“Probably my best quality as a coach is that I ask
a lot of challenging questions and let the person come up with the answer.”
“People will exceed targets they set themselves.”
“The test of a good coach is that when they leave,
others will carry on successfully.”
“You get the best effort from others not by lighting a fire beneath them,
but by building a fire within.”
There’s only one corner of the universe that you can be certain of changing, and that’s your own.
Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.
Henry David Thoreau
Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
M. Scott Peck
Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: five. Why? Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing.
Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt, ‘Five Frogs on a Log’
You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Charles Kingsley, 1819-1875
“You’re a ‘but’ man. That’s the difference between success and failure – the use of the word ‘but'”.
Homer Simpson (explaining the secret of success to neighbour Ned Flanders).
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli, 1804-1881, British Statesman, Prime Minister
Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days…What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power and genius in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832
A bend in the road is not the end of the road … Unless you fail to make the turn.
If you’re not riding the wave of change you’ll find yourself beneath it.
If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.