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The Power of Purpose

A difficult crisis can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
John Maxwell

Success demands singleness of purpose.
Vince Lombardi

To have a great purpose to work for, a purpose larger than ourselves, is one of the secrets of making life significant, for then the meaning and worth of the individual overflow his personal borders and survive his death.
Will Durant

Don’t be afraid to follow your bliss, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
Joseph Campbell

Keep a written copy of your definite major purpose and your plan for it inside your notebook. Then, whenever your enthusiasm is ebbing, pick up your notebook. Not only will it remind you of the reason you should be enthusiastic, but it will also review for you the benefits of that enthusiasm.
Napoleon Hill

Crisis

Great crises produce great men, and great deeds of courage.
John F. Kennedy

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.
Lou Holtz

I believe that God gave us crises for some reason – and it certainly wasn’t for us to say that everything about them is bad. A crisis can be a momentous time for a team to grow.
Mike Krzyzewski

In crises the most daring course is often safest.
Henry Kissinger

In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change – breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.
Susan Taylor

The Power of a Plan

Theoretically all planning begins at the end. Unless you know where you want to end up it is impossible for you to really know the wisest step to take today.
Bob Biehl

Every minute spent in planning will save you two in execution.
Henry Kaiser

By making a daily plan you are instantly imposing some discipline on your time, and your actions. You lead the day rather than letting it be swept away from you. Day by day you are taking more control of your life.
Rick Pitino

Simply by arranging the next day – defining on paper what I want to accomplish – I feel that I have a head start.
Mark McCormack

Planning reduces crisis and lowers your stress; buys you a night of rest without you lying awake, thinking about tomorrow; gives you time to assess whether your schedule for tomorrow is realistic; and allows you to start each day feeling confident and ready.
Laura Stack

Priorities

The lure of the crisis is almost irresistible, because it demands your immediate attention. But in retrospect, it is the high-priority items that count.
Mitchell Posner

There is always time enough in a day to do God’s will.
Roy Lessin

Remember that it was God who decided on a twenty-four-hour day, and He must have felt that it was enough. We can never do all that we expect ourselves to do, and we can rarely do all that others expect us to do, but we can always do all that God expects us to do.
Scott Sernau

Control your own time. Don’t let it be done for you. If you are working off the in-box that is fed to you, you are probably working on the priority of others.
Donald Rumsfeld

Many people who wonder why they don’t amount to more than they do have good stuff in them, and are energetic, persevering and have ample opportunities. It is all a case of trimming the useless branches and throwing the whole force of power into the development of something that counts.
Walter Johnston

It’s the Little Things

A man’s accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
John Foster Dulles

No detail is too small if part of an important undertaking.
George Allen

When you see a successful individual, a champion, a “winner,” you can be very sure that you are looking at an individual who pays great attention to the perfection of minor details.
John Wooden

In my experience, almost all bad decisions result from not understanding the details.
Chuck Knight

A knowledge of details has served in many a crisis. A knowledge of details has often caught an error before it became a catastrophe.
Aimee Buchanan

The Power of Purpose

A difficult crisis can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose – a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
John Maxwell

Success demands singleness of purpose.
Vince Lombardi

To have a great purpose to work for, a purpose larger than ourselves, is one of the secrets of making life significant, for then the meaning and worth of the individual overflow his personal borders and survive his death.
Will Durant

Don’t be afraid to follow your bliss, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.
Joseph Campbell

Keep a written copy of your definite major purpose and your plan for it inside your notebook. Then, whenever your enthusiasm is ebbing, pick up your notebook. Not only will it remind you of the reason you should be enthusiastic, but it will also review for you the benefits of that enthusiasm.
Napoleon Hill

Crisis

Great crises produce great men, and great deeds of courage.
John F. Kennedy

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.
Lou Holtz

I believe that God gave us crises for some reason – and it certainly wasn’t for us to say that everything about them is bad. A crisis can be a momentous time for a team to grow.
Mike Krzyzewski

In crises the most daring course is often safest.
Henry Kissinger

In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change – breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.
Susan Taylor