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INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHTS • Last updated March 31, 2017

Attitude

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts,
It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill
It will make or break a company, a church, a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday
regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people willact in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing that we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you...

Charles Swindoll

Achievement

Great things are not done by impulse,
but by a series of small things brought together.

Vincent Van Gogh

Action

Take the first step in faith.
You don't have to see the whole staircase,
just take the first step.

Martin Luther King

Anger

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief,
than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.

Marcus Antonius

Appearance

You and I do not see things as they are.
We see things as we are.

Herb Cohen

Commitment

Unless commitment is made,
there are only promises and hopes;
but no plans.

Peter F. Drucker

Giving

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life
that no man can sincerely try to help another without
helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Growth

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
It may mean a giving up of familiar but limiting patterns, safe but unrewarding work, values no longer believed in relationships that have lost their meaning.
As Dostoevsky put it, "Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most".
The real fear should be of the opposite course.

Gail Sheehy

Honesty

Do not do what you would undo if caught.

Leah Arendt

Hopes

Our hopes are but memories reversed.

Unknown

Inertia

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.

Dorothea Brande

Integrity

Basically, the word means wholeness.
In mathematics, an integer is a number that isn't divided into fractions.
Just so, a man of integrity is not divided against himself.
He does not think one thing and say another.

Robert Bolton

Obstacles

Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase,
and when you ride up to it,
if you throw your heart over,
the horse will go along too.

Lawrence Bixby

Mistakes

If I had my life to live again.
I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.

Tallulah Bankhead

Originality

It's been very important throughout my career
that I've met all the guys I've copied,
because at each stage they've said,
"Don't play like me, play like you."

Eric Clapton

Words of wisdom

I started out with nothing....I still have most of it.
I finally got my head together, now my body is falling apart.
Funny, I don't remember being absent minded.
If all is not lost, where is it?
It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
If at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished.
The first rule of holes: If you are in one, stop digging.
Some days you're the dog, some days you're the hydrant.
Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
I wish the buck stopped here. I could use a few...
It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun.
The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom.
If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
If you're living on the edge, make sure you're wearing your seat belt.
There are two kinds of pedestrians ... the quick and the dead.
An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys.
A closed mouth gathers no feet.
Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
It's not hard to meet expenses ... they're everywhere.
Jury: Twelve people who determine which client has the better attorney.
The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
Keep your friends close but your enemies closer.
 
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