Tim Cranch wearing blue shirt

Tim Cranch

Ellie Penaranda


Over the years, here are some of my favorite quotes courtesy of David Brannon who shares Positive Brain Food every morning. In no particular order, enjoy:

A leader is a person with a magnet in his heart and a compass in his head. – Robert Townsend, American business executive and author

A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright

Always do more than is required to you. – General George S. Patton, senior officer of the United States Army

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? – Satchel Paige, American baseball player

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. – Martha Washington, wife of George Washington, first First Lady of the United States

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West, American actress, singer, comedian, screenwriter, and playwright

There is still no cure for the common birthday. – John Glenn, US Marine Corps aviator, astronaut, third American in space, first American to orbit the Earth

The biggest communication problem is we do not listen to understand. We listen to reply. – Stephen R. Covey, author, motivational speaker

Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it is committing another mistake. – Confucius, Chinese teacher and philosopher

Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today, because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow. – James A. Michener, American writer

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. – Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr., American politician and diplomat

I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself. – Albert Einstein, German theoretical physicist

Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. – Lou Holtz, former American football player, coach, and analyst

If you don’t take the time to do it right, you’ll find the time to do it twice.

The most valuable player is the one who makes the most players valuable. – Peyton Manning, American former football quarterback who played in the NFL for 18 seasons, widely considered to be one of the greatest QB’s of all time

Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it. – Brian Tracy, self-help author and motivational speaker

The Seven Cardinal Rules Of Life
By Stephen R. Covey, author, motivational speaker

1 – Make peace with your past so that it won’t disturb your present.
2 – What other people think of you is none of your business.
3 – Time heals almost everything. Give it time.
4 – No one is in charge of your happiness except for you.
5 – Avoid comparing your life to others and judging others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
6 – Stop overthinking. It’s all right if you don’t know the answers. They will come to you when you least expect it.
7 – Smile; you don’t own all the problems in the world.