Six inspirational quotes and what you can do about them

It’s a new year and you have already broken most of your new year resolutions!

David Rigby

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It’s a new year and you have already broken most of your new year resolutions. So here are some inspirational quotes and how you might use them.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truest satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

If you don’t love your work – do something else!

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle Greek philosopher and scientist Born: 384 BC.

Make excellence a habit. It can take up to 250 days to cement a habit. So starting now, practice an excellent behaviour every day and by September you won’t have to think about it.

“I want my people to live better now, to go to high school now to go to good health care, now – not after 20 years” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

This is a well defined and measurable goal – and you can see the results!

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Sir Winston Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

“There is no such thing as failure – only feedback!” an NLP quote. Take the time to learn from your mistakes then use them to develop successful outcomes.

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That’s assault, not leadership.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of The United States 1953-61.

Managers sometimes hit people on the head but true leaders inspire people to follow.

“Everyone needs a coach.” – Bill Gates co-founder of Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company.

Surround yourself with people that can help and push you to reaching your goals this year. But a coach maybe the only one who can work with confidentially who has your interests at heart, can see yourself as others see you – and tell you!

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