thought provoking quotes By 7 years agoFeb 19, 2016 11 Comments General Here are a couple thought provoking quotes; “For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.” -Walter Scott “Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.” -Oliver Goldsmith What are your thoughts about the above two quotes? sysr
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Attitude might be even greater than ability at times. I see new salespeople with far less training out perform more tenured salespeople from time to time. I feel that we can try to fake a good attitude, but nothing brings results faster than the real deal.
10% of life is what happens to us and 90% is how we react to it. I firmly believe 80 to 90% of life is our attitude. In our work, marriage and family, social or even religious involvement our attitudes are the most important aspect. Successful people that I have been able to associate with always have a positive attitude on everything.
Hope is such a bait it covers any hook; if you have a positive outlook on life and on any situation the fear of a hook or pain of a hook will disappear and help any situation improve and make a painful, sad, hurtful situation a lot better.
these are both great quotes and I love to share tid bits like this with my family and co-workers.
I truly believe that attitude is where it is at as long as it is combined with a work ethic.
I am still pondering the “hope is such bait” quote, it makes me consider what am I just hoping for and what am I going to go get.
I have to say i can definitely agree and identify with the first one. In the variable side how often donee see the new guy come in and out perform the veteran simply because his attitude is so great. The key is getting the guys with the ability to raise their attitude and have the ultimate combination.
Two great quotes. Attitude can work to enhance or be a debilitating quality to our ability. No individual can reach their true potential without a positive attitude. Marriage, friendships, and interactions with other individuals throughout our daily activities are truly hampered when our attitude is in the wrong place.
The one on hope is very interesting and can stir a lot of different thoughts. As I read it I see many people who live on hope alone. They hope for things to happen instead of being involved in what occurs around them so that they can make positive changes in their lives. Thus we have many individuals following some cause or person in hopes that their lives will magically change. They never move forward and have growth in their life. They become dependents of hope.
I love the first one, I can’t control all of my abilities, but my attitude I have total control over. I work everyday with Stew and if I didn’t know better I would think he didn’t have a care in the world. From ding to dong he is upbeat and positive, he is magnetizing that way, but I know he struggles just like we all do; he just puts that happy face on every single day. The second one I guess I don’t understand as much, can you put it into term a dumby like me can understand.
The second quote is very thought provoking. In my mind there are two parties involved in the “bait-and switch” theme of hope, the fisherman and the fish. The fisherman, lazy from a long day, or for whatever excuse not to be proactive, douses a hook in bait, throws the line in, pops open a cold one and waits for a bite. The fish, actively searches day in and day out for food. It is proactive in it’s hunt, approach, and bite of the bait. So, which one of these parties has hope? Who does the hook really hurt?
There are some people that benefit from the hope (manifest by the day in day out work ethic) of another individual, and reap the rewards of others. Just like Dean said, it is a dependency on the hopes, dreams, and works of another.
Let me play a little devil’s advocate. Attitude no doubt is huge. But I see great attitudes that fail because a solid wurk ethic is missing. New scripture: Attitude without works is dead! A good attitude is a gimme. Nowadays, we see so many bad ones we have to emphasize it because it’s a cancer to a good business.
Love the Attitude comment. I totally agree. When I am looking for a good candidate to hire I am usually after attitude, and hunger and not just ability. We can teach how to do the job but we can’t teach how to be excited and have a good attitude. Love the quote
I absolutely love both of these quotes, to me, they express that perception and attitude are pivotal in obtaining a goal. Equally as pivotal is your dedication and ability to obtain your goal, missing either of these components is setting yourself up for failure. It reminds me of one of my favorite inspirational quotes by Kevin Pearson “Casual obedience and luke warm commitment weaken faith…average is the enemy of excellence.” I love the last part, a lot of people are content with hitting the benchmark of which is expected of them and consider that a victory, but average is the enemy of excellence. Excellence can never be achieved if our sights are aimed for mediocrity.
There is a key word in the first quote – equally. The point, in my understanding, is that we need to have both – attitude and ability. A great attitude will take you a long ways, but will be exposed as somewhat empty when it comes time to back it with some substance. That’s why so many of our new sales force end up with customer after customer in the office ready to buy a car from them, then we need some seasoned help to get things wrapped up. That’s why we have the management teams in place that we have. They’ve got real-world, practical experience with these things – ability. When we combine the positive attitude with the time-tested ability, we see success. We see lots of it!
Hope covering the hook, I think, refers to our blindness to potential dangers that we are unwilling or unable to see. Hope is so powerful that we are transfixed on what we hope for that we fail to see the hook waiting to grab us. Because of hope, we see through the rose-colored glasses and everything is wonderful, until…KAPOWEE! The hook is set, and we’re being reeled in. It doesn’t mean that hope is bad. We just need to set our hopes in some good substance and know the background of what we are hoping for in our lives. We are surrounded by support who warn us all the time of reaching for the bait of things they too thought were enticing, then they learned of the hook that was dressed up so nicely.
That’s all I have to say about that.