Monthly Archives: April 2015

How to Handle a Tough Boss

Stop focusing on everything that’s wrong with your boss. Decide that you can handle his demands, or his distance, or his anger. Don’t allow your boss’s negative side to bring out your negative side.
Joe Torre

Regardless of whether you like or dislike your boss, you have to respect him and you have to respect his opinion. If you don’t, you might be in the wrong job.
Derek Jeter

Would you like to work for an incredible boss? Then start by treating your boss like an incredible person. Do extraordinary things for him or her, and over time I bet you’ll notice a difference in your relationship.
Mark Sanborn

Showing deference to your boss means that you’re loyal and respectful. You’d be amazed how much you can accomplish with a tough boss when you grant him that basic regard.
Joe Torre

God Gives Us Power

I don’t think there is anyone who needs God’s help and grace as much as I do. Sometimes I feel so helpless and weak. I think that is why God uses me. Because I cannot depend on my strength, I rely on Him 24 hours a day.
Mother Teresa

The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.
Habakkuk 3:19

God uses imperfect people who are in imperfect situations to do His perfect will.
David Young

I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:5

“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” The man who believes this has calm quiet confidence, but, because his confidence is based upon God’s power and not his own power, there is never the slightest speck of egotism.
Clinton Davidson

The Power of Work

Hard work beats talent almost every time.
Pat Williams

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
George Allen

My mother taught me that hard work is a real virtue and that it can also be lots of fun.
Ann Richards

Sweat is the greatest solvent for problems.
Branch Rickey

I grumbled as a child with all the housework and practicing I had to do. Now, when I look back, I am grateful because hard work made me stronger and a more responsible person.
June Kuramoto

Great Decisions

When a decision has to be made, make it. There is no totally right time for anything.
General George Patton

Make major decisions in a cemetery.
Max Lucado

The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself makes things go and creates confidence.
Anne McCormick

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided. A critical rule I’ve made for myself is never to leave the scene of a decision without first taking a specific action toward its realization.
Anthony Robbins

Don’t wait for everything to be perfect before you’re willing to make decisions. If you do, you’ll always be waiting, and you’ll never move forward in the journey of life. For every major fork in the road, there comes a time when you have to make a choice based on the information you have. Make the best choice you can and then move on.
John Maxwell

The Measure of Your Success

Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends and coworkers, and even strangers along the way.
Barbara Bush

The greatest achievements are those that benefit others.
Denis Waitley

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it, to find a hurt and heal it, to find somebody with a problem and offer to help solve it.
Robert Schuller

He climbs highest who helps another up.
Zig Ziglar

To excel is to reach your highest dream. But you must also help others, where and when you can, to reach theirs. Personal gain is empty if you do not feel you have positively touched another’s life.
Barbara Walters

The Adversity Advantage

All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney

A worldly loss often turns into spiritual gain.
Hazrat Khan

Difficult times have helped me understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
Isak Dinesen

Adversity is the diamond dust heaven polishes its jewels with.
Robert Leighton

If those tough times hadn’t happened, who’s to say I’d be playing in the NFL. It really helped my determination, drive and character. Everybody has overcome something in their lives. It’s all about how you take those challenges and use them for the better.
Michael Lehan

The Power of Enthusiasm

Those folks who succeed simply remain enthusiastic longer than those who fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the breath of genius.
Earl of Beaconsfield

Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de la Fontaine

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
John Wesley

Keep excited – it’s more fun working toward something than just waiting around for nothing in particular to happen.
Jack Nicklaus