Great Achievement

Great Wall of China

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”  - Bertrand Russell Quote of the Day. We all dream of accomplishing great achievements during our lives.  Unfortunately, many of us never achieve them.  Why does this seem to plague some of us more than others?  Is it due to bad timing?  Bad luck?  Cosmic forces conspiring against [...]

2 Steps: First, Say – Then Do.

Two Critical Steps

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.” – Epictetus Quote of the Day. Today’s quote is a simple one that leaves us with a reminder for the weekend.  His thoughts here embody two critical steps required to become the person we want to be: “Say to [...]

A Goal Properly Set

A Goal Properly Set

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar Quote of the Day. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”  The work is half done!  We can relax then, right?  Unfortunately, this quote by Zig Ziglar does not necessarily mean that 50% of your overall effort is achieved just by writing down your goal. [...]

Quote of the Day – C.S. Lewis on Failure

C.S. Lewis

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” – C. S. Lewis Today’s date (November 29) would have been the birthday of C.S. Lewis, so I thought one of his quotes was appropriate for the day.  His brief thought regarding failure is an easy one to remember, and certainly one that we should keep [...]

Quote of the Day – Bryan on Destiny

William Jennings Bryan

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan  Today’s quote is a short one, but critical for all of us.  It is a statement about how we should view the idea [...]