Week of February 17, 2019
Q: “If I’ve learned anything through all of this, it’s that each and every day is a canvas, waiting to be painted – an opportunity for love, for fun, for living, for learning.”- Craig Sager
A: Ask yourself, “What am I painting on my daily canvas?”
Q: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
A: Act now; don’t wait for the “better” time in the future.
Q: "For of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been!’”- John Whittier
A: Turn a “might have been” into an “it is”.
Week of February 10, 2019
Q: "Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.” - T.S. Eliot
A: The only limitations are in your own mind. Look within yourself and make the unbelievable believable and the impossible possible.
Q: "As long as a person stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
A: Ask yourself “Where am I getting in my own way?” and then, decide what to do about it.
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 February 3, 2019
Q: “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live.” – Dalai Lama
A: Live today.
Q: “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” – Dr. Seuss
A: Identify your mountain and go for a climb.
Q: Remember, “your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart, give yourself to it.” – Buddha
A: Discover a new part of your world.
Week of January 27, 2019
Q: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." – Winston Churchill
A: See opportunity EVERYWHERE.
Q: "Don't fall before you're pushed." – English Proverb
A: Look around, where can you push yourself to become a bit uncomfortable?
Q: "You may never know what results come of your actions, but if you do nothing, there will be no results." – Mahatma Gandhi
A: If stuck and inactive, where can you nudge yourself to take action?
Week of January 20, 2019
Q: “For every nine people who denounce innovation, only one will encourage it. For every nine people who do things the way they have always been done, only one will wonder if there is a better way. For every nine people who stand in line in front of a locked building, only one will go around and check the back door. Our progress as a species rests squarely on the shoulders of that tenth person. The nine are satisfied with things they are told are valuable. Person ten determines for himself or herself what has value.” – Za Rinpoche and Ashley Nebelsieck
A: Step out of line - be that tenth person.
Q: "Every path has its puddle." – English Proverb
A: Puddles happen - now get up, clean yourself off, and move forward.
Q: "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." – J.P. Morgan
A: Step out of your comfort zone.
Week of January 13, 2019
Q: "Change is inevitable in life. You can either resist it and potentially get run over by it, or you can choose to cooperate with it, adapt to it, and learn how to benefit from it. When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth." – Jack Canfield
A: See change, be curious with change and see where change can help you grow.
Q: "Be willing to transition at every stage of your life. If your heart is open and you have an open mind, the blessing will flow." – T. D. Jakes
A: Stay open to all possibilities and see how they can lead to transformation.
Q: "If you really want to do it, do it. Don't make excuses." – Bruce Nauman
A: Go do it.
Week of January 6, 2019
Q: “Don’t go through life. Grow through life.’ – Eric Butterworth
A: Look for opportunities to grow in a different way than ever before.
Q: “Keep the corners of your mouth turned up. Speak in a low, persuasive tone. Listen; be teachable. Laugh at good stories and learn to tell them... For as long as you are green, you can grow.” - Mother Teresa
A: Seek learning opportunities and question yourself, how can I learn from this? What can I learn? What will I apply in the future?
Q: "Never underestimate the power of your dreams." – Wilma Rudolph
A: Believe in the beauty of your dreams and have the courage to follow through.
Week of December 30, 2018
Q: “That's what you want to do? Then nothing beats a trial but a failure. Give it everything you've got. I've told you many times, 'Cant do is like Dont Care.' Neither of them have a home.” – Maya Angelou
A: Take a trial run.
Q: “And to all this she must yet add something more substantial, in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.” – Jane Austin
A: Expand your mind and read something different.
Q: “The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind: Never let your mind talk you out of your dreams, trick you into giving up. Never let your mind become the greatest obstacle to success. To get your mind on the right track, the rest will follow.” – Roy T. Bennett
A: Limit your mind-wall.
Week of December 23, 2018
Q: “Start changing yourself if you want to change the life around you.” – Mahatma Gandhi
A: Your change starts with you.
Q: "A life without cause is a life without effect." – Barbarella
A: Find your cause both personally and professionally.
Q: “If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.”? Anthony Robbins
A: Do something different and see what you get.
Week of December 16, 2018
Q: “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau
A: Dream and then live it.
Q: “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
A: Ask questions and live your life.
Q: “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it's not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” – Dalai Lama XIV
A: Let your worries go.
Week of December 9, 2018
Q: “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso
A: Assess what gift you have held onto because of fear and where you need to explore and see how it may benefit others.
Q: “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
A: Determine where to place your energy.
Q: “At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets.” – Steve Maraboli
A: Pay attention to how you spend each moment.
Week of December 2, 2018
Q: “Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don't accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.” – Robin S. Sharma
A: Expand and tap into opportunities and possibilities.
Q: “What you stay focused on will grow.” – Roy T. Bennett
A: Minimize distractions that limit your ability to focus.
Q: “You are stronger than you know.” – Lori Osterman
A: Tap into your inner strength.
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