The Power of Humility

Those who first accept the silence of obscurity are best qualified to handle the applause of popularity.
Charles Swindoll

Keep a low profile. If you’re any good, people will talk about you.
Lou Holtz

The humble man feels no jealously or envy. He can praise God when others are preferred and blessed before him. He can bear to hear others praised while he is forgotten.
Andrew Murray

When people tell me I could be the best athlete there is, I just let it go in one ear and out the other. There is always somebody out there who is better than you are.
Bo Jackson

Humble people are confident, yet they seek to serve others as well as themselves. They are aware that fulfillment is directly related to building up and encouraging others. Because of this attitude, others are naturally drawn to humble people.
Max Davis

Worry

The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
Arnold Bennett

It is not work that kills me; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
Henry Ward Beecher

Worry – a god, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair grey.
Benjamin Disraeli

Ulcers are what you get from mountain climbing over mole hills.
Anonymous

O Father, save me from the depression that comes from accepting every gloomy prediction and every bad news story as though they were the whole truth. May your grace help me not to be anxious about tomorrow, but to live with the trust that enables me to cope with today.
Reginald Hollis

Perfection

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert Schuller

Your life is all about progress, not perfection. You’ll never be perfect, but you can and will make progress.
Todd Duncan

None of us will ever achieve perfection. We also will never achieve our full potential if we don’t constantly strive for perfection.
Greg Quinn

The maxim “Nothing avails but perfection” spells paralysis.
Sir Winston Churchill

Understand that you won’t actually ever become the best of which you are capable. That’s perfection. We can’t obtain perfection as I understand it. But we can work, and work hard, toward obtaining it. If you do that, you will never lose, in sports or in life.
John Wooden

Help Others

What I spent I had, what I kept I lost, what I gave I have.
Henry Bucher

Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling.
1 Peter 4:9

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.
Hindu Proverb

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.
Seneca

Community service is an essential part of becoming an authentic leader. It is in working with people of lesser economic means that you get in touch with the lives of diverse people and develop the heart for leadership.
Bill George

Christian Living

The same God who empowered Samson, Gideon and Paul seeks to empower my life and your life, because God hasn’t changed.
Bill Hybels

God doesn’t give us the jobs we’re fit for, He fits us for the jobs He gives us.
Anonymous

Because God is all-powerful, you do not have to doubt your ability, strength or resources to complete His assignments for you. He will enable you to accomplish all that He calls you to do.
Henry Blackaby

Think big, talk big, act big. Because we have a big God.
Kathryn Kuhlman

[God] gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31

The Power of Vision

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

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
Jonathan Swift

The ones who maintain their commitments are sustained by a vision of themselves as they would like to be. The ones who falter are those who rely on progress to sustain their motivation. When progress stops, so does their commitment.
Dr. Bob Rotella

You know what it’s like when you put on someone else’s glasses by mistake: You get an instant headache and the world is a blurry mess. That’s just what happens when you use someone else’s vision as a guide for your own life.
Deborah Shaw

In every block of marble I see a statue;
See it as plainly as though it stood before me,
Shaped and perfect in attitude and action.
I have only to hew away the rough walls
Which imprison the lovely apparition
To reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it.
Michelangelo

Learning

A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool of himself; indeed, he progresses in all things by making a fool of himself.
George Bernard Shaw

Skill to do comes of doing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You hear, you forget. You see, you remember. You do, you understand.
Mike Krzyzewski

We should welcome awkwardness when we’re creating a new habit; it’s the sign our brain is creating a pathway that will eventually make us proficient.
M.J. Ryan