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Fear, procrastination, setbacks or discouragement will suck the life out of you if you let them. What’s your plan of counter-action? Exercise? Reading? Prayer? Meditation?

Real Word Power

The healthiest people replace depletion with inspiration on a daily basis.

Words have real power. Words have the power to destroy and the power to build up (Proverbs 12:6).

Here are 21 pragmatic one-line insights to defeat your fears, break free of procrastination, act now and be fruitful.


#1. Dream Big. Start small. Act now.

#2. Eat a “frog” first thing in the morning.

#3. Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results.

#4. Your daily behaviour reveals your deepest beliefs.

#5. Worry about nothing. Pray about everything. You’ll get through this.

#6. A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem.

#7. Change your thinking and change your life.

#8. Excuses are nothing more than the lies your fears have sold you.

#9. Where victims see adversity, overcomers see opportunity.

#10. Success is when opportunity meets preparation.

#11. Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.

#12. Criticism is the price of ambition.

#13. Seven days without prayer makes one weak.

#14. Ordinary people love entertainment. Extraordinary people love education.

#15. Clarity breeds mastery.

#16. The only failure is not trying.

#17. Focus is more valuable than IQ.

#18. God doesn’t call the qualified. God qualifies the called.

#19. The things that are hardest to do are often the things that are the best to do.

#20. An addiction to distraction is the end of your creative production.

#21. Life is short. Be of use.

Credit the Bible, Mark Twain, Christine Caine and fellow Canadian, Robin Sharma, for the quotes.

Which is your favourite one-liner above? What is one-liner #22 for you? Please leave a comment below.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Ron Powell says:

    How about: “Hurry up and slow Down”

  • bob jones says:

    I love that quote. Who could have said that?

  • Ron Powell says:

    I got it from you! 🙂 not sure if you made it up but I say it to my girls and myself a few time a week! I appreciate the wisdom that you share!

  • bob jones says:

    I am hardly, if EVER quoted, so knowing you do that makes my day…especially because it makes your day. 🙂

  • adena lowry says:

    “You’re one decision away from a totally different life” – Mark Batterson. The key is to make that one decision daily.

  • bob jones says:

    Great #22 quote. Thank you, Adena. I may have enough soon for a second post on “21 More One Liners”

  • Patricia says:

    I like #4. Your daily behavior reveals your deepest beliefs. This one keeps me honest with myself and others. My #22 is “Struggling does not mean quitting”. Not quitting keeps hope alive.

  • bob jones says:

    Thank you for your #22. Its a good one!

  • Delores M.W. Euler says:

    # 22 Let go and let God…. (I got this from one of your sermons Pastor Bob ). I have to remind myself often of it. I have no control of anything that I sometimes think I do…. So I use #5 a lot too.

  • bob jones says:

    I like your #22! I think it goes hand in hand with #5. I would add to #5 – “Leave it with God.”

  • Denise Martell says:

    Your inability to see my worth, does no affect my value.

  • Julie MacKenzie says:

    I love #3 Victims make excuses. Leaders deliver results. and #16 The only failure is not trying. Thank you for this awesome blog Pastor Bob. I am going to print this page out. (Definitely great daily reminders) Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  • Bob Jones says:

    Words have power. Thank you for joining the conversation.

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