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Goals: March 2011 Archives

I thought you might like some of these inspiring quotes to help you move forward with your own goals and objectives.

Success Triangle by Lorraine Ferguson

1. Behavior & Goal Setting
- Where there is no vision, the people perish. - Proverbs 29:18
- The joy of the journey is the goal. - Anonymous
- Where you go in life is up to you. - Anonymous
- Failure to plan is planning to fail. - Anonymous
- The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Anonymous
- Life's most urgent question is: What are you doing for others? - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- If you are not prepared to die for something, you are not prepared to live. - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

2. Attitude
- Focus on your future, you are going to be spending the rest of your life there. - Anonymous
- Accept responsibility for your life. It is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else. - Anonymous
- Our fears are more numerous than our dangers, and we suffer more in our imagination than in reality. - Seneca
- The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise. -Tacitus, Roman philosopher
- Fake it until you make it. - Anonymous
- It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. - Theodore Roosevelt
- A leader is someone that knows what he wants and then gets up and does it. - Anonymous
- Attitude determines altitude. - Anonymous

3. Technique
- Persistence: Can't have a come back, until you have had a setback. - Anonymous
- Turn your pain into persistence. - Oprah
- We must do the things we can't do. - Eleanor Roosevelt
- The easy road often becomes hard, and the hard road often becomes easy. - Robert Kiyosaki
- There will be days when I don't know if I can run a marathon and a lifetime of knowing that I have. - Anonymous
- The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John "The Penguin" Bingham
- A winner never quits and a quitter never wins. - Anonymous

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

1. Ask
- Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. - Helen Keller

2. Believe
- A man is not as big as his belief in himself; he is as big as the number of people that believe in him. - Woodrow Wilson

3. Receive
- Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get. - Anonymous
- Success is getting knocked down seven times and getting up the eighth. - Anonymous
- Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. - George Santayana
- Ninety percent of success is just showing up. - Woody Allen
- You learn nothing from your success except to think too much of yourself. It is from failure that all growth comes, provided you recognize it, admit it, learn from it, rise above it and then try again. - Dee Hock, Founder of Visa.
- Instead of looking for the success in your life, look for the thing that is going to bring you the greatest joy. - Oprah
- People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. - Dale Carnegie
- Excellence can be obtained if you: care more than others think is wise; risk more than others think is safe; dream more
than others think is practical; expect more than others think is possible. - Anonymous
- You have not lived until you have helped someone who can never repay you! - Anonymous

The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He simple pursues his vision of excellence in everything he does, leaving others to determine whether he is at work or at play. To him, he is always doing both. - Anonymous

Your work is gong to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it, keep looking. Don't settle. - Steve Jobs, Apple CEO

© 2011, Dr. Thomas J. Denham, Careers In Transition LLC - Friday, March 25, 2011

Dr. Thomas J. Denham

Dr. Tom Denham is the founder of Careers In Transition LLC, a private practice which focuses on career counseling for individuals and consulting services for institutional clients. Dr. Tom has over twenty years of career services experience at Siena and Union Colleges as well as Harvard, St. Lawrence and Boston Universities.

Dr. Tom founded Northeast Public Radio's award winning talk show, The Career Forum and speaks extensively on career management issues. He earned his bachelors from St. Lawrence University, his masters from Boston University and his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University.

He has climbed over 180 mountains including the Adirondack 46, Oregon's Mt. Hood and The Grand Teton. In 2009, he survived a huge crevasse fall on Mt. Rainier by ice climbing his way out. Tom lives where he grew up in Albany where he would rather be ice and rock climbing and raising his 11 year old daughter, Rachel.

Dr. Tom Denham has been a professional career counselor for over 20 years. He helps people explore their options with career testing, make job changes and write resumes and prepare for interviews.

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