Change and Success

"Choice, not circumstances, determines your success." –Anonymous

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” -Thomas Jefferson

“If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living." -Gail Sheehy.

“When we change our perception we gain control. The stress becomes a challenge, not a threat. When we commit to action, to actually doing something rather than feeling trapped by events, the stress in our life becomes manageable.” –Greg Anderson

"Chaos in the world brings uneasiness, but it also allows the greatest opportunity for creativity and growth." Tom Barrett.

"Take time to be deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." -Napoleon Bonaparte.

"Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." -William James.

"Whatever you fear most has no power... it is your fear that has the power." -Oprah Winfrey.

Do not be more committed to your fears than your dreams.

You need to change in order to grow. You can't grow if you just stay where you are. You can't grow if you don't change the way you think and act.


Leadership and Success

“A leader does not change because of a sentence. I came into prison to fight for freedom. I leave it the same I was.” Sukarno – An Authobiography by Cindy Adam (page 115) Sukarno: The first President of Indonesia. He declared of Indonesian Independence Day in August 17, 1945. Sukarno is the founding father of Indonesia.

“My friends and my children, I am no Communist… I am not prejudiced. I am no dictator. I am no holy man or reincarnation of God. I am just an ordinary human being like you and you and you… Why is it that people ask me to give a speech to them, even when the sun is at its hottest? The answer is this: What Bung (brother) Karno says is actually written in the hearts of the Indonesian people. The people want to hear their own voice but… they cannot speak eloquently for themselves… (Therefore) when I die… do not write on the tombstone: ‘Here rests His Most Exalted Excellency Dr. Ir. Raden Sukarno, the first President of the Republic of Indonesia’ … [but] write… ‘Here rests Bung Karno, the Tongue of the Indonesian People”.

-Sukarno, 1959

“In every Seventeenth of August meeting [Independence Day] … it is as though I held a dialogue. A dialogue with the people of Indonesia. A two-way conversation with Sukarno-the-man and Sukarno-the people, a two-way conversation between comrade in arms and comrade in arms. A two-way conversation between two comrades who in reality are one. That is why, every time I prepare a Seventeenth of August address I become like a person possessed”.

-Sukarno, 1963

I am not so much concerned with the right of everyone to say anything he pleases as I am about our need as self-governing people to hear everything relevant.
- John F. Kennedy

An army of stags led by a lion would be better than an army of lions led by a stag.
- Latin proverb

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
Nelson Mandela

If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
- Matthew

Work as if you were to live one hundred years; pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
- Benjamin Franklin

Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader.
- Tacitus

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
- Benjamin Franklin

The future depends on what we do in the present. Mahatma Gandhi

If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be no help.
- John F. Kennedy

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
- Indira Gandhi

I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
- Winston Churchill

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
Nelson Mandela

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
- Abraham Lincoln

Change is the law of life.
- John F. Kennedy

Everything changes but change itself.
- John F. Kennedy

When we think we lead we most are led.
- Lord Byron

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
- Swami Sivananda



"He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year."
- Leonardo da Vinci

"Capital as such is not evil; it is wrong use that is evil."
Mohandas Gandhi

At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made.That is,they started with nothing but ambition and energy,the same way most of us start.
Brian Tracy

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.
Cree Indian Proverb

Waste your money and you’re only out of money, but waste your time and you’ve lost a part of your life.
Michael Leboeuf

Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
A.A. Latimer

I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention.
Ron Kittle

A man is usually more careful of his money than of his principles.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.
W.C. Fields

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

The rule is not to talk about money with people who have much more or much less than you.
Katherine Whitehorn

Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night.
Marian Wright Edelman

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
Thomas Wolfe

If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can’t buy
Unknown source

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.
Jim Rohn

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
Benjamin Franklin

Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
Ayn Rand

You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Ruth Smeltzer

Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.
James W. Frick

If you want to see what God thinks of money, just look at all the people He gave it to.
Dorothy Parker

Money is usually attracted, not pursued.
Jim Rohn

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
Donald Trump

Money can’t buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan

I cannot afford to waste my time making money.
Louis Agassiz

After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.
Pam Shaw

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.
Bob Hope

Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back.
Unknown source

If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
Earl Wilson

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Inspiration Point

"Consult not your fears but your hopes and dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do."
---Pope John XXIII

“It doesn't matter if you have to take a longer path to make your dreams come true. What matters the most is the efforts you have made for this special day."
Written in 2009 by Evelyn Ha --- Australia

"No one will ever see me quit, because I simply won't. If I start something, I will finish it and do it well."

---Steve Belmarsh

"Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you."
---Heidi Johnson

"Aim not for what you are, but for what you could be."
---Lucas Hellmer



May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to make you happy, and enough money to buy gifts!!

When one door of happiness closes, another opens but often we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

2 Heaping cups of patience
1 Heart full of love
2 Hands full of generosity
Dash of laughter
1 Head full of understanding
Sprinkle generously with kindness
Add plenty of faith and mix well.
Spread over a period of a lifetime
And serve everyone you meet.

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about puppies."
-- Gene Hill


Happiness lives for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.~~~~~

Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open.



Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration?
George Eliot

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese proverb

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
Walt Disney

Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspiration and genius--one and the same.
Victor Hugo

To find what you seek in the road of life,
the best proverb of all is that which says:
"Leave no stone unturned."
Edward Bulwer Lytton

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.
Albert Einstein

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

If you would create something,
you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau

Men do less than they ought,
unless they do all they can.
Thomas Carlyle

The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

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

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
Leon J. Suenes


Goal and Quotations

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
Aldous Huxley

If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.
Yogi Berra

We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
Viktor Frankl

There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
Henry Ford

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.

Who aims at excellence will be above mediocrity; who aims at mediocrity will be far short of it.
Burmese Saying

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
Author Unknown

Don't bunt. Aim out of the ballpark.
David Ogilvy

There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith




Leadership Quotations

Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Lao Tzu

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don't take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.
Noah Porter

If your actions inspire others to dream more,
learn more, do more and become more,
you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams

He who has never learned to obey
cannot be a good commander.

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Any one can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Publilius Syrus

A leader is a dealer in hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Harold R. McAlindon

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

There go the people.
I must follow them for I am their leader.
Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

The history of the world is but the
biography of great men.
Thomas Carlyle

A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him.
General Douglas MacArthur

The real leader has no need to lead--
he is content to point the way.
Henry Miller


Goal Setting Quotations

The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher

The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.
Lee Iacocca

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Francis Bacon

In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Victor Cousins

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Vince Lombardi

Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
Dennis Waitley
(as quoted in Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog)

A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Samuel Butler

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for?
Robert Browning

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Kahlil Gibran



"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson