Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Quotes for Success at Living

The life which men praise and regard as successful is but one kind.
Why should we exaggerate any one kind at the expense of the others?
- Henry David Thoreau from Walden

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends,
the old and the new.

The task ahead of us is never as great as the power behind us.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Blessings are never given solely for the benefit of the one who receives them.
- Dr. Myles Munroe from Maximizing Your Potential
(My condolences go out to the new ministers of the late Myles Munroe.
He was a wonderful speaker and intellectual talent beyond compare
and he will be sorely missed. )

The true task of education is to draw out the uniqueness in each person
instead of trying to pour into their lives what someone else believes
should be put into a student. If we discover someone's dissimilarity
don't rush to judgment because the other is not like us.
Listen to their thoughts and grow and change through the encounter.
I believe in being rigidly flexible. That strange statement means that
I believe in setting goals for myself and once I have decided what they are
then I can hang loose and be very flexible in trying many ways to reach those goals.
If I encounter obstacles and barriers, then I have the opportunity to use them
as a honing stone. These make me sharper to be more flexible in overcoming the barriers.
I can fail but I am not a failure.
- Dr. Ken Olson from 
The Art of Hanging Loose in an Uptight World
Successfully being
The Castle Lady