"He who refuses to embrace a unique opportunity loses the prize as surely as if he had failed."
William James(1842 - 1910)
"Men who reach decisions promptly usually have the capacity to move with definiteness of purpose in other circumstances."
"You can motivate yourself by aspiring to be your best self."
Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., Negaholics How to Overcome Negativity and Turn Your Life Around
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs.
Bernard M. Baruch
People see me and say, "If you can do it, so can I," and I am there to tell them yes, yes they can.
Emma Rhodes, ED.D
It's not so much knowing when to speak, when to pause.
A whole stack of memories never equal one little hope.
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiousity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Taking the time to recognize the positive aspects in your life, may also help you to appreciate them.
Diane Matyas, Performance: Your Guide to Personal and Professional Excellence
Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts.
Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman in the World
"If you want a quality, act as if you already had it. Try the 'as if' technique."
"If you care encough for a result, you will most certainly attain it."
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action.
It doesn't matter if I don't succeed in something, what matters is that I learn from my mistakes.
Obstacles are those frightening things that become visible when we take our eyes off our goals.
The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. Oprah Winfrey
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
You may delay, but time will not.
There are one hundred men seeking security to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune.
John Paul Getty
Try to realize it's all within yourself no one else can make you change, and to see you're only very small and life flows on within you and without you.
When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things - not the great occasions - that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
The quality, not the longevity, of one's life is what is important.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are capable of greater things than we realize.
Norman Vincent Peale
Speaking from my personal experiences, setting goals, along with a detailed action plan, has actually changed my life from one cast in frustration to one of purpose.
If you're walking down the right path and you're willing to keep walking, eventually you'll make progress.
Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.
Jean Paul Richter
If motivation is the icing on the cake, I think inspiration can be described as the cherry.
Lynda Field, Weekend Life Coach
When you are having a bad day or you feel discouraged reading motivational
quotes can help change your thinking, your attitude and your day. They
inject a positive thought and will give you words to consider and hopefully
encourage you. Motivation comes within. No one can give it to you, people
can influence you, but true motivation is something you find in yourself.