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Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

"Why in the world are you trying to fit in when you were born to stand out?"

-Krystal Shada - Super Shada Retreat 2010


"If excellence is possible, then good is not good enough."
"Stress comes from doing less than you can"
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear."

--Ambrose Redmoon.


Excellence: Is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible!
About a year ago I picked up the book "SHE" by Kobi Yamada. Inside is a sentence that has changed my life. I think about every single day:

"She designed a life she loved."

To me, this statement is about choices. It doesn't say anything about her circumstances, her strengths or weaknesses. It doesn't mention her challenges or her triumphs -- only the fact that she made a decision. That her life was HERs and she knew that it was too precious, too short and too wonderful not to LOVE.

From Heidi Swapp (http://bigpicturescrapbooking.com)


"Understand that most problems are a good sign. Problems indicate that progress is being made, wheels are turning, you are moving toward your goals. Beware when you have no problems. Then you've really got a problem . . . Problems are like landmarks of progress."

- Scott Alexander


Excellence: Is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible!
"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you."

~ Brian Tracy


"The only limit to your realization of tomorrow is the doubt to which you hold fast today."

- Andy Andrews, The Traveler.s Gift


Not only do I dare to dream... "I act so that the dream may become my reality!"

- Anonymous


"Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most."

- Anonymous


"Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials you encounter will introduce you to your strengths. remain Steadfast . . . and one day you will build something that endures; something worthy of your potential."

- Epictetus


"The odds are always going to be against you, so you might as well suck it up and go for it!! It is never too late to be what you might have been"

- Queen Latifah


"Learning to sign without interacting with Deaf people, is like learning to swim without water."

-Bill Vicars


....What we do for others is what gets us ahead....

-Dr. Vincent Muli Wa Kituku


"A goal is a planned conflict with the status quo."

-Hyrum W. Smith


"Discipline is just choosing between what you want now and what you want most."

- Anonymous


"What you create, you must maintain."

-Gloria Mayfield-Banks


"You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you."

~ Brian Tracy


"Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change."
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public."

-Theodore Roosevelt May 7, 19 18


"It Takes Courage to Grow Up and Turn Out To Be Who You Really Are"
"It's choice, not chance, that determines your destiny."

-Jean Nidetch, Weight Watchers Founder


"The course of our lives is seldom determined by great, life-altering decisions. Our direction is more often set by the small, day-to-day choices that chart the track on which we run."

-- Gordon B. Hinckley


"There are no failures here...just some of us are slower to succeed."
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it however."

-Richard Bach


"If you won't be better tomorrow than you were today, then what do you need tomorrow for?"

--Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav


Are you doing what youíre doing today because itís what you want to do OR because you did it yesterday?

- Dr. Phil


"When you change your thinking, you change your beliefs.
When you change your beliefs, you change your expectations.
When you change your expectations, you change your attitude.
When you change your attitude, you change your behavior.
When you change your behavior, you change your performance.
When you change your performance, you change your life!"

-Pat Fortenberry, NSD Mary Kay Cosmetics


"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder
"The chief cause of unhappiness and failure is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment."
"Do what you love,
love what you do,
and deliver more,
than you promise."

- Harvey McKay


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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.


"You might lose, but you're only a loser if you don't try again."

- Kamran Elahian


Courage is daring to take that first step, or a different path. It is the decision to place your dreams above your fears.


People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

- Dale Carnegie


"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."

--Audre Lorde


"Nothing can dim the light which shines from within."

-- Maya Angelou


"There are no circumstances around you more powerful than the power within you."

- Iyanla Vanzant