I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many great executioners are without ideas. One without the other is worthless.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it
Dennis P. Kimbro
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
You are what you think about all day long.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard B. Sheridan
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
Attitudes are contagious. Make yours worth catching.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Don't let life discourage you , everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
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.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
There are two primary choices in life, to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Stephen R. Covey
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened by old ones.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing, the worst thing you can do is nothing.
We are stripped of every attribute of freedom and eligibility for legal self defence. Our property may be plundered before our eyes, violence may be committed on our persons, even our lives may be taken away, and there is none to regard our complaints. We are denationalized; we are disfranchised.
Chief John Ross
Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Some succeed because they are destined. Some succeed because they are determined.
Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties can not be great.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
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.
Do first things first, and second things not at all.
Peter F. Drucker
Flops are a part of life's menu and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses.
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you're still trying, keep it up ! You're right on track.
Matthew Keith Groves
Act or accept.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
Martin Luther King Jr.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
E. Joseph Cossman
There is no education like adversity.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down.
Charles F. Kettering
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Positive anything is better than negative thinking.
What you do speaks so loudly that I can not hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
Isaac B. Singer
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life - It goes on.
The best way out is always through.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so, but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.