Saturday, December 15, 2012

2013 TKR: Quick Quotes about effort

Quick Quotes about effort
Update 4/19/2018
  • The reason quotes stick around is that they fit lots of things.  
  • So look them over.  
  • You may find one that fits you.  
  • Or somebody you know.
  • It takes a lot of planning to avoid effort.
  • You will never have to do anything you don't want to do. (Valid when signed by your Supreme Being.)
  • Beware of ambition; it can drive you into a lot of work.
  • Some people are so eager to succeed, they're willing to work for it.
  • You gotta believe in luck. How else do you explain the success of other people?
  • Planning is easier than fixing.
  • Not everything you want is worth the cost.
  • If a thing is worth doing, it is worth knowing why you are doing it.
  • To pay for success, you may have to tax your brain.
  • The only public part of the success story is the last act.
  • No effort is too much if the payoff is worth it.
  • Nothing is easy if it does not deliver what you need.
  • Bring good fortune to your business. Work weekends.
  • Your powers are not in your strengths but in how you use your strengths.
  • Skill. My ability to accomplish a result, developed through hard work.
  • Those who can do. Those who can’t complain.
  • Never give up. The mighty oak was once a nut that held its ground.
  • Talent. Somebody else’s ability to accomplish a result, given to them by good fortune.
  • Hand bone connected to the mouth bone.
  • The harder I work, the luckier I get.
  • Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
  • If you don’t know what to do, figure out what to do. That’s what to do.
  • There is no such thing as a free lunch.
  • You can never get all your squirrels up the same tree.
  • For some things, practice is better than wishing.
  • You learn about tools from using them.
  • If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well enough to meet your goal.
  • There is no such thing as abstract action.
  • Hunting is not work, even if you get paid for it.
  • When the going gets tough, the Hunters get going.
  • When you work for yourself, you never work by the hour
  • Amateurs complain. Professionals fix.
  • How to recognize an opportunity: It comes disguised as a lot of work.
  • Hunters are the fire in the belly.
  • You don’t get what you want unless you go for it.
  • Hoping and wishing are excuses for waiting.
  • You don’t like it? Do it first. Then you have time to celebrate.
  • If it were easy, you would have already done it.
  • Everything is hard till you know how.
  • You gotta believe in luck. How else do you explain the success of other people?
  • Everything is easy until you try to plan it.
  • Self-discipline is an illusion produced by engineering the job.
  • If you laid all the complaints end to end, you still wouldn't get anywhere.

  • The most efficient way to complain about a problem is to fix it.
  • Gamer's insight: You don't win just by reading the instructions.
  • Fixing things is easier when someone else does it.
  • Look for something that's hard work. Really cuts the competition.
  • Talent means you do it over till you get it right.
  • The harder it is, the happier you will be when you get it done
  • The way to get it right the first time is to lower your standards.
  • The best luck goes to those prepared to use it
  • In the long run, it is easier to do it than to keep explaining why you have not done it.
  • Never take on a big job. Take on a set of little jobs that will add up to a big job
  • Creativity is the right mix of ideas and hard work.
  • Of course it's hard. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it.

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