jun 192013
 

Bruce Lee Quotes
Knowing is not enough, we must apply.
Willing is not enough, we must do.

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.

Preparation for tomorrow is hard work today.

All knowledge leads to self-knowledge.

Be happy, but never satisfied.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

The More we value things, the less we value ourselves.

For it is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself,
do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.

If you love life,
don’t waste time,
for time is what life is made up of.

Be like water making its way through cracks.
Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it.
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.
If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle.
You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else.
It will spread into your work and into your life.
There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.

Don’t fear failure. Not failure, but low aim, is the crime. In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.

Everything you do, if not in a relaxed state will be done at a lesser level than you are proficient.
Thus the tensed expert marksman will aim at a level less than his/her student.

Knowledge will give you power, but character will give respect.

A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.

All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.

Use only that which works, and take it from any place you can find it.

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.
In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.
As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.

The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.

Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.

As you think, so shall you become.

To hell with circumstances;
I create opportunities.

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth.
To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.

If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.

Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can.

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

Real living is living for others.

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked,
while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.

Not being tense but ready.
Not thinking but not dreaming.
Not being set but flexible.
Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement.
It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.

Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.

The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.

Man, the living creature, the creating individual,
is always more important than any established style or system.

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease.
Hack away at the unessential. (Hack away at the inessentials)

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once,
but I fear the man who had practiced one kick 10,000 times.

The doubters said, “Man can not fly,”
The doers said, “Maybe, but we’ll try,”
And finally soared, In the morning glow
While non-believers, Watched from below.

The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.

Forget about winning and losing; forget about pride and pain.
Let your opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh;
let him smash into your flesh and you fracture his bones;
let him fracture your bones and you take his life!

Do not be concerned with escaping safely- lay your life before him!!

If you think you are beaten, You are
If you think you dare not, You don’t
If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t

Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.

Be self aware, rather than a repetitious robot.

Boards don’t hit back.

 

Quotes by Bruce Lee

 

aug 062012
 


Veel uitspraken van Johan Cruijff kun je niet alleen toepassen op voetballen maar ook in het dagelijks (zakelijk) leven.

Hoe krom de uitspraken soms ook zijn, er zit toch een wijsheid in verwerkt.

“Elk nadeel heb z’n voordeel.”

 
“Je gaat het pas zien als je het door hebt.”

“Je kunt beter ten onder gaan met je eigen visie dan met de visie van een ander.”

“Toeval is logisch.”

“Ik houd van werken, maar dan wel werken waar ik van houd.”

“Als wij de bal hebben kunnen hun niet scoren.”

“Ik ben overal tegen. Tot ik een besluit neem, dan ben ik ervoor.”

“Je moet altijd zorgen dat je één doelpunt meer scoort als de tegenstander.”

“Soms moet er iets gebeuren voordat er iets gebeurt.”

“Er is maar één moment dat je op tijd kunt komen. Ben je er niet, dan ben je óf te vroeg, óf te laat.”

“Een luxeprobleem is net zo’n groot probleem als geen luxeprobleem.”

“Je moet schieten, anders kun je niet scoren.”

“In voetbal is het simpel: je bent op tijd of je bent te laat. Als je te laat bent, moet je zorgen dat je op tijd vertrekt.”

“Wat is snelheid? Vaak verwisselt de sportpers snelheid met inzicht. Kijk, als ik iets eerder begin te lopen dan een ander, dan lijk ik sneller.”

“De waarheid is nooit precies zoals je denkt dat hij zou zijn.”

“Als ik zou willen dat je het begreep, had ik het wel beter uitgelegd.”

“Uitersten, daar hou ik niet van. Elk uiterste is iets waanzinnigs.”

“Voordat ik een fout maak, maak ik die fout niet”.

“Een meningsverschil is een groot woord, ik denk dat hij tot dezelfde conclusie zal komen als ik.”

“Zonder de bal kun je niet winnen.”

“Zolang jij de bal hebt, kenne zij niet scoren”

“Als je voor elke positie de beste speler kiest, heb je nog geen sterk elftal maar een team dat als los zand uiteen valt.”

“Je moet een gat voor je laten vallen en er dan zelf inlopen.”

Tegen voetbaljournalisten:  “Als jullie heel goed hadden kunnen voetballen, dan had je er nooit over hoeven schrijven.”

“Mensen die niet van niveau zijn, kunnen mijn integriteit niet aantasten.”

“Als je op balbezit speelt, hoef je niet te verdedigen, want er is maar één bal.”

“Kwaliteit staat op nummer één, maar kwaliteit moet wel altijd in dienst staan van het geheel.”

“Het leven is een stroom zeggen de mensen. Dat klopt. Toen ik laatst tegen de wind in wou spuwen, spoog ik mezelf in het gezicht.”

“Als je niet ken winnen, moet je zorgen dat je niet verliest.”

“Het is noodzakelijk dat iedereen er is om het meeste uit zichzelf te halen wat dat dan ook mag zijn.”

“Als je een speler ziet sprinten is hij te laat vertrokken”.

“Ik laat me betalen voor mijn Naam en Faam, het liefst door onnozelen.”

“Wie niet weet hoe geld eruitziet zal het ook niet hebben”

“De tijd dat ik zelf geld meenam is al heel lang geleden. Ik neem altijd de naam en het gezicht mee.”

“De hoogste opgave van het menselijk kennen is: te begrijpen dat hij niet begrijpen kan.”

“Er is nu eenheid, iedereen doet in principe wat ik vraag. Het zijn namelijk geen Hollanders, die als je begint met ademhalen al zeggen: ja maar…”

“Eén van de 32 landen die deelnemen aan het WK wordt wereldkampioen. De anderen niet, want die zijn er niet.”

“Wij hebben het uitstekend gedaan, simpelweg omdat we niet beter konden”

“Ik denk het niet, daarvoor ken ik de spelregels niet goed genoeg. Ik maak altijd m’n eigen regels” Over of J.C. misschien ook scheidsrechter had kunnen worden.

“Het is heerlijk om te horen dat je de beste bent. Wat betreft mijn mindere kwaliteiten: daar zoek ik altijd de beste rugdekking voor.  Zeg maar adviseurs. Ik ga ook niet in het doel staan als ik goed ben vóór.”

“Ik ben er nog steeds van overtuigd dat zoals ik het doe je het moet doen want anders zou ik het niet doen.”

 

Johan Cruijff – Nederlands voetballer en internationale coach – 1947

De bijnaam voor Johan Cruijff in Catalonië is: El Salvador (de verlosser)

 

Bronnen en referenties:

nl.wikiquote.org

www.citaten.net

jul 162012
 

Vandaag 16 juli 2012 is Stephen R. Covey op 79-jarige leeftijd overleden.
Covey heeft diverse succesvolle marketing en zelf-hulp boeken geschreven waaronder:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
De zeven eigenschappen van effectief leiderschap

 
The 8th Habit: from effectiveness to greatness
De 8ste eigenschap: van effectiviteit naar inspiratie

The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Families
De zeven eigenschappen van effectieve families

The speed of trust; The one thing that changes everything
De snelheid van vertrouwen; Dat wat alles verandert The speed of trust; The one thing that changes everything
De snelheid van vertrouwen; Dat wat alles verandert

First Things First, over time-management, met A. Roger & Rebecca R. Merrill

3rd alternative: Solving life’s most difficult problems
Het derde alternatief: het principe van creatieve samenwerking

Predictable Results In Unpredictable Times
4 Managementprincipes Voor Gegarandeerde Resultaten

Smart trust

Principle-Centered Leadership

The leader in me

Managementconsultant Covey werd wereldberoemd met zijn adviezen op het gebied van organisatie en time-management.

Volgens zijn eigen website werden van zijn boek ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ 20 miljoen exemplaren verkocht. Het werk werd in 38 talen vertaald.

Covey overleed aan de gevolgen van verwondingen die hij op 19 april had opgelopen bij een fietsongeluk op een steile helling in Provo, Utah.

Enkele uitspraken van Stephen Covey:

Actually I did not invent the seven habits; they are universal principles and most of what I wrote about is just common sense.
I am embarrassed when people talk about the Covey Habits, and dislike the idea of being some sort of guru.

There are three constants in life: Change, Choice and Principles.

Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success
Leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.

Effective leadership is putting first things first.
Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.

Every human has four endowments:
– self awareness
– conscience
– independent will
– creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom: The power to choose, to respond, to change.

Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconscious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.

The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Most people struggle with life balance simply because they haven’t paid the price to decide what is really important to them.
We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

Meer beroemde uitspraken van Stephen R. Covey: beroemde-uitspraken-van-stephen-r-covey

mei 032012
 

Beroemde en minder beroemde uitspraken van Lao Tzu.

Uit de Tao Te Ching.

Great acts are made up of small deeds.

He who does not trust enough, Will not be trusted.

Anticipate the difficult by managing the easy.

An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.

If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.

A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.

He who is contented is rich.

He who knows that enough is enough will always have enough.

He who talks more is sooner exhausted.

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.

From caring comes courage.

He who knows, does not speak. He who speaks, does not know.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

He who conquers others is strong;
He who conquers himself is mighty.

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small.
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions.

Bekijk ook enkele beroemde uitspraken van Stephen R. Covey.
Of van Tony Robbins.

apr 262012
 

Beroemde en minder beroemde uitspraken van Zig Ziglar

You get what you want by helping others get what they want.

Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.

 
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.

Concentrated thoughts produce desired results.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last.
Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.

Be helpful.
When you see a person without a smile, give them yours.

You don’t pay the price for success. You pay the price for failure.

If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.

You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.

Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves.

Success is one thing you can’t pay for. You buy it on the installment plan and make payments every day.

Make finding the good in others a priority.

Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.

You were born to win.
But to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.

You can have everything you want in life.
If you just help enough people get what they want in life.

Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.

Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.

Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.

Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.

Bekijk ook enkele beroemde uitspraken van Stephen R. Covey.
Of van Tony Robbins.

apr 192012
 

Beroemde en minder beroemde uitspraken van Tony (Anthony) Robbins

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.

Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.

If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.

Personal power is the ability to take action.

You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.

It not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.

If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.

If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.

A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action.
If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.

Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.

We can change our lives.
We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, “Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.

You are now at a crossroads. This is your opportunity to make the most important decision you will ever make. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully.

I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.
This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent.
As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.

More than anything else, I believe it’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.

Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.
When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thing was changing what I demanded of myself.
I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power.
Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you.
If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.

If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.

Live life fully while you’re here.
Experience everything.
Take care of yourself and your friends.
Have fun, be crazy, be weird.
Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process.
Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it.
Don’t try to be perfect; just be an excellent example of being human.

Let fear be a counselor and not a jailer

There is always a way – if you’re committed.

Bekijk ook enkele beroemde uitspraken van Stephen R. Covey.

apr 122012
 


Beroemde en minder beroemde uitspraken van Stephen R. Covey

The way we see the problem is the problem.

Live out of your imagination, not your history.

Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.

There are three constants in life: change, principles and choice.
Change happens quickly.
We must choose to live…

What we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say.

The quickest way to someone’s heart is to listen.
Listen to their words, their feelings, their body language.
Listen to understand.

The key is not spending time but investing it.
How you will invest your time this year?

Leadership requires more than just formal authority.
It requires moral authority.
Trust vanishes without it.

Where you are headed is more important than how fast you’re going, yet people are consumed with speed rather than direction.

Stop the bashing. Try something productive: Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic

Happniess is, in part, the fruit of the desire and ability to sacrifice what we want now for what we want eventually.

Integrity means avoiding any communication that is deceptive, misleading, full of guile or beneath the dignity of people. Got integrity?

Be patient with yourself.
Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground.
There is no greater investment. Grow or fall behind.

Love is a verb. Love, the feeling, is simply the fruit of love the verb or our loving actions. Sacrifice. Listen. Affirm and show gratitude.

The power to make and keep commitments to ourselves is the essence of developing the basic habits of effectiveness.

It’s not what people do to us that hursts us. It’s our chosen response to what they do that really hurts us.

One of the most poweful uses of self-awareness is to become aware of conscience and how it works within us.

Quickest way to build trust: make a promise and keep it.
Don’t over-promise and don’t under-deliver.
Only say what you are willing to do.

Once you know what matters most to you, act with integrity by putting first things first. Smile and say “no” to the unimportant.

There is so much we can all do to make a difference in the world. Don’t have to think big.
Start small. Build from there.

We see the world, not as it is, but as we are ─ or, as we are conditioned to see it.

Becoming principle-centered is a process of becoming.
It’s a lifetime quest.
We all, at times, get off track.
Just get back on track.

You can buy someone’s back, but not their heart and mind.
You can buy their hands but not their spirit.