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The Power of Vision

The vision of things to be done may come a long time before the way of doing them becomes clear, but woe to him who distrusts the vision.
Jenkin Jones

Winners bring reality up to their vision. Losers bring their vision down to reality.
Chuck Knox

A clear vision, along with the courage to follow through, dramatically increases your chances of coming to the end of your life, looking back with a deep abiding satisfaction, and thinking, I did it. I succeeded. I finished well. My life counted.
Andy Stanley

Develop a vision. People want to follow someone who knows where he or she is going.
Kenneth Labich

I noticed an almost universal trait among Super Achievers. These people knew what they wanted out of life, and they could sense it multidimensionally before they ever had it. They could not only see it, but also taste it, smell it and imagine the sounds and emotions associated with it. They prelived it before they had it. And that sharp sensory vision became a powerful driving force in their lives.
Steve DeVore

Make a Difference

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that has.
Margaret Mead

To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.
Joseph Billings

Respectable men and women content with the good and easy living are missing some of the most important things in life. Unless you give yourself to some great cause you haven’t even begun to live.
William Merrill

I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference.
Liz Carpenter

Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth or power. Those rewards create almost as many problems as they solve. Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will at least be a little bit different for our having passed through it.
Harold Kushner

Never Too Old

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright

It’s great to show people that you don’t have to put an age limit on your dreams, and you don’t have to be a teenager to win a gold medal.
Dara Torres, at thirty-three, the oldest U.S. swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games

There is no age limit on transforming your life. No rule that says that after a certain age you are simply the way you are and that’s it. Change not only is possible at any time but is essential.
Rick Pitino

The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball – the further I am rolled, the more I gain.
Susan B. Anthony

A Great Reward

No man becomes rich unless he enriches others.
Andrew Carnegie

Life is an exciting business and most exciting when lived for other people.
Helen Keller

What we’ll remember when we’re old are the things we did for others.
Will Rogers

When we meet other people’s needs, God always meets our needs.
Joel Osteen

Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the Lord delivers him in times of trouble. The Lord will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes. The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
Psalm 41:1-3

Enjoy Life

Life is for enjoying. It is not a race to see how much you can get done.
Jill Clark

Life will sometimes hand you a magical moment. Savor it.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Do not miss a day’s enjoyment or forgo your share of innocent pleasures.
— Apocrypha: Ecclesiasticus

Every minute that goes by is a minute that’s lost if we don’t enjoy it. Your life can be as exciting as you want it to be. I love my life.
Dot Richardson

The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Love

True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant is its flow.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

If there is any immortality to be had among us human beings, it is certainly only in the love that we leave behind. Fathers like mine don’t ever die.
Leo Buscaglia

God, whether I get anything else done today, I want to make sure that I spend time loving You and loving other people – because that’s what life is all about.
Rick Warren

He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.
Proverbs 17:9

I know people who have a lot of money and they get testimonial dinners and hospital wings named after them. But the truth is that nobody loves them. When you get to my age, you’ll measure your success in life by how many of the people you want to have love you actually do love you. That’s the ultimate test of how you’ve lived your life.
Warren Buffett

Love Being a Father

No honor, wealth, lofty title or position at work will ever mean so much to me as “dad.”
Stephen Covey

No man can possibly know what life means, what the world means, what anything means, until he has a child and loves it.
Lafcadio Hearn

There is nothing more rewarding – or humbling – than fatherhood, and that is a lesson I have learned seven times over. I have discovered more of life and love from my children than I ever dreamed I could know.
William Simon

By profession I am a soldier and take pride in that fact, but I am prouder to be a father.
General Douglas MacArthur

Becoming a father has changed my life every day since it happened. Some sorrow, some grief and some expense – but such joy, such love and such excitement my three wonderful children have brought me. And it’s not over yet. Each age we pass through brings new joys and experiences, of which the vast majority are extremely loving and rewarding.
Gerald McConnell