Friday, January 1, 2016
1. The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.- Napoleon Hill
2. Problems are the guiding lights along the way of life. - Debasish Mridha
3. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. - Jack Kornfield
4. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. -Marcus Aurelius
5. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. -Steve Jobs
6. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.-Thomas A. Edison
7. Some days are just bad days, that's all. You have to experience sadness to know happiness, and I remind myself that not every day is going to be a good day, that's just the way it is! -Dita Von Teese
8. The only way to have a friend is to be one. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
9. You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.-Walter Hagen
10. One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure. -William Feather
11. The best way to predict the future is to create it. -Peter Drucker
12. If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. -Wayne Dyer
13. Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear. --Dale Carnegie
14. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
15. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. -Napoleon Hill
16. Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. -Booker T. Washington
17. Giving opens the way for receiving.-Florence Scovel Shinn
18. I feel like life is really short, and it's important to enjoy yourself and embrace whatever comes your way, whether it's a challenging day or a great day, just welcome it with open arms. No matter who you are, you can't escape challenges; they are part of life. -Miranda Kerr
19. The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one's day and every night to examine the results obtained.-Alexis Carrel
20. The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.-Barbara Sher
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble. -Yehuda Berg
2015 is coming to an end; you must be thinking of the best way to start the New Year right. Do not be despair; here are 5 simple yet powerful words to bring you meaning, energy, focus and enthusiasm in many ways. However, merely knowing the words are useless, you must make changes in your life to live by these words. Taking action will bring you positive results beyond your imagination. Here are the five wonderful and yet down-to-earth words to bring you success in life:
1. Grateful: Gratitude is the most important word. Because gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others according to Marcus Tullius Cicero.
To me gratitude is about contentment and appreciation. Always count your blessings and be happy with what you are and what you have.
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude, says Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. These are golden words of William Arthur Ward.
How do you cultivate an attitude of gratitude? This is what I do every night before I go to sleep. I write in my dairy on a few things that I am thankful about. It can simply be good health, good work or just feeling good for another great day.
2. Calm: With thankfulness and gratefulness, there is no jealousy and hatred in your heart. There is peace of mind because you don’t compare yourself with others, you will just be happy with yourself.
I get up by six every morning to do Taichi and breathing exercise. Taichi is meditation in motion; I get into a state of calmness to start a new day.
3. Mindful: When you are grateful and calm, your mind does not wonder about. There is nothing to disturb your peace of mind. You develop mindfulness to live moment to moment. You focus on the task at hand. You do not rush about; you enjoy your work and your leisure time.
For me mindfulness is paying attention to what you do in the present be it reading, eating, jogging or listening. Because I am grateful and I feel a sense of serenity; I live every day with mindfulness.
4. Productive: There is enough time for you to do things which you have to do and there is time for you to do what you want to do. This is my interpretation of productivity.
I set long term goals and I organize my daily activities in advance by way of a to-do-list. I have a daily checklist to monitor my progress so that I am on top of things. I don’t want to remember my work, I just write things down. Your brain is for creative thinking and not for mundane tasks. There is time for me in the evening after work to jog in the open. I am pleased to have dinner regularly with my family in the evening. I am free to watch TV news and read a few pages before I retire to recharge my battery for another brand new day.
5. Happy: Happiness is what you want the most in your life. I have decided to leave it as the last word for a very good reason. You do not seek happiness directly; it is a by-product of your thinking and what you do in your daily life. When your thinking is positive, you will be happy. Thoughts of gratefulness and appreciation will generate containment and calmness in your life. When you are not disturbed you are at peace with the world. You will live from moment to moment focusing on the task at hand and thinking of nothing else. You are productive. Naturally a feeling of joy and happiness will prevail.
Gratefulness, calmness, mindfulness and productivity are my bywords. I live by these words, happiness comes to me naturally. Take the challenge, incorporate these five words into your life and transform yourself in 2016 and beyond.
Wish you a happy and a prosperous New Year.
Monday, December 28, 2015
1. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and starting on the first one. -Mark Twain
2. I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but my chief duty is to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller
3. Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. -Theodore Isaac Rubin
4. If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.-Brian Tracy
5. It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. -William James
6. Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. -Og Mandino
7. The never-ending task of self improvement. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
8. The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. -Vince Lombardi
9. Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. 'Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.' -Quincy Jones
10. Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. -Arthur Helps
11. We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn. -Peter Drucker
12. Even the mundane task of washing dishes by hand is an example of the small tasks and personal activities that once filled people's daily lives with a sense of achievement. -B. F. Skinner
13. When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.-Isak Dinesen
14. An individual who has in his mind that he can accomplish a certain task is far more likely to succeed than the individual that has it in his mind that he will fail. - Daniel Willey
15. Everyday should be a working day on those difficult tasks. A little bit per day is the only way to make it through. Never feel it can't be done; it can be done with persistent actions, repeated input and consistent attendance! - Israelmore Ayivor,
Friday, December 25, 2015
1. He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities. -Benjamin Franklin
2. Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. -Sir John Lubbock
3. No rest is worth anything except the rest that is earned. -Jean Paul
4. Rest is the sweet sauce of labor. -Plutarch
5. What is without periods of rest will not endure. -Ovid
6. Sometimes the most urgent and vital thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. -Ashleigh Brilliant
7. Rest is a fine medicine. Let your stomachs rest, ye dyspeptics; let your brain rest, you wearied and worried people of business; let your limbs rest, ye children of toil! -Thomas Carlyle
8. I still need more healthy rest in order to work at my best. My health is the main capital I have and I want to administer it intelligently. -Ernest Hemingway
9. Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths, or the turning inwards in prayer for five short minutes. -Etty Hillesum
10. Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work. -Ralph Marston
11. Work is a blessing. God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and he gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures. -Elisabeth Elliot
12. The most valuable thing we can do for the psyche, occasionally, is to let it rest, wander, live in the changing light of room, not try to be or do anything whatever. -May Sarton
13. Don't think of rest as giving in. Rather, consider a nap, or even closing your eyes for five minutes, as something you've worked hard for, something you've earned, like the interest in a bank account. Instead of banishing the nap, try to find ways to comfortable fold it into your life. View the nap as you might perceive vitamins and exercise. Remove words like slothful and lazy from your nap vocabulary. Replace them with declarations like "Naps are good for my soul" and "A little rest will make me feel like a million bucks. -Leslie Levine
14. Activity and rest are two vital aspects of life. To find a balance in them is a skill in itself. Wisdom is knowing when to have rest, when to have activity, and how much of each to have. Finding them in each other-- activity in rest and rest in activity--is the ultimate freedom. -Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
15. There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. -Alan Cohen
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
1. Training and managing your own mind is the most important skill you could ever own, in terms of both happiness and success. - T. Harv Eker
2. The most complicated skill is to be simple. - Dejan Stojanovic
3. Learning how to learn is life's most important skill. -Tony Buzan
4. If the power to do hard work is not a skill, it's the best possible substitute for it. -James A. Garfield
5. Creative thinking - in terms of idea creativity - is not a mystical talent. It is a skill that can be practised and nurtured. -Edward de Bono
6. The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that. -Todd Solondz
7. Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers. -Robert Half
8. Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. -George Herbert
9. Force has no place where there is need of skill. -Herodotus
10. The word 'yoga' means skill - skill to live your life, to manage your mind, to deal with your emotions, to be with people, to be in love and not let that love turn into hatred. -Sri Chinmoy
11. If you want people to know how much you care, show them how much you remember. Learn their names and use them often. It's an important skill to develop. -Harvey Mackay
12. Your career success in the workplace of today - independent of technical expertise - depends on the quality of your people skills. - Max Messmer
13. Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people. -Dale Carnegie
14. Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. -Peter Drucker
15. Your earning ability today is largely dependent upon your knowledge, skill and your ability to combine that knowledge and skill in such a way that you contribute value for which customers are going to pay. -Brian Tracy
Monday, December 21, 2015
1. Sometimes we are unhappy not because of what we don't have, but because of what we haven't realized we have and which can equally make us happy. - Terry Mark
2. Life is too short to be unhappy and to think about the past, be happy with everything that you have live like there's no tomorrow. - Anurag Prakash Ray
3. Over-thinking is the biggest cause of our unhappiness. Keep yourself occupied. Keep your mind off things that don't help you. Think positive. - Chelle Mish
4. If at times you are tempted to be unhappy and sour, remember that somewhere on this very planet people are struggling and praying to God to bless them with something you already possess. - Benjamin Valadez
5. You're unhappy with your life because you're constantly focusing on things you CAN'T change. Start focusing on the things you CAN change. - Sonya Parker
6. To be unhappy over what one lacks is to waste what one already possesses. - Vikrant Parsai
7. I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition. -Martha Washington
8. The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness. -Fyodor Dostoevsky
9. The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness. -Eric Hoffer
0. Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness. -Don Marquis
11. And, in fact, you can find that the lack of basic resources, material resources, contributes to unhappiness, but the increase in material resources do not increase happiness. -Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
12. Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations. -Edward de Bono
13. Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy. -Wayne Dyer
14. Are you unhappy? Ok. Being unhappy is a part of life; no big deal! Continue your life because neither unhappiness nor happiness drop anchor in your life! -Mehmet Murat Ildan
15. The unhappiest people in this world, are those who care the most about what other people think. -C. JoyBell C.
Friday, December 18, 2015
1. We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. -Henry Ward Beecher
2. The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day. -M. Grundler
3. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.-Anne Frank
4. Lucky parents who have fine children usually have lucky children who have fine parents. --James A. Brewer
5. Family is the first school for young children, and parents are powerful models. -Alice Sterling Honig
6. Don’t demand respect as a parent. Demand civility and insist on honesty. But respect is something you must earn — with kids as well as with adults. -William Attwood
7. At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents. -Jane D. Hull
8. Follow your dreams and aspirations, but listen to your parents. Live your life to the fullest, but respect your parents guidance. Make decisions according to your beliefs, but honor your mother and your father. Your life is an extension of your parents. Live it with respect, dignity, trust, and love. -Alvaretta Roberts
9. A parent's love is whole no matter how many times divided. -Robert Brault
10. A parent who has never apologized to his children is a monster. If he's always apologizing, his children are monsters. -Mignon McLaughlin
11. Parenting...A small word with a huge responsibility. You've just found out you're going to be a parent. What a joyous occasion, then you panic. Will I be a good mother or father? Will I know what is wrong with my child when he cries? Will I be able to support my child? What about child care? What about College? Take a deep breath and enjoy all the wonders of being a wonderful parent! -Alvaretta Roberts
12. Parenthood… It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last. - Peter Krause
13. Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee. -David Frost
14. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. - Bette Davis
15. The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable. - Lane Olinghouse