“We need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly –
spending quiet time alone
gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself
and create order.”
~ Susan L. Taylor,
Editor, Writer & Journalist, Editor-In-Chief – Essence (1981-2000)
“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)
“I live in the moment. The moment is the most important thing.
That’s my entire philosophy: Make the best of the good moments.”
~ Rita Moreno,
Actress, Dancer, Singer,
Academy Award (1961), Golden Globe Award (1961), Joseph Jefferson Award (1968)
Grammy Award (1972), Tony Award (1975), Emmy Award (1977),
Emmy Award (1978), Sarah Siddons Award (1985),
Library of Congress Living Legends Award (2000), International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2001),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, California Hall of Fame (2007),
National Medal of Arts (2009), Hispanic Organization of Latin Actresses – Lifetime Achievement Award (2010),
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2013) &
Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (2015)
“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”
“Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal.
How can you be the best in the world at it.
It doesn’t matter if you are a filing clerk, an athlete, an accountant or a bartender.
All that matters is that you do whatever you can to be the best.”
~ Mark Cuban,
Owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Landmark Theatres, and Magnolia Pictures
“You truly have to make the very best of what you’ve got. We all do.”
~ Mary Tyler Moore,
Actress, Philanthropist, Co-Founder – MTM Enterprises, Author, Emmy Award (7X),
Golden Globe Award (1981), Tony Awards (2x), Television Hall of Fame (1986),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (1992) & Screen Actors Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2011)
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“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Essayist, Lecturer and Poet
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“I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not,
has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world.
Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations,
but it’s up to us to find solutions today, so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.”
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)
“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)
“I stopped chasing a dollar and started chasing a dream.”
~ Dr. Cindy Trimm,
Author & Executive Life Coach
“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 past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.”
“I like to see a driven kid: somebody who wants to come from the ground up.
I love to see somebody who wants to be the best they can be.”
~ Kim Basinger,
Actress, Model, Singer, Producer & Animal Rights Activist,
Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award,
National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Award,
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award, Athena Award
& Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars (2)
“I like to see myself as a bridge builder,
that is me building bridges
between people, between races, between cultures, between politics,
trying to find common ground.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker
“I never thought I’d feel this way …,
the older I get, the better I feel.”
~ Chaka Khan,
Singer, Songwriter, Activist & Grammy Awards (10x)
“When you have a passion for something
then you tend not only to be better at it,
but you work harder at it too.”
~ Vera Wang,
Fashion Designer & Author
“Say what you want about me, I get the job done.
That job is helping young people excel and get the most out of life
— whatever aspirations or ambitions they have.
I don’t believe in the word ‘impossible’.
I make stars; it’s what I do.”
~ Abby Lee Miller,
Creative Director, Chief Choreographer, Author &
Founder of Abby Lee Dance Company/Reign Dance Academy
“You must love and care for yourself,
because that’s when the best comes out.”
~ Tina Turner,
Recording Artist, Dancer, Actress & Author,
“I always wanted to be someone better
the next day than I was the day before.”
~ Sir Sidney Poitier, KBE
Actor, Director, Writer & Diplomat
British Academy Film Award Winner, Academy Award (Oscar) Winner,
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE),
Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award Winner & Grammy Award Winner
“I think beauty comes from within.
If you’re happy and look at life in the best way you can,
even when there are problems,
it can make you beautiful on the outside.”
~ Faith Hill,
Singer, Actress & Record Producer
“Thoughts have power; thoughts are energy.
And you can make your world or break it by your own thinking.”
~ Susan L. Taylor,
Editor, Writer & Journalist
“Inner beauty should be the most
important part of improving one’s self.”
~ Priscilla Presley,
Actress, Business Magnate &
Co-Founder – Elvis Presley Enterprises (EPE)
“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.”
~ John D. Rockefeller,
Business Magnate, Philanthropist,
Standard Oil Company,
University of Chicago,
General Education Board
“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about the bitter yesterdays.
Let the pass, pass. Your best days are just ahead!”
~ Dr. Cindy Trimm,
Author & Executive Life Coach
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear.
Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic.
And we’ll change the world.”
~ Jack Layton,