Sunday, March 24, 2013

Some Wise Quotes - 3

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours.
(Richard Bach)

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
(Harold B. Melchart)

Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.
(Maxwell Maltz)

Big goals get big results. No goals get no results or somebody else's results.
(Mark Victor Hansen)

Old habits can't be thrown out the upstairs window. They have to be coaxed down the stairs one step at a time.
(Mark Twain)

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
(Henry Ford)

Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men’s blood.
(Niccolo Machiavelli)

Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
(Charles J. Givens)

If we don't know what we want, we become like a floating balloon. Our direction in life is at the mercy of external forces.
(Bob Greene)

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
(Mark Twain)

-      Compiled by N.Ganeshan

Saturday, March 2, 2013

You can do something at any time!

I read about an interesting incident somewhere.

An old farmer wrote a letter to his son, James, who is serving a prison term in the City. “Dear James, This year I won't be able to plant potatoes because I cannot dig the field as usual. I know if you were here, you would help me. Do take care of yourself, my beloved son”.

James responded, “Hello Dad, I hope you are keeping fit and taking your medicine. Please, don't even think of digging the field because that is where I buried the money I stole. I will dig the ground myself once I am out of here. Regards- James”

The Prison officers and the Police read the letter and the very next day the whole field was dug by police looking for the money but they found nothing.

James as he planned, heard what the Police have done in his father's field, and decided to write again to his father, “Hello Dad! Now plant your potatoes. It's the best that I can do from here!”

Obstacles are everywhere in life. Whether they are everyday problems or crisis situations, you can always do something to overcome them. Whatsoever situation you may find yourself now, surely, there is a way out of it. So do not crumble when the odds stack up and surrender without any attempt to overcome the situation.

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. A bend in the road is not the end of the road, unless you fail to make the turn. When there is nowhere to look, call upon your inner resolve. Always observe the silver lining. Though it may not be visible immediately, you can see it if you keep on looking for it. When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. Think calmly and do your best.