The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
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Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
The list is an absolute good. The list is life.
Itzak Stern, Schindler's List (1993)
This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
Difficulties, by bracing the mind to overcome them, assist cheerfulness, as exercise assists digestion.
Christian Nestell Bovee
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and a lifetime to forget them.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
What's meant to be will always find a way
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
Sir Walter Scott
Well, I proved once and for all that the limb is mightier than the thumb.
Ellie Andrews, It Happened One Night (1934)
I think therefore I am
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We come to beginnings only at the end.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
Love is a many splendered thing.
Nat King Cole
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
No involvement, no commitment.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.
Luciano De Crescenzo
Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
The hottest love has the coldest end.
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Where can we go to find god if we cannot see him in our own hearts and in every living being.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost , that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The true way to soften one's troubles is to solace those of others.
Madame De Maintenon
Knowledge work is all about how we use one another's time and attention. Given just minutes, good leaders can affect how we think, what we decide, and, ultimately, what we create.
The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
You become what you think about.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
The leader has a clear idea of what he wants to do -- professionally and personally -- and the strength to persist in the face of setbacks, even failures.
Warren G. Bennis
Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
The death of fear is in doing what you fear to do.
Experience is not what happens to a man, it's what a man does with what happens to him.
Better late than never.
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not something to be waited for, but rather something to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
If there is something to gain and nothing to lose by asking, by all means ask !
W. Clement Stone
The soul is covered with the color of its leisure thoughts.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.
Rodney L. Parsley
To live is like to love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
You are the handicap you must face. You are the one who must choose your place. You can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Love works in miracles every day, such as weakening the strong, and stretching the weak , making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools , favoring the passions, destroying reason, and in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.
Marguerite De Valois
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Love is strong yet delicate. It can be broken. To truly love is to understand this. To be in love is to respect this.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Whoever is open, loyal, true ; of humane and affable demeanour, honourable himself, and in his judgement of others, faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man... .such a man is a true gentleman.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
Henry Ward Beecher
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
You can do what you want to do.
We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Only the educated are free.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Get busy living or get busy dying.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
When I give a minister an order, I leave it to him to find the means to carry it out.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.