- I have been a teacher of fitness and health for thirty years. In 1989 I was certified for personal training with the National Acadamy of Sports Medicine. I had a gym in Santa Barbara for eight years. Co-owned and created a spinning bike company which manufactured bikes for five years. Also I have worked with nutrition companies for twenty years. Along with many wonderful non famous people I have trained many celebrities, and members of the Royal Family. My own athletic past consists of long distance running, long distance cycling, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, rollerblading, hiking, sand running, track work, and weight training. I have authored two fitness columns in local papers, and have been writing this blog since January 2010.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I love reading "quotes" from people who have left a powerful mark upon this world. There is great wisdom and knowledge left for us to ponder in by these unique individuals.
Today I am going to let you read some of these quotes that will make you think. We can always learn from the experience and lives of others.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, You are a leader." John Quincy Adams
"He who has never learned to obey, can never be a good commander." Aristotle
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." Henry David Thoreau
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Eleanor Roosevelt
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller
"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by or standing in our own sunshine." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook." William James
"A wise man learns from the mistakes of others, a fool by his own." Latin proverb.
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom." Charles Dickens
"When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." Helen Keller
"The only journey is the journey within." Rainer Maria Rilke
"Insist on yourself. Never imitate." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"If we all did the things we were capable of, we would astound ourselves." Thomas Edison
"Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours." Swedish proverb.
"Don't waste your time in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hours duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that follow it." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Never let life's hardships disturb you...no one can avoid problems, not even saints or sages." Nichiren Daishonen
Those are just a few of many, many, wonderful quotes by very wise people. We can learn great things from them that can improve our lives on many levels. Take a moment and read them again, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!