Thursday, April 28, 2011

Inspirations for Friday, April 29, 2011


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View Video Above by Omekongo

Gratitude is a duty which ought to be paid, but which none have a right to expect.

Jean Jacques Rousseau
1712-1778, Philosopher and Writer

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Your real purpose in life is to develop yourself. To successfully do this you must always be working toward a goal.

Bob Proctor

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Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

Anonymous - Shared by Harvey Alston

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Apr. 28, 2011



You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

Mahatma Gandhi
1869-1948, Political and Spiritual Leader

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Surprises, by their nature, come in disguise, masked sometimes as disappointments or detours when they're in fact dreams turning solid, if you'll just step aside and give them some air.

Nancy Gibbs

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Aim at the sun and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if you had aimed at an object on a level with yourself.

F. Hawes

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Inspirations for Wednesday, April 27, 2011



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See Interview with Bob Burg, Co-Author of "The Go-Giver" above.

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Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
1749-1832, Poet, Novelist, and Scientist

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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
(1802-1885) French Writer

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If success is not on your own terms - if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your own heart - it is no success at all.

Anna Quindlen

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, April 26, 2011



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See Motivational Speaker Harvey Alston's signature close "Be The Best" above.

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I believe we can fly on the wings we create.

Melissa Etheridge

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If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.

B.J. Marshall

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Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone.

Thomas Carlyle
1795-1881, Philosopher and Author

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, April 25, 2011



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I praise loudly; I blame softly.

Catherine the Second
(1729-1796) Russian Empress

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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. 

Norman MacFinan

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If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
1904-1991, Journalist and Writer

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Inspirations for Friday, April 22, 2011



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See and hear Les Brown, Video 5 of 5 (It's Possible) above

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Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.

Dean Karnazes

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It is good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good too, to check up once in a while and make sure you haven't lost the things money can't buy.

George Lorimer
1867-1937, Editor of Saturday Evening Post

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Maturity is achieved when a person postpones immediate pleasures for long-term values.

Joshua L. Liebman

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Inspirations for Thursday, April 21, 2011



See and hear Les Brown, Video 4 of 5 (It's Possible) above

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When you paint success pictures in your mind, you initiate an inner process whereby your attitudes, hopes, aspirations, and enthusiasm are elevated in response to an image of a more promising future. Every person who aspires must first sell themselves hope, the promise of a better life.

U.S. Andersen
1917-1986, Author of The Magic In Your Mind

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It takes two seconds to tell the truth and it costs nothing. A lie takes time and it costs everything.

Randi Rhodes

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Inspirations for Wednesday, April 20, 2011



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See and hear Les Brown, Video 3 of 5 (It's Possible) above

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The nobler sort of man emphasizes the good qualities in others, and does not accentuate the bad. The inferior does the reverse.

Confucius
(551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher

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A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs; jolted by every pebble in the road.

Henry Ward Beecher
1813-1887, Preacher and Abolitionist

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, April 19, 2011



Hear Les Brown, Video 2 of 5 (It's Possible) above.  

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Knowledge comes by taking things apart: analysis. But wisdom comes by putting things together.

John A. Morrison

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Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

Paul McCartney
Singer/Songwriter

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, April 18, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, April 18, 2011




Inspirations for Monday, April 18, 2011

Hear Les Brown, Video 1 of 5 (It's Possible) above. 

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The individual who has time only for gossip and slander is too busy for success.  Each of us has a finite amount of time, energy, and money; you must choose for yourself how you will spend them. If you elect to squander your resources by demeaning others in an attempt to advance your own interests, you will soon find that so much of your time and energy has been spent on gossip and slander that you have little time left for yourself. If you deal in malicious information, you'll rarely be trusted. As the saying goes, "Those who talk about others to us will talk about us to others."

Napoleon Hill at www.naphill.org

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Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good.    

Calvin Coolidge

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Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.

Diane de Poitiers

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Inspirations for Friday, April 15, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launch Joining Forces



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None of us are responsible for our birth. Our responsibility is the use we make of life.

Joshua Henry Jones

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What is now proved was once only imagined.

William Blake (1757-1827) English Poet

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So let your deepest desires direct your aim. Set your sights far above the 'reasonable' target. The power of purpose is profound only if you have a desire that stirs the heart.

Price Pritchett
Author of You2

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Inspirations for Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Hear Solomon Burke, "A Change is Gonna Come" (Scroll Down)
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When you open your heart, and pour out your spirit, and you feel something that makes a difference in your life: that is the meaning of soul.
- Solomon Burke
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Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.   
- Swedish proverb
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You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading?  What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.
- Jim Rohn - 1930-2009, Author and Speaker
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Inspirations for Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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Above: Hear "The Will To Win" by Willie Jolley 
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When you are not practicing, remember, someone somewhere is practicing, and when you meet him he will win.
- Ed Macauley
Footnote: . . . OR "when you meet her she will win".--
As long as you live, keep learning how to live.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
- Lee Iococca
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High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly, and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.
- Robert H. Schuller, Televangelist, Pastor and Author

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, April 12, 2011


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Hear the words of Napoleon Hill delivering "What the mind can conceive . . . " above.
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Indifference never wrote great works, nor thought out striking inventions, nor reared the solemn architecture that awes the soul, nor breathed sublime music, nor painted glorious pictures, nor undertook heroic philanthropies. All these grandeurs are born of enthusiasm, and are done heartily.

Author unknown

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Inspirations for Monday,April 11, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, April 11, 2011

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Experience teaches only the teachable.

Vernon Law

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A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame someone else.

John Burroughs

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It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.   

Chinese proverb

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Inspirations for Friday, April 8, 2011

Inspirations for Friday, April 8, 2011


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If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.

David Viscott

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Mediocrity is a sin. Don't do your bit; do your best.

William F. Halsey, Jr.

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Don't concern yourself too much with how you are going to achieve your goal - leave that completely to a power greater than yourself. All you have to do is know where you're going. The answers will come to you of their own accord, and at the right time.

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Syndicated Radio Announcer and Author

P.S. - It wouldn't hurt to throw in a Business Plan - Henry Ford (me!)

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Inspirations for Thursday, April 7, 2011

Inspirations for Thursday, April 7, 2011


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I am happy and content because I think I am.

Alain-Rene Lesage

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The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

John F. Kennedy

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Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.

Olga Korbut
Olympic Gold Medallist Gymnast

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Inspirations for Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Inspirations for Wednesday, April 6, 2011


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What we consistently say and live for is what we really are.

Jesse Domingo

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When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu

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Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.

Benjamin Disraeli
1804-1881, British Prime Minister

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, April 5, 2011


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We can do only what we think we can do. We can be only what we think we can be. We can have only what we think we can have.  What we do, what we are, what we have, all depend upon what we think.

Robert Collier

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Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your mind. Put your whole soul to it.  Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
1803-1882, Essayist, Philosopher and Poet

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If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.

Buddhist Proverb

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Sunday, April 03, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, April 4, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, April 4, 2011


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If you want a place in the sun, you must leave the shade of the family tree.

Native American proverb

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In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

Albert Camus (1913-1960)
French Writer

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Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein

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