The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.— Abraham Lincoln
Astounding One Thing At A Time quotations
One day, you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the thing you've always wanted. Do it now.
I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn't a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.
the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.
Dusk is just an illusion because the sun is either above the horizon or below it. And that means that day and night are linked in a way that few things are there cannot be one without the other yet they cannot exist at the same time. How would it feel I remember wondering to be always together yet forever apart?
When one player is better than you, at this moment, the only thing you can do is work, try to find solutions and try to wait a little bit for your time. I'm going to wait and I'm going to try a sixth time. And if the sixth doesn't happen, a seventh. It's going to be like this. That's the spirit of sport.
For even in hell, I still have faith, To one day be free with my father at the gates, But make no mistakes, I'll show you what time takes, To be a success on earth, mixed with all the hate, I stand on my pivot, my life you could not live it For the things that I've seen have been too damn explicit.
One day you'll wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.
Multi-tasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.
Focusing on one thing and doing it really, really well can get you very far.
This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient.
Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.
Learn to concentrate single-mindedly on the most important thing that you can be doing at any one time.
Beyonce, to me, doesn't have a f--king 'Purple Rain', but she's the biggest thing on Earth. How can you be that big without at least one 'Sweet Home Alabama' or 'Old Time Rock & Roll'? People are like, 'Beyonce's hot. Got a nice f--king ass.' I'm like, 'Cool, I like skinny white chicks with big t--s.' Doesn't really f--king do much for me.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Nothing happens without focus. Don't try to do everything at once. Take it one step at a time.
So, what if, instead of thinking about solving you whole life, you just think about adding additional good things. One at a time. Just let your pile of good things grow.
Big things are built one brick at a time.
Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
Do not be discouraged because you cannot learn all at once;
learn one thing at a time, learn it well, and treasure it up, then learn another truth and treasure that up, and in a few years you will have a great store of useful knowledge.
Live one day at a time. Keep your attention in present time. Have no expectations. Make no judgements. And give up the need to know why things happen as they do. Give it up!
I was one thing at one time, and I'm something new.
I'm a new creature now. Don't judge Alice by what he used to be. Praise God for what I am now.
Through meditation and by giving full attention to one thing at a time, we can learn to direct attention where we choose.
The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing — or one person — at a time.
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Grant me the patience with changes that take time, appreciation of all that I have, tolerance of those with different struggles, and the strength to get up and try again, one day at a time.
If there is any one secret of effectiveness, it is concentration.
Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time.
I am not thinking too far ahead, just want to take it one thing at a time.
Everything happens for a reason and, of course at times it's very discouraging, but at the end of the day you can't take it personally and move onward because if you let it sit with you, then it starts to eat away at you and you're allowing someone else to steal your excitement. No one wants that.
Do one thing at a Time, and while doing it put your whole Soul into it to the exclusion of all else.
We do the best we can in life, we take things one day at a time and sometimes we all just need a simple reminder of that.
A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.
It is really intolerable that we can say only one thing at a time;
for social behavior displays many features at the same time, and so in taking them up one by one we necessarily do outrage to its rich, dark, organic unity.
Next time you see a yardful of sprouting dandelions, note that they look remarkably like things we call "flowers." And later, when the flowers turn into fluff balls, look closely at one of those fluff balls and ask yourself whether it's really so unattractive.
Logic is one thing, the human animal another.
You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won't work out.
This way of leaving your family for work had condemned them over several generations to have their hearts always in other places, their minds thinking about people elsewhere; they could never be in a single existence at one time. How wonderful it was going to be to have things otherwise.
I learned from Ethel Waters, Duke Ellington, Adelaide Hall, the Nicholas Brothers, the whole thing, the whole schmear. [The Cotton Club] was a great place because it hired us, for one thing, at a time when it was really rough [for Black performers].
One of the reserves came up to me and said 'I'm finding it a bit hard, it's the first time I've ever been dropped'. So I told him to do what Nick Faldo does and work at his game. Next thing I know he's doing exactly what Faldo does, he's taken up golf.
I will be glad to discuss this proposition with my attorney, and that after I talk with one, we could either discuss it with him or discuss it with my attorney, if the attorney thinks it is a wise thing to do, but at the present time I have nothing more to say to you.
Because one thing God gave us- and I'm afraid it's at times a little too much- is freewill. Freedom to choose. I believe he gave us everything needed to build a beautiful world, if we choose wisely.
Never do but one thing at a time, and never put off till to-morrow what you can do today.