18 Quotes About Being Prepared

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Benjamin Franklin

“I will prepare and some day my chance will come.”
Abraham Lincoln

“Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.”  ― Thomas A. Edison

“He who is best prepared can best serve his moment of inspiration.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“If you believe you can accomplish everything by “cramming” at the eleventh hour, by all means, don’t lift a finger now. But you may think twice about beginning to build your ark once it has already started raining”
Max Brooks, The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”  ― Malcolm X 

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“Hope for the best, prepare for the worst”
Chris Bradford, The Ring of Earth

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.”
Oprah Winfrey

“It’s best to have your tools with you. If you don’t, you’re apt to find something you didn’t expect and get discouraged.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

“In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties

“Success depends upon previous preparation.”
Confucius

“Discipline is critical to proper preparation.”
Ken Marlin

“Preparation is a process.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” ―Bobby Knight

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“Prepare while others are daydreaming.” ―William Artur Ward

“Doing your preparation in advance and then letting your brain process the information while you sleep helps to cement this information in your memory making it easier to access the next day.” ― Tricia Alach, Release! Guide to Mastering Stress

“Confidence is simply being prepared to take action. It’s not fearing something, but instead tackling it head-on.”― Simon Jenkins, Confidence

“To be prepared is half the victory.” ― Miguel De Cervantes

“Be prepared!” Scar, The Lion King

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Quotes Self-Discipline

17 Quotes About Self-Discipline

“Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”  — Abraham Joshua Heschel

“‎Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself-and be lenient to everybody else.” — Henry Ward Beecher

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“Self-discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.” — Elbert Hubbard

“Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” — Clint Eastwood

“Parents teach children discipline for two different, indeed diametrically opposed, reasons: to render the child submissive to them and to make him independent of them. Only a self-disciplined person can be obedient; and only such a person can be autonomous.”  — Thomas Szasz

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“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves… self-discipline with all of them came first.”  — Harry Truman

“A vital part of the happiness formula is self-discipline. Whoever conquers himself knows deep happiness that fills the heart with joy.”  — Norman Vincent Peale

“Self-discipline is often disguised as short-term pain, which often leads to long-term gains. The mistake many of us make is the need and want for short-term gains (immediate gratification), which often leads to long-term pain.”
— Charles F. Glassman (Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life)

“Self-discipline, the key to eternal life, is doing something that needs to be done whether or not you find it convenient. Self-discipline is usually motivated by our convictions, our internal hopes, and our desires.” — Robert L. Simpson

“Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.” — Frank Herbert (Chapterhouse: Dune (Dune Chronicles #6))

“To truly be committed to a life of honesty, love and discipline, we must be willing to commit ourselves to reality.”  — John Bradshaw (Healing the Shame that Binds You)

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment” — Jim Rohn

“We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons.”  — Jim Rohn

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Willpower is what separates us from the animals. It’s the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist temptation – do what’s right and good for us in the long run, not what we want to do right now. It’s central, in fact, to civilization. — Dr. Roy Baumeister, Ph.D.

“Freedom is born of self-discipline. No individual, no nation, can achieve or maintain liberty without self-control. The undisciplined man is a slave to his own weaknesses.”    — Alan Valentine

“We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely change is due to wanting power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.” — George Sheehan

“Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.” — Dan Millman

 

 

 

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33 Quotes About Learning

Inspirational words of those who lived before us and those who live among us.

33 Quotes

 

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.” ~Peter Drucker

“I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.”  ~Eartha Kitt

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will.”  ~Vernon Howard

“Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned.”  ~Mark Twain

“Learning is not a spectator sport.” ~D. Blocher

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” ~Henry Ford

“Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” ~Abigail Adams

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.” ~William A. Ward

“One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.” ~ John W. Gardner

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“You aren’t learning anything when you’re talking.” ~Lyndon B. Johnson

“Supposing is good, but finding out is better.” ~Mark Twain

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” ~Alvin Toffler

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
~ Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.”
Isaac Asimov

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”
~B.B. King

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”  ~Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

“A man, though wise, should never be ashamed of learning more, and must unbend his mind.” ― Sophocles, Antigone

“Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

“Be curious about the world in which you live. Look things up. Chase down every reference. Go deeper than anybody else–that’s how you’ll get ahead.”
Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

“I’m starting to think this world is just a place for us to learn that we need each other more than we want to admit.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

“to learn and not to do is really not to learn. To know and not to do is really not to know.”
Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

“He who laughs most, learns best” ― John Cleese

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.” ~African Proverb

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.” ~Chinese Proverb

“The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.” ~Herbert Spencer

“If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance.”
~Howard Gardner

“Action comes about if and only if we find a discrepancy between what we are experiencing and what we want to experience.”  ~Philip J. Runkel

Correction does much, but encouragement does more. ~ Goethe

A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers. ~ Helen Keller

There are obviously two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. ~ James Truslow Adams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In order to kick ass you must first lift up your foot.


“In order to kick ass you must first lift up your foot. —Jen Sincero; author, coach, self-quoter”
For the past month and a half, I have been unemployed. Graduating college and trying to find a job is probably one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Finding a job, in general, is hard, but there is that added stress right after college. You spend four years preparing for your career in an established institution … You graduate … Then you decide to get an advanced degree, that’s two more years (for me)! Everyone says how proud they are of you and that you can do anything, but for some reason, you feel no sense of accomplishment. You apply, and apply, and apply and then you wait.
But then … You start receiving replies! All at once, several companies you’ve applied to decide to reach out to you within a couple days of each other. At last, skype interviews commence, phone interviews begin. A couple places bring you in for in-person interviews. And then … You wait some more.
It is borderline torturous.
You try to keep yourself busy but your stream of consciousness goes something like this …

Where else could I apply? What’s close… I don’t have a car. Could I ride my bike that far? Does that bike even work? Where could I get a bike for cheap? I guess I could borrow my brother’s car sometimes, or my mom’s. What could I do at home? There’s got to be a way to make money at home, something … I have bills coming, maybe I can call to lower my payment. Being an adult sucks. Ugh, I’m gonna watch Netflix.
One Hour Later
Okay, back to work. Indeed.com, here we go. What other skills can I search? Am I good enough though … I need to work on my portfolio … (opens WordPress) … I need to get better at this, and this, and this … (opens lynda.com) … Oh, let’s learn about this!
One Hour Later
Ugh, I’ve been sitting here too long. I should workout. Gosh, I wish I had money for a gym membership. Maybe I could work at a gym? Okay, one more application. Must … Earn … Money … Man I’m hungry. Damnit, I need money for that too.

This continues, day after day. Depression and anxiety start to take over. You start to think to yourself, “It’s over, I’ll live on the street … ” “I am not good enough” “No one wants to hire me” “I just will sleep forever, and watch Netflix … damn that costs money too”
Slams head on desk.
Then you realize something. It’s all a process. A journey with ups and downs, twists and turns. This is the world we live in. All of these wonderful people in my life tell me I can do this, am I missing something? This is when I turned to my books …
During my job search process, I finally reached the “inspired” phase. Mostly because I started reading the book, You Are a Badass, by Jen Sincero. There’s something about a stranger telling me, that I’m a badass, that made me want to read more… how does she know? This surely can’t apply to everyone.
I was wrong. The following passages changed my perspective…
“You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid. Says who? You’re on a journey with no defined beginning, middle or end. There are no wrong twists and turns. There is just being. And your job is to be as you as you can be. This is why you’re here. To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less. You are the only you there is and ever will be. I repeat, you are the only you there is and ever will be. Do not deny the world its one and only chance to bask in your brilliance.”
“You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are. It’s got you wrapped in a warm gorilla hug of adoration. It wants to give you everything you desire. It wants you to be happy. It wants you to see what it sees in you.”
“Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death.”
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.     —Lao Tzu; ancient Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism, could have been one guy or a mythical compilation of many, nobody really knows for sure” 
― Jen SinceroYou Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life
This book has changed my life and I highly recommend it! (Especially the audio book). This book got me to today, the day I am proud to announce that I have been offered a position at the University of Michigan as an AV Technician! Go blue!
We all go through changes and stressful times, where it feels like no one else understands…and honestly, they don’t. I don’t care what anyone says … Because you are the only you. You are the only one who knows how you feel. You are the only one who can make decisions towards the ultimate you. Just know, that you are loved. By the universe, the people and things and experiences that make you happy, and that make you come alive, you are loved. And in time, your badass-self will take the next step towards your next adventure, you just have to lift up your foot.
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Woohoo, What a Ride!

You can leave nothing of your own.
To those you leave behind
you can only provide
the words of others.
You can advise, inspire, motivate
Influence, indicate and stimulate.
You may recognize, reveal, notify
Convey, identify and signify.
But you must communicate
through the minds of those before you.
What would you say?
Here’s what I might say:
“All growth begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
“Sometimes life is about risking it all for a dream no one can see but you.”
“Stop talking about all of the great ideas you have and DO something EPIC.”
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain
“If you do not like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree.”
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
– Confucius
“Life is about kicking ass, not kissing it.”
“…fall in love only when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.”
“People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.”
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
– Victor Hugo
“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back” – Arthur Rubinstein.
“Happiness is a journey, not a destination.’
-Alfred Souza
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman.
“Life isn’t a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, latte in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘Woohoo WHAT A RIDE’!”

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