Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Go After Your Dreams

You're good, but you're going to be great.

You're the best, but you're going to get better.

Sometimes the paths we take are long and hard, but remember: those are always the ones that lead to the most beautiful views.

Challenges come along inevitably: how you respond to them determines who you are - deep down inside - and everything you're going to be.

Increase the chances of reaching your goals by working at them gradually. The very best you can do is all that is asked of you.

Realize that you are capable of working miracles of your own making. Remember that opportunities have a reason for knocking on your door, and the right ones are there for the taking.

You don't always have to win, but you do need to know what it takes to be a winner.

It's up to you to find the key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life.

Understand that increased difficulty brings you nearer to the truth of how to survive it - and get beyond it.

Cross your bridges.

Meet your challenges.

Reach out for your dreams, and bring them closer and closer to your heart.

Get rid of the "if only's" and get on with whatever you need to do to get things right.

Go after what you want in life, with all the blessings of all the people who care about you. And find out what making your wishes come true really feels like.

- Collin McCarty

Monday, May 30, 2011

Power of Positive Thoughts

The power of positive thoughts enables others to be free from their worries.


When someone is going through difficult times there would be naturally worry and tension. At such times it becomes very natural for us too to come into tension. However, we don't seem to be able to help the other person in anyway when we have such thoughts. Instead we only add to the negative thoughts of that person.


When we find someone who is having negative thoughts in a difficult situation, we need to remind ourselves that we are the only ones who can help them come back to his positivity. It is possible for us to do this only when our own thoughts are positive. When we train our mind in this way we will be able to maintain our own positivity which will enable the other person also to be rid of his worries

- Author Unknown

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Outlook Towards Life

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else;
And for everything you gain, you lose something else.

It is about your outlook towards life. You can either regret or rejoice.

- Unknown

Friday, May 27, 2011

The Path of Most Persistence

The Path of Most Persistence There will always be those who will tell you it can't be done, but throughout history, progress has always come from those who said it could be done.

The people who accomplish the most do so not because they never run into problems, but because they believe there is a solution for every one.
The great men and women of history are remembered not because they never failed, but because they didn't let their failures stop them. They kept on until they succeeded.

When Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, he tried over 2,000 experiments before he got it to work. A young reporter asked him how it felt to fail so many times. He said, Often GENIUS is just another way of spelling perseverance.

A single stroke of an axe won't bring down an oak, but many will.

Success is like buried treasure: 

Only the most believing and persevering find it. Success is sweet, but its secret is sweat.

For success, try aspiration, inspiration, & perspiration. Some men may succeed because they are destined to, but most men succeed because 
they are determined to.

The secret of success is to start from scratch and keep on scratching. Nothing in the world, including talent, genius and education, can take the place of persistence.

Here is the great secret of success:

Pray with all your might for the blessing in God, 
but work at the same time with all diligence, 
with all patience, with all perseverance.
Pray and work. Work and pray.

- Author Unknown

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tips to De-Stress ...

A’ To ‘Z’ Of Stress Management

Always take time for yourself, at least 30 minutes per day. 

Be aware of your own stress meter: Know when to step back and cool down.

Concentrate on controlling your own situation, without controlling everybody else.

Daily exercise will burn off the stress chemicals.

Eat lots of fresh fruit, veggies, bread and water, give your body the best for it to perform at its best.

Forgive others, don't hold grudges and be tolerant -- not everyone is as capable as you..

Gain perspective on things, how important is the issue?

Hugs, kisses and laughter: Have fun and don't be afraid to share your feelings with others.

Identify stressors and plan to deal with them better next time..

Judge your own performance realistically; don't set goals out of your own reach.

Keep a positive attitude, your outlook will influence outcomes and the way others treat you.

Limit alcohol, drugs and other stimulants, they affect your perception and behaviour...

Manage money well, seek advice and save at least 10 per cent of what you earn.

No is a word you need to learn to use without feeling guilty.

Outdoor activities by yourself, or with friends and family, can be a great way to relax....

Play your favourite music rather than watching television.

Quit smoking: It is stressing your body daily, not to mention killing you too.

Relationships: Nurture and enjoy them, learn to listen more and talk less.....

Sleep well, with a firm mattress and a supportive pillow; don't overheat yourself and allow plenty of ventilation.

Treat yourself once a week with a massage, dinner out, the movies: Moderation is the key.

Understand things from the other person's point of view......

Verify information from the source before exploding.

Worry less, it really does not get things completed better or quicker.

Xpress: Make a regular retreat to your favourite space, make holidays part of your yearly plan and budget.......

Yearly goal setting: Plan what you want to achieve based on your priorities in your career, relationships, etc.

Zest for life: Each day is a gift, smile and be thankful that you are a part of the bigger picture........

- Unknown

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Great Enthusiasm Quotes

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.
- Bo Bennett 

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles Schwab

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key that unlocks energy is desire. It's also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.
- Earl Nightingale

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
- Norman Vincent Peale

To use the inner powers is to be a constant success.

While moving forward I sometimes have doubts about my own power to succeed. So sometimes my powers remain hidden and I am not able to have the confidence or the enthusiasm to work on the situation. Whatever the situation I am faced with, I must not forget my own inner powers. I need to recognise and use those powers which will help me overcome the situation. When there is faith within me, my mind will be open to the recognition and the use of these inner powers.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.
- Henry Miller

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
- Tennessee Williams

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Do Not Blame Others For Your Stressful Problems

When you blame others, you give up your power to change...

We all have to deal with stress and anxiety. There are ways to deal with your stresses and anxieties besides taking it out on somebody else. As a result, here is a list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their stresses, anxieties, and fears.

First and foremost, seek help and treatment from a professional. Getting help from a counselor or other professional is very important and can provide you much help and insights in dealing with your current problem. Getting help from a professional should be the first thing you do if you have trouble managing your anxieties.

Sometimes, we get stressed when everything happens all at once. A person should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get your mind off of the problem. A person could take a walk, listen to some music, read the newspaper or do an activity that will give them a fresh perspective on things. This mental timeout can help you refocus on your current situation.

Challenge your negative thinking with positive statements and realistic thinking. When encountering thoughts that make your lonely or depressed, challenge those thoughts by asking yourself questions that will maintain objectivity and common sense. For example, some people may think that if they are alone at the present time then they will always be alone. This is not true. Even if your alone today does not mean that you will be alone all the time. No one can predict the future with one hundred percent accuracy.

Sometimes we encounter a scary situation that gets us all upset. When encountering these events, always remember to get all of the facts of the given situation. Gathering the facts can prevent us from relying on exaggerated and fearful assumptions. By focusing on the facts, a person can rely on what is reality and what is not.

A sure way to overcoming your fears and anxieties is in finding the source of your fears and being able to manage it. In dealing with any kinds of fears or anxieties, try to learn what is the real source of your fears and anxieties. Knowing what is causing your anxieties can go a long way in finding the solution.

In every anxiety-related situation you experience, begin to learn what works, what does not work, and what you need to improve on in managing your fears and anxieties. For instance, you have a lot of anxiety and you decide to take a walk to help you feel better. The next time you feel anxious you can remind yourself that you got through it the last time by taking a walk. This will give you the confidence to manage your anxiety the next time around.

Like everything in life, managing your fears and anxieties takes practice. The more you do it, the better you will become. Remember that there are better ways to deal with your fears, anxieties, and stresses than blaming it on your loved ones or friends.

- Unknown

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Wonderful Story ..

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat." 

"Is the man of the house home?", they asked. 
"No", she replied. "He's out." 
"Then we cannot come in", they replied. 

In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. 

"Go tell them I am home and invite them in!" 

The woman went out and invited the men in"

"We do not go into a House together," they replied.

"Why is that?" she asked. 

One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home." 

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. 

"How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"

Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!" 

"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife. 

"Go out and invite Love to be our guest." 

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest." Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?" 

The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. 

Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!!!!!"

- Author Unknown

Saturday, May 21, 2011


To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty,
To find the best in others,
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child,
A garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.

- by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, May 20, 2011

Attitude Is Every Thing

The Iceberg phenomena is also applicable on human beings … 
You CAN DO everything, but not all at once.
You CAN DO everything, if it’s important enough for you to do.
You CAN DO everything, but you may not be the best at everything.
You CAN DO everything, but there will be limitations.
You CAN DO everything, but you’ll need help.

A positive thought is the seed of a positive result.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.

The most significant change in a person’s life is a change of attitude. Right attitude produce right actions.
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you except God.

Whether a glass if half-full or half-empty, depends on the attitude of the person looking at it.
There is a better way for everything. Find it.

A positive attitude is not a destination. It is a way of life.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
The man with confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.

You will only go as far as you think you can go.
The biggest mistake of all is to avoid situations in which you might make a mistake.

A positive attitude is like a magnet for positive results.
Our life is a reflection of our attitudes.
Positive attitudes create a chain reaction of positive thoughts.
Attitude, not aptitude, determines your altitude.
No man fails if he does his best.

- Author Unknown

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Words To Live By

It's not how much you accomplish in life
that really counts,
but how much you give to other.

It's not how high you build your dreams
that makes a difference,
but how high your faith can climb.

It's not how many goals you reach,
but how many lives you touch.

It's not who you know that matters,
but who you are inside.

Believe in the impossible,
hold tight to the incredible,
and live each day to its fullest potential.
You can make a difference
in your world.

- Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Promise Yourself...

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel like there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living person you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for fear, and to happy to permit the presence of trouble.

- Unknown

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Think, Believe, Dream & Dare

An eight-year-old boy approached an old man in front of a wishing well, looked up into his eyes, and said: "I understand you're a very wise man. I'd like to know the secret of life."

The old man looked down at the youngster and replied: "I've thought a lot in my lifetime, and the secret can be summed up in four words.

"The first is THINK. Think about the values you wish to live your life by.

"The second is BELIEVE. Believe in yourself based on the thinking you've done about the values you're going to live your life by.

"The third is DREAM. Dream about the things that can be, based on your belief in yourself and the values you're going to live by.

"The last is DARE. Dare to make your dreams become reality, based on your belief in yourself and your values."

And with that, Walter E. Disney said to the little boy,

- Author Unknown

Monday, May 16, 2011

To Be Successful

Everyone Has A Chance To Be Successful
People often handle life as they do bad weather.
They while away the time waiting for it to stop.
Yet the tide of opportunity comes to everyone.
Opportunity knocks all the time,
But you've got to be ready for it.

When your chance comes,
You must have the equipment to take advantage of it.
The race is not to the swift
Or the battle to the strong,
For time and chance happen to everyone.

Take a second look at what appears
To be someone's "good luck."
You'll find not luck but preparation,
Planning and success-producing thinking.

When you're prepared for opportunity
Your chance for success is sure to come.
The season of failure is the best time
For sowing the seeds of success.

- Unknown

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Nature Is A Language!!

Nature is a language!!
Nothing is permanent,..
Success or failure are just illusions of the mind..
Don’t misjudge your entire life for just
one season OR REASON!!

- William Shakespeare

Friday, May 13, 2011

By Changing Your Thinking

By Changing Your Thinking,
You change your beliefs;

When you change your beliefs,
You change your expectations;

When you change your expectations,
You change your attitude;

When you change your attitude,
You change your behavior;

When you change your behavior,
You change your performance;

When you change your performance;
You Change Your Life!

- By Unknown

Thursday, May 12, 2011

The A to Z of Motivation

Avoid Negative Thoughts, People, Things and Habits.

Believe in yourself. 

Consider things from every angle and others points of view.

Dare to Dream and Dream Big

Energy, Excitement and Enthusiaism is in your blood.

Family and Friends are hidden treasures ; enjoy these riches.

Give more than you planned to.

Have a good sense of humour.

Ignore Critisism, Ridicule and Discouragement from others.

Jump on Problems because they are Opportunities in disguise.

Keep up the good work however hard it may seem.

Love yourself, just as you are.

Make Impossibility a Possibility.

Never lie, cheat or steal, always strike a fair deal...

Open your eyes and see things as they really are.

Prefect Practice makes you perfect.

Quitters never Win and Winners never Quit.

Reward yourself for every small success and achievement.

Stop Wasting your Time and Procrastinating important Goals.

Take control of your Life and your Goals.

Understand so that you could Understood.

Visualize your Goals and Dreams everyday.

Win over your own weaknesses and make them as your Strengths.

Xccelerate your efforts

Yes Yes Yes, Yes you Can and You Will

Zap your Stress and Enjoy your Life..

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Best Quotes On Luck

If you are lucky and work very hard, you may someday get to experience freedom from the known.
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

Luck is not in your hand , But work is in your hand. Luck never make your work, But wok can make your luck. So, always trust your self.
- Unknown

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Being deeply learned and skilled, being well trained and using well spoken words: this is good luck.
- Buddha

Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.
- William Shakespeare

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
- Brian Tracy

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


It is a simple act,
but sometimes takes a lot of effort.

A smile can cause boundaries to melt,
hearts to warm up, and distances to reduce.

Why don't we smile more often?
 Is it too tough to smile?
The answer lies in our attitude towards life.

If we are more accepting of situations,
we will be able to smile more easily.

Always wear a smile.
Remember, without your smile,
your attire is incomplete.

- Unknown

Monday, May 09, 2011

Three Things In Life

Three Things In Life:

Three things in life that,
once gone, never come back:
Time, Words & Opportunity

Three things in life that
may never be lost:
Peace, Hope & Honesty.

Three things in life that
are most valuable:
Love, Self-confidence & Friends

Three things in life that
are never certain:
Dreams, Success & Fortune
Three things that make a man:
Hard work, Sincerity & Commitment

Three things in life that
can destroy a man:
Wine, Pride & Anger

- Unknown

Saturday, May 07, 2011

That’s Why We Need Friends

Many times in our lives we are dropped, 
crumpled and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make 
and the circumstances that come our way. 
We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, 
you will never lose your value. 
Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased you are still priceless to those who love you.

The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by who we are.
You are special. Don’t ever forget it.

- Unknown

Friday, May 06, 2011

Promise Yourself

The Optimist Creed

Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. 
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel like there is something in them. 
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best. 
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. 
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on the greater achievements of the future. 
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living person you meet a smile. 
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. 
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for fear, and to happy to permit the presence of trouble.

- Unknown

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Positive Attitude

More than 100 years ago, author Robert Louis Stevenson offered the following tips for maintaining a positive attitude. They still apply today.

* Make up your mind to be happy. Learn to find pleasure in simple things.

* Make the best of your circumstances. Everyone has problems. The trick is to make laughter outweigh the tears.

* Don't take yourself too seriously. Don't think that somehow you should be protected from misfortunes that befall others.

* You can't please everybody. Don't let criticism worry you.

* Don't let your neighbor set your standards. Be yourself.

* Do the things you enjoy doing, but stay out of debt.

* Don't borrow trouble. Imaginary burdens are harder to bear than the actual ones.

* Hate poisons the soul, so don't carry grudges. Avoid people who make you unhappy.

* Have many interests. If you can't travel, read about new places.

* Don't hold post-mortems. Don't spend your life brooding over sorrows and mistakes.

* Do what you can for those less fortunate than yourself.

* Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be unhappy.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Life Always Has Challenges

Sometimes the world appears
To be spinning out of control.
Sometimes there seems to be no end
To the distressing news.

Sometimes it feels like troubles
Are being piled on top of troubles.
Sometimes it can look as if there
Could never be a way forward.

And yet, that way forward is always
As close as your next thought.
For no matter how difficult and discouraging
Life may have become, with each dawning moment,
A new world of positive possibilities opens up to you.

From the darkest depths of despair,
Hope does indeed grow and take flight.
Out of difficult situations, new strategies emerge
For creating real value and spreading life's goodness.

Remember that the future does not have to be
An extension of the past.
For you can act right now to create
That future out of the abundance of positive possibilities.

Life always has its challenges,
And those challenges are what enable you
To bring real value to life.
Whatever the circumstance,
Step boldly forward and
Choose to move the world positively ahead...

- Author Unknown

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Great Quotes On Faith

Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
- Gail Devers

Faith in one's progress brings contentment.

Even when the situation is not according to what is expected, there is contentment for the one who has faith in his own progress.  Such a person will not just sit back waiting for things to change nor will he just curse his fate.  Instead he'll do his best and use all his resources in bettering the situation.

The understanding that all life's situations are a training for me, automatically keeps me content in all situations.  There is naturally an experience of constant progress and a feeling of having gained something from all situations.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Faith doesn't make anything happen - faith rests on something that has happened!
- Malcolm Smith

Where there is faith, there is greatness.

To have faith means to recognize the positivity in the self, in others and in situations. It also means a deep connection with God. The one who has faith is able to bring out the greatness in everything and everyone. So such a person reveals his greatness wherever he is. When we have unbroken faith, we have the understanding that everything that happens is for some good cause. So, we are satisfied with everything that happens in our 
lives. We are creative in our responses to the environment, which in turn, makes us truly great.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

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

To know that the seed of selfless action will surely bear fruit at its own time is to be light.

Sometimes when involved in a task, we tend to get carried away with the result. We become so result-oriented that we begin to expect the fruit of what we have done immediately. Without the recognition of the fact that the result might take time to come, we begin to get caught up with our own expectations. This creates a lot of heaviness in our mind and we might even give up what we are doing. When we make a contribution for something, we must develop faith that whatever has to happen will happen at the right time. We don't have to eat unripe fruit, i.e., not get carried away with immediate results but have to wait patiently knowing that the fruits of our actions will ripen at their own time. With faith this is possible and we will be able to free ourselves from negativity and heaviness.
- Brahma Kumaris, Mt. Abu

Monday, May 02, 2011

Quotes on Enthusiasm

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Emerson

Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do. 
- Norman Vincent Peale

Enthusiasm - the sustaining power of all great action.
- Samuel Smiles

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it. 
- W. Clement Stone 

Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas and enthusiasm.
- Thomas J. Watson, Sr

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill