What You Were Supposed to Do

 

“Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were supposed to do.”
~ 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

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

Somebody Else’s Thought

“Really. What can somebody else’s thought do to you? I mean it can’t really hurt you.”
~ Joyce Meyer,
Author, Speaker & Philanthropist

Your Life Influences Others

“Our life ripples out, and it has influence. That’s why it’s important that we’re at our best and that we’re influencing others for the good.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry

Connecting with Others in a Positive Way

“We have to be kind and connect with others in a positive way, giving what we can to those in need.”
~ Drew Scott
Real Estate Broker, Actor, Reality Television Personality, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
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Only One Act of Kindness

“Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.”
~ Jackie Chan,
Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman,
Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation &
Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

Too-Small Dreams

“If your dream only includes you, it’s too small.”
~ Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker, Writer, Director, Producer, Film Distributor, Tribeca Film Institute’s Heineken Affinity Award, African-American Film Critics (2011),
Sundance Film Festival Directing Award (2012), Film Independent Spirit Awards -Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award (2012),
African-American Film Critics Association (2X), Women Film Critics Circle – Josephine Baker Award (2012), Black Reel Awards (2X), Black Film Critics Circle (2014),
Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2X), Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2X), Dorothy Arzner Directors Award (2015), Mattel “Sheros” (2015),
Smithsonian Magazine’s American Ingenuity Award (2017), 49th NAACP Image Awards Entertainer of the Year (2018),
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Learn to Stand Up for Yourself

“I allowed myself to be bullied because I was scared and didn’t know how to defend myself.
I was bullied until I prevented a new student from being bullied.
By standing up for him, I learned to stand up for myself.”
~ Jackie Chan,
Actor, Martial Artist, Film Director, Producer, Stuntman,
Singer, Clothier, Restaurateur, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist,
Founder – Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation &
Founder – Dragon’s Heart Foundation

Beauty Born of Our Actions, Aspirations & Kindness

“True beauty is born through our actions and aspirations and in the kindness we offer to others.”
~ Alek Wek
Model, Designer, Missionary – World Vision International & Author
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Trying to Keep Up with Others’ Goals

“People who race against other people always stumble, because you cannot run forward looking sideways.”
~ T. D. Jakes, Sr.,
Bishop/Chief Pastor of The Potter’s House,
Author & Filmmaker

The Actions of Others

“If you focus on the actions of others and allow them to constantly upset you,
then you are handing your peace over to them and giving away your power.”
~ Victoria Osteen,
Co-Pastor – Lakewood Church, Author, Philanthropist &
Founder – Lakewood Church Women’s Ministry