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Daily Quotes

Well it’s that time of year once again when everyone is thinking about and considering what goals they are going to set either for themselves or and their families. My wife and I are in the process of doing that just now.

Keeping that in mind I would like to share with you a few of my favorite quotes in regards to setting goals and a few others I feel are appropriate.

To start off, and something we all need to remember:

 

“Nothing can be changed until we face it.”

Now the next two quotes are my favorites. And I always keep them in mind when I think of settting new goals.  First is one by Spencer W Kimble, former Apostle and President of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.”

“Goals should always be made to a point that will make us reach and strain.  Success should not necessarily be gauged by always reaching the goal set, but by progress and attainment.”

Spencer W Kimball

I like this quote simply because it remnds me of  the need to set realistic goals and that even though I may not achieve the goal itself, I can measure my success by how far I have progressed in reaching that goal.

Our next quote goes in conjunction with the previous quote in that once you have set a goal you need to monitor your progress. This quote comes from Oscar Leslie Stone, better known as O Leslie Stone a  general authority of “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.”

“We must constantly review the past, determine our present status, and set goals for the future.  Without this process there is little chance of reaching one’s objectives.”

O Leslie Stone

Which brings us to the last quote of the day.  I came across this particular quote in a book I read once which dealt briefly on, among other things, setting goals. No author was attributed to the quote, which goes like this –

“A goal not written is only a wish.”

In other words unless you write down your goals, they are only wishful thinking. One other thing I would like to say in regards to setting goals is that when you write your goals down, you should put them where you can see them, (I like to put my written goals in the area that I spend the most time in), so that you can be reminded of the goals you have set yourself.

That is enough from me for now, so once again I bid you Adieu till next time.

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Quotes Of The Day

Over the years that I have been collecting quotes there are a few that have stuck in my mind. For example when I was serving as a missionary for my church, I came across this quote which came to mean a lot to me then and still does.

 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know much you care.”

As a teacher, especially as a young teacher it can be very difficult to convince others that you can teach them something that will be of great benifit in their lives and in the lives of their families. As the quote above says; if people know that you care about them, then it is a lot easier to teach them something that is of value, such as truth & increased knowledge and understanding.

Sometimes there are thoughts that can have a great deal of meaning to you and can sit in your mind.  Like the following thought.

“You can dodge your responsibilities, but you can’t dodge the consequences of dodging your responsibilities.”

So if you are ever asked to do something and don’t want to do it.  Consider first if it worth the consequences  of not doing it.  Or for that matter anything we do in life has a consequence, the question we need to ask ourselves; is the consequence of doing or not doing a particular action or task good or bad.

Thats all from me for now; until the next time I bid you Adieu!

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Quotes of The Day

I just love enthusiasm, it can add luster to and lift your day. Make time seem to fly, and just  make your day great.

A number of years ago, an associate of mine helped me to understand the power of being positive and enthusiastic about life, regardless of people or weather or whatever the situation he was in.  He  always maintained an enthusiastic approach to what ever situation he was in.  But he explained to me as I got to know him better, that he was not always the positive, enthusiastic person I had come to know.  He had just learned the value of an enthusiastic and positive approach to life.

So if you . . .

 

“Mix enthusiasm with your work, and it will not seem hard or monotonous.”

Again . . .

“Enthusiasm is a state of mind that inspires and arouses one to put into action the task at hand.”

There is more I would like to share on this subject but I will leave these few quotes with you now, until my next post, Adieu my friends.

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