Thursday, September 22, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 23, 2011


Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 23, 2011



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Sometimes opportunity knocks; at other times you have to pursue it. You don't want opportunity to come in on a boat when you're standing at the airport waiting for it.



Gladys Edmunds



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The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.



Franklin D. Roosevelt



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Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of man as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.



Helen Keller
1880-1968, Blind/Deaf Author and Lecturer



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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 22, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 22, 2011

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When I wake up, I say, "It's a good day to live because there's so much I can do."

Zainab Salbi

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You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

George Patton
1885-1945, World War II Army General

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The great contribution we can make is to prepare the oncoming generation to think that they can and will think for themselves.

Charles H. Mayo

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 21, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 21, 2011

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A thought from Steve Jobs:  From The Top Ten Lessons Steve Jobs Can Teach Us - If We'll Listen

3. Never fear failure – Jobs was fired by the successor he picked. It was one of the most public embarrassments of the last 30 years in business. Yet, he didn’t become a venture capitalist never to be heard from again. He didn’t start a production company and do a lot of lunches. He picked himself up and got back to work following his passion. Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he only had a few weeks to live. As Samuel Johnson said, there’s nothing like your impending death to focus the mind. From Jobs’ 2005 Stanford commencement speech:

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 20, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 20, 2011

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I cheated on my FEARS, broke up with DOUBTS, got engaged with FAITH, and now I'm marrying my DREAMS!!!

Thanks to LeShaun Spencer for sharing the above with us.

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The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.

Cecil B. DeMille
1881-1959, Film Director and Producer

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The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.

Pearl Buck
1892-1973, Winner of both the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize for her writing.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 19, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 19, 2011

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LIVE IN NORTHEAST OHIO (or anyplace that gets C-O-L-D in the Winter)?

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Thanks to Kim Leonhardt for sharing the following with us:



Someone has written these beautiful words. Must read and try to understand the deep meaning of it. They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all the time

1]
Prayer is not a "spare wheel" that you pull out when in trouble, but it is a "steering wheel" that directs the right path throughout.

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Why is a Car's WINDSHIELD so large & the Rear view Mirror is so small? Because our PAST is not as important as our FUTURE. So, Look Ahead and Move on.

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Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes few seconds to burn, but it takes years to write.

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All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever. If going wrong, don't worry, they can't last long either.

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Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don't forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!

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Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, "Relax, sweetheart, it's just a bend, not the end!

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When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn't solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.

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A blind person asked a saint: "Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"

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When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.

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WORRYING does not take away tomorrow's TROUBLES, it takes away today's PEACE.


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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 16, 2011

 An optimist is one who sees an opportunity in every difficulty. A pessimist is one who sees a difficulty in every opportunity.

L. P. Jacks

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One half of life is luck; the other half is discipline - and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with luck.

Carl Zuckmeyer - 1896-1977, Writer and Playwright

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Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it.

William Feather - 1889-1981, Writer

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 15, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 15, 2011

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The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.

Albert Ellis

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You'll seldom experience regret for anything that you've done.  It is what you haven't done that will torment you.  The message, therefore, is clear. Do it!  Develop an appreciation for the present moment.  Seize every second of your life and savor it.  Value your present moments.  Using them up in any self-defeating ways means you've lost them forever."

Wayne Dyer
Author and Speaker

From Henry Ford: I am sure Wayne is not suggesting that you do what a reasonably sane person would define as “Dumb Stuff.”

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See INSPIRATIONS and MORE on our blog at http://www.successisyou.blogspot.com/. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 14, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 14, 2011

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A Better (or Another) way to look at INSPIRATIONS?  Although I know of no downside to INSPIRATIONS, there is another way to view it in addition to the five times weekly Email Message in your INBOX or on Facebook.  Our Inspirational Message is also available on our blog at http://www.successisyou.blogspot.com/. 

Among the many additional features on this page, you will currently find the following:

MAIN BODY (CENTER SECTION):
Our Most Recently Posted “Daily Inspiration”
Community Events (mostly Northeast Ohio)

RIGHT SIDEBAR:
A Featured Video Clip
Syndicated Quotes of in the Categories of Art, Funny, Love, Nature
On This Day in History
Famous Birthdays
Our “Favorite Blog List”
Educational Links and Other Special Features
INSPIRATIONS Blog Archive
Links to More Valuable Information

BOTTOM CENTER SECTION:
Syndicated “Community Cares” Articles

We hope you will have an opportunity to visit this page and familiarize yourself with its features.  As we always have done, we try to offer you timely information which has the potential to inform and inspire.  Your feedback is valuable in helping us meet that challenge.  Again, the link is http://www.successisyou.blogspot.com/.

THANK YOU for your time and your feedback.


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Monday, September 12, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 13, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 13, 2011

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Cleveland Area Residents:

Please remember the Tues., Sep. 13th Employment Connection Job Fair.  For Details visit http://successisyou.blogspot.com

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Man has never made any material as resilient as the human spirit.

Bernard Williams - English Philosopher

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Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

William Arthur Ward
1921-1994, Writer

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As bread is the staff of life, the simple sustenance of the body, so appreciation is the food of the soul.

Priscilla Wayne

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 12, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 12, 2011

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We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.

Frank Tibolt

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Don't lose touch with your capacity to love; in fact, nurture it, for you will find that it is something that can grow. Let yourself need people, and let them need you.

Elizabeth Drew

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The struggle of today is not altogether for today--it is for a vast future, also. With a reliance on Providence, all the more firm and earnest, let us proceed in the great task which events have devolved upon us.

Abraham Lincoln

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May our memories and reflections of September 11, 2001 move us to continue to build bridges of hope.

Henry Ford (not the automaker!)

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Thursday, September 08, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 9, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 9, 2011

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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney
1901-1966, Cartoon Artist and Filmmaker

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Real maturity is the ability to imagine the humanity of every person as fully as you believe in your own humanity.

Tobias Wolff

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The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.

Author unknown

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The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation.

Pearl S. Buck (1892-1973) American Writer

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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 8, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Sep. 8, 2011

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Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

W. Clement Stone
1902-2002, Businessman, Philanthropist and Author

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Willfulness must give way to willingness and surrender. Mastery must yield to mystery.

Gerald G. May

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Take the tools in hand and carve your own best life.

Douglas Lurton

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 7, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Sep. 7, 2011

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Seek not to change the world, but choose to change your mind about the world. What you see reflects your thinking. And your thinking but reflects your choice of what you want to see.

From A Course in Miracles

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Life's splendour forever lies in wait about each one of us in all its fullness, but veiled from view, deep down, invisible, far off. It is there, though not hostile, not reluctant, not deaf. If you summon it by the right word, by its right name, it will come.

Franz Kafka

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Self-reflection is the school of wisdom.

Baltasar Gracian

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Monday, September 05, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 6, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Sep. 6, 2011

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No one can dub you with dignity. That's yours to claim.

Odetta

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Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I shall have the belief that I can do it. I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it, even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Mahatma Gandhi
1869-1948, Indian Nationalist Leader

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Have a lot of patience. Know what to pay attention to and what to ignore. Don't unnecessarily make mountains out of molehills.

Chuck Tanner

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Sunday, September 04, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 5, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Sep. 5, 2011

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For Today’s Inspirational Message, please see the just released Sep-Oct 2011 issue of VISIONS Newsletter at http://www.visions.successisyou.org/

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Thursday, September 01, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 2, 2011


Inspirations for Fri., Sep. 2, 2011

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

Harvey Fierstein

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At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.

Christopher Reeve (1952-2004) American Actor

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Know that a smile will rally many to thy cause, while a frown would drive all away.

Edgar Cayce

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