Some food for thought as we begin a new year..

Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of the goal-a commitment to excellence-that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
– Mario Andretti

Your profession is not what brings home your paycheck. Your profession is what you were put on earth to do. With such passion and such intensity that it becomes spiritual in calling.
– Vincent Van Gogh

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.
-Thomas A. Edison

Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.
– Jackson Brown

Chance can allow you to accomplish a goal every once in a while, but consistent achievement happens only if you love what you are doing.
– Bart Conner

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
– Samuel Johnson

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
– Booker T Washington

Plenty of men can do good work for a spurt and with immediate promotion in mind, but for promotion you want a man in whom good work has become a habit.
– Henry L. Doherty

I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all
-Leo Rosten

Our talents are the gift that God gives to us… What we make of our talents is our gift back to God.
– Leo Buscaglia

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.
– Mary Ann Radmacher