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It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task that, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
Do it now. It is not safe to leave a generous feeling to the cooling influences of the world.
Enjoy everything that happens in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place, or thing.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.
If you want to have what you have not, you must do what you do not.
It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, but in what direction we are moving.
Just remember – when you think all is lost, the future remains.
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Forget concepts and philosophies. Forget methods and disciplines. Simply be yourself. Live, love, that is enough.
One step back does not mean defeat. It just means that you will take the same step forward again but wiser.
A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.
The bad news: there is no key to the universe. The good news: it was never locked.
The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, and brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one’s sympathy the gloom of somebody else.
Instead of telling the world What it is supposed to do, Why don’t you immediately do it yourself? In this way, I assure you, Your happiness will be surprisingly multiplied.
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals.
Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any conditions.
In school, you get the lesson and then take the test. In life, you take the test and then get the lesson.
One of the secrets to getting more done is to make a TO DO LIST every day, keep it visible, and use it as a guide to action as you go through the day.
Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can – there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did.
What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only an infinite passion for life.
Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first step to something better.
I enjoy every opportunity and live every moment. And that is why I have no regrets. It’s when you are not scared of losing that you win everything.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
You learn in life that the only person you can correct and change is yourself.
People are anxious to improve their circumstances but unwilling to improve themselves. They, therefore, remain bound.
The secret to getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.
The beginning is always today.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound. Rebuild those plans and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
The most effective way to do it is to do it.
You can’t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude or mind.
Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.
The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.
The difference between winning and losing is most often… not quitting.
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing.
It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
Dreaming is wonderful, goal setting is crucial, but action is supreme. To make something great happen you must get busy and make it happen.
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
I used to say, ‘I sure hope things will change.’ Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
To reach our goal, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
Our very business in life is not to get ahead of others… but to get ahead of ourselves.
The only person who cannot be helped is the person who blames others.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much.
Demand the best from yourself, because others will demand the best from you… Successful people don’t simply give a project hard work. They give it their best work.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.
To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.
God bless the whole world. No exceptions.
They always say time changes things, but you have to change them yourself.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of 10 things I did were failures, so I did 10 times more work.
Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.
Procrastination is like a credit card: it’s a lot of fun until you get the bill.
Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
What you believe yourself to be, you are.
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
There’s no such thing as Perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence.
Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.
Happiness is that state of consciousness that proceeds from the achievement of one’s values.
At the worst, a house unkept cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life, because you become what you believe.
Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
The secret of happiness is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.
If you want to succeed, you must make your opportunities as you go.
If you wish the world to become loving and compassionate, become loving and compassionate yourself.
Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad.
Your only limitations are those you set up in your mind or permit others to set up for you.
One of the secrets of life is that all that is worth doing is what we do for others.
Whenever you have an opportunity to laugh, laugh; whenever you have an opportunity to dance, dance; whenever you have an opportunity to sing, sing – and one day you will find you have created your paradise.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Isn’t everyone a part of everyone else?
Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.
When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason for the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
If you’re able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence.
Little by little, one travels far.
Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Time is not a line, but a series of now points.
Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response.
Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.
The thing always happens that you believe in, and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
The only opinion about your dream that counts is yours. The negative comments of others merely reflect their limitations – not yours.
We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is a miracle and magic.
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
Life is just a mirror, and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
Helping people grow and achieve their dreams is the fastest route to success; both theirs and yours.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Focus your messages on the results you expect, not on the methods for doing the job.
Life is always walking up to us and saying, ‘Come on in, the living’s fine,’ and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
A man may fail many times but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
This became a credo of mine…attempt the impossible to improve your work.
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.
Your outer circumstances are the mirror of your inner world. Change your inner world, and you change your outer world.
The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.
True commitment begins when we reach the point of not knowing how we can go on, and decide to do it anyway.
Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.
If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.
Faith is not complacent; faith is action. You don’t have faith and wait. When you have faith, you move.
The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast – you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
The question is not what a man can scorn, disparage, or find fault with, but what he can love, value, and appreciate.
The way we see the problem is the problem.
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
In all things, it is better to hope than to despair.
The past is finished. There is nothing to be gained by going over it. Whatever it gave us in the experiences it brought us was something we had to know.
Belief in yourself, belief in your abilities, will override fear almost every time. The only thing we are afraid of is what we are capable of accomplishing.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your destiny.
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.
Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it, but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.
To be successful in life, gravitate towards the standard of excellence, not the standard of acceptance.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
You’re alive. Do something. Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.
Life’s not about expecting, hoping, and wishing, it’s about doing, being, and becoming. It’s about the choices you’ve just made, and the ones you’re about to make, it’s about the things you choose to say – today.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what’s urgent, learn to focus on what is important.
Look at the abundance all around you as you go about your daily business. You have as much right to this abundance as any other living creature. It’s yours for the asking.
Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day’s work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your wildest ambition.
There are no such things as limits to growth because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
When a thing is done, it’s done. Don’t look back. Look forward to your next objective.
If you greatly desire something, have the guts to stake everything on obtaining it.
I think I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.
There are worse things than looking stupid. Sleeping through life is one of them.
We always attract into our lives whatever we think about most, believe most strongly, expect on the deepest level, and imagine most vividly.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.
It is in giving that we receive.
Happiness comes from the capacity to feel deeply, enjoy simply, think freely, and risk life, to be needed.
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!
Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, and sharing with others.
When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.
The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your thinking.
Your life would be very empty if you had nothing to regret.
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the staircase.
My actions are my only true belongings.
It may not be your fault for being down, but it’s got to be your fault for not getting up.
All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his thoughts.
Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.
A person will sometimes devote all his life to the development of one part of his body – the wishbone.
So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.
We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.
Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Failure is only postponed success as long as courage ‘coaches’ ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
Never spend your money before you have earned it.
The purpose of relationships is not happiness, but transformation.
We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.
Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.
Travelers: there is no path. Paths are made by walking.
The smallest change in perspective can transform a life. What tiny attitude adjustment might turn your world around?
We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities but its own talents.
If you want to make good use of your time, you’ve got to know what’s most important and then give it all you’ve got.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Eliminate the time between the idea and the act.
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.
Positive thoughts have the power to change your life when they’re fueled by positive emotions.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
We can learn a lot from trees: they’re always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward.
The easiest thing in the world is to be you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let them put you in that position.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
Many say I am just one to try. I say I am one less to quit.
Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret, and life a beautiful success.
If you become a learner you will encounter the greatest teachers.
Of course, anger can always be justified. But then, so can forgiveness. It all depends on how much more you want from the adventure.
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that count.
If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact – not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.
In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.
Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable.
The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them.
One thing we can do is make the choice to view the world in a healthy way. We can choose to see the world as safe with only moments of danger rather than seeing the world as dangerous with only moments of safety.
Underpromise; overdeliver.
To have peace, give peace. To be happy, make happy. To feel loved, love. This is very simple and is a part of all the world’s inspired teachings.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
There’s no scarcity of opportunities to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, a can-do attitude, a capacity to focus on a vision and work toward it.
Action conquers fear.
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.
No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Everyone who got to where he is had to begin where he was.
On a long journey of human life, faith is the best of companions; it is the best refreshment on the journey, and it is the greatest property.
Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, that they never get around to doing what they want to do.
You have the power to hurt yourself or to benefit yourself. If you do not choose to be happy no one can make you happy.
If you want to love and abundance in your life, give it away.
One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.
So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.
Change is created by those whose imaginations are bigger than their circumstances.
Many of our fears are tissue-paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them.
You get what you focus on.
You have a solemn obligation to take care of yourself because you never know when the world will need you.
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear.
Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
The greatest definition for concentration I ever heard is: wherever you are, be there!
We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
I have failed many times, and that’s why I am a success.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
The best way to say, ‘I love you, God,’ is to live your life doing your best. The best way to say, ‘Thank you, God,’ is by letting go of the past and living in the present moment, right here and now.
Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
Organize your life around your dreams – and watch them come true.
Many wonderful things will never be done if you do not do them.
The key that unlocks energy is desire. It’s also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.
While we are postponing, life speeds by.
Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.
Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go.
The principles you live by creating the world you live in; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world.
Something almost magical happens when people break through the obstacles that hold them back and discover what is truly inside them.
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten it.
Have great hopes and dare to go all out for them. Have great dreams and dare to live them. Have tremendous expectations and believe in them.
When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all.
The first principle of success is desire – knowing what you want. Desire is the planting of the seed.
Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world.
Your purpose explains what you are doing with your life. Your vision explains how you are living your purpose. Your goals enable you to realize your vision.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
People fail forward to success.
There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component.
Most smiles are started by another smile.
The best way to serve God is by going in search of your own dreams. Only the happy can spread happiness.
Other people’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.
I am who I choose to be. I always have been what I chose, though not always what I pleased.
It is not good enough for things to be planned – they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.
How committed are you? There is a remarkable difference between a commitment of 99% and 100%.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
Keep knocking, and the joy inside will eventually open up a window and look out to see who’s there.
We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.
In the absence of clearly-defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily trivia until ultimately we become enslaved by it.
It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
The only people who can change the world are people who want to. And not everybody does.
Determine never to be idle. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
The question for each of us is not what we would do if we had the means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what we will do with the things we have.
We all have the extraordinary code within us, waiting to be released.
The best time to plant an oak tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today.
Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
Motivating gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivating a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.
The greatest things on earth have been done little by little.
The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would solve most of the world’s problems.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Love is not only something you feel. It is something you do.
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again, and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or to accept the responsibility for changing them.
One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility.
Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person.
It’s not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?
The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the other… The whole purpose of life is to live by love.
We have too many high-sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail to practice being brave.
Security can only be achieved through constant change, through discarding old ideas that have outlived their usefulness, and adapting others to current facts.
Stubbornness is also determination. It’s simply a matter of shifting from “won’t power” to “will power”.
If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.
The longer you wait to decide what you want to do, the more time you’re wasting. It’s up to you to want something so badly that your passion shows through in your actions.
The future is not someplace we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.
You cannot see anything that you do not first contemplate as a reality.
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
The amount of love you show to your neighbor reflects how much you love yourself.
In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness That makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible, it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The one thing that matters is the effort.
If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.
Failing doesn’t make you a failure. Giving up, accepting your failure, and refusing to try again do!
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
It’s not what is available or unavailable that determines your level of success and happiness; it’s what you convince yourself is true.
Whatever you believe with emotions becomes your reality. You always act in a manner consistent with your innermost beliefs and convictions.
The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.
What you must dare is to be yourself.
Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence for all of life’s blessings.
One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the art of peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.
The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
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”.
We have not been called to change this crazy world. We are called simply to love it.
I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.
Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.
The key is not to prioritize what is on the schedule but to schedule your priorities.
We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have.
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Never let yesterday use up today.
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
We know too much and feel too little. At least, we feel too little of those creative emotions from which a good life springs.
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
The character cannot be developed with ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
I take nothing for granted. I now have only good days or great days.
The years in your life are less important than the life in your years.
It is impossible not to feel good about yourself if you make someone smile.
Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel about what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Only some people get what they want. Those are the people who show up to get it.
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus on it.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.
Put your future in good hands – your own.
Who begins too much accomplishes little.
Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.
Life’s real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
You must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the secondary consequences.
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
You have two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
Make one person happy each day, and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time, at least.
All of us are gifted; some just open our packages earlier than others.
Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes.
My future starts when I wake up every morning… Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
The little things are infinitely the most important.
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis.
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy anyplace.
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to when all they need is one reason why they can.
In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
I don’t think of the past. The only thing that matters is the everlasting present.
A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow.
For every minute of anger, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream, precedes the goal.
There are no accidents… there is only some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
How can I be more like you? She asked the guru. And the guru answered: The best way to be more like me is to be more like you.
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
The universe never says no to your thought about yourself. It only grows it.
A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
All that you need in order to have total happiness, fulfillment, and love in your life you already have right now, whoever you are, wherever you are.
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Many fine things can be done in a day if you don’t always make that day tomorrow
Growth is the only evidence of life.
The day you stop crying about your misfortune is the day you will be free.
The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.
The difference between a boss and a leader: a boss says, ‘Go!’ – a leader says, ‘Let’s go!’
Don’t expect. Encourage.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
Nothing carries more potential for change than individual acts of human kindness.
If you don’t make mistakes, you aren’t really trying.
The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love and to let it come in.
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
Wanting to be someone you’re not is a waste of the person you are.
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement. In this way, he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Nurture great thoughts, for you, will never go higher than your thoughts.
Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.
If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it.
Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
Don’t discard your fantasies as merely wishful thinking. Honor them as messages from the deepest part of your being about what you can do and the directions you can choose.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
Desire, ask, believe, receive.
No matter how qualified or deserving we are, we will never reach a better life until we can imagine it for ourselves and allow ourselves to have it.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
I cannot do all the good that the world needs. But the world needs all the good that I can do.
We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end to them.
Unremarkable lives are marked by the fear of not looking capable when trying something new.
You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do!
Problems are a sign of life.
You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are… your simple presence can make others happy.
All life is a chance. The person who goes farthest is the one who is willing to do and dare.
Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing: the result.
Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
The beauty of all things lies in your ability to appreciate them.
We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.
The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
I don’t believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.
If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.
Life in itself is an empty canvas, it becomes whatsoever you paint on it. You can paint misery, you can paint bliss. This freedom is your glory.
If you want things to be different, perhaps the answer is to become different yourself.
Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
The more one hurries, the less time they have.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
When you fight something, you’re tied to it forever. As long as you’re fighting it, you’re giving it power.
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.
Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Of all the gifts You have offered to God, Your happiness gift He treasures most.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more luck I have.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: Know what you’re doing. Love what you’re doing. And believe in what you’re doing.
We change the world not by what we say or do, but as a consequence of what we have become.
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Any situation that you find yourself in, is an outward reflection of your inner state of beingness.
One of our greatest gifts is our intuition. It is a sixth sense we all have – we just need to learn to tap into and trust it.
The meaning of life is to give life meaning.
For better or worse, our future will be determined in large part by our dreams and by the struggle to make them real.
Humans have the remarkable ability to get exactly what they must have. But there is a difference between a ‘must’ and ‘want’.
If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
If we only knew that we could have anything we wanted we would set more goals.
Men do not fail; they give up trying.
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way.
When you can’t have what you want, it’s time to start wanting what you have.
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.
It’s not what you do once in a while, it’s what you do day in and day out that makes the difference.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
If you are clear about what you want, the world responds with clarity.
Press on. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Regret for wasted time is more wasted time.
We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of effort is the same.
Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.
Within you now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you change your beliefs.
The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable.
It’s a shallow life that doesn’t give a person a few scars.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities.
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Security is when everything is settled when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage.
Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
The first part of success is ‘Get-to-it-liveness; the second part of success is ‘Stick-to-it-iveness.’
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Life does not happen to us, it happens to us.
If you always give you will always have.
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
It is the `follow through’ that makes the great difference between ultimate success and failure because it is so easy to stop.
To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.
It does not matter if we have material wealth. What really matters is – what do we do with it?
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.
When I’m having trouble with someone, it’s a sure sign that person is exactly the gift I am needing in my life. Sometimes it takes me years to write the thank you note, though.
Before you can score you must first have a goal.
It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
Change brings on the opportunity to do what you were too scared to attempt yourself.
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about today.
When a defining moment comes along, you can do one of two things. Define the moment, or let the moment define you.
Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of the mind than on outward circumstances.
Most of us are in touch with our intuition whether we know it or not, but we’re usually in the habit of doubting or contradicting it so automatically that we don’t even know it has spoken.
To those who can dream there is no such place as far away.
I think there’s great beauty to having problems. That’s one of the ways we learn.
The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference between winning and losing is what you do with those hours.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, and find your eternity in each moment.
Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.
In all the universe, in all time, you are the only you. Never have molecules come together exactly like you, never again will your footsteps be repeated upon this earth. Your strength is the strength someone can count on, your life is the life that can make a difference.
The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
Every day holds the possibility of a miracle.
Life can only be understood backward; but it must be lived forwards.
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often.
When in doubt, just take the next small step.
Nothing’s far when one wants to get there.
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.
It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education.
Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.
It has to start someplace, it has to start sometime, what better place than here, what better time than now.
The problem in my life and other people’s lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
Life is something like this trumpet. If you don’t put anything in it, you don’t get anything out.
Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
Don’t start living tomorrow, tomorrow never arrives. Start working on your dreams and ambitions today.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
There are really only two conditions of the human mind: Very, very happy. Or, about to become very, very happy. Which are you today?
Do not fear going forward slowly; fear only to stand still.
The secret to success in life is for a person to be ready for opportunity when it comes.
Happiness is permanent. It is always there. What comes and goes is unhappiness.
Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.
The tighter you squeeze, the less you have.
Smile, it’s free therapy.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that he has overcome.
The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.
The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.
A burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power, a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
When you’re nice to people, they want to be nice back to you.
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.
Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, in denying them.
Courage to start and willingness to keep everlasting at it are the requisites for success.
Be a fountain, not a drain.
Procrastination is the seed of self-destruction.
In love, it is better to know and be disappointed, than to not know and always wonder.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to when all they need is one reason why they can.
Courage is saying, ‘Maybe what I’m doing isn’t working; maybe I should try something else.’
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make.
In each of us are places where we have never gone. Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them.
I dream, therefore I become.
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you.
Whether it’s praise, love, criticism, money, time, power, punishment, space, sorrow, laughter, need, pain, or pleasure… the more of it that you give, the more of it you will receive.
It is necessary to cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously.
I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occur while you’re climbing it.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around wondering about yourself.
Only by seeking challenges can we hope to find the best in ourselves.
Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is.
Nothing happens until I make it happen.
Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don’t just stand there, make it happen.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Our prayers are answered not when we are given what we ask, but when we are challenged to be what we can be.
Think you can’t change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born.
There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen.
As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind.
Simply put, you believe that things or people make you unhappy, but this is not accurate. You make yourself unhappy.
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.
It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
People who consider themselves victims of their circumstances will always remain victims unless they develop a greater vision for their lives.
One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody everything every night before going to bed.
The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.
Words mean nothing. Action is the only thing. Doing. That’s the only thing.
The only thing that stands between you and what you want from life is simply the will to pursue it and the faith to believe it is possible.
You must tell yourself, no matter how hard it is, or how hard it gets, I’m going to make it.
We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Does the thought you are now thinking to take you where you want to go? If not, what thought would?
One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
Life can either be accepted or changed. If it is not accepted, it must be changed. If it cannot be changed, then it must be accepted.
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.
If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
There is no better time than right now to be happy.
God has no other hands than ours.
Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else’s.
Deep inside your center core is truth, light, love, there is no guilt there, there is no fear there.
Do what you can with what you have where you are.
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
You don’t have to stay up night to succeed; you have to stay awake days.
Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits. Watch your habits; they become your character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny.
There is only one you… Don’t you dare change just because you’re outnumbered!
There are some people who live in a dream world, there are some who face reality, and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all your energies on a limited set of targets.
I really don’t think life is about the I-could-have-been. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do. I don’t mind the failure but I can’t imagine that I’d forgive myself if I didn’t try.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
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