Thursday, April 30, 2015
"Leadership is lifting a person's vision to high sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations."
- Peter Drucker -
"If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems. And that's a big mistake."
- Frank Wilczek -
"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
- Booker T. Washington -
So I have been working on my Masters for way too long. What should have been done in 2 years will be done in 5 years. I worked myself to a breaking point, I made mistakes, and I have learned from them. Do not put off tomorrow what can be done today. Seriously, try your hardest not to. I am pulling myself up from under the bad place I put myself in and now I just have to fix my finances. Once I do that, I can really start the life I want.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters."
- Audrey Hepburn -
"Fear not that your life will someday end. Fear only that you do nothing with it."
- Unknown -
"The first rule of focus is this: 'Wherever you are, be there.'"
- Unknown -
"Fear is only as deep as the mind allows."
- Japanese Proverb -
Life. There are so many topics that can be branched out with about our lives. How we live them and what we do with them. Be present, strive, but be happy. Focus but carefree. So many contradictions. I feel that life should be a balance. Happy and sad. Light and dark. Calm and turbulent. In order to achieve this balance, we have to know what we want out of life and where we are going. We need to know our limits and what works best for us.
I think we should just go for happy as much as we can.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
"Thinking is one thing no one has ever been able to tax."
- Charles Kettering -
"Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it."
- Lou Holtz -
"The only source of knowledge is experience."
- Albert Einstein -
We need to learn, learning is what makes this world get better and progress. It is not money, or power, or anything else, except knowledge. With the technology today, many people are not getting the experiences they need in life. They sort of glide through it without ever having to learn anything knew. Many children today do not have the drive to expand their minds, they just want the instant gratification that happens every day. They need to know the pain of failing after month in a project, or the satisfaction you get when something you have worked for so hard finally works!
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
"The tings you do for yourself are done when you are gone, but the tings you do for others remain as you legacy."
- Kalu Ndukwe Kalu -
"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing."
- Albert Schweitzer -
"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
- Walter Anderson -
The charity that we preform is what makes this world a better place. It is not the money, or the possessions we have, but the smiles we share, and the hugs we give. The good we do for others si what matters.
Friday, April 10, 2015
"The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important."
- Martin Luther King, Jr. -
"You gotta have a dream. If you don't have a dream, how you gonna make a dream come true?"
- Oscar Hammerstein II -
We have to dream in order to want more than what we have. If we do not dream, what can we aspire to, or strive for?
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."
- Soren Kierkegaard -
Not sure if I really agree with this quote... Life can be understood after the fact as we look back, but it does not mean that it can only be understood that way. We look at other people's lives and its the hindsight that makes it understood or not. Not that we have to look at it backwards.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."
- Oscar Wilde -
"We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act a if nothing strange does on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake."
- Erich Fromm -
"Dream and give yourself permission to envision a You that you choose to be."
- Joy Page -
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."
- Jim Rohn -
We can always dream, and we can always strive to reach for the moon. Even if you miss, you will be among the stars. There is a quote like that, not sure who said it, but I like it. It sees the good in a failure.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
"Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal and new life."
- Janine di Giovanni -
"Don't let your struggle become your identity."
- Ralston Bowles -
"Life is an exciting business, and most exciting when it is lived for others."
- Helen Keller -
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
"Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones."
- Phillips Brooks -
"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
- Franklin P. Jones -
"Knowing what;s right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right."
Theodore Roosevelt -