Green Time

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Begin now to creat the life that you want for yourself while adhering to the principles of sustainability, compassion and fairness.



Purpose: What do you want to provide meaning and engagement in your life.  What meaning do you want to give to your life knowing that the meaning of life is the meaning you give to it?


 First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus



Whatever you do, do with all your might. ~ Cicero


 The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~ Aristotle


Be clear about what you want and make the appropriate decisions and choices...



There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. ~ William James



Persevere and Persist...


When something of an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
~ Rousseau





The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. ~ Seneca



“When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice.
You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone.
Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested from failure.”
– Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics






Learn from your mistakes...


Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners.
- Robert T. Kiyosaki (Rich Dad Poor Dad)






Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~ Descartes 

   
When you’re ready to quit, you are closer than you think.
– Bob Parsons (Founder Of Go Daddy)




As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
- William Hazlitt

  
"One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity."
~Albert Schweitzer



Being true to our own set of values and always remembering to give life the meaning we want by the actions we take and the choices we make.  This will provide us the greatest satisfaction in the long run.


 


We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform.
– Pete Cashmore (Founder Of Mashable)






“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”    -- Steve Jobs






"And in the end it's not the years in your
life that count. It's the life in your years."
- Abraham Lincoln







Be Here Now...


Projecting our thoughts far ahead of us, instead of adapting ourselves to the present, is cause of fear. Foresight, the greatest blessing humanity has been given, is also a curse.
~ Seneca, Roman philosopher and politician, Letters to Lucilius




Creating something from nothing is the meaning of being an entrepreneur...

 
Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration
- Thomas Edison, inventor and scientist



 

Timing, perseverance and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
– Biz Stone (Twitter)



“It doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and neither should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because all that matters in business is that you get it right once.  Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.” 
 - Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, co-founder of Broadcast.com, founder of HDNet



 

   The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. 

      A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. 
      Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.

- Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s





Monday, June 11, 2012

Quotes

Whatever you do, do with all your might. ~ Cicero



When something an affliction happens to you, you either let it defeat you, or you defeat it.
~ Rousseau
 

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts. 
~ John Locke 
  



All things deteriorate in time. ~ Virgil





Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems. ~ Descartes 



Life is neither good or evil, but only a place for good and evil. ~ Marcus Aurelius 


    



You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. ~ Rousseau


No one is laughable who laughs at himself. ~ Seneca


The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~ Aristotle


It is not wisdom but Authority that makes a law. ~ Thomas Hobbes



If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. ~ Marcus Aurelius


  Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. ~ Aristotle




You forget that the fruits belong to all and that the land belongs to no one. ~ Rousseau




The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. ~ Seneca



He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it. ~ Seneca

  By a lie, a man... annihilates his dignity as a man. ~ Kant




A man of courage is also full of faith. ~ Cicero 




We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak. 
~ Epictetus 




The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions. ~ Cicero 






There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision. ~ William James





You must become an old man in good time if you wish to be an old man long. ~ Marcus Aurelius