Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. -- John Lennon
Life is now, not in your future plans. Don’t forget to be happy now, don’t forget to do what you love now, not tomorrow.
Get mad, then get over it. -- Colin Powell
There is nothing wrong with anger if you use it as a Geiger counter; let it indicate to you what is wrong that needs to be rectified. Don’t put it on someone else, and do let it go once it gives you the message.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. --Mohandas Gandhi
When you are determined, you gain strength. Others see that you are not going to give up just because something doesn’t go your way and they begin to have faith in you too.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. -- Winston Churchill
Attitude can get you into trouble or it can help you rise to the top quickly. Do you have an angry attitude, an attitude that conveys confidence or one that expresses fear and vulnerability?
"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it." ~Goethe~
You only live once, so be bold, take a chance, don’t hold back. What are you afraid of? So what if you make a mistake or get rejected, try again and do it with confidence.
Just because everything is different doesn't mean anything has changed. -- Irene Peter
A lot of us are erroneously fooled by change. Get a new lover, job, change the city you live in, and yet if you don’t change yourself, chances are you’ll create the same obstacles and problems you are trying to run from.
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. -- Frederick Douglass
Don’t shy away from the work, the challenges and the resistance or rejection from others – this is what makes you strong, this is what develops your character and helps you define who you are and how committed you are to your dreams.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one." ~Mark Twain~
So many of the things we believe we cannot do is only so because we have not tried to break the goal down into manageable parts. Everything can be broken down into a first step – and then there is the next step – just keep going step by step.
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. -- Mohandas Gandhi
How many people do you know who actually do what they promise? That’s a person you can depend on; that’s a happy person because he can count on himself and is not in conflict.
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. -- Buddha
All the good things in life can’t be depleted by sharing them and you can add love to the list. The truth is they increase when you share them, so don’t hold back give the good stuff away.
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. --Bill Cosby
When you try to please others too much, you become disconnected from your own instincts and truth. Don’t follow a path that is created by what everyone else thinks it should be.
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect." ~Alan Cohen
This is the lesson for all you perfectionists out there. Don’t wait for a perfect moment, jump in. When you take the first step it is the perfect moment.
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~St. Francis of Assisi~
All of us can do so much more than we think we can. Once you make a commitment and take the first step you invite the magic in you will surprise even yourself.
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. -- Winston Churchill
When you persevere, you learn about yourself, and you realize how others give up too easily. The path to success is paved by perseverance.