Saturday, November 24, 2012

Motivational Quotes





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Theme: Success
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.  David Lloyd George

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.  Art Linkletter

Remember where you start has no bearing on where you'll finish. But you can't hit the finish line a winner if you're not willing to start walking before you can run like a champion.   - Becca Levie

"Successful people aren't born that way. They become successful by establishing the habit of doing things unsuccessful people don't like to do. The successful people don't always like these things themselves; they just get on and do them." -- Unknown

The more we love our work, the keener we are to do it well.  --Amy Carmichael

Always laugh when you can; it is cheap medicine. Merriment is a philosophy not well understood. It is the sunny side of existence. --Lord Byron



Theme:  Customer Service
If you want to become the greatest in your field, no matter what it may be, equip yourself to render greater service than anyone else.  -Clinton Davidson

“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”   -Ray Kroc

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.”  -Jeff Bezos 

Theme: Gratitude
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” ~Melody Beattie Melody Beattie

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”   ~Brian Tracy

 

"In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors." 

~Francois de La Ruchefoucauld

 


Theme: Determination


"When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them."
Karen E. Quinones Miller

"Never give in, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never Yield to a force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
-- Winston Churchill

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."
Leonardo Da Vinci

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?"
―  Lance Armstrong


Theme:  Leadership

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.”  -John C. Maxwell

"Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control. " -Tom Landry

“Seven Steps to Success
1) Make a commitment to grow daily.
2) Value the process more than events.
3) Don't wait for inspiration.
4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.
5) Dream big.
6) Plan your priorities.
7) Give up to go up.”     -John C. Maxwell


Theme:  Satisfaction

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
-Margaret Thatcher

Whoever renders service to many puts himself in line for greatness - great wealth, great return, great satisfaction, great reputation, and great joy.
-Jim Rohn

Happiness includes chiefly the idea of satisfaction after full honest effort. No one can possibly be satisfied and no one can be happy who feels that in some paramount affairs he failed to take up the challenge of life.
-Arnold Bennett


Theme:  Teamwork

Coming together is a beginning. Working together is progress. Keeping together is success.
- Henry Ford

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.  -Aristotle

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.  - Andrew Carnegie

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.  -Henry Ford


Theme: Momentum

“Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?”   -Anthony Robbins

“One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”  -Michael Korda

"Momentum? Momentum is the next day's starting pitcher."  -Earl Weaver



 Theme: Life

"To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work."  - Sister Mary Lauretta

"Happy people... enjoy the fundamental, often very simple things of life... They savor the moment, glad to be alive, enjoying their work, their families, the good things around them. They are adaptable; they can bend with the wind, adjust to the changes in their times, enjoy the contest of life... Their eyes are turned outward; they are aware, compassionate. They have the capacity to love." 

  -Jane Canfield

"Lovely, complicated wrappings, sheath the gift of one-day-more; Breathless, I untie the package -- never lived this day before!"  -
Gloria Gaither


 Theme: Breakthrough

Breakthrough comes when we deliberately continue in that truth by renewing our minds with it over and over again, and acting on it. In other words, that truth must become a lifestyle before it will produce the results we desire. -Creflo Dollar

Keep Believing in your Miracle. Don't quit the moment before your miracle... your breakthrough... your SUCCESS!   - Lee Kemp 

Opposition is just proof that you're close to a major breakthrough keep going!  -Joseph Simmons


Theme:  Effort


I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.  - Harry S. Truman

“Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.”  -Helen Keller

“If you're not gonna go all the way, why go at all?” -Joe Namath


“Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”  -Theodore Roosevelt



Theme:  Focus


“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.” -Paulo Coelho

 “Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.”  -Colin Powell
 “Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”  Zig Ziglar
"The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." -Ben Stein

"Here is the prime condition of success: Concentrate your energy, thought and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. Having begun on one line, resolve to fight it out on that line, to lead in it, adopt every improvement, have the best machinery, and know the most about it." -Andrew Carnegie


Theme:   Goal Setting

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." -John Dewey

"Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it; but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself."  -J. Howes

"It is not enough to take steps which may some day lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Theme:   Commitment


“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed.
Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can. The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it's a job.

Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people. I call the process of doing your art 'the work.' It's possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that's how you become a linchpin.

The job is not the work.”  - Seth Godin


“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”  -Mario Andretti


It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through. - Zig Ziglar

Commitment is a big part of what I am and what I believe. How committed are you to winning? How committed are you to being a good friend? To being trustworthy? To being successful? How committed are you to being a good parent, a good teammate, a good role model? There's that moment every morning when you look in the mirror: Are you committed, or are you not? -LeBron James

There's no abiding success without commitment. - Tony Robbins


Theme:   Value

“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." -Warren Buffett

"Personal leadership is the process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with them." -Stephen Covey


"It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are." -Roy Disney


Theme:   Comfort Zone


“We cannot expect to grow if we are too afraid or unwilling to change and face challenges. When we exit our everyday, mundane lifestyles to do something different we can experience growth, undiscovered strength, and new abilities within ourselves.”  -Ashley Ormon

“...often, stepping outside your comfort zone is not careless irresponsibility, but a necessary act of obedience.” -Andy Stanley

“If we're growing, we're always going to be out of our comfort zone.” - John Maxwell


 
Theme:   Strength

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.” -Phil Jackson

“Trust is knowing that when a team member does push you, they're doing it because they care about the team.”  -Patrick Lencioni

“The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.”  -Rensis Likert 


 
 Theme:  Achieving
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson

"I've always found that anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you've got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles on route to whatever it is that you want to accomplish." -Chuck Norris


"The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure." -John C. Maxwell



 Theme:  Accomplishment
"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"  -Anne Frank  

"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals." -Larry Bird

"There are times I am happy. There are times I am sad. But I always try to separate emotion from the need to reach for something stronger, deeper. And then no matter the emotion, I can reach for a stability that helps me accomplish what is the goal."
-Troy Polamalu 


 

 

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