Monday, November 30, 2009

Discovery

"One must learn to be grateful for one's own findings." ~ Eugene Delacroix

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Giving Thanks

"One looks at life as a gift, a painting of lights and darks, each defining the other, not a series of good and bad things. Giving thanks, and often, frees the spirit and makes the heart secure." ~ Fay Bohlayer

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Grateful Yet?

"Little seedlings never flourish in the soil they have been given, be it ever so excellent, if they are continually pulled up to see if the roots are grateful yet." ~ Bertha Damon

Friday, November 27, 2009

Be Grateful

"Be grateful for the talent you have, the people you've met, and the experiences from which you've benefited." ~ Hap Hagood

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Help Of Others

"No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude." ~ Alfred North Whitehead

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Being Prepared

"Being prepared is a fine way to motivate oneself; so the inspiration does not flee while getting ready to begin." ~ Jon Conkey

Monday, November 23, 2009

Brief Fire

"Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly." ~ Stephen R. Covey

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Mediocrity

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." ~ Andrew Carnegie

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Soul

"For years I relied on tight deadlines and looming mortgage payments to keep me motivated. But I was reminded that I'm not here to paint for profit, the paintings originate in my soul." ~ Sharon Cole

Friday, November 20, 2009

Dreariness

"What makes life dreary is the want of a motive." ~ George Eliot

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

From Within

"The only lifelong, reliable motivations are those that come from within, and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that you've just done something as well as you can do it." ~ Clare Crawford-Mason & Lloyd Dobyns

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

An Instinct

"Motivation is a misused term. It's an individual characteristic, an instinct... you either have it or you don't." ~ Gordon France

Monday, November 16, 2009

Deeply Rooted

"We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation - it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams." ~ Les Brown

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Go For It!

"Go for it baby! Life ain't no dress rehearsal." ~ Tallulah Bankhead

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Passion

"Do it no matter what. If you believe in it, it is something very honorable. If somebody around you or your family does not understand it, then that's their problem. But if you do have a passion, an honest passion, just do it." ~ Mario Andretti

Friday, November 13, 2009

Resolute

"resolute, adj. Obstinate in a course that we approve." ~ Ambrose Bierce

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Courage

"You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Still Working

"I do not have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep." ~ Greg Evans

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Determined Spirit

"The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application, and perseverance under the prompting of a brave, determined spirit." ~ Mark Twain

Monday, November 9, 2009

Motivate Or Be Miserable

"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer

Sunday, November 8, 2009

One More Try

"Too many people let others stand in their way and don't go back for one more try." ~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Our Deeds

"Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds." ~ George Eliot

Friday, November 6, 2009

Stick To It

"Decide what you think is right and stick to it." ~ George Eliot

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Humbug

"When you've got it, you've got it. When you haven't, you begin again. All the rest is humbug." ~ Edouard Manet

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Commitment

"Anyone can dabble, but once you've made that commitment, your blood has that particular thing in it, and it's very hard for people to stop you." ~ Bill Cosby

Monday, November 2, 2009

Try Everything

"However depressed I may be, I am not in the habit of giving up a project without having tried everything, even the 'impossible', to gain my end." ~ Paul Gauguin

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dig Deep

"We have to dig deep and plumb our inner resources to keep positive and productive. ." ~ Paul de Marrais