Motivation

Some motivational quotations from some very inspirational people... “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Nelson Mandela “Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." - Paul J. Meyer "Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." - Oscar Wilde "Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. Think only of the best, work only for the best,and expect only the best. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others. Live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you!" - Christian D. Larson “20 years from now you will be disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the one’s you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain “The steeper the mountain the harder the climb the better the view from the finishing line” - unknown “When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must, but don't you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out. Don't give up though the pace seems slow--You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out--The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit--It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.” - unknown What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination. “Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift that's why they call it the present.” – unknown “Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done. Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain't you. You're better than that!” – Rocky Balboa “Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them -- a desire, a dream, a vision.” – Mohammed Ali “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” - Vince Lombardi “Worry is a think stream of fear which, if encouraged, becomes a wide channel into which all other thoughts flow. Assume an attitude of positive expectancy!” – unknown “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt “If you are going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill “I hated every minute of training, but I said, don’t quit.  Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” – Mohammed Ali “Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.” – Buddha “It’s hard to fail, but it worse to never have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt “It’s the size of one’s will which determines success.” – unknown "The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan “Winners must have two things: definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.” "Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined." - Henry David Thoreau "Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great." - Fernando Flores “To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Profontaine “Success is not so much achievement but achieving.” – unknown “If you think you can, you can, if you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford “As long as we have faith in our own cause and an unconquerable will to win, victory will not be denied us.” - Winston Churchill “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius "In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more than that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose?" - Jesse Owens "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Edmund Hillary “Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vintage point.” - Harold B Melchart "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison “A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more” – Steve Prefontaine “Someone may beat me, but they’re going to have to bleed to do it.” – Steve Prefontaine “The best pace is a suicide pace, and today is a good day to die!” – Steve Prefontaine “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan “If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But 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.” – Michael Jordan “Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” - Gail Devers “We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luthur King Jnr “When I look back on all the worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.” – Winston Churchill “The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.” – Vince Lombardi "Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action." - Henry Chester “You're gonna have to go through hell, worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But when it's over, I know you'll be the one standing. You know what you have to do... do it.” – Rocky "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose." - Lyndon B. Johnson "Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures." - James Cash Penney "It's not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters." – Paul ‘Bear’ Bryant “All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they will say you’re not good enough or strong enough or talented enough; they will say you’re the wrong height or the wrong weight or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this. THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no, until all the no’s become meaningless. All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly. AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES.” - Nike "Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton "The difference in winning and losing is most often... not quitting." - Walt Disney "A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement." - Bo Bennett "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." - Andrew Carnegie "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France "Many people like to think that they'll find balance AFTER they find success. But in reality, achieving balance IS success." - Brian Koslow "Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try." - Dennis DeYoung Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.  - Dr. Seuss "The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win." - Bobby Knight "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." - Joseph Chilton Pearce Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. - Dan Gable 'We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit' - Aristotle 'Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it' - Lou Holtz ‘Good judgement is the result of experience, experience is the result of bad judgment' - Mark Twain "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." - Abraham Lincoln A warrior does not give up what he loves, he finds the love in what he does. This moment is the only thing that matters. Sometimes you have to lose your mind before you come to your senses. “It never gets easier... you just go faster!” - Greg Lemond "The only good luck many great men ever had was being born with the ability to overcome bad luck." - Channing Pollock "It's not what you have, it's what you do with what you have that counts." - Unknown "Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it." - Unknown “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." - Michael Altshulerc "If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances." – Julia Sorel One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. - Arthur Ashe