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. [...]

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 [...]

Beware a Lack of Problems!

Mile Marker of Progress

“Beware when you have no problems. Then you’ve really got a problem!” – Scott Alexander, Rhinoceros Success Quote of the Day. What if you never encounter problems?  Perhaps you live from day to day with no problems in sight.  Good for you!  You are a rare creature indeed… or perhaps not. Sadly, “lack of problems” [...]

The Key of Persistence

Persistence is Key

“The key of persistence opens all doors closed by resistance ” – John Di Lemme Quote of the Day. Why bother with persistence?  Persistence is a difficult trait to engrain within ourselves; it involves time, effort, and discomfort!  One reason to developer persistence is given by John Di Lemme in his quote above.  We all [...]

Our Greatest Glory

Confucius-Greatest-Glory

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius Quote of the Day. When confronted with a fear of failure, today’s quote by Confucius is another that should come to mind.  Failure will happen, but we merely need to pick ourselves up and try again. “Our greatest [...]

Time of Calamity

Falling Down

“For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity.” – Proverbs 24:16, New American Standard translation Quote of the Day, Sunday. Good morning everyone – I hope you are all having a good weekend so far!  Today’s quote of the day is a Bible verse that [...]

Do One Thing

One Thing that Scares You

“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Quote of the Day. We talked a lot this week about “Fear of Failure”.  Today’s quote by Eleanor Roosevelt is a piece of advice that is short, easy to remember, and something we should all take to heart.  ”Do one thing every day that [...]

Confront Your Fears

Confront our Fear

“Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.” - Jerry Gillies Quote of the Day. One requirement to overcome our fear of failure is to confront that fear and understand it.  Once we understand the fear, we can work past it [...]

Accept Failure

everyone-fails

“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan Quote of the Day. What words come to mind when you hear the name Michael Jordan?  Regardless of our favorite-team affiliations, most of us are more likely to associate the word “success” with Michael Jordan than “failure.”  At [...]

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 [...]