The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one! Mark Twain- Celebrated American author and humorist
“There ain’t no free lunches in this country. And don’t go spending your whole life commiserating that you got the raw deals. You’ve got to say, ‘I think that if I keep working at this and want it bad enough I can have it.’ It’s called perseverance.”
Businessman and Former CEO of Chrysler
Here’s a few of my other favourite motivational and inspirational quotes…
The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won’t. – Henry Ward Beecher
Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. – Dale Carnegie
When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”
Looking forward to hearing your comments! Richard
How To Customize How-To and Self-Help Info To Work For You.
By Bob Scheinfeld, Life Change Expert.
Most self-help writers, including the most popular ones, will freely admit that even their best ideas only work for about five percent of their readers. Why? Because they are one-size-fits-all remedies that either don’t fit your situation or aren’t easily put into action.
As a 26 year veteran of the personal development field, I’ve seen many different self-help programs come and go. Most of them claim you have unlimited power and can create anything you consciously want — all you have to do is use the expert;’s techniques. That’s a nice theory, but it probably doesn’t match your day-to-day experience, does it?
Recognize that there are what I call “unseen forces” at work – parts of your unconscious that work like the director of a movie, planning for you, filtering, coaching, shaping your daily experiences (and the results you get from self help techniques) to help you fulfill your life purpose.
We all come to the table with different “life purposes” to fulfill. You can get far better results from how-to and self-help information if you customize it to fit your life, business, or some other specific situation. If you feel like an idea or technique doesn’t feel right to you or isn’t working, trust your intuition and modify or discard it.
Don’t base your self-help efforts on the ideas of a single book, report or expert. Sample a variety of methods. Find elements that work together and work well for you. Rather than pushing yourself to follow someone else’s path, find comfort in the knowledge that you came here to carve out your own unique path to success.
More stuff from Bob Scheinfeld
I came across this quote while reading through some stuff from The Goals Guy’s which was crying out for a cartoon…
“IF SUCCESS IS YOUR DESTINATION, YOU WILL ARRIVE THERE ON A CARRIAGE NAMED COMMITMENT PULLED BY A HORSE CALLED INTEGRITY!”
Create a Personal Strategic Plan!
by Gary Ryan Blair
Success is not an accident. It begins with a well-conceived plan. You can
and will achieve more in the next year than you have in the past ten with a
disciplined Personal Strategic Plan.
Personal strategic planning is a disciplined thought process, which produces
fundamental decisions and actions that shape and guide who you are, where
you are going, what you do, and how, when and why you do it. All of this is
done with a focus on the future.rou
I’m just as committed to cartooning as this guy is to footballing…
Here are a few of my favourite ‘Commitment’ quotes…
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
“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
“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” – Vince Lombardi
We live in an age of immediate gratification. What we want – we want now. And just the way we ordered it. No delays. No substitutions. No excuses.
Sadly, many view new tasks and the accomplishment of most goals that way.
We want overnight growth, instant mastery, and flawless performance on the first try.
But that’s not the way success works. Patience and perseverance are at the core of what it means to be truly successful.
Pace is irrelevant to perseverance. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.