13 Famous Quotes for Personal Success


Setting a goal is a very good thing, and no doubt many of you are working on a goal for the year ahead. But, for those who need a little encouragement, following are 13 famous quotes by Napoleon Hill, the author of the best selling, personal-success genre book - Think and Grow Rich.

I believe these quotes apply to absolutely anything that you wish to succeed in. It doesn’t necessarily have to be money (business) related.

Do you have a goal for the year ahead?

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

How are you going to achieve it?

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. 

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do.

Cherish your visions and your dreams as if they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Man alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.

When are you going to put it into action?

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action. 

Don't wait. The time will never be just right. 

Should I give up if things don’t go to plan?

Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. 

Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do. 

Are you going to help others achieve their goal?

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice and is never the result of selfishness.

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

© Copyright Jan Reid-Lennox. All Rights Reserved.


Your New Star Sign - Part Three


The majority of astrologers treat the Sun as always being in ‘exactly’ one sign and do not consider the relevancy of a period of time where the Sun may be between signs or in two signs at the same time. There are the minority though that take this into consideration and believe those people born in those time frames to be - ‘born on the cusp’.

The ‘traditional’ and ‘precession – sidereal’ dates are both included (below) for each cusp set, excluding Ophiuchus. Due to the ongoing dispute of astrologers regarding these various changes you may find conflicting information at times and variation in the dates.

If you would like to see the traditional birth dates for your sign (non-cusp)
 refer to the chart at: - ‘Your New Star Sign – Part Two’.

CUSP ASTROLOGY – the star signs, cusp names, meanings and birth dates of people ‘born on (in) the cusp’ period.


Auries or Taurares

The Cusp of Power

Dates (Traditional) April 18 to April 23

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) May 11 – May 16




The Cusp of Energy

Dates (Traditional) May 19 to May 24

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) June 17 – June 22



Gemincer or Cancimini

The Cusp of Magic

Dates (Traditional) June 19 to June 24

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) July 18 – July 23



Canceo or Leoncer

The Cusp of Oscillation

Dates (Traditional) July 20 to July 25

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) August 7 – August 12



Lergo or Viron

The Cusp of Exposure

Dates (Traditional) August 21 to August 26

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) September 13 – September 18



Virgobra or Librago

The Cusp of Beauty

Dates (Traditional) September 20 to September 25

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) October 28 – November 2


Libra / Scorpio

Licorpo or Scorbia

The Cusp of Drama and Criticism

Dates (Traditional) October 21 to October 26

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) November 20 to November 25


Scorpio / Sagittarius

Scorpittarian or Sagicorpio (traditional)

The Cusp of Revolution

Dates (Traditional) November 20 to November 25

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) November 27 – December 1


Sagittarius / Capricorn

Sagicorn or Caprittarius

The Cusp of Prophecy

Dates (Traditional) December 19 to December 24

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) January 16 – January 21


Capricorn /Aquarius

Capriquarius or Aquaccorn

The Cusp of Sensual and Imagination

Dates (Traditional) January 18 – January 23

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) February 13 – February 18


Aquarius / Pisces

Aquarices or Piscerius

The Cusp of Sensitivity

Dates (Traditional) February 16 – February 21

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) March 9 – March 14


Pisces / Aries

Parisces or Arisces

The Cusp of Rebirth

Dates (Traditional) March 18 – March 23

Dates (Precession - Prior 1990 - Sidereal) April 16– April 21

© Copyright Jan Reid-Lennox. All Rights Reserved.


Your New Star Sign - Part Two


The twelve equal zones that resulted from the Babylonian astronomers dividing the ecliptic (the path of the Sun across the celestial sphere over the course of the year), are known as - the twelve star signs of the zodiac. However, over the last few years, what has come to light is that the Babylonians also deliberately omitted a thirteenth constellation, named – Ophiuchus.

The astrology world has not only had to contend with the controversy created by precession (the gradual shift in the orientation of Earth’s axis of rotation) causing star sign fans to wonder if in fact they have actually been the star sign they have thought all their lives, but apparently, ‘wait – there’s more…’!

Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer is, and has always been, the 13th constellation on the zodiac belt; but apparently nobody has ever initiated his sign as a member of the Zodiac. One possible explanation is that it would have meant that it would not have been a convenient; one constellation for each of the twelve months of the solar calendar year - although it would have fitted in the 13 month lunar year very nicely.

Another explanation has been said to be that the constellation Ophiuchus was never added to the chart because astrologers believed the Sun went straight from Scorpius (Scorpio) into Sagittarius, even though the Sun travelled through Ophiuchus for nineteen days before entering Sagittarius. Whatever, the reason for the omission, let’s focus on the information available about this long overlooked constellation and star sign.

Ophiuchus – the 13th Sign of the Zodiac:

  • Prounounced : O – fee- U - cuss
  • named by his relationship to the archetypal being called the Serpent
  • commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens, and formerly referred to as Serpentarius
  • one of the 48 constellations listed by the second-century astronomer Ptolemy, and remaining as one of the 88 modern constellations
  • the only constellation named after a real human
  • honoured for bringing the art of healing to mankind
Although the stars of this region have been seen as a serpent for thousands of years, their symbolic meaning still remains uncertain. It is believed that the Serpent and its bearer Ophiuchus are related to the Greek healer-god Asclepius. The Greeks believed that the serpents of Asclepius could cure diseases and so belong a long association between serpents and medicine that continues to our own time.

According to the Greek tale, Asclepius was given to the medicine half-man Chiron by his father to care for. He grew up learning the crafts of the medicine man. After having discovered the potency of those herbal remedies from the snakes he then went on to use it on other mortals.

Apparently this didn’t go well with Zeus, the grand master of ‘ruling overlords’. Zeus went to war with Asclepius; striking him down with a thunderbolt. Even though this is a common response from Zeus, he displays some compassion, turning over the constellation of Optics to the care of Asclepius. So humanity once again remains the servants of Zeus the grand master, and Asclepius becomes an immortal.

The 13 Zodiac Signs :
(Sidereal Astrology)
Apr 19
May 13
May 14
June 19
June 20
July 20
July 21
Aug 9
Aug 10
Sept 15
Sept 16
Oct 30
Oct 31
Nov 22
Nov 23
Nov 29
Nov 30
Dec 17
Dec 18
Jan 19
Feb 15
Feb 16
Mar 11
Mar 12
April 18

The (Traditional) 12 Zodiac Signs:
(Tropical Astrology)
Mar 21
Apr 20
Apr 21
May 21
May 22
June 21
June 22
Jul 22
Jul 23
Aug 23
Aug 24
Sep 22
Sept 23
Oct 23
Oct 24
Nov 22

Nov 23
Dec 21
Dec 22
Jan 20
Jan 21
Feb 18
Feb 19
Mar 20

Note: Some astrology dates vary according to whether astrologers use tropical or sidereal astrology.

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