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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Top Ten Famous Quotes

Organize for Success® Turns 10
In honor of 10 years of business for Organize for Success®, I will be posting a "top 10" list to this blog each day through Wednesday, May 31st. Each Sunday, my team will randomly select from those who commented on the prior week's "top 10" blog posts for a gift card giveaway and free download of one eBook from The grand prize package for celebrating Organize for Success, LLC's 10 years in business will be awarded on Thursday, June 1st, randomly selecting from all those who commented on any of the month's "top 10" blog posts as well as those who have subscribed to my eNewsletter for a winner to receive downloads of all 5 eBooks, a pass for my Stress and Time Management online video course as well as a 60-minute productivity consultation via video conference.

As my frequent "Wednesday's Words of Wisdom" posts to social media might indicate, I'm a fan of quotes, whether well-known or not-so-well-known, and my favorites fluctuate as I hear new ones; however, here are the top ten in my mind today:

10. "Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine." - Whoopi Goldberg, an American actress, comedian, television host and human rights advocate

9. "A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives." - Jackie Robinson, the first black athlete to play Major League Baseball in the 20th century, who signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947 and distinguished himself as a talented player as well as vocal civil rights activist

8. "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln, an American politician and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States of America from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865

7. "Motivation is not a thinking word; it's a feeling word." - John Kotter, who serves in the Harvard Business School faculty as the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership

6. "Never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill, a British politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and 1951 to 1955, notably including WWII

5. "Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American essayist, lecturer and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century

4. "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou, author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, singer, civil rights activist and professor at Wake Forest University

3. "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success." - Henry Ford, an industrialist who founded Ford Motor Company and sponsored expansion of the assembly line technique for mass production

2. "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky, a Canadian hockey player and National Hockey League Hall of Famer who is arguably hockey's greatest player of all time

1. "Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all the ways you can in all the places you can at all the times you can to all the people you can as long as ever you can." - John Wesley, an Anglican cleric and theologian who, with his brother Charles and fellow cleric George Whitefield, founded Methodism as a religion

Bonus - "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done." - Lucille Ball, an American actress, comedienne, model, film-studio executive and producer who was best known as the star of the sitcom I Love Lucy (that my maternal grandmother, Mimi / Lucy Ferne Stith, absolutely loved!)

As I'm always looking for new quotes, which are your favorites? Are there any on this list you'd not heard before? 

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