Worry is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
— Vance Havner
Little minds have little worries. Big minds have no room for worries.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
I never want to dwell on spilled milk or worry about something that’s not life threatening.
— Nick Price
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
— Philippians 4:6
Worry distorts our thinking, disrupts our work, disquiets our soul, disturbs our body, disfigures our face. It destroys our friends, demoralizes our life, defeats our faith and debilitates our energy.
— William Ward
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
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
— Alexander Graham Bell
The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight with the blow, to live an eternity in an hour.
— Elbert Hubbard
Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.
— Jack Nicklaus
It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.
— Og Mandino
If there is any one “secret” of effectiveness, it is concentration. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time. Concentration – that is, the courage to impose on time and events one’s own decision as to what really matters and comes first – is the executive’s only hope of becoming the master of time and events.
— Peter Drucker
A plan takes all your dreams and talents and maximizes them by bringing structure to the concept.
— T.D. Jakes
Without a plan we keep covering old territory.
— Rick Pitino
Your mind is always satisfied with the harmony produced by a well-organized plan. Anxiety develops from a poorly organized plan.
— Napoleon Hill
Planning is deciding what to change today so tomorrow will be different from yesterday.
— Ichak Adizes
He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows out that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light which darts itself through all his occupations. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.
— Victor Hugo
The iron crown of suffering precedes the golden crown of glory.
Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
— Helen Keller
Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts.
— St. Francis de Sales
Suffering and success go together. If you are succeeding without suffering, it is because others before you have suffered; if you are suffering without succeeding, it is that others after you may succeed.
— Edward Judson
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
— Arnold Bennett
It is not work that kills me; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
— Henry Ward Beecher
Worry – a god, invisible but omnipotent. It steals the bloom from the cheek and lightness from the pulse; it takes away the appetite, and turns the hair grey.
— Benjamin Disraeli
Ulcers are what you get from mountain climbing over mole hills.
O Father, save me from the depression that comes from accepting every gloomy prediction and every bad news story as though they were the whole truth. May your grace help me not to be anxious about tomorrow, but to live with the trust that enables me to cope with today.
— Reginald Hollis
Anxiety is often a red light on the mind’s dashboard that tells us we are not expressing our needs to God and trusting Him to provide.
— Richard Lovelace
When I am anxious it is because I am living in the future. When I am depressed it is because I am living in the past.
— Jimmy R.
Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
— Dale Carnegie
If you trust in God and yourself, you can surmount every obstacle. Do not yield to restless anxiety. One must not always be asking what may happen to one in life, but one must advance, fearlessly and bravely.
— Prince Otto Von Bismark