“Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell the difference. Don’t allow the phone to interrupt important moments. It’s there for your convenience, not the callers. Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. Don’t burn bridges. You’ll be surprised how many times you have to cross the same river. Don’t forget, a person’s greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated. Don’t major in minor things. Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Don’t spread yourself too thin. Learn to say no politely and quickly. Don’t use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. Don’t waste time grieving over past mistakes Learn from them and move on. Every person needs to have their moment in the sun, when they raise their arms in victory, knowing that on this day, at his hour, they were at their very best. Get your priorities straight. No one ever said on his death bed, ‘Gee, if I’d only spent more time at the office’. Give people a second chance, but not a third. Judge your success by the degree that you’re enjoying peace, health and love. Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly. Leave everything a little better than you found it. Live your life as an exclamation, not an explanation. Loosen up. Relax. Except for rare life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems. Never cut what can be untied. Never overestimate your power to change others. Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Remember that overnight success usually takes about fifteen years. Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do. Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out. Spend less time worrying who’s right, more time deciding what’s right. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. The importance of winning is not what we get from it, but what we become because of it. When facing a difficult task, act as though it’s impossible to fail.”
— Jackson Brown Jr. (via at-kkoolook)

(via misskorbikay)

montereybayaquarium:

Not only does the “electric flame” or “disco” scallop have cool names, it’s also quite striking! This clam generates light by unfurling its reflective mantle. Scientists believe this is to lure prey, or perhaps serve as a warning to predators.

See it now in the Splash Zone tunnel!

“Start today because everyone knows the best time to start was yesterday”
— Alex Wheeler via Medium.com

jeddjedd:

Thanks Stephen for sharing our new video on Tumblr’s #1 filmmaking blog!

stephendiaz:

Please take a minute to watch this beautiful piece: I promise you’ll be inspired. “Travel With Us” is a visual poem told through a compilation of documentary footage captured in urban and rural Thailand by The SOLD Project team in order to raise awareness for their work to prevent child prostitution.

By intercutting images of the children in the prevention program and footage of Thailand’s red light districts, the fragility of innocence in Southeast Asia is presented, while simultaneously conveying an inspirational message that by living out their potential, any individual can play a role in putting an end to the tragedy.

In addition to the inspirational montage and poem, Travel With Us ties in several photo projects, the ‘FREEDOM SERIES’ to allow viewers to participate with pride by purchasing a numbered and signed print, with all proceeds going toward SOLD’s prevention programs.

“The mistake is thinking that there can be an antidote to the uncertainty”
— David Levithan
“Mastery in one’s career and consciousness growth simply requires that you constantly produce results beyond and out of the ordinary.”
— Stewart Emery