Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Be a Leader

Leadership lies in sacrifice, self-denial, love, fearlessness and humility. And this is the distinction between great and little men.
Vince Lombardi

Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.
Jack Welch

To be a real leader means to be a shepherd to a flock, to protect and defend, to nurture growth and tend to needs. To be a leader means to consider each life in your care as precious as your own.
Wayne Dosick

Let us be servants in order to be leaders.
Fyodor Dostovsky

Good leaders should also be good followers. If you’re coming up within an organization, you must be a good follower or you’re not going to get very far. Leaders and followers share certain characteristics such as listening, collaborating and working out competitive issues with peers.
Warren Bennis

Pursuing Your Goals

To avoid drifting away from your focus, ask yourself at regular intervals, “Is what I’m doing right now helping me to achieve my goals?” That takes practice.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen

People who keep commitments tend to do so not because they experience constant success and positive feedback, but because they never lose sight of what they are trying to become and they never lose the faith that they can achieve what they’ve set out to achieve.
Dr. Bob Rotella

How do you stay committed to your practice plan and achieving your goals? By reminding yourself each and every day of your dreams and doing the daily tasks needed to reach your goals.
Patrick Cohn

In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.
Henry Ellis

Realistically, things can happen as you pursue your vision of a better life, so your goals may require fine-tuning along the way. You may accomplish some easier than you had thought; others may elude you. Keep your vision in mind and make adjustments as you go in order to stay on target.
Stedman Graham

Benefits of Exercise

Exercise releases pent-up energy, drives away frustration and stimulates the brain with increased blood and oxygen.
Napoleon Hill

A workout is a personal triumph over laziness and procrastination.
George Allen

The link between physical fitness and academic accomplishment may be the fact that young people who exercise feel better about themselves. The self-confidence, it is theorized, carries over into their study habits.
Zig Ziglar

Our minds are rendered buoyant by exercise.
Cicero

In those moments when I am alone in a hotel and do not feel like doing my workout, I am always grateful when I am finished. Once begun, the time flies by, and I am able to go to sleep knowing I did everything I could that day to keep my potential limitless.
Gary Player

The Best Way to Learn

A great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Franklin Adams

What we learn to do, we learn by doing.
Aristotle

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
Epictetus

He that to what he sees, adds observation, and to what he reads, reflection, is on the right road to knowledge.
Charles Caleb Colton

If I wish to be a man of learning, I cannot get it simply by praying for it; I must study, even to the weariness of the flesh.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The Power of Commitment

Once a man has made a commitment to a way of life, he puts the greatest strength in the world behind it. Something we call “heart power.” Once a man has made this commitment, nothing will stop him short of success.
Vince Lombardi

The immature mind hops from one thing to another; the mature mind seeks to follow through.
Henry Overstreet

Until you are committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, which leads to ineffectiveness. The moment you definitely commit yourself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help you that would never otherwise occur.
William Murray

Commit yourself to a dream. Nobody who tries to do something great but fails is a total failure. He can always rest assured that he succeeded in life’s most important battle – he defeated the fear of trying.
Robert Schuller

Form a mental picture of a time or situation in which you never gave up, a time when you faced your fears and defeated them, or think of someone whose strength inspires you. Store that image in your mind and use it as an inner source of strength when you need to fortify your commitment and determination to achieve your goals and live your dreams.
Isiah Thomas

Leisure

I ran away from a thousand things waiting to be done and stole a little visit with a friend.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller

Lie on your back and look at the stars.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes the road was only a lane, with thick hawthorn hedges, and the green elms overhung it on either side so that when you looked up there was only a strip of blue sky between. And as you rode along in the warm, keen air you had a sensation that the world was standing still and life would last forever. Although you were pedaling with such energy you had a delicious feeling of laziness.
W. Somerset Maughan

The Importance of Prayer

Prayer is our highest privilege, our greatest responsibility and greatest power God has put into our hands.
Anonymous

If you begin with prayer, you can think more clearly and make fewer stupid mistakes.
Sir John Templeton

I do not know how one could perform this job without getting on bended knee in fervent prayer.
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas

We kneel, how weak! we rise, how full of power!
Richard Trench

There are many things that are essential to arriving at true peace of mind, and one of the most important is faith, which cannot be acquired without prayer.
John Wooden