Use Words of Wisdom For Motivation And Encouragement

By Gordon Bellows

Words of wisdom are golden nuggets of communication that have the power to do many things.  These expressive phrases can be used to provide support and encouragement and to help build confidence. They can prompt us to do things better and may spur us on to new levels of success.

I’d like to share some of my favorite sayings and words of wisdom and the key areas to which they might be applied.

» “Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” Will Rogers
» “The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.” Napoleon Hill
» “Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days. What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
» “The best angle to use in any situation is the TRY-angle.” Author Unknown
» “The archer has balance in what he does… he strikes the target partly by pulling and partly by letting go.” Author Unknown
» “Shoot for the moon… even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” Les Brown

» “It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.” Harvey S. Firestone
» “To find your highest level of success, you must be willing to help others become successful.” Author Unknown
» “A true measure of success is one who gives of his effort and his wealth to help others overcome adversity.” Author Unknown
» “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.” Author Unknown
» “It is better to lend a hand than point a finger.”
Jackie Phillips

» “Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters!” Author Unknown
» “The human body is equipped with 2 ears and 1 mouth, and we should use them
in that same proportion.” Author Unknown

» “Never be afraid to try something new… remember, the Titanic was built by professionals, but Noah’s Ark was built by an amateur.” Author Unknown
» “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb… that’s where the fruit is.” Author Unknown
» “We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.” John F. Kennedy

» “Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” Josh Billings
» “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” Jim Rohn
» “The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.” Vince Lombardi

» “It is always too early to quit.” Norman Vincent Peale
» “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” Author Unknown
» “No great thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig.  If you tell me that you desire a fig; I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.” Epictetus

» “If a little money doesn’t go out; great money won’t come in.” Chinese Proverb

» “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.” Booker T. Washington
» “Fall in love with what you’re going to do for a living. To be able to get out of bed and do what you love to do for the rest of the day is beyond words. I’d rather be a failure in something I love than be successful in something I hate.” George Burns
» “Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner gives himself to his work, body and soul.” Charles Buxton

» “A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it magically connects us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.” Earl Nightingale
» “Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.” Ruth Ann Schabaker

Use calendars or notepads that display words of wisdom or just write down some of your favorites on pieces of paper. Place them where you can be inspired or motivated on a regular basis and reflect upon what they mean. As we go through life, we should strive to do our best, help others along the way, and remember what a dear friend of mine says, “Things have a way of working out okay in the end… if it’s not okay, then it’s not the end.”

Gordon Bellows is a home business advisor. Success Tips is the name of his home biz how-to guide. F_R_E_E and loaded with tips and techniques that get results! Discover the keys to success for your home business or MLM. Go to

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