Monthly Archives: March 2013

Responsibility

A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed.
William James

When a leader takes responsibility for his own actions and mistakes, he not only sets a good example, he shows a healthy respect for people on his team.
Mike Krzyzewski

Commit to taking total responsibility for everything that happens to you. This one change in thinking has the power to launch you to the world-class level faster than any other single idea.
Steve Siebold

We have no choice of what color we’re born or who our parents are or whether we’re rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we’re here.
Mildred Taylor

The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
Albert Ellis

A Great Reward

Developing a servant’s heart can be one of the most satisfying undertakings of your life. The more you learn to focus on blessing others, the more freely the blessings will flow in our life.
Thomas Kinkade

No joy can equal the joy of serving others.
Sai Baba

Serve a neighbor in need, because a life of service is a life of significance. A person who is not responsible for others is a person who is truly alone.
George W. Bush

He profits most who serves best.
George Eberhard

Try to forget yourself in the service of others. For when we think too much of ourselves and our own interests, we easily become despondent. But when we work for others, our efforts return to bless us.
Sidney Powell

Do the Impossible

One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.
Henry Ford

Attempt something so impossible that, unless God is in it, it is doomed to failure.
John Hagee

The impossible can only be overborn by the unprecedented.
General Sir Ian Hamilton

Impossibilities vanish when a man and his God confront a mountain.
Robert Schuller

The athlete who says that something cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.
John Wooden

The Power of Example

There is just one way to bring up a child in the way he should go and that is to travel that way yourself.
Abraham Lincoln

Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Robert Fulgham

Dad’s heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and as a father. More than anything I have, I’m trying to pass that on to my children.
Will Rogers, Jr.

Talking and reasoning does not even have one thousandth the influence a true example has. All lessons about how to behave are worthless when children see the opposite in real life.
Leo Tolstoy

The greatest part of each day, each year, each lifetime is made up of small, seemingly insignificant moments. Those moments may be cooking dinner, playing catch with a child before dinner, speaking out against a distasteful joke. But they are not insignificant, especially when these moments are models for kids.
Barbara Coloroso

God’s Will

Even when His will doesn’t make sense from your human perspective, your obedience will reveal that His will was right.
Henry Blackaby

You will get untold flak for prioritizing God’s revealed and present will for your life over man’s, but, boy, is it worth it.
Beth Moore

People of ordinary goodness walk in God’s way, but the devout run in it, and at length they almost fly therein. To be truly devout, we must not only do God’s will, but we must do it cheerfully.
St. Francis de Sales

I am satisfied that when the Almighty wants me to do or not to do any particular thing, He finds a way of letting me know it.
Abraham Lincoln

God may be leading you somewhere that doesn’t make much sense. I want to encourage you: Don’t try to make sense out of it, just go. If God leads you to stay in a difficult situation and you have peace that you are to stay, don’t analyze it, stay. Do your part. Do what He tells you to do, for His promises often hinge on obedience.
Charles Swindoll

The Power of Courage

The great man is the man who does a thing for the first time.
Alexander Smith

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T.S. Eliot

Those who achieve greatness for God run toward the discomfort zone because that’s the primary place where borders expand.
Bruce Wilkinson

We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.
David Grayson

To become a winner and stay on top, you have to take risks and test yourself. Any time you try to reach beyond yourself, you will lose a certain amount of the time. But that is how you become the better player – a winner.
Fran Tarkenton

Build Confidence

Confidence is not thinking, “I just know that somehow things will turn out all right.” It’s thinking, “I know that if I do all the things necessary to succeed, I will succeed.”
Dr. Bob Rotella

Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.
Joseph Storey

True confidence is founded on the knowledge of God’s great love for us, and it doesn’t require the approval or recognition of others.
Mary Lou Retton

I was not a winner when I first came out on the tour. I had to develop a trust in myself that I had the ability to win.
Tom Watson

If you want to create a vision for your life and then follow that vision, you must have confidence. You gain confidence by concentrating on the talents and attributes and personal history that make you special and unique.
Stedman Graham