2013 Today I Learned Quotes

January 2013

  • How you do anything is how you do everything….
  • World class entrepreneurs tend to be minimalists. It looks like I need to make a few changes in my life…..
  • Once again to not look ahead without looking up.
  • We can’t help everyone, but we can help someone. Who are you going to help today????
  • The best predictor of the future is the past
  • We should never mistake activity for achievement.
  • The person who does things that count do not usually stop to count them.
  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
  • Complaining, grumbling and fear are contagious, but so are joy, gratefulness and hope. Your choice!
  • Not let my decisions be decided by my fears.
  • We should invest/serve the relationship itself rather than serving each other.
  • God gave you 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one yet to appreciate someone you love?
  • Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
  • To be truly loving, we may need to give someone what they need the most and deserve the least, regardless of the personal expense to us.
  • We should not sweat the petty stuff and not pet the sweaty stuff. Ewe……….
  • Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
  • Judge each day not by the harvest I reap, but by the seeds I plant.
  • It is better to be trusted and respected than to be popular.
  • A smart person knows what to say and a wise person knows weather or not to say it.
  • The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
  • Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.
  • Even the highest tower began from the ground.
  • “Character” is much easier kept than recovered.
  • It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
  • We do not always get what we want when we want it, but we do get what we need when we need it.
  • We should wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

July 2013

  • We should forget what hurt us, but never forget what it taught us. What did you learn today, please share….
  • Life becomes easier when we learn to accept the apologies we never get.
  • The most important people in our lives will be the friends who loved us when we were not very lovable.
  • Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.
  • From Anthony Robbins that if we do what we did in the beginning of a relationship, there would not be an end.
  • Sometimes we expect more from others because we would be willing to do that much for them…..
  • Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools and accepted by idiots.
  • We should not rush anything. When the time is right, it will happen.
  • How fragile life can be.
  • How beautifully imperfect I am!!!!!!!
  • From Ralph Waldo Emerson “Your actions speak so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” via Christine Welch
  • From Darren Hardy that life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.
  • We should all laugh when we can, apologize when we shouldn’t and let go of the things we cannot change.
  • Idolatry is to look to something or someone to get what only God can give.
  • If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results! ~ Jack Dixon
  • What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us by Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse, by John Mason
  • Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
  • To not tell God I have a big problem, but to tell my problem I have a big God!
  • Iif you spend too long with the one who treats you like an option, you’ll miss finding the one who treats you like a priority.
  • God does not call the qualified; He qualifies the called.
  • Out of our vulnerabilities will come our strength.
  • A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyways.

February 2013

  • Abundance can be attracted or repelled.
  • Both successful and unsuccessful people don’t like to do difficult and scary things. Successful people just do it anyways.
  • Money does not buy happiness, but neither does poverty.
  • To not let what I have to say get in the way of what my audience wants to hear.
  • Having a book will give one credibility.
  • Success and prosperity are created in the mind first.
  • I need to be more dedicated to my mission than my distractions.
  • We don’t have to be great to get started, but we have to get started to be GREAT!
  • Knowledge is the new currency….
  • I should never tell a story without a point and that I should never make a point without a story.
  • Sometimes God redeems us from our struggles and other times He redeems us through our struggles.
  • Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
  • Life does not give you what you want; it gives you who you are.
  • If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If not you’ll find an excuse.
  • The true purpose of a goal is not the outcome itself; it is who you become during the journey.
  • We are immeasurably influenced by the people around us. One cannot run with chickens and then soar with the eagles.
  • Success is something you attract by the person you become
  • Too much learning and not enough doing will turn us into a over motivated under achiever.
  • The best predictor of the future is the past.
  • We must expand or we will be expendable.

 

August 2013

  • From Mark Baltusis that not everyone can be a leader. Some are given authority and are not meant to be leaders.
  • From Simin Frazer that in order to follow and reach your dreams, you have to be courageous! Thx Simin!!!!
  • From Albino S. Moreno Jr. that most leaders are respected, but only a few are remembered and missed.
  • From Sam Napolitano that communicating, sharing & planning a vision of a successful strategy builds enthusiasm & drive to win together!
  • From Kelly Leckbee that even though you forgive yourself…others may not. You just have to be okay with that.
  • From Brene Brown that when you feel judged for asking for help, you are by default judging others who you offer help.
  • Leadership is about intentional influence. What did you learn today?
  • Good leaders need to celebrate other’s successes even when those successes overshadow their own.
  • Good leaders empower their team and are respected.
  • From General Colin Powell that “Leadership is about followership”. What did you learn today?
  • From Bill Hybels that “Status quo is always a dangerous place to be”.
  • From Craig Groeschel that, “Don’t just delegate tasks to the next generation. If you delegate tasks, you create followers. Instead delegate authority to create leaders.”
  • From John Ortberg that “Too often we argue about Christianity instead of marveling at Jesus.”
  • From Jim Collins that “An organization is not truly great if it can’t be great without you.”
  • From Nancy Wells that you can lean on friends, but have to trust in your own inner strength to pick yourself back up.
  • From Bryan Whisenhunt that even though you are a parent..your kids can still teach you things!
  • From Kelly Leckbee that you should always go straight to the horse’s mouth. Thanks Kelly!
  • Mistakes can often be as good a teacher as success.
  • Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
  • Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.
  • In youth we learn, in age we understand. What did you learn today. Please share with us….
  • Hope is the only thing stronger than fear!

March 2013

  • Have an Attitude of Gratitude.
  • The best vitamin for making friends is: B1
  • We prove our worth with our actions, not with our mouths.
  • Worry looks around, sorry looks back, but Faith looks up.
  • What lies behind and before us is tiny compared to what lies within us.
  • Being challenged in life is inevitable, but being defeated is optional.
  • The best exercise for your heart is to lift someone up.
  • Success comes before work only in the dictionary.
  • A half-truth is a whole lie.
  • The only condition for loving is to love without condition.
  • Aging is inevitable, maturing is optional.
  • Kindness is rubbing out another’s weakness instead of rubbing them in.
  • Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.
  • The smallest act of kindness is greater than the biggest and best intentions.
  • If you don’t think every day is a good day, just try missing one.
  • Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
  • “Wages make you a living, but profits will make you a fortune”. Who’s quote is this?
  • “If you help enough people get what they want, you can have everything you want”. Who’s quote is this?
  • We are the only problem we will ever have and we are the only solution.
  • “Formal education gets you a job, but self-education makes you rich”. Who’s quote is this?
  • The only ones who succeed are those progressively realizing a worthy ideal.

September 2013

  • God sometimes takes us into troubled waters, not to drown us, but to cleanse us.
  • We should not think too much because we may create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.
  • No matter how you feel you still need to get up, dress up, show up and never give up!!!
  • Vision is a picture of the future that ignites passion in others.
  • From JJ Virgin to remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination. I love her!
  • From Jeffrey Gitomer ‏that when you say things about yourself it’s bragging; when someone else says it about you it’s proof.
  • From Gary Spickerman that it’s not about showing up with what you have, but sharing with many what you have.
  • From Sue Conrad that life is what happens when you’re busy making plans.
  • I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
  • NO ONE can love me more than God does!!!
  • We are loved more than we will ever know by someone who died to know us. Romans 5:8
  • One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and did not fall apart.
  • If you’ve never lost your mind, you’ve never followed your heart. What has your heart taught you?
  • Forgiveness doesn’t excuse behavior. It only prevents behavior from destroying your heart.
  • I was born to be AWESOME, not perfect! You Too!!!!!!!!!!!
  • From John Lennon that there is nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be. What did you learned today?
  • From Anthony Robbins that if we do what we did in the beginning of a relationship, there won’t be an end.
  • Every child is gifted. They just un wrap their packages at different times.
  • People who shine from within don’t need a spotlight. What have you learned lately???

April 2013

  • Everyone has the power to change their material or financial status by first changing the nature of their beliefs.
  • Not to pray for more of this world’s goods and greater blessings but to be worthy of that which I already have.
  • We are motivated by and respond mostly to the impulses of fear and faith.
  • Most real failures are due to limitations we set up in our own minds.
  • We are never quite so near success as when that which we call failure has overtaken us.
  • Being engaged is much better than just going through the motions.
  • Clutter is just postponed decisions.
  • Organized people do with they have to do and disorganized people do what they have to do when they feel like it.
  • Done is better than perfect.
  • “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” ― Mae West
  • “If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”― Dr. Seuss
  • Our biggest fear should not be that of failure but of succeeding at things that don’t really matter.
  • From Daymond John that the only thing that costs more than an education, is ignorance.
  • A smart person knows what to say and a wise person knows whether or not to say it.
  • Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge, while others just gargle.
  • Life is 10% of what you make it and 90% of how you take it.

October 2013

  • If you have time to complain about something then you have time to do something about it.
  • You can never be overdressed or over educated.
  • You should never let the things you want make you forget the things that you have.
  • Our strength comes from Whose we are, not who we are.
  • The BEST accessory a woman can have is her smile.
  • Just because someone desires you, does not mean that they value you.
  • Nothing we confess could make Jesus love us less.
  • The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything we’ve ever wished for…
  • If it looks like a duck, and it talks like a duck, and it walks like a duck then it is a duck. Bye bye duck!
  • I can destroy my enemies by making them my friends.
  • The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.
  • Fake people have an image to get to maintain and real people just don’t care.
  • Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. What did you learn today?
  • Your past has given you the strength and wisdom you have today so celebrate it.
  • To not waste words on people who deserve our silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you can say is nothing at all.
  • Enjoy Today!
  • Life has many ways of testing us. Either by having nothing happened at all or by having everything happen all at once.
  • What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how life is supposed to be.
  • The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
  • Someday we will meet someone who makes us happy, makes us feel beautiful and stands by us even when we don’t deserve it.
  • We should never hold on to anything tighter than we are holding onto God.
  • It’s better to break your own heart by leaving then to enable that person to break your heart every day you’re with them
  • It may be only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.

May 2013

  • I should not worry about those who talk behind me back. They are behind me for a reason.
  • Someone you haven’t even met yet is wondering what it would be like to know someone like you.
  • Sometimes you win and then sometimes you learn.
  • We tend to become most like the people we spend the most time with. Choose them carefully!!
  • Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.
  • From my friend Josh Hinds that each day is a new canvas upon which you can paint the portrait of the life you wish to live.
  • The Bible is meant to be bread for everyday use not cake for special occasions.
  • What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while.
  • The World Class operates from objective reality.
  • The trademark of successful people is that they don’t let excuses deter them.
  • These last few weeks I learned how much I used to take my health for granted.
  • Success is not always what you see…

November 2013

  • Everyone sees what you appear to be but few experience who you really are.
  • You cannot manage time, but you can manage how you use the time given to you.
  • If you believe in yourself you know what you want, you’re going to make it happen.
  • From Doug Festus that the three hardest things to say are I love you, I’m sorry and please help me.
  • Being able to realize when your worst day was really your best day will bring you freedom!
  • Both successful & unsuccessful people don’t want to do difficult & scary things. Successful people just do it anyways.
  • We attract people by the qualities we display and we keep them by the qualities we possess.
  • How to say no without explaining myself.
  • The key to failure I trying to please everyone. What did you learn today?
  • From Cheryl DuLong that A lot of problems in the world would disappear if we talk to each other instead of about each other.
  • From Marson Maynor-If we want to achieve anything in this world we have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like us
  • From Marson Maynor that; The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today!
  • From Simon Sinek that visionaries aren’t always the ones w/the ideas. They R the ones who can clearly communicate their ideas to others.
  • We sometimes focus on the letter of the law and miss Its Spirit.
  • Jesus does not love us because we are good. We are good BECAUSE he loves us!
  • Every trial we face is allowed by God for our ultimate good.
  • From Bob Burg that only when you can subdue your own emotions are you in a position of true strength and true influence.
  • From Christine Welch that: “Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point.”
  • Sharing is caring.
  • Sometimes it is not the mountain that wears you out, it is the pebble in your shoe.

June 2013

  • There are some people you cannot help because they are just not willing to help themselves.
  • Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to triumph over it. Blessings to you and your family Nelson Mandela
  • To be a warrior, not a worrier.
  • To be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. James 1:19-20
  • Thursday 20th June Today I learned that failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up.
  • I am not what has happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
  • It is never too late to become what we might have been.
  • We should not do something permanently stupid just because we are temporarily upset.
  • From Christine Welch that “Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else”.
  • From Renee Sly that Love is friendship on fire! LOVE IT!!!!
  • You don’t need someone to complete you; you just need someone to accept you completely.
  • If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
  • It may not be easy but it will be worth it.
  • How can I simplify my life so I can more easily listen to the voice of God? (Psalm 46:10)
  • When we let go of what we are, we become what we might be.
  • Happiness is where we find it but rarely where we seek it.
  • He who has the why to live can bear almost any how.
  • Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
  • You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

December 2013

  • Every time you find humor in a difficult situation, you win!
  • I will never be good enough for some people, but that is their problem.
  • The devil knows your name but calls you by your sin; God knows your sin and calls you by your name.
  • To pray more and worry less.
  • Nothing but to appreciate and enjoy my family and friends today. Merry Christmas Friends!!
  • No one heals themselves by wounding another. What did you learn today?
  • When something goes wrong in your life, just yell “Plot Twist” and move on.
  • A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.
  • As Christians, we don’t get a detour around pain. We get a guided tour through it.
  • When we can’t see gods hand in our life, trust his heart.
  • From LaShawnda Sheldon-Flowers that one of the things that can keep you from tomorrow is yesterday.
  • Life becomes easier when you learn to accept the apology you never got.
  • From Chuck Schultz that problems are only questions that have not yet been answered.
  • From Katie Surjan that if you don’t step forward, you will always be in the same place.
  • From Katie Surjan that if you don’t go after what you want, you will never have it.
  • From Katie Surjan that if you don’t ask, the answer will always be NO!
  • From Karen McNabb that if opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door..
  • If you still talk about it you still care about it.
  • It hurt because it mattered!!!!!
  • We aren’t called to be like other Christians, we are called to be like Christ!
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