2014 Today I Learned Quotes

January 2014

  • You can’t start the next chapter of our life if you keep rereading the last one.
  • Someone you haven’t met yet is wondering what it would be like to know someone like you.
  • Sticks and stones will break your bones but words will break your heart.
  • Never sacrifice these three things; your family, your heart and your dignity.
  • You learn more about someone at the end of a relationship than at the beginning.
  • We should not judge someone because they sin differently than we do.
  • True love is not found, it is built.
  • Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful!!!
  • The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
  • You never know how STRONG you are until being STRONG is the only choice you have.
  • Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.
  • From Zig Ziglar don’t count the things you do, do the things that count.
  • A friend is someone who knows all about you but loves you anyways.
  • People buy based on emotion and renew or rebuy based on justification.
  • Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how beautiful they are but everyone else can. Do you get it?
  • To be successful, you have to have your heart in your business, and your business in your heart.
  • Branding is about more than your logo. It is about what people think and say about you.
  • We are not born to hate. Hate is learned and only love can overcome it.
  • Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.
  • Drama doesn’t just walk into your life out of nowhere. You create it, invite it, or associate with people that bring it.

July 2014

  • Every day, you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch – holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.
  • Humility is as good for the soul as it is for the memory
  • From Chuck Schultz that what’s meant to be will eventually, be.
  • Just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.
  • Sometimes we carry mistakes we haven’t even made yet.
  • No matter how much I care, some people just done care back.
  • Never try to change the nature of anyone in your life; you will lose respect and eventually the person.
  • That either control you attitude or it controls you.
  • From John C. Maxwell to remember, man does not live on bread alone: sometimes he needs a little buttering up.
  • For what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.
  • From Doreen Petty that we are exactly where we need to be to be able to move forward.
  • Most of the troubles that entangle our minds are not todays concerns but tomorrow’s.
  • Life isn’t always fair but God is always faithful.
  • Our failures can be a source of blessings, humbling us and giving a sympathy for others.
  • You should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
  • The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
  • Things don’t get easier with age. Things get easier when you apply to your life what you’ve learned with age.
  • We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.
  • That you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

February 2014

  • Women are angles. When we break our wings we can continue to fly on a broomstick.
  • Diplomacy is getting others to see it our way for their purpose.
  • Networking should be socializing with a purpose and a plan.
  • Again that the best things in life aren’t things.
  • A perfect marriage is just two imperfect people who refuse to give up on each other.
  • You cannot amputate your history from your destiny.
  • Rules will be broken but visions are lived.
  • We should always trust our gut instincts. If we feel in our heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is.
  • It’s better to be first rate flawed version of yourself than to be a second-rate prefect initiation of someone else.
  • Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone you can’t live without.
  • We should replace our official title with a personal tagline that shows pride in who we are.
  • Dream as if you are going to live forever and live as if you are going to die tomorrow.
  • Change your thoughts and you will change your world.
  • Love should mean forever.
  • The saddest thing about betrayal is that if never comes from your enemies.
  • Let your faith be bigger than your fear.
  • You attract people by the qualities you display; you keep them by the qualities you possess.
  • Weak people revenge, strong people forgive and intelligent people ignore.
  • Stars can’t shine without darkness.
  • Surround yourself with the dreamers, the doers, the believers and the thinkers, but most of all with those who see greatness within you even when you don’t see it yourself.

August 2014

  • When you love someone, you should treat them the way you feel, because sometimes just saying it isn’t enough.
  • People will forget what you said, will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
  • Never run from the enemy, tackle them.
  • Never try to change the nature of anyone in your life; you will lose respect and eventually the person.
  • From Todd Weaver that true freedom is embracing the opportunity to practice self-discipline
  • Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
  • There are people who love you dearly, but just don’t know how to show it.
  • You should never ruin an apology with an excuse.
  • Two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.
  • Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
  • Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.
  • The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first.
  • Peace is a fragile thing. It takes courage to secure it. It takes wisdom to maintain it.
  • There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
  • Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
  • A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
  • A real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
  • A Smile is free therapy.
  • Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
  • Which does not kill us makes us stronger.

March 2014

  • Pain can often show up in our lives as a sign that something needs to change.
  • Gods plans are better than my dreams.
  • From Johnna Parr that woman are made to be loved, not understood.
  • From Shauna Niequist that the grass is not greener elsewhere. It is greener where you water it.
  • God can make all things new.
  • From Walt Disney that we keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
  • Again. Let go and let God!
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today and hope for tomorrow.
  • As long as you’ve got passion, faith, and are willing to work hard, you can do anything and have anything you want in this world.
  • From Shauna Niequist that love at first sight has nothing on love over decades.
  • Love yourself and the rest will follow.
  • Even when I have pains, I don’t have to be a pain.
  • If you graduated yesterday, and learn nothing today, you will be uneducated tomorrow.
  • You’ll never be brave if you don’t get hurt.
  • You’ll never learn if you don’t make mistakes.
  • Marriage is a relationship in which one is always right and the other is the husband.
  • He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger.
  • Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
  • Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
  • From Walt Disney that you may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

 

September 2014

  • Dear God that if today I lose my hope please remind me that your plans are better than my dreams!
  • Discipline is choosing what you want most over what you want now.
  • You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
  • 20% of the people in most organizations are ‘change warriors.’ Identify those warriors and set them free.
  • The most memorable people in life will be the friends who loved you when you weren’t very loveable.
  • A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.
  • Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is YOU who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
  • Moving on doesn’t mean you forget, it just means you have to accept what happened and continue living.
  • Life is too short to wait.
  • Never lose yourself while trying to hold on to someone who doesn’t care about losing you.
  • Be thankful for all the rude, obnoxious, and difficult people you meet in life. They serve as important reminders of how NOT to be.
  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
  • What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.
  • The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude.
  • Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
  • Any organization cannot achieve its potential if the people inside it can’t achieve theirs.
  • Challenge without confidence creates fear. Confidence without challenge creates complacency.
  • Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.
  • Who you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself is your gift to God.
  • Everybody wins when a leader gets better.

April 2014

  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
  • Opportunities do not knock; they present themselves when you beat down the door.
  • From Johnna Parr that no matter how gloomy the day may seem, the sun is always shining above the clouds.
  • A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
  •  A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
  • Don’t wait for someone to take you along, make it happen yourself.
  • Every morning you have to choices, continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  • I am defined by who I am, not by who I am with.
  • From Luz-Marie Caro that “If nothing changes, nothing changes!”
  • Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard.
  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
  • The biggest mistake a small business can make is to THINK like a small business.
  • The key to failure is trying to please everybody.
  • We learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  • You should live your life so you can look at yourself in the mirror the next day.
  • Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
  • You cannot control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.
  • Again. Let go and let God!
  • Life’s lessons never end and wisdom can always be passed on.

October 2014

  • Everyone changes, but that’s okay as long as you stay true to who you were.
  • Expect nothing and appreciate everything.
  • Exercising faith means trusting that God is at work even when we can’t see it.
  • Your first instinct is usually right.
  • God cannot use a man or woman greatly until he wounds them deeply.
  • Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
  • God’s power is sufficient enough to take the next step He is calling us to take.
  • There are only two options regarding commitment; you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in-between.
  • Love the people who treat you right. Pray for those who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy
  • People are not poor because they lack potential; they are poor because they lack the opportunity.
  • Find a way or make one.
  • Leadership is not about position, title and power.
  • The highest calling of leadership is to unlock potential in others.
  • If you don’t start appreciating what’s right in front of you, you might lose it
  • If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.
  • My windows aren’t dirty… that’s my dog’s nose art.
  • Human potential is the only limitless resource we have in this world.
  • Those who’ve suffered beyond belief and can still stand up and be strong are the real heroes. Have faith in God he is your light.
  • Leaders with the highest level of vision and passion have the lowest level of awareness of the spirit of the team.
  • Leadership flows out of who we are, not just what we do.
  • Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
  • If you can’t get someone off your mind, pray for them. You may be the only one that cares enough to do so.
  • TRUE leadership is NOT about yourself, but about OTHERS… a TRUE LEADER serves OTHERS.

May 2014

  • From Chuck Schultz everything in life is temporary.
  • Learn to say ‘no’ to the good so you can say ‘yes’ to the best.
  • You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
  • The best way to predict the future is to create it.
  • I will do what others won’t do tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
  • From Chuck Schultz pain is a part of growing.
  • Where there is no vision, the people perish. Proverbs 29:18
  • You shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do, but to the best you can do.
  • Sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that dosen’t give me the right to be cruel.
  • It’s a lot easier to react than it is to think, but potentially more destructive…
  • Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
  • Opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
  • From Chuck Schultz that other people’s negativity is not your problem.
  • Life is short. Break the rules forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
  • A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
  • Again. Let go and let God!
  • From Chuck Schultz that every little struggle is a step forward.
  • From John C. Maxwell that the difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
  • True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
  • Kindness is a language everyone understands.
  • From Chuck Schultz that the best thing you can do is to keep going.
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
  • Life is like a flower. When we don’t take a care of it, it will wither and die.
  • Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.

November 2014

  • We’re called to be people whose faith expresses itself through love.
  • Love should be at the center of our faith at work.
  • Let all that you do be done in Love.
  • You see a person’s true colors when you are no longer beneficial to their life.
  • Leadership is an intense journey into ourselves.
  • Stay positive even when it feels like your life is falling apart.
  • Leaders are made, not born.
  • In God’s organization, His laws are never ‘have to,’ they are ‘get to.’
  • The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
  • We can’t guarantee outcomes but we can guarantee process.
  • There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.
  • Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.
  • There is always something to be thankful for.
  • Leaders don’t need to be perfect, they need to be human.
  • God’s grace saves us as is but doesn’t leave us as is.
  • A best friend is like a four leaf clover hard to find and lucky to have.
  • Being hurried is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day.
  • Leaders must be willing to take chances, make mistakes and accept responsibility for your actions.
  • If you don’t believe the doubts in your mind you will achieve the dreams in your heart.
  • Seek happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.

June 2014

  • Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
  • Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.
  • The only difference between you today and a year from now are the people you know and what you have learned.
  • What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it is supposed to be.
  • From Chuck Schultz that your scars are symbols of your strength.
  • Never regret anything that has happened in your life, it cannot be changed, undone or forgotten so take it as a lesson learned and move on.
  • From Chuck Schultz worrying and complaining changes nothing.
  • We don’t stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing.
  • All the treasures of the earth cannot bring back one lost moment.
  • One should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
  • To the world you may be on person but to one person you may be the world.
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
  • The easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
  • A good friend doubles the joy and divides the pain.
  • No matter what happens or how bad it seems TODAY, life goes on, and it will be better TOMORROW.
  • Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life”.
  • If you wait until all conditions are perfect before you act, you will never act
  • Success is more often the result of hard work than of talent.
  • Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
  • You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone that can be loved. The rest is up to them.
  • Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond who you were.

December 2014

  • Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
  • It is not the size of the gift that counts. It’s the size of the faith required to give the gift.
  • I must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from my life.
  • If I am the smartest person in the room, I am in the wrong room.
  • My soul is made by God for God and to need God. I was not made to be self-sufficient.
  • If the devil can’t make me sin, he will make me busy to get the same results.
  • We are not lost because we wind up in the wrong place; we wind up in the wrong place because we are lost.
  • Pain pushes and vision pulls.
  • When you’re up, your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are.
  • The church should not be a club and a place to consume but a hospital for people with open wounds.
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
  • Keep calm and Smile!
  • I don’t regret my past; I just regret the time I’ve wasted with the wrong people.
  • The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.
  • You thought you were a nobody but heaven is full of nobodies who we call saints.
  • Without a solid foundation, you’ll have trouble creating anything of value.
  • If you don’t like where you are, then change it.
  • You could make a wish or you could make it happen.
  • Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness.
  • Laugh when you can, apologize when you should & let go of what you can’t change.
  • If you stay innocent, you won’t learn anything new.
  • Do something today that your future self will thank you for.
  • I will be grateful for this day.
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