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.
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
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.
You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this nothing works unless you do.
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
If what you're working for really matters, you'll give it all you've got.
The process of growing and learning always involves risk.
Success doesn't come to you; you must go to it. The trail is well traveled. If you want to walk it, you can.
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.
Goal-setting illuminates the road to success just as runway lights illuminate the landing field for an incoming aircraft
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.
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.
Motivation without mobilization means only frustration.
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.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all you energies on a limited set of targets.
The power to affect your future lies within your own hands.
Teaching people skills without giving them a vision for a better future - a vision based on common values - is only training.
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.
The time is now, the person is you.
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.
Change brings opportunity.
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