- Success is that old ABC -- ability, breaks, and
- Success = Preparation + Opportunity , Bruce
- The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack
- Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the
key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed
often, and loved much.
--Bessie Anderson Stanley
- The first law of success... is concentration--to bend
all the energies to one point, and to go directly to that point, looking
neither to the right nor to the left.
- I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that
- There is no such thing as a 'self-made' man. We are
made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for
us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the
make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.
--George Burton Adams, educator, historian
- "No one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors
like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of
success is usually found in old fashioned, basic concepts like hard work,
determination, good planning and perseverance." -- Merlin Olsen
- Persistence. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius
will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the
world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone
are omnipotent. The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve
the problems of the human race.- Calvin Coolidge
"I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life
is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or
a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win--if
you don't, you won't." -- Bruce Jenner, Olympic Gold Medalist,
Not to know the past is to be in bondage to it, while to remember,
know, is to be set free.- Dr. Sigmund Freud
Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the
exhilaration of victory. --Gen. George S. Patton
A limit on what you will do puts a limit on what you
can do. --Dexter Yager
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only
way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service
to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal--a goal, an
objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends--wisdom,
money, material and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will
A man to carry on a successful business must have
imagination. He must see things in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.
--Charles M. Schwab
A strong passion for any object will ensure success,
for the desire of the end will point out the means.
The 4 key to success are: Motivation, Education,
Actions and Relations -- Med Jones
A strong, successful man is not the victim of his
environment. He creates favorable conditions.
A person who is successful has simply formed the
habit of doing things that unsuccessful people will not do.
A winner is one who accepts his failures and
mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals.
Be ready when opportunity comes... luck is the time
when preparation and opportunity meet.
--Roy D. Chapin, Jr.
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the
daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have
tried is the true failure.
--George E. Woodberry
Discipline can be the difference between success and
Champions are willing to do the things they dislike
to create something they do like. Don't let the things that matter most be
at the mercy of the things that matter least.
Don't aim for success, if you want it; just do what
you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Each of us is born to shape a destiny for himself.
The depth and the extent of that destiny are measured by the personal
goals we set.
--Paul J. Meyer
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty
heads and empty hearts can do that.
--Norman Vincent Peale
Every failure brings with it the seed of an
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure...it just
means you haven't succeeded yet.
For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,
And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is
only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next
--Denis E. Waitley
Football is a great deal like life in that it teaches
that work, sacrifice, perseverance, competitive drive, selflessness and
respect for authority is the price that each and every one of us must pay
to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.
Hell, there are no rules here--we're trying to
--Thomas A. Edison
I don't think I'd be a success on TV if I hadn't been
fired earlier in my career. There's got to be a glitch along the way, or
else you lose touch with reality.
I dread success. To have succeeded is to have
finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by
the female the moment he has succeeded in his courtship. I like a state of
continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
--George Bernard Shaw
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then
quit. No use being a damn fool about it --W.C. Fields
I feel the most important requirement in success is
learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never
If you don't think you can become rich, you very
rarely do. You have to start by believing that you can, and then crave it
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I
think I have ended up where I intended to be.
It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure
is necessarily final.
- "A lot of men wear sleep deprivation as a badge of courage. Dozens
of CEOs pride themselves on sleeping just four to five hours a night. What
happens, though, is your judgment disappears and your perception is
impaired. Three-Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the Exxon Valdez are all
examples of sleep-related accidents. To remain healthy and be at your
peak, you need about 8 hours of sleep per day. Einstein slept 10
hours." - Rubin Naiman, Clinical Healthy Psychologist
- I don't know the key to success, but the key to
failure is to try to please everyone.
- It's visualization in a positive sense. I never
pictured myself crashing or falling off a beam. I always pictured myself
doing my routine perfectly.
--Mary Lou Retton
I've had enough success for two lifetimes, My success
is talent put together with hard work and luck.
Judge your success by what you had to give up in
order to get it.
Life consists not in holding good cards but in
playing those you hold well.
Many of life's failures are men who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
Many people seem to think that success in one area
can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really?...True
effectiveness requires balance.
Most people give up just when they're about to
--H. Ross Perot
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure. I
became a cartoonist largely because I failed in my goal of becoming a
No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
No rules for success will work if you don't.
Nothing average ever stood as a monument to progress.
When progress is looking for a partner it doesn't turn to those who
believe they are only average. It turns instead to those who are forever
searching and striving to become the best they possibly can. If we seek
the average level we cannot hope to achieve a high level of success. Our
only hope is to avoid being a failure.
--A. Lou Vickery
Not in time, place, or circumstance, but in the man
Once you agree upon the price you and your family
must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the
opponent's pressure, and the temporary failures.
One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
One worthwhile task carried to a successful
conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks.
--Malcom S. Forbes
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve
--Robert F. Kennedy
Our business in life is not to succeed, but to
continue to fail in good spirits.
--Robert Louis Stevenson
Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing
line we have drawn for it. Beyond
the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights
People become really quite remarkable when they start
thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they
have the first secret of success.
--Norman Vincent Peale
People who succeed, it's not that they need to step
on somebody. But they have a path in view and they just keep moving along.
Potential is: dormant ability, unused success and
--Randall D. Worley
Success consists of going from failure to failure
without loss of enthusiasm.
Success doesn't come to you... you go to it.
Successful leaders have the courage to take action
while others hesitate.
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life
or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Success in almost any field depends more on energy
and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many
achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must
pay a price.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to
become a man of value.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
We have a right to an empire.
We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the
impossible for the ungrateful. We
have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do
anything, with nothing.
--The Metro Para pledge
We've all heard that we have to learn from our
mistakes, but I think it is more important to learn from our successes. If
you learn only from your mistakes, you are inclined to learn only errors.
--Norman Vincent Peale
What we nourish will flourish. We nourish whatever we
give our attention to. small wonder that so many of our problems get to be
such vigorous, lusty weeds in our garden of life!
--J. Sig Paulson
What you see (in your mind's eye) is what you get.
Proof: What you saw is pretty much what you got!
Winning is not a sometime thing: it's an all the time
thing. You don't win once in a while; you don't do the right thing once in
a while; you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a
Work as though you would live forever, and live as
though you would die today. Go another mile!
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
You can be discouraged by failure -- or you can learn
from it. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far
side of failure.
You can't wait on success.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are
doomed if you don't try.
You never win a game unless you beat the guy in front
of you. The score on the board doesn't mean a thing. That's for the fans.
You've got to win the war with the man in front of you. You've got to get
Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price.
You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to
the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the
price to stay there.
Successful people use their strength by recognizing,
developing and utilizing the talents of others.
"A CEO's performance is as good as his Middle
Managers" - Med Jones
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in
and day out...
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on
after others have let go.
That man is successful who has lived well, laughed
often, and loved much, who has gained the respect of the intelligent men
and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his
task; who leaves the world better than he found it, whether by an improved
poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of
earth's beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others
and gave the best he had.
--Robert Louis Stevenson
The important thing to recognize is that it takes a
team... Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
The only time you don't fail is the last time you try
anything - and it works.
The process of succeeding can be seen as a series of
trials in which your vision constantly guides you toward your target while
in your actual performance you are regularly slightly off target. Success
in any area requires constantly readjusting your behavior as the result of
feedback from your experience.
--Michael Gelb and Tony Buzan
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking
what you get.
There is no failure
except in no longer trying. --Elbert Hubbard
There is nothing more
difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in
its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of
things. --Niccolo Machiavelli
The roots of true
achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
The saddest failures in
life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to
succeed. --Edwin Whipple
The significance of a
man is not in what he attains but rather in what he longs to attain.--Kahlil
The whole world steps
aside for the man who knows where he is going. --Unknown
They never fail who die
in a great cause. --Lord Byron
Those who have
succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
The journey is the
reward. --Tao saying
A journey of a thousand
miles must begin with a single step. --Lao-Tsu
Successful men and
women become successful because they acquire the habit of thinking in
terms of success. Get the success habit in the small circumstances you
control, and soon you'll be controlling the bigger ones. --Napoleon Hill
- Control success before it controls you.
Success, in my view, is the willingness to strive for
something you really want. The person not reaching the top is no less a
success than the one who achieved it, if they both sweated blood, sweat
and tears and overcame obstacles and fears. The failure to be perfect does
not mean you're not a success.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success,
start thinking of yourself as a success.
Success is best measured by how far you've come with
the talents you've been given.
Rule #1 - Everyone
can be anyone they want to be. "It's your life and it's
up to you to take charge of it... You must take action to reach
the thing you desire."
Rule #2 - Make
anger work for you. "Anger is a normal reaction. It's
what you do with anger that makes the difference in your life ...
direct your anger towards a goal ... embrace [anger] as a friend
instead of fearing it as an enemy ... from anger comes
determination comes triumph."
Rule #3 - Everyone
should dream. "It starts with a dream. It starts with
building castles in the air and then knowing the difference
between a fantasy and a dream and finally making it come
Rule #4 - Eliminate
the confusion. "You can't look at the enormity of what
you want to do. At least you can't look at it all at once. ...
visualize exactly what you want to be, and only that. If you can
visualize what you want to be and eliminate the confusion and
fears, that's when you start getting places."
Rule #5 - It's
better to do something and fail than to do nothing and succeed.
"Fear comes in two basic forms: fear of failure and fear of
success." Fear of success is "really the fear of the
responsibilities that will come when you reach your goal ... the
shame isn't in failing, it's in not trying ... the harder the
struggle, the greater the reward at journeys end."
Rule #6 - Get
the dollar signs out of your eyes. "There's nothing wrong
with making money. It's only wrong when it's your primary
objective ... money isn't what it's all about. Doing what you
truly want to do is."
Rule #7 - Quit
making excuses. "What we're really talking about here is
commitment. Until you make a commitment to your dream, it's not a
commitment at all. It's just another fantasy. And fantasies don't
come true because they're not real, we're not committed to them.
When we make commitments, they become dreams. And dreams are very
Rule #8 - Dreams
don't have time limits, but timing is everything. "Dreams
are real, time limits are artificial. Because no time is the right
time and no time is the wrong time. Not for being the person you
want to be."
Rule #9 - Never
Quit. "Don't ever, ever quit. Recognize that stopping
now, regrouping to try a new approach isn't quitting. If you quit
you'll regret it forever."
#10 - When you achieve one dream, dream another. "Getting what you
want is only a problem if you have nowhere to go next. Dreaming is a