When the fighter is in the arena-whether by his own choice or because unfathomable destiny has placed him there-may his spirit be filled with joy at the prospect of the fight ahead. If he holds on to his dignity and his honor, then, even if he loses the fight he will never be defeated, because his soul will remain intact.” – Paulo Coelho, Manuscript Found In Accra

“I believe that I have a higher calling. What I do goes beyond the realm of everyday parameters. I am profoundly effective. I know people really love me. A bonding of the human spirit takes place. Being able to lift a whole consciousness — that’s what I do.” – Oprah by Kitty Kelley 

“The person with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“God has given each of us our “marching orders.” Our purpose here on earth is to find those orders and carry them out. Those orders acknowledge our special gifts.” – Soren Kierkegaard

 “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” – Og Mandino

“Learn to listen. Sometimes opportunity disguises itself this way and knocks very softly. You will find that God speaks for those who hold their peace. Silence can be golden.” – John Mason, Let Go of Whatever Holds You Back

“Creativity has been built into every one of us; it’s part of our design. Each of us lives less of the life God intended for us when we choose not to live out the creative powers we possess.” – Ted Engstrom