I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Success…seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Intolerance of your present creates your future.
You can not retain a true and clear vision of wealth if you are constantly turning your attention to opposing pictures, whether they be external or imaginary.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
How does one become a butterfly? You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.
Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man who will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk.
It is by acts and not by ideas that people live.
Success is…knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Give light and people will find the way.
Ideas shape the course of history.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Do not let what you can not do; interfere with what you can do.
One man with courage makes a majority.
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
The number one reason people fail in life is because they listen to their friends, family, and neighbors.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so. For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.
The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven.
Every great story on the planet happened when someone decided not to give up, but kept going no matter what.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.