Quote of the Day – Schuller on Greatness

Crystal Cathedral Spire

“It is better to attempt something great and fail, than to attempt nothing and succeed.” – Dr. Robert Schuller Dr. Robert Schuller, founder of the Crystal Cathedral and famous televangelist, believed that risking failure to attempt greatness was more valuable than never attempting greatness at all. In this context, it is valuable to realize that [...]

Quote of the Day – Thomas Jefferson on Happiness

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello Estate

Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health, occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits. – Thomas Jefferson Today’s quote is one by Thomas Jefferson covering health, life, and happiness – a quote that very [...]

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 – 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. [...]