Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Best Way to Learn

People learn the most when teaching others.
Peter Drucker

I try to learn from everyone. I look at their strengths and ask myself, “What can I do better?”
Annika Sorenstam

To be the best, learn from the best.
Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Anxiety checks learning. An overall feeling of inferiority, a temporary humiliation, a fit of depression, defiance or anger, a sense of being rejected and many other emotional disturbances affect the learning process. The reverse is true; a feeling of well-being and of being respected by others stimulates an alert mind, willingness to participate and an attitude conducive to learning.
Ede le Shan

Benefit from Failure

Failure is the only precursor to success. Big failure, in turn, is the only precursor to big success.
Tom Peters

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end street.
John Maxwell

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
Igor Stravinsky

I quit being afraid when my first venture failed and the sky didn’t fall down.
Allen Neuharth

Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all because you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes.
Thomas Watson

Christian Living

Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.
Billy Graham

I believe in God, the creator and ruler of the universe. I hold that a man’s religious faith is the greatest single force in his life for good.
Andy Kerr

You will never grow a close relationship with God by just attending church once a week or even having a daily quiet time. Friendship with God is built by sharing all your life experiences with Him.
Rick Warren

“Whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4:14

I believe that players who truly are intent on honoring God with their lives and with their play make a difference. The spiritual atmosphere on our team, although not perfect, was generally conducive to mutual respect and self-sacrifice. It certainly enhanced the chemistry of our team.
Tom Osborne

Disadvantages of Debt

There can be no freedom or beauty about a home life that depends on borrowing and debt.
Henrick Ibsen

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for a loan oft loses both itself and friend.
William Shakespeare

By borrowing, many people get ahead of God and wind up doing things He never intended them to do.
Ron Blue

Debt is the slavery of the free.
Publilius Syrus

Think what you do when you run debt; you give to another power over your liberty. If you cannot pay at the time, you will be ashamed to see your creditor; will be in fear when you speak to him; will make poor, pitiful, sneaking excuses, and by degrees come to lose your veracity, and sink into base, downright lying; for the second vice is lying, the first is running in debt.
Benjamin Franklin

The Power of Commitment

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

The longest voyages make the richest returns.
Matthew Henry

That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do has increased.
Heber Grant

Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
Samuel Johnson

There are but two roads that lead to an important goal and to the doing of great things: strength and perseverance. Strength is the lot of but a few privileged men; but austere perseverance, harsh and continuous, may be employed by the smallest of us and rarely fails of its purpose, for its silent power grows irresistibly greater with time.
Johann von Goethe

Overcome Difficulties

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
Lou Holtz

The times are bad. Very well, you are there to make them better.
Thomas Carlyle

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
Theodore Vail

My mother taught me about family and hard work and sacrifice. She held steady through tragedy after tragedy. And she held our family together through tough times.
Bill Clinton

When the world seems huge and dark and meaningless, focus on little things – sunlight through leaves, a cat sprawled across your knees, the taste of an apple, a dew-bright spider’s web. Now is the time for gentle comforts, for friendly and familiar things.
Pam Brown

Receiving Criticism

The small man flies into a rage over the slightest criticism, but the wise man is eager to learn from those who censure and reprove him.
Dale Carnegie

Many times during auditions, I was told that I couldn’t carry a note with a bucket, and that I sure couldn’t play the piano.
Ray Charles

Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized. In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed, in the third it is regarded as self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer

If I sought to answer all of the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would be engaged in little else.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wasn’t supposed to reach my dream of being a baseball player. If I had listened to all those people who muttered, “Good luck, kid,” when they heard me say when I was young that I wanted to be a Yankee, I would have given up a long time ago.
Derek Jeter