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ABC’s of Life

A - Activity Should never be confused with achievement - John Wooden

B - Be quick, but don’t hurry - John Wooden

C - Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - W. Churchill

D – Don’t permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions – John Wooden

E – Excellence is not an act, but a habit. We are what we repeatedly do – Aristotle

F – Failing to plan is planning to fail

G – Gather information wisely

H – History is a weapon; it can be a sword or a shield. -James Loewen

I – It’s amazing how much can be accomplished if no one cares who gets the credit. – Harry S. Truman

J – Justice is truth in action. – Benjamin Disraeli

K – K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple)

L – Learn like you’re going to live forever; live like you’re going to die tomorrow. – Mahatma Gandhi

M – Make each day your masterpiece. – John Wooden

N – Never believe you’re better than anybody else but always remember you’re just as good as everybody else. – John Wooden

O – Only those who dare to fail greatly can achieve greatly. – Robert F. Kennedy

P – Pressure is nothing but the shadow of great opportunity. - Michael Jordan

Q - Quality is never an accident; it comes from working hard and working smart. – Michael Jordan

R – Right is right even when everyone says it’s wrong; and wrong is wrong even when everyone says it’s right. – Saint Augustine

S – Spouting off before knowing the facts is both shameful and foolish. – Proverbs 18:33

T – The little details are vital. Little things make big things happen. – John Wooden

U – United we stand, divided we fall. – Aesop

V – Victory belongs to the most persevering. – Napoleon Bonaparte

W – Work to become, not to acquire. – Elbert Hubbard

X – Expect the best, prepare for the worst, and make the most of whatever happens. – Zig Ziglar

Y - Your Character (what you are) is far more important than your reputation (what people think you are). – John Wooden

Z – Zero in on and concentrate on the task at hand.


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