10 March 2011

Some words of inspiration

There is no doubt that there are times when running a business is tough. There are days when we seem to get battered and bruised from every direction and we ask ourselves: ‘Why on earth do I put myself through this?’ Of course, when everything is going great and we have victories coming in from every direction, the tough times are forgotten and it feels like it has all been worth the effort.

During the tough times I need inspiration. I read a lot of quotes and they provide me with the direction, wisdom and motivation to rise above whatever is going on around me and to do what I need to do. In the challenging times I like to take a few minutes to read through these. They always put a smile on my face and a light bulb comes on in my head when a particularly relevant one stands out. Enjoy.

“One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.”
Albert Schweitzer

“It is not what we get, but who we become, what we contribute … that gives meaning to our lives.”
Tony Robbins

“Life moves in one direction only and each day we are faced with an actual set of circumstances, not with what might have been, not with what we might have done, but with what is, and with where we are now and from this point we must proceed; not from where we were, not from where we wish we were—but from where we are.”
Richard L. Evans

“The secret of life isn’t what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.”
Norman Vincent Peale

“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”
Mark Twain

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are only two ways to live. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.”
Albert Einstein

“A true handicap is what we don’t do with what we have, not what we can’t do with what we don’t have.”
Christopher Brewer

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.”
Sydney Smith

“I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.”
Vince Lombardi

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
George Bernard Shaw

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
Tony Robbins

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
Robert F. Kennedy

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.”
Indira Gandhi

“If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.”
Dale Carnegie

“Success is dependent upon the glands—sweat glands.”
Zig Ziglar

“All wise men share one trait in common—the ability to listen.”
Frank Tyger

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Sir Winston Churchill

“I violated the Noah rule: predicting rain doesn’t count; building arks does.”
Warren Buffett

“If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.”
Tony Robbins

“If you’re passionate about what it is you do, then you’re going to be looking for everything you can to get better at it.”
Jack Canfield

“Success is a journey, not a destination.”
H. Tom Collard

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”
John F. Kennedy

“Success seems largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.”
William Feather

“Success consists of a series of little daily victories.”
Laddie F. Hutar

“In order to succeed, at times you have to make something from nothing.”
Ruth Mickleby-Land

“Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.”
Mike Dikta

“The road to success is always under construction and full of detours—enjoy the ride.”

“A great part of life consists of contemplating what we cannot cure.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“The problem is that most people focus on their failures rather than their successes. But the truth is that most people have many more successes than failures.”
Jack Canfield

“The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.”
H. W. Arnold

“A man without a smiling face must not open shop.”
Chinese proverb

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Never, never, never give up.”
Sir Winston Churchill

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