As of the publication of this post, I will be celebrating MoveMe Quotes’ 5 year anniversary! I uploaded my first quote, to my first WordPress website, with essentially no idea of what I was getting myself into on October 10, 2010.
And here I am, and here we are, 5 years later with close to 5,000 motivational resources that have been uploaded in the form of quotes, poems, short stories, blog posts, top 10+ lists, and more to MoveMe Quotes!
As I reflect on the wealth of knowledge and wisdom that has passed from my eyes, to my brain, to my fingers, and to the web, I can’t help but feel overwhelmed at the sheer quantity – and quality – of resources that I have had the privilege of reading and sharing. And to pick and share only 2 with you here today? Forget about it!
…But I decided to try anyway.
The theme for this edition of, “quotes that have changed my life” has to do with remembering the earliest, smallest, baby-est steps forward that are taken in order to achieve dreams and create legacies.
…And how to move from effectiveness to greatness.
1. For the body—assume you’ve had a heart attack; now live accordingly
2. For the mind—assume the half-life of your profession is two years; now prepare accordingly
3. For the heart—assume everything you say about another, they can overhear; now speak accordingly
4. For the spirit—assume you have a one-on-one visit with your Creator every quarter; now live accordingly
~ Stephen Covey
“The principle of fasting is taught in almost all major world religions as a means of developing a higher level of self-mastery and self-control, and also a deeper awareness of how really dependent we are.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“Life is a mission, not a career.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“Would you not agree that relationships are built on trust? Would you not also agree that most individuals think more in terms of “me” – my wants, my needs, my rights? What would wisdom dictate – would it not direct us to focus on trust-building principles and sacrificing ‘me’ for ‘we’?” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“To achieve goals you’ve never achieved before, you need to start doing things you’ve never done before.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“Most leaders would agree that they’d be better off having an average strategy with superb execution than a superb strategy with poor execution. Those who execute always have the upper hand.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“If you say to one flower, ‘Grow,’ but you water another, the first one won’t grow.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“When you have too many top priorities, you effectively have no top priorities.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“Affirm people. Affirm your children. Believe in them, not in what you see but in what you don’t see – their potential.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“When we say that leadership is a choice, it basically means you can choose the level of initiative you want to exercise in response to the question, ‘What is the best I can do under the given circumstances?'” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“All organizations are perfectly aligned to get the results they get.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“The most important work you do in the world will be within the walls of your own home.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit
“The successful person has formed the habit of doing things that failures don’t like to do. Successful people don’t like doing them either, necessarily. But their dislike is subordinated by the strength of their purpose.” ~ Stephen Covey, The 8th Habit