Getting Advice

Get good counsel before you begin; and when you have decided, act promptly.
Sallust

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Proverbs 13:10

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.
Publilius Syrus

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
Proverbs 12:15

The Power of Enthusiasm

All we need to be really and truly happy is to have something to be enthusiastic about.
Kemmons Wilson

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm for one’s goal lessons the disagreeableness of working toward it.
Thomas Eakins

People can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles Schwab

The only reason I majored in psychology was that my first psych professor was full of energy and enthusiasm. I know now you can’t accomplish anything without those things.
Jerry Glanville

Faith

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith in the storm is true faith; faith in the calm may or may not be true faith.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Oswald Chambers

Faith is the ability to not panic.
Anonymous

Faith is a wonderful mechanism for learning to be patient and to accept our faults, fears and failures for what they ultimately are: mere scratches on the surface of an otherwise blessed and rewarding life.
Mary Lou Retton

Lead by Example

A person always doing his or her best becomes a natural leader, just by example.
Joe DiMaggio

A leader leads by example not by force.
Sun Tzu

Be sure that you first preach by the way you live. If you do not, people will notice that you say one thing but live otherwise, and your words will bring only cynical laughter and a derisive shake of the head.
Charles Borromeo

Model good emotional and mental stability. All eyes are on you, particularly in times of stress or crisis. Be a role model your children will remember – how strong you were, how resilient you were, how you held things together when life seemed like it was breaking apart.
Phillip McGraw

Worry

Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
Vance Havner

Little minds have little worries. Big minds have no room for worries.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never want to dwell on spilled milk or worry about something that’s not life threatening.
Nick Price

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6

Worry distorts our thinking, disrupts our work, disquiets our soul, disturbs our body, disfigures our face. It destroys our friends, demoralizes our life, defeats our faith and debilitates our energy.
William Ward

The Power of Work

Work is love made visible.
Kahlil Gibran

The cure for boredom is not diversion, it is to find some work to do, something to care about.
John Gardner

Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
James Allen

The road to success is paved with sweat and calluses.
Tiger Woods

As kids, sports energized us; it was a great outlet, and our success or failure was pretty much up to us. I always tell kids they can do anything they want as long as they’re willing to work for it.
Yogi Berra

Great Potential

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Sir Winston Churchill

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
Henry Drummond

Everyone has in him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be. How much you can love. What you can accomplish. And what your potential is.
Anne Frank

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
Picabo Street

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved.
Thomas Watson