If you want to succeed in the world must make your own opportunities as you go on. The man who waits for some seventh wave to toss him on dry land will find that the seventh wave is a long time a coming. You can commit no greater folly than to sit by the roadside until some one comes along and invites you to ride with him to wealth or influence.
-John B. Gough
Each day I look for a kernel of excitement. In the morning, I say: “What is my exciting thing for today?” Then I do the day.
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
-Johann Gottfried Von Herder
You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.
( The value of your life has nothing to do with how much money you earn; it is determined by what you give to others.)
When the best things are not possible, the best may be made of those that are.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
– RAY KROC
(Good things happen not because of “luck,” but because you work hard to get them.)
Amazing how we can light tomorrow with today.
-Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Never, never, never give up.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
– HENRY DAVID THOREAU
(A dream that exists only in your mind is not useless. Use it to create the reality you want.)
The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
And all may do what has by man been done.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
– DENIS WAITLEY
( You must either be content with your life as it is or take action to change it.)
If you’re going through hell keep going.
The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.
Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
– JOHN WOODEN
( Focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses.)
If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
-St. Clement of Alexandra
No star is lost once we have seen,We always may be what we might have been.
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
– HASIDIC PROVERB
(If you believe in yourself, other people will believe in you too.)
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
-Norman Vincent Peale
Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do.
-Orison Swett Marden
What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
– PETER F. DRUCKER
(True leaders are not just competent at what they do; they make good decisions about what to do.)
I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.Willing is not enough; we must do.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
-John D. Rockefeller
Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.
A journey of a thousand leagues begins beneath one’s feet.
– LAO TZU
(Great things come from humble beginnings.)
Fortune favors the brave.
We are still masters of our fate.We are still captains of our souls.
No masterpiece was ever created by a lazy artist.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
– EMILY P. BISSELL
(This quote is best summed up by the proverb “Actions speak louder than words.”)