Thursday, September 13, 2012

SPIRITUAL HEALTH! - "Perseverance and Persistence Quotes! =)"

Perseverance and Persistence Quotes!

"The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." ~ Henry Ward Beecher

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." ~ Dale Carnegie

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there." ~ Josh Billings

"Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did." ~ Newt Gingrich

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground." ~ Author Unknown

"Stubbornly persist, and you will find that the limits of your stubbornness go well beyond the stubbornness of your limits." ~ Robert Brault

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." ~ Albert Einstein

"Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another." ~ Walter Elliott

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling." ~ Lucretius

"Saints are sinners who kept on going." ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum." ~ Author Unknown

"Many of the great achievements of the world were accomplished by tired and discouraged men who kept on working." ~ Author Unknown

"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." ~ Douglas MacArthur

"Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times." ~ Napoleon Hill

"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people 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. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race" ~ Calvin Coolidge

"The flower that follows the sun does so even in cloudy days" ~ Robert Leighton

 "A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success." ~ Elbert Hubbard

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

"For all things difficult to acquire, the intelligent man works with perseverance." ~ Lao Tzu

"It always seems impossible until its done." ~ Nelson Mandela

"Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall." ~ Oliver Goldsmith

"Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot claim nor even extra brightness but perseverance all can have." ~ Woodrow T. Wilson

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." ~ Calvin Coolidge

"You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you." ~ John Bunyan

"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." ~ George Horace Lorimer

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." ~ Mark Twain

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats." ~ B.C. Forbes

"Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts." ~ Coleman Cox

"All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you." ~ Walt Disney

"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired." ~ Robert Strauss

"Thankfully, perseverance is a good substitute for talent" ~ Steve Martin

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." ~ Abigail Adams

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." ~ John Quincey AdChoices Adams

"Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats." ~ Amos Bronson Alcott

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th." ~ Julie Andrews

"The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force but of dedication, of moral persuasion. " ~ Stephen Biko

"When the story of these times gets written, we want it to say that we did all we could, and it was more than anyone could have imagined." ~ Bono

"One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life." ~ Edward B. Butler

"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!" ~ Andrew Carnegie

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." ~Confucius

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained." ~ Marie Curie

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

SPIRITUAL HEALTH! - "Pushing Through the Rough Times!"

Pushing through the rough times! There are points in our life where we just have to push our way right on through.... It may not be easy and not that exciting, but we must keep moving forward... Many times these so called rough periods in our life are growth spurts... Yes, I know some of you may be telling yourself I don't want to grow anymore..Ha!... but unfortunately sometimes God has more in store for us... We need to learn to trust in the spirit and allow the energy of the creator to guide us when we are finding our way out of the darkness.... If we believe and seek out the good in life, we will eventually find it with God's grace... Many of life's experiences happen for a reason... Not always pleasant and not always bad, but there is a reason... Those reasons are not always revealed in our time... And that can be frustrating. The main focus is to try and understand that God has a plan and direction for what happens in our life. Many times it is to help someone else on their spiritual walk on this earth... We are all connected to God and the Spirit.... It is our choice to stop in the darkness or to follow the light.... Pushing Through the Rough Times!.... It is not always easy, but the journey will be well worth it! =)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

SPIRITUAL HEALTH - "How Can We Feel Blessed in the Midst of Storms?"

Hello Again!  The storms of life can really take a toll on our spirit at times.  These are the moments when we need to stop and reflect on what God has done in our life... Then we must trust in what the creator will do in the future....  So when you feel like you are in the midst of a storm... know that God is in control and just hold on tight ... The winds will die down... the  sun will shine bright again and so will your spirit!

How Can We Feel Blessed in the Midst of Storms?
Hui Li Annie Chan, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Aug 5, 2009
 "I have encountered many storms in life, some of which happen to be the turning points in my life. How can I feel blessed in the midst of storms? Well, I wish I had learnt the secrets to feeling blessed when storms hit years ago. But nevertheless, I suppose it's not too late to learn now. I think there are basically 3 things that a person can do to feel blessed despite the storms in his/her life. They are:

1) Maintaining a heart of gratitude

It's so important to have a heart of gratitude. It's even more important to maintain a heart of gratitude.
Have you ever noticed how a grateful person talks about the storms in his/her life? If not, it may be good to start to take note, especially if you are someone who has difficulty maintaining a heart of gratitude. In addition, you may want to start by making a conscious effort to thank God for anything and everything, including the storms. I know it can be tough. But thank God, I have learnt to thank Him despite a recent storm in my life. Why don't you give it a try if you are in the midst of a storm right now?
I believe that as we learn to be thankful even for the storms, it will be a step forward - a step of victory - in our spiritual lives. It will also unlock the door of blessings in our lives in time to come.

2) Reaching out to those who are less fortunate

When we are in the midst of storms, we can be so consumed by them that we do not realise there could be a lot of people out there who are suffering even more than us. So, if you are currently facing a storm in your life, why not take the focus off it and reach out to those who are suffering a worse fate than you? You may soon realise how blessed you are!

3) Remembering that Our God is in Full Control

Sadly, when we are facing storms in our lives, we tend to forget that God is in full control. That is why it is so important for us to constantly remind ourselves that our God still sits on His throne in heaven. It may do us much good to constantly remind ourselves of this fact before the next storm strikes.

Storms are inevitable, for we live in a fallen world. Nevertheless, we can still feel blessed when we are faced with storms because we have a God who is in ultimate control of everything that happens in our lives."