Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sugata Mitra on Education

We need a pedagogy free from fear and focused on the magic of children's innate quest for information and understanding.

Sugata Mitra
TED Prize 2013: A Wish for the World
The Sole of a Student


Roy Furr on Fear

It doesn’t take a success guru to tell you that you create results by acting in the face of fear. Prove it for yourself. Take one thing you’ve been holding back on because of fear, and take a step toward accomplishing it today.


Not tomorrow. Not soon.

Today. Now.

Feel the same fear you’ve been feeling, then take action anyway.

Roy Furr
Feel the Fear, Do It Anyway
American Writers and Artists Inc.
February 10, 2010


Monday, February 18, 2013

Corrie Ten Boom on Perspective

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

Corrie Ten Boom


Matthew B. James on State of Mind

A resourceful state is one in which your internal emotional condition supports you so you can come up with creative solutions and take positive action. When you’re in a resourceful state, you feel calm, empowered, capable.

Matthew B. James, Ph.D.
What? Me Worry?
Psychology Today
Focus on Forgiveness
November 12, 2012


Corrie Ten Boom on Worry

Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.

Corrie Ten Boom


Monday, February 11, 2013

Martin Luther King on Sacrifice

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: 'If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?' But...the good Samaritan reversed the question: 'If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?

Martin Luther King, Jr.


In memory of and to honor James Jenkins, of Columbus, Ohio, who gave his life trying to save five-year-old Elijah Walker from drowning in icy cold waters.

Jenkins was just driving by and saw the child, who'd fallen through thin ice, struggling in a pond. The water was just too cold - police and rescue personnel struggled as well - Jenkins succumbed, still holding the unconscious boy up, trying to keep him above the water. Elijah passed three days later.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rosa Parks on Legacy

Each person must live their life as a model for others.

Rosa Parks


A Worthy Read from an Author Unknown

Reason, Season, or Lifetime

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through a difficulty; to provide you with guidance and support; to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person, and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Author Unknown


Monday, February 4, 2013

TV Wisdom: The Rifleman

Lil Halstead (Gloria DeHaven): My father says you're not one to back away from trouble.

Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors): Nor go toward it.

The Rifleman
Eddie's Daughter, November 3, 1959
Written by William F. Leicester
Four Star Production


Alvin Toffler on Skill

The illiterate of the 21st Century are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.

Alvin Toffler
Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth, and Power at the Edge of the 21st Century


Sunday, February 3, 2013

TV Wisdom: Hot In Cleveland

Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White): In my day, we knew how to party.

Joy Scroggs (Jane Leeves): Well, you certainly left a mess at Stonehenge.

Joy (in her 40s) and Elka (in her 90s) on being non-traditional students on campus.

Hot in Cleveland
Method Man, 2012
Suzanne Martin and Sebastian Jones, writer

Vince Lombardi on Conscious Living

Winning is a habit. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.

Vince Lombardi


Phyllis Diller on Football

The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

Phyllis Diller

Craig Ferguson on Excessive Celebration

Anyone who's just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands.

Craig Ferguson