Archive | June, 2011

Opportunity is most often missed…

Opportunity is most often missed since it is dressed in overalls and looks like hard work. – Anonymous Also stated as : Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. – Thomas Edison What does that mean? Most people expect opportunity to knock on their door from time […]

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The great question is not…

The great question is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with failure. – Chinese Proverbs  (This has also been attributed to Laurence J. Peter, but I think the Chinese may have said it first)  8) What does that mean? It means that failure is inevitable. It is part of the learning process. If you […]

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Remember, fear doesn’t exist…

You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. – Dale Carnegie Shortened for Twitter to : “For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” What does that mean? This basic truth has been said […]

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Only the inner protection of patience…

Only the inner protection of patience can keep us from experiencing the turmoil of negative thoughts and emotions. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? Have you ever seen the commercials or videos where someone is standing still and everything is moving around them at super fast speed? That is what this quote reminds me of. Patience brings a […]

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The first and greatest punishment…

The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin. – Seneca What does that mean? This talks of conscience and the feeling of guilt. When you come home and the dog has been on the couch, the dog usually has a really long face and a submissive/guilty demeanor, as it knows it wasn’t supposed […]

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Make your life a mission…

Make your life a mission, not an intermission! – Arnold H. Glasgow also seen spelled as Glasow What does that mean? If someone were to demand to know what you life’s mission was, could you tell them?  Right now, I’d be hard pressed, although I have the usual list of roles I fulfill and tasks I do […]

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…success without happiness is…

When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure. – Rabbi Louis Binstock (lots of quotes, hardly any bio info – any ideas?) What does that mean? Can you be successful and miserable at the same time?  Oh yeah!  Not fun at all.  What good is all the success […]

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Any man may easily do harm…

Any man may easily do harm, but not every man can do good to another. – Plato What does that mean? Well, I’m afraid I have to disagree slightly with him.  It’s a quibble, but :  Anyone CAN do good.  Many will choose not to do good, but they have the capability to do good. That […]

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According to my own experience…

According to my own experience, the highest level of inner calm comes from the development of love and compassion. – Dalai Lama What does that mean? The full quote is as follows: According to my own experience, the highest level of inner calm comes from the development of love and compassion. The more concerned we are […]

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Travel and change of place…

Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. – Seneca What does that mean? For me, it’s the Vacation Mantra!  If you get a chance to get out of town, don’t you feel better?  Do you feel refreshed, reinvigorated, and ready to get back to it when you return?  Does remembering a […]

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If you don’t risk anything…

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. – Erica Jong What does that mean? Those who are too afraid to to do anything for fear of failure (or embarrassment or whatever else they fear), have lost not only the opportunity for failure, but any possibility of success, no matter how limited it might […]

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