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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an action, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

A surfer spends Martin Luther King Jr. Day waiting for a wave as a golden sunset streams through a tree amidst warm temperatures at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point

When you think positive, excellent thoughts you will be propelled toward greatness" -Joel Osteen

I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days, or great days." - Lance Armstrong

When faced with a TOUGH CHOICE, pause for a moment... & think what ur MOTHER would say about ur decision ~RH Connelly

He that Jokes... CONFESSES" ~Italian Proverb

SOLITUDE is painful when one is young... but delightful when one is more mature." ~Albert Einstein

You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, & not be paid for it." Oprah

"...Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad." Denis Waitley

Everything yields to diligence - Antiphanes

"Knowing yourself... is the beginning of all WISDOM." ~Aristotle

Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking... & GO IN." ~Napoleon

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose - Tom Krause

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning - Henry Ford

Everybody thinks of changing humanity, but nobody thinks of changing himself - Leo Tolstoy

We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls. Winston Churchill

The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom. Thomas Huxley

Every production of genius must be the production of enthusiasm - Benjamin Disraeli

Glenfinnan Viaduct

It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up - Vince Lombardi

"Never begin the day until it is finished on paper." ~Jim Rohn

Baltimore Oriole
A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business - Henry Ford

fun with water

Focus on the critical few... nothing the insignificant many.

-- Mac Anderson

They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning. — Clint Eastwood, actor, director, and producer

Falsely submissive!!
Pleasure for one hour, a bottle of wine. Pleasure for one year, a marriage; but pleasure for a lifetime, a garden. — Chinese proverb

Good girls go to heaven. Bad girls go everywhere. — Helen Gurley Brown, editor

wanna play?
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself. Theodore T. Hunge

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

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

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. Seneca

"A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart." - Johann Wolfgang Goethe

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

"There is more to life than increasing its speed." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win." - Roger Bannister

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." - William Shakespeare

"The power of imagination makes us infinite." - John Muir

"Nothing is predestined: The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings." - Ralph Blum

"The one certain way for a woman to hold a man is to leave him for religion." - Muriel Spark

"The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination." - Tommy Lasorda

For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. Aristotle

“A great leader's courage to fulfil his vision comes from passion, not position.” - John Maxwell

"Anything I've ever done that ultimately was worthwhile... initially scared me to death." – Betty Bender

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly” – CB De Mille

Flashing Lights
Xenon lights shine over Launch Pad 39A before NASA canceled the first launch attempt for Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-128 due to weather, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. NASA has also cancelled the second launch attempt, scheduled for August 26, because of a faulty liquid hydrogen fill and drain valve.

"The most effective way to manage change is to create it." - Peter Drucker

"People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going." - Earl Nightingale

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly” – CB De Mille

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

"Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open." - Thomas Dewa

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