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The Power of a Plan

A plan takes all your dreams and talents and maximizes them by bringing structure to the concept.
T.D. Jakes

Without a plan we keep covering old territory.
Rick Pitino

Your mind is always satisfied with the harmony produced by a well-organized plan. Anxiety develops from a poorly organized plan.
Napoleon Hill

Planning is deciding what to change today so tomorrow will be different from yesterday.
Ichak Adizes

He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows out that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life. The orderly arrangement of his time is like a ray of light which darts itself through all his occupations. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incident, chaos will soon reign.
Victor Hugo

How to Be a Genius

A genius is a talented person who does his homework.
Thomas Edison

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
George Lewes

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

The Power of Courage

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Herodotus

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
General George Patton

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right, even though I think it is hopeless.
Admiral Chester Nimitz

A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage.
Sydney Smith

Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened.
Billy Graham

The Power of Work

Hard work beats talent almost every time.
Pat Williams

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
George Allen

My mother taught me that hard work is a real virtue and that it can also be lots of fun.
Ann Richards

Sweat is the greatest solvent for problems.
Branch Rickey

I grumbled as a child with all the housework and practicing I had to do. Now, when I look back, I am grateful because hard work made me stronger and a more responsible person.
June Kuramoto

The Power of Dreams

People who chase their dreams do what they love and they go for greatness. Those kinds of dreams, the dreams that fill their minds with purposeful energy, are the most potent source of motivation I know.
Dr. Bob Rotella

If you don’t daydream and plan things out in your imagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace.
Robert Duvall

Those who learn to recognize the promptings of their heart and then find the courage to follow them are the ones who win races, rule nations and create masterpieces.
Richard Chang

At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.
Albert Einstein

That impossible dream you dreamed when you were young but got talked out of, the one you thought you outgrew, might be the key to awakening your genius. That special talent you never followed through on might be an important source of delight, the one you should commit to. That old dream might be the one thing that will bring the magic of meaning to your life.
Mark Hansen and Barbara Nichols

The Power of Work

No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova

Working at a young age helped my confidence grow in my own ability to succeed.
J.C. Watts

Men trust to what they call their genius, and many a gifted artist has never come to his kingdom because he has never learned to toil.
Hugh Black

A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.
Frank Lloyd Wright

A man is relieved and happy when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Power of Commitment

No one ever did anything worth doing unless he was prepared to go on with it long after it became something of a bore.
Douglas Steere

There are lots of people with extraordinary natural talent who never make it. There are also lots of people with very average abilities who do. The difference is that the people in the second group have the discipline to persevere and not back down when things get difficult.
Mary Lou Retton

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein

The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem, incessantly, without growing weary.
Thomas Edison

Somehow over the years folks have gotten the impression that Wal-Mart was just this great idea that turned into an over-night success. But our first Wal-Mart store was totally an outgrowth of everything we’d been doing since 1945 – another case of me being unable to leave well enough alone, another experiment. And like most over-night successes, it was about twenty years in the making.
Sam Walton