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Inspiration 101          


If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. (John Quincy Adams)

A man's greatest strength develops at the point where he overcomes his greatest weakness. (Elmer G. Letterman)

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. (Albert Einstein)

"A life without cause is a life without effect"  

Don't count the days, make the days count.  (Muhammad Ali)

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. (Latin Proverb Phrases - Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe)

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

When you feel like quitting, just remember why you started. Thomas Jefferson

Man has responsibility, not power.  (Tuscarora)

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. (Francis Bacon)

If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else. (Yogi Berra)

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.  (Richard Monckton Milnes)

Your life is your message to the world. Make it inspiring. (Lorrin L. Lee)

When you set yourself free you inspire others to be free.

Where there's a will there's a way. (English Proverb)

Start doing what is necessary, then do what is possible, and before you know it, you're doing what was thought to be impossible.

Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world. Archimedes

"I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence? (George Carlin)

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. (George Washington)

It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to. (W. C. Fields)

It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.  (Mother Teresa)

It’s not so much how moved you are in your life but how much you move others in theirs.

"Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try." (Ernest Hemingway)

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. (Og Mandino)

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.  (Reinhold Niebuhr)

"Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away."

If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  (Joan Collins)

The best way to predict the future is to create it.  (Peter F. Drucker)

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. (Erica Jong)

Discouragement is simply the despair of wounded self-love. (Francois de Fenelon)

We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own or to other peoples' models, learn to be ourselves, and allow our natural channel to open.  (Shakti Gawain)

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. (Dr. Seuss)

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. (Ray Bradbury) Woman Statue

Running from your problems is not "moving forward." (Bill Purdin)

Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else. (Judy Garland)

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices. (Benjamin Franklin)

Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be. (Fanny Brice)

Take pride in how far you have come, have faith in how far you can go.

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh - at yourself. (Ethel Barrymore)

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are. (Anais Nin)

He that respects himself is safe from others; He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.

Not everything in life will come to you. There are something's in life that you have to go after and make it happen. You have to travel and move towards what you seek. You just can't wait for it, sometimes you just have to go for it.  

Transcendence is the state of excelling or surpassing or going beyond usual limits. A state of being or existence above and beyond the limits of material experience.

Possibility: A future prospect or potential. Capability of existing or happening or being true. A tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena. A possible alternative

"If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never have it."
"If you do not ask, the answer will most likely be no."
"If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.”

Opportunity knocks only once, but are you sure that it was opportunity knocking, it could have been a bad idea that was knocking on your door, so it might be better not to answer that knock, unless you're positively sure who's knocking on your door. When someone says "Opportunity knocks only once", you must say, "Prove that it is an opportunity, and I will answer the door". Just because you're knocking, doesn't mean someone is going to answer. Identify yourself, and don't pretend to be something that you're not.





Make your Baton Count..


Where are we going? Into the future…pass the baton, life goes on….

two hands passing a baton No one finishes this race, but everyone gets to pass a Baton, and a good hand off means that you will not slow anyone down during the hand off, especially anyone of the billions who will live after you. Everyone today is an accumulation of the 106 Billion batons that have been passed forward for thousands of years. So make your baton count.

Making a Difference
Success
Acknowledgment (citation)

"A hundred times a day I remind myself that my life depends on the labors of other people, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give, in the measure I have received, and I am still receiving." (Albert Einstein)

Two women graduating with diplomas in hands Standing on the Shoulders of Giants is discovering truth by building on previous discoveries.

All inventions are born from other peoples inventions. People piggyback off other peoples ideas, and some reap the rewards at other peoples expense.

Why Copyright Laws need to be more accurately applied

Passing on Information (DNA through time)

"Most of us have benefited from the efforts and ideas of millions of other people over the last two thousand years. So to return the favor for their work and sacrifices, I will examine all the tools, knowledge and technologies that have been created and choose the most valuable, the most effective and the most sustainable tools that we have, and then take this knowledge to the next level."

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent." (John Donne)

"No man is wise enough by himself."

"None of us is as smart as all of us." (Ken Blanchard)

My advice to you is to please remember that when learning about yourself and the world around you, there are no easy answers and there's no short cuts. Here's what we have learned so far, and here's all the things that we still don't know. So there's a lot more to learn, and your parents don't know everything. Every person on this planet is part of this journey. And one of the things that we did learn so far is that the more you know and understand the better your life will be. The road of knowledge has no exit, you may pull over and take a break anytime you want, but you will never see an exit. So everyone must stay on this road of knowledge for as long as we can. We are playing a game of tag with life and death, and now you're it, run baby, run.
Keep Learning my Friends

We inherited an incredible fortune, but no one educated us about the responsibilities

I didn't make the clothes I wear, I didn't make the soap I use to clean myself, I didn't make the toilet I poop in, I didn't make the dishes or utensils I use to feed myself, I didn't grow the food I eat, I didn't make the house I live in, I didn't make the windows, I didn't make the tools that built my house, I didn't make the furniture, I didn't make the wires that bring me the energy I use, I didn't make the electrical energy that powers my refrigerator, I didn't make the pipes that bring me the water that I need, I didn't make the electronics I use, I didn't make the car I drive, I didn't make the paper I write on, I didn't make the computer I use to educate myself, I didn't make the computer software that makes my computer do all kinds of amazing things, I never created a new word that was good enough to be added to a dictionary, I didn't create the English language that I need to communicate with others and myself, I didn't create the math that I use to measure and predict, I didn't create the science that helps me understand my world better. So there's no doubt that we need each other. And there's no doubt in knowing that there is not one person who can do it alone. All these advancements has made Human life more comfortable and has given people more time to explore their world and themselves. We should not let all this hard work go to waste, So now it's time that we use all these technological benefits to our advantage. So you were wondering, how do I contribute to the human betterment like others have before me? How do I use the time that other people have saved me? First educate yourself, learn about cause and effect, learn problem solving, learn how to analyze information. Then make the most logical choices that would produce the most positive results and produce the least negative effects. Then Communicate this information and knowledge to others. There's a great benefit to a species that can multiply and reproduce. It seems to be a prerequisite for life, especially if life is to survive and be sustainable. So there's no doubt that we need each other. But just multiplying and reproducing will not sustain human life or make us stronger. So this is where the human brain can save us. Our choices and our ability to communicate are our biggest strengths, It's time that we put our heads together.

Working Together

I can hardly take any of the credit for what I have been able to accomplish in my life because millions of people have contributed to my accomplishments, all I did was listen and learn. Listening and learning seemed natural and it felt like something that I was supposed to be doing? And I also thought that everyone else was doing the same thing, listening and learning. But I was wrong. Everyone doesn't have access to the same information and knowledge, so we are not able to learn the same things or process information and knowledge in the same way.

Information Literacy
Learning Methods
Live, Learn, Love and Progress
Doing

A lot of people have contributed to the comforts in your life. You have a responsibility towards them, to make the best of what has been giving to you by the efforts of others. Millions have died for the comforts that I have received, so please make good use of these gifts, and don't waste the extra energy and potential that people have given you. If your going to stand on the shoulders of giants, you better stand, don't sit and don't fall off. Everyone alive today is benefiting from millions of ideas coming together to form a quality of life that millions of people enjoy. And sadly not everyone benefits from these sacrifices and work, and most people don't realize this fact, thus too many don't respect the gift that they have been given, which is enormous potential, more then any other time in human history. Every parent on earth wants their child to have a better life then they did. It's heart breaking to see children not care about the sacrifices of millions of people, and not just their parents, which is the failure of education, because this is knowledge that we can easily teach.

No one is self made. To say that someone is self made millionaire is just a lie. No one did anything all on their own. Not even isolated tribes in the jungles are self made. Everyone human when born needs other humans to survive. Then you need other people to teach you language and other skills. By the time you even make an independent move all on your own, you did it because you have been given the potential from other people.

No one can take full credit for anything they do, and no one can take full blame for what they do.

I'm doing what every normal person should be doing, documenting and sharing knowledge with as many people as possible. After all, every benefit and every luxury in your life came to you from other people who shared their knowledge. So it makes sense that I continue to provide this service to humanity, so that billions of people in the future will benefit as I have benefited from the billions who lived before me.

Almost every person alive today is living off the sacrifices and hard work of billions of people. If you don't feel that you have an obligation to honor those sacrifices that you are benefiting from, then you are most likely dead on the inside and not even remotely connected to life in any meaningful way. Almost every person alive today has been given a once in a life time opportunity. If you blow this opportunity, you will be responsible for the death of billions of people. But you don't fully understand this dilemma just yet, so you need to.

Did you ever ask yourself how much did your life cost the world? How many people did it take to provide you with all those products and services that you had the privilege of using? How much time did people have to spend providing you with all those products and services? And how many resources from the earth were used in providing you with all those products and services? What was the cost to the environment for using all those products and services? And with all that work, time, people and resources, how many people died serving you and providing for you? And What did you give in return? Were you a good investment or a poor investment? Don't worry that you don't know the answers to any of these questions, because most people don't. What's hard to understand is why don't people know the cost and the effects of their life? It's like we're asleep, or in some kind of self induced coma, unknowingly and unaware. Could this be just another side effect of ignorance? It has to be, what else could it be? Another reason why improving education is so extremely important.

At 55 in 2016, over a billion people have died in my lifetime, people that didn't have to die, because the reasons why they died could have been avoided, if only they were given the proper information and knowledge, millions would still be here. Think about it, hardly any one dies from old age. That's just crazy, and that's a wake up call, we have a lot of problems to solve.

"How can you have a life be so rich and so full of experiences and yet not be enough? After all that I have experienced after living 50 years from 1960 to 2010, one of the most important things that I have discovered was that I still was missing a lot of valuable information and knowledge, which would have made my life a lot more productive and more a lot meaningful. But I am not sad by this discovery, I am exhilarated and liberated. I'm passing a wonderful baton."

"Nothing on this planet can be claimed as yours. Yes we need rules protecting our personal spaces, and we need rights to protect us from unjustified aggression, but we cannot lay claim to things that we did not create, things that could have never happened without you first receiving things. A gift is not ownership or possession, a gift is a gift. The gift of life is an opportunity to create, life is not something a human can lay claim to, or lay claim of ownership to life's gifts, or, to use life to violate the rights and freedoms of others."

Just think about how much human potential has been given to you. What are you doing with this potential? Everything you have is from somebody else. If no one ever learned how do things in human history, you would not have anything today. The only way you could have something, like a tool, is to figured it out yourself, which is highly unlikely, because no one would be there to give you language. So lets see how you would do in life with no words or language to use. The results are not good, just look at the billion people living in poverty.





"Starting something does not always mean that you will have the chance to see that something being finished. Starting certain things is like an investment in your grandchildren's grandchildren's future. Something's take time, but it doesn't necessarily have to be in your time. Some things get better with age, and other times, things become more valuable because we have learned to understand the information and knowledge that is important to us. Pass the baton."

You should always be trying to move in a positive direction. So knowing what positive direction to take and when to take it is extremely important. Planning

If every human succeeded in making positive choices, the world would continually see improvements, instead of just having isolated improvements while Degradation and Suffering continues to grow. This is why Information and Knowledge is so extremely important to our Education.

There's a difference between Drive or Motivation and having an Obsession. To much drive may cause you to have Blinders on and too little drive may make you vulnerable to Distractions.

One of the hardest things in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which bridge to burn. (David Russell)

The way life treats you is a merciless mirror image of your attitude toward life.

It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself.
(Latin Proverb Phrases- Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit.)

The goal in life is to die young -- as late as possible. (Ashley Montagu, Anthropologist)

What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

It felt like God was holding my hand my whole life, and when it was time for me to learn, God would let go of my hand and let me fall to the ground. God did this to make sure that I was able to pick myself up off the ground all by myself. And when I finally did pick myself up off the ground, God was there to hold my hand again. If you feel that your life has no purpose or meaning it means that you have not yet asked all the right questions. And to know what those questions are you have to keep learning in everyway possible. Learn by doing, learn by seeing, learn by listening, learn by feeling, learn by trying. Sometimes picking yourself up off the ground takes a while, but when you finally do pick yourself up, someone will be there to hold your hand again, but maybe this time, someone else is holding your hand and looking up at you, so maybe the next time that God lets go of your hand you will not fall down, but if you do, you will know the sooner you get up the sooner you will be in Gods hands again, and the sooner you will be there for others to hold your hand as well.



Invictus
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.


"Invictus" is Latin for "unconquered"
Poem by the English poet William Ernest Henley (1849–1903).
It was written in 1875 and first published in 1888


See it Through
When you're up against a trouble,
Meet it squarely, face to face;
Lift your chin and set your shoulders,
Plant your feet and take a brace.
When it's vain to try to dodge it,
Do the best that you can do;
You may fail, but you may conquer,
See it through!
Black may be the clouds about you
And your future may seem grim,
But don't let your nerve desert you;
Keep yourself in fighting trim.
If the worst is bound to happen,
Spite of all that you can do,
Running from it will not save you,
See it through!

Even hope may seem but futile,
When with troubles you're beset,
But remember you are facing
Just what other men have met.
You may fail, but fall still fighting;
Don't give up, whatever you do;
Eyes front, head high to the finish.
See it through!


You have to Follow it Through, which is not the same as Project Follow Through.

Gavin DeGraw - Follow Through (Youtube)



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