STATUS QUOtes — 20190710


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Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“We don’t meet soulmates. We become them.” — Belinda Luscomb

“Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.” — Brian Herbert

“Failure is only failure if it happens in the last chapter. Otherwise, it’s a plot twist.” — Danny Iny

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190709

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.” — Abdul Kalam

“Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“Fashion you can buy, but style you possess.” — Iris Apfel

“Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.” — Frank ‘Kin’ Hubbard

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190708

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“All glory comes from daring to begin.” — William Shakespeare

“It was a time when the unthinkable became the thinkable and the impossible really happened” — Arundhati Roy

“When you take advantage of serendipity you create opportunities and possibilities. And that means even if the master plan fails — you won’t. [ed]” — Eric Barker

“Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Unless he doesn’t like sushi, then you also have to teach him to cook.” — Auren Hoffman

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190707

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“You can study gravity forever without ever knowing how to fly.” — Shawn Achor

“Beware the pull on your heartstrings — it’s often the purse strings that are actually being reached for.” — Barbara Mikkelson

“There are only two problems to solve when going to the moon: first, how to get there; and second, how to get back. The key is don’t leave until you have solved both problems. [ed]” — Jim Rohn

“Somebody once asked Niels Bohr why he had a horseshoe hanging above the front door of his house. Surely you, a world famous physicist, can’t really believe that hanging a horseshoe above your door brings you luck? Of course not, Bohr replied, but I have been reliably informed that it will bring me luck whether I believe in it or not.” — Arthur Koestler

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190706

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“A wise word is not a substitute for a piece of herring.” — Sholem Aleichem

“Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?” — Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

“Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.” — Chief Justice Earl Warren

“Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.” — Earl Wilson

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190705

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Valid criticism does you a favor.” — Carl Sagan

“Love isn’t who you can see yourself with. It’s who you can’t see yourself without.” — Jared Leto

“Everything you say should be true, but not everything true should be said.” — Voltaire

“I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.” — Demetri Martin

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190704

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“Insanely great takes insanely forever.” — Hugh MacLeod

“Keep awake, alive, new. Perform the paradox of being hard and yet soft. Survive without calcification of the tender membranes. Be a poet. Be alive.” — Tennessee Williams

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play it better than anyone else.” — Dianne Feinstein

“Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don’t want them to become politicians in the process.” — John F Kennedy

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190703

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 

“What got you here won’t get you there.” — Marshall Goldsmith

“Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.” — Alfred North Whitehead

“If I were to say, ‘God, why me?’ about the bad things, then I should have said, ‘God, why me?’ about the good things that happened in my life.” — Arthur Ashe

“The covers of this book are too far apart.” — Ambrose Bierce

 

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STATUS QUOtes — 20190702

Today’s STATUS QUOtes

 
“When you cut into the present, the future leaks out.” — William S. Burroughs

“If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s this: We all want everything to be okay. We don’t even wish so much for fantastic or marvelous or outstanding. We will happily settle for okay, because most of the time, okay is enough.” — David Levithan

“What you risk reveals what you value.” — Jeanette Winterson

Rules for driving in New York City:Unknown

1. Anything done while honking your horn is legal.
2. You may park anywhere if you turn your four-way flashers on.
3. A red light means the next six cars may go through the intersection.

 

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Commit, Motivate, Succeed!


action precedes motivation

If you are a regular reader of JBRish, you know that I collect and enjoy good quotes. I have been a quote collector for more than fifty years. When I was in teaching, I used quotes to stimulate dialogue at the beginning of my lessons.

I am always searching for that next best quote whether it be from an ancient pundit like Plato, a well-known author like Mark Twain or just someone who managed to capture an idea in a way that I found stimulating, poignant or motivational.

I recently discovered Benjamin Hardy’s post, These 20 Pictures Will Teach You More Than Reading 100 Books, mainly because it had potential to be a source for a few good quotes. Much of the time an article like this will have a few good quotes indented and set off to help make a point, but this study captured me. While looking at some of the quotes, I began to read the supporting exposition and I was hooked!


Behavior drives motivation.

If you want to understand the psychological underpinnings of how you (and anyone else) can accomplish their goals, I believe this article will start you on your way. I dare say, it might be one that you will refer to over and over. A major hypothesis is that you can’t wait for inspiration. You need to create it through your actions.

Hardy uses an example of some perceived music greats to make a point:

For example, among the 50 greatest pieces of music ever created, six belong to Mozart, five are Beethoven’s, and three Bach’s. But in order to create those, Mozart wrote over 600 songs, Beethoven 650, and Bach over 1,000.**

I find this to be very true. As humans, I think we are conditioned to focus on the great achievements, casting aside all of the failures and hard work it took to get the final point of success. As Robin S. Sharma points out, “Every master was once a beginner.” Likewise, we often focus more on our few failures than our many interim successes.

Another factoid from the article that I found fascinating follows:

In 2005, the National Science Foundation published an article showing that the average person has between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are exactly the same repetitive thoughts as the day before.**

That is a multitude of brain power delivering all those thoughts. We then should ask: What happens to all those thoughts? Why are we having the same thoughts day after day? In the article Benjamin Hardy explains what is happening and how it might apply to you.

If you are a creative person and you want to be motivated and inspired, I highly recommend this reading. I think you will be glad that you did!


You make or break your life before 8am

** The pictures and quotes are printed here courtesy of the original article linked above!

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