“Be inspired by great men lives through their famous passages”

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

4/24/2011

Be Good To You

BE YOURSELF ..... truthfully.

“People who are soft spoken and truthful are loved by all. ” Rig Veda

“Every noble work is bound to face problems and obstacles. It is important to check your goal and motivation thoroughly. One should be very truthful, honest, and reasonable. One's actions should be good for others, and for oneself as well. Once a positive goal is chosen, you should decide to pursue it all the way to the end. Even if it is not realized, at least there will be no regret.” Dalai Lama

“People will feel safer around you and speak truthfully to you when they feel you are listening intently to them.” Brian Koslow

Good is decided when u speak frankly and act truthfully...You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.

ACCEPT YOURSELF ..... gratefully.

“Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” John Wooden

“It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.” Aristotle

Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present / love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure / the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.

VALUE YOURSELF ..... joyfully.

“Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” James Allen

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” Joseph Campbell

FORGIVE YOURSELF ..... completely.

“Live life so completely that when death comes to you like a thief in the night, there will be nothing left for him to steal.”

“It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.” Dag Hammarskjold

All men seek one goal : success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve.

 TREAT YOURSELF ..... generously.

“We should become prosperous by working hard and then donate generously. ” Atharva Veda

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.

BALANCE YOURSELF ..... harmoniously.

“Authentic empowerment is the knowing that you are on purpose, doing God's work, peacefully and harmoniously.” Wayne Dyer 

BLESS YOURSELF ..... abundantly.

“Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!” William Arthur Ward

“The leader must know, most know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.” Clarence B. Randall 

True happiness is to understand our duties toward God and man; to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence on the future; not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears, but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is abundantly sufficient.

TRUST YOURSELF ..... confidently.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty, nor weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

LOVE YOURSELF ..... wholeheartedly.

“You may not accomplish every goal you set / no one does / but what really matters is having goals and going after them wholeheartedly.” Les Brown

“If you give your life as a wholehearted response to love, then love will wholeheartedly respond to you.” Marianne Whilliamson

Difficulty is what you look at. Work is what you do. Success is what you taste if you stop looking difficulties and do the work wholeheartedly.

EMPOWER YOURSELF ..... prayerfully.

“Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.” Saint Augustine

GIVE YOURSELF ..... enthusiastically.

“Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.” Paul J. Meyer

“Those who donate enthusiastically make constant efforts to increase their income so that they never find problems in making charity.” Rig Veda

EXPRESS YOURSELF ..... radiantly.

“A radiant personality invariably proves that there is an intense spiritual fire burning within. ” Yajur Veda

“Vow to be valiant; Resolve to be radiant; Determine to be dynamic;  Strive to be sincere;  Aspire to be attuned.” William Arthur Ward 

People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctify our works.

4/23/2011

Turning Inaction into Action


Become aware of what your true desires are.

“We all have different desires and needs, but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for, we will live passively and unfulfilled.” Bill Watterson

Focus more on your desire than on your doubt, and the dream will take care of itself. You may be surprised at how easily this happens. Your doubts are not as powerful as your desires, unless you make them so.

Get excited about and determined to obtain those desires.

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts; for if you let it pass, the desire may never return, and you may remain in ignorance.

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

Develop discipline in pursuing them step by step.

You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.” Napoleon Hill

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn

Upraise your enthusiasm and optimism about each of your achievements along the way. Show appreciation for any help you received.

How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal, and you have to be willing to work for it.

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller

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

Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing.

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” Mack R. Douglas

See challenges as opportunities and be open to the possibilities they present.

“Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.” Bernice Johnson Reagon

I do believe that when we face challenges in life that are far beyond our own power, it's an opportunity to build on our faith, inner strength, and courage. I've learned that how we face challenges plays a big role in the outcome of them.

Increase your confidence by becoming knowledgeable in your field.

“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” Peter T. Mcintyre

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, and you will finally be able to move forward the life that God intended for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.

Focus on becoming the successful person you’ve dreamed of becoming.

It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools.” Michael Leboeuf

Make a list of what you need to do or do more of to spark yourself into action. Keep it in front of you.

Lead yourself and Empower Others – Work Smarter, Not Just Harder

“Every time you teach someone else how to do something new and they follow your lead, you free yourself from that activity and increase your productivity”

“When you start devoting more of your prime time to your priorities, you’ll discover that you won’t have time to do most of the time-filler things you used to do. A lot of them were simply avoidance items – some of which others may do or, perhaps, don’t need to be done at all.”

4/20/2011

Questions We Must Ask First Before Saying YES

“Learn to say 'no' to the good so you can say 'yes' to the best.” John C. Maxwell

A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble. Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them.

Do I really understand this commitment?

“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the "right stuff" to turn our dreams into reality.” James Womack

“It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.” Zig Ziglar 

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

How does this fit into my current goals and priorities?

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” Mack R. Douglas
To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal is reached. The key is action.

“Action expresses priorities.” Mahatma Gandhi 

“Success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be.” Harry Lloyd

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.

Do I have time, energy, and resources?

“If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.” Anthony J. D'Angelo

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” Henry Van Dyke

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you. Oprah Winfrey 

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.

“Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.” Anthony Robbins

One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.

What impact will this have on me in a year? In five years? In ten years?

“Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long they have departed.” Jim Rohn

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. 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% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.

How will this impact those I love? Who will it help? Who will it hurt?

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn

Other people may be there to help us, teach us, guide us along our path, but the lesson to be learned is always ours.
Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who have tried for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives. Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.

What do my friends and family think?

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” Buddha quotes

When we think of failure; Failure will be ours. If we remain undecided; Nothing will ever change. All we need to do is want to achieve something great and then simply to do it. Never think of failure For what we think, will come about.

Can someone else do it better?

“Perhaps it is better to be irresponsible and right, than to be responsible and wrong.” Winston Churchill

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

Do I really want to say yes?

“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.” Tony Blair

Every choice moves us closer to or farther away from something. Where are your choices taking your life? What do your behaviors demonstrate that you are saying yes or no to in life?
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