Donna Otto's Mottos

  • It all starts with the Big Yes. Wherever you are, be “all” there.
  • Finish Strong. Remember: the common begin. The uncommon finish.
  • Live by conviction, not circumstances.
  • Preparation is the key to organization.
  • If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten.
  • There’s always time for what God asks us to do.
  • Do the next thing.
  • Finish today today.
  • Light the Light— don’t curse the darkness.
  • Choose your love. Then love your choice.
  • Be a thermostat, not a thermometer.
  • It’s hard to teach what you don’t live.
  • Hospitality starts with your eyes, hands, and heart.
  • He’s not the enemy!
  • Do your best and leave the rest.
  • What you say matters. How you say it matters more.
  • Get it as good as you can get it and forget it.
  • Your mansion is your ministry.
  • Don’t run from . . . run to.
  • Servanthood begins at home.
  • Don’t carry a Bible if you haven’t swept under the bed.
  • No serious conversation after 10:30 p.m.
  • You are who you hang out with.
  • First and fast.
  • Your home is holy ground. And you are holy ground.
  • Enter marriage and close all your exits.

    © Donna Otto. Used with permission.

About the Author

Donna Otto

Donna Otto, home and life management expert, is the author of several books, including Get More Done in Less Time, The Stay-at-Home-Mom, and Finding a Mentor, Being a Mentor. She is the founder of Modern Homemakers and speaks to women's groups across the nation. Donna is also the founder of Mentors for the Next Generation, a program facilitating mentoring relationships between older and younger women. She and her husband, David, have one daughter and two grandchildren and make their home in Arizona.