Thursday, March 22, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, March 22, 2018

The woman who does not require validation from anyone is a woman who wears confidence everyday!

DeLores Pressley
Speaker, Author, Coach
Founder of She Elevates

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.

Juliette Gordon Low (1860–1927)
Founder of Girl Scouts of the USA

Inspirations - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.

Ayn Rand

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, March 19, 2018

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class—it is the cause of humankind, the very birthright of humanity.

Oveta Culp Hobby

Friday, March 16, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, March 16, 2018

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.

Robert H. Schuller – 1926-2015
Televangelist, Pastor, and Author

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.

Mae Carol Jemison
Engineer, physician and NASA astronaut
1st African American woman to travel in space

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt.

Author Unknown
Shared from https://tinybuddha.com/

Monday, March 12, 2018

Inspirations - Tuesday, March 13, 2018

If you believe you're smarter than the person you're talking down to, what are you learning or gaining from the conversation?

Henry Ford
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, March 12, 2018

Success usually comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of distraction.

James Clear

Friday, March 9, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, March 9, 2018

You've got to love yourself first. You've got to be OK on your own before you're OK with someone else. You've got to value yourself and know that you're worth everything.

Jennifer Lopez

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, March 8, 2018 - International Women's Day

The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.

Bella Abzug (July 24, 1920 – March 31, 1998)
Lawyer, U.S. Representative, Social activist, Leader of the Women's Movement

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.

Nancy Rathburn

Inspirations - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

It doesn’t matter how you choose to live your life — whether you build a business or work a corporate job; have children or choose not to have children; travel the world or live in the same town all of your life; go to the gym 5 times a week or sit on the couch every night — whatever you do, someone will judge you for it.

James Clear

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, March 5, 2018

If I sought to answer all of the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would be engaged in little else in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, March 2, 2018

You can stoop to the depths of your stereotypes,
or rise to the heights of your possibilities.

Henry Ford
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, March 1, 2018

Do not allow negativity of others to
infect your mind or affect your actions.  
Their ignorance is not your illness.
Their diagnosis is not your prognosis.
You are not what they name you,
but are that to which you respond.

Henry Ford
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.

Maya Angelou

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself--the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us--that's where it's at.

Jesse Owens, U.S. track and field athlete

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 26, 2018

I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism.

Oprah Winfrey

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 23, 2018

Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 22, 2018

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Colin Powell
Son of Jamaican Immigrants
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Former Secretary of State

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.

Dr. Maya Angelou, Author and poet

Monday, February 19, 2018

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe – 1943-1993
Professional Tennis Player

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 19, 2018

I try to do the right thing at the right time. They may just be little things, but usually they make the difference between winning and losing.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – Professional Basketball Player

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 16, 2018

Whether you believe that your impact is large or small, your actions exciting or mundane, your contributions of great or of little importance; know that someone is learning from you, being inspired by you, and even emulating you. Be encouraged and challenged to be your very best.

Henry Ford
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 15, 2018

The sharecropper may lower his eyes, but not because he's less of a man. That's just a condition of society that such things exist.

Ernest Gaines
African-American author whose works have been taught in college classrooms and translated into many languages, including French, Spanish, German, Russian and Chinese. Four of his works have been made into television movies.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We should emphasize not Negro History, but the Negro in history. What we need is not a history of selected races or nations, but the history of the world void of national bias, race hate, and religious prejudice.

Carter G. Woodson - Historian

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Next to God we are indebted to women, first for life itself, and then for making it worth living.

Mary McLeod Bethune - 1875-1955
A leading educator and civil rights activist. She grew up in poverty, as one of 17 children born to former slaves.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 12, 2018

"To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up."

"There are no warlike people - just warlike leaders."

Ralph Johnson Bunche
American political scientist, academic, and diplomat
1st African American Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1950)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 9, 2018

What a world this will be when human possibilities are freed, when we discover each other, when the stranger is no longer the potential criminal and the certain inferior!

W. E. B. Du Bois

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.

Langston Hughes

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, February 7, 2018

One thing is clear to me: We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.

Barbara Jordan
Lawyer, Educator, Civil Rights Activist
Former U.S. Congressional Representative from Texas
Flashback: https://youtu.be/sKfFJc37jjQ

Inspirations - Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.

Eldridge Cleaver
American Writer, Political Activist
Early leader of the Black Panther Party

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, February 5, 2018

Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don't give up the fight.

Bob Marley - 1945 - 1981 
Jamaican singer-songwriter, musician and guitarist

Friday, February 2, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, February 2, 2018

If you are called to be a leader you must leave the comfort of the crowd. It may be more comfortable to blend in, but the conviction of your calling demands that you STAND OUT!

Danita Harris
Television News Anchor

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, February 1, 2018

Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.

Wilma Rudolph
U.S. track and field athlete & Triple Gold Medal Winner

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Most people are not going after what they want. Even some of the most serious goal seekers and goal setters, they’re going after what they think they can get.

Bob Proctor - Author and Speaker

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Inspirations - Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Set your sights high – the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy - 1917-2006
Spiritual Teacher and Author

Monday, January 29, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, January 29, 2018

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.

Elizabeth Harrison - 1849-1927, Educator

Friday, January 26, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, January 26, 2018

Seems that we are always going through something.  The key is to GROW through what we GO through.  Try to stay connected to and surrounded by those with strength, positive attitude and compassion.

Henry Ford
Author, Speaker, Consultant, Publisher of VISIONS Newsletter

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, January 25, 2018

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.

Horace Mann - 1796-1859
Education Reformer and Politician

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey.

Michael Josephson
Speaker and Former Law Professor

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Inspirations - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at anytime, and you would achieve nothing.

Margaret Thatcher - 1925-2013
Former British Prime Minister

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Inspirations - Monday, January 22, 2018

You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - 1869-1948
Led India to Independence

Friday, January 19, 2018

Inspirations - Friday, January 19, 2018

In this world everything changes except good deeds and bad deeds; these follow you as the shadow follows the body.

Ruth Benedict - 1887-1948

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Inspirations - Thursday, January 18, 2018

All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie - 1888-1955
Author and Speaker

Inspirations - Thursday, January 18, 2018

All life is a chance. So take it! The person who goes furthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.

Dale Carnegie - 1888-1955
Author and Speaker

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Inspirations - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

You alone are enough… you have nothing to prove to anybody.

Maya Angelou – 1928-2014
Author, Poet, Writer

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Inspirations - Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Truly appreciate those around you, and you’ll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston – Writer and Publisher