Success&Failure


"You are the master of your life, you are the master of your mind, you have the power to change the way you think and feel. You have the power in you to achieve your goals, to become the person you want to be, and to live the life of your dreams." - Zlatoslava Petrak, Author of Open To The Infinite Riches Of The Universe
“To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.” - Reba McEntire (born 1955); American country music artist
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” - Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919); 26th U.S. President
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.” - Judy Garland (1922-1969); Actress
“Like success, failure is many things to many people. With a positive mental attitude, failure is a learning experience, a rung on the ladder, a plateau at which to get your thoughts in order and prepare to try again.” - W. Clement Stone (1902-2002); Author, businessman
“You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure. ” - Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924); author, publisher
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” - Aristotle (384-322); philosopher
"You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end." -
Sidney A. Friedman, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author
Action without vision turns into a memory. Vision without action will remain a fantasy.
"Success is not a destination: It is a journey. The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind." - Zig Ziglar 1926-2012, Speaker and Author
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” - Robert Frost (1874-1963); poet
“You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage—pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically, to say “no” to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger “yes” burning inside.” - Stephen R. Covey (born 1932); motivational writer
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; genius hits a target no one else can see - Arthur Schopenhauer
“Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.” - Earl Gray Stevens
“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” - Gail Devers (born 1966);Three-time Olympic 100 Meter Champion
“This world is your best teacher. There is a lesson in everything. There is a lesson in each experience. Learn it and become wise. Every failure is a stepping stone to success. Every difficulty or disappointment is a trial of your faith. Every unpleasant incident or temptation is a test of your inner strength. Therefore nil desperandum. March forward hero!” - Swami Sivananda (1887-1963); spiritual leader, author, physician
Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try. ~ Jack Canfield
“Self-acceptance comes from meeting lifes challenges vigorously. Dont numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.” - Swami Sivananda (1887-1963); spiritual leader, author, physician
“Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.” - Robert Collier (1885-1950); Author
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France (1844-1924); critic, writer
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time of which you have any control: now. ~Denis Waitley
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What youll discover will be wonderful. What youll discover will be yourself. ” - Alan Alda (born 1936); actor, director, screenwriter
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.~ Larry Winget
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. ” - Sidney Greenberg (1917-2003); American Rabbi
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France (1844-1924); critic, writer
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?”~ Brian TracyMake sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you. ~ Jerry Gillies
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford
“Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities -- always see them, for theyre always there.” - Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993); preacher, author
The price of excellence is discipline.
The cost of mediocrity is disappointment. ~William Arthur Ward

Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future. ~ Marilyn Ferguson

“Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear; out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress.” - Bruce Barton (1886-1967); politician, author, executive

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams (1825-1829); 6th US President

“People will try to tell you that all of the great opportunities have been snapped up. In reality, the world changes every second, blowing new opportunities in all directions, including yours. ” - Ken Hakuta -American inventor

Most people fail in life not because they aim too high and miss, but because they aim too low and hit. - Les Brown
“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. ”- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950);playwright, Nobel Prize winner

To be able to shape your future, you have to be willing and able to change your paradigm. ~ Joel Barker
“For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. A lot of people never get past this phase; they quit. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know it’s normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions.” - Ira Glass (born 1959); American public radio personality
“The one thing all famous authors, world class athletes, business tycoons, singers, actors, and celebrated achievers in any field have in common is that they all began their journeys when they were none of these things.” - Mike Dooley, Author, entrepreneur

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot...and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And thats precisely why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan (born 1963);retired professional basketball player, businessman
“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” - Terry Orlick
"Being a winner is never an accident; winning comes about by design, determination and positive action." - Bob Proctor, Author and Speaker
The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small. ~ Witter Bynner
“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” - Aristotle (384-322);philosopher

Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. ~John Maxwell

“My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” - Bono (born 1960); musician, humanitarian

“It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972); 33rd President of the United States

If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. ~ Charles R. Swindoll

“I would rather lose in a cause that will someday win, than win in a cause that will someday lose.” - Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924);28th U.S. President

Is there anything worse than being blind? Yes, a man with sight and no vision. - Helen Keller

“I have found no greater satisfaction than achieving success through honest dealing and strict adherence to the view that, for you to gain, those you deal with should gain as well. ” - Alan Greenspan (born 1926); American economist

“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. ” - Joseph Campbell (1904-1987);lecturer, writer

It’s not what your are, it’s what you don’t become that hurts. ~Oscar Levant

The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Hold fast to dreams. For if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” - James Langston Hughes (1902-1967); poet, novelist

Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. -Helen Keller

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile. - Mary Ritter Beard

You just cant beat the person who wont give up. ~ Babe Ruth

“Excellence is never an accident; it is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction, skillful execution and the vision to see obstacles as opportunities.” - Anonymous

“The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication. ” - Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959); filmmaker

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success. ~Dorothea Brande

“If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.” - Anna Quindlen (born 1953); journalist, novelist

“Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.” - James Rogers (1875-1961); Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ” - Louis "Lou" Holtz (born 1937); American football coach

Ive missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. Ive lost almost 300 games. 26 times Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Ive failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. ~Michael Jordan

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." - George S. Patton (1885-1945); American General in World War I and II

What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life. - Srully D. Blotnick

“Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. ” - Carl Schurz (1829-1906); Union Army General in the American Civil War

Nothing contributes so much to tranquilize the mind as a steady purpose–a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye. ~ Mary Shelley

View change as the one constant in your life. Welcome it. Expect it. Anticipate it. ~Denis Waitley

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. ~Sarah Ban Breathnach

I dont know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. ~Bill Cosby

I couldnt wait for success, so I went ahead without it. ~Jonathan Winters

Action is the foundational key to all success. ~Pablo Picasso

“College is something you complete. Life is something you experience. So dont worry about your grade, or the results or success. Success is defined in myriad ways, and you will find it, and people will no longer be grading you, but it will come from your own internal sense of decency. - ”Jon Stewart (born 1962); Television host, writer, comedian

“There are only two options regarding commitment. Youre either in or out. Theres no such thing as a life in-between. ” - Pat Riley (born 1945); Former NBA player and coach

“No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. ” - Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933); 30th US President

“Its not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. Its the will to prepare to win that matters.” - Paul "Bear" Bryant (1913-1983); American college football player and head coach

It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

“It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents. ” - Eric Hoffer (1902-1983); philosopher

“I dont know anything about luck. Ive never banked on it, and Im afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isnt. ” - Lucille Ball (1911-1989);actress, producer

“It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed than to succeed in a cause that will ultimately fail.” - Peter Marshall

Your purpose determines your power. When you have a great purpose, it will start pulling you and the power will come from the universe - The Dalai Lama

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor. ~Brian Tracy

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. ” - Hannah More (1745-1833); writer

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. ~Colin Powell

Try not to become a man of success but a man of value. ~ Albert Einstein

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. ~ Aristotle

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. ~ Marilyn vos Savant

"The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it."- Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies

"Ive failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan

"I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others... I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent. " - Thomas Edison

"When youre ready to quit youre closer than you think." - Bob Parsons, founder of Go Daddy

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. ” - Thomas Edison (1847-1931); inventor, businessman

We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future. ~Robin Sharma

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm. ” - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865); 16th U.S. President

If youre serious about success, youll make GOAL SETTING your first love and SELF MASTERY your second. A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. - William Hazlitt

First say to yourself what you would be; 
and then do what you have to do.
 ~Epictetusnes

May of lifes failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. ~ Elinor Smith

An error doesnt become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. ~ - Orlando A. Battista

The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows. ~ Laurence Lee

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesnt lead anywhere. ~ Frank A. Clark

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.” - Thomas Edison (1847-1931); inventor, businessman

When you do the best you can, you never know what miracle is wrought in your life, or in the life of another. - Helen Keller

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other peoples criticisms, carry out your plan. - Paul Meyer

Success starts with a dream, a thought; but thats only the first step. Writing it down is the second step. Doing specific things to bring it about is the third and most important step.- Anonymous

"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not by strength but by perseverance." - H. Jackson Brown

"What we think or what we know or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do" - John Ruskin

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

“Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast in the pool where you least expect it; there will be a fish.” - Ovid (43-18);Roman poet

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What youll discover will be wonderful. What youll discover will be yourself. ” - Alan Alda (born 1936);actor, director, screenwriter

"Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential." - John Maxwell

"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you havent planted" - David Bly (born 1952); Politician

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly

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