Born: February 3, 1969
Die: December 21, 1987
You cannot change what you refuse to confront.
Don't think of cost. Think of value.
Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Think twice before reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
Making one person smile can change the world - maybe not the whole world, but their world.
Saying someone is ugly doesn't make you any prettier.
Making a hundred friends is not a miracle. The miracle is to make a single friend who will stand by your side even when hundreds are against you.
Falling in love is not a choice. To stay in love is.
While you're busy looking for the perfect person, you'll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them. Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
In life, if you don't risk anything, you risk everything.
Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.
People are more what they hide than what they show.
Sometimes people don't notice the things others do for them until they stop doing them.
Being alone does not mean you are lonely, and being lonely does not mean you are alone.
Love is not about sex, going on fancy dates, or showing off. It's about being with a person who makes you happy in a way nobody else can.
Anyone can come into your life and say how much they love you. It takes someone really special to stay in your life and show how much they love you.
Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion; today is special.
Love and appreciate your parents. We are often so busy growing up; we forget they are also growing old.
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it's probably time to change the people around you.
Learn to love yourself first, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.
When someone tells you, "You've changed," it might simply be because you've stopped living your life their way.
Someone else doesn't have to be wrong for you to be right.
Be happy. Be yourself. If others don't like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn't about pleasing everybody.
Don't look for someone who will solve all your problems; look for someone who will face them with you.
If you expect the world to be fair with you because you are fair, you're fooling yourself. That's like expecting the lion not to eat you because you didn't eat him.
No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs.
Many people are so poor because the only thing they have is money.
Learn to appreciate the things you have before time forces you appreciate the things you once had.
When you choose to see the good in others, you end up finding the good in yourself.
Happiness is not determined by what's happening around you, but rather what's happening inside you. Most people depend on others to gain happiness, but the truth is, it always comes from within.
What you do every day matters more than what you do every once in a while. Read The Power of Habit.
You become what you focus on and like the people you spend time with.
People do what seems easy and convenient, not what is best for them.
When values are clear, decisions are easy.
Build your house on the rock of learning; no one can take your education away from you.
Whatever you fill your brain with and whoever you spend your time with... will determine your life a decade from now.
Successful people willingly do what unsuccessful people are unwilling to do.
My definition of success: When your core values and self-concept are in harmony with your daily actions and behaviors.
Remember: everyone you meet is fighting a mighty battle. Be kind. Be understanding.
The minute you stop expecting life to be simple, fair and easy... it becomes simple, fair and easy.
Your Day Is Your Life
Vision = Focus / Focus = Attention / Attention = Action /Action = Results / Consistent Results = Destiny
Until you can see, and admit, that YOU are the problem... You will be unable to realize that YOU must be the solution.
We often talk to ourselves in ways that we would never let a stranger or even a friend talk to us.
All that you achieve and all that you fail to achieve are the direct results of your thoughts.
We are the producers of our own thinking. Thought is not something that happens to us, but something that we do to ourselves.
Habits, good or bad, can always be traced back to your own thinking.
What you do today determines who you will be tomorrow.
You are the average of your five closest associates.
At the end of the day - the long day of your life - as people stand around your grave no one will talk about how big your house was, or how many cars you owned, or your boat or plane... they will only...
“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss