“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.” —Rainer Maria Rilke
Leadership is lonely, and your friends will resent you for your success.
When a newspaper reporter interviewed a farmer who grew Award-Winning Corn each year he entered his corn in the state fair, it was revealed that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbours.
Perplexed, the reporter asked, “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbours when they are entering their corn in competition with yours each year?”
The farmer smiled knowingly and explained, *“The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field.* If my neighbours grow inferior corn, Cross-Pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn.
If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbours grow good corn.
*”So it is with our lives. Those who want to live meaningfully and well, must help enrich the lives of others.*
For the value of a life, is measured by the lives it touches. *And those who choose to be happy, must help others find happiness.*
For the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.
Call it power of collectivity.
Call it a principle of success. Call it a law of life.
The fact remains, “None of us truly wins, until we all win.”
Know this secret as you grow older!
*In life, when you help the people around you to be good, you surely become the best.*
Always bear in mind that “Real happiness is helping others”. And that’s the greatest commandment. (Author unknown)
A leader is not until he can lead his own emotions.
“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.” – Aristotle
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” – Oprah Winfrey
“I’ve always have confidence. It came because I have lots of initiatives. I wanted to make something of myself.” – Eddy Murphy
“The problem with the world is that intelligent people are full of doubts, while fools are full of certainties.” – Charles Bukowki
“It If you undertake projects in mind, never leave for tomorrow.” – Sinelo Caliché
“Leadership is the art of giving people a platform for spreading ideas that work.” – Seth Godin
“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” —Benjamin Disraeli
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” -Alan Kay
“Never close the book of your life when God has not finished writing your story. Never hang up when God is still on the line with you. Hang in there. God is still working on your case.” – Author unknown.
“Set your goals high, and don’t stop til you get there.” – Bo Jackson
“Forget yourself by becoming interested in others. Every day do a good deed that will put a mile of joy on someone’s face.” – Dale Carnegie
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
“If you can achieve your personal goals, you can manage lesser projects. The harder thing to do is to achieve a project nobody is pressing you to do, and that is your personal projects.” – Vitalis Essala
“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” – Peter Drucker
“Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.” – Aristotle
“By constant self-discipline and self-control you can develop greatness of character.” – Grenville Kleiser
“Pretty much all the honest truth telling there is in the world is done by children.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” – Jack Canfield
“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” – Orson Welles
“Organize, don’t agonize.” – Nancy Pelosi
“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee
“Action expresses priorities.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” – Dwight Eisenhower
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato
“As a writer no one’s gonna tell me how to write, I’m gonna write the way I wanna write!” – Jacqueline Susann
“Good writing will bring you to places you don’t even expect sometimes.” – James Gandolfini
“If typos are God’s way of keeping a writer humble, plot holes certainly keeps one on their knees.” – E. A. Bucchianeri
“We read to know we are not alone.” – William Nicholson
“A writer falls in love with an idea and gets carried away.” – Doris Lessing
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – Ernest Hemingway
“Trust your instincts, and make judgments on what your heart tells you. Your heart will not betray you.” – David Gemmell
“You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.” – Michelle Obama
“What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg
“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
Just because you said you were going to do something doesn’t make you do it; it is the action you take that makes you do it. – Vitalis Essala
One small accomplishment every day is better than nothing at all. – Vitalis Essala
“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.” – H Jackson Brown Jr.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Maybe I was destined to forever fall in love with people I couldn’t have. Maybe there’s a whole assortment of impossible people waiting for me to find them. Waiting to make me feel the same impossibility over and over again.” – Carol Rifka Brunt
“We ought to be the best managers of our own life” – Vitalis Essala
“Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.” – Arthur Miller
“Hope never fails.” – Vitalis Essala
“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Sufficient for the day is its own trouble”
People that are regularly thankful are more energetic and happier.
Mix imagination with useless dirt and you will get skyscrapers.
You do not need to do everything to get to where you want to go; you only need to know full well where you want to go and find the right people to map out plans and implement those plans.
“The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.”
Michel de Montaigne
We learn as we go. We grow by making mistakes. When we have made all the mistakes possible, then we can rise to the top.
“A man’s true wealth is the good he does in this world.”
Life is not a goblet to be drained; it is a measure to be filled.
“Poverty has some advantages – it never drives those who are poverty-stricken to ‘lock horns’ in the attempt to out-poverty their neighbors.”‘
There are seldom opportunities for those that never take initiatives.
We are victims of our own habits.
“With abundance of health, unfaltering faith, unflagging energy, unceasing optimism, and unbounded confidence that a man can win his fight, even though he commences late in life to realize the kind of fight he must make-is there anything but death to stop him?”
W. C. Freeman
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”
“How often must we learn this lesson? Men cease to interest us when we find their limitations. The only sin is limitation. As soon as you once come up with a man’s limitations, it is all over with him.”
It is strange that we fear most that which never happens. We destroy our initiative by the fear of defeat, when in reality, defeat is a most useful tonic for success.
“IN every soul there has been deposited the seed of a great future,
but that seed will never germinate, much less grow to maturity,
except through the rendering of useful service.”
REMEMBER: when you make an appointment with another person, your first responsibility is punctuality. Being late is irresponsible.
“WHEN you do not know what to do or which way to turn, smile. This will relax your mind and let the sunshine of happiness into your soul.” (Napoleon Hill)
Today, remember to do something good that nobody asked you to do.
People who are scared to death do not watch babies. Babies do not think twice when they want something: they just grab it. If the thing is on the counter, babies ask not; they take it even if the whole counter will fall down.
In an emergency situation, a wrong decision is better than no decision at all. Hesitation is worse than poor judgment.
Losers don’t care about their look; Winners choose their clothes carefully.
Do not think of revenge, ever. Revenge is the dawn of bad luck and forerunner of failure.
Those that spend their entire income are stupid. Those that spend more than their income are reckless. The wise saves on everything.
Time is remedy to everything. It will heal every wound and cover up every shame. Time will melt away every sorrow. Time takes down dictators, fame, and boast. Time builds up success and clarifies shades of gray. No matter what the issue is, give it some time.
There is no such thing as a lazy person. Find the work they love and the lazy will become a workaholic.
People do not like the truth. Do not fool yourself. Tell them the truth but make it sound as if it is coming from them.
Merely thinking of something may not get your dream achieved. Think of it until it becomes a permanent burning fire.