Motivational Quotes 4/14/17

Work will keep your mind off your worries.

Live up to your own standards.

No one knows you better than you know yourself.

No one can help you better than you can help yourself.

Never underestimate the healing power of humor. Use humor to turn a bleak situation upside down on its head.

Life is a test. Heaven is the reward.

Not big things, but little things; they are the difference.

Reach out.

You have to earn it.

Catch all the breaks!

motivational quotes 3/17/17

The hand that you hold is the hand that holds you down –everclear

Everything counts!

Have presence of mind

Whenever in deep trouble, the way to make it back is one small step at a time.

Destiny hold my hand protect me from the world. -Radiohead

The truth always comes out … in the end.

If you talk long enough and have good things to say people will listen.

It takes years to get there, but it’s in the works today…

Motivational Quotes 8/11/16

I wanted to appreciate my life and live up to it  -Gretchen Rubin

Happiness is wanting what you have.

the fire in your heart is out -Oasis

Live fish swim against the current.

Gratitude is the best attitude.

Life will hit you with its best shot on your weak spot.

Let your passion be your driving force.

Excellence overcomes prejudice -Tuskegee airman

I am alive. Today I want to be happy and it is in my power to be happy in the here and in the now.

 

Motivational quotes June 1, 2016

Work will keep you out of trouble.

What you do every day is what you are meant to be doing every day. What you dream about doing every day is meant to remain just a dream.

Success is the sum of all of your failures

Happiness is like a bolt of lightning; you never know when or where it is going to strike

Reach out and lift up each other, because by it, you lift up yourself. –John Kasich

Turn a wish into a long term goal and one day, you may achieve it.

Love it or you will lose it

Ben Franklin’s financial Advice

I recently came upon these maxims in a book, written by Benjamin Franklin, one our founding fathers, in his pamphlet The Way to Wealth (1757). Although it is financial advice, I would like to share them with you because they show the wit and wisdom of the man, and because they apply to other areas of life, not just finance…

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If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

There are no gains, without pains.

He that hath a trade hath an estate.

Taxes are indeed very heavy but we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three times as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly.

Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Learning is to the studious and riches to the careful.

If you would have a faithful servant, serve yourself.

Always taking out of the meal-tub, and never putting in, soon comes to the bottom.

Great estates may venture more, but little boats should keep near shore.

For age and want, save while you may; no morning sun lasts a whole day.

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Is it possible that the treasury put Ben Franklin on the 100 dollar bill, because of his sound financial reasoning? It’s possible…

Enjoy the ordinary

Enjoy the ordinary. If you really think about it 90 percent of life is ordinary. 10 percent of life is extraordinary. So does that mean that we are supposed to be unhappy for 90 percent of time time because it is ordinary? Far  from it! We have to remind ourselves to enjoy the ordinary. Enjoy daily life (Joyce Mitchell). If we are able to enjoy ordinary life, then we won’t always be looking for an escape from it. For example, travel is a great escape. But how often do you travel? 10 percent of the time. So what are you going to do with 90 percent of your time? Are you going to wallow in depression and complain “Oh man, my life is ordinary!” True your life is ordinary, but so is mine, and so is your neighbor’s and so is my neighbor’s. Daily life is by nature ordinary. But we have to take pleasure in the ordinary. We have to take pleasure in taking out the garbage, checking the mail, walking the stairs. Because if we don’t then we likely lose 90 percent of our happiness. The difference between a happy person and a depressed person  is the ability to enjoy, the ability to take pleasure. It is not that the happy person has a great life. It is that he is able to enjoy his life the way it is.

I don’t deny that there are activities that bring about joy. That are high yield in happiness, such as going out, meeting a friend, going to the ballpark to watch a game, or going to a bar after work. Entertainment is integral to a good life style. But first and foremost we must enjoy the ordinary. We can easily enjoy the fun times. We must aim high, I am not saying to aim to be ordinary. I am saying that life should not be lived in expectancy. Don’t rush. Take time out in your day, in your hectic schedule, to relax, pause, and maybe tell yourself “relax, it’s no big deal.”