Achievement Sermon Illustrations

Achievement Sermon Illustrations

The area of your accomplishment is measured by ability, reliability, energy, and action.

You can get almost everything accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit.—Ned Hay, Personnel Journal

The greatest achievements of mankind have been accomplished by two types of men—those who were smart enough to know it could be done, and those too dumb to know it couldn't. —Oakland Tribune

All parents want their children to be in the upper 10 per cent of the class and 90 per cent can't make it.—The School Administrator, AASA

There's no thrill in easy sailing, when the skies are clear and blue; there's no joy in merely doing things which anyone can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you'd never make!—Sunshine

If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect some blisters.—Rotator

I'd rather be a Could Be If I could not be an Are; For a Could Be is a May Be, With a chance of touching par. I'd rather be a Has Been Than a Might Have Been, by far; For a Might Have Been has never been, But a Has was once an Are.—Supervisory News Notes, Florida State Department of Education

Asked what profit he made, the little newsboy who stood on the corner shouting his papers explained that he bought them for 5 cents from the boy on the next corner and sold them for 5 cents on his own corner. There was no profit—he merely wanted to do some shout 1 ing. Aren't many of us like that? We stir around mightily, playing at being busy, shouting about it, but actually accomplishing very little.—Scandal Sheet, Graham, Texas, Rotary Club

For many a lad born to rough work and ways, Strips off his ragged coat and makes men clothe him with praise.

It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly; do not mistake activity for achievement.—Mabel Newcomer, Bulletin, Wisconsin Association of Secondary School Principals

In India they have a proverb which says, "He has not lived in vain who has reared a son, planted a tree, or dug a well." Most of us go every day drinking from wells we have not dug. Few of us, for instance, have ever paid any great price for our American Citizenship.—Roy L. Smith, Friendly Chat

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