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<p>Favorite quotes</p> <p>Favorite quotes </p> <p>The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, "If you </p> <p>will take care of me, I will take care of you. "Now I </p> <p>say, I will take care of me for you, if you will take </p> <p>care of you for me. </p> <p>"After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and </p> <p>chaining a soul. And you learn that love doesnt mean leaning and company doesnt mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses arent contracts and presents arent promises. And you begin to accept your defeats with </p> <p>your head up and your eyes ahead, with the grace of an adult, not the grief </p> <p>of a child. And you learn to build all your roads on today because </p> <p>tomorrows ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn that even sunshine </p> <p>burns if you get too much. So you plant your own garden and decorate </p> <p>your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to leave you flowers. And </p> <p>you learn that you really can endure; You really are strong, you really do </p> <p>have worth. And you learn, and you learn </p> <p>With every goodbye you learn." - Veronica A Shoffstall </p> <p>"So many people walk around with a meaningless </p> <p>life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy </p> <p>doing things they think are important. This is </p> <p>because they're chasing the wrong things. The way </p> <p>you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself </p> <p>to loving others, devote yourself to your </p> <p>community around you, and devote yourself to </p> <p>creating something that gives you purpose and </p> <p>meaning." </p> <p>- Tuesdays With Morrie </p> <p>Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony. - Thomas </p> <p>Merton </p> <p>"I wonder how many people Ive looked at all my life and never seen." </p> <p>John Steinbeck </p> <p>"I love you not only for what you are, but for </p> <p>what I am when I am with you. I love you not only </p> <p>for what you have made of yourself, but for what </p> <p>you are making of me. I love you for the part of me </p> <p>that you bring out." - Roy Croft </p> <p>It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. </p> <p>The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is </p> <p>marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and </p> <p>comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error </p> <p>or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great </p> <p>devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, </p> <p>knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, </p> <p>if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall </p> <p>never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor </p> <p>defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt </p> <p>"After you become a millionaire, you can give all of </p> <p>your money away because what's important is not </p> <p>the million dollars; what's important is the </p> <p>person you have become in the process of becoming </p> <p>a millionaire." -- Jim Rohn </p> <p>"We generally change ourselves for one of two </p> <p>reasons: inspiration or desperation." -- Jim Rohn </p> <p>Question everything and think for yourself. Kim Kiyosaki </p> <p>"The twin killers of success are impatience and </p> <p>greed." -- Jim Rohn </p> <p>They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, </p> <p>something to do, and something to hope for. - Tom Bodett </p> <p>Lots of people say, "I do [insert title here] job and I'm responsible for..." </p> <p>Few people say, "I create jobs." </p> <p>Be one of the few. Kim Kiyosaki </p> <p>"Civilization is the intelligent management of </p> <p>human emotions." -- Jim Rohn </p> <p> Get busy livin, or get busy dyin. If youre not growing, youre contracting. If youre not moving </p> <p>forward, youre moving backward. </p> <p>"You must take personal responsibility. You </p> <p>cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or </p> <p>the wind, but you can change yourself. That is </p> <p>something you have charge of. You don't have </p> <p>charge of the constellations, but you do have </p> <p>charge of whether you read, develop new skills, </p> <p>and take new classes." -- Jim Rohn </p> <p>take care of your body. It is the only place you have to live. jim rohn </p> <p>"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living </p> <p>someone else's life." -- Steve Jobs </p> <p>"The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your </p> <p>own personal development. I used to say, If you will take care of me, I will take care of you. Now I say, I will take care of me for you if you will take </p> <p>care of you for me." -- Jim Rohn </p> <p>In order to sustain the integrity of the organization, a business must dedicate time and </p> <p>resources to education, leadership development, </p> <p>and personnel development. </p> <p>Don't focus on the product. Focus on the team. Robert Kiyosaki </p> <p>It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read. lemony snicket </p> <p>"If you were to show me your current financial </p> <p>plan, would I get so excited by it that I would go </p> <p>across the country and lecture on it? If the </p> <p>answer is no, then here's my question: Why not? Why wouldn't you have a superior financial plan </p> <p>that is taking you to the places you want to go?" -- </p> <p>Jim Rohn </p> <p>One of the interesting things about success is that we think we know what it means. A lot of the time our ideas about what it would mean to live </p> <p>successfully are not our own. Theyre sucked in from other people. And we also suck in messages from everything from the television to advertising </p> <p>to marketing, etcetera. These are hugely powerful forces that define what </p> <p>we want and how we view ourselves. What I want to argue for is not that </p> <p>we should give up on our ideas of success, but that we should make sure </p> <p>that they are our own. We should focus in on our ideas and make sure that </p> <p>we own them, that were truly the authors of our own ambitions. Because its bad enough not getting what you want, but its even worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of the journey that it </p> <p>isnt, in fact, what you wanted all along. alain de botton </p> <p>Whenever anything happens to you, your brain asks two </p> <p>questions: Will this mean pain or pleasure? What must I </p> <p>do now to avoid pain and/or gain pleasure? The </p> <p>answers are based on generalizationsthe beliefs you've formed about what leads to pain and pleasure. </p> <p>While such shortcuts allow us to function, they can </p> <p>also severely limit our lives. Some people, for example, </p> <p>have generalized that they're incompetent because </p> <p>they've occasionally failed to follow up, and </p> <p>unfortunately, generalizations can become self-</p> <p>fulfilling prophecies. tony robins </p> <p>Be careful of retirement plans. Often they tend to be savings plans more than they are investing plans. Saving does not create wealth. robert </p> <p>kiyosaki </p> <p>Most dreams take a lot of hard work, commitment and training. If yours doesn't, you're not dreaming </p> <p>big enough. Robert Kiyosaki </p> <p>"To become financially independent you must turn </p> <p>part of your income into capital; turn capital into </p> <p>enterprise; turn enterprise into profit; turn profit </p> <p>into investment; and turn investment into financial </p> <p>independence." -- Jim Rohn </p> <p>Disturb us, Lord, When we are too well pleased with </p> <p>ourselves, </p> <p>When our dreams have come true </p> <p>because we have </p> <p>dreamed too little, </p> <p>When we arrived safely </p> <p>Because we sailed too close to the </p> <p>shore. </p> <p>Disturb us, Lord, when </p> <p>With the abundance of things we </p> <p>possess </p> <p>We have lost our thirst </p> <p>For the waters of life; </p> <p>Having fallen in love with life, </p> <p>We have ceased to dream of eternity </p> <p>And in our efforts to build a new earth, </p> <p>We have allowed our vision </p> <p>Of the new Heaven to dim. </p> <p>Disturb us, Lord, to dare more boldly, </p> <p>To venture on wider seas </p> <p>Where storms will show your mastery; </p> <p>Where losing sight of land, </p> <p>We shall find the stars. </p> <p>We ask You to push back </p> <p>The horizons of our hopes; </p> <p>And to push into the future </p> <p>In strength, courage, hope, and love. - Sir Francis Drake </p> <p>Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying </p> <p>their will to overcome apathy, doubt, or fear. </p> <p>I learned that we can do anything, but we cant do everything at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities </p> <p>you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything. </p> <p>death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time it tells us to tell each other right now that </p> <p>we love each other. </p> <p>if your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a </p> <p>leader. </p> <p>Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. </p> <p>dream as if youll live forever, live as if youll die today. </p> <p>people often say that motivation doesnt last. Well neither does bathing thats why we </p> <p>recommend it daily. </p> <p>opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging. </p> <p>The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution. </p> <p>you will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the </p> <p>moments when you have done things in the spirit of </p> <p>love. </p> <p>Faith means living with uncertainty feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like </p> <p>a lantern in the dark. </p> <p>there is no starting or stopping only doing. </p> <p>pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological </p> <p>resistance to what happens. Events may create </p> <p>physical pain, but they do not in themselves create </p> <p>suffering. Resistance creates suffering. Stress </p> <p>happens when your mind resists what is The only problem in your life is your minds resistance to </p> <p>life as it unfolds. </p> <p>If you dont get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you dont want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer </p> <p>because you cant hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. </p> <p>Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and </p> <p>death. But change is a law, and no amount of </p> <p>pretending will alter that reality. </p> <p>To get what weve never had, we must do what weve never done. </p> <p>This moment is the only thing that matters. </p> <p>The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he </p> <p>stands at times of challenge and controversy. </p> <p>Wake up! If you knew for certain you had a terminal illness if you had little time left to live </p> <p>you would waste precious little of it! Well, Im telling you you do have a terminal illness: its </p> <p>called birth. You dont have more than a few years left. No one does! So be happy now, without reason </p> <p> or you will never be at all. </p> <p>Those who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most. </p> <p>The time is now, the place is here. Stay in the present .You can do nothing to change the past, </p> <p>and the future will never come exactly as you plan </p> <p>or hope for. </p> <p>The difference between the 299th and the 300th rep is the difference between the Heavyweight </p> <p>Champion of the World and every other boxer - jeff hoffman </p> <p>That music that you hear inside of you urging you to take risks and follow your dreams is your </p> <p>intuitive connection to the purpose in your heart </p> <p>since birth. Be enthusiastic about all that you do. </p> <p>Have that passion with the awareness that the </p> <p>word enthusiasm literally means the God (ethos) within (iasm). Dont die with your music still in </p> <p>you. - Dr. Wayne Dyer. </p> <p>"Whatever an education is, it should make you a </p> <p>unique individual, not a conformist: it should </p> <p>furnish you with an original spirit with which to </p> <p>tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to </p> <p>find values which will be your road map through </p> <p>life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person </p> <p>who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you </p> <p>are, whomever you are with; it should teach you </p> <p>what is important, how to live and how to die." </p> <p>- John Taylor Gatto </p> <p>"Adventure is a path. Real adventure self-determined, self-motivated, often risky forces you to have </p> <p>firsthand encounters with the world. The world the </p> <p>way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will </p> <p>collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this </p> <p>way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless </p> <p>kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. </p> <p>This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-</p> <p>and-white." </p> <p> Mark Jenkins </p> <p>"Education either functions as an instrument </p> <p>which is used to facilitate the integration of the </p> <p>younger generation into the logic of the present </p> <p>system and bring about conformity to it, or it </p> <p>becomes the practice of freedom - the means by </p> <p>which men and women deal critically and </p> <p>creatively with reality and discover how to </p> <p>participate in the transformation of the world." </p> <p>- Paulo Freire </p> <p>Walter Bonatti said: "The mountains are the means, </p> <p>the human being is the end. The idea is to improve </p> <p>the human being, not to reach the top of the </p> <p>mountain. " </p> <p>"Happiness is a how, not a what. A talent, not an </p> <p>object." </p> <p>-Herman Hesse </p> <p>Education doesnt need to be reformed it needs to be transformed. The key is not to standardize </p> <p>education but to personalize it, to build </p> <p>achievement on discovering the individual talents </p> <p>of each child, to put students in an environment </p> <p>where they want to learn and where they can </p> <p>naturally discover their true passions. Sir Ken Robinson </p> <p>"If you want to summarize the habits of successful people into one phrase, its this: </p> <p>successful people start before they feel ready. </p>