My SCRAPBOOK (సేకరణలు): A COLLECTION of articles in English and Telugu(తెలుగు), from various sources, on varied subjects. I do not claim credit for any of the contents of these postings as my own.A student's declaration made at the end of his answer paper, holds good to the articles here too:"I hereby declare that the answers written above are true to the best of my friend's knowledge and I claim no responsibility whatsoever of the correctness of the answers."

Monday, March 20, 2006


(sustained effort/ hard work/ act aggressively & boldly/ commitment to action/ constant hard work with dedication/ high endeavour/ toil/ just do it/ diligence):

The law of applied effort
All your hopes, dreams, goals and aspirations are amenable to hard work. The harder you work, the luckier you get. There are no shortcuts.”

The law of compensation
The universe is completely balanced and in perfect order. You will always be compensated in full for everything you do. You will get out what you put in.”

Wishes are like dreams; they don’t come true unless we do something about it. Wishbones satisfy dreamers; doers put backbone into the wish and make their dreams come true. The Chinese proverb says, “Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes.”

Every morning in Africa, A gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you had better be running up.

Human effort is a significant component in the success of any venture. Action produces achievement. Achievement is success. Enthusiasm is the lubricant that oils the machinery of action. It is the passion/ enthusiasm that drives us towards our goals, but it is the hard work that yields success. Action requires courage. Action also develops courage.
Never confuse motion with action

Your success is assured, if you will devote to doing every thing you should do.
Make yourself do the thing
1) you should do
2) When it ought to be done and.
3) Whether you like it not.
The man who gets ahead is the one who does more than necessary- and keeps on doing it.


Fill your day with accomplishments and not mere activities.
 We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be
in exact proportion to our service
 Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
 The man on top of the mountain did not fall there.
 The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.
 The world expects results. Don’t tell others about the labour pains…. Show them the baby.
 The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.
 Successful people are intensely action-oriented.
 Act as if it was impossible to fail.
 The haves and have- nots can often be traced back to the dids and the did- nots.
 Intentions don’t count, actions do.
 The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman
is able to do that counts.
 Never confuse motion with action.
 Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
 You cannot build reputation on what you are going to do.
 Genius is one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration.
 If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
 It is not enough to aim. You must hit. Effort alone is not enough; it must eventually produce
measurable results.
 Our trouble is not ignorance, but INACTION.
 Nothing of value comes without effort.
 The ability to rise above lies more in effort than in talent.
 If you don’t crack the shell, you can’t eat the nut.
 If you want knowledge, you must toil for it; if food, you must toil for it; and if pleasure, you
must toil for it; toil is the law.
 Success depends on the proper functioning of the glands, especially the sweat glands.
 Eventually everything degenerates to work.
 There is no poverty that can overtake diligence.
 Well done is better than well said.
 Pray as if everything depended on God and act as if everything depended on yourself.
 Behind every overnight success there is years of hard and sincere work.
 No one climbs a mountain by just gazing at it. Take responsibility and act.
 The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
 The journey of thousand miles begins with a single step.
 Once you get going, the going gets easier.
 Sitting still and wishing makes no person great; the good Lord sends the fishing, but you must
dig the bait.
 Life is a staircase, and not an escalator. You have to walk up, you won’t get pushed up.
 All great success and achievement is preceded and accompanied by hard work.
 Things may come to those who wait. But only the things left over by those who hustle.
 Don’t kill the dream- execute it.
 Great souls have wills and feeble souls have only wishes.
 Nothing was ever accomplished without effort; and nothing really worthwhile was ever
accomplished without greater effort.
 Ninety per cent of the failures in life come from people who have the habit of making
 A lazy man is the beggar’s elder brother.
 Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
 A little more determination, a little more pluck, a little more work, which is called luck.
 No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
 Work with commitment towards the goal. Make it a mission. Do your best and leave the
result to God.
 Winners do what they are supposed to do- and then some more- it is like going the extra
 The man who gets ahead is the one who does more than necessary- and keeps on doing it.
 To do common things uncommonly well brings success.
 When you know you have done all that is possible with love in any situation, and then the
problem is no longer yours.
 There is no ‘DRAW’ in life. Either you win or you lose.
 Do, or do not. There is no ‘try’.
 Do what you can, with what you have.
 Find a job you love to do and you will never work another day in your life. Make your work
 Success comes to those who realize it is not coming to them and who go out to get it.
 The great end of life is not knowledge but action.
 Nothing comes from doing nothing.
 The man who rolls up his shirtsleeves is rarely in danger of losing his shirt.
 Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
 It is for want of application rather the means that men fail.
 It’s better to wear out than to rust out.
 Things do not change: We change.
 Overworked? Who isn’t? Even my dog is panting from over work…………..chasing its own tail.  People do not retire. They are retired by others.
 Activity is life and inactivity is death.
 Find your place and hold it, find your work and do it, and put everything you have got into it.
 Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.
 5 Ds for quality of work: Dedication, Devotion, Discipline, Discrimination and Determination.
 Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
 It is more important to do the right thing than to do things right.
 Working smart is always more productive than working hard.
 Parkinson’s principle: Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion……
(Deadlines help counter Parkinson’s law)
 The Gemba (=in Japanese, scene of action): Incorporate gemba in your every day life. Visit
the scene of action, see things for yourself, note the way things are done and set about
making changes for the betterment of yourself/ your organization/ your family. You will
then know what to expect and more importantly will have learnt first hand what you
otherwise would never have known.
 Tom Peter’s MBWA: ‘Managing By Wandering About’ and keeping one’s ear to the ground.
 Do what you love and the necessary resources will follow.
 Nothing adventured, nothing attained.
 Talk is cheap. Words are plentiful. Deeds are precious.
 Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.
 What is to give light must endure the burning.
 Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act
upon must inevitably come to pass.
 You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
 Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
 Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts
and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important
rule: "If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!"
 Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
 Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
 Sloth makes all things difficult; industry all easy.
 Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
 To love what you do and feel that it matters-how could anything be more fun.
 Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
 A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
 You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
 Ideas are worthless. Intentions have no power. Plans are nothing . . . unless they are followed
with action. Do it now!
 Today's action becomes tomorrow's habit.
 A person with some doubt but taking action is better than one with no doubt taking no action.  We do not take action to gain or prove we are valuable, we take action to gain results and
discover more of who we already are.
 It's not whether you win or lose it's whether or not you play the game.
 There are no honorariums for people to get up and tell how they didn't do it.
 God doesn't require that we succeed; He only requires that we try.
 The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it but what they become by it.
 We shall serve for the joy of serving, prosperity shall flow to us and through us in unending
streams of plenty.
 Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your aid.
 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.
 Personal power is the ability to take action.
 The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
 It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is
 He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy.
 Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing.
(from my book "10 Fundamental Rules of Success", Publishers: PUSTAK MAHAL, New Delhi)



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