Our ability to do more and perform better will increase as we exercise the discipline of doing important and difficult work first, when we are fresh, and deferring routine jobs to other times.
— Stephen Covey
I’m continually asking myself, “What is the best use of my time right now?”
— Alan Lakein
During a very busy life I have often been asked, “How did you manage to do it all?” The answer is very simple: It is because I did everything promptly.
— Sir Richard Tangye
Just for today I will stop saying “if I had time.” If I want time, I will make it.
— Dr. Jim Loehr
You get very little sympathy these days for not managing your own time and stress. A generation ago people would say, “Poor George, worked himself to death, good man.” Now they say, “What a fool, couldn’t keep himself in balance.”
— Jennifer James
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun; and when you have fun, you can do amazing things.
— Joe Namath
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
— Sugar Ray Robinson
Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have.
— Aimee Mullins
No one could ever win if you had to win before you could win. So you have to win in your mind. That’s what we’re talking about when we’re talking about confidence.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
Somehow I can’t believe that there are any heights that can’t be scaled by a man who knows the secret of making dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four c’s. They are curiosity, confidence, courage and constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence.
— Walt Disney
Many a humble soul will be amazed to find that the seed it sowed in weakness, in the dust of daily life, has blossomed into immortal flowers under the eye of the Lord.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times; but it is vague.
— Helen Keller
I wasn’t the greatest athlete, and I couldn’t jump out of the gym, and I wasn’t an extraordinary ball handler. I was just someone who loved the game.
— Cheryl Miller, on being inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame
When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.
— Billy Graham
It is always upon human weakness and humiliation, not human strength and confidence, that God chooses to build His Kingdom; and that He can use us not merely in spite of our ordinariness and helplessness and disqualifying infirmities, but precisely because of them.
— James Stewart
Sin is disappointing. Whoever got out of sin half as much pleasure as he expected?
— Ignatius Smith
When Christ’s hands were nailed to the cross, He also nailed your sins to the cross.
— St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Pride opens the door to every other sin, for once we are more concerned with our reputation than our character, there is no end to the things we will do just to make ourselves “look good” before others.
— Warren Wiersbe
God has cast our confessed sins into the depths of the sea, and He’s even put a “No Fishing” sign over the spot.
— D.L. Moody
If there’s one characteristic all winners share, it’s that they care more than anyone else. No detail is too small to sweat or too large to dream.
— Jack Welch
Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, pursue one of your passions every day. Watch your health and esteem grow as you feed your soul through regular exercise of passionate interest.
— Dr. Ellen McGrath
The most successful people are the ones who have a passion for what they do. They never get bored, they still look forward to their work, and that’s what keeps them going.
— Yogi Berra
Passion is the key to success. Every achiever I’ve met is quick to admit that the passion for his or her dream made it happen.
— Robert Schuller
The more excited you are about accomplishing something that is important to you, the more excited others will be about helping you do it. Emotions are contagious. The more passion you have for your life and your activities, the more charisma you will have, and the more cooperation you will gain from others.
— Andrew Wood and Brian Tracy
The infectiously joyous men and women are those who forget themselves in thinking about others and serving others.
— Robert McCracken
Te be of service is a solid foundation for contentment in this world.
— Charles Eliot
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
— Leo Tolstoy
When people are serving, life is no longer meaningless.
— John Gardner
Servants work for low pay, long hours and no applause, “wasting” their talents and skills among the poor and uneducated. Somehow, though, in the process of losing their lives they find them.
— Philip Yancey
I didn’t want to look back when I’m an old man and say, “You had a special talent and you didn’t get the most of it.” That’s been a real motivating factor for me, something I think about every day.
— Kerry Collins
When my time is up and I stand before my maker, I’d like to be able to say, “God, I don’t have one ounce of talent, love, compassion or energy left. I used every gift you gave me.”
— Montel Williams
Trying to get by on talent is a fatal mistake.
— Pete Maravich
It is not the possession of extraordinary gifts that makes extraordinary usefulness, but the dedication of what we have to the service of God.
— Frederick Robertson