• Rick Singleton

    "Shares The Inspiration"

    August 2016

    Theme for the Month

    “Understanding And Overcoming Problems & Challenges”

    Welcome to Rick Singleton Shares the Inspiration.
    As more and more ZZZippy guests visit this column I become even more enthused to continue delivering more quotes, thoughts and wisdom from yesterday and today.
    I certainly welcome your input, your quotes and your wisdom because I know inspiration works both ways!
    As always, I hope you share the inspiration with those you care about.
    Together let’s help bring joy, encouragement and hope to others!

    Rick Singleton

  • August 1

    "You will only be remembered for two things:

    the problems you solve
    or the ones you create."

    Mike Murdock

    August 2


    Robert H. Schuller

    August 3

    "Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them."

    Henry Ford

    August 4

    "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them."
    Albert Einstein

    August 5

    "The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny."
    Albert Ellis

    August 6

    “There is an enormous difference between ‘WANT TO’ and ‘HAVE TO’.

    When you ‘WANT’ something you are merely wishing… and from my experience wishing doesn’t get you much.

    However, when you reach the point where you ‘HAVE TO’ have or achieve something your situation becomes do or die; you find yourself with no other option other than to reach your goal.

    It’s at that point problems and obstacles no longer stand in your way. It’s then that you get or achieve what you ‘HAVE TO.

    Rick Singleton

    August 7

    Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

    John F. Kennedy

    August 8

    Expect problems
    and eat them
    for breakfast
    Alfred A. Montapert

    August 9

    "Life becomes inspiring,
    not in spite of the problems
    and the hard hits,
    but because of them."
    Joni Eareckson Tada

    August 10

    "It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses."

    William Arthur Ward

    August 11

    If your HAPPINESS
    depends on what
    I GUESS you do
    have a PROBLEM.

    Richard Bach

    August 12

    Through learning and application of what you learn, you can solve any problem, overcome any obstacle and achieve any goal that you can set for yourself.

    Brian Tracy

    August 13

    “Sometimes I think my problems are Gigantic.

    Then I think about David.

    His problems were Goliath

    Perspective is good in times of battle.”

    Rick Singleton

    August 14

    “The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.”

    August 15

    “Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them.”
    Steve Maraboli

    August 16

    “Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”

    Roger Crawford

    August 17

    The problem with pity parties is very few people come, and those who do don't bring presents.

    Zig Ziglar

    August 18

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.

    African Proverb

    August 19

    I don't want problems solved for me. I want the fishing rod, not the fish.


    August 20

    “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”

    August 21

    "I do not believe in excuses. I believe in hard work as the prime solvent of life's problems."
    James Cash Penney

    August 22

    “A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”
    Ray A. Davis

    August 23

    Before we can overcome any serious challenge or problem we must first have the ability to dream; to think big... outside our tiny selves.

    We must believe we can overcome even the largest battles.

    We must realize that we are bigger than we thought we were.

    We must put together a strong and trustworthy plan that we believe in.

    Finally we must execute that plan to exacting detail.

    Then we will be victorious.

    However, if something goes wrong along the way, all we have to do is persevere;

    We must get up without hesitation and begin our efforts once again.

    Rick Singleton

    August 24

    There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.

    Bernard Williams

    August 25

    “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.”
    Bette Davis

    August 26

    Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
    W. Clement Stone

    August 27

    The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

    Martin Luther King, Jr

    August 28

    The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how."

    Norman Vincent Peale

    August 29

    About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.

    Tommy Lasorda

    August 30

    Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.

    George S. Patton

    August 31

    To win a any battle we must defeat two enemies.

    The one we believe to be our opponent- our external enemy; and most importantly the giant, ever-imposing rival- our internal enemy.

    And the best way to defeat the true opponent- your internal enemy, is to partner up with it.

    Make that enemy realize, this battle is 'nothing’ if the two of you fight side by side.

    Turn that enemy into your ally, your partner… your best friend.

    Now you have an unbeatable team and together the two of you will overcome anything!

    Rick Singleton



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