Motivational Quotes 9/3/21

It is easy to like those who are like you; the key is to also like those who are different from you

We make the world a better place by leaving behind children who are better than ourselves

Allow chance to take its course and it always arrives at fate

Oftentimes normal is best and what’s best is not normal

The imperfections make art. Exactness makes science

Everyone has a burden to bear

There are ten broken hearts for every light on Broadway -popular

Forget normal; be special!

Paths cross when two people have something to say

Work is happiness. Sloth is depression

Motivational Quotes 5/7/21

Time does break the ties that bond, but the memories remain special.

Don’t mind the mistakes. Mistakes make you human. Only machines are perfect.

Setting is everything; so is timing

Though the challenges of today are lighter than those of yesterday, in their own right, they are just as heavy

Be modest

Being good is hard in the short run. Being bad is hard in the long run, and much more costly.

Happiness is in the here and now.

To each his equal, as matched by place

If you send good out, expect good in. If you send bad out, expect bad in.

You have already made it to the promised land. You are here!

Motivational Quotes 2/19/21

Sometimes we are to live with nothing to lose, while other times we are to live with nothing to gain

Don’t sweat the small stuff

That is what I want… but this is who I am

Want things… If you really want something it is not out of reach

You have no excuses not to change the world -Barack Obama

Choose challenge, not the easy way out

This is the time for bold measures. -Bono

Be content with what you have. And hope for a better tomorrow.

Destiny holds back what you want, and gives what you don’t, until you pay your dues.

This is our mission: to cast a ray of light and pass on -Maria Montessori

Motivational Quotes 1/29/21

Every human is a reality.

Nine times out of ten, the trouble you run away from is nothing compared to the trouble you run into. Face up to trouble. (Lassie)

How am I to get through this day?

Be kind; Kindness works better than hate.

Part of me knows i’m growing too old -kongos

I don’t believe in luck; I believe in hard work and preparation -Jeff Gordon

Sing, dance or run up the stairs; capture an ordinary moment with a burst of enthusiasm

At the end of the day we are happy for no other reason than our aches, pains and troubles are for now over

Happiness is when the soul shines through the face and body.

We did nothing to earn this life, so of course it would be only half a blessing. But the next life we earn by this life’s toils; of course it must be heaven!

Motivational Quotes 12/18/20

Good decisions are made in good times; bad decisions are made in bad times

Timing is the source of luck; both of the good and the bad

Luck is another word for fate; they’re opposite sides of the same coin

Every face is a mirror and reflects you your own, in a way no other can

The eyes like a familiar face since long absent

Beauty eases pain

Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall -Shakespeare

How often have the good suffered only because they were within the scope of influence of the bad…

We often dislike those we’ve hurt -Gretchen Rubin

To be good is to be happy; he who is good is happy, and he who is happy is good

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.

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