Hanging on

Harriet Beecher Stowe

“When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you…

‘Till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer…

Never give up!

For that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”

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Twelve Secrets to Keep Smiling

1. Hold on to your dreams, and never let them go.

2. Show the rest of the world how wonderful you are.

“Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light and not our darkness that most frightens us.” — Marianne Williamson

3. Keep smiling! You can fake it ’till you make it.

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” — Thich Nhat Hahn

4. Face your problems, deal with it, and get it done as soon as possible. Running away from it will only rip you off your freedom and peace.

5. Take on your problems one by one and work things out

6. Stay on the positive side. But don’t be ignorant of the negative side.


7. Be free. Let go of all the burdens that have been keeping you from smiling

“Sing as if no one is listening…

Dance as if no one is watching…

Love as you’ve never loved before…

Live as if heaven is here on earth…”

–Dr. William Purkey

8. Stay in touch with those who touch your life with love. Never let go those who know the true you best, because when you lose yourself, they are the ones who are gonna find you back.

9. You can see things as problems, curses, blessings, opportunities, challenges, fates, etc. Why not choose to see the ones that put you in the most powerful position?

10. Be yourself, and be open-minded.

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

11. Record every achievement you’ve made, re-read, and get reminded of how strong and wonderful you are.

12. Do you know that you have the power to choose whether to smile or not to smile?

“You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.” — Ruth E.

Just do it (Quotes)

“The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” — Richard Cushing

“… if we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.” — Ivan Turgenev

“Ignore people who tell you ‘you can’t’ or try to discourage you.” — Jeffrey Gitomer

“Every now and then, somewhere, some place, sometime, you are going to have to plant your feet, stand firm, and make a point about who you are and what you believe in. When that time comes, Pat, you simply have to do it.” — Lee Riley (father of Pat Riley, NBA coach)

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” — Norman Schwarzkopf


Published in: on December 30, 2010 at 12:15 am  Leave a Comment  
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Fear is a Normal Thing

Have you ever been afraid? Have you ever been in a situation where your whole body shakes in anxious, fear and worry?

It’s okay! Guess it’s a sign of you stepping out of your comfort zone. Keep on doing that; because when you’re out of your comfort zone, that’s when you grow as a person.

It’s okay to be afraid… It’s normal. However, it’s exceptional when you keep going, even though you’re afraid — that’s a sign of courage. Like what Mark Twain once said,

“Courage is the resistance to fear, mastery of fear — not absence of fear.”

Resist to give up or to give in to your fear, and never let your fear masters you — but, you master it.

Published in: on December 23, 2010 at 12:00 am  Leave a Comment  
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Magical 30 minutes

The last 30 minutes before you sleep is the most magical moment where you can deeply affect your subconscious mind. Affirmations, goals, meditation, etc should fill in this last 30min, don’t fill it in with other things.

Here are 10 reflection quotes you could include in your last 30min before sleep:

  1. “We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.” — Eric Hoffer
  2. “Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” — Og Mandino
  3. “Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.” — Jim Rohn
  4. “Mountains DO move… one stone at a time.” — Rick Beneteau
  5. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle
  6. “The quality of life is the quality of your time management.” — Brian Tracy
  7. “Winning is not an accident. It is a result of a deliberate plan: a plan filled with hope and encouragement.”
  8. “Worry is like a rocking chair — it gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you anywhere.”  — Dorothy Galyean
  9. “Courage is not the absence of fear; but the mastery of fear.”
  10. “The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work — if you won’t. ” — Zig Ziglar


“We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.”

(Helen Keller)

Published in: on September 30, 2010 at 12:02 am  Leave a Comment  
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25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions (excerpt)


Thought Questions 1


Thought Questions 2


Thought Questions 3


Thought Questions 4


Thought Questions 5

This is just a little part of the original post that I took; I do NOT write this (This is just for sharing, because I really think of it as a great post). All credits go to the author.  Please go to this blog for a complete 25 beautifully illustrated thought-provoking questions: http://www.marcandangel.com/2010/03/29/25-beautifully-illustrated-thought-provoking-questions/

Published in: on September 25, 2010 at 7:13 am  Leave a Comment  
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George Bernard Shaw — the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938)

“You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”

Published in: on September 23, 2010 at 1:04 am  Leave a Comment  
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One day

you will see

that it all

has finally come together…

What you have

always wished for

has finally come to be…

You will look back

and laugh at what has passed

and you will ask yourself,

“How did I get through all of that?”


never let go of hope.


never quit dreaming.


never let love

depart from your life.

(Jancarl Campi)

Published in: on September 21, 2010 at 11:56 pm  Leave a Comment  


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – German writer and polymath. His works span the fields of poetry, drama, literature, theology, science and philosophy.

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can… begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”

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