motivation archives

Via August De Los Reyes—fun video on helping folks choose to do the healthy thing by taking the stairs… by making it more fun to do!

posted by ted 9 hours ago · 1 comment

“Establishing a bond of brotherhood is critical. If those who serve with you feel this mutual love and trust, the work of the Lord will thrive and heaven will aid you in your efforts. Fail to establish this bond, however, and you may find your work tedious, toilsome, and unproductive. Average leaders used the carrot and the stick to motivate those around them. Great leaders communicate a vision that captures the imagination and fires the hearts and minds of those around them. Average leaders inspire people to punch a time clock. Great leaders inspire industry and passion. You can get people to work by using threats or by promising rewards. But if you want to create a band of brothers, you must inspire those who work with you and encourage them to give their all in a great cause.”
Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin, in Band of Brothers

posted by randy on Sunday, Feb 24, 2008

“Real craftsmanship, regardless of the skill involved, reflects real caring, and real caring reflects our attitude about ourselves, about our fellowmen, and about life.”
Spencer W. Kimball, “The Gospel Vision of the Arts”, cited today in our annual design review

posted by ted on Friday, Jan 25, 2008

“We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.”
Frank Tibolt via The Quotations Page

posted by ted on Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006