Think it Over……3

“Vision without action is a Daydream. Action without vision is a Nightmare!!

– Japanese Proverb

“To make your ideas work for you, you first have to work for them.”

– Thomas Alva Edison

You cannot build a reputation on what you are ‘going to do’.

 – Henry Ford

“We judge our intentions, but others judge our actions.”

 – William Mouton Marston

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” 

– Henry Wordsworth

“The thing that counts is not what we can do but what we actually do.”

– Leo L Spears

“Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

– John Wooden

“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find that he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.”

–  Henry Ford

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”

– Walter Baghot

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable.”

– Denis Waitley

“Clearly understood goals bring our lives into focus just as a magnifying glass focuses a beam of light into a burning point. Without goals our efforts may be scattered and unproductive.”

–  Ezra Taft Benson

If anyone ever tells you that your work is unprofessional, remember:

Amateurs built the Ark [which saved all the species]
and professionals built the Titanic [
many died tragically]

“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not. 

-Henry David Thoreau

“There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.

 – Robert Half

“Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.” 

– Stevie Wonder

“Effectiveness is neither an ability nor talent. It is a habit, a practice or self-discipline that must be learned.” 

 Peter Drucker

“When one’s attitude is cheerful, when he feels courageous and optimistic, and when he manifests appreciation for other people, a vitalizing influence emanates from brain to make all his organs function effectively.”

 – Dr H. Shrgock Shryock

“Over the long run, superior performance depends on superior learning.”

– Peter Senge

“The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.

– Harold Taylor

“When you aim for perfection you discover it is a moving target.” 

– George Fisher

“The heights by great men reached and kept,

were not attained by sudden flight.

But they, while their companions slept,

were toiling upwards in the night.

– Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

“I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time.”

–  Charles Dickens

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.”

– John F Kennedy

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” 

– Brian Tracy

I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

Pearl S Buck

“Hard work spotlights the character of people; some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don’t turn up at all.”

–  Sam Ewing

“I never knew an early rising, hard-working, prudent man, careful of his earnings, and strictly honest, who complained of bad luck.” 

– Addison

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have.”

–   Thomas Jefferson


Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

– Oprah Winfrey

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.” 

– John Wooden

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” 

– Sir Winston Churchill

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”

– Thomas A Edison

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work so most people don’t recognize them.” 

–  Ann Landers

“Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.”

–   David O McKay

“When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery.

 –   Maxim Gorky


“Most of all you have to love what you’re doing. Anything you have to do is work. Anything you love to do is play.   

–  Lella Denmark, 1898


When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.


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