Tag Archives: discipline

Pressure

Pressure usually represents opportunity.
Jimmy Connors

I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.
Mary Lou Retton

Pressure is neither good nor bad. You can convert pressure into negative tension and worry – or positive expectation and enthusiasm. It’s a choice you make yourself.
Edge Keynote

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
James Bilkey

It’s important that you don’t fear pressure: You should embrace it. It brings out the best in all of us. You want it every day of your working life. You want to feel that each day you are under a microscope, that you are involved in something that’s important.
Rick Pitino

Financial Freedom

More money is not the answer; more discipline is. Until you decide to live on what you already make, more money will not help.
Larry Burkett

Your plan to get wealth must include a willingness to do what you do best regardless of whether you are in the spotlight or behind the scenes, if you receive adequate compensation or are underpaid.
T.D. Jakes

He who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
Proverbs 13:11

God can release financial increase to those who will not be controlled by the love of money.
T.D. Jakes

As a kid, my dad made us value everything we ever earned. If I wanted a new pair of skates, I had to caddy for weeks to earn the money to buy them. If I needed a new stick, I cleaned out the stalls in our local hockey rink to earn the money to buy it. You never get something for nothing in our house. It made me appreciate everything that was dear to me.
Pat LaFontaine

The Power of Commitment

When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, until it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Triumph often is nearest when defeat seems inescapable.
B.C. Forbes

As a young man I wrote for eight years without ever earning a nickel, which is a long apprenticeship, but in that time I learned a lot about my trade.
James Michener

I always laugh when people praised me as an overnight success. Overnight plus nine years of training, sacrifice, hard work and discipline was more like it.
Mary Lou Retton

My father was a janitor for the city of Seattle and he had a pretty hard life. Not only did he have seven children to raise, he also suffered a number of medical problems. But he took on all of these obligations that he had and he stuck to them. By watching him, I learned the value of perseverance.
Franklin Raines

The Power of Work

All the genius I have is the fruit of labor.
Alexander Hamilton

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi

Our greatest weariness comes from work not done.
Eric Hoffer

I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline.
Vince Lombardi

Successful people are willing to engage in drudgery in the cause of something marvelous. The greater part of genius is the years of effort invested to solve a problem or find the perfect expression of an idea. With hard work you acquire knowledge about yourself that idleness never reveals.
Tom Butler-Bowdon

The Power of Goals

We need goals. Goals provide our daily routine. They show us where to start and they establish our priorities. They make us organized and create discipline in our lives.
Rick Pitino

If I fall a little bit short, then I’m still further ahead than if I hadn’t reached at all.
Don Shula

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be.
Mark Victor Hansen

I read my goals every day. I believed them, prayed them, slept them and dreamt them.
Mike Singletary

Setting goals – for both the short term and long term – and going after them is critical to having a successful life. Nearly every decision I made as a young man, and now as an adult, was based on whether or not it moved me closer to my goals.
Isiah Thomas

Success

I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.
Florence Nightingale

Success is the ability to close the door on your past, regardless of your failures, and move forward.
Bill White

Just remember that success is relative. You don’t have to win a gold medal to be successful. As long as you feel good about yourself, you try as hard as you can and enjoy what you do, that is success.
Mia Hamm

Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Mike Ditka

My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
Helen Hayes

Pressure

Pressure usually represents opportunity.
Jimmy Connors

I like added pressure. It makes me work harder.
Mary Lou Retton

Pressure is neither good nor bad. You can convert pressure into negative tension and worry – or positive expectation and enthusiasm. It’s a choice you make yourself.
Edge Keynote

You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
James Bilkey

It’s important that you don’t fear pressure: You should embrace it. It brings out the best in all of us. You want it every day of your working life. You want to feel that each day you are under a microscope, that you are involved in something that’s important.
Rick Pitino