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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Use Your Will

“Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.” -- Chinese proverb

It takes courage and determination to turn a wish into reality; don’t get comfortable in your fantasies, make them happen.  

Coffee Thoughts \ Truth vs Despair

When truth is intolerable you are in a place of despair. -- John-Paul Bernbach

Don’t let yourself reach a place that the truth is too painful to hear. Truth is what will make you strong, so find the courage to embrace it. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Perseverence Pays Off

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. -- Winston Churchill

The more you try and learn from what you are doing, the more confidence you gain, the more risk you take, and the greater your vision as to what is possible.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Moral Courage

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. -- Mark Twain
Temptation destroys too often ones sense of right and wrong. Hold to your beliefs and your reward will come in many ways. 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Don't Lie

“I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you.” --  Friedrich Nietzsche

Trust is hard to regain once it is lost. It is better not to promise, and have someone annoyed at you, than to give your word and not be able to keep it. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Think Differently

“You can never solve a problem with the same kind of thinking that created the problem in the first place.”
-- Albert Einstein
It’s challenging to shift from practical thinking to looking at the big picture, to believing in miracles rather than limitations, but when you do miracles happen.  

Friday, May 18, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Be Useful

“Be not simply good – be good for something.”

-- Henry David Thoreau

It’s important to be useful; do something to help those you love.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Dance!

“Just dance — it's gonna be okay.” Lady Gaga

Yes, Lady Gaga and Zorba The Greek have something in common, they believe that you can’t let your woes bring you down. When life is not treating you well – dance!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Follow Your Bliss

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls. -- Joseph Campbell

When you are doing what you love, the rewards come every day, others help you, doors open, and goals are achieved. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ You Need The Shadow

 “If you don’t have any shadows you're not in the light” Lady Gaga
Don’t be afraid of your shadow, the part of you that doesn’t always get approval, the feelings, the thoughts, the dreams that others may judge or criticize. This is where your strength lies. 

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Accept Your Differences

To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.  – Bono
We change the world by offering it our uniqueness; we find our destiny by listening to what makes us different. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ There Is Gold Where You Fall

It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. -- Joseph Campbell
It so wonderful to be reminded that it is not always our victories that give us the most out of life. In our mistakes and falls there is gold if we can see it. 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ New Consciousness

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. -- Joseph Campbell

Imagine the world through someone else's eyes, put yourself in their shoes, and you will learn more about yourself. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Pretend

“Act the way you want to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.”

-- Les Brown
Do what children do pretend. Repeated actions create confidence and habits and then that is who you become.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Silence Is An Option

"Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage. -- —Publilius Syrus
When you don’t know the subject well its best to keep silent and no one will know the limits of your knowledge and wisdom. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ Good Ideas

‘Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.’ -- Howard Aiken
When you have an idea that invokes change, you’ll always find resistance. So be prepared to stand behind what you believe in. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Coffee Thoughts \ To Wander

“Not all those who wander are lost.” -- J.R.R. Tolkein
We don’t value the ability to wander in our society. Without the opportunity to journey beyond set boundaries and explore ourselves in new ways, its almost impossible to arrive at the core of our being and know who we are and what we want to do with our lives.