Quotes from the Masters
On Skills

"The two major sources of value today are time and knowledge.  Find new ways every day to use them better." -- Brian Tracy  

"The telephone is your second most important selling tool -- the first being your mouth. Few salespeople really study the techniques of the telephone. Sit or stand tall when calling. Smile while talking. Focus on the call, not what's on your desk." – Tom Hopkins  

"You can cut down a tree with a hammer, but it takes about 30 days.  If you trade the hammer for an ax, you can cut it down in about 30 minutes.  The difference between 30 days and 30 minutes is skills." -- Jim Rohn

"What one skill, if you developed it, could have the greatest positive impact on your career?  This is the key to your future." -– Brian Tracy  

"Learn to hide your need and show your skill." -- Jim Rohn  

"Develop the art of being exceptional." -– Patricia Fripp

"Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty." -- William J. Bennett  

"Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun." -— Pablo Picasso  

"Expanded knowledge and skill intensify awareness and expand opportunity." -- Brian Tracy  

"The key to life is to become skillful enough to be able to do rewarding things." -- Jim Rohn

"What people get admired and appreciated for in community are their soft skills: their sense of humor and timing, their ability to listen, their courage and honesty, their capacity for empathy." -– M. Scott Peck  

"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks." -- Phillips Brooks

"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better.  Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills.  Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom." -- Jim Rohn  

"If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things." -- Vincent Van Gogh

"Success is not an accident, it is a skill.  It is predictable, and it can be learned, and it can be learned by you, and it can be learned by anyone." -– Brian Tracy  

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." -- Charles Darwin  

"That's the secret: be interesting. If you can't be interesting, shut up. There's nothing wrong with silence." -- Earl Nightingale   

"Try to learn something about everything and everything about something." -- Thomas H. Huxley

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International