QoutesXplained

Where we rinse quotes for their deepest meaning

Attitude

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

We often try several things before we realize that making a single decision on something will define a path for you to follow. We linger for so long not realizing that idly following on other people’s path and ideas deny us the ultimate fulfillment we yearn for so much in life. It is that individualized decision/resolution that will lead us onto something we not only love, but that we are equipped for. Even if we fail at it, it is often easier on our consciousness if we lead ourselves to it than when other people do. Make that individual resolution, and live the life it leads you to…confidently.

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
Colleen C. Barrett

This is another one of those “attitude is everything” lines. Attitude is that window through which all our viewpoints and vision passes through, and which defines the outcome of everything we do. This explains the reason why when different people do something, we get different results–both fabulous and horrible. Every result comes about based on how we decided to “see” it. It is just a matter of what choice we make in our attitude. But given the two, I’d rather you choose “work being fun”, because it’s easier that way. But again, it is up to you.

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true.
Demosthenes

Self deceit is an example of a self-destruction mechanism that most people are unaware of. One most effective way to deter yourself in anything is to stop believing in yourself and your efforts. This mechanism kills you internally–in your morale, in your will, in your effort. Self-deceit, like a strong wind against you, delays desirable results. It may seem funny, but it’s like your left fist punching your face as the right one constructs it. While it may be self-inflicted, others acquire self-deceit through circumstances, peers and parents. It’s when you become aware of it that you can gain control over it.

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June 1, 2008 Posted by | Attitude | , , | 1 Comment

Commitment

You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying to do the best you can every day.
Marian Wright Edelman:

Winning is a result just as losing is. Winning is not guaranteed. It can only be expected when the dedicated effort is regular. The more we try the more we eliminate the chances of failure, and increase those of winning. But all in all, trying is what enhances it. Trying exposes you to methods, those that work, those that don’t, those that hurt, and those that brings out our best. So don’t ask for the “magic pill” because that special procedure that is specific only to you will be revealed when you keep on trying.

A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.
Marian Wright Edelman:

The simple fact that we are in charge and full control of our life cannot be stressed enough. Wake up and realize you have that grip on the wheel, and wherever you decide, there goes your life. Our predecessors, our parents, our leaders can only do so much, and the rest is up to us. Everyday, you decide what to do every hour. It is up to you to make it positive or negative, productive or destructive. In contrast, you will be amazed how many have give up this control to others—friends, peers, parents, life’s forces etc. Simply arise and take charge…because it is up to you.

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.
Mary Kay Ash:

When we let people explain to us the so many ways in which we cannot make it through our pursuit, this belief may infiltrate into us and paralyze us. What’s funny is, we are letting other people tell us what we are/ we are not capable of. No one else knows me as much as I do, and so long as I strongly believe this then I can achieve wonders to my and other people’s surprise. Not even nature or reality will stop me if I abolish any self-destructing, limiting belief in me. Sometime remaining ignorant to other people’s doubts and trusting our inner selves does the trick

Only do what your heart tells you.
Princess Diana:

Many times we feel that we are not good enough or experienced enough to dictate what our life should look like. As a result we end up being other people’s slaves by constantly doing what they think is best for us. With exceptions, only we know what is good for us only that we just don’t spend enough time with our selves (inner selves) to truly know what we really want out of life. During each day, set up sometime, 30 min. is enough, and in a quiet environment and focus meditatively on our inner selves for answers on who we are and what we want.

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
Rollo May:

It is very easy to allow doubt slip into your mind. Thoughts, like waves, are transmitted into the atmosphere and will sometimes intrude our minds if we are in the same frequency as those thought processes. Doubt slows a process, halts a journey, and kills a dream. If you are content with yourself that what you doing is what you consider best for your life, then take off and be busy doing that very thing. Doubt will often seep in if you allow it. So search yourself, be content and remain committed to your grind.

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey:

Without discipline, the most qualified and organized team will fail. Discipline is that raised bank besides the river that keeps the water on course till it arrives in the ocean. Discipline enables you to avoid detours, and remain focused till goal achievement… compromising this discipline even a little bit opens up a leak that will fail every effective management. It takes a lot of will to remain disciplined, but ultimately it gets us to achieve those goals dear to us.

May 31, 2008 Posted by | Commitment | , | Leave a comment

Failure

Failure

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly”
Robert F. Kennedy.

Going forth regardless of failure may be the best thing to ever happen to you when pursuing success. This awards us an opportunity to experiment, do, test, fail and in the process master the drill. Only when you are open to failure do you really increase the chances of success. Don’t ever fear failure. Embrace it, and let it be a part of your success. Let it be your status check, and keep you on toes in your journey to success. Success is never really sweet if failure isn’t a part of it.

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work”
Thomas Edison.

How do you look at failure? Is it a drawback or a stepping stone? Through failure, I learn a lot. I realize the many roads to avoid in future, and most importantly I become more refined in my pursuit. Failure enables me to go through a training camp, where bouts of learning are endless. I need failure moments, so I that I can even appreciate success more when I get it. Failure is the bitter pill with a sweet ending. It is the spice that adds flavor to the food. Though I do not want it, I need it to grow and succeed.

“Men are born to succeed, not fail.”
Henry Thoreau.

Success is the ultimate door that stands at the end of the pursuit. Before getting there, you’ll only bump onto doors (failures) that lead to one another until you get to the ultimate one. Therefore, keep on going with the sure knowledge that you are still yet to get to where you were meant to be—the successful destination. That is what I am here for-to succeed. How do I know? Success makes me happy, excited, fulfilled, and motivated. Failure doesn’t. So then if success connects you with those wonderful feelings and emotions, then no doubt that is where your status quo should be.

May 31, 2008 Posted by | Failure | , | Leave a comment

Opportunity

Opportunity

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.

~Hugh Allen

Be involved in any task that I related to the field of your desire. If it is in the medical field, volunteer in hospitals, clinics, medical camps or missions. When you are in the thick and thin of the being involved, you meet people with connections, tools for development and chances to pounce on to advance in your desired field. You then realize that those small involvements get you closer to the dream faster.

When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take, my heart is like to break.
~William Hale White

Do not let current moments be future regrets. If you are inspired, do something, if you see an opportunity, cease it. If you foresee an accident, step up and prevent it. Just don’t have the awareness and not do anything about it. The heaviest burden, apart from sin is regret. Once past, you cannot retrieve the time and chance to make changes, so act now and let future moments be those of pride.

Opportunity is as scarce as oxygen; men fairly breathe it and do not know it.
~Doc Sane It is not what you expect to see when you look for it. Rather, it is the end result in the transformation of what’s current and raw. Opportunity emerges in stepping up and seeing what few choose to see-the possibilities, the “could be’s” and “what if’s”. It is that which poses just as a potential, yet still in its primitive manner. It always lurks in the yonder, yearning to be discovered. Simply jump up and cease it.

May 31, 2008 Posted by | Opportunity, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment