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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \Improve Yourself

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”
-- James Allen

A wise man knows that money and success is not going to make him happy, there is an inner quest that must be embraced. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Save Your Power

“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.”

-- Bruce Lee

How many times has the struggle not been worth the results? Take the path that gives when you push against it. Keep your power, you’ll need it along the way.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ It Takes More Than Talent

“Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.” – Maxwell Maltz

Talent is only a part of success, if you have less skills and more courage, you may find yourself at the top.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \Lisen & Learn

"Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble." — Frank Tyger

Learning to listen, rather than having to give an opinion is a very important thing to do. You don’t learn when you’re doing the talking.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Stick Your Neck Out

“Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”
-- John Burroughs

Taking a calculated risk is the key to life. Those who have succeeded often talk about a moment in their lives when they took a leap of faith. They listened to their instincts and the invisible door of success opened.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Accept Yourself

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
-- Buddha

This sounds so easy and yet it is the most challenging of all lessons: accept yourself. What you don’t acknowledge you have no power over. When you embrace what you would like to change, it is transformed.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Coffee Thoghts \ Take Responsibility

“A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame someone else.”
-- James Ray

When you don’t take responsibility for where you are, you can’t learn from what has happened to you and you weaken your position and your possibilities for the future.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \Hear What's Not Said

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. ~Peter F. Drucker

Most people don’t know how to listen; they are more concerned with what they can say, rather than what they can hear. When you learn to really listen, then you’ll realize what isn’t said, and you’ll have the whole picture.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Coffee Thoghts \ Individuality

Certain defects are necessary for the existence of individuality. --- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don’t look at what makes you different as a negative; it’s the source of your genius. Honor it and have faith in your individuality and you will feel empowered.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Focus On Yourself

“Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.” Erma Bombeck

The fastest way to loose valuable time in manifesting your dreams is to worry about what others are doing or thinking. Keep your mind on your own path.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Detachment

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

When you are too attached to seeing something or someone the way you want it or them to be, it clouds your judgment and perceptions. Aim for detachment and objectivity and your insight into life will grow.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Value Your Uniqueness

“The most difficult battle you ever fight is the battle to be unique in a world that will marshal its every force to keep you the same. -- James Bryant Conant

You are unique; you have something special to offer the world. But you must value that uniqueness more than the praise and validation you get from others in order for it to manifest.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Use Your Time Wisely

“The only difference between a rich person and poor person is how they use their time.”
-- Norman Vincent Peale

What do you do with your time? Do you use it to advance your goals, to truly relax or do you just respond to others and life without direction?