Tagged inspirational

On Gratitude

The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. – H.U. Westermayer Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. – WT Purkiser So while it’s true that Thanksgiving only comes but once a year, we should actually celebrate thanks each and every day. It’s just a matter of learning to live with a spirit of gratitude. – Unknown Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and…

A life lesson at home plate

This is making the rounds – a great story with a remarkable life lesson.   In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention.  While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh man, worth every penny of my airfare.”  Who the hell is John Scolinos,…

Some of Muhammad Ali’s greatest quotes

By George has compiled some of our favourite quotes from the life of Muhammad Ali – “The Greatest of All-time.”   “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.”   “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”   “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”   “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who…

12 Habits Of Genuine People

How genuine are you? Here is a list of character traits that Travis Bradberry (author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and principle at www.TalentSmart.com) has compiled that will provide you with a measuring stick of your moral fiber as it pertains to genuineness. Consider the hallmarks of genuine people. Genuine people don’t try to make people like them. They are who they are. They know that some people will like them, and some won’t. And they’re OK with that. It’s not that they don’t care whether or not other people will like them but simply that they’re not going to let that…

Albert Einstein: 10 Life Lessons

More of Einstein’s thoughtful quotes are found in an earlier By George Journal post, entitled “The empowering wisdom of Albert Einstein.”   Chris George, providing reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

A sideways glance at “Rules of Life”

  By George saw this on our Twitter feed today…. excellent set of rules to get us over humpday! Chris George provides reliable PR & GR counsel and effective advocacy. Need a go-to writer and experienced communicator? Call 613-983-0801 @ CG&A COMMUNICATIONS.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero (English byname Tully) was born in 106 BC in where is now Arpino, Italy. He was a Roman statesman, lawyer, scholar, and writer who vainly tried to uphold republican principles in the final civil wars that destroyed the Roman Republic. His writings include books of rhetoric, orations, philosophical and political treatises, and letters. Above all, he considered politics of utmost importance, which should be effectively influenced by philosophy. He is remembered in modern times as the greatest Roman orator and innovator of what became known as Ciceronian rhetoric. Marcus Tullius Cicero was murdered by decree as an…

12 inspiring quotes on humanity  

“We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity; more than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost.” – Charles Chaplin   “Being human is given. But keeping our humanity is a choice.” – Anonymous   “All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” – Martin Luther King   “Moral courage is the highest expression of humanity.” – Ralph Nader    “Benevolence is the characteristic element of humanity.” – Confucius   “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity…

Colin Powell: 13 Rules

In his memoir It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Colin Powell provided a valuable list of life lessons accompanied by a collection of personal anecdotes. For this great man, there are 13 Rules to how to live life. Rule 1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Keep all things in perspective when having to make a tough decision. Give the matter the perspective of some time. Rule 2. Get mad, then get over it. Do not carry anger for any time. Instead of letting anger destroy you, use it to…

Quotes to inspire, motivate and provoke

Many will know that By George Journal regularly tweet quotes to inspire, motivate and provoke. Here are some of our latest “favourite” bons mots! “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” – Mark Twain “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” – Leonard Cohen “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” – Albert Einstein “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – Anon. “It is never too late to become what…