All of the thoughts and quotes are from the book
Talent is never enough – John c. Maxwell
I encourage you to read his book to enhance the gifts and talents that are inside of you.
Malcolm Gladwell – the tipping point and blink.
Peter Drucker – the father of modern management. What creates effectiveness?
Lou Holtz – I’m a better coach when I have good players.
Jack Welch wisdom and common sense.
Sarah Brightman – singing.
Thomas Paine – common sense
Find and work in your strength zone.
William Jennings Bryan – “Destiny is not a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”
Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.
The first and greatest obstacle to success for most people is their belief in themselves.
“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves.” – Thomas Edison
If you could see yourself in terms of your true potential, you wouldn’t recognize yourself.
“As he soared and climbed, he knew that he had finally discovered his true self.”
Only a life lived for others is worthwhile.
We cannot live in a way that is inconsistent with our expectations for ourselves.
“Find something you like to do so much that you’d gladly do it for nothing, and if you learn to do it well, someday people will be happy to pay you for it.”
Tim Redmond – “There are many things that will catch my eye, but there are only a few that catch my heart. It is those I consider to pursue.”
Initiative is the first step to anywhere you want to go.
“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.” – Benjamin Franklin
The hardest work is often the accumulation of many easy things that should have been done yesterday, last week, or last month.
Discipline is required to keep preparing long hours for something that will be over quickly. Pg 93.
You came prepared to maximize your time because you knew what you wanted to accomplish.
Anything having to do with people is process oriented.
The best way to improve your team is to improve yourself. Be a person who continually feeds your mind.
Once the opportunity presents itself, it’s too late to get ready.
“The executive of the future will be rated by his ability to anticipate his problems rather than to meet them as they come.” – Howard Coonley.
“Life is just too much for me. I’ve been confused from the day I was born. I think the whole trouble is that we’re thrown into life too fast. We’re not really prepared.” – Charlie Brown.
His entire life had prepared him for what he would face during those five war years.
Self discipline – the ability to do what is right even when you don’t feel like it.
The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings. – Henri Amiel
“What you do thunders so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Once you get a handle on the character of a person, you can understand his choices and even predict what they will be.
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller.
Identify the most important people in your life. We embrace the opinions of people we respect. Others confidence and belief in our goals and dreams.
“one person seeking glory doesn’t accomplish much; everything we’ve done has been the result of people working together to meet our common goals.”
No one does anything significant on his own.