Life Has Been a Dream

“My life has been a dream. If someone had to write a story about it, it would seem a little unreal.
It’s the kind of story I would read and say, ‘Nah, that’s not possible.'”

~ Ralph Lauren,
Designer & Founder, Ralph Lauren Corp.

A Chance to Read a Lot

“I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid, and I think
a great deal of that grew out of the fact that I had a chance to read a lot.”
~ Bill Gates,
a.k.a. William Henry Gates III
Business Magnate, Entrepreneur, Investor, Author,
Co-Founder –  Microsoft & Philanthropist

Career Should be a Spiritual Pursuit

“Career should be a spiritual pursuit, not just a physical or financial one.
Your career should be where your dreams, aspirations, talents, and hopes
for the present and future play out.”
~ DeVon Franklin,
TV Producer, Author, Speaker & Spiritual Success Coach

Confidence & a Lot of Fun

“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun,
and when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”
~ Joe Namath,
Football Quarterback ((New York Jets (1965–1976), Los Angeles Rams (1977)),
Nightclub Owner, Talk Show Host, Advertising Spokesman,
Actor (Theater, Motion Picture, Television), Sports Broadcaster,
Pro-Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl III Champion, Super Bowl III MVP,
Pro Bowl (1972), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (1974) & AFL Champion (1968)

This is When You Lose

“Really, you don’t lose until you stop trying.”
~ Laurence ‘Mr. T’ Tureaud,
Actor, Bodyguard, Television Personality & Retired Professional Wrestler

Don’t They See the Connection?

“Have you ever noticed the people who gossip the most, have the least?
Don’t they see the connection that, “You don’t have the energy to put in YOUR business
because all YOUR energy is in MINE.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

Enhancing Everything About You

“By taking the time to stop and appreciate who you are and what you’ve achieved
– and perhaps learned through a few mistakes, stumbles and losses
– you actually can enhance everything about you. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation
are what give you the insights and awareness to move forward toward higher goals and accomplishments.”
~ Jack Canfield,
Author, Motivational Speaker, Seminar Leader,
Corporate Trainer & Entrepreneur

Control Your Future, Control Your Destiny

“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about.
By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of
becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.”

~ Mark Victor Hansen
Inspirational Speaker, Author, Philanthropist, Co-Founder – Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, Inc., Covenant House of CA Visionary Philanthropist for Youth Award (2004),
Sales & Marketing Executive International’s Hall of Fame – Ambassador of Free Enterprise Award (2004) & Horatio Alger Award (2000)

People Who Say It

“People who say it cannot be done
should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
~ Author Unknown,
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The Greatest Victory

“In the end, the greatest victory we can know is the result of all of our
hard work, discipline, and dedication: the realization of our dreams.”
~ Cheryl Burke,
Dancer, Model, TV Host, Author, World Cup Professional Rising Star Latin Champion (2005)
San Francisco Latin Champion (2005), Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Latin Champion (2005),
Dancing with the Stars Champion (2x), Prime Time Emmy Outstanding Choreography (2006)
Filipino/American Library Gala Role Model Award (2007),
& Asian Excellence Awards Viewer’s Choice Award (2008)

Never Lose Your Dreams

“I never lost my dreams in my 20s, and I know that sounds corny,
but it’s incredibly important to never let go of what you really want in your life.”
~ Juan Pablo Di Pace,
Actor, Singer & Director

Think It’s Too Big for Yours?

“If something is too big for your mind, it will be too big for your hand.”
~ Bill Winston,
Preacher, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder & Senior Pastor – Living Word Christian Center,
Founder – Joseph Business School, Founder – The Joseph Center®,
Fmr. United States Air Force Fighter Pilot, United States Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross Award,
United States Air Force Air Medal Award, United States Air Force Squadron Top Gun Award
Distinguished Alumni of Tuskegee University Award, Chicago Tuskegee Club Incorporated Heritage Award,
Tuskegee Airmen Chicago DoDo Chapter Award

I Can Do That!

“My first job was being a page at ‘The Tonight Show.’
I saw Jack Paar come out one night and sit on the edge of his desk
and talk about what he’d done the night before. I thought,
‘I can do that!’ I used to do that on a street corner in the Bronx with all my buddies.”
~ Regis Philbin,
a.k.a. Regis Francis Xavier Philbin,
Media Personality, Actor, Author, Singer, Daytime Emmy Awards (4x),
Walter Camp Distinguished American Award (2003), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2003),
Guinness World Record for “Most Hours on Camera” (2004, 2008, 2009),
National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2006), Television Hall of Fame (2006),
Golden Mike’s Broadcast Legend Award (2010) & Disney Legends Award (2011)

The Possibilities in My Future

 

“I’m grateful for all of my friends,
my family and the life that I have,
and the possibilities in my future.”
~ Raquel Welch,
Actress, Singer, Author & Golden Globe Award (1974)

It is a Calamity Not to Dream

“The tragedy of life does not lie in not reaching your goals.
The tragedy lies in not having any goals to reach.
It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled,
but it is a calamity not to dream.”
~ Benjamin E. Mays,
President – Morehouse College (August 1940 – July 1967), Minister,
Civil Rights Icon & Schomburg Honor Roll of Race Relations Inductee,

Just Hang in There Long Enough

“I think if you just hang in there long enough
and keep doing what you know is your sweet spot,
I think the world eventually catches up to you.”
~ Courtney B. Vance,
Actor, Author, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor …,
Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, Clarence Derwent Award,

Life Together in the Years to Come

“If you’re going to get engaged make sure you’ve talked
to your partner about life together in the years to come.”
~ Patti Stanger,
Businesswoman, Matchmaker, Author &
Founder & CEO – Millionaire’s Club International, Inc

Create It from Your Heart

“I really create everything I do from the heart.”
~ Kenny G.,
a.k.a. Kenneth Bruce Gorelick,
Saxophonist, American Music Award (1994), Grammy Award (1994),
NAACP Image Award (1998) & Soul Train Music Awards (2x)

Pursue & Achieve Your Dreams

“Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.”
~ LL Cool J
a.k.a. James Todd Smith
,
Rapper, Actor, Author & Entrepreneur

Writes Them Down & Puts Them in Bible

“Every year for New Years
I write down all of my goals and dreams
and put them in my Bible.
At the end of the year
I go and pull the paper out and
check this off and check that off.”
~ Nene Leakes,
a.k.a. Linnethia Monique Johnson,
Television Personality, Actress, Presenter, Author & Fashion DesigneR

Shrinking Dreams to Fit Incomes

“While most people are shrinking their dreams, constantly, to fit within their income circle,
2% of the population are finding ways to increase their income to fit their dreams’ circle.”
~ Dani Johnson,
Author, Speaker, TV Host, Radio Host & Entrepreneur

A Wishbone, Backbone & Funny Bone

“To succeed in life, you need three things:
a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.”
~ Reba McEntire,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Grand Ole Opry (1986),
Grammy Awards (3X), & Country Music Hall of Fame (2011)

One Step Closer to the Dream

“Every setback means you’re one step closer
to seeing the dream come to pass.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor, Motivational Speaker & Author

Make it Across the Finish Line

“The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall,
of running a marathon, and of owning their own business.
The difference between the people who make it across the finish line
and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan.”
~ AUTHOR’S NAME,
OCCUPATION

Your Golden Dream

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.
You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
~ Diana Ross,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Singer & Author

Do the Best You Can

“Do the best you can with yourself and hope for the best.”
~ Loretta Lynn,
Singer-Songwriter, Author, Commercial Spokesperson, Actress,
Number 1 Albums (10), Number 1 Singles (16), Grammy Awards (3x), American Music Awards (7x), Broadcast Music Incorporated Awards (8x),
Academy of Country Music (13x), Country Music Association (8x), Music City News Awards (26x), Country Music Association “Entertainer of the Year” (1972),
Academy of Country Music “Artist of the Decade” (1970s), Country Music Hall of Fame (1988), Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame (1999), Continue reading “Do the Best You Can”

A Broom-Handle Mic

“I was a shy kid with a broom handle
that I pretended was a microphone.”
~ Patti LaBelle,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Grammy Awards (1992, 1999), NAACP Image Awards (1986, 1992, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 (2x))
Grammy Hall of Fame (2004), Hollywood Walk of Fame, World Music Awards – Legend Award (2005), Soul Train Music Awards – Heritage Award (1995),
Essence Awards – Triumphant Spirit Award (1998), BET Walk of Fame Award (2001), Lady of Soul Awards – Lena Horne Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), Continue reading “A Broom-Handle Mic”

The Dreaming Doers

“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.
But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
Author, Philanthropist & Public Speaker

Things You Have Always Dreamt Of

“Try to accomplish things you have always dreamt of while you can.
I know it sounds cliche, but the biggest lesson
I have learned is that life is precious; enjoy it while it lasts.”
~ Lisa Ling,
Journalist, Television Presenter & Author

A New Year & Your Dreams

“New Year… …. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written.
New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.
Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year
of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself
in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
Author, Philanthropist & Public Speaker

In the Quiet Crucible

“It is in the quiet crucible of our personal, private sufferings
that our noblest dreams are born and God’s greatest gifts are given.
And often God gives His greatest gifts in compensation for what we have endured
and what we have been through.
~ Wintley Phipps,
Singer&Author

A Mountain So High …

“I think when you begin to think of yourself as having achieved something,
then there’s nothing left for you to work towards.
I want to believe that there is a mountain so high
that I will spend my entire life striving to reach the top of it.”
~ Cicely Tyson,
Actress, Fashion Model, Tony Award – Best Actress in a Play (2013),
BFCA and SAG Awards (The Help, 2011), SAG Award nominations (4x, The Help, 2011)
NAACP’s Spingarn Medal (2010), Primetime Emmy Awards nominee (12x) Continue reading “A Mountain So High …”

Don’t Block Your Blessings

“Don’t block your blessings. Don’t let doubt stop you
from getting where you want to be.”
~ Jennifer Hudson,
Singer, Actress, Spokesperson, Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award,
Screen Actors Guild Award , Grammy Award (2x),
Daytime Emmy & Hollywood Walk of Fame (Star)

Nothing in My Life That’s So UGH

“I don’t regret what I’ve been through.
I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows.
I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’
It’s part of who I am. There’s nothing in my life that’s so ugh.”
~ Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Actress, Author, Fashion Designer,
Dancer, Producer & Singer

These Are My Best Years

“I used to think that my best years were my twenties.
But now I have the home of my dreams, the man of my dreams,
my daughter is grown, my mother is happy.
These are my best years. My sixties are my best years.
Age ain’t nothing but a number. It’s your attitude that counts.”
~ Monica Kaufman Pearson,
Television Broadcast Journalist, News Anchor (WSB-TV Atlanta, 37 yrs),
Radio Host, Guest Lecturer, College Instructor, Columnist & Emmy Awards (33X)

Bigger-Than-You Dreams

“God puts dreams in your heart
that are bigger than you
so that you will rely on Him and His power.”
~ Tony Evans,
Founder & Senior Pastor – Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship,
Founder & President – The Urban Alternative,
Former Chaplain – Dallas Cowboys, Chaplain – Dallas Mavericks,
Radio Broadcaster – The Alternative, & Television Broadcaster

Putting Yourself Twenty Years Ahead

“Instead of looking at the past,
I put myself ahead twenty years
and try to look at what I need to do now
in order to get there then.”
~ Diana Ross,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Singer & Author

A Culture of Narcissism

“Self-admiration has created a culture of narcissism and a “love gap” that diminishes us.
What the world needs most is a love that is the polar opposite of narcissism.
A love that is selfless and self-abandoning.
A love that does not ask,
“What’s in it for me?” but “What’s in it for those I am privileged to know?”
A love that isn’t about being served but serving others.
Your dreams come alive when you are preoccupied with making other people’s dreams come true.
That is where real happiness is found.”
~ Mark Chironna,
Pastor, Life Coach, Author, Founder – The Masters Touch International Church
& Founder – The Dream Builders Network

Your Vision, Dream, Goal, Heart’s Desire: Your PLAN

“Don’t call it a dream.  Call it a plan.”
~ Author Unknown,

Bursting at The DREAMS

“It’s God’s will that you live a life filled with dreams;
a life filled with ‘calling’ and ‘purpose’. Our life should be
bursting at the dreams. Dreams are God’s GPS System,
giving us hints of God’s Kingdom AND His will in Heaven and here, on Earth.
~ Phil Munsey,
Chairman of Champions Network of Churches, Pastor & Author

When We Possess a Vision

“Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is
characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence,
and a belief in our right and our responsibility
to be equal members of society.”

~ Janet Jackson,
Singer, Songwriter, Dancer, Actress & Author

Reaching for Stars

hands reaching for stars ... their goals, heart's desires & dreams
“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars.”
~ Casey Kasem,
a.k.a Kemal Amin “Casey” Kasem,
Co-Founder – American Top 40 franchise, Disc Jockey,
Music Historian, Radio Personality, Voice Actor & Actor
“The Voice of NBC”
The voice of Norville “Shaggy” Rogers for Scooby-Doo franchise (1969-1997) and (2002-2009)

Wholeheartedly

“I think when you move past your fear
and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly,
you become free.”
~ LL Cool J
a.k.a. James Todd Smith
,
Rapper, Actor, Author & Entrepreneur

Timeless, No Age & Forever

“Laughter is timeless.
Imagination has no age,
and dreams are forever.”
~ Walter Elias Disney,
Business Magnate, Animator, Cartoonist,
Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Philanthropist,
Voice Actor, Co-Founder of Walt Disney Productions,
Academy Awards (22x), Golden Globe Awards (3x) & an Emmy Award

The World is Our Canvas

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
~ Henry David Thoreau,
Author, Poet, Philosopher,
Abolitionist, Naturalist, Tax Resister,
Surveyor, and Historian

Heart Cries

“Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill
his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.”
~ Myles Munroe,
Author & Inspirational / Motivational Speaker,
Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) Medal
Founder of Myles Munroe International (MMI),
CEO & Chairman of International Third World Leaders Association,
President of the International Leadership Training Institute

Failing Into the Extraordinary

“Persistence can change failure
into extraordinary achievement.”
~ Marv Levy
a.k.a Marvin Daniel Levy,
Motivational Speaker, American & Canadian Football Coach (1973-1997),
Executive, Author, NFL Analyst & Pro Football Hall of Fame (2001)

Lives, Moves & Breathes

“Know that the Creator lives
and moves and breathes within you.
So those dreams? Risk them.
Those words? Write them.
Those hopes? Believe them.”
~ Elora Nicole Ramirez,
Author & Founder of Awake the Bones

Acknowledge the Desires of Your Heart

“A fulfilling life is different to each person.
You have to acknowledge your dreams,
and not just wait for
life to happen, and opportunities
to come knocking at your door.”
~ Joan Lunden,
Journalist, Author and Television Host

You’re Never Too Old!

“You are never too old to
set another goal or to
dream a new dream.”
~ C.S. Lewis
a.k.a. Clive Staples Lewis
,
Novelist, Poet, Academic, Medievalist, Literary Critic,
Essayist, Lay Theologian, Broadcaster, Lecturer, & Christian Apologist
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Magnetar Dreams

“When you believe in your dream …, your vision,
then it begins to attract its own resources.” 
~ Myles Munroe,
Inspirational / Motivational Speaker,
Founder of Bahamas Faith Ministries International (BFMI),
Founder of Myles Munroe International (MMI),
CEO & Chairman of International Third World Leaders Association,
President of the International Leadership Training Institute &
Author

You Are. You Have. You Can.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
~ Arthur Ashe,
Tennis Player, Grand Slam winner(3x)
Wimbledon Singles, US Open & Australian Open winner

Seems Impossible, Doesn’t It?

“It always seems impossible until its done.”
~ Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela,
Activist, Politician, Philanthropist, Lawyer,
1st President of South Africa, Philanthropist
Nobel Peace Prize Awardee(1993) & Presidential Medal of Freedom Awardee

Those Limitations

“Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind,
or permit others to set up for you.”

Og Mandino
a.k.a Augustine Mandino II

Author

No Fear for Failure

You can’t let fear of failure keep you from trying.
~ Snow White,
Once Upon A Time TV Series character acted by
Jennifer Michelle “Ginnifer” Goodwin,
Actress

Unrelenting Will, Imminent Arrival

“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 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.”
~ Anthony Robbins
a.k.a Anthony J. Mahavorick
,
Life Coach, Speaker, Actor, Philanthropist & Author

Ageless Pursuit of Those Dreams

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old,
they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
~ Gabriel García Márquez
a.k.a
Gabriel ‘Gabito’ José de la Concordia García Márquez
,
Novelist, Short-story Writer, Screenwriter & Journalist
Neustadt International Prize for Literature (1972)
Nobel Prize in Literature (1982)

Giving & ‘Putting’ Our Best

“You get what you give. What you put into things
is what you get out of then.”
~ Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Actress, Author, Fashion Designer,
Dancer, Producer, and Singer

Pre-playing One’s Future

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“God will give you new pictures.
Instead of going back into your memory,
let God move you into your future
through your imagination.
Your Memory Replays Your Past;
Your Imagination Pre-plays Your Future.”
~ Michael Dean Murdock,
Author, Speaker, Pastor & Pianist

Have You Any Worthwhile Endeavors?

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“Patience and persistence are vital qualities
in the ultimate successful accomplishment
of any worthwhile endeavor.”
~ Joseph Pilates,
Author & Inventor of Pilates
Image courtesy of  Pixabay

I Know I Can!

“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it,
I know I can achieve it.”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)

You’ll Never Give Up, Will You?

“Just know, when you truly want success
you’ll never give up on it,
no matter how bad the situation may get.”
~ Unknown

The Chances We Miss

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss
when you don’t even try.”
~ Jack Canfield,
Author, Motivational Speaker, Seminar Leader,
Corporate Trainer & Entrepreneur

Well, They Said, “No.”

spiral of word 'No' on slips of paper
“I am thankful for all of those who said, “NO.” to me.
It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.”
~ Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize – Physics (1921),
Barnard Medal (1920), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921),
Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal – Royal Astronomical Society (1926),
Max Planck Medal (1929) & Time Person of the Century (1999)
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– Albert Einstein

Becoming Realities

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.”
~ Jesse Owens,
Track & Field Athlete & Olympic Gold Medalist (4x)

Stronger Than Memories

“Our dreams must be stronger than our memories.
We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)