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 others’ 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. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life. Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish "Holding anger is poison. it eats you from the inside. we think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. but hatred is a curved blade. and the harm we do, we do to ourselves." Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. - John Wooden There is not a dream which may not come true, if we have the energy which makes, or chooses, our own fate... It is only the dreams of those light sleepers who dream faintly that do not come true. --Arthur Symons The Golden Rule of friendship is to listen to others as you would have them listen to you. --David Augsburger Live with no excuses and love with no regrets - Montel "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us." - Alexander Graham Bell There Is No Next Time, No Time Outs, No Second Chances, Sometimes It's Now Or Never It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about." - Dale Carnegie Quote by Barack Obama Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress We are not on this earth by chance; we are here for a purpose. And that purpose is to grow into a mountain and not shrink into a grain of sand ~ Og Mandino “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” "Home is family. Home is safety. Home is faith. It is the place that helps define how we see ourselves and how we choose to make our way in the world, the blueprint of our lives…" Quote by Mitch Albom ’Each of us was in your life for a reason. You may not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on earth.’’ ’’All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the time...’’ "People think of heaven as a paradise garden, a place where they can float on clouds and laze in rivers and mountains. But scenery without solace is meaningless. This is the greatest gift God can give you: to understand what happened in your life. to have it explained. it is the peace you have been searching for." "...there are no random acts.that we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind."