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DREAM BIG / ACT NOW / 21 QUOTES

By March 26, 2015 11 Comments

21 quotes

Fear, procrastination, setbacks or discouragement will suck the life out of you if you let them.

What’s your plan of counter-action? Exercise? Reading? Prayer? Meditation?

Real Word Power

The healthiest people replace depletion with inspiration on a daily basis.

Words have real power. Words have the power to destroy and the power to build up (Proverbs 12:6).

Here are 21 pragmatic one-line insights to defeat your fears, break free of procrastination and be fruitful.

21 One-Liners

#1. Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

#2. Eat a “frog” first thing in the morning.

#3. Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.

#4. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs.

#5. Worry about nothing. Pray about everything. You’ll get through this.

#6. A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.

#7. Change your thinking and change your life.

#8. Your excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.

#9. Where victims see adversity, overcomers see opportunity.

#10. Success is when opportunity meets preparation.

#11. Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.

#12. Criticism is the price of ambition.

#13. Seven days without prayer makes one weak.

#14. Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people love education.

#15. Clarity breeds mastery.

#16. The only failure is not trying.

#17. Focus is more valuable than IQ.

#18. God doesn’t call the qualified. God qualifies the called.

#19. The things that are hardest to do are often the things that are the best to do.

#20. An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.

#21. Life is short. Be of use.

Thanks to the Bible, Mark Twain, Christine Caine and fellow Canadian, Robin Sharma, for the quotes.

APPLICATION: Which is your favorite one-liner above? What is one-liner #22 for you? Please leave a comment below.


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Author Bob Jones

Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 25 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 36 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • Ron Powell says:

    How about: “Hurry up and slow Down”

  • bob jones says:

    I love that quote. Who could have said that?

  • Ron Powell says:

    I got it from you! 🙂 not sure if you made it up but I say it to my girls and myself a few time a week! I appreciate the wisdom that you share!

  • bob jones says:

    I am hardly, if EVER quoted, so knowing you do that makes my day…especially because it makes your day. 🙂

  • adena lowry says:

    “You’re one decision away from a totally different life” – Mark Batterson. The key is to make that one decision daily.

  • bob jones says:

    Great #22 quote. Thank you, Adena. I may have enough soon for a second post on “21 More One Liners”

  • Patricia says:

    I like #4. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs. This one keeps me honest with myself and others. My #22 is “Struggling does not mean quitting”. Not quitting keeps hope alive.

  • bob jones says:

    Thank you for your #22. Its a good one!

  • Delores M.W. Euler says:

    # 22 Let go and let God…. (I got this from one of your sermons Pastor Bob ). I have to remind myself often of it. I have no control of anything that I sometimes think I do…. So I use #5 a lot too.

  • bob jones says:

    I like your #22! I think it goes hand in hand with #5. I would add to #5 – “Leave it with God.”

  • Denise Martell says:

    Your inability to see my worth, does no affect my value.

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