You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. – Jerry West
If you only do things you feel like, you won’t make much progress. You’ll be lucky to “tread water.”
That might be okay for some people, but is it for you?
When you’re committed to things, to goals and priorities, you do what’s necessary – even you don’t feel like it.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. – Plato
Another version of this is: only talk when doing so will improve upon the silence (paraphrased, from who I don’t know).
Talking just because you want to talk is needy, or narcissistic or disrespectful – or all three.
Take the time to consider if what you’re thinking of saying is useful, or helpful.
Sometimes, it’s not.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. – Ernest Hemingway
What I love about this quote is that his logic applies so well to finding out what you’re made of or what you can do:
The best way to find out if you can is to do it.
When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you. – Walter Payton
Let people tell you how good you are.
Don’t expect it, or hope for it, or seek it.
Just be so good that people can’t help but notice.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha
This is an oldie, but a goodie.
Take a minute to let this one sink in . . . .
The next time you’re inclined to pick up that hot coal, let it be.