May you be inspired to become all that you can be.
Motivation and Inspiration for the Journey
1. The ultimate reason for setting goals is to entice you to become the
person it takes to achieve them.  -  Jim Rohn

2. To have more, become more.  -  Jim Rohn
3. At some time in everyone's life they will stumble across
opportunity.  Sadly, most people will pick themselves up
and walk away as though nothing happened.
- Winston Churchill
30. This is the day that the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad
in it.  -  Psalm 118:24
31. Through faith in God and a belief in the abilities God gives you,
you can overcome whatever challenges you face in life.
4. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small
people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you too can become great.
5. The pain of every change is forgotten when the benefits
of that change are realized.
6. In the presence of trouble some people grow
wings, others buy crutches.

32. Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature...
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.  -  Helen Keller
7. When your belief in the benefits of the goals you set is stronger
than your fear and equal to your courage, you can have
anything that you decide to have!
8. You don't have to be good to start.  You have to start to be good!
9. When a man does not know what harbor he is making
for, no wind is the right wind.
10. Don't despair.  Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
11. Failure inspires winners and failure defeats losers.
12. All you really need is already in you.  You are the perfect you.  To
tamper with perfection is to court pain.  Grow into your perfection.
33. My life seems to be like one long obstacle course,
with me as the chief obstable.
13. Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly.
14. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is
more important than any other one thing.
15. As great as you think your dream will be when you reach it,
it will always be one thousand times better.
16. You can do 99 percent of the things right but not possess a
positive winning attitude, and you will fail.
17. When nothing seems to help, I go out and look at a stonecutter,
hammering at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much
as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the hundred and first blow it will
split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it --
but all that had gone before.
18. Failure is the halfway mark on the road to success.
19. Life is God's gift to you.  What you do with it is your gift to God.
20. Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or 
accomplish for yourself.  It's what you do for others.
21. Measure wealth not by the things you have, but by the things you
have for which you would not take money.
22. Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit --
and man is his own gardener.
23. The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until
they are too strong to be broken.
24. All of us could take a lesson from the weather.
It pays no attention to criticism.
25. All things are possible until they are proved impossible --
and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
26. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
- Wayne Gretsky
27. Worry is an old man with bended head carrying a load of
feathers which he thinks are lead.
28. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close
they were to success when they gave up.  -  Thomas Edison
29. It is not what others do or even our own mistakes that hurt us most; it is our response to those things.  -  Stephen R. Covey
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34. "Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the
great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your
life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks.
Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme
sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously
conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long
continued process."
*Phillips Brooks {1835?1893 American Episcopal Bishop}
35. "Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or 
actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see
them, for they're always there."
- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
48. "Our attitude is something we can control. We can establish our attitude 
each morning when we start our day. In fact, we do just that whether we
realize it or not." 
- Earl Nightingale
49. "It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according
to what he is, not according to what he has."
*Henry Ward Beecher {1813-1887 US Abolitionist & Clergyman}
50. "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you
will help them become what they are capable of becoming."
*Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe {1749-1832 German Playwright}
51. "Should you fail to pilot your own ship, don't be surprised
at what inappropriate port you find yourself docked."
*Tom Robbins {American Author}
52. Christopher Morley said:
'There is only one success - to be able to live your
life in your own way.'
53. "Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you.  Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."
- William Arthur Ward 
54. "The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter
his life simply by altering his attitude of mind."
*William James {1842-1910 American Psychologist & Philosopher}
55. He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
- Arabian proverb
56. One of the most tragic things ... about human nature is that all of us 
tend to put off living.  We are dreaming of some magical rose garden over 
the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our
windows today.
- Dale Carnegie
57. "The saddest words of tongue or pen are these: it might have been." 
58. Robert Louis Stevenson said:
'Keep your fears to yourself, but share your inspiration with others.'
59. A slave is also a person who waits for someone else to set him free.
60. "And the day came when the risk it took to stay tight
in the bud was more than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
61. "I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I
can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
- Helen Keller
1880-1968, Author and Lecturer
62. Remember, Amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.
63. "Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead
64. When there is nothing left but God....that is when you find out God is all you need.
65. "There is no reason to ever quit unless of course you had no plans to ever succeed, that is called 'Delusional Success.'" 
- Doug Firebaugh
66. "Self-esteem is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom,
while discouragement often nips it in the bud."
- Alex F. Osborn
1888-1966, Writer
67. Mahatma Gandhi - 
"If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing
it.  But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it, even if I did not have the ability in the beginning."
68. "We must look for the opportunity in every difficulty
instead of being paralyzed at the thought of the
difficulty in every opportunity." - Walter E. Cole 
69. "Frustration can become like a chain... and it can strangle your efforts for success... or you can get the key out and open the lock. Oh, the key? The key of Decision that unchains the future."
~Doug Firebaugh~
47. Don't let anyone steal your dream!
70. Why you do something is more important than what you do or how you do it.

71. When I was working for someone else, I was building someone else's dream.  Now that I'm working for myself, I'm building my dream!

72. If your dream is big enough, the facts don't count.

73. I will accomplish my dreams of tomorrow by acting today!

74. If it's to be, it's up to me.
75. We're all born equal with the right to become unequal.

76. You're sure to lose far more pursuing security than you will ever lose pursuing opportunity.
- Lawrence Thompson, entrepreneur

77. It's choice, not chance, that determines destiny.

78. I will make things happen instead of waiting for something to happen.

79. Somebody please explain this to me:  Why would most people prefer to work for 40 years building someone else's dream just to end up broke?
- Angelo D'Amico
80. The uncommited life isn't worth living.
- Marshall Fishwick

81. Things may come to those who wait.  But only the things left over by those who hustle.
- Abraham Lincoln

82. If you are looking to blame someone because you're not succeeding in this business, look in the mirror first.

83. I consider it a privilege, not a sacrifice, to be able to work to accomplish my dreams.

84. The grass is always greener on the other side.  But you still have to mow it.
89. Do or do not.  There is no try.
- Yoda (Star Wars)

90. I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
- John Locke, statesman

91. Your future is hidden in what you do daily.
- Mike Murdock, author

92. Anything worth doing is worth doing wrong --- until you learn how to do it right.  So just go out and do something!
- Jerry Meadows

93. I will do today what others will not do so that I can do tomorrow what others cannot do.
99. The only people who don't make mistakes are people who do nothing.

100. We make a living by what we get.  But we make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

101. If you help enough people get everything in life they want, you'll get everything in life you want.
- Zig Ziglar

102. I'd rather have 1% of one hundred men's efforts than 100% of my own.
- J. Paul Getty, billionaire

103. If I must doubt something, I will doubt my limits!
104. You'll never get rich trading time for dollars.

105. Be a balcony person, not a basement person ... encourage, don't condemn.

106. If you keep doing what you've always done, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten.

107. If you don't make a choice, someone else will make it for you.

108. Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
- Samuel Johnson, author

109. Most men die from the neck up at age 25 because they stop dreaming.
- Ben Franklin
110. If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
- Anita Koddick

111. There was a time when Mrs. Einstein knew a lot more than her son Albert.
- Marguerite Kelly

112. The mind is like a parachute.  It only works when it's open.

113.  A wise man investigates what a fool takes for granted.

114. I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in the wood, and I --- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost
94. FEAR stands for False Evidence Appearing Real.

95. Excuses are the lack of faith in your own abilities.

96. Tough times don't last.  But tough people do.

97. The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.
- George Shultz

98. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
85. Facts do not cease to be because they are ignored.
- Aldous Huxley

86. The only thing worse than wondering if or when to join the
parade is watching the parade pass you by.

87. "If you had a friend who talked to you like you sometimes talk to
yourself, would you continue to hang around with that person?"
- Rob Bremer

88. "Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the
worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age
without regret and life a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
1832-1888, Author
44. "Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is
regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
*Sidney J. Harris {American Journalist}

45. "There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love;
there's only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen."
- Wayne Dyer
Psychotherapist and Writer

46. "Greatness lies within everyone... it is birthed in the heart, grown in our dreams, but usually stays on life support after our friends and family assassinate it with their excuses."
~Doug Firebaugh~
43. Waiting until someone is sick to seek treatment is like waiting until a family is starving to begin planting a garden.
- Lao Tsu
42. The bumblebee is not supposed to be able to fly but it does not know this and therefore flys.
39. You have it easily in your power to increase the sum total of this world's happiness now.  How?  By giving a few words of sincere appreciation to someone who is lonely or discouraged.  Perhaps you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the recipient may cherish them over a lifetime.
- Dale Carnegie

40. Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today.
- Og Mandino

41. Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
37. When health is absent and the body is weak, wisdom cannot reveal itself, reason is powerless, and wealth is useless.

38. If one asks for success and prepares for failure, one will get the situation one has prepared for.
- Florence Scovel Shinn {1871-1940 Author}
36. You pay the price for excellence one time, but you never stop paying the price for average.
- John Terhune
115. Fragrance is the forgiveness that the violet sheds on the heel that crushes it. - Mark Twain

116. In the confrontation between the river and the rock, the river always wins not through strength but by perseverance.
117. At 211 degrees water is hot, at 212 degrees, it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. One small change can make a huge difference in your life.

118. It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life....we can never help another without helping ourselves.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
119. "I've missed over 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot... and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
- Michael Jordan
Professional Basketball Player
120. "Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same." 
 - Lois McMaster Bujold
121. You are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. We are significant, not because of what we do, but because of who we belong to.
122. Everyone has potential. It is an infinite resource that cannot be exhausted, but can be lost in the clouds of fear and complacency. It may take courage to embrace the possibilities of your own potential, but once you've flown past the summit of your fears, nothing will seem impossible.
- M.H. McKee
123. Edward Teller, American physicist and author
When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

124. To those who need encouragement, remember this: Beware of quitting too soon. Dr. Seuss' first children's book was rejected by 23 publishers. The 24th publisher sold 6 million copies.
- Ann Landers

125. You are a vase that contains God's love and you are a vehicle for Him to use to bless the world with.

126. Faith and Fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see.