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    6 Reasons Your Best Employees Can Lose Their Motivation 


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    Employees require a certain amount of energy and motivation to be engaged and feel fully committed at the workplace.

    According to a recent study of 1.2 employees at 52 organizations, most of them Fortune 1000 companies, there’s cause for concern. Most employees start out with high levels of engagement and enthusiasm, the study finds. But after six months on the job, their morale declines sharply—and it continues to deteriorate for years.

    If you’re losing good employees to apathy and disengagement, it’s critical that you regain their enthusiasm. Otherwise, you stand to lose your best people—the ones who will always have options—as they head for your competitors, leaving you with the dregs.

    Poor employee engagement and retention are leadership issues, and it takes leadership to fix them. And that process begins with knowing what employees need that they aren’t getting. Here are some of the most common issues:

    Lack of autonomy If your smartest and most talented employees are not allowed to make decisions on their own, if everything has to be decided from top down, they’ll quickly lose their motivation. Empower them to make decisions and have faith in their judgment.

    Lack of professional development. Opportunities for learning and development are an instant boost to employee motivation—especially among the best. Employees like to feel that they’re are expanding and refining their skills. Providing opportunities for people to attain new knowledge and share it with others is one of the best ways to revitalize a stagnant workplace.

    Unrealistic workloads. It’s important to keep expectations and demands reasonable. If your employees feel pressured to work longer, stay later, and work most weekends, they will soon become disillusioned, stressed and lacking in motivation. On the other hand, an employee whose workload is too light or not varied enough may quickly lose interest. Set reasonable, realistic expectations and check in from time to time to make sure workloads are still where they should be.

    Lack of flexibility. If your workplace doesn’t honor work-life balance, even the most enthusiastic employees will burn out before you know it. Encourage time off, flexible work options and other solutions to keep employees happy and focused.

    Lack of communication. Communicate to your employees, and do it often. Because not only does clear communication throughout the organization make for an efficient workplace, it also has a major impact on employee morale and confidence.

    Feeling undervalued. An employee who feels that their efforts are not recognized or appreciated will soon begin to lose energy and commitment. That’s why it’s so important to celebrate successes and give credit where it’s due. Try to make sure that every achievement and effort is rewarded, even if it’s just with a simple thank you.

    Leaders are often surprised that their best employees are demotivated—and even more surprised when they leave—but if the issues listed above aren’t being handled well, it’s only to be expected.

    The signs are always there when there’s a problem; the questions for you as a leader is whether you’re watching and what you’re going to do about it.

    Lead from within: To retain and keep your best employees, do what it takes to keep them motivated and inspired.

     


     

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    The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

     

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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    How the Best Leaders Energize Their People Every Day 


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    If you’re like most leaders, the days can be long and filled with millions of things to do, and it’s easy to lose sight of your energy. And the same is true of the people on your team. Ideally, the work you do every day should be energizing, but part of leadership is making it happen when it isn’t happening naturally. Here are some ways to keep your people energized and motivated:

    Tap into what inspires them. The status quo is usually a pretty comfortable place, and it’s never easy for leaders to get people to move forward. Ask yourself what inspires your team. Is it the mission? The camaraderie and teamwork? Personal ambition? Tap into what you know of them to help them make the leap from impossible to possible. Let them know it’s going to be hard at times, but the rewards will be great.

    Celebrate the big things—and the little ones too. Great leaders are constantly finding ways to honor their people and celebrate their individual and shared successes. Don’t wait for an excuse to inject energy into your people. Let them know you see their progress and do everything you can to celebrate it—and them.

    Reward their effort. Too often leaders focus rewards only on results; they forget how much energy and effort people put into making something work, even if it’s just part of the daily grind or a project that didn’t pan out. Be the kind of leader who rewards effort as well as results. Let your people know that little things make big things happen and that you value their discipline and effort.

    Listen with curiosity. Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand but with the intent to reply. To energize your people, listen with curiosity, speak with honesty and act with integrity. The most successful people are the ones who do more listening than talking. When people know they’re being heard, they feel vital and valued.

    Show respect. The highest form of respect you can give someone is to recognize them for who they are. Let them know you see their strengths—not just when they excel, but even through mistakes and bad outcomes.

    Appreciate them for who they are. Recognition is a fundamental human need that reinforces positive actions. When you let people know you appreciate them for themselves and their role in the work you share, the more involved they will feel.

    Show your gratitude. The single greatest cause of happiness is gratitude. If you want to keep your team motivated, make it a point to express your thanks to them as often as you can, in private and in public.

    The best leaders energize their people in as many ways as possible, sharing with them the feeling that every day is a great day to do amazing work together.

    Lead from within: At the end of the day, your energy and ability to energize others are among the most valuable resources you can share.

     


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    The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness


    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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    How to Kill Your Team’s Motivation Without Really Trying 


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    When it comes to motivation, everyone thinks they are the expert–there are hundreds of blogs, articles and books on the subject.

    It’s a genuine problem in a lot of organizations–I have been brought in countless times as a consultant and coach to help motivate a team.

    But–as I’ve been saying for many years–motivation doesn’t come from an outside source. It’s an inside job, and if you want motivation, it’s you–as a team leader, boss, coach, manager–who must find what motivates and inspires each person.

    What ends up happening more often, even with great leaders, is that they inadvertently kill the motivation on their team. Here are some ways that can happen:

    1. When you don’t have a vision. To motivate your team, create a compelling vision. People need something they can hold on to, something they can resonate with and be proud of.

    2. When you don’t have a plan. You can have the greatest vision and the best ideas, but without a strategic plan to guide them in turning those abstracts into something sustainable and tangible, your team is just going to keep spinning its wheels.

    3. When you say one thing but do another. People want a leader who can be trusted–and they pay close attention. Inconsistencies in your words and behavior don’t just discourage your team–it erodes their respect for you, which in turn keeps them from doing their best.

    4. When you make up dumb rules that give you more control. Rules and policies and processes are not what great leadership is about. And when you use them as a means to control those around you, you’re on your way to being disrespected entirely. The only message it sends is that you feel out of control and need to make up for it.

    5. When you don’t give people the credit they deserve. In a team, everything that is done is supported by and a reflection of the entire group. If you fail to give people the credit they deserve, they’ll stop doing their best–and they may start to undermine you outright.

    6. When you can’t manage conflict. Some conflict is healthy, but when it’s out of control you do nothing to manage it, people become wary of engagement. To keep motivation, creativity and productivity alive and well, step in and take effective measures to help resolve conflicts.

    7. When you make yourself unavailable and inaccessible. Making yourself invisible to others, either by being gone or by barricading yourself behind a closed door or a protective assistant–your team will eventually stop trying to communicate or consult with you at all.

    8. When you’re too busy to engage with anyone. Are you truly too busy to support, guide and mentor your team–the people who are working hard for you and who make you look good? Seriously? You may be trying to emphasize your importance, but the message you send is that your team falls low on your list of priorities.

    9. When you play favorites. Favoritism alienates everyone. How are people supposed to work together when they’re divided by their leader? Playing favorites destroys the core of the collective and makes their work much harder.

    10. When you threaten people. Whether the threat is a canceled vacation, missing out on a promotion or being fired, it’s the lowest form of attempted control. Threats will never get people to do what you want but will instead make them more disconnected, disengaged and resentful.

    11. When you don’t celebrate wins. If your team can’t pause to celebrate their wins, it’s guaranteed that they’ll bring a little less enthusiasm next time.

    12. When you withhold information. If you are withholding information from your team, not keeping them in the loop, how they are going to know what they need to do? Keeping them in the dark makes their work harder and leads them to care less.

    13. When you overwork your team. Do you really believe that overloading people will going to make them work harder? The only thing it will do is burn them out, and before you know it they’re just putting in their time without much investment.

    14. When you compare one person to another. Lousy leaders sometimes try to stimulate performance by comparing one person against one another. People don’t want to be pitted, compared or stereotyped but to be noticed as an individual. Let people be who they truly are so they can bring their best to work.

    15. When you constantly keep your team feeling they can be replaced. The idea that people they are replaceable makes them edgy and anxious, which is not a state that leads to great work. They want to feel they are valuable and have something to contribute.

    If you’re doing any of these things–in large ways or small–or if you even have tendencies in their direction, you need to get to work on your leadership before you do irrevocable harm to your team, because you are basically killing your team’s motivation.

     

     


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    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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  • feedwordpress 19:29:40 on 2018/06/10 Permalink
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    23 Powerful Ways to Motivate Yourself 


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    Motivation is something we’re supposed to carry within us, but it doesn’t always appear on its own. Sometimes we need a little help to find the motivation we need to run our businesses, to lead our companies, to support our teams and to help our customers.

    Here are 23 ways to increase your motivation:

    1. Get hungry. Find out what drives you–what you are passionate about–and stay focused on that desire.

    2. Embrace your drive. The only way to get something done is to embrace it with all your confidence and will power. Make a promise to yourself that if you want something done, you will get it done, because nothing will ever happen by itself

    3. Push all the right buttons. If things are going off the rails, tell yourself what you need to hear to take back control. There are many things we don’t have control over, but we always have control over how we react. Activate your positivity.

    4. Tackle tiny tasks. Knock off a few little items from your to-do list and create small rituals to help give your motivation some momentum.

    5. Be present. It’s easy to be so focused on the future that you lose sight of what’s right in front of you. Stay grounded in the present moment.

    6. Do something badly. Perfectionism is motivation’s worst enemy. Undermine those instincts by learning to do something you have no talent or aptitude for. You’ll learn compassion for others in the same situation, and the next time you are confronted with the same circumstances you know exactly what to do.

    7. Talk to thinkers. Stay close to the friends and family members who challenge your thinking and keep you focused, confident and positive.

    8. Make it happen. Sometimes we don’t do the things we need to do because we secretly believe someone is going to come and rescue us. Remember the old adage “If it is to be, it is up to me.” It may be a frightening truth, but it’s honest.

    9. Free your thinking. Don’t allow your thinking to become restricted or rigid, but try to experience new ways of doing things. Commit yourself to looking for innovative ideas–there’s nothing more motivating than the feeling of infinite possibility.

    10. Keep moving. When the body moves, so does the mind. Think of enjoyable ways you can work some exercise into the day. Don’t think of it as time away from work–many people say they do their best thinking while they are running or walking.

    11. Use your weakness. What you think of as a weakness can truly become a strength. Learn to take advantage of your weaknesses. Turn them around and see possibilities emerge.

    12. Honor your habits. Trying to rid yourself of a bad habit is notoriously difficult. Instead, give your bad habits some respect and tweak them into something new that serve you more effectively.

    13. Face your fears. Fear is the worst thing that can happen to motivation. If you want to stay motivated, you have to face down your fears.

    14. Quit caring about what other people think. Tap into your self-esteem and free yourself of other people’s opinions and expectations. Leave your self -consciousness behind. Act on your instincts and take risks with abandon.

    15. Be tenacious with yourself. If you’re in the habit of talking yourself out of action because you lack confidence, quiet that inner voice and refuse to take no for an answer.

    16. Write your own script. Too often we are so busy living the script that other people have written for us that we don’t have time for the things we want and envision for ourselves. Take back ownership of your script and you’ll find your motivation.

    17. Treat every problem as a gift. When you change the way you look at your–when you stop seeing them as problems–they turn into opportunities to discover a new solution. You always have a choice in how you respond to events.

    18. Remind and rewind. If you’re at less than peak performance, keep reminding yourself of your most positive and inspiring thoughts, rewinding them in your mind so you don’t forget them.

    19. Make time to think. Everything you do begins with a thought, and when you stop thinking you stop taking action. Do what it takes to devote some time to thinking, and watch your creativity and imagination take flight.

    20. Choose to inspire. Sometimes the best way to get out of your own way is to focus on inspiring others. If you can’t have a prefect day, you still may be able to give one to somebody else.

    21. Get comfortable with uncertainty. It’s easy to lose motivation when you’re scared. Uncertainty is a major source of fear, and if you can learn to make friends with uncertainty, you can eliminate a major source of uncertainty.

    22. Keep it simple. It’s hard to stay motivated when you’re overflowing with challenges and complications and confusion. When you can keep what’s in front of you simple and specific, you can be more focused and more effective.

    23. Get a coach. Sometimes even the smartest of people with the best of intentions need some help. A great coach can help you examine yourself in ways that would never occur to you on your own. It can be a frightening prospect but the rewards can be great. The prefect coach can lead you to discover your self -motivation and tap into a source

     


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    What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

    After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

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    101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It 


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    What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.

    But the kind of smart I’m talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck.

    Let these smart thoughts inspire you and motivate you to power through whatever is blocking your path to success.

    1. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. –-Winston Churchill

    2. There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. –-Logan Pearsall Smith

    3. You have brains in your head
    You have feet in your shoes
    You can steer yourself any direction you choose
    You’re on your own.
    And you know what you know.
    And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. –-Dr. Seuss

    4. The obstacle is the path. –-Zen saying

    5. Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them. –-Vaibhav Shah

    6. Success? I don’t know what that word means. I’m happy. But success, that goes back to what in somebody’s eyes success means. For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me. –-Denzel Washington

    7. Opportunities don’t happen. You create them. –-Chris Grosser

    8. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered. –-G.K. Chesterton

    9. It is the part of a wise man to keep himself today for tomorrow, and not to venture all his eggs in one basket. -Miguel de Cervantes

    10. To please everybody is impossible; were I to undertake it, I should probably please nobody. –-George Washington

    11. Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. –-Albert Einstein

    12. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. –Charles Darwin

    13. Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. –-Eleanor Roosevelt

    14. The best revenge is massive success. –-Frank Sinatra

    15. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. —David Brinkley

    16. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –-Eleanor Roosevelt

    17. If you’re going through hell, keep going. –-Winston Churchill

    18. What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. –-Oscar Wilde

    19. The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. –-Bruce Feirstein

    20. Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great. –-John D. Rockefeller

    21. Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. –-Nathaniel Hawthorne

    22. If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. –-Albert Einstein

    23. There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed. –-Ray Goforth

    24. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. –-Arthur Ashe

    25. It is necessary for us to learn from others’ mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself. –Hyman George Rickover

    26. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better. –-John Updike

    27. Eighty percent of success is just showing up. –-Woody Allen

    28. Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so. –-Philip Dormer Stanhope

    29. In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind. –-Louis Pasteur

    30. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. –-Eleanor Roosevelt

    31. One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. –-A.A. Milne

    32. The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it. –-Thucydides

    33. Fortune favors the brave. –-Terence

    34. One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. –Will Durant

    35. It takes less time to do a thing right than it does to explain why you did it wrong. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    36. The speed of a runaway horse counts for nothing. –-Jean Cocteau

    37. No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day. –-L. Ron Hubbard

    38. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. –-John R. Wooden

    39. Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. –-Thomas Alva Edison

    40. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. –-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    41. It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god. –-Seneca

    42. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. –-George S. Patton

    43. A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain. –-Robert Frost

    44. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. –-Ellen Parr

    45. With self-discipline, most anything is possible. –-Theodore Roosevelt

    46. It is not enough to be busy…. The question is: What are we busy about? –Henry David Thoreau

    47. The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. –Ben Stein

    48. All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. –John Stuart Mill

    49. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. –Cecil B. DeMille

    50. The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valry

    51. No illusion is more crucial than the illusion that great success and huge money buy you immunity from the common ills of mankind, such as cars that won’t start. –-Larry McMurtry

    52. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. –Satchel Paige

    53. You’ll always miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. –-Wayne Gretzky

    54. There is hardly anything in the world that some man can’t make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey. –John Ruskin

    55. The dreadful burden of having nothing to do. –-Nicolas Boileau

    56. Some people believe that holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go–and then do it. –-Ann Landers

    57. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop. –-Confucius

    58. I learned much from my teachers, more from my books, and most from my mistakes. –Anonymous

    59. A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. –Sir Francis Bacon

    60. If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. –-Abraham Maslow

    61. Measure twice, cut once. –-Craftsman’s aphorism

    62. Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash. –-George S. Patton

    63. Formula for success: Underpromise and overdeliver. –-Thomas Peters

    64. What is harder than rock, or softer than water? Yet soft water hollows out hard rock. Persevere. –Ovid

    65. Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater. –William Hazlitt

    66. If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. –-Sir Isaac Newton

    67. The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur. –-Vince Lombardi

    68. In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves … self-discipline with all of them came first. –-Harry S. Truman

    69. The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. –-Anonymous

    70. When in doubt, win the trick. –-Edmond Hoyle

    71. I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. –-Woodrow Wilson

    72. They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. –-Andy Warhol

    73. It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it. –Arnold Joseph Toynbee

    74. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. –Ayn Rand

    75. Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. –James Baldwin

    76. There is no disinfectant like success. –Daniel J. Boorstin

    77. Nothing succeeds like success. –Alexander Dumas

    78. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be now; if it be not now, yet it will come: the readiness is all. –William Shakespeare

    79. The secret of successful managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the four guys who haven’t made up their minds. –Charles “Casey” Stengel

    80. A wise man sees as much as he ought, not as much as he can. –-Michel de Montaigne

    81. Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. –-Will Rogers

    82. One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then,” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” –Lewis Carroll

    84. Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon. –-E.M. Forster

    85. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. –Sir Isaac Newton

    86. Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem

    87. Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. –Auguste Rodin

    88. What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. –-Ralph Waldo Emerson

    89. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery. –Samuel Smiles

    90. One thing life taught me: If you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else. –Eleanor Roosevelt

    91. To do good things in the world, first you must know who you are and what gives meaning to your life. —Robert Browning

    92. You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities. –Barbara Bush

    93. During my 87 years, I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. —Bernard Mannes Baruch

    94. When clouds form in the skies, we know that rain will follow but we must not wait for it. Nothing will be achieved by attempting to interfere with the future before the time is ripe. Patience is needed. –-I Ching

    95. Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. –-Mark Twain

    96. A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied 10 minutes later. —George S. Patton 

    97. Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the next important thing is to know when to forgo an advantage. –Benjamin Disraeli

    98. The manner in which a man chooses to gamble indicates his character or his lack of it. –William Saroyan

    99. If you wish in this world to advance
    Your merits you’re bound to enhance;
    You must stir it and stump it, and blow your own trumpet.
    Or trust me, you haven’t a chance. –Sir William S. Gilbert

    100. You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime you might find you get what you need. —Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

    101. Clear your mind of can’t. –Solon

     


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