The greatest challenge is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Create the life you want for yourself

 Purpose: What do you want to provide meaning and engagement in your life.  What meaning do you want to give to your life? The meaning of life is the meaning you give to it.

 First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

Whatever you do, do with all your might. ~ Cicero

 The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~ Aristotle

Be clear about what you want and make the appropriate decisions and choices...

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. ~ William James

Persevere and Persist...

When something of an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
~ Rousseau

The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. ~ Seneca

“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice.
You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone.
Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”
– Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics

Learn from your mistakes...

Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
- Robert T. Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad)

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~ Descartes 

When you’re ready to quit, you are closer than you think.
– Bob Parsons (Founder Of Go Daddy)

As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
- William Hazlitt

"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity."
~Albert Schweitzer

Being true to our own set of values and always remembering to live our life and to give it the meaning we want by the actions we take and the choices we make will provide us the greatest satisfaction in the long run.

We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.
– Pete Cashmore (Founder Of Mashable)

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”    -- Steve Jobs

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

Be Here Now...

Projecting our thoughts far ahead of us, instead of adapting ourselves to the present, is cause of fear. Foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is also a curse.
~ Seneca, Roman philosopher and politician, Letters to Lucilius

Creating something from nothing is the meaning of being an entrepreneur...

Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration
- Thomas Edison, inventor and scientist


Timing, perseverance and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
– Biz Stone (Twitter)

“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once.  Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” 
 - Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, co-founder of, founder of HDNet


   The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. 

      A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. 
      Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

- Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s