Right Before Our Miracle Happens!

I wonder how many times do we give up right before our miracle happens?
How many times do we get frustrated because we see no progress?”
~ April Osteen Simons ,
Speaker

Aiming to Always Progress

“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce.
But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings?
If someone lives through an accident, his aim is to become better and healthy.
My aim is always to progress – to make better decisions and be a better father,
a better boyfriend, a better husband if it happens again.
~ Ryan Phillippe,
Actor
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Your Biggest Success in Life

“Failure: Is it a limitation? Bad timing? It’s a lot of things. It’s something you can’t be afraid of, because you’ll stop growing. The next step beyond failure could be your biggest success in life.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Prime-time Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

You’re Famous for What?

“There are so many famous people now that are
not really gifted or talented at doing anything
other than getting made up, putting on tight dresses, acting badly, getting married.
I mean, what the hell? I don’t know where we are
going with this here in America. And we are setting a tone
for the world, because everyone looks at what we do.”
“There was a time when fame meant that you were either
someone who is really gifted in your field or you were making an impact,
or you are famous because you were a really horrible person, you know?
But now, you can become famous by eating a frog. It’s just not the same thing.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a Deborah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Thought About Retiring

“Sure, I’ve thought about retiring, but in my mind,
if you can’t sing the song anymore, change the song and sing a different one!”
~ Johnny Mathis,
Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Author, Philanthropist, Grammy Hall of Fame (3X), Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2003),
Society of Singers Lifetime Achievement Award (2006), Hit Parade Hall of Fame (2007), Great American Songbook Hall of Fame (2014),
Founder – Jon Mat Records, Inc., Founder – Global Records, Inc. Founder – Rojon Productions, Inc.,
San Francisco State University Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree (2017)

Opportunities of the Right Place & Right Time

“… It’s being in the right place at the right time
and taking advantage of your opportunities.”
~ Lee Majors,
Film Actor, Television Actor & Voice Actor

Limitations Inspire Creativity

“… out of limitations comes creativity.”
~ Debbie Allen
a.k.a. Deborrah Kaye Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Open Doors You Cannot Imagine!

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“Humility, gentleness, and helpfulness go
so much further and open doors you cannot imagine.”
~ Ann Tran,
Speaker & Luxury Travel Writer

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Moving Forward

“I’m always moving forward.”
Debbie Allen ~
a.k.a Deborrah Kaye Allen,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

Just Set a Higher Goal

“As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal.
That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.”
~ Beyonce Knowles,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress & Philanthropist

Their Ideal Future

“All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.”
~ Brian Tracy,
Author, Keynote Speaker,
Entrepreneur & Business Coach

Manufactured Expectations

“Winners make a habit of manufacturing
their own positive expectations in advance of the event.”
~ Brian Tracy,
Author, Keynote Speaker,
Entrepreneur & Business Coach

One Generation, A Single Lifetime

“There are more than eight-million millionaires in the United States today. Most of them are self-made.
They started with nothing an earned all their money within one generation.
The 10 wealthiest multi-billionaires in the US all started with nothing
and earned their money in a single lifetime”
~ Brian Tracy,
Author, Keynote Speaker,
Entrepreneur & Business Coach

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

Progress & Move Forward

“I don’t harp on the negative because if you do, then there’s no progression.
There’s no forward movement. You got to always look on the bright side of things, and we are in control.
Like, you have control over the choices you make.”
~ Taraji Penda Henson,
Actress & Singer

Accidental Productivity?

“Productivity is never an accident.
It is always the result of a commitment to
excellence, intelligent planning and focused effort.”
~ Paul J. Meyer,
Founder of Success Motivation Institute and Leadership Management Institute,
Author, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur

Wish, Hope & Work It

Estée Lauder with a customer.
Estée Lauder with a customer.
~ Image via Wikipedia Commons
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it,
but by working for it.”
~ Estée Lauder,
Businesswoman, Co-Founder of Estée Lauder Companies
Presidential Medal of Freedom Award,
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988,
Time Magazine’s 1998 List of the 20 Most Influential Business Geniuses of the 20th Century

It So Delights Them

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“Fast growth comes from overwhelming the smallest possible audience
with a product or service that so delights that
they insist that their friends and colleagues use it.
And hyper-growth is a version of the same thing,
except those friends and colleagues quickly become
even bigger fans, and tell even more people.”
“Often, we get sidetracked when we forget about “smallest possible.”
If you make the audience you’re initially serving too big,
you will dilute the very thing you set out to make;
avoid critical mass, and compromising the magic of what you’re building.
You’ll make average stuff for average people instead of something powerful for the few.
By “smallest possible” I don’t mean, “too small.”
I mean the smallest number that, eventually,
leads to the kernel of conversation that enables you to grow.”
~ Seth Godin ,
Author, Entrepreneur, Marketer, and Public Speaker
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Believed & Sold Hard

Estée Lauder with a customer.
Estée Lauder with a customer.
~ Image via Wikipedia Commons
“I have never worked a day in my life without selling.
If I believe in something, I sell it, and I sell it hard.”
~ Estée Lauder,
Businesswoman, Co-Founder of Estée Lauder Companies
Presidential Medal of Freedom Award,
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1988,
Time Magazine’s 1998 List of the 20 Most Influential Business Geniuses of the 20th Century

Little Steps, There

“What we find is that if you have a goal that is very, very far out,
and you approach it in little steps, you start to get there faster.
Your mind opens up to the possibilities.”
~ Carol Mae Jemison,
Physician, Dancer, Professor & NASA Astronaut

There’s No Path

“There’s no path if you don’t
take a step. Otherwise, you are standing still.”
~ Deborrah Kaye Allen
a.k.a Debbie Allen
,
Actress, Choreographer, Dancer, Film Director,
Television Director, Television Producer
Primetime Emmy Award (1982, 1983, 1991), Golden Globe Award (1982)

“Let Go!”

Balloons Held, Balloons Released
“Sometimes we think we need to hold on, when we really need to let go!
Let go of the negative energy, events or people,
set some boundaries and start your new day!”
~ Jennifer Gayle

Your Work, Your Plan

Baroness Margaret Hilda Thatcher
“Plan your work for today
and every day,
then, work your plan.”
~ Margaret Hilda Thatcher,
(Baroness Thatcher),
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (May 1979–November 1990)
Leader of the Opposition (February 1975–May 1979)
Leader of the Conservative Party (February 1975–November 1990)
Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment (March 1974–February 1975)
Secretary of State for Education and Science (June 1970–March 1974)
Shadow Secretary of State for Education and Science (January 1967-June 1970)Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Pensions (October 1961–October 1964)
Member of Parliament for Finchley (October 1959–April 1992)

~ Image via Wikipedia

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

Making Excuses

“Ninety-nine percent
of the failures come from
people who have the habit
of making excuses.”
~ George Washington Carver,
Botanist and Inventor

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.

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

Building the New

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy,
not on fighting the old, … on building the new.”
~ Socrates,
Philosopher

Thinking & Questioning

“Constantly think about how you could be
doing things better and keep questioning yourself.”
~ Elon Musk,
Business Magnate, Investor & Inventor

You Have a Lot Going for You

“Count your blessings. Once you realize how valuable you are
and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out, the music will play,
and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended for you
with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.”
~ Og Mandino,
Author

Start, Quit & Do

“The way to get started
is to quit talking
and begin doing.”
~ Walter Elias Disney,
Business Magnate, Animator, Cartoonist,
Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Philanthropist,
Voice Actor, Co-Founder of Walt Disney Productions,
Academy Awards (22x), Golden Globe Awards (3x) & an Emmy Award

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

Make Your Business Wonderful!

“Iime
is the friend
of the wonderful business,
the enemy of the mediocre.”
~ Warren Edward Buffett,
Business Magnate, Investor, Philanthropist &
Founder of the Buffett Foundation

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

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

The Doer, Achiever and Recognizer of the Challenge

“It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever,
and the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.”
~ Vince Lombardi,
American Football Player,
Coach, and Executive

One’s Most Glorious Self

“To become a butterfly, metamorphosis is necessary.  If the caterpillar never went through this process of change, it would never achieve its great destiny and become its most glorious self. We, can reach our great destinies by changing what needs to be changed.”, by Michelle 'Chaella' Boddie
“To become a butterfly, metamorphosis is necessary.
If the caterpillar never went through this process of change,
it would never achieve its great destiny
and become its most glorious self.
We, can reach our great destinies
by changing what needs to be changed.”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie,

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

Achievement Muscles

Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.  Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.
“Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve.
Every obstacle is simply a course to develop
his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of
his powers of accomplishment.”

~ Eric Butterworth,
Educator

Turn Your Wishes into Goals

"Goals that are not written down are just wishes."

“Goals that are not WRITTEN DOWN are just Wishes.”

~ Unknown Author

 

Meaning: Goals that are not written down are wishes with limited power for becoming a reality.

Affirmations: Feel the Words

“When reciting affirmations, feel the words in your heart
as you say them and know that what you feel you’ll create.”

~ Peggy McColl
Author

Will They Lift You Higher?

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

“Surround yourself, only with
people that are going to lift you higher.”

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

Speak What Is True, Integrity Carries Through

Bill Cosby, Comedian, Author, Producer, Musician & Activist
William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr., Actor, Comedian, Author, Producer, Musician, and Activist
“If you speak your mind and if it is true,
what you’re saying,
then I think the integrity
of what you’re saying carries through.”

~ Bill Cosby

The Most Valuable Result of All Education

Thomas Henry Huxley, English Biologist
Thomas Henry Huxley, English Biologist
~ Thomas H. Huxley, 1825-1895
Biologist

“Perhaps the most valuable result of all education
is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do,
when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not;
it is the first lesson that ought to be learned;
and however early a man’s training begins,
it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.”

Your Gifts, and Talents, Make Room for You!

Gifts can open many doors and help you meet important people.” ~ Proverbs 18:16 (ERV)
A Human's Gift Makes Room
Image courtesy of theclovenflame.com/about

 

Taking the Initiative & Following Up

“Success comes from taking the initiative and following up … persisting … eloquently expressing the depth of your love.
What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?”
~ Anthony Robbins a.k.a Anthony J. Mahavorick,
Life Coach, Speaker, Actor, Philanthropist & Author

Work Becomes Fun

“When you have a purpose in life, a vision for what you want to achieve, and know why you want to achieve it, work becomes fun, and the time you spend working seems to just whiz by.”

Clayton J. Moore,  Financial Expert

Punctuality, Order & Diligence

“I never could have done what I have done
without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence,
without the determination to concentrate myself
on one subject at a time.”

Charles Dickens
1812-1870, Novelist

His Work, His Way, Receives His Supply

Hello, Everyone!  I hope you’ve enjoyed a heavenly summer season.  Really helpful quote to remember, following:

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterwards, and He much prefers doing so.”

Hudson Taylor