My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
True peace of mind comes from knowing you have given maximum effort in any endeavor. When life knocks you down, knowing you have given your all is a satisfying accomplishment to focus on.
Jonathan Swift pointedly said, "I never knew a man come to greatness who lay abed late in the morning."
When we are committed to work hard we tend to see things through, and we avoid the tragedy of stopping a fraction short of our prize without even knowing it. As Beverly Sills says, "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."
When you draw pleasure out of what you do, expending energy on it becomes so much easier and more natural. As Henry Ford said, "There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something."
And Confucius: "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."
Here’s some further reading on this theme...
Identify what works and what isn't working in your life and decide which things you want to continue doing and which you want to take off your plate. Be ruthless and above all, be honest with yourself. We are talking about your life here, not someone else's. Then, and only then are you ready to start exploring what success and happiness might mean for you. Continues...