Even the best diet combined with the most potent vitamins will never tune up your muscles the way good exercise will.
— Covert Bailey
Exercise is excellent therapy for depression.
— George Allen
Exercise can be a tremendous mental and physical stimulant, clearing away sluggishness. It also teaches you persistence and concentration.
— Napoleon Hill
The exercise of swimming is one of the most healthy and agreeable in the world.
— Benjamin Franklin
Aging is a deterioration of connective tissue. The stiffness, shrinkage and drying up of aging occur directly in that great web of fiber that ties us together. What exercise does is resist this stiffening. Age is what makes it tight; movement is what keeps it loose.
— John Jerome
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
— Alexander Graham Bell
The difference in men does not lie in the size of their hands, nor in the perfection of their bodies, but in this one sublime ability of concentration: to throw the weight with the blow, to live an eternity in an hour.
— Elbert Hubbard
Concentration is a fine antidote to anxiety.
— Jack Nicklaus
It is those who concentrate on but one thing at a time who advance in this world.
— Og Mandino
If there is any one “secret” of effectiveness, it is concentration. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time. Concentration – that is, the courage to impose on time and events one’s own decision as to what really matters and comes first – is the executive’s only hope of becoming the master of time and events.
— Peter Drucker
Problems are those things we see when we take our eyes off the goal.
— John Maxwell
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
— Nido Quibein
While the work or play is on, don’t constantly feel you ought to be doing the other.
— Franklin Adams
A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man’s undivided attention is centered on one object, his mind will constantly be suggesting improvements of value which would escape him if his brain were occupied by a dozen different subjects at once.
— P.T. Barnum
Once you discover your purpose in life, focus your attention there. Change from generalist to specialist. You cannot be a person of destiny and a jack-of-all-trades at the same time.
— John Maxwell
To avoid drifting away from your focus, ask yourself at regular intervals, “Is what I’m doing right now helping me to achieve my goals?” That takes practice.
— Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
People who keep commitments tend to do so not because they experience constant success and positive feedback, but because they never lose sight of what they are trying to become and they never lose the faith that they can achieve what they’ve set out to achieve.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
How do you stay committed to your practice plan and achieving your goals? By reminding yourself each and every day of your dreams and doing the daily tasks needed to reach your goals.
— Patrick Cohn
In philosophy, it is not the attainment of the goal that matters, it is the things that are met with by the way.
— Henry Ellis
Realistically, things can happen as you pursue your vision of a better life, so your goals may require fine-tuning along the way. You may accomplish some easier than you had thought; others may elude you. Keep your vision in mind and make adjustments as you go in order to stay on target.
— Stedman Graham
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
— Willie Nelson
Cultivate a grateful heart, and you will see blessings where others see curses. You will also likely have better mental health than most and will enjoy life more.
— M. Scott Peck
Make a list each day of all that you are grateful for, so that you can stay conscious daily of your blessings. Do this especially when you are feeling as though you have nothing to feel grateful for.
— Cherie Carter-Scott
When we choose not to focus on what’s missing in our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present, we experience heaven on earth.
— Sarah Ban Breathnach
Gratitude. More aware of what you have than what you don’t. Recognizing the treasure in the simple – a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common – a warm bed, a hot meal, a clean shirt.
— Max Lucado
If you want your life to have impact, focus it. Stop dabbling. Stop trying to do it all. Do less. Prune away even good activities and do only that which matters most.
— Rick Warren
The immediate is often the enemy of the ultimate.
— Indira Gandhi
Busyness is not a synonym for kingdom work – it is only busyness. If we have one hundred things to do and can only do ten, how do we select from among them? We must have God-authorized criteria with which to judge our activities, and we must be willing to use them.
— Richard Swenson
Beware of the barrenness of an overcrowded life.
— John Maxwell
Knowing what you want, doing what you love, making a difference, taking care of yourself, and continuing to grow all add meaning to life. If you find yourself wondering, “Is this all there is?” it’s probably time to revisit your preferences, fine-tune your priorities and make more choices that feel right from the inside out.
— Dr. Suzanne Zoglio
The key to a happy, productive life is having multiple goals.
— Gary Player
If you don’t know where you are going, every road seems like the wrong one.
— Susan Page
No one ever accomplishes anything of consequence without a goal. Goal setting is the strongest human force for self-motivation.
— Paul Myer
There is a time when we must firmly choose the course we will follow, or the relentless drift of events will make the decision.
— Herbert Prochnow
I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you’re striving to do your best.
— Kurt Thomas