Seeing Difficulty

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

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Victorious Thinking

“Victory starts in your thinking. You can’t think the same way and expect different results.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Blind, Furious Optimism

“I believe any success in life is made by going into an area with a blind, furious optimism.”
~ Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone,
Actor, Screenwriter, Producer & Director

Failure to Failure

“Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchilll,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

Your Employees, Advisors & Partners

“Seek out and hire employees who are
brimming with talent, energy, integrity, optimism and generosity.
Search for advisors and partners who
compliment your skills and understand your ideals.”
~ Martha Stewart,
Entrepreneur, Writer, Television Host,
Founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia & former Fashion Model

If …, You’ll End Up Having More

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Oprah Gail Winfrey,
Chairwoman & CEO of Harpo Productions,
Chairwoman, CEO & CCO of Oprah Winfrey Network,
Television Host, Producer, Author, Actress & Philanthropist

What You Have: Left or Lost

“Always look at what you have left.
Never look at what you have lost.”
~ Dr. Robert Harold Schuller,
Pastor, Motivational Speaker, Author
& Founder of the Crystal Cathedral

We CAN Make Our Dreams Come True

“From my mother I learned
the value of prayer,
how to have dreams
and
believe I could make them come true.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)

Do YOU Believe in Your Abilities?

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities!
Without a humble, yet reasonable confidence
in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.”
~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale,
Author & Minister

Walk Through the Stereotypes

“Stereotypes do exist, but we have to walk through them.”
~ Forest Whitaker,
Actor, Producer, Director, Academy Award (2006), British Academy Film Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2006),
National Board of Review Award (2006), Screen Actors Guild Award (2006), Hollywood Actor of the Year Award (2006),
American Riviera Award (2007) & Hollywood Walk of Fame (2007)

Look at Life in the Best Way You Can

“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

The Real Problem Is …

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“Is your problem really your problem,
or is your ATTITUDE toward your problem the real problem?”

~ Joyce Meyer,
Author, Speaker & Philanthropist

The Pen is In Your Hands!

“A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands;
it is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.”
~ Author Unknown

The Optimist’s Life

“Optimists and pessimists die the same way.
They just live differently. I prefer to live as an optimist.”
~ Shimon Peres,
a.k.a Szymon Perski
President of Israel (2007-2014)
‘Israel’s First Social Media President’
Prime Minister of Israel (11.4.95 – 6.18.96) and (9.13.84 – 10.20.86)
Polyglot, Songwriter, Poet, Author
Founder, Peres Center for Peace (1996) a.k.a. Peres Center for Peace and Innovation (2016)
Co-Founder of Kibbutz Alumot, Legion of Honor Commander (1957)
Continue reading “The Optimist’s Life”

Ten Times Over

“Every dream I’ve ever had in life has come true ten times over.”
~ Steve Wozniak,
Inventor, Eectronics Engineer, Programmer, Technology Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Apple Inc.
Founder of Wings of Zeus (WoZ), Co-Founder of Electronic Frontier Foundation,
ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award (1979), National Medal of Technology (1985)
Fellow of the Computer History Museum (1998), National Inventors Hall of Fame (2000)
Heinz Award for Technology, the Economy and Employment (2001), Isaac Asimov Science Award (2011)
Continue reading “Ten Times Over”

Your Victorious Life

“A victorious life begins in your mind.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Statements of the Creative Kind

“If your mindset is,
“I can’t.
I won’t.
It’s done.
It’s bad!
I … …”,
Stop! STOP!
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
 

Reinventing the Self

“When things are bad, it’s the best time to reinvent yourself.”
~ George Lopez,
Comedian, Actor, Talk Show Host, Imagen Vision Award (2003),
Latino Spirit Award for Excellence in Television (2003),
National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Award,
& One of “The Top 25 Hispanics in America” by Time (2005)

I Will Never!

“If I say to myself,
“I will never succeed.
I will never make money.
I will never find a client.
Everybody I ever knew already has everything they need.
I can’t do it because … .”
If you say these things, “Guess what?”,
that’s the results you’re gonna get!
It’s just that simple.”
~ 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

Thoughts Have Wings


“I hold it true that thoughts are things
Endowed with bodies, breath, and wings,
And that we send them forth to fill
The world with good results – or ill.”
~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
Author & Poet

Negativity Banished

“The old saying that “success breeds success” has something to it.
It’s that feeling of confidence that can banish negativity
and procrastination and get you going the right way.”
~ Donald John Trump,
Businessman, Politician, Television Personality, Author,
Chairman & President of The Trump Organization,
Founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts

One’s Perspective

“It’s your outlook on life that counts.
If you take yourself lightly and
don’t take yourself too seriously,
pretty soon you can find the humor
in our everyday lives.
And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.’
Make the most of it!”
~ Betty Marion White,
Actress, Comedian, Singer,
Author, Producer & Radio Host
born January 17, 1922 – Active, still

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

Cynic or Optimist?

“Cynicism is a choice. Optimism is a better choice. ”
~ Shonda Rhimes,
Screenwriter, Director & Producer
Creator & Executive Producer Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice.

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

Throwing in The Towel?

“The biggest mistake that people make is
they give up too soon, and they throw in the towel.
Becoming a successful leader has a lot to do with
realizing how strong you are.
The human body, the human mind and
the human heart can take a lot.
Fight through bad times in business,
and you’ll be surprised you can
work through it usually.
But people give up too soon,
and they don’t realize how much more
they can put into it without giving up.”
~ Tilman J. Fertitta,
Owner, Chairman & CEO of Fertitta Entertainment
(Landry’s & Golden Nugget)

Occupying Mental Real Estate

“Thoughts are real, physical things that occupy mental real estate.
Moment by moment, every day, you are changing the structure of your brain through your thinking.
When we hope, it is an activity of the mind that changes the structure of our brain in a positive and normal direction.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Each One As Delightful …

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“Each ‘TODAY’ really is YOUR day; make each one as delightful as you possibly can.”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie,
Blogger, Visual Artist,
Christmas Decor Stylist & Website Design Editor

Mind-Controlled Bodies

“Your body is not in control of your mind — your mind is in control of your body,
and your mind is stronger than your body.
Mind certainly is over matter.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Attitudes Determine Quality of Life

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“What you are thinking every moment, of every day,
becomes a physical reality in your brain and body,
which affects your optimal mental and physical health.
These thoughts, collectively, form your attitude,
which is your state of mind,
and it’s your attitude, and not your DNA,
that determines much of the quality of your life.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Energized By the Possibilities

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“You cannot sit back and wait
to be happy and healthy
and have a great thought life;
you have to make the choice to make this happen.
You have to choose to get rid of the toxic
and get back in alignment with God.
You can be overwhelmed by every small setback in life,
OR
you can be energized by the possibilities they bring.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Made for Greatness

“Don’t settle for average. You were made for greatness.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Mistakes: Opportunities to Overcome

“I don’t remember any mistakes, only opportunities to overcome problems.””
~ James Sorenson,,
Founder – Sorenson Companies & Philanthropist

Is It Worthwhile?

The Jeffersons
“If there’s anything in life you consider worthwhile achieving, go for it.
I was told, many times, to forget show-business – I had nothing going for me.
Yet, I pursued it, anyway. Voila!”
~ Isabel Sanford,
Stage, Film and Television Actress, Philanthropist, Prime-time Emmy Award (1981) Hollywood Walk of Fame Star (2004),
Prime-time Emmy Award nominee (7X), Golden Globe Award nominee (5X)

World-Framing Words

“Frame your world with your words.”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Keepers of The Joy

“In life, we will always encounter difficult people.
Don’t allow them to frustrate you or steal your joy.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder, Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Be Bouncy & Bounce Back Well

“People fail all the time.
I can even point to this book project.
The number of book proposals I’ve had out there outweighs
the number of books that I’ve actually written, by ten-fold.
For every success, there are about a dozen failures behind that.
How do you take that then into your everyday life?
What I’ve found is much of it is about attitude.
How do you bounce back?
How you bounce back is more important than the failure itself.
If you have that positive attitude — …, you are a perennial optimist as well —
it can mean such a difference to the path of your career
versus being taken down by it and wallowing in that mistake….”
~ Betty W. Liu,
News Anchor, Business Journalist, Author,
Dow Jones Newswires Award (1997),
“Top 30 Business Journalists Under 30 List (2000-2002, 3x)
& Central High School’s Alumni Hall of Fame (2011)

Thoughts Are Power-filled

“If you realized how powerful your thoughts are,
you would never think a negative thought. ”
~ Caroline Leaf,
Cognitive Neuroscientist & Author

Believe So Strongly

“What is important is to believe in something
so strongly that you’re never discouraged.”
~ Salma Hayek,
Actress, Director, Producer
Glamour ‘Woman of the Year Award’ recipient (2001)
Producers Guild of America Celebration of Diversity Award recipient (2003)
Time ’25 Most Influential Hispanics’ recipient (2005)
Harvard Foundation Artist of the Year Award recipient (2006)
Knight (Chevalier) of the National Order of the Legion of Honour recipient (France, 2011)

Thoughts Boomerang!

 

“You never can tell when you send a word,
Like an arrow shot from a bow
By an archer blind, be it cruel or kind,
Just where it may chance to go.
It may pierce the breast of your dearest friend.
Tipped with its poison or balm,
To a stranger’s heart in life’s great mart,
It may carry its pain or its calm.

You never can tell when you do an act
Just what the result will be;
But with every deed you are sowing a seed,
Though the harvest you may not see.
Each kindly act is an acorn dropped
In God’s productive soil
You may not know, but the tree shall grow,
With shelter for those who toil.

You never can tell what your thoughts will do,
In bringing you hate or love;
For thoughts are things, and their airy wings
Are swifter than carrier doves.
They follow the law of the universe—
Each thing must create its kind,
And they speed o’er the track to bring you back
Whatever went out from your mind.”

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox,
Author & Poet

The Most Beautiful Day

“Give every day the chance to
become the most beautiful day of your life. ”
~ Mark Twain
a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens,
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Author & Humorist
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Realize This: Anything is Possible

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“I think anything is possible if you have the mindset
and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.”
~ Roger Clemens
a.k.a. William Roger Clemens
,
Baseball Pitcher
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Power Over Your Mind

“You have power over your mind … not outside events.
Realize this and you will find strength.”
~ Marcus Aurelius
a.k.a. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus
,
Roman Emperor (161 to 180 AD )
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Enjoy the Roses Amidst the Thorns

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“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,
or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
~ Abraham Lincoln,
16th President of the United States
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“You and I are strong enough to
not allow the ‘thorns’ of life
to keep us from enjoying life’s ‘roses’.”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie,
Blogger, Visual Artist,
Christmas Decor Stylist & Website Design Editor

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Fun Being

“I make fun wherever I go…
If I go to a restaurant by myself, rest assured,
people will be talking about it.
I always have a great deal of fun being with people.
It’s part of the journey.”
~ Cloris Leachman,
Actress, Comedienne,
Emmy Awards (Primetime 8X, Daytime 1X) &
an Academy Award

Better Than You

“Don’t bother just to be
better than your contemporaries
or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.”
~ William Cuthbert Faulkner,
Writer, Nobel Prize in Literature (1949) recipient
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1955, 1963) recipient, &
National Book Award (1951, 1955) recipient

Every Human’s Life

“Every man’s life
ends the same way.
It is only the details
of how he lived
and how he died
that distinguish one man from another.”
~ Ernest Miller Hemingway,
Author, Journalist
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, recipient (1953)
Nobel Prize in Literature, recipient (1954)

The Universe is Listening

"For in dreams we enter a world that is entirely our own."
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“What if every word you said were a wish to the universe?
Would you still say the same things that you did yesterday? Y
our thoughts and words echo throughout the universe.
Make sure to, only, put out ones that you want back.”
~ Doe Zantamata,
Author & Blogger

You’ve Come So Far!

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“Always concentrate on how far you have come,
rather than how far you have left to go.
The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.”
~ Heidi Johnson,
Author

Overvalue What? Undervalue What?

“Too many people overvalue what they are not
and undervalue what they are.”
~ Malcolm Forbes ,
Publisher & Businessman

Words: The Bricks and Mortar

“Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize.
Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”
~ Sonia Choquette,
Author & Storyteller

Thoughts Become Realities, Dreams Come True

“Man, alone, has the power to
transform his thoughts into physical reality;
man, alone, can dream
and make his dreams come true.”
~ Napoleon Hill,
Author

Ever-Resilient America

“It’s never paid to bet against America.
We come through things,
… its not always a smooth ride.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

Make Optimism a Way of Life

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“One of the things I learned the hard way
was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life
can restore your faith in yourself.”
~ Lucille Désirée Ball,
Comedienne, Model,
Film and Television Actress
and Studio Executive

99% Sold Out

“I’ve been so fortunate because I never really had ups and downs as far as my career.
Ninety-nine percent of the time, I’ve been sold out all over the world.”
~ Tony Bennett,
a.k.a. Anthony Dominick “Tony” Benedetto

Singer, Artist/Painter &
Founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Fall 7, Stand 8

“Fall seven times, Stand up eight.”
~ Japanese Proverb

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“I BELIEVE anything is possible.
I SEE opportunity when others see impossibility.
I TAKE risks.
I’m FOCUSED.
I HUSTLE.
I KNOW that nothing is unrealistic.
I FEEL overwhelming love.

I EMBRACE my childlike wonder & curiosity.
I TAKE flying leaps into the unknown.
I CONTRIBUTE to something bigger than myself.
I CREATE.
I LEARN.
I GROW.
I DO.

I BELIEVE it’s NEVER TOO LATE to START LIVING a DREAM.

I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR.
~ AUTHOR UNKNOWN

Entrepreneurs’ Enterprises, The Sticky Visions

“As an entrepreneur you’re going to have
a lot of people tell you
that it will never work and to quit.
Stick to your vision.”
~ Evan Carmichael,
Entrepreneur & International Speaker
“Entrepreneurs and their small enterprises
are responsible for
almost all the economic growth in the United States.”
~ Ronald Reagan,
Actor, Sports Announcer, Politician, 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975), &
40th President of the United States (1/20/1981–1/20/1989)

Persevering into Your Success

“Every person who succeeds in life does so by persevering in the face of adversity and by continually applying themselves to their vision. No one comes into this earth with talents and abilities fully functional, … instead they dedicate years of their lives to developing them.”
~ N. Cindy Trimm,
Executive Life Coach

Beyond the Mistakes

“Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes.
It is best to admit them quickly,
and get on with improving your other innovations.”
~ Steve Jobs,
Entrepreneur, Marketer, Inventor, &
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO of Apple, Inc.
Founder & CEO of  NeXT, Disney Legend (2013, posthumously)
Grammy Trustees Award (2012), California Hall of Fame (2007)
‘Most Powerful Person in Business’ by Fortune Magazine (2007)
Entrepreneur of the Decade’ by Inc. Magazine (1989)
Jefferson Award for Public Service (1987) & National Medal of Technology (1985)

Afterglow of Satisfaction

“Happiness does not come from doing easy work
but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes
after the achievement of a difficult task
that demanded our best.
~ Theodore Isaac Rubin,
Psychiatrist & Author

Thinking Rich

“I always knew I was going to be rich.
I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

Having Nothing, Having Everything

“Two things define you:
your patience when you have nothing, and
your attitude when you have everything.”
~ Luciane,
HomeBunch Founder, Editor & Blogger,
Houzz Writer & Interior Décor Entrepreneur

95 to 100

“Are you ever too old to reinvent yourself?
That’s one of the questions I asked Alina Wheeler … .
Before answering, she insisted on defining “old”.
To Alina, you’re old if you are between the ages of 95 and 100.”
~ Ilise Benun,
Author & Founder – Marketing Mentor

No Such Thing as Can’t, Only Won’t

“There is no such thing as can’t, only won’t.
If you’re qualified,
all it takes is a burning desire
to accomplish, to make a change.
Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes!
But you can’t blame other people or society in general.
It all comes from your mind.
When we do the impossible we realize we are special people.”

~ Jan Ashford