quotes tagged with 'work', page 7

And if the traveler is fortunate - that is, if the path is complex and profound enough - the destination is two miles farther away for every mile he or she travels.
Author: George Leonard, Source: Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term FulfillmentSaved by bluesfreak in work goals effort journey 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Retirement planning is like life insurance. It should be viewed as nothing more than a hedge against the absolute worst-case scenario: in this case, becoming physically incapable of working and needing a reservoir of capitol to survive.

Retirement as a goal or final redemption is flawed for at least three solid reasons:

a. It is predicated on the assumption that you dislike what you are doing during the most physically capable years of your life. This is a non starter-nothing can justify that sacrifice.

b. Most people will never be able to retire and maintain even a hotdogs-for-dinner standard of living. Even one million is chump change in a world where traditional retirement could span 30 years and inflation lowers your purchasing power 2-4% per year. The math doesn't work. The golden years become the lower-middle-class revisited. That's a bittersweet ending.

c.If the math does work, it means that you are one ambitious, hardworking machine. If that's the case, guess what? One week into retirement, you'll be so damn bored you'll want to stick bicycle spokes in your eyes. You'll probably opt to look for a new job or start another company. Kinda defeats the purpose of waiting, doesn't it?
Author: Tim Ferriss, Source: The Four Hour Work Week, p31Saved by mlsscaress in happiness work job enjoy retirement ambitions prime waiting acting 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There isn’t a single great work in the history of civilization, no novel, symphony, film, or song that was completed as a 1/5th time-slice between e-mail, IM, cellphones and television. Despite the modern drive to consume things made by others, time will always be our most finite resource and it crumbles when split into tiny little pieces. And it’s up to us to choose how much of life is spent passively (consuming, waiting, watching) vs. actively (thinking, debating, feeling, doing, making). Whatever we choose, when we die, we have no one to blame but ourselves for where our time, and attention, went.
Author: Scott Berkun, Source: http://www.scottberkun.com/essays/51-attention-and-sex/Saved by richardkmiller in work attention focus concentration time flow masterpiece 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Everything has a price. There is a price to pay for success, fulfillment, accomplishment, and joy. There are no freebies. If you don’t pay the price that is needed for success, you will pay the price of failure. Preparation, work, study, and service are required to achieve and find happiness. Disobedience and lack of preparation carry a terrible price tag.
Author: President James E. Faust, Source: The Devil’s Throat, Ensign, May 2003, 51. http://www.lds.org/l...Saved by mlsscaress in preparation success happiness work failure price service accomplishment joy study fulfillment achieve 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I wish you could meet the marvelous young man who came to us from Bolivia, arriving with no matching clothing and shoes three sizes too large for him. He was a little older because he was the sole breadwinner in his home and it had taken some time to earn money for his mission. He raised chickens and sold the eggs door-to-door. Then, just as his call finally came, his widowed mother faced an emergency appendectomy. Our young friend gave every cent of the money he had earned for his mission to pay for his mother’s surgery and postoperative care, then quietly rounded up what used clothing he could from friends and arrived at the MTC in Santiago on schedule. I can assure you that his clothes now match, his shoes now fit, and both he and his mother are safe and sound, temporally as well as spiritually.
Author: Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: Abide in Me,” Liahona, May 2004, 30–32. http://www.lds.org/lds...Saved by mlsscaress in sacrifice work example dedication missionarywork humble selfless 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
There is no end in sight for the good you can do. Do you know it? You are just simple kids. You are not geniuses. I know that. But the work of the world isn't done by geniuses. It is done by ordinary people who have learned to work in an extraordinary way people of your kind who can do these things.
Author: President Hinckley, Source: Dedication of the Gordon B. Hinckley Building, 22 October 2002...Saved by mlsscaress in work genius learn simple consistent 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Author: Peter Drucker, Source: unknownSaved by bluesfreak in work management 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The injured should do what they can to work through their trials, and the Savior will “succor his people according to their infirmities.” He will help us carry our burdens. Some injuries are so hurtful and deep that they cannot be healed without help from a higher power and hope for perfect justice and restitution in the next life. Since the Savior has suffered anything and everything that we could ever feel or experience, He can help the weak to become stronger.
Author: Elder James E. Faust, Source: The Atonement: Our Greatest Hope, Liahona, Jan 2002, 19–22. ht...Saved by mlsscaress in work strong atonement carry succor burdens injured weak 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Work brings happiness, self-esteem, and prosperity. It is the means of all accomplishment; it is the opposite of idleness. We are commanded to work. (See Gen. 3:19.) Attempts to obtain our temporal, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being by means of a dole violate the divine mandate that we should work for what we receive. Work should be the ruling principle in the lives of our Church membership. (See D&C 42:42; D&C 56:17; D&C 68:30–32; D&C 75:29.)
Author: President Spencer W. Kimball, Source: “‘And the Lord Called His People Zion’,” Tambuli, Dec 1984, 2...Saved by mlsscaress in happiness work social commandment selfesteem spiritual wellbeing rulingprinciple emotional 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Author: Robert Frost, Source: uniknownSaved by Doc in work humor creativity brain drudgery 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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