2015 Today I Learned Quotes

January 2015

  • I will be grateful for this day.
  • Righteousness is more powerful than wickedness.
  • Mistakes have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.
  • Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
  • Don’t forget to be awesome!
  • I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.
  • Some of life’s best lessons are learned at the worst times.
  • Leaders should be interested in leadership because it’s good for those around them and not themselves.
  • Our conduct will never change His fundamental character.
  • When a leader fails to be vulnerable they destroy trust with the people they lead.
  • You may not always end up where you thought you were going, but you will always end up where you are meant to be.
  • Sometimes we need to pray to God to free us to go and begin our new journey so that passion may be born out of the request and the results.
  • You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
  • The power of a group is the function of the purity of its motives.
  • A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
  • We don’t lose friends during troubles; we just learn who our real ones are.
  • The same level of thinking that created the problem won’t solve the problem.
  • Actions do speak louder than words and promises mean nothing without proof.
  • You have to learn the rules of the game and then you have to play better than anyone else.
  • When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

July 2015

  • Learn to say “no” without explaining yourself.
  • From Dr. Emily Loveland that when we put food into our mouth, we are making a choice to slowly poison our body or to nourish and heal it.
  • Only dead fish go with the flow.
  • The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.
  • From Jordan Holwell that you are never too old to change, to learn or to remake yourself.
  • Sometimes the wrong choices bring us to the right places.
  • Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it.
  • Sometimes God lets you hit rock bottom so that you discover that He is the rock at the bottom.
  • From Raymond Rasmussen that whether the glass is half full or half empty, it can always be refilled.
  • Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
  • Success is a journey, not a destination; if you believe you are a success, you are.
  • From Ursula Wachowiak that at any given moment, you have the power to say, “This is not how the story is going to end.”
  • One small crack does not mean you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.
  • It might take a year, it might take a day, but what’s meant to be will always find its way.
  • From Curt Salomon. Good, better, best… Never let it rest, till the good is better and the better is best.
  • Be a Flamingo in a flock of Pigeons.
  • Success cannot be obtained by merely doing what is required, but by doing what you need to do, against all odds, at a level of excellence above all others.
  • From Peter A. Cohen that there is no one giant step that does it; it’s a lot of little steps.
  • Success does not come to you, you go to it; if you believe you are a success, you are.
  • Cry as hard as you want, but make sure that when you stop crying, you never cry for the same reason again.
  • From Audrey Hepburn that nothing is IMPOSSIBLE, the word itself says, “I’m Possible.”
  • There is no angry way to say Bubbles.
  • If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it.

February 2015

  • The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
  • Do not give up, the beginning is always the hardest. ‘
  • If “Plan A” didn’t work. The alphabet has 25 more letters.
  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
  • Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless and strong when facing them.
  • Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
  • A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile.
  • What you plant now, you will harvest later.
  • There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.
  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
  • Always trust you first gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your Heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is.
  • Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.
  • Difficult times can define you, diminish you or develop you.
  • Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
  • I can’t change the director of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
  • Always trust you first gut instincts. If you genuinely feel in your Heart and soul that something is wrong, it usually is.
  • Be strong because things will get better. It may be stormy now, but it never rains forever.
  • Difficult times can define you, diminish you or develop you.
  • Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
  • I can’t change the director of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
  • Don’t let school get in the way of your education.
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself.
  • Energy flows where energy goes.
  • Nothing ever goes away until it teaches us what we need to know.
  • Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better.
 

August 2015

  • Success is a state of mind and a belief in excellence; if you believe you are a success, you are.
  • A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
  • From Eleanor Roosevelt that no one can make you inferior without your consent.
  • From Ursula Wachowiak that one woman can make a difference, but together we can Rock the World.
  • Life is like a camera. You focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negative and if things don’t work out take another shot.
  • From Suzanne Evans that money should not be for getting things, it should be for changing things.
  • Be a voice, not an echo.
  • Be careful with your words. Once they are said, they can be only forgiven, not forgotten.
  • From Ursula Wachowiak that a successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.
  • Change is inevitable but growth is optional.
  • From Maya Angelou. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
  • Having a soft heart in a cruel world is courage, not weakness.
  • If you want something you never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
  • From Dale E. Turner. Because everything we say and do is a shadow of our own souls, our influence is determined by the quality of our being.
  • It is when you have a crack in your heart that the light will come in.
  • Success is not defined by having the most opportunities, talents or the best luck but by developing the opportunities with your god given talents regardless of your fortune.
  • Let Go and Let God!
  • Keep Calm and Smile!

March 2015

  • The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
  •  Peace doesn’t mean you won’t have problems; peace means your problems won’t have you.
  • Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
  • I will not say I failed 1000 times; I will say that I discovered there are 1000 ways that can cause failure.
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
  • Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich and a tragedy for the poor.
  • People cry, not because they’re weak. It’s because they’ve been strong for too long.
  • Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
  • The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
  • Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
  • Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.
  • Let go of people who dull your shine, poison your spirit, and bring you drama.
  • If we aren’t happy with who we are, how can we help others find happiness.
  • Stop letting people who do so little for you, control so much of your mind, feelings, and emotions.
  • Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit.
  • Don’t wait till you reach your goal to enjoy your body.
  • I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.
  • The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
  • It’s really Okay for there to be times when you stop putting everyone else first and just do what’s best for you.
  • Mistakes are proof that you are trying.
  • Do not get upset with people or situations both are powerless without your reaction.
  • The key to happiness is letting each situation be what it is instead of what you think it should be.

September 2015

  • Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles. It takes away today’s peace.
  • We never lose friends. We simply learn who the real ones are.
  • No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life goes on and will be better tomorrow.
  • Be someone else’s sunshine. Be the reason someone smiles today.
  • Eventually people will realize that mistakes are meant for learning not repeating.
  • Keep Going. Everything you need will come to you at a perfect time.
  • We don’t lose friends. We just learn who our real ones are.
  • Follow Your Gut.
  • Something about people. If they do it once, they’ll do it again.
  • The PAST is where you learned the lesson. The FUTURE is where you apply the lesson. Don’t GIVE UP in the middle.
  • Before you assume; learn the facts. Before you judge; understand why. Before you hurt someone; feel. Before you speak; think.
  • A truly Great Mentor is hard to find, difficult to part with, and impossible to forget.
  • True humility is staying teachable, regardless of how much you already know.
  • I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.
  • If you want to go somewhere, it is best to find someone who has already been there.
  • From Bob Proctor that a mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.
  • We sometimes may think we know the answers, but we really don’t even see the problem.
  • My world may not be falling apart, it might just be falling into place.
  • It’s not about how hard you get hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.

April 2015

  • The secret of being HAPPY is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day.
  • There are no regrets in life, just lessons learned.
  • Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles it takes away today’s peace.
  • It is a great day to learn something new.
  • You learn something every day IF you pay attention.
  • Be an encourager. The world has plenty of critics already.
  • I can and I will.
  • Don’t cry over the past, it’s gone. Don’t stress about the future, it hasn’t arrived. Live in the present and make it beautiful.
  • Raise your words not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers not the thunder.
  • Our choices are just a reflection of our essence and the outcome of our intention.
  • Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.
  • When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.
  • Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody.
  • Difficult Roads Often Lead To Beautiful Destinations.
  • Sometimes following your heart means losing your mind.
  • Grace is the power of God working in you and through you to do those things you cannot do.
  • It’s better to know and be disappointed than to never know and always wonder.
  • Leave a little sparkle wherever you go.
  • Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid to not try.
  • Our scars only show us where we’ve been. They don’t dictate where we will go.
  • Sometimes when things are falling apart they may actually be falling into place.
  • Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
  • The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything.
  • Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you will look back and realize they were the big things.

October 2015

  • True sales is a transformation of inspiration.
  • From Suzanne Evans that if you live your life looking for coupons, then you live a coupon life.
  • If we are following Jesus and it does not lead to the poor, then we’re not really following Jesus .
  • Our job as a parent is not to shield our kids from struggles and pain but to prepare them to navigate through life with grace and conviction.
  • Let go of what we expected and embrace what we have.
  • To have no regrets, just lessons learned.
  • The best way to predict the future is to create it.
  • The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.
  • Grief never ends…But it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay.
  • A wise man can learn more from a foolish question; and a fool can learn from a wise answer.
  • From Dr. Seuss that you have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
  • Always act like you are wearing an invisible crown.
  • Having positive thoughts increase your brains ability to make better decisions.
  • Intelligent people have the ability to enhance the intelligence of those who are close to them.
  • Bad memories will play the most often, but just because the memory comes up doesn’t mean you have to watch it. Change the channel.
  • To find my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
  • You don’t know, until you know.
  • Once you have accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.
  • It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it.
  • To give not because I have MUCH, but because I know how it feels to have NOTHING.
  • Truly GREAT FRIENDS are hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.
  • Life is beautiful.

May 2015

  • Stop focusing on how stressed you are and remember how blessed you are.
  • Hurt me with the truth but never comfort me with a lie.
  • In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take.
  • Stars can’t shine without darkness.
  • We are created to be human beings, not human doings. It’s time to stop doing and start being.
  • We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
  • You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
  • You were born to be real, not to be perfect.
  • When you worry about tomorrow, you waste today.
  • You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
  • Be who you are not who the world wants you to be.
  • If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal.
  • You were born to be real, not to be perfect.
  • Do what is right, not what is easy.
  • From Kim Brondyke that you don’t know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.
  • Broken crayons still color.
  • God makes people. People make issues.
  • IF you can melt my mind… you can have my body… if you can melt my heart… you can have my soul…
  • If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.
  • Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courageous. Walking away with your head held high is dignity.

November 2015

  • Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
  • Believe in yourself a little more each day.
  • Be open to learning new lessons today even if they contradict the lessons you learned yesterday.
  • Imagination and creativity is more important than knowledge.
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
  • Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.
  • Without a solid foundation, you’ll have trouble creating anything of value.
  • Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn’t lie.
  • Don’t tell me the sky is the limits when there are footprints on the moon.
  • Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
  • Pets are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
  • Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.
  • Nothing is impossible; the word itself says “I’m Possible”; today is the day to make it happen!
  • From Kathleen Gage that it is better to be useful than wonderful.
  • From Debra Magoon that Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.
  • I love the person I am today and without the lessons I learned from my past, my journey, I would not be me.
  • Life is a journey, Live it!
  • Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
  • Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
  • Say no to the status quo.
  • Everyone has the potential to be more inventive and change their future at any age.

June 2015

  • You are capable of more than you know.
  • Don’t look back you’re not going that way.
  • Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
  • If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough!
  • It always seems impossible until it’s done.
  • Why wish upon a star. When you can pray to the one who created it.
  • It might take a Year, it might take a Day, but what’s meant to be will always find its Way.
  • Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
  • Live in grace. Walk in love.
  • Don’t let someone who has done nothing tell you how to do anything.
  • Be your own kind of beautiful.
  • Don’t stress the “could haves” because if it “should have”, it WOULD HAVE.
  • From Dori Mages that success is not measured by the number of friends you have, but by the number of friends who have your back.
  • The world is a jungle; you either fight or run forever.
  • Love everyone always.
  • From Debra Sunderland that just as the brain has the ability to take away a life, it also has the power to give back beyond what is expected.
  • Don’t think too much. You’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place.
  • From Valerie Janke that the only time we truly fail is if we fail to try.
  • To be authentic and say what I feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
  • Don’t waste words on people who deserve your silence. Sometimes the most powerful thing you say is nothing at all.
  • Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
  • From Dori Mages that when we become anxious, we need to utilize that tension to propel us forward and push us harder toward success.

December 2015

  • From Wayne Dyer that when you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
  • What you think, you become.
  • God is never the author of evil.
  • The seed is the orchard in disguise.
  • God’s presence is never more real than in the middle of a storm.
  • Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.
  • Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
  • From Johnna Parr that ACTION separates the WINNERS from the WHINERS!
  • God will always limit the evil that comes our way so we can endure.
  • Our only chance to thrive is to have strong roots.
  • God will eventually weave our pain and suffering and weave it into a fabric of blessings and purpose.
  • Identity drives Motivation; Motivation drives Action; Actions drives Results.
  • Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.
  • The Spirit of God transcends human ability and transforms human inability.
  • To fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting.
  • From Suzanne Evans that simpler is richer.
  • Anyone can run downhill but only a few will run up hill and that is where the prize is.
  • From George Eliot that it’s never too late to be what you might have been.
  • Merry Christmas!!
  • From Debra Magoon that it’s easier to give birth than raise the dead!
  • When you’re up your friends know who you are. When you’re down, you know who your friends are.
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