George Rathman Coaching
Week of March 18, 2018
Q: “Protect your enthusiasm from the negativity and fear of others. Never decide to do nothing just because you can only do little. Do what you can. You would be surprised at what "little" acts have done for our world.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Keep in mind, one step at a time is progress, regardless of the size of the step.
Q: “If you really want the key to success, start by doing the opposite of what everyone else is doing.” – Brad Szollose
A: Where do you need to act the opposite of how you are currently acting? Where do you need to change?
Q: “To wander is to be alive.” – Roman Payne
A: Meander and see where it takes you.
Week of March 11, 2018
Q: “You become what you think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A: Use your mind and your heart to become who you want to be.
Q: “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
A: Measure your happiness; Measure your success. If a gap, what are you going to do about it?
Q: “In school we learn that mistakes are bad, and we are punished for making them. Yet, if you look at the way humans are designed to learn, we learn by making mistakes. We learn to walk by falling down. If we never fell down, we would never walk.” – Robert T. Kiyosaki
A: See the value in a mistake.
Week of March 4, 2018
Q: "He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him." – Dutch Proverb
A: Action equals momentum. Take that first step.
Q: “FEAR has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar
A: Face Everything And Rise!
Q: “Great moments are born from great opportunities. That’s what you have here today!” – Herb Brooks
A: This is your time, now go out there and take it.
Week of February 25, 2018
Q: “Six people taught me all I know - their names were: Where, What, When, Why, How and Who." – Rudyard Kipling
A: Be curious with yourself, others and all situations.
Q: "Life is a school - learn something new wherever you may be, wherever you may go, and wherever you may turn." – Walter Witt
A: Utilize the school of life and say to yourself…”tell me more”.
Q: Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." – Coach John Wooden
A: Leverage your strengths and see all possibilities and opportunities that exist.
Week of February 18, 2018
Q: “What is now proved was once only imagined.” – William Blake
A: Feed your imagination and keep it alive.
Q: “If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it - then I can achieve it.” – Muhammad Ali
A: Thought, Feeling, Action.
Q: “You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.” – James R. Sherman
A: New day, new start and therefore a new ending.
Week of February 11, 2018
Q: “You were put on this earth to achieve your greatest self, to live out your purpose, and to do it courageously.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Live you fearlessly.
Q: “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this - you haven't.” – Thomas Edison
A: View life through a prism v. a tunnel.
Q: “Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi Jr.
A: Break the habit.
Week of February 4, 2018
Q: “Never, ever, let anyone tell you what you can and can't do. Prove the cynics wrong. Pity them for they have no imagination. The sky's the limit. Your sky. Your limit. Now. Let's dance.” – Tom Hiddleston
A: Expand your imagination.
Q: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.” – Helen Keller
A: Remind yourself, every step of progress counts as you continue to grow.
Q: “Be yourself; no base imitator of another, but your best self. There is something which you can do better than another. Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that. Do the things at which you are great, not what you were never made for.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
A: Be curious with your intuition and trust what it is saying to you.
Week of January 28, 2018
Q: “Think, Believe, Dream, and Dare.” – Walt Disney Company
A: Build upon each of these four words to take you where you want to go.
Q: “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
A: Recognize and appreciate your chaos to move you forward.
Q: “I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” – Mark Twain
A: Acknowledge the “monkey mind” and then act and let it go. It serves little purpose.
Week of January 21, 2018
Q: “You must give everything to make your life as beautiful as the dreams that dance in your imagination.” – Roman Payne
A: Take an idea in your mind and take steps to make it a reality.
Q: “The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Learn from yesterdays to live in the present moment of today.
Q: “Sometimes you can see things happen right in front of your eyes and still jump to the wrong conclusions.” – Jodi Picoult
A: Be curious with yourself and others; view life through a prism and think of all the possibilities that exist.
Week of January 14, 2018
Q: "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." – Andrew Carnegie
A: Think about your "why." How are you living your “why” each day to obtain your “what” and “how.”
Q: "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." – Amelia Earhart
A: Make a decision about your career and stay with your plan to get yourself there. Minimize distractions.
Q: "There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 musical notes; it's what we do with them that's most important." – Fortune cookie
A: Use resources at your disposal and be creative.
Week of January 7, 2018
Q: “The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood.” – Voltaire
A: Remember, everything is a choice.
Q: “All great achievements require time.” - Maya Angelou
A: Be patient.
Q: “The only limits for tomorrow are the doubts we have today.” – Pittacus Lore
A: Remove your doubts.
Week of December 31, 2017
Q: “Even if things don't unfold the way you expected, don't be disheartened or give up. One who continues to advance will win in the end.” – Daisaku Ikeda
A: Believe in yourself and persevere.
Q: “It is the possibility that keeps me going, and though you may call me a dreamer or a fool or any other thing, I believe that anything is possible.” – Nicholas Sparks
A: Focus on possibilities and opportunities.
Q: “Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
A: Take one step, and then the next step…….
Week of December 24, 2017
Q: “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” – Deepak Chopra
A: Explore your inner self and see the possibilities.
Q: “Don't confuse poor decision-making with destiny. Own your mistakes. It’s ok; we all make them. Learn from them so they can empower you!” – Steve Maraboli
A: Think…there are no mistakes; everything is a learning opportunity.
Q: “This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” – Susan Polis Schutz
A: Find your power and use it.
Week of December 17, 2017
Q: “There's a saying among prospectors: 'Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find.'” - Robert Flaherty
A: Look for solutions, look for opportunities, look for success.
Q: “Our life is what our thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius
A: Choose how you wish to think.
Q: “Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.” – Albert Einstein
A: Determine what is holding you back and then ask yourself “is it really holding me back or am I holding myself back?”
Week of December 10, 2017
Q: “Forget yesterday - it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow - you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift - today.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Make the most of your today and embrace each moment that occurs.
Q: “You’re not obligated to win. You’re obligated to keep trying. To the best you can do every day.” – Jason Mraz
A: Keep trying.
Q: “You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.” – Deepak Chopra
A: Find your impossible.
Week of December 3, 2017
Q: “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some greater good." - Brian Tracy
A: Tap into your potential and see what you achieve.
Q: “It’s impossible,” said pride. “It’s risky,” said experience. “It’s pointless,” said reason. “Give it a try,” whispered the heart. "Fear regret rather than failure." - Maria Stenvinkel
A: If your heart is speaking to you, listen to it.
Q: “This life is yours: Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to make your life happy. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you.” - Susan Polis Schutz
A: Use your power to achieve what you want to achieve.
Week of November 26, 2017
Q: “The easiest thing to be in the world is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don't let them put you in that position.” – Leo Buscaglia
A: Be You.
Q: “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston S. Churchill
A: Notice your attitude choice and the outcome of that choice.
Q: “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln
A: Choose if and how you want to succeed.
Week of November 19, 2017
Q: “If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Notice who you spend your time with and then decide with whom you wish to spend your time.
Q: “If you dare nothing, then when the day is over, nothing is all you will have gained.” – Neil Gaiman
A: Do something different and see what you gain from it.
Q: “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
A: Determine what makes you come alive.
Week of November 12, 2017
Q: "If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single day pass without sharing something with others." – Buddha
A: See your knowledge as a gift and share it with another.
Q: "It does not matter how slow you go, as long as you do not stop." - Confucius
A: Keep going, keep going, keep going.
Q: "When you postpone today's projects, you use up tomorrow." – Freshting
A: When feeling the urge to procrastinate, push onward to completion.
Week of November 5, 2017
Q: "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water." – Rabindranath Tagore
A: Stop saying, "No thanks, I'm just looking." Make a decision, take action.
Q: “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – André Gide
A: Get out of the “beach chair” and venture into the “water”.
Q: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint
A: Make a goal, make a plan of action, and follow through.
On a weekly basis, I will share three Quotes & Actions that you may find motivating and inspiring for your development and/or life transition. To ACT, drop me an email and let's connect.