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Things to do in Koh Samui

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In light of its magnificent azure waters; featuring a vast variety of marine life and corals, and with the island lined with some top-notch resorts, Thailand’s Koh Samui has set itself as a premier holiday destination in Asia.
If beach fun and parties are not the only things that you can enjoy here. If you have been researching what to do in Koh Samui, there is a lot more to see, do, and experience in this island paradise
Take a day off 
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beach fun schedules and plan a trip to the famous Koh Samui attractions, wats, pagodas, and temples. Start your tour at the famous Big Buddha temple that features a majestic golden statue of Lord Buddha. Explore the wats of Khao Jook and Chedi and learn more about the century-old sculpture and traditional Thai art work.
No one can ever deny the fact that Koh Samui is the place for some ultimate beach fun. Explore the beaches of Koh Samui and their greatest top 10 attractions. Try staying at a beach-front condo for a fun-filled experience and indulge in the nightlife setting of the famous Chaweng beach or relax at the laid-back setting of Lipa Noi. No matter what you choose to do, you will simply enjoy spending time at any of the Koh Samui’s beaches.
Visit a local Muay Thai boxing stadium to watch some local boxers in action. If you want, you can also participate in a boxing training and learn a few moves yourself. Muay Thai boxing is unquestionably the best and exciting activity that you can enjoy in Koh Samui.
Entice your palates while eating out in Koh Samui. This popular beach destination boasts some excellent street food stalls, casual eateries, and fine-dine restaurants. Try some local delicacies; such as the Thai red, green, or massaman curries or some of those top-notch fusion dishes at a gourmet Thai or international restaurant. Choice is always up to you whether you want to try some authentic Thai food or internationally inspired fusion cuisine.

Big Buddha Koh Samui

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Koh Samui’s beautiful coastline and renowned Big Buddha sculpture will be first thing you will notice as you approach the island from the air. This majestic 12-metre tall golden statue sits on an elevated platform, adorned with dragons and traditional decor and literally dominates the landscape.

This beautiful structure was built in 1972 within the Phra Yai Temple complex which is on a small island located towards the northern border of Koh Samui, Thailand.

Ang Thong National Marine Park

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The Ang Thong National Marine Park is one of the most popular attractions near Koh Samui. This stunning oasis comprises of 42 islands in total, each featuring something unique. You will see lime stone massifs, breathtaking coastline and verdant tropical rainforests at the Ang Thong Marine Park, which is nestled towards the north and west of Koh Samui, Thailand

Hin Ta Hin Yai (Grandfather & Grandmother Rocks)

hin ta hin yai
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Attractions at Koh Samui are not just confined to its beaches, parties and historic attractions. The island in Thailand is also renowned for its natural landscapes and unique rock formations.
Visitors to Koh Samui shouldn’t miss the beautiful natural landscape of Hin Ta and Hin Yai, which are popularly known as the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks.

Laem Sor Pagoda

laem sor pagoda
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Koh Samui’s coastline is lined with amazing entertainment venues and a wide choice of man-made attractions. It’s no wonder that the island is becoming a favourite holiday destination among travellers, and those planning a vacation in Thailand shouldn’t miss a trip to Koh Samui.
The island is well known for its culture and heritage and visitors to the island will come across a number of wats, pagodas and chedis on this beautiful island.

Elephant Rock

elephant rock
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Elephant Rock is a unique and enormous rock formation, located between the stunning Chaweng and Lamai Beach areas on Koh Samui. This rock is named after its unusual huge shape that appears like a gigantic boulder.
Although the shape doesn’t actually resemble an elephant, locals named it because of its huge size just as a real life-size Thai elephant.

Koh Samui Waterfalls

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Koh Samui has acquired a reputation as a beach destination, however, the island’s rich natural attractions also fascinate many nature lovers. Koh Samui’s waterfalls are renowned for their picturesque settings and natural rock formations surrounding them.
Regardless of whether you are a nature enthusiast, you will be spellbound when you see Koh Samui’s beautiful waterfalls.

Koh Phangan Full Moon Party

koh phangan full moon party
The Koh Phangan Full Moon Party has become a popular tourist destination in recent years. The party is an all-night beach gathering that originated in Ko Phangan, Thailand and is celebrated on the night before or after every full moon day. Today, this beach-themed event has become an essential part of Koh Samui tourism.

Fishermans Village

fishermans village in koh samui

Even though the most admired tourist attractions in Koh Samui are in Chaweng and Lamai, you can’t miss the beautiful and quaint Fisherman’s village in Bophut. The village is now more popular than ever before, especially among western tourists, and visitors will always find something exciting as the area offers a tranquil beach setting, cosy guest houses and plenitude of exhilarating activities.

Wat Plai Laem

wat plai laem
Wat Plai Laem is located near Choeng Mon Beach in Koh Samui and is one of the most interactive and colourful temples on Koh Samui and the main reason for this is the beautiful eighteen-armed statue, sitting in the middle of the lake.
The temple is extremely popular due to its beautiful lake that hosts hundreds of colourful fish.

Namuang Waterfall

namuang waterfall
Namuang Waterfall is Koh Samui’s best hidden secret. This amazingly oasis is located just 10 km south from Nathon and boasts two beautiful waterfalls; the first which is 18 meters high and the second being approximately 80 meters high.
Namuang is easily accessed by vehicle, but the higher waterfall can only be accessed by taking a 30 minute walk to the fall.

Koh Samui Shooting Range

koh samui shooting range
Activity choices on Koh Samui are not limited to just the beach and nature tours, in fact the island offers a multitude of other attractions and activities which visitors can experience.
Take a break from some of the more well-known activities and plan a visit to the Koh Samui shooting range for a fun-filled day out. You can come here with friends and family as a group as there is a lot to do, experience and enjoy

Chaweng Stadium

chaweng stadium
Koh Samui’s popular beach of Chaweng is one of the most visited attractions on the island. The bustling life at the beach welcomes visitors to enjoy the water, soak in the sun and explore the nearby attractions. The area’s main attraction is a six-kilometre long beach, and visitors can enjoy the beautiful beach setting as there are lots to see and do

Elephant Gate

Elephant Gate
Koh Samui’s century-old architectural monuments fascinate visitors to the island and many history buffs come here to explore its historic temples, with some featuring giant stone carved sculptures and monuments. One popular monumental structure is the Elephant Gate, located off  the 4170 Road.
Nestled towards the south-eastern corner of the Koh Samui Island, this awe-inspiring structure features two huge elephant statues at the entrance to Taling Ngam Village.

Buddhas Footprint

Buddhas Footprint
When it comes to Koh Samui’s traditions and heritage, the island’s famous temples and Buddhist culture sits squarely in the middle of the picture, boasting a number of Buddhist wats and temples. These beautiful Buddhist temples not only showcase excellent architecture, but also represent the Buddhist culture.
Koh Samui’s Buddhas Footprint is a housed in famous wat located high on a hill and is very popular as it honours an imprint of Buddha’s foot.

Mummified Monk

Mummified Monk
The concept of mummifying a monk’s body is quite common in Thailand. Even in Koh Samui, you will come across a couple of sites where a famous monk’s body has been mummified and stored.
The most popular mummified monk is at the famous Wat Khunaram, where the body of Dang Piyasilo lies. Dasng Piyasilo devoted his last part of life to Buddhism and its practices.

Bophut Hills Golf Club

Bophut Hills Golf Club
Koh Samui’s serene and picturesque location makes it a perfect setting to enjoy golf. Golfers can unwind by playing few rounds at the Bophut Hills Golf Club, which is the premier golf club on the island. This renowned golf club is set on a beautiful backdrop that features a par 27 golf course which adjoins the hills of Bophut.
Both novice and experienced players are welcome to play and the golf club has something for each member of your family.

Koh Samui Tiger Zoo

Koh Samui Tiger Zoo
The Koh Samui Tiger Zoo and Aquarium is one of the best family-friendly attractions on the island. Located on the southern part of Koh Samui, the zoo is an easily accessible entertainment venue located only a short drive away from Lamai.
Both the zoo and aquarium boast a marvellous collection of animals and tropical marine life. Bring your entire family to this amazing venue where you will all enjoy a fantastic day out.

Hin Lad Waterfall

Hin Lad Waterfall
In addition to its beaches, Koh Samui’s natural attractions include waterfalls, lakes and a marine Park. Hin Lad Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls found on this island and is located just south of Nathon.
The stunning Hin Lad Waterfall is a gorgeous site, featuring a dense jungle path spanning three kilometres. Visitors mostly come here during the rainy season as the waterfall becomes larger and more impressive.

Chaweng Lake

Chaweng Lake
Koh Samui also has a diverse array of unique things to see do, including party venues where you will find chains of pubs, bars, clubs and dance bars. Koh Samui’s Chaweng Lake is a perfect location for those visitors who enjoy the nightlife.
This venue hosts at least three parties per month, which include the Black Moon Party and Escape or Half Moon party. These parties are nearly as popular as the Full Moon Parties held in Koh Phangan.

Koh Samui Butterfly Garden

Koh Samui Butterfly Garden
Koh Samui’s beautiful Butterfly Garden is located near a hill at Laem Natien. This stunning paradise is a perfect family friendly venue that, featuring a beautifully maintained tropical park, housing hundreds of butterflies. In addition, the Koh Samui Butterfly Garden boasts a display of insects, beehives and moths.
The garden has a hillside observatory, where you can enjoy some breathtaking views of the gorgeous Koh Samui coastline. Furthermore, guests can visit other observation platforms within the garden and enjoy bird’s eye views of the coast.

Koh Samui Canopy Adventures

Koh Samui Canopy Adventures
Experience the Koh Samui jungle in a completely new way by taking a canopy adventure ride. If you love adventure, this is a perfect way to explore the best of Koh Samui’s tropical lush forest and if you are here for a beach holiday, then take a break and get set for a canopy adventure.
This zip line adventure ride will take you above the forest as you literally fly through the treetops while strapped into a harness.

Khao Hua Jook Chedi

Khao Hua Jook Chedi
Ko Samui’s fascinating culture and unique architecture captivates many visitors from all over the world. Some of the most famous landmarks on this island include a number of wats and temples.
Khao Hua Jook Chedi is a beautiful temple (also known as a Stupa), located close to the Chaweng Lake. Sitting atop a hilly terrain, this awe-inspiring temple overlooks the gorgeous coastline and verdant valleys of Koh Samui.

Samui Snake Farm

Samui Snake Farm
While vacationing on Koh Samui, try exploring its other tourist attractions away from the beaches and coast. Koh Samui’s list of family-friendly attractions includes the zoo, aquarium and the very popular Samui Snake Farm.
This unique reptile park is both an impressive and educational attraction, and are just as impressive as the Koh Samui coastline, but offers something much different for visitors to the island.

Samui Zoo

Samui Zoo
Apart from the beaches and waterfalls in Koh Samui, visitors should also explore some other attractions, such as the local zoo and aquarium. If you are travelling with your family or with young children, then visiting the Samui Aquarium and Zoo is a great option for a fun day out.
The Samui Zoo and Aquarium hosts many popular shows, exhibits and tiger shows and both venues are have exciting exhibitions for kids and adults alike.

Wat Bo Phut

Wat Bo Phut
The island of Koh Samui features a number of historic sites and wats. Wats are generally a type of Buddhist temple where people can meditate, offer prayer and worship.
Koh Samui is famous for a number of world famous wats, including the Big Buddha Temple, as well as an array of smaller wats spotted within the island’s vicinity. Wat Bo Phut is one such temple, located towards the northern border of the island.

Wat Chaweng

Wat Chaweng
Koh Samui’s intriguing culture attracts many history buffs who are interested to learn more about the island’s century old culture and heritage. A majority of the residents on the island are followers of Buddhism. Therefore, there is an array of pagodas and wats found on island which are used for worship.

Wat Jee Kong

Wat Jee Kong
Koh Samui’s fame as a beach vacation destination is widespread. However, many visitors to the island often miss out on exploring its rich Buddhist culture. Visitors to Koh Samui will come across a wide array of wats, temples, and pagodas in every corner in this island which are open for visitors to enjoy.
If you have heard about the original Chinese-Thai culture in Koh Samui, then you must be aware of the Wat Jee Kong.

Wat Khao Chedi

Wat Khao Chedi
Wats in Koh Samui are generally separated into two categories; the first being the original Buddhist wats and the second being the Chinese temples. The latter are inspired by original Chinese-Thai culture which was initiated by Chinese immigrants when Koh Samui was settled.

Wat Khao Hua Jook

Wat Khao Hua Jook
Koh Samui’s century old Buddhist culture will fascinate many visitors and history buffs. The island is home to many quaint temples and artefacts, with some Buddhist wats also feature the mummified bodies of renowned monks.
The north-eastern coast of the island is popular for its famous Big Buddha statue. Apart from this huge monument, you will also see a number of small wats nearby. The Wat Khao Hua Jook is a small, yet popular wat nestled in the northern part of the island.

Wat Kiri Wongkaram

Wat Kiri Wongkaram
Wat Kiri Wongkaram in Koh Samui is a beautiful white temple that features some amazing artwork, contrast coloured roof and unique architecture. The temple’s roof is made of tiles of red, green and yellow and at the entrance, you will notice a small Buddha statue in a sitting position. Just like any other wats in Koh Samui, Wat Kiri Wongkaram features a quaint and peaceful setting.

Wat Phra Yai

Wat Phra Yai
Koh Samui’s most famous wats include the popular Wat Phra Yai near Chaweng beach. This wat is known for its notable Big Buddha statue and beautiful sculptures. Those interested in exploring the island’s rich Buddhist culture should consider taking a tour of the area.
The stunning Wat Phra Yai is home to some famous ancient Buddha images and numerous modern artworks. In addition, the temple site also features some fabric and souvenir stores, for visitors who wish to take home a memento.

Wat Sila Ngu

wat sila ngu
Wat Sila Ngu is a beautiful and popular golden temple in Koh Samui, often visited by many locals as a place of worship. The Wat Sila Ngu is on the 4169 ring-road, which is just a kilometre south of Hin-Ta Hin-Yai, near the beach and next to the famous Rocky Beach resort.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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Koh Samui property is booming

Koh Samui is booming and both properties and land are selling fast. This is not a sales pitch but reality. On a daily basis i am disappointing potential buyers, contacting them to say that their up and coming appointment can still happen but some of the properties and/or land they wish to view are sold. Why is there this boom? Here are some of the reasons why… Foreigners are tired of paying such huge taxes in their own country and are looking for a better quality of life. Schools are continuously improving on Samui so more families are moving here and are either renting, buying a property or buying land to build a villa for their long term future Rental returns for Samui Properties are on an all time high. Realistically you can be looking at a minimum of 8% return and in some vases, owners are seeing 12%+. Where else can you see that return? Where buyers have bought Samui land in the past, they are now coming back to build a home to develop on the land as they can see the huge potential. Samui is a gateway into so many areas in Asia. With both national and international flights to Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, with more coming, Samui is becoming a weekend paradise for expats looking for relaxation and a Samui property investment at the same time. Samui’s infrastructure is vastly changing and improving. The island’s electric has been re-wired and we don’t get half as many power cuts as what we used to and the drainage system is in place so when we have monsoon we don’t get the heavy floods. The roads are being resurfaced and half the island is complete. This has allowed for smaller cars to come to the island, rather than trucks and 4×4′s, and in turn has allowed more car dealerships to open up here too. The new Cnetral Festival shopping Mall opens next month (March 2014). This is our first ever mall on Samui and will house numerous shops, restaurants, bars, cinemas etc…this is going to be a great boost for both locals, expats and holiday makers on Samui. The list can go on and on and the small things on the island are effecting some people in a big way. The above has a huge knock on effect to the locals, creating jobs and stability, in what was an uncertain market a few years ago, during the world wide recession. Next question….how can this growth continue? Yes, things do change and without change, you don’t move on. With Koh Samui’s strict zoning laws and property building regulations, we are not a concrete jungle. Samui still has it’s natural beauty and that’s what attracts people here on a daily basis. Hotels are at an all time high occupancy and rental properties on Samui, from apartments to villas, they are all booked too with both long and short term rentals.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Investment in koh samui

Koh Samui villa rentals have boomed over the last few years, with tourists from different parts of the globe wanting to see and experience what the fuzz is about. Koh Samui real estate has shown a promising development, what with the boom of Koh Samui holiday rentals and local hotel industry. Here are some helpful tips for those who would want to venture into the island’s real estate. Research first Any prospective business venture can put a glaze over your head in the beginning. Talk to local Koh Samui real estate experts, make ocular visits, and learn more about the place you are planning to invest on. This applies to those who are looking for personal property or those who are after a place they can earn from. Don’t plunge in unless you do your homework. Know your budget Think about the amount of money you are willing to invest then narrow your choices from there. Preferably, you set your budget once your knowledge about real estate Koh Samui is pretty intact. Visualize your preferences If you are looking for a property for yourself and your family, make sure that your preferences are laid out. Do you want a beachfront property? Do you want it to be near the commercial area or somewhere more secluded? Will it be a permanent residence or a vacation home? Write exactly want you want in paper and use that as a guide in looking for a property. Make sure you have enough to buffer While Koh Samui real estate is looking really good because of the tourist boom, you have to be realistic if you are planning to invest on Koh Samui properties as a means to earn more income. The return of investment may not be as quick as you imagine, so be realistic with your goals. Also, make sure you have enough to buffer the first few years of your investment. Start early Right now, the news about the boom of Koh Samui has spread and there are plenty of investors eyeing the island as a prospect as well. The key to successful Koh Samui property investment is to start early. The climate for real estate is very, very good currently. So if you have been thinking about it for quite some time, lay the ground work and make up your mind. Talk to a local expert that you trust and invest some time on the place while you’re on the project. Follow your gut feel. Choose a good location, select from the properties available and be one of the successful investors who did well by investing in Koh Samui properties. Koh Samui real estate is currently very lucrative and has shown impressive performance over the past few years. Whether you are a newbie or seasoned expert, the island is a promising place to invest on. Want to know more about real estate in Koh Samui http://www.bahtsoldtravelinvest.com

Friday, April 4, 2014

Inspirational Quotes

  1. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
  2. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost
  3. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
  4. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  5. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
  6. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. –Amelia Earhart
  7. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
  8. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
  9. The past is a ghost, the future a dream. All we ever have is now. –Bill Cosby
  10. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
  11. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  12. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
  13. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –Charles Swindoll
  14. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
  15. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha
  16. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
  17. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
  18. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
  19. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  20. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  21. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
  22. Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
  23. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  24. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
  25. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
  26. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  27. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
  28. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  29. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
  30. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar
  31. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin
  32. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
  33. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  34. Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. –Jesus
  35. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
  37. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck
  38. Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.  –Booker T. Washington
  39. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
  40. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  41. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  42. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
  43. Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress. –Maimonides
  44. Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
  45. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
  46. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
  47. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
  48. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucius
  49. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
  50. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
  51. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. –Maya Angelou
  52. Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
  53. If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on. –Sheryl Sandberg
  54. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
  55. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
  56. You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown
  57. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. –Marie Curie
  58. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
  59. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
  60. If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. –Booker T. Washington
  61. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci
  62. Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
  63. You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame. –Erica Jong
  64. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. –Bob Dylan
  65. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
  66. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
  67. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  68. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
  69. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
  70. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
  71. You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
  72. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
  73. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown
  74. It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  –Ann Landers
  75. If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
  76. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray
  77. The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens
  78. Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser
  79. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear. –Rosa Parks
  80. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
  81. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. –Oprah Winfrey
  82. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama
  83. You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  84. Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
  85. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  86. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt
  87. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
  88. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem
  89. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
  90. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills
  91. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  92. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses
  93. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
  94. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
  95. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
  96. Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale
  97. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
  98. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
  99. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs
  100. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglarhttp://www.bahtsoldtravelinvest.com

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Quotes on leadership

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu

  • Where there is no vision, the people perish. —Proverbs 29:18
  • I must follow the people. Am I not their leader? —Benjamin Disraeli
  • You manage things; you lead people. —Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
  • The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. —Max DePree
  • Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis
  • Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way. — General George Patton
  • Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
  • A leader is a dealer in hope. —Napoleon Bonaparte
  • You don’t need a title to be a leader. –Multiple Attributions
  • A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell
  • My own definition of leadership is this: The capacity and the will to rally men and women to a common purpose and the character which inspires confidence. —General Montgomery
  • Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker
  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead
  • The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground. —Sir Winston Churchill
  • The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born. —Warren Bennis
  • To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less. —Andre Malraux
  • He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle
  • Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy
  • I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. —Ralph Nader
  • Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker
  • Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. —Publilius Syrus
  • A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. —Theodore Roosevelt
  • Leadership is influence. —John C. Maxwell
  • You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey
  • When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out. —Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous, skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better. —Harry S. Truman
  • People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. —John Maxwell
  • So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. —Peter Drucker
  • The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes. —Tony Blair
  • The very essence of leadership is that you have to have a vision. It’s got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. —Reverend Theodore Hesburgh
  • The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority. —Kenneth Blanchard
  • A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible. —Polybius
  • A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position. —John Maxwell
  • A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be. —Rosalynn Carter
  • The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly. —Jim Rohn
  • Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton
  • A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. —Douglas MacArthur
  • A ruler should be slow to punish and swift to reward. —Ovid
  • No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it. —Andrew Carnegie
  • Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —General Dwight Eisenhower
  • The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist. —Eric Hoffer
  • Leaders think and talk about the solutions. Followers think and talk about the problems. —Brian Tracy
  • A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. —Max Lucado
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. —General George Patton
  • As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. —Bill Gates
  • All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. —John Kenneth Galbraith
  • Do what you feel in your heart to be right–for you’ll be criticized anyway. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Don’t necessarily avoid sharp edges. Occasionally they are necessary to leadership. —Donald Rumsfeld
  • Education is the mother of leadership. —Wendell Willkie
  • Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out. —Stephen Covey
  • Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers, who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand. —General Colin Powell
  • Great leaders are not defined by the absence of weakness, but rather by the presence of clear strengths. —John Zenger
  • He who has great power should use it lightly. —Seneca
  • He who has learned how to obey will know how to command. —Solon
  • I am reminded how hollow the label of leadership sometimes is and how heroic followership can be. —Warren Bennis
  • I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is: Try to please everybody. —Herbert Swope
  • If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities. —Maya Angelou
  • If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing. —Benjamin Franklin
  • If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. —John Quincy Adams
  • In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. —Thomas Jefferson
  • It is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself. —Latin Proverb
  • It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. —Nelson Mandela
  • Lead and inspire people. Don’t try to manage and manipulate people. Inventories can be managed but people must be lead. —Ross Perot
  • Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. —Vince Lombardi
  • Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. —John C. Maxwell
  • Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy
  • Leadership cannot just go along to get along. Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day. —Jesse Jackson
  • Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise. —Woodrow Wilson
  • Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy. —Norman Schwarzkopf
  • Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership. —Colin Powell
  • Leadership is the key to 99 percent of all successful efforts. —Erskine Bowles
  • Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. —Bill Bradley
  • Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing. —Tom Peters
  • Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall. —Stephen Covey
  • Never give an order that can’t be obeyed. —General Douglas MacArthur
  • No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent. —Abraham Lincoln
  • What you do has far greater impact than what you say. —Stephen Covey
  • Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow. —Chinese Proverb
  • One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency. —Arnold Glasow
  • The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on. —Walter Lippman
  • The greatest leaders mobilize others by coalescing people around a shared vision. —Ken Blanchard
  • The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership. —Harvey Firestone
  • To do great things is difficult; but to command great things is more difficult. —Friedrich Nietzsche
  • To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way. —Pat Riley
  • True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well. —Bill Owens
  • We live in a society obsessed with public opinion. But leadership has never been about popularity. —Marco Rubio
  • Whatever you are, be a good one. —Abraham Lincoln
  • You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do. —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops. —John J Pershing
  • A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. —John Maxwell
  • There are three essentials to leadership: humility, clarity and courage. —Fuchan Yuan
  • I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t. —Dee Dee Myers
  • A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men. —Stephen King
  • My responsibility is getting all my players playing for the name on the front of the jersey, not the one on the back. –Unknown
  • A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. –George Patton
  • The supreme quality of leadership is integrity. –Dwight Eisenhower
  • You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership. –Dwight Eisenhower
  • Earn your leadership every day. –Michael Jordan
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