Ability hits the mark where presumption overshoots and
diffidence falls short.
John Henry Newman
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you
All the breaks you need in life wait within your
imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind
energy into accomplishment and wealth.
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object
of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there
must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as
well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
Thomas A. Edison
Accountability is the bridge to obedience.
In the last analysis, of course, an oath will encourage
fidelity in office only to the degree that officeholders continue to believe
that they cannot escape ultimate accountability for a breach of faith.
James L. Buckley
When it comes to privacy and accountability, people
always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert Francis Kennedy
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a questions he
cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've
taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
"Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity." - Viktor Frankl
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude
toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about
a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by
the fact because you think you are.
Norman Vincent Peale
In order to be respected, authority has got to be
The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.
A good balance of winning and losing is important. If
you just win all the time, you won't get anything out of it; having some tough
losses can be really important.
Balance is so important in our lives. In our busy
world, we can give ourselves balance between thinking and feeling.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for
boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you're playing within your capability, what's the
point? If you're not pushing your own technique to its own limits with the risk
that it might just crumble at any moment, then you're not really doing your
we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a
function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs
about who we are.
me what are the prevailing sentiments that occupy the minds of your young men,
and I will tell you what is to be the character of the next generation.
Winning takes talent, to repeat takes character.
Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.
Competition has been shown to be useful up to a
certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must
strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service
brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.
James Cash Penney
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
is fear that has said its prayers.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -Scott Adams
17. Decision Making
bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you
surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
-Robert H. Schuller
making is the specific executive task.
Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment
that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
"Education is borrowed knowledge, but true wisdom comes from God." WP Morgan
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to an human soul.
what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
is a canyon of difference between doing your best to glorify God and doing
whatever it takes to glorify yourself. The quest for excellence is a mark of
maturity. The quest for power is childish.
-Max L. Lucado
time to time there appear on the face of the earth men of rare and consummate
excellence, who dazzle us by their virtue, and whose outstanding qualities shed
a stupendous light. Like those extraordinary stars of whose origins we are
ignorant, and of whose fate, once they have vanished, we know even less, such
men have neither forebears nor descendants: they are the whole of their race.
-Jean De La Bruyere
succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with
some wild expectations.
is a higher faculty than reason.
-Henry Christopher Bailey
without works is like a bird without wings; though she may hop with her
companions on earth, yet she will never fly with them to heaven.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can
immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single
area of our lives.
"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced."
We can always choose to perceive things
differently. You can focus on what's wrong in your life, or you can focus on
25. Goal Settings
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach. It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream. It is not disgrace to reach the stars, but it is a disgrace to have no stars to reach for. Not failure, but low aim, is a sin.
A man without a goal is like a ship without a rudder.
too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of
concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior
affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not
only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your
Ralph Waldo Emerson
highly intelligent people are poor thinkers. Many people of average
intelligence are skilled thinkers. The power of a car is separate from the way
the car is driven.
-Edward De Bono
is man's faculty for grasping the world by thought, in contradiction to
intelligence, which is man's ability to manipulate the world with the help of
thought. Reason is man's instrument for arriving at the truth, intelligence is
man's instrument for manipulating the world more successfully; the former is
essentially human, the latter belongs to the animal part of man.
A Woman in Love operates at the lowest level of the intellect. - WP Morgan
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
"We are not held back by the love we didn't
receive in the past, but by the love we're not extending in the present."
- Marianne Williamson
You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.
Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
It is for each of us freely to choose whom we shall
serve, and find in that obedience our freedom.
is better than sacrifice.
-Bible I Sam 15:22
principal is so noble, as there is none more holy, than that of a true
"Patience is a virtue, Possess it if you can, Seldom found in woman, Never found in man" - unknown
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains.
We war for peace. - unknown
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
If we have no peace, it is because we
have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Great works are performed not by strength but by
is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already
is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and
impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul
from the weak.
Nothing in this world can take the place of
persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people
with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and
what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.
The graveyards are full of great men and women who never became great because they did not give their ability responsibility. This untapped ability is called potential.
Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals
into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to
ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
makes Man, His first priority. But, Man makes God his last resort.
-Ceasar Rodriguez, Jr.
With good prioritization (and careful management of deprioritized tasks) you can bring order to chaos, massively reduce stress, and move forwards successfully. Without it, you'll flounder around, drowning in competing demands. - Mindtools
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be
honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have
lived and lived well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
The ultimate test of
a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.
In Genesis, it says that it is not good for a man to be alone; but sometimes it is a great relief.
The most effective way to achieve right relations with any living thing is to look for the best in it, and then help that best into the fullest expression.
You can always find a capable helping hand at the end of your own sleeve. Zig Ziglar
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Thomas Jefferson
you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste
defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow -- after you have done your
best to achieve success today.
Resourcefulness is not a means of coping with deprivation; it can be a virtue that opens the door to greater accomplishment. - John Baldoni
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading
The price of greatness is responsibility.
order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are
spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
-Barbara De Angelis
latter day work is spiritual. It takes spirituality to comprehend it, to love
it, to discern it. Therefore, seek the spirit in all you do. Keep it with you
continually. That is our challenge.
-Ezra Taft Benson
45. Team Work
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." Ryunosuke Satoro
47. Trusting God
The highest level of worship is trust. - Jason Upton
Dependence upon God makes heroes of ordinary people like you and me!
that keepeth the law of the Lord getteth the understanding thereof: and the
perfection of the fear of the Lord is wisdom.
-Bible Ecc. 21:11
United we stand, divided we fall.
Unity to be real must stand the severest strain without breaking.
without action is a daydream. Action with without vision is a nightmare.
looks inwards and becomes duty. Vision looks outwards and becomes aspiration.
Vision looks upwards and becomes faith.
-Stephen Samuel Wise
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. ~
~ God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. ~
~ Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. ~
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it will get you pretty near.
The Devil finds work for idle hands.