Thursday, February 26, 2015

15 Career Quotes to Motivate You


1. It’s not what you achieve, it’s what you overcome. That’s what defines your career. -Carlton Fisk

2. The best career advice given to the young is: Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it. -Katherine Whitehorn

3. To find a career to which you are adapted by nature, and then to work hard at it, is about as near to a formula for success and happiness as the world provides. One of the fortunate aspects of this formula is that, granted the right career has been found, the hard work takes care of itself. Then hard work is not hard work at all. -Mark Sullivan

4. I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it. -Lou Holtz

5. Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career. -Abdul Kalam

6. The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career! -Earl Nightingale

 7. Your Career is your business. It's time for you to manage it as a CEO. - Dorit Sher

 8. Your Career is your own responsibility. Your employer is not your mother -. Jurgen Appelo

 9. A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone. - Lorna Luft

 10. Employees no longer come to companies for life. They join for experience with a career plan already in mind; they are taking control themselves. - Vanessa Lawrence

 11. Your success in your career will be in direct proportion to what you do after you've done what you are expected to do. - Anurag Prakash Ray

12. Do more than is required. What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives and careers merely following? The extra mile. - Gary Ryan Blair

13. Think not of yourself as the architect of your career but as the sculptor. Expect to have to do a lot of hard hammering and chiseling and scraping and polishing. -BC Forbes –

 14. If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience, console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them. -Jane Fonda

15. What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.-Benjamin F. Fairless

Monday, February 23, 2015

20 Book Quotes to Encourage You to Read More

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1. The books that help you most are those which make you think that most. The hardest way of learning is that of easy reading; but a great book that comes from a great thinker is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth and beauty. -Pablo Neruda 

2. You cannot open a book without learning something. -Confucius 

3. I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book. -Groucho Marx 

4. If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

5. There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all. -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 

6. Keep reading books, but remember that a book is only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself. -Maxim Gorky 

7. The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you. -W. Somerset Maugham 

8. You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. -Paul Sweeney 

9. Once you learn to read, you will be forever free. -Frederick Douglas 

10. A book is a device to ignite the imagination. -Alan Bennett 

11. The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it. -James Bryce 

12. A good book has no ending. -R.D. Cumming 

13. Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers. -Charles W. Eliot 

14. The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. -Mark Twain 

 15. A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. -Chinese Proverb 

16. Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time. -E.P. Whipple 

17. To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. -Edmund Burke 

18. The art of reading is in great part that of acquiring a better understanding of life from one’s encounter with it in a book. -André Maurois 

19. A house without books is like a room without windows. -Heinrich Mann 

20. Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find it full of books — even without taking them from the shelves they seem to speak to you, to bid you welcome.-William Ewart Gladstone

Thursday, February 19, 2015

15 Attitude Quotes for You to Stay Positive

A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If you don't change it, you'll never go anywhere.

Attitude is the way you think and feel about something or somebody and the way you behave towards them because of your thinking and feeling. 

 1. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. -Thomas Jefferson 

2. Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Lou Holtz

3. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. -Wade Boggs

4. Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude. -Ralph Marston 

5. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. -Zig Ziglar 

6. You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. -Brian Tracy 

7. The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up. -John C. Maxwell

 8. For success, attitude is equally as important as ability. -Walter Scot

 9. It is our Attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome. -William James

 10. Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us. -John N. Mitchell 

11. If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges. -Pat Riley 

12. It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come. -Dalai Lama

 13. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. -W. Clement Stone 

14. The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. -Oprah Winfrey 

15. There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative. -W. Clement Stone 

Happiness is living life with a positive mental attitude.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Surprising Ways to Be Happier Without Really Trying

Happiness doesn't just happen to you, you have to work at it. Dalai Lama

The simplicity of these science-backed happiness habits—and how easy they are to incorporate in your life—may surprise you.

Give money away.

Donating $500 has the same effect on how wealthy you feel as earning an extra $10,000 in income, a Harvard Business School study found last year. Other studies have found that donating much smaller amounts of money makes people feel pleasure. Whether it's spare change or a higher-than-expected tax return, consider giving to a favorite charity to be happier.

Think of buying an "experience."

Earlier studies had found that spending money on experiences(ie, concert tickets, a trip) increases happiness more than shelling out for material goods; now new research show this mood lift can come from simply drafting your list. A 2014 Cornell study found that people who merely anticipate making an upcoming experiential purchase, such as ski lessons,report higher levels of happiness than those who plan to buy, say, a new tech gadget.

Praise someone once a day.

Try writing one email, tweet, or text of praise; people who began doing this immediately felt happier, Before Happiness author Shawn Achor told Oprah. After 21 days of doing so, they reported feeling deeper levels of social support, a crucial ingredient of longevity.

Sit less.

Middle-aged women who sat for more than seven hours a day were 47 percent more likely to show signs of depression than those who sat for four or fewer, Australian researchers found. Those who engaged in no physical activity were 26 percent more likely to have symptoms of depression three years later than those who met exercise guidelines. The research can’t prove that sitting makes you sad: It may be that people who are prone to depression are more likely to spend time sitting down. However, people who are more active may also be more likely to engage in social interactions with coworkers or neighbors.Plus, physical activity can release mood-boosting endorphins that fend off sad feelings.

Put a spring in your step.

Your gait can impact your mood, new Canadian research shows.Study participants were shown a list with both positive words (“pretty”) and negative (“afraid”), then were asked to walk on a treadmill in either a depressed style—shoulders hunched forward, arms dangling—or a more upbeat way.Hunched panelists remembered far more negative words than those who had a happier pace. Even if you don’t feel like skipping, consider the axiom “fake it‘till you make it.”

Plan the best for the end.

A week in a luxury hotel can feel rather ordinary by day four or five, according to Jaime Kurtz, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at James Madison University on If you save something special for the end of a trip, it “gives you the benefit of anticipation,” she writes. “Knowing that your final evening of vacation will be spent in a fancy hotel gives you something to look forward to, even as your trip nears its end and your return to everyday life draws depressingly closer.”What’s more, people tend to evaluate experiences like vacations by both their emotional high points as well as their endings. So even if most of the vacation was mediocre, a wonderful wrap-up can help you remember the entire trip in a more positive light.

Take a break from your favorite food.

A study in the journal Social, Psychological, and Personality Science found that going a few weeks without a beloved food—whether it's chocolate ice cream or Brussels sprouts—can help you enjoy it more.

Cherish ordinary moments.

Common-but-lovely experiences, such as a nice walk home from the office or an unprompted hug from your kid, may bring you more happiness in the future than you might think, according to recent research in the journal Psychological Science. "People find a lot of joy in rediscovering a music playlist from months ago or an old joke with a neighbor, even though those things did not seem particularly meaningful in the moment," psychological scientist and lead researcher Ting Zhang of Harvard Business School said in a press release. "The studies highlight the importance of not taking the present for granted and documenting the mundane moments of daily life to give our future selves the joy of rediscovering them."

Pick up a paintbrush.

Tapping into your artistic side may bolster your ability to fend off stress. According to new research reported by Prevention, newly retired adults who would paint or draw once a week for 10 weeks showed more mental resilience (for example: not snapping at your spouse for no reason or getting impatient during traffic). “Creating visual art improves the connections between brain regions associated with resilience, likely because it’s an activity that calls for integrating cognitive, motor, and creative skills,” the magazine reported.

Cue up the bass.

Music with a strong bass can make you feel more powerful and motivated, according to recent Northwestern University research. People who tuned into bass-heavy songs, for example, were twice as likely to go first in a debate as those who didn't, Good Housekeeping reported. For high-power beats,think Queen’s upbeat anthem “We Will Rock You” or 2 Unlimited’s “Get Ready for This.”


Thursday, February 12, 2015

30 Best Quotes about Life and Happiness You Like

1. Live-decently, fearlessly, joyously- and don't forget that in the long run it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts! -Adlai Stevenson 

 2. Happiness isn’t about what happens to us — it’s about how we perceive what happens to us. It’s the knack of finding a positive for every negative, and viewing a setback as a challenge. If we can just stop wishing for what we don’t have, and start enjoying what we do have, our lives can be richer; more fulfilled — and happier. The time to be happy is now. -Lynn Peters. 

3. One thing I learn about happiness: It's made, not found. If you want to be happy, you must create it yourself. - Wilson Kanadi 

4. True happiness involves the full use of one's power and talents. -John Gardner 

5. Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. -Albert Schweitzer 

6. Unhappiness is the hunger to get; happiness is the hunger to give. . . . If the individual should set out for a single day to give happiness, to make life happier, brighter and sweeter, not for himself but for others, he would find a wondrous revelation of what happiness really is.-William George Jordan 

7. Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life. -Thich Nhat Hanh 

8. Gratefulness is the key to a happy life that we hold in our hands, because if we are not grateful, then no matter how much we have we will not be happy -- because we will always want to have something else or something more.- David Steindl-Rast 

9. Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. -~Joshua J. Marine 

10. Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.- Michael Korda 

11. Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an relenting pursuit of your goal-- a commitment to excellence--that enable you to attain the success you seek. -Mario Andretti 

12. It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.-Jackie Joyner-Kersee 

13. Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polish us up depends on us. -L. Thomas Holdcroft 

14. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

 15. Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness. -Bertha Damon 

16. You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future. -Zig Ziglar 

17. As soon as you are complicated, you are ineffectual. -Konrad Adenauer 

18. Life itself is a party; you join after it's started, and you leave before it's finished. -Elsa Maxwell 

19. Love lights more fire than hate extinguishers. -Ella Wheeler Wilcox 

20. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. -Mignon McLaughlin  

21. You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.-Henry Ford 

22. The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you. -Mae Maloo 

23. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.-Lucille Ball 

24. If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. -Author unknown 

25. Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. - Leon Joseph Suenens 

26. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy what we have, that makes happiness. - Charles H. Spurgeon 

27. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present. -Jim Rohn 

28. The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.  - Barbara Kingsolver 

29. Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. -Buddha 

30. I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. -Alan Greenspan

Monday, February 9, 2015

20 Wise Quotes for You to Adopt

Old Wise Man

1. Be happy. It's one way of being wise. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

2. Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.-Plato

3. A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. -William Shakespeare

4. A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer. -Bruce Lee

5. A smart man makes a mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again. But a wise man finds a smart man and learns from him how to avoid the mistake altogether. -Roy H. Williams

6. Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise. -Benjamin Franklin

7. A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion. -Grantland Rice

8. From the errors of others, a wise man corrects his own. -Publilius Syrus

9. The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.-Claude Levi-Strauss

10. Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent. -Napoleon Hill

11. The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. -William James

12. It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses. -William Arthur Ward

3. The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool. -Epicurus

14. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has. -Epictetus

15. Thinking well to be wise: planning well, wiser: doing well wisest and best of all. -Malcolm Forbes

16. It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship. -Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

17. The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world. -Charles Caleb Colton

18.  The lips of the wise are as the doors of a cabinet; no sooner are they opened, but treasures are poured out before thee. -Akhenaton

19. A wise man's question contains half the answer. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

20. The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself. -Washington Allston

Thursday, February 5, 2015

15 Vision Quotes to Look into Your future


1. In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.-Dalai Lama 

 2. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.-Jonathan Swift 

 3. The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.-Helen Keller 

 4. A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.-Denis Waitley 

 5. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.-Melody Beattie

 6. All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.-Brian Tracy 

 7. Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.-Joel A. Barker 

 8. Dreams can become a reality when we possess a vision that is characterized by the willingness to work hard, a desire for excellence, and a belief in our right and our responsiblity to be equal members of society.-Janet Jackson 

 9. Every great work, every big accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.-Florence Scovel Shinn 

 10. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.-Henry Miller 

11. When you have vision it affects your attitude. Your attitude is optimistic rather than pessimistic.-Charles R. Swindoll 

 12. Have a vision. It is the ability to see the invisible. If you can see the invisible, you can achieve the impossible. -Shiv Khera 

 13. Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.-Stevie Wonder 

 14. A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter 

 15. Without vision, even the most focused passion is a battery without a device.-Ken Auletta

Monday, February 2, 2015

20 Understanding Quotes to Enlighten You

1. The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.-Baruch Spinoza 

2. Without failure there is no sweetness in success. There's no understanding of it.-Glenn Beck 

3. Any fool can know. The point is to understand.- Albert Einstein 

4. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.-― Søren Kierkegaard 

5. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.- C.G. Jung 

6. Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.- Dalai Lama XIV 

7. Love allows understanding to dawn, and understanding is precious. Where you are understood, you are at home. Understanding nourishes belonging. When you really feel understood, you feel free to release yourself into the trust and shelter of the other person's soul.-John O'Donohue, 

 8. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.-Dale Carnegie 

9. You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding. -Guy Finley 

 10. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.-Marie Curie 

11. Before we can forgive one another, we have to understand one another.-Emma Goldman 

12. If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.-Carl Jung 

13. If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.-Pearl S. Buck 

14. It is better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.-Anatole France 

15. Seek first to understand and then to be understood.-Stephen R. Covey 

16. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.-Charles F. Kettering 

17. Understanding brings control.-Bonewitz 

18. Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.-Norman Vincent Peale 

19. Whatever you cannot understand, you cannot possess.-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 

20. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.-Harper Lee
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