“You will never be able to hit a target that you cannot see.  People spend their whole lives dreaming of becoming happier, living with more vitality and having an abundance of passion.  Yet they do not see the importance of taking even ten minutes a month to write out their goals and to think deeply about the meaning of their lives, their Dharma.  Goal setting will make your life magnificent.  Your world will become richer, more delightful and more magical.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

“The happiness you are searching for comes through reflecting on the worthy aims you are dedicated to achieving and then taking action daily to advance them.  This is a direct application of the timeless philosophy which prescribes that those things which are most important should never be sacrificed to those things which are the least important.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

“Mental mastery comes through conditioning, nothing more and nothing less.  Most of us have the same raw materials from the moment we take our first breath of air; what separates those people who achieve more than others or those that are happier than others is the way that they use and refine these raw materials.  When you dedicate yourself to transforming your inner world your life quickly shifts from the ordinary into the realm of the extraordinary.” ~ Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

“Once you have grown into independent adulthood, you no longer need somebody to take care of you.  You can be responsible for yourself.  In particular, you realize that you are responsible for your own happiness.  Nobody can live your life for you.  You must create your own health, success, and happiness.  This sense of self-responsibility is only a partial maturity, however.  Beyond self-responsibility lies the responsibility to give your gift.  It is important to grow beyond dependence on your intimate partner for your own happiness.  But it’s equally important to grow beyond simple independence and autonomy.   The next stage of intimacy after personal independence has been attained is the mutual flow of gifting, or serving each other in love.” ~ David Deida, The Way of the Superior Man

“So long as I can laugh never will I be poor.  This, then, is one of nature’s greatest gifts, and I will waste it no more.  Only with laughter and happiness can I truly become a success.  Only with laughter and happiness can I enjoy the fruits of my labor.  Were it not so, far better would it be to fail, for happiness is the wine that sharpens the taste of the meal.  To enjoy success I must have happiness, and laughter will be the maiden who serves me.” ~ Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World