Pressure is on us by the nature of the job. Performance releases pressure.
You are doing your best only when you are trying to improve what you are doing.
Resolve to perform what you ought. Perform without fail what you resolve.
The feeling that you’ve done a job well is rewarding; the feeling that you’ve done it perfectly is fatal.
Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.
The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
Instead of rating the man by his performances, we rate too frequently the performances by the man.
His (a player’s) conversation usually threatened and announced more than it performed; that he fed you with a continual renovation of hope, to end in a constant succession of disappointment.
We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears.
Remember this, – that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.