Hi, I'm Tom Liraz and here I present a book I've created (available for free download):
I live in the beautiful city of Weston, FL, and I'm a student at Cypress Bay High. I love math and science and my passion in life is to make a difference in peoples' lives. There is a quote that I like (can't find its original source): "Every great achievement was once impossible." I'm fully aware of the fact that to make breakthroughs one needs to go the uncharted road, to take risks, to face adversity. And I'm fully committed to do all of that.
I'm also a competitive swimmer. I swim with the YMCA of South Florida swim club and also a member of the varsity swim team at my school.
The little time left between studying and swimming I spend playing video games (hello there Dota 2 enthusiasts!); this is my way to relax and unwind.
As any guy who pursues high goals, I have my share of failures and setbacks. One way I keep myself motivated is with inspirational messages; it helps me regain my inner strength and keep me moving forward.
I feel that good motivational sayings can help other high achievers the same as it is helping me. With this thinking I've created a book that features a selection of my favorite inspiring sayings, and I make it free to anyone interested. The book is titled In Pursuit of Your Dreams: A Collection of Great Motivational Words and Ideas.
The book can be downloaded for free from Barnes & Noble, Apple, and Kobo. It is also available on Amazon Kindle; unfortunately, Amazon does not allow a free pricing, so I priced it the lowest Amazon allows: $0.99.
In addition you can download a PDF version of the book for free from right here:
Here are some samples from the book:
Winners versus Losers
The Winner is always a part of the answer;
The Loser is always a part of the problem.
The Winner always has a program;
The Loser always has an excuse.
The Winner says, "Let me do it for you;"
The Loser says, "That's not my job."
The Winner sees an answer for every
The Loser sees a problem in every answer.
The Winner says, "It
may be difficult but it's possible;"
The Loser says, "It may be possible but it's too difficult."
There is nothing as easy as denouncing. It don’t take much to see that something is wrong, but it does take some eyesight to see what will put it right again.
I complained because I had no shoes until I met a man who
had no feet.
Watch Your Thoughts
Watch Your Thoughts.
They Become Words.
Watch your Words.
They Become Actions.
Watch Your Actions.
They Become Habits.
Watch Your Habits.
They Become Character.
Watch Your Character.
For It Becomes Your Destiny.
Every great achievement was once impossible.
Ten Rules for the Good Life
1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
3. Never spend your money before you have it.
4. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.
5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
6. Never repent of having eaten too little.
7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
8. Don't let the evils which have never happened cost you pain.
9. Always take things by their smooth handle.
10. When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to one hundred.
How to Survive the Business of Living
Surviving this business of living is a difficult
ordeal at times. How can we retain a healthy sense of humor and
experience a sense of balance in our lives? How can we realistically
and yet with a sense of wonder live fully and not just survive ? How
can we maybe even celebrate this business of living? To answer some
of these questions we will focus on seven points.
Life Isn't Fair
No matter how good we get at this business of living, none of us gets out of it alive. Frustrating, isn't it ! Life doesn't always deal us a good hand and doing our best doesn't always pay off with a positive.
Growth is seldom easy and pain is an integral part of our human condition. Everybody hurts. It's just that some of us are better actors in hiding the pain we feel. Seldom if ever ... are all of our ducks in a row.
Loneliness and Alikeness
Dr. Albert Schweitzer said, "We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness." We have all known moments of apartness and empty loneliness. Embracing that reality is essential if we are to cope effectively.
We each have a choice to be either a death- peddler or a life-giver. We are responsible for the choices we make. We can become most of what we wish to be if we are willing to change and pay the price.
A poster reads, "God don't make junk." People are special and each is, "Beautiful in his/her own way." We are more than our accomplishments !
People Need People
Life is not meant to be lived in isolation. All of life occurs within relationships. We need to know we are needed and so do those we need.
Life is not just one big problem to be solved. Rather, it is a mystery to be experienced, all the more meaningful and beautiful when it is shared and celebrated with other persons who are committed to "growing deep, not just tall!”
A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon
Laws of Success
Do you want something? -- Will you pay the price?
The great sin -- Gossip.
The great cripple -- Fear.
The greatest mistake -- Giving up.
The most satisfying experience -- Doing your duty first.
The best action -- Keep the mind clear and judgment good.
The greatest blessing -- Good health.
The biggest fool - The man who lies to himself.
The great gamble -- Substituting hope for facts.
The most certain thing in life -- Change.
The greatest joy -- Being needed.
The cleverest man -- The one who does what he thinks is right.
The most potent force -- Positive thinking.
The greatest opportunity -- The next one.
The greatest thought -- God.
The greatest victory -- Victory over self.
The best play -- Successful work.
The greatest handicap -- Egotism.
The most expensive indulgence -- Hate.
The most dangerous man -- The liar
The most ridiculous trait -- False pride.
The greatest loss -- Loss of self confidence.
The greatest need -- Common sense.
Anyone who angers you conquers you.
(Sister Kenny’s mother)
There are two days in the week upon which and about which I never worry -- two carefree days kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday. Yesterday, with its cares and fret and pains and aches, all its faults, its mistakes and blunders, has passed forever beyond my recall. It was mine; it is God's.
The other day that I do not worry about is Tomorrow. Tomorrow, with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its perils, its large promise and performance, its failures and mistakes, is as far beyond my mastery as its dead sister, Yesterday. Tomorrow is God's day; it will be mine.
There is left, then, for myself but one day in the week - Today. Any man can fight the battles of today. Any woman can carry the burdens of just one day; any man can resist the temptation of today. It is only when we willfully add the burden of these two awful eternities - Yesterday and Tomorrow - such burdens as only the Mighty God can sustain - that we break down.
It isn't the experience of Today that drives men mad. It is the remorse of what happened Yesterday and fear of what Tomorrow might bring. These are God's Days ... Leave them to Him.
Do what you can, with what you have,
where you are.
It Couldn't Be Done
Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't, but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so "till he tried."
So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.
Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it."
But he took off his coat and took off his hat
And the first thing he knew he'd begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin,
Then take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done, and you'll do it.
Don’t find a fault; find a remedy.
Take time to laugh
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think
It is the source of power.
Take time to play
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray
It is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to love and be loved
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly
It is the road to happiness
Take time to give
It is too short a day to be selfish
Take time to work
It is the price of success.
If you’re not sure where you are going,
you’re liable to end up someplace else . )
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