“Hidden with failure are gems of wisdom – be inspired not discouraged, learn from them!”
~ Byron Pulsifer
Motivational Speaker & Author
“Make it a point to be a blessing to someone today with a smile, a word of encouragement or an act of kindness.”
~ Lisa Osteen Comes,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church & Author
“… there’s a larger shift in my thinking. There’s a realization that anything I want to achieve,
I can achieve, and it’s not worth giving up.”
~ Gong Li,
Hundred Flowers Award (1989), Hundred Flowers Awards (1991), Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup (1992), Golden Rooster Awards (1993),
Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (1993), New York Film Critics Circle Award (1993), Berlin International Film Festival (1993),
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1998), Golden Rooster Awards (2000), Montreal World Film Festival (2000), Hundred Flowers Awards (2000),
Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2001), Golden Phoenix Awards Society Award (2001), Beijing College Student Film Festival (2003),
Cannes Film Festival Festival Trophy (2004), National Board of Review (2005), Hong Kong Film Award (2007), Hong Kong Film Critics Society Award (2007),
Golden Bauhinia Awards (2007), Shanghai Film Critics Awards (2014), Golden Deer Awards (2014) & China Film Directors’ Guild Awards (2015)
“I think that we have a great opportunity to impart our wisdom and our knowledge and our experience to this younger generation. It may be different times, but experience transcends time and wisdom transcends time.”
“People are valuable regardless of the color of their skin.
You can be open about it and talk about it. You don’t have to pretend that you are not different,
but you can learn about those differences God didn’t say, ‘Ooh, I made you brown on accident.’
He made them that color on purpose. And if you do not have friendships with other races,
then ask God to bring you some. He will.”
~ Nicole C. Mullen,
Singer, Songwriter & Choreographer.
“Prayer and encouraging words change things. We’re all human. We all go through stuff.
The hardest part about being a celebrity is having to heal on a public stage. That’s the worst.
Imagine going through a scandal, or a divorce, or a death in the family, and running into fans on the street.
Because of where my heart is, my instinct is to put my sadness aside,
and give them a smile or a hug, no matter how bad I’m feeling.
And the appreciation of fans can refuel your spiritual tank in those situations.
But until you’re famous, people don’t realize how difficult that is.”
~ Al B. Sure!,
a.k.a Albert Joseph Brown III
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Radio Host, Record Executive,
Sony Innovators Talent Search (1987), American Music Award – Best New R&B Artist,
Soul Train Award Award – Best New Artist, New York Music Awards,
“Take a little time out of your busy day
to give encouragement to someone who’s lost their way.”
~ Diana Ross,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Singer & Author
“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)
“You can’t embrace your whole life if you’re shut down.
I found out that I can’t just run away and shut down.
I’m losing the rest of my life doing that.”
~ Steve Perry,
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer,
Journey (1977-1987 & 1995-1998)
& Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2017)
“You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day
by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content
and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.”
~ Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar,
Author, Salesman, & Motivational Speaker
“The starting point for building great relationships
is making wise decisions about who we allow close to us.
We need people who will build us up and take us forward,
and good friends will do just that. ”
~ Brian Houston,
Executive Producer, TV Host, College President, Author & Pastor
“I was a wife and a mother, and I was completely fulfilled.
But my husband recognized the signals in me which said,
“I’ve been doing enough gardening, I’ve cooked enough good dinners,
I’ve sat around the house and mooned about what more interior decoration
I can get my fingers into.”
It’s a curious thing with actors and actresses,
but suddenly the alarm goes off.
My husband is a very sensitive person to my moods
and he recognized the fact that I had to get on with something.
‘Mame’ came along out-of-the-blue, just at this time.
Now isn’t that a miracle?”
~ Angela Lansbury
a.k.a Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury,
Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Writer
Golden Globe Awards (6x), Tony Awards (5x),
& Grammy Award
Actress, singer, Songwriter, Producer, Writer
“Oh, I have never walked on water, and I have never calmed a storm.
Sometimes I’m hiding away from the madness around me
Like a child who’s afraid of the dark, but when I call on Jesus,
All things are possible; I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar.
When I call on Jesus, mountains are gonna fall
’cause He’ll move Heaven and Earth to come rescue me, when I call.
Weary brother, broken daughter,
Widowed, widowed lover, you’re not alone.
If you’re tired and scared of the madness around you,
If you can’t find the strength to carry on
call Him in the morning, in the afternoon time
late in the evening. He’ll be there.
When your heart is broken,
And you feel discouraged,
You can just remember that He said
He’ll be there.”
~ Nicole C. Mullen,
Singer, Songwriter & Choreographer.
“If your mindset is,
I … …”,
You’re creating your own destiny
when you do that!”
~ Spencer Forman,
1WD.TV’s Evil Genius, Founder of LabSecrets,
Co-Founder LabZip, President of Spencer Forman Properties, Inc.,
CEO & Co-Founder of WidgetLaboratory LLC,
Founder of Hairless Dog Productions & Trial Attorney
“Do something uncomfortable, today.
By stepping out of your box,
you don’t have to settle for what you are —
you get to create who you want to become.”
~ Howard Walstein,
“I know of no single formula for success.
But over the years I have observed
that some attributes of leadership are universal
and are often about finding ways of encouraging people
to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights,
their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.”
~ Elizabeth II,
Queen of the United Kingdom
& the other Commonwealth realms,
Longest-Reigning Queen Regnant in History &,
Longest-Reigning British Monarch
“Don’t settle for average. You were made for greatness.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry
“A star wants to see himself rise to the top.
A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.”
~ Simon Sinek,
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“At times our own light goes out
and is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude
of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
~ Albert Schweitzer,
Theologian, Organist, Philosopher,
Physician, Philanthropist, and Medical Missionary
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“I just aspire to pick people up. That’s my ambition.”
~ Sade Adu a.k.a Helen Folasade Adu,
Composer & Record Producer
“Would you like me to give you a formula for…success? It’s quite simple, really.
Double your rate of failure… You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success.
But it isn’t at all… You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it.
So, go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can.
Because, remember that’s where you’ll find success. On the far side..”
~ Thomas John Watson, Sr.,
Businessman, Chairman & CEO of IBM