Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well now.
Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Be patient with yourself. Perfection comes not in this life, but in the next life. Don't demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.
Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable.
If you want a confidence, act as if you already have it. Try the "as if" technique.
Learn how to say no. Don't let your mouth overload your back.
Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop a peaceful state of mind. Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.
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