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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ You Choose

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. ~W.C. Fields

The world will throw a lot of things at you and it is only what you decide to respond to that shapes who you are. Don’t pay attention to the nonsense, let it pass you by.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ You're Right

Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. ~ Henry Ford

What you believe you create. You confirm your reality by what you choose to see in it. So see yourself as successful and without limitations.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Listening Has Power

You never get people's fuller attention than when you're listening to them. ~ Robert Brault

Want attention, pay attention. Once you make a connection with someone it is so much easier to bring the focus back to you.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Ideals

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny. – Carl Schurz

Don’t try and become perfect, it’s a futile quest. However, everyone needs an ideal to lift them beyond the practical so that they can achieve the impossible.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Selfishness

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. – Unknown

Please resist others who want you to live life their way. You have your own path and destiny, even if you don’t know what it is yet. Trust it.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Love

“You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” -- Oscar Wilde

Love is a mystery until your own heart sings. So trust the silent song in your heart.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Watch Out For Comfort

The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. ~Author Unknown

People are creatures of habit and if you rest too long in any one place it becomes comfortable. And comfort is the enemy of progress.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Say Yes

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Say yes to life, don’t be afraid to try something new. If it’s difficult don’t give up, you won’t know if you really like something until you struggle with it because you’ve made a commitment.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Listen

"Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens." -- - Jimi Hendrix

Listening is a lost art. When you're in a hurry, you don't listen, when you are more concerned with what you want to say, than how it is received, then you don't listen. Slow down, it may change your life.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Do The Work

"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -- Thomas Jefferson

It’s amazing how commitment and focus gets one ahead. If you make up your mind to do the work and succeed, opportunity seems to find you.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Magic & Reality

In order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.” – - David Ben-Gurion

They work together reality and the magic. When you have one without the other nothing works. So make sure you bring a little magic into your rational thoughts and a little logic into your fantasies.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Learn From Everyone

Learning never exhausts the mind. -- Leonardo da Vinci

When you are learning you are energized and excited. Once you stop learning then what you try to put into your mind becomes stressful. Learn from everyone and everything.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Concentrate On Your Limitations

Learning too soon our limitations, we never learn our powers. -- Mignon McLaughlin

Too much criticism at any time in ones life teaches fear. Concentrate on your strengths and talents, and they will move you forward and lead you to your greatness.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Listen And Learn

You aren't learning anything when you're talking. -- Lyndon B. Johnson

Listening seems to be a lost art. We are all struggling to be heard and yet we don’t know how to hear what others are saying. Slow down and listen, it will change your life.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coffee Thoghts \ Friends Who Listen

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. ~Author Unknown

You can tell who is really interested in you simply by seeing who listens to you. Are you just a sounding board for someone’s ego or a person they want to learn about.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Follow The Weak Of Heart

Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. ~ Oscar Wilde

The message is learn to be you; it doesn’t have to agree with the opinions and lives of others. Of course, you’ll have opposition, differences frighten the weak of heart and that’s exactly why you should not pay attention to them.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Trim Yourself Too Much

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away. ~ Raymond Hull

It happens little by little, and then one day you realize you’ve given yourself away: to pleasing others, to putting your own needs aside to avoid conflict. Find the courage to be you.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Yourself

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~ e.e. cummings

Isn’t this what life is all about? The challenge is to overcome the influence of others, their demands and expectations, their weaknesses and needs and move forward on your own path eager to manifest your own destiny.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Give Love And Light

“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.”-- James M. Barrie

What you give with your heart you increase within yourself. Give love and light to others and you’ll bring it into your life.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Less Is More

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery

Less is more. The older I get the easier this is to see. Simplicity is beauty; simplicity is perfection. Simplify your life.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Coffee Thoughs \ Focus On What You're Doing

"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it"-- - Henry David Thoreau

Pay attention to what you’re doing, not to the end result and you will have the success you are looking for. Give the moment your all and opportunity will come to you.

Coffee Thoughs \ Don't Avoid Choosing

"You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."-- Ayn Rand

Not making a choice is a choice. When you constantly avoid making decisions you end up where you don’t want to be and wonder how you got there. You are here to create your life your way. Don’t accept what is offered; go for what you want.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Vaules & Success

Success has made failures of many men. ~ Cindy Adams

Don’t let money and success distort your true values. It is your values that hold the boundaries of your life strong and you together. Try to live by them and you will find success and happiness in both the ups and downs of life.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Change Helps You Live

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. -- Gail Sheehy

Change is often frightening because it puts you in the unknown and you’re not in control. Guess what -- you’re not in control even when you think you are, so learn how to have faith and just take the next step. Life is about experiences.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Take The First Step

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
 ~Joe Sabah~

Taking the first step in anything seems to be the hardest. Once you have momentum fear begins to decrease. There is something about action that gives courage and confidence.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Ideas And Imagination

An idea is salvation by imagination. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

How many times have you felt stuck or as if something was impossible until you learned a new and better way. There is always a way. All questions have answers, start asking the right ones.