Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
-- William Shakespeare
Inspiration & Motivation
"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." - Israel Regardie
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work." -- Thomas Edison
"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  For boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
 "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If you would not be forgotten,
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worth reading,
Or do things worth writing."
-- Benjamin Franklin
"Speak through your life."
-- Quaker aspiration

Invictus by William Ernest Henley

Why Not? by Berton Braley

The Wondrous Dream

A New Year's Wish

"The Positive Press
from the Athens Institute, including 
"Good News Every Day"

Positive Affirmations Index and Table of Contents - Affirmation Handbook

Maintaining an Aware Mind

Stephen Covey

Wayne Dyer

Larry Elder

Tony Robbins

Denis Waitley

Nathaniel Branden

Joan Holman's Success Pages

Jim Daniels' BizWeb2000

Jacqueline McLean

"You choose, you live the consequences. 
Every yes, no and maybe creates the school 
you call your personal experience."
-- Richard Bach 

Pursue happiness cheerfully, guiltlessly, benevolently and selfishly!
  Check out the surprising results of some eye-opening book polls HERE.

Be A People Builder 

Every one of us has seeds of greatness inside. Many times, we need others to come along and help stir up our gifts through an encouraging word. The Bible says to encourage one another daily. We should always be looking around us to see who we might bless with our words. We may never know how someone's entire life can change just through a simple, "You can do it. I believe in you." 
For many of us, we would not be where we are today if someone had not cheered us on and believed in us. Their simple encouragement impacted our lives and caused us to rise higher. But, not everyone has lived in a positive, uplifting environment. You may be the only person that can speak life into those around you. Look for potential in others. Speak encouraging words to your friends, family and co-workers. If you do, then lives will be changed through a simple, "You can do it. I believe in you."

-- Joel Osteen

"If you don't have a goal that's anchored in your heart, then you're going to give up." -- Craig Miller

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.” -- Henry Ford

“Never be frightened by those you assume have more talent than you do, because in the end energy will
prevail. My formula is: energy plus talent and you are a king; energy and no talent and you are still a
prince; talent and no energy and you are a pauper.” -- Jeffrey Archer

"One of the most crucial but hardest things to do as part of turning your life around is to get rid of all the
negative people around you and replace them with people who encourage you instead." -- Neal Boortz

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but
the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -- Mark Twain

"A good plan executed today is better than a perfect plan executed at some indefinite point in the future." -- Gen. George S. Patton

"Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.  For boldness has genius, power and magic in it." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I cannot tell you anything that, in a few minutes, will tell you how to be rich.  But I can tell you how to feel rich, which is far better,
let me tell you firsthand, than being rich. Be grateful…It’s the only totally reliable get-rich-quick scheme."
- Ben Stein, actor, comedian, economist