Inspiring Quotes of the Week – ABILITY

May you get inspired throughout this week with the inspiring quotes courtesy of Mr. Peter Shepherd of

“The barrier between success is not something which exists in the real world: it is composed purely and simply of doubts about ability.” ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you believe you can do something, then you almost certainly can, provided you are open to learning. Simple as that. As Winston Churchill said, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another, with no loss of enthusiasm.”

“Each moment of life is only as precious as is our ability to attend to it.” ~Guy Finley

If we neglect to be fully conscious of the present then life passes us by; in effect, we are asleep. This is why it is important to apply our mindfulness skills in everyday life – not only in meditation.

“ABILITY is what you’re capable of doing. MOTIVATION determines what you do. ATTITUDE determines how well you do it.” ~ Lou Holtz

Ability is not the end of the story. We all know of highly talented people who have got nowhere in the competitive world we live in. It takes real character to get to the top and stay there.

“I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.” ~ Dean Koontz

We are not so much limited by our abilities as by our vision. If we can see something worth achieving that aligns withs our capabilities, then we can go for it. That may well involve heightening our ability – through education, practice and obtaining assistance – to the level our goal demands.

“Ability is a poor man’s wealth.” ~ John Wooden

That’s why we all have a chance in life. We just have to value and develop our talents and express them creatively and confidently. Stevie Wonder put it this way: “We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.”

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