Almost all of the world-class athletes and other peak performers are visualizers. They see it , they feel it, they experience it before they actually do it. They began with the end in mind. You can do it in every area of your life. Before performance, a sales presentation, a difficult confrontation, or the daily challenge of meeting a goal, see it clearly, vividly, relentlessly, over and over again. Create an internal "comfort zone''. Then, when you get into the situation, it isn't foreign. It doesn't scare you.
Who, being loved, is poor ?
When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
The best way out is always through.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're still alive.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds, they mature slowly.
Peter De Vries
History does nothing , it does not possess immense riches, it does not fight battles. It is men, real, living, who do all this.
The key to truth is the next deed, and this key opens the door if one does what one has to do in such a way that the meaning of the action here finds its fulfillment. Thus truth in the world of man is not to be found as the content of knowledge, but only as human existence. One does not express it, one does not perceive it, but one lives it, and receives it as life.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Love may make the world go around, but it's laughter that keeps us from getting dizzy.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Experience is the best teacher.
I don't like your manners.
Vivian Rutledge, Philip Marlowe (1946)
You think I'm licked. You all think I'm licked. Well, I'm not licked. And I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost cause. Even if this room gets filled with lies like these, and the taylors and all their armies come marching into this place.
Jefferson Smith, Mr Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
The wealth of a soul is measured by how much it can feel, its poverty by how little.
W. R. Inge
Charles Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)
Reach for the stars.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
He who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
From every human being there rises a light that reaches straight to heaven, and when two souls that are destined to be together find each other, the streams of light flow together and a single brighter light goes forth from that united being.
Ba'al Shem Tov
A gentle breeze blowing in the right direction is better than a pair of strong oars.
Canary Island Proverb
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
Houston, we have a problem.
Jim Lovell, Apollo 13 (1944)
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion
None of us will every accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
The worst thing you can try to do is cling to something that is gone, or to recreate it.
Why is it that the more mistakes people make, the more paranoid they become about other people's mistakes ?
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win -- essential to success.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life ?
For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Wouldja do me a favor, Harry ? Drop dead !
Billie Dawn, Born Yesterday (1950)
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
The longer the excuse, the less likely it's the truth.
Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Karl A. Menninger
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Equations are more important to me, because politics is for the present, but an equation is something for eternity.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.
If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you have n't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
It is amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit.
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
It is only when we die each day to all that is old that there can be the new.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
When you arrive at your future, will you blame your past ?
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been' .
John Greenleaf Whittier
Kindness is always fashionable.
America E. Barr
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.
The only real valuable thing is intuition.
It's easier to prepare and prevent, than to repair and repent.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
God is present in every jiva, there is no other god besides that. Who serves jiva serves god indeed.