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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Success

Success is getting what you want.
Happiness is wanting what you get.

- Dale Carnegie

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

- William Jennings Bryan

A rich man isn't the person who has the most, it's the person who needs the least.
- Anon.

Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse.  Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Gandhi armed with the moneybags of Carnegie?

- Albert Einstein


The measure of a man, sir, is not in money, position, station, or possessions.  These things mean nothing.  The measure of a man is his character, wisdom, ability, aliveness, intimacy, creativity, courage, fearlessness, perspective, independence, and maturity.  You seem terribly impressed with the former, sir, which suggests you are seriously lacking in the latter.

-Mark W. B. Brinton




Begin now to creat the life that you want for yourself while adhering to the principles of sustainability, compassion and fairness.

 Purpose: What do you want to provide meaning and engagement in your life?  What meaning do you want to give to your life knowing that the meaning of life is the meaning you give to it?


 First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus


Whatever you do, do with all your might. ~ Cicero


 The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~ Aristotle


Be clear about what you want and make the appropriate decisions and choices...



There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. ~ William James



Persevere and Persist...


When something of an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
~ Rousseau





The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. ~ Seneca



“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice.
You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone.
Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”
– Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics






Learn from your mistakes...


Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
- Robert T. Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad)






Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~ Descartes 

   
When you’re ready to quit, you are closer than you think.
– Bob Parsons (Founder Of Go Daddy)




As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
- William Hazlitt

  
"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity."
~Albert Schweitzer




Being true to our own set of values and always remembering to live our life and to give it the meaning we want by the actions we take and the choices we make will provide us the greatest satisfaction in the long run.

We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.
– Pete Cashmore (Founder Of Mashable)






“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”    -- Steve Jobs



"And in the end it's not the years in your
life that count. It's the life in your years."
- Abraham Lincoln







Be Here Now...


Projecting our thoughts far ahead of us, instead of adapting ourselves to the present, is cause of fear. Foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is also a curse.
~ Seneca, Roman philosopher and politician, Letters to Lucilius




Creating something from nothing is the meaning of being an entrepreneur...

 
Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration
- Thomas Edison, inventor and scientist



 

Timing, perseverance and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
– Biz Stone (Twitter)



“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once.  Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” 
 - Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, co-founder of Broadcast.com, founder of HDNet



 

   The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. 

      A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. 
      Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

- Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s






Quotes: Epictetus



Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.
Epictetus

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it.
Epictetus

No great thing is created suddenly. 
Epictetus

 If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid. 
Epictetus

Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
Epictetus

If thy brother wrongs thee, remember not so much his wrong-doing, but more than ever that he is thy brother
Epictetus

The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going. 
Epictetus


Practice yourself, for heaven’s sake in little things, and then proceed to greater.
Epictetus

Difficulties are things that show a person what they are. 
Epictetus


 Know, first, who you are, and then adorn yourself accordingly. 
Epictetus

Control thy passions lest they take vengeance on thee.
Epictetus

First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.
Epictetus

People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them.
Epictetus

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
Epictetus
 
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
Epictetus

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Epictetus

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
Epictetus

If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
Epictetus


Keep silence for the most part, and speak only when you must, and then briefly.
Epictetus

If you wish to be a writer, write.
Epictetus

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
Epictetus

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
Epictetus

Do not laugh much or often or unrestrainedly.
Epictetus

He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
Epictetus


 
We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
Epictetus



First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus

Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Epictetus

No great thing is created suddenly.
Epictetus

Unless we place our religion and our treasure in the same thing, religion will always be sacrificed.
Epictetus

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.
Epictetus

Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.
Epictetus
 
God has entrusted me with myself.
Epictetus


The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
Epictetus

If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
Epictetus

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
Epictetus

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
Epictetus

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Epictetus