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Priorities

How you spend your time reveals your priorities. You always have time for the things you put first.
Taro Gold

When your schedule leaves your brain drained and stressed to exhaustion, it’s time to give up something. Delegate. Say no. Be brutal. It’s like cleaning out a closet – after a while, it gets easier to get rid of things. You discover that you really didn’t need them anyway.
Marilyn Ruman

We all find time to do what we really want to do.
William Feather

I win Player of the Year, and 48 hours later I’m in Bucharest seeing street kids. I mean, how important is golf when you see something like that?
Betsy King

I often let football become more than a career to me – it was sometimes an obsession. As I began to understand what the Bible taught about loving God and my family, it helped me put football in perspective. While it didn’t mean I wanted to win any less, I realized whatever I did or didn’t accomplish as coach of the Cowboys wasn’t the most important thing in my life. And that helped take some of the pressure off.
Tom Landry

A Balanced Life

It is the human condition that we need to continually prune our lives in many respects to keep our balance. For any new activity we take on, it is necessary that we discard some other.
M. Scott Peck

It isn’t success if it costs you the companionship and chumminess and love of your children. Very often, busy, wealthy men and women of momentous affairs discover too late that they have sacrificed the finest thing in life, the affection of their family.
B.C. Forbes

One thing I learned from my father is to have balance between work and family. I watched my father work 18 hours a day all throughout my childhood. He and my mother divorced in the late ‘60s and I’m sure it was because he spent too much time in the business.
Jim Perdue

I used to put so much emphasis on tennis. But now I’ve learned that the great things in life are the simple, basic things.
Chris Evert

Don’t wait to get sick to set your priorities straight. Value your health and your family and friends, because they aren’t replaceable. There will always be another deal, client, market or promotion around the corner. This approach is not only healthier, it will probably help you perform better on the job.
Joe Torre

Overcome Difficulties

In life, one goes through all types of adversity. Daddy taught us that we’re going to succeed some days and we’re going to fail some days and that’s how life is. Success is being able to overcome adversity.
Martin Luther King III

Measure the size of obstacles against the size of God.
Beth Moore

It’s not so much what you accomplish in life that really matters, but what you overcome that proves who you are, what you are and whether you are a champion.
Johnny Miller

A wise man doesn’t concern himself with things he can’t control.
Calvin Peete

Although Dad suffered terrible setbacks and sorrows – deaths of two daughters, loss of his beloved farm, financial hardships during the Great Depression – he never complained, criticized or compared himself to others who were better off. Through it all he made the best of what he had and was thankful for it.
John Wooden

The Importance of Family

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to appreciate what’s most important in life – my wonderful wife and two great kids.
Mark O’Meara

After having a baby, I have a new perspective. Four-footers aren’t as important any more.
Colleen Walker

Material things in life are iffy. You can’t take them with you when you die. The most important things are your family and your kids.
Nick Price

I learned more than I ever wanted to know last year. My baby’s cancer strengthened me and my belief in what’s important in life – my family, the kids. God has blessed me to be able to play. It doesn’t mean I don’t get mad or frustrated, but for me, I’m just happy to be playing.
Susie Redman

The Downside of Success

I remember when I dreamed of the day I’d be getting the pay I can’t live on now.
Tom Wilson

I was never more unhappy than when I had won five Gold Medals. It’s kind of ironic, isn’t it?
Matt Biondi

I have a great many friends in baseball, but the day I hung up my uniform, I never saw so many doors close so quickly. My phone stopped ringing and I didn’t hear from anybody.
Don Hoak

That was the Cervin, and I had been up it. And then, I must confess, that at bottom I felt almost sorry. I had many times dreamed of this ascent, which every climber is covetous to make. For a long time I had ardently hankered after this exploit, and now I was appeased. What a singular being is man, who burns to possess and, in the moment of possession, repents of his desire.
Emile Javelle

A Balanced Life

Having a healthy, balanced life is essential for superior results. You cannot be fully engaged in your work if you are tired or worried about something else.
Marilyn Tam

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.
Barbara Bush

Maybe the most important thing I learned from my dad is how to balance family and business. This is not always easy. My memory as a boy is that he was home every night. When he walked in the door, his mind was on his wife and his five kids – not the office.
Brian Roberts

Effective leaders seek balance in their personal and professional lives. Imbalance in one or the other creates vulnerability in both. Physical fitness is crucial. So is mental and moral fitness.
John Wooden

There are many games to be played and, hopefully, they’re not just basketball games. There are dances to be danced, pianos to be played and cheers to be cheered. I want to play those games too. I don’t want to be one-dimensional and have my whole life revolve around a series of screens and picks to produce a basket.
Mike Krzyzewski

Priorities

How you spend your time reveals your priorities. You always have time for the things you put first.
Taro Gold

When your schedule leaves your brain drained and stressed to exhaustion, it’s time to give up something. Delegate. Say no. Be brutal. It’s like cleaning out a closet – after a while, it gets easier to get rid of things. You discover that you really didn’t need them anyway.
Marilyn Ruman

We all find time to do what we really want to do.
William Feather

I win Player of the Year, and 48 hours later I’m in Bucharest seeing street kids. I mean, how important is golf when you see something like that?
Betsy King

I often let football become more than a career to me – it was sometimes an obsession. As I began to understand what the Bible taught about loving God and my family, it helped me put football in perspective. While it didn’t mean I wanted to win any less, I realized whatever I did or didn’t accomplish as coach of the Cowboys wasn’t the most important thing in my life. And that helped take some of the pressure off.
Tom Landry