2008 December

Mark Marano lives for freedom – to truly experience all the great things life has to offer. He believes in treating others with integrity, approaching life with a positive attitude, and sharing his abundant perspective with the world. Living free of constraints, Mark is able to experience a peaceful life of relaxation, spirituality, and contentment, and an energetic life of creativity, passion, and enthusiasm. He loves travel, adventure, and romance. Mark believes everyone deserves freedom, and a goal of his […]

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

- Theodore Roosevelt

You can never get rid of regret.. whether you go or stay, you are risking.

- Greg Pinneo

I believe you have to say you're there before you're there in order to get there.

- Greg Pinneo

Never, ever set a ceiling on the possibilities of what can happen in life.

- Greg Pinneo

Failure is not trying.

- Greg Pinneo

Search for the seed of good in every adversity.

- Og Mandino

What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.

- Zig Ziglar

Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't get rich from a poor person's point of view.

- Robert Kiyosaki

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.

- Napoleon Hill

We become what we think about.

- Earl Nightingale

Hell is the person you are, meeting the person you could have been.

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Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment and convert it into an opportunity to alter your destiny.

- Denis Waitley

The people that read the most are the most successful, regardless of their occupation

- Denis Waitley

Self-determination is a matter of choice.

- Denis Waitley

Losers see thunderstorms; Winners see rainbows. Losers see the icy streets; Winners put on their ice skates. Losers are aggressive; Winners are assertive.. they find out what you need and help you get it. Losers let it happen, and Winners make it happen.

- Denis Waitley

I used to say, "Things cost too much." Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, "The problem isn't that things cost too much. The problem is that you can't afford it." That's when I finally understood that the problem wasn't it - the problem was me!

- Jim Rohn

Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.

- Jim Rohn

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.

- Jim Rohn

We all have two choices: We can make a living or we can design a life.

- Jim Rohn

The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, "I wish someone would come by and turn me on." What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.

- Jim Rohn

It isn't what the book costs; it's what it will cost if you don't read it.

- Jim Rohn
 

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Mark Marano’s future plans include the architectural design, funding, and development of high rise skyscrapers. These buildings will be created with the utmost elegance, luxury, and class, utilizing the latest innovations and technologies, while maintaining environmentally-friendly green standards. The buildings will be located in ideal locations in the heart of major metropolitan cities. The grand vistas will be nothing short of spectacular, where one can see for miles out the floor-to-ceiling windows. The top floor and sundeck will be accessible […]

Mark Marano has dabbled in various activities, and is truly motivated by freedom and exploration! His Life Path, Expression, and Heart’s Desire are all freedom. He feels so alive in this great experience we call life when he is travelling, exploring, or discovering something new. He aspires to understand the deeply profound nature of the human experience, and make the most of life. Mark’s true desires are to continually grow, learn, and evolve so that he may truly experience all […]

To raise the ceiling.. is a deliberate choice to step outside of your comfort zone.

- Greg Pinneo

The great illusion is we tend to think what is here today will be here tomorrow.

- Greg Pinneo

There are no comps to an extraordinary life.

- Greg Pinneo

Life happens when we live outside our comfort zone. Conversely, life does not happen living inside your comfort zone.

- Greg Pinneo

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

- John D. Rockefeller

It takes less work to succeed than to fail.

- W. Clement Stone

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.

- Zig Ziglar

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.

- Thomas Edison

Become a millionaire not for the money, but for the person you'll have to become in order to receive the money.

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Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.

- Napoleon Hill

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.

- Mark 9:23

The best teachers were once the best students.

- Bob Snyder

Life is a rut or a routine. Constantly ask yourself if you are doing things that are goal achieving or tension relieving.

- Denis Waitley

You're self-employed whether you think you are or not.. and you'll always be self-employed. Risk taking is the only way you'll get security. If you seek security, you're taking the greatest risk of all.. but if you take the calculated risk, you create your own security.

- Denis Waitley

Winners help other people get what they want in a natural way; Losers would like to earn like, look like, be like somebody else and the spectators watch it.

- Denis Waitley

Set a goal to become a millionaire, for what it will make of you to achieve it.

- Jim Rohn

The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this: The rich invest their money and spend what's left; the poor spend their money and invest what's left.

- Jim Rohn

We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.

- Jim Rohn

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can't get more time.

- Jim Rohn

Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are.

- Jim Rohn

Leaders must learn to discipline their disappointments. It is not what happens to us, it is what we choose to do about what happens that makes the difference in how our lives turn out.

- Jim Rohn

Resolve says, "I will." The man says, "I will climb this mountain. They told me it is too high, too far, too steep, too rocky, and too difficult. But it's my mountain. I will climb it. You will soon see me waving from the top or dead on the side from trying."

- Jim Rohn
 
  • Acres of Diamonds – Russell H. Conwell
  • As A Man Thinketh – James Allen
  • Cashflow Quadrant – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue – Neale Donald Walsch
  • Emotional Resilience – David Viscott, M.D.
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  • Tao Te Ching – Lao-tzu
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey
  • The Abundance Book – John Randolph Price
  • The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Game of Life and How to Play it – Florence Scovel Shinn
  • The Law of Success – Napoleon Hill
  • The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
  • The Richest Man in Babylon – George Clason
  • The Strangest Secret – Earl Nightingale (spoken word)
  • The Zen of Listening – Rebecca Shafir
  • Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.

- Henry David Thoreau

Highly successful people work backwards from the end and commit themselves to the reverse process.

- Greg Pinneo

Courage is not the lack of fear. Courage is action in spite of fear.

- Greg Pinneo

The answer to every question you don't ask is no.

- Greg Pinneo

You are responsible for your own life.

- Greg Pinneo

Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run.

- Rudyard Kipling

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater his success, his influence, and his power for good. He is like a shade-giving tree in a thirsty land, or a sheltering rock in a storm.

- James Allen

Self-trust is the first secret to success.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attitude isn't everything, but it's the main thing. Many people fail because they just don't have the right attitude. All things being equal, two people standing side by side, the person with a great attitude will win every time. And it's a choice.

- John Maxwell

There is no teaching without learning, and no learning without teaching.

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for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

- Galatians 6:7

Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right.

- Henry Ford

If your Why is Big enough, Your How will take care of itself.

- Bob Snyder

The most important opinion you'll ever have is the one you have of yourself.

- Denis Waitley

The mind always moves towards its currently dominant thought.

- Denis Waitley

Politicians tell you what you want to hear.. Leaders tell you what you need to know. Politicians want you to love and respect them and vote for them... Leaders want you to vote for yourself. Politicians tell you what they're gonna do for you and Leaders tell you what you must do for yourself.

- Denis Waitley

The greatest gift you can give to somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, "If you will take care of me, I will take care of you." Now I say, "I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me."

- Jim Rohn

I used to say, "I sure hope things will change." Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.

- Jim Rohn

If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.

- Jim Rohn

We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things than we can to spend minor time on major things.

- Jim Rohn

Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.

- Jim Rohn

Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you've got.

- Jim Rohn