Thursday, September 6, 2012
One day the devil decided to go out of business, so he invited a cast of the world's most evil characters to a special yard sale.
The tools he was selling included hate, envy, jealousy, greed, betrayal, deceit, vengeance and malice. In the center of the display was a well-worn, wedge-shaped tool that looked like it had been used much more than the other tools.
"What's that thing in the middle?" one character asked.
"That's discouragement," the devil answered.
"And why is it priced so much higher than the rest of your tools?"
"Because," the devil answered, "with that tool I can pry open and get inside a person's mind that I couldn't get near with any of my other tools. Once discouragement takes over, I can let all the other tools do their work."
Reprinted with permission from Good Stuff
Never, never, never quit! – Winston Churchill
In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. – Vincent Van Gogh
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. ~ Dale Carnegie
Disappointments will come and go, but discouragement is a choice that you make. ~ Dr. Charles Stanley
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement. – Napoleon Hill
Discouragement is not the absence of adequacy but the absence of courage. – Neal A. Maxwell
Don’t accept discouragement, keep going! Less stress will result by not allowing discouragement to be your attitude! – Catherine Pulsifer
The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come. – James Whitcomb Riley
(Discouragement) Can be temporary–or it can destroy our life. The choice is ours. If we refuse to deal with discouragement head-on, we are opening the door for it to completely dominate our life. – Dr. Charles Stanley
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