When the archer misses the mark,he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim -- improve yourself.
The man who does not work for the love of work, but only for money, is not likely to make money, nor find much fun in life.
THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS TO START
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. If you wait to overcome all your possible objections, nothing will ever be attempted.
The great thing is the start. To see an opportunity, and to pursue it, even though in the beginning, you're not totally sure of all the answers to your questions.
If you want to be successful you can start anytime. Your only true failure lies in the failure to start. The reason why so little is ever done, is generally because so little is attempted.
If you can get up the courage to begin,you have the courage to succeed.
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE MAKE DECISIONS
It's your life, you decide what you're going to do with it. If you don't run your own life, someone else will. You're in control of your life to the degree that you make decisions.
To control the outcome of anything, you control the action at the point of decision making. If you let others make decisions for you, you give up control. When you control the decisions, you control the actions.
Take charge of your life, so there is no longer a need to ask permission of others. When you ask permission, you are giving someone veto power over your life.
Only you are responsible for your life. Take control and start making those decisions.
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow.
Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment. - Tony Robbins
BIG THINKING PRECEDES BIG ACHIEVEMENT
Have the courage to follow your dreams. They will lead you to your destiny and success.
High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. In the long run, you'll always hit what you aim at. So why not aim high?
If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make it come true?
The empire of your future resides in your mind.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU REPEATEDLY DO
You first make your habits, and then your habits make you. You become a slave to your constantly repeated acts. What at first you choose, at last compels.
Your habits are either the best of servants or the worst of masters. Your thoughts lead on to purposes; your purposes go forth in action; your actions form your habits; your habits decide your character; and your character fixes your destiny.
Once in motion, a pattern tends to stay in motion.
YOU CAN START BEING SUCCESSFUL ANYTIME
Starting is the key to all success. Beginning something new is what people fear most.
Nothing will ever be attempted if you wait to overcome all the possible objections. The great thing is the start, to see an opportunity for service and to start doing it.
The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted. You will succeed if you can get up the courage to begin.
The only true failure lies in the failure to start. The courage to begin separates dreamers from achievers.
THERE IS ALWAYS A GOOD SIDE
Be an optimist and try to see the opportunity in every misfortune, not a pessimist that sees misfortune in every opportunity. The optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole.
You can develop success from every failure. Discouragement and failure are two stepping stones to success. No other elements can do so much for you if you are willing to study them and make them work for you.
View every problem as an opportunity. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Somebody said that it couldn't be done
But he with a chuckle replied that "maybe it couldn't", but he would be one who wouldn't say so till he tried. So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin on his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing, that couldn't be done and he did it.
Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; at least no one ever has done it"; but he took off his coat and he took of his hat, and the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, without any doubting or quiddit, he started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.
There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done; there are thousands to prophesy failure; there are thousands to point out to you, one by one, the dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin. Just take off your coat and go to it. Just start to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it. - Edgar A. Guest
It is not what we eat
but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain, but what we save that make us rich; not what we read, but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess, but what we practice that gives us Integrity.
People are unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered . . . Love them anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish motives . . . Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you may win false friends and true enemies . . . Succeed anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow . . . Do good anyway.
Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable . . . Be honest and transparent anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight . . . Build anyway.
People who really want help may attack you if you help them . . . Help them anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get hurt . . . Give the world your best anyway.
Special Messages . . .
"The fixed person for the fixed duties, who in older societies was such a godsend, in the future will be a public danger." - Alfred North Whitehead
"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." - Mark Twain
"Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping always makes you less than you are." - Malcolm Forbes
"Every area of trouble gives out a ray of hope, and the one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable." - John F. Kennedy
"There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction" - John F. Kennedy
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." - Helen Keller
"It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis." - Margaret Bonnano
"The mark of a true M.B.A. is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt." - Robert Buzzell
"Nothing is quite as embarrassing as watching your Boss do something you assured him couldn't be done." - Anonymous
"America is the land of opportunity if you're a businessman in Japan." - Lawrence J. Peter
"It isn't what you know that counts, it's what you think of in time." - Surviving the Workplace
"An honest executive is one who shares the credit with the man who did all the work." - Business Quote
"If you don't agree with me, it means you haven't been listening." - Sam Markewich
"If anythng can go wrong, it will." - Murphy's Law
"Murphy was an optomist." - O'Toole's commentary on Murphy's Law
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again . . . then give up. There's no use being a damn fool about it." - W. C. Fields
"Say NO, then negotiate." - Business Quote
"Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life." - William Law