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Personal Productivity Quotes

By JD

Therightwords,saidtherightway,attherighttimecanchangeyourlife…oratleastgiveyoua

newlensandvantagepoint.

I’mafanofquotes,butoneoftheissuesI’vehadisfindingtherightquoteswhenIneedthem.

SinceI’mdoingsomeproductivityresearch,Idecidedtosharemycollectionofpersonal

productivityquotes.

It’snotcomplete orexhaustive…bydesign. Instead,it’sa"goodenoughfornow"collectionwhere Icanquicklyfindsomeofthemostrelevantquotes. I’veframedthequotestomakethemeasyto traverse.

I’veframedthequotestomakethemeasyto traverse. InthewordsofBruceLess–"absorbwhatisuseful."

InthewordsofBruceLess–"absorbwhatisuseful." Ifyouhaveasetoffavoriteproductivityquotes,I’dlovetohearthem.

Top 10 Productivity Quotes

Herearemytoptenfavoritequotes:

1."Absorbwhatisuseful,rejectwhatisuseless,addwhatisspecificallyyourown.“–BruceLee

2.“Efficiencyisdoingthingsright;effectivenessisdoingtherightthings.”–PeterDrucker

3.“Fallseventimes,Standupeight.”–JapaneseProverb

4.“Ifyoulovelife,don’twastetime,fortimeiswhatlifeismadeupof.”–BruceLee

5.“It’snotknowingwhattodo,it’sdoingwhatyouknow.” –TonyRobbins

6.“Onceyouhavemasteredtime,youwillunderstandhowtrueitisthatmostpeopleoverestimatewhattheycanaccomplishinayear–

andunderestimatewhattheycanachieveinadecade!”–TonyRobbins

7."Successbreedssuccess."

8.“Thepathtosuccessistotakemassive,determinedaction.”–TonyRobbins

9."Theperfectistheenemyofthegood."–Voltaire

10.“Wordsmayshowaman’switbutactionshismeaning.”–BenjaminFranklin

Personal Productivity Hot Spots

Toorganizethequotes,Icreatedaframe. Theframeissimplyasetofbucketsor"hotspots":

ActionTheframeissimplyasetofbucketsor"hotspots": Approach Efficiency/Effectiveness EnergyManagement Failure

ApproachTheframeissimplyasetofbucketsor"hotspots": Action Efficiency/Effectiveness EnergyManagement Failure Focus

Efficiency/Effectiveness

EnergyManagementAction Approach Efficiency/Effectiveness Failure Focus Goals Improvement MotivationandMindset

FailureAction Approach Efficiency/Effectiveness EnergyManagement Focus Goals Improvement MotivationandMindset Planning

FocusApproach Efficiency/Effectiveness EnergyManagement Failure Goals Improvement MotivationandMindset Planning Opportunity

GoalsEfficiency/Effectiveness EnergyManagement Failure Focus Improvement MotivationandMindset Planning Opportunity

ImprovementEnergyManagement Failure Focus Goals MotivationandMindset Planning Opportunity Self­Awareness

MotivationandMindsetEnergyManagement Failure Focus Goals Improvement Planning Opportunity Self­Awareness TimeManagement

PlanningFailure Focus Goals Improvement MotivationandMindset Opportunity Self­Awareness TimeManagement

OpportunityFocus Goals Improvement MotivationandMindset Planning Self­Awareness TimeManagement

Self­AwarenessGoals Improvement MotivationandMindset Planning Opportunity TimeManagement

TimeManagementMotivationandMindset Planning Opportunity Self­Awareness

Thehotspotshelpedmefindthemostrelevantquotesandclusterthemaroundmeaningfulareas.

Action

“Youalwayssucceedinproducingaresult.”

–TonyRobbins

“Arealdecisionismeasuredbythefactthatyou’vetakenanewaction.Ifthere’snoaction,youhaven’ttrulydecided.”

–TonyRobbins

“Yousee,inlife,lotsofpeopleknowwhattodo,butfewpeopleactuallydowhattheyknow.Knowingisnotenough!Youmusttakeaction.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Thepathtosuccessistotakemassive,determinedaction.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Theonlylimittoyourimpactisyourimaginationandcommitment.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Remember,arealdecisionismeasuredbythefactthatyou’vetakennewaction.Ifthere’snoaction,youhaven’ttrulydecided.”

“Itnotknowingwhattodo,it’sdoingwhatyouknow.”

–TonyRobbins

–TonyRobbins

“Inessence,ifwewanttodirectourlives,wemusttakecontrolofourconsistentactions.It’snotwhatwedoonceinawhilethatshapesour

lives,butwhatwedoconsistently.”

–TonyRobbins

“Successcomesfromtakingtheinitiativeandfollowingup…persisting…eloquentlyexpressingthedepthofyourlove.Whatsimpleaction

couldyoutaketodaytoproduceanewmomentumtowardsuccessinyourlife?”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Ifyouspendtoomuchtimethinkingaboutathing,you’llnevergetitdone.“

 

–BruceLee

“Anantonthemovedoesmorethanadozingox.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Greatactsaremadeupofsmalldeeds.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Thejourneyofathousandmilesbeginswithonestep.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Everythingcomestohimwhohustleswhilehewaits.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Geniusisonepercentinspirationandninety­ninepercentperspiration.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Thebestthinkinghasbeendoneinsolitude.Theworsthasbeendoneinturmoil.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Thevalueofanidealiesintheusingofit.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Thereisnosubstituteforhardwork.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

"Theperfectistheenemyofthegood."

 

–Voltaire

“Lifeisbristlingwiththorns,andIknownootherremedythantocultivateone’sgarden.”

 

–Voltaire

“Allmankindisdividedintothreeclasses:thosethatareimmovable,thosethataremovable,andthosethatmove.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Ifyouwouldnotbeforgottenassoonasyouaredead,eitherwritesomethingworthreadingordothingsworthwriting.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Itistheworkingmanwhoisthehappyman.Itistheidlemanwhoisthemiserableman.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Neverconfusemotionwithaction.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Neverleavethattilltomorrowwhichyoucandotoday.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Wordsmayshowaman’switbutactionshismeaning.”

 

–BenjaminFranklin

Approach

“Staycommittedtoyourdecisions,butstayflexibleinyourapproach.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Wenowacceptthefactthatlearningisalifelongprocessofkeepingabreastofchange.Andthemostpressingtaskistoteachpeoplehow

tolearn.”

–PeterDrucker

"Absorbwhatisuseful,rejectwhatisuseless,addwhatisspecificallyyourown.“

–BruceLee

“Allfixedsetpatternsareincapableofadaptabilityorpliability.Thetruthisoutsideofallfixedpatterns.”

 

–BruceLee

“Man,thelivingcreature,thecreatingindividual,isalwaysmoreimportantthananyestablishedstyleorsystem.“

 

–BruceLee

“Noticethatthestiffesttreeismosteasilycracked,whilethebambooorwillowsurvivesbybendingwiththewind.“

 

–BruceLee

“Agoodtravelerhasnofixedplans,andisnotintentonarriving.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Giveamanafishandyoufeedhimforaday.Teachhimhowtofishandyoufeedhimforalifetime.”–LaoTzu

“Ihavejustthreethingstoteach:simplicity,patience,compassion.Thesethreeareyourgreatesttreasures.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Indwelling,liveclosetotheground.Inthinking,keeptothesimple.Inconflict,befairandgenerous.Ingoverning,don’ttrytocontrol.In

work,dowhatyouenjoy.Infamilylife,becompletelypresent.“

–LaoTzu

“Intheworldthereisnothingmoresubmissiveandweakthanwater.Yetforattackingthatwhichishardandstrongnothingcansurpassit.“

–LaoTzu

“Itisbettertodoone’sownduty,howeverdefectiveitmaybe,thantofollowthedutyofanother,howeverwellonemayperformit.Hewho

doeshisdutyashisownnaturerevealsit,neversins.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Naturedoesnothurry,yeteverythingisaccomplished.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Onewhoistooinsistentonhisownviews,findsfewtoagreewithhim.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Thesoftestthingsintheworldovercomethehardestthingsintheworld.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Thewickedleaderishewhothepeopledespise.Thegoodleaderishewhothepeoplerevere.Thegreatleaderishewhothepeoplesay,

‘Wediditourselves.’

 

–LaoTzu

“Thosewhohaveknowledge,don’tpredict.Thosewhopredict,don’thaveknowledge.”

 

–LaoTzu

“Fillyourbowltothebrimanditwillspill.Keepsharpeningyourknifeanditwillblunt.”

 

–LaoTzu

“Beingbusydoesnotalwaysmeanrealwork.Theobjectofallworkisproductionoraccomplishmentandtoeitheroftheseendstheremust

beforethought,system,planning,intelligence,andhonestpurpose,aswellasperspiration.Seemingtodoisnotdoing.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Hell,therearenoruleshere–we’retryingtoaccomplishsomething.”–ThomasA.Edison

“Istartwherethelastmanleftoff.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Thethreegreatessentialstoachieveanythingworthwhileare:Hardwork,Stick­to­itiveness,andCommonsense.”

 

–ThomasA.Edison

Efࡷciency / Effectiveness

“Efficiencyisdoingbetterwhatisalreadybeingdone.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Efficiencyisdoingthingsright;effectivenessisdoingtherightthings.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Themostefficientwaytoproduceanythingistobringtogetherunderonemanagementasmanyaspossibleoftheactivitiesneededtoturn

outtheproduct.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Thereisnothingsouselessasdoingefficientlythatwhichshouldnotbedoneatall.“

 

–PeterDrucker

“It’snotthedailyincreasebutdailydecrease.Hackawayattheunessential.“

 

–BruceLee

“Thelesseffort,thefasterandmorepowerfulyouwillbe.“

 

–BruceLee

“Anticipatethedifficultbymanagingtheeasy.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Itisastonishingwhataneffortitseemstobeformanypeopletoputtheirbrainsdefinitelyandsystematicallytowork.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“There’sawaytodoitbetter–findit.”

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Aplaceforeverything,everythinginitsplace.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Asmallleakcansinkagreatship.“

Energy Management

–BenjaminFranklin

“Thehigheryourenergylevel,themoreefficientyourbodyThemoreefficientyourbody,thebetteryoufeelandthemoreyouwilluseyour

talenttoproduceoutstandingresults.”

“Passionisthegenesisofgenius.”

–TonyRobbins

–TonyRobbins

“Thetruthisthatwecanlearntoconditionourminds,bodies,andemotionstolinkpainorpleasuretowhateverwechoose.Bychanging

whatwelinkpainandpleasureto,wewillinstantlychangeourbehaviors.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Livewithpassion!”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Energyandpersistenceconquerallthings.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

Failure

“Thereisnosuchthingasfailure.Thereareonlyresults.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Whateverhappens,takeresponsibility.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Mistakesarealwaysforgivable,ifonehasthecouragetoadmitthem.“

 

–BruceLee

“Ihavenotfailed.I’vejustfound10,000waysthatwon’twork.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Manyoflife’sfailuresarepeoplewhodidnotrealizehowclosetheyweretosuccesswhentheygaveup.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Ourgreatestweaknessliesingivingup.Themostcertainwaytosucceedisalwaystotryjustonemoretime.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Results!Why,man,Ihavegottenalotofresults.Iknowseveralthousandthingsthatwon’twork.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“ShowmeathoroughlysatisfiedmanandIwillshowyouafailure.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“TheysayPresidentWilsonhasblundered.Perhapshehas,butInoticeheusuallyblundersforward.“–ThomasA.Edison

“Tohaveagreatidea,havealotofthem.“

–ThomasA.Edison

“WhenIhavefullydecidedthataresultisworthgettingIgoaheadofitandmaketrialaftertrialuntilitcomes.“

–ThomasA.Edison

“Whatistolerance?Itistheconsequenceofhumanity.Weareallformedoffrailtyanderror;letuspardonreciprocallyeachother’sfolly—

thatisthefirstlawofnature.”

 

–Voltaire

“Donotfearmistakes.Youwillknowfailure.Continuetoreachout.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Writeinjuriesindust,benefitsinmarble.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

"Idon’tknowthekeytosuccess,butthekeytofailureistryingtopleaseeverybody."

 

–BillCosby

"Thereisnofailureexceptinnolongertrying."

 

–ElbertHubbard

"Ihonestlythinkitisbettertobeafailureatsomethingyoulovethantobeasuccessatsomethingyouhate."–GeorgeBurns

"Indecisionanddelaysaretheparentsoffailure."

 

–GeorgeCanning

"Failureistheopportunitytobeginagainmoreintelligently."

 

–HenryFord

“Fallseventimes,Standupeight.”

 

–JapaneseProverb

"Youbuildonfailure.Youuseitasasteppingstone.Closethedooronthepast.Youdon’ttrytoforgetthemistakes,butyoudon’tdwellon

it.Youdon’tletithaveanyofyourenergy,oranyofyourtime,oranyofyourspace."

–JohnnyCash

"Themajorityofmenmeetwithfailurebecauseoftheirlackofpersistenceincreatingnewplanstotaketheplaceofthosewhichfail."

"Ourgreatestgloryisnotinneverfailing,butinrisingupeverytimewefail."

–NapoleonHill

–RalphWaldoEmerson

"Ifyoudon’tacceptfailureasapossibility,youdon’tsethighgoals,youdon’tbranchout,youdon’ttry—youdon’ttaketherisk."

–RosalynnCarter

"Manypeopledreamofsuccess.Tome,successcanonlybeachievedthroughrepeatedfailureandintrospection."

"Ifyouwanttoincreaseyoursuccessrate,doubleyourfailurerate."

"It’snotwhetheryougetknockeddown.It’swhetheryougetupagain."

"Successisgoingfromfailuretofailurewithoutlosingyourenthusiasm."

Focus

–SoichiroHonda

–ThomasWatson,Sr

–VinceLombardi

–WinstonChurchill

“Mostpeoplehavenoideaofthegiantcapacitywecanimmediatelycommandwhenwefocusallofourresourcesonmasteringasinglearea

ofourlives.”

–TonyRobbins

"Onereasonsofewofusachievewhatwetrulywantisthatweneverdirectourfocus;weneverconcentrateourpower.Mostpeopledabble

theirwaythroughlife,neverdecidingtomasteranythinginparticular."

“Ifyoudonotchangedirection,youmayendupwhereyouareheading.“

–TonyRobbins

–LaoTzu

Goals

“Peoplearenotlazy.Theysimplyhaveimpotentgoals–thatis,goalsthatdonotinspirethem.”

“Settinggoalsisthefirststepinturningtheinvisibleintothevisible.”

–TonyRobbins

–TonyRobbins

“Managementbyobjectiveworks–ifyouknowtheobjectives.Ninety

percentofthetimeyoudon’t.“–PeterDrucker

“Managementisdoingthingsright;leadershipisdoingtherightthings.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Thebestwaytopredictthefutureistocreateit.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Agoalisnotalwaysmeanttobereached,itoftenservessimplyassomethingtoaimat.“

 

–BruceLee

“Atthecenterofyourbeingyouhavetheanswer;youknowwhoyouareandyouknowwhatyouwant.“

 

–LaoTzu

Improvement

“Ifyoudowhatyou’vealwaysdone,you’llgetwhatyou’vealwaysgotten.“

 

–TonyRobbins

“Itisinyourmomentsofdecisionthatyourdestinyisshaped.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Wewillactconsistentlywithourviewofwhowetrulyare,whetherthatviewisaccurateornot.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Usingthepowerofdecisiongivesyouthecapacitytogetpastanyexcusetochangeanyandeverypartofyourlifeinaninstant.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“There’salwaysaway–ifyou’recommitted.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“There’snoabidingsuccesswithoutcommitment.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“HowamIgoingtolivetodayinordertocreatethetomorrowI’mcommittedto?”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Ichallengeyoutomakeyourlifeamasterpiece.Ichallengeyoutojointheranksofthosepeoplewholivewhattheyteach,whowalktheir

talk.“

–TonyRobbins

“Ifyouwanttobesuccessful,findsomeonewhohasachievedtheresultsyouwantandcopywhattheydoandyou’llachievethesame

results.“

 

–TonyRobbins

“Successfulpeopleaskbetterquestions,andasaresult,theygetbetteranswers.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Surmountingdifficultyisthecruciblethatformscharacter.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Followeffectiveactionwithquietreflection.Fromthequietreflectionwillcomeevenmoreeffectiveaction.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Knowledgehastobeimproved,challenged,andincreasedconstantly,oritvanishes.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Awisemancanlearnmorefromafoolishquestionthanafoolcanlearnfromawiseanswer.”

–BruceLee

“EversinceIwasachildIhavehadthisinstinctiveurgeforexpansionandgrowth.Tome,thefunctionanddutyofaqualityhumanbeingis

thesincereandhonestdevelopmentofone’spotential.”

–BruceLee

“Ifyoualwaysputlimitoneverythingyoudo,physicaloranythingelse.Itwillspreadintoyourworkandintoyourlife.Therearenolimits.

Thereareonlyplateaus,andyoumustnotstaythere,youmustgobeyondthem.”

 

–BruceLee

“Whenyouarecontenttobesimplyyourselfanddon’tcompareorcompete,everybodywillrespectyou.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Ifwedidallthethingswearecapableof,wewouldliterallyastoundourselves.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Employyourtimeinimprovingyourselfbyothermen’swritings,sothatyoushallgaineasilywhatothershavelaboredhardfor.“

 

–Socrates

“Thewaytogainagoodreputationistoendeavortobewhatyoudesiretoappear.“

 

–Socrates

“Aninvestmentinknowledgepaysthebestinterest.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Itiseasiertopreventbadhabitsthantobreakthem.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“TellmeandIforget.TeachmeandIremember.InvolvemeandIlearn.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Withoutcontinualgrowthandprogress,suchwordsasimprovement,achievement,andsuccesshavenomeaning.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

Motivation and Mindset

“Yousee,it’snevertheenvironment;it’snevertheeventsofourlives,butthemeaningweattachtotheevents–howweinterpretthem–

thatshapeswhowearetodayandwhowe’llbecometomorrow.”

–TonyRobbins

“Itisnotwhatweget.Butwhowebecome,whatwecontribute…thatgivesmeaningtoourlives.”

–TonyRobbins

“Takecontrolofyourconsistentemotionsandbegintoconsciouslyanddeliberatelyreshapeyourdailyexperienceoflife.”

–TonyRobbins

“Thesecretofsuccessislearninghowtousepainandpleasureinsteadofhavingpainandpleasureuseyou.Ifyoudothat,you’reincontrol

ofyourlife.Ifyoudon’t,lifecontrolsyou.”

–TonyRobbins

“Wearetheonlybeingsontheplanetwholeadsuchrichinternallivesthatit’snottheeventsthatmattermosttous,butrather,it’showwe

interpretthoseeventsthatwilldeterminehowwethinkaboutourselvesandhowwewillactinthefuture.”

–TonyRobbins

“Whatwecanorcannotdo,whatweconsiderpossibleorimpossible,israrelyafunctionofourtruecapability.Itismorelikelyafunctionof

ourbeliefsaboutwhoweare.”

–TonyRobbins

“Beliefshavethepowertocreateandthepowertodestroy.Humanbeingshavetheawesomeabilitytotakeanyexperienceoftheirlives

andcreateameaningthatdisempowersthemoronethatcanliterallysavetheirlives.“

 

–TonyRobbins

“Inlifeyouneedeitherinspirationordesperation.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“It’snottheeventsofourlivesthatshapeus,butourbeliefsastowhatthoseeventsmean.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Mydefinitionofsuccessistoliveyourlifeinawaythatcausesyoutofeelatonofpleasureandverylittlepain–andbecauseofyour

lifestyle,havethepeoplearoundyoufeelalotmorepleasurethantheydopain.”

–TonyRobbins

“I’vecometobelievethatallmypastfailureandfrustrationwereactuallylayingthefoundationfortheunderstandingsthathavecreatedthe

newleveloflivingInowenjoy.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Onlythosewhohavelearnedthepowerofsincereandselflesscontributionexperiencelife’sdeepestjoy:truefulfillment.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Theentrepreneuralwayssearchesforchange,respondstoit,andexploitsitasanopportunity.“

 

–PeterDrucker

“Acceptthefactthatwehavetotreatalmostanybodyasavolunteer.“

 

–PeterDrucker

“Alldifficultthingshavetheirorigininthatwhichiseasy,andgreatthingsinthatwhichissmall.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Ambitionhasoneheelnailedinwell,thoughshestretchherfingerstotouchtheheavens.“

 

–LaoTzu

“BeContentwithwhatyouhave;rejoiceinthewaythingsare.Whenyourealizethereisnothinglacking,thewholeworldbelongstoyou.“

–LaoTzu

“Healthisthegreatestpossession.Contentmentisthegreatesttreasure.Confidenceisthegreatestfriend.Non­beingisthegreatestjoy.”

–LaoTzu

“Ifyourealizethatallthingschange,thereisnothingyouwilltrytoholdonto.Ifyouarenotafraidofdying,thereisnothingyoucannot

achieve.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Loveisofallpassionsthestrongest,foritattackssimultaneouslythehead,theheartandthesenses.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Toknowyettothinkthatonedoesnotknowisbest;Nottoknowyettothinkthatoneknowswillleadtodifficulty.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Discontentisthefirstnecessityofprogress.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Ifindmygreatestpleasure,andsomyreward,intheworkthatprecedeswhattheworldcallssuccess.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Ineverdidaday’sworkinmylife.Itwasallfun.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Nearlyeverymanwhodevelopsanideaworksituptothepointwhereitlooksimpossible,andthenhegetsdiscouraged.That’snotthe

placetobecomediscouraged.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Whatyouarewillshowinwhatyoudo.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Alifeofleisureandalifeoflazinessaretwothings.Therewillbesleepingenoughinthegrave.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Anyfoolcancriticize,condemnandcomplainandmostfoolsdo.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Gainmaybetemporaryanduncertain;buteverwhileyoulive,expenseisconstantandcertain:anditiseasiertobuildtwochimneysthan

tokeeponeinfuel.“

–BenjaminFranklin

“Manypeopledieattwentyfiveandaren’tburieduntiltheyareseventyfive.“

–BenjaminFranklin

Planning

“Byfailingtoprepare,youarepreparingtofail.”

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Thebest­laidplansofmiceandmenoftengoawry.”

 

–RobertBurns

"Failuresdon’tplantofail;theyfailtoplan."

 

–HarveyMackay

Opportunity

“Lifeisagift,anditoffersustheprivilege,opportunity,andresponsibilitytogivesomethingbackbybecomingmore.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Themeetingofpreparationwithopportunitygeneratestheoffspringwecallluck.”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Tohellwithcircumstances;Icreateopportunities.“

 

–BruceLee

“Lifeisaseriesofnaturalandspontaneouschanges.Don’tresistthem–thatonlycreatessorrow.Letrealitybereality.Letthingsflow

naturallyforwardinwhateverwaytheylike.“

 

–LaoTzu

“Ineverdidanythingbyaccident,nordidanyofmyinventionscomebyaccident;theycamebywork.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Justbecausesomethingdoesn’tdowhatyouplannedittododoesn’tmeanit’suseless.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Opportunityismissedbymostpeoplebecauseitisdressedinoverallsandlookslikework.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Thereisfarmoreopportunitythanthereisability.“

 

–ThomasA.Edison

“Diligenceisthemotherofgoodluck.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Tosucceed,jumpasquicklyatopportunitiesasyoudoatconclusions.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

"Successbreedssuccess."

Self-Awareness

“Toknowoneselfistostudyoneselfinactionwithanotherperson.“

“Hewhoconquersothersisstrong;Hewhoconquershimselfismighty.“

—MiaHamm

–BruceLee

–LaoTzu

“Hewhocontrolsothersmaybepowerful,buthewhohasmasteredhimselfismightierstill.“

“Hewhoiscontentedisrich.”

“Hewhoknowsothersisclever;Hewhoknowshimselfhasdiscernment.”

“Hewhoknowsothersiswise.Hewhoknowshimselfisenlightened.”

“Hewhoknowsthatenoughisenoughwillalwayshaveenough.”

–LaoTzu

–LaoTzu

–LaoTzu

–LaoTzu

–LaoTzu

“Knowingothersisintelligence;knowingyourselfistruewisdom.Masteringothersisstrength;masteringyourselfistruepower.“

“Masteringothersisstrength.Masteringyourselfistruepower.“

–LaoTzu

–LaoTzu

“Torealizethatyoudonotunderstandisavirtue;Nottorealizethatyoudonotunderstandisadefect.”

“Yourworthconsistsinwhatyouareandnotinwhatyouhave.“

–LaoTzu

–ThomasA.Edison

“Heisrichestwhoiscontentwiththeleast,forcontentisthewealthofnature.”

–Socrates

“Iamthewisestmanalive,forIknowonething,andthatisthatIknownothing.“

“Theunexaminedlifeisnotworthliving“

–Socrates

–Socrates

“Trueknowledgeexistsinknowingthatyouknownothing.“

–Socrates

“Truewisdomcomestoeachofuswhenwerealizehowlittleweunderstandaboutlife,ourselves,andtheworldaroundus.“

“Hethatisgoodformakingexcusesisseldomgoodforanythingelse.”

“Ifyouwouldhaveafaithfulservant,andonethatyoulike,serveyourself.“

–Socrates

–BenjaminFranklin

–BenjaminFranklin

Time Management

“Onceyouhavemasteredtime,youwillunderstandhowtrueitisthatmostpeopleoverestimatewhattheycanaccomplishinayear–and

underestimatewhattheycanachieveinadecade!”

 

–TonyRobbins

“Timeisthescarcestresourceandunlessitismanagednothingelsecanbemanaged.”

 

–PeterDrucker

“Ifyoulovelife,don’twastetime,fortimeiswhatlifeismadeupof.”

 

–BruceLee

“Bewarethebarrennessofabusylife.“

 

–Socrates

“Donotsquandertimeforthatisthestufflifeismadeof.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Employthytimewell,ifthoumeanesttogainleisure.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Losttimeisneverfoundagain.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Taketimeforallthings:greathastemakesgreatwaste.“

 

–BenjaminFranklin

“Youmaydelay,buttimewillnot.”

 

–BenjaminFranklin

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