Motivation

The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true — action precedes motivation. – Robert J. McKain

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The first step towards getting somewhere

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. – Chauncey Depew

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Small deeds

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. – Peter Marshall

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Talent is cheaper than table salt

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. – Stephen King

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People of accomplishment

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. – Leonardo Da Vinci

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Nature goes on her way

Nature goes on her way, and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order. – Goethe

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Don’t wish it was easier

Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom. – Jim Rohn

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The first step

The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others. – Solomon Ibn Gabriol

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I can’t hear what you’re saying

What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you’re saying. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Some are disturbed

Some are disturbed because they fear what might come after death. Many more, though, are disturbed because they fear that they have mislived— that they have, that is, lived without having attained the things in life that are truly valuable. – William B. Irvine

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