A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
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Why is the tao so valuable? Because it is everywhere, and everyone can use it. This is why those who seek will find.
More quotes about Motivation
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word ‘pessimist’ was not in our vocabulary at that time. It’s a modern ‘invention’ which I believe we should ‘dis-invent.’
Most people think small because they are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning.
Vision doesn’t usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Every setback might be the very thing that makes you carry on and fight all the harder and become much better.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment-independent will-that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.
Relish the opportunity to be an outsider. Embrace that label – being an outsider is fine, embrace the label – because it’s the outsiders who change the world and who make a real and lasting difference.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.