quotes tagged with 'improvement'
Author: Viktor E. Frankl, Source: Man's Search for Meaning
"When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."
Author: Kelly Slater, Source: Video interview, source/date unknown
You have to realize where it is that you can better yourself. You can stay at that level…or you can do something further…[you need to] look at what the possibilities are, and not look at who’s the next best. In order to get to the top, you have to learn how to compete with yourself.”
Author: unknown, Source: unknown
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.
My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world.Author: Faye Wattleton, Source: unknown
Self criticism does not mean self contempt. We have to draw a careful balance between working at our self improvement and feeling useless and worthless. Remember we are only criticising a certain action and not our self. If we make mistakes no harm; mistakes are an essential part of learning and developing. The important thing is that we are able to learn from our actions. Self criticism should be looked upon as a positive thing, and not a tool for beating ourselves up.Author: Tejvan Pettinger, Source: http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/the-art-of-effective-self-cri...
Beyond ecclesiastical study there is the challenge of education. Resolve now, while you are young, that you will get all of the education you can. We live in a highly competitive age, and it will only grow worse. Education is the key that will unlock the door of opportunity.Author: President Gordon B. Hinckley, Source: Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts Unceasingly, General Young Women Meeting, March 24, 2007
You may plan on marriage, and hope for it, but you are not certain that it will come. And even though you marry, education will be of great benefit to you. Don't just drift along, letting the days come and go without improvement in your lives. The Lord will bless you as you make the effort. Your lives will be enriched and your outlook broadened as your minds are opened to new vistas and knowledge.
Men and women who turn their lives over to God will find out that he can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life to God will find he has eternal life.Author: Ezra Taft Benson, Source: http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=6019
If you want to make small improvements in your life, change your behavior. Change your attitude. If you want to make quantum improvements, change your paradigm, your map.Author: Stephen R. Covey, Source: Six Events, p. 10
If there had been no fall, there would have been no need for the Atonement…right?Author: Robert Millet, Source: Grace Works. 2003. pp113-114
“The answer is linked to our strong belief that the Fall is one of the ‘three pillars of eternity’ and that it has a vital place in the program of God.” (Bruce R. McConkie. P. 27, Three Pillars of Eternity)
“To put it simply, the Atonement does more than fix the mistakes. It does more than balance the scales. It even does more than forgive our sins. It rehabilitates, regenerate, renews and transforms human nature. Christ makes us better, worlds better, than we would have been had there been no fall.”
Can we not appreciate that our very business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves? To break our own records, to outstrip our yesterdays by our todays, to bear our trials more beautifully than we ever dreamed we could, to give as we have never given, to do our work with more force and a finer finish than ever- this is the true idea: to get ahead of ourselves.Author: Thomas S. Monson, Source: Pathways to Perfection, p. 81