Effort and Providence

Nest JG Holland

“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!

Handling Little Problems

Rhinoceros Close-Up

“Keep charging and the little problems are of no concern to you.  They will always go away.” - Scott Alexander, Rhinoceros Success Many pesky problems lately, so the quote above seemed proper.  Keep charging! About Scott Alexander:  Scott Robert Alexander is best known for his book Rhinoceros Success, first published in 1980 and having since sold over 3 [...]

The Biggest Mistake

The Biggest Mistake

“The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else.” – Earl Nightingale Quote of the Day. I thought that today’s quote was an appropriate one for a Friday.  Regardless of our career, our company, or our boss – the greatest personal success comes when we realize that [...]

Successful People

Successful People Are

“Successful people are simply those with successful habits.” – Brian Tracy Quote of the Day. If you think it is nit-picking to examine the mundane, daily habits of your life, consider today’s quote by Brian Tracy.  He asserts here that successful people simply have successful habits.  This should sound familiar, since the idea is similar [...]

No Such Thing as Failure

No Such Thing As Failure

“There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.” – Tony Robbins Quote of the Day. Pursue your dreams!  Simple enough – but why don’t you?  What is holding you back? The answers to this question are varied – but they are mostly excuses.  When the layers of excuses are peeled away, we [...]

Rest Time is Not Waste Time

Rest Time is Not Waste Time

“Rest time is not waste time. It is economy to gather fresh strength… It is wisdom to take occasional furlough. In the long run, we shall do more by sometimes doing less.” – Charles Spurgeon Quote of the Day. Wise words from one of the most prolific preachers and writers of his age, Charles Spurgeon. [...]

Like What You Are Doing

Like What You Are Doing

“You never achieve success unless you like what you are doing.” – Dale Carnegie Quote of the Day. A person can certainly achieve some amount of success in life by doing things they don’t enjoy, but the question is whether those people are truly successful and fulfilled in ALL areas of their lives.  Some might [...]

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 [...]

Happiness of Pursuit

Happiness of Pursuit

“It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.” -Denis Waitley Are you caught up in the pursuit of happiness?  Remember that the “happiness of pursuit” – the thrill of pursuing our passion – is where we find fulfillment! About Denis Waitley:  Author and speaker [...]

30 Quotes About Persistence

Persistence Tree on a Rock

Wrapping up this week’s theme of Persistence, here is a list of the week’s prior posts and a list of 30 quotes. Sunday,   Feb 3:  Time of Calamity Monday, Feb 4:  10 Tips to Develop Persistence Monday, Feb 4:  Our Greatest Glory Tuesday, Feb 5:  The Key of Persistence Wednesday, Feb 6:  Beware a Lack [...]