Inspirational And Motivational Quotes

Live for Today, Plan for Tomorrow, Party Tonight.Author: Unknown


There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.Author: Unknown


When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.Author: Unknown


Failure is an event, never a person. Author: Unknown


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.Author: Eleanor Roosevelt


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Author: Anonymous


While I can run, I’ll run; while I can walk, I’ll walk; when I can only crawl, I’ll crawl. But by the grace of God, I’ll always be moving forward-Author: Cavett Robert


Failure is an event, never a person.Author: Unknown


To make yourself exceptional is the biggest achievement of your life.Author: Unknown


I never knew an early-rising, hardworking, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest, who complained of bad luck. A good character, good habits, and iron industry are impregnable to the assaults of all the ill-luck that fools ever dreamed Author: Joseph Addison


It’s how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success. Author: David Feherty


Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life. Author: Mary Kay Ash


Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. Author: Elmer G. Letterman


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. Author: Gary Mark Gilmore


It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.Author: Anonymous


Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. Author: Norman Vincent Peale


The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.Author: Roy E. Moody


No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. Author: William Penn


There are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.Author: Unknown


Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it Author: Sir Winston Churchill


He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has. Author: Henry Ward Beecher


Pray not for things, but for wisdom and courage.Author: Unknown


When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge. Author: Terry Bradshaw


Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems.Author: Paul J. Meyer


Healthy narcissism is the key to weight loss.Author: John F. Murray


Those who hate me, motivate me.Author: Elnora Allen


Endow your will with such power. That at every turn of fate it so be, That God Himself asks of His Slave “What is it that pleases thee?”Author: Allama Iqbal


Politeness is an inexpensive way to make friends.Author: William Feather


The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.Author: Anonymous
Self-love and inspiration is worth more than a thousand bent gold spoons!Author: John F. Murray

10 Things You May Not Know About Motivation

  1. We are naturally motivated by default. It’s only when obstacles appear that we lose our motivation.
  2. You’re not lazy. People like to claim that they are just lazy or that other people are lazy. When related to motivation, saying that someone is lazy is just another way of saying that they are unmotivated.
  3. Confusion is an obstacle. Often, we fail to take action on our goals because we’re confused about what the next step is or we’re confused about which tools we need to use in order to take action. If you know to look out for this as an obstacle, it’s easier to remove than when you’re off looking in another direction…or not looking at all.
  4. The way you think is an obstacle…and support. Your self-talk (or internal dialogue) greatly influences your actions. Think you can accomplish your goal? You can. Think you can’t accomplish your goal? You can’t. So pay attention to how you’re thinking.
  5. Motivation requires a goal. People sometimes say, “I’m just not motivated lately.” Motivated to do what? You must have a goal or objective in order to get motivated. Some people confuse a lack of energy or optimism for having a lack of motivation. Motivation is always goal-focused.
  6. You can’t hold yourself accountable. Okay, in rare cases you can, but most of the time, it’s exceptionally difficult for you to hold yourself accountable for anything. When you make up the rules, you can bend or break them if nobody is watching or aware of the rules.
  7. Motivation contracts are powerful. Everybody says to write down your goals. But without clearly defined consequences for not following the plan and how the consequences will be enacted, many goal plans will fail. A motivation contract covers every detail of goal achievement, including how to hold you accountable, which requires one or more people who will hold the key to your consequence and the power to execute the consequence.
  8. Pain is the third-best motivator. Trying to avoid a painful consequence is typically going to motivate you more than trying to gain a specific reward. It’s a lot harder to overcome the inertia of everyday life to work hard, sometimes for days or weeks, to gain a positive reward.
  9. Accountability is the second-best motivator. Why? Because accountability usually includes painful consequences and they usually hit us on a deep emotional level. With accountability, the goal is usually more well-defined and there is usually one person or a group of people tracking your progress and holding you accountable.
  10. Enthusiasm is the best motivator of all. Everyone likes to think that they are more motivated by positive consequences than by negative ones. It’s a lovely idea, but very much not true. When it comes to motivation, pain is a far more powerful motivator than pleasurable rewards. But Enthusiasm breaks this rule. There is something mind-blowing about enthusiasm. When you hook into a goal that you connect with on all levels and it really resonates with who you are, then your enthusiasm explodes. If you have enthusiasm, you don’t need contracts, accountability, or any other motivation strategies or tricks. You will be self-propelled to take action simply because you want to and you’re excited to do so. This kind of motivation is pretty rare though. But it is, indeed, the absolute best motivator because it’s intrinsic and natural.

Motivational Quotations to cheer you up

A leader knows what to do; a manager knows merely how to do it.-Ken Adelman


They should rule who are able to rule best.-Aristotle

The lash may force men to physical labor, it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.-Sholem Asch


Great leaders and dedicated followers make a winning team.-Author Unknown

If you want to be comfortable — take an easy job. If you aspire to leadership, take off your coat.-Author Unknown


A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.- Arnold Bennett


It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs; they expect too much of ordinary men.- Thucydides


The leader of a group is usually the individual who possesses the greatest number of desirable character traits or the individual who can make the greatest improvement in those traits through training and experience. -Bingham


He who governs should possess energy without fanaticism, principles without demagogy, severity without cruelty; he must neither be weak, not vacillating, nor, so to express it, must he be ashamed of his duty-Napoleon Bonaparte


A leader is a dealer in hope-Napoleon Bonaparte


The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


Man’s reach should exceed his grasp, or what’s a heaven for? -Robert Browning

Life is not a static thing. The only people who do not change their minds are incompetents in asylums, and those in cemeteries.-Everett McKinley Dirksen


Parents learn a lot from their children about coping with life.-Muriel Spark


If you don’t know [your family’s] history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.-Michael Crichton

Obstacles to Manifesting our Desires

Obstacles to manifesting our desires can come in many forms but the one thing they have in common is distraction. The distraction of attention leads to expectation of the opposite of that which we want. It is a matter of where our attention is at that pulls us toward that; which is the focus of our attention.

Attention is the universal self-magnet that draws us toward the thing or place we may place our attention in; if it is depression we have our attention focused in lack and disappointment.

If it is love we are as in effect blinded by love as the expression so goes. So our attention is not on the goal we may have that we wish to manifest. However in love it is easier to shift to manifesting and bring about our desires much more quickly than depression.

Love is a more positive quality of expectancy of abundance and good things hence love helps manifest desires and goals if we are placing our attention on those goals and desires in love.

There may be other distractions as boredom or apathy these are closer to the depression side than the love side so again they have a negative quality and expectancy of failure or lack “ah I give up this is going no-where anyway.” See that is expecting to receive nothing to achieve nothing. Expect nothing and nothing is what you will be given.

Other distractions may be things we like as in blinded by love we may also have other things blind us so we run out of time and forget to place our attention in the future we are molding by our attention. These things could be Television, Games, Music, and or Friends, anything we may like doing can become a distraction. I am not saying we must eliminate all distractions yes we may enjoy all of these but we also need remember if we want something we must take the time to build it and building it does require our attention on it.

If I want something done it will not get done while I am watching television, playing games, talking with friends, or listening to music. I can do it while I play music in the back ground and this may even help but putting my full attention on just listening and doing nothing else will not let me get something I want done.

It becomes imperative I set some time aside that is my time to work on what I am trying to get done, this is my time of no distraction this is my constructive time that I am now in the process of achievement. All the rest was entertainment; that is the process of stagnation, how many times have you had such a good time you said wow where did all the time go, as much as that was a great time how much was achieved in that time constructive to getting your project done?

This same rule holds true for our attention to manifesting our goals henceforth we need to set aside at least some portion we will be using towards focusing on manifesting our goals.

Leadership Quotes

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.- Jim Rohn

A leader is best When people barely know he exists, When his work is done, his aim fulfilled, They will say: We did it ourselves.- Lao Tzu

A leader, once convinced that a particular course of action is the right one, must….be undaunted when the going gets tough.- Ronald Reagan

A most important key to successful leadership is your ability to direct and challenge the very best that is in those whom you lead.- Unknown Author

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.- Brian Tracy

Consensus is the negation of leadership.- Margaret Thatcher

He that cannot obey, cannot command.- Benjamin Franklin

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.- Aristotle

Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.- Jim Rohn

If you’re in a leadership position now or have your sights set on one, it’s important for you to figure out what your strengths and weaknesses are, then assess where to go from there. Take some time to sit down and try to review your personal strengths and weaknesses. I think you’ll find it’s a very eye-opening exercise.- Donald Trump

Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.- Vince Lombardi

Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems.- Brian Tracy

Leadership is not magnetic personality / that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people / that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.- Peter Drucker

No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.- Andrew Carnegie

People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader works in the open, and the boss in covert. The leader leads, and the boss drives.- Theodore Roosevelt

Respect is the key determinant of high performance leadership. How much people respect you determines how well they perform.- Brian Tracy

The three C’s of leadership are Consideration,Caring,and Courtesy.- Brian Tracy

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.-Albert Einstein

101 Greatest Inspirational Quotes of All Time

1.”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

2.”There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”Napoleon Hill

3.”We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.”Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

4.”Some men go through life absolutely miserable because, despite the most enormous achievement, they just didn’t do one thing—like the architect who didn’t build St Paul’s. I didn’t quite build St Paul’s, but I stood on more mountaintops than possibly I deserved.”Lord Thorneycroft

5.”Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”John Wooden

6.”The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”Walter Bagehot

7.”The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.”Thomas Edison

8.”Most of us can learn to live in perfect comfort on higher levels of power. Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon – deeper and deeper strata of explosible material, ready for use by anyone who probes so deep. The human individual usually lives far within his limits.”William James

9.”Your circumstances may be uncongenial, but they shall not remain so if you only perceive an ideal and strive to reach it. You cannot travel within and stand still without.”James Allen

10.”People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.”Norman Vincent Peale

11.”Act as if you have already achieved your goal and it is yours.”Dr. Robert Anthony

12.”People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this 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

13.”We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye… The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.”Jacob Bronowski

14.”Activity and sadness are incompatible.”Christian Bovee

15.”Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake…”Marie Beyon Ray

16.”You are what you think about all day long.”Dr. Robert Schuller

17.”When you’re through changing, you’re through.”-Bruce Barton

18.”Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”-William Faulkner

19.”Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret – curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.”Walt Disney

20.”Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradles. And how can we generate this imponderable quality, which is yet so invaluable most quickly? By thinking that other people are inferior to oneself.”Virginia Woolf

21.”You become what you think about.”Earl Nightingale

22.”Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”St. Francis of Assisi

23.”Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”Helen Keller

24.”The reality of life is that your perceptions – right or wrong – influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.”Roger Birkman

25.”All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.Henry Miller

26.”Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”Henry David Thoreau

27.”Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”Calvin Coolidge

28.”Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”Robert Louis Stevenson

29.”What helps luck is a habit of watching for opportunities, of having a patient, but restless mind, of sacrificing one’s ease or vanity, of uniting a love of detail to foresight, and of passing through hard times bravely and cheerfully.”Charles Victor Cherbuliez

30.”Introspection is self-improvement and therefore introspection is self-centeredness. Awareness is not self-improvement. On the contrary, it is the ending of the self, of the “I,” with all its peculiar idiosyncrasies, memories, demands, and pursuits. In introspection there is identification and condemnation. In awareness there is no condemnation or identification; therefore, there is no self-improvement. There is a vast difference between the two.”Jiddu Krishnamurti

31.”The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. “Richard M. DeVos

32.”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 Lorimer

33.”With one day’s reading a man may have the key in his hands.”Ezra Pound

34.”It takes real courage to do battle in the unspectacular task. We always listen for the applause of our co-workers. He is courageous who plods on, unlettered and unknown…. In the last analysis it is this courage, developing between man and his limitations, that brings success.”Alice Foote MacDougall

35.”You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”Dale Carnegie

36.”Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”Mark Twain

37.”Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”Leo Buscaglia

38.”Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.”Katherine Mansfield

39.”To dream magnificently is not a gift given to all men, and even for those who possess it, it runs a strong risk of being progressively diminished by the ever-growing dissipation of modern life and by the restlessness engendered by material progress. The ability to dream is a divine and mysterious ability; because it is through dreams that man communicates with the shadowy world which surrounds him. But this power needs solitude to develop freely; the more one concentrates, the more one is likely to dream fully, deeply.”Charles Baudelaire

40.”We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and then leap in the dark to our success.”Henry David Thoreau

41.”Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working 24 hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.”Tom Blandi

42.”Don’t measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.”John Wooden

43.”Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.”Winston Churchill

44.”The question of place and climate is most closely related to the question of nutrition. Nobody is free to live everywhere; and whoever has to solve great problems that challenge all his strength actually has a very restricted choice in this matter. The influence of climate on our metabolism, its retardation, its acceleration, goes so far that a mistaken choice of place and climate can not only estrange a man from his task but can actually keep it from him: he never gets to see it.”Friedrich Nietzsche

45.”Man’s greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes – obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.”Victor Hugo

46.”There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment…. It gives warmth and good feeling to all your personal relationships.”Norman Vincent Peale

47.”If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.”David Viscott

48.”I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”Gen. George Patton

49.”I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.”Abraham Lincoln

50.”Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”Ella Fitzgerald

51.”The problem with most failing businesses is not that their owners don’t know enough about finance, marketing, management, and operations — they don’t, but those things are easy enough to learn — but that they spend their time and energy defending what they think they know. My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know but because of their insatiable need to know more.”Michael Gerber

52.”Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant of metals.”Voltaire

53.”Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations.”Federico Fellini

54.”Personal change, growth, development, identity formation—these tasks that once were thought to belong to childhood and adolescence alone now are recognized as part of adult life as well. Gone is the belief that adulthood is, or ought to be, a time of internal peace and comfort, that growing pains belong only to the young; gone the belief that these are marker events—a job, a mate, a child—through which we will pass into a life of relative ease.Lillian Breslow Rubin

55.”Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.”Aldous Huxley

56.”The abundant life does not come to those who have had a lot of obstacles removed from their path by others. It develops from within and is rooted in strong mental and moral fiber.”William Mather Lewis

57.”When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”Lao Tzu

58.”Discovery consists in seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”Albert von Szent-Gyorgyi

59.”I just keep going up there and keep swinging at them. If I strike out two or three times in a game or fail to get a hit for a week, why should I worry? Let the pitchers worry, they’re the guys who’re gonna suffer later on.”Babe Ruth

60.”Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions.”Kahlil Gibran

61.”The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them. “Denis Waitley

62.”Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”Martin Luther King, Jr.

63.”Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.”Will Durant

64.”The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promises—it is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbook—it holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security.”John F. Kennedy

65.”One must marry one’s feelings to one’s beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in one’s life.” “The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.”Napoleon Hill

66.”What keeps so many people back is simply unwillingness to pay the price, to make the exertion, the effort to sacrifice their ease and comfort. “Orison Swett Marden

67.”Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing, that we see too late the one that is open.”Alexander Graham Bell

68.”Imagination rules the world.”Napoleon Bonaparte

69.”There is a power under your control that is greater than poverty, greater than the lack of education, greater than all your fears and superstitions combined. It is the power to take posession of your own mind and direct it to whatever ends you may desire.”Andrew Carnegie

70.”Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”John Updike

71.”Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it. “Rabindranath Tagore

72.”Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain

73.”Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.”Horace

74.”We must remember the past, define the future, and challenge the present—wherever and however we can. It will take the rest of our lives even to begin. But then, what else have we to do?”Jane O’Reilly

75.”Commitment, by its nature, frees us from ourselves and, while it stands us in opposition to some, it joins us with others similarly committed. Commitment moves us from the mirror trap of the self absorbed with the self to the freedom of a community of shared values.” Michael Lewis

76.”Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.”Samuel Johnson

77.”Destiny is not a 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

78.” In things pertaining to enthusiasm, no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.”Henry Ward Beecher

79.”It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”William Somerset Maugham

80.”We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it.”Peter F. Drucker

81.”The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. “Ben Stein

82.”One’s self-image is very important because if that’s in good shape, then you can do anything, or practically anything.”Sir John Gielgud

83.”I want to remind you that success in life is based on hard slogging. There will be periods when discouragement is great and upsetting, and the antidote for this is calmness and fortitude and a modest yet firm belief in your competence. Be sure that your priorities are in order so that you can proceed in a logical manner, and be ever mindful that nothing will take the place of persistence.”Walter Annenberg

84.”My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is within you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.”Helen Hayes

85.”To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

86.”I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”Michael Jordan

87.”To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labor.”Robert Louis Stevenson

88.”The thinking person has the strange characteristic to like to create a fantasy in the place of the unsolved problem, a fantasy that stays with the person even when the problem has been solved and truth made its appearance.”Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

89.”You are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power; and yet you have the key in your own hands, and you may use it the moment you learn to control your thoughts.”Napoleon Hill

90.”Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can’t prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives.”Jesse Herman Holmes

91.”Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin. “Robert Collier

92.”If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”Milton Berle

93.”An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.”Washington Irving

94.”Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that attitude, follow it.”William James

95.”Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”Napoleon Hill

96.”What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do.”John Ruskin

97.”If you want to make life easy, make it hard.Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

98.”Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

99.”Success is a consequence and must not be a goal.”Gustave Flaubert

100.”You wake up in the morning, and lo! your purse is magically filled with twenty-four hours of the unmanufactured tissue of the universe of your life. It is yours. It is the most precious of possessions. No one can take it from you. It is unstealable. And no one receives either more or less than you receive.”Arnold Bennett

101.”The first step to becoming is to will it.”Mother Teresa

Thought of the day-Wise Words

Time Management

“Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and get to work. — H.L. Hunt

Motivational

“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…If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” — Henry David Thoreau

Positive Quotes

“It is the Law that any difficulties that can come to you at any time, no matter what they are, must be exactly what you need most at the moment, to enable you to take the next step forward by overcoming them. The only real misfortune, the only real tragedy, comes when we suffer without learning the lesson.” — Emmet Fox

Inspirational Quotes

“In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.” — Brian Tracy

Success Quotes

“When people say to me: “How do you do so many things?” I often answer them without meaning to be cruel: “How do you do so little?” It seems to me that people have vast potential. Most people can do extraordinary things if they have the confidence or take the risks. Yet most people sit in front of the TV and treat life as if it goes on forever.” — Phillip Adams

Thought of the day-Why Think Positive?

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Why Think Positive?
When things go wrong, remember:
It’s not WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU that matters most, It’s HOW YOU THINK about what happens to you.
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EXAMPLE:
Let’s say that you are at the airport, waiting to catch a flight, and the airline tells you, “Sorry! Mechanical trouble. You won’t be leaving for three hours!”
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You are furious. You tell yourself:
“This is terrible! This is a disaster!”
While you remain stressed, things will get worse! People will trip over you, spill coffee in your lap and lose your baggage.
When you fight life, life always wins!
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Then finally you cool down. You tell yourself:
“There’s nothing I can do about it. I’ll make the most of it.” Suddenly, everything changes!
From nowhere an old friend appears, or you make a new friend, or you stumble on a fresh opportunity and life begins to support you.
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Once we change our thoughts about a
“bad situation”, we can take advantage of it.
Life’s great opportunities mostly arrive disguised as misfortune and disaster.
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Thought of the day – An Empty Boat

A monk decides to meditate alone, away from his monastery.

He takes his boat out to the middle of the lake, moors it there, closes his eyes and begins his meditation.

After a few hours of undisturbed silence, he suddenly feels the bump of another boat colliding with his own.
With his eyes still closed, he senses his anger rising, and by the time he opens his eyes, he is ready to scream at the boatman who dared disturb his meditation.
But when he opens his eyes, he sees it’s an empty boat that had probably got untethered and floated to the middle of the lake.

At that moment, the monk achieves self-realization, and understands that the anger is within him; it merely needs the bump of an external object to provoke it out of him.

From then on, whenever he comes across someone who irritates him or provokes him to anger,he reminds himself, “The other person is merely an empty boat. The anger is within me.”

Take time for introspection & search for answer:

Empty boat” is a famous & fabulous metaphor. Its value lies in its implementation.

How to Motivate Competitive Team Mates?

If you’re looking for a source for Teamwork Tips, you’ve come to the right place. Teams are often mixed bags of different types of personalities, skill sets, and egos. Competitiveness is a characteristic that varies between teams, but for some, can be their downfall if handled incorrectly. Today’s article is on the importance of using the natural competitiveness that is inherent within us all, to create that positive working attitude which will increase the productivity of the teams you work in.

How to handle competitive team mates.

Competitiveness is often seen as a negative characteristic; often associated with immorality, aggression and self-centered behaviour. Part of this stigma exists for a very valid reason, but there’s no denying that competitive spirit is a brilliant motivation tool. Humans are hardwired to be very competitive creatures. In life we naturally we have to compete for everything, including jobs, partners and even restaurant tables! We all have a competitive spirit to some extent, although it is more prevalent in certain people than others.

But firstly, lets take a quick look at what competitiveness is. From a teamwork point of view, there are actually two types: Constructive and Destructive.

‘Constructive’ Competitiveness.

Constructive competitiveness occurs when the individual is competing against an ‘outside’ threat that is remote from the team, for example, another team or company. Constructive competitiveness also covers when the individual competes against themselves. This type brings a positive benefit to the team because if the team succeeds, the competitor is too remote for there to be any negative consequences for the team. For instance if a marketing team for Loreal successful bring a product to market; beating the equivilant team from Procter and Gamble, then from Loreal’s point of view, it’s win win.

‘Destructive’ Competitiveness.

Destructive competitiveness occurs when close peers, collegues or family compete. So for most teamwork cases, this would include competition within the team. While it’s true that some leaders could pull this off well, on the whole you’ll do well to avoid it. When both competitors reside in the same team, then it guarantees that the team will feel the effects of the winner and the loser, which effectively cancel out. As pressure increases, team members may start withholding infomation from one another, or even subtley sabotageing or undermining the other’s efforts. In this kind of environment, success is only a selfish gain, and the overall effect on the team is negative. Enron encouraged this level of competitiveness by routinely laying off those who featured in the lowest 10% performing employees.

How to encourage constructive competitiveness

If you want to unleash the competitiveness in a positive way within your friends or collegues:

  • Give your employees a solid reputation to uphold
  • Compare your employees to their external rivals and challenge them to beat them.
  • Set your worker a tough goal to meet, and support with praise.

Our natural competitiveness will instinctly take over once the right challenge has been set. No-one can resist the opportunity to prove an admirer right, or accept a tough personal challenge and excel above others.

Remembering my warning before about destructive competitiveness; a ‘rival’ to beat must exist outside of your organisation, or so remote from the individual that there will be no negativity between them. If you successfully set your own friends or team mates challenges such as these, you will fill them with a sense of motivation and enthuasiasm that would only come them taking on a competitive challenge and personally striving to win!