"Material things are not important, and while our jobs provide the means, the important things in life are the people who touched our lives."
"Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."
James Matthew Barrie
"Good luck is a lazy manís estimate of a workerís success."
"I set my goal and never lost sight of that end goal. Yes, many times as I worked towards that goal I had setbacks, obstacles. However, I never lost focus. I believed I could do it."
Catherine Pulsifer, Changing Lifestyles
"The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves."
"I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt."
Charles Horace Mayo
"...life is not a rehearsal, so get your work done, and then go have some fun!"
"Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live."
"Remember that you are needed. There is at least one important work to be done that will not be done unless you do it."
Charles L. Allen
"It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade."
Henry Ward Beecher
"Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy
because I have a job to do."
Author Unknown, Sculptor's Attitude
"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however."
"So when you find yourself feeling stressed about work, the kids, bills, house work, and the hundreds of things on your to-do list, start identifying what you are thankful for and start saying your thank youís."
"I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about."
"I have never worked so hard in my life, but I go to bed with a different kind of tiredness."
"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."
"I'm spending more time with my family and friends and less time working."
from Dear Bertha
"Find a job you like and you add five days to every week."
H. Jackson Browne
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."
"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work."
"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
"Many people quit looking for work when they find a job."
"There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes."
William J. Bennett
"We do what we love to do, so it is not like work."
Catherine Pulsifer, from Simplicity - a changing lifestyle?
The things are mighty few on earth that wishes can attain. Whate'er we want of any worth we've got to work to gain.
Edgar A. Guest, Results and Roses
"My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition."
"Never work just for money or for power. They won't save your soul or help you sleep at night."
Marian Wright Edelman
"Whenever it is possible, a boy should choose some occupation which he should do even if he did not need the money."
William Lyon Phelps
"With ever-increasing demands on our time, more pressure at work to perform because of downsizing, rightsizing, or whatever the terminology is used in your environment, there is greater interest as the routine of working for some else mounts. In fact, what we are really saying is that we would rather 'work to live', NOT 'live to work'.
Byron Pulsifer, How To Work To Live NOT Live To Work
"Another technique I use when my job seems overwhelming is to keep it all in perspective by saying to myself:
'My job is important but it only forms part of my life - it is not my entire life.'
Catherine Pulsifer, Your Work and Your Stress
"I have worked with people who overreact to situations and get easily ruffled about the most trivail issues. Unfortunately, these people don't focus on the solutions. They only focus on the problem, which makes a solution much harder to find."
Catherine Pulsifer, Does It Really Matter!
"People who never do any more than they get paid for, never get paid for any more than they do."
"If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life."
"I don't believe that companies are necessarily prisons, but sometimes we make prisons of them by the way we choose to work there."
Stephen C. Lundin, Ph D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen, Fish
"When you are able to stay focused on your work without any expectations for, or concern with, the fruit of our labor, there will be no limit to the heights you can reach."
Russell Simmons, Super Rich
"Always know who your client or customer is - no matter what your job is."
Richard A. Moran, Never Confuse a Memo with Reality
"Complement, don't criticize your boss."
Stephen R. Covey, The 8th Habit
"Spend less time making a living and more time making a life."
Dianne Nahirny, Stop Working . . . Start Living
"Work is part of my identity but it is not my essence."
Julia Cameron, Transitions