Monthly Archives: January 2011

What’s holding you back from getting what you want?

“The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.”

~ J. Harold Wilkins

The meaning of Optimism: “an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome.” Be an optimist and achieve just about anything you want to do in life. Do I need to say anymore?

Help yourself by helping others

“If you have not often felt the joy of doing a kind act, you have neglected much, and most of all yourself.”

~ A. Neilen

If you can’t spend some of your time helping others, then what are you living for? If you need reasons for helping others, just think of all the times that people have helped you during your lifetime and where you would be now without their help. Think of someone who needs your help and offer it to them. You’ll feel much better doing it…and so will they!

Relax and then realize

“Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax it comes. If you relax it is there.”

~ Osho

The harder you try to get what you want in life, the worse things turn out. Sometimes, you just need to let things come to you instead of you trying to force them into your life. It takes a lot of patience, faith in yourself and courage to do this but in the end, you will get what you deserve.

What is controlling you?

“He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires, and fears is more than a king.”

~ John Milton (1608-1674) English Poet

In life, we try to control many aspects of it that we actually cannot control. You should only focus on the things you can control, i.e., your passions, desires and fears. If you can learn to conquer this feat, then you will gain personal power, thusly achieving most anything that is within your ability.

What is stopping you?

“As we strive for success and a better quality of life, it is our duty is to proceed as if limits to our ability do not exist.”

~ James Filbird

The only way you can achieve financial success, good health, a happy family, lasting friendships and personal peace is to live as if there is nothing that can stop you from obtaining them. Learn how to do this from others who are already successful at doing them and also through positive thinking.

Do the best you can with what you have!

“I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.”

~ Elizabeth T. King

In our live’s, we can only do the best we can with what we have to work with. If you don’t have enough to work with, then wait until you have what you need before moving on. Don’t cheat others and don’t do anything illegal or immoral in your attempt to find comfort. You’ll never gain favor or good Karma if you do.

Life’s journey to the top

“One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”

~ Sigmund Freud

I often curse all the years of difficulties I’ve had in my life and continue to have but when I read Sigmund’s quote above, it puts everything into clear perspective, and I’m encouraged to keep pushing on. It reminds me that in life, it’s not reaching the top of the mountain that is most rewarding but rather the journey in getting there.

Futile friendship?

“To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.”

~ William Hazlitt (1778-1830) English Essayist

To prove you are a good friend, you need to show the goodness and character of your true heart. If you don’t or can’t do this, then you are more or less wasting your time with someone if what you seek is a sincere long-term friendship. Nothing lasts forever, so you might as well make the most of your friendships since life is short.

Enjoying Entrepreneurship

“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”

~ Unknown

This statement is so true, and I am living proof of it. Sometimes we have to live our lives like most people won’t for more than a few years (15 for me!) but if you stay true to your goals and always reach for your dream, you will attain what most people cannot. Struggling is a part of everyday life, so you might as well do something career-wise that is honorable, rewarding and satisfying to your soul in the end.

Live to give!

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”

~ William James

Can you think of anything better you can do with your life that will live on after you have left this world? Making contributions that help others become better people will not only give you satisfaction but enrich the lives of other people for generations. Make it a goal in your life to leave a legacy so that others will benefit from your good-hearted accomplishments.

Do unto others as you would do unto yourself

“You can stand tall without standing on someone. You can be a victor without having victims.”

~ Harriet Woods (1927-) American Politician

In your pursuit of achievements in life, whether they be small ones or large ones, don’t hurt yourself or anyone else in the process. If you do, then you will attract bad Karma to yourself, which in turn will bring you the same pain and problems that you caused others to suffer in your selfish pursuits. If you don’t believe this, then hurt others in your pursuits and then wait for Karma to strike back.

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.

~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

By far, one of the very best statements of what a true friend is — one who causes you to see a better version of yourself when you look at them.

Onward with optimism

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

~ Helen Keller (1880-1968) American Writer

If a woman blinded since childhood can have such optimism that enabled her to achieve such greatness in her life, then how much more optimism can you create in your life. Think of what you can do to make your life better and the lives of those around you will be better too. There is no excuse for not having any optimism in your life…even when there are dark clouds hanging over your head.

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2010. That’s about 9 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 208 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 77 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 1 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 8th with 144 views. The most popular post that day was You have the power!.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for vincent van gogh, vincent van gogh starry night, john muir, john muir yosemite, and van gogh.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


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