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The Power of Enthusiasm

All we need to be really and truly happy is to have something to be enthusiastic about.
Kemmons Wilson

Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Enthusiasm for one’s goal lessons the disagreeableness of working toward it.
Thomas Eakins

People can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.
Charles Schwab

The only reason I majored in psychology was that my first psych professor was full of energy and enthusiasm. I know now you can’t accomplish anything without those things.
Jerry Glanville

Opportunities in Disguise

Great opportunities often disguise themselves in small tasks.
Rick Warren

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
Ann Landers

Among the humble and great alike, those who achieve success do so not because fate and circumstance are especially kind to them. Often the reverse is true. They succeed because they take whatever has been given to them and go on to make the most of their best.
Sidney Greenberg

A Good Attitude

Attitude is a person’s most important asset.
Tom Bradley

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton

Accomplishment is 85 percent attitude and 15 percent skill.
Zig Ziglar

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away.
William Glasser

The Power of Positive Thinking

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill

Optimism enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not abandon it to his enemy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The virtue you would like to have, assume it is already yours, appropriate it, enter into the part and live the character just as the great actor is absorbed in the character of the part he plays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think the biggest thing for me was just mentally believing I should win these tournaments.
Lindsay Davenport

I’ve gotten a long way just on sheer optimism – taking jobs I was unqualified for, never believing I would fail at them because I’m optimistic to the point of being naïve. I was willing to try things I probably should have failed at and could have failed at but didn’t.
Liz Dolan

The Power of Positive Thinking

You cannot achieve any goal if you have negative thoughts running through your head. You must have positive and, what might seem to others, bold thoughts.
Gary Player

Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness and prosperity as often as possible.
John Wooden

Twixt the optimist and the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist the doughnut sees,
The pessimist, the hole.
McLandburgh Wilson

As a quarterback I have to be an optimist and live my life almost in denial. If I ever took a realistic look at some of the situations I’m faced with as an athlete, I would have to give up. The odds can sometimes be insurmountable. But as a quarterback, rather than looking at what kind of desperate situation I’m in, I try to look at how I will come through and win the game.
Drew Bledsoe

The Importance of Prayer

I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Prayer is the secret of power.
Evan Roberts

When you pray for our nation, God will change things – and He will change you in a way that will touch your country.
Stormie Omartian

A sinning man will stop praying. A praying man will stop sinning.
Leonard Ravenhill

Prayer is not bending God’s will to ours, but our will to God’s. In prayer, we tap vast reservoirs of spiritual power whereby God can find fuller entrance into the hearts of men.
G. Ashton Oldham

How to Be a Genius

A genius is a talented person who does his homework.
Thomas Edison

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
George Lewes

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison