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Motivational caffeine:29 quotes

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2010 at 1:23 am

Ever felt down and out? Do you lack a little pep in your day?  On the path of excellence, there are both roses and thorns and we all feel the same at some time and I am definitely not an exception. The key to dealing with such a mood  is to find a way to lift our spirit so that we can soar like an eagle;one immediate way of doing this  comes from a very simple source that is available to each of us-words.

The latent power of words can help to us to start with vigor and finish strong.

I always find motivational quotes a great pick-me-up not just at the start of my day,but they are a shot in the arm as the day progresses. For many. the jolt of caffeine is a breath of fresh air. My caffeine is  found in inspiring words which can immediately help to give an extra pep.

Employers should also use such quotes to give their staff a boost. This could be  in the form of wall posters or just a few verbal quotes uttered at the right time.

Using quotes like these are perfect ways to create a motivational and successful work environment. As  basketball coach Mr. Rick Pitino says “The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they’re working hard. Every person in an organization is motivated by something different.” –Rick Pitino

Here are some to get you started:

1. Mahatma Gandhi: You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

2. Jim Stovall: You need to be aware of what others are doing, applaud their efforts, acknowledge their successes, and encourage them in their pursuits. When we all help one another, everybody wins.

3. Robert Frost: The only way around is through.

4. Warren Buffett: You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don’t do too many things wrong.

5. Les Brown: You must remain focused on your journey to greatness.

6. Theodore Roosevelt Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

7. Charles F. Kettering: Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier

8. Henry Ford: Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!

9. Jim Rohn: You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.

10. William Hazlitt: Who likes not his business, his business likes not him.

11. Denis Waitley: Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

12. Lee Iacocca: Management is nothing more than motivating other people.

13. Dwight D.: Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

14. Drucker: The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong question

15. Max Schmelling: Why did I want to win? Because I didn’t want to lose!

16. J. Paul Getty: To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.

17. Pierre Corneille: To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

18. Tony Dorsett: To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.

19. James Broughton: The only limits are, as always, those of vision.

20. George Kneller: To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted.

21. Peter McWilliams: To the degree we’re not living our dreams; our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.

22. Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth: To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult.

23. Tryon Edwards: To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.

24. Spanish Proverb: Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.

25. Lyndon B. Johnson: The noblest search is the search for excellence

26. Charles M. Schwab: The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to neither make money nor find much fun in life.

27. Chinese Proverb: The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water; but to walk on the earth.

28. John Naisbitt: The new source of power is not money in the hands of a few, but information in the hands of many.

29. Henry Ford: The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.

As champions of excellence, you may be employers or supervisors  and you could add these quotes inside the employees’ paycheck envelope. Sometimes a motivational quote can help, at other times a silly antidote. Include employee birthdays or other important events to help your employees feel a part of the team. Remember progressive leadership is when you progress and also help others progress.

Keep on quoting and winning…


Fear fuels hope…

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm

If you have read about personal development, whether it is goal-setting, time management, motivation, weight loss, or the many other categories and have not taken hold of what you desired, chances are that you’re lacking an inner drive towards that elusive goal.

At one time of another we have all purchased books, CDs, tapes, scoured the internet, and maybe even attended seminars, but yet you find that you fall short of your wish or you don’t even come one step closer to what you set out to do.

We may recoil and ask ourselves “Why do I keep failing? Am I supposed to just stay who I am today? Is this my lot in life?

For many years, I too, did the same.

Do not lose hope and sight of your goal. The fact that we have obtained personal development material clearly shows a wish  move forward on the path of excellence. One of the biggest obstacles is that we do not take time to see the problem and ask questions. We must always find our “why?”

By not defining the problem correctly we cannot offer a correct solution, leaving us to wonder our whole life about “what could have been.”

Here is an analogy to put things into perspective. Think of the books read, the cd heard and the seminars attended as a flame.

This flame has an extremely powerful potential, but it needs FUEL to burn;It has the potential to ignite and create a large fire. These steps we take create an internal flame within us. They pump us up and make us feel good about ourselves.

However, it doesn’t take long until we find ourselves not moving forward or losing ground as we enter into a helpless state of depression and fear.

What we need is to turn the flame into a roaring fire. A fire so intense that it will continue to burn and burn. To see what can fuel that flame into a fire, we must ask ourselves:

“This internal wish I have to improve, where is it coming from?”
Is it that we are tired of worrying about being able to put food on the table, provide clothing, and shelter?

Now that it is clear why we want to improve, make it a strong fear. Using the financial example: we are struggling to create and provide the necessities. Create the fear that one day we will be unable to provide, or that for once in life we want to give without worrying about the financial burden. This is our fear. This is the fuel needed for the flame to ignite into a roaring fire and keeping it burning strongly.

So the next time you feel you do not have what it takes to meet that elusive goal, recall the fear of what could be.
Pull out that fear and use it to propel yourself forward on the path of excellence. By asking yourself “what could be”, you will avoid yourself saying later “what could have been”.

You are  a champion of excellence.

Keep on winning…

From the trenches (again)

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Hello there,

Hope all of you are well. Just writing a quick note to let all of you know that the blog is back. As many of you know, the obligations of fatherhood took precedent as we began to settle into the new role. Now almost 3 months on, we are back and with our return we promise some new exciting changes to the blog including a new look.

Our intention is to write regularly and we  promise you at least new entry a month if not more.

We thank all of you for your patience and trust us we have missed being here more than you.

Thank you for your patience.

Keep on winning…

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