The Best Preparation for Tomorrow

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best, today.”
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.,
Author
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Spoken & Unspoken Words

“Words that are not spoken are much more powerful
than words that are spoken in unbelief.”
~ Charles Capps,
Farmer, Land Developer, Preacher, Teacher & Author

Construct Your Life, Construct Your Future

“Your words are building blocks of which you construct your life and future.”
~ Charles Capps,
Farmer, Land Developer, Preacher, Teacher & Author

Dreaming Your Vision with Imagination

“Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision.
Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life
of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is
consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.”
~ Emmitt Smith,
Football Running Back, Pro-Football Hall of Fame (2010), Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor,
Super Bowl XXVII, XXVIII & XXX Champion, Super Bowl XXVIII MVP, Pro Bowl (1990–1995, 1998, 1999),
AP NFL Most Valuable Player (1993), Bert Bell Award (1993), NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1990), NFL 1990s All-Decade Team,
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer – ESmith Legacy & Co-Owner – The Gents Place

Focus on Your Answer

“Look forward and focus on your answered prayer and breakthrough
instead of focusing on the difficulties of today.”
~ Lisa Osteen Comes,
Associate Pastor – Lakewood Church & 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

We Created Our ‘Today’, Yesterday

“The seeds you are harvesting today, were planted
by the words of your mouth yesterday.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Singer, Author, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

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

A New Year & Your Dreams

“New Year… …. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written.
New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.
Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year
of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself
in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
Author, Philanthropist & Public Speaker

Every Single One of Us

“I believe that every single one of us, celebrity or not,
has a responsibility to get involved in trying to make a difference in the world.
Our generation faces many challenges, some of which were passed on to us by the past generations,
but it’s up to us to find solutions today, so that we don’t keep passing our problems on.”
~ Shakira
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)

Dreaming a Reality for Your Life

“Dreaming means ‘rehearsing’ what you see,
playing it over and over in your mind
until it becomes as real to you as your life right now.”
~ Emmitt Smith,
Athlete, Pro Football Hall of Fame (2010), Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor,
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer – ESmith Legacy & Co-Owner – The Gents Place

For Your Blessings, …

“Be true to yourself,
help others,
make each day your masterpiece,
make friendship a fine art,
drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible,
build a shelter against a rainy day,
give thanks for your blessings and
pray for guidance every day.”
~ John Wooden,
Basketball Player, UCLA Head Coach (1948–1975), Author,
Lecturer, The Sporting News “Greatest Coach of All Time” (2009)

Nothing in My Life That’s So UGH

“I don’t regret what I’ve been through.
I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows.
I’ve been so blessed that I could never say, ‘I wish this didn’t happen.’
It’s part of who I am. There’s nothing in my life that’s so ugh.”
~ Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Actress, Author, Fashion Designer,
Dancer, Producer & Singer

Everyone Gets 24 Hours

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem.
We all have twenty-four hour days.”
~ Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar,
Author, Salesman, & Motivational Speaker

It’s Where You’re Going

Ella Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1940
Ella Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1940

“It isn’t where you came from, its where you’re going that counts.”
~ Ella Fitzgerald ,
Jazz Singer,
a.k.a the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz, and Lady Ella
~ Image via Wikimedia Commons

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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.

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 New Day

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”
~ Anna Eleanor Roosevelt,
First Lady of the United States (March 4, 1933-April 12, 1945) & Politician

Nearly Every Moment

“Nearly every moment of every day,
we have the opportunity to give something to someone else
– our time, our love, our resources.”
~ S. Truett Cathy,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Chick-fil-A, Founder – WinShape Foundation,
Foster Parent (30 years), Horatio Alger Award,
Omicron Delta Kappa Laurel Crowned Circle Award (2009),
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership (2008),
Norman Vincent & Ruth Stafford Peale Humanitarian Award,
Boy Scouts of America Silver Buffalo Award,
William E. Simon Prize for Philanthropic Leadership,
Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame (2003)

Learn Something Every Day

“Even now, at 82 years old, if I don’t learn something every day,
you know what I think? It’s a day lost.”
~ B. B. King,
a.k.a. Riley Benjamin King
Blues Singer, Electric Guitarist,
Songwriter, Record Producer, Philanthropist,
Co-Founder – Foundation for the Advancement of Inmate Rehabilitation and Recreation

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

A Better Tomorrow

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about the bitter yesterdays.
Let the pass, pass. Your best days are just ahead!”
~ Dr. Cindy Trimm,
Author & Executive Life Coach

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)
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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

Wake Up Expecting Things to Be Good!

Dolly Parton on stage at the Grand Ole Opry during a live
Dolly Parton on stage at the Grand Ole Opry during a live broadcast in Nashville, Tenn. April 23, 2005.
“When I wake up, I expect things to be good.
If they’re not, then I try to set about trying to make them as good as I can
’cause I know I’m gonna have to live that day anyway.
So why not try to make the most of it if you can?
Some days, they pan out a little better than others,
but you still gotta always just try.
~ Dolly Parton,
Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Author, Businesswoman, Humanitarian,
Grammy Awards (8X), Grammy Nominee (46X), Academy Award Nominee (2X),
Country Music Association Awards (10X), Academy of Country Music Awards (7X),
American Music Awards (3X), & Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award
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Co-Creating Our Future

Co-creator quote by De. Joe Vitale
“Your future is co-created out of what you do today.
Do you act from fear or faith? You get to choose.”
~ Dr. Joe ‘Mr. Fire’ Vitale,
Author & President of Hypnotic Marketing, Inc

It’s Your Hour to Cherish

“Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.
Cherish each hour of this day for it can NEVER return. Welcome every morning with a smile.
Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator,
another golden opportunity.”

Og Mandino a.k.a Augustine Mandino II
Author

Giving & ‘Putting’ Our Best

“You get what you give. What you put into things
is what you get out of then.”
~ Jennifer Lynn Lopez
Actress, Author, Fashion Designer,
Dancer, Producer, and Singer

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)

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.

Prisoners of the Past

“The past is a great place
and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it,
yet I don’t want to be its prisoner either.”
~ Mick Jagger a.k.a Sir Michael Philip Jagger,
a Founder & Member of the Rolling Stones,
Singer, Songwriter, Music and Film Producer

Get ‘Happy Sleep’

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“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci,
Polymath: Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Musician,
Mathematician, Engineer, Inventor, Anatomist,
Geologist, Cartographer, Botanist, & Writer

“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

Spring Pleases!

“Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year. Oh, give us pleasure in the orchard white,
Like nothing else by day, like ghosts by night;
And make us happy in the happy bees,
The swarm dilating ’round the perfect trees.And make us happy in the darting bird
That suddenly above the bees is heard,
The meteor that thrusts in with needle bill,
And off a blossom in mid air stands still.For this is love and nothing else is love,
The which it is reserved for God above
To sanctify to what far ends He will,
But which it only needs that we fulfil.”
~ Robert Lee Frost,
Poet, Playwright,
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry recipient,
& Congressional Gold Medal recipient,

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.

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

Judging Each Day

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap,
… by the seeds that you plant.”
~ Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson,
Novelist, Poet, Essayist & Travel Writer

A Creation of Our Minds

“What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday,
and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow.
Our life is the creation of our mind.”
~ Bud D. Ha

Tomorrows, Todays & Yesterdays

Yesterday, Tomorrow
“Dream of your Tomorrows, of your future,
planning for them as you enjoy your Todays.
Your Todays were the Tomorrows
you once dreamed of and planned for,
during your Yesterdays (that were Todays).
Yesterday, you dreamed this day;
you dreamed your ‘Today’.
Yes, yesterday you dreamed of this day, 
while it was still called ‘Tomorrow’. 
So, dream of your ‘Tomorrows’ of your future,
planning for them while you enjoy ‘This Day’,
that you visualized during your Yesterdays!”
~ Michelle ‘Chaella’ Boddie

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

Less Than Excellent

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today.
As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.”
~ Thomas John Watson,
Businessman, Chairman & CEO of IBM

Enjoy Every Minute of Your Life

“Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.”

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Radio Announcer, Author and Speaker

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

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