Monday, October 31, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Nov. 1, 2011


Inspirations for Tue., Nov. 1, 2011

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The word listen contains the same letters as the word silent.

Alfred Brendel

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People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. It's that simple.

Earl Nightingale - 1921-1989, Author of The Strangest Secret

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I am grateful for all of my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.

James Cash Penney
1875-1971, Entrepreneur and Founder of J.C. Penney Department Stores

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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Oct. 31, 2011


Inspirations for Mon., Oct.31, 2011

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The danger of choosing to be measured by the standards of others is that you may set artificially low limits on your own potential.  If what is available to you is the combined wisdom and experience of all who came before you, it is reasonable to believe that you can set new standards, standards which no one has yet dreamed of.  Therefore, respectfully reject the limits that have been set by others and in their place choose the universe as your limit.

Henry Ford - P. 22, Success is You

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For additional Inspirational stories, please view the Nov-Dec 2011 issue of VISIONS Newsletter at http://www.visions.successisyou.org/page31.html

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Oct. 28, 2011


Inspirations for Fri., Oct. 28, 2011

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Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.

Douglas Adams - 1952-2001, Writer and Dramatist

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Today, I would like to become the man my dog thinks I am.

Jack Thomson - Entrepreneur

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The people with whom you work reflect your own attitude.  If you are suspicious, unfriendly and condescending, you will find these unlovely traits echoed all about you.  But if you are on your best behavior, you will bring out the best in the persons with whom you are going to spend  most of your waking hours.    

Beatrice Vincent

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 27, 2011


Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 27, 2011

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Remember that the biggest gap in the world is between "I should" and "I did."

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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I have found that the greatest help in meeting any problem with decency and self-respect and whatever courage is demanded, is to know where you yourself stand.  That is, to have in words what you believe and are acting from.  

William Faulkner (1897-1962) American Writer

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It's really important that you feel good. Because this feeling good is what goes out as a signal into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good, the more you will attract the things that help you feel good and that will keep bringing you up higher and higher."

Joe Vitale - Author and Speaker


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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 26, 2011


Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 26, 2011

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The degree of vision that dwells in a man is a correct measure of the man.

Thomas Carlyle


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Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.  

Henry Ford (1863-1947) American Industrialist

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All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim; have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.

Orison Swett Marden - 1850-1924, Writer



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Monday, October 24, 2011


Inspirations for Tue., Oct. 25, 2011

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We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

Cynthia Ozick
Writer

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

Maureen Dowd

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Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean.  

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Oct. 24, 2011


Inspirations for Mon., Oct. 24, 2011

The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time.  

W.J. Davison

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

George S. Patton
1885-1945, American Army General

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Always err on the side of doing right. You and only you are responsible for your ethics.

Griffin Bell


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Oct. 21, 2011


Inspirations for Fri., Oct., 21, 2011

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Live so that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.

Will Rogers
1879-1935, Comedian and Actor

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Always err on the side of doing right. You and only you are responsible for your ethics. 


Griffin Bell


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

Bill Cosby
Comedian, Actor and Author

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 20, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 20, 2011

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History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.

Bertie Charles Forbes
1880-1954, Financial Journalist, Author and Founder of Forbes Magazine

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Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be or not.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Man has no nobler function than to defend the truth.

Ruth McKenney

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 19, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 19, 2011

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No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval.   

Minot Simons

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If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself.

Charles M. Schulz

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We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling.  May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody around us is weeping.       

Persian proverb

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Oct. 18, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Oct. 18, 2011

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He who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness.

Author unknown

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No one rises to low expectations.

Les Brown

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There is no sensual pleasure in the world comparable to the delight and satisfaction that a good man takes in doing good.     

Tillotson

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The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.

Ben Stein
Attorney, Author, Actor and Commentator

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Oct. 17, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Oct. 17, 2011

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Laugh at yourself and at life. Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity, but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain, cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective that seemingly terrible defeat and worry with laughter at your predicaments, thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.

Og Mandino
1923-1996, Author of The Choice

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Pain is temporary, pride is forever.

Anonymous

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If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today.   As of this second, quit doing less than excellent work.

Thomas Watson
1874-1956, Founder of IBM

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Oct. 14, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Oct. 14, 2011

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Happiness and freedom begin with a clear understanding of one principle: Some things are within your control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental role and learned to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible.

Epictetus

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Think BIG. There are unseen forces ready to support your dreams.

Cheryl Richardson - Author

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There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits on the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

Ronald Reagan - 1911-2004, 40th President of the United States

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 13, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 13, 2011

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Our most pressing need, its urgency cannot be overstated, is for all humanity to balance our cleverness with wisdom, our insatiable curiosity, greed and selfish, destructive ambition with our sense of wonder and capacity to nurture, cherish and conserve.

Rose Hacker

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The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.

John Ruskin
1819-1900, Writer and Art Critic

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Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Voltaire
1694-1778, Philosopher and Writer

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 12, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 12, 2011

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I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

Martha Washington
1732-1802, First American First Lady

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It just ain't possible to explain some things. It's interesting to wonder on them and do some speculation, but the main thing is you have to accept it--take it for what it is, and get on with your growing.

Jim Dodge Fup

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I've learned that if I don't celebrate the exquisiteness of each day that I've lost something I'll never get back.

Sally P. Karioth

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Oct. 11, 2011

Inspirations for Tue., Oct. 11, 2011

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Unless we learn the lesson of self-appreciation and practice it, we shall spend our lives imitating other people and deprecating ourselves.

Aida Overton Walker

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Whatever the ups and downs of detail within our limited experience, the larger whole is primarily beautiful.

Gregory Bateson

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Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly, then everybody else seems to be friendly too.

Dr. David Hawkins
Physician and Lecturer

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Oct. 10, 2011

Inspirations for Mon., Oct. 10, 2011

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Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should, they never get around to do what they want to do.

Kathleen Winsor
1919-2003, Author

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Exhilaration of life can be found only with an upward look. This is an exciting world. It is cram-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.

Richard M. DeVos

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The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you are willing to work. It is called massive action. Action is the gas in the tank. Without you, the car will not run.

Marcy Blochowiak
CEO Marketing Director with World Financial Group

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Oct. 7, 2011

Inspirations for Fri., Oct. 7, 2011

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When you get into a fight with a bear, you don't get tired until the bear gets tired.

Coleman Young

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Goodness is always an asset. A man who is straight, friendly and useful may never be famous, but he is respected and liked by all who know him. He has laid a sound foundation for success and he will have a worthwhile life.

Herbert N. Casson

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We all have to start with ourselves. It is time to walk the talk. Take the journey of making very difficult decisions. Start removing things from your life that are not filling your cup and adding things that bring joy in to your life.

Lisa Hammond
Author of Dream Big

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 6, 2011


Inspirations for Thur., Oct. 6, 2011


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Faith is not making religious-sounding noises in the daytime. It is asking your inmost self questions at night and then getting up and going to work. 


Mary Jean Irion


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If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it.


John Irving
Academy Award Winning Screenwriter and Novelist


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Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.


Marcus Aurelius
121-180, Roman Emperor and Philosophe


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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 5, 2011


Inspirations for Wed., Oct. 5, 2011

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Trying to hang on to youth, trying to hang on to what was really great twenty years ago, throws you totally off. You've got to go with it and seek the abundance that's in the new thing. If you hang on to the old thing, you will not experience the new.

Joseph Campbell

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You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today's the day. Say it; This is going to be my day."

Brendon Burchard
Author of The Millionaire Messenger

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Optimism doesn't wait on facts. It deals with prospects. Pessimism is a waste of time.

Norman Cousins

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