Motivational and Self Improvement Thoughts To Strive To Live By

Thoughts To Strive To Live By

Danny Johnson / 5 comments

I was going to through an old stack of papers the other day and pulled out a real gem. This was something I’d written a couple years ago and tried to keep close by so that I could read over it from time to time. These are things that I had read and thought about as things that I wanted to always remember to do and as rules to live by. Hopefully you will find them as important as I do.

Please contribute by adding some of the ideas that you strive to live by in the comments!

  • Always Keep In Mind What Is Most Important To Me – Family
  • Remember That Businessman Is Not My Only Role And Not My Most Important One
  • Maintain A Positive Attitude
  • Never Compromise With Honesty
  • Remember The People Involved
  • Think In Terms of Other Peoples’ Views and What Is Important To Them
  • Obtain The Counsel of Others
  • Defend Those Who Are Absent
  • Be Decisive And Don’t Second Guess My Decisions – VERY IMPORTANT
  • Don’t Fear Mistakes And Let It Keep You From Taking Action
  • Always Be Creative And Proactive In Correcting Any Mistakes Made
  • Plan Tomorrow’s Work Today
  • Always Hustle While I Wait – I LOVE THIS ONE
  • Be Orderly In Person And In Work
  • Listen Twice As Much As I Speak
  • Do One Thing At A Time
  • Prioritize And Keep The End In Mind
  • Focus On The 20% of Activities That Produce 80% Of The Results

Leave yours below in the comments. I’d love to hear them.

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5 awesome responses to “Thoughts To Strive To Live By”

  1. Melissa Johnson on

    There’s always a lesson to be learned in every mistake made–make sure you are paying attention to those lessons!!!

  2. Blake on

    The essential quality of a man is patience – Chinese proverb.

  3. Chris Williams on

    Just a few of my favorite quotes:

    “Problems are merely opportunities dressed in work clothes.” – Norman Vincent Peale

    “When life knocks you down you have two choices- stay down or get up.” Tom Krause

    “If at first you don’t succeed, get a bigger hammer.” Alan Lewis

    “Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.” Denis Waitley

    “To do the impossible, you must see the invisible.” David Murdock, Founder of Dole Foods

    “Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

    “The only excuse for being broke is being in Jail.” – 50 cent