Thursday, December 31, 2009

Living in the moment

"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Loving your work

"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
1892-1973, Writer

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


"Scars remind us where we've been - they don't have to dictate where we are going."

Joe Mantegna

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dealing with unexpected problems

"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
New York Times Best Selling Author

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The cheapest pleasure

"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
1834-1904, Journalist and Businessman

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Do something!

"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
1898-1993, Pastor, Speaker and Author

Following your ideals

"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
1829-1906, Politician

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A cheerful heart

"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

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A purpose in life

"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
Financial Expert

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Planning your life

"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
1930-2009, Author and Speaker

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Anger and love

"The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present."

Barbara De Angelis

Monday, December 07, 2009

Passion and happenings

"When you focus on something with a lot of passion, it makes it happen even faster."

Bill Harris

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Going the extra mile

"The big rewards come to those who travel the second, undemanded mile."

Bruce Barton
1886-1967, Author, Advertising Executive, and Politician

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Daily success

"My success just evolved from working hard at the business at hand each day."

Johnny Carson
1925-2005, Television Host and Comedian

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Taking action

"Action makes more fortune than caution."

Luc De Clapiers
1715-1747, Essayist