Welcome to my motivation page…LET’S STAY MOTIVATED!!!!

When we are one step away from insanity and one step away from certain failure, we are genius.  -Ben Barger
“He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn’t reserve a plot for weeds.”
“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience” Teilhard de Chardin

“We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.” T.S Elliot

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to evaluate his life by conscious endeavor” Henry David Thoreau

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” ARISTOTLE

“There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.” David Star Jordan

“There is gap of space between the stimulus and the response.”

“Things which matter most must never be at mercy of things which matter least.” GOETHE

“There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.” Samuel Johnson

“The heart has it’s reasons which reason knows not of.” PASCAL

“I take as my guide the hope of a saint:
In crucial things, unity–
In important things, diversity–
In all things, generosity.” George Bush

“Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things…
I am tempted to think….there are no little things.” Bruce Barton

“Words are simply dressings compared to the reality of action.” Ben Barger
“Nothing sounds louder than the voice of your action.”

Conversation with a President of ISAF Paul and I
>They are from a concerned sailor who many years ago fought to get Windsurfing
>accepted into the Olympics when the senior USER sailors
>said it was not sailing. I personally fought to get two Olympic medals
>for Windsurfing.
Thanks. The work you have done is obviously great I never knew this.
>Your opinions are valid and personal.
My opinions are valid because they are centered on the principles of the entire sport of windsurfing.
>So are mine.
Yours are only personal.
>Paul Henderson

Some people think it’s over already for next year. How do you deal with that? Champions and teams lose that hunger…
Well, I can’t make any promises. I might wake up in December just not want to do it anymore. It could just gradually diminish. The person I am, and the person I am on the bike; the person training and the person racing, the person traveling… you have to be willing to accept all that. If that got old; if that got to be a grind, then I don’t think I could win anymore.
At some point you might wake up and just not want it as badly?
It’s a gauge. It’s a gauge you have to check and so far, the tank is still full.
Lance Armstrong

“The secret is to make sure the fit is right and make sure, above all else, that the ownership and management team is a fit with ours. If you acquire a company in which you don’t like the owners and the management, you’re going to have a problem, regardless of how great the strategic fit is.”

“You’ve gotta throw down and leave it on the course. … If I had it to do over again I wouldn’t have done it any different.”

“I become a happier man each time I suffer”
-Lance Armstrong

“Experience is the name everyone gives their mistakes.”

“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson
“accomplish big things, I am convinced you must first dream big dreams.”
—Conrad Hilton
“All the significant battles are waged within the self.”
—Sheldon Kopp
“Live with Intention. Walk to the Edge. Listen Hard. Practice Wellness. Play with Abandon. Laugh. Choose with No Regret. Continue to Learn. Appreciate Your Friends. Do What You Love. Live as if This is All There Is.”
—Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

“Things worth having are not easy to obtain. Once obtained, those items must be treated with care and respect, or they slip away.”
—Gale Bernhardt

“If your head doesn’t get there first, you never will.”
— Ernie Larson

“Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.”
— Marva Collins

“Some things have to be believed to be seen.”
— Rolf Hodgson

Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe it’s enough.”
— Anonymous
“Success comes before work only in the dictionary.”
— Anonymous
“Life’s greatest gift is natural talent. What you do with it is what is most important.”
— Larry Rawson, TV, running events commentator
“Success is getting up one more time than you fall down.”
— Unknown
“Overtraining is the biggest problem incurred by runners who lack the experience or discipline to cope with their own enthusiasm.”
— Marty Liquori, World-class miler of 1970s

“You never fail, you simply produce results. Learn from these”

“He’s huge and he’s fat and he’s wearing my clothes and he’s getting too old and he was born on my birthday and I’m afraid if I stop, he’ll catch up with me.”

“When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn’t matter. Am I tired? That doesn’t matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem.”
-Emil Zatopek
Legendary Czech runner
“Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.”
-Henry Ford
“Think deeply and separate what you wish from what you are prepared to do.”
-Percy Cerutty
famed running coach

“Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.”
– The Dali Lama

“There’s a lot of feelings about racing you can never communicate. They’re your own, and only you can identify with them.”
-Alexi Grewal
1984 Gold Medalist, Road Cycling
“I thought of that while riding my bike.”
-Albert Einstein, on the theory of relativity

“It doesn’t get any easier; you just get faster.”
-Greg LeMond

“Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.”
-Thomas Mann

“Having all the sports-science knowledge in the world, having all the best coaches, having all the best equipment, will that win a gold medal for you? No. But not having all that can lose it for you”
-Chris Carmichael

“I try to take care of myself by eating really well, avoiding sugar and soda and junk. It gives me an edge. If I didn’t have that goddamn latte I wanted for three months, then I deserve to win the goddamn race!”
– Missy Giove

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
– Vince Lombardi, legendary American football coach.

“Opportunity for growth carries with it the possibility of failure. Accompanying every endeavor is the element of risk. If growth truly implies change for improvement, then it must also carry with it the chance that there will be no change, no improvement, or even failure. When a person’s environment is over-protected in such a manner that there is little or no chance for failure, then in reality there is little or no chance for real or significant success. To deprive someone of the opportunity for significant achievement because of an associated element of risk is to deprive them of their potential for growth toward a self-sufficient, progressive, and dignified state of life.”

“Many walk away from the Emerald City and remain searching for whatever, lost “over the rainbow” somewhere because they’re afraid of what that arrogant, artificially amplified voice is telling them to do. Listen, take that step to get started on the road to self-discovery, and use the brains, heart AND courage (together) that you already have. Then you can find your way home.”

“People used to say things about Jerry Lawson: He goes out way too fast and always crashes. He trains too many miles and doesn’t rest.
“Well, one day – the right day – he did rest, and he ran 2:10. Then he did it again, and then he set an American record. No one ever believed he could run like that – except Jerry.

When you’re 40 years old and beaten up, you’ll know something about yourself that [naysayers] won’t. You’ll know if you could have been a national-class marathoner.”

“Some say there’s no magic formula. I say there is. It’s just that the magic is different for everyone.”
– Keith Dowling, 2:13 marathoner
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secrets of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four Cs. They are curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy, and the greatest of all is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionably.
~ Walt Disney

Create and stir other people to create.
~ Robert Frost

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain

There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.
~ Hindu Proverb

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
~ Douglas Everett (American Hockey Player)

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
~ Helen Keller
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Go there and don’t stop until you do. ~Anja Sindermann

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.
~ Bill Clinton

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.
~ Albert Einstein

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Gandhi Quotes #1
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
~ Peter F. Drucker

Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
~ Dwight Eisenhower
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
~ Woody Allen

Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.
~ Roger Bannister (After becoming the first person to break the four-minute mile, 1952)

Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.
~ Muhammad Ali, American Boxer

Whoever said, ‘It’s not whether you win or lose that counts,’ probably lost.
~ Martina Navratilova, American Tennis Player

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense.
~ Helen Rowland

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
~ M.K. Gandhi

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
~ Zig Ziglar

“Love is patient. Love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast. It is not proud. It is not rude. It is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered. It keeps no record of wrong doing. It does not delight in evil, but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres.” Love never fails.
Corinthians 13

“I am wise and I prioritize, I am a genius that applies his wisdom.”
Gebi affirmation

“An athlete can’t gain any fitness the week before a race. I would much rather have an athlete be undertrained and aggressive, than overtrained and apathetic.” Wes Hobs

“Sure, there can be some second-guessing and “what ifs?” However, you have spent hundreds of hours in preparing for a race. You have spent thousands of dollars on equipment, travel and race entry fees. You better be toeing the start line with a positive mental attitude. I don’t care if the planning and preparation wasn’t perfect. You are there; you are at the start line, so race to the best of your ability. You owe it to yourself, your family and many of the other things you have neglected to achieve your goal and personal satisfaction. “ Wes Hobs

“The Secret of Success is Consistency of Purpose.”
-Benjamin Disraeli

Try not. Do. Or do not. There is no try. – Yoda

“Love all serve all” Sai Baba

We gotta make a change… It’s time for us as a people to start makin’ some changes. Let’s change the way we eat, let’s change the way we live and let’s change the way we treat each other. You see the old way wasn’t working so it’s on us to do what we gotta do, to survive. -3-
2 pac

Look, If you had, one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment would you capture it? Or just let it slip…Eminem

Love in the past
Is only a memory
Love in the future
Is only fantasy.
It is only here and now
That we can truly love.

“If you can’t love the ones you have love the ones your with.” Ben Barger

“If I have any success, it will be because, I love. Love myself, love others and keep loving more passionately than I previously had.” Ben Barger

Jen’s religious quotes:

“We must never get into the habit of being preoccupied with the future. There is no reason to do so. God is there.”

“It must have been so hard to have been scourged, to have been spat upon. ‘Take it away,’ Jesus prayed during His agony. His Father didn’t come to Him directly and say, ‘This is my beloved Son,’ but consoled Him through an angel. Let us pray that we will fill our hearts with Jesus’ surrender, that we will understand total surrender.”

“Do not give in to discouragement…If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride because it shows you trust in your own powers. Never bother about people’s opinions. Be humble, and you will never be disturbed.”

“Suffering, pain, sorrow, humiliation, feelings of loneliness, are nothing but a sign that you have come so close to Jesus that He can kiss you.”
-Mother Theresa
You don’t need ownership, you need love and the easiest way to get love is to give it.
Gordo Byrne

When one is indecisive:
The easiest way is the one already traveled.
The hardest way is the one never taken.
The best way comes after doing both.

And if you try some times…

If you are talking because you are getting something out of it–money, a reward, a sense of your own importance–then there is weariness, then your talking is destructive, it has no meaning because it is only self-fulfilment; but if there is love in your heart, and your heart is not filled with the things of the mind, then it is like a fountain, like a spring that is timelessly giving fresh water.

Thoughtlessly repeating is what habit brings, uniqueness and attention to more detail brings change, freeing the mind from a set pattern.

“Concentration is the secret to success-one idea, one goal, one dream.”
“The quality of a person’s life is indirect proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
-Vince Lombardi
“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”
Frida Kahlo

“Being the wife of Diego is the most marvelous thing in the world. I let him play matrimony with other women. Diego is not anybody’s husband and never will be, but he is a great comrade.”

Wealth without Work
Pleasure without Conscience
Science without Humanity
Knowledge without Character
Politics without Principle
Commerce without Morality
Worship without Sacrifice

To forgive is not to forget. The merit lies in loving in spite of the vivid
knowledge that the one that must be loved is not a friend.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the
other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more
effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

“He who thinks he lead, but has no followers, is only taking a walk.”

“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his time when it comes.”
–Benjamin Diraeli

“A leader is who sees more than others see, who sees farther than others see, and who sees before others do.”
–Leroy Eims

“There are many things that catch my eye, but there are only a few things that will catch my heart.”
–Tim Redmond

Winning isn’t everything, wanting to is.

Anyone can work hard when they want to, champions do it when they don’t.

“It hurts too much to stop…”

“There’s nothing like your own shit to make you realize how much you stink.”
–Thomas Aquinas