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Pursue Your Passion

If there’s one characteristic all winners share, it’s that they care more than anyone else. No detail is too small to sweat or too large to dream.
Jack Welch

Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, pursue one of your passions every day. Watch your health and esteem grow as you feed your soul through regular exercise of passionate interest.
Dr. Ellen McGrath

The most successful people are the ones who have a passion for what they do. They never get bored, they still look forward to their work, and that’s what keeps them going.
Yogi Berra

Passion is the key to success. Every achiever I’ve met is quick to admit that the passion for his or her dream made it happen.
Robert Schuller

The more excited you are about accomplishing something that is important to you, the more excited others will be about helping you do it. Emotions are contagious. The more passion you have for your life and your activities, the more charisma you will have, and the more cooperation you will gain from others.
Andrew Wood and Brian Tracy

It’s the Little Things

He who can take no interest in what is small, will take false interest in what is great.
John Ruskin

The kind of service which seems most commonplace among men is often the most precious unto God.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The test of my calling is not how well I do before the public on Sunday; it’s how carefully I cover the bases Monday through Saturday when there’s nobody to check up on me, when nobody is looking.
Charles Swindoll

Think of winning as a puzzle. To achieve a “big” goal, assemble a large number of little accomplishments and make them fit perfectly together.
Joe Torre

We must not drift away from the humble works, because these are the works nobody will do. They are never too small. We are so small we look at things in a small way. Even if we do a small thing for somebody, God, being almighty, sees everything as great. For there are many people who can do big things. But there are very few people who will do the small things.
Mother Teresa

The Importance of Leisure

It is the unoccupied space which makes a room habitable, as it is our leisure hours which make life endurable.
Lin Yutang

The real problem of your leisure is how to keep others from using it.
Anonymous

You were intended not only to work, but to rest, laugh, play and have proper leisure and enjoyment. To develop an all-around personality you must have interest outside of your regular vocation that will serve to balance your business responsibilities.
Grenville Kleiser

There can be no high civilization where there is not ample leisure.
Henry Ward Beecher

Besides baseball, I’ve always been involved in leisure sports. I’ve always felt there is a great deal to be gained in playing them. It’s a great release. It’s fun. It’s exercise. It’s a good way to get away from stress. Everybody should have a release, something to clear the mind and a way to find a little enjoyment and peace.
Yogi Berra

Staying Young

The secret to staying young is to be interested, truly interested, in everything happening around you.
Charles VanBuskirk

Staying young is trying out new tastes, new places to go, new styles, keeping an open mind, not settling for what you’ve always had or always done. Staying young is about keeping a fresh vision of the world, being interested, being stimulated, being motivated, being adventurous.
Richard Templar

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul.
General Douglas McArthur

I credit my youthfulness at 80 to the fact of a cheerful disposition and contentment in every period of my life with what I was.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Friends, relatives, peers, classmates; they were all dying. I had no indication of any trouble, but I began to get a fear of developing heart disease. I knew there was a better way to live, and I knew it was about time I did something about it.
Dr. Paul Spangler, on why he started running at age 69 and why he ran the New York City marathon at age 92

The Power of Passion

Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
George Hegel

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
Denis Diderot

Extraordinary accomplishments only happen when your passion produces extraordinary effort. If it doesn’t consume you, be ready to accept mediocre results.
John Rennie

One person with passion is better than forty who are merely interested.
Tom Connellan

I have seen more talented and gifted people fail to attain their aspirations because of a lack of passion, which I can only describe as a flame that burns within us with such intense heat that it glows with a pure white light and cannot be extinguished by despair, misfortune or infirmity. Passion is the Super Bowl of enthusiasm.
Neil Simon

Pursue Your Passion

If there’s one characteristic all winners share, it’s that they care more than anyone else. No detail is too small to sweat or too large to dream.
Jack Welch

Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, pursue one of your passions every day. Watch your health and esteem grow as you feed your soul through regular exercise of passionate interest.
Dr. Ellen McGrath

The most successful people are the ones who have a passion for what they do. They never get bored, they still look forward to their work, and that’s what keeps them going.
Yogi Berra

Passion is the key to success. Every achiever I’ve met is quick to admit that the passion for his or her dream made it happen.
Robert Schuller

The more excited you are about accomplishing something that is important to you, the more excited others will be about helping you do it. Emotions are contagious. The more passion you have for your life and your activities, the more charisma you will have, and the more cooperation you will gain from others.
Andrew Wood and Brian Tracy

It’s the Little Things

He who can take no interest in what is small, will take false interest in what is great.
John Ruskin

The kind of service which seems most commonplace among men is often the most precious unto God.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The test of my calling is not how well I do before the public on Sunday; it’s how carefully I cover the bases Monday through Saturday when there’s nobody to check up on me, when nobody is looking.
Charles Swindoll

Think of winning as a puzzle. To achieve a “big” goal, assemble a large number of little accomplishments and make them fit perfectly together.
Joe Torre

We must not drift away from the humble works, because these are the works nobody will do. They are never too small. We are so small we look at things in a small way. Even if we do a small thing for somebody, God, being almighty, sees everything as great. For there are many people who can do big things. But there are very few people who will do the small things.
Mother Teresa