Quotes – Poems – Songs – Stories

Are you needing a quick pick me up? Well, Brian has put together some wonderful stories, poems, songs and quotes for you to read at your leisure.

Quotes

Poems

Songs

Stories

Quotes

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." (Gandhi) "When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be" (Unknown Author) "Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience." (Author Unknown) "There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it." (Edith Wharton) "It is never too late to be what you might have been." (George Elliott) "To DARE is to lose one's footing momentarily. To NOT dare is to lose oneself." (Soren Kierkegaard) "SUCCESS consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." (Sir Winston Churchill) "Do not go where the PATH may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." (Ralph Waldo Emerson) "EXPERIENCE is the name everyone gives to their mistakes." (Oscar Wilde) "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing." (Helen Keller) "VISION is perhaps our greatest strength. It makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown." (Li Ka Shing) "SUCCESSFUL people keep moving. They make mistakes, but the don't quit." (Conrad Hilton) "At time our own LIGHT goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person." (Albert Schweitzer) "Take the first step in FAITH. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step up." (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) “We don’t know where we are going, until we know where we have been” – John F. Kennedy 35th President of the United States “Destiny is not a matter of chance, it’s a matter of choice. It’s not something that is given to you, it’s something you earn" – William Jennings Bryant “Do the things you are afraid to do and the death of fear is certain” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great nineteenth-century philosopher and poet “When our thoughts and feelings are positive, life flows in only this direction, while climbing hills and mountains we sometimes encounter along the way" – Brian J. Zahn “Happiness is not so much in having, as sharing. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give” – Norman MacEwan “Who are you not to be brilliant” – KC Miller – SWIHA   “Behind every success story, is a kid who hated to lose” – unknown author “The irony of life is that, by the time you’re old enough to know your way around, you’re not going anywhere” – unknown author “Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting" – unknown author “If we place a small value on ourselves, the world will certainly not raise the price” – unknown author "And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." – Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the USA "They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them." - unknown author "If this area needs cleaning or attention, Please contact your self so you can start, Listening to the truth inside you to move, Forward." - unknown author "Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile." - unknown author "25 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the things you did do. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain

Poems

(Top) NEW YEARS - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2009 New Years is definitely a wonderful time to start Turning wrongs into rights To begin a new chapter Of endless sleepless nights There’s surely no better time Than the present, of course To reorganize your life And utilizing your heart as a source Search deep within for those goals of choice That you really want to come true First start by letting go of your fears That have held onto you For success is right around the corner when you finally stay focused Discipline and hard work are your keys For there is really no magic or hocus-pocus You’ll be amazed at what you can do When you utilize your clarity and knowing You’ll soon learn from past mistakes And find yourself finally growing For your answers have been Deep inside you all along Just be fully awake to see them so you can start humming your happy song I wish you all a happy new year Filled with dreams and wishes coming true Just keep moving forward and have faith For I surely believe in YOU!   NO ONE EVER TOLD ME - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2009 No one ever told me that life would be hard no one ever told me that I won't be dealt all the cards No one ever told me that dreams can't come true over night No one ever told me that someday I might get lost and lose my sight No one ever told me that my wishes would take time no one ever told me that there would be tons of signs No one ever told me that I had to work for what I want No one ever told me that my fears will always haunt No one ever told me that I have to go slow not fast No one ever told me to let go of my past No one ever told me to rid my ego and pride No one ever told me that there would be days I want to hide No one ever told me that I should always feel from my heart no one ever told me that today is a good start No one ever told me to love each and everyone I know no one ever told me that my past is to learn and grow No one ever told me to forgive those who've done you wrong no one ever told me to sing out loud my favorite song No one ever told me to rid myself of guilt that might come no one ever told me to smell the roses and feel the warmth of the sun No one ever told me that happiness is mine to choose no one ever told me...until now that to Be the KEY is the ultimate tool.   BELIEVED - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008 I never BELIEVED that Life's Possibilities are really truly endless I guess I never BELIEVED because I always felt defenseless I never BELIEVED that my Heart would be connected like it should I guess I never BELIEVED that I even deserved it could I never BELIEVED in Wishes that could someday come true I guess I never BELIEVED in fairy-tales, too I never BELIEVED in Happiness the way life is suppose to feel I guess I never BELIEVED in its true meaning that is real I never BELIEVED in Faith there seemd to be no real proof I guess I never BELIEVED because I never felt home under my own roof I never BELIEVED in True Love when 2 Souls become one I guess I never BELIEVED in anothers heart's warmth, like the sun I never BELIEVED in Dreams for they seemed to be too much work I guess I never BELIEVED for in the shadow of doubt is where I lurked I never BELIEVED in Passion for I was hurt so long ago I guess I never BELIEVED in my past to learn and grow I never BELIEVED in truly living my ducks seemed never in a row I guess I never BELIEVED in ever truly letting go I never BELIEVED in being successful my unconscious choices got in the way I guess I never BELIEVED for my fears had too much to say I never BELIEVED in miracles because they never happened to me I guess I never BELIEVED in little ole me All these years I have been hoping and never fully awake with only faint images to conceive I guess I was just never truly ready until I started to BELIEVE.   FOR THE ONLY WAY - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008 Sometimes life throws you curve balls and obstacles get in your way Will you stand up and deliver? and make the choices that will count today? Or will you live within your ego and follow with your pride put your head in the sand give up, forget and hide? For the only way to move forward and the only way to be free Is to have the right perspective and practice what you preach For the only way to be happy and the only way to start is to have faith in yourself and be truthful to your heart Will you hold onto your fears or let go of all your sorrows hold in all the tears of yesterday or start building a better tomorrow Will you set your goals high and strive for what your yearning treat your life about a destination or learn from your life's journey For the only way to grow stronger and the only way to believe is to let of your past and follow all your dreams For the only way to find success and the only way to go far is to find all the love in who you really are   THANKFUL - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008 Being THANKFUL is a lifetime process It begins with the way you SEE things Then you need to express what you see and feel it in your heart First, notice something that brings a smile to your face and explore it, and notice how it feels inside Each time you discover something new that you encounter or find meaningful Take the present moment to breathe it in And then allow yourself to feel its importance deep within your heart Becoming THANKFUL doesn't stop with time or circumstances or a job or your age You may not feel something in an instant, but give it some time and you will feel a lot. It's real value is to yourself and not to anyone else. It soon becomes a way of life that connects you to your inner light Those who choose to be THANKFUL, find life's moments to be very high, But those who choose to ignore it will find nothing and no meaning One thing is for certain...Life is never boring from this moment on once you do. And the best part is that your whole life is spent in becoming THANKFUL So you can always look forward to life's Changes While growing and being connected to your greatest assets!   LEAD WITH YOUR HEART - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2008 How was your day she asked so kind and all I could think was that I'm so behind works intense and there's so much to do bills to pay, I have no clue I close my eyes and think some more as she stands there at the door I've forgotten my goals and my dreams so much on my plate, I want to scream What happened to that little boy who was full of life and so much joy Feels like this world we live in now takes everything away some how I open my eyes and see her face so full of life, style and grace makes me smile and forget this race and let go of all my worries & mistakes Sometime we all need to read the signs which are right there all the time Stay positive, loving and be strong learn and grow from what went wrong Have faith and believe in what you say Don't put off until tomorrow, live today Let go of your past and inner tears Make positive choices that will shed your fears Set your intentions and follow them through and Lead with your heart it's all you can do   Lost in Translation - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2007   There’s a place so bright Where my light doesn’t shine A tunnel so clear I blind by design If it weren’t for my heart I swear I could not feel The warmth of my soul Locked behind my seal If I’m pulled down drowning To the depths of my sea Could it be the fears And anxieties in me When the sun’s rays are faint And the sky’s not clear It’s the lightening strikes And thunderbolts I hear It’s the clarity unfocused The truth telling lies The knowing playing tricks And the meaning that must hide The purpose undefined The belief in contemplation My understanding complex I’m lost in translation.   Go For It - by Coach Brian J. Zahn © Copyright 2007 Take a moment and a deep breath There's no reason to be upset Be aware of your deep insides And your happiness you will find It's been dark for too long Honor your light and be strong You're life's worth living so just don't sit Stand up tall and GO FOR IT Believe in yourself and your sanity Full of knowing and clarity Let yourself grow just plant the seed And live your life that's meant to be Value yourself in all facets And listen to your greatest asset Connect to the one who knows you the best And give your worries a deserved rest Use the key that open's your doors Let your life take flight and watch yourself soar Remember your life's worth living so just don't sit Stand up tall and GO FOR IT....  

Songs

(Top) WONDER (featured on Brian’s Featured Inspirational Video ) performed by Faith Rivera & written by Faith Rivera, Zuriani, Ted Jacobs Let's dance like no one is watching Sing out loud, draw clouds in the air Smile just like we need nothing And play till we've let down our hair Dreams do have wings like a butterfly And miracles flow, gentle & warm as the sea There are WONDERS in each breath we do breathe Every shining star's in our reach.I believe Let's dream like there's no tomorrow Today's the first day in your life To color the world with your rainbow And laugh 'cause it's always in style A blue sky gives birth to a starry night And kindness does grow like leaves on a bountiful tree There are WONDERS in each breath we do breathe Every shining star's in our reach, I believe. Hey I believe in fairy tales, angels too and shooting for the moon Believe you can't believe everything Gotta seek your own truth I do believe beauty lies in everyone yeah There is nothing less perfection Set into motion for you There are WONDERS in each breath we do breathe Every shining star's in our reach, I believe. There is magic in each step we do take Come and wonder in all our love can create

Stories

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Never give up on yourself or your dreams…
Feel a little down or stuck…this will surely help inspire you to keep on going. Albert Einstein did not speak until he was 4-years-old and did not read until he was 7. His parents thought he was “sub-normal,” and one …

Deposit in your bank account
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with his hair fashionably coifed and shaved perfectly applied, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of …

Guardian Angel
One day, when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class was walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, …

Trouble Tree
I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his …

The One You Feed
There’s a story about an old Cherokee who one evening told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, …

Very Important Lessons
1 – First Important Lesson – Cleaning Lady During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions until I read the last one: “What is …

Marbles
I was at the corner grocery store buying some early potatoes. I noticed a small boy, delicate of bone and feature, ragged but clean, hungrily apprising a basket of freshly picked green peas. I paid for my potatoes but was …