If you are not willing to risk the usual you will have to settle for the ordinary.
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
Smile. It ADDS to your face VALUE.
Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.
Failing doesn’t mean I’ve accomplished nothing; it just means I’ve learned something.
The road to success and the road to happiness are two lanes of the same highway. And the toll you must pay is simply being true to yourself.
Booker T. Washington
Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.
I’ve often said: The only thing standing between me and greatness…is me.
John C. Maxwell
Inability to make decisions is one of the principal reasons executives fail. Deficiency in decision-making ranks much higher than lack of specific knowledge or technical know-how as an indicator of leadership failure.
Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody could possibly find fault with, you will not do much.
Sandra Sturtz Hauss
Realize that what you feel you lack in one regard may be more than compensated for in another. What you feel you lack in the present may become one of your strengths in the future. See your future filled with promise and possibility. Learn to view everything as a worthwhile experience.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Tom Watson, Jr.
The only time you can’t afford to fail is the last time you try.
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.
Kindness in words creates confidence; kindness in thinking creates profoundness; kindness in feeling creates love.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Abigail Van Buren
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.
If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception; it is a prevailing attitude.
A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
As long as we are persistent in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.
F = False
E = Evidence
A = Appearing
R = Real
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
J. C. Penney
No man need live a minute longer as he is because the Creator endowed him with the ability to change himself.
The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible.
Failure is never final and success is never ending. Success is a journey, not a destination.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again…more intelligently.
Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right!
Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.
I know God will never give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish He didn’t trust me so much.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Hardening of the attitudes is the most deadly disease on the face of the earth.
The only place you find success before work is in the dictionary.
Jim Ryun, track athlete and politician
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
To finish strong, you first have to begin.
You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.
Eddie Cantor, singer, actor and songwriter
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Brian Tracy, a self-help author and motivational speaker
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.
The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.
Paul Hogan (Crocodile Dundee)
The secret to my success is that I bit off more than I could chew and chewed as fast as I could.
From the book P.S. I Love You by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Harold R. McAlindon, author of The Little Book of Big Ideas
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail…….
The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.
If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.
Dr. Joe Vitale, motivational author and speaker
True prosperity is an incredible gift. It’s a gift YOU deserve. And no matter what anyone says, it’s a gift that IS available to you – right now.
Napoleon Hill, author and pioneer of the personal development genre
A goal is a dream with a deadline.
Jose Silva, American parapsychologist and author
The greatest discovery you’ll ever make is the potential of your own mind.
Edward Everett Hale, American author and clergyman
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.
The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.