Courage is the commitment to begin without any guarantee of success.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
“Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.”
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something,
you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses – only results.”
Kenneth H. Blanchard
“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
“Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.”
Peter F. Drucker
“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.”
“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”
“Any man’s life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day.”
Booker T. Washington
“Commitment unlocks the doors of imagination, allows vision, and gives us the right stuff to turn our dream into reality.”
When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape.
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
“The older you get, the more you realize that seeking approval of others is a total waste of time. Being at peace with God is the key!”
“Fill all the emptiness in your day with God instead of seeking approval of others. Then receiving love from others becomes the overflow.
“Stop bartering away your body, heart, energy and time, seeking approval of others.
“Seeking approval of others…Have you no mind of your own?!”
“Funny how my world improved immediately when I stopped seeking approval of others and began approving of myself.
“Courage requires that you follow your heart, do what is right and not be distracted by seeking approval of others.”
“Seeking approval of others is away to avoid how deeply we disapprove of ourselves.”
“Seeking approval of others is typically a good indication that we’ve been shortchanging our potential for greatness.”
“Why, as women, are we constantly seeking approval of others for everything we say and do?”
“Seeking approval of others and listening to the opinions that don’t resonate with you is detrimental to your happiness.”
“Seeking approval of others is not living.”
Feeling old and tired? Try this quotation by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.: “To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old.”
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“I suppose the more you have to do, the more you learn to organise and concentrate—or else get fragmented into bits. I have learned to use my ‘ten minutes’. I once thought it was not worth sitting down for a time as short as that; now I know differently and, if I have ten minutes, I use them, even if they bring only two lines, and it keeps the book alive.”
Rumer Godden, A House with Four Rooms
The light in the world comes principally from two sources — the sun, and the student’s lamp.
Christian Nestell Bovee,
“The Greatest Homage We can Pay Truth is to Use it.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I used to know these two brothers who looked exactly alike, except one was missing an eye.
They were dentical twins.
They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but that’s exactly what f*cking covers are for.
I don’t have a lot of money, but if my childhood self heard I own my own WiFi network, HD widescreen TV and all the music and movies I want via streaming, he’d think I was the next Bill Gates.
If you think about it, a plastic bag is a modern-day tumbleweed.
After I was discharged from the military, it was difficult trying to become a civilian.
We must never forget why we have, and why we need our military. Our armed forces exist solely to ensure our nation is safe, so that each and every one of us can sleep soundly at night, knowing we have ‘guardians at the gate.’
The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that it sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they’re protecting us.
You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my enemies and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.
You don’t have to learn how to control your thoughts; you just have to stop letting them control you.
I prefer to earn it. It makes me appreciate it more.
Fairy tales are more than true-
not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
I admire people who choose to shine even after all the storms they’ve been through.
When no one’s listening, walk away from the rage.
“Anything you can’t control in life is teaching you how to let go.”
Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
“The largest part of what we call ‘personality’ is determined by how we’ve opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness.”
Alain de Botton
“Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better.”
“All knowledge is interesting to a wise man, and the knowledge of nature is interesting to all men.”
“The ego is the false self-born out of fear and defensiveness.”
“These days, whether you are online or not, it is easy for people to end up unsure if they are closer together or further apart.”
Sherry Turkle, Alone Together
“I will speak ill of no man and speak all the good I know of everybody.”
“It is easier for me to take ten good pictures in an airplane bathroom than in the gardens at Versailles.”
Sally Mann, Hold Still
“Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth,’ said his cousin. ‘But we seem to have no other.’”
Ivy Compton-Burnett, Manservant and Maidservant
There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure.
“She generally gave herself very good advice (though she very seldom followed it).”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
“Meanwhile, as we read, two little girls slept as if couched on zephyrs on the south side of the parlor floor, in a room that had bunny wallpaper…and a bookcase crammed with the collected Beatrix Potter. Snow White was in a youth bed and Rose Red was in a crib, and next to them was the little blue and white guest room that one of them would have one day. Because I recognize emotions only in retrospect, I didn’t know that I was happy. As always, there was something nagging at my mind’s corners. But I did know that I had all that it is proper in this world to wish for.”
Mary Cantwell, Manhattan, When I Was Young
“Life is short. Say what you’ve wanted to say. Do what you’ve wanted to do. Don’t wait until the only thing you can say is, I wish I’d had the courage to do it sooner.”
Never judge someone by the opinion of another
Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger. But they will never be you.
Now and then it’s good to pause in your pursuit of happiness and just be happy.
Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for something we love is called passion.