You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.
Henry David Thoreau
I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.
When you want to succeed as much as you want to breathe, that’s when you will be successful.
If the sun comes up, I have a chance.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.
If we have our own ‘why’ of life, we can bear almost any ‘how.’
If you saw the size of the blessing coming, you would understand the magnitude of the battle you are fighting.
Tough times never last, but tough people do.
Robert H. Schuller
Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.
No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things.
I’m not telling you it is going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.
Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option.
At least three times every day take a moment and ask yourself what is really important. Have the wisdom and the courage to build your life around your answer.
The phoenix must burn to emerge.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you. Let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
Be strong when you are weak, brave when you are scared and humble when you are victorious.
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.
When you think you can't - revisit a previous triumph.
Make each day your masterpiece.
If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
‘Finished last’ will always be better than ‘did not finish’, which always trumps ‘did not start.’
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Charles R Swindoll
There are no accidents... there is only some purpose that we haven't yet understood.
What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t happened yet.
Anything worth having is worth going for - all the way.
If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.
Never let success get to your head. Never let failure get to your heart.
A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there. Amazing things rarely happen in your comfort zone.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
Every day may not be good... but there's something good in every day.
Alice Morse Earle
Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks!
Good is the enemy of great.
The most unprofitable item ever manufactured is an excuse.
Don’t stop when you’re tired. Stop when you’re done.
Every morning you have two choices, continue your sleep with dreams or wake up and chase your dreams. Choice is yours.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
Mile by mile it's a trial; yard by yard it's hard; but inch by inch it's a cinch.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
How do you deal with rejection? Pretend they say, "It's not you. It's me." Because that is essentially what they mean.
Emma Walton Hamilton
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.
You can't let your past hold your future hostage.
LL Cool J
You can’t let praise or criticism get to you. It’s a weakness to get caught up in either one.
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Ever tired. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
He who worries about calamities suffers them twice over.
The difference between MUST & SHOULD is the life you want and the life you have.
I’m not where I need to be, but thank God I’m not where I used to be.
Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
One finds limits by pushing them.
We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.
It's not can you, it's will you.
If it matters to you, who cares if it matters to anyone else.
Don’t count the days, make the days count.
There’s a difference between giving up and starting over.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Don’t ruin a good today by thinking about a bad yesterday. Let it go.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success.
William J.H. Boetcker
There are no great men. Just great challenges which ordinary men, out of necessity, are forced by circumstance to meet.
William Frederick Halsey Jr.
The way you position yourself at the beginning of a relationship has profound impact on where you end up.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine
If you have enough reasons you can do the most incredible things.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
Human beings have the remarkable ability to turn nothing into something. They can turn weeds into gardens and pennies into fortunes.
Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement.
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
You can’t go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.
James R. Sherman
Develop skills and tool sets that make you better than the best and faster than the rest.
Life’s battles don’t always go to the strongest or fastest; sooner or later those who win are those who think they can.
We need to forget what we think we are, so that we can really become what we are.
You can only see in others what is inside of you.
Don't expect a great day; create one.
Master your strengths, outsource your weaknesses.
Three things you cannot recover in life:
1) The MOMENT after it’s missed 2) The WORD after it’s said, AND 3) The TIME after it’s wasted.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
There is no genius who hasn't a touch of insanity.
Aristotle, Greek Philosopher
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it is called the present.
Alice Morse Earle
Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Wayne Walter Dyer
Motivation alone is not enough. If you have an idiot and you motivate him, now you have a motivated idiot.
Become the person who would attract the results you seek.
We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't.
Frank A. Clark
Don’t be upset when people reject you. Nice things are rejected all the time by people who can’t afford them.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Norman Vincent Peale
Break through the bonds of your past.
Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.
The most important thing in life is to stop saying `I wish’ and start saying `I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.
Don’t limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it.
Hope for the best, be prepared for the worse. Life is shocking, but you must never appear to be shocked. For no matter how bad it is it could be worse and no matter how good it is it could be better.
Resilience is not what happens to you. It’s how you react to, respond to, and recover from what happens to you.
If you just communicate, you can get by, but if you communicate skillfully you can work miracles.
I am too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful, and too determined to be defeated.
Do what is right. Not what is easy.
There are two different sides to every Gemini: the happy/relaxed/playful side and the dark/depressed/lazy side.
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.
You begin by always expecting good things to happen.
Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day.
What you feed your mind determines your appetite.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
To be outstanding, get comfortable with being uncomfortable.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
If you want to be rich, don't allow yourself the luxury of excuses.
It is our choices . . . that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Today is always the most productive day of your week.
Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.
Only I can change my life. No one else can do it for me.
There is always room at the top.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Everything you have in your life you have attracted to yourself because of the person you are.
I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.
Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.
He who every morning plans the transactions of the day and follows that plan carries a thread that will guide him through the labyrinth of the most busy life.
When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
If you don’t make a total commitment to whatever you’re doing, then start to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
What comes easy won’t last, what lasts won’t come easy.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win and expect to win.
Everything is always create twice, first in the mind and then in reality.
You can never rise higher than your expectations of yourself. Expect the best!
Faith and fear both demand you believe in something you cannot see. You choose.
I have found that the more I get my ego out of a picture and the more I think about how can I serve other people instead of always thinking about me, the more miracles show up.
Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs; the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Do a little more each day than you think you possible can.
When you do more than you’re paid for, eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.
Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind, or permit others to set up for you.
I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days of your life.
You must decide exactly what it is you want in life; no one can do this for you.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
John D. Rockefeller
Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise.
Everyone should have a sense of urgency - it is getting a lot done in a short period of time in a calm and confident manner.
Your life only gets better when you get better.
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
All of us do not have equal talent. But, all of us have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
John F. Kennedy
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Never let the things you want make you forget the things you have.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Henry Stanley Haskins
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity’s door if you ardently wish to enter.
If you’re not scaring your boss, you aren’t trying hard enough.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.
What is the driving force propelling every human being forward in life? Hope.
Possibilities do not merely add up; they multiply.
The wise man puts himself last and finds himself first.
Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.
The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can GIVE for a dollar, instead of how LITTLE he can give for a dollar is bound to succeed.
There are only two options: Make progress or make excuses.
We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service.
Look closely at the present you are constructing. It should look like future you are dreaming.
You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Forget about the business outlook, be on the outlook for business.
Paul J. Meyer
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
Start every morning by saying, “I believe something wonderful is going to happen to me today.” Repeat it over and over.
What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it.
Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John R. Wooden
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.
We judge of man’s wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
You are not defined by your past. You are prepared by your past.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Fall down seven times, get up eight.
A Japanese Proverb
Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Work as though you would live forever, and live as though you would die today.
I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
It's always darkest before the dawn.
Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.
Man's mind once stretched to a new idea, never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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