As we draw the curtain on 2017, I’ve taken time to reflect on this year, vis-a-vis my successes (gains) and failures (mistakes). This has led me to think through what has been my motivation through the months.
Words they say, never fade away. They last a lifetime. Even the Holy Bible says heaven and earth will pass away but God’s word will remain the same. Against this backdrop, I’ll like to share a few quotes that have kept me going and focused as well as helped me to
overcome certain obstacles I’ve had to face. These few positive and motivational quotes have been my inspiration and have guided as well as guarded my thoughts over the years. Sharing they say is caring. Thus, here are a few life quotes that would be helpful to you in 2018;
*The true measure of your character is what you do when you think you would never be found out.
*You are most likely to act yourself into feeling than feel yourself into action.
*A life in which anything goes will ultimately be a life in which nothing goes.
*The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
*Efficiency is the foundation for survival. Effectiveness is the foundation for success.
*There is a world of difference between a person who has a big problem and a person who makes a problem big.
*Love people more than procedures. Realize that people are your most valuable assets.
*The reason most goals are not achieved is because we often spend our time doing second things first.
*The greatest mistake a person can make is to be afraid of making one.
*Integrity is not what we do so much as who we are.
*We cannot become what we need to be by remaining the way we are.
*Too many people are ready to assert their rights and not their responsibilites.
*If people understand you, you’ll get their attention, if they trust you, you’ll get their action
*You may not have power over all that happens in your life but you have the power to determine how you react to what happens in your life. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
*People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.
*People’s minds are changed through observation, not argument. People do what people see.
*Your words will tell people what you think but your actions will tell them what you believe.
*Faith in God does not mean you deny reality but that you do not accept reality as finality. God’s word is stronger than reality.
*Problems can stop you temporarily. You are the only one who can do it permanently.
*What really counts is not what happens to me but what happens in me.
*If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain.
*Positive thinking does not always change our circumstance but it will always change us.
*Focus more on helping people solve their problems and less on solving people’s problems.
*Decide what to do and do it. Decide what not to do and don’t do it.
*The more you change, the more you become an instrument of change in people’s lives.
*Pay now, play later or Play now and pay later. The choice is yours.
*Having it all doesn’t mean having it all at once.
*We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing. Others judge us by what we have already done.
*Very often, we see things not as they are but through the lens of who we are.
*Do not despise the days of your small beginnings.
*Learn to live the Let-go life.
I’ll end this article with this humorous story;
” After World War II, a general and his young lieutenant boarded a train in England. The only seats left were across from a beautiful young lady and her grandmother. The general and the lieutenant sat facing the women. As the train pulled out, it went through a dark tunnel. For about ten seconds there was total darkness. In the silence of the moment, two sounds were heard- a kiss and a slap. Now, everyone had his or her perception of what had transpired.
The Grandmother thought to herself, “I’m angry that the young man kissed my daughter but I’m happy that she retaliated.”
The Young Lady said to herself “I’m flattered that the General would kiss me but I’m a bit embarassed that Grandmother would slap him.”
The General sat there thinking to himself “My lieutenant showed a lot of courage in kissing that girl but why did she slap me by mistake?”
The lieutenant was the only one who knew what truly went down. In the brief moment of darkness, he kissed a girl and slapped a general.
Moral of the story: Things are not always we think they are.
To everyone reading this, I wish you a Blessed and Favoured New Year in advance.