Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Humor quotes-Ardent golfer

The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody would put a flag stick on top.
- Pete Dye

Love quotes-Demontrated

Love talked about is easily turned aside,
But love demonstrated is irresistible.
(Stan Mooneyham.)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Political quotes-Far too many

There are far too many men in politics and not enough elsewhere.
~Hermione Gingold

Motivational thoughts-Who you are


Monday, March 29, 2010

Friendshiip quotes-Same enemies

A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.

Famous quotes-Believe

Americans... still believe in an America where anything's possible - they just don't think their leaders do.
- Barack Obama

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Thoughts-The fences are all in your mind

The fences are all in your mind

An excerpt from Living a Five Star Life
by Betty Mahalik

I've watched the movie Chicken Run at least a half-dozen times. Just beneath the surface of its simplistic look and story line lie a number of wonderful messages told through the eyes of a bunch of Claymation chickens trying to break out of their chicken-wire world to escape their fate at the chopping block. Their freedom leader, a feisty little hen named Ginger, comments profoundly in one scene: "the fences are all in your mind." She reminds her fellow chickens (and us), that a bigger obstacle than the physical fences they're surrounded by are the mental fences that hold them captive.

It’s been a good reminder for me on those occasions when I’ve been dealing my own mental fences...those created by self-doubt, uncertainty, fear. Can you relate? Where have you fenced yourself in mentally in recent days or weeks? Perhaps your mental fence is procrastination, a deadening habit that keeps you stuck. Maybe yours, like mine, is related to self-doubt, and the on-going internal noise it produces that keeps you immobilized. Perhaps yours is the belief that you don't deserve success, so you sabotage yourself to avoid having to find out how successful you could be. There are a million variations of the theme, but the result is still the same: we stay stuck like the chickens in the movie.

One of the key questions in the Best Year Yet® program is: "How do I limit myself and how can I stop?" Those limitations are never external. They always live inside us. The antidote to being trapped by our mental fences is to create a compelling enough vision that, like Ginger and her flock of chicken friends, we're willing to resort to amazing measures to break out.

The formula:

I challenge you to take some bold, even outrageous steps to break free of your mental fences. If it's procrastination, declare a "freedom day" and take action on everything you've been putting off: from cleaning your office to making phone calls or responding to emails you've avoided.

If it's self-doubt, sit down and write out everything you value and why it's important. Then challenge yourself to eliminate anything that doesn't absolutely reflect your values, or add something that is a profound statement of who you are.

Recognize that your mental fences can only keep you stuck as long as you're looking at them. They can only contain you as long as you're not taking actions consistent with your vision. Go ahead, take the action you've avoided and leap into a future filled with possibilities. And remember, the fences are all in your mind!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Inspirational quotes-Enthusiasm

A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
~ Charles Schwab

Deep thoughts-Mighty Oak

The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Humor quotes-Drug treatment

Ryan O'Neal agreed to enter a drug treatment program Thursday after he pleaded guilty to methamphetamine possession in his Malibu home. It's against the law to possess or use methamphetamines inside the Malibu city limits. It's zoned for cocaine.
- (Argus Hamilton)

Thought for the day-Begging

Never stand begging for what you have the power to earn.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Great Scientists Quotes - Chance

great scientists quotes

Famous Leaders Quotes - Success

famous leaders quotes

- Winston Churchill

Love quotes-Soul mates

Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.
~Author Unknown

Sarcastic quotes-Mountain out of a molehill

It isn't difficult to make a mountain out of a molehill...just add a little dirt.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Motivational thoughts-Sticks out

You'll notice that a turtle only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.

Funny thoughts-Humans!

You have to wonder about humans...they think God is dead and Elvis is alive!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thought for the day-Prisoner

To forgive is to set the prisoner free, and then discover the prisoner was you.

Meaningful quotes-Successful marriage

A successful marriage isn't finding the right person - it's being the right person.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Political quotes-Up for Sale

When one may pay out over two million dollars to presidential and Congressional campaigns, the U.S. government is virtually up for sale.
~John Gardner

Famous quotes-Own Resolution

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, March 21, 2010


This is truly brilliant....It can't get more accurate than this!

Sigmund Freud's priorities test.

Five things are happening in your house at the same time. In which sequence would you solve them?

1. The telephone is ringing!

2. The baby is crying!

3. Someone's knocking or calling you from the front door!

4. You hung the clothes out to dry and it is beginning to rain!

5. You left the tap on in the kitchen and the water is already overflowing!

In which sequence would you solve these problems? Write the sequence and do check below how your decisions were made. BUT BE HONEST, THE FINDINGS ARE EXCITING. First write YOUR sequence from 1 to 5 then scroll below and read after!


Every individual point represents something in your life. On the list you can see which meaning every point has:

1. Telephone represents =Work*

2. Baby represents =Family*

3. Door represents =Friends*

4. Clothes represent =Money*

5. Tap represents =Love life*

- Your chosen sequence determines the priorities in your life.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Inspirational thoughts and quotes-Hustle

Things may come to those who wait but only the things left by those who hustle.
- Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, 16th President of the United States

Sexual quotes-Auctioning

A 22-year-old woman auctioning off her virginity at a legal brothel in Nevada said some people are offering more than $3.8 million. The only person I know that can make so much with no experience is Caroline Kennedy.
(Pedro Bartes)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Friendship quotes-Finger on a fault

A friend is one who puts his finger on a fault without rubbing it in.

Funny thoughts-Grass is greener

If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, you can bet the water bill is higher.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Deep thoughts-Faith

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, and faith looks up.

Political quotes-Two faces

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
~Maureen Murphy

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Humor quotes-Surprised

"When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half."

Thought for the day-Oppurtunities

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sarcastic quotes-Eyeballs

Are these your eyeballs, I found them in my cleavage!


You should not confuse your career with your life.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Inspirational quotes-Close to success

Whenever I hear, 'It can't be done,' I know I'm close to success.
~ Michael Flatley

Love quotes-Confusing

"Love is so confusing - you tell a girl she looks great and what's the first thing you do? Turn out the lights!"

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Thoughts -Good news or bad news

Robert De Vincenzo, the great Argentine golfer, once won a tournament and, after receiving the check and smiling for the cameras, he went to the clubhouse and prepared to leave.

Some time later, he walked alone to his car in the parking lot and was approached by a young woman. She congratulated him on his victory and then told him that her child was seriously ill and near death. She did not know how she could pay the doctor's bills and hospital expenses.

De Vincenzo was touched by her story, and he took out a pen and endorsed his winning check for payment to the woman. "Make some good days for the baby," he said, as he pressed the check into her hand.

AP Photo/Eddie Kolenovsky

The next week he was having lunch in a country club when a Professional Golf Association official came to his table. "Some of the boys in the parking lot last week told me you met a young woman there after you won that tournament." De Vincenzo nodded. "Well," said the official, "I have news for you. She's a phony. She has no sick baby. She's not even married. She fleeced you, my friend."

"You mean there is no baby who is dying?" said De Vincenzo.

"That's right," said the official.

"That's the best good news I've heard all week." De Vincenzo said.

Good news or bad news? It depends on how you see things. You can be bitter after cheated. Or you can choose to move on with your life.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sarcastic quotes-If God had been a Liberal

If God had been a Liberal there wouldn't have been Ten Commandments, there would have been Ten Suggestions.

~Malcolm Bradbury, After Dinner Game, 1982

Short quotes on Golf

My handicap? Woods and irons.
-Chris Codiroli

Friday, March 12, 2010

Famous quotes-Plant a flower

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
- Abraham Lincoln

Deep thoughts-Mother is born

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.
- Rajneesh

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Friendship quotes-Walk

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead.
Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Motivational thoughts-Adversity

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meaningful quotes-Despicable

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
- Albert Camus, 1913-1960, French Author and Philosopher

Sexual quotes-Sport

"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps."
- Tiger Woods

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Humor quotes by George Carlin

"I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older; then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam."
- George Carlin


Thought for the day-It ain't the jeans

It ain't the jeans that make your butt look fat.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Political quotes-Open season

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators.
~Will Rogers

Love quotes-Desirable malfunction

Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.
~Author Unknown

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Thoughts-Be Who You Want to Become

I have no idea if this story is true or false, parable or memoir – but it has stuck with me ever since I read it years ago.

There was once a great author, who had written books adored by millions. One day, a passionate young man accosted the author, begging for advice.

“Please,” said the young man. “Teach me how to become a great writer like you.”

The great author took the young man aside, saying, “I can teach you to write, but I cannot teach you to become a writer. When you wake up in the morning, and immediately can think of nothing but writing – then you are a writer.”

That young man could have been me. In some ways, he could be any of us. Like him, so many of us are lost in our dreams and ambitions, searching for someone to lead us from here to there, from who we are to who we want to be. And for many of us – myself included – we read this story and are driven into passivity by it.

We hear: “When you wake up in the morning, and immediately can think of nothing but writing – then you are a writer,” and immediately go home, climb into bed, and wake up the next morning hoping that our first thoughts are of words and paper. Instead, our first thoughts are of coffee, or of work, or of our kids, or any of a thousand responsibilities. So we wait … and wait … wishing for that magical day when we will wake up inspired, transformed into the person we’ve always dreamed of being.

But, of course, that day never comes.

What a pity that such a great story leaves us so helpless. And instead of waiting for our dreams to find us, isn’t it better to live the dream right now? For example: instead of dreaming about waking up with a writer’s mindset, why not make a conscious choice each morning to think about writing? It sounds obvious, I know. But the simple things are the hardest to grasp sometimes.

I realized this recently; a simple truth that has changed how I think about myself and what I do every day; a simple truth that has become the first and greatest of my personal commandments:

Be who you want to become.

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
As children, we’re constantly asked what we want to be when we grow up. A pilot. A rock star. The president of the world.

And these are all great ambitions, but they’re all part of the far, far future. So even at a young age, we’re trained to think in somedays.

The problem is, when all we talk about is what we’re going to be once we’ve grown up, we tend to forget about the actual growing up part – the part that actually gets us from point A to point B. We have trouble seeing what’s right in front of our noses. Now. The present. Who we are today, and what we can do now, instead of what we maybe could do one of these days.

And what I’m realizing more and more is that what we do now, what you and I do today, what takes up our time on a daily basis, decides what we get to do on a lifetime basis.

A Person, Not A Characteristic
One of the biggest mistakes I’ve made in goal-setting is being one-dimensional. I’ll say to myself: “I’m going to write a novel.” Or: “I’m going to be more organized.” I’ll even come up with specific action steps to help me stay on track.

But what always gets me isn’t a flaw in my 10-step plan for success. It’s all the other stuff that isn’t in the plan. The lunch breaks. The sudden boredom. The TV playing in the background. The emails. All the little things that fill up my day. These are the things that always pull me off track.

And I think I know why. I’ve been pursuing my goals as if they were objects floating in a vacuum, when I should be treating them as part of a hugely complex thing we call a lifestyle.

I’ve been overlooking the fact that 90% of the stuff that I do every day won’t be strictly related to a particular goal. And that’s okay. Because that’s how life works. That’s how people work – though we may not always see it that way.

We look at an Olympic athlete, for example, and all we see are the races. Maybe we even see a little bit of the training. But what we almost never see are the sleepless nights, the driving to and from practice, the singing in the shower, the little breaks, the personal struggles, and all the small things under the surface. The Olympic athlete is only part of who that person is. A big part, yes. The whole thing? Not a chance.

We chase our dreams as if we were in a movie montage, with all the irrelevant, boring parts cut out. It doesn’t work that way. Between learning to wax on and wax off, the Karate Kid probably had to go home, study for tests, apply for college, and other things that had nothing to do with martial arts.

What I’m saying here is that, instead of aiming to write a novel (or become more organized or get a better job), we should aim to be a person for whom writing a novel is possible. Because we, as people, are not wrapped up in one goal at a time; we are the sum of hundreds, thousands of goals.

To really get somewhere, I think, we need to develop a full, three-dimensional picture of the person we want to become, and then pursue all aspects of that person in our daily lives.

Present responsibility
We look to the future for many things. Inspiration. Hope. Ambition. And sometimes – or often, even – for excuses. The future, if you think about it, is the biggest source of procrastination. Ever.

Part of being who you want to become is killing off those excuses for procrastination. The constant call to action. There’s a great temptation, I think, to put up a mental barrier between now and someday. We’re going to be better people “someday,” and we think that somehow absolves us of responsibility for the mistakes we’re making today. We’ve got to stop doing that.

The solution, for me, is mindfulness. Being keenly, constantly aware not just of what I’m doing, but why I’m doing it.

What I want to express here is my newfound sense of urgency. I’ve come to understand that my future self – the self that’s successful and happy and incredibly productive – that self doesn’t exist. What I have is me, right now. That’s what I have to work with. That’s all any of us have to work with. And it’s the progress we make every single day, it’s who we choose to be every day, that determines whether we’ll reach our goals sooner, later, or not at all.

It’s a lot to live up to every day. But so worth it.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Inspirational quotes-Big enough

If you are not big enough to lose, you are not big enough to win.
~Walter Reuther

Funny thoughts-How little

Save a little money each month and at the end of the year, you will be surprised at how little you have.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Short quotes-Controlled

Success can never be controlled, but performance always can.
~John F. Murray

Sarcastic quotes-A couple of words

I've been asked to say a couple of words about my husband, Fang. How about 'short' and 'cheap'?
- Phyllis Diller

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Friendship quotes-When the world walks out

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.
- Walter Winchell, 1897-1972, American Newspaper and Radio Commentator

Famous quotes-So fully

There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
- Marcel Proust, 1871-1922, French Novelist

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Humor quotes-Sharks

A rash of shark attacks on Australian beaches has swimmers nervous. Scientists say such sightings of the creatures are rare. During this time of year, they are usually back in law school.
(Alan Ray)

Deep thoughts-Character

Ability will enable a man to get to the top, but it takes character to keep him there.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thoughts on Life-Treat you

Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
- Shari R. Barr

Sexual quotes-Going with Nature

Sex is nature, and I believe in going along with nature.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Political quotes-Resurgent

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
~John Kenneth Galbraith, New York Times

Meaningful quotes-Only limits

The only limits are, as always, those of vision.
~James Broughton