Where we rinse quotes for their deepest meaning


Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang:

Like money in the bank, we sometimes run out of effort for we are human. Doing everything on the table only brings us sooner to a burnout. For each objective, there are the necessary and there are the extras. Before getting down to serious effort, sort out the tasks and know what should be highly prioritized, because given a list there will always be items of high priority, and which make considerable difference to the entire objective. Knowing the rock-movers and capitalizing on them is a good investment.

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
John Wesley:

These are seven principles that make success inevitable. Like an attractive woman, these principles attract success faster more than any other thing. Given any task, try to identify the “good”, and the “means”, and the “ways”, and the “places” etc. this quote is only a guide and its elements are applicable to any task. This breakdown focuses effort to specific channels, and enables you to know exactly what is being acted on. It enhances clarity of purpose, and the clearer your purpose is, the more effective the pursuit becomes.

The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Oliver Wendell Holmes:

Most people “wish” for success and the other good things in life. The problem is wishing does not get us any closer to our dreams and ambitions. The only way that surely gets you where you greatly desire, more than any guarantee, is through hard work. Effort is the price, and if applied persistently and consistently, then success almost comes naturally. If you really have to achieve that goal, then apply enough effort, so much so that you can’t help but succeed.

June 6, 2008 Posted by | Effort | , | 1 Comment


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Success is jealous, and always demands much more than a mere interest. You have to love that which you do to an extent of almost getting obsessed with it. That obsession drives you to do the extra-ordinary, and makes you more likely to have an upper edge than just anybody else. It is what separates the good and the great. If it means a lot more to you, then be enthusiastic about it, and your pursuit for success will be more natural and unique.

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Sophia Loren:

Great achievement is independent of talent, but when you got talent then the better the chances of moving at it fast enough. That firm trust in your beliefs and abilities proves over and over again that it is possible to achieve what’s considered impossible by others just by faith. It drives you everyday, inspires you in any day, and keeps you on track even when discouraged. It makes you consistent, and persistent, and obviously when these two qualities are applied in a pursuit, then success comes down chasing on you.

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
W. Clement Stone:

Have you ever felt a desire that you have never felt for a lot things? You feel so enthusiastic about it even when you are so unequipped for its achievement? If that feeling is unique, and you can’t help it, and it inspires you so much then you better make a decision to do start working on it. There are few things that each one of us develop a burning desire for, so when you find one then do not let go. Start by reaching out and learning all you can about it. Know what’s needed for you to succeed in that mission. By reaching out and responding, then you are on your way to fulfillment in life.

June 6, 2008 Posted by | Effort, Enthusiasm | , | 3 Comments