Monthly Archives: November 2012

Best Effort

Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Oprah Winfrey

Winners are not always those who have finished first. A winner is someone who gives the most in preparation to reach his potential and makes every effort to perform at his highest level. There will be times when that is accomplished and you still aren’t victorious; but you are a winner.
Dr. Gary Wiren

Doing the best you are capable of doing is victory in itself, and less than that is defeat.
John Wooden

Not everybody is going to be the greatest something ever, but it’s important to find something you really love and do it as well as you can.
Yogi Berra

Do few things but do them well; simple joys are holy.
St. Francis of Assisi

Develop a Plan

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.
Tom Landry

In war nothing is achieved except by calculation. Everything that is not soundly planned in its details yields no result.
Napoléon Bonaparte

Every long-term plan should have short-term steps.
Joe Griffith

Your plan should be written out, and it must include specific actions and deadlines to fulfill those actions.
T.D. Jakes

If your project doesn’t work, look for the part that you didn’t think was important.
Arther Bloch

Put God First

I tried both honoring myself and honoring God, and life seemed to make more sense when I put God first.
Tom Osborne

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

If God is anything we ought to make Him everything; you cannot put God in second place.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

When Christ becomes our central focus – our reason for existence – contentment replaces our anxiety as well as our fears and insecurities.
Charles Swindoll

Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33

Financial Freedom

Fearing that we may miss a “golden opportunity,” we often buy things we can’t afford – and regret it later.
Ron Blue

You need to make very specific plans if you ever hope to accomplish your financial goals. Until you do, why should you believe that God will entrust more to you? Manage well the portion that you now have and God will be able to entrust even more to you.
Larry Burkett

Tithing – that is, giving 10% of your earnings to the work of God – is one of the best guarantees of prosperity ever known. Many of the world’s richest individuals and most successful people have been devout tithers.
Jack Canfield

On a good bargain think twice.
George Herbert

Do the Impossible

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assisi

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Chrétien de Malesherbes

Don’t give up on the impossible before you try it.
Billie Munn

With faith and God, the impossible is indeed possible.
Heather Whitestone

All things are possible until they are proved impossible – and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
Pearl Buck

Keep Your Promises

He who is slowest in making a promise is most faithful in its performance.
Jean Rousseau

You must never make a promise which you do not fulfill.
Sir Winston Churchill

Formula for success: Underpromise and overdeliver.
Tom Peters

Keep the promises you make to others. By making and keeping our resolves and promises, we win influence with others.
Stephen Covey

Let your pledged word be sacred. Never promise to do a thing without performing it promptly. Nothing is more valuable to a man in business than the name of always doing as he agrees, and that to the moment.
P.T. Barnum

The Power of Confidence

If you have confidence, you have patience.
Ilie Nastase

The ones who believed in themselves the most were the ones who won.
Florence Griffith-Joyner

The higher your confidence, the faster other people’s doubts about you will evaporate.
Brian Koslow

One thing I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
Lucille Ball

Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale