Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., June 30, 2011

Deliberately seek the company of people who influence you to think and act on building the life you desire.

Napoleon Hill
1883-1970, Author

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You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

Henry Drummond
1851-1897, Scientist and Author

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There may be obstacles, but keep going because the struggle is continuous.

Rachel Robinson

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Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.   

J. Andrews

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 29, 2011

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962, Former First Lady, Author and Speaker

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There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves.

Arthur P. Stanley

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Until you know that life is interesting, and find it so, you haven't found your soul.

Geoffrey Fisher

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., June 28, 2011

 If you want a kinder world, then behave with kindness; if you want a peaceful world, make peace within.

Dan Millman
Writer and Speaker
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Never does a man portray his character more vividly than his proclaiming the character of another.

Winston Churchill
1874-1965, Former British Prime Minister

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No matter how you used yesterday, you received 24 hours today.

Author unknown

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Today is a good day to ask yourself how you live the truth in your life. What new truths need to be explored more fully?

Maureen Dolan

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Dignity and humility are the cornerstones of compassion.

Theodore Isaac Rubin

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., June 27, 2011

If we are not responsible for the thoughts that pass our doors, we are at least responsible for those we admit and entertain.

Charles Newcomb
Screenwriter/Director

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The person who believes in nothing but himself lives in a very small world.

Author unknown

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To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.

Alan Cohen

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We need ground rules for dialogue that allow us to be present to another person's problems in a quiet, receptive way that encourages the soul to come forth, a way that does not presume to know what is right for the other but allows the other's soul to find its own answers at its own level and pace.

Parker J. Palmer

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., June 24, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., June 24, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Someone told me life is a water wheel. It turns. The trick is to hold your nose when you're under and not get dizzy when you're up.
James Baldwin

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Getters generally don't get happiness; givers get it. You simply give to others a bit of yourself--a thoughtful act, a helpful idea, a word of appreciation, a lift over a rough spot, a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion. You take something out of your mind, garnished in kindness out of your heart, and put it into the other fellow's mind and heart.

Charles H. Burr

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I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.

Charles Dickens
1812-1870, Writer

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., June 23, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., June 23, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.

David M. Burns

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Aging is a life-spanning process of growth and development from birth to death. Old age is an integral part of the whole, bringing fulfillment and self-actualization. I regard aging as a triumph, a result of strength and survivorship.

Margaret Kuhn

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We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.

Maxwell Maltz
1899-1975, Author of Psycho-Cybernetics

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 22, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 22, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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The secret of living is to find people who will pay you money to do what you would pay to do if you had the money.

Sarah Caldwell

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No one can figure out your worth but you.

Pearl Bailey

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First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus (55-135 AD)
Greek Philosopher

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All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say 'no' and said 'yes.'"

Moss Hart
1904-1961, Playwright and Theatre Director

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., June 21, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., June 21, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

Dr. David Schwartz
Author of The Magic of Thinking Big

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Close your eyes and form a realistic picture of what a post PC world might actually look like. Those who can envision a plausible future that's brighter than today will earn the opportunity to lead.

Ray Ozzie
Former Chief Software Architect at Microsoft

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., June 20, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., June 20, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

Sometimes even more inspirational than quotations, are results of the day to day efforts of others.  One example was the June 18th BDPA Cleveland S.I.T.E.S. Awards Program.  While more coverage of this event is forthcoming, basically the ceremony acknowledged the efforts of eight students, a staff of volunteers,  and parents.  The ceremony was held at the Dolan Center of Cleveland's John Carroll University.

The students made presentations, received acknowledgement and awards, and provided feedback on the program.  Parents joined in with their input, and accolades flowed.  A corporate supporter offered summer student internships, and a BDPA member shared information about an exciting international program.

This room was filled to capacity, the atmosphere was "electric" and the harvest was plenty.  A BIG THANK YOU to BDPA Cleveland Member Sylvia Calhoun, her staff of volunteers, John Carroll University and others too numerous to mention at this time.  STAY tuned for more on this and other exciting BDPA Cleveland Programs.  Please check out the photos and additional information on the BDPA Cleveland Web Site at www.bdpa-cleveland.org.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., June 17, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., June 17, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Bill Cosby
Actor and Comedian

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Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail.

Marva Collins
Educator

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It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dreams of yesterday are the hopes of today, and the realities of tomorrow.

Robert H. Goddard

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., June 16, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., June 16, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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He who finds diamonds must grapple in mud and mire because diamonds are not found in polished stones.  They are made.

Henry B. Wilson

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He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.

Danish proverb

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Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James
1842-1910, Psychologist and Author

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 15, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 15, 2011

Thanks to our friend Stanley Miller, Executive Director of the Cleveland NAACP for making us aware of this video.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., June 14, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., June 14, 2011 from www.successisyou.org.

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When you've exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven't!

Robert H. Schuller

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Never forget: the secret of creating riches for oneself is to create them for others.

Sir John Templeton
1912-2008, Mutual Fund Pioneer and Philanthropist

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One can acquire everything in solitude except character.

Stendhal

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., June 13, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., June 13, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Being a team member is vital; develop compassion and wisdom when dealing with others.

Edward E. Crutchfield

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In the absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.

Robert Heinlein
Novelist

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Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, Essayist, Biographer and Poet

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., June 10, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., June 10, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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Through the balance and the chaos, we alone are responsible for our own happiness and success--or lack of it. It's up to us to design a life that works.

Cynthia Good

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Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.

Joseph Sugarman
Marketing Expert

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One today is worth two tomorrows; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.

Benjamin Franklin
1706-1790, US Statesman, Diplomat and Inventor

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In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, and the bridge to our future.

Alex Haley

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Inspirations for Thurs., June 9, 2011

Inspirations for Thurs., June 9, 2011

Response to my involvement in the CASTLE High School Commencement Exercise has been so overwhelming that I am sharing the web link as Today's Inspirational Message.  You can link to http://www.castleschool.successisyou.org for more information including
an audio version of the Commencement Speech.  As usual, your feedback is welcome.

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 8, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., June 8, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.

Eleanor Roosevelt
1884-1962, American First Lady, Author, Speaker and Politician

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Faith is kept alive in us, and gathers strength, more from practice than from speculations.
Joseph Addison

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Many of us are afraid to follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never really tried.

Robyn Allan

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Monday, June 06, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., June 7, 2011

Inspirations for Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

David Brinkley

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For each one of us there is a desert to travel, a star to discover, and a being within ourselves to bring to life.

Edward Ericson "The Road To Bethlehem"

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It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.

Claude M. Bristol
1891-1951, Author of The Magic of Believing

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., June 6, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, June 6, 2011

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There are many people using their television as a life support system ... watching statistics, rather than creating them.

Keith Lightfoot - Author & Speaker
http://www.thankgod.co.nz/

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Live your life and forget your age.

Norman Vincent Peale

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It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that we are never so much human as when we are striving for what is beyond our grasp, and that there is no battle worth the winning save that against our own ignorance and fear.

James Ramsey Ullman

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., June 3, 2011

Inspirations for Friday, June 3, 2011 from http://www.successisyou.org

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We cannot control the parade of negative thoughts marching through our minds. But we can choose which ones we will give our attention to. Picture your thoughts as people passing by the front of your home. Just because they're walking by doesn't mean you have to invite them in.

Gladys Edmunds

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If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Mary Pickford
(1893-1979) Canadian Actress

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Just as a small fire is extinguished by the storm whereas a large fire is enhanced by it - likewise a weak faith is weakened by predicament and catastrophes whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them.

Viktor E. Frankl - 1905-1997
Holocaust Survivor and Author of Man's Search for Meaning

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., June 2, 2011

Inspirations for Thursday, June 2, 2011 from http://www.successisyou.org

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People who soar, are those who refuse to sit back and wish things would change.

Charles R. Swindoll
Author and Pastor

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Those who devote their lives to a cause greater than themselves always find a larger, fuller life than the one they remembered.

Wilbert E. Scheer

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One generation opens the road upon which another generation travels.

Chinese proverb

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There's plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply.

Marilyn vos Savant
Columnist, Author and Lecturer