Posts Tagged ‘Work’

Ability and Output

Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.


— Edward Gibbon (by Joshua Reynolds, Public domain)

…Most of us believe strongly in our capabilities, but what is the gauge we use to measure them? How many years of education we have under our belt? The amount of time we spend reading or attending some sort of training? No. The real measure of our ability is our output. The work we produce, day in and day out. Look at it. Consider how much evidence you have to weigh, and just how effective it really is. Does our work belie the perception of our current capabilities?

Perhaps you are at a job which limits your natural or learned abilities. First, question that notion and produce the best possible output you can for your present situation. Second, let your creative or analytical abilities flow despite the limitations of your current job. Do this consistently, and you will wake up one day amazed at where your body of work has taken you.

—MSH, Penn Wealth

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Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

silhouette of mountains

Photo by Simon Matzinger

— Peter Drucker

…And how many of us, in our working life, have seen those in a position of power use it poorly or abuse it? How should we react? By being the best at what we do, pushing forward, not lamenting it, and…developing an exit strategy.

MSH, Penn Wealth

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It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desire is helpful, but work and desire are invincible.

Les Ferreres Aqueduct, also known as Pont del Diable - Tarragona, Spain

—Thomas Robert Gaines (Photo licensed)

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Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.

Augustine, Saint

—St. Augustine, A.D. 354-430

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If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.


—Mia Hamm

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Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.

Barrie, JM, Creator of Peter Pan

—J. M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan

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All the so-called “secrets of success” will not work unless you do.

Out of the murky world

Passage from the dark world to the light

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