Monthly Archives: February 2011

Passion for Your Career

Think enthusiastically about everything, especially your job. If you do, you’ll put a touch of glory in your life. If you love your job with enthusiasm, you’ll shake it to pieces. You’ll love it into greatness, you’ll upgrade it, you’ll fill it with prestige and power.
Norman Vincent Peale

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie

I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
George Burns

I’m a firm believer in the theory that people only do their best at things they truly enjoy. It is difficult to excel at something you don’t enjoy.
Jack Nicklaus

Success is built by doing everything the best possible way. If you really want to be happy in your life, you must learn to enjoy and even love your work.
Kemmons Wilson

Forget the Past

Never let yesterday take up too much time of today.
Sign in Tex Schramm’s Office

Let the past go, but hang on to the things it taught you.
Pat Williams

The past is history. Make the present good, and the past will take care of itself.
Knute Rockne

Never look back unless you want to go that way.
Anonymous

Having loosened our grip on the past, we are free to reach for the future.
Ann Clark

Purpose

Living on purpose requires us to find what we love fiercely, give it all we’ve got, and then pass it on, as if it were a torch, to those who follow.
Dawna Markova

Until your purpose lines up with God’s purpose, you will never be happy or fulfilled.
Charles Stanley

The true Christian is the true citizen, lofty of purpose, resolute in endeavor, ready for a hero’s deeds, but never looking down on his task because it is cast in the day of small things.
Theodore Roosevelt

Be life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
David Starr

You do not have within yourself all the pieces to your puzzle. Everyone carries with them at least one and probably many pieces to someone else’s puzzle. And when you present your piece, which is worthless to you, to another, you are a messenger from the Most High.
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner

Build Confidence

Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
Roger Staubach

Confidence is a plant of slow growth.
English Proverb

Plant the seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.
Norman Vincent Peale

Lack of confidence is not the result of difficulty; the difficulty comes from a lack of confidence.
Seneca

The biggest waste of mental energy is spent on self-criticism. To accomplish more, redirect your mental energy by continuously reminding yourself of all the things you do right. Belief in yourself will increase your confidence and credibility.
Brian Koslow

Benefit From Failure

If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not doing anything. I’m positive that a doer makes mistakes.
John Wooden

Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.
Phyllis Theroux

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

The man who makes no mistakes lacks boldness and the spirit of adventure. He never tries anything new. He is a brake on the wheels of progress.
M.W. Larmour

Generosity

Generosity pays. So learn to initiate giving. What you give will enrich your life and come back to you many times over.
Robert Mondavi

The quickest generosity is the best.
Arabic Proverb

That’s what I consider true generosity. You give your all and yet you feel as if it costs you nothing.
Simone de Beauvoir

It is wiser to err on the side of generosity than on the side of scrutiny.
Max Lucado

You do not have to be rich to be generous. If he has the spirit of true generosity, a pauper can give like a prince.
Corinne Wells

Time for Yourself

I have long been in the habit of building joy-breaks into the course of my days – allowing myself certain small pleasures for the express purpose of keeping my attitude bright.
Thomas Kinkade

There must be quite a few things a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.
Sylvia Plath

When you feel tired, frazzled, stressed or overwhelmed, it’s important to stop and refresh your spirit and nurture your body. During a “time-out,” you’ll rekindle your spirit and perhaps even receive some important insights.
Joan Lunden

We often think that it’s okay to work on the weekends or during the evenings, especially if we didn’t have anything else planned. But the truth is that all of us need quality time to replenish our energy.
Mary Lou Retton

Every human being needs a certain amount of time in which he can be peaceful. Peace may take the form of exercise or reading or any congenial occupation; but the one thing which must not be connected with it is a sense of obligation to do some particular thing at some particular time. I had two hundred letters waiting a few days ago and I deliberately spent two hours reading poetry.
Eleanor Roosevelt