Ralph Waldo Emerson
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
As entrepreneurs, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future. Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and overcoming your fears.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone.
Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them. Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.
Happiness is a butterfly, and that is why when you chase it, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. So pay attention.
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.
The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning about your own life; to create a product or service so you can make the world a better place.
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid or not .
If you do not design your own life plan, chances are you will fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much really.
If you really want to make a permanent change for your life, then stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the actual size of you!
You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
The reason people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.
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 things and pay the price for the worthwhile, it can be done.
As we read these thoughts, know they are sources of guidance in times of need, they can give us inspiration in times of struggle, they can motivate us in times of tribulations — success is not final and failure is not forever
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; but the real tragedy of life is when men are truly afraid of the light in their lives.
My mother told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Leonardo da Vinci
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing things. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do in order to live.
What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
It is not what you do for your children, but in fact what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings
The battles that count are not the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself--the invisible battles inside all of us—that is where it is at.
If you look at what you have in life, you will always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough.
It is your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –
In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.
Charles F. Kettering
Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Norman Vincent Peale
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 truly success.
Dr. Michael Norwood
Vision doesn't usually come as a lightening bolt. Rather it comes as a slow crystallization of life challenges that we one day recognize as a beautiful diamond with great value to ourselves and others.
Matthew Keith Groves
Winners lose much more often than losers. So if you keep losing but you are still trying, keep it up! You will be right back on track soon.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Enduring habits I hate…. Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
Failure, disappointment, frustration, exhaustion… All these difficult moments can erode our passion for life.But we only live ONCE. It's important to remind ourselves that no matter how hard life is, we should never lose our love for life as it gives us the energy to keep moving on.
We may easily feel frustrated and lose our passion for life when we encounter setbacks. But nothing valuable ever comes easy. Painful challenges are the best gifts life sends to us to keep us growing.
True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness
I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I'm actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons
Passion for life does not necessarily come when we make huge achievements. But it certainly comes when we know how to see beauty in the smallest things even in the busy days.
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child , and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
There's beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that's harder than others.
In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It's the little things that make happy moments, not the grand events. Joy comes in sips, not gulps.
It's cliche to say, 'When you do something you love you never work a day in your life.' But it is true: When you do something you love, life gets to be a little bit easier and enjoyable. So i just want people to follow their dreams.