August 14, 2014

Inspirational Quotations from 60 Second Time Out

Inspirational quotations from Mike Greene's 60 Second Time Out

For those of you who have been following me, you know that every time I read a book, I curate the inspirational quotations I find in the book for your pleasure.

Today, it is the turn of 60 Second Time Out by Mike Greene.

It is really worth getting. It has some simple, yet powerful lessons. Hat tip to Mike Greene for this piece of work.




52 Inspirational Quotations

1. Most people don’t need to be taught; they just need to be reminded. – CS Lewis

2. Choose the work you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius

3. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that  it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw

4. Although it’s admirable to be ambitious and hard-working, it’s more desirable to be smart-working. – John Maxwell

5. The future will depend on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Ghandi

6. The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. – Vince Lombardi

7. It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. – Dale Carnegie

8. Losers focus on what they are going through; winners focus on what they are going to. – John Maxwell

9. The purpose of our lives is to add value to the people of this generation and those that follow. – Buckminster Fuller

10. The greatest victory is over self. – Aristotle

11. Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself. – Tom Watson

12. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily. – Zig Ziglar

13. You affect your conscious mind by verbal repetition. W Clement Stone

14. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement. – Napoleon Hill

15. Ninety percent of those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit. – Paul J Meyer

16. What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us pales in comparison to what lies within us. – Henry David Thoreau

17. Poor people have big TV. Rich people have a big library. – Jim Rohn

18. You’ll be the same five years from now as you are today except for the people you meet and the books that you read. – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

19. Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill

20. Most of your unhappiness in life is due to the fact that you are listening to yourself rather than talking to yourself. – D Martin Loyd-Jones

21. Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals and values are in balance. – Brian Tracy

22. If you don’t design your own plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. – Jim Rohn

23. Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing right things. – Peter Drucker

24. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

25. The loudest and most influential voice you hear is your own inner voice, your self critic. It can work for you or against you, depending on the messages you allow. – Keith Harrell

26. It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action and discipline that enabled us to follow through. – Zig Ziglar

27. Treat people as though they were what they ought to be, and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

28. Confidence … thrives on honesty, on honour, on the sacredness of obligation, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them you cannot live. – Franklin D Roosevelt

29. Life is a 10-speed bike. Most of us have gears we have never used. – Charles Schulz

30. Before a person can achieve the kind of life he wants, he must think, act, walk, talk and conduct himself in all of is affairs as would the person he wishes to become. – Zig Ziglar

31. Do not fear going forward slowly. Fear only to stand still. Chinese Proverb

32. Concentrate all your thoughts on the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell
33. Be the change you wish to see in the world. – Mahatma Gandhi

34. Let your performance do the thinking. – H Jackson Brown

35. It doesn’t matter what you say you believe; it only matters what you do. – Robert Fulghum

36. Control your own destiny or someone else will. – Jack Welsh

37. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. – Calvin Coolidge

38. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of controversy. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

39. Procrastination is opportunity’s natural assassin. – Victor Kiam

40. It’s not enough to be busy. So are ants. The question is what are you busy about? – Henry David Thoreau

41. Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of the commitment to excellence, intellect, planning and focused effort. – Paul J Meyer

42. As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round. – Ben Hogan

43. A really great talent finds its happiness in execution. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

44. The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing. – Steven Covey

45. Patience is the companion of wisdom. – Saint Augustine

46. Our doubts are traitors that make us lose the good we might oft win by fearing to attempt. – Mark Twain

47. To do two things at once is to do neither. – Publius Syrus

48. If you chase both rabbits, both will escape. – Anonymous

49. One of the greatest gifts you can give someone is the gift of attention. – Jim Rohn

50. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. – Theodore Roosevelt

51. No man becomes rich unless he enriches others. – Andrew Carnegie

52. Every man dies. Not every man lives. The only limits to the possibilities in your life tomorrow are the ‘buts’ you use today. – Les Brown

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