Posts Tagged: outwitting detractors

Walking Away

“Most of the time, people say negative things for a reaction, and I can’t even bear to give them the satisfaction. So, there’s something that I gain from feeling like I’m the bigger person, from walking away from a situation.”

Walking Away

“Most of the time, people say negative things for a reaction, and I can’t even bear to give them the satisfaction. So, there’s something that I gain from feeling like I’m the bigger person, from walking away from a situation.”

Cognizant of Self & The Enemy

“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.” ~ Sun Tzu, a.k.a. Sun Wu General, Military Strategist & Philosopher

Cognizant of Self & The Enemy

“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.” ~ Sun Tzu, a.k.a. Sun Wu General, Military Strategist & Philosopher

Whistle in a Barely Audible Way

“If the pressure is getting to you, whistle in a barely audible way. It’s the best way I know of to let go of tension. Music gets your mind off the situation, and the act of whistling melts the tension

Whistle in a Barely Audible Way

“If the pressure is getting to you, whistle in a barely audible way. It’s the best way I know of to let go of tension. Music gets your mind off the situation, and the act of whistling melts the tension

The Real Problem Is …

“Is your problem really your problem, or is your ATTITUDE toward your problem the real problem?” ~ Joyce Meyer, Author, Speaker & Philanthropist

The Real Problem Is …

“Is your problem really your problem, or is your ATTITUDE toward your problem the real problem?” ~ Joyce Meyer, Author, Speaker & Philanthropist

Someone Else’s Point of View

“You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else’s point of view.” ~ Penelope Cruz, Actress, Model, Philanthropist, Clothing Designer, Academy Award (2008), Empire Award, Goya Award, BAFTA Awards, European Film Award, & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star,

Someone Else’s Point of View

“You cannot live your life looking at yourself from someone else’s point of view.” ~ Penelope Cruz, Actress, Model, Philanthropist, Clothing Designer, Academy Award (2008), Empire Award, Goya Award, BAFTA Awards, European Film Award, & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star,

The Sweetest Satisfaction

“Success is the sweetest revenge.” ~ Vanessa Lynn Williams , Singer, Actress, Producer, Fashion Designer, former Fashion Model & Miss America (1984)

The Sweetest Satisfaction

“Success is the sweetest revenge.” ~ Vanessa Lynn Williams , Singer, Actress, Producer, Fashion Designer, former Fashion Model & Miss America (1984)

The Opinions of Others

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” ~ Les Brown, a.k.a Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown Motivational Speaker, Author, Radio DJ, Television Host & Ohio House of Representatives (JAN 3, 1977 – JAN 3, 1983)

The Opinions of Others

“Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.” ~ Les Brown, a.k.a Leslie Calvin “Les” Brown Motivational Speaker, Author, Radio DJ, Television Host & Ohio House of Representatives (JAN 3, 1977 – JAN 3, 1983)

Past Successes

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get

Past Successes

“Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get

Justified Resentment!

“The worst resentment that anybody can have is one you feel justified to keep.” ~ Louis Gossett, Jr., Actor, Academy Award (1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman) Emmy Award (1977 miniseries Roots)

Justified Resentment!

“The worst resentment that anybody can have is one you feel justified to keep.” ~ Louis Gossett, Jr., Actor, Academy Award (1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman) Emmy Award (1977 miniseries Roots)

Persevere to Your Success

“I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.” ~ Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, and Director

Persevere to Your Success

“I am not the richest, smartest or most talented person in the world, but I succeed because I keep going and going and going.” ~ Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, Actor, Screenwriter, Producer, and Director

Be a Great Spirit, Instead

“Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~ Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize for Physics (1921)

Be a Great Spirit, Instead

“Great spirits have always faced violent opposition from mediocre minds.” ~ Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist & Nobel Prize for Physics (1921)

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

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

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

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

Experienced in Stupidity

“Never argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ~ Mark Twain a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Author & Humorist

Experienced in Stupidity

“Never argue with stupid people; they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” ~ Mark Twain a.k.a. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, Author & Humorist

Wasting Minutes No More

“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (1953-1961), 5-Star General – United States Army, First Supreme Commander of NATO (1951)

Wasting Minutes No More

“Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (1953-1961), 5-Star General – United States Army, First Supreme Commander of NATO (1951)

Is It Worthwhile?

“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

Is It Worthwhile?

“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

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

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

Created to Endure & Flourish

“Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the

Created to Endure & Flourish

“Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the

Let It Slide, or Cook With It!

“I think the secret to happiness is having a Teflon soul. Whatever comes your way, you either let it slide or you cook with it.” ~ Diane Lane, Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Circle

Let It Slide, or Cook With It!

“I think the secret to happiness is having a Teflon soul. Whatever comes your way, you either let it slide or you cook with it.” ~ Diane Lane, Actress, National Society of Film Critics Award, New York Film Critics Circle

In Nothing Great, Nor Small

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Sir

In Nothing Great, Nor Small

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Sir

Outwitting Haters

“I always joke about letting the haters motivate you. Everybody has that in their life; people who doubt them or make them feel less than they are. It just takes faith and belief in yourself, and you’ve got to dig

Outwitting Haters

“I always joke about letting the haters motivate you. Everybody has that in their life; people who doubt them or make them feel less than they are. It just takes faith and belief in yourself, and you’ve got to dig

Dream Crushers

“All I can tell you, really, is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don’t let anybody crush your dream.” ~ Patti

Dream Crushers

“All I can tell you, really, is if you get to the point where someone is telling you that you are not great or not good enough, just follow your heart and don’t let anybody crush your dream.” ~ Patti

Create a Ladder for Yourself

“There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn’t believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder

Create a Ladder for Yourself

“There were periods of my life when a lot of people didn’t believe in me. I still had faith in myself. I really had to ask myself life questions. Where do I see myself in five years? Create a ladder

You Are More Powerful

“You are more powerful than you think. No matter what you’ve been told in the past.” ~ Vishen Lakhiani, Entrepreneur, Education Technology Innovator, Speaker, Investor and Philanthropist ~ Image via NAME HERE

You Are More Powerful

“You are more powerful than you think. No matter what you’ve been told in the past.” ~ Vishen Lakhiani, Entrepreneur, Education Technology Innovator, Speaker, Investor and Philanthropist ~ Image via NAME HERE

A Million, or Ten

“It doesn’t matter … if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million people tell you, “No.”. If you get one “Yes.”, from God, that’s ALL you need.” ~ Tyler Perry a.k.a Emmitt Perry Jr.,

A Million, or Ten

“It doesn’t matter … if a million people tell you what you can’t do, or if ten million people tell you, “No.”. If you get one “Yes.”, from God, that’s ALL you need.” ~ Tyler Perry a.k.a Emmitt Perry Jr.,