Acts vs Resolutions

Acts of the Apostles

“I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts.” – Og Mandino Quote of the Day. Today’s quote points out that the Apostles were well-known due to their acts.  They didn’t sit at home merely thinking about what to do.  Likewise, any of our own success [...]

Take a Step, Then Another

Take One Step, Then Another

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Quote of the Day. Take a step.  A simple command, but one that is often difficult to complete when we are assailed with the problems of life. [...]

Conquer Fear

Get Out and Get Busy

“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 Quote of the Day. Dale Carnegie was a man of many quotes.  His wisdom regarding personal improvement has weathered popular opinion for decades [...]

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 [...]

Quote of the Day – Martin Luther on Procrastination

Martin Luther

“How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’” – Martin Luther As Protestant reformer Martin Luther points out in this short, but insightful, quote – it is easy for all of the pending “not now” tasks in our life to become “never” tasks.  We can put things off long enough that they eventually never happen. Be careful [...]

Quote of the Day – Change the World

Martin Luther

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” – Martin Luther Pick up your pen and write!  To paraphrase this in a way that applies to all of us, if you want to change the world – take action!

Quote of the Day – Gladwell on Practice

Golf Ball

“Practice isn’t the thing you do once you’re good. It’s the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers:  The Story of Success  Practice is one of those things that, from childhood, is usually something we are loathe to do.  Sure, we are more than willing to practice our hobbies – a [...]

Quote of the Day – Carrie Wilkerson on Fear

Rock Climbing

“At some point, you have to be more afraid of not trying than you are of failing” – Carrie Wilkerson, The Barefoot Executive Today’s quote is a fantastic one that needs very little commentary.  Big dreams are almost always accompanied by a risk a of failure, and it may be our fear of failure that [...]

Quote of the Day – Kierkegaard on Action

First Step on a Path

“If anyone on the verge of action should judge himself according to the outcome, he would never begin.” – Soren Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling Today’s quote is another from Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard.  The idea here is that nobody would ever take action if they could see exactly what the end result was going to [...]

Quote of the Day – Kierkegaard on Daring

Soren Kierkegaard

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.” – Soren Kierkegaard Today’s quote by Soren Kierkegaard states a simple truth about life.  To dare (to risk) something will make us feel uneasy for a short amount of time – but the alternative is to never truly find ourselves. [...]