Theme for the Month
    “Take The Next Step”

    My intention for developing the Share the Inspiration Column is to provide thought, hope, encouragement and guidance for those who desire to improve their lives. The wisdom of world leaders, writers, poets and philosophers has often inspired me; and so has the vast knowledge of those who have experienced challenges, opportunities and many of life’s other lessons. I have decided to publish many of these inspirational passages, philosophies and writings from admired or celebrated individuals; sometimes I include quotes from authors that are unknown. I even throw some of my own thoughts and writings into the mix.
    If you would like to contribute thoughts or quotes that you have found inspirational, please do.

    I realize that none of us will attempt to improve unless there happens to be an underlying motivation,
    however, if you want to make your life just a bit better, there may be something here to help motivate, inspire or even keep you on the right track.

    Your feedback has been overwhelming and I certainly appreciate all of the kind words… you’ve inspired me!

    April of 2016 was the month Share the Inspiration debuted. Appropriately April’s theme was “Getting Started”.
    May’s theme is “Take the Next Step”, for all of us who can use just a little push to get or to keep going.

    Best to all of you.

    Rick Singleton

  • May 1st

    “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    May 2nd

    “What saves a man is to take a step.
    Then another step.
    It is always the same step, but you have to take it.”

    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    May 3rd

    “Three simple rules in life:
    If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it.
    If you do not ask, the answer will always be no.
    If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.”


    May 4th

    “We are all creating our lives every step of the way; some of us do it consciously and objectively, others subconsciously and often carelessly.”

    Joseph Rain

    May 5th

    “Small steps are incredibly easy and they get us precisely where we want to go.

    So let’s all take just a baby step today, another tomorrow, and another the next day; before we know it… we’re already there.”

    Rick Singleton

    May 6th

    “Setting goals is the first step in turning the INVISIBLE into the VISIBLE”

    Tony Robbins

    May 7th

    “If you're stuck in the past, you won’t be able to step into the future!”

    Mehmet Murat ildan

    May 8th

    “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it.

    You have an obligation to change it.

    You just do it one step at a time.”

    Marion Wright Edelman

    May 9th

    “I will not let the possibility of falling prevent me from taking that first step.

    I refuse to allow the likely criticism from others to obstruct my journey.

    I’ll not allow laziness or apathy, inexperience or my fears to impede me from moving forward.

    Instead I will simply begin today, right this moment.

    There will always be time to look back later!”

    Rick Singleton

    May 10

    “One step at a time is good walking.”

    Chinese Proverb

    May 11

    “Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top.

    They climb the mountain one step at a time.

    They have no use for helicopters! “

    Judi Adler

    May 12

    “One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.”

    John Wanamaker

    May 13

    "Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending."

    Carl Bard

    May 14

    “Failure is only a step towards success.”
    Sunday Adelaja

    May 15

    “My father, stricken with Parkinson’s, taught me that if I am afraid to walk, if I freeze and my legs and my mind refuse to take the first or the next step, I will likely fall and may not have the courage to continue my journey.

    However, if I am willing to stand with self-belief and start by taking deliberate and confident steps, one after another; I will eventually, successfully reach my destination.

    He also taught me that if, while taking deliberate steps, I should fall; that I will have the confidence to quickly ascend to my feet and boldly continue my journey until I reach my destination.

    Rick Singleton

    May 16

    “The first step is the best step in a journey towards a destination.”
    Debasish Mridha

    May 17

    “Courage is one step ahead of fear.”

    Coleman Young

    May 18

    “Success seems to be connected with action.

    Successful people keep moving.

    They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

    Conrad Hilton

    May 19

    “This one step–

    choosing a goal and sticking to it–

    changes everything.”

    Scott Reed

    May 20

    “To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping. “

    Chinese Proverb

    May 21

    “The smallest steps in the right direction end up being
    the biggest step in your life.
    Tip toe if you must but take the step.”


    May 22

    “It’s natural for us to begin any journey with very, very small steps.
    Thats how we started in life.
    That’s how we learned to walk.
    Small steps are natural for us.

    Do what comes natural: crawl, wobble, fall down, get back up and take more small steps…
    and eventually get the toys, treats and treasures that await you.”

    Rick Singleton

    May 23

    “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”

    Robert Collier

    May 24

    “We are all prisoners of our own war.

    Our prison is our fear of failing.

    Our war is never beginning our journey.”

    Rick Singleton

    May 25

    “Don’t wait until you’ve reached your goal to be proud of yourself.

    Be proud of every step you take in reaching that goal.”


    May 26

    “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”

    Mark Caine

    May 27

    “One small step that burns only a fraction of a calorie...
    still makes for just a bit, smaller butt.”

    Rick Singleton

    May 28

    “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached do not adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.”


    May 29

    “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”

    Chauncey Depew

    May 30

    Tomorrow you will be one step closer to achieving your goals and dreams than you were today.

    If you had started yesterday, you would already be one step closer today.”

    Rick Singleton

    May 31

    “Have a bias toward action- let’s see something happen now.
    You can break that big plan into small steps and take that first step right away.”

    Indira Ghandi

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