October 18, 2005

Your goals are more important than theirs

Here are some quotes about goals and steadfastness:

Make a goal and strive towards that goal because you wanted it for some reason. You wanted the goal - so keep it. Nothing can stop you. Only Divinity.

“You've always got to be aware of why you don't win, otherwise you'll keep losing. Every mistake is a learning experience and, hopefully, you won't make the same mistake again.” Layne Beachley, world champion surfer

“Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts.” William Hazlitt - English writer

“You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” Michael Jordan

“If you practice many, many times you will get good.” Anonymous

“The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation.” Jacob Bronowski

“Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.” Tom Stoppard

“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln

October 11, 2005

Never, never, never give up

Find below, quality quotations about never giving up:

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and the time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” Winston Churchill

“When things go wrong as they some times will; when the road you are trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high; when you want to smile but you have to sigh; when care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, as every one of us sometime learns; Don't give up though the pace seems slow; you might succeed with another blow. And many a failure turns about when he might have won had he stuck it out; Success is failure turned inside out--the silver lining of the cloud of doubt, and you can never tell how close you are; it may be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit; It's when things get worse that you mustn't quit!”

“If you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace, and your sleep for it...if all that you dream and scheme is about it, and life seems useless and worthless it...if you gladly sweat for it and fret for it and plan for it and lose all your terror of the opposition for it (perfect love casteth away all fear)...if you simply go after that thing you want with all of your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith, hope and confidence and stern pertinacity...if neither cold, poverty, famine, nor gout, sickness nor pain, of body or brain, can keep you away from the thing that you want...if dogged and grim you besiege and beset it, with the help of God, you will get it.” Les Brown (Live Your Dreams)

“Sometimes the physical side says give up and lie down but the better half says ‘Here I am send me.’” James E. Faust

“Think of the long view of life, not just what's going to happen today or tomorrow. Don't give up what you most want in life for something you think you want now.” Russell M. Nelson

“It is when I turn to Christ, when I give myself up to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own. Your real, new self will not come as long as you are looking for it. It will come when you are looking for Him. Give up yourself, and you will find your real self . . . look for Christ and you will find Him, and with Him everything else thrown in.” C.S. Lewis (“Mere Christianity” p. 226)