quotes tagged with 'consistency'
Author: Jeffery R. Holland, Source: CES Devotional 2012
Lesson number one for the establishment of Zion in the 21st century: You never "check your religion at the door." Not ever. My young friends, that kind of discipleship cannot be—it isn't discipleship at all.
Too many times other restaurateurs have come to this city and failed because the concept which is just being duplicated here loses its sharpness and nobody in Chicago wants a bad copy. We are proud of our original restaurants and the owners being in them to ensure quality. If the consistency is not as good as the original, Chicago residents usually won't go, and if they [the out-of-town chefs] just plan to stop by to check in every once in a while that won't fly either.Author: Steve Chiappetti , Source: http://www.newcitychicago.com/chicago/6229.html
Henceforth, I will consider each day's effort as but one blow of my blade against a mighty oak. The first blow may cause not a tremor in the wood, nor the second, nor the third. Each blow, of itself, may be trifling, and seem of no consequence. Yet from childish swipes the oak will eventually tumble. So it will be with my efforts of today.Author: Og Mandino, Source: http://spiritualnorth.blogspot.com/2007/01/blow-by-blow-brick-...
I will be liken to the rain drop which washes away the mountain; the ant who devours a tiger; the star which brightens the earth; the slave who builds a pyramid. I will build my castle one brick at a time for I know that small attempts, repeated, will complete any undertaking.
And I, Nephi, did go into the mount oft.Author: Nephi, Source: 1 Nephi 18:3
By paying more attention to what we are rather than exclusively to what we do, our public and our private persons will be the same—the man or the woman of Christ. Our intrinsic value is not dependent upon mortal acclaim anyway; in fact, the world may actually see us as weak and foolish (see 1 Cor. 1:27). Countering, however, are divine affirmations, including this one: "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God" (Rom. 8:16).Author: Neal A. Maxwell, Source: The Tugs & Pulls of the World. Ensign. Nov 2000
God is infinitely more interested in our having a place in His kingdom than with our spot on a mortal organizational chart. We may brood over our personal span of control, but He is concerned with our capacity for self-control. Father wants us to come home, bringing our real résumés, ourselves!
A spurt may appear to be impressive in the short run, but steadiness over time is far more effective, far less dangerous, and produces far better results. Three consecutive days of fasting ultimately may not be as spiritually effective as three successive months of appropriate fasting and worship on the designated fast Sunday. An attempt to pray one time for five hours likely will not produce the spiritual results of meaningful morning and evening prayer offered consistently over five weeks. And a single scripture-reading marathon cannot produce the spiritual impact of steady scripture study across many months.Author: David A. Bednar, Source: http://www.byui.edu/Presentations/Transcripts/Devotionals/2003...
Steadiness and toil will serve you better than brilliance.Author: James E. Faust, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,23-1-32-18,0...
The maelstrom attracts more notice than the quiet fountain; a comet draws more attention than the steady star. But it is better to be the fountain than the maelstrom, and the star than comet, following out the sphere and orbit of quiet usefulness in which God places us.Author: John Hall, Source: Unknown
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals.Author: Jim Rohn, Source: Unknown
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.Author: Benjamin Disraeli, Source: Unknown