When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.
Author: Tin Cup Movie
It is the moment of evolutionary truth for the race, and what man does with that moment will be more important than the events of the previous millenium.
Author: Charles Muses
We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us -- how we can take it, what we do with it -- and that is what really counts in the end. How to take the raw stuff of life and make it a thing of worth and beauty -- that is the test of living.
Author: Joseph Fort Newton
People are where they are because that is exactly where they really want to be -- whether they will admit that or not.
Author: Earl Nightingale (1921-1989)
Profession: American Radio Announcer, Author, Motivator, Speaker
To every man there openeth A way, and ways, and a way. And the high soul climbs the high way, And the low soul gropes the low: And in between, on the misty flats, The rest drift to and fro. But to every man there openeth A high way and a low, And every man decideth. The way his soul shall go.
Author: John Oxenham
The highest order of mind is accused of folly, as well as the lowest. Nothing is thoroughly approved but mediocrity. The majority has established this, and it fixes its fangs on whatever gets beyond it either way.
Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
Author: Neil Peart
Choice strengthens all.
Author: Neal Prescot
As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.
Author: Mary Lou Retton
Profession: American Olympic Gymnast, Speaker
Inhabit ourselves that we may indeed do what we want to do.
Author: Mary Caroline Richards
Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.
Author: Pat Riley (1945)
Profession: American Basketball Coach
You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.
You see, it's never the environment; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events -- how we interpret them -- that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.