Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 1, 2011

Inspirations for Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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The following shared with us by DeLores Pressley:

“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It's why you were born. And how you become most truly alive." — OPRAH

Visit DeLores at http://www.delorespressley.com/

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Two very important days in one's life the day you're born and the day you find out why.

Kathy Ann Telford

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Creating the space to allow others into your heart means letting go of old issues.

Tijn Touber

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Inspirations for Tue., May 31, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from http://www.successisyou.org

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With sincerity, relationships would always be in check. With sincerity, kindness would go a long way. With sincerity, the power of prayers would be felt.

Jesse Domingo
http://www.facebook.com/jesse.domingo

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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
1898-1993, Speaker and Author

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Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows.  There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Sophia Loren
Actress

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, May 30, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, May 30, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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As we honor and remember our Veterans, may we keep them and all who represent the United States of America in our prayers, including those who occupy our embassies and serve in other military and civilian capacities abroad.
 
Also, please pray for the families of the victims, the survivors, and those still missing as a result of recent storms.

Inspiring others will help inspire you.  Please perform at least one random act of kindness today.

To each of you and your families, please have a safe Memorial day.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., May 27, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., May 27, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.    

George Bernard Shaw
(1856-1950) Irish Playwright

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Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa
(1910-1997) Albanian Missionary

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Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity.

Johann Kaspar Lavater
1741-1801, Poet and Physiognomist

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Yes and No are the two most important words that you will ever say. These are the two words that determine your destiny in life.

Author unknown

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., May 26, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., May 26. 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Hoping to live days of greater happiness, I forget that days of less happiness are passing by.

Elisabeth Bishop

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Take every choice you are offered. Have as much fun as you can, when you can. Do not shrink from life, and do not shrink from the choices.

Gwen Ifill

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Old age and the wear of time teach many things.

Sophocles

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., May 25, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., May 25, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Humans are responsible for the direction of our planet, and the greatest reward comes from service to the greater good.

Edgar Mitchell

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Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within.   

Steven H. Coogler

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If everyone swept in front of his house, the whole town would be clean.

Polish proverb

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., May 24, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., May 24, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

Maureen Dowd
Newspaper Columnist

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Feeling grateful or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.

Christiane Northrup
Medical Doctor and Author

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One's objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over. You see, your problem won't improve with age.

Warren Buffett

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., May 23, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., May 23, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.

Stephen R. Covey
Author and Speaker

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Let no man turn aside, ever so slightly, from the broad path of honour, on the plausible pretence that he is justified by the goodness of his end. All good ends can be worked out by good means.

Charles Dickens
(1812-1870) English Novelist

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To be able to practice five things everywhere under heaven constitutes perfect virtue... gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness.

Confucius
(551-479 BC) Chinese Philosopher

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., May 20, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., May 20, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.

Albert Einstein
1879-1955, Physicist

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What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility.

George Levinger

Editor Comment:  WELL NOW, that may be a good afterthought, but I would still vote in favor of some "BEFORE" thought!

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The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.

Marya Mannes
(1904-1990) American Journalist

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., May 19, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., May 19, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.

Aldous Huxley

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If you want to succeed in the world you must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a-coming.

John B. Gough

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I had rather do and not promise than promise and not do.

Arthur Warwick

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., May 18, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., May 18, 2011 from www.successisyou.org
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So it is, life is actually made up of our choices. We are the sum total of them, and if we hold to an attitude of love and thanksgiving for all the good things within our grasp we may have what all ambitious people long for - success.

Delma Neeley

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I'm quite sure that no friendship yields its true pleasure and nobility of nature without frequent communication, sympathy and service.
George E. Woodberry

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If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence.

Richard DeVos
Co-Founder of Amway

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., May 17, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., May 17, 2011 from www.successisyou.org
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There are no language barriers when you are smiling.

Allen Klein

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity. It turns problems into gifts, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Melodie Beattie
Writer

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I think a lot of what I was taught, gathered, and learned is worth keeping. Heritage and "wisdom" and simply personal family and local history enrich the one able to tap such information. As it is I wish I had garnered more from my grandparents and parents.

Gary Gygax

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., May 16, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., May 16, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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A BIG THANK YOU to Ors Banhidy for sharing the following:
“Even if you encounter opposition, have conviction and finish what you start. In the end, people will understand." - Kotaku Wamura

In 1967, Kotaku convinced the City Council of Fudai, Japan to build a 51-foot Seawall with a Flood Gate.  It took almost 12 years to build at a cost of 30 million dollars in today’s money.  Most were skeptical of his project.  On March 11, 2011 when the Tsunami hit, only one person in the town of 3,000 people lost his life – and he was on the other side of the wall looking after his ship.

Ors

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Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott
(1832-1888) American Writer

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When you decide what you want, it has to manifest...but only at the level of your belief.

Rich German
Author of Monetize Your Passion

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Inspirations for Thur & Fri, May 12 & 13 - Posted Late Because Blogger Was Down

Inspirations for Fri., May 13, 2011 from www.successisyou.org  

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Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if 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, Philosopher and Author

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Some people need to be more patient, and some people need to be less patient.

Michael Levine

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Every achiever that I have ever met says, 'My life turned around when I began to believe in me.

Dr. Robert H. Schuller
Minister and Author

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Inspirations for Thur., May 12, 2011

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You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.

Faith Baldwin

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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.

Howard W. Newton

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Henry Ford
1863-1947, Industrialist

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., May 12, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., May 12, 2011 from www.successisyou.org 

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You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.

Faith Baldwin

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Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.      

Howard W. Newton

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Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.

Henry Ford
1863-1947, Industrialist


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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., May 11, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., May 11, 2011

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Paradoxically, we cannot navigate clearly within a relationship unless we can live without it.

Harriet G. Lerner

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The successful man or woman has a guiding vision, a dream, a sense of focus. He or she has a clear idea of what he or she wants to have, do, or accomplish. It is the achiever's divine right to dream.

Dennis Kimbro

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I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.

John Steinbeck
1902-1968, Writer and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Monday, May 09, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, May 10, 2011



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This month, all manner of graduation speeches will be shared, from the short and to the point, to the long and sometimes boring.  Please listen above to "Ready for Takeoff," the 5 minute signature speech that helped to launch a speaking career.

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I have learned this at least by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau
1817-1862, Writer and Poet

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Stand up for what's right, in small matters and large ones, and always do what you promise.

Reuben Mark

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Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.

Hermann Hesse Siddhartha

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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., May 9, 2011



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A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

Charles Gordy

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Be careful what you spend your day touching because it will shape your mind, your body, and your heart.

Sam Keen
Speaker and Author

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Nothing in the competitive world of business is easy, but accomplishment usually results from knowing what you want to achieve and not giving up when inevitable obstacles get in the way.

James M. Zimmerman

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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., May 6, 2011

Basheer Jones Speech to Young Ladies

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Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities, but are instead people whose one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant.

Charles A. Cerami
Author

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To be human is to be creative. You don't have to go outside yourself to find creativity--You already have it. It lives in your heart and mind in every moment of every day.

Sandra Magasamen

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He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger.

Japanese proverb

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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., May 5, 2011



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It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.

Thomas Robert Gaines

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Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.

Mary Kay Ash
1915-2001, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

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Believe in people. The further one goes in life, the more his/her accomplishments depend on other people. Create an environment in which everyone can contribute and where diversity in all its dimensions prospers.

George M. C. Fisher

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., May 4, 2011



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When we play to the demands of others, we are putting through our heads what we think they want and we are using our energies to do that. When we are freed from that, we are free to move on to the job of defining ourselves.

Camille Cosby

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Have the courage and the wisdom and the vision to raise a definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man, and then strive mightily toward that goal.

Harold E. Stassen

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I live by this credo: Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something to laugh about if you try hard enough.

Red Skelton
1913-1997, Comedian

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Monday, May 02, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., May 3, 2011




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You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Mary Pickford
1893-1979, Actress and Producer

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Don't just dream about grandiose acts of doing good. Every day do small ones, that add up over time to positive patterns.

Marian Wright Edelman

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Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them.

Booker T. Washington
1856-1915, Educator and Writer

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Sunday, May 01, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, May 2, 2011




Inspirations for Monday, May 2, 2011

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ABOVE: See brief comments from President Obama at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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The May-June, 2011 issue of VISIONS Newsletter is available at http://visions.successisyou.org/PDF/Visions_May_2011.pdf.
  
Please use some or all of the many inspirational stories in this issue as today's INSPIRATIONS.

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