LADYRH's SparkPeople Blog LADYRH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Expectations <BR> <BR> Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality. <BR> <BR> Ralph Marston <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:01:05 EST Goals <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there. <BR> <BR> Josh Billings <BR> <BR> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:49:07 EST Keep Going <BR> Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going. <BR> <BR> Sam Levenson <BR> <BR> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:49:57 EST Keep Trying <BR> I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying. <BR> <BR> Michael Jordan <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:12:25 EST Life <BR> The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. <BR> <BR> Joseph Campbell <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:38:30 EST Now <BR> Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. <BR> <BR> Buddha <BR> <BR> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:09:41 EST Communication <BR> The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. <BR> <BR> George Bernard Shaw <BR> <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 05:23:23 EST Health <BR> Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Anne Wilson Schaef <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 06:32:40 EST Persistence A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. <BR> <BR> Elbert Hubbard <BR> <BR> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:26:27 EST Loss <BR> Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. <BR> <BR> Norman Cousins <BR> <BR> <BR> RIP Robin Williams <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:36:13 EST Mistakes <BR> We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes, but I think it's more important to learn from successes. If you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors. <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:00:29 EST Success Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe. <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale Sun, 10 Aug 2014 06:32:19 EST Believe <BR> Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale <BR> <BR> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 07:55:35 EST Activity <BR> All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work. <BR> <BR> Calvin Coolidge <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 05:40:55 EST Goals <BR> There's no quick or magical way to lose weight. You just have to do it the natural way - diet and exercise and stick to it - and be able to do it at your own pace. <BR> <BR> Jordin Sparks <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 05:09:55 EST Fun <BR> Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one. <BR> <BR> Dr. Seuss <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 09:41:10 EST Anger <BR> To be angry is to revenge the faults of others on ourselves. <BR> <BR> Alexander Pope <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 03:59:12 EST Living Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you're living? <BR> <BR> Bob Marley Mon, 4 Aug 2014 06:30:49 EST Habits <BR> We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. <BR> <BR> Aristotle <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Aug 2014 06:31:54 EST Obstacles Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have. <BR> <BR> Norman Vincent Peale Fri, 1 Aug 2014 05:03:41 EST Persistence <BR> A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. <BR> <BR> Elbert Hubbard <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:46:46 EST Fun <BR> Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun. <BR> <BR> Randy Pausch <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:41:03 EST Believe <BR> Believe you can and you're halfway there. <BR> <BR> Theodore Roosevelt <BR> <BR> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:25:05 EST Think Positive <BR> Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results. <BR> <BR> Willie Nelson <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:14:58 EST Efforts <BR> Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. <BR> <BR> John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:07:21 EST The Journey <BR> Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. <BR> <BR> C. S. Lewis <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 05:12:21 EST Failure <BR> Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. <BR> <BR> George Edward Woodberry <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:26:09 EST Actonsi <BR> Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. <BR> <BR> Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:43:04 EST Trying <BR> A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying. <BR> <BR> B. F. Skinner <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:50:58 EST Persistence <BR> Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. <BR> <BR> William Eardley IV <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:40:57 EST Stumbling <BR> We may stumble and fall but shall rise again; it should be enough if we did not run away from the battle. <BR> <BR> Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 05:37:16 EST Your Journey <BR> Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. <BR> <BR> George Whitefield <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:46:16 EST Constancy <BR> Constancy is the complement of all other human virtues. <BR> <BR> Giuseppe Mazzini <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:24:55 EST Friday Chuckle <BR> Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle. <BR> <BR> Ken Blanchard <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 04:26:28 EST Self Worth <BR> Your self-worth has nothing to do with your craft or calling, and everything to do with how you treat yourself. <BR> <BR> Kris Carr <BR> <BR> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 03:38:02 EST Planning <BR> Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort. <BR> <BR> Paul J. Meyer <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:53:30 EST Patience <BR> Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. <BR> <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:25:04 EST Strive <BR> Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. <BR> <BR> Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:34:25 EST Anxiety <BR> Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. <BR> <BR> Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 05:34:07 EST Honesty Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves. <BR> <BR> Walter Anderson <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 06:35:55 EST Challenges <BR> If you so choose, the challenges can make you stronger. If you so choose, the disappointments can make you more determined. <BR> <BR> Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:00:47 EST Happiness <BR> Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. <BR> <BR> Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 06:09:27 EST Time <BR> If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. <BR> <BR> Bruce Lee <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:14:11 EST Actions Mahatma Gandhi <BR> “Your beliefs become your thoughts, <BR> Your thoughts become your words, <BR> Your words become your actions, <BR> Your actions become your habits, <BR> Your habits become your values, <BR> Your values become your destiny.” <BR> ¯ Mahatma Gandhi Tue, 8 Jul 2014 05:33:00 EST Success vs Failure It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure. <BR> <BR> Bill Gates <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 07:03:39 EST Progress Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. <BR> <BR> George Bernard Shaw Sun, 6 Jul 2014 07:24:46 EST Capabilities <BR> If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. <BR> <BR> Thomas A. Edison <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Jul 2014 05:19:34 EST Time <BR> A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. <BR> <BR> Charles Darwin <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:32:44 EST Health <BR> It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. <BR> <BR> Mahatma Gandhi <BR> <BR> Thu, 3 Jul 2014 06:21:02 EST Choices <BR> In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. <BR> <BR> Eleanor Roosevelt Wed, 2 Jul 2014 07:07:42 EST