Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 1, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 1, 2011

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You have to decide for yourself what you really want. Walk as if you know where you're going.

Cathie Black

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To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein
Conductor and Composer

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Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

John Quincy Adams
1767-1848, Sixth President of the United States

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Aug. 31, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Aug. 31, 2011

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Human dignity is more precious than prestige.

Claude McKay

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The man who works and is never bored is never old. Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age.

Pablo Casals

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When we tire of well-worn ways, we seek for new. This restless craving in the souls of men spurs them to climb, and to seek the mountain view.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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Monday, August 29, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Aug. 30, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Aug. 30, 2011

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Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the 'good life' we think others lead by acknowledging the good that already exists in our lives. We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Author of Peace and Plenty

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Before you begin a thing remind yourself that difficulties and delays quite impossible to foresee are ahead. You can only see one thing clearly, and that is your goal. Form a mental vision of that and cling to it through thick and thin.

Kathleen Norris
1880-1966, Novelist

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Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.

Karen Casey

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Aug. 29, 2011

Inspirations for Monday, August 29, 2011

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Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.

Henry Ward Beecher
1813-1887, Clergyman, Social Reformer and Abolitionist

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Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things, I am tempted to think there are no little things.

Bruce Barton

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All too often we are living in the past, preoccupied with something that has happened to us; or we are living in the future, waiting for a time when life will treat us magnificently and we will be happy; or worrying about what lies ahead and how we will cope....But every day of our lives brings the opportunity for a new beginning, and there was never a better time to be.

Eileen Campbell

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Aug. 26, 2011

Inspirations for Friday, August 26, 2011

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Because you're human, it is your nature to journey, to discover that what you've been looking for is all around you. Very often the grassy spot you seek is right under your feet. You just need to awaken to that knowledge that's hidden from your conscious mind. Yes, you're wearing ruby slippers and can go home anytime you like. For now, embrace this grand adventure.

Colette Baron-Reid
Author of The Map: Finding The Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life

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Everyone alters and is altered by everyone else. We are all the time taking in portions of one another or else reacting against them, and by these involuntary acquisitions and repulsions modifying our natures.

Gerald Brenan

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The day you catch an idea you fall in love with, even a small one, is a beautiful day.

David Lynch
Filmmaker and Television Director

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Aug. 25, 2011


Inspirations for Thursday, August 25, 2011

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We must have the courage to believe that the world we have dreamed will one day be made manifest and that what we do as individuals makes a difference. We must have the courage to reject the idea of settling for work that is destructive to human happiness, or even indifferent to it.

Laurence G. Boldt

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.

Erich Fromm
1900-1980, Psychologist

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Never let your mind get set--except on the objective of succeeding by exercising an open mind.

Robert Heller

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Aug. 24, 2011

 WE HEARD YOU . . . and we made changes!  For those who follow both our EVENTS Blog and our INSPIRATIONS Blog, you will be pleased to know that with some adjustments, we’ve combined the content into a single blog at http://www.successisyou.blogspot.com.  THANKS for your input, and please share any feedback so we may continue to serve you better.

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The best way to keep relationships happy, healthy, and supportive can be summed up in one word: appreciation. What you appreciate, appreciates. When we demonstrate our appreciation for the support we receive from others, it reinforces that behavior and deepens our connection to them.

Marci Shimoff
Author of Love For No Reason

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In order to develop ourselves, for our companies to flourish, and for our world to improve, we need to be able to think creatively, not just solve problems. We require the ability to create brilliant new solutions, to invent what has never existed before. In the real world, the most valued skills are the ones for which we have little training and no rulebook.

Gerald Sindell

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Aug. 23, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Aug. 23, 2011 from www.successisyou.org.

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Know what your values are and then stick with them. Don't let people talk you out of what you know is right.

Flip Saunders

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Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.

Andre Maurois
1885-1967, Writer

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Good will...is an immeasurable and tremendous energy, the atomic energy of the spirit.

Eleanor B. Stock

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Aug. 22, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Aug. 22, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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If you make the unconditional commitment to reach your most important goals, if the strength of your decision is sufficient, you will find the way and the power to achieve your goals.

Robert Conklin
Teacher, Author and Speaker

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It makes all the difference in the world whether we put truth in the first place, or in the second place.

John Morley

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The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.

J. Paul Getty
1892-1976, American Oil Tycoon

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Aug. 18, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Aug. 18, 2011 from www.successisyou.org

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See our presentation to BDPA Cleveland at http://www.bdpa.successisyou.org/file44.html.

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Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do. 

Myrtle Anuvil

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Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Author


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Inspirations for Wed., Aug. 17, 2011

No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.

Charles Kendall Adams
1835-1902, Professor of History and Author

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No matter what we feel or know, no matter what our potential gifts or talents, only action brings them to life. Many of us understand concepts such as commitment, courage, and love, but we truly know only when we can do. Doing leads to understanding, and action turns knowledge into wisdom.

Dan Millman

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Aug. 16, 2011

Northeast Ohio Residents: Please join us Tue., Aug. 16 as we deliver a special FREE presentation entitled The BDPA Connection. This presentation is relevant to anyone affected by technology (sounds like everyone!). Additional details can be found at http://www.bdpa.successisyou.o​rg/PDF%20Files/Program_Meeting​_Agenda.pdf

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In order to develop ourselves, for our companies to flourish, and for our world to improve, we need to be able to think creatively, not just solve problems. We require the ability to create brilliant new solutions, to invent what has never existed before. In the real world, the most valued skills are the ones for which we have little training and no rulebook.

Gerald Sindell

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I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything.

Abraham Lincoln
1809-1865, Sixteenth President of the United States

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Success is the ability to close the door on your past, regardless of your failures, and move forward. In other words, if you're not on the way, you're in the way, so it's best that you get out of the way.

Bill White

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Aug. 15, 2011

Northeast Ohio Residents: Please join us Tue., Aug. 16 as we deliver a special FREE presentation entitled The BDPA Connection.  This presentation is relevant to anyone affected by technology (sounds like everyone!).  Additional details can be found at
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It is by little acts of watchful kindness recurring daily and hourly, by words, tones, gestures, looks, that affection is won and preserved.
George A. Sala

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Your attitude is the key. Keep up your enthusiasm and optimism through the tough times.

Kay Yow

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Aug. 12, 2011

Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

Desmond Tutu
Activist and Christian Cleric

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You count. You make a difference. You can add to the sum of beauty and joy and love and understanding in the world (for yourself, your family, your friends, your community, however you define it), or you can subtract from those already scarce enough commodities. What you do matters.

Vincent Barnett

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If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.

Dolly Parton
Singer/Songwriter

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Aug. 11, 2011

Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down.

Author unknown

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Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain.

The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?

Mary Manin Morrissey
Minister, Author and Speaker

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There is only one real failure in life that is possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.

Frederick William Farrar

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Aug. 10, 2011

The fact is that you deserve all the good things in life that you can possibly imagine as long as you achieve them by doing or contributing something of value to other people and to your world.

Brian Tracy

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Before you can score, you must first have a goal.

Greek Proverb

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A man's judgment cannot be better than the information on which he has based it.

Arthur Hays Sulzberger

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Monday, August 08, 2011

Inspirations for Tues., Aug. 9, 2011

One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

Ida Scott Taylor
1820-1915, Author

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The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.

Margot Fonteyn
1919-1991, Classical Ballet Dancer

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Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.

Troy Aikman

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Aug. 8, 2011

It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.

Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Multiple Olympic Gold Medal Champion

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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas Edison
1847-1931, Inventor and Entrepreneur

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Heads are wisest when they are cool, and hearts are strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.

Ralph J. Bunche

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Aug. 5, 2011

Every decision you make - every decision - is not a decision about what to do. It's a decision about Who You Are. When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes. You begin to see life in a new way. All events, occurrences, and situations turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.

Neale Donald Walsch
Author of Conversations With God

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What a fearful object a long neglected duty gets to be!

Chauncey Kent Wright

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When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.

Confucius
551-479 BC, Philosopher

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Aug. 4, 2011

Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

Napoleon Hill
1883-1970, Author of Think and Grow Rich

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When you care about other people, you are more likely to know how to really love, and how to be loved back.

Laura Shipler Chico

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Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
1926-2004, Psychiatrist and Author

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