A man walked through the cemetery one night and fell into an open grave. He tried to get out several times and couldn’t. Finally he sat down in a corner to wait for dawn.
After a while another fellow, a drunk, came walking through the graveyard and fell into the same grave. The first fellow thought he would sit back and watch the second fellow and see if he could get out. He tried to get out of the grave once and he couldn’t and he tried a second time and he couldn’t. He tried a third time and couldn’t.
After a while the first fellow stood up, reached over and tapped him on the shoulder, and said, “Say, fellow, you can’t get out of here.” But he did!
Dr. Powell’s aptly stated admonition is this: “When motivated, we can do things we thought we couldn’t.”
Indeed, everyone does need a little motivation on occasion. Today, for this reason, I thought I would a share a very inspirational list of quotations I recently came across in the hopes that they would provide such motivation for anyone currently in need.
Lolly Daskal, President and CEO of “Lead From Within”, has posted an article titled “100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed” over at www.inc.com. Here is a short sampling!
"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out."
"If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary."
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
"Opportunities don't happen, you create them."
"Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value."
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
-Thomas A. Edison
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."
"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it."
"What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise."
"I believe that the only courage anybody ever needs is the courage to follow your own dreams."
"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."
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." --Thomas Jefferson
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out."
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it!"
Check out these and 85 more such jewels of inspiration at: http://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/100-motivational-quotes-that-will-inspire-you-to-succeed.html.
And then, to quote the author, go get busy “building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears”!
LOLLY DASKAL'S WEB SITE is here: http://www.lollydaskal.com/about-lolly/.
POWELL STORY SOURCE: Look for Number 52, p. 38 found at: http://www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php?id=146507.