The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Henry David Thoreau
We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It's never your fault. But it's always your fault, because if you wanted to change you're the one who has got to change.
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
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 or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results.
One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.
I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big?
The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.
Henry A. Kissinger
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
The courage of life is often a less dramatic spectacle than the courage of a final moment; but it is no less a magnificent mixture of triumph and tragedy.
John F. Kennedy
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.
Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.
Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
What is important in life is life, and not the result of life.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.