September 29, 2010
" Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant."

September 29, 2010
" Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

September 29, 2010
" Successful men usually snatch success from seeming failure. If they know there is such a word as defeat, they will not admit it. They may be whipped, but they are not aware of it. That is why they succeed."
A. P. Gouthey

September 27, 2010
" Life's 'Obstacles' thought they had defeated you. That last hit may have knocked you down to the ground, but once the smoke cleared, there you stood looking 'Obstacles' dead in the face as to say, 'Is that all you got?'"
Written in 2010 by Leslie M. Weston --- Maryland

September 27, 2010
" Don't get discourage because you made a mistake. From that mistake you will learn a lesson and from that lesson you should be encouraged to do better the next time."
Written in 2010 by Amneris Vargas --- Texas

September 27, 2010
" When you're that successful, things have a momentum, and at a certain point you can't really tell whether you have created the momentum or it's creating you."
Annie Lennox --- Submitted by Lauren Covington --- New Jersey

September 22, 2010
" Never listen to someone who says you cannot do something. Your heart is equipped with determination; just dare to believe anything is possible. Root not the discouragements or what's been, for they don't matter. What matters is what you believe and what is in your heart. Make the effort to bring the dream to life and you will achieve what you believe."
Written in 2010 by Kiplimo Chemirmir --- Texas

September 22, 2010
" Sometimes in life, our happiness is right under our nose. What we say, we bring to fruition. Our tongues are our passports to everything we wish upon ourselves. No matter if we say we can or can't, we are correct. We have a mind so powerful that we can never understand ourselves yet we are frustrated when others do not understand us. Life that is within us is also surrounding us. Therefore, being universal in all our doings can and will work to our advantage if we open our minds and let it happen. We have to take control of any situation with our attitude. That is the key that unlocks all doors in life."
Written in 2009 by Terri Satterwhite --- Florida

September 22, 2010
Today I am what I am
Because of my yesterday's choices.
And where I shall be tomorrow
Will be decided today.

Of course, this I know.
We can steer our life into
Happiness or sorrow
By the choices we borrow.

We are the captains of our lifeliner
And we choose our course and command our 'Choice'.
Do we choose like a child with hopes, pure admiration; fearless?
Or like a defeated skunk - lost and hopeless?

It is greatness and the quality of our response,
It is our attitude of poise
That gives a glitter to our choice,
That makes us win and rejoice.

And this is the seed I sow for tomorrow
And shall doubtless reap it;
The harvest of choosing right.
Would I be happy while I reap?
Depends on the seed of today.

Even if today I have a sour harvest,
For the morrow, let me choose to seed my best
In the hope of having a fine bounty.

What else can we do other than to choose today?
Either we choose right or lie at life's mercy.
The better way is making our CHOICE TODAY.
Copyright © 2009 Sam Vijay Kumar --- India
I wrote this poem as I sat thinking about what makes my life as it is. It suddenly became obvious and simple that I am sitting here because I have opted many choices in the past that have steered my life in this direction. If this is so true of our social life, it certainly has to be true of our mental life as well. We can certainly choose our thoughts and responses to unpleasant, challenging obstacles, which can decide how our future is going to unfold or at least how we are going to take on our future. If we choose to think, listen, speak, see, act with calmness and positive strength we can certainly rise above the tides of life very efficiently. So let us choose wisely like a sage and courageously like a child.

September 20, 2010
" The secret of discipline is motivation. When a man is sufficiently motivated, discipline will take care of itself."
Sir Alexander Paterson --- Submitted by Lauren C. --- New Jersey

September 20, 2010
" We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
Jawaharlal Nehru --- Submitted by George Wachirah --- Kenya

September 20, 2010
" In the cyclone, maybe you don't have the power to oppose the cyclone but you have the power to balance yourself. So don't think about what you don't have. Think and use what you do have."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jayesh Patel --- India

September 15, 2010
" Can you observe and learn from others? How many people die every day, an unusual death, because of some bad habits repeated every day? How many people literally kill themselves by simple ignorance and the list is endless? Aren't you happy that you can wake up healthy, enjoy the morning breeze, beautiful sunrise and sunset? Just THINK about all the great possibilities ahead of you. You just need to THINK BIG and 'Don't let anybody STEAL your DREAMS.' As long as you truly believe in your own dreams, nobody can touch them and try to mess with you."
Written in 2010 by Prem Guragain --- California

September 15, 2010
" You are born to be the role model. Why do you search others to be your role model? The world is waiting to see your success story."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sureshkumar Murugan --- India

September 15, 2010
" With every step, I want to make one forward and not take a step backwards. To move a step behind would mean I would need to take two steps to be ahead."
Written in 2010 by Brianna Gazvoda --- Pennsylvania
I thought of how I can motivate myself. To do something is better then doing nothing.... I am learning that sitting idle will not take me anywhere. If I want to see change & progress, I need to start moving! I may need to take baby steps to accomplish my goals but while I keep pressing forward, eventually I will get somewhere.

September 13, 2010
" We make our own destiny; make yours."
Written in 2010 by Vusi Mashiane --- South Africa
It always keeps me motivated when I am down.

September 13, 2010
" Those who play it safe in life don't go very far."
Written in 2010 by Arthur Robinson --- Florida

September 13, 2010
" Take a great leap, one that is wider than what your pants can allow, and you will never be the same."
Written in 2010 by Robert Philemon Kanyike --- Uganda
I am in the driving gear and that's all that flows in my mind.

September 8, 2010
" The blueprint for success is inside you. It will stay there unless you take it out and create it."
Larina Kase --- Submitted by Lauren Covington --- New Jersey

September 8, 2010
" You are never too young to start, neither are you too old. You're as young as you feel and as old as your dreams."
Written in 2010 by Stanley Anukege --- Nigeria
Just hate it when people say they're waiting for opportunities.

September 8, 2010
" Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your might. Put your whole soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your object. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Submitted by George Wachirah --- Kenya

September 1, 2010
" Greater is he who suffers through the pain and comes through the other side improved. Greater is he who accepts discouragement and keeps forward momentum, never retreating. Greater is he who sees the light at the end of the tunnel and keeps their eye on the light. Greater is he who gets knocked off his feet and gets back up, dusts himself off and gets back in the fight. Life is tough, but you are stronger."
Written in 2010 by Rich Barnes --- Massachusetts

September 1, 2010
" Sometimes you have to stand alone to prove that you can still stand."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mohammed --- Saudi Arabia

September 1, 2010
" Greatness lies within all of us. It is up to us to summon the courage to bring this special gift out of us on a daily, weekly, monthly basis. Greatness, you have it, you can use it, the world needs it! Choose to be great!"
Written in 2010 by Will Brown --- California



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