The best way to increase your self confidence is to do exactly what you fear and create a record of successful experiences.
I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
80% of success is showing up.
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much;
Who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who has left the world better than he found it,
Whether an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul;
Who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had;
Whose life was an inspiration;
Whose memory a benediction.
I've missed more than 9,000 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.
Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.
I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
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.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
I measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her fellow human beings.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
They may be smarter than you. They may have more money than you. They may come from a different city or a better family. But they can never outwork you. And they can never out prepare you. And they just can’t out practice you. And that’s why you’ll win!
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say ‘no' to almost everything.
The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
Measure your success according to fun and creativity.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something.
There are no gains without pains.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.
90% of your plans are going to fail no matter what you do. Get used to it.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
Failure is success in progress.
Strategy is a style of thinking, a conscious and deliberate process, an intensive implementation system, the science of insuring future success.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life's A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you'll move mountains.
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
To be great is to be misunderstood.
My success is not who I am.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.
Success is dependent on effort.
Success is the child of audacity.
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get
A minute's success pays the failure of years.
Successful people are the ones who think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
The maximum success is reached when you are never busy.
The best revenge is massive success.
Success is a poor teacher.
Applause waits on success.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Nothing fails like success.
They can because they think they can.
When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat.
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.
The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but sail we must and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Nothing succeeds like success.
No one who strives to bring new life to something significant should be too quick to abandon the hope that he will succeed.
Be brave when you are scared, and humble when you are victorious.
A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.
The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
We are all motivated by a keen desire for praise, and the better a man is, the more he is inspired to glory.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.
Let the improvement of yourself keep you so busy that you have no time to criticize others.
Success is not in what you have, but who you are.
When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.
Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.
One fails forward toward success.
To fly, we have to have resistance.
Willpower is the key to success. Successful people strive no matter what they feel by applying their will to overcome apathy, doubt or fear.
Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration.
Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.
Success tempts many to their ruin.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
I feel that the most important requirement in success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Careful thinking and hard work will solve nearly all your problems. Try and see for yourself.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed in these two: common-sense and perseverance.
The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
You sleep on a win and you'll wake up with a loss.
We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it.
The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
To me success means effectiveness in the world, that I am able to carry my ideas and values into the world – that I am able to change it in positive ways.
Forget the past.
Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose.
Success has always been a great liar.
The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.
Success can't be forced.
Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.
There's a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.
I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.
Impatience never commanded success.
The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.
The most glorious moments in your life are not the so-called days of success, but rather those days when out of dejection and despair you feel rise in you a challenge to life, and the promise of future accomplishments.
To succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Success is the sum of details.
Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
If you have no critics you'll likely have no success.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it's possible to achieve the American dream.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
Celebrate your successes. Find some humor in your failures.
Success is not how high you have climbed, but how you make a positive difference to the world.
To be able to look back upon one's life in satisfaction, is to live twice.
Anyone whose goal is 'something higher' must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo? Fear of falling? No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do, well.
Success is never accidental.
I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
The man who makes a success of an important venture never wails for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticized. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can't be done.
Mediocrity always measures success by money.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn't that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
He is great enough who is his own master.
Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
My secret for success? I don't know what the hell success means.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent.
Sometimes it takes a good fall to really know where you stand
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
Why be a king, when you can be a god?
Success is the sweetest revenge.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
I don't dwell on success. Maybe that's one reason I'm successful.
Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.
Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.
Clarity equals success.
Success is my only option, failure's not.
Sometimes life knocks you on your ass ... get up, get up, get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them.
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.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
You aren't going to find anybody that's going to be successful without making a sacrifice and without perseverance.
The biggest challenge after success is shutting up about it.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
The true success is the person who invented himself.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.” Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
Success is the fruit of concentration.
Living our life deeply and with happiness, having time to care for our loved ones - this is another kind of success, another kind of power, and it is much more important.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
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