Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Thomas Jefferson on Action

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Source: Seeds of Success, August 10, 2010 - Vol. 3 Issue 23

John Wooden on Focus

Don’t mistake activity for achievement.

John Wooden

Source: successmagazine.com

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Jerry Rice on Perspective

I'm like the guy who jumps out of a high-rise building and every floor he passes on the way down, he says, "So far so good."

Jerry Rice
San Francisco 49ers Wide Receiver and Holder of 38 NFL Records
from his Football Hall of Fame speech
August 7, 2010

Source: espn.go.com

Emmitt Smith on Definition

...Claim your inner champion. When you claim your inner champion, you will learn to see, hear and feel differently than others. So what I most want to convey here is, never, never let others define you; you define yourself.

Emmitt Smith
College All-American, Dallas Cowboys Running Back, and the NFL's All-time Leading Rusher
from his Football Hall of Fame induction speech
August 7, 2010

Source: espn.go.com

Floyd Little on Focus

Because of those that encouraged me in those early years, I am here today. So I want to encourage you, every student, every athlete, every person who will hear my voice, don't listen to the naysayer. I had plenty of those. Don't listen to those that will judge you for your rough edges. Don't focus on your weakness so you won't become a victim. Find the goodness in you that says, Yes, I can be a good student. Yes, I can be a good son and daughter. Yes, I can be a positive role model. Yes, I can, because the good in you is better than the worst in most. The choice is yours. Be the best that you can be.

Floyd Little
College All-American & Denver Broncos Running Back
from his Football Hall of Fame induction speech
August 7, 2010

Source: espn.go.com

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stephen Colbert on Expectations

34 billionaires are giving away half of their fortunes. Can't wait to check the mail tomorrow!

Stephen Colbert

Source: twitter.com/StephenAtHome