Af Marina Aagaard, MFT
Uanset om man føler et umiddelbart behov for motivation og peptalk eller ej, så kan et eller flere citater fra filosofiske fysikere, fiffige forretningsmænd eller forførende fortællere chiptune den mentale motor.
Her er et udvalg af mine personlig favoritter:
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn, MD, mindfulness promoter, 1944-
“Discipline is remembering what you want.”
David P. Campbell, psykolog
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
Aristoteles, græsk filosof, 384-322 f.Kr.
“A year from now, you will wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb, forfatter og entreprenør
“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
Henry Ford, grundlægger af Ford Motor Company, 1863-1947
“Success doesn’t come to you? You go to it.”
Marva Collins, lærer, 1936-
“I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail
than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.” og
“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”
Robert Schuller, televangelist, 1926-
“In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.”
Theodore Roosevelt, amerikansk præsidet 1901-1909, 1858-1919
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.”
Eleanor Roosevelt, diplomat, præsidentfrue (Franklin D. R.), 1884-1962
“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt
and dance like no one is watching!”
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, baseball spiller, 1906-1982
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill, britisk premierminister (1940-1945, 1951-1955), 1874-1965
“Whatever your mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”
“Most great people have attained their greatest success
just one step beyond their greatest failure.”
Napoleon Hill, forfatter (grundlægger af succesvidenskab) 1883-1970
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Jim Rohn, taler (motivational speaker), 1930-2009
“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.”
Oliver Goldsmith, irsk poet, 1728 (1930) -1774
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.”
Thomas Edison, opfinder 1847-1931
“We conquer by continuing.”
George Matheson, skotsk præst, 1842-1906
“Many of the things you can count, don’t count.
Many of the things you can’t count, really count.”
Albert Einstein, fysiker, 1879-1955
”The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu (Lao-tse), kinesisk filosof 604-531 f. Kr.
Rigtig god weekend, uge, måned og år.