"Work With Delight"
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was duty.
I acted and behold duty was joy.
"The Joy Of Immersion"
The root of joy, as of duty, is to put all one's powers toward some great end. Oliver Wendell Holmes
Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing.
"Divide And Conquer"
If thy Business be perplexed, divide it, and look upon all its Parts and sides.
"Greatness Through Perseverance"
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Let every man shovel out his own snow and the whole city will be passable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of these days is none of these days.
Many strokes fell tall Oaks.
Dripping water hollows a stone.
"Work With The Law of Accumulation"
Drop upon drop collected will make a river. Rivers upon rivers collected will make a sea.
"Give It All You Got"
It is not enough to do a good deed. One must be involved in it wholeheartedly. Each action should be performed with life and soul, with every limb, with all one's vitality.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
I am only one, but still, I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something. And, because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do what I can.
Edward Everett Hale
"How To Gain Self-Esteem"
Tackling a job that seems worth doing, and doing it in a competent manner, is...the best way for a person to gain self-esteem.
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
"Bootstraps. If You've Got 'Em"
It's all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Do Hard Things"
All things are difficult before they are easy.
"Save The Best for Last"
The honest Man takes Pains, and then enjoys Pleasures; the knave takes Pleasure, and then suffers Pains
Never mistake motion for action.
"Because Winter Comes"
Make hay while the sun shineth.
It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
To be employ'd in useless Things is half to be idle.
Toil is man's allotment; toil of the brain, or toil of the hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
"A Man Also Rich In Good Deeds"
in an all-wise and all-loving God…
and that the individual’s highest fulfillment,
greatest happiness, and widest usefulness
are to be found in living in harmony with His will.
that love is the greatest thing in the world;
that it alone can overcome hate;
that right can and will triumph over might.
that truth and justice are fundamental to an enduring social order.
that every right implies a responsibility:
every opportunity, and obligation; every possession, a duty.
that the rendering of useful service is the common duty of mankind
and that only in the purifying fire of sacrifice
is the dross of selfishness consumed
and the greatness of the human soul set free.
in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand;
that the world owes no man a living
but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living
in the sacredness of a promise,
that a man’s word should be as good as his bond;
that character- not wealth or power or position- is of supreme worth
that thrift is essential to well-ordered living
and that economy is a prime requisite of a sound financial structure,
whether in government, business or personal affairs.
in the supreme worth of the individual
and in his right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
"Brother, Help Thyself"
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your arm.
"Get 'Er Done"
Sooner begun, sooner done...The first and last steps are usually the hardest.
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
If there's no wind, row.
"Bend And Dig"
The man who wants a garden fair,
Or small or very big,
With flowers growing here and there,
Must bend his back and dig.
The things are mighty few on earth
That wishes can attain.
Whate’er we want of any worth
We’ve got to work to gain.
It matters not what goals you seek,
Its secret here reposes:
You’ve got to work from week to week
To get Results or Roses.
Edgar A. Guest
The power of a man increases steadily by continuance in one direction.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"This He Shall Also Reap"
Work in every hour; paid or unpaid, see only that thou work; and thou canst not escape the reward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Purpose Driven Work"
"Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose."
Leonardo Da Vinci
"Work And Pray"
Work as if you were to live 100 years, Pray as if you were to die To-morrow.
"Opportunity In Disguise"
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them
Esther P. Lederer
"The Highest Reward"
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
"Yes. We. Can"
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt...Whenever we do what we can, we immediately can do more. James Freeman Clarke
The more you prepare, the luckier you appear.
Would you live with ease, do what you ought, and not what you please.
"Less Work Is More Work"
Laziness means more work in the long run.
"If I Only Had The Chance"
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Sir Francis Bacon
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Genius prepares with difficulty and executes with ease.
"Do It Well"
If a task is once begun,
never leave it till it's done.
Be the labor great or small,
Do it well or not at all.
If you're coasting, you're going downhill.
"Adjust The Sails"
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
"Irons In The Fire"
If you have many Irons in the Fire, some will burn.
“Enjoy Your Good Gritty Life”
The Good Life cannot contain merely indulgence it must contain grit
Yi Fu Tuan
“Sacrifice The Present For The Future”
But those who see into the future can also eternally see trouble coming, and must have been prepared for all contingencies and possibilities. To do that, you will have to eternally sacrifice the present for the future. You must put aside pleasure for security. In short, you will have to work. And it's going to be difficult.