quotes tagged with 'ability'

For success, attitude is equally important as ability.

Author: Walter Scott, Source: http://positivelifequotes.org/best-collection-of-attitude-quot...Saved by prabatuty in success ability important attitude quotes 3 years ago[save this] [permalink]

When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, “I used everything You gave me.”

Author: Erma Bombeck, Source: UnknownSaved by ImaWriterIII in ability talent passion gifts story RVL intense ermabombeck 9 years ago[save this] [permalink]

We sometimes think of being good at mathematics as an innate ability. You either have "it" or you don't. But to Schoenfeld, it's not so much ability as attitude. You master mathematics if you are willing to try. That's what Schoenfeld attempts to teach his students. Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds. Put a bunch of Renees in a classroom, and give them the space and time to explore mathematics for themselves, and you could go a long way. Or imagine a country where Renee's diffedness is not the exception, but a cultural trait, embedded as deeply as the culture of honor in the Cumberland Plateau. Now that would be a country good at math.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, p. 246-247Saved by mlsscaress in success ability attitude persistence behavior honor environment time capacity math cultural 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

I know that God will not give me anything I can't handle.  I just wish that He didn't test me so much.

Author: Mother Teresa, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in ability persistence trouble 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If we strive for perfection—the best and greatest—and are never satisfied with mediocrity, we can excel. In the field of both composition and performance, why cannot someone write a greater oratorio than Handel’sMessiah? The best has not yet been composed nor produced. They can use the coming of Christ to the Nephites as the material for a greater masterpiece. Our artists tomorrow may write and sing of Christ’s spectacular return to the American earth in power and great glory, and his establishment of the kingdom of God on the earth in our own dispensation. No Handel nor other composer of the past or present or future could ever do justice to this great event. How could one ever portray in words and music the glories of the coming of the Father and the Son and the restoration of the doctrines and the priesthood and the keys unless he were an inspired Latter-day Saint, schooled in the history and doctrines and revelations and with rich musical ability and background and training?

Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in ability best strive masterpiece create excel portray 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Members of the Church should be peers or superiors to any others in natural ability, extended training, plus the Holy Spirit which should bring them light and truth. With hundreds of “men of God” and their associates so blessed, we have the base for an increasingly efficient and worthy corps of talent.

Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2354fccf2b7db0...Saved by mlsscaress in truth ability light talent holyghost foundation training 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
In discussing our various longings for more, I'm not suggesting we adopt Scrooge as a role model for good parenting. I am suggesting that it is important for families and individuals to aggressively seek more of the virtues which go beyond this mortal life. A prayerful, conservative approach is the key to successfully living in an affluent society and building the qualities that come from waiting, sharing, saving, working hard, and making do with what we have. May we be blessed with the desire and the ability to understand when more is really less and when more is better.
Author: Bishop H. David Burton , Source: http://lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-479-31,00.h...Saved by mlsscaress in success ability society conservative work qualities wait save parenting desire discernment home less build prayerful share more virtues 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You don’t have to be a genius. You don’t have to be a straight-A student. You just have to do your very best with all the capability you have. You have to do your very best. And somehow, if you do that, God will open the way before you and the sun will shine, and your lives will be fruitful and you will accomplish great good in the world in which you take a part.
Author: President Hinckley, Source: Dedication of the Gordon B. Hinckley Building, 22 October 2002...Saved by mlsscaress in ability faith accomplish assistance best contribute open 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You can test what I am saying. When the Spirit is invited into a meeting, truth is communicated beyond what is said aloud. In your Church meetings, write down impressions or thoughts that you feel came from God. And, remembering what we have said about building a foundation, think carefully about whether the truth you received requires action. It is by obedience to commandments that we qualify for further revelation of truth and light. In a recent meeting you may have committed to act on something you felt was true. Then more truth came to you. That process may slow or stop if, as you go out into daily life, you fail to keep the silent commitments you made with God. God not only loves the obedient, He enlightens them. I fear that more people make promises to God than keep them, so you will please Him when you are the exception and you keep your promise to obey. You should test those impressions of what you should do against a simple standard: Is it what the Master has commanded in the accepted revelations, and is it clearly within my calling in His kingdom?

Keeping some commandments has greater power to build your foundation on truth and light. You could think of those as enabling commandments, because they build your power to keep other commandments. Whatever invites the Holy Ghost to be your companion will bring you greater wisdom and greater ability to obey God. For instance, you are promised that if you always remember the Savior, you will have His Spirit to be with you. You are commanded to pray that you may have the Holy Ghost. You are commanded to pray that you might not be overcome by temptation and so be clean and worthy of the Holy Spirit. You are commanded to study the word of God that you may have His Spirit. I would not set one commandment above another, but I might put some earlier in my efforts if they carry with them the promise of the companionship of the Holy Ghost. The Comforter will lead us to truth and light and will help us obey our Father in Heaven and His Beloved Son. We will come to love Them and those around us as we serve Them, and thus we will keep the great commandments.
Author: Elder Henry B. Eyring, Source: A Life Founded in Light and Truth, Ensign, Jul 2001, 6. http:/...Saved by mlsscaress in ability process wisdom light write promise obey holyghost foundation thoughts study clean worthy impressions enlightenment 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer: German philosopher, Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Arthur_SchopenhauerSaved by mlsscaress in ability vision genius talent see target 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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