Be strong.

Live Honorably

And with Dignity.

When you don’t

think you can,

Hold on.

James Frey

More Happiness

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
– Abraham Lincoln

My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy.
– William Shakespeare

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
– Benjamin Franklin

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
– Benjamin Franklin

If you paint in your mind a picture of bright and happy expectations, you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
– Norman Vincent Peale

Randy Pausch

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcYv5x6gZTA[/youtube]LAST SPEECH

Randy Pausch was a Carnegie Mellon professor. His last lecture, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”, has been viewed by millions online. Also, it turned into a bestselling book The Last Lecture. Pausch died July 25th (at age 47) after battling pancreatic cancer. Many of Pausch’s ideas are motivational and inspirational and worth reading to get motivated.
Pausch said “Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.” Very few people find a way to get past the wall because after a while your motivation fades and you give up hope. But, those who stay motivated will eventually find a way to get past the wall.
Often, you just need to step back and look at it from a different perspective.

Dale Carnegie

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfFvyqRTHOo[/youtube]Dale Carnegie wrote How to Win Friends and Influence People. Many of his quotes, thoughts, and
ideas are motivational. “You’ll never achieve real success unless you like what you’re doing.”
It’s a simple quote which is true for everyone. It motivates you just by reading it.
Carnegie loved to teach others how to become successful. He was always trying to motivate and
help anyone achieve the success they desired.
“Believe that you will succeed, and you will.”
Dale Carnegie died in 1955 at the age of 67.

Jimmy V’s ESPY Speech

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePXlkqkFH6s[/youtube]Jim Valvano wrote three books and made hundreds of motivational speeches across the
country. He had motivation pumping through his veins. And as a coach, he motivated his underdog 1983 N.C. State basketball team all the way to the National Championship.
“There are 86,400 seconds in a day. It’s up to you to decide what to do with them.”
Jim Valvano passed away in 1993. But his legacy lives on through THE V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Inspirational words of wisdom

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w30ZlGiZRIo [/youtube]Napoleon Hill was recognized during his lifetime as the all-time best-selling motivational
author. His motivational concepts hold true today and will do so forever. Personally, I don’t think I can count the number of times I have read Hill’s POSITIVE ACTION PLAN 365 MEDIATIONS FOR MAKING EACH DAY A SUCCESS. I just know it’s one of the books I always have handy and it helps me get motivated and positive when everything seems to be going wrong. I have to give a thanks to my mother for sending me the book. It truly saved me when I was down and not getting up. As this site grows, I am sure we will have many more Napoleon Hill motivational words to pass along through our blogs. As well as links to his works. I know I won’t be able to tell some of my life experiences without referring to him.
“No one can keep you down but yourself.”
Napoleon Hill died in 1970.