13. If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living. Chase the things that give you hope, happiness and a glimpse of a better life. Chase the things that make you want to be a better person. Chase the things that inspire you to think, create and live joyfully. Chase the things that reinforce in your soul that you can make a difference. Chase the things that make you want to transform your heart from selfish to selfless. When you chase that kind of storm you are chasing rainbows. ― Shannon L. Alder
“I have to.” One major obstacle that creates a mental resistance is the feeling of being forced to do something. It doesn’t matter whether someone else is forcing you to do it, or you yourself are using pressure to get yourself going. Telling yourself that you have to do this and do that will keep you from going the necessary extra mile, in the long run. Luckily, you are able to overcome this resistance by making it clear that you choose to do this task in order to accomplish an important goal. Reframing it as, “I chose to,” will help you to realize that success is a choice.
Here is an example of one of the texts that i use with your quotes in the morning to get people started on their day .. AGAIN THANK YOU STEVE!! Good morning!! Happy SATURDAY!!  The weather is getting nicer outside!! Enjoy the day, take a nice stroll outside, enjoy the fresh air, and STAY POSITIVE!! BE ENERGETIC!! BE CREATIVE!! AND ULTIMATELY BE HAPPY!! Enjoy this quote “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”—David Brinkley—Other people will criticize you for the things that you do. Use this feedback to continuously improve yourself. Don’t take criticism too personally, use it to build a strong and long-lasting foundation upon which you can build a successful life. AND AS ALWAYS, ENJOY THE REST OF YOUR DAY!!!
There is nothing more contagious in this world than a grin on the face. You don’t need a reason to show off your teeth. All you have to do is to have a positive attitude and show folks that you’re happy. The feeling is frequently contagious, and it can help make the world a better place. An outward sign of happiness makes the world seem friendlier. This simple act carries so many different meanings and emotions – from showing love to telling folks that you can trust me.
12. When change happens, you have a choice for how you are going to respond. You can either lose your composure and react impetuously or use the event or situation as a learning opportunity to shift your mindset and respond appropriately. Begin to notice your responses when changes occur and do your best to choose a breakthrough over a breakdown. ― Susan C. Young
A couple of seconds later there will be nothing else on your mind, except the wish to breathe. Nothing will be able to distract you in this situation; nothing will be able to diverge your focus and attention away from the situation. In fact, your focus is laser-sharp and directed on only one thing: managing to get up to the surface so that you can fill your lungs with fresh air. Do you want to watch television in this situation? Do you want to surf the Internet? Do you need any rest? NO! Heck no, all you want to do is to breathe. Nothing else.
Below is a collection of brand new motivational and inspirational good morning quotes, images and messages that will give you a new perspective on life on your day. They serve as a beautiful reminder that every morning is a new day and another chance of living your life. Send your loved ones one of these good morning messages and you will be loved back. Try to wake up and attack the day with your enthusiasm and smile. Make people happy around you when you wake up and karma will treat you well. Carpe Diem, every morning. Good Morning beautiful people!
“Here's an idea, Rosie. Why don't you just tell Alex how you feel? Why don't you just finally get all of those feelings out in the open, and clear your messed-up little head? At least then he'll know that you're not going over not because you don't care about him, but that in fact you love him, more than he knows, but that you need to stay here for Katie. Then that will put the ball in his court. He can make the decision whether to come to you or not.”

Only if you wholeheartedly believe in yourself and what you are doing you will be able to reach excellence. It is not enough to know that you want to change the world, it’s necessary that every fiber of you knows that you are able to change things for the better. Only if you are convinced of your vision to the toes you will be able to overcome every obstacle that stands in-between you and your mission.
The authenticity of this quote is disputed and no source before 1969 can be found, though this sentiment was certainly not expressed first by Einstein even if it was really spoken by him. Earlier variants include, "He quotes the saying of Renan: it isn't the stars that give him an idea of infinity; it is man's stupidity" and "But who knows? The earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is infinite!"
32.    "People tell me, 'You're such an optimist.' Am I an optimist? An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass is half empty. A survivalist is practical. He says, 'Call it what you want, but just fill the glass.' I believe in filling the glass." Louis Zamperini, Don't Give Up, Don't Give In: Lessons from an Extraordinary Life 

Actually, I love Yip Man’s quote (is it just me or does “Yip Man” sound like a name for a bizarre kind of superhero?). We tend to eat and drink, taking the sustenance for granted. Half the time, we are not even fully aware that we are eating or drinking, absorbed in the TV instead. Yip Man is saying “This is important. Pay attention. The water does not have to be here yet here it is.” He is making us aware in order to fully experience drinking.
Often times your competition seems to be larger-than-life, more sophisticated and more experienced than you. But it isn’t the first time that a small David managed to compete successfully with a much larger Goliath. If you believe in your own strength and combine this attitude with a laser-sharp determination to do whatever it takes, then you will be able to challenge your competitors.
Thomas A. Edison points out how significantly our own attitude towards failure influences our thinking and behavior. He encourages us not to think of ourselves as losers just because we have failed countless times. Instead, Edison highlights the importance of perseverance. Just imagine what had happened if Edison had only tried 999 times until he gave up: he would not have invented the first commercially viable light bulb.
When we see a successful person we often times only see their stunning accomplishments. While we are in awe about what they have achieved we oftentimes forget that they as well started small. There was a time where the successful people took one tiny step after another towards the accomplishment of their goal. Just like a tiny seed these people kept on pursuing their dreams until they had a grown into a large tree.

We all have great dreams, and to a certain degree dreaming is really important. However, in many cases we do not act on our ideas. We simply hope for the fulfillment of our dreams, but we do not take action. For this very reason it is so important to pursue our dreams in an active manner. All it takes is that we start doing whatever we need to do. Once you got started it is easier to stay in motion. Even Newton stated that “a body at rest remains at rest,” so give everything you can to take this initial and highly important step towards your future.
I love this quote "I am in charge of how I feel and today I choose happiness." its it soooo true. We keep forgetting that we're truly in charge of how we feel every single day. Getting you up you get to decide how whether you want to be happy or not. The decision is truly yours! Wake up with a smile everyday, enjoy little things, life is about journey not destination!
It is said: “A friend in need is a friend indeed”. Have you just broken up with your boyfriend/ girlfriend? Don’t worry, your bestie already knows how to cheer you up. Did you go a little bit wild at the office party last night? Be sure, that all the embarrassing moments have been downloaded on YouTube by your humble servant. But no matter what you do, you can be sure that your pal will always stand by your side. Did you know that there’s even National Best Friends Day which is celebrated on June 8th? Of course, it doesn’t mean that this is the only day in a calendar to say kind words to your mate.
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