Category Archives: Virtual Assistant

Do What You Believe is Great Work

“Your work is going 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 yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.”
– Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

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Your Vision Leads to Your Success

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.”
– Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand is known for her two best-selling novels, The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism.

Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand

Small Steps Will Move You Forward

“You’ll make mistakes; we all do, but trust yourself and think for you.”
– Dr. Suzuki

Japanese violinist and teacher who introduced millions of children to his “Suzuki Method”, 1898-1998,  Dr. Shinichi Suzuki developed a method for teaching children to play classical music. He discovered that if steps are small enough anyone could move forward into mastery. People rarely take giant steps, and if they do they often fall down. The trick is finding the step size that propels people forward but allows them to succeed with each move.

“Teaching music is not my main purpose. I want to make good citizens. If children hear fine music from the day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.”

Dr. Suzuki

Dr. Suzuki

You Can’t Rush Success

“Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
– Plato

Plato  ( 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Plato is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.

Plato

Plato

How We Respond to Life’s Changes Determines Our Growth and our Freedom

“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
– Victor Frankl

Neurologist and psychiatrist; founder of Logotherapy and Existential Analysis, here’s another one of Victor Frankl’s quotes:

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

 On October 19, 1944, Frankl, with his wife, Tilly, was transported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. His best-selling book, Man’s Search for Meaning, chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate which led him to discover the importance of finding meaning in all forms of existence, even the most sordid ones, and thus a reason to continue living.

Viktor Frankl

Viktor Frankl

Trust Shows the Way

“Trust shows the way.”
– St. Hildegard of Bingen

Born in the 11th century, St. Hildegard of Bingen was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath.

Other beautiful quotes by St. Hildegard of Bingen from Notable Quotes.com

“Woman may be made from man, but no man can be made without a woman”

I think the following is an interesting quote to reflect upon, when you consider your life is made up of your choices:

“A human being is a vessel that God has built for himself and filled with his inspiration so that his works are perfected in it.”
– St. Hildegard of Bingen, letter to Elisabeth of Schönau, c. 1152

St. Hildegard of Bingen

St. Hildegard of Bingen

Keep Moving! Keep Trying!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
– Albert Einstein

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)  German-American physicist

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

What Attitude Do You Bring to Your Life?

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”
– Khalil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran wrote The Prophet in 1923 . He was a Lebanese-American artist, poet, and writer who wrote beautiful prose poetry. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran

Be Brave With Your Ambitions and Desires

“Be brave,
Create today.”
– Erica Eschmann

Erica went back to school to study art, and within ten years was exhibiting in galleries in the Chicago area, competing with other artists and selling her work. There is never a time when she is not thinking about, or creating,  her next work of art.

Erica Eschmann

Erica Eschmann

Your Choices Impact Your Life

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

We are making choices every moment of our life. We choose to be happy or sad, to be a victim of our past or creator of our present and future – the choice is yours and mine.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt