Lars Toomre

Some Personal Thoughts and Trivia


Daily Reflection: One Skill

Purple flowers dot the slopes of the Altai mountains in Russia

What is the one skill you need to succeed at anything?

If We Do Not Succeed

Blonde Crystal Harris in blue dress was Playmate of the Month for December 2009

If we do not succeed, we run the risk of failure.

Will To Win Unlocks Door To Personal Excellence

Brunette television newscaster Alycia Lane smiles

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential.... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Former long-term football coach at Grambling State University (1919 - 2007)

Greatest Weakness Lies In Giving Up

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Prolific American inventor, scientist and businessman (1847 - 1931)

If At First You Do Not Succeed

Blonde Canadian actress Chelan Simmons smiles wearing a teal shirt

If at first you don't succeed....
so much for sky diving.

Thought for Today: Positive Versus Negative

Blueish and purple stones as metaphors for positive and negative

Positive thinking and optimistic outlook will never produce bad results. Negative thinking and pessimistic approach will never produce good results. Positive thinkers will never fail. Negative thinkers will never succeed.

Need Two Things: Ignorance And Confidence

Raven British-American actress Catherine Bell in a white dress

To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.

Celebrated American author and humorist (1835 - 1910)

Get A Bigger Hammer

Blonde actress Scarlett Johansson lays back wearing a white floral dress

If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.

Irish former cricketer and current Rugby Union referee (born 1964)

Try and Try Again

British glamour model Eva Wyrwal wearing a white mesh top

If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.

Only Brigands Are Convinced

There is a certain cowardice, a certain weakness, rather, among respectable folk. Only brigands are convinced — of what? That they must succeed. And so they do succeed.

French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe (1821 - 1867)

An Empowered Organization

An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success.

Trying To Prove Other Party Unfit To Rule

Brunette Brazilian model Karolina Szymczak sites wearing long blue dance soks

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule — and both commonly succeed, and are right.

American journalist and satirist (1880 - 1956)

All Blame Is A Waste Of Time

All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You may succeed in making another feel guilty about something by blaming him, but you won’t succeed in changing whatever it is about you that is making you unhappy.

We Are Doing Our Best

It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.

British Prime Minister during World War II (1874 - 1965)

Greater Than Fear Of Failure

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

Amazing comic genius and actor (born 1937)

Trying To Make Yourself Stupider

Blonde Playmate Samantha Torres sprawled nude on the the wet beach sand

The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed.

Novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist born in Belfast, Ireland (1898 - 1963)

Your Own Resolution To Succeed Is More Important Than Any Other

Blonde beauty Lisa Matthews was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for April 1990

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

President of the United States during the American Civil War, 1861-65 (1809 - 1865)

He Who Lives Alone Will Not Succeed

Blonde Czech model Eva Herzigova smiles wearing black dress with cleavage display

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

American writer and novelist (1892 - 1973)

Unlock The Door To Personal Excellence

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Great Chinese thinker and philosopher (551 - 479 BC)

Do Your Work With Your WHole Heart

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed; there's so little competition.

American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher (1856 - 1915)