Motivational Quotes

Motivational Quotes by Albert Einstein, Tom Landry, Bob Proctor, Jose Mourinho, Muhammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln and many others.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects.
If it’s not broken, tinker with it till you find out how it works.
To be the ultimate team, you must use your body and your mind. Draw up on the resources of your teammates. Choose your steps wisely and you will win. Remember, only teams succeed.
When you saw me in the boxing ring fighting, it wasn’t just so I could beat my opponent. My fighting had a purpose. I had to be successful in order to get people to listen to the things I had to say.
I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.
The human animal is adapted to, and apparently can thrive on, an extraordinary range of different diets, but the Western diet, however you define it, does not seem to be one of them.
Studies indicate that the one quality all successful people have is persistence. They’re willing to spend more time accomplishing a task and to persevere in the face of many difficult odds. There’s a very positive relationship between people’s ability to accomplish any task and the time they’re willing to spend on it.
You are the one who can stretch your own horizon.
Edgar Magnin
Some guys can do more talking in the ring, other guys do posing, body building, whatever the hell they do in the ring. But I don’t have the big body, and I’m not the big smooth talker, but I can get in the ring and wrestle
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.
The Pertinent Question is NOT how to do things right – but how to find the right things to do, and to concentrate resources and efforts on them.
It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
When I go out there, I have no pity on my brother. I am out there to win.
Broke is normal. Why be normal?
We must conquer war or war will conquer us.
Ely Culbertson
Not using faults does not mean that one does not have them.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, ‘It might have been’.
A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
No risk? Then no danger of losing and finally no thrill in winning.
Sandeep Kumar
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
You never know what motivates you.
If you’re going to be a footballer, be a great one.If you’re going to have a dream, dream big.
I think someone should explain to the child that it’s OK to make mistakes. That’s how we learn. When we compete, we make mistakes.
You will go one on one with the Great One!
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
Who makes us ignorant? We ourselves. We put our hands over our eyes and weep that it is dark.
People from pre-sexual revolution and even from the 60s and the birth of the gay movement still define gay as two men or two women having sex. Our generation defines it from a more emotional standpoint. To be gay means you are drawn to the same sex. But it’s a part of who you are, an identity, not an act.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
Lack of time is actually lack of priorities.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
A life lived with integrity – even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Never waste a minute thinking about people you don’t like.
There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.
When it’s all over, it’s not who you were … it’s whether you made a difference.
A few heart-whole, sincere, and energetic men and women can do more in a year than a mob in a century.
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
A vow is fixed and unalterable determination to do a thing, when such a determination is related to something noble which can only uplift the man who makes the resolve.
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
Concern yourself not with what you tried
and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
Send out anger and impatience, and that’s what you’ll get. Send out love, and you’ll get back love.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America – not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battlevictorious.
He was a man too busy to flush toilets.
Frans Johansson
The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Burning one hectare of grassland gives off more, and more damaging, pollutants than 6,000 cars. And we are burning in Africa, every single year, more than one billion hectares.
Success is relative and individual and personal. It is your answer to the problem of making your minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and years add up to a great life.
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.
Rapport is the ultimate tool for producing results with other people. No matter what you want in your life, if you can develop rapport with the right people, you’ll be able to fill their needs, and they will be able to fill yours.
It is what I was born for – to look, to listen, to lose myself inside this soft world – to instruct myself over and over.
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
The most popular typefaces are the easiest to read; their popularity has made them disappear from conscious cognition. It becomes impossible to tell if they are easy to read because they are commonly used, or if they are commonly used because they are easy to read.
Zuzana Licko
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you’re in control, they’re in control.
When I look at my fellow competitors, I say to myself, ‘I many be nervous, but you are definetly nervous as well.’
Zhang Jinjing
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, it’s not a destination.
Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
You can have more, be more and do more because you can change the person you are.
If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.
Honor does not have to be defended.
The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
If you want something, go get it. Period.
Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.
If you can’t imitate him, don’t copy him.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
If you keep thinking about what you want to do or what you hope will happen, you don’t do it, and it won’t happen.
The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.
A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things.
Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.
To know that you do not know and to be willing to admit that you do not know without sheepishly apologizing is real strength and sets the stage for learning and progress in any endeavor.
If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.
When you allow yourself to begin to dream big dreams, creatively abandon the activities that are taking up too much of your time, and focus your inward energies on alleviating your main constraints, you start to feel an incredible sense of power and confidence.
As an atheist, I believe that all life is unspeakably precious, because it’s only here for a brief moment, a flare against the dark, and then it’s gone forever.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Ultimately, you have to not worry about people thinking you should have played him differently. You’re the one playing the part so it has to be yours.
Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.
I’m saving my sick days for when I’m feeling better.
I don’t think college is for everyone. School is awesome, but for me, I was learning a lot more outside the classroom in the real world than I was in school.
It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.
There’s no committee that says, ‘This is the type of person who can change the world – and you can’t.’ Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you’re going to do it.
Don’t waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.
Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.
Victories in life come through our ability to work around and over the obstacles that cross our path. We grow stronger as we climb our own mountains.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
I’ve always believed fitness is an entry point to help you build that happier, healthier life. When your health is strong, you’re capable of taking risks. You’ll feel more confident to ask for the promotion. You’ll have more energy to be a better mom. You’ll feel more deserving of love.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Always give more than what’s expected.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt. Give the world your best anyway.
I am who I am and I say what I think. I’m not putting a face on for the record.
When lifting weights, nothing feels better than achieving a high point on the bench press with no help from your spotter.
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Structure your presentation so that you appeal to the different interests of the different decision-makers involved.
I don’t do what you people want. I Do What I Want!
There’s only one boss in your life . . . and that’s you! The person looking back in the mirror at you is the one you have to answer to every day.
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
That ability to pop back up is true of anyone who succeeds in their field.
Sometimes we believe that happiness is not possible in the here and now, that we need a few more conditions to be happy. So we run toward the future to get the conditions we think are missing. But by doing so we sacrifice the present moment; we sacrifice true life.
A race is a work of art that people can look at and be affected in as many ways they’re capable of understanding.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant – but misdirected – ideas of others.
But when I did it (the triple-double), I didn’t even know it until someone told me.
Many are called but few get up.
One of the reasons it has seemed so difficult for a person to change his habits, his personality, or his way of life, has been that heretofore nearly all efforts at change have been directed to the circumference of the self, so to speak, rather than to the center.
The greatest handicap a person has is not realizing his potential.
That which is achieved the most, still has the whole of its future yet to be achieved.
In all the practice centers in the tradition of Plum Village whenever the phone rings or the clock chimes in the dining hall, people stop everything they are doing and breathe consciously, releasing all thinking and any tension.
When we can identify a problem and face the problem with confidence and enthusiasm, the solution is on the way.
Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.
George Sewell
The problem when someone feels burned out, bored, unchallenged, or stifled by their work is not the job itself but rather the environment and playground rules given to them to do the job at hand.
If you want to gather honey, don’t kick over the beehive.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
What can be added to the happiness of the man who is in health, who is out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.
There is a difference between broke and being poor. Being broke is a temporary economic condition, but being poor is a disabling frame of mind and a depressed condition of your spirit, and you must vow to never, ever be poor again.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Organizations exist to make people’s strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant. And this is the work of effective leaders.
Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
Success is never permanent, and failure is never final.
You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.
If you can’t do the little things right, you will never do the big things right.
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
Edward Burgess Butler
Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.
It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it it’s only good for wallowing in.
There is nothing impossible in all the world except that the heart of man is wanting in resolution.
Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us – and those around us – more effectively. Look for the learning.
When the need to succeed is as bad as the need to breathe, then you’ll be successful.
The YouTube video maker gets more out of making a video than you get out of watching it.
I can, therefore I am.
Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.
Explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatize or accept another’s dogmatism.
There is always a place in the world for those who are willing to give of their time, energy, capital, creativity, and commitment.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.
The best way out is always through.
We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.
I can’t think of anything more empowering than the fact that we are destined to be, do and have anything we choose.
You will never be able to truly step inside another person, to see the world as he sees it, until you develop the pure desire, the strength of personal character, and the positive Emotional Bank Account, as well as the empathetic listening skills to do it.
As strong as my legs are, it is my mind that has made me a champion.
A small act is worth a million thoughts.
If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
The world’s deadliest poison, can be your own thoughts.
David L. Felten
Always keep the mind cheerful. Everyone will die once. Cowards suffer the pangs of death again and again, solely due to the fear in their own minds.
A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.
Always work harder than other people are willing to work. Sweat more, endure more pain, and then reap the rewards of success and achievement.
If you depend on your company to take care of your retirement, your future income will be divided by five. Take care of it yourself, and you can multiply your future income by five.
If you have a 2 or 3 year old who is not talking, you must start an early intervention program. The worst thing you can do with an autistic 3 year old is to do nothing.
Cultivate Curiosity. If you really want to grow in your lifetime, learn to be as inquisitive as a child. Curious people are never bored, and for them life becomes an unending study of joy.
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature.
What separates those who achieve from those who do not is in direct proportion to one’s ability to ask for help.
You cannot run away from weakness; you must some time fight it out or perish; and if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?
Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.
Don’t play the saxophone. Let it play you.
Only the educated are free.
I blame my mother for nothing, but forgive her for everything.
Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be.
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Fitting in is a short-term strategy, standing out pays off in the long run.
You have to do the work. You have to make the opportunity. It doesn’t find you, you find it.
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to fifty words used in correct context – no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
Relaxation is the prerequisite for that inner expansion that allows a person to express the source of inspiration and joy within.
The more you see yourself as what you’d like to become, and act as if what you want is already there, the more you’ll activate those dormant forces that will collaborate to transform your dream into your reality.
Do not go through life; grow through life.
Running hills breaks up your rhythm and forces your muscles to adapt to new stresses. The result? You become stronger.
Eamonn Coghlan
The most important job you will ever have is your commitment to a promise you made to someone.
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
You were born to be a player. You were meant to be here. This moment is yours.
If you think you can do it, you can.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Life is too short to be small.
It is in changing that things find purpose.
You become what you believe.
There is no position in sport as noble as goaltending.
Vladislav Tretiak
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times. This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, animated by the same passions, and thus they necessarily have the same results.
You can’t really control what people think. You can’t really worry about what they think, and attitude is really the one to have.
If the house is to be set in the order, one cannot begin with the present; he must begin with the past
Fear of failure, it’s the greatest motivational tool. It drives me and drives me and drives me.
When you develop yourself to the point where your belief in yourself is so strong that you know that you can accomplish anything you put your mind to, your future will be unlimited.
No power on earth can stop an idea whose time has come.
When you know what’s most important to you, making a decision is quite simple. Most people, though, are unclear about what’s most important in their lives, and thus decision making becomes a form of internal torture.
For things to change, you have to change.
It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Neither the Army nor the Navy is of any protection, or very little protection, against aerial raids.
I had imaginary friends and even they were mean to me.
Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.
The person who can dominate during rough times is the person who can dominate, period.
You too can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aim and destination.
A good garden may have some weeds.
Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.
When Life Puts You in Tough Situations, Don’t Say ‘Why Me‘, Say ‘Try Me
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.
We will not have failure – only success and new learning.
I love the game, it’s the greatest game on earth, that’s why I can’t understand all of this talk about trying to make the game better. People talk about the high strike zone and changing this and that. Why? To speed up the game? That’s the beauty of baseball. There is no time element.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
Circumstances will never determine your amount of happiness. Circumstances only highlight who you already are.
Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders. The world would go on even without you. Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort.
Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.
Don’t spend your precious time asking “Why isn’t the world a better place?” It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is “How can I make it better?” To that there is an answer.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
He who wishes to be rich in a day will be hanged in a year.
If you want things to change, You have to change. If you want things to be better, You have to be better.
Each minute we spend worrying about the future and regretting the past is a minute we miss in our appointment with life – a missed opportunity to engage life and to see that each moment gives us the chance to change for the better, to experience peace and joy.
Fear is part of the process.В  If you weren’t scared, you’d be in trouble.
Don’t expect anyone to give you anything. If you really believe in something, then fight for it.
When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.
The only thing you deserve is what you earn
Tom Brands
The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
I am an artist at living – my work of art is my life.
Research your idea. See if there’s a demand. A lot of people have great ideas, but they don’t know if there’s a need for it. You also have to research your competition.
As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.
We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women’s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.
There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.
Remember you will not always win. Some days, the most resourceful individual will taste defeat. But there is, in this case, always tomorrow – after you have done your best to achieve success today.
Name it… and if you can dream it… you can achieve it.
One man with courage is a majority.
Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. The way you think about a fact may defeat you before you ever do anything about it. You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
You either like me or you don’t. It took me twenty-something years to learn how to love myself, I don’t have that kinda time to convince somebody else.
Daniel Franzese
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
You might not always get what you want, but you always get what you expect.
I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. As a fourth-degree black-belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself, and that’s something that we should start to implement for a lot of women.
Nia Sanchez
When a great man has some one object in view to be achieved in a given time, it may be absolutely necessary for him to walk out of all the common roads.
No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday.
There is no stronger case for the motivational power of real science than the discoveries that come from the Hubble Space Telescope as it unravels the mysteries of the universe.
My behavior is a product of my own conscious choices based on principles, rather than a product of my conditions, based on feelings.
Those who say that I will lose and am finished will have to run over my body to beat me.
Said Aouita
The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
You don’t drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
The only thing keeping you from what you want is your story about why you can’t have it.
The here and now is all we have, and if we play it right it’s all we’ll need.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Laughter, song, and dance create emotional and spiritual connection; they remind us of the one thing that truly matters when we are searching for comfort, celebration, inspiration, or healing: We are not alone.
Everything happens for a reason. I’m used to it, I prepare for it. Like I say, at the end of the day, those in charge of their own destiny are going to do what’s right for them and their family.
If you’re not creating waves, then you’re not pushing enough.
None will be able to resist truth and love and sincerity. Are you sincere? Unselfish even unto death, and loving? Then fear not, not even death.
One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.
It gives me the happiest feeling in the world. I just love scoring. It doesn’t matter if it’s a simple goal from close range, a long shot or a dribble around several players, I just love to score all goals.
The best way to accomplish serious design … is to be totally and completely unqualified for the job.
It is worth it to give up all that you now are to be all that you could become.
It is your decisions, and not your conditions, that determine your destiny.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.
We are very near to greatness: one step and we are safe; can we not take the leap?
After my ski jumping career finished, I went back to school to study law, and now I travel between five to 20 times a year doing after-dinner speaking, motivational talks, appearances, openings, TV and radio shows.
We can’t sit back and celebrate Martin King and ask when will there be another like him. No, no my dear young friends. We must join our voices with that blessed poet June Jordan and demonstrate that ‘we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.’
Vincent Harding
The hardest victory is the victory over self.
All these boundaries – Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America – are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man – at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?
You deserve to have a prosperous and abundant life!
Lynn Robinson
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
The mold of our fortunes is in our own hands.
To achieve great things you have first to believe it.
Better to wear out than rust out.
Whether you say, ‘I can’ or ‘I can’t,’ you’re right either way.
The world belongs to the energetic.
Difficulties should act as a tonic. They should spur us to greater exertion.
If you expect the best, you will be the best. Learn to use one of the most powerful laws in this world; change your mental habits to belief instead of disbelief. Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.
The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.
Friendship is probably the most common form of love.
To become a champion, fight one more round.
James Corbitt
He who overcomes others has force; he who overcomes himself is strong.
As believers in Jesus Christ, our work is to believe while God works on our behalf.
God always strives together with those who strive.
You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.
Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve.
All goal setting must be immediately followed by both the development of a plan, and massive and consistent action toward its fulfillment.
Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity’s door if you ardently wish to enter.
A good director‘s not sure when he gets on the set what he’s going to do.
Running is a road to self-awareness and reliance-you can push yourself to extremes and learn the harsh reality of your physical and mental limitations or coast quietly down a solitary path watching the earth spin beneath your feet.
Doris Brown Heritage
Once that bell rings you’re on your own. It’s just you and the other guy.
Success isn’t magic or hocus-pocus – it’s simply learning how to focus.
We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.
It’s always too early to quit.
Win any way as long as you can get away with it. Nice guys finish last.
We take a lot for granted as second wave feminists, what our mothers and aunts did for us.
There are so many people that use ‘following your dreams‘ as an excuse to not work. When in reality, following your dreams, successfully, is nothing but work.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.
He learned that when people are very poor they still have something to give and the impulse to give it.
I think the foremost quality – there’s no success without it – is really loving what you do. If you love it, you do it well, and there’s no success if you don’t do well what you’re working at.
The best doctor gives the least medicines.
If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.
Fear is gradually replaced by excitement and a simple desire to see what you can do on the day.
Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.
Mainly, I like to have fun. Swimming is all about having fun, and I am firm believer that you should keep swimming as long as you are having fun, but I can say that it becomes much more fun as you get older and learn more about the sport, life, and especially more about yourself
Scott Goldblatt
Do not compare yourself to others. If you do so, you are insulting yourself.
When people see me knitting, I tell them I’m a knitter. Not the sort of knitter they may have run into before, but a passionate, constant, deliberate knitter. I knit everyday, all the time, everywhere I go.
The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.
The most prepared are the most dedicated.
Raymond Berry
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
I always thought, it would be neat to make the Olympic team.
Decisions are the doorway to change.
The greatest pollution problem we face today is negativity. Eliminate the negative attitude and believe you can do anything. Replace ‘if I can, I hope, maybe‘ with ‘I can, I will, I must.
One of the few things that can’t be recycled is wasted time.
If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.
Worry is a prayer for something you don’t want.
Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a ‘must’ and ‘want’.
Live in your hopes and not in your fears.
Johnny Majors
The Duke family, those are my brothers, and it’s something I’ll always take with me. Coach K, he gives me a lot of motivational things and checks in on me and my family. He knows where my heart is.
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
Anything is possible. Anything can be.
The valuable person in any business is the individual who can and will cooperate with others.
What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire – the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
I have only one rule in acting – trust the director and give him heart and soul.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
No one will take better care of your dream than you.
We are limited but we can push back the borders of our limitations
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
Most champions are built by punch the clock workouts rather than extraordinary efforts.
I think in art, but especially in films, people are trying to confirm their own existences.
Two things help me be a winner. One is I try to stay on an even keel. I don’t get too high or too low. Two is I do a lot of visualization. I never see a bad pitch. I always see a good one.
Ila Borders
A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
There is a history in all men’s lives.
Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might.
I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.
Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience.
By choosing to embrace and practice good values every day, you choose the higher course in life. And your life goes in a direction that you will always feel good about. You may not always get what you desire, but you will always be the person you desire to be.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
That man never grows old who keeps a child in his heart
I tell kids to pursue their basketball dreams, but I tell them to not let that be their only dream.
Instead of judging people, we need to pray.
Those who say ‘you only live once‘ have never read a book.
Think about all of the times, situations, and circumstances where you have gotten caught up in making your self right rather than happy… The harder you fight to win, the bigger you lose.
A person hears only what they understand.
Most of us tend to suffer from ‘agenda anxiety‘, the feeling that what we want to say to others is more important than what we think they might want to say to us.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
The more we do, the more we can do.
Do not place hope in finding a secret technique. Polish the mind through ceaseless training; that is the key to effective techniques.
It is not enough to get things done; they must be done right.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile.
And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time.
About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.
The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.
The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.
Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.
Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.
Alfred Sheinwold
To be nobody-but-yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
I remixed a remix, it was back to normal.
Science has now confirmed what philosophers, mystics, and other intuitive people have long declared: every human being has been literally “engineered for success” by his Creator. Every human being has access to a power greater than himself.
Don’t call me a saint; I don’t want to be dismissed so easily.
The majority of the things that I do, I’m actually afraid to do, but you just have to have a positive attitude and block out any fears that you have.
Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know,’ and thou shalt progress.
You never know what can happen. I feel like I have a pretty good chance, but you never know.
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
I’m going to go and leave my blood all over the track.
Nick Rogers
The best effort of a fine person is felt after we have left their presence.
Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere. It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
Focus on all four of your net worth factors: increasing your income, increasing your savings, increasing your investment returns, and decreasing your cost of living by simplifying your lifestyle.
No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
I have to get the most energy out of a man and have discovered that it cannot be done if he hates another man. Hate blocks his energy and he isn’t up to par until he eliminates it and develops a friendly feeling…(towards all his teammates.)
And I believe that the best learning process of any kind of craft is just to look at the work of others.
The pure connecting factor is that those of us who describe ourselves as feminists want equal rights for all people.
You need to take the traumas and make them part of who you’ve come to be, and you need to fold the worst events of your life into a narrative of triumph, evincing a better self in response to things that hurt.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
The last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Our mind is the foundation of all our actions, whether they are actions of body, speech, or mind, i.e., thinking. Whatever we think, say, or do arises from our mind. What our consciousness consumes becomes the substance of our life, so we have to be very careful which nutriments we ingest.
Winners see what they want. Losers see what they don’t want. Don’t let the game eat you; you eat the game.
It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.
I have no regrets. I wouldn’t have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose
Knowing how to win is the first step. We must also know how to make use of our victories.
Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition – such as lifting weights – we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.
Problems are just mile markers. Each one we pass means we’ve gotten better.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
We’ll learn fear might not mean ‘stop’; personally, I’ve come to believe fear usually means ‘go.’ It always means listen closely.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
The goalie is like the guy on the minefield. He discovers the mines and destroys them. If you make a mistake, somebody gets blown up.
Arturs Irbe
You don’t have to specialize – do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form.
Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities. Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals.
Happiness is a form of courage.
Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.
Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and a half of nonsense.
A man makes inferiors his superiors by heat; self-control is the rule.
The answer is surprisingly simple. Just do right. Live an honorable life.
The secret to winning is constant, consistent management.
Anything you want to succeed in, you can do.
Don’t like me for who I am? Then you don’t like me for who I am. And all you’re gonna get is who I am.
Often, the most extraordinary opportunities are hidden among the seemingly insignificant events of life. If we do not pay attention to these events, we can easily miss the opportunities.
Creativity is very much like literacy. We take it for granted that nearly everybody can learn to read and write. If a person can’t read or write, you don’t assume that this person is incapable of it, just that he or she hasn’t learned how to do it. The same is true of creativity.
Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Rely on the ordinary virtues that intelligent, balanced human beings have relied on for centuries: common sense, thrift, realistic expectations, patience, and perseverance.
The Village Voice gave me an outlet. They encouraged writers to publish idiosyncratic, intellectually ambitious journalism in voices that ranged from demonic to highfalutin. And they paid me well once the magazine was unionized. Getting paid is motivational.
All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.
Nothing is an obstacle unless you say it is.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
He who always thinks himself as weak will never become strong, but he who knows himself to be a lion, rushes out from the worlds meshes, as a lion from its cage.
There is a difference in being in shape and being in football shape. Any one can out on the field and run around , but once you start getting hit and have to get up then you find out the difference between being in shape and football shape.
Being wrong is acceptable, but staying wrong is totally unacceptable.
Look in the mirror and stare at your eyes and say, “I can and will be successful.”
Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.
The second you think you’ve arrived, someone passes you. You have to always be in pursuit.
Joy comes from using your potential.
A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
Roderick Thorp
If you’ve got a talent, protect it.
Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
No individual can achieve worthy goals without accepting accountability for his or her own actions.
Abstainer: a weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure.
From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death. … I fell morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.
The interesting thing is how one guy, through living out his own fantasies, is living out the fantasies of so many other people.
There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else. I don’t care how great, how famous or successful a man or woman may be, each hungers for applause.
My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Juma Ikangaa
Always desire to learn something useful.
Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. How do you gain influence from people? You invest in them. How do you invest in them? It starts with giving them time.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
Y’know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.
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 up to the light I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right – stand with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
I failed my way to success.
Some guys need to see things on a grease board, … I like when you can see it in your mind. And that’s what Marvin does, too. He visualizes. He sees things in his mind so well.
It’s not an accident that successful people read more books.
Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them, and it is this mirroring that helps them improve themselves as persons.
One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
Work and worship are necessary to take away the veil, to lift off the bondage and illusion.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
From too much love of living, From hope and fear set free, We thank with brief thanksgiving Whatever gods may be That no life lives for ever; That dead men rise up never; That even the weariest river Winds somewhere safe to sea.
Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.
The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.
I don’t think I’m unbeatable, nobody is
Be a child again. Flirt. Giggle. Dip your cookies in your milk. Take a nap. Say you’re sorry if you hurt someone. Chase a butterfly. Be a child again.
If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention.
This is a tough game. There are times when you’ve got to play hurt, when you’ve got to block out the pain.
Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
Everything you do is a seed that you sow. Seed bad, harvest bad. Seed good, harvest good. And the list goes on and on.
To anyone that ever told you you’re no good.. they’re no better.
Goals that are not written down are just wishes.
Fitzhugh Dodson
Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it.
Ryan Allis
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we’re just trying to accomplish something.
Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
The past is overforget it. The future holds hope… reach for it.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Nothing satisfies an individual incapable of enjoyment.
A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.
I find that as an athlete, we don’t get to speak our mind often or share our hearts. So I chose motivational speaking to help make a difference.
I think I was very nave early on, but that also meant I didn’t know what couldn’t be done.
You can be young without money but you can’t be old without it.
I like to believe that my best hits border on felonious assault.
The way to get ahead is to start now.
Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience. If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well.
Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.
Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.
What unleashes action is an individual’s willingness to make mistakes – even to look foolish or stupid.
I’m playing; I’m here. I’m going to fight until they tell me they don’t want me anymore.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
All artists yearn to struggle, when they struggle they know they’re alive.
People always told me that my natural ability and good eyesight were the reasons for my success as a hitter. They never talk about the practice, practice, practice.
Telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
When you are wondering how do you go on? The better question is, how do you NOT go on?
Wanna lose 1200 Calories a month? Drink a liter of ice water a day. You burn the energy just raising the water to body temp.
You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.
Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.
Hamilton Holt
It’s called the pump, people – you got to experience it; it’s one of the better highs in life, you don’t need to shoot up for it, you don’t need to snort it. All you got to do is sweat for it.
I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Everything happens for a reason and a purpose, and it serves you.
In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
I am an Indian. In fact, I feel like a foreigner when I go abroad.
… I just want to remind the owners and the players: you guys make money because you have a whole bunch of fans out there who are working really hard. They buy tickets. They’re watching on TV. Ya’ll should be able to figure this out. Get this done.
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Just when you think you know the answers, I change the questions.
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.
The only disease you have is your inability to see you have the power to heal yourself.
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.
People whine, ‘I haven‘t succeeded because I haven’t had the breaks.’ You create your own breaks.
In the world there are believers and then there are non-believers. For all of you non-believers out there, I have something to say to you…never underestimate the heart of a champion.
Rudy Tomjanovich
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
Quitting is not an option. I will not let anyone on this team quit.
Waste no tears over the griefs of yesterday.
I got my start by giving myself a start.
To me, business isn’t about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It’s about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials.
In the past twenty years, we have lived through several cycles and we have always managed to buy under good terms and conditions at the right time. This has enabled us to build a solid group that is now the world number one.
A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.
I’m curious about other people. That’s the essence of my acting. I’m interested in what it would be like to be you.
Usually a feeling of disappointment follows the book, because what I hoped to write is not what I actually accomplished. However, it becomes a motivation to write the next book.
Whether a person is spiritual or not, we all seek to get away from the stress, anger, and anxiety of everyday life. Some people drink, do drugs, or do worse to escape, and they hurt themselves in the process. Some people listen to music, mine included, and feel better.
If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values: they’re hobbies.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
One of the main reasons people are not rich is that they worry too much about things that might never happen.
Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.
If you practice hard, you can win every battle.
All great things have small beginnings.
I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I’d rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
Control your own destiny or someone else will.
While the coach is entitled to celebrate the team’s victories, there is a manner and a way of doing so without aggravating the opponent
The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.
As a man is, so he sees.
So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.
Unpopular speech is absolutely vital to the health of our nation.
When it’s hard and you are doubtful, give more.
A journey to Thousand miles begins with one step
The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life.
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you – suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, ‘Well, I’ll have a go, too.’
Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
If you run around with 9 losers pretty soon you’ll be the 10th loser.
The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you’re in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being so focused on when you get big and powerful, if you can just get the juice out of that… don’t miss it.
I can’t control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits.
Nothing goes to waste on the journey of life. Both good and bad experiences shape your mind and heart for what is to come.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
If you don’t think you can do it, who will? You control the most important tool in success, your mind.
Your biggest opponent isn’t the other guy. It’s human nature.
You must feel love within, before you can share it.
My challenge was to weave into the fabric of American history enough of the presence of blacks so that the story of the United States could be told adequately and fairly.
Follow your own particular dreams. We are handed a life by peers, parents and society, you can do that or follow your own dreams. Life is short, be a dreamer but be a practical person.
Search for inspiring quotes and put them on the walls of your bedroom. Read them before you go to bed and the first thing when you wake up in the morning.
Before starting a fitness program or diet, know why you’re doing it. Have specific goals with deadlines and visualize the end result each night before going to bed.
Nothing makes me feel better – calmer, clearer and happier – than being in one place, absorbed in a book, a conversation, a piece of music. It’s actually something deeper than mere happiness: it’s joy, which the monk David Steindl-Rast describes as ‘that kind of happiness that doesn’t depend on what happens.
When placed in command, take charge.
The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.
On the way to work, concentrate on the way – not the work.
Always make new mistakes.
Continual learning is the key to continual living.
You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
After all, our Killers are our …Brothers!!??
We can’t underestimate the value of silence. We need to create ourselves, need to spend time alone. If you don’t, you risk not knowing yourself and not realizing your dreams.
Never give up on your dream… because you never know what the Lord can bless you with.
Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between phenomena.
There were probably about five games in my career where everything was moving in slow motion and you could be out there all day, totally in the zone, and you don’t even know where you are on the field, everything is just totally blocked out.
‘Why me?’ rarely produces a positive result, while ‘How can I use this?’ usually leads us in the direction of turning our difficulties into a driving force to make ourselves and the world better.
The only thing that endures is character. Fame and wealth-all that is illusion. All that endures is character.
Acting is the greatest answer to my loneliness that I have found.
I think I would probably die without my eyeliner, but besides that I’m pretty basic.
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
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself.
As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we’ve been given.
A horse never runs so fast as when he has other horses to catch up and outpace.
As long as I’m not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I’m glad I’m not an MC. I’m a motivational speaker. I’m not that rapper dude.
At least once a month, do something for someone who will never know who did them the friendly favor.
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
People who seek attention, need all the help they can get.
Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a
consequence of what we have become.
There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
If you don’t risk anything you risk everything
As a coach, your high standards of performance, attention to detail and – above all – how hard you work set the stage for how your players perform.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
We count on winning. And if we lose, don’t beef. And the best way to prevent beefing is – don’t lose.
I’m a wrestler with nine toes. I’m a wrestler who has been through a lot of battles. I get to do a lot of motivational speaking, and people are blown away and say, ‘You never quit. You keep coming back.’
Results? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results! If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is often a step forward.
To be a good loser is to learn how to win.
Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.
Go out of your way to make an outstanding first impression.
The biggest mistake that you can make is to believe that you are working for somebody else. Job security is gone. The driving force of a career must come from the individual. Remember: Jobs are owned by the company, you own your career!
Success isn’t permanent and failure isn’t fatal.
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until your Good is Better, and your Better is your Best.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn’t be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year‘s resolution is not to bark back.
The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment
Fear is never a reason for quitting; it is only an excuse.
No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work.
Think Big! Expand your thinking first and your situation will soon follow.
You can’t get to wonderful without passing through alright.
Andrew Zuckerman
In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude.
I love Nautilus and stretching. The results are immediate, and that gives me the motivation to continue.
Donna Dixon
The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.
An unjust law is itself a species of violence. Arrest for its breach is more so.
The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
A cathedral, a wave of a storm, a dancer‘s leap, never turn out to be as high as we had hoped.