Change

“Change is the law of life, and those who look
only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)
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The Biggest Brand in the Whole World

“”Don’t get distracted. Never tell yourself that you need to be the biggest brand in the whole world.
Start by working on what you need at the present moment and then what you need to do tomorrow.
So, set yourself manageable targets.”
~ Jas Bagniewski,
Co-Founder – Eve Sleep

Career Should be a Spiritual Pursuit

“Career should be a spiritual pursuit, not just a physical or financial one.
Your career should be where your dreams, aspirations, talents, and hopes
for the present and future play out.”
~ DeVon Franklin,
TV Producer, Author, Speaker & Spiritual Success Coach

Spending Too Much Time

““If you sit back & spend too much time feeling good about what you did in the past,
you’re going to come up short next time.”
~ Bill Belichick,
Football Coach, Super Bowl Champion (8X), AP NFL Coach of the Year (3X),
NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

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

The Favor and Blessing on Your Life

“They are jealous of the favor and blessing on your life. Take it as a compliment.
They don’t talk about average people. They talk about exceptional people.
They don’t talk about people that aren’t doing anything.
They talk about people who are taking new ground;
people that are making a difference — people that stand out”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Life Is a Process

“Life is a process, and you just take it a day at a time,
and you can’t live in tomorrow, and you can’t reach back and be in yesterday.
No matter how much you want to, you just have what’s right there in front of you.”
~ Amy Grant,
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Author, Media Personality,
Grammy Awards (6X), Gospel Music Association Dove Awards (22X)
& Hollywood Walk of Fame (star)

Too Much, Sooooo Much

“God loves you too much to let you miss your destiny.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Building a Bond

“You don’t build a bond without being present.”
~ James Earl Jones,
Emmy Award (3X), Tony Award (2X), Golden Globe (1970), Grammy Award (1970),
Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2008), Academy Honorary Award (2011),
Voice Arts Icon Award (2015) & Harvard University Honorary Doctor of Arts (2017)

Worthless Complaining

“Complaining about your current position in life is worthless.
Have a spine and do something about it instead.”
~ Robert Toru Kiyosaki,
Investor, Businessman, Author, Speaker,
Financial Literacy Activist, & Commentator

Your Golden Dream

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream.
You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”
~ Diana Ross,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Singer & Author

Whatever Tomorrow Brings

“I teach my children that in life, there is no control of what tomorrow is going to bring.
There really isn’t. But in whatever it brings, we have choices, and
I’m glad because I made more right choices than wrong,
but in the wrong choices, there are lessons to be learned.”
~ Benjamin “BeBe” Winans,
Singer, Songwriter, Author, Producer,
Grammy Awards (2X) & Dove Award (2010)

What You Spoke from Your Heart

“Today, you are a picture of what you spoke
from your heart in the past.”
~ Gloria Copeland,
Author, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

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

Living in the Present Tense

“Winners live in the present tense.
People who come up short are consumed with future or past.
I want to be living in the now.”
~ Alex Rodriguez,
Professional Baseball Shortstop/Third Baseman:
Seattle Mariners (1994–2000), Texas Rangers (2001–2003), New York Yankees (2004–2013, 2015–2016)
All-Star (14x: 1996–1998, 2000–2008, 2010, 2011), World Series Champion (2009), AL MVP (3X: 2003, 2005, 2007),
Gold Glove Award (2X: 2002, 2003), Silver Slugger Award (10X: 1996, 1998–2003, 2005, 2007, 2008),
AL Hank Aaron Award (2001–2003, 2007) & Grand Slams with 25.

Youth & Sports

“I’m such an advocate of youth and sports and the whole process.
I really believe that sports teaches a lot
in developing character, especially for our young women. …
Statistically, when you look at women that are the heads of major corporations
you will find that most competed in some form of athletics.”
~ Jayne Kennedy Overton,
Actress, Model, Sportscaster,
Entrepreneur & Miss Ohio USA 1970

Appreciation, Respect, Chivalry & Love

“Although I have a lot of close female friends in my life,
my number one is still my mom.
Without her, I wouldn’t have the values that I have
and see the world the way that I do today.
She taught me how to appreciate and respect women.
She taught me chivalry and how to love a woman
and respect their feelings and emotions.”

 

“Let a woman have her place,
because as you provide foundation for her,
she provides a foundation for you.
And through that vulnerability comes strength.”
~ Shemar Moore,
Actor & Model

The Prayers of Tears

“Every now and then your tears will pray a prayer your words never could.”
~ John Gray,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church, Comedian, Author, Speaker,
Actor, Singer & Playwright

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Putting Yourself Twenty Years Ahead

“Instead of looking at the past,
I put myself ahead twenty years
and try to look at what I need to do now
in order to get there then.”
~ Diana Ross,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Singer & Author

Sacred Secrets That Shame

“You are not alone if you have sacred secrets that shame you
from participating in the great things God has planned for you,
… it is time for you to confess to God the truth of your secret
so that He can free you from your past.”
~ Serita Jakes,
Author, Speaker & Potter’s House Executive Director:
God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program,
Distinctively Debs Youth Program & Starting Over

The Greatest Step You’ll Take

“Ask, Believe, Receive –
just three simple steps to create what you want.
However, very often the second step, believe,
can be the most difficult one.
And yet it is the greatest step you will ever take.
Believing contains no doubt.
Believing does not waiver.
Believing is absolute faith.
Believing remains steadfast
despite what is happening in the outside world.
When you master believing,
you have mastered your life.”
~ Rhonda Byrne,
Author, Television Writer & Producer

Eyes Opened: Injustice & Need

“I try to live my life every day in the present,
and try not to turn a blind eye to injustice and need.”
~ Susan Sarandon,
Actress & Activist

Comfy In My Own Skin

“I’m very comfortable in my own skin now.
I started just being myself more and more.
For women, this happens as you get older.
I loved my 40s – I thought they were fantastic.
And I’m loving my 50s.
I’m going to love everything because you’re either older or dead!”
~ Gloria Estefan
a.k.a Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García de Estefan
,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Hotelier, Restaurateur, Writer,
Grammy Awards (7X), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Las Vegas Walk of Fame,
The Ellis Island Congressional Medal of Honor (1993)
Continue reading “Comfy In My Own Skin”

Christmas: The Event That Inspired It

“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday.
I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it,
hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents.
But, mostly, I love having family and friends gathered,
and sharing traditions.”
~ Ellen Hopkins,
Novelsit

Everything We Say

“Everything we say signifies; everything counts, that we put out into the world.
It impacts on kids, it impacts on the zeitgeist of the time.”
~ Meryl Streep,
Actress & Singer

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”

Your Victorious Life

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

Never Let It Define the Future

“We embrace and respect our past,
(even if it was … up)
but we never let it define our future .”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder of the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

60 is the New 30

“We’re the generation that says 60 is the new 30.
We don’t let the numbers shape us; we’re reshaping the numbers.”
~ Christie Brinkley
a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,
Super-Model, Actress, Artist,
Author & Entrepreneur.

Nobody Need Wait

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
~ Annelies Marie ‘Anne’ Frank,
Diarist and Writer

Playing Our Parts

“You can play any part –
be it a rich man or a poor man,
a beggar or a thief,
the known or unknown –
once you know they are only parts,
only states of consciousness.
But if you don’t know this,
and are not willing to
give up your present state,
you will remain there,
looking at your desire
and not from it.
You can become
what you would like to be
in the twinkle of an eye
by the simple act of assumption.”
~ Neville Goddard

Stronger Than Memories

“Our dreams must be stronger than our memories.
We must be pulled by our dreams, rather than pushed by our memories”

~ Jesse Jackson,
Civil Rights Activist, Baptist Minister
& Shadow U.S. Senator (District of Columbia, 1991-1997)

The Right Answer

“Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

A Strong Legacy

“In Italy we have a strong legacy of family businesses; that is our DNA.
Families think long term. They can renounce some money currently, so they can get to the future.” 
~ Beatrice Trussardi,
Philanthropist & Executive, Trussardi Group

Those Numbers

“No matter what your age is, you only have now.
So it’s always about living in the moment and being in the moment…
I refuse to let those numbers define me,
and I just try to face each day positively.”
~ Christie Brinkley a.k.a Christie Lee Hudson,
Super-Model, Actress, Artist,
Author & Entrepreneur.

Do Superbly-Well!

William Osler, 1st Baronet
“The best preparation for Tomorrow
is to do Today’s work
Superbly-Well.”
~ Sir William Osler, 1st Baronet
a Founding Professor of Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Physician and “Father of Modern Medicine”,
Bibliophile, Historian,
Author, and renowned Practical Joker.

Five Years Ago. Five Years Ahead.

Dwayne Johnson
Image courtesy Bing/guayageek

“Think back five years ago. Think of where you’re at today.
Think ahead five years and what you want to accomplish. Be Unstoppable.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson a.k.a. The Rock,
Actor, Author, Founder of the Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation,
& Professional Wrestler

Every Day Thanks

“Take the time every day to be thankful for everything that you have.
You can always have more however, you could, also, have less.”
~ Unknown

Unlocking the Fullness of Life

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
~ Melody Beattie,
Author

Peace is Our Choice

“It’s not the situation that’s causing your stress,
it’s your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with what other people do or think…”
~ Gerald Jampolsky,
Physician, Psychiatrist & Author

History, Mystery & The Present

“Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
today is God’s gift, that’s why we call it the present.”
~ Joan Alexandra Molinsky a.k.a Joan Rivers,
Actress, Comedian, Writer, Producer,
Television Host & Emmy Award Winner

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

Speak Greatness & Good Things

Declare Good Things to Your Life
“It’s time to use our words to declare good things.”
and
“Faith-filled words ignite the greatness God has placed within you.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor of Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker & Author

Time’s True Value

“Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it.
No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination:
never put off ’til tomorrow what you can do today.”
~ Philip Dormer Stanhope,
4th Earl of Chesterfield, Statesman and Man of Letters/Intellectual

Intend Your Future, Now

“You create your future with the power of your intention.
Intention is simply the conscious act of determining your future, now.
Health, harmony in relationships, happiness, money, creativity, and love
will come to you in the future, based on your intentions now.”
~ Rhonda Byrne,
Author, Television Writer & Producer

Living One’s Heart’s Desires, Everyday

“I don’t necessarily preach my desires for my kids,
but rather I try to live them every day.”
~ Jayne Kennedy Overton,
Actress, Model, Sportscaster, Entrepreneur & Miss Ohio USA 1970

Everyone Has ‘Not-Yet-Seen’ Potential

"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.", Buckminster Fuller
“There is nothing in a caterpillar
that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”

~ Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller,
Architect, Systems Theorist, Author,
Designer, Inventor, and Futurist

"No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl.  All little girls should be told they're pretty, even if they aren't.", by Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe: Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer
“No one ever told me
I was pretty when I was a little girl.
All little girls should be told
they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.”
~ Marilyn Monroe a.k.a. Norma Jeane Mortenson,
Actress, Model, Singer and Film Producer

Let’s Metamorphose

“Certain caterpillars metamorphose into butterflies; their greatest state.
When the caterpillar-existence ends,
the Creator’s planned, delightful butterfly-existence begins.
Similarly, humans can become their greatest self
by following our Creator’s complete plan.”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie

Oh, My Goodness! I’m Becoming a Poet, and I Didn’t Even Know It!

Well, I hope that title makes you smile as often as it has made me smile.  The title for this post was my reaction to a statement I spoke to the Lord this morning, after getting out of bed!  I stated:

“Good morning, Adonai.  Thank-you for the blessings that have already come.
Thank-you for the blessings already on their way.  Thank-you for the blessings here,  for today.”

~ Michelle’Chaella’ Boddie

Scripts with “Adonai”: Genesis 15:2, Deuteronomy 10:17, & Psalm 136:3.

Have You Begun Your Biggest Adventure?

Media Proprietor, Talk Show Host, Actress, Producer, and Philanthropist

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

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

Look at What You Have

“If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more.
If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”

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

Actions & Decisions

Good day, Everyone! An effective quote to commit to memory, as follows:

“Please understand my friend, that where you find yourself tomorrow is a function of the positive decisions and actions you take today.”

Akin A. Awolaja

 

Take Life One Day at a Time

Good day, All!  Fabulous quote, below:

“One day at a time – this is enough.  Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come.  Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.”

Ida Scott Taylor