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History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually
encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.
They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
Bertie C. Forbes

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.
Earl Nightingale

Take pride in what you do. The kind of pride I'm talking about
is not the arrogant puffed-up kind; it's just the whole idea of caring - fiercely caring
Red Aurbach - Professional Basketball Coach

The weakest living creature, by concentrating his powers
on a single object, can accomplish something; whereas the strongest,
by dispersing his over many, may fail to accomplish anything
Thomas Carlyle

Desire is the key to motivation, but its the determination and
commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal a commitment to
excellence that will enable you to attain the success you seek
Mario Andretti

The person with the most flexibility has the best
chance of achieving the outcome he or she desires
Tony Jeary

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction
John F. Kennedy

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one
thing necessary to a worth while achievement 
Henry Ford

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important
as what you become by achieving your goals
Zig Ziglar

Every achiever that I have ever met says,
'My life turned around when I began to believe in me'
Dr. Robert Schuller

If you wait until all the lights are 'green' before you leave home,
you'll never get started on your trip to the top.
Zig Ziglar

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results,
just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat
Napoleon Hill

Achievement requires more than a vision - it takes courage, resolve and tenacity

All you have got to do is plant that seed in your mind, care for it,
work steadily toward your goal, and it will become a reality
Earl Nightingale

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose
Theodor Seuss Geisel (19041991) - American writer and illustrator

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther
when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts,
feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance 
Brian Tracy

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't   
 Jerry Rice

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.
Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.
If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves
Dale Carnegie (1888-1955) - Writer and Speaker

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory
Freidrich Engels

It is not enough to be busy, so are the ants.
The question is - What are we busy about?
Henry David Thoreau

When you focus on what's wrong, you get more of what's wrong.
Conversely, when you focus on what's right, you get more of what's right
Gina Mollicone-Long

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind.
Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat
Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

Shun idleness. It is the rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals
Voltaire (16941778) - French writer, essayist and philosopher

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once,
whether you're ready or not, to put it into action

Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)

You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore
Christopher Columbus

People are like sticks of dynamite.
The power is on the inside, but nothing happens until the fuse gets lit
Mac Anderson

Well done is better than well said
Benjamin Franklin

You earn the right to expect recognition by giving it! Its that simple
Eric Harvey

Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish
Jean De La Fontaine

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless.
You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life,
something greater than yourself
Denis Waitley

Set your sights high, the higher the better.
Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now.
Realize that nothing is too good.
Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way
Eileen Caddy

I move forward in my life every day, even if it's only a tiny step,
because I know that great things are accomplished with tiny moves,
but nothing is accomplished by standing still
Zig Ziglar

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender
Vince Lombardi

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn.
Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service
Earl Nightingale

All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures;
they were men and women who projected into the future.
They thought of what could be, rather than what already was,
and then they moved themselves into action, to bring these things into fruition
Bob Proctor

No matter how small and unimportant what we are doing may seem,
if we do it well, it may soon become the step that will lead us to better things
Channing Pollock

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly
Dr. Robert Schuller

Goal-setting illuminates the road to success just as runway lights
illuminate the landing field for an incoming aircraft

Nido Qubein

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward.
They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert
integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers,
the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary
Cecil Beaton

The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become
the best that you can become
Harold Taylor

I've found that often, just when you think you've hit a wall, you experience
a breakthrough that takes you to new heights in accomplishment

Stedman Graham

Achievers rarely, if ever, see a problem as permanent,while those
who fail see even the smallest problems as permanent
Tony Robbins

Ambition is the spur that makes men struggle with destiny.
It is heaven's own incentive to make purpose great and achievement greater
Donald G. Mitchell

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer,
the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it
Vince Lombardi

We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we
find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to
conquer and goals to achieve

Maxwell Maltz

Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement,
achievement, and success have no meaning

Benjamin Franklin

The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become
Brian Tracy

Goals are like stepping-stones to the stars.
They should never be used to put a ceiling or a limit on achievement
Denis Waitley

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence

Helen Keller

The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that.
A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now.
Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
Nolan Bushnell

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out if they've got a second.
Give your dreams all you've got. You'll be amazed at the energy that comes out of you
William James

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it

Margaret Thatcher

A wish is a desire without energy
Paramanhansa Yogananda

You accomplish victory step by step, not by leaps and bounds
Lyn St. James

There is real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Norman Vincent Peale

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances
Bruce Barton

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
Michael Jordan

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome
Samuel Johnson

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement
Henry Ford

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers
Orison Swett Marden

Lots of people limit their possibilities by giving up easily.
Never tell yourself this is too much for me. It's no use. I can't go on.
If you do you're licked, and by your own thinking too.
Keep believing and keep on keeping on
Norman Vincent Peale

Champions are propelled by desire, not compelled by fear
Denis Waitley

Determine what specific goal you want to achieve.
Then dedicate yourself to its attainment with unswerving
singleness of purpose, the trenchant zeal of a crusader

Paul J. Meyer

I am a big believer in the 'mirror test'.
All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell
the person you see there, that you've done your best
John McKay

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible

St. Francis of Assisi

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
Nido Qubein

To show your true ability is always, in a sense, to surpass the limits of your ability,
to go a little beyond them: to dare, to seek, to invent; it is at such
a moment that new talents are revealed, discovered, and realized

Simone de Beauvoir

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade
Tom Peters

Never mistake activity for achievement
John Wooden

The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself
Denis Waitley

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing
can be done without hope and confidence
Helen Keller

Only one thing is ever guaranteed, that is that you will definitely
not achieve the goal if you don't take the shot

Wayne Gretzky

Who works achieves and who sows reaps
Arabian Proverb

Every great work, every great accomplishment,
has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision,
and often just before the big achievement,
comes apparent failure and discouragement
Florence Scovel Shinn

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving
Albert Einstein

I can change. I can live out of my imagination instead
of my memory. I can tie myself to my limitless
potential instead of my limiting past
Stephen Covey

I have always struggled to achieve excellence.
One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve
something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying
Greg LeMond
Cyclist and 3 Times Winner of the Tour de France

What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve
Napoleon Hill

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans
Max Ehrmann

The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows;
it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts

Booker T. Washington

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, magic and power in it. Begin it now

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you want to achieve widespread impact and lasting value, be bold
Howard Schultz

A gem cannot be polished without friction
Chinese Proverb

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as
what you become by achieving your goals
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible
Mary Baker Eddy

Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of
aspiration and expectation
Jack Nicklaus

Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise
Harvey Mackay

The key to achievement lies in being a 'HOW' thinker, not an 'IF' thinker
Author Unknown

When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to
accomplish what at first seemed impossible
Nido Qubein

Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it
Sir Winston Churchill

If we did all the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves

Thomas Edison

It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer,
the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenges and does something about it
Vince Lombardi

Most of the things worth doing in the world have been
declared impossible before they were attempted

Earl Nightingale

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit
Conrad Hilton

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish,
but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything
Napoleon Hill

Each of us was born with wings and has the ability to go farther than we ever
thought possible, to do things beyond our wildest imaginings
Barbara Stanny

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence

Helen Keller

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved
Jeremy Kitson

The single common denominator of people who
achieve great things is a sense of destiny

Author Unknown

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that
he really wants to and makes up his mind to do.
We are capable of greater things than we realize

Norman Vincent Peale

To accomplish great things, we must not only act,
but also dream; not only plan, but also believe
Anatole France

The greatest achievement is to out perform yourself
Denis Waitley

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation
Jack Kinder

All great achievements have one thing in common - people with a passion to succeed
Pat Cash

If we are to achieve results never before accomplished,
we must expect to employ methods never before attempted

Francis Bacon

The starting point of all achievement is desire.
Weak desire brings weak results

Napoleon Hill

There is real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference
between mediocrity and accomplishment

Norman Vincent Peale

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the
children of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements
Napoleon Hill

To achieve the impossible, one must think the absurd; to look where
everyone else has looked, but to see what no else has seen
Author Unknown

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit
Harry S Truman

Desire is the starting point of all achievement
Napoleon Hill

I've found that often, just when you think you've hit a wall,
you experience a breakthrough that takes you to new heights in accomplishment

Stedman Graham

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