Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Energy and Enthusiasm

Possibly the most essential (and perhaps admired) qualities in E-business?

I studied the lives of great men and famous women; and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.

Harry S Truman


To fail is a natural consequence of trying, To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again.

David Viscott


Enthusiasm is that secret and harmonious spirit which hovers over the production of genius.  

Isaac Disraeli


It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living. 

Oliver Wendell


The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

James Witcomb Riley


True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it.  

Charlotte Bronte


Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Thought for the week

"The doers cut a path through the jungle, the managers are behind them sharpening the machetes. The leaders find time to think, climb the nearest tree, and shout 'Wrong jungle!' Find time to climb the trees." 

Peter Maxwell, director of the Leadership Trust, writing in the "Guardian", 6 October 1999

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Thought for the week

"We shrink from change; yet is there anything that can come into being without it? What does nature hold dearer or more proper to herself? Could you have a hot bath unless the firewood underwent some change? Could you be nourished if the food suffered no change? Is it possible for any useful thing to be achieved without change?"

"Meditations" by the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180)

Monday, 6 June 2011

Thought for the week

"Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere." 

Eleanor Roosevelt, speaking to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights on 27 March 1958