Dreams are not impossible, we've just been brainwashed into thinking they are.

Your capacity to do depends on your capacity to dream.  


Success is not something you pursue, it is attracted by the person you become.

Understanding is one thing - action is another.  

The first thing all "self-motivated" people do is to set up a structure that will not only help them, but make them do what they want to do!

Heaven on earth is a choice I make not a place I discover.
Wayne Dyer

To become more conscious is the greatest gift anyone can give to the world.
David R. Hawkins

It does not matter if your work does not show immediately.  It will in time.  As soon as you can accept that it does not matter how many hours it is going to take to fix things, you are ready to change.

Children have to be able to predict the consequences of their actions with 100% accuracy.
If their behavior escalates, so must your response.  Be prepared to raise the price of poker.
Dr. Phil


You must have firm rules in place and be willing to implement the consequences no matter what the surroundings.  Kids are smart, they know that if they wait until you're all dressed and ready to head out for your big night they are more likely to get away with bad behavior.  You must be willing to engage them regardless.
If you have let them get to the point where their behavior is a nightmare, you are going to have to implement very firm, very strong discipline until they begin self-managing their own behavior.
It will be unpleasant to be so firm and stern, but it is to help them develop firm boundaries that they feel safe within.
Graham White

Most professional opinions resemble armpits:  Everyone has at least two of them, and they usually stink.  Most psychologists and social scientists couldn't agree on how to spell father, much less describe one accurately.
School is A proving ground, not THE proving ground.

Our philosophy is best expressed in the choices we make.

Everybody longs to be loved.  The greatest thing we can do is let somebody know that they are loved and capable of loving.
Mister Rogers

A child convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.
The reward for a thing well done, is to have done it.
Ralph Emerson


Children need parents who model self-discipline rather than preach it.  They learn from what their parents are actually willing to do; not from what they say they do.
John Bradshaw


He has the right to criticize who has the right to help.
Abraham Lincoln

You either do, or do not--there is no 'try'.


The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top.
Wise saying


When learning stops, decay sets in.
Norman Vincent Peale

There has never been a merging of two lives where significant problems of daily living did not occur.  One way or another, your relationship is going to be affected.  The only question is how.
There's a big difference between knowing and doing.
It's not what happens between partners that determines the outcome of a relationship, it's how they handle what happens.
If all you deal with in your relationship is problems, then you will have a problem relationship.
If you want your pound of flesh with full acknowledgement that you're right, your future will be dim.
Phil McGraw


Successful people have become successful by studying and being mentored by others more successful than themselves.  They have not done it in a vacuum.
Graham White

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth doing is what we do for others.
Lewis Carroll

Dreams are not impossible, we've just been brainwashed into thinking they are.

Your capacity to do depends on your capacity to dream.  


Understanding is one thing - action is another.  

The first thing all "self-motivated" people do is to set up a structure that will not only help them, but make them do what they want to do!

The more people who own little businesses of their own, the safer our country will be and the better off its cities and towns, for the people who have a stake in their country and their communities are its best citizens.
John Hancock


Look reality in the eye and it won't take you by surprise.

"People are not lazy.  They simply have impotent goals that do not inspire them."
Anthony Robbins

People are not really afraid of dying; they're afraid of not ever having lived, not ever having deeply considered their life's higher purpose, and not ever having stepped into that purpose and at least tried to make a difference in the world.
Joseph Jaworski


Most REAL change is slow.
Happiness and joy are the purpose of life.  If we know that the future will be very dark or painful, then we lose our determination to live.  Therefore, life is something based on hope.
Dalai Lama


When we are stuck on a problem, what keeps us from acting for change is either a lack of information, or that we have been wounded in our sense of personal power on an issue, or that there is no system in place that enables us to move the issue forward.  By asking strategic questions I open a door for people to move beyond their grief, guilt and powerlessness to active dreaming and creating of their own contributions.
Fran Peavey

Success lies on the far side of failure.

Thomas Watson



One of the most difficult things to do in life is thinking; that's why so few people engage in it.

Henry Ford



You become what you think about most of the time.

Wise Saying


People don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.

Old Adage


When life gives you lemons, make lemonade and sell it to all of those who get thirsty from complaining.

Napoleon Hill


A winner is someone who recognizes their God-given talents, works their tail off to develop them into skills and uses those skills for the betterment of themselves and others.

Larry Bird


It is impossible to solve significant problems using the same knowledge that created them.

Albert Einstein


When you take care of the little things, the big things take care of themselves.

Wise Saying



Get better answers by asking better questions.
Make the right decisions by making decisions in the right way.
Graham White


A good teacher does not pass judgment on the students, but passes on to the students how to judge their own actions.
Randy Gilbert


A great man shows his greatness by the way he treats little men.
Thomas Carlyle


The way you deal with failure controls your future opportunities to deal with success.  In fact, it is through failure that you learn to overcome the fear of failure!  And once experience demonstrates that failure isn't fatal, you can move on full steam ahead.
Dan Kennedy


The strongest trees aren't those protected by the other trees in the forest.
Wise Saying


You have absolute control over just one thing, your thoughts.  This divine gift is the sole means by which you may control your destiny.  If you fail to control your mind, you will control nothing else.
Napoleon Hill


Too often people fail because they believe they are going to fail, not because they don't have the aptitude.
Randy Gilbert


Find What Works.  Do what works.
Graham White  

Get on the other side of the rope and pull it, instead of trying to lead by pushing it around.
Randy Gilbert


You need to do what you're meant to do.
Self responsibility is the core quality of the fully mature, fully functioning, self-actualized individual.
Brian Tracy

You're going to make mistakes.  The key is to learn from them as fast as possible and make changes as soon as you can.  That's not always easy to do because ego and pride get in the way, but you have to put all that aside and look at the big picture.
Tiger Woods

Children of self-made millionaires are not taught the principles their parents used to succeed.
Millionaire Mind

If you're not failing, your not growing.
H. Stanley Judd

Your friends may come and go, but your enemies accumulate, so it's best not to have any.

People do not naturally become morally excellent or practically wise.  They become so, if at all, only as the result of lifelong personal and community effort.

Character, not passion keeps marriages together long enough to do their work of raising children into mature, responsible, productive citizens.
Frank Pittman

Luck is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Oprah Winfrey

There's nothing heavier than the burden of potential.
Peanuts Comic Strip

I've been terrified every day of my life, but that's never stopped me from doing everything I wanted to do.
Georgia O'Keeffe

I want people to have the practical tools and resources they need to lead high quality, authentic lives.
Cheryl Richardson

"You did what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better."
Maya Angelou

Parents are only as happy as their saddest child.

The primary difference between you and "lucky people" is simply this: they did what they did, and you did what you did.  You just settled too early and too cheaply.

The world is not evil; it is just the world.  It is not to be feared, just managed.  The key to managing life is having a strategy.

If you're honest, you'll admit that you are "life lazy".  You never take the energy to sit down and write out a goal and plan to get that goal.  You intend to, but you let yourself slide.

Sometimes you make the right decision and sometimes you have to make the decision right.

If the people around you can't tell that you've made a change without your telling them, you're falling short of what you need to do.

Make a plan, work on your plan, rely on your strategy, planning and programming, not on your willpower.  Arrange your environment in such a way that it "pulls for" the result you desire.  Identify the places, times, situations and circumstances that set you up for failure.  Reprogram those things so that they cannot compete with what you really want.

Behave your way to success. Winners do things that losers refuse to do.
Dr. Phil McGraw

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

Success is on the far side of failure.


We don't invent our mission in life, we DETECT it.


He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.
Abraham Maslow

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.  We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Teilhard de Chardin

Education would serve us better by teaching us to give birth to ourselves as individuals, rather than trying to get us to conform to other people's ideas of who and what we should be.

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Emerson

All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Napoleon Hill


I hear... and I forget
I see... and I remember
I do... and I understand
Chinese Proverb


An open mind isn't the same thing as an empty head.
Hal Urban


It is not how much we have but how much we enjoy.
Charles Spurgeon


Always assume the BEST about others.  You have no idea how incredible they are in relation to where they've come from.
Graham White

Every time you open your mouth, you display to them your knowledge or your lack of it.  Genuine wisdom is conspicuous through modesty and silence.

If you love, absolutely love what you are doing, chances are excellent that you will succeed.
There is nothing so exhausting as working on a job you don't like.
Napoleon Hill

If you want to be successful in life, you must know the difference between facts and opinions.

Financial intelligence is not about how much money you make.  Financial intelligence is about how much money you keep, how hard that money works for you, and how many generations you can keep that money.

Watch what a person does more than listen to what they say.
Rich Dad