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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Life Is Now

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.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Anger Has A Message

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.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Prepared

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. -- Benjamin Franklin

Being prepared is a big part of success. You never know when opportunity presents itself, but if you are prepared you can jump in and take advantage of the moment.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Anger Buttons

He who angers you conquers you. -- Elizabeth Kenny

Don’t let someone push your button; get rid of the button. Learn about yourself and accept your weaknesses, then others can’t use them against you.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Happy

The purpose of our lives is to be happy. -- Dalai Lama

This is so easily forgotten in today’s demanding world.. Do you know what makes you happy? If you don’t move this challenge to the top of your list.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ An Indomitale Will

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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Attitude

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?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Bold

"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius and power and magic in it."

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.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Happy

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. -- Lucille Ball

It seems so simple and yet knowing what turns you on, what brings you joy, is not easy for some. Put it on the top of your list.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Change Yourself

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.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Embrace The Struggle

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.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ One Step At A Time

"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.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Walk Your Talk

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.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Share Love & Happiness

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.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Please Yourself

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.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Self Mastery

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. Lao Tzu

The key to sustaining success and happiness is self-mastery. Pay attention to your own self-improvement rather than find fault with everyone else.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Wait

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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cofee Thoughts \ Do What's Necessary

"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.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Get Smart

"Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."
~Henry Ford~

It’s too easy to give up because your first attempt didn’t go well. Learn from everything you do and then try again, but improve your plan.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Perseverence

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.