Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2011-27 - Don’t Quit!

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but do not quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As every one of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up though the pace seems slow—
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than,
It seems to a faint and faltering man,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victor’s cup,
And he learned too late when the night slipped down,
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out—
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far,
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit—
It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.
~ Author Unknown


“Most people who succeed in the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.”

~ Robert Schuller


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2011-26 - If you don’t like the weather, then change it…

You can do whatever you want today.
You can walk out the door into a cold, dreary day that makes you want to go back to bed. Or you can step out into a crisp, invigorating day that puts a little extra bounce in your step. It doesn’t matter what the weather report says, what matters is you.
You can get stuck in a massive traffic jam, raise your blood pressure and act rudely toward strangers. Or, you can enjoy some time for quiet reflection and find yourself amused at the hustle and bustle around you.
You can go to a terrible job, that’s boring and unfulfilling, where you’re not appreciated, where you have to deal with difficult people. OR, you can go to a terrific job, where you have an opportunity to make a real difference, where you’re challenged to prove yourself, where you can have a positive influence on people. Both jobs are in the same building, at the same desk. The difference is all due to you.
It’s your day. It’s your life. It’s your choice.
~ Ralph Marston
“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

2011-25 - You Are Special...

In all the world there is nobody like you. Since the beginning of time there has never been another person like you. Nobody has your smile, your eyes, your hands, your hair. Nobody owns your handwriting, your voice. You're Special.
Nobody can paint your brush strokes. Nobody has your taste for food or music or dance or art. Nobody in the universe sees things as you do. You're special.
In all time there has never been anyone who laughs in exactly your way. You're different from any other person who has ever lived in the history of the universe. You are the only one in the whole of creation who has your particular set of abilities. Nobody in the universe can reach the quality of the combination of your talents, your feelings. Through all eternity no one will ever walk, talk, think or do exactly like you. You're special.
You're rare and in all rarity there is enormous value and because of your great value the need for you to imitate anyone else is absolutely wrong. You're special, and it is no accident you are.
Please realise that you were made for a special purpose. You have a job to do that nobody else can do as well as you can. Out of the billions of applicants, only one qualified. Only one has the unique and right combination of what it takes and that one is You.
You're Special.
~ Author Unknown

"No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning."
~ Barbara De Angelis

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2011-24 - No easy way to the top...

When you choose to drive, you have to accept traffic jams. When you choose to be health conscious, you have to forego being tongue conscious. With income will come income tax.
Anything you choose in life comes along with its own inherent positives and negatives. What folly it is to search for a rose bush without the thorns! When you choose one face of the coin, you have also chosen the other side of the coin. Don’t ask for a trouble-free, blessed life. Not even the mahatmas could embrace a trouble-free blessed life. There is no such life.
Bigger the ambition, greater will be the issues. When you want to walk, the issues are few. When you choose to run a marathon, obviously there are more issues to deal with. When you choose to merely exist, you face lesser issues. When you choose to live worthy of your potential, then you have to solve larger issues. By lifting one end of the stick, you have already picked up the other end. Only if you are willing to be chiselled, you will become the idol worthy of being worshipped. There is no easy way to the top, and those who made it to the top didn’t make it easy.
After all, there has to be a difference between a history reader and a history maker.
~ T T Rangarajan (Excerpt from Unposted Letter)

"Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in."
~ Bill Bradley