“Chance favours the prepared mind” and 13 other things I’ve learnt from successful people

It’s almost Friday! How has your week been? Mine has been quite laid back; studying for my exams, getting deeper into God’s word and reading my book of the month which I am absolutely in love with. I’ll tell you all about it when I write a review of the book. I must admit today is one of those days when I’m stuck on what to blog about. Even though I have made the commitment to put up a post every day (aside from weekends that is), I don’t want to put up posts that will not be of any benefit to you. What good will that do anyway?

After brooding on what to write about today, I have decided to put up my favourite quotes from various successful people. These quotes have inspired me over the years and they still inspire me. I have a book where I write interesting quotes and I read them over when I need a little push. It always helps. Of course, my number one go-to source for motivation is the word of God. Anyway, I think it’ll be a good idea for you to store these quotes somewhere. Write them in your journal or put them on you wall as a reminder of how to live a successful life.

  • “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
    Warren Buffett
  • Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
    Albert Einstein
  • “To make success of our lives we must learn to concentrate all our efforts on the undertaking in hand until it is finished.”                                    – Jon Louis Feliciello
  • No steam or gas ever drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light until it is tunnelled. No life ever grows until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.”                                                                       – Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • You have to absorb knowledge from someone else, but ultimately you have to find your own voice.”                                                                                     Yo-Yo Ma
  • If you want to accomplish anything in life, you can’t just back and hope it will happen. You’ve got to make it happen.”                                         – Chuck Norris
  • Chance favours the prepared mind.”                                                                    – Louis Pasteur
  • I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.”                                             – Pearl S Buck
  • Intelligence is like a river; the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.”        – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Celebrate what you’ve accomplished but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.”                                                                                                – Mia Hamm
  • Workaholics re addicted to activity; super-achievers are committed to results.”                                                                                                                           – Charles A Garfield
  • Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”                                                                                        – Newt Gingrich
  • “There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”                                                                                                                                 – Nelson Mandela

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