Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness – great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation and great joy.
— Jim Rohn
If you want to be great, you must serve willingly and love greatly.
— Cornel West
The man who has the idea of service in his business will never need to worry about profits. The money is bound to come. This idea of service in business is the biggest guarantee of success that any man can have.
— Henry Ford
God determines your greatness by how many people you serve, not how many people serve you.
— Rick Warren
Give more and better service than you are paid for, and sooner or later you will receive compound interest from your investment. It is inevitable that every seed of useful service you sow will sprout and reward you with an abundant harvest.
— Napoleon Hill
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does.
— James Michener
Once a year ask the boss, “What do I or my people do that helps you to do your job?” and “What do I or my people do that hampers you?”
— Peter Drucker
The squeaky wheel doesn’t always get greased; it often gets replaced.
— John Peers
If there’s any single mistake that people make about holding on to their jobs, it’s failure to communicate with the boss. I know the term “communication” is sometimes awkward, but I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to let your boss know what you’re doing.
— S. Eric Wachtel
If you want to move up in business, the first rule is not to be invisible. To be noticed by bosses, ask questions and offer constructive advice. Don’t substitute talk for action. Don’t be afraid to present your best abilities when the opportunity arrives. Don’t be shy.
— George Mazzei
I have the feeling when I write poetry that I’m doing what I’m supposed to do. You don’t think about whether you’re going to get money or fame, you just do it.
— Doris Lund
Bringing enjoyment to God, living for His pleasure, is the first purpose of your life. When you fully understand this truth, you will never again have a problem with feeling insignificant.
— Rick Warren
Get your major purpose clear, take off your plate all which hinders that purpose and hold hard to all that helps it, and then go ahead with a clear conscience, courage, sincerity and selflessness.
— Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery
You don’t need to be president of the company to be successful. You just have to be faithful to your purpose and please God by so doing.
— John Stanko
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Doing your best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
— Oprah Winfrey
Winners are not always those who have finished first. A winner is someone who gives the most in preparation to reach his potential and makes every effort to perform at his highest level. There will be times when that is accomplished and you still aren’t victorious; but you are a winner.
— Dr. Gary Wiren
Doing the best you are capable of doing is victory in itself, and less than that is defeat.
— John Wooden
Not everybody is going to be the greatest something ever, but it’s important to find something you really love and do it as well as you can.
— Yogi Berra
Do few things but do them well; simple joys are holy.
— St. Francis of Assisi
There’s no such thing as a dead-end job. No matter what sort of work you do, your effort will make that job worthwhile.
— Russell Simmons
The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
— Logan Smith
At the point in life where your talent meets the needs of the world, that is where God wants you to be.
— Albert Schweitzer
Every job has drudgery, whether it is in the home, in the professional school or in the office. The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact.
— Millicent McIntosh
Don’t assume you can’t be happy unless you’re doing what you love most for a living. If that were true, only a tiny portion of the world’s population would be eligible for joy. The truth is that deep, abiding joy is available to anyone who learns the secret of pursuing every task with energy and dedication, as though it were a calling.
— Thomas Kinkade
Having a healthy, balanced life is essential for superior results. You cannot be fully engaged in your work if you are tired or worried about something else.
— Marilyn Tam
At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.
— Barbara Bush
Maybe the most important thing I learned from my dad is how to balance family and business. This is not always easy. My memory as a boy is that he was home every night. When he walked in the door, his mind was on his wife and his five kids – not the office.
— Brian Roberts
Effective leaders seek balance in their personal and professional lives. Imbalance in one or the other creates vulnerability in both. Physical fitness is crucial. So is mental and moral fitness.
— John Wooden
There are many games to be played and, hopefully, they’re not just basketball games. There are dances to be danced, pianos to be played and cheers to be cheered. I want to play those games too. I don’t want to be one-dimensional and have my whole life revolve around a series of screens and picks to produce a basket.
— Mike Krzyzewski
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
— Zig Ziglar
The vision and values stuff really matters. If there is no common goal, people put their own goals first.
— Charles Handy
I’ve built my career on a succession of goals. Hitting them – and sometimes missing them narrowly – has been the fuel, the impetus that has taken me from one level up to the next.
— Greg Norman
People who have direction and goals understand commitment and tenacity.
— T.D. Jakes
You have to have goals – singular ones and long-range ones. I wanted to make the Olympic team badly, and it only took me 12 years of training to do it. If you’re crazy enough, obstinate enough, dedicated enough, you can do almost anything. You just need the courage and patience to stay with it.
— Phil Mulkey