Motivational Quotes 11/20/20

The world is a poem composed by God.

The artist has to earn his audience.

Ain’t gonna waste this life*

Believe it the world has changed in a whole new way*

You can cheat death but you can’t cheat fate

What you can’t perceive can’t hurt you

To each his equal, as determined by place

We don’t know who we are but in each other’s eyes.

There is intelligence in a glance; which vanishes once the mouth opens and the conversation becomes dumbed down to an unsophisticated level.

The body carries mind; every limb carries soul, and feels.

We never know how lucky we have been, until it’s over…

Only what is mine is any good, for the good thing that is not mine, I could never enjoy…

*the Offspring

Motivational Quotes 9/25/20

After a certain age, the race feels over and every year is a victory lap!

Those at the beginning long to be at the end; those at the end long to be at the beginning

To allow the current to take control, instead of resisting its waves, is to relinquish your destiny; to assert your will is to find your way back home.

What is, is meant to be; what never was, was never meant to be

Carry life on happily

Turn your weakness into your strength.

If you can’t beat the fear, do it while scared! -Will Smith

The self is perceived in meditation; but it is seen more clearly when reflected from another.

Life itself is always one’s greatest accomplishment.

Just as every story needs a happy ending, life must end in heaven.

Happiness happens

How, when or why does happiness strike? A few years ago I took a trip. To Albania, of course, my beloved home. I went through Washington DC. I was nervous. It was my first trip alone overseas.  Anyway, we were flying by night. We boarded, we soon flew off and there I was in the middle of the night flying over the Atlantic. Soon enough I ate dinner at 1 AM and listened to a random playlist of songs, as one does on long international flights.

I got up and out of my seat and walked over to the restrooms but they were both taken. I had to stand next to one door and across me was another young man waiting on the other bathroom. As we stood there, our eyes met in the dark, and I could see in his face that he was happy! I too felt the happiness of the moment … But why? It was 2 a.m. in the morning, we were both sleepless standing in the dark waiting for the bathrooms to open up? And that is a happy moment?

You never know when, where, or why happiness is going to strike. Why was I and this fellow passenger happy? The situation was novel, we were going to Europe, a very novel thing if you don’t go very often. We were happy because it was very late and nothing was expected of us: the day was over, now we could relax. We were happy because travel energizes just as much as it fatigues. And finally for no reason at all; happiness is transitory and inexplicable, like a bolt of lighting; you never know when or where it is going to strike. This reveals it’s chance nature, and its namesake “it just happens.” Happiness happiness… but it happens through meaningful activity. Happiness never happens just lying on the couch doing nothing. You have to earn it.

motivational quotes 12/23/14

An oldie but a goodie

George Shetuni

Don’t turn into a cynic.

Daily life is happiness to me.

You can’t enjoy pleasure because it’s always accompanied by pressure.

Don’t allow yourself to be idle.

Be mindful.

Stand for something.

Embrace your nature. (Gretchen Rubin)

No guts no glory (folk)

Try really hard.

If you can take the blame people will give you the responsibility. (Gretchen Rubin)

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Motivational Quotes 8/7/20

It is always a writer’s duty to make the world better -Ben Johnson

desire not more than what is meant for you

You can never enjoy pleasure because it’s always accompanied by pressure

Excessive good luck is not a gift but a loan to be exacted for in the end with excessive interest

Sticks and stones may break my bones but words, the way we treat one another, really do matter

Common sense is the basis of genius*

everything is impossible until we see a success*

It is the lot of some to be poor, and this is my lot, for which I have no remorse about. -A

Philip Randolph

True wealth is to know not the value of riches

A happy ending is so but temporarily;  soon enough the struggle resumes and takes on new form

*Emerson

Motivational Quotes 7/10/20

the dream is ripped away in the beginning and restored in the end

why not realize your world? never mind the defeat, there is victory yet -Emerson

change does not come from washington; change comes to washington -Corey Booker

all storms conclude in sunshine

Not till we are lost do we begin to find ourselves -Thoreau

Wherever there is an excess of good luck there is also an excess of bad luck

God starts the day in the dark -Joel Osteen

fate makes no mistakes

lose small, rather than big; lose in the beginning, win in the end

in times like these, it’s helpful to remember that there have always been times like these-Paul Harvey, American radio broadcaster

Motivational Quotes 6/12/20

In the past, you suffered, persevered, and survived. Like then, today you will suffer, persevere and survive.

One’s objective should be to get it right, get it quick, get it out, and get it over…Your problem won’t improve with age. -Warren Buffett

Always do what you are afraid to do -Emerson

The bold are always lucky -Danish proverb

Do the right thing even when the wrong thing is happening -Joel Osteen

Faith makes things possible, but it does not make them easy -Alonzo Mourning

Patience is the best medicine

No struggle befalls a man but one he can comprehend

Equality is for the afterlife; compensation is for this life

You are what you think, so think positively; you are what you believe, so believe in yourself

Effort and belief in yourself will get you where you think you belong

Responsibilities and Expectations

(I posted this on 29 Jul 2014 on an old blog)

If you think about it, if you have no responsibilities and nothing is expected out of you in life, you are in big trouble. At first, you might think that you’re on easy street, but did you know that an “easy life” soon turns into a “hard life.” Yes, in another sense, an easy life, i.e. a life without responsibilities and expectations, is a hard life.  It is your responsibilities that keep you going. If you think, “I have to do this, because it matters and it needs to be done,” you will be much more driven than if you think, “oh, I can do this today, but no one cares if I do it or not.” It is the expectations that others put on you to perform that make you feel important. If nothing is expected out of you, which may happen when a bully expects you to do or be nothing, you lose your sense of self-worth and feel powerless. Self-worth and happiness are often equated with work. Indeed true, we work not only to put bread on the table, but we work to feed our spirits too.

Motivational Quotes 4/3/20

Setbacks check poor foundations; strong foundations check setbacks

Fight to get where you think you belong

One is gifted at what one values

When we feel well we can overcome our faults; when we feel ill, they get the better of us

A good word, even if small, goes a long way

Happiness is to live in the present; to live in the future is to never get there

You will achieve as much as you were meant to achieve, no more no less

A little difference makes a lot of difference

Happiness is the fuel of life

Patience is the best medicine

Motivational Quotes 3/20/20

Everybody’s got something to suffer about; everybody’s got something to be happy about.

Build a new personality!

Return good for evil -the gospel

The worst enemy in life is not a person; it is a place you don’t belong. The best ally is home.

You act your way into a new way of thinking, not the other way around -Pastor Richard Wing

The task poorly begun is better than that left perfectly undone.

Children begin the world anew -Thoreau

I want to live and celebrate my life – Taio Cruz

Life is the journey. Heaven is the destination.