Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Obstacles -- and opportunites

"What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity."

J. Sidlow Baxter

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Seeing your goals

"You must see your goals clearly and specifically before you can set out for them. Hold them in your mind until they become second nature."

Les Brown

Monday, March 28, 2011

Making your mind warm and full

"A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself."

Louis L'Amour
1908-1988, Novelist

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Don't give up

"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong."

Ella Fitzgerald
1917-1996, Jazz Singer

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What the pressure does for you

"You will never be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life."

James G. Bilkey

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Paying attention to details

"It's the little things that make the big things possible. Only close attention to the fine details of any operation makes the operation first class."

John Willard Marriott
1900-1985, Entrepreneur and Founder of Marriott Corporation

Monday, March 21, 2011

Counting our blessings

"Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it."

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Who succeeds

"People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple."

Earl Nightingale

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Growing through problems

"I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties."

James Cash Penney
1875-1971, Entrepreneur and Founder of J.C. Penney Department Stores

Monday, March 14, 2011

What deserves our gratitude

"We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude."

Cynthia Ozick

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

The life you love

"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."

John Irving

Monday, March 07, 2011

What's needed

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

Marcus Aurelius

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

What do you want to do?

"Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should, they never get around to do what they want to do."

Kathleen Winsor

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Work and action

"The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you are willing to work. It is called massive action. Action is the gas in the tank. Without you, the car will not run."

Marcy Blochowiak

Doubts and faith

"When doubt comes upon you in your inquiry, bring faith to bear, for it is the surest solution."
Justin Martyr