Tagged motivation

Colin Powell: 13 Rules

In his memoir It Worked for Me: In Life and Leadership, Colin Powell provided a valuable list of life lessons accompanied by a collection of personal anecdotes. For this great man, there are 13 Rules to how to live life. Rule 1. It ain’t as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning. Keep all things in perspective when having to make a tough decision. Give the matter the perspective of some time. Rule 2. Get mad, then get over it. Do not carry anger for any time. Instead of letting anger destroy you, use it to…

Quotes to inspire, motivate and provoke

Many will know that By George Journal regularly tweet quotes to inspire, motivate and provoke. Here are some of our latest “favourite” bons mots! “Apparently there is nothing that cannot happen today.” – Mark Twain “Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” – Leonard Cohen “The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” – Albert Einstein “You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” – Anon. “It is never too late to become what…

Poetry for the day; sentiments for the ages

Here are three remarkable poems that capture the solemn and significant essence of this day. These Remembrance Day poems express sentiments for the ages. For the Fallen – Laurence Binyon With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea. Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.   Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears.   They went with songs to…

A personal 360 for the Fall

To help prepare for your challenges throughout the Fall, here is a series of instructive articles that have been compiled from the archives of By George. The posts provide instruction on strengthening your sense of direction, confidence and self-awareness, and providing techniques to increase your productivity and ultimately your success in meeting your goals. The articles are a great refresher for the workplace – and for your approach to life. All the best as you dive into your Fall endeavors tomorrow! . In Getting a Good Jump Start this Fall Rejuvenate Yourself! Tips for starting your week / your day Techniques…

The wisdom of QB Tom Brady

Tom Brady did it again yesterday, leading his New England Patriots team to an amazing 4th quarter comeback Superbowl victory. Brady becomes the first QB with 5 NFL championship rings. So, to follow-up on this game-for-the-ages, By George compiled our 15 FAV observations of a truly great football quarterback – and a decent human being. Football is unconditional love. If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all. You wanna know which ring is my favorite? The next one. I didn’t come this far to only come this far, so we’ve still got further to go. I think that…

The Quest: The Impossible Dream

To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable sorrow To run where the brave dare not go To right the unrightable wrong To love pure and chaste from afar To try when your arms are too weary To reach the unreachable star This is my quest To follow that star No matter how hopeless No matter how far To fight for the right Without question of pause To be willing to march Into hell for a heavenly cause And I know if I’ll only be true To this glorious quest That my heart will…

Modern-Day Maxims (3)

Count your age by friends, count your life by smiles. / You have to wake up in order for your dreams to come true. / Never insult a crocodile until you’ve crossed the river. / If you don’t lie down no one can walk on you. / If you think things improve with age attend a class reunion. / A good scare is sometimes worth more to a man than good advice. / Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. / We have two ears and one mouth, Think twice, speak once! / You’re never fully dressed until…

Modern-Day Maxims (2)

Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often. / Success is … more attitude than aptitude. / Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. / If you can laugh at it then you can live with it. / If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it. / It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s the way you carry it. / Behavior is the mirror in which everyone shows their image. / Make friends before you need them. / A friend walks in when everyone else walks…

Modern-Day Maxims (1)

They certainly do not have the “weightiness” of those traditional aphorisms from ancient Greece and the Enlightenment Period, but there still is an element of truth twisted into modern-day maxims. However, here is an entertaining list of modern principles and maxims. The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime. / The road to success is always under construction. / A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out. / Failure is the path of least persistence. / Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough. / Patience is counting down without blasting off. / Have a…

William James quotes to start a day

Here are five great William James quotes to start the day: “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” “To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” “Sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.” “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.” William James (January 11, 1842…