Quote of the Day – Teddy Roosevelt on “Doing”

Theodore Roosevelt Family

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt Also an amazing source for historical one-liners, Theodore Roosevelt had something to say about many different areas of life.  The quote that I chose for today is an example that could possibly be interpreted differently, depending on the current life-situation of [...]

Quote of the Day – Churchill on Effort

Winston Churchill

Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. – Winston Churchill This quote embodies a certain truth that we all need to keep in mind.  It is not our strength, intelligence, creativity or any other one factor that determines our true potential in life.  Our true potential is [...]

Quote of the Day – Carnegie on Criticism, Condemnation and Complaints

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do. – Dale Carnegie Just a quick, fun quote for the day.  Dale Carnegie’s books are full of quippy one-liners like this one.  But like all of his one-liners, there is a note of self-reflective benefit contained here as well.  As you go to [...]

Quote of the Day – Aristotle on Labor Day

The end of labor is to gain leisure.                                          - Aristotle Labor Day:  A good day to bring up a quote widely credited to Aristotle.  ”The end of labor is to gain leisure” – perhaps not [...]

Quote of the Day – Steve Jobs on Life

Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact.  Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that are no smarter than you and you can change it.  You can influence it….  Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again. – Steve Jobs, PBS Special “One More [...]

Quote of the Day – Daniel H. Pink on Creativity and Motivating Others

“Intrinsic motivation is conducive to creativity; controlling extrinsic motivation is detrimental to creativity.” – Daniel H. Pink , “Drive” Just briefly today, I wanted to throw out a quote that applies to many of us – whether we realize it or not.  In his book, “Drive:  The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us”, Daniel H. [...]

Quote of the Day – Dale Carnegie on Taking Action

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. – Dale Carnegie  Today I just wanted to throw out a quick quote from Dale Carnegie which many people haul out when discussing how to conquer [...]