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Attitude: The Key to a Successful Business

May 06, 2011


Numbers are critical; attitude and motivation on the other hand are components that give you the ability to properly analyze the numbers. During days with long hours it’s challenging to always keep the proper perspective. Sometimes it's very difficult to keep an upbeat attitude and stay focused on the appropriate tasks. One of the best ways to stay focused is to have some written quotes to uses as guideposts to steer you through challenging situations. Springtime can be challenging so I thought I would share with you some of the key quotes that we uses as guideposts within our operation.
1. “The problem is not the problem; the problem is your attitude about the problem”
2. “Efficiency is doing things right, effectiveness is doing the right things” by Peter F Drucker
3."Never mistake activity for achievement.  " John Wooden
4."Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." --Henry David Thoreau
5.”I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it." --Thomas Jefferson
6.”You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play." --Warren Beatty
7. “If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.”  ~ Zig Ziglar
8.“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.. that’s why we recommend it daily.”  ~ Zig Ziglar

10.“Efficiency is doing better what is already being done.”
Peter F. Drucker Quotes

 When faced with challenges keep some of these quotes in mind. With every challenge or struggle there are always hidden opportunities, sometimes we just need the right frame of mind see them.
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