I offer a lot of tips and ideas here that will help you become a better employee or manager and advance in your career. But sometimes we need a little more than just knowing the right or wrong way to do something.
So I’m sharing a collection of quotes that might help you through the day in those moments when hard work and big hopes start to fall flat.
“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth
Each mistake is an opportunity for growth. Learn from the moments that don’t go as planned and put that experience toward your next approach.
“All great changes are preceded by chaos” – Deepak Chopra
Feeling flustered with your current situation and all it seems you have to do? The dust will settle. But until then, keep the goal in mind.
“If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend the first four hours sharpening the axe” – Abraham Lincoln
Abe’s tool was his axe. What’s yours? Maybe it’s your work ethic or a particular skill. Take the time to sharpen it properly before you start swinging and not only will you do a better job, you’ll avoid a lot of unnecessary setbacks.
“The harder I work, the luckier I get” – Gary Player
Do you believe in luck? I don’t. But a great work ethic and a positive attitude will have you rolling in the riches of what seems, to the untrained eye, to be luck.
“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile” – Roger Staubach
You might have some competition on the main road to your goals, but the road with the extra time and effort is usually an empty one. Put in that extra work and you’ll arrive at your destination in no time.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
Take a look back at your former achievements. Surely there were a few that seemed unlikely to occur at the moment you began. But now? It’s done. Apply that experience to your next impossibility so you can stand at the end of another accomplishment.
“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
Don’t let a misstep get you down or you really never will reach your goals.
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne
Fear is a great driving force, however deterring it can be. Own it, embrace it, let it drive you, use it for good.
“Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength.” – Corrie ten Boom
What’s been holding you back from continuing on your career path? If worry or fear top the list, it’s time to push through it.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay
Concerned about your career future? Identify what job you want and then create it. Don’t wait around for your dream job to come to you.
Feeling pumped now? Go out there and get that dream job. Chances are the only thing holding you back is you.
Do you want to motivate and lead your staff more effectively? My executive coaching services can help you hone your leadership skills and clearly define your goals and objectives.