Thursday, March 31, 2011

Motivational Stress Relief Quotes

Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.
- Douglas Pagels

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started.
- David Allen

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life.
- Marilu Henner

How we perceive a situation and how we react to it is the basis of our stress. If you focus on the negative in any situation, you can expect high stress levels. However, if you try and see the good in the situation, your stress levels will greatly diminish.
- Catherine Pulsifer 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be!

There is inside you
All of the potential
To be whatever you want to be;
All of the energy
To do whatever you want to do.

Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
Doing what you want to do,
And each day, take one step
Towards your dream.

And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
Hold on to your dream.

One morning you will awake to find
That you are the person you dreamed of,
Doing what you wanted to do,
Simply because you had the courage
To believe in your potential
And to hold on to your dream.

by: Donna Levine

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Power of Leverage

Studying and practicing the principles of effective delegation have given you the foundation necessary to exploit the power of leverage. We will now examine other forms of this key tool of professional and business success. Each of the seven forms of leverage can help you expand the reach of your own talents and strengths. Each involves building on the work, talents, experiences, and contacts of other people. 

Leveraging Other People's Energy :
The most productive people make sure they have time for the few things that give them the highest payoff by routinely seeking to delegate or outsource their lower-value activities. 

Leveraging Other People's Knowledge :
Applying one simple piece of key knowledge to your situation can make a world of difference in the result you achieve. Finding and applying knowledge from another source can spare you tremendous amounts of money and labor. Follow the lead of successful people and scan books, magazines, tapes, articles, and conferences for ideas and insights you can use to help you achieve your goals faster. 

Leveraging Other People's Money :
Knowing how and when to take advantage of other people's money—by borrowing or otherwise tapping into other people's financial resources—empowers you to achieve things that would be beyond your reach if you relied solely on your own resources. Seek out opportunities to borrow and invest, achieving returns in excess of the cost of the borrowed funds. Among the many sources for funds, consider, for example, chartered banks, savings and loan associations, venture capitalists, and public and private offerings of securities. 

Leveraging Other People's Successes :
Study the successes that other people and companies have achieved to gain insights into their challenges and solutions. Most successful people have paid their dues in terms of money, energy, commitment, and even failure to arrive at the top of their fields. Learn from their experiences. 

Leveraging Other People's Failures :
As Benjamin Franklin said, "Man can either buy his wisdom or borrow it. By buying it, he pays full price in personal time and treasure. By borrowing it, he capitalizes on the lessons learned from the failures of others." Listen carefully to the stories of truly successful people. Those who genuinely wish to support you will share with you their failures as well as their successes. 

Leveraging Other People's Ideas :
A single good idea, developed with passion and commitment, can give birth to a fortune. The greater your exposure to a range of ideas—gained through reading, studying, interaction, and experimentation—the greater the chance you will come across one that will lead you to enduring success. 

Leveraging Other People's Contacts of Other People's Credibility :
Everyone you know has friends, acquaintances, and professional contacts. Many of these people can make a positive impact on your career or business. Among all the people you know or are connected to in some way, who might open doors for you? 

- By Brian Tracy

Monday, March 28, 2011

Great Inspiring Quotes To Start Your Day

Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
- Elizabeth David 

Work Hard--Do your best--Keep your word--Never get too big for your britches--Trust in God--Have no fear--and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
- Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor

The depth and the willingness with which we serve is a direct reflection of our gratitude.
- Gordon T. Watts

It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success.
- John Mason

I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything:
"I will try" has accomplished wonders.
- George P. Burnham

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you.
Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
- Helen Keller

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, 
or accept the responsibility for changing them.
- Denis Waitley 

Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our courage and strength.
- Anonymous

Great minds have purpose, others have wishes.
- Washington Irving 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Brighter Tomorrows

Never stop caring about the little things in life,
Never stop dreaming or give in to strife.

Never stop building bridges that lead to promising tomorrows,
Never stop trying or give in to sorrows.

Never stop smiling and looking forward to each new day,
But most of all my friend...
Never stop shining in your own special way.

Never forget that all storms can clear.
The grayest sky can turn pure blue.
Remember, brighter tomorrows are near...

- Unknown

Friday, March 25, 2011

Things Work Out

Because it rains when we wish it wouldn't,
Because men do what they often shouldn't,
Because crops fail, and plans go wrong
Some of us grumble all day long.
But somehow, in spite of the care and doubt,
It seems at last that things work out.

Because we lose where we hoped to gain,
Because we suffer a little pain,
Because we must work when we'd like to play
Some of us whimper along life's way.
But somehow, as day always follows the night,
Most of our troubles work out all right.

Because we cannot forever smile,
Because we must trudge in the dust awhile,
Because we think that the way is long
Some of us whimper that life's all wrong.
But somehow we live and our sky grows bright,
And everything seems to work out all right.

So bend to your trouble and meet your care,
For the clouds must break, and the sky grow fair.
Let the rain come down, as it must and will,
But keep on working and hoping still.
For in spite of the grumblers who stand about,
Somehow, it seems, all things work out.

- Edgar A. Guest

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Get Inspired by Your Goals

Goals in writting are dreams with deadlines.
- Brian Tracy

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
- Dale E. Turner

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
- Ben Stein

When you put a date on your dream, it becomes a goal. When you aim for the goal, it becomes a challenge. 
When you beat the challenge, the reward is success. To have success... you need a dream...
- Raja Akhtar

Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.
- Zig Ziglar

In everything, goodness is there. Our goal is to find it.
In every person, the best is there, our job is to recognise it.
In every situation, the positive is there, our opportunity is to see it.
In every problem, the solution is there, our responsibility is to provide it.
In every setback, the success is there, our adventure is to discover it.
In every crisis, the reason is there, our challenge is to understand it.
By seeing the goodness, we'll be very enthusiastic and our lives will be all the richer.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Climb 'Til Your Dream Comes True

Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember,
The hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart
Start upward
And climb 'til you reach your dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy
Is ever too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it,
And you have the faith to believe.

For faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill,
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God's wisdom and will.

For faith is a mover of mountains,
There's nothing that God cannot do,
So, start out today with faith in your heart,
And climb 'til your dream comes true!

- Helen Steiner Rice

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Empowering Quotes for Successful Life

To have attention is to be free from tension. Tension comes when little things are neglected and they result in big things. The attention that is needed is not paid and so they result in tension. When there is attention at every step, little things are taken care of. Attention also means constant checking of the self and introspection, which brings self-correction immediately. When we have attention on little things, we are able to keep our mind cool and calm. Challenging situations or people don't take us away from our state of well-being. As we are in constant touch with our own inner qualities, we are free from the influence of the outside environment and we move on towards further empowerment.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin 

Where there is vision, there is life and growth, accomplishment, fulfillment and joy. Keep your vision alive. It is important to see clearly, what you wish to accomplish and hold fast to it. Though it may tarry, it will surely come to past at the appointed time.
- James McKoy

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
- Jim Rohn

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown. 
- Denis Waitley

Introversion brings empowerment of the self. Just as a tortoise withdraws from the external environment after its work is done, we too need to find time for ourselves. Amidst the activity of the day, we need to make time to look within and find the beauty that is hidden there. When we do this as a practice it brings a positive experience that empowers the self. We need to give ourselves a little time everyday at regular intervals. During this time, we need to look within and find our own uniqueness and we will find that we are able to have access to our positivity. This practice will help us during a difficult time too and we will be able to use these qualities under all circumstances. So we will not be a victim to situations but will be able to give what is required at that time.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they're really not. They're companions - the hero and the sidekick.
- Laurence Shames

Monday, March 21, 2011

Success Is Waiting To Happen

When we see someone successful, we say that he just got lucky.
'He must have been at the right place at the right time.'
People only see one side of the picture. People don't see the failures.

If you study history, you will find that -
All stories of success are also stories of great failures.
So if you are failing; Remember, success is waiting to happen.

- Unknown

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Together Forever

Together Forever… Walking together.
Loving each other so effortlessly.
Sharing and Caring, we’re closest of friends.
Always together - Our love never ends.

Together, Forever - Our hearts are so true.
Together, Forever - Just me and you.
Together, Forever - Let love have its way.
Together, Forever - We’re happy each day!

- Unknown

Friday, March 18, 2011

Some Friendship Quotes

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, 
not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
- William Hazlitt

Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. 
We can’t prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.
- Jesse Herman Holmes

There can be no friendship when there is no freedom. 
Friendship loves the free air, and will not be fenced up in straight and narrow enclosures. 
- William Penn 

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
- Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Count That Day Lost

If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting, find
One self-denying deed, one word
That eased the heart of him who heard,
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine where it went-
Then you may count that day well spent.

But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay-
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one face-
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost-
Then count that day as worse than lost.

- By George Eliot

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Great Leadership Quotes

People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content 
with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents. 
- Andrew Carnegie

If you're going to be thinking, you may as well think big.
- Donald Trump

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish,
but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
- Napoleon Hill

It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.  
- Elbert Hubbard

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

deas won't keep; something must be done about them.
- Alfred Whitefield

Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.
- Geri Weitzman

People will exercise great effort and creativity to make our plan work, and sometimes
expend just as much effort and creativity to make your plan fail.
- Bob Klas

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Best Quotes on Trust

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. 
Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
- Golda Meir

Trust is the language of successful relationships, including sales relationships, and a common language is necessary for two people to communicate in the most effective manner.
- Todd Duncan

Principled leadership will spring the door wide open for civility, authentic dialogue, and a sense of kinship and trust.
- Lt. Gen. Hal Moore

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

Self-trust is the first secret of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Don't bother about genius. Don't worry about being clever.
Trust to hard work, perseverance and determination.
- Sir Frederick Treves

Monday, March 14, 2011

Getting Over Problems

If you can't get through the mountain, Go around it.
If you can't go around it, Go over it.

If you can't go over it, sit down and ask yourself,
if getting to the other side is all that important?
If it is, set about digging a tunnel.

For every problem, there are many solutions.
Whatever the problems in life are, you have to find ways to get over it.

- Unknown

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Retrace Our Steps

If we had a chance to live the day once again, 
we would have rectified all our mistakes. 
Don’t regret that we can’t do so.

Start looking ahead for tomorrow. 
It gives us another chance to retrace our steps.

- Author Unknown

Friday, March 11, 2011

All for the Best

Things mostly happen for the best.
However hard it seems to-day,
When some fond plan has gone astray
Or, what you've wished for most is lost
An' you sit countin' up the cost
With eyes half-blind by tears o'grief
While doubt is chokin' out belief,
You'll find when all is understood
That what seemed bad was really good.
Life can't be counted in a day.
The present rain that will not stop
Next autumn means a bumper crop.
We wonder why some things must be-
Care's purpose we can seldom see-
An' yet long afterwards we turn
To view the past, an' then we learn
That what once filled our minds with doubt
Was good for us as it worked out.

I've never know an hour of care
But that I've later come to see
That it has brought some joy to me.
Even the sorrows I have borne,
Leavin' me lonely an' forlorn
An' hurt an' bruised an' sick at heart,
An' though I could not understand
Why I should bow to Death's command,
That it was really better so.
Things mostly happen for the best.
So narrow is our vision here
That we are blinded by a tear
An' stunned by every hurt an' blow
Which comes to-day to strike us low.
An' yet some day we turn an' find
That what seemed cruel once was kind.
Most things, I hold, are wisely planned
If we could only understand.

- By Edgar A. Guest

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Best Quotes On Aim

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

Do a little more than you're paid to. Give a little more than you have to. Try a little harder than you want to. Aim a little higher than you think possible, and give a lot of thanks to God for health, family, and friends.
- Art Linkletter

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim and have fixed their gaze on a goal that is high--one that sometimes seems impossible.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that files feels the attraction of earth.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The one who teaches others never makes time his teacher. When the situation demands or forces us to change, we can usually bring about a change. But rarely do we find ourselves changing before time and being ready for the situations that are to come. So, we face a lot of difficulty during the time we are facing a problem. We need to have the simple aim to keep learning from everything that happens. With this aim we will be able to learn and be ready even before time forces us to change. Then we will be able to give the right direction to others, too, at the right time.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When you don't know what harbor you're aiming for, no wind is the right wind.
- Seneca 

Most people don't aim too high and miss. They aim too low and hit.
- Bob Moawad

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Follow Your Dream

Follow your dream.
Take one step at a time and don't settle for less,
Just continue to climb.
Follow your dream.
If you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of your goal
Press to the top.
For only on top can we see the whole view,
Can we see what we've done and what we can do;
Can we then have the vision to seek something new,
Press on.
Follow your dream.

- by Amanda Bradley

Monday, March 07, 2011

Faith Gives You Great Achievements

True faith is never found alone; it is accompanied by expectation.
- C. S. Lewis

Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.
- Thomas N. Carruther

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

Without faith... nothing is possible. With it... nothing is impossible.
- Mary McLeod Bethune

Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

True faith produces a life full of actions, not a head full of facts.
- Author Unknown

Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit. It comes with faith, for with complete faith, there is no fear of what faces you in life or death.
- Jacqueline Cochran

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Some Great Motivational Quotes

Be yourself. Who else is better qualified.
- Frank J. Giblin II

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.
- Winnie the Pooh

It doesn't matter if you try and try and try again, and fail. It does matter if you try and fail, and fail to try again.
- Charles Kettering

If you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

The measure of success is not whether you have tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Beverly Sills

There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
- John Adams

There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
- Author Unknown

Friday, March 04, 2011

Lessons Of Wisdom

Mistakes are lessons of wisdom.
When you make a mistake, don't look back at it for long.
Take the lesson and move forward.
Although the past cannot be changed;
How to shape the future is still in your hands.

- Unknown

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Inspiring Poem - Just One

One song can spark a moment,
One flower can wake the dream
One tree can start a forest,
One bird can herald spring.

One smile begins a friendship,
One handclasp lifts a soul.
One star can guide a ship at sea,
One word can frame the goal

One vote can change a nation,
One sunbeam lights a room
One candle wipes out darkness,
One laugh will conquer gloom.

One step must start each journey.
One word must start each prayer.
One hope will raise our spirits,
One touch can show you care.

One voice can speak with wisdom,
One heart can know what's true,

One life can make a difference,
You see, it's up to you!

- Unknown

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

True Friendship Quotes

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
- Jerome Cummings.

A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
- Apocrypha

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.
- Swedish proverb

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer.

Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.
- Cindy Lew

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same.
- Anonymous

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Inspiring Quotes on Life

A life without purpose is a languid, drifting thing; Every day we ought to review our purpose, saying to ourselves: This day let me make a sound beginning, for what we have hitherto done is naught!
- Thomas A. Kempis

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
- Cicero

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Danny Kaye

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

To find fulfillment...don't exist with life - embrace it.
- Jim Beggs