How to be a good parent and raise a well-balanced child

How to be a good parentHow to be a good parent and raise a well-balanced child?

Now there’s a question.

And it’s a question that’s important because children are the adults of tomorrow. So how you nurture your children really matters.

Parenting is one of life’s great experiences. I can tell you that I’ve had many fine experiences in my life so far but none have been better nor given me greater pleasure and satisfaction than being a parent.

However parenting is also an interesting experience because nothing in life before you become parents actually prepares you for the enormity of the role you’re taking on.

Your gift to the world:

Anyone beyond the age of sexual maturity can become a parent, fairly easily, assuming you can find a willing partner.

And yet you don’t receive any training for the role at all. None!

You spend 12 – 14 years at school and not once does the curriculum cover how to be a good parent. Even if you go on to college or university, the course will not cover parenting at any stage.

And you’ll only realise the magnitude of the task you’ve taken on the day you bring your first child home from the hospital. That’s the point at which the enormity of the challenge will begin to sink in. Certainly that’s the way it was for me.

Parenting is undoubtedly a great experience but it’s also a great responsibility.

Your children are your gift to the world.

They’re the future. They’ll be the adults and taxpayers of tomorrow and they’ll take the baton from your generation and carry it forward. So how they’re nurtured matters and the nurturing process must be taken very seriously.

Your home environment matters:

Preparation begins with the place in which they live their early lives. Your home environment matters, both phyically and atmospherically.

A parent’s power to create a loving, stable home with a healthy and positive atmosphere, and an environment in which children can develop, thrive and grow is so awesome it must be used both consciously and responsibly.

Discipline your emotions. Give your children the light and warmth of love, hope, good cheer and constant encouragement.

In your home, the physical environment matters of course but so does the emotional environment too.

Be positive, enthusiastic and supportive:

Raising children can be challenging at the best of times but remember this; they didn’t ask to be born. That they’re here on this earth is your responsibility and you owe it to them to be the best parent you can possibly be.

So you must make a conscious effort to be positive, enthusiastic and supportive at all times.

This can have an enormous impact not only on the emotional well-being of your children, but also on their ability to experience the joys and pains of childhood in healthy and constructive ways.

Enjoy every minute with them because the years will fly by all too quickly.

Giving them your time is far more important than any material possessions you might buy for them. Money spent is no subsitute for time missed. Happiness is created, it can’t be bought.

Fill your house with joy and laughter. That’s the soil in which healthy children with flourish and grow.

Ensure they have a balanced life:

Encourage your children to strike a balance between their schoolwork and the pursuit of the things they genuinely enjoy doing. In that I’m referring to sport, games, drama, music and all forms of creative pursuits.

Recognise the importance of an education which will both stretch them and broaden their minds.

Ensure they have a sound grasp of concept-based subjects.

Foster their creative, sporting and vocational talents.

If something appeals to them then encourage them to have a go.

Yes, it might prove to be a five-minute wonder but equally it could prove to be something on which their entire future is built. Just think about Elton John playing piano or Jimmy Page learning guitar. Imagine if their parents had said, “No, we’re not wasting money on that, you won’t stick at it.

Build self-confidence and sociability.

And develop their ability to think, speak and write clearly. These are life’s most important skills.

If they can also develop a dash of style, then that’ll really make them stand out amongst their peers.

Establish boundaries and a moral framework:

Set boundaries and make sure they know the penalty for any transgression. And should they cross a boundary they must know that you’ll ensure that they pay that penalty.

However it’s not about punishment, it’s about making sure that they learn to make good choices because, ultimately, the choices they make will dictate the quality of the life they lead.

Above all provide them with the moral framework within which they can lead their lives respectably.

And remember; if you want them to live by the moral code you establish, then you must live by it too. Children will always notice what you do, even if they don’t hear what you say.

Keep expectations realistic:

Have high, yet realistic expectations of your children.

Parental expectations are good for children in so far as it helps motivate them to strive to achieve and do their best.

However temper those expectations with realism.

Stretching a child can help them to realise their full potential but any stretching must be consistent with the child’s natural ability. Setting them up for an obvious failure would do more harm than good.

Place responsibility on their shoulders:

As they grow and mature, be sure to give them some regular chores to do and gradually place responsibility on the shoulders.

Pocket money should be earned. That ensures they realise that there’s no such thing as a free ride. Money is what we get for doing things for other people. That’s the real nature of work and it’s a lesson they must learn, as early as possible.

Placing responsibility on their shoulders and making them earn their pocket money should instil in them a strong work ethic, which they’ll need if they’re to succeed in life.

Don’t make the mistake of making it all too easy for them. Doing that may seem like you’re being kind to them but in fact you’d be doing them a great disservice. Making it all too easy is foolish.

Enjoy their achievements:

Enjoy their achievements but don’t be too disappointed if they don’t quite manage to live up to everything you expect of them.

As long as they’ve done their best, then that’s all that can be reasonably expected of them.

However, never, ever let your work or your social life take precedence over you attending their parents’ evening, sports day, school plays or any of the other significant events in their young lives. You may not think it matters to a child but, trust me, it does. It matters a lot to them.

How to be a good parentCreate that rare bird:

If you can do all of these things you will produce that all too rare bird, the well-educated, polite, balanced and confident young person with a strong work ethic.

Achieve that and the world will be grateful for your contribution to the future.

Never underestimate the importance of parenting.

Parenting is life’s most important role and it matters far more than any career. It’s the most important work you’ll ever do.

And when you realise that your children have grown up to be decent human beings you’ll be glad you took it all seriously.

Lessons in parenting:

At the beginning of this post I said that we don’t receive any training in parenting.

Actually that’s not quite true.

Once we become a parent for the first time, our own parents become the role models we try to emulate. We tend to follow their approach to parenting and do what they did.

So in becoming a good parent yourself, you’ll not only produce well-balanced children, you’ll also ensure that they have a good role model to follow when they have their own children.

Become a good parent and at least two generations will benefit from you taking your role seriously.

So the world benefits twice. And that’s a real legacy.

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Here’s why the only disability in life is a bad attitude

the only disability in life is a bad attitudeHave you experienced a lot of adversity in your life dear reader?

Maybe you’re feeling a little bit sorry for yourself?

Life hasn’t been fair to you today, perhaps?

If life’s being unfair, you might feel that you’re entitled to have a bad attitude. We all feel that way occasionally.

However if you’re trying to get people on your side with a negative attitude then you really do need to think again. No one will be joining you at the pity party.

If there’s one genuine disability in life it’s a bad attitude.

It’s a fact that negativity never impresses anyone, ever. It doesn’t get people on your side, it will simply alienate them. You’ll be pushing them aways rather than gathering their support.

Life isn’t fair. If never has been and it never will be. That’s a fact too.

You’ll find that life doesn’t care about what you want. It doesn’t care about what I want either.

It doesn’t care about any sense of entitlement you may have.

Nor does life care that you feel that you should have a bigger piece of the pie.

In my expeience, life is what you make it. Nothing happens by accident, unless you’re very, very lucky. And no one is that lucky consistently.

The life you enjoy, or don’t enjoy, will be defined by your attitude.

It’s not about what happens to you. Stuff happens to us all. Yes, it’s true, some people bear a greated share of life’s challenges than others. However, ultimately, your life will be defined by how you respond to everything that happens to you.

No matter how tough life gets, a positive attitude will take you further than a negative one ever will.

A positive attitude is the most powerful response to life’s misfortunes.

It says, you can knock me down as many times as you like but you won’t keep me down. I will get up and I will keep getting up until I get to where I’m going.

Now that sort of attitude really will impress people.

Life responds positively to those with a positive attitude. I can tell you that from experience.

You’ll find that a positive attitude will always get people on your side. Show them that you can rise above everything life throws at you and you’ll have their respect.

In the embedded video included below, Matthew Jeffers, a senior acting major at Towson University in Maryland, provides us all with an inspiring message with the letter he wrote to the Baltimore Ravens, his favourite NFL team.

The letter was entitled “A Reason to Win” and it’s all the more impressive when considered against Matthew’s own struggles with Skeletal Dysplasia.

The ultimate lesson is that life’s not going to cut you any slack just because you’re feeling sorry for yourself.

Attitude is everything. If you believe you can, you will; if you believe you can’t, you won’t. It’s that simple.

Many people experience tough lives and however hard your life may be there’ll be plenty of people out there whose lives are far tougher than yours. Many people experience disabilities of varying degrees of severity but actually, as Matthew Jeffers observes, the only real disability in life is a bad attitude.

So if you’re feel a bit chippy right now, take a good hard look at yourself and think about the positives you have in your life, rather than constantly focusing on the negatives.

This video will inspire you so take a look at it now.

The only disability in life is a bad attitude:

Further Reading:

Now you might feel that in order to improve your attitude you could use a little extra help. Well if that’s the case you might be keen to add a reference book or two to your own personal development library. That’s a great idea and three you might consider are as follows:-

How to Change Your Life & Improve Your Attitude: Secrets to Reprogramming Your Mind for A Better Life by L.F. Scott

Get Off Your Attitude: Change Your Attitude. Change Your Life by Ryan C. Lowe

Attitude for Life: How to Achieve Success and Happiness by Changing The Way You Think by Kristen Bishop

These are all good books and well worth considering. If you’d like to check them out then all you have to do is click on the individual links now.

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10 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning

Life if for living and we live it just once. If we put off until someday those items on our bucket list then we’ll never experience them at all because someday never comes. Sadly, that is a fact.

In your old age your memories will not revolve around the size of your house or the model of the car you had. Your memories will be of the people you knew and the experiences you had and how they all made you feel.

Family and friends matter more than material possessions and no experience is worth foregoing for the sake of an extra couple of years in a care home at the end of our lives.

Work hard of course and pursue your dreams too. However don’t trade money and material possessions for a life well-lived. That would be a poor trade and one you’ll regret.

Here are 10 powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning.

Powerful quotes to help you reflect on life and its meaning:

  1. One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses blooming outside our windows today. ~Dale Carnegie
  2. Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don’t look at it and wish you had painted something different. ~Author Unknown
  3. All meaningful and lasting change starts first in your imagination and then works its way out. Imagination is more important than knowledge. ~Albert Einstein
  4. 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain
  5. At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent. ~Barbara Bush
  6. Being vulnerable doesn’t have to be threatening. Just have the courage to be sincere, open and honest. This opens the door to deeper communication all around. It creates self-empowerment and the kind of connections with others we all want in life. Speaking from the heart frees us from the secrets that burden us. These secrets are what make us sick or fearful. Speaking truth helps you get clarity on your real heart directives. ~Sara Paddison
  7. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. ~Groucho Marx
  8. Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you. Then do not grasp at the stars, but do life’s plain, common work as it comes, certain that daily duties and daily bread are the sweetest things in life. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  10. The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Lady Dorothy Nevill

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10 powerful quotes to inspire the greatness in you

It’s sad that people will often avoid doing something they’d really like to do simply for fear of what they believe other people may think?

People will actually allow the limitations of other peoples’ thinking stop them having a go at something.

Why?

The reason for this is usually because they fear embarrassment if they have a go at something and then fail in some way.

Well, let me tell you, if being a little embarrassed is the worst thing that ever happens to you dear reader then you’ll be very lucky indeed.

What other people think is simply what they think. Who cares? It doesn’t matter.

It certainly doesn’t mean they’re right. It probably just means they’re a little narrow-minded or they can’t quite appreciate how good you’ll feel when you succeed.

Then again, perhaps they just don’t want you succeeding at something they would be unwilling to try.

Well, life’s too short to worry about what others think.

Let them think whatever they like. As long as you feel it’s worth trying then ignore the doubters. Give them something to gossip about.

If you fancy having a go at something then just have a go. It’s your life and you’ll only live it once. Therefore you must make the most of it.

If you have a go, either you’ll succeed or you won’t.

If you succeed you’ll prove the doubters wrong.

If you’re unsuccessful then you’ll learn a valuable lesson and at least you won’t spend your life wondering what might have been.

And why feel embarrassed anyway? At least you had the guts to have a go.

So go on, have a go but not before you’ve read these ten powerful quotes to inspire the greatness in you.

Powerful quotes to inspire greatness:

  1. Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day and you are a success. ~William J.H. Boetcker
  2. The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. ~Ferdinand Foch
  3. Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  4. Don’t be afraid of failure. If something doesn’t work, use what you’ve learned to try and try again. ~Sir James Dyson
  5. Life is like a grindstone: Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you’re made of. ~Author Unknown
  6. Man ought to know that in the theatre of human life, it is only for God and the angels to be spectators. ~Francis Bacon
  7. The single most powerful thing I can be is to be myself. ~Dwayne Johnson
  8. The dreams and passions stored within hearts are powerful keys which can unlock a wealth of potential. ~John C. Maxwell
  9. Make treating yourself a priority and always remember your life is happening now. Don’t put off all your dreams and pleasures to another day. In any balanced personal definition of success there has to be a powerful element of living life in the present. ~Mireille Guiliano
  10. I believe that visualization is one of the most powerful means of achieving personal goals. ~Harvey Mackay

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10 powerful quotes that will really make you think

I’m a huge fan of powerful quotes. I’ll bet you are too dear reader. Am I right?

Personally I love quotes that really make me think.

Also, I like using memorable quotes to get a message across when I’m giving presentations.

So here are 10 powerful quotes which really made me think.

How many of them can you use today? Perhaps not all of them but some will be useful to you I’m sure. I hope so anyway.

Powerful Quotes:

  1. The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling. ~Lucretius
  2. Anybody who thinks money will make you happy hasn’t got money. ~David Geffen
  3. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. ~Dr Norman Vincent Peale
  4. The price of greatness is responsibility. ~Winston Churchill
  5. To lead people, walk beside them. ~Lao Tsu
  6. Rich people have small TVs and big libraries and poor people have small libraries and big TVs. ~Zig Ziglar
  7. I think that much of the advice given to young men about saving money is wrong. I never saved a cent until I was forty years old. I invested in myself – in study, in mastering my tools, in preparation. Many a man who is putting a few dollars a week into the bank would do much better to put it into himself. ~Henry Ford
  8. If you’re given a choice between money and sex appeal, take the money. As you get older, the money will become your sex appeal. ~Katherine Hepburn
  9. I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful. ~Warren Buffet
  10. Don’t gain the world and lose your soul. Wisdom is better than silver or gold. ~Bob Marley

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7 inspirational quotes about friends and why they matter

Inspirational quotes about friendsWhy do friends matter?

They matter because people are social animals and we need other people. They might drive us nuts occasionally but we still need them.

A fundamental human need is the need to feel secure. So having other people in our lives gives us a greater sense of security. It means we feel slightly less vulnerable.

Another fundamental need is the need for certainty.

So having the same people in our lives on a regular basis provides us with a greater sense of certainty. In other words, friends and family help in satisfying this need.

And then there’s sharing our lives with people whose company we enjoy.

People who see the world the way we do. People who enjoy the things we enjoy. Those people who appreciate our company more than they might be put off by our many faults and idiosyncrasies.

We don’t always value our friends as we should but having a few really good friends makes life special I think.

If you’re lucky enough to have at least one good friend then make sure you let them know how much they mean to you.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about friends to reinforce why I believe they matter.

Inspirational quotes about friends:

  1. One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  2. I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it friends make life a lot more fun. ~Charles R. Swindoll
  3. Friendship is not something you learn in school but if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. ~Muhammad Ali
  4. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick-up the pieces when it’s all over. ~Octavia Butler
  5. When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. ~Henri Nouwen
  6. Things are never quite as scary when you’ve got a best friend. ~Bill Watterson
  7. A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. ~Elbert Hubbard

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7 quotes about technology and why we must control it

Technology is a wonderful thing, wouldn’t you agree? It can make our lives easier in so many ways.

I love gadgets and I’m a big fan of technology generally. However if we’re not careful, technology intended to make our lives more efficient can have the opposite effect.

How often do we think, “Oh, before I do that I’ll just check Facebook?” Then half an hour goes by and we’ve forgotten what we were about to do in the first place.

Harness technology by all means and use all the benefits it offers. However we shouldn’t let it control our lives. We shouldn’t allow it to be a substitute for real life either.

And of course the use of technology can never replace intelligent thought.

Remember technology is a tool not a crutch. We must remain in control at all times and we must never allow technology to blur the focus we have on our aims.

Technology can help us achieve our aims but it can also prevent us from achieving our aims too, if we’re not careful. So my underlying message today is, enjoy technology but stay in control.

Here are seven quotes about technology and why we must control it.

Quotes about technology:

  1. The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before and so in a sense, it is all about potential. ~Steve Ballmer
  2. Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently but too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle. ~James Surowiecki
  3. Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. ~Bill Gates
  4. The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. ~Bill Gates
  5. The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men [and women] do. ~BF Skinner
  6. Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone. ~Steven Spielberg
  7. Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. ~Daniel J Boorstin

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7 inspirational quotes about society

People are social animals and society is the fabric that binds us all together.

We don’t have to like each other but we do have to get along with each other if life is to be tolerable and people are to feel safe and secure.

Getting along requires us to treat each other with respect of course but society could not function without an accepted system of governance, a broadly common culture and everyone feeling that they are being treated fairly.

That does not mean people within a given society must be completely homogeneous. It does not mean that there cannot be differences. There are and will always be some differences between people within society and that’s fine.

However no group can stand completely apart from everyone else in society, if society is to function well. You’re either part of society or you’re not.

If you choose not to be for whatever reason then that’s your decision and it’s perfectly reasonable to have a preference for living in some other society. That’s why people emigrate, to find a way of life that is more consistent with the way they would prefer to live.

However you cannot accept the benefits that come with being a member of a given society and then reject the obligations you have to your fellow citizens which are a natural part of living within a given society.

We all have a duty to try to understand our fellow citizens and try to appreciate the reality of their existence.

The better we know other people the more we will see them as people just like us with hopes and dreams and a desire to create a better world for their children.

Strip away superficial differences and we are in fact all the same. Well I think so anyway.

Society must exist for the benefit of everyone if it is to mean anything at all.

Everyone should benefit from being a member of society but that means we all have an obligation to contribute to the society within which we live as well. And we must respect our fellow citizens too.

Those making the greatest contribution may derive the biggest rewards but the strong should also lend a hand to the weak. We all have a part to play and we all gain when society functions well. If we all work for the common good then society can benefit everyone.

So ask yourself this question: “What is my contribution to society and what will my legacy be for future generations?

To think about it another way; for what will you be remembered? For what would you like to be remembered? How is your contribution making the world you know a better place right now?

Here are seven inspirational quotes about society to get you thinking.

Quotes about society:

  1. You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  2. We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions. ~Ronald Reagan
  3. The most violent element in society is ignorance. ~Emma Goldman
  4. He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. ~Aristotle
  5. There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children. ~Nelson Mandela
  6. Individual commitment to a group effort; that’s what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work. ~Vince Lombardi
  7. Society as a whole benefits immeasurably from a climate in which all persons, regardless of race or gender, may have the opportunity to earn respect, responsibility, advancement and remuneration based on ability. ~Sandra Day O’Connor

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7 inspirational quotes about life and success

If you want to be successful, observe successful people and do what they do. If it worked for them then it will probably work for you.

In life, if you’re determined and you’re prepared to work hard you can achieve almost anything. However success means different things to different people. What does it mean for you?

Perhaps you’d be happy with a steady job and a decent wage?

Alternatively success to you might be becoming a Hollywood movie star?

Well it doesn’t really matter how you define success. Just decide what it is you want and then go for it.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about life and success to help you reflect on what it all means to you.

Quotes about life and success:

  1. I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. ~John D. Rockefeller
  2. Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine. ~Chris Hadfield
  3. Like success, failure is many things to many people. With Positive Mental Attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again. ~W. Clement Stone
  4. We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect. ~Michelle Obama
  5. Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality. ~Travis Bradberry
  6. At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure. ~Erin Cummings
  7. Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do. ~Napoleon Hill

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10 inspirational quotes to increase your motivation

Inspirational quotes to increase your motivationUse those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. ~Bernard Meltzer

The mind is for seeing, the heart is for hearing. ~Arab Proverb

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby

I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. ~George Burns

If you want to achieve things in life, you’ve just got to do them, and if you’re talented and smart, you’ll succeed. ~Juliana Hatfield

You have the same number of hours in the day as everyone else. What you accomplish depends on how wisely they are used. ~Roy Sutton

You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people, than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. ~Bernard Meltzer

Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you. ~Author Unknown

True love isn’t about being inseparable; it’s about two people being true to each other even when they are separated. ~Author Unknown

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain

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