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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Be Stupid

“Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.” John Wayne

It’s harsh to call anyone stupid, I prefer to say unconscious. When you are not aware of how life works, of the consequences of your actions, of what is going on around you, then you make your life harder and you fill it with crisis.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Pixie Dust

“All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

I’m all for the pixie dust. I’ve always believed in magic and miracles and so my life is full of them. Whatever you believe you experience.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ It Might Have Been

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.” John Greenleaf Whittier

Don’t let an opportunity pass you by. Take a chance; it doesn’t matter if you succeed or not, only that you tried.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Embrace Life

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” -- Mark Twain

The more you open yourself up to life, the less fear you have of the whole process, including death. Age is only terrible when you haven’t lived in your youth. Embrace joy and you’ll be able to deal with sorrow.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Dreams vs Reality

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” -- J.K. Rowling

Dreams are wonderful, they help you cope with reality and provide hope. However, if you only use them to escape from life, then they will prevent you from facing your problems and becoming the best you can be.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Life is Subjective

“We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.” -- Ana├»s Nin

It is very difficult to get out of your own thoughts and beliefs and see the world in a more objective way. However, the less personal you look at a situation the power you have over it. When you are not attached to proving anything, you can take the position you need to take for greatest results.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Now

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” -- John Lennon

Life is now, this minute, not tomorrow, not next year. Stop waiting until things are perfect to live the life you want to live.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Embrace it All

Nothing is beneath you if it is in the direction of your life.-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do what needs to be done and don’t think you’re above a dirty job. When you can move your life forward because you can embrace it all, you’ll reach your goal.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Do Something Different

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” Albert Einstein

This is a famous quote, but it’s worth repeating. You want change in your life, change your choices and what you’re doing. Put yourself in a new experience and you’ll shake up your mind and open the door for new possibilities.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live!

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.” William W. Purkey

Live your life, free, open and with passion. Don’t limit yourself -- go for the impossible. When you’re not afraid of rejection or loss you can get the most out of life.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Just Do It

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.-- Henry Ford

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today. If you want to be a writer, write, if you want to sing, sing. When you bring dreams into the now, you gain experience and you have a greater chance to manifest them.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ The Power Of Enthusiasm

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

There is nothing more attractive and addictive than passion and the enthusiasm that comes from doing what you love. So don’t hold back, set yourself free and allow enthusiasm to change your life.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Find Your Own Path

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Find your own way in life. Don’t follow others, listen to your instincts. You have your own destiny and the only way to discover it is to not be afraid of the unknown.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ A Problem Is An Opportunity

A problem is a chance for you to do your best.-- Buke Ellington

Don’t fear problems and obstacles in your life. Without them you would never learn, not just about yourself, but about life itself. They are there not to stop you, but to make you stronger and wiser. Embrace them with love.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Never Too Late To Change

It is never too late to be what you might have been.-- George Eliot

Don’t think you’re too old or too late to improve your life. Learn whatever you can right now and incorporate it into everything you do. When you constantly grow and learn your life continuously improves.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Creativity Is Work

Genius is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration. -- Thomas Edison

This was one of my father’s favorite sayings. What he was trying to teach me is that creativity doesn’t go anywhere without hard work. Don’t wait for inspiration, sit down and command your mind and spirit to start working with you.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Face The Problem

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced--James Baldwin

Learning to confront a problem is one of the most difficult things to learn to do. There are few role models for us to learn by. However, when you can face the truth, or stand up for it, then there is little that will stop you in life.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Coffee Thoughs \ Habits

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit—Aristotle

When you look at your life you’ll notice there are patterns to your choices. Most of us respond to life in an automatic way. That’s good when the response works, but if it’s not, then it’s a sure way to remain stuck. So slow down and examine how you approach life.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Coffee Thoughs \ Let Go Of Worry

Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.—Anonymous

How many times have you worried about something that never happened? Worry comes from fear, and if you dwell on fear you’ll never solve your problems. Worry creates anxiety and stress, which does nothing to empower you. So let go of worry and focus on a creative solution.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Opportunties Surround You

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities--
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Opportunities surround you when you’re not afraid of doing the work and accepting responsibility. Most people are looking for an easy path. Be careful of appearances, what seems hard may turn out to be a piece of cake and what seemed easy may sap your strength.