Tagged motivation

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…

Quotes: motivation, success

Here are post-Labour Day quotes to focus your thoughts on the Fall agenda. The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it. – Henry Ford The starting point of all achievement is desire. – Napolean Hill Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. – Swami Vivekananda…

Some of Muhammad Ali’s greatest quotes

By George has compiled some of our favourite quotes from the life of Muhammad Ali – “The Greatest of All-time.”   “I am an ordinary man who worked hard to develop the talent I was given. I believed in myself, and I believe in the goodness of others.”   “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”   “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.”   “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who…

10 sage quotes on success from Benjamin Franklin

Thankfully, Benjamin Franklin left behind volumes of writings, from which we have gained invaluable knowledge of his thoughts on life, work and success. Here are 10 gems on success that ring as true today as they did in Franklin’s era. Well done is better than well said. Never confuse motion with action. Diligence is the mother of good luck. By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions. Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out. When you’re finished changing, you’re finished. Energy and persistence…

Henry Ford on work and life

Here are wonderfully insightful quotes on work and life from American business tycoon Henry Ford. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. As we advance in life we learn the limits of our abilities. I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t…

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

This is an excerpt from blogger and writer Benjamin Hardy’s list of suggestions for “what it takes to succeed.” It was first posted in Thrive Global on LinkedIn.   Don’t think — know and act. “Don’t think. You already know what you have to do, and you know how to do it. What’s stopping you?” — Tim Grover Rather than analyzing and thinking, act.   Always be prepared so you have the freedom to act on instinct. Become a master of your craft. Learn the left-brained rules in and out so your right brain can have limitless freedom to break the rules and create.   Don’t…

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…

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…