Monday, April 30, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., May 1, 2012

The distance is nothing. It's only the first step that's important.
- Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond
We need to find the courage to say 'NO' to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
- Barbara De Angelis, Relationship Consultant, Author and Speaker
Friendship takes time and energy if it's going to work. You can luck into something great, but it doesn't last if you don't give it proper appreciation. Friendship can be so comfortable, but nurture it - don't take it for granted.
- Betty White, Actress and Comedian

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Inspirations, Mon., Apr. 30, 2012

A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself. He can live without hope, without friends, without books, even without music, as long as he can listen to his own thoughts.
- Axel Munthe
If what others thought of you wasn't important--if the only thing that mattered was how your heart felt about your life--what would you be doing differently?
- Melody Beattie
At the end of each day, you should play back the tapes of your performance. The results should either applaud you or prod you.
- Jim Rohn, 1930-2009, Author and Speaker

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Inspirations for Fri., Apr. 27, 2012

What you build easily will fall quickly.
- Slovenian proverb
None of us knows all the potentialities that slumber in the spirit of the population, or all the ways in which that population can surprise us when there is the right interplay of events.
- Vaclav Havel
No matter what you're feeling, the only way to get a difficult feeling to go away is simply to love yourself for it.&To heal, you must be the first one to shine the light of compassion on any areas within you that you feel are unacceptable.
- Christiane Northrup

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., Apr. 26, 2012

The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.
- Thomas J. Peters, Writer
We must do what we can to reduce, not increase tensions. We must do what we can to present only the facts as we know them, not as we imagine them to be. We must learn to live with crisis in an age which calls for cool heads and accurate appraisals.
- Percy C. Spender
Your real purpose in life is to develop yourself. To successfully do this you must always be working toward a goal.
Bob Proctor, Author and Speaker

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., Apr. 25, 2012

The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the minds and hearts of men.
- Allen E. Claxton
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie, 1888-1955, Author and Speaker
Nothing great has ever been achieved except by those who dared to believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances.
- Bruce Barton, 1886-1967, Author, Advertising Executive, and Politician

Inspirations for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the right to do the same. Voltaire
The life of man is like a game with dice; if you don’t get the throw you want, you must show your skill in making the best of the throw you get.
- Terence
A competent professional listens well, probes, asks questions, and thinks before he speaks. This is easy to say, but hard to do.
- Jeffrey G. Allen
Love is a state of being not a state of feeling. It goes well beyond the realm of the emotions. It's an attitude of benevolence and kindness towards all creation, including one's self, at all times and under all circumstances. Love is the most powerful magnetic force in the universe.
- Carnelian Sage, Author of The Greatest Manifestation Principle in the World

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., Apr. 23, 2012

There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
- John Andrew Holmes
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
Isaac Bashevis Singer, 1904-1991, Journalist and Writer
Happy is the man who has learned to hold the things of this world with a loose hand.
- Warren Wiersbe

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Inspirations for Thur., Apr. 5, 2012

Appreciation can make a day--even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
- Margaret Cousins
Teaching is not always about passing on what you know, it is about passing on who you are.
- Julia Loggins

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Inspirations for Wed., Apr. 4, 2012

People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.
- Sir Edmund Hillary, 1919-2008, Mountaineer, Explorer and Philanthropist
As we learn we always change, and so our perception. This changed perception then becomes a new Teacher inside each of us.
- Hyemeyohsts Storm

Professional Development: NBMBA 4-19-2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

Inspirations for Tue., Apr. 3, 2012

Positive attitudes--optimism, high self-esteem, an outgoing nature, joyousness, and the ability to cope with stress--may be the most important bases for continued good health.
- Helen Hayes
Each time courage comes out, breaking the fear that is within you, the spirit is renewed.
- Bob Simon
There are two types of preparation--physical and mental. You can't get by with just one or the other.
- Ken Stabler

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Inspirations for Mon., Apr. 2, 2012

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard
We live very close together. So, our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
- The Dalai Lama
There is one fundamental difference between love and hate. Love is always a refuge. Hate is never a refuge. Only a mentally sick person can find refuge in his hates. But love is the enduring sanctuary of life. Life may rob you of things. It often does. But it can never bereave us of love itself.
- Abba Hillel Silver