It is Monday morning, April 23, 2012 and I hope that this post lifts your spirits to all-time highs. All this week I hope to share some of my all-time favorite ones with you! For most salespeople and managers, finding a quote for a particular occasion is a must. For some reason, we all seem to love quotes to "fire us up". For most of my professional career, I have found great comfort in reviewing quotes from most successful people. They have helped me in “framing” meetings and setting the theme for successful campaigns. From time to time, simply re-visiting them have given me a quick booster shot of adrenaline. I hope that you find them as helpful as I have over the years. In addition, if you have a favorite quote that you would like to share, please comment on the blog. Thanks!
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle…when the sun comes up, you better be running”. Author Unknown
“It is impossible not to make mistakes when you are blazing new trails, pioneering change and revolutionizing former ideas...welcome them and be thankful and learn". John J. Arent
“The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” Steven Covey
"It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership." Nelson Mandela
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. “ Thomas Jefferson
"There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?" Robert Kennedy
“Honesty is the best policy”. Benjamin Franklin
“A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him”. General Douglas MacArthur
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.” Indira Gandhi
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”. Dale Carnegie
I will publish an additional listing of quotes tomorrow. I hope that you find these energizing and that they are helpful to you in your future endeavors!