A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose - a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
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.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
The best way out is always through.
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Nelson Mandela said: 'It always seems impossible until it's done.' Peace is possible.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
Try and fail,but don't fail to try.
Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain. The mind does not create what it perceives, anymore than the eye creates the rose.
The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance and sweeps away all obstacles.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
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