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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Experiment With Life

“Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

It doesn’t matter what you were given when you enter this world, the great equalizer is experience, it teaches you about yourself and others. If you can learn from all that you do experience will give you wisdom and confidence.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Success Is Not A Secret

"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure." -- Colin Powell

If you want to be successful you must commit to the hard work and persevere when things are not going your way. Every great success story is filled with faith and the ability to learn from ones mistakes.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Faith Doesn't Make Sense

Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to. - From "Miracle On 34th Street"

There are many times in our lives when our gut is in conflict with what seems the most practical choice. Go with your gut, it seldom disappoints.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Take The First Step

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

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Faith Works

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. -- - Samuel Butler

Merry Christmas. Move forward with confidence and a belief that you are guided and loved, and you will find it so.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Choose Doubt

“To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.” Yann Martel

Doubt gets you nowhere, take a risk and commit to your heart. Yes, it takes courage but it’s the only way to live.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Life

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.” Mother Teresa

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Your Life

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt

How simply said, and how true. Live your life; stop protecting yourself from experiences, emotions, and from success and disappointment. Throw yourself into it all – it’s life.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Love Is Courage

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave. -- Mohandas Gandhi

To feel love when you are surrounded by negativity and criticism requires courage and strength. When love comes from within and is not dependent on outer conditions you are capable of creating the world you want to live in.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Make A Choice

Extreme positions are not succeeded by moderate ones, but by contrary extreme positions. --Friedrich Nietzsche

We all have automatic responses until we make our choices conscious. Don’t just flip the coin, choose a correct response.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ You Have The Power

“Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt

How many times do you give your power away to those who are just more confident, but not necessarily more powerful or right.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Choose Your Actions

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. ” Wayne W. Dyer

Don’t respond in kind to the negative actions of others. You have a choice, use it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Take Responsibility

'Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses. ” Brian Tracy

When yo"u explain or complain you actually weaken your position and come across as insecure. Take responsibility for whatever happened, learn from it and move on. That’s the position of power.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Live Life Now

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” Henry David Thoreau

This is a very famous quote that is worth repeating. Don’t be afraid to live your life to the fullest. Ask yourself, what do I really have to fear?

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Life Is An Adventure

“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.” -- Paulo Coelho

The choice is yours, live cautiously and in fear or see life as an adventure. When you choose the latter and take risks you free your spirit and when your spirit is challenged you are a happy person.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Get Out Of The Way

Most ball games are lost not won – Casey Stengal

It’s not just ball games where this is true. So many things in life are lost, not won. They are lost when you allow your doubts, fears, emotions or jealousy of others get in the way of your efforts.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Vigilant With Your Thoughts

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. -- Mohandas Gandhi

The wisdom behind this quote has been repeated by many brilliant minds because its true. Be vigilant what you think, because your thoughts shapes who you are.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ A Loving Heart

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. -- Thomas Carlyle

When you don’t have love in your heart you remain closed and when you are closed new ideas never get a chance to challenge your old beliefs. Without new ideas your world shrinks, instead of expands. You become smaller, even if you are successful.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Laugh

“If you can't do anything about it, laugh like hell.” David Cook

I so agree with this. When life has me up against the wall-- laugh. Laughter gives you distance from the problem and you are able to see it more clearly and either take a new position or move on.

Saturday, December 3, 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. Remember, what you believe you create.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Action

Action expresses priorities. -- Mohandas Gandhi

It is what you choose to act on, what you put effort into that speaks your truth, not what you tell yourself or others. Thus action, not words, are what determines your beliefs and values.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Coffee Thoughts \ Little Things Matter

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either. -- Albert Einstein

Be truthful in small things and you build character, others will feel that you can be trusted and more important, you will be able to trust yourself.