Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Short Brian Tracy Quotes on Self Confidence

Short and powerful self confidence quotes by Brain Tracy to wake you up from bed. And energize you all day.

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances.

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.

Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.

Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.

We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves.

Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Short Motivational Quotes by John F Kennedy

One of America's greatest motivational leaders. Read a few inspiring words from him

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

If we are strong, our strength will speak for itself. If we are weak, words will be no help.

It takes two to make peace.

Change is the law of life.

If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.

Too often we . . . enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.

We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.

The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable.

Everything changes but change itself.

The complacent, the self-indulgent, the soft societies are about to be swept away with the debris of history.

Friday, March 26, 2010

50 Best Mark Twain Quotes

Mark Twain sayings are popular because they are witty, funny and motivating. Here are 50 best Mark Twain quotes. Enjoy.

We Americans... bear the ark of liberties of the world.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.

Habit is habit, and not to be thrown out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.

Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which, before their union, were not perceived to have any relation.

A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.

Buy land, they're not making it anymore.

When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid.

I am opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

What would men be without women? Scarce, sir, mighty scarce.

A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.

A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.

Put all thine eggs in one basket and - watch that basket.

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

An Englishman is a person who does things because they have been done before. An American is a person who does things because they haven't been done before.

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read.

To be busy is man's only happiness.

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

What a good thing Adam had - when he said a good thing, he knew nobody had said it before.

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Go to bed early, get up early-this is wise.

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.”The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.

The greatest pain that comes from love is loving someone you can never have.

When angry count four; when very angry, swear.

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.

Better a broken promise than none at all.

It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him.

When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.

Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.

Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like its heaven on earth.

Name the greatest of all inventors: Accident.

In his private heart no man much respects himself.

25 Two Word Quotes for Tattoos

Going for a tattoo? Use these powerful short motivational quotes to rev up your spirits when you’re down or feel like quitting.

Never Give Up

Live my way

Don’t surrender

Dream BIG

Wake your dreams

Never look back

Forgive and forget

Only now exists

Do it now

Truth always wins

Happiness is to help

Smiles are contagious

Give it back

Carry on loving

Fight back

I only want now

I’m not alone

Let go now

To live, to love

Know Thyself

Discover me

First things first

No Love. No Life.

Cheers to Life

Be the change

Learn to say NO

Love Heals

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Short Positive Sayings

When you're down, a dose of positive motivation helps you feel better. Read these positive sayings to get you out of bed.

Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations.
Brian Tracy

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't - you're right.
Henry Ford

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.

When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Your aspirations are your possibilities.
Samuel Johnson

You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses. Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life.
A L Williams

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything -- and it works.
William Strong

You cannot tailor make the situations in life, but you can tailor make the attitudes to fit those situations before they arise.
Zig Ziglar

We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
Francesca Reigler

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

Life is what happens while you are making other plans.
John Lennon

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

Monday, March 15, 2010

100 Short Motivational Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Short wise, inspiring, daring and motivating quotations from Mahatma Gandhi, a spiritual leader from India.

We must be the change we wish to see in the world.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever.

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Action expresses priorities.

Weeding is as necessary to agriculture as sowing.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Where love is, there God is also.

Where there is love there is life.

The future depends on what we do in the present.

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

Your character must be above suspicion, and you must truthful and self-controlled.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.

A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Ahimsa is the eradication of the desire to injure or to kill.

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Everyone who wills can hear the inner voice. It is within everyone.

A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, Nothing else.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

Coercion cannot but result in chaos in the end.

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

Conscience is the ripe fruit of strictest discipline.

Faith is not like a delicate flower which would wither away.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.

Nonviolence succeeds only when we have a real living faith in God.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

A complete fast is a complete and literal denial of self. It is the truest prayer.

What the eyes are for the outer world, fasts are for the inner.

Where there is fear, there is not religion.

Fear of disease killed more men than disease itself.

It is weakness which breeds fear, and fear breeds distrust.

The golden rule is to act fearlessly upon what one believes to be right.

Love is the subtlest force in the world.

Freedom is like birth. Till we are fully free, we are slaves.

If it is man's privilege to be independent, it is equally his duty to be inter-dependent.

Satyagraha is an attribute of the spirit within.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

Truth is what the voice within tells you.

They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them.

Non violence is a weapon of the strong.

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.

Hate the sin, love the sinner.

Forgiveness adorns a soldier.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed.

If you don't ask, you don't get.

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

It is the law of love that rules mankind.

Death is no fiend, he is the truest of friends. He delivers us from agony.

An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.

Character alone will have real effect on masses.

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.

Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.

Each one prays to God according to his own light.

Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth.

Evil is, good or truth misplaced.

Faith is not something to grasp, it is a state to grow into.

Faith... must be enforced by reason... when faith becomes blind it dies.

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.

Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err.

Gentleness, self-sacrifice and generosity are the exclusive possession of no one race or religion.

Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

God sometimes does try to the uttermost those whom he wishes to bless.

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price. May He be so to every one of us.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Healthy discontent is the prelude to progress.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause for which I am prepared to kill.

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world.

I believe that a man is the strongest soldier for daring to die unarmed

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Life is greater than all art.

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.

In matters of conscience, the law of the majority has no place.

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.

My life is my message.

Peace is its own reward.

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity.

Those who know how to think need no teachers.

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.

What kind of victory is it when someone is left defeated?

An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Very Short Courage Quotes

Tiny courage quotes that make you laugh, inspire you and encourage you.

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.
John Maxwell

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
George Smith Patton

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
Tom Krause

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
Dan Rather

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear.
Mark Twain

You will never do anything in this world without courage.

A man of courage never wants weapons.

The key to change... is to let go of fear.
Rosanne Cash

The only real progress lies in learning to be wrong all alone.
Albert Camus

Fear and courage are brothers.
American Proverb

Emotional Intelligence and Parenting

Pic: That's me and my little one Sneha.

A practical guide for parents with examples of how to build emotional intelligence in children.

Let’s for a moment think of elders we loved when we were children - parents, uncles, aunts or neighbours. Invariably they were not just successful people in life. They were cheerful, positive, considerate, friendly and understanding men and women.

It just goes to prove that it requires more than just cognitive intelligence to be a winner in this world. One certainly needs ‘emotional intelligence.’ The ability to empathize, manage one’s emotions, handle relationships, hold back negative emotions - anger, jealousy and instead focus on positive feelings, believes an emerging school of behavioral thought.

Emotional Intelligence (EI) was a hot topic all over the world in the 1990s. Earlier confirmed to academic circles, it was made popular by psychologist Daniel Goleman’s best selling Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ. Drawing on path-breaking behavioral research done by psychologists Peter Salovey, John Mayer, Howard Gardner, Reuven Barron and others, Goleman concluded that people who are emotionally skilled are more successful in any activity than those with just a high IQ. While the value of tremendous research on EI is its implications for executive training, its nevertheless for upbringing of children.

An excessive focus on the new theory that EQ is more vital than IQ for executives has led many to forget its real implications – EQ for the family. Perhaps, its time parents turned emotionally intelligent and laid the foundation for their children’s optimistic, stable, cheerful and successful lives.

What is Emotional Intelligence?
EI is no ‘neopsycho babble’ and has it roots in the concept of social intelligence propounded by EL Thorndike, an eminent psychologist of the1920s. He averred that the ability to understand others and ‘act wisely in human relations’ was itself a vital part of IQ. IQ theorists had then shot down this concept.

In 1983 Howard Gardner, a Harvard University professor refuted the IQ view of intelligence in his influential Frames of Mind. He said the IQ definition of intelligence was too narrow. More recently behavioral scientists Sternbag and Salovey have concurred with this view. While interpersonal intelligence is the ability to understand other people, emotional intelligence is a type of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one’s own and other’s emotions, to discriminate among them, and to use the information to guide thinking and actions says John Mayer and Peter Salovey of the University of New Hampshire, psychologists who coined the phrase of Emotional Intelligence. Goleman defines EI more elaborately to include such competencies as optimism, motivation, conscientiousness, empathy and social competence.

Why is EQ important?
EI effects just about everything you do. And unlike IQ which more or less stabilized by the age of 18, EQ can be improved upon at any time. In fact, the world is beginning to accept that EQ, and not IQ, may be the true measure of intelligence.

Parents need to be Emotionally intelligent.

Understanding the child
How often do we see parents enraged with a child, reprimanding, neglecting or even caning the little one? It’s all due to lack of understanding what the child needs and its limited capabilities to understand and respond. One must realize that the child cannot communicate clearly and effectively as adults. Most parents presume a crying child is hungry. Not necessarily. It may feel neglected and calls for attention or an ant has bit him/her. Parents must understand the relationship the child is trying to establish between its emotion and the expressive movements. Remember you are 30 plus and shouldn’t expect a child aged few years to understand you and behave accordingly.

The parental influence on a child in the early years is vital to the child’s life. Since much of moods, fears, attitudes, personality is determined in the first 10 years. We must provide the best ambience for the child to grow. Further, majority of the child’s time is spent at home and hence what he sees, hears, feels, smells and touches will ultimately determine what he’s going to be later.

Managing Emotion
You not only need to understand your own innermost feelings, but also the child’s since it becomes easier to explore ways to handle the child’s insecurities, moods, fears, anxieties etc.

This is one quality most parents lack. Parents are more worried about their reputation, what the neighbor or the world thinks of them and their child, rather then being sensitive to the child’s feeling. You must come down to the child’s level, understanding it from its point of view.

Handling Relationships
Children learn by seeing. If you’re quarrelling often amongst yourself, or accusing each other, showing faces or behaving erratically, the effect on the child could be disastrous. Fostering good relationships with both spouses and children can go along way in providing the perfect launch pad for a child’s future.

Can EQ be taught?
Patterns of EI are not fixed. Parents can boost the all-round EQ of children by plugging their emotional inadequacies. Goleman is categorical that EI can be taught. In an interview to Home Arts, USA, Goleman explained steps parents must take to help promote a child’s emotional intelligence.

Goleman: The first is to understand that you have a crucial role as your child’s emotional tutor. The second is to use moments of emotion in your child’s life – particularly moments of emotional distress to help your child enhance her understanding of what she’s feeling and why, how to handle those feelings, and how to respond to the situation flexibly. Suggest many different resources and possibilities instead of one habitual, instinctive response. In other words, help your child expand herself awareness and her emotional repertoire.

For example: if your child comes in crying because her friend won’t play with her and she goes off and sulks, you want to help her understand: You’re hurt because Sally wouldn’t play with you and you got angry. Then help her think of something to do that will calm her down. You might suggest she play with her favourite toys for a while. Later you can help her think about the many different ways of responding to the situation, not just the one she has instinctively chosen withdrawing and sulking. Use that situation as an opportunity for your child to learn.

For instance, the minute you pick up a crying baby and soothe her, she’s learning how to soothe herself. The minute you point out to a toddler that when he does something mean to another kid, it makes that kid feel bad, you taught an important lesson in emotional intelligence. And those aren’t hard things to do.

Dealing with aggressive instincts in children
Its impossible to say how much aggression and the ability to control it is a matter of individual personality and how much its influenced by upbringing and other factors. What’s certain though, is that a parent’s attitude and behaviour, as well as that of other people, will play a large part. It’s aggression in its most creative form that drives a small baby quite rightly to assert its independence from its mother. If a mother encourages this response the child will group up to use that drive to advantage in mastering any new activity, getting to grips with a new job for instance. But that early aggressive response is thwarted if a mother clings to her child and refuses to allow him to grow away from her. Then the child becomes frustrated and then angry and the positive aggression is turned into a negative aggression and destructive force.

At the same time as encouraging the positive drive, parents have to discourage the destructive elements. If a child learns that getting angry always means he gets his own way, he is not going to bother to control his anger. Many of the people who are clearly more aggressive than others (in terms of competitiveness and determination as well as violence) have become so because their early experiences rewarded this type of behaviour. So, someone who belonged to a large family may have found that the only way to get noticed was to shout or hit someone. Or his parents may have been very keen on academic success and instilled in him the wish to succeed from very early on.

Most experts now stress the importance of finding the cause of aggression. So parents should always try to find what behind a child aggressive behaviour as well as try to overcome or control it.