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A Good Attitude

Attitude is a person’s most important asset.
Tom Bradley

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton

Accomplishment is 85 percent attitude and 15 percent skill.
Zig Ziglar

If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away.
William Glasser


A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool of himself; indeed, he progresses in all things by making a fool of himself.
George Bernard Shaw

Skill to do comes of doing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

You hear, you forget. You see, you remember. You do, you understand.
Mike Krzyzewski

We should welcome awkwardness when we’re creating a new habit; it’s the sign our brain is creating a pathway that will eventually make us proficient.
M.J. Ryan

Great Fathers

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person – he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

I learned more listening to my father around the dinner table than in four years of college.

Everybody knows that fatherhood reveals your limitations. But less well known is that, now and then, fatherhood also brings out skills that might well have gone undiscovered were it not for having kids.
Hugh O’Neill

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh

The most productive fathering time of your day may be the five minutes you stop along your route home, close your eyes and determine your family agenda for the evening – especially your first 30 minutes.
Paul Lewis

The Adversity Advantage

I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way.
J.C. Penney

When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits. He has gained facts, learned his ignorance, is cured of the insanity of conceit, has got moderation and real skill.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Everything good that has happened to me has happened as a result of something bad.
Harry Caray

If Joseph had never been Egypt’s prisoner, he would have never been Egypt’s governor. The iron chain that bound his feet brought about the golden chain around his neck.
L.B. Cowman

Adversity carries a positive charge: it strips away all the nonessentials and forces you back to your basic strengths. Adversity shoves you down to your core values and beliefs, to the things that matter most. Back on bedrock, you find the reasons and the strength to carry on and carry through.
Pat Riley


The greatest ability is dependability.
Curt Bergwall

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.
Proverbs 22:29

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”
Erma Bombeck

Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.
Marilyn vos Savant

My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure.
Lord Alfred Tennyson


The secret to success is to do the common things uncommonly well.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Whoever I am or whatever I am doing, some kind of excellence is within my reach.
John Gardner

I’ve never been satisfied with anything we’ve ever built. I’ve felt that dissatisfaction is the basis of progress. When we become satisfied in business, we become obsolete.
Bill Marriott, Sr.

Excellence is not a gift given but a skill perfected.

Set higher standards for your own performance than anyone around you, and it won’t matter whether you have a tough boss or an easy one. It won’t matter whether the competition is pushing you hard, because you’ll be competing with yourself.
Rick Pitino

The Adversity Advantage

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Edwin Chapin

It is the wounded oyster that mends its shell with pearl.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience, and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.
Joseph Addison

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our hope.
Edmund Burke

Use any time when you aren’t on center stage to strengthen your powers of perception. Even being on the bench or working around the periphery of the Lakers was like attending a master class in professional basketball.
Pat Riley