Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.

Madame de Stael

2018-08-31T00:34:43+00:00

Madame de Stael

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.


Ethel Barrett

2018-08-31T01:14:37+00:00

Ethel Barrett

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.
"If you want to build a ship don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery

2018-09-03T21:12:51+00:00

Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery

"If you want to build a ship don’t herd people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
"It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable."

Jessamyn West

2018-09-03T21:13:41+00:00

Jessamyn West

"It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable."
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.

Zig Ziglar

2018-09-03T21:14:55+00:00

Zig Ziglar

You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough

Mae West

2018-09-03T21:15:28+00:00

Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

Eleanor Roosevelt

2018-09-03T21:16:32+00:00

Eleanor Roosevelt

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.

Albert Einstein

2018-09-03T21:18:09+00:00

Albert Einstein

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.

George Bernard Shaw

2018-09-03T21:21:42+00:00

George Bernard Shaw

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.

Alexander Pope

2018-09-03T21:22:11+00:00

Alexander Pope

Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon.
The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.

Jane Wagner

2018-09-03T21:22:47+00:00

Jane Wagner

The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
None of you really has faith unless he desires for his neighbor what he desires for himself.

Prophet Muhammad

2018-09-03T21:23:15+00:00

Prophet Muhammad

None of you really has faith unless he desires for his neighbor what he desires for himself.
You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.

Vicomte de Chateaubriand

2018-09-03T21:24:43+00:00

Vicomte de Chateaubriand

You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.

Indian Proverb

2018-09-03T21:25:19+00:00

Indian Proverb

Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
[Martin Luther King, Jr.] gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech.

Simon Sinek

2018-09-03T21:26:44+00:00

Simon Sinek

[Martin Luther King, Jr.] gave the ‘I have a dream’ speech, not the ‘I have a plan’ speech.
I have never seen a person grow or change in a constructive direction when motivated by guilt, shame and/or hate.

William Goldberg

2018-09-03T21:27:12+00:00

William Goldberg

I have never seen a person grow or change in a constructive direction when motivated by guilt, shame and/or hate.
Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.

Kurt Herbert Alder

2018-09-03T21:27:46+00:00

Kurt Herbert Alder

Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.
The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

Charles Du Bois

2018-09-03T21:28:40+00:00

Charles Du Bois

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.

Rory Sutherlan

2018-09-03T21:29:09+00:00

Rory Sutherlan

The circumstances of our lives actually matter less to our happiness than the sense of control we feel over our lives.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

2018-09-03T21:29:42+00:00

Arthur Ashe

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.

Bertrand Russell

2018-09-03T21:30:23+00:00

Bertrand Russell

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues.
Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.

Unknown

2018-09-03T21:30:58+00:00

Unknown

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Dr. Joyce Brothers

2018-09-03T21:31:31+00:00

Dr. Joyce Brothers

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another.
It is one damn thing over and over.

Edna St. Vincent Millay

2018-09-03T21:32:35+00:00

Edna St. Vincent Millay

It is not true that life is one damn thing after another.It is one damn thing over and over.
...By your hand, millions, billions, of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day. The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose. Your actions have value far greater than silver and gold. Your life, and what you do with it today, matters forever.

Andy Andrews

2018-09-03T21:33:22+00:00

Andy Andrews

...By your hand, millions, billions, of lives will be altered, caught up in a chain of events begun by you this day. The very beating of your heart has meaning and purpose. Your actions have value far greater than silver and gold. Your life, and what you do with it today, matters forever.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

2018-09-03T21:33:56+00:00

Henry Ford

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Get pleasure out of life...as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.

Sol Hurok

2018-09-03T21:34:36+00:00

Sol Hurok

Get pleasure out of life...as much as you can. Nobody ever died from pleasure.
We don't see things as THEY are, we see things as WE are.

Anais Nin

2018-09-03T21:35:14+00:00

Anais Nin

We don't see things as THEY are, we see things as WE are.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2018-09-03T21:35:46+00:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.

Dorothy Parker

2018-09-03T21:36:11+00:00

Dorothy Parker

Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible.

Dalai Lama

2018-09-03T21:36:35+00:00

Dalai Lama

Be kind whenever possible, it is always possible.
Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.

Charles A. Dana

2018-09-03T21:37:23+00:00

Charles A. Dana

Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.

John Andrew Holmes

2018-09-03T21:38:06+00:00

John Andrew Holmes

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.

George Aiken

2018-09-03T21:39:53+00:00

George Aiken

If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.

Woodrow Wilson

2018-09-03T21:40:47+00:00

Woodrow Wilson

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.

Anonymous

2018-09-03T21:41:34+00:00

Anonymous

If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don't, you will find an excuse.
If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.

Simon Sinek

2018-09-03T21:42:03+00:00

Simon Sinek

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

2018-09-03T21:42:23+00:00

George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Carl W. Buechner

2018-09-03T21:42:46+00:00

Carl W. Buechner

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Never let the demands of tomorrow interfere with the pleasures and excitement of today.

Meredith Willson

2018-09-03T21:43:07+00:00

Meredith Willson

Never let the demands of tomorrow interfere with the pleasures and excitement of today.
It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.

Jonathan Swift

2018-09-03T21:43:28+00:00

Jonathan Swift

It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.

Hermann Hesse

2018-09-03T21:43:54+00:00

Hermann Hesse

People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next. Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world...

Andy Andrews

2018-09-03T21:44:15+00:00

Andy Andrews

There are generations yet unborn whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take today. And tomorrow. And the next day. And the next. Every single thing you do matters. You have been created as one of a kind. You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world...
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

2018-09-03T21:44:42+00:00

Robert F. Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.

Helmuth von Moltke

2018-09-03T21:45:08+00:00

Helmuth von Moltke

First weigh the considerations, then take the risks.
He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.

Lao Tzu

2018-09-03T21:45:30+00:00

Lao Tzu

He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened.
Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much.

John Wayne

2018-09-03T21:45:53+00:00

John Wayne

Talk low, talk slow, and don't talk too much.
When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that's necessary for believing in it.

Ugo Betti

2018-09-03T21:46:23+00:00

Ugo Betti

When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that's necessary for believing in it.
It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that\'s pretty important.

Martin Luther King Jr.

2018-09-03T21:46:40+00:00

Martin Luther King Jr.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that\'s pretty important.
I no longer try to be right; I choose to be happy.

Ric Elias

2018-09-03T21:47:10+00:00

Ric Elias

I no longer try to be right; I choose to be happy.
Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.

Chuck Close

2018-09-03T21:47:46+00:00

Chuck Close

Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.
People who urge you to be realistic generally want you to accept their version of reality.

Unknown

2018-09-03T21:48:06+00:00

Unknown

People who urge you to be realistic generally want you to accept their version of reality.
A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Robert Browning

2018-09-03T21:48:35+00:00

Robert Browning

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.

W. Somerset Maugham

2018-09-03T21:49:02+00:00

W. Somerset Maugham

I don't think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.

Soren Kierkegaard

2018-09-03T21:49:34+00:00

Soren Kierkegaard

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
He who has a why can endure any how.

Friedrich Nietzsche

2018-09-03T21:49:56+00:00

Friedrich Nietzsche

He who has a why can endure any how.
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. Jackson Brown Jr

2018-09-03T21:50:44+00:00

H. Jackson Brown Jr

Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.

Dandemis

2018-09-03T21:51:09+00:00

Dandemis

Do not condemn the judgement of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.
There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

2018-09-03T21:51:43+00:00

Albert Einstein

There are only two ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.

Steve Kei

2018-09-03T21:52:03+00:00

Steve Kei

The opposite of play is not work. The opposite of play is depression.
Man is what he believes.

Anton Chekhov

2018-09-03T21:52:21+00:00

Anton Chekhov

Man is what he believes.
There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

Gore Vidal

2018-09-03T21:52:49+00:00

Gore Vidal

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.

Ben Stein

2018-09-03T21:53:33+00:00

Ben Stein

The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton

2018-09-03T21:53:58+00:00

G. K. Chesterton

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.

John Ruskin

2018-09-03T21:54:29+00:00

John Ruskin

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
(Commonly quoted as: Who you are speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.)

Ralph Waldo Emerson

2018-09-03T21:55:11+00:00

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.(Commonly quoted as: Who you are speaks so loudly I cannot hear what you say.)
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

Robert Service

2018-09-03T21:56:22+00:00

Robert Service

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.

Chuck Palahniuk

2018-09-03T21:56:43+00:00

Chuck Palahniuk

People are all over the world telling their one dramatic story and how their life has turned into getting over this one event. Now their lives are more about the past than their future.
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.

Earl Warren

2018-09-03T21:57:10+00:00

Earl Warren

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.
The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.

Robert E. Moody

2018-09-03T21:57:29+00:00

Robert E. Moody

The greatest motivational act one person can do for another is to listen.
Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.

Alan Cohen

2018-09-03T21:57:49+00:00

Alan Cohen

Half of your power lies in your sameness with others. The other half lies in your uniqueness.
The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, 'I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away.' To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: 'If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.'

G. K. Chesterton

2018-09-03T21:59:01+00:00

G. K. Chesterton

The more modern type of reformer goes gaily up to it and says, 'I don't see the use of this; let us clear it away.' To which the more intelligent type of reformer will do well to answer: 'If you don't see the use of it, I certainly won't let you clear it away. Go away and think. Then, when you can come back and tell me that you do see the use of it, I may allow you to destroy it.'
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.

Lord Chesterfield

2018-09-03T21:59:31+00:00

Lord Chesterfield

Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.

Woody Allen

2018-09-03T22:00:04+00:00

Woody Allen

More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.

Gilda Radner

2018-09-03T22:00:40+00:00

Gilda Radner

I always wanted a happy ending... Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy.

Robert Anthony

2018-09-03T22:01:17+00:00

Robert Anthony

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable than risk being happy.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon

2018-09-03T22:01:37+00:00

Ambrose Redmoon

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.

Lois McMaster Bujold

2018-09-03T22:02:08+00:00

Lois McMaster Bujold

If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is any thing you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.

Edgar Watson Howe

2018-09-03T22:02:34+00:00

Edgar Watson Howe

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is any thing you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

Krishnamurti

2018-09-03T22:03:03+00:00

Krishnamurti

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude.

Katherine Mansfield

2018-09-03T22:03:20+00:00

Katherine Mansfield

Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different. Life would undergo a change of appearance because we ourselves had undergone a change in attitude.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Abraham Lincoln

2018-09-03T22:03:45+00:00

Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.

Jack Benny

2018-09-03T22:04:17+00:00

Jack Benny

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.

Eric Schmidt

2018-09-03T22:04:41+00:00

Eric Schmidt

In a networked world, trust is the most important currency.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

2018-09-03T22:05:04+00:00

William James

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

Carl Rogers

2018-09-03T22:05:23+00:00

Carl Rogers

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.

Herbert Agar

2018-09-03T22:05:48+00:00

Herbert Agar

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.

Og Mandino

2018-09-03T22:07:18+00:00

Og Mandino

Cherish each hour of this day for it can never return.
The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.

Anatole France

2018-09-03T22:07:48+00:00

Anatole France

The average man, who does not know what to do with his life, wants another one which will last forever.
If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.

Charles Kingsley

2018-09-03T22:08:08+00:00

Charles Kingsley

If you want to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you and what people think of you.
More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.

Kevin Smith

2018-09-03T22:08:34+00:00

Kevin Smith

More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

2018-09-03T22:08:52+00:00

Harriet Beecher Stowe

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.

E. B. White

2018-09-03T22:09:20+00:00

E. B. White

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.

Benjamin Franklin

2018-09-03T22:09:43+00:00

Benjamin Franklin

He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.

Ethel Barrett

2018-09-03T22:10:03+00:00

Ethel Barrett

We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do.
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.

Robert J. Sawyer

2018-09-03T22:10:24+00:00

Robert J. Sawyer

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Norman Vincent Peale

2018-09-03T22:10:47+00:00

Norman Vincent Peale

Change your thoughts and you change your world.
What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Sophocles

2018-09-03T22:11:10+00:00

Sophocles

What you cannot enforce, do not command.
The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.

Benjamin Disraeli

2018-09-03T22:11:27+00:00

Benjamin Disraeli

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

Arthur Schopenhauer

2018-09-03T22:11:52+00:00

Arthur Schopenhauer

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing...that's why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

2018-09-03T22:12:52+00:00

Zig Ziglar

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing...that's why we recommend it daily.
When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.

Dom Helder Camara

2018-09-03T22:13:12+00:00

Dom Helder Camara

When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Plato

2018-09-03T22:13:38+00:00

Plato

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.

Eckhart Tolle

2018-09-03T22:14:04+00:00

Eckhart Tolle

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thought about it. Be aware of the thoughts you are thinking. Separate them from the situation, which is always neutral. It is as it is.
Top 5 Regrets of Dying Patients:
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
2. I wish I didn't work so hard.
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Bronnie Ware

2018-09-03T22:14:53+00:00

Bronnie Ware

Top 5 Regrets of Dying Patients: 1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. 2. I wish I didn't work so hard. 3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings. 4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends 5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.

Friedrich Nietzsche

2018-09-03T22:15:25+00:00

Friedrich Nietzsche

It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.
History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Sir Winston Churchill

2018-09-03T22:15:44+00:00

Sir Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.

Kathleen Casey Theisen

2018-09-03T22:16:43+00:00

Kathleen Casey Theisen

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgment of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.

Peter Drucker

2018-09-03T22:17:07+00:00

Peter Drucker

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge

2018-09-03T22:18:37+00:00

Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.

Anonymous

2018-09-03T22:19:12+00:00

Anonymous

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.

Horace Walpole

2018-09-03T22:19:39+00:00

Horace Walpole

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.

Anatole France

2018-09-03T22:20:01+00:00

Anatole France

To be willing to die for an idea is to set a rather high price on conjecture.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

Mae West

2018-09-03T22:20:41+00:00

Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.

Paul Valery

2018-09-03T22:21:04+00:00

Paul Valery

What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.
The trouble is, you think you have time.

Buddah

2018-09-03T22:21:25+00:00

Buddah

The trouble is, you think you have time.
Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.

Welsh Proverb

2018-09-03T22:21:41+00:00

Welsh Proverb

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

Mother Teresa

2018-09-03T22:22:03+00:00

Mother Teresa

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

2018-09-03T22:22:37+00:00

Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Aristotle

2018-09-03T22:22:54+00:00

Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
The test of a firstrate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

2018-09-03T22:23:29+00:00

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of a firstrate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Shana Alexander

2018-09-03T22:23:52+00:00

Shana Alexander

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

Meet Matt

Even in high school I enjoyed tutoring and training people. I loved helping someone have the light bulb moment where they understood something they hadn’t just moments before. Now, years later, I am clear that my life is about making the difference for others through conversations. I have the training to help people see things in a new way, and to be able to have them be heard and know that I can be in their shoes and see their point of view. I can then help them have access to another point of view that is in line with what they say their life is about, resulting in peace, freedom, happiness, business results, better relationships, or whatever else they say is important. Doing that also gives me a life that I love.

An Exceptional Life is not simply a great life or a happy life, it’s a life filled with exceptions. It’s about having and doing the things that other people say can’t be had or done.

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Updating Life

Updating Life

It's easy for us to get into a pattern where we work hard to develop ourselves, or our life, and then rest afterward. A difficulty arises when we let that rest go on. There is no top to this mountain, nor is that the point of the climb. For five and a half years I was...

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Instructions For a Bad Day

Instructions For a Bad Day

We all have bad days. The game is to not let the bad days have us. You have feelings and emotions, and you are *not* your feelings and emotions. This is a great video with dialogue by spoken word poet Shane Koyczan. The video was made by Jon Goodgion and has Shane's...

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Testimonials

The best way to hone the skills as a Personal Development Coach is to continually experience the power of the coaching process by a fellow Personal Development Coach. Matt Stephans is one of those masterful Coach of Coaches. Using a direct approach that is non-judgmental and supportive, Matt is able to quickly move his client forward in both perspectives and actions. My experience as Matt’s coachee created an awareness of reality vs. the stories that we tell ourselves as well as how those stories do or do not serve us. This transformational change in perspective has had an enormous impact on my relationships both personal and professional.
2018-09-03T21:01:36+00:00
Candace Bixler - Associate Certified Coach - ICF
My husband and I asked Matt to preside over our wedding because Matt is a true soul that cares about the bond of relationship.  Matt then went over and beyond by not only presiding over our ceremony but help create what my husband and I wanted in our relationship.  Prior to the wedding, we had working sessions that were both emotional and impactful.  The wedding ended up being a fantastic success and we thank Matt for all the help throughout the process.

Kim Tryce - Bride

2018-09-03T21:02:32+00:00

Kim Tryce - Bride

My husband and I asked Matt to preside over our wedding because Matt is a true soul that cares about the bond of relationship.  Matt then went over and beyond by not only presiding over our ceremony but help create what my husband and I wanted in our relationship.  Prior to the wedding, we had working sessions that were both emotional and impactful.  The wedding ended up being a fantastic success and we thank Matt for all the help throughout the process.
Matt's been a part of my coaches support group for over 2 1/2 years, and in that time I've benefited from his direct, no-nonsense, clear-guidance approach. Matt can get you right up in the face of the thing you need to be dealing with but can't or don't want to see - directly and gently - so you are free to address it in the best way possible. Best of all, the stories and explanations he uses to get you grounded in a 'coached-life' are some of the best I've heard. You will thoroughly enjoy working with and knowing Matt. I have.

Judith Manriquez  - Coach, ICF

2018-09-03T21:04:51+00:00

Judith Manriquez  - Coach, ICF

Matt's been a part of my coaches support group for over 2 1/2 years, and in that time I've benefited from his direct, no-nonsense, clear-guidance approach. Matt can get you right up in the face of the thing you need to be dealing with but can't or don't want to see - directly and gently - so you are free to address it in the best way possible. Best of all, the stories and explanations he uses to get you grounded in a 'coached-life' are some of the best I've heard. You will thoroughly enjoy working with and knowing Matt. I have.
I had the privilege of having Matt Stephans coach me for about 6 months or so while I was at Little Tesoros and it made a huge difference in my life.  In Matt I had support for issues in both my personal and professional life.  Often I would uncover how my own behaviors contributed to situations at work and home, revealing a whole new way to view a "problem".  The actions that were needed to have a different outcome became very clear, and the drama of it was removed and replaced with positive solutions and results.  Matt is great at reminding me to be in action around things that do not work in my life, instead of living in a constant stream of complaints regarding how wrong things around me are.  One of the keys to Matt’s coaching is that he has you create structures to support what changes you want to make in your life.  This is a very simple thing that can have a powerful impact in having the life you want.

The other major take way I have from the time I spent coaching with Matt is the recognition of my impact on the world around me. It’s quite easy to think you are an island but none of us are, and our actions impact those around us whether we notice or not. When I began to practice noticing this, I was shocked in good ways and bad. I realize how important it is to be responsible for the things I do and when I have not, to acknowledge it. For this, my relationships at work and at home are better, and the people in my life feel I do truly care about them, and that makes me feel incredible.

It was a gift to be able to work with Matt. I feel very grateful to both him and my employer for offering such support and being committed to having people be better for having had them in their life, that is truly exceptional.

Jennifer Gasaway - Front Desk

2018-09-03T21:06:18+00:00

Jennifer Gasaway - Front Desk

I had the privilege of having Matt Stephans coach me for about 6 months or so while I was at Little Tesoros and it made a huge difference in my life.  In Matt I had support for issues in both my personal and professional life.  Often I would uncover how my own behaviors contributed to situations at work and home, revealing a whole new way to view a "problem".  The actions that were needed to have a different outcome became very clear, and the drama of it was removed and replaced with positive solutions and results.  Matt is great at reminding me to be in action around things that do not work in my life, instead of living in a constant stream of complaints regarding how wrong things around me are.  One of the keys to Matt’s coaching is that he has you create structures to support what changes you want to make in your life.  This is a very simple thing that can have a powerful impact in having the life you want. The other major take way I have from the time I spent coaching with Matt is the recognition of my impact on the world around me. It’s quite easy to think you are an island but none of us are, and our actions impact those around us whether we notice or not. When I began to practice noticing this, I was shocked in good ways and bad. I realize how important it is to be responsible for the things I do and when I have not, to acknowledge it. For this, my relationships at work and at home are better, and the people in my life feel I do truly care about them, and that makes me feel incredible. It was a gift to be able...
I enjoy my sessions with you, and I always looked forward to our phone conversations. You helped me look at situations in a different light or angle and that helped me clear up some past blockages that were holding me back, and I thank you for having the insight and pointing those out to me.

Stephen Colburn

2018-09-03T21:07:24+00:00

Stephen Colburn

I enjoy my sessions with you, and I always looked forward to our phone conversations. You helped me look at situations in a different light or angle and that helped me clear up some past blockages that were holding me back, and I thank you for having the insight and pointing those out to me.
Matt has a very good coaching approach. Where other coaches I have had have just been good on knowledge and very wise, Matt started to work with the stuff that really mattered to my future growth, and didn't give up before he was sure I had taken a decision on what to do. Matt really does follow up his commitment as a coach and I feel he truly cares about me reaching my dreams.

Kjetil Bråttvik - Stockholm, Sweden

2018-09-03T21:07:48+00:00

Kjetil Bråttvik - Stockholm, Sweden

Matt has a very good coaching approach. Where other coaches I have had have just been good on knowledge and very wise, Matt started to work with the stuff that really mattered to my future growth, and didn't give up before he was sure I had taken a decision on what to do. Matt really does follow up his commitment as a coach and I feel he truly cares about me reaching my dreams.
Matt has been a go-to-guy for me since day one. In every instance where I have witnessed Matt it was 100% on the elements of fun and attainment of objectives. Matt is the superlative in this field!
2018-09-03T21:08:26+00:00
Matt has been a go-to-guy for me since day one. In every instance where I have witnessed Matt it was 100% on the elements of fun and attainment of objectives. Matt is the superlative in this field!
Matt Stephans is a committed individual to each and every person in the world living the fullest and best life possible.  I'm fortunate enough to have worked with Matt through coaching sessions regarding personal matters in my life.  Matt continued to challenge me as I would approach an area that could be described as dismissive or an excuse.  The work was hard but the reward was great.  Matt was able to help define objectives in my life and see that I could not only get past the trouble spots each of us encounter, but I could thrive while doing so.

Kim Tryce - Team Lead

2018-09-03T21:09:09+00:00

Kim Tryce - Team Lead

Matt Stephans is a committed individual to each and every person in the world living the fullest and best life possible.  I'm fortunate enough to have worked with Matt through coaching sessions regarding personal matters in my life.  Matt continued to challenge me as I would approach an area that could be described as dismissive or an excuse.  The work was hard but the reward was great.  Matt was able to help define objectives in my life and see that I could not only get past the trouble spots each of us encounter, but I could thrive while doing so.
Matt's approach to life is uncommon and freeing. He deals with the facts, rather than getting caught up in the drama of the situation, but at the same time he's compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns. He "gets" what you're going through, and then he gets you out of it.

David Fried - Owner, DKF Writing Services

2018-09-03T21:09:33+00:00

David Fried - Owner, DKF Writing Services

Matt's approach to life is uncommon and freeing. He deals with the facts, rather than getting caught up in the drama of the situation, but at the same time he's compassionate and sympathetic to your concerns. He "gets" what you're going through, and then he gets you out of it.
Matt is an amazing coach.  Due to his straight forward, no non-sense attitude, he has the incredible ability to cut through the BS and get to the heart of the matter. In our conversations he provided the necessary guidance, gave me the confidence that I required and listened to me bigger than I related to myself.

I. Kazim - NYC

2018-09-03T21:09:59+00:00

I. Kazim - NYC

Matt is an amazing coach.  Due to his straight forward, no non-sense attitude, he has the incredible ability to cut through the BS and get to the heart of the matter. In our conversations he provided the necessary guidance, gave me the confidence that I required and listened to me bigger than I related to myself.