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“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
“The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment in order to see your dream fulfilled.” – Joel Osteen
“Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn’t buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure?”
“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people WON’T so you can live the rest of your life like most people CAN’T!”
“Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better!”
“The key to happiness is letting each situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be.” – Mandy Hale
“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do itl!” – Lou Holtz (shared by Sharon Barnette) (photo of my son, Austin, graduating high school last weekend!)
“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli
“Life is a journey, not a destination!” – Unknown – shared courtesy of Sharon Barnette
“Don’t fear failure! Not failure, but low aim is the crime. In great attempts, it is glorious even to fail!” – Bruce Lee
“God could not be everywhere and therefore he made Mothers!” – Rudyard Kipling
“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
“Don’t confuse the people who are always around with the ones who are always there!” – Unknown
“The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.” – William James
“Some people dream of success… others make it happen.”
“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryant
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The future depends on what you do in the present.” – Mahatma Ghandi
“Cinderella is proof that shoes CAN change your life!”
“Every time you are tempted to act in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra
“Be the CEO of your own happiness, not the janitor of someone else’s misery!”
“May you always have…
Walls for the wind
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart may desire!”
– Irish Blessing in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day
“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you!” – Unknown
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And THAT is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan
“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” – Denis Waitley
“I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot … when you think about the consequences, you always think of a negative result!” – Michael Jordan
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams!!” – Dr. Seuss
“When you feel like quitting, think about why you started!” – Unknown
“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you ARE for what you can BECOME!” – Reinhold Niebuhr
“Regardless of how you feel inside, always try to look like a winner. Even if you are behind, a sustained look of control and confidence can give you the mental edge that results in victory! – Diane Arbus, 1923-1971, photographer
“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra!” – Jimmy Johnson
“When performance is measured, performance increases. When performance is measured and reported back, the rate of improvement accelerates!” – TS Monson
“I think in terms of the DAY’S resolutions, not the Year’s!” – Henry Moore
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ouselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day!” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
“Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, the devil shudders and says, ‘Oh no! She’s up!” “ -Unknown
“The only thing better than doing something you love is loving who you are doing it with!” – Unknown
“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much!” -Jim Rohn
“I travel light! I think the most important thing is to be in a good mood and enjoy life wherever you are!” -Diane von Furstenburg
“Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were big things!” – Kurt Vonnegut
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanskiving!” -WT Purkiser
“We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become!” -Dr. David Hawkins
“Before you Act… Listen!
Before you React… Think!
Before you Spend… Earn!
Before you Criticize… Wait!
Before you Pray… Forgive!
Before you Quit… Try!”
“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.” –Paulo Coelho
“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world!” – George Washington Carver
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers; you can tell whether a man is wise by his questions!” – Naguib Mahfouz (Nobel Peace Prize winner)
“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams!” – Oprah Winfrey
Wife: I love you!
Husband: I love you too!
Wife: Prove it. Scream it to the world.
Husband: *whispers in ear* I love you!
Wife: Why’d you whisper it to me?
Husband: Because you are my world!
“Everyone has the desire to win, but only champions have the desire to prepare!” – Wayne Short
“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way that you carry it!” -Lou Holz
“You give up your power when you give up your responsibility. The more responsibility you take over your life, the richer you become!” – Anonymous
“The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.” – Tom Peters
“A man cannot choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly yet surely, shape his circumstances! ” – Napolean Hill
“I choose to make the rest of my life, the BEST of my life!.” – Louise Hay
“Choose to chance the rapids & dare to dance the skies!” – Garth Brooks
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
To realize the value of one year: Ask a student who has failed a final exam.
To realize the value of one month: Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of one week: Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of one hour: Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of one minute: Ask the person who has missed the train, bus or plane.
To realize the value of one second: Ask a person who has survived an accident.
To realize the value of one millisecond: Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.
– Author Unknown
Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have. You will treasure it even more when you share it with someone special.
“In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you!” – Mortimer Jerome Adler
““The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” Sydney J. Harris
“Education is not filling a pail but the lighting of a fire!” – William Butler Yeats
““When anyone tells me I can’t do anything, I’m just not listening any more.” Florence Griffith Joyner (American athlete, 1988 Summer Olympics)
“Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.“ – Caterina Fake
“Decide what your priorities are and how much time you will spend on them. If you don’t, then someone else will!” – Harvey Mackay
“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements!” – Napoleon Hill
“The most important question to ask on the job is not ‘What am I getting?’ The most important question to ask is ‘What am I becoming?’ ” – Jim Rohn
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle!” – Abraham Lincoln
“Do what you do so well that they will want to see it again and bring their friends!” – Walt Disney
“Most of your competition spend their days looking forward to those rare moments when everything goes right. Imagine how much leverage you have if you spend your time maximizing those common moments when it doesn’t.” – Seth Godin
“If you don’t take care of your customer, someone else will!” – Unknown
“Fortune does favor the bold and I promise that you will never know what you’re capable of unless you try!” – Sheryl Sandberg, Barnard College Commencement Address
“Better 3 hours too soon than 1 minute too late!” – William Shakespeare
“I visualize things in my mind before I have to do them; it’s like having a mental workshop!” – Jack Youngblood – Pro NFL Hall of Fame Football player – Defensive end for the former LA Rams
“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 – motivational speaker
“What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment; and this is the moment you can choose to make everything new… right now!” – Anonymous
“Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products (& services) doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers. Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships!” – Ross Perot
“The beautiful Spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also!” – Harriet Ann Jacobs
“May you always be overwhelmed by the grace of God; rather than by the cares of life!” – Anonymous