Once in a while, we need someone else’s vision in order to understand what we see directly in front of us. There are times that I have felt stuck and didn’t know which way to move, then someone provided a small bit of advice or word of wisdom, and it exposes the chink in the armor of what was keeping me stuck; it’s the 1% inspiration that makes the 99% perspiration possible.
I recently came across a couple small books of inspirational quotes in my collection. These are the quotes that I like best from the books; my 1%.
No one ever drowned in sweat.
Perseverance is not a long race;
it is many short races one after another.
Tears will get you sympathy.
Sweat will get you results.
To stand still is to fall behind.
-Gordon Forward, business executive
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.
Rust ruins more tools than overuse.
Most people find fault like there’s a reward for it.
-Zig Ziglar (1926-2012), motivational speaker
It only takes one person to change your life–you.
-Ruth Casey (1928-2012)
Winning isn’t everything–but wanting to win is.
-Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), football coach
You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
-Wayne Gretzky, hockey player
The darkest hour is only 60 minutes.
What is your 1%?