Wisdom Quotes – Week 3 focuses primarily on achieving goals and the attitude we must have in order to accomplish anything we set out to do.
Quotes from an American Author, Salesman and Motivational Speaker
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.Zig Ziglar
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.Zig Ziglar
I had to change my attitude in order for things to be different. But I also had to allow God to use me. Achieving goals is important to me. I have learned to set goals and work hard to accomplish them.
Quotes from an American Writer called “The Father of American Literature”
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.Mark Twain
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.Mark Twain
Learning doesn’t only happen by going to school. We most often learn by teaching ourselves, allowing other people to impact us and by just doing. I have to learn by doing. While going back to school was good for me, no one can simply depend on a program with a certificate, diploma or degree, in order to be educated. Learning is continual improvement.
Making the right choices will astonish, or surprise some people. They may not expect it! It will make some proud and satisfy their expectations of us!
Quote by American Novelist, Creator of “Little Women”
I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.Louisa May Alcott
Learning by going through difficult times and circumstances, will help us with fear. I don’t fear as much as I did in the past because over time, I’ve continued to learn. The more I practice “sailing my ship,” the less I am worried of storms I may face.
Quotes by a Founding Father of the United States
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ’Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.Thomas Paine
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.Thomas Paine
I love these two quotes by Thomas Paine! The first quote reminds me a lot of the verse in Romans 8:38 that states that “NOTHING can ever separate us from God’s love!” We can go through trouble, distress and “grow brave by reflection.” We can consider what we are going through and become stronger! Being short sighted and weak will not take us far. It is when we listen to the Holy Spirit and our conscience, we will continue doing what is right until the day we die.
Don’t Give Up!
Continue to pursue! Don’t give up in difficulty! This is very true in my life. Physical reasons make it easy for me to give up. This verse challenges me “I press toward the mark for the prize for the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:13
The second quote I listed really spoke to me. If I receive something too easily(too cheap), I don’t value it! It is not important to me if I don’t hold it dear and work hard for it. My family, my faith, my health, and my writing are all important to me. I have to work at everything I have. Our current culture tends toward entitlement. People expect to be given what they have, not work for and appreciate what they have. I wish that many could see today by experiencing first-hand, what they truly can be thankful for. They don’t have to be given everything. Working hard, will result in us appreciating what we have.
Questions To Ponder
I’d ask you to show some courage and share your story by responding to this article. Maybe you can start with a few simple questions:
- What is your favorite quote and why?
- Do you have a favorite quote to share today? (Must be clean)
- What is your favorite quote motivating you to do? What is God calling you to do?