You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
It's only after you've stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform.
A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
Everything you can imagine is real.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Dare to Be
When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.
When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.
When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.
When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.
When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.
When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.
When you're feeling tired, dare to keep going.
When times are tough, dare to be tougher.
When love hurts you, dare to love again.
When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.
When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.
When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.
When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.
When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.
When the day has ended, dare to feel as you've done your best.
Dare to be the best you can – At all times, Dare to be!
(Life, the Truth, and Being Free)
You never fail until you stop trying.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
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.
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.
Believe you can and you're halfway there.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make, it makes you. Choose wisely.
Do what is right, not what is easy nor what is popular.
Having faith, beliefs, and convictions is a great thing, but your life is measured by the actions you take based upon them.
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?
Live the Life of Your Dreams: Be brave enough to live the life of your dreams according to your vision and purpose instead of the expectations and opinions of others.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Whatever you are, be a good one.
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.
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
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 one thing every day that scares you.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Be so good they can't ignore you.
Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
After a storm comes a calm.
I want the world to be better because I was here.
The best way out is always through.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Don't call it a dream, call it a plan.
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.
Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Never, never, never give up.
It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
Do your thing and don't care if they like it.
Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
It is not the path which is the difficulty; rather, it is the difficulty which is the path.
Make each day your masterpiece.
I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
The moment you want to quit is the moment you need to keep pushing.
If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.
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.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot. Make it hot by striking.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Action is character.
How bad do you want it?
Become the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.
Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning, I say: "What is my exciting thing for today?" Then I do the day.
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Always ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
You are your only limit.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe
Good is the enemy of great.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
I realized that I don't have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of life.
You have to be at your strongest when you're feeling at your weakest.
What are the most powerful words in the universe? The ones you use to talk to yourself.
I want to be looked back on as being very innovative, very trusted and ethical and ultimately making a big difference in the world.
Don't stop when you're tired; stop when you're done.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
Don't stop until you're proud.
Half-heartedness never won a battle.
Life has a way of testing a person's will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.
You could be anyone if you put the time.
If you've got a talent, protect it.
What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me.
I can't believe that God put us on this earth to be ordinary.
Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Fortune favors the brave.
Prove them wrong.
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
No star is lost once we have seen, We always may be what we might have been.
Everything will happen for you all of a sudden and you will be thankful you didn't give up. Blessings are coming. Believe that.
Don't do what you can do – try what you can't do.
With will one can do anything.
Freedom is not given - it is taken.
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.
He who moves not forward goes backward.
Dream big and dare to fail.
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
A positive mind finds a way it can be done; A negative mind looks for all the ways it can't be done.
We must act.
Better an oops than a what if.
When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
Show the world how much you'll fight for the winners circle.
I am not afraid... I was born to do this.
Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
Feel the fear. Do it anyway!
I wasn't there to compete. I was there to win.
Strive for progress, not perfection.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
I can and I will.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working for it.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Leap, and the net will appear.
A hero is one who knows how to hang on for one minute longer.
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring your flowers.
If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
He who hesitates is lost.
Knowing what you want and going after it every day is one of the most beautiful things anyone can have in life.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
I have had all of the disadvantages required for success.
How many success stories do you need to hear before you make your own?
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
I was taught that the way of progress was neither swift nor easy.
Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.
Someone once told me growth and comfort do not coexist. And I think it's a really good thing to remember.
The way you train reflects the way you fight. People say I'm not going to train too hard, I'm going to do this in training, but when it's time to fight I'm going to step up. There is no step up. You're just going to do what you did every day.
I like getting to that point where it's hard, and then, pushing harder.
All the power is within you. You can do anything.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Nothing is given. Everything is earned.
Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey.
Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes.
Always desire to learn something useful.
I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can't find somethin' to live for, you best find somethin' to die for.
Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Motivation comes from meaning. Everything comes from meaning.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
In doubtful matters boldness is everything.
Don't wish for it. Work for it.
Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing those you hold well.
You're probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm.
He turns not back who is bound to a star.
The place between your comfort zone and your dream is where life takes place.
I am not talented. I am obsessed.
You don't 'discover' your place in the world. You carve it out.
The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire, the size of your dream and how you handle disappointment along the way.
It is always your next move.
Win from within.
Blood, sweat and respect. First two you give. Last one you earn.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
There is always room at the top.
To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.
You are capable of amazing things.
Be grateful for what you already have while you pursue your goals. If you aren't grateful for what you already have, what makes you think you would be happy with more.
What you allow is what will continue.
A wise man can always be found alone. A weak man can always be found in crowd.
Every time I travel I meet myself a little more.
Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
Conformity gets you nowhere.
Aim for the highest.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
And all may do what has by man been done.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.
I didn't come this far to only go this far.
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
It's not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it's what you whisper to yourself that has the most power.
I'm not here to be average. I'm here to be awesome.
You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.
There are four basic human needs; food, sleep, sex and revenge.
If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
An oak is not felled at one blow.
Embrace bad news to learn where you need the most improvement.
Strength grows in the moments you can't go on, but you keep going anyway.
Your potential is endless. Go do what you were created to do.
Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
Stop whining, start grinding.
Don't wait for opportunity. Create it.
Well begun is half done.
Can you sing a song to greet the sun,
Can you cheerily tackle the work to be done,
Can you vision it finished when only begun,
Can you sing a song?
Can you sing a song when the day's half through,
When even the thought of the rest wearies you,
With so little done and so much to do,
Can you sing a song?
Can you sing a song at the close of the day,
When weary and tired, the work's put away,
With the joy that it's done the best of the pay,
Can you sing a song?
Obstacles are the cost of greatness.
Will it be easy? No. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.
It doesn't get easier. You get stronger.
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.
Don't look back – you're not going that way.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
Success is my only option, failure's not.
Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Light tomorrow with today.
When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.
It's our own ability to have an idea and go after the idea and make it happen. That's what at the end of the day defines us.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
'No' simply means begin again at one level higher.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see further.
She was afraid of heights but she was much more afraid of never flying.
Remember why you started.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
One day or day one. It's your choice.
What you want exists. Don't settle until you get it.
Men's best successes come after their disappointments.
What comes easy won't last. What lasts won't come easy.
When your desires are strong enough you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied.
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