I had just finished college. Just before starting my first job, I had made an appointment with the eye doctor. While waiting in his waiting room, I picked up a Life Magazine to read it. There was a spread in the magazine about a nun in India. Her name was Mother Teresa. The interview contained this quote. It was not separated out from anything else she said, but it struck me so much that I wrote it down and then memorized it:
“Do your work as if everything depends on it.
And then leave the rest to God.”
Daily, that seems to put things in perspective for me. I hope you find it inspiring, as well.