Tuesday, August 21, 2007

comments on commitment

"Anytime you make a commitment to something, it will be tested"
- John Maxwell, Today Matters, p.159

"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other thing."
- Abraham Lincoln

"If something is worth doing, I will commit myself to carrying it through."
- John Maxwell, Today Matters, p.160

"You have to pay the price. You will find that everything in life exacts a price, and you will have to decide whether the price is worth the prize."
- Sam Nunn

"The moment one definitely commits onself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way."
- William H. Murray

"Anything worth having is gong to be a struggle. Commitment doesn't come easy, but when you're fighting for something you believe in, the struggle is worth it."
- John Maxwell, Today Matters, p.165

"If you want something out of your day, you must put something in it. Your talent is what God put in before you were born. Your skills are what you put in yesterday. Commitment is whatyou must put in today in order to make today your masterpiece and make tomorrow a success."
- John Maxwell, Today Matters, p.166

"The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"To bring one's self to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle that everyone has. When the battle is won for all time, then everything is easy."
- Thomas A. Buckner

"Nothing is easier than saying words. Nothing is harder than living them, day after day. What you promise today must be renewed and redecided tomorrow and each day that stretches out before you."
- Arthur Gordon, A Touch of Wonder

"When you're interested in something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
- Ken Blanchard

"There's always a way through things if you work hard enough and look close. It all depends on your level of determination."
- Liz Murray

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