Motivational Quotes by Albert Einstein, Tom Landry, Bob Proctor, Jose Mourinho, Muhammad Ali, Abraham Lincoln and many others.
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.
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 can make goals for family, relationships, anything.
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.
Broke is normal. Why be normal?
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
If you’re going to be a footballer, be a great one.If you’re going to have a dream, dream big.
You will go one on one with the Great One!
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.
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.
When it’s all over, it’s not who you were … it’s whether you made a difference.
I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century.
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.
Groundbreaking innovators generate and execute far more ideas.
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.
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.
You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
When I look at my fellow competitors, I say to myself, ‘I many be nervous, but you are definetly nervous as well.’
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, it’s not a destination.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.
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.
I think that the good and the great are only separated by the willingness to sacrifice.
A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things.
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.
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.
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.
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.
The most beautiful world is always entered through imagination.
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
Always give more than what’s expected.
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.
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.
That which is achieved the most, still has the whole of its future yet to be achieved.
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.
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.
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can, therefore I am.
There is always a place in the world for those who are willing to give of their time, energy, capital, creativity, and commitment.
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.
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.
Never complain and never explain.
If you don’t have confidence, you’ll always find a way not to win.
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.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
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.
What separates those who achieve from those who do not is in direct proportion to one’s ability to ask for help.
Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.
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 doesnвЂ™t find you, you find it.
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.
The most important job you will ever have is your commitment to a promise you made to someone.
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.
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.
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.
For things to change, you have to change.
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.
The person who can dominate during rough times is the person who can dominate, period.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The only thing you deserve is what you earn
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 womenвЂ™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.
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.
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.
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.
Those who say that I will lose and am finished will have to run over my body to beat me.
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.
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.
One thing I never want to be accused of is not working.
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.
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 canвЂ™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 weвЂ™ve been waiting for.’
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!
A reasonable probability is the only certainty.
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.
Friendship is probably the most common form of love.
To become a champion, fight one more round.
He who overcomes others has force; he who overcomes himself is strong.
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.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 most prepared are the most dedicated.
Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.
If you can change your mind, you can change your life.
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.
If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?
Anything is possible. Anything can be.
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.
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.
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.
There is a history in all men’s lives.
Play every game as if your job depended on it. It just might.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MOST DAYS I JUGGLE EVERYTHING QUITE WELL, ON THE OTHER DAYS THERE’S ALWAYS RED WINE.
Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve ever done before.
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.
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.
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 вЂ” 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.
Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose
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.
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.
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.
Happiness is a form of courage.
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.
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.
The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.
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.”
Joy comes from using your potential.
We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities.
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.
The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
Always desire to learn something useful.
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.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
I failed my way to success.
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.
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.
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
This is a tough game. There are times when you’ve got to play hurt, when you’ve got to block out the pain.
To anyone that ever told you you’re no good.. they’re no better.
Goals that are not written down are just wishes.
Have the end in mind and every day make sure your working towards it.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we’re just trying to accomplish something.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
The past is over… forget 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 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.
The way to get ahead is to start now.
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.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habit.
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.
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.
When you are wondering how do you go on? The better question is, how do you NOT go on?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dedicate yourself to the good you deserve and desire for yourself. Give yourself peace of mind. You deserve to be happy. You deserve delight.
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.
When it’s hard and you are doubtful, give more.
The minute you begin to do what you really want to do, it’s really a different kind of life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Education is the ability to perceive the hidden connections between phenomena.
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.
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.
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.
consequence of what we have become.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.