the Luge Man
Three Time Olympian Peak-Performance Expert Motivational Speaker
|Olympic Motivational Speaker Ruben Gonzalez|
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"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these."
-George Washington Carver
you are committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
ineffectiveness. It is true: the moment one definitely commits oneself, then
Providence moves. All sorts of things begin to happen to help you that would
never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from that
decision, raising in your favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings
and material assistance, which you couldn't have dreamt would come your way.
"People who say that life is not worthwhile are really saying that they themselves have no personal goals which are worthwhile...Get yourself a goal worth working for. Better still, get yourself a project...Always have something ahead of you to "look forward to" - to work for and to hope for."
"Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation."
"Fear is nature's warning to get busy."
"If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain."
"Success is 99% failure."
"Good enough never is."
"See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little."
-Pope John XXIII
"Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who put them into action are priceless."
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
"If you hear a voice within you saying, "You are not a painter," then by all means paint...and that voice will be silenced."
-Vincent Van Gough
"Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you."
"When I do good, I feel good ;when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion."
"Spectacular achievements are always preceded by unspectacular preparation."
"Character is not made in a crisis, it is only exhibited."
"It's alright to be Goliath, but always act like David."
"Wise people learn when they can. Fools learn when they must."
“Its not what you are that counts, but what people think
"What is morality" she asked. "Judgment to
distinguish right and wrong, vision to see the truth, courage to act upon it,
dedication to that which is good, integrity to stand by the good at any
"The victory of success is half won when one gains the
habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will
become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no
matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams."
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event -
it is a habit."
"Be creative. Use unconventional thinking. And have the
guts to carry it out."
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every
experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...You must do the
thing you think you cannot do."
"Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental
picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously and never
permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop this picture!"
"Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of
"A positive attitude will not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
-- Herm Albright
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't
change it, change your attitude."
Every achiever that I have ever met says, "My life
turned around when I began to believe in me."
"You will find yourself refreshed by the presence of
cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on
others?...Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say
"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and
reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."
"Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing
necessary to a worthwhile achievement."
"If you really want something, work hard, take
advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way."
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but
also dream, not only plan, but also believe."
"Leaders are not born; they are made. And, they are
made just like anything else - through hard work. And that is the price we'll
have to pay to achieve any goal."
"Goals: There is no telling what you can do when you
get inspired by them. There is no telling what you can do when you believe in
them. There is no telling what will happen when you act upon them."
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a
wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through
it, or work around it."
"Unless you walk out into the unknown, the odds of
making a profound difference in your life are pretty low."
"Reduce your plan to writing... The moment you complete
this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible
"You have to find something that you love enough to be
able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls
that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don't have that
kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you'll stop at the first giant
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music
which he hears, however measured or far away."
"Because its purpose is to create a customer, the
business has two - and only two - functions: Marketing and Innovation.
Marketing and Innovation produce results. All the rest are costs."
"It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces
into one powerful channel."
"The best way to predict the future is to create
"The best kept secret in the global economy today is
this: When your service is AWESOME you get so stinking rich you have to buy
new bags to carry all the money home."
"Where you've been is not half as important as where
"Here is a simple but powerful rule … always give
people more than they expect to get."
"The significant problems we face today cannot be
solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
"You don't build it for yourself. You know what the
people want and you build it for them."
"Enough about you … let's hear about me."
"You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him
discover it within himself."
"I find it fascinating that most people plan their
vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because
escape is easier than change."
"The teacher, if indeed wise, doe not bid you to enter
the house of their wisdom, but leads you to the threshold of your own
"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail."
"You are searching for the magic key that will unlock
the door to the source of power; and yet you have the key in your own hands,
and you may use it the moment you learn to control your thoughts."
"Success - my nomination for the single most important
ingredient is energy well directed.
"No great improvements in the lot of mankind are
possible until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of
their modes of thought."
"Any fact not facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure."
-- Norman Vincent Peale
"The system works … if you work the system."
The E Myth. Most entrepreneurs are merely technicians with
an entrepreneurial seizure. Most entrepreneurs fail because you are working IN
your business rather than ON your business."
"It's what you learn after you know everything that
"To be what we are, and to become what we are capable
of becoming, is the only end of life."
"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."
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage
to pursue them."
"The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his
success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the
beautiful jewels of wisdom."
"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make
a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over
time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
"Tell a person they are brave and you help them become
"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding, I
want the understanding which bringeth peace."
"I live by this credo: Have a little laugh at life and
look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought
me out of unhappy situations. Even in your darkest moment, you usually can
find something to laugh about if you try hard enough."
"Few things help an individual more than to place
responsibility upon them and to let them know that you trust them."
"If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can
take it away from him, for an investment in knowledge pays the best
"I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the
future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is."
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful
people keep moving. They make mistakes but they never quit."
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to
failure is trying to please everybody."
"Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you
know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age
without regret and life a beautiful success."
"If you think you are too small to be effective, you
have never been in the dark with a mosquito."
"There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living
at what you love; there's only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen."
"Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate
someone, don't keep it a secret."
"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for
this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying
"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what the are."
-- Malcolm Forbes
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do
everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the
something I can do."
"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is
the key to unlocking our potential."
"Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things
seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always
see them, for they're always there."
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for
you'll be criticized anyway."
"Shoulda, coulda, and woulda won't get it done. In
attacking adversity, only a positive attitude, alertness, and regrouping to
basics can launch a comeback."
"Honesty, good intentions and industry, you will have
of course. Without these your career would soon end with the loss of your good
name. But you must be ambitious to be a good deal more." Webb Hayes, his
son, went on to found what had become the Union Carbide Corporation.
"Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the
thrill of creative effort."
"My mother taught me very early to believe I could
achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without
"The harder I worked, the luckier I got."
"All the gold in the world cannot buy a dying man one
more breath. So, what does that make today worth?"
"It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you
"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but
small ones surround us every day."
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only
on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light
of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do
is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that
"The better I get, the more I realize how much better I
"The key to success is for you to make a habit
throughout your life of doing the things you fear."
"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
"Life is like a great big grinding wheel. Whether it
wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of."
"Every new day begins with possibilities. It's up to us
to fill it with
"The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away
"If people only knew how hard I work to gain my
mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all."
"When we see ourselves in a situation which must be
endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with
firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This
lessens the evil, while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
"If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed
him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either."
"I will listen to anyone's convictions, but please keep
your doubts to yourself."
Let Us Keep Christmas
"There is no passion to be found playing small - in
settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
"Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea.
It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something
about it that makes a difference."
"Determination and perseverance move the world;
thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail."
"You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the
biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well."
"Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the
morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap
the deeper resources and draw the best out of life."
"When you judge another, you do not define them, you
"The deeds you do today may be the only sermon some
people will hear today."
"Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it."
"Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream of things that never were and say why not."
-- John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, Former U.S. President
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead,
either write things worth reading or do things worth writing."
"Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is
often more important than the outcome."
"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without
vision is a nightmare.
"The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our
thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding
"The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of
everything... they make the best of everything..."
"The future belongs to those who see possibilities
before they become obvious."
"Believe it can be done. When you believe something can
be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a
solution paves the way to solution."
"Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right
about something, without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is
"You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain
things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated
to reach challenging goals."
"The majority of men meet with failure because of their
lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before
which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take
the first step."
"You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even
destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind."
"Success is about who you are, not what you have.
Successful people work to discover their talents, to develop those talents,
and then to use those talents to benefit others as well as themselves."
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."
-- Mark Twain, 1835-1910, Writer
"When one door closes another one opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us."
-- Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922, Inventor and Teacher of
"A positive attitude is perhaps more important at home
than anywhere else. As spouses and parents, one of our most vital roles is to
help those we love feel good about themselves."
"No person was ever honored for what they received. Honor has been the reward for what they gave."
-- Calvin Coolidge, 1872-1933, Former President of the
"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."
-- Martha Washington, 1731-1802, Former First Lady
"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
-- Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, Championship Winning Football
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
-- Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, Physicist and Nobel Laureate
-- Bob Proctor, Speaker and Author
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832, German Poet and
"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without
vision is a nightmare."
"Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent."
-- Marilyn von Savant, Author and Advice Columnist
"It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you
don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the
"The future depends on what we do in the present."
"Everything works out right in the end. If things are not working right, it isn't the end yet. Don't let it bother you, relax and keep on going."
-- Michael C. Muhammad
"I have often been afraid, but I would not give in to it. I made myself act as though I was not afraid and gradually my fear disappeared."
-- Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, Former American President
"Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds."
-- Grenville Kleiser, 1868-1953, Writer
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
-- Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, Author and Publisher
"What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows."
-- Alexandra Stoddard, Author and Speaker
"Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a
path to your door."
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, never give up then, for that is just the time that the tide will turn."
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896, Writer and Abolitionist
"Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs."
-- Dr. Maxwell Maltz, 1899-1975, Author
"Life is like riding a bike. It is impossible to maintain your balance while standing still."
-- Linda Brakeall, Author of "Unlocking the Secrets of Successful Women in Business"
"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were."
-- John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963, Former American President
"We should give as we would receive, cheerfully, quickly, and without hesitation; for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers."
-- Seneca, 4 BC - 65 AD, Roman Philosopher
"In visualizing, or making a mental picture you are not
endeavoring to change the laws of nature. You are fulfilling them."
"Being is central, and Being is now. The fulfillment of
your life is not going to happen through anything. The outer activities in
your life are secondary. What is Primary is Being."
-- Eddie Rickenbacker, 1890-1973, Decorated Aviator and
"Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day."
-- Booker T. Washington, 1856-1915, Educator and Author
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over
if you just sit there."
"Rich dad said it this way, 'Big people have big dreams and small people have small dreams. If you want to change who you are, begin by changing the size of your dreams.'"
-- Robert Kiyosaki, Author of "Rich Dad Poor Dad"
"Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second. Give your dreams all you've got and you'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you."
-- William James, 1842-1910, Psychologist and Author
"Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
-- Les Brown, Speaker and Author
"Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations."
-- George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish-Born Writer
"Only those who can see the invisible, can accomplish the impossible!"
-- Patrick Snow, Author
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal."
-- Henry Ford, 1863-1947, Founder of Ford Motor Company
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
-- Zig Ziglar, Speaker and Author
"Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down."
-- Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958, Engineer and Inventor
"Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine."
-- William Feather, 1889-1981, Author and Publisher
"If the whole world followed you, would you be pleased
with where you took it?"
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
-- Voltaire, 1694-1778, Historian and Writer
"I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and
never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy...you can't build
on it; it's only good for wallowing in."
"An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a
rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him."
-- Bette Davis, 1908-1989, Oscar Award-Winning Actress
"It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is to
not make the attempt."
-- Napoleon Hill, 1883-1970, Author of "Think and Grow
"If you want to be a writer - stop talking about it and sit down and write! That applies to anything in life."
-- Jackie Collins, Top Selling Novelist
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."
-- Arnold Schwarzenegger, Actor
"An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men."
-- Thomas Fuller, 1608-1661, British Clergyman and Author
"I skate where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."
-- Wayne Gretzky, Professional Hockey Player
-- Dolly Parton, Singer
"We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service."
-- Earl Nightingale, 1922-1989, Author and Syndicated Radio
"I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares. I overcame the nightmares
because of my dreams."
-- Dr. Jonas Salk, 1914-1995, Developed Polio Vaccine
"Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811-1896, American Writer
"Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure."
-- Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, Author of "The
Power of Positive Thinking"
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you
have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit
-- Henry Drummond, 1851-1897, Scientist, Evangelist, Author
"The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on
-- James Crook
"If you are never scared, embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances."
-- Julia Soul, Actress
"It's not what you say, but how you say it!"
-- Mae West
"Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light."
-- Raymond Holliwell, Writer
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
-- Walt Disney, 1901-1966, Cartoon Artist and Filmmaker
"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win."
-- Roger Bannister, Physician and first athlete to break the
"Products are made in the factory; brands are created
in the mind."
"God answers Knee-Mail"
-- 8 year old
"Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish."
-- Sam Walton, 1918-1992, Founder of Wal-Mart
"Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
"What do I think about when I strike out? I think about hitting home runs."
-- Babe Ruth, "Hall of Fame" Baseball Player
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, Former First Lad
"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."
-- Norman Vincent Peale, 1898-1993, Speaker and Author
"My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life, but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."
-- Oprah Winfrey
"When you run a race, you hurt your ability to compete when you turn your head to look at the competition chasing you, you lose a step physically and psychologically. Run the race always stretching to do your best, imitations will come in last, no one ca catch an original."
-- Oprah Winfrey
"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 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 Political Leader
"It’s not what you are that counts, but what people think you are."
-- Joseph Kennedy
“Opportunity always involves some risk. You can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first!”
-- Joseph Heller
"If you approach life with a sense of possibility and the expectation of positive results, you're more likely to have a life in which possibilities are realized and results are positive."
-- Lisa Funderburg
"Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk and to act."
-- Dr. Maxwell Maltz, Author of
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice
One's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes
-- Albert Einstein
“Most companies tend to equate branding with the
company’s marketing. Design a new marketing campaign and, voila, you’re on
course. They are wrong. The task is much bigger. It is about fulfilling our
potential … not about a new logo, no matter how clever. WHAT IS MY MISSION
IN LIFE? WHAT DO I WANT TO CONVEY TO PEOPLE? HOW DO I MAKE SURE THAT WHAT I
HAVE TO OFFER THE WORLD IS ACTUALLY UNIQUE? The brand has to give of itself,
the company has to give of itself, the management has to give of itself. To
put it bluntly, it is a matter of whether-or not-you want to be … UNIQUE …
"To succeed in sales, simply talk to lots of people every day. And here's what's exciting - there are lots of people!"
-- Jim Rohn
"Today's worries may become tomorrow's priceless experiances."
-- Napoleon Hill
"Loud threats often indicate deep fears"
-- Napoleon Hill
"They can because they think they can (The Aeneid)."
-- Ethel Barrymore, 1879-1959, Academy Award Winning Actress
"In sales there are going to be times when you can't make everyone happy. Don't expect to and you won't be disappointed. Just do your best for each client in each situation as it arises. Then, learn from each situation how to do it better the next time."
-- Tom Hopkins
"Study and, in general, the pursuit of truth and beauty
is the sphere in which we are permitted to remain children all our
lives." "Study and, in general, the pursuit of truth and beauty is
the sphere in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
"There are some things you don't have to know how it works - only that it works. While some people are studying the roots, others are picking the fruit. It just depends on "Dare to be what you ought to be; dare to be what you dream to be; dare to be the finest you can be. The more you dare, the surer you will be of gaining just what you dare!"
-- Norman Vincent Peale
"I've never met a person, I don't care what his
condition, in whom I could not see possibilities. I don't care how much a man
may consider himself a failure, I believe in him, for he can change the thing
that is wrong in his life anytime he is prepared and ready to do it. Whenever
he develops the desire, he can take away from his life the thing that is
defeating it. The capacity for reformation and change lies within."
"Success is something you attract by the person you become."
-- Jim Roan
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."
-- Robert Louis Stevenson
"People do not lack strength; they lack will."
-- Victor Hugo
"Luck is where preparation meets opportunity."
-- Earl Nightingale
Success is a journey, not a destination. It requires constant effort, vigilance and reevaluation.
-- Mark Twain
"The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
-- William James
"You must be single-minded. Drive for one thing on
which you have decided."
"Profits are Better than Wages"
"Our business in life is not to get ahead of others,
but to get ahead of ourselves - to break our own records, to outstrip our
yesterday by our today."
"Every man dies. Not every man truly lives." --
"Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds..."
-- Norman Vincent Peale
"We can secure other people's approval, if we do it right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it."
-- Mark Twain
"Praise works with only three types of people; men, women, and children."
"The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you
what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the
world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you
"Reinforce what you want to see repeated: What gets rewarded gets done."
-- Brian Tracy
"When someone does something well, applaud! You will make two people happy."
-- Samuel Goldwyn
"Every memorable act in the history of the world is a triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was ever achieved without it because it gives
any challenge or any occupation, no matter how frightening or difficult, a new meaning. Without enthusiasm you are doomed to a life of mediocrity but with it you can accomplish miracles."
-- Og Mandino, 1923-1996, Speaker and Author
"I believe that we are solely responsible for our
choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and
thought throughout our lifetime."
"Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier."
-- Mother Theresa
"Kind words and good deeds are eternal. You never know where their influence will end."
-- H. Jackson Browne
"My own experience and development deepen everyday my conviction that our moral progress may be measured by the degree in which we sympathize with individual suffering and individual joy."
-- T. S. Eliot
"I expect to pass through this life but once. If, therefore there can be any kindness I can show or any good thing I can do for any fellow being let me do it now...as I shall not pass this way again."
-- William Penn
"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
-- Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political Leader
I have all of employees to come in early each morning while he was alive, point at their temples and recite, "My imagination creates my reality."
-- Walt Disney
"Imagination is more important than knowledge"
-- Albert Einstein
The difference between the right word and the almost right
word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
"Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man
can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with
less energy and time."
"Make a list of 200 prestigious, influential, and powerful people with whom you want to work, play, grow and do business."
-- Mark Victor Hansen
"It's not who you know. It's how well you maintain your Rolodex(R)."
-- Patricia Fripp
"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself."
-- Count Leo Tolstoy
"Your business and results are a reflection of you.
Your business and results will grow in direct proportion to your own
"Invest the first hour of the day, the 'Golden Hour,' in yourself."
-- Brian Tracy
"What you become directly influences what you
"Keep in mind that you are always saying 'no' to
something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is
probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the
urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your
unique contribution, if you let it."
"Learn how to separate the majors and the minors. A lot
of people don't do well simply because they major in minor things."
"To put the world in order, we must first put the
nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order;
to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to
cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right."
"Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end
of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late. Today, this
hour, this minute is the day, the hour, the minute for each of us to sense the
fact that life is good, with all of its trials and troubles, and perhaps more
interesting because of them."
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