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  • 51 Quotes to Inspire Success in Your Life and Business

    What is success? There are many definitions, but there's one thing all the greats agree on: Success only comes by persevering despite failure.

    Here are 51 quotes to inspire you to succeed in the face of failures, setbacks, and barriers.

    1. "Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."

    -- Winston S. Churchill

    2. "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

    -- Herman Melville

    3. "The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same."

    -- Colin R. Davis

    4. "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."

    -- Henry David Thoreau

    5. "Opportunities don't happen. You create them."

    -- Chris Grosser

    6. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."

    --John D. Rockefeller

    7. "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have."

    -- Thomas Jefferson

    8. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."

    -- Ray Goforth

    9. "Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."

    -- Jim Rohn

    10. "Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."

    -- Albert Einstein

    11. "Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."

    -- Winston Churchill

    12. "Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion."

    -- Tony Hsieh

    13. "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."

    -- Winston Churchill

    14. "I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite."

    -- G. K. Chesterton

    15. "Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success."

    -- Thomas J. Watson

    16. "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."

    - Jim Rohn

    17. "The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do."

    -- Anonymous

    18. "Do one thing every day that scares you."

    -- Anonymous

    19. "All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

    -- Michael John Bobak

    20. "People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy."

    -- Tony Robbins

    21. "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."

    -- Robert Kiyosaki

    22. "If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time."

    -- Steve Jobs

    23. "The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. It's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere."

    -- Barack Obama

    24. "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."

    -- Franklin D. Roosevelt

    25. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

    -- Helen Keller

    26. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."

    -- Walt Disney

    27. "The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."

    -- Bruce Lee

    28. "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."

    -- Colin Powell

    29. "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

    -- Conrad Hilton

    30. "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse."

    -- Jim Rohn

    31. "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--It is: Try to please everybody."

    -- Herbert Bayard Swope

    32. "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

    -- Albert Schweitzer

    33. "Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life; it's about what you inspire others to do."

    -- Unknown

    34. "Fall seven times and stand up eight."

    -- Japanese Proverb

    35. "Some people dream of success while others wake up and work."

    -- Unknown

    36. "If you can dream it, you can do it."

    -- Walt Disney

    37. "The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do."

    -- Unknown

    38. "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him."

    -- David Brinkley

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

    -- Bill Cosby

    40. "In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."

    -- Nikos Kazantzakis

    41. "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

    -- Thomas Edison

    42. "Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember--the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you."

    -- Zig Ziglar

    43. "The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well."

    -- John D. Rockefeller Jr.

    44. "You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it."

    -- Oprah Winfrey

    45. "There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality."

    -- Anthony Robbins

    46. "The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows."

    -- Aristotle Onassis

    47. "I failed my way to success."

    -- Thomas Edison

    48. "I never dreamed about success, I worked for it."

    -- Estee Lauder

    49. "I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes."

    -- Thomas Edison

    50. "The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."

    -- Vidal Sassoon

    51. "Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down."

    -- Charles F. Kettering

    Source: inc.com

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  • Global warming brews big trouble in coffee birthplace Ethiopia

    Global warming is likely to wipe out half of the coffee growing area in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the bean, according to a groundbreaking new study. Rising temperatures have already damaged some special areas of origin, with these losses being likened to France losing one of its great wine regions.

    Ethiopia’s highlands also host a unique treasure trove of wild coffee varieties, meaning new flavour profiles and growing traits could be lost before having been discovered. However, the new research also reveals that if a massive programme of moving plantations up hillsides to cooler altitudes were feasible, coffee production could actually increase.

    Coffee vies with tea as the world’s favorite beverage and employs 100 million people worldwide in farming the beans alone. But climate change is coffee’s greatest long-term threat, killing plantations or reducing bean quality and allowing the deadly coffee leaf rust fungus to thrive. Without major action both in the coffee industry and in slashing greenhouse gas emissions, coffee is predicted to become more expensive and worse-tasting.

    The research combined climate-change computer modelling with detailed measurements of current ground conditions, gathered in fieldwork that covered a total distance of 30,000km within Ethiopia. It found that 40-60% of today’s coffee growing areas in Ethiopia would be unsuitable by the end of the century under a range of likely warming scenarios.

    But the study, published in the journal Nature Plants, also shows that major relocation programmes could preserve or even expand the country’s coffee-growing areas. “There is a pathway to resilience, even under climate change,” said Aaron Davis, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew in the UK, who conducted the work with Ethiopian scientists. “But it is a hugely daunting task. Millions of farmers would have to change.”

    However, by 2040, such moves uphill will have reached the top of Ethiopia’s mountains. “It literally reaches the ceiling, because you don’t have any higher place to go,” Davis said.

    The impacts of global warming are already being seen as temperatures have been rising steadily in Ethiopia for decades. Farmers report a longer, more extreme dry season and more intense rain in the wet season, with good harvests much less frequent than in their parents and grandparents’ time.

    Read More: theguardian

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  • Ethiopian Wins Bombardier’s Airline Reliability Performance Award

    Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, announced that it has won the 2016 Airline Reliability Performance Award, for the 6th year in a row.

     The Award recognizes operators of Bombardier CRJ Series regional jets and Q Series turboprops that have achieved the highest rates of dispatch reliability.
    CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam said “In line with our continuous effort to provide our customers a seamless travel experience, Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircrafts has enabled us offer the best on board experience on our regional and domestic routes.”

     “Moreover, through our strategic partnerships with ASKY Airlines in Togo and Malawian Airlines in Malawi, the Q400 airliner has played a vital role in availing convenient connections, as well as increasing frequencies to support air travel growth in Africa and successfully create a missing link” he said.

     Ethiopian flies the Q-400 to 20 domestic destinations and regional routes such as Djibouti, Mombasa, Kilimanjaro, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Entebbe, Kigali, Juba, Khartoum and Hargeisa.

     Ethiopian is multi award winning carrier and has recently been crowned as ‘African Airline of the Year 2017 Award’, ‘Cargo Airline Award for Network Development at Brussels’ in June and March respectively.

    Source: ENA

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  • The world’s most welcoming countries – as voted by you

    Whether it’s a friendly face at check in or a taxi driver who’s full of useful tips, nothing beats getting a warm welcome on your travels – and our interactions with local people have a huge impact on how we view countries as a whole. This month, we asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to share where they’ve found the most hospitable places around the world. Here’s what they said.

    10. Bolivia

    This South American country has been voted among the world’s least friendly tourist destinations in the past – but we’ve always thought Bolivia has been a bit misunderstood. And it looks like our readers agree. As long as you make an effort to learn some key phrases in the local languages, you’ll find out exactly how hospitable Bolivians can be. From the otherworldly Salar de Uyuni to the vast, sapphire-blue Lake Titicaca, the country’s spectacular sights make it worth going the extra mile.

    9. Finland

    Finns are famous for being uncommonly reserved, but that doesn’t mean they’re not a welcoming bunch – all you have to do is join them in the sauna to find out. Sweating it out together has become a national obsession, and you’ll no doubt come away from the experience with plenty of new friends. Once you’ve beaten each other with a bunch of leafy twigs and plunged feet first into a pool just a shade above freezing, you’ll at least have plenty to talk about.

    8. Myanmar

    Cut off from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar only recently began emerging from its period of isolation – and now is a fascinating time to go. Visit any one of the traditional teahouses to meet the friendly locals, who generally still view tourists as a novelty. In 2016, Myanmar was voted the world’s most generous country in the World Giving Index for the third year running. The index takes into account the kindness to strangers, so you can expect to be warmly received on your travels.

    7. Kenya

    It’s likely that the spindly acacia trees, dusty plains and ochre-hued sunsets that come to mind when you think of Africa belong to Kenya. It hosts a breathtaking range of natural habitats, from the reefs and lagoons of the Indian Ocean to the fertile plains of the Maasai Mara. And its cultural heritage – with more than 40 ethnic groups – is just as rich. It’s common for locals here to speak three languages – their own, Swahili and English – so you’ll find it easy to start up a conversation.

    6. Indonesia

    Home to everything from rumbling volcanoes to orangutan-filled rainforests, and surrounded by some of the best dive sites in the world, Indonesia’s 17,000 tropical islands are extraordinarily diverse. Meanwhile, the people that live here share around 300 ethnicities and many hundreds of languages between them. Locals are outgoing and accustomed to seeing new faces, so you shouldn’t be surprised if a complete stranger introduces themselves.

    5. Japan

    Stepping off the plane and into Japan can feel a bit like strolling onto another planet. There’s everything from ramen vending machines to futuristic capsule hotels to get your head around – and the rules of etiquette can seem just as tricky to navigate. But there’s no need to worry, as Japan is regularly heralded as one of the most welcoming and hospitable countries in the world. That means you don’t have to fret if you’ve accidentally forgotten to switch to toilet slippers or committed a chopstick-related faux pas.

    4. Colombia

    Colombia is widely regarded as one of South America’s rising stars, with the gradual decline of the drug cartels and improving security conditions finally granting access to its charming colonial cities, cloud forests and palm-fringed beaches. Locals here are famous for their hospitality, and you’ll no doubt get to experience this first-hand with a visit to the country’s underrated capital city or thriving Medellín.

    3. Uganda

    Once dubbed “the pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda still has plenty to be proud of, including a healthy population of mountain gorillas, the source of the world’s longest river and the Mountains of the Moon, the continent’s tallest range. Many years of civil strife have largely kept it under the tourist radar, though travellers have begun flocking back in recent times with the fostering of stability. Now, you’ve voted it one of the most welcoming countries on Earth, so it’s the perfect time for a trip.

    2. India

    In big Indian cities such as Delhi and Mumbai, you’re almost guaranteed to meet a new person every minute – and the welcome could initially seem a shade too warm. Everywhere you go, local people may introduce themselves, stare at you, or take photos, and you might even find yourself faced with awkward questions such as “Do you have a boyfriend?” or “How much money do you earn?” All of this is perfectly normal in India, and it’s simply a friendly way of showing interest in a new face.

    1. Ethiopia

    Top of the list sits Ethiopia, a profoundly beautiful East African country with a history that stretches back many thousands of years. It was never colonized, so the tribal customs and hospitable traditions you can see here are largely just as they’ve always been. Take the Ethiopian coffee ceremony: the women of the household meticulously roast, grind and boil the aromatic beans, before presenting three consecutive cups of exceptionally fresh coffee to their guests. The process can last for hours, but it’s considered a real mark of friendship.

    Source: roughguides.com

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