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Don't forget to check out my other websites too!
www.mimbizic.com ("Power of Three" iPad educ. app)
www.babamim.com (American-Serb History 101)
www.moontownshiphistoricalsociety.com (Moon Twp., PA History!)
Dr. Tim Elmore, author of the HABITUDES
21st Learners need to be: Critical, Creative, Strategic and Brave, Have endurance, fortitude and courage.
Habits and attitudes= HABITUDES....
Habitudes: GROWING LEADERS or The Art of Self-Leadership (Faith-based) by Tim Elmore.
Character, Balance, Time Management, Core Values, Mental Toughness, Discipline, Identity & Strengths, Integrity Checks, Commitment, Emotional Security, Personal Networks, Responsibility and Personal Growth.
Tim says today's students are EPIC: Experimental, Participatory, Image Rich and Connected... TRUE....
1. Imagination- Jump from present facts to future possibilities.
2. Curiosity-Curious people live full & adventurous lives on new roads not traveled.
3. Perseverance-Cornerstone of any successful endeavor.
4. Self Awareness-If off track, able to search for a new route.
5. Courage-Not afraid to be risky
6. Adaptability- Only thing constant=Change. Must be able to adapt....
7. Teacher-Teach thyself: Name it, claim it, sustain it, a Plan to systematize Excellence.
About #6 above--- Adaptability, it was Winston Churchill who said, "If we don't take change by the hand, it will take us by the throat."
"People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it." - George Bernard Shaw
A buck in the hand is worth two on the books
Some succeed because they are destined to,
but most succeed because they are determined to. -Unknown
The choices you make determine the life you live.
"The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore."–Dale Carnegie
"Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today the fire burns brightly." - Eskimo proverb.
"Look within for strength. Look beyond for perspective." -Scott Dorman
Wikipedia- Rudyard Kipling
IF.... by Rudyard Kipling
IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
"The harder you work, the luckier you get!" - Gary Player
This one is better than "keep your eyes on the stars": "(Subject of your choice) is like a finger pointing at the moon. Don't look at the finger or you miss all the heavenly glory." (Posted by Matt Crunden.)
"The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enought to stare up the steps---we must step up the stairs." Vance Havner
Life is a Grindstone. It will either wear you down or polish you up, depending on how tough you are.
FEAR knocks on the door and FAITH opens it, and there was nothing and no one there.
When GOD solves all of your problems, You believe in HIS abilities. When He does not solve your problems, it means that He believes in your abilities. -Posted by Yogesh M.A.
No one but no one but no one can rob you of your attitude. It's all yours to shape & put on parade. -Tom Peters.
If there's a way, I'll find one. If there's none, I'll make one.
Even Impossible says I Am Possible.
Aerodynamically speaking, the bumble bee can't fly; but no one has told the Bumble Bee!
The real secret to success is Enthusiasm.
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
When you look at a cut apple, don't count how many seed there are, count how many apples are in the seeds. -Fatima Alimohamed
Success will never lower its standards to accommodate us. We have to raise our standards to reach it.
"LUCK is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity."-Seneca
"Move to improve!"
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. - Teddy Roosevelt
"I know of no more encouraging fact than man's unquestionable ability to elevate his life through conscious endeavor." - Henry David Thoreau
'Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least' - Goethe
Carry a dream in your pocket wherever you go and you will always travel first class. -
From my new friend, Karthikeyan Armugathandavan on Linked-In's Creativity, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Forum:
"We came from the void and are going to go into the void, so let us fill our Present with our Presence." Thanks, Armugathandavan!
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you are trudging seem all uphill,
When the funds are low and debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing down a bit,
Rest, if you must – but don’t quit!
Life is queer with its twist and turns,
As every one of us sometime learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow -
You might succeed with just another blow,
Often the struggler has given up,
When he might have captured the victors cup;
And he learned too late when the night came down,
How close he was to the golden crown!
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems a far;
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things get worse that you mustn’t quit!
- Edgar A. Guest
LINKED-IN'S inspiring Motivational Quotes 5/2/10
The POSITIVE thinker sees the Invisible, feels the Intagible and achieves the Impossible!
FAITH is the bird who feels the Light and sings when the dawn is dark.
Everything is OK in the end. If it's not OK, then it's not the end.
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++"You I can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." ~ Plato
Don't let life bury you until you are dead.
Keep living and learning and loving and you will stay young. --George B. Lake, MD 1938
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't... - Richard Bach, writer (b. 1936)
Come to the edge.", he said.
"No, we're afraid!"
"Come to the edge!", he said.
"No, we'll fall!"
"COME TO THE EDGE!!!", he said.
And they came.
And he pushed.
And they flew...
I cried when I had no shoes, until I saw the man who had no feet.
It's not how far you fall but how high you bounce.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
"Success is knowing your purpose in life, Growing to your maximum potential, and Sowing seeds that benefit others."
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
Nigel O'Dea (eMarketing Assoc. Network on Linked-In) says "You can't beat the Greek classics!" His favorite motivational quote was taken from The Iliad: "Always to excel and be distinguished above all others."
THE SULTAN OF SWEAT, BABE RUTH!
"Every strike brings me closer to my next home- run."
Think big; think fast and think ahead - Dhirubhai Ambani
Tough Times Never Last, Tough People Do. ~ Robert H. Schuller
In the hope of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.
- Albert Schweitzer
A wonderful new book about Motivational Change, creating a vital energized workplace, is WHEN FISH FLY by John Yokoyama and Joseph Mitchell.
Johnny's fish business in Seattle, Washington was going downhill fast, to the point where he was in danger of losing it. Using a business consultant he was at first sure he could never afford, he focused on changes suggested and became one of THE most successful of all Fish Markets....The World Famous Pike Place Fish Market!, using principles that worked!
He learned to see the big fish, to row as one, focusing on the process of achievement and success. He realized that it wasn't about the fish, it's about the experience of fishing; he changed himself and his company and broke free from the net; he chose powerful conversations, removing the hook; he and his workers made a difference by listening intently; he was coached for greatness--going from minnows to whales. He learned to turn workplace challenges into breakthroughs......
"One dreamed of becoming somebody, another remained awake and became." (This one made me laugh, and we all need a little humor in our lives.... but it's true, also!
Lead Hearts not Heads....Success is Yours....
a quote from Steve Jobs:-
Steve Jobs said: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”
There is no shortcut to excellence. You will have to make the commitment to make excellence your priority. Use your talents, abilities, and skills in the best way possible and get ahead of others by giving that little extra. Live by a higher standard and pay attention to the details that really do make the difference. Excellence is not difficult – simply decide right now to give it your best shot – and you will be amazed with what life gives you back.
Some people see things that are and say why?
I see things that aren't and say, why not?
Jodan Shifrin says this was first said by George Bernard Shaw, often mistakenly attributed to Teddy Kennedy.
Just the way YAWNING is contagious, ENTHUSIASM is also contagious!
Be sure to catch the Spirit!
Remember, the more freedom you can give a person to do a job the way they’d like to, the more satisfaction they will get from it, and the
better they will do it. -Robert Anthony
Personal Wellness Coach Cynthia Dizon says:
(1) are willing to do things they hate to create something else they love.
(2) make decisions that create the future they desire, while losers make decisions that create the present they desire.
Here's an old favorite by W. Clement Stone:
"There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative."
Alok Ranjan, Online Business leader at Dell posted this one on Linked-In's Favorite Motivationals quotes:
"If a man is called to be a streetsweep-er, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well."
Via Michael Jordan: "Heart is what separates the good from the great."
SUCCESS: To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Knowledge is the only treasure that increases on sharing.....
Don't worry. Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere.
Yesterday is a canceled check, tomorrow is a promissory note, today is all we can bank on.
Another way of saying it:
Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery. Today is a gift. That's why its called the Present, so live with the Present.
Favorite Motivational Quotes/Linked-In Forum
These are MY personal favorites!
When OPPORTUNITY knocks, don't be the one to say, "Hey, can you get that?"
Put another way: Don't wait for OPPORTUNITY to come knocking on your door ... go out and give it directions.
“Whatever you vividly imagine, sincerely believe, ardently desire and enthusiastically act upon… must inevitably come to pass”
Paul J. Meyer / Success Motivation Institute
Common sense is genius dressed up in work clothes.
You can't hit if you don't go to bat.
When God closes one door, he opens another one, even though there may be "Hell in the hallway".
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
The best way to predict the future is to invent it." Alan Kay
We are what repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit. ~~ Aristotle
If you think activity and productivity are the same, try chewing gum.
"You must be the change you wish to see the world" -Mahatma Gahdi
STRUGGLE is the welcome mat to the Door of Breakthrough.....
We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. --Dolly Parton
"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors." -African Proverb.
If the mountain was smooth, you couldn't climb it..."
"Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise. Risking more than others think is safe. Dreaming more than others think is practical, and expecting more than others think is possible." Anonymous
Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket; keep it in your own.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. —Robert Louis Stevenson
"Lead, follow, or get out of the way." - Ted Turner
Yesterday's history, tomorow's a mystery and today's a gift--that's why they call it the 'present'.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
And wisdom to know the difference
Its not about about how much time your put into your work, but how much work you put into your time!
"Luck occurs when opportunity meets preparation"
"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" - Milton Berle
Here's a magnificent one!
" If there was no change, there would be no butterflies!"
"If we do not take change by the hand, it will surely take us by the throat." -Winston Churchill
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. -Vince Lombardi
"Worker not fired with enthusiasm will be fired with enthusiasm." - Confucius
Get the lead out and go for the gold.
Success is not about the destination, but the journey to get there.
Another really good one!
"Some create a parade, some follow and some ask where is the parade?"
It's like the old, "There are those that make things happen, those that follow, and those who have no idea of what happened." The first is better by far!
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. -Mark Twain
"...I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul. " -Invictus, Henley
Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it. - Josephus Daniels
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Even a shoe can change your life - Ask Cindrella!!!
"I'm a great believer in luck. I find the harder I work, the luckier I am." -- Thomas Jefferson
If you think you can or you think you can't, either way you're right -Henry Ford
Time is a companion that goes with us on a journey. It reminds us to cherish each moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we have lived."
The officer says to Tom Cruise in “Top Gun”: “Son, your ego’s writing checks your body can’t cash.”
"No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking." – Voltaire
"If I'd listened to customers, I would have given them faster horses" Henry Ford
Experience is something that can never be taken away from you. Though the material things you possess will rust, fade, peel, crack, break and become obsolete, the experiences you live through will stay with you always.
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail".
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The road to the top of the mountain often takes you through the deepest valleys."
He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure.”
Aspire to inspire before you expire
Tracy Pope says: "I say this to me kids: 'Won't lives on Can't Street - we live on Northgate." ;-)
"You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was" -- Abraham Lincoln
If you're going through hell, keep going.
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." ~Mark Twain
“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.”
Good things may come to those who wait, but only the things left behind by those who hustle.
"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me." -Steve Jobs
There is no key to success - The door is always open.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow,
Dream as if you were to live forever" - Mahatma Gandhi
"They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can't get away from us now!" - Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, USMC
"Fall down seven times, get up eight times."
-- Japanese proverb
"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore." — Andre Gide
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass.... it's about knowing how to dance in the rain.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it!
We didn't lose, we just ran out of time.
"If you wait until you see the robin, spring will already be over..." Warren Buffet
"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight — it's the size of the fight in the dog." -General Eisenhower
Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. - Admiral Hyman Rickover
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. -George Bernard Shaw
You never know till you try to reach them how accessible men are; but you must approach each man by the right door.
The purpose of life is a life of purpose. Robert Bryne
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." - Ben Franklin
"If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians." - Warren Buffet.
"Only dead fish swim with the tide!"
"How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver." --Proverbs 16:16
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities, because it is the quality that guarantees all others" - Sir Winston S. Churchill
"There are no heights to which the human spirit can't rise when people see their work has meaning and purpose"
"It is far better to be exhausted from success then to be rested from failure" -Mary Kay
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. -Wayne Gretzky
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes…the ones who see things differently– they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things…they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. - Steve Jobs
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. -Henry Ford
The lips of wisdom are closed except to the ears of understanding.
Don't spend your time trying to "fit in" when you were born to "stand out".
Always stand up for what you believe, even if you are the only one standing.
Here's a great quote from Rob (Waldo) Waldman
"In business and life, you should never fly solo. You need Wingmen to Win!"
Watch him give this motivational "One Team, One Mission" philosophy speech here:
"The missiles of our economy are effecting us more than ever. The key is not to get shot down!" There's more on Top Gun Leadership.
"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in battle."
Never Fly Solo,
Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, CSP, MBA
Author of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo (McGraw-Hill)
"You miss 100% of the shots you didn't take." - Wayne Gretsky
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows will all be behind you.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. -Mahatma Ghandi.
If you are prepared to go for a year what others aren't, you will enjoy for a lifetime what others can't.
It's not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.
BE the Change Agent! Find what you love.
Dream, create vision, focus your vision, develop a plan, begin to pursue your dream, persevere, .....analyze, prioritize, execute. Have faith, confidence. "Working hands are more important than praying whispers." Collaborate, develop purposeful partnerships and learn from each other. Network across the USA, across the sea. Learn each other's cultures, sharing people, resources, services, specialized expertise, each contributing to enhance the common good. Make a conscious effort to make a difference. Be self-directed where you can have Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose and enjoy Engagement. Have a passion for High-Quality Connections, ......Be open, ritualize gratitude, learn and apply strengths, dispute negative thinking, visualize your future, Savor Positivity.
Use your mental, emotional, physical & spiritual strengths. Serve as a leader rather than be a self-served leader. Be a resource and support for others. Create a network of people committed to building a healthier global community. Create, Optimize, Promote, Convert. Unleash your Creativity. "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."
Working for another? Care as if its your own. Do your work with a passion, build relationships and dream big. Set higher standards, celebrate small victories. Maintain your values, help others help themselves. Think long-term. Read, Plan. Embrace uncertainty with ease. Care for others, be relevant, lead a volunteer effort. Be innovative and seek continuous improvement. Be positive, Empathize. Be creative, strategic, brave, have endurance, fortitude and courage. Be distinctive, clear, beneficial, accessible.
Accenture, a consulting technology outsourcing company says, "You're never too big to be nimble. High performers cross organizational boundaries to adapt to new challenges."
"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
Patricia Davis posted these 2 good quotes on Linked-In 5/20/10; Great advice as the Stock Market is plunging 328 points so far just today!
Richness lays within each of our minds, it is what we do with our knowledge and experiences that will either make us rich or poor.
"This quote rings especially true in todays' economy, if you think you are poor, you will be no matter what your income is; however, if you know that you are rich in life experience, motivation, and drive you are very rich indeed. "
Hristo Zhelev says: "Give away more without expecting something in return, like ideas, knowledge and information."
That's what I try to do all the time! Enjoy!
You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem and Smarter than you Think!"
- Christopher Robin to Pooh
Before you speak - Listen
Before you write - Think
Before you pray - Forgive
Before you quit - Try
From Ayub Ghauri and Dhaval Barot, two great quotes!
If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win but you think you can't,
You can almost be certain you won't.
If you think that you'll lose, you are lost,
For out in the world you will find
Success begins with a person's will;
It's all in the state of the mind.
If you think you're outclassed you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've just got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To a stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the person who wins
Is the person that THINKS they can.
"When obstacles arise, you change yoru direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there" ~Zig Ziglar
"You don't have to see the whole stair case, just take the first step"_ Martin Luther King
I can't begin to tell you how happy this next website made me. I felt years younger with happiness at the Creativity shown here! On Facebook, I proclaimed, "I have a new hero- Mitch Ditkoff, co-founder and President of Idea Champions!
101 CreativiTeas for the Knew Age!
"All you need to do is read the list below, pick the CreativiTea you need the most, and drink deep. Then noodle on WHAT you can do to activate this quality in your life. Bottoms up!"
Here are just a few of the 101!
1. Opening Up to PossibiliTea
2. Easy Going FlexibiliTea
3. Gandhi-like HumiliTea
4. Well-timed AdaptabiliTea
5. Taking Care of Details Amidst InfiniTea
6. Loosey Goosey ManeuverabiliTea
7. Acceptance of MortaliTea
8. Total QualiTea
9. Beyond MoraliTea
10. An Occasional Dose of RealiTea
11. Following Your Passion With ImpuniTea
12. Balancing PolariTea
14. Flashes of NonsensicaliTea
15. Unfettered CreativiTea
16. Appreciation of DiversiTea
17. Tuning in to SynchroniciTea
20. Old Fashioned PracticaliTea
22. Celebration of IndividualiTea
23. A Deeper Sense of InevitabiliTea
24. Letting Go of FutiliTea
25. A Transformed MentaliTea