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More Words of Wisdom

These inspiring gems make for a great pick-me-up any time of year.

By Compiled by Maggie Leyes

All things are created twice. There’s a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you’ve thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind. —Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

The way we see the problem is the problem. —Stephen Covey

Ideas without action are worthless. —Harvey Mackay

Do, or do not. There is no “try.” —Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that’s when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it. —Dr. John C. Maxwell

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. —Anthony Robbins

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward. —Napoleon Hill

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped. —African proverb

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. —Maya Angelou

If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough. —Mario Andretti

Drive thy business or it will drive thee. —Benjamin Franklin

Some people are masters of money, and some its slaves. —Russian Proverb

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