Our Inspirations

The Bank & Trust team gathers every day for a motivational time meant to inspire exceptional service, team work, and professional development. It is our pleasure to share with you some of the thoughts presented during this special time. We hope that you will find either personal inspiration or have insight into the bank’s culture of excellence. We have credited the source of our inspirations and also extend our sincere thanks for this information. Please enjoy…

“GUTS are a combination of confidence, courage, conviction, strength of character, stick-to-itiveness, pugnaciousness, backbone, and intestinal fortitude. They are mandatory for anyone who wants to get to and stay at the top.”
– D.A. Benton

“Don’t place your mistakes on your head, their weight may crush you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as a platform to view your horizons.”
– Author Unknown

“The extent to which YOU take responsibility over something is the extent to which YOU take control over it.”
– Adam Khoo

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
– Helen Keller

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.”
– Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Success or failure in life depends on the quality of your thoughts. Master the art of thought and your dreams will become your reality.”
– Hooman Hamzehloui

“Obstacles are only opportunities to succeed or fail; how we handle them determines what will happen!”
– Art Hurst

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
– Dr. Robert Schuller

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
– Helen Keller

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
– Aesop

Success in life, in anything, depends upon the number of persons that one can make himself agreeable to.
– Thomas Carlyle

…is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

– Pat Riley

I am careful not to confuse EXCELLENCE with perfection.
EXCELLENCE I can reach for perfection is God´s business.

– Michael J. Fox

HIGH EXPECTATIONS are the key to everything.
– Sam Walton

It´s never crowded along the extra mile.
– Dr. Wayne Dyer

People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it.
– Zig Ziglar

…is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.

– Booker T. Washington

HIGH ACHIEVEMENT always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
– Jack Kinder

I´ve always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give my best.
– Akeem Olajuwon

EXCELLENCE is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.
– Perry Paxton

EXCELLENCE is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
– John W. Gardner