Thursday, 16 December 2010
ON MY WALL: Motivational Quotes
I went through a phase two weeks ago where I was intent on putting a list of some good motivational quotes up on my wall for various reasons to motivate me.
A lot of the quotes are by Napoleon Hill - a young version of the man above.
For those of you who don't know Napoleon Hill wrote the book Think and Grow Rich. Hill's works examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success.
As part of a series of articles in 1908 he was writing about famous and successful men, he interviewed industrialist Andrew Carnegie. At the time, Carnegie was one of the most powerful men in the world. Hill discovered that Carnegie believed that the process of success could be outlined in a simple formula that anyone would be able to understand and achieve. Impressed with Hill, Carnegie asked him if he was up to the task of putting together this information, to interview or analyze over 500 successful men and women, many of them millionaires, in order to discover and publish this formula for success. Hence the creation of one of the best selling books in the world.
Enjoy the quotes and take careful not of Napoleons.
There is no money to be made lying in bed.
Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.
Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Edison failed 10, 000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times.
Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.
Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Better to live one year as a tiger, than a hundred as a sheep.
If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
You give before you get.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Barbara De Angelis
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
We are each responsible for all of our experiences.
Louise L. Hay
We think about all of our tomorrows, but we don't know how many there are, so let's start making the most of our Todays!
Life is meant for living.. I know that sounds simplistic, but how many days do you let slip by without really doing something, accomplishing something, making a life change, a lifestyle change?
If you are not in the mood to do anything and can't seem to focus, start and have a meditate then start again.