Use during training sessions and presentations.
Training course contents:
A two page document of ‘Potential’ quotes from famous people can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can follow the notes below.
Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep in them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have the skill, and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill. Muhammad Ali
Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Only passion, great passion, can elevate the human soul to achieve great things. Denis Diderot
The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult. Mme Du Deffand
We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion. Georg Wilhelm Frierich Hegel
I am inclined by nature to be optimistic about the capacity of a person to rise higher than he or she has thought possible once interest and ambition are aroused. Dwight D Eisenhower
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world. Joel A. Barker
If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. Bette Reeves
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. Vince Lombardi
Some see things as they are and say, ‘Why?’ I dream things that never were, and say, ‘Why not?’ George Bernard Shaw
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. John Heiderers
We are all functioning at a small fraction of our capacity. Winston Churchill
If a man is called a street sweeper, he should sweep the streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say: here lived a street sweeper who did his job well. Martin Luther King
If we improved any single process in our business by just 1%, or even 0.1%, but we did that every single day – what do you think the effects would be in a month? In a year? In five years? Unknown Author
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re always right. Henry Ford
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. Mark Twain
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. Dag Hammarskjöld
Adds interest to session and emphasises key points.