Giving Back

We can make an incredibly positive difference!

Each of us has the capability to do something requiring little sacrifice and effort that can permanently and drastically improve another’s happiness and quality of life. For example, something as simple and inexpensive as a make-shift wheelchair (although functional and durable) can change a person’s life and spread feelings of happiness and joy throughout the family and community, or believing in a confused and troubled teen, or helping a struggling family bury a loved one in a time of great sadness. The possibilities are endless. Our dollars, time, and talent can have an immediate, measurable, and lasting impact! A simple act can make great difference.

Decide to find a cause that matters to you, and give what you can. Be a mentor, serve on a committee, make regular donations or volunteer. Be part of making the place you live a more worthwhile place. Giving is much more fulfilling than getting.

My philosophy is fairly simple: Life happens, Mistakes happen, Accidents happen, and Tragedies happen. Life has its ups and downs and you take the good with the bad. Life can be unfair; welcome to the planet earth. You deal with it and move on. Life is also what you make it and I am responsible for creating my own circumstances and emotions. Life is glorious and I strive to live with passion and in a spirit of integrity, love, charity, humility, and optimism.

I’ve made my share of mistakes throughout my life. I try to recognize them and learn and grow from them. I’ve experienced loss and pain, and been put through the meat grinder a few times like most everyone else in this world.

I hope my life experiences have shaped me into a better person, increased my empathy and compassion and my ability to be a tremendous blessing to my family and others. My life has been a learning experience and shown me the value of what I have.

For me, experience has brought humility. Self-awareness and smart choices isn’t always easy, but critical to becoming a better person. I am a work in progress in my mission of being more and becoming more, so I can bless more and make a magnificent difference! I don’t quit. I am driven and ambitious as I love service, accomplishment, and I have a compelling purpose in life. I fight for justice and fairness, and strive to be a voice for those in need.

I believe in myself. I think highly of myself. I have a winning mindset and strive to implement the strategies and tactics to succeed. I love to see and help others succeed.

I am a big proponent of building up others, and increasing the self-esteem and self-image of people. I hate to see someone not believe in themselves and this breaks my heart. This is one of the great tragedies in life. We rise to the level of our self-image and raising someone’s self-image is a significant way to make a great difference in someone’s life and in this world!! I speak from personal experience on how my own life forever changed for the better as a result of this.

One day we will all leave this earth; some sooner than others and unexpectedly for most of us. All we have is the person we are, our family and friends, and the people we love and bless each day. Why not train yourself and make it a priority to have the awareness to make an effort to make each day filled with peace, love, joy, and happiness for yourself and others? Why not add value to and make someone’s day more fulfilling? Sometimes all people need is a change in their perspective.

What’s the downside? This may take effort for a while, but it’s certainly a positive and uplifting exercise. A smile, a hug, a handshake, giving recognition, a complement, and a kind word will go a long way. The reality is that without making the effort, the day will soon be gone before you know it, along with the missed opportunities that presented themselves, so seize as many moments as you can. Believe me.

I have life and time pressures like the rest of us so this is a work in progress for me, but a priority. I can speak to the benefits of this firsthand as I have had strangers approach me, be complementary, believe in me, and are friends to this day.

Finally, I believe in others, and I root for the underdog. I love a great comeback story. I love to see the oddsmakers and pundits proven wrong. I love an upset victory. I believe in forgiveness, redemption, and second chances.

Don’t ever let others tell you what you can’t do or try to limit you! Believe in others and believe in yourself!

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" One moment can change your life and the lives of others forever." - Douglas Borthwick, Attorney

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, THIS is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the something I can do." - Helen Keller

"The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place."- Helen Keller

"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." - Charles Dickens

"What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other?" - George Eliot

“Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, benevolence, were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"– Marley's Ghost
Charles Dickens

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror
every morning and asked myself:
“If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart
”.- Steve Jobs

"Don't leave it to your death bed to realize that you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Once you’re gone you can't come back!
Live everyday to the fullest and challenge your fears head on to ensure that your last thoughts aren't ones of regret, more so a reflection of great memories, a beautiful life and a job well done!
Look in the mirror and ask this question today, it’s never too late to start living the life you want to be proud of."
- Steve Jobs

“The journey is the reward.”- Steve Jobs

"I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It's seeing what other people don't see and pursuing that vision." - Howard Schultz

“I carry my adornments on my soul, ...I go caparisoned in gems unseen, trailing white plumes of freedom, Garlanded with my good name - No figure of a man, But a soul clothed in shining armor Hung with deeds for decorations, Twirling - thus - a bristling wit, and swinging at my side courage, and on the stones of this old town Making the sharp truth ring like golden spurs!”- E. Rostand

"Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead," said Scrooge. "But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!" - Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!"- Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”

“Before I draw nearer to that stone to which you point, answer me one question. Are these the shadows of the things that Will be, or are they shadows of things that May be, only? Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead, but if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!
   Am I that man who lay upon the bed? No, Spirit! Oh no, no! Spirit! hear me! I am not the man I was. I will not be the man I must have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all hope? Good Spirit, your nature intercedes for me, and pities me.
   Assure me that I yet may change these shadows you have shown me, by an altered life! I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!”- Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”

“No space of regret can make amends for one life's opportunity misused.” - Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”

"Ghost of the Future," he exclaimed, "I fear you more than any specter I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company, and do it with a thankful heart. Will you not speak to me?" – Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”

"It's Christmas Day!" said Scrooge to himself. "I haven't missed it. The Spirits have done it all in one night. They can do anything they like. Of course they can. Of course they can." – Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”

“I don't know what to do!" cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoön of himself with his stockings. "I am as light as a feather, I am as happy as an angel, I am as merry as a school-boy. I am as giddy as a drunken man. A merry Christmas to every-body! A happy New Year to all the world! Hallo here! Whoop! Hallo!” – Ebenezer Scrooge, “A Christmas Carol”

“Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.”- Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”

“Strange, isn't it? Each man's life touches so many other lives. When he isn't around he leaves an awful hole, doesn't he?” - Clarence, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

“Clarence! Clarence! Help me, Clarence! Get me back! Get me back, I don't care what happens to me! Get me back to my wife and kids! Help me Clarence, please! Please! I wanna live again. I wanna live again. Please, God, let me live again.” - George Bailey (praying), “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

“You've been given a great gift, George: A chance to see what the world would be like without you." - Clarence, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

“You see George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?” - Clarence, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

“Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees.” - Zapata, Emiliano

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.”- Matthew 7:6

“There is no passion to be found in playing small - in settling for a life that is less than what you are capable of living.” - Nelson Mandela

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”- Patanjali

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." - Albert Einstein

“Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!”- Michael Landon

“Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.”- Michael Landon

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got.
Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of this earth. I have been in ballparks for 17 years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from your fans.

Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn't consider it the highlight of his career
just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I'm lucky. Who wouldn't consider
it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball's greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.

When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift - that's something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies - that's something.

When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter - that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so you can have an education and build your body - it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed - that's the finest I know.

So I close in saying that I may have had a tough break, but I have an awful lot to live for."- Lou Gehrig

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”- Mark Twain

"I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind. Some come from ahead and some come from behind. But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see. Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!"- Dr. Suess

"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'Wow! What a Ride!"- Hunter S. Thompson

"If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough."- Wes Jackson

"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life."- Charles Darwin

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."- Jerry Rice

"I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be.”- Albert Einstein

"What you are is God's gift to you; what you make of yourself is your gift to God."- Jewish Proverb

"I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear."- Rosa Parks

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives."- William Wallace

“For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?”- Mark 8:36

" Look, I understand too little too late. I realize there are things you say and do you can never take back, but what would you be if you didn't even try? You have to try. So after a lot of thought I'd like to reconsider. Please, if it's not too late, make it a cheeseburger." - Lyle Lovett

If we did all the things we were capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”- Thomas Edison.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”- Mark Twain.

"The only difference between you and someone you envy is that you settle for less."- Dr. Phil McGraw

“If we did all the things we were capable if, we would literally astound ourselves.”-Thomas Edison

“The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become.”- Charles Dickens

“Keep Away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”- Mark Twain

“What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God’s faithfulness?”-
Romans 3:3

“It’s the children the world almost breaks who grow up to save It.” - Frank Warren

“I can never stand still. I must explore and experiment. I am never satisfied with my work. I resent the limitations of my own imagination." - Walt Disney

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt

“And the King answering shall say to them, Verily, I say to you, In as much as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, In as much as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me.”- Matthew 25:40

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”- Vincent Van Gogh

“Don't find fault, find a remedy.”- Henry Ford

“I cannot discover that anyone knows enough to say definitely what is and what is not possible.”- Henry Ford

“How did it get late so soon?”- Dr. Seuss

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”- Confucius

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”- Paul the Apostle 2 Corinthians 5:17–21

“Do not let the behaviors of others destroy your inner peace.”- Dalai Lama

“The future depends on what you do today.”- Mahatma Gandhi

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”- William Shakespeare

“The price of greatness is responsibility.”- Sir Winston Churchill

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”- Sir Winston Churchill

“You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.”-Sir Winston Churchill

“Danger - if you meet it promptly and without flinching - you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never!”- Sir Winston Churchill

“When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened”- Sir Winston Churchill

“One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half.”- Sir Winston Churchill

“Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”- Sir Winston Churchill

“According to your faith be it done to you.”- Matthew 9:29

"How little do they see what is, who frame their judgments upon that which seems."
- Robert Southey

“Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble.” - Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

'And even now, as hard as I fight to keep my child alive, I know that we can’t predict, in utero or in life, what we’ll get. A boy, a girl, healthy or sick. But each day is a lifetime. And we must choose to either give up or say, 'I’m going to get on a bike or hike this mountain or swim this ocean because it’s here, and I am, too.'- Elise Free

“Action is the foundational key to all success.”- Pablo Picasso

“The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn't good enough, would be stilled.” - Chris Gardner

“Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you really are, your degree that can go with you wherever you go, that you bring with you the moment you come into a room, that can't be manipulated or shaken. Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first.” ― Chris Gardner

“The Cavalry Ain’t Coming. You’ve Got To do This Yourself.”- Chris Gardner

“Don’t ever let someone tell you you can’t do something. Not even me.”- Chris Gardner

“We bag elephants. That’s our motto. We go after the big deals because it takes just as much effort to land a $500 account as it does to land a $5 million one.”- Chris Gardner

“There is no plan B for passion”- Chris Gardner

“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”- Mark Twain

“ Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice In as much as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”
- 1 Peter 4:12

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”- Philippians 4:8

“The most wonderful gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make that person’s life a little bit better to live.”- John Assaraf

"Here's the problem. Most people are thinking about what they don't want, and they're wondering why it shows up over and over again."- John Assaraf

"Our job as humans is to hold on to the thoughts of what we want, make it absolutely clear in our minds what we want, and from that we start to invoke one of the greatest laws in the Universe, and that's the law of attraction. You become what you think about most, but you also attract what you think about most."- John Assaraf

“If you want to earn a million bucks a year, eliminate mediocrity from your thinking and your life.”- John Assaraf

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase. Just take the first step.”- Martin Luther King Jr.

"What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." - Coach Bear Bryant

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education is not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge

"Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." - Ronald E. Osborn

“Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It's just a matter of how you view them." - Unknown

"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

"Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”- T. S. Eliot

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”- Oscar Wilde

“When you determine what you want, you have made the most important decision in your life . You have to know at you want in order to attain it.”- Douglas Lurtan

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to their grave with their song still in them.”- Henry David Thoreau

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”- Seneca

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”-Peter F. Drucker

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau

"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them." - Denis Waitley

"Nothing changes until you do."- Mike Robins

"What are you going to do about it?”- Attorney Douglas Borthwick

"There is a place deep within us that wants to feel fulfilled. It wants to know that my life has made a difference. That I had left this place, this planet that I live on, better than when I arrived. That someone’s life has been profoundly touched because of my existence. We all want that. It is not about age, or about finding yourself, wherever you are and whatever age, you are only a thought away from changing your life." – Dr. Wayne Dyer

"For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whatever happens around you, don’t take it personally… Nothing other people do is because of you. It is because of themselves. All people live in their own dream, in their own mind; they are in a completely different world from the one we live in. When we take something personally, we make the assumption that they know what is in our world, and we try to impose our world on their world. Even when a situation seems so personal, even if others insult you directly, it has nothing to do with you. What they say, what they do, and the opinions they give are according to the agreements they have in their own minds…Taking things personally makes you easy prey for these predators, the black magicians. They can hook you easily with one little opinion and feed you whatever poison they want, and because you take it personally, you eat it up….”- Don Miguel Ruiz

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind…”
- 2 Timothy 1:7

“The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”- Leonardo da Vinci

“It makes your life difficult when you sacrifice yourself for somebody else. You are not here to satisfy other’s opinions or points of view. Find the courage to be yourself, your true self. You will find that it’s much easier to be yourself than to try and be what you are not. When you are authentic, you can believe whatever you want to believe, that includes believing in yourself.”- Don Jose Ruiz

"I set out a goal two years when I came back, to bring a championship to this city. I gave everything that I had. I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat, my tears into this game. Against all odds, I don't know why we want to take the hardest road.”

"I set out a goal two years when I came back, to bring a championship to this city. I gave everything that I had. I poured my heart, my blood, my sweat, my tears into this game. Against all odds, I don't know why we want to take the hardest road.” "I don't know why the man above give me the hardest road, but ... the man above don't put you in situations that you can't handle. I just kept that same positive attitude. Instead of saying why me, I said this is what He wants me to do. And, uh, Cleveland -- this is for you!" LeBron James

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition”.- Steve Jobs

“Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.”-Harold Kushner

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”- Mother Teresa

"Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here? The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to Alice: I don't much care where. The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go. Alice: ...So long as I get somewhere. The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

“Larry’s short list for doing better: Stop complaining about your results. (No one really cares, anyway.) Whining about the problem only prolongs the problem. Take a realistic look at your results and think about what you have done or not done in the past that contributed to them. Go to the closest mirror, look yourself in the eye, and say, “This is all my fault.” Take responsibility. Do a reality check and admit that change has been going on for a good long while and you survived. You will survive this, too. Make a list of what you are going to do differently in the future to change your results. Doing better is the result of deciding to do better and then taking action on that decision. Get”― Larry Winget, It's Called Work for a Reason!: Your Success Is Your Own Damn Fault

“You’ve always had the power my dear. You just Had to learn it for yourself” - Glinda, The Good Witch

“If you don’t want responsibility, don’t sit in the big chair. To be successful you must accept full responsibility." – Pat Summitt

“Ardently do today what must be done. Who knows? Tomorrow, death comes.”-Buddha

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”-Buddha

“We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day.”― Gayle Forman, Just One Day

“A life not lived for others is not a life.”― Mother Teresa

“If the suffering I am enduring is part of a larger plan, how would I behave? How would I speak, act, and think if this place is part of a greater good?”- Nelson Mandela

“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway. What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”- Mother Teresa

“Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”― Robin S. Sharma

“When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.” – Eric Thomas

“When you want wisdom and insight as badly as you want to breathe, it is then you shall have it.” – Socrates

“Accept challenges so you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” – General George S. Patton

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”― Maria Robinson

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”― Henry Ford

”You were not created to just get by with an average, unrewarding, or unfulfilling life. God created you to leave your mark on this generation.” - Joel Osteen

“You are at a choice-point in every moment of each circumstance, each activity, spoken word and thought.” - Michael Beckwith

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown

“At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.” – Christine Mason Miller

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.” – Mark Twain

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” – Thomas Jefferson

“No one gets out of this life alive. So leave a footprint of your choice. You are writing your epitaph. You are writing it now! Life is a process, not a goal. Live it now, or you will miss it! We have time to spend and no time to waste.” – Charles Franklin

“The good news is that every morning we have the choice; not to be controlled by circumstances nor our past but by purposely designing our day, hence our lives better. Not to react to life but to respond with love.” - Bernard Kelvin Clive

“Faith without works is dead.“ If you were guaranteed success, what would you do with your life?” Another way to frame it is, “If you already had all the fame, fortune, and power you could ever want, what would you do with your life?” The answers to these questions hold the keys to the purpose of your life. Action, finally, is the true religion. By taking this bold step, regardless of outcome, you’re sending yourself a message that your dream is real. You’re cutting a new groove in consciousness that says you will no longer be held back by fear or perceived limitation. You’re setting the law of freedom in motion, allowing it to gain momentum, until you won’t be able to prevent your progress even if you tried!” ― Derek Rydall

“The average person does not know what to do with their life, yet wants another one which will last forever.” – Anatole France

“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it all at the beginning.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Your income can grow only to the extent that you do.” – T. Harv Eker

“In order to succeed, one must develop the capability of sustained focus. One of the key distinctions that separate achievers from the ‘non-achievers,’ is that the non-achievers stop when things get hard, when they get bored, or when results aren’t forthcoming; whereas the achievers stay the course until they reach the finish line no matter how hard it is.” ― Derek Rydall

“Remember, it is done unto you as you believe. It’s not “I’ll believe it when I see it,” it’s “You’ll see it when you believe it.” You can’t make a demand on life that exceeds your belief about it — because you don’t experience life as it is, you experience life as you are. You literally experience the personification of your own perceptions.” ― Derek Rydall

“We don’t have choice or free will without expanded awareness, without knowing what we’re believing and the patterns we’re reacting to. This is why all the great master teachers and teachings include some form of meditation and contemplation as part of the practice. As the great Oracle of Delphi says, ‘Know Thyself.’ That’s what we must do.” – Derek Rydall

“We must be willing to get really honest with where we are, what we believe, and how we feel. You can’t heal what you won’t feel. That energy remains stuck, unconsciously wreaking havoc on your life. But when you bring this unconscious material to the surface and challenge it with the truth of your being — now real healing, growth, and ultimate freedom can happen.” – Derek Rydall

“What is that burning desire in you that you want more than anything? What are you willing to risk for, to work hard for, to face your fears and even die for? You won’t have to literally die, but some part of you will have to — the old identity, the old protective habits. The challenge is that the human mind is designed to avoid pain and move towards pleasure. It’s an evolutionary mechanism that was designed to help the developing human survive before we had the higher levels of cognition that allowed us to think more deeply about life and our choices. But this same program that helped us survive now puts us on the verge of extinction. To override this, we have to be willing to challenge our beliefs and experiences, to dig deeper and find out who we really are, where we really are, and why we are alive – and then to design a way of life that is in integrity with that. It’s not easy because of this survival mechanism, but it is possible – and it’s necessary if we’re going to live our full potential and highest purpose.” – Derek Rydall

“An eternity of wisdom and life lies waiting for discovery by those who are willing to embark on the mystical adventure. All of our resources are within us. All we need is our heart, our mind and the will to be something better than we are.” - Kim Chestney

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” - Denis Waitley

"You get whatever you expect to get. The only question is, 'What do you want?'" — Mark Victor Hansen

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.” - Tony Robbins

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Derek Rydall

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn

“Get sick and tired of being average and ordinary. It’s time to step into your greatness.” – Darren Hardy

“Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.” – H.L. Hunt

“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. The only tired I was, was tired of giving in.” – Rosa Parks

“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale

“You can’t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” - Unknown

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paul Coelho

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” - Muhammad Ali

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.” - Muhammad Ali

“I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.” - Muhammad Ali

“My only fault is that I don't realize how great I really am.” - Muhammad Ali

“The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses - behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.” - Muhammad Ali

“I never thought of losing, but now that it' s happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life.” - Muhammad Ali

“Don’t die before you’re dead.” – Rachel Wolchin

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Instead, shake things up today! Live through today. Don’t just exist through it - LIVE through it!” ― Steve Maraboli

“When you are just EXISTING, life happens to you… and you manage; when you are truly LIVING, you happen to life… and you lead.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Don’t wait for inspiration, create it. Don’t wait for energy, summon it. Don’t wait for someday, make that today.” – Peng Joon

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”― Abraham Lincoln

“We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays.” – Aulus Persus Flaccus

“Your results are an expression of your level of awareness.” – Bob Proctor

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.” – Jordan Belfort

“Action without vision is mediocrity. Vision without action is fantasy.” – Derek Rydall

“Each of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm. When we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there.” – Maya Angelou

“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging. But to grow up, to take responsibility for the time you take up, and the space you occupy, to honor every living person for his or her humanity, that is to grow up.” ― Maya Angelou

“If you want to know what your true beliefs are, take a look at your actions.” – Robert Anthony

“What I do or don’t do today can change my life forever.” – Attorney Douglas Borthwick

“The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become.” – Jim Rohn

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau

“You can be a new person right now! Let go of anything that wants to revisit and relive the past.” – Guy Finley

“Imagine a new story for your life and start living it.” – Paul Coelho

“Clear goals allow you to control the direction of change in your life.” – Brian Tracy

"If you knew what I've had to sacrifice, you would know that I'm not here to play around.” - Unknown

“We're faced with hundreds of “trade-off decisions” every day. Did you choose well today?” – Attorney Douglas Borthwick

“Dream big and dare to fail.” – Norman Vaughn

“Most people's greatest regret is not living the life they knew they could live.” -Todd Stocker

“We cannot rise higher than our thought of ourselves.” – Orison Swett Marden

“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.” – Henry Ford

“We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.” – Max DuPree

“You are what you settle for.” – Janis Joplin

“When people are determined, they can overcome anything.” – Nelson Mandela

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.” - Sheryl Sandberg

“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown

”Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” - Les Brown

“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffective. Concerning all acts of initiative there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and endless plans. That the moment one definitely commits oneself then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings, and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius power and magic in it. Begin it now.” - Goethe

“You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, ‘Why not?’” - George Bernard Shaw

“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has power in it. Begin it now.” – Goethe

“Each day is an adventure in discovering the meaning of life.” – Jack Canfield

“To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities.” – Dave Davey

“The secret to getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain

“Until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.” – Rocky Balboa

“In order to see opportunity, you must be aware you are in the right place at the right time.” – Bob Proctor

“I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.” – Mark Twain.

“You’re in the midst of a war, a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you can and cannot do, and that part of you that knows , and has always known, that we are more than our environment, and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.” – Tony Robbins

“Many people die at 25 and aren’t buried until they are 75.” – Benjamin Franklin

“If we want to make something happen in a big way we must get emotionally involved in it.” – Bob Proctor

“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.” – Bruce Lee

“Being a winner cones about by determination, design, and positive action.” – Bob Proctor

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they dn’t define them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” – Denis Waitley

“Be obsessed or be average.” – Grant Cardone

“Life operates upon our consciousness, not our conditions.” – Derek Rydall

“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” – Jim Rohn

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Mediocrity always attacks excellence.” – Michael Beckwith

“Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done.” – Dave Daley

“What if I told you 10 years from now your life would be exactly the same? Doubt you’d be happy? So, why are you afraid of change?” – Karen Salmansohn

“You attract to you the predominant thought that you are holding in your awareness.” – Michael Beckwith

“You always get what you unconsciously believe and expect.” – Joe Vitale

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield

“Wrong thinking is the only problem in life.” – Bhagwad Gita

“Starting strong is good, finishing strong is epic.” – Robin Sharma

“All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Take upon one idea. Make that one idea your life—think of it. Dream of it. Live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” – Vaibhav Shah

“One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wantd. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“Find a so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best.” – David O. McKay

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand

“Once you make a decision, the world conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy!” – Dale Carnegie

“At 70 years old, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words “fuck off” much more frequently.” – Helen Mirren

“The moment you change your perception, is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.” – Dr. Bruce Lipton

“Winners aren’t born; they’re self made.” – Pat Summit

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack canfield

“Your desire to change nust be greater than oyour desire to remain the same.” – John Assaraf

“None of us are aware of what we’re capable of doing. We let our present conditions control our thinking.” – Bob Proctor

“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven.t truly decided.” – Anthony Robbins

“Each day is an adventure in discovering the meaning of life.” – Jack Canfield

“No person, situation or circimstance can define who you are. You make that decision through the action steps you take today.” – Peng Joon

“Do or do not. There is no try.” – Yoda

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Mary Angelou

“The best way to get something done is to begin.” – John Assaraf

“You don’t become what you want, you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Why live an ordinary life when you can live an extraordinary one?” – Anthony Robbins

“Successful people feel fear, doubt, and anxiety too. It’s what they do about those feelings that makes the difference.” – John Assaraf

“What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of true capabilty. It is a function of out beliefs about who we are.” – Anthony Robbins

“If you want to be successful, you have to take 100% responsibility for everything that you experience in your life.” – Jack Canfield

“The most productive people in the world are not the ones with the best knowledge but the ones who have the best habits in order to apply the knowledge.” – John Assaraf

“Decide what you want, review it constantly, and each day do something that moves you towards those goals.” – Jack Canfield

“Get clear on why you’re chasing what you’re chasing.” – Danielle LaPorte

“Be conscious of every decision you make. Ask yourself: Is this moving I’m about to make taking me closer or further away from my goals?” – Peng Joon

“Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, oyou will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” – Joel Olsteen

“The antidote to despair is action.” – Joan Baez

“You’re always one decision away from a totally different life.” – Mark Batterson

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle

"Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment, would you capture it? Or just let it slip” - Eminem

“Self-doubt does more to sabotage individual potential than all external limitations put together.” – Brian Tracy

“Elevate your level of thinking so that outside circumstances do not dictate your thoughts, emotions, and your behaviors.” – John Assaraf

“You are the only one responsible for your level of success. Do something about it.” - Jesse Dubek

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Become personally involved with your dream and make it a priority or it will never become your life.” – Bob Proctor

“If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got.” – Jessie Potter

“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Robert Kiyosaki

“If your mind is always on where you’ve been, you will never get to where you're going.” – T.D. Jakes

“When you make a decision, you your brain onto a different frequency. You begin to attract whatever is on that frequency.” – Bob Proctor

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t.” – Jordan Belfort

"Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." - Helen Keller

“Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great.” – Nelson Mandela

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”- Jim Rohn

“To remake your life you must build a winner’s self-image. As soon as you start to alter the image, everything outside will begin to change.”- Sandy Gallagher

“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig ziglar

“I’m obsessed with my future regardless of my past.” – Grant Cardone

“Your decisions will shape your destiny not your circumstances.” – John Assaraf

“Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” – Clement Stone

“If you want to create a great future you have to get out of the past.” – Grant Cardone

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela

“The motive for taking action is the why.” – Bob Proctor

“Progress is the game, my friend.” – Tony Robbins

“Nothing will change until you do.” – Vicor Mark Hansen

“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” – Zig Ziglar

“Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” – Anthony Robbins

“If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn

“Unless you have definite, precise, clear set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.” – Zig Ziglar

“Everyone must choose one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed to fail if you don’t try.” – Beverly Sills

“Too many people learn to function in their dysfunction. Declare war on your comfort zone.” – Darren Hardy

“Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

“We either go forward in the struggle, or we give in to our own fear.” – Chris Gardner

“Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” – Steve Jobs

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