Posts Tagged ‘success’

July 31 Quote of the Day

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Failure doesn’t mean you’re a failure. It just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
Robert Schuller

Some of the best entertainment to be had can be found while watching a group of 1st and 2nd graders during basketball practice. That basket is waaaaay up there. Do they care? No!! They believe in themselves.  They can throw that ball at the basket 10 or 15 times before they actually hit it. They may pout a few times in the process but they don’t quit.

Then suddenly, inexplicably, the ball actually hits the basket.

 

Smiles and cheers erupt! They were successful. They knew they would be. They have learned what somehow we adults have forgotten. Just because you failed once or twice doesn’t make you a failure. It just means you’re success is delayed a bit. Keep trying.

July 12 Daily Quote

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift.
Franklin D.  Roosevelt

 

 

No matter what you hope to achieve in life, you must sail towards that goal. You can’t just sit there and you can’t just drift along hoping that eventually you’ll end up somewhere close to your destination.  You must have charted a direction. Once you’ve done that, you must start moving.

A painter doesn’t become a master artist by looking at all the paintings on the wall. He must actually paint.  Not only that, but he must work regularly to achieve his goals. A gymnast can’t become a gold medal winner by watching gymnastic on television.  They must practice and work and adjust their lifestyle to become a winner.

You want to achieve your goals?  Well, then, start sailing, start painting, start practicing.  Get started but be sure you have directions to where you’re going.

June 3 Quote of the Day

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D’Angelo

 

There is a ‘been there, done that’ mentality that hits us a lot.  We’re very reluctant to revisit situations in which we have failed before.

It’s that type of thinking that keeps us from trying again. Try to remember that you have been there. Having been there, you know where the pitfalls are. You know what didn’t work last time.  So, chances are, you have a much better chance of getting it right next time.

So try again.

June 1 Quote of the Day

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
Henry Ford

 

Henry Ford was talking about business when he made this quote. He could just as easily have been talking about marriage. Coming together isn’t so hard.  Lots of people do it. Almost everyone, in fact.

Keeping together is a lot harder. Check the divorce statistics or ask any married couple. They’ll tell you. Keeping together takes work.  Compromise.  Love even when you don’t feel all warm and fuzzy.

But to be truly successful, you have to be able to work as a team. You have to care as much about your mates life away from you as you do yours.  Care about their jobs.  Care about their friends.  And, yes, care about the in-laws.  Success is yours if you’re willing to give it your all.

May 27 Quote of the Day`

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

How you think when you lose determines how long it will be until you win.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

 

Competitions can’t be won by everyone.  Those who do win are the ones who lost and learned why they lost so that the next time they would win.

It works with us in individual endeavors as well.  Learning to ride a bike can be painful. But each time you come back for another try, you typically use what you have learned the previous ride to keep from falling.  If, instead of coming back and trying again, you say ‘I’ll never get this right so I’m just going to quit’, then you  never  will learn to ride that bike.  Pay attention to how you think when working toward a goal.  Know that, each time you fail, you gain a little expertise.  The old ‘practice makes perfect’ applies here.   You can and will finally succeed if you keep getting up and trying again.

 

April 28 Quote of the Day

Friday, April 27th, 2012

Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day is a challenge but we don’t always succeed at the challenges handed us. What makes us exceptional employees, parents, friends or neighbors is our ability to acknowledge our lack of success and then get up and try again.

April 25 Quote of the Day

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner.
Walt Disney

It was a time in Walt Disney’s life – when he had reached rock bottom – that he found the key that brought him to success. Don’t give up when you reach the bottom. Look around. Think. If you’re at the bottom, there is only one way to go and that is up. You know that so take with you all the jewels of wisdom you’ve learned on your way down and use them to be a success on the way back up.

April 24 Quote of the Day

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.
Vince Lombardi

No one can win every game nor can you always succeed at everything every time you do it. But if you have faith in yourself and the discipline to keep working when the going gets tough, your failures will be few and your successes many.

March 30 Quote of the Day

Friday, March 30th, 2012

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby

Families can be complicated. Success within our family relationships work the same as success in our friendships, our work places or anywhere else. Stop trying to please everyone. It can’t be done. If you’re married, you and your spouse should work together to keep one another happy. If you’re a child, bow to your parents wishes because they have always had your best interest at heart. Above all, look within yourself and be sure that you can always take pride in who you are and what you do. If you have that, you have success. In time, everything else will fall in place.

March 21 Daily Quote

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten.
Jon Bon Jovi

We adults need to take a few lessons from the boy down the street learning to ride his bike. He can’t have training wheels. That’s for sissy’s. He falls down a lot but he keeps getting up. Each time, he goes a little farther. He is proving to himself and to us that he can be a success. When we’re faced with the tough tasks life has to offer – and life hasn’t given us any training wheels – we just have to remember that boy. Keep getting up. Each time you’ll go farther. Eventually, you’ll be a success.