"A man's doubts and fears are his worst enemies." – William Wrigley Jr. "Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs." Dr. Maxwell Maltz 1899-1975, Author "I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen." – Frank Lloyd Wright "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." - George Bernard Shaw "I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes." – Omar Bradley "We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers." Seneca 4 BC - 65 AD, Roman Philosopher "All men should strive to learn before they die What they are running from, and to, and why." - James Thurber "The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were." John F. Kennedy 1917-1963, Former American President "Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience." Eddie Rickenbacker 1890-1973, Decorated Aviator and Businessman "To survive, to avert what we have termed future shock, the individual must become infinitely more adaptable and capable than ever before." – Alvin Toffler "When I think of all the books I have read, and of the wise words I have heard spoken, and of the anxiety I have given to parents and grandparents, and of the hopes that I have had, all life weighed in the scales of my own life seems to me preparation for something that never happens." - W. B. Yeats "Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality." Les Brown Speaker and Author Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.― – Harvey Mackay "What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows." Alexandra Stoddard Author and Speaker ―Beware the fury of the patient man….!‖ - John Dryden "It's good to have money and the things money can buy, but it's good, too, to check up once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost the things money can't buy." George Horace Lormier "I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes…. – Omar Bradley 'Big people have big dreams and small people have small dreams. If you want to change who you are, begin by changing the size of your dreams.' Robert Kiyosaki Author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad" "Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you." William James 1842-1910, Psychologist and Author "Birth, life and death are part of the same eternal journey. Those individuals we so sadly lost, have caused each of us to reevaluate what our life is all about. They have made us acutely aware of how precious life is, and how it can come to an abrupt halt without warning. Bob Proctor Author and Speaker "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in…! except to convictions of honor and good sense." – Winston Churchill “Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations…!” George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish-Born Writer "Tell me and I may forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I will understand." - Chinese proverb "Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." -Johann von Goethe "Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought." - Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi "There are seven sins in the world: • Wealth without work. • Pleasure without conscience. • Knowledge without character. • Commerce without morality. • Science without humanity. • Worship without sacrifice • politics without principle. - Mahatma Gandhi "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal." Henry Ford 1863-1947, Founder of Ford Motor Company "Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us will put more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated." – Alexander Osburn "God, grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the Courage to change the things I can; and the Wisdom to know the difference." "It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died." - William Faulkner "Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light." Raymond Holliwell Writer 'He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.' -- Chinese proverb "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." Zig Ziglar Speaker and Author "Having served on various committees, I have drawn up a list of rules: Never arrive on time; this stamps you as a beginner. Don’t say anything until the meeting is half over; this stamps you as being wise. Be as vague as possible; this avoids irritating the others. When in doubt, suggest that a subcommittee be appointed. Be the first to move for adjournment; this will make you popular; it’s what everyone is waiting for." - Harry Chapman "The brighter you are, the more you have to learn." – Don Herold "One man with courage makes a majority." – Andrew Jackson "An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.“ Thomas Fuller, 1608-1661, British Clergyman and Author "I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky, / And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." - John Masefield 'Great hopes make great men.' --Thomas Fuller 1608-1661 'What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.' --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 'Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.' --Franklin D. Roosevelt 'The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it…..! --H. Norman Schwarzkopf "The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from shore." — Dale Carnegie "He who loves according to the guidance of reason strives as much as possible to repay the hatred, anger, or contempt of others toward himself with love and generosity." - Baruch Spinoza "Democracy is the most difficult of all forms of government, since it requires the widest spread of intelligence." - Will and Ariel Durant "All happy families resemble each other; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." – Eleanor Roosevelt 'General Exam Stress-Busting Tips: • Believe in yourself. there is no need to worry excessively. • Don't try to be perfect. Aim to do your best, none of us can be perfect all of the time. • Take steps to overcome problems. Stress won't help. • Don't keep things bottled up. Confiding in someone you trust and who will be supportive is a great way of alleviating stress and worry. • Keep things in perspective. The exams might seem like the most crucial thing right now, but in the grander scheme of your whole life they are only a small part. Tips for the revision period: • • • • • • Leave plenty of time to revise Develop a timetable Take short breaks. Try several revision techniques Don't drink too much coffee/drugs Regular moderate exercise – Walk, Yoga, tai chi etc. improve your concentration levels and help you to sleep better. Tips for the exam itself: • Avoid panic. Panicking will just make it harder • close your eyes and take several long, slow deep breaths. • mentally repeating "I am calm and relaxed" or "I know I will do fine". • If you still can't remember the information then move on to another question and return to this question later. • don't spend endless time criticising yourself for where you think you went wrong. • Congratulate yourself - for the things you did right, • learn from the bits - Important. "There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning." – Christopher Morley 'If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.' --Henry David Thoreau "There is no sure cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval." - George Santayana "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face ... You must do the thing which you think you cannot do...! - Eleanor Roosevelt "We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice – that is, until we have stopped saying, "I got lost," and say, "I lost it." – Sydney Harris "I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else's talent. Without Julius Erving, David Thompson, Walter Davis and Elgin Baylor, there never would have been a Michael Jordan. I evolved from them." – Michael Jordan "Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time." – Chilon "Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results." – Mark Victor Hansen “How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.” --William Shakespeare "Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." – Susan Ertz "A man without passion is only a latent force, only a possibility, like a stone waiting for the blow from the iron to give forth sparks." - Henri Amiel "Self-pity is our worst enemy, and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in the world." – Helen Keller "Make rest a necessity, not an objective. Only rest long enough to gather strength." – Jim Rohn "I am done with the monster of 'We,' the word of serfdom, of plunder, of misery, falsehod and shame. And now I see the free face of god, and I raise this god over the earth, this god whom men have sought since men came into being, this god who will grant them joy and peace and pride. This god, this one word: 'I.' " - Ayn Rand "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." – Anais Nin "Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own." - Goethe ―Work smarter, not harder….‖ "The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one." – Ralpho Waldo Emerson "Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much." - Erastus Wiman "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, ...it doesn't matter." - Mark Twain "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence." - Napoleon Bonaparte "It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin "Cherish your own vision and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements." – Napoleon Hill ―Felicidad es estar de acuerdo consigo mismo‖ - Luis Buñuel Happiness is getting on with yourself "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right." – Henry Ford ―My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose ….somehow we win out….!‖ — Ronald Reagan "Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've everything to do, and you've done it." – Margaret Thatcher "Never esteem men on account of their riches or their station. Respect goodness; find it where you may." – William Cobbett "Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training." - Anna Freud "The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs... one step at a time." — Joe Girard "As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live." - John Adams "What is moral is what you feel good after.― — Ernest Hemingway "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." - Alexander Pope "Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house." - Jules Henri Poincare Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln "A Dream is wish your heart makes." - Disney-Cinderella "Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves." - Ovid "The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back". — Abigail Van Buren "Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish…!" - Jean de la Fontaine "Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn to exercise his will — his personal responsibility." — Albert Schweitzer ―Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever . . .‖ --Isak Dinesen Excellence can be attained if you... * Care more than others think is wise. * Risk more than others think is safe. * Dream more than others think is practical. * Expect more than others think is possible. — Jim Gentil Who is this guy? Why should I listen to him? A Man Is Known By The Company He Keeps "It is always easier to fight for one‘s principles than to live up to them." -Alfred Adler "A rich man's joke is always funny." ~Proverb "The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it." ~Franklin P. Jones "All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific." ~Jane Wagner ―I guess I'm prolific because I have a simple and straight-forward style!‖ Isaac Asimov 'failure' is not falling down but in staying down ..! "Whatever failures I have known, whatever errors I have committed, whatever follies I have witnessed in public and private life have been the consequences of action without thought." — Bernard Baruch "We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them." - Kahlil Gibran ―A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty‖ — Sir Winston Churchill ―We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount … The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants‖ - Omar Bradley "Plan your work for today and every day, then work on your plan." — Norman Vincent Peale Once the mind has been stretched by a new idea it never returns to it's original size. "We are twice armed if we fight with faith." - Plato ―I know you think you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant‖ - President Richard Nixon, quoted from a nationally televised "White Water" related speech. "Listen for your tongue makes you deaf." - A Native American Proverb If you live in my heart, you live rent-free. - Irish Proverb "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." - Winnie the Pooh "The greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother." 'I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.' --Pablo Picasso 'A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.' --Henry Brooks Adams 'The secret of success is sincerity.' --Jean Giraudoux I know you think you understood what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant….! Anonymous… "Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." — Mary Frances Berry "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker." - John Maxwell "Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss "Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old― German saying… "Jeder, der sich die Fähigkeit erhält, Schönes zu erkennen, wird nie alt werden" by Franz Kafka You know the old saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover." My mother always told us this, but she added her own ending: "I like to read a chapter or two before I decide I don't like it." I have lived by this rule all my life, and it has never let me down. - Debie Grissom, Huntsville, AL "The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." - Benjamin Disraeli There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. - Don Herold "The greatest test of courage is to bear defeat without losing heart." -Robert G. Ingersoll "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bow lines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain "I maintained my edge by staying a student; you always have something to learn." — Jackie Joyner-Kersee By accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love, he may rule the world forever Chinese Proverb. "Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything." - Mary Hemingway "Growing Younger, Living Longer" Deepak Chopra "May the kid Spirit within you come out and shine today!!!!" Joe Dreamer, Dreams alive.com "You be the change that you wish to see in the world" -- GHANDI "We are what we repeatedly do." -Aristotle "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things." -- Amelia Earhart "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." -- Mother Teresa "The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." -Dorothy Nevill "You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset" – you…! -- Tom Hopkins "You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning somersaults. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities." -- William J. H. Boetcker "If you tell the truth, you have infinite power supporting you; but if not, you have infinite power against you." --Charles Gordon "Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun." --Mary Lou Cook The world is now living apart, in compartments on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, caste, convictions etc. The world has become united only in the form of a heap; it has not been melted in the crucible of love and molded in the image of God. -Baba According to its circumstances and requirements, each country develops its own store of knowledge, Values and culture. And this is the proof of its validity. No one has the right to criticize it. And each system is designed to promote the human personality. --Baba "Learn to let go. That is the key to happiness" - Buddha God created everything in the universe for man, kept nothing for himself. Every creature has been given complete freedom. Everyone is free to enjoy anything he likes. But there is one limitation. For every action there shall be a corresponding reaction. Man is free to do as he pleases, subject to this rule. God inflicts no harm on anybody. Happiness or suffering are indeed fruits of your own action. -Bhagawan "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Joseph Chilton Pearce "I do not measure success by the quantity of what is in my checkbook, but by the quality of what is in my heart. --Jo McNamara "Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity." --Kahlil Gibran ―Each of us has a vision of the world that belongs to him alone, and when he dies that world dies with him. Others may share in some parts of it, but none will see it exactly as he does, nor will all experience it same way, for they are living with their own vision of reality.‖ --Louis L'Amour, Haunted Mesa "Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said." Jim Rohn "We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the objective is same." "Your family and your love must be cultivated like a garden. Time, effort, and imagination must be summoned constantly to keep any relationship flourishing and growing." Jim Rohn "Opportunities are usually disguised by hard work, so most people don't recognize them." - Ann Landers "The most difficult thing in the world is to reveal yourself, to express what you have to. As an artist, I feel that we must try many things -- but above all, we must dare to fail. You must have the courage to be bad -- to be willing to risk everything to really express it all." - John Cassavetes ―Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable‖ -Helen Keller "Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." -Erica Jong "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -Eleanor Roosevelt "Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think." --Dale Carnegie "Difficult people are the greatest teachers." --Pema Chodron "The universe is more like music than like matter." --Donald Hatch Andrews "The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the hearts and minds of men." --Allen E. Claxton "A desperation to escape a problem is the wrong way. A passion to understand it is the right way― - Vernon Howard "Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value." Albert Einstein Your genius waits within you….! ―Anything worth doing at all is worth doing well." - Teddy Roosevelt If It Isn't Broken, Don't Fix It Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. - Guillaume Apollinaire Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go. - Oscar Wilde "People with goals succeed because they know where they are going... It's as simple as that." – Earl Nightingale Sow the seeds called Name of God in the well-prepared field of the heart; feed it with the manure of faith; have discipline as the fence to keep out stray cattle, (Senses) Baba. "To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully." --Tryon Edwards "Be proactive. Ask yourself, 'Are my actions based on self-chosen values or on my moods, feelings and circumstances?'" --Steven Covey You don‘t have to stay up nights to succeed. You just have to stay ‗awake‘ days. "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." -- Anatole France "He is able who thinks he is able." -Buddha "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go…! "Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear." -- Mark Twain "Real knowledge is to know the extent of ones ignorance." -- Confucius "We've all heard the expression, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Well, I've got a good question for you: What if it's true? Wouldn't that be easy to do - to eat an apple a day? Here's the problem: It's also easy not to do." Jim Rohn "I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change." Jim Rohn "No man is ever old enough to know better." - Holbrook Jackson, "Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is, had to begin where he was." - Richard L. Evans To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. Learn from the mistakes of others, you may not live long enough to learn all from yours…! - Chinese Proverb "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. - Marcus Aurelius "Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least" - Goethe If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward A moment of peace and calm... A chance to b r e a t h e . . . and let go of any cares or concerns you may have... A moment just for you... Life is simpler when we take time to calm our minds and return to our essence Remember... Fear and Love cannot co-exist at the same time Love heals all... Search for your own faults; uproot them, throw them off. It is enough if you discover one fault of yours; that is better than discovering hundreds of faults of others. - Baba Engage always in good deeds and beneficial activities. Speak the truth, do not inflict pain by word or deed- or even by thought. That is the way to gain true peace, and that is the highest gain you can earn in this life. - Baba "What you give becomes an investment that will return to you multiplied at some point in the future." Jim Rohn ******** A focused mind is one of the most powerful forces in the Universe. -Swami Vivekananda Take Osama Bin Laden for example..! "The worst days of those who enjoy what they do are better than the best days of those who don't." Jim Rohn "Abundance of how but of what toward is not a question much one has one's attitude is what one has. - Rick Jarow "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson "We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true." -- Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President "Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." Jim Rohn "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." —Theodore Rubin "The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them." "The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. —Harold Taylor "The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. —Harold Taylor "Mark Twain once said, ―I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is I can‘t find anybody who can tell me what they want.‖ "We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true." -- Woodrow Wilson, 28th US President Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door People can be divided into two classes: those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, 'Why wasn't it done the other way?' - Oliver Wendell Holmes "Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are." --John Wooden You cannot shake hands with closed fist…! Indira Gandhi Look at competition as a positive thing, not a necessary evil. Then develop a plan that will give you the competitive edge. ~Red Auerbach, coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go…!. - Oscar Wilde "Some things you have to do every day. Eating 30 apples on first day of the month, just isn't going to get the job done…!" "Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals." Jim Rohn When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one, which has opened for us. - Helen Keller "Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure." Jim Rohn Quality in Life: ―The quality of a persons life is directly related to their commitment to excellence regardless of their chosen field of endeavor‖ Maybe this world is another planet's hell. -- Aldous Huxley Count that day as lost, in which you have not put a smile on someone's face -- Nkechi Unamba "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." -- Aristotle "Well done is better than well said." -- Benjamin Franklin See everything as a witness; do not plunge and get entangled. When the shackles are loosened you will feel happy and light. - Baba You must first have a clear understanding of nature of the goal- God or Goodness or the Universal Absolute, any name or whatever you conceive him to be - its grandeur, its beneficence, its magnificence. Then, that understanding itself will prompt it and urge you towards it. The Universal of which you are a unit is pure, true, ego less, unlimited and everlasting. Contemplate on it and your innate egolessness, truth, purity and eternality will manifest itself more and more everyday. - Baba ― Only the great shall own a mistake, only a few learn from a mistake, These are the few blessed ones who are most benefited from the mistake.‖ "Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." -- Betty Smith "The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.― Jim Rohn We have our differences, yes. We have different cultures, of course. We look different to one another, sure. But we‘re all traveling through the cosmos on the same spacecraft, we are truly one world, one people. and we can‘t destroy part of the ship. Jim Rohn, responding to US Terrorist attack ―When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again. --Edith Hamilton, historian Problem Solving: Mental activity leading from an unsatisfactory state to a more desired ‗goal state‘ (Kurfiss 1988) ―When ever there is a ‗gap‘ between where you are now and where you want to be, and you don‘t know how to find a way to cross that gap, you have a problem‖ (Hayes 1989) We make our ‗living‘ by what we get, We make our ‗life‘ by what we give. * FEEDBACK * "The Breakfast of Champions" PURPOSE STATEMENT: To inform, inspire and empower people to be their best-- personally and professionally. ―Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.‖ --Stephen Covey ―You are seeking joy and peace in far-off places. But the spring of joy is in your heart. The haven of peace is in yourself.‖ --Satya Sai Baba "Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." --Mark Twain "Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry." --Mark Twain Feedback – The Breakfast of Champions..! No great man ever became great by imitation. -Samuel Johnson "Be a collector of good ideas, but don't trust your memory. The best collecting place for all your ideas and information that comes your way is your journal." Jim Rohn ―A mark of a civilized society is how well it looks after the old, the sick & the vulnerable‖ :BMJ editorial ―Most homes valued at over $250,000, have a library‖ That should tell us something..! - Jim Rohn ― Put your ‗heart‘ in whatever you do. Your life tomorrow, will be the result of your attitudes and the choices you make today…‖ Shashi Hate is a poison we take, hoping someone else will die…! Project Aspire.. "Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want." Jim Rohn ―Every job is a self portrait of the person who does it‖ Autograph your work with excellence…! A Man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm..! "You never know what you had until it's gone" --Scapps Jr. Ignorance is ‗ignoring to change‘ Intelligence is making the change. -- Barbara Padbury The only person who never makes a mistake is the person who never does anything…! - Theodore Roosevelt "The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today." --Harriet Beecher Stowe "What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do." "Children…, have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present, which seldom happens to us." --Jean de La Bruyere “The person who knows one thing and does it better than anyone else, even if it only be the art of raising lentils, receives the crown he merits. If he raises all his energy to that end, he is a benefactor of mankind and is rewarded as such.” --Og Mandino "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children... to leave the world a better place... To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson "The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said." Perception strong & sight weak. " In strategy, it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things." If you're often inclined to toss your clothes onto the chair rather than hanging them in the closet, be careful. It could suggest a lack of discipline. And remember, a lack of discipline in the small areas of life can cost you heavily in the more important areas of life. “You cannot clean up your company until you learn the discipline of cleaning your own garage” If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything…! He who joyfully marches in rank and file, Has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, Since for him the spinal cord would suffice…!‖ -Albert Einstein If we are not creative, we are wasting our brain‖ Too many of us get so absorbed in the process of earning A living that we forget about „living‟. We look for answers instead of being inspired by strong reasons. We respond to our circumstances instead of using the ability to create new and better circumstances. You see, we don‟t need more experience. We already have all that we need to attract all that we want. The answer isn‟t found in needing more, it's found in becoming more… I know not, with what weapons World War III will be fought, But I do know that World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones..! - Albert Einstein "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work." -- Aristotle "Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." - Sydney J. Harris Anything worth doing at all is worth doing well ‖ Motivation doesn't last, but neither does taking a bath.. That's why we recommend it DAILY…! Zig Ziglar.. "The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose." ―We can complain that the rosebush has thorns or rejoice that The thorn bush has roses.‖ -- Abe Lincoln Pessimist Vs Optimist We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -- Aristotle ―Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach‖ -- Anthony Robbins "I would not fear nor wish my fate, but boldly say each night, to-morrow let my sun display, or in clouds hide them; I have lived today." -- Abraham Crowley "He who joyfully marches in rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice…!" -Albert Einstein Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confidant it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose." -- Lyndon B. Johnson “Fascination is one step beyond interest. Interested people want to know if it works. Fascinated people, want to learn how it works” -- Jim Rohn We rate ability in men by what they finish, not by what they attempt… "Often the difference between a success and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take the calculated risk and to act." --Dr. Maxwell Maltz Those who belong to the future spend less time looking at yesterday.. "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." -- Sir Winston Churchill “We are all ordinary people. And it's the extraordinary people Who know it.” -- G. K. Chesterton "If someone ruins the first part of your life, there's no reason to give them the rest." "Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice: it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." -- William Jennings Bryan People take different roads seeking fulfillment & happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr. "A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation." -- Molière "The purpose of life is a life of purpose." -- Robert Byrne Time„ is a great teacher; unfortunately it kills all it's pupils "You know you're getting old when all the names in your black book have M. D. after them„!" -- Arnold Palmer "Those that can, do. Those that can do better, teach." To handle yourself, use your head, To handle others, use your heart… ger is only one lett short of danger..! Develop Sincere Desire for Goal; Out of Fire of Desire Comes Success… ―Find the key to yourself and every door in the world is open to you‖ Mother.. "Do good… and good will follow you." Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it. Yesterday is ―History‖ Tomorrow is a ―Mystery‖ Today is the gift. That is why it is called ―Present‖ "It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from Your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result." -- Gandhi "The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live." - Joan Borysenko "The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone." -- Orison Swett Marden "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't." -- Anatole France "To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." -- Gandhi ―I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavour‖ Henry David Thoreau ―Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power‖ — Abraham Lincoln "Associate with the noblest people, you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people." -- Professor Thomas Davidson ―Life‘s battles don‘t go always to the stronger or faster man, but sooner or later, the man who wins is the man who thinks he can‖ Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people Genius silently acts. Inspiring Success: "Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." -- Betty Smith Meaning in Life: "The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it." -- Carl Jung ―The marvelous richness of human experience would lose some of joy if there were no limitations to overcome.‖ ―The hilltop hour would not be so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.‖ Hellen Keller Do not fear mistakes… fear only the absence of constructive and corrective responses to those mistakes… "Those who wish to sing always find a song." -- Swedish Proverb "Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater." -- William Hazlitt "He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for." -- Moroccan Proverb "Great ability develops and reveals itself increasingly with every new assignment." - Baltasar Gracian "The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it." -- Epicurus Life is like an icecream cone. You got to eat it when you get it. You got to eat it fast. Because if you don't, it's going to melt all over your hand and down your arm….! "Beauty is only skin deep, but it's a valuable asset if you're poor or haven't any sense." -- Kin Hubbard Response-Ability Between stimulus and response, Only man has the ability to choose a response. An animal just reacts.