A Prayer before starting Work
My Heavenly Father as I enter this work place
I bring your presence with me
I speak your peace, your grace, your mercy
and your perfect order in this office
I acknowledge your power over all that
will be spoken thought decided and done
within these walls. Lord I thank you for the gifts
you have blessed me with. I commit to using them
responsibly in your honour. Give me a fresh supply
of strength to do my job. Anoint my projects ideas
and energy so that even that smallest accomplishment
may bring you glory. Lord when I don’t understand
guide me. When I am weary energize me. When I am
burned out infuse me with the light of the holy spirit.
May the work I do and the way I do it bring faith.
joy and a smile to all I come in contact with today
And oh Lord when I leave this place give me travelling mercy
Bless my family and home to be in order as I left it.
Lord I thank you for everything you have done.
Everything you are doing and everything you are going to do.
In the name of Jesus I pray with much love
1. NATURE GAVE US TWO ENDS; ONE TO SIT ON AND ONE TO THINK WITH. EVER SINCE THEN, MEN’S SUCCESS OR FAILURE HAS BEEN DEPENDENT ON THE ONE HE USED MOST.
…Robert Albert Bloch
2. A SINGLE CONVERSATION WITH A WISE MAN IS BETTER THAN TEN YEARS OF STUDY.
3. YOU NEVER WILL BE THE PERSON YOU CAN BE IF PRESSURE, TENSION AND DISCIPLINE ARE TAKEN OUT OF YOUR LIFE
…James J. Bilkey
4. SUCCESS IS SOMETHING YOU ATTRACT BY THE PERSON YOU BECOME.
...Jim Rohn's Mr Shoaff
5. THE WORST BANKRUPTCY IN THE WORLD IS THE PERSON WHO HAS LOST HIS ENTHUSIASM.
...H. W. Arnold
6. OPPORTUNITIES MULTIPLY AS THEY ARE SEIZED; THEY DIE WHEN NEGLECTED.
7. ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER; MANY TIMES A WORD OF PRAISE OR THANKS OR APPRECIATION OR CHEER HAS KEPT PEOPLE ON THEIR FEET.
...Charles Swindoll, Pastor and Author
8. PERSEVERANCE IS NOT A LONG RACE; IT IS MANY SHORT RACES ONE AFTER ANOTHER.
9. WISDOM IS KNOWING WHAT TO DO NEXT, SKILL IS KNOWING HOW TO DO IT, AND VIRTUE IS DOING IT.
...David Star Jordan
10. DISCIPLINE IS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN GOALS AND ACCOMPLISHMENT
11. IF YOU AIM AT NOTHING, YOU'LL HIT IT EVERY TIME.
12. DO WHAT YOU LOVE, LOVE WHAT YOU DO, AND DELIVER MORE THAN YOU PROMISE.
13. A COACH IS SOMEONE WHO TELLS YOU WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO HEAR, WHO HAS YOU SEE WHAT YOU DON’T WANT TO SEE, SO YOU CAN BE WHO YOU HAVE ALWAYS KNOWN YOU COULD BE.
14. STRENGTH DOES NOT COME FROM PHYSICAL CAPACITY. IT COMES FROM AN INDOMITABLE WILL.
...Mahatma Gandhi, 1869-1948, Indian Political and Spiritual Leader
15. IF SUCCESS IS NOT ON YOUR OWN TERMS - IF IT LOOKS GOOD TO THE WORLD BUT DOES NOT FEEL GOOD IN YOUR OWN HEART - IT IS NO SUCCESS AT ALL.
… Anna Quindlen
16. PROCRASTINATION IS LIKE A CREDIT CARD: IT’S A LOT OF FUN UNTIL YOU GET THE BILL.
17. THE BEST PREPARATION FOR GOOD WORK TOMORROW IS TO DO GOOD WORK TODAY.
19.IT'S NOT THAT I'M SO SMART, ITS JUST THAT I STAY WITH PROBLEMS LONGER.
“IF YOU HAVE AN APPLE AND I HAVE AN APPLE AND WE EXCHANGE APPLES THEN YOU AND I WILL STILL EACH HAVE ONE APPLE. BUT IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA AND I HAVE AN IDEA AND WE EXCHANGE THESE IDEAS, THEN EACH OF US WILL HAVE TWO IDEAS”
…George Bernard Shaw
“TEAMWORK IS THE ABILITY TO WORK TOGETHER TOWARD A COMMON VISION. THE ABILITY TO DIRECT INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT TOWARD ORGANIZATIONAL OBJECTIVES. IT IS THE FUEL THAT ALLOWS COMMON PEOPLE TO ATTAIN UNCOMMON RESULTS”
”OUR LIVES IMPROVE ONLY WHEN WE TAKE CHANCES- AND THE FIRST AND MOST DIFFICULT RISK WE CAN TAKE IS TO BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES”
Sources: Brain Griffith, Joseph Wellesley among others. Thanks!