Friday, December 24, 2010

Motivational Story about Anger

Very long ago there lived a boy who got angry over every little thing. Seeing the boy struggle with his temper, the father called the boy one day and gave him a bag of nails.

“Every time you get angry, drive one nail to the wooden fence,” said the father.

The boy prone to anger drove dozens of nails into the fence on the first day. On the second, he nailed much less. And as days passed by he slowed down.

Finally he realized that it was easy to control his temper than do this job of nailing the fence. Then came a day when he didn’t use a single nail.

Happy that he had controlled his anger, he went to his father and said, “Father, I haven’t lost my temper the whole of today.”

“Good. Now go and pull out all the nails in the fence,” said the father.

The boy did as told.

Now, the fence was full of holes.

Then the father took him to the fence, “Can you see the holes in the fence, my dear son. That’s what happens when you get angry and say or do something. It leaves an ugly scar. No matter how many times you say sorry, the wound remains unhealed.”

Notes: A big stone when thrown into a pond of clear water kicks up the mud and makes it hazy. Anger is very much like this; it clouds your judgment and makes your head fuzzy. And anything said or done in a moment of rage leaves a scar in your mind, more than anybody else’s. Likes the holes in the fence, these are a stark reminder of the damage caused, the agony. Once you realize this, you tend to stop reacting to every little thing. And finally, you become cool and calm. You begin to think, without reacting. The misery and pain no longer troubles you and you’re at peace with yourself and the world.

Rajasekar Raju KS

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Never Give Up Quotations to Motivate You Daily

Dont ever give up quotes to boost your motivation daily. These quotes are bound to stir up your energy and focus and make it a positive day for you.

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Former American President

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Richard Bach, author of Illusions and Jonathan Livingstin Seagul

Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan, champion basketball player

A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't.

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Dale Carnegie, author of Effective Public Speaking and many other books

When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.

Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.
Ross Perot, American Business Tycoon

When the world says, "Give up," Hope whispers, "Try it one more time."

Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.

Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Jacob A. Riis

A little fish in a big pond can get to be a big fish in that pond, but a big fish in a little pond cannot get any better off.

One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.
Col Harland Sanders

Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer.
André A. Jackson

You can't go through life quitting everything. If you're going to achieve anything, you've got to stick with something.
TV show host Family Matters

There is no telling how many miles you will have to run while chasing a dream.

You can motivate by fear and reward, but these are temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Wayne Gretzky

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison, American Scientist with over 7000 patents

You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Lessons the River Taught Me

It was six in the evening as I walked about lazily along the banks of the river. I had passed by many times on my way to school and enjoyed its blue waters shimmering in the sun. Glistening like white pearls the waters seemed to gurgle as if talking to the fishes, frogs and tadpoles. Not to mention the trees alongside the banks.

Those days I remember I swam in the shallow waters and played with friends splashing the cool water on each other. Sometimes even drinking a handful. It was refreshing. Much better than the piped water at home. We were always late to school whenever we played. Many a time we went by boat. The boatmen would charge only the elders but kids like us would get a free ride.

“Big brother” – one of the boatmen sometimes sang a native song or two when he was in a good mood. And I and my friends looked up at him as our hero. Tall and skinny, the beads of sweat would glisten as they rolled down his forehead and arms. He seemed to row as if he were enjoying it and never showed signs of strain.

One day I found him quiet as he rowed as back in the evening. “What happened,” I pained by the silence. And the sorrowful eyes of the usually cheerful “big brother”. At first he didn’t seem to hear. But when I asked him again, tears rolled down his cheeks. He stopped rowing but the boat moved slowly in the waters as if it understood that the boatman was tired and therefore it had to help.

“My son died yesterday. He was only seven.”

I didn’t know how to react. There was something strange emotion swelling up in me. Grief or what, I didn’t know. But I managed to ask, “why..what happened?”

A long and painful silence followed.

Then he looked at me and said, “he was not well for sometime.”

I didn’t have the courage to ask further. He picked up the oar and rowed again. And I was soon lost in my own thoughts about “big brother’s” sadness. How a big man could cry, I thought. I had never seen my father cry. I was so lost in the thoughts that I didn’t realize that we were on the other bank.

“Raja, come let’s go,” he said.

“Yes..” I murmured and held on to his outstretched hand to jump out of the shaky boat.
Pulling the boat towards the shore, he tied it to a tree. I stood there looking at his muscles work. I seemed so fascinated by everything he did.

He saw me standing there in a trance. “Don’t you want to go home today,” he queried.

“Why don’t you sing a song for your son?”

He managed a smile. “Not today son.” “Maybe another day I’ll take you to my home and make fish curry for you.”

“You like fish curry?”

“Yes..yes” I muttered. My mouth was already salivating at the thought of it.

“See you soon,” I said and disappeared into the woods which I had to cross to reach home. I had to hurry. It was threatening to rain.

Four days later I met him.

Four days later I met him. He seemed much better. He was smiling. I felt nice seeing him as the old “big brother”. I stretched my hand towards him. He lifted me gently and placed me on the boat, close to where he stood and rowed.

Today the water seemed to be a little agitated as water gushed faster and stronger than before. I wondered why.

He seemed to understand my fear.

“It’s been like this for some weeks now. The new factory that has come up is throwing all its chemical waste into this godly river,” he said.

Factory! Yes, I vaguely remember many excited and curious men and women walk towards the factory some months ago. They were talking about a rich man who had promised jobs for many in our village. “They have come to destroy the charm of this place,” said my dad one day. Yes, I remember my uncle too went to the factory.

“Is the river angry at the garbage thrown into it?” I asked.

“She’s a nice lady, you know. She’s a bit irritated. But she’ll forgive. She has a big heart,” said “big Brother.”

I thought about what he said. Forgiving. When I was young the river was fresher and clearer. And often when I sat on the banks dangling my feet in its waters, I have seen the tadpoles at the bottom. The sun would seep into its depth as if playing hide and seek with the river. And the river didn’t to mind it.

The mud and bits and pieces of others things it gathered, it carried along tirelessly. Never complaining. Never burdened. Even the big boats with all its passengers, it had never hurt anyone who came by it. But how can someone bear all this and for how long, I used to wonder.

But the river seemed to joyfully forget its worries and strode ahead. Gurgling and gushing as it rushed its way towards its mother – the ocean.

While at school I always wanted to see the ocean. I wanted to see the happiness of a mother than had such wonderful children who danced and jumped in joy all the time.

Now, at forty something, I long to live by the river. But can’t seem to find one close by.
Rajasekar Raju KS

Friday, November 12, 2010

Best Don't Fail to Try Quotes

A collection of short motivational quotes on Don't fail to try, to lift your sagging spirits every morning.

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

I will try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher

Do it, fix it, try it.
Tom Peters

All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
Stephen Kaggwa

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
William E. Hickson

You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.
The Rolling Stones

You always pass failure on your way to success.
Mickey Rooney

There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.
Ray Goforth

Failure doesn't mean you are a failure... it just means you haven't succeeded yet.
Robert Schuller

Let everyone try and find that as a result of daily prayer he adds something new to his life, something with which nothing can be compared.
Mahatma Gandhi

To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

In the end, the only people who fail are those who don't try.
David Viscott

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Positive life quotes for women

Feeling down, here are best positive quotes that stir up your motivation every day. As a women you find it energizing to read them.

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Beverly Sills

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye

The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them
Maya Angelou

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Zig Ziglar

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
Henry David Thoreau

Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Abraham Lincoln

if you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Teresa

I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work the more of it I seem to have.
Coleman Cox

The way you see people is the way you treat them.
Zig Ziglar

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
Albert Einstein

Courage is knowing what not to fear.

Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
Emily Dickinson

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard

My Mama always said, 'Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're gonna get.'
Forrest Gump

I’ve learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life.

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Monday Inspirational words by Maya Angelou

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

I believe that every person is born with talent.

There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.

Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.

Something made greater by ourselves and in turn that makes us greater.

A woman's heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I'll rise.

I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inspirational Words for Wednesdays

A short dose of wisdom from Maya Angelou who inspired millions with her motivating words.

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.

We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

The need for change bulldozed road down the center of my mind.

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.

Life is a gift, and i try to respond with grace and courtesy.

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear.

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities. I sustain myself with the love of family

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Short Motivating Sayings for Tuesdays

Short and inspirational words to light up a spark in you on Tuesdays. Master Deepak Chopra’s short quotes to lift you up.

Your life can only be as free as your perception of it.

Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment.

I think that is a very important component, to have passion, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life.

Pay attention to what is in every moment. And when you do that, then you realize that the presence of God is everywhere.

It's natural to fear what we can't see, and since death snatches a person out of sight, we react to it with fear.

The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.

The reality you experience is a mirror image of your expectations.

There's no quick fix - that's take two aspirin and call me in the morning.

This is the nature of genius, to be able to grasp the knowable even when none else recognizes that it is present.

Love is the beginning of the journey, its end, and the journey itself.

Monday, August 30, 2010

10 popular leadership quotes from leaders

Leadership is all about leading and execution. Hear the great leaders say what true leadership means.

Nothing is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.
James Kent

Leadership is not a position. It is a combination of something you are (character) and some things you do (competence).
Ken Melrose

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter F. Drucker

Most important, leaders can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations and unite them in pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts.
John Gardner

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action.
Jawaharlal Nehru

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulder of giants.
Issac Newton

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
James Callaghan

To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult.
Friedrich Nietzsche

To be a great leader and so always master of the situation, one must of necessity have been a great thinker in action. An eagle was never yet hatched from a goose's egg.
James Thomas

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore M. Hesburgh

Friday, August 27, 2010

Best Short Quotes to Motivate you Daily

Sometimes when you’re down, all you need is just a few short motivational words. And when it comes from Zig Ziglar, you couldn’t ask for more.

When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do.

Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.

Positive thinking will let you use the abilities, training and experience you have.

Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking the tartar sauce with you.

Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours.

You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.

Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.

The greatest good we can do for others is not just to share our riches with them, but to reveal theirs.

If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.

The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.

Friday, August 20, 2010

short leadership quote

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
James Callaghan

Best of Napoleon Hill Motivational quotes

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.

If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge.

Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.

More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.

Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going

The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.

Money without brains is always dangerous.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mahatma Gandhi short Quote

Nobody can hurt me without my permission

Short motivational quotes by Maya Angelou

Find inspiration from short quotes by an inspirational writer.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.

I'm a spring leaf trembling in anticipation.

Being a woman is hard work.

Effective action is always unjust.

Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.

Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.

The needs of society determine its ethics.

Don't bring negative to my door.

I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.

I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.

I’ve learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life.

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Short Quotes to motivate you every morning

Simple, short powerful quotes by Zig Ziglar to fire you up every morning. A dose of motivation doesn’t cause any harm, right?

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

If people like you they'll listen to you, but if they trust you they'll do business with you.

Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.

The door to a balanced success opens widest on the hinges of hope and encouragement.

Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.

You are the only one who can use your ability. It is an awesome responsibility.

Lack of direction, not lack of time is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

The greatest single cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love.

Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.

Every choice you make has an end result.

Take time to be quiet.

The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won't work - if you won't.

The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Short Motivational Quotations by Zig Ziglar

Get inspired with these inspirational quotes. There’s nothing better than reading the master thinkers like Zig Ziglar when it comes to some inspirational quotes. Make your day better with a dose of motivational stuff.

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

It is your attitude, not your aptitude that determines your altitude.

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

When we can identify a problem and face the problem with confidence and enthusiasm, the solution is on the way.

To respond is positive, to react is negative.

Success is not a destination, it's a journey.

The way you see people is the way you treat them.

A goal properly set is halfway reached.

The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.

Lack of direction, not lack of time is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.

Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.

Every choice you make has an end result.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Short motivational quotations By Napoleon Hill

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.

No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.

The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting of until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed on an equal or greater benefit.

Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Tuesday short motivational quotes by Maya Angelou

Though provoking and inspiring, these short quotations can lift your spirits and make you feel better on a Tuesday.

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.

If I am not good to myself, how can I expect anyone else to be good to me.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.

If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Nothing will work unless you do.

Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.

Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet.

We need much less than we think we need.

All great achievements require time.

All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Short Tuesday Quotes by Deepak Chopra

Short motivating quotations for a good start to your Tuesdays. Deepak stirs up the belief in you that you are destined to achieve more.

You can only see what you vibrate to.

The reality you experience is a mirror image of your expectations.

When you blame and criticize others, you are avoiding some truth about yourself.

Spirit is passionate; without passion no one can be truly spiritual.

Relaxation is the prerequisite for that inner expansion that allows a person to express the source of inspiration and joy within.

When you live your life with an appreciation of coincidences and their meanings, you connect with the underlying field of infinite possibilities.

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.

Discover your own discontent, and be grateful, for without divine discontent there would be no creative force.

Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined.

Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.

Giving connects two people, the giver and the receiver, and this connection gives birth to a new sense of belonging.

When you can live with all your opposite qualities, you will be living your total self.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Funny Never Quit Quotes

Humoros never give quotes that are downright funny. These quotations are sure to tickle your funny bones.

But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration.
Steve King

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
Zig Ziglar

I'm more proud of quitting smoking than of anything else I've done in my life, including winning an Oscar.
Christine Lahti

Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

I won't quit until I get run over by a truck, a producer or a critic.
Jack Lemmon

In grade school I was smart, but I didn't have any friends. In high school, I quit being smart and started having friends.
David Spade

Quit while you’re ahead. All the best gamblers do.
Baltasar Gracian

All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.
Babe Ruth

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit
Richard Bach

I quit therapy because my analyst was trying to help me behind my back.
Richard Lewis

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Famous Quotes Not Quitting

Celebrities have overcome many challenges in life, so it’s great to listen to their quotations on not quitting. Try a dose of famous not quitting quotes.

Quitting is never an option. The cows have to be milked come Hell or High Water.
Robert Schuller

I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Muhammad Ali

Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
Vince Lombardi

Do not quit! Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
E. Joseph Cossman

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
Douglas MacArthur

Enjoy the journey, enjoy every moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing.
Matt Biondi, Champion Olympic Swimmer

I have absolutely no desire and no thought of quitting ever.
Barbara Cook

Acting is the expression of a neurotic impulse. It's a bum's life. Quitting acting, that's the sign of maturity.
Marlon Brando

As long as I'm having fun, I'm not quitting.
Sue Johanson

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.
Jackie Robinson

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit however, it lasts forever.
Lance Armstrong

A quitter never wins and a winner never quits
Napoleon Hill

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Short Leadership Quotes to Help You Succeed

What does it take to lead and be a successful corporate leader? Read these popular leadership quotes to find out.

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Peter F. Drucker

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore M. Hesburgh

Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future.
Edwin H. Friedman

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
James Callaghan

Lead with your heart (leadership.)
Guide with your head (management.)
Jim Cathcart

Inventories can be managed, but people must be led.
H. Ross Perot

Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Jesse Jackson

Leaders shouldn't attach moral significance to their ideas: Do that, and you can't compromise.
Peter F. Drucker

I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Ralph Nader

Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.
Stephen Covey

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Never Quit Quotes

Famous never give up quotations that fire up your spirits and strengthen your resolve to fight your way to success. These never give up quotes are worth being a poster in your room.

Champions don't quit.
Mike Tyson

Americans never quit.
Douglas MacArthur

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan

Where there is a will there is a way.
English Proverb

If you have faith in the cause and means and in God, the hot Sun will be cool for you.
Mahatma Gandhi

I always entertain great hopes.
Robert Frost, Poet

The person who says something cannot be done should never interrupt the person doing it

A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
Richard M Nixon

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
Zig Ziglar

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.
W.C. Fields

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Conrad Hilton

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard M. Nixon

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Man has survived thousands of years because of his never give up attitude. The resilience and never giving up spirit and come what may attitude will push you beyond the frontiers, into the realm of the impossible. Just don't give up. Try one more time. Remember, the last step before success is failure.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Short Motivating Quotes by Brian Tracy

Powerful short inspirational quotations by Brian Tracy handpicked to fire up your spirits.

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

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.

Rewrite your major goals every day, in the present tense, exactly as if they already existed.

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution long after the emotion with which it was made has passed.

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Refuse to make excuses or blame anyone for anything.

Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Short Motivating Quotations for Mondays by Deepak Chopra

Short motivational quotes to rev up your spirits on a Monday morning. I’ve hand picked these to bring a positive feel at the beginning of the week.

I think that is a very important component, to have passion, to have a dream, to have a purpose in life.

Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.

What begins as the merest hint of new strength will grow.

Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.

We are here and now - That is a miracle.

You can't lose anything because you never had it. The only thing you've ever really had is yourself.

Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it.

As long as you're giving, you will be receiving.

A man's goodness is truly measured by what he is, not what he does.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Great Short Napoleon Hill Quotations

Looking for some inspiration? Read these Napoleon Hill quotes for a dose of motivation.

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

You give before you get.

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.

Don't wait. The time will never be just right.

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.

It is always your next move.

The way to develop decisiveness is to start right where you are.

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness.

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Brian Tracy Goals

How should you set a goal to succeed in career and life? Brain Tracy tells you in short and motivating quotes.

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.

With greater confidence in yourself and your abilities, you will set bigger goals, make bigger plans and commit yourself to achieving objectives that today you only dream about.

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals.

Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.

The establishment of a clear, central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success.

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

A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, What's in it for me?

No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Les Brown Motivational Quotes III

A collection of motivating Les Brown quotations to energize you today. This is part 3 of a series of short inspirational quotes by Les Brown.

In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.

Change is difficult but often essential to survival.

Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

Strong feelings about something that happened in your past, may hinder your ability to live in the present.

Forgive those who have hurt you.

If you put yourself in a position where you have to stretch outside your comfort zone, then you are forced to expand your consciousness.

You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

There are winners, there are losers and there are people who have not yet learned how to win.

Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Short positive quotes about life

Short motivational life quotes to keep your spirit positive and motivated throughout the day. Begin your day with a dose of positive motivation.

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.

There are three ingredients to the good life; learning, earning, and yearning.
Christopher Morley

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

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
Les Brown

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
Arthur Rubinstein

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Anderson
Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Les Brown

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.
Robert Frost

When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
Les Brown

Les Brown Motivational Quotes II

Powerful short motivation quotes from inspiring author and speaker Les Brown. Quotations you need to help you get forward in life successfully.

Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.

You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

If you fall, fall on your back. If you can look up, you can get up.

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

As you reach your goals, set new ones. That is how you grow and become a more powerful person.

Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
Begin to read a book that will help you move toward your dream.

All of us need to grow continuously in our lives.

Be determined to handle any challenge in a way that will make you grow.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Maya Angelou Motivational Quotations

Cool collection of inspiring short quotes from Maya Angelou to fire you up every morning.

When you learn, teach, when you get, give.

The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Troubles are a blessing that force you to change, to believe.

Living a life is like constructing a building: if you start wrong, you'll end wrong.
Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.

Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud.

Be present in all things and thankful for all things.

The honorary duty of a human being is to love.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Deepak Chopra Quotes on Love

Best collection of Deepak Chopra’s inspirational short love quotes filled with beauty and passion.

If you have your full attention in the moment, you will see only love.

Love is the beginning of the journey, its end, and the journey itself.

A person desperately searching for love is like a fish desperately searching for water.

What does not contain love must contain an illusion.

Love doesn't need reason. It speaks from the irrational wisdom of the heart.

Negativity is born in the gap where love has been excluded.

People who live their own love stories do not expect others to make them feel loved.

Asking for love is one of the most difficult things for anyone to risk.

If you create any open space within yourself, love will fill it.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Napoleon Hill Quotes Think and Grow Rich

Short motivational quotations by Napoleon Hill to boost your thinking and grow rich.

Think and grow rich.

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.

If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.

No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.

The starting point of all achievement is desire.

When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.

The best way to sell yourself to others is first to sell the others to yourself.

You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Get Motivated Zig Ziglar Short Quotes

America’s great motivational speaker Zig Ziglar’s best short motivational quotes for staying motivated.

You don't drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.

Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.

When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.

If we don't start, it’s certain we can't arrive.

Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing.

If you don't have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.

It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom.

It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.

Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Les Brown Motivational Quotes

Motivational speaker Les Brown’s short quotations on self belief and success in life through basic changes in attitude.

Shoot for the moon and if you miss you will still be among the stars.

Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.

You have the power to change.

Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do.
Goals help you channel your energy into action.

The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the buts you use today.

Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.

You need to make a commitment, and once you make it, then life will give you some answers.

When you want something, you have to be willing to pay your dues.

You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.

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.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Short Don't Quit Quotes

We never realize how close we're to winning when we decide to quit. Cool motivational collection of never quit quotations.

A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
Zig Ziglar

Defeat doesn't finish a man, quit does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
Richard M. Nixon

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.
Chinese Proverb

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston

Americans never quit.
Douglas MacArthur

He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
Samuel Johnson

I never quit trying. I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
Arnold Palmer

I think one of the reasons people quit is because they're afraid they won't be able to get better and better; that they have to come to a zenith of some kind.
Conrad Hall

A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Richard Bach

It's always too soon to quit!

Fight the tendency to quit while you’re behind.
Dave Weinbaum

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn't fall down.
Allen Neuharth

How to manage grief?

Is someone very ill at home? Learn to manage grief. It’s never easy to manage the pain of seeing someone dear suffer. But, we must know that it’s best to accept what has happened. Give the best treatment to the family member. Keep them pain free. Support them in every little way. Spend more time with them. Calm their fears, but they must know the disease that has come upon them, especially if it’s not curable. It’ll help them find the strength to go through it. Do everything possible to make the person feel that life was worth all the while. Find the inner strength to be normal yourself.

Friday, January 29, 2010

How to manage bad breath?

Are you embarrassed by your bad breath? Find a quick fix. Bad breath is caused by upset stomachs, pungent odour foods that have onion and garlic. The formation of bacteria in your teeth can also cause bad breath. Smoking and drinks can also lead to bad odour. Regular brushing can help to some extent. A mouth wash can also be a temporary relief. Flossing can help keep your teeth clean. But a dentist will be able to diagnose the cause of bad breath and suggest a permanent solution.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

How to solve chronic cough?

Chronic cough can be troublesome. Find out how to manage this well. It may be caused by problems in the nose, throat or stomach. Asthma, smoking and gastric trouble commonly lead to chronic cough. Sometimes one feels a tickling sensation that brings up the cough. Drinking plenty of water, popping in a cough lozenges or inhaling steam does provide some relief. Treating the sinus, asthma, gastric problem is the permanent solution though. Diet with high fibre is said to help prevent chronic coughs. And, yes, keep away from people who have any bronchial diseases.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How to reduce knee pain?

Suffering from knee pain? Here’s some quick remedy. General knee pains occur due to overweight, straining due to excessive physical activity, lack of activity for long periods or injuries. Take adequate rest and avoids any sports for some time. For relief, apply ice every four hours. In case of swelling, keep in raised position. While sleeping you can keep a soft pillow below knee. A knee cap or bandage can be used to reduce swelling. Painkillers must be used only in case of acute pain. And never regularly.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

How to reduce computer eye strain?

If you’re straining your eyes before a computer, then this is for you. You should always be seated atleast 20 inches away from your computer. The computer or laptop must be a little below your eye level. See to it that the lights above or behind don’t cause too much of a glare. Dim lights could also cause eye strain. Get away from the seat once an hour. Also look into the ceiling for a few seconds to defocus and reduce the strain. Irritated eyes or blurred vision needs to be referred to an eye specialist. Maybe, the power has changed.

Friday, January 22, 2010

15 Short Funny Motivational Sayings

A collection of little motivational quotes that are outright funnny and provoke thought and laughter.

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.
William Ernest

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Erma Louise Bombeck

Never exaggerate your faults. Your friends will attend to that.
Robert C.Edwards

If you want to gather honey, don't kick over the beehive.
Dale Carnegie

Holding onto anger is like grasping onto a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
James Dean

How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Woody Allen

Life is just one damned thing after another.
Elbert Hubbard

Ideas are funny little things. They don't work unless you do.

Anyone who says he can see through women is missing a lot.
Groucho Marx

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Brian Littrell

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
Bertrand Russell

Noble deeds and hot baths are the best cures for depression.
Dodie Smith

There are only two stimulants to one's best efforts: the fear of punishment, and the hope of reward.
John M. Wilson

How to solve my allergy of pets?

Keep your pets clean with regular baths and visits to the vet. Not allowing pets into your bedrooms can reduce the allergens. Don’t snuggle up with a cat or dog. This could lead to aggravation of your allergy. The hairs and smell could cause allergies in you, not very good if you have asthma or breathing related problems. Carpets, beds and sofas are places where hairs could accumulate and cause allergies. Clean up any saliva or urine immediately. Visit the doctor in case you have chronic allergy.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How to keep children at home safely?

Is your child alone at home till you return from office? Find out how to be safe.

Be careful with the neighbour with whom you trust the keys. Always keep your master bedroom and cupboard locked. Keep food and snacks ready for the child to eat. Teach children not to open doors without checking who it is. Call once in a while to check if all is okay. Teach child to call you in case of any fear. Children must be trained to call for neighbours in case of any need. Keep some toys and games for them to play.

Monday, January 18, 2010

How to stop heart burns?

The burning sensation or pain around the chest area must be referred to a doctor to rule out any heart disease. Heartburns are caused when the gastric juices from the stomach come up the oesophagus towards your mouth. Some ways to reduce heartburns is to avoid fatty foods, coffee and smoking. Sometimes eating to the full can also cause a reflux which leads to a burning sensation. Frequent eats during the day is recommended.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

How to stop belching?

Digestive discomfort, fried stuff, tubers, carbonated drinks, eating or drinking very quickly tend to cause you to belch loudly. It’s quite embarrassing when you have to belch in a public place. Sometimes a full stomach forces you to belch, to relieve you of the discomfort. Avoid eating a complete meal before sleep. Cut down on carbonated beverages, milk products and potatoes. Exercise to help tone your stomach muscles. Don’t wear tight fitting clothes that might cause abdominal discomfort.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

How to improve sleep?

Sometimes changing a pillow and using one with a slight indent in the middle can improve sleep. Giving a two hour break between meal and sleep is necessary. Avoid fried stuff, tubers or excess oil that cause burps after your meals. It’s best to relax with family for 10 to 15 minutes before sleep. Sprinkling lavender water on your pillow cover leads to a relaxed sleep, show studies. A few walnuts after meals are supposed to induce sleep. Regular sleep times induce a good habit.

Friday, January 15, 2010

How to Spot Signs of Sexual Abuse in Children?

This is every Parent's Guide to preventing sexual abuse in children. Learn the tell tale signs of sexual abuse and the art of preventing it.

Listen to your child’s cries. Look for signs of sexual abuse. Prevent by making the child aware of sexual abuse.

Would you believe that the chances of your child being sexually abused is as high as 90%? And the terrible thing about it is …….. a trusted relative, a long-time friend or respected neighbor will be the perpetrator. Children are so vulnerable to abuse in our society where tradition demands utmost respect for elders. Grown-ups take advantage of this and even threaten a child to make it succumb. Since children can hardly understand the feelings that go with abuse, they are at a loss to explain to parents the incident. Shame, guilt and fear of being reprimanded force the child into agonizing silence, more often leaving an indelible psychological scar for life.

What’s it really?
Sexual abuse can be verbal, visual, physical or emotional. Fondling and touching the private parts is just one bit. Exposing the child to the adult’s private parts, showing revealing pictures or playing adult films in the company of child. Undressing, fondling on the pretext of giving a bath to the child, or even worse getting the child to do things on the adult, are other forms. Older children sometimes indulge in sexual play in the pretext of role-playing as parents.

What dares them to do it?
. Child’s trust in them
. Child’s inadequacy in understanding what’s happening
. Pliability of children
. Children easily succumb to threats
. Parents generally admonish children who may be attempting to say something against an elder
. Confident of not being confronted by a victim’s parent.

Signs of sexual abuse
It is unlikely that a young victim can articulate a sexual exploit. Hence, it’s the parents who must look for signals of distress and abnormal behaviour. Physical tell tale signs are rare. Therefore, an adult has to look for behavioral changes.
. fear or dislike of certain adults
. refusal to go to some people’s home
. sudden drop in scores at school
. general disinterest
. withdrawing from playing with other children
. unusual disobedience
. display of unseen aggression
. interrupted sleeping patterns
. health problems
. odd behaviour in the presence of certain adults
. low self-esteem
. depression
. using ‘sexual language’ that doesn’t go with the respective age
. indulging in sexual play-acts with other children
. undressing or posing nude in front of playmates
. displaying interest when parents change

Listen to the child’s cry
When your child reports an ‘accident,’ never admonish the child straightaway. Encourage the child to express the details. Reassure the child that everything is all right. Assuage his/her feelings to avoid shame or guilt overcoming the child. Assure the child that you’ll warn the offender and see to it that isn’t repeated. Do not discuss the ‘incident’ before others, and help the child to get over it. Commend the child for its honesty and prompt reporting. Remember, the child looks up at you as the protector. And you must act like one.

How to Prevent Sexual abuse of your Child?
Parents can’t always be there when things happen. But, certainly, they can train children to identify and repel probable offenders.
Tell children that certain parts of the body are private and they are not to be touched by anyone.
Ask children to report any ‘advances’ made by adults, however close they may be to the child or you.
Always keep an eye on children when they play with adults or older children.
Teach children to warn adults who misbehave – “I will report this to mom (or dad).
Teach children that dressing and undressing should only be done at home either alone or in the company of parents.
Tell children that they must never do what they dislike. And speak up for things.
Talk to children generally about whom they like and dislike. This will throw up signals, if at all there’s any.

Gosh! My child has been……………. Tell the child that it wasn’t his/her fault at all. Keep out feelings of shame or guilt.
. Comfort the child and encourage it to spell out the incident in detail
. Confront the individual in the presence of the child (tactfully, though)
. Never let the offender ever get close to your child
. Don’t panic or overreact
. Avoid talking about the incident even to others in the family
. Warn the offender if necessary even threaten to take-up issue with the offender’s family
. If child shows abnormal behavioral pattern even after a few weeks, then consult a child psychiatrist

Warning: Don’t brush aside complaints from your child
Believe the child, you’re the only one it trusts
Always remember children don’t have a motive in saying things. So there’s every reason he’s telling the truth.

Is your child being sexually abused?
1. Attend to your child when she displays erratic behaviour
2. Trust the child when she complains
3. Handle it tactfully if you see him posing nude or ‘examining’ a playmate
4. Encourage children to express their feelings.
5. Reassure the child that she’s safe with you.

1. Take her to a place where she’s refusing to go.
2. Let a perpetrator get away.
3. Panic.
4. Brush aside your child’s complaints
5. Forget to commend the child for its honesty.

How to stop constipation?

Constipation may be due to lack of fibre foods or water. Many a time certain foods like bread or rotis can cause this in some individuals. Identify and avoid them. Stress can also cause constipation. Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water every day, eat plenty of fibrous food and exercise a few minutes. Chew your food well and eat at regular times. Take laxatives only under directions from a doctor. If it persists a thorough examination is recommended.

How a hug a day reduce stress levels?

Studies have shown that hugs give a nice feeling that lasts all day. What happens when you hug is that you’re reassured that you are safe and secure in this world. The feeling that there’s someone who stands by you and loves you for what you are energizes the system and motivates you. The joy of finding support in times of stress is a great stress reliever. Hug your partner every day and see the benefits of better stress control. Do it now.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Don't Give Up Quotes to Motivate you everyday

You should never give up hope. For all you know you may just be reaching your goal anytime. Read these don't give quotes and get inspired everyday.

Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself.
Sidney Sheldon

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Conrad Hilton

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese Proverb

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
Dale Carnegie

What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
Jane Adams

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong.
Ella Fitzgerald

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
Louis Pasteur

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Never Give Up Motivational Quotes - I

Don't give up because you may just be near the winning post. Pearls of motivational sayings from wise men who have won the hard way.

General George S Patton

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

The man who wins may have been counted out several times,but he didn’t hear the referee.Never quit or give up….never…..never give up.
H.E. Janson

I’m proof that great things can happen to ordinary people if they work hard and never give up.
Orel Herhiser

It matters if you just don’t give up.
Stephen Hawking

Over the last several years, there have been ups and downs, but I have no regrets… I will always be an entrepreneur, as I am having the roller coaster ride of my life!
Prakash Somasundram, Founder, Yolk

I am confident. I never give up.
Arantxa Vicario, Spanish Tennis player

I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent
Marilyn vos Savant

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense
Winston Churchill

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
Dr. Robert Anthony

It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth