If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.  Tom Peters
"If you can dream it, you can do it." by Walt Disney
The most important thing about having goals is having one.--Geoffrey F. Abert 
The difference between a leader and a tyrant is that a leader works hard for the sake of everyone else, while a tyrant makes others work hard for him. – Daisaku Ikeda
Thanks Dave
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.  Arthur Rubenstein
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives. - Tony Robbins 
It has been reported that basketball legend Bill Russell rated every game he ever played on a 1 to 10 scale for each aspect of the game.  He never gave himself a score greater than 7 on any aspect of the game.
While an original is always hard to find, he is easy to recognize.  John Mason
"A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for."  - William Shedd 
People whose hearts are full of gratitude and appreciation are truly beautiful. A humble heart is the wellspring of great growth and development. – Daisaku Ikeda  (thank you Dave)
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”  Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go! [thanks Chris]
Try mesuring your wealth by what you are, rather than what you have.
Passion, hope and love will always triumph over fear, despair and hate.  (thanks Travis)
To realize our goals, we must first imagine them fully.--Siew Hwa Beh 
"Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are."  Malcolm Forbes [thanks Suzanne]
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something. - Thomas A. Edison, Inventor
If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?--Basil S. Walsh 
The value of the goal lies in the goal itself; and therefore the goal cannot be attained unless it is pursued for its own sake.--Arnold J. Toynbee (A Study of History) 
“It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner, when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're not a winner.”   Vince Lombardi  [thanks Gary]
Fear begins to melt away when you begin to take action on a goal you really want.  Robert G. Allen
"Never give up on what you really want to do.  The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts."  Albert Einstein
Nearly nothing in life is going to happen the way you think it should.  No matter how meticulous your plans, how dedicated your team or how relentless your follow through, you need to be prepared for the 99% chance that your end result is going to be slightly different and more time consuming than you hoped.  Just roll with it, laugh at it, and do your best to guide the trajectory - it's pointless to get angry at inevitability.  Dan Franklin
"It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief.  And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."  Muhammad Ali  [thanks Angelina]
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”   Albert Einstein  [thanks Gary]
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.   James M. Barrie
Go for the moon. If you don't get it, you'll still be heading for a star.--Willis Reed 
People with integrity do what they say they are going to do.  Others have excuses.  Dr. Laura Schlessinger
“Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.”   Norman Vincent Peale  [thanks Gary]
"Honestly acknowledge your questions and your concerns, but first and forever fan the flame of your faith, because all things are possible to them that believe."  Jeffrey R. Holland
Regrets will haunt you for the rest of your life.  I speak from the heart on this one.  Remember there are always three sides to every story; yours, theirs, and what really happened.   No one is perfect, they may come out swinging when backed into a corner.  So don't back them into that corner if you are not prepared to hear what they have to say.  Tami Hughes
If you do not crave the fruit of life, you need to change your diet.   Zack Carter
You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.  ~Erma Bombeck
For heroes proved In liberating strife.  Who more than self their country loved.  And mercy more than life!
Live your life as if you'll die tomorrow, but learn as if you'll live forever.  Mahatma Gandhi
"If you want something you’ve never had, do something you’ve never done.  Don’t go the way life takes you; take life the way you go.  And remember, you are born to live, not living because you are born." Thomas Jefferson [thanks Dave]
"Our real strength lies in our capacity for empathy with others and the action we take on their behalf."  Daisaku Ikeda [thanks Dave]
T 1318 “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  ― Confucius
T 1319 An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.--Brian Tracy (The Treasury of Quotes) 
I do not intend for 'honor, courage, and commitment' to be just words; I expect them to frame the way that we live and act.  - Charles C. Krulak
No wind serves him who addresses his voyage to no certain port.--Michel de Montaigne 
Never let a problem to be solved become more inportant than a person to be loved. --Thomas S. Monson --
Success is about going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.  Winston Churchill  [thanks Nazar]
Live your life as if you'll die tomorrow, but learn as if you'll live forever.   5/6/8
If you don't learn from your mistakes, what the use in making them?  [thanks Cheryl]
Only God can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory.  [thanks Sandra]
T 1327 “A danger foreseen, is half-avoided”    -  Chinese saying.  Thank you Clayton
Resolve to be a master of change rather than a victim of change. - Brian Tracy 
Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done.  Sam Ewing
T 1330 Don’t stop when you're tired.  Stop when you're done!
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.  Tony Robbins   [thanks Nazar]
If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. -- Anonymous  (thanks Roger)
One of the greatest gifts you can give to anyone is the gift of attention. - Jim Rohn 
T 1334 Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. -W.T. Purkiser  (thanks Roger)
You will never find time for anything.  If you want time you must make it.  --Charles Bryton  [thanks Barbara]
Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.  Jim Rohn
This above all; to thine own self be true. - William Shakespeare 
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I'm committed to? - Tony Robbins
“This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again.”   Howard W. Hunter
There are seven days in a week … Someday is not one of them!
VICTORY LOG
Goals have always been some of the sturdiest foundations in my life.  Micro-goals, like winning a local triathlon or bike race; macro-goals, like making it through SEAL training, becoming a Navy SEAL, getting selected to SEAL Team Six, and competing in the worlds most difficult endurance events - setting my sights lets me have something to work toward and, in some of the hardest times, to have something to live for.   Don Mann   CWO3, US Navy  Inside SEAL Team Six
What does not kill me, makes me stronger.  Friedrich Nietzsche  Twilight of the Idols   1888
T 1344 Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided. - Tony Robbins, Self-Help Author 
Life is like a camera. Just focus on what's important. Capture the good times. Develop from the negatives and if things don't turn out - just take another shot.  Unknown  -Thanks Nazar-
Imagine no limitations; decide what's right and desirable before you decide what's possible. - Brian Tracy
T 1347 "Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done."  Persian proverb
I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.    -- George Burns  (thanks Roger)
T 1349 A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.    Albert Einstein
7/8/8 When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two. And I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before. - Jacob Riis
T 1351 Define your goals in terms of the activities necessary to achieve them, and concentrate on those activities.--Brian Tracy (Your Achievement Ezine - Issue No. 138) 
T 1352 Do whatever you want to do in this life, but be the best at it.
I will never quit.  I persevere and thrive on adversity.  My Nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies.  If knocked down, I will bet back up, every time.  I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission.  I am never out of fight.    ~~Navy SEAL promise~~
Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one-thousand percent!--Brian Tracy (The Treasury of Quotes) 
If you only do what you think you can do, you never do very much.   Tom Krause
The only easy day was yesterday.   SEAL motto
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.  Confucius
In whatever position you find yourself determine first your objective.--Marshal Ferdinand Foch 
When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn't the old home you missed but your childhood.  Sam Ewing
He values his failures as lessons that teach
I never learned anything while I was talking.  Larry King
T 1362 I think earning money is the simplest thing in the world once you learn how to do it.  It's like driving a car.  It's simple if you know how to do it. - Bob Proctor 
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -Eleanor Roosevelt  (thanks Jericho)
Challenges are what makes life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine
T 1365 Courage is fear that has said its prayers.  Dorothy Bernard  (thanks Roger)
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.  Ayn Rand 
The future has a way of arriving unannounced.  George F. Will
"Your grandchildren will live under communism.  You Americans are so gullible.  No, you won't accept communism outright, but we'll keep feeding you small doses of Socialism until you'll finally wake up and find you already have communism.   We won't have to fight you.  We'll so weaken your economy until you'll fall like overripe fruit into our hands."  Nikita Khrushchev speaking to Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson in the 1960s
There is no certainty; there is only adventure. Even start explode.  ~Roberto Assagioli
Why worry?  If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying wont make it any better. Walt Disney
I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.   Walt Disney
"To all that come to this happy place: welcome.  Disneyland is your land.  Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future.  Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America... with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world."   Walt Disney
Foregiveness doesn’t excuse their behavior.  Forgiveness prevents their behaviour from destroying your heart.  ~unknown
"I pray because I can't help myself. …I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping.  It doesn’t change God.  It changes me."   C.S. Lewis [thanks Jean A. Stevens]
"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is as formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."  Ronald Reagan  (thanks Nancy)
and 8/31/10 Attack your problems with the fury of a hurricane.   William Randolph Hearst
"Find someone to sit with you.  You're not strong enough to do it on your own, nobody is.  Find someone to sit with you."  Povel Wallander
"You don’t look do you?  You don’t look at the World, you just drive straight through it.  Stop and look."  Povel Wallander
Each time you set a goal and reach it, you are building the confidence and motivation to continue!  Deb Silber
T 1380 “No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally – and often far more – worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.”   C.S. Lewis
Lack of time is actually a lack of priorities. - Timothy Ferriss
Life is an echo. What you send out - comes back. What you sow - you reap. What you give - you get.What you see in others - exists in you. Remember, Life is an echo. It always gets back to you.
If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.  (thanks Chris)
If you wish to be wealthy, study wealth.
Whatever is expressed is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words. - Brian Tracy
"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."   Mark Twain
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. (Confucius 551-478 B.C.)  (thanks Bud)
T 1388 Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times~Wilson Kanadi
The thing I'm most thankful for right now is elastic waistbands.  ~Author Unknown
T1390 “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.”  ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
The one founding principle and life lesson I carry from my service in the Marines is defeat is not the option, regroup, reevaluate, and reengage.  It works in battle, and it works in goals for life.  David Hershey  11/20/14
A goal without a date is just a dream.  Milton Erickson

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