Posts

Below are 13 extremely powerful Jim Rohn quotes. If you like, this week my Daily Positive Points will feature some of the quotes.

  1. “The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from now will be found in the quality of books you’ve read.”
  2. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
  3. “Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.”
  4. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
  5. “Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”
  6. “motivation alone is not enough.if you have an idiot and you motivate him,now you have a motivated idiot.”
  7. “You cannot change your destination overnight. You can change your direction.
  8. “Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don’t fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.”
  9. “To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?”
  10. “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.”
  11. “Miss a meal if you have to, but don’t miss a book.”
  12. “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. Let your learning lead to action.”
  13. “Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.”

With Gratitude,
Bill

Kindness1Since we have officially kicked off the Summer Kindness Challenge, I thought it would be a good idea to follow up with some powerful and inspirational kindness quotes.  Below are a few of my favorites.

  1. “You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  2. “Kindness is a language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain
  3. “No Kindness of Kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” Aesop
  4. “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.” Abraham Joshua Heschel
  5. “Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.” Henry James
  6. “When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world.” Harold Kushner
  7. “Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.” Dalai Lama
  8. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” Dr. Seuss
  9. “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” Leo Buscaglia
  10. “That best portion of a man’s life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.” William Wordsworth

With peace and gratitude,
Bill

Today’s Messagehappy_face1

Attitude is everything. A positive one uplifts others and encourages us to continue.  A negative one entices the opposite.

Today’s Quote

“A negative attitude attracts negative people, events, and energy—just as a positive attitude attracts positive people, events, and energy into our lives.” ~STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS

DissatisfactionAs much as I do not want to say this, sometimes being frustrated, angry and “fed up” is the perfect emotion to get you off your rump and do something. Just remember that it is our emotions that are our indicators to determine our next steps.

“Dissatisfaction is a great starting point, for it is right there that we have the most power, strength, and energy to push change through.” ~David DeNotaris

With peace and gratitude,
Bill

 

I found this great quote the other day and put it in an image. I thought it was powerful so I thought I would share.
Enjoy!
With peace and gratitude,
Bill

Fear Emerson

I was reading a quote by Martin Luther King Jr the other and it reminded me that so many of us give up hope way too often. I have been reading more information about bullying and it too seems that so many of them give up hope.  I believe the message is to always keep hope alive for there is always a reason, no matter how bad the circumstances are, that hope can carry us through our dark times.  I realize that we are certain to experience disappointment from time-to-time, but that doesn’t mean that we have to give up hope.

Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”  Nuff said!
With peace and gratitude (and a lot of hope),
Bill

Infinite hope MLK

 

 

I wanted to take a few minutes to expand upon why I chose today’s Walt Disney’s quote for Daily Positive Points. I realize that a lot of people struggle when they go off on a new quest and end up giving up. That is why today’s quote is so special to me. Here’s the quote again: “The difference in winning and losing is most often… not quitting.”

It was one year ago that I was about ready to call it quits and shut down my work with the site and Daily Positive Points. I had tried unsuccessfully to launch my book, STINKIN’ THINKIN’ STINKS on three previous occasions. It was as if I was pushing a rope trying to get it ready to launch. I felt I was doing all the right things, practicing all the right mental techniques and staying focused on my goals but it wasn’t working.

I woke up and was in a lousy mood. Something happened with my Daily Positive Points email where I believe I had a few un-subscribers. I logged into the database to see there wasn’t a whole lot of positive movement with the list size for the previous 3-4 months. It was also time to start on the next month’s Daily Positive Points messages and I started asking a few very self-defeating questions. They were, “Why am I even doing this?”; “Why can’t I catch a break?”; and “Why me? I’ve given up so much to help others and now this?”

Yea, I know, pity party for sure. Those kinds of questions and thought patterns will get you nowhere and nowhere fast! I then realized that those questions will result in nothing. Asking lousy questions returns lousy answer. I changed my thoughts and I then asked, “What message am I missing?”

The next day I got the answer. I realized what I was missing. It was fear. Yep, my old lost buddy, fear. I was afraid that I would fail in my book launch dooming me to mediocrity. If any of you know me at all, you know that I do not take defeat very well. Whether it was in sports or business. I have always excelled at both but somehow doubt had crept in and was fogging up my mind. Having awareness and accepting that I wasn’t quitting based upon a fear, I then asked, “How may I serve?” and “What can I do to help reach a bigger audience?”

And then, out of nowhere, Tony Robbins retweeted one of my tweets that day! Really? Within an hour, I had picked up about 100 new followers. I got close to 500 retweets and over 300 favorites. This small thing helped me realize that things can change in a single instant. About a few weeks later, Tony retweeted another one of my tweets and I got similar results.

I am now not only a bestselling author, but an international bestselling author. I maintained #1 rankings in 5 categories on Amazon and went all the way to #317 on Barnes and Nobel’s overall book ranking! Just think what would have happened if I quit?

This was a great reminder to never give up. You may need to change strategies but never give up. Ask better questions and you will get better answers.

With gratitude,
Bill

 

Here was today’s Daily Positive Points for reference:

Today’s Message

Sometimes when everything seems to be falling apart, just sticking with it a little longer is the perfect solution. That goal that seems out of reach right now will be tomorrow’s headlines if you just hang in there.

Today’s Quote
“The difference in winning and losing is most often… not quitting.” ~ Walt Disney

Meet our friendly (and sometimes misguided) skunk, Skids.  Despite his struggles from time to time he loves collecting inspiring quotes from famous people. Join him today and take the Kindness Challenge going on this

month.  Click hereto see how you can get involved and start making a positive impact in the world.

Kindness_Quotes_Skids2With Peace and Gratitude,
Bill

I found a Napoleon Hill YouTube video last week when I was searching for Friday’s Daily Positive Points video.  In one of the 7 minute videos he produced there was a reference to a Andrew Carnegie lecture where he discussed 2 envelopes.  These two envelopes are made available to us at birth and we get to choose one of them.  The two envelopes are basically positive things and emotions versus negative outcomes.  What a great way to describe how we choose to determine our destiny and that destinies don’t just choose us.   Some of us may not be aware of our choices but this is a great reminder that somewhere, somehow we are choosing what to live.  You can watch the 7 minute video by clicking here.

The problem is that these techniques require discipline and most of us are too caught up in the daily living to dedicate what is necessary to be successful.  If we can get to a place where we love what we do, what we do will love us back in the form of happiness, abundance, prosperity, joy, and love.  Boy, that sure beats the other options, doesn’t it?

The key is to start now.  Watch that short video and practice what he states.  Before very long at all you will start having “coincidences” show up regularly in your life.  Go ahead, try it now and start living the live you were meant to live.

With gratitude and peace,
Bill

P.S. Or I could end using Napoleon Hill’s gratitude: “I ask not, oh Divine Providence, for more riches but more wisdom with which to accept and use wisely the riches I received at birth in the form of the power to control and direct my mind to whatever ends I desire.”

Today’s Messagehappy_face1

The past is the past but only stays in the past if we decided to make it the present.

Today’s ACTION

Today, focus on your attitude. When something negative comes up, acknowledge it, thank it, release it and then change it to the complete opposite

Today’s Quote

Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today. #quotes Will Rogers