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5o Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through Today.

n620948255_1448903_2131386Be inspired to live your greatest life, with these carefully selected 50 inspirational quotes from men and women who have overcome the challenges you are facing now.

1. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
2. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
4. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
5. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
6. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
7. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar
8. Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. –Pablo Picasso
9. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
10. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
11. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. –Henry Ford
12. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
13. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
14. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck
15. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy
16. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
17. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
18. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
19. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
20. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. –Christopher Reeve
21. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
22. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
23. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
24. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
25. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucious
26. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
27. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
28. The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. –Vince Lombardi
29. Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
30. The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. –Arthur C. Clarke
31. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
32. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
33. You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown
34. Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. –Vincent Van Gogh
35. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
36. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
37. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. –Walt Disney
38. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci
39. Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. – Jamie Paolinetti
40. Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free. –Jim Morrison
41. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. –Bob Dylan
42. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
43. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
44. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
45. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
46. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
47. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
48. You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
49. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
50. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown

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6065631472_192ab9ddc6Growing up I was made to fear failure, and so in other not to fail at anything I wouldn’t even try doing it. But come to think of it who has not failed? If you haven’t failed at anything then you haven’t attempted anything worthwhile.

Anyone who has failed knows that with failure come tremendous opportunities for improvement. Failure is there to make us better, wiser, smarter, and more cautious. Failing gives us the information to do better. Most of the greatest inventions we celebrate and use today came after years of trying to solve a problem and failing. I am a great lover of football, and anyone who is conversant with the game knows that even the world’s best players fail to score at times when their teams need them most. But they do not allow those times to overshadow their careers, but rather they learn from those moments and improve on their game. Great minds and Scientists of history often spent most of their lives failing. Yet their ability to learn from their failures created the world we are enjoying today.

Here are a few people who failed at various times in their lives. Let these famous people remind you that failure should be embraced and seen as a first step towards achieving success;

1- Albert Einstein: Most of us take Einstein’s name as synonymous with genius, but he didn’t always show such promise. Einstein did not speak until he was four and did not read until he was seven, causing his teachers and parents to think he was mentally handicapped, slow and anti-social. Eventually, he was expelled from school and was refused admittance to the Zurich Polytechnic School. It might have taken him a bit longer, but most people would agree that he caught on pretty well in the end, winning the Nobel Prize and changing the face of modern physics.

2- Abraham Lincoln: While today he is remembered as one of the greatest leaders of our nation, Lincoln’s life wasn’t so easy. In his youth he went to war a captain and returned a private (if you’re not familiar with military ranks, just know that private is as low as it goes.) Lincoln didn’t stop failing there, however. He started numerous failed business and was defeated in numerous runs he made for public office.

3- Oprah Winfrey: Most people know Oprah as one of the most iconic faces on TV as well as one of the richest and most successful women in the world. Oprah faced a hard road to get to that position, however, enduring a rough and often abusive childhood as well as numerous career setbacks including being fired from her job as a television reporter because she was “unfit for tv.”

4- Michael Jordan: Most people wouldn’t believe that a man often lauded as the best basketball player of all time was actually cut from his high school basketball team. Luckily, Jordan didn’t let this setback stop him from playing the game and he has stated, “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

5- Bill Gates: Gates didn’t seem like a shoe-in for success after dropping out of Harvard and starting a failed first business with Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen called Traf-O-Data. While this early idea didn’t work, Gates’ later work did, creating the global empire that is Microsoft. (List source: onlinecollege.org)How do you make failure your best friend? The only way to overcome failure is persistent action. When you are confronted by failure, you have to act. It is usually at this time you will find breakthrough solutions you would never have considered otherwise.



This a true story about Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881). One of the World’s greatest Writers, a Philosopher and Historian.

On October 17th 1826, Carlyle married his secretary Jane Welsh. She was an intelligent, attractive and somewhat temperamental daughter of a well to do Doctor. They had quarrels and misunderstandings, but they still loved each other dearly.

After the marriage, Jane continued to serve as his secretary. And after many years of marriage, Jane became ill. Being a hard worker, Carlyle became so absorbed in his writings that he let Jane continue working for several weeks after she became ill. She had cancer, and it was one of the slow growing kind. Finally she became confined to her bed. Although Carlyle loved her dearly, he very seldom found time to stay with her very long. He was busy with his work.
And when Jane died, they carried her to the cemetery for the funeral service. The day was a miserable one. It was raining hard and the mud was deep.

Following the funeral, Carlyle went back to his home. He was taking it pretty hard, so he went up the stairs to Jane’s room and sat down on a chair next to her bed. And as he sat there thinking about how little time he had spent with her, wishing so much he had had a chance to do it differently. He noticed her diary on a table beside her bed. He picked it up and began to read.
Suddenly he seemed shocked. He saw it there on one page, she had written a single line; “Yesterday he spent an hour with me, and it was like heaven. I love him so much.” Something dawned on him that he had not noticed before. He had been too busy to notice that he meant so much to her. He thought of all the times that he had gone about his work without thinking about or noticing her. Then Carlyle turned the page in the diary, there he noticed she had written some words that broke his heart. “I have listened all day to hear his footsteps in the hall, but now it is late and I guess he won’t come up today.”

Carlyle read a little more of the book, then he threw it down and ran out of the house. Some of his friends found him at the grave, face buried in the mud, his eyes were red from weeping. Tears continued to roll down his cheeks, and he kept repeating over and over again; “If I had only known. If I had only known”. But it was too late for Carlyle. She was dead.

Let us learn from this story and not make the same mistakes in life. Most of the things required in building and nurturing a relationship are inexpensive. A little more time. A little more care an affection. Being there when they need us most. Just saying I LOVE YOU…All these do not require money.Folks “while our loved ones must have the money we make, it is the love we have that they really want.” Show and give love to somebody NOW…this very moment before it is too late.



A man who was hiking in the mountains was taken by surprise in a sudden snow storm and quickly lost his way. He knew he needed to find shelter fast, or he would freeze to death. Despite all of his efforts, his hands and feet quickly went numb. In his wandering he literally tripped over another man who was almost frozen. The hiker had to make a decision: should he help the man or should he continue in hopes of saving himself.

In an instant he made a decision and threw off his wet gloves. He knelt beside the man and begun massaging his arms and legs. After the hiker had worked a few minutes, the man began to respond and was soon able to get on his feet. Together the two men, supporting each other, found help.
The hiker was later informed that by helping another, he had helped himself. His numbness vanished while he was massaging the stranger’s arms and legs. His heightened activity had enhanced his circulation and brought warmth to his hands and feet.

Folks when the hiker lost sight of his predicament and focused on helping the other man, he solved his own problem, just as it is written in the gospel of Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Do you need love? Then give out love to somebody today. The quickest way to get to the peak of life is to forget about self and help others reach greater heights.“The best antidote I know for worry is work. The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired. One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley



Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

By Max Ehrmann c.1920


Have you ever sat down to ask yourself; what am I ever going to do to get ahead in life? Or have you said to yourself, I just do not seem to have a meaningful life. Maybe your life has hit rock bottom and you do not seem to know just what to do to have a worthwhile life. Folks, you are not alone in this, I had walked down that road before. Here is something that might be able to help you:
Jim Rohn shared these very essential tips in his book “The five major pieces of the puzzles of life”. I found them very informative and so I have decided to share them with you.

The 4 IF’s that make life worthwhile:

1- Life is worthwhile if you learn: The way we think and the actions we have taken up until this very moment has been responsible for the way our lives have turned out. The way we think and the conclusions we have reached about life is the sum total of what we have learned. So if we want to make our lives worthwhile then we have to change what we have learned. We can start learning from our experiences. In the past years of our lives we probably might have been doing it right or wrong. So let’s do a review of our past years and see how far we have come. Another way to learn is from the experiences of other people. “If somebody went through something for five years and they wrote a book that you can read in five days, wouldn’t that be an advantage?” Though this isn’t easy to do, but it is a price that is worth the treasures we seek in life.

2- Life is worthwhile if we try: We have to try something with what we know. The only way you can do something is if you have tried it, and keep repeating the process until you have mastered it. Make a commitment to try today. “When the final book on you is written let it show your wins, and let it show your loses, but do not let it show you didn’t play.” Let’s try and do, try and play the game of life. Always look for opportunities to do something with your life. The key to life is to give it a try.

3- Life is worthwhile if you stay: In life we have to learn to hang in there. We have to learn to face the challenges that life throws at us without giving up. Many people quit too soon- when they are just “three feet from gold”. To win you have to learn to stay. Every athlete in a long distance race knows that just because you are behind in the first quarter doesn’t mean you will lose. You keep running. Hang in there!

4- Life is worthwhile if you care: Caring is an important human value. “If you care at all you will get some results. If you care enough you will get incredible results”. Care for the day by using its time wisely. Care for people by helping them see their possibilities. Also care for yourself by being all that you can be, stretch as far as you can stretch, accomplish all that you can accomplish. Always have something good to say.

These tips may be simple and very ordinary as you might have seen them over and again. But success is doing seemingly little and ordinary things in an extraordinary way. Be committed and follow these steps and watch as your life takes a new turn!

Stay Blessed