Tuesday, August 20, 2013

12 Favorite Quotes and One Lesson from each


1. "Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." -Mother Teresa (Take Responsibility for your life)  

2. I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint - and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you."-Oprah Winfrey (Find what you love doing and then find a way to serve people doing it) 

3. “I know what I have to do now. I have to keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide can bring.” - Chuck Noland-Castaway Movie (Life Goes On)

 4. “We’re in a giant car heading towards a brick wall and everyone is arguing over where they are going to sit.”- David Suzuki - (Develop a larger perspective)

5. “I am going to plant my day job as a director and become a full time explorer.” - James Cameron  - (Explore, for all of life is an adventure)
6. “You are the storyteller of your own life, and you can create your own legend or not.” - Isabel Allende - (Write your own story)

7. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You - (Take the risks that will get you closer to your dreams)

 8. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book - (Plan your days, and say No when you can't commit a 100% to a task)

9. Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” -Howard Thurman, Author and Philosopher - (Make the task that brings you alive your life mission)

10. “...The brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”-  Randy Paush - (Failure is a test to ensure only the committed people get through. Don't give up no matter what.)

11. "Two Roads diverged in the woods, And I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
(Take the road less traveled when your heart tells you to do so)

12.  "If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespear wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." - Martin Luther King Jr - (Commit to Excellence on the Smallest of Tasks in your life)

Do add to this list by commenting on this post with your list of favorite quotes and why?

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