“God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.” – J.G. Holland A quick reminder that for every measure of luck, providence or gift we receive in life there is an equal measure of effort that is necessary to receive it, use it, or multiply it!
J.D. Meier at SourcesOfInsight.com recently put up a post describing one method of simple self-motivation gleaned from the book Vision: Your Pathway to Victory by Gordon D’Angelo. The suggestion in D’Angelo’s book is to use motivational people, books and quotes to motivate yourself. How? By making a list of each. Ready to get started? J.D. [...]
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself” – Leo Tolstoy Today’s quote is from the Russian writer, philosopher and activist Leo Tolstoy (1828 – 1910). Translated from Russian to English, the above quote is one of his better-known sayings. But taken out of context, some of his original meaning [...]
“the path to mastery – becoming ever better at something you care about – is not lined with daisies and spanned by a rainbow” – Daniel H. Pink, Drive Back to Daniel Pink and his thoughts on Mastery! In the previous quotes on mastery (Mastery is a Mindset, Realizing Mastery), I discussed Daniel H. Pink’s [...]
“in every field, grit may be as essential as talent to high success.” – Duckworth, Peterson, Matthews, Kelly “Grit: Perseverance and Passion for Long Term Goals” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 92, (January 2007) As cited in Daniel H. Pink’s book Drive, the journal article mentioned here places grit high on the list of [...]
“Mastery of [something] is impossible to realize fully.” – Daniel H. Pink, Drive In yesterday’s quote, I began discussion Daniel H. Pink’s theories on motivation, and how mastery plays a role in intrinsic motivation – the motivation that develops inside us and drives us toward a goal. Today’s quote continues that discussion with another point [...]
“Mastery is a mindset: It requires the capacity to see your abilities not as finite, but as infinitely improvable.” – Daniel H. Pink, Drive In his book Drive, Daniel H. Pink explores our historical understanding of what motivates us, both in our personal lives and our business lives. His conclusion is that previous methods of motivation, [...]
“Control your own destiny or someone else will.” – Jack Welch One of the main tenets of ElusiveLife.net is that we are all responsible (to a large extent) for our own destiny*. We have been given one life to live, and are daily presented with scenarios that require our choice of decisions and actions. The decisions [...]