Posts Tagged ‘goals’

August 4 Quote of the Day

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you.

Clement Stone


It is interesting to note that the man who made this statement grew up in poverty. His father died when he was young leaving him to be raised by a single mom. He was born into poverty but he didn’t choose to stay there.  None of us have to choose to stay in an environment that is toxic. All of us here in America are free to decide to change our environment. It might not be easy. It couldn’t have been easy for a six-year-old W. Clement Stone to sell newspapers on street corners but he did it. It takes effort and determination to remove ourselves from negative situations. Like a mountain climber trying to reach the peak, we must focus on the goal. We have to see past the muscle pain, the exhaustion, the cold and discomfort to reach the top.

The environment in which we find ourselves doesn’t have to be the environment in which we choose to live. If the environment you currently live in isn’t the one you want for yourself, visualize the environment you want.  Then go get it!


July 30 Quote of the Day

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
Brian Tracy


Just a little thought to remind you to take some time each day to relax and rejuvenate. For some a nice warm,  bubble bath.  For some a few minutes reading the paper. For others,  just some alone time in their favorite thinking spot. Whatever does it for you, make it a ritual each day. Calm your mind.  Get everything placed neatly on the balance beam of your life.  It is only then that you can face each part of your life with the quality of care you most want to show.



July 27 Daily Quote

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.
Robert Orben


It works for money. It works for other things too. If, each morning, you get up and discover that you haven’t quite reached the goals you have made for yourself or you haven’t quite gained the things you feel are most important, get up and start working on them.


March 18 Daily Quote

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller

Don’t worry about what you look like right now. Don’t worry about where you’re standing. The caterpillar has none of the beauty of the butterfly and hasn’t the wings to fly. It stays on the branch because that is the only place it can go at the time. Know that if you can see yourself a butterfly, you will eventually be there. All you have to do is work towards the goal you have set to reach it.

Life Will Begin Shortly

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

The year 2012 has begun. For just a moment, let me challenge you to suspend reality temporarily and pretend that you are standing on a threshold. On this threshold is a guide who is explaining to you that life will begin shortly. Your life will begin at the age you are now. This guide offers you 10 minutes to make a list of anything that is currently in your life that you would like to take with you to start your new life. Anything left off the list will be left behind. Everything on the list will come with you. What will you put on your list?

Will your spouse and children come with you? Or will you choose to restart that part of your life again? What about your siblings? Will you leave them behind? Or your friends? Take a moment when deciding who, if anyone, should be left behind. Will you gain anything by leaving them behind? What might you lose without them?

What about the home you live in? Will you leave it off the list and take your chances on the home you will be placed in? Assuming, of course, that you will not find yourself homeless in this life you are about to start. What about the furnishings in this house? Will you dump any or all of it and take your chances on what is on the other side of the threshold? What about your vehicles? Can you leave those behind and hope you have your dream car on the other side? Just in case no car is provided, will public transit be okay with you? What about your career? Do you like your job or would you take your chances on having a better one? What about your hobbies? Are there habits that you would like to leave behind like smoking? Are there some activities that you do on a regular basis that you would just as soon leave behind?

What is in your life worth keeping?

May I suggest that if you have included almost everything you currently have on your list to take with you when you step over the threshold, then you have been truly blest. It is time to give thanks to anyone and everyone who has made your life what it is today. For those of you who have not been so blest, be grateful that life is a work in progress. Look at the things you have been willing to leave behind and ask yourself what you would like instead. Draw yourself a picture of what you want your life to be and make it your goal in 2012 to make your actual life look just like that picture.

Happy New Year!