connection With the Infinite - a Meditation

Have a Conversation With God, Today

Encouraging Quotes

Inner Beauty Quotes

Spiritual Quotes

Inspirational Sayings

Life is Beautiful Quotes

Being Strong Quotes

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Resistance creates suffering - Dan Millman


Resistance creates suffering.
Stress happens when your mind resists what is...
The only problem in your life is your mind's resistance to life as it unfolds.
- Dan Millman

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu


Don't worry or waste energy in attempting to resist the inevitable. Take action only when it is likely to be productive. In all other situations, practice gracious acceptance.

Affirmation: Today, I choose the higher road
- the path of charity, acceptance, love, selflessness, kindness.

Further reading: The River of Life (Poem)

Life is Not Supposed to be Fair

Byron Katie - The Work - No One Can Give You Freedom But You

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil

Love All of Life

Leadership - Recognition

Proverbs about Life

Quotations on Life

Sad Quotes about Life

Three Word Quotes

Friday, April 1, 2011

All of life is an IF


Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

We cannot change our past.
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
- Charles R. Swindoll


All of life is an IF - all life is change. Release your attachment to the way things have been, and wend your way joyfully through life's unfolding majesty.

Further reading: Attitude is Everything

Steve Jobs Three Rules of Life

Adapt to change

Success Tip: Drive Change

Life is Beautiful

Aging with Grace

Change Quotes

Courage Quotes

Life Purpose

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