"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways."
(H. Jackson Brown, Jr.)
"You can never conquer the mountain. You can only conquer yourself."
"Control is not leadership; management is not leadership; leadership is leadership is leadership. If you seek to lead, invest at least 50% of your time leading yourself—your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over you and 15% leading your peers. If you don't understand that you work for your mislabeled 'subordinates,' then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny."
(Dee Hock, Founder and CEO Emeritus. VISA International)
"Nothing is more harmful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another."
"I think the guys who are really controlling their emotions ... are going to win."
"There are no short cuts to any place worth going."
"Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power."
"Leaders aren't born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
"The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might and force of habit. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him—and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires."
(J. Paul Getty)
"A successful career will no longer be about promotion. It will be about mastery."