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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.