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Great Potential

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Sir Winston Churchill

Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.
Henry Drummond

Everyone has in him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be. How much you can love. What you can accomplish. And what your potential is.
Anne Frank

To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.
Picabo Street

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved.
Thomas Watson


Each person’s work is a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Don’t work hard only when your master is watching and then shirk when he isn’t looking; work hard and with gladness all the time, as though working for Christ, doing the will of God with all your hearts.
Ephesians 6:6 (TLB)

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
Leonardo da Vinci

Once you are sure your dream is right, dedicating yourself completely to it necessarily involves a clear-cut decision of your will. It also means pledging an unstinting, joyous and lavish giving of all your time, effort and talent.
Catherine Marshall

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 Commitment

You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere.
Helen Keller

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison

History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
B.C. Forbes

Waiting is God’s school, wherein we learn some of His most valuable lessons for us.

The line between failure and success is so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success. A little more persistence, a little more effort and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
Elbert Hubbard

Extra Effort

Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Vince Lombardi

For most of us, it’s not that we don’t have the ability to be great, it’s that we don’t devote the time. You have to put in the effort and put up with all the frustrations and obstacles.
Dean Simonton

I claim to be no more than an average man with below average capabilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have if he or she would put forth the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
Mahatma Gandhi

Great practitioners in any field make it look easy, so bystanders murmur in awe about talent. What the bystander never sees is the agony of effort, study and practice that made the final performance appear effortless – the fruits of a professional attitude.
Jack Bickham


Whenever we do what we can, we immediately can do more.
James Clarke

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.
Mahatma Gandhi

Winning isn’t everything, but making the effort to win is.
Vince Lombardi

If you don’t invest very much, then defeat doesn’t hurt very much and winning isn’t very exciting.
Dick Vermeil

Those who truly have the spirit of champions are never wholly happy with an easy win. Half the satisfaction stems from knowing it was the time and effort you invested that led to your high achievement.
Nicole Haislett

The Joy of Work

Winning the Nobel prize wasn’t half as exciting as doing the work itself.
Maria Mayer

Hard physical labor is the most underrated joy in life. It keeps you young in mind and body.
Sam Jerzak

Work is a good word. When we work hard at something we enjoy and feel good about, we feel good about ourselves again and again and again.
Mike Krzyewski

Work is much more fun than fun.
Noel Coward

Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.
Mary Lou Retton