Monday, February 28, 2011

Inspiring Poem - Things I learned that day

I walked a mile with Pleasure,
She chattered all the way;
But left me none the wiser For all she had to say!
I walked a mile with Sorrow,
And never a word said she;
But, oh, the things I learned that day from her
When sorrow walked with me!

- Unknown

Saturday, February 26, 2011

If You Think You Can

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you want to win but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in a state of mind.

Life's battles don't always go
to the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins
It the man who thinks he can.

- Unknown

Friday, February 25, 2011

Best Attitude Quotes

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.
- Chuck Swindoll

It's our attitude in life that determines life's attitude toward us.
- Earl Nightingale 

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude...nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am usually looking for something better to do. What I do seems to be monotonous and ordinary and I try to think of something better to do, something that will bring benefit to others too. But I really am not able to easily bring about such a change. What benefit I bring is not based on what I do, but it is based on the attitude I do it with. So I need to maintain an attitude of bringing benefit to as many as I can, with whatever I do. Then nothing I do will be waste or ordinary.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Some Great Quotes on Courage

Courage is grace under pressure.
- Ernest Hemingway

The one who has courage to bring about a change is free from excuses. For the one who recognizes the need for bringing about a change, every situation is an excuse for doing something new. If there is no commitment to change in every situation, excuses are given and others are blamed. So there is nothing new that is done and nothing new achieved. Life becomes very interesting for us when we are willing to take up the challenges that it brings. We are not afraid of new situations and challenges but are able to make the best out of the situation, we are free from fear and have the courage to bring about a change easily and naturally.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, I'll try again tomorrow.
- Mary Anne Radmacher~Hershey

Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches" ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
- Herbert Kaufman

Being negative is easy. There will always be a downside to everything good, a hurdle to everything desirable, a con to every pro. The real courage is in finding the good in what you have, the opportunities in every hurdle, the pros in every con.
- Carolyn Hax 

Meditate on the image of a tree and think about its meaning. Visualize the growth of the tree of life from a seed to sapling to a mature tree. Now label the various parts of the tree (roots, trunk, branches, etc.) with what you think are the specific spiritual qualities which emerge from within the soul at different stages/phases of its journey through the time of the drama of life on earth.

In the above exercise, you could identify the roots of the tree with your childhood when qualities like carefreeness, innocence, obedience, etc. emerge from within the soul; the trunk could represent your youth when qualities like courage, determination, cheerfulness, etc. emerge; the branches could symbolize your middle-life when qualities like adaptability, tolerance, co-operation, etc. emerge; and the leaves could be a symbol for old age, during which qualities like contentment, humility (egolessness), forgiveness, etc. emerge from within the soul.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Clock Of Life

The clock of life is wound only once.
No man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop.

At late or early hour. Now is the only time you own.

Live, Love, Toil with a will.
Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.

- Unknown

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Get Success In Your Life With Positive Quotes

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
- Chinese proverb

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorothea Brande

No matter how old you are, there's always something good to look forward to.
- Lynn Johnston

The Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Chinese proverb

Whenever things go wrong, we find ourselves worrying a lot about the situation or the things that are going on. Then our mind is no longer in peace but is busy worrying and breaking the situation into pieces. We find that we don't find the accurate solution immediately but are thinking in circles. While working to find solutions, it is more important to work at our own inner peace before we make an attempt to try and find a solution. With the right state of mind, we automatically find that the right decisions are being made by us thus giving us the right results.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu

Happiness is not the absence of problems but the ability to deal with them...
- Anon.

Even with the best intentions, we can find ourselves stuck in cycles of negative thinking; often, these are caused due to negative self-belief. These cyclic thoughts waste our time, but more often, they are depressing or even destructive, especially if the cycle is due to a deep-rooted lack of self-esteem or self-confidence. Cyclic negative thoughts, by definition, have become a habit.

However, cycles of thinking can be positive too. Some people almost regularly respond to negative situations or events with feelings of optimism and positivity; they see success and are confident. If this is not natural to us, we can train ourselves to respond in this way. To become optimistic we need to create in our mind images of past success and generate a quiet self-assurance. Thus a cycle of positive thinking gets started and will, in time, become a habit.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu

Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Motivational Quotes

Whoever wants to know the hearts and minds of America had better learn baseball.
- Jacques Barzun

See God in every person, place, and thing, and all will be well in your world.
- Louise Hay

Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.              
- Theodore Roosevelt

Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

The quality of our life tells the quality of our contribution.
- Rosie Cash

To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing.
- Janet Erskine Stuart

The willingness to do creates the ability to do.
- Peter McWilliams

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Motivational Quotes of Life

Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.
- William Arthur Ward

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.
- John Steinbeck

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
- Stephen Vincent Benet 

I don't think anyone can DO anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and cannot be earned. It can only be given.
-  Author Unknown      

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Seeds of Thought

One of the most important principals for achieving success is to understand that your mind is like a garden bed where you cultivate and grow the seeds of thought.

When you plant a positive seed of thought in your mind and nurture it carefully, it germinates and grows until it leads you to take action.

As soon as you begin acting on your idea, your seed of positive thought becomes a seedling of positive action.

If you continue to feed and encourage this seedling, it gradually develops into a tree of positive habit.

Once this habit has become solid and immovable, it is then only a matter of time before it blossoms to produce the fruits of success.

- by Anthony

Monday, February 14, 2011

Best Relationship Quotes

The best relationship is the one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

- Unknown

When there is the thought to do something altruistic for someone every day, there is the ability to give happiness unconditionally. Whatever the relationship or whatever the personality of the other person, the one who develops the habit of doing this, is able to remain a source of support for those around. The best gift we can give is to give happiness and to finish sorrow. When we are constantly thinking of this, not for any reward but just for the sake of it, we are able to discover and enjoy the fruit of that action. We are free from expectations and are able to enjoy the action itself.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu

“You can't stop loving or wanting to love because when its right, it's the best thing in the world. When you're in a relationship and it's good, even if nothing else in your life is right, you feel like your whole world is complete.”

- Keith Sweat 

Relationships are like crystals, you don't realize how much you love it until it breaks.

- Unknown

The specialty of the ocean is to merge. The most beautiful pearl is made of the dirt that is thrown into the ocean.  So also the power to merge actually allows one to look at the positivity in spite of the obvious negativity that is expressed by the other person. So the relationship with the other person is only with their positivity. When we are able to merge the negativity of others, and look at the positive aspect in them instead, we can automatically experience being light and positive within.  Also we find others relating to us with their positivity. We are able to be successful in our relationship with others, however difficult the personality traits of the other person may be.

- Brahma Kumaris, Mt.Abu