Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.
When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.
The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.
Are you a thermometer or a thermostat? A thermometer only reflects the temperature of its environment, adjusting to the situation. But a thermostat initiates action to change the temperature in its environment
You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this nothing works unless you do.
If what you're working for really matters, you'll give it all you've got.
A decision is made with the brain. A commitment is made with the heart. Therefore, a commitment is much deeper and more binding than a decision
The process of growing and learning always involves risk.
For many people, change is more threatening than challenging. They see it as the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable rather than the creator of what is new and exciting.
Success doesn't come to you; you must go to it. The trail is well traveled. If you want to walk it, you can.
Goal-setting illuminates the road to success just as runway lights illuminate the landing field for an incoming aircraft
It's not enough to create value, you have to interpret the value for your prospects and customers so that they can feel the value emotionally and empirically.
Hatred is the most destructive force on earth. It does the most damage to those who harbor it.
Those who are afraid to fail may not deserve to succeed.
One of the greatest resources people cannot mobilize themselves is that they try to accomplish great things. Most worthwhile achievements are the result of many little things done in a single direction.
The power to affect your future lies within your own hands.
Most of us tend to suffer from 'agenda anxiety', the feeling that what we want to say to others is more important than what we think they might want to say to us.
Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has not gone. It's inside you - if you listen to it, you can play it.
Teaching people skills without giving them a vision for a better future - a vision based on common values - is only training.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all you energies on a limited set of targets.
People who invariably put themselves first will find that others tend to put them last.
When the truly great people discover that they have been deceived by the signposts along the road of life, they just shift gears and keep going.
Training teaches how. Education teaches why.
Some people procrastinate so much that all they can do is run around like firefighters all day - putting out fires that should not have gotten started in the first place.
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