Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret.
Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.
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
When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible.
The time is now, the person is you.
Success doesn't come to you; you must go to it. The trail is well traveled. If you want to walk it, you can.
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
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.
You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this nothing works unless you do.
Most of us miss our best opportunities in life because they come to us disguised as work.
Achieving your vision doesn't mean you've reached the end of the line. It simply means that you've come to a new starting place.
If you believe you can, and believe it strongly enough, you'll be amazed at what you can do.
The process of growing and learning always involves risk.
If what you're working for really matters, you'll give it all you've got.
Goal-setting illuminates the road to success just as runway lights illuminate the landing field for an incoming aircraft
Hatred is the most destructive force on earth. It does the most damage to those who harbor it.
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.
Those who are afraid to fail may not deserve to succeed.
Goals are simply a way of breaking a vision into smaller, workable units.
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.
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 trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have.
Only when your memories are more important to you than your goals are you old.
Teaching people skills without giving them a vision for a better future - a vision based on common values - is only training.
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