The following are some inspirational stories, quotes and poems that I ocassionally read to help keep me grounded and help me focus on those things that are most important.
"Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and still trying when you know you may lose."
"He who returns from a journey is not the same as he who has never left"
- Kobi Yamada
"You're not as young as you used to be, but you're not as old as your going to be"
“ I love it when someone says you can’t do something, because it makes you want to do it that much more."
– Michael Phelps
"Those who wander are not necessarily lost"
- Joseph Stine
" Every morning a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must move faster than the lion or it will not survive. Every morning a lion wakes up and it knows it must move faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn't matter if you are the lion or the gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be moving."
- Maurice Greene
" A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right"
- Thomas Paine
"The trail is the thing not the end of the trail"
“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
- Dr. Suess
" I have finally figured out that the main reason to be alive is to enjoy it"
- Rita Mae Brown
"In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."
- Booker T. Washington
"The only one that can really motivate you is YOU."
- Shaquille O'Neal
"How we spend our days is how we spnd our lives"
"Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down"
" The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is the amount of effort."
" We do not quit playing because we grow old... we grow old because we quit playing."