We all have those times when motivation wanes and we struggle to get out the door with trainers on. Luckily, some of the greatest runners and running personalities have shared the same struggle and have offered their thoughts on how to stay motivated with your running.
Fall in love with the process and the results will come.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle
“What is the source of my success? I think it’s a combination of consistency and balance.” – Mark Allen
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Confucius
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and, most of all, LOVE of what you are doing.” – Pele
“Patience is the key which solves all problems.” – Sudanese proverb
A one hour run is 4% of your day. No excuses.
“When it’s pouring rain and you’re bowling along through the wet, there’s satisfaction in knowing you’re out there and the others aren’t.” – Peter Snell
“Run in the morning … before your brain figures out what your body is doing!” – Anonymous
One run can change your day. Many runs can change your life.
“We all know that if you run, you are pretty much choosing a life of success because of it.” – Deena Kastor
“The obsession with running is really an obsession with the potential for more and more life.” – George Sheehan
“It’s my own space, my own time, when I’m just out there letting my thoughts go. It’s part of my day like eating, and it’s one of my favorite parts.” – Louise Kent
“Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts.” – Steve Prefontaine
“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham
“Mental will is a muscle that needs exercise, just like the muscles of the body.” – Lynn Jennings
Tough runs don’t last; tough runners do.
Run the first two-thirds of the race with your head and the last third with your heart.
“‘I breathe in strength and breathe out weakness,’ is my mantra during marathons—it calms me down and helps me focus.” – Amy Hastings
Your mind will quit a thousand times before your body will. Feel the fear and do it anyway!
Look in the mirror. That is your competition.
“In any race, when the first half is all about pacing, the second half will be about passing.” – Hayden Shearman, TempoFit Head Coach
“There’s not one body type that equates to success. Accept the body you have and be the best you can be with it.” – Mary Cullen
“I often hear someone say I’m not a real runner. We are all runners, some just run faster than others. I never met a fake runner.” – Bart Yasso
“I always loved running…it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” – Jesse Owens
“The human spirit is indomitable. No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records.” – Sir Roger Bannister
Today I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.
“There is magic in misery. Just ask any runner.” – Dean Karnazes
“As athletes we have ups and downs. Unfortunately you can’t pick the days they come on.” – Leena Kastor
“Experience has taught me how important it is to just keep going, focusing on running fast and relaxed. Eventually pain passes and the flow returns. It’s part of racing.” – Frank Shorter
“Get going … walk if you have to, but finish the damned race.” – Ron Hill
If I pass out, please pause my Garmin.
Remember: It’s rude to count people as you pass them. Out loud.
“Run. Because zombies will eat the untrained ones first!” – Zombie Apocalypse Survival Guide
Remember: Sweat is fat crying.
Do your feet hurt? It’s probably a mix of doing so much running and kicking so much ass! Keep it up!
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Romantic Love You Messages For Him: Love is that feeling in which a person never feels alone. He finds his lover around him every time and in every situation. He eagerly waits to see his love if they are far away from each other. They have very special feeling for each other that they cannot be described in simple words usually. They want to spend a lot of time of their life with each other. They want to stand through thick and thin for each other. In short, they never want to leave each other in the whole life.
In everyday life, we see many people fall in love with others. They tell each other about their feeling for each other in very simple manner. But love is not feeling that can be described in such a simple manner. It demands the user to show it in very special and sensitive words. Many times, it has seemed that girls feel very hesitation in showing their love. This is mainly because they do not find special words. Every girl should choose very special words to show her love. Here are some special messages for those who want to show their love but cannot be able to do this.
I am so grateful you are my husband and I know you are there for me. Even my soul feels peaceful when I am in your arms. I want you to know that I am forever and always here for you, too.
I will love you until the stars go out and the tides no longer turn.
The day I married you was the first day I understood what happiness was.
You taught me what love really means.
I’m proud to have you as my husband.
I could not have asked for a more caring, thoughtful husband.
Thank you for all you do around the house.
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.
You know me better than anyone else.
Marrying you was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Sometimes, I look at you and wonder what I did to deserve someone as wonderful as you as my husband.
If I could do it all over again, I would in a heartbeat.
You always know just what to say to make me feel better.
You’re my best friend.
I’m happiest when you’re home.
You ended my searching.
As soon as I said “I Do”, I knew I’d never feel unwanted again.
I prayed for you, and God answered.
The most important person in my life is you.
No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.
You’re my Prince Charming, and this is our ‘happily ever after.”
When you leave, my heart leaves with you.
My heart beats only for you.
Life isn’t always easy, but it’s a lot easier with you by my side.
You’ll never be able to escape from my heart.
You put your arms around me and I’m home.
Have I told you lately that I love you?
Thank you for loving me and my flaws.
Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.
You have always been and always will be my person.
Our love may not have always been a fairytale, but it is still my favorite love story.
I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.
You’ve given me the greatest gift in the world, making me a wife and mother.
Something tells me we were meant to be together forever.
You’re my one and only.
You’re the most handsome man in the whole world.
God blessed me immensely when He put you in my life.
I wouldn’t want anyone else to be the father of my children!
My favorite place is inside your hug.
I always knew you were the one for me.
Some people go through their whole life looking for what we’ve already found.
I love you more than words could ever describe.
You’re the best thing that’s ever been mine.
Watching you play with our children makes me love you more than I ever thought possible.
I’m so happy to be sharing this life with you.
Just wanted to let you know that I will never stop loving you.
I need you, and I always will.
Grow old with me, for the best is yet to be.
If I could give you one thing in life, I’d give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you are to me.
If you were a movie, I’d watch you over and over again.
In a sea of people, my eyes always search for you.
Since you have come into my life, every moment I live is like a moment spent in heaven. I have never felt so much alive in life. I love you!
I still get excited when you get home from work.
Today, tomorrow, and forever, my heart belongs to you.
I’ll be your Ellie, if you’ll be my Carl.
Seeing your face is the fastest way to put a smile on mine.
Kissing you is my favorite thing to do.
I love how you always can make me laugh.
When I see you, I get butterflies.
Hugging you is the best medicine for when I’m feeling down.
The only thing that could make me love you more is a ring!
I want you to wrap me in your arms.
I start missing you before you’ve even left.
Love is finding someone you always want to hang out with.
I’m mad about you.
I will always wait for you.
You’re my everything.
It’s impossible not to love you.
What else heaven can offer me if I already have you in life? I don’t know if I’m dead or alive. I just know that I’m in love!
My heart had a hole in it but then you came and filled it with love unbound. I can’t think of any other person who could do such a miracle in my life.
All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.
I can’t stop thinking about you.
I love you, to infinity and beyond!
You make me excited in ways that no one else can.
I get butterflies just thinking about the next time I’ll see you.
You check boxes on my wishlist I didn’t even know I wanted.
I love you more than chocolate, and that’s a lot!
I’m selfish, because I want you all to myself.
You’re my first thought when I wake up, and my last thought before I fall asleep.
I knew I was in trouble the moment I first met you!
No matter how cold it is outside, I know I’ll always be warm in your arms.
True love sounded like a fairytale until I found you.
You’re my definition of perfect.
I want to be the princess, if you’ll be my prince.
The best part of my day is when I get to talk to you.
Calling me cute is nice, calling me hot is great, but calling me yours is all I want.
You can make even my worst days better.
I love you every second, every minute, every hour, and every day.
You make my heart beat faster
I hope you like me in white dresses.
I’m jealous of people who get to see you everyday.
If you asked, I’d say yes.
We were meant for each other.
God made you just for me.
You make me excited, you make me nervous, you make me crazy, but most of all, you make me happy.
Nothing is sadder than imagining my life without you.
My sweet prince I loved you once, love you still, always have and always will.
Marrying you was the easiest decision I’ve ever made.
I wouldn’t want to be on this adventure with anyone else.
I love you now, and I’ll love you even more tomorrow.
Even if I wasn’t your first love, I know I’ll be your last.
The day heaven opened its door for the first time on me, is the day an angel came down on earth. That angel just happens to be you.
Whenever you just take my hand, all the comfort in the world fill up my heart in a moment. Is it a kind of wizardry you know or is it love?
I don’t need the whole world to love me, just you.
Even though some things don’t need to be spoken, they’re still nice to hear. I love you.
All of me loves all of you.
Take my hand, and my whole life too, cause I can’t help falling in love with you.
Love songs are even sweeter now that they’re about you and me.
No one was ever told “I Love You” too many times.
No matter what I say and what I do, there is not a single moment when I don’t think of you. I really miss you.
I know God has someone special for me, and there’s no need to search for him, for he has found me, and I have found him. I have loved you all my life!
One day, we’ll never have to say goodbye, just goodnight.
I could be happy living in an isolated beach hut with you.
I know it’s still too soon to know, but I hope you’re the one.
From where I’m standing, our future together looks pretty amazing.
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment. Just like ours!
Love is unstoppable and invisible. Love is one of the most exciting feelings in the world. At the same time, it can be painful and the rewarding. Furthermore, we cannot live without loving. The other interesting thing about love is that one cannot decide whether to love or not. It can makes you happy as also can hurt you. But when you give love to anyone in return you also get it. Love can make you to see daydream. it can make you be stupid and smile all day long with out any genuine reason.
“Before you came into my life, I never knew what true love felt like.”
“I may not be your first date, kiss or love You…but I want to be your last everything.”
“The brightness of my day doesn`t depend on the amount of sunshine. Everything depends on your smile.”
“Being in love with you makes every morning worth getting up for.”
I don’t mind if there is a long and tiring journey, as long as the destination is your heart.
I love you: do you understand it or should I explain it with kisses?
I promise I would never leave you, and here I am, trying to make you smile every day.
I am not afraid of anything, but I don’t know why I tremble every time I see you.
I love you without even thinking about it, with no logic or questions: I just feel you. I Love You
I dream so much about you that I don’t know if you are in my mind, my head or my heart.
“I fell in love with the way you touched me without using your hands.”
“I love it when you send me those texts that make me smile no matter how many times I read them.”
“I just want to lay on your chest and listen to your heartbeat.”
“When I tell you I love you, I am not saying it out of habit, I am reminding you that you are my life.”
“My angel, my life, my entire world, you’re the one that I want, the one that I need, let me be with you always, my love, my everything.”
Without labor nothing prospers. Sophocles Click to tweet
The ones who say you can’t are too afraid you will. Nike Click to tweet
The world belongs to the energetic. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet
Do not whine… Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone. Joan Didion Click to tweet
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. This is the way to success. Swami Vivekananda Click to tweet
It’s not about money or connections – it’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone. Mark Cuban Click to tweet
Hard work betrays none. Hachiman Hikigaya Click to tweet
There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time. Coco Chanel Click to tweet
What comes easy won’t last. What lasts won’t come easy. Unknown Click to tweet
Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen. Conan O’Brien Click to tweet
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Make each day your masterpiece. John Wooden Click to tweet
Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far. Gary Vaynerchuk
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney
Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it. Buddha
Success at anything will always come down to this: Focus and effort, and we control both. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy. Barack Obama
Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands. Japanese proverb
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. Henry David Thoreau
To achieve what 1% of the world’s population has, you must be willing to do what only 1% dares to do. Manoj Arora
Hard work never killed a man. Scottish proverb Click to tweet
No matter how hard you work, someone else is working harder. Elon Musk Click to tweet
The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope. Barack Obama
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no such thing as work-life balance. Everything worth fighting for unbalances your life. Alain de Botton
Work hard now, suffer and keep it up. Rewards are at the edge. Maxime Lagacé
Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Helen Hanson
When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity. Steve Pavlina
This is the real secret of life – to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play. Alan Watts
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses – behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights. Muhammad Ali
A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint. Sarah Price Click to tweet
The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
All good work requires self-revelation. Sidney Lumet
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell Click to tweet
What you don’t sweat out when you’re young will turn into tears when you’re old. Japanese proverb
Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen instead of making them happen. Blair Waldorf
Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work. David Ogilvy
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination. Tommy Lasorda
Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. Arnold Palmer (This is one of my favorite hard work quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)
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It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Babe Ruth Click to tweet
I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson
No one ever drowned in sweat. U.S. Marine Corps
One must work and dare if one really wants to live. Vincent van Gogh
To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence. Mark Twain
You just have to put in 80 to 100 hour weeks every week. Elon Musk (Tesla)
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life — and that is why I succeed. Michael Jordan (Basketball superstar)
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. Steve Jobs (Apple)
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King
When he worked, he really worked. But when he played, he really played. Dr. Seuss
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it. Abraham Lincoln
Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. Abraham Lincoln
If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things, you’re excited to get up in the morning. Larry Page (Google)
If you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like or who you love. Barack Obama
I never viewed myself as particularly talented. Where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping, I’m working. Will Smith
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. Confucius
There is no substitute for hard work. Thomas Edison Click to tweet
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison
Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison
Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing. Thomas Edison
It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up. Vince Lombardi
At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work — as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for — the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm? Marcus Aurelius
I think the thing about that was I was always willing to work; I was not the fastest or biggest player but I was determined to be the best football player I could be on the football field and I think I was able to accomplish that through hard work. Jerry Rice (Football superstar)
Great things come from hard work and perseverance. No excuses. Kobe Bryant (Basketball superstar)
There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Conor McGregor (MMA Champion)
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goals: my strength lies solely in my tenacity. Louis Pasteur
If you have faith when you pray, you will be given whatever you ask for. Matthew 21:22, The Bible
It’s hard work making movies. It’s like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it’s emotional, tense work. If you don’t really love it, then it ain’t worth it. George Lucas (Star Wars)
If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful after all. Michelangelo
I’m a designer, and I work very hard at that. People sometimes want to put down fashion by saying it’s frivolous or superficial, but it’s not that way at all. It’s actually very hard work. Donatella Versace
To succeed, work hard, never give up and above all, cherish a magnificent obsession. Walt Disney
You’re never a loser until you quit trying. Mike Ditka
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt
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Earned. Not given. Nike Click to tweet
Be legendary. Nike
Go hard or go home. Nike
Start unknown. Finish unforgettable. Nike
The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen. Nike
Failure’s not an option. It’s a step. Nike
Every professional was once an amateur. Nike
Write the future. Nike
Never slow down for the world, one day it will catch-up with you.
If no one thinks you can then you have to. Nike
Victory is paid for in sweat, courage and preparation. Nike
The harder you push, the more you are pulled. Nike
Giving up is simply not an option. Nike Click to tweet
Success isn’t given, it is earned. On the track, on the field, in the gym. With blood, sweat, and the occasional tear. Nike
Think training is hard? Try losing. Nike
You don’t get it by wishing. Nike
If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. Make it burn. Nike
Work hard. Dream big. Nike
Dedicate yourself. Nike
Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything. Colin Kaepernick
It’s only a crazy dream until you do it. Serena Williams
Just do it. Nike Click to tweet
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Wake up determined. Go to bed satisfied. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) Click to tweet
Go and get your things. Dreams mean work. Paulo Coelho
Work incessantly, but be not attached to it. Swami Vivekananda
God sells us all things at the price of labor. Leonardo da Vinci
No struggle, no progress, no success. Maxime Lagacé
Work without love is slavery. Mother Teresa
Work harder than you think you did yesterday. Alex Elle
Hard work does pay off. Michael Phelps
Work to me is a sacred thing. Margaret Bourke-White
Dare to be honest and fear no labor. Robert Burns
Nothing can beat hard work. Conor McGregor
Work hard in silence; let success make the noise. Frank Ocean Click to tweet
Light tomorrow with today. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I sweat in tears to get what I want. Lailah Akita
Sore today, strong tomorrow. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)
Be thankful for what you have. Work hard for what you don’t have. Unknown
It hurts now but one day it will be your warm up. Unknown
Look in the mirror – that’s your competition. Unknown
Luck is great, but most of life is hard work. Iain Duncan Smith
If you can’t outplay them, outwork them. Ben Hogan
Start with a cry, end with a smile. Michael Bassey Johnson
I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works. Oscar Wilde
The first one gets the oyster the second gets the shell. Andrew Carnegie
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Action is the foundational key to all success. Pablo Picasso Click to tweet
The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me. Ayn Rand
The cynics may be the loudest voices – but I promise you, they will accomplish the least. Barack Obama
Amateurs have hard work and speed. Professionals have hard work, speed and direction. Maxime Lagacé
Those who say it can’t be done are usually interrupted by others doing it. James Baldwin
A good idea is about ten percent and implementation and hard work, and luck is 90 percent. Guy Kawasaki
Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. William A. Ward
In order to master a field, you must love the subject and feel a profound connection to it. Your interest must transcend the field itself and border on the religious. Robert Greene
Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day. George Allen Sr
When you find the right thing to do, and people to work with, invest deeply into that, and stick with it for decades. Naval Ravikant
Shovel today’s challenges for your tomorrow’s freedom. Aniekee Ezekiel
It does not matter where you are standing right now. Sanchita Pandey
Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it. Madeleine L’Engle Click to tweet
I don’t like work – no man does – but I like what is in the work – the chance to find yourself. Your own reality – for yourself not for others – what no other man can ever know. They can only see the mere show, and never can tell what it really means. Joseph Conrad
Winners embrace hard work. They love the discipline of it, the trade-off they’re making to win. Losers, on the other hand, see it as punishment. And that’s the difference. Lou Holtz
You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you’re doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover will be yourself. Alan Alda
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. Peter F. Drucker
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. Roger Bannister (Ran the first sub-4-minute mile)
You may not be there yet, but you’re closer than you were yesterday. Unknown
When you feel like stopping think about why you started. Unknown
The harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it. Unknown
You have no idea what you’re capable of until you try. Unknown
Baby steps are better than no steps at all. Keep going. You’ll get there. Unknown
My success was due to good luck, hard work, and support and advice from friends and mentors. But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed. Mark Warner
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near. Margaret Thatcher
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate. Michael Jordan
Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you. Henri-Frederic Amiel
Everybody wants to be famous, but nobody wants to do the work. I live by that. You grind hard so you can play hard. At the end of the day, you put all the work in, and eventually it’ll pay off. It could be in a year, it could be in 30 years. Eventually, your hard work will pay off. Kevin Hart
Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work and the better prepared you are, the more luck you might have. Ed Bradley
It seems like the world is crumbling out there, but it is actually a really great time in your life to get a little crazy, follow your curiosity and be ambitious about it. Larry Page
If you’re not doing some things that are crazy, then you’re doing the wrong things. Larry Page
Have a healthy disregard for the impossible and actually build new solutions. Larry Page
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see further. Thomas Carlyle
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The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you’re finished. Benjamin Franklin Click to tweet
I would rather risk wearing out than rusting out. Theodore Roosevelt
Let us work without reasoning, it is the only way to make life endurable. Voltaire
Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else. J.M. Barrie
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. Gloria Steinem
You’re probably on the right track if you feel like a sidewalk worm during a rainstorm. Larry Page
It doesn’t matter how great your shoes are if you don’t accomplish anything in them. Martina Boone
Be like a duck, paddling and working hard in the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling, calm face. Manoj Arora
Be nice to nerds. You may end up working for them. We all could. Charles J. Sykes Click to tweet
I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early. Charles Lamb
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. Robert Frost
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph! Marvin Phillips
Everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to do the work! Kevin Hart
Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands. Zig Ziglar
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Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. Seneca Click to tweet
The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity. George Carlin
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly. Plutarch
Be steady and well-ordered in your life so that you can be fierce and original in your work. Gustave Flaubert
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan
My life will be the best illustration of all my work. Hans Christian Andersen
Part 1. The really efficient laborer will be found not to crowd his day with work, but will saunter to his task surrounded by a wide halo of ease and leisure. Henry David Thoreau
Part 2. There will be a wide margin for relaxation to his day. He is only earnest to secure the kernels of time, and does not exaggerate the value of the husk. Henry David Thoreau
Part 3. Why should the hen set all day? She can lay but one egg, and besides she will not have picked up materials for a new one. Those who work much do not work hard. Henry David Thoreau
Only in recent history has “working hard” signaled pride rather than shame. Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Before you start any work, ask yourself: is this the most important and most impactful task I could be doing right now. Maxime Lagacé
I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. Unknown
Don’t blame others as an excuse for your not working hard enough. Unknown
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The humblest tasks get beautified if loving hands do them. Louisa May Alcott
Character is the indelible mark that determines the only true value of all people and all their work. Orison Swett Marden
A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened. Albert Camus
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When they’re really possessed by what they do, they’d rather stop eating and sleeping than give up practicing their arts. Marcus Aurelius
Never expose the sweat and labor behind your poise. Robert Greene (The 48 Laws Of Power)
The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods. Maxine Hong Kingston
If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough. Mario Andretti
Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. Robert Half
Work isn’t meaningful just because you spend your life doing it. Anthony Marra
If hard work was so wonderful, the rich would keep it all for themselves. Yiddish saying
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work. Émile Zola
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Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard. Kevin Durant Click to tweet
The obstacle is the way. Ryan Holiday
The more I want to get something done the less I call it work. Richard Bach
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan
Work as hard as you can. Even though who you work with and what you work on are more important than how hard you work. Naval Ravikant
The better your feedback loop, the better your work. Businesses have the market. Novels have the readers. Science has experiments. It’s when the feedback loop is a small group of bosses or peers that quality falls apart. Naval Ravikant
So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard. Caterina Fake
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you. Leo Tolstoy
Amateurs are busy and tense. Professionals are calm and focused. Maxime Lagacé
It’s not the hours you put in, it’s what you put into your hours that counts. Thibaut
There’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there. Joyce Chapman
Sometimes there’s not a better way. Sometimes there’s only the hard way. Mary E. Pearson
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is visible labor and there is invisible labor. Victor Hugo
Part 1. He does nothing with haste and drudgery, but as if he loved it. He makes the most of his labor, and takes infinite satisfaction in every part of it. Henry David Thoreau
Part 2. He is not looking forward to the sale of his crops or any pecuniary profit, but he is paid by the constant satisfaction which his labor yields him. Henry David Thoreau
Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. David Bly
To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get. Frederick Douglass
Work and you’ll get what you need; work harder and you’ll get what you want. Prabakaran Thirumalai
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. Lao Tzu
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Never let your work drive you. Master it and keep it in complete control. Booker T. Washington
Don’t make excuses for why you can’t get it done. Focus on all the reasons why you must make it happen. Unknown
Blood, sweat and respect. The first two you give, the last one you get. Unknown
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Newt Gingrich
Part 1. So you were born to feel “nice”? Instead of doing things and experiencing them? Marcus Aurelius
Part 2. Don’t you see the plants, the birds, the ants and spiders and bees going about their individual tasks, putting the world in order, as best they can? Marcus Aurelius
Part 3. And you’re not willing to do your job as a human being? Why aren’t you running to do what your nature demands? Marcus Aurelius
If you accomplish something good with hard work, the labor passes quickly, but the good endures; if you do something shameful in pursuit of pleasure, the pleasure passes quickly, but the shame endures. Gaius Musonius Rufus
I woult rather die of passion than of boredom. Émile Zola Click to tweet
What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb
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Passion is the genesis of genius. Tony Robbins Click to tweet
Rest in reason. Move in passion. Kahlil Gibran
When you want to be successful as bad as you breathe, then you’ll be successful. Eric Thomas
To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift. Steve Prefontaine
Amateurs think about shortcuts and success. Professionals think about daily habits and progress. Maxime Lagacé
Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for just getting the job done. Excel! Tom Hopkins
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. Frank Lloyd Wright
Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed. Vaclav Havel
The most important thing about art is to work. Nothing else matters except sitting down every day and trying. Steven Pressfield (The War of Art)
Fill the day with enthusiasm. Give the day all you’ve got and it will give you all it’s got, which will be plenty. Norman Vincent Peale
Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do. Brian Tracy
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. Oprah Winfrey
There is no reason to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. Nelson Mandela
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. Conrad Hilton
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed. Booker T. Washington
Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glascow
Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. Robert Collier Click to tweet
I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard. Maria Bartiromo
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. John Wooden
What is success? I think it is a mixture of having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that it is not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose. Margaret Thatcher
Successful people are not gifted; they just work hard, then succeed on purpose. G.K. Nielson
To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it. Unknown
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. Vince Lombardi
We live in the kind of society where, in almost all cases, hard work is rewarded. Neil deGrasse Tyson
Always go with your passions. Never ask yourself if it’s realistic or not. Deepak Chopra
Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better. Jim Rohn
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All happiness depends on courage and work. Honoré de Balzac Click to tweet
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. Jonas Salk
Going all-in on something will make you feel alive and ultimately, satisfied. Maxime Lagacé
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. William James
Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory. Mahatma Gandhi
To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun? Katharine Graham
If you do not feel yourself growing in your work and your life broadening and deepening, if your task is not a perpetual tonic to you, you have not found your place. Orison Swett Marden
I work very hard, and I play very hard. I’m grateful for life. And I live it – I believe life loves the lover of it. I live it. Maya Angelou
The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it. Pearl S. Buck
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness. Leo Tolstoy
Part 1. The best I can do is to try to encourage you to work hard at something you really want to do and have the ability to do. Eugene O’Neill (Nobel Prize in Literature, 1936)
Part 2. Because any fool knows that to work hard at something you want to accomplish is the only way to be happy. Eugene O’Neill
Happiness comes when your work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. Jack Kornfield Click to tweet
Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. Theodore Rubin
The true way to render ourselves happy is to love our work and find in it our pleasure. Françoise Bertaut de Motteville
Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice. Beyonce Knowles
The fruit of your own hard work is the sweetest. Deepika Padukone
If you are lucky and work very hard, you may someday get to experience freedom from the known. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Earning happiness means doing good and working, not speculating and being lazy. Laziness may look inviting, but only work gives you true satisfaction. Anne Frank
I learned the value of hard work by working hard. Margaret Mead
Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. George Halas
The purpose of work should be the common good. Alfred Krupp
It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction. Henry Ward Beecher
Inner work is finding joy in work. Our real work is heart work and soul work. Matthew Fox
I can say the willingness to get dirty has always defined us as an nation, and it’s a hallmark of hard work and a hallmark of fun, and dirt is not the enemy. Mike Rowe
I think the best way to get a good night sleep is to work hard throughout the day. If you work hard and, of course, work out. William H. McRaven
If you invest nothing, the reward is worth little. Richelle Goodrich
Hard work makes you feel good because you have accomplished something. Alcurtis Tumer
Whatever you have not strive hard to achieve will not strive hard to fade. Isrealmore Ayivor
Everything seems better when we have to work to get it. Gertrude Warner
Hard work is a prison sentence only if it does not have meaning. Malcolm Gladwell
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Good things happen to those who hustle. Anais Nin Click to tweet
The one thing that matters is the effort. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
I’d rather hustle 24/7 than slave 9 to 5. Unknown
Talent is crap. 50% of my success comes from luck. 50% comes from never giving up. Maxime Lagacé
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. Isaac Asimov
Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to. Henry Van Dyke
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. John F. Kennedy
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. Michael Jordan
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
Progress will come in fits and starts. It’s not always a straight line. It’s not always smooth path. Barack Obama
If you have an idea of what you want to do in your future, you must go at it with almost monastic obsession, be it music, the ballet or just a basic degree. You have to go at it single-mindedly and let nothing get in your way. Henry Rollins
Be not afraid of going slowly. Be afraid only of standing still. Chinese proverb
Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill Click to tweet
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. John Ruskin
Perseverance is the act of true role models and heroes. Liza Wiemer
I have an enormous longing after the highest and best in all shapes – a longing which haunts me and is the demon which ever impels me to work, and will let me have no rest unless I am doing his behests. Thomas H. Huxley
Just set one day’s work in front of the last day’s work. That’s the way it comes out. And that’s the only way it does. John Steinbeck
With slight efforts, how can we obtain great results? It is foolish even to desire it. Euripides
It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business. Mark Cuban
Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Steve Maraboli
If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to. Jim Henson (Sesame Street)
Education, actual learning – it is hard work. It’s very personal. Your parents don’t teach you anything. Your teachers don’t teach you anything. The government doesn’t teach you anything. You read it. You don’t understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again. Dean Kamen
Withstand the setbacks and failures, the days of drudgery, and the hard work that are always a part of any creative action. Robert Greene
Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t. Jerry Rice
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Beverly Sills
Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. Tim Fargo
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In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity. Sun Tzu Click to tweet
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door. Milton Berle
To learn you must be willing to change. To change you must be willing to suffer. To suffer you must be willing to work. Maxime Lagacé
Every moment wasted looking back, keeps us from moving forward. Hillary Clinton
Four things come not back: The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, the neglected opportunity. Arabian proverb
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities. Bruce Lee
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. Mike Murdoch
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Barack Obama
Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent. Martin Luther King Jr
If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. Peter F. Drucker
Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. Lucille Ball
You just don’t luck into things. You build them step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities. Barbara Bush
If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way. Jane Goodall
Success is three parts hard work and one part serendipity. Ken Poirot
If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. Malcolm Gladwell
Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem a turned it into an opportunity. Joseph Sugarman
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death. James F. Byrnes
Create the things you wish existed. Unknown Click to tweet
The trouble with opportunity is that it always comes disguised as hard work. Unknown
If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world. Unknown
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers. Unknown
My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities, and that they feel they’re having a meaningful impact. Larry Page
What is the one sentence summary of how you change the world? Always work hard on something uncomfortably exciting! Larry Page
Change is slow and gradual. It requires hard work, a bit of luck, a fair amount of self-sacrifice, and a lot of patience. Robert Greene
There are no mistakes, only opportunities. Tina Fey
So many things could happen with a hard work. Harry Vested Jr
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Fortune sides with him who dares. Virgil Click to tweet
Money grows on the tree of persistence. Japanese proverb
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
Don’t forget the simplest rule: work first, wealth second. Maxime Lagacé
You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. Maya Angelou
Never work just for money or for power. They won’t save your soul or help you sleep at night. Marian Wright Edelman
Making money isn’t hard in itself… What’s hard is to earn it doing something worth devoting one’s life to. Carlos Ruiz Zafón
The more you learn, the more you earn. Frank Clark Click to tweet
Persist – don’t take no for an answer. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years. David Rubenstein
Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. Erich Fromm
Money is usually attracted, not pursued. Jim Rohn
Do what you love and the money will follow. Marsha Sinetar
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We rise by lifting others. Robert Ingersoll Click to tweet
Talent wins games but teamwork and intelligence wins championships. Michael Jordan
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton
Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there. Virginia Burden
The only thing that will redeem mankind is cooperation. Bertrand Russell
Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability. Patrick Lencioni
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. Vince Lombardi
We see the future not as something out of our control, but as something we can shape for the better through concerted and collective effort. Barack Obama
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success. Henry Ford Click to tweet
The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team. Phil Jackson
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can’t be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it. Elbert Hubbard
The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison. James Cash Penney
No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team. Reid Hoffman
When you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, remember that your defining characteristic— what defines a human being — is to work with others. Even animals know how to sleep. And it’s the characteristic activity that’s the more natural one — more innate and more satisfying. Marcus Aurelius
If you try and lose then it isn’t your fault. But if you don’t try and we lose, then it’s all your fault. Orson Scott Card
If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears. Simon Sinek
When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers. Colleen C. Barrett
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else. Booker T. Washington
Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean. Ryunosuke Satoro
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Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality. Ralph Marston Click to tweet
A goal properly set is halfway reached. Zig Ziglar
Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail. Brian Tracy
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. Tony Robbins
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. Tony Robbins
The dream that keeps you awake at night is the one that you must keep dreaming. Maxime Lagacé
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. Ursula K. Le Guin
The only journey is the one within. Rainer Maria Rilke
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going. Earl Nightingale
I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau
Work is an extension of personality. It is achievement. It is one of the ways in which a person measures his or her worth and humanity. Peter F. Drucker
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. Viktor E. Frankl Click to tweet
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible. Orison Swett Marden
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. Pablo Picasso
It is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. Larry Page
When a really great dream shows up, grab it! Larry Page
The best people want to work the big challenges. Larry Page
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tzu
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Leaders aren’t born they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal. Vince Lombardi
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream. Tommy Hilfiger
Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than others think wise. Howard Schultz (Starbuck)
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. Sarah Ban Breathnach
I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen. Erykah Badu
Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there. Bo Jackson
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. Jim Rohn
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If one has faith, one has everything. Ramakrishna Click to tweet
All great achievements require time. Maya Angelou
The principal part of faith is patience. George MacDonald
If you lose faith, you lose all. Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep dreaming, keep believing, keep putting the effort. The only madness is half-heartedly. Maxime Lagacé
When you pray as much as you work; you achieve as much as you dream. Keysha Jade
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk (Tesla)
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie Ten Boom
Only in the darkness can you see the stars. Martin Luther King Jr
Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. C. JoyBell C.
The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. J.M. Barrie
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. Barack Obama
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I know you’ve heard it a thousand times before. But it’s true – hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don’t do it. Ray Bradbury
I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example. Mario Cuomo
The common man prays, ‘I want a cookie right now!’ And God responds, ‘If you’d listen to what I say, tomorrow it will bring you 100 cookies. Criss Jami
Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them. Elisabeth Elliot
Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish. Brad Henry
Good things come to those who wait. But better things come to those who work for it. Unknown
Know this above all else, God hears and answers every one of your prayers. Unknown
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays. Soren Kierkegaard Click to tweet
Time spent in prayer is never wasted. Francis Fenelon
Fervent prayers produce phenomenal results. Woodrow Kroll
Prayer should be the key of the day and the lock of the night. George Herbert
It’s important to know that words don’t move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains. Danilo Dolci
We must always work, and a self-respecting artist must not fold his hands on the pretext that he is not in the mood. If we wait for the mood, without endeavouring to meet it half-way, we easily become indolent and apathetic. We must be patient, and believe that inspiration will come to those who can master their disinclination. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable. Coco Chanel
If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything. Gordon A. Eadie
Fear looks; faith jumps. Smith Wigglesworth
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Our future is our confidence and self-esteem. Tupac Click to tweet
The only way to build a strong work ethic is getting your hands dirty. Alex Spanos
All successes begin with self-discipline. It starts with you. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
Focusing on daily efforts will give you momentum. Yearly goals will scare and overwhelm you. Maxime Lagacé
I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone. Tory Burch
If you work like a maniac for three hours you will have surpassed most people who work off and on for eight. Thibaut
There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. Pearl S. Buck
Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time, who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done, if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson
Overcoming fear is the first step to success for entrepreneurs. The winners all exemplify that, and the hard work and commitment they have shown underlines what is needed to set up a business. Richard Branson
Don’t waste life in doubts and fears; spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour’s duties will be the best preparation for the hours and ages that will follow it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
We need to internalize this idea of excellence. Not many folks spend a lot of time trying to be excellent. Barack Obama Click to tweet
Once you have commitment, you need the discipline and hard work to get you there. Haile Gebrselassie
The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always. Arthur Miller
Talent means nothing, while experience, acquired in humility and with hard work, means everything. Patrick Süskind
Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable. George Washington Carver
Your fears are a kind of prison that confines you… The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live. Robert Greene
Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life’s artwork, and you must craft it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist. Robert Greene
Confidence and hard work is the best medicine to kill the disease called failure. Abdul Kalam
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. Joyce Brothers
I certainly am not afraid of hard work. Hard work is only hard if you are not passionate about what you are doing. James Scott
I long to accomplish a great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. Helen Keller
A person who has not done one half his day’s work by ten o’clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone. Emily Brontë
Many who are self-taught far excel the doctors, masters, and bachelors of the most renowned universities. Ludwig Von Mises
Though you can love what you do not master, you cannot master what you do not love. Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Everyone wants to ride the train but not everyone wants to lay the tracks. Aj Joshi
The thickest sweats produce the sweetest life. Isrealmore Ayivor
The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. Jimmy Johnson
Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes; work never begun. Christina Rossetti
Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success. Virat Kohli
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. Jim Rohn Click to tweet
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Remember that all is opinion. Marcus Aurelius Click to tweet
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. Elbert Hubbard
Working hard increases your odds of having success. Having success increase your odds of having haters. Get used to it. Maxime Lagacé
You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life. Winston S. Churchill
When someone tells me “no”, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it, it simply means I can’t do it with them. Karen E. Quinones Miller
I like criticism. It makes you strong. LeBron James
Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it. Tim Fargo
I will feel no guilt on shutting my door to those who didn’t listen. Stefan Molyneux
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents. Salvador Dali
You will face your greatest opposition when you are closest to your biggest miracle. Shannon L. Alder
It’s easy to attack and destroy an act of creation. It’s a lot more difficult to perform one. Chuck Palahniuk
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving. Dale Carnegie
No matter how good you are, someone is always going to be against you. But never let them be the limit of your success. Terry Mark
The hated man is the result of his hater’s pride rather than his hater’s conscience. Criss Jami
Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. Benjamin Franklin
The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment. Elbert Hubbard Click to tweet
Nothing is complete and thus nothing is exempt from criticism. James Luther Adams
I’ve been all over the world and I’ve never seen a statue of a critic. Leonard Bernstein
The best way to counter-attack a hater is to make it blatantly obvious that their attack has had no impact on you. Tim Ferriss
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater. George Washington Carver
Hate hurts the hater more’n the hated. Madeleine L’Engle
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him. Booker T. Washington
I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. Andy Warhol
Those people, who hate you, envy your freedom. Santosh Kalwar
Do not seek praise. Seek criticism. Paul Arden Click to tweet
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We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. Barack Obama Click to tweet
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Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.
In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running. His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.
Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.
I've created a collection of some of the most inspirational quotes of all time. I've learned that life comes with problems, and wishing them away doesn't work. Instead, I've . The other is as though everything is a miracle.”.
Hal here. Are you with me in believing that a single idea can change the way we think, the way we feel, and the way we live? Thought-provoking quotes are one of my favorite means of encapsulating powerful, life-changing ideas. So, one of my passions is to create & share quotes that can inspire, empower, and challenge YOU to be better than you’ve ever been before.
Here are some of my favorite and most popular quotes, many of which you can download to print and hang on your wall, post them on Facebook and Twitter, set them as your computer desktop, put them on a T-shirt, have them tattooed on your lower back, or whatever floats your boat… :^)
“It’s temporary. Tolerate it, accept it, embrace it, or enjoy it. Whatever it is, just know that it is temporary.”
“When it comes to following through with your commitments, you don’t have to be perfect, but NEVER let one missed day turn into two.”
“Every day you can either be ‘stressed out’ or you can be ‘blissed out’ depending on what you choose to focus on.”
“Establishing and maintaining clarity for yourself and what you want is the starting point for success. Thus, maintaining extraordinary clarity is necessary to achieve extraordinary success. The problem is that most people maintain a mediocre level of clarity, which inevitably leads to a mediocre level of success. #DontBeLikeMostPeople“
“Any time you find yourself “wishing” you were further along than you are, or comparing where you are with where someone else is, keep in mind that when you finally get to point you’ve been working towards for so long, you never wish it would have happened any sooner. Instead, you see that the journey and the timing are perfect. So be at peace with where you are while maintaining a healthy sense of urgency to make the consistent progress each day that will ensure you get to wherever it is that you want to go. #EnjoyYourJourney”
“Know that wherever you are in your life right now is both temporary, and exactly where you are supposed to be (otherwise you would be somewhere else). Be at peace with where you are while taking your next step toward where you want to be.”
“People who complain often say things like, ‘I’m not being negative, I’m just being realistic.’ Really? How is it anymore ‘realistic’ to focus on and talk about things that discourage us and make us feel bad, than to focus on and talk about the POSITIVE aspects of life that make us feel GOOD? Both area equally REALISTIC, but which you choose to dwell on has a very different impact on the quality of YOUR life.” :^)
“The moment you accept 100% responsibility for EVERY aspect of your life is the moment that you claim the power to change ANY aspect of your life. I think where people get caught up with this is when someone else is to blame for a situation. But understand that accepting responsibility is NOT the same as accepting blame. While blame determines who is at fault for something, responsibility determines who is committed to improving a situation. It really doesn’t matter who was at fault; all that matters is that YOU are committed to improving and creating the circumstances you want for your life, regardless of who is at fault. That’s what taking responsibility is all about.”
“Although actions speak louder than words, I believe it is our intentions that reveal our soul. Refrain from judging others based solely on their words and actions, and seek to know their deepest intentions so that you can know who they truly aspire to be, and support them in becoming the best version of themselves.”
“Remember that nearly all extraordinary accomplishments began by overcoming a series of challenges that discourage and tempt us to quit, before we succeed. Those that maintain faith, stay committed, follow through and keep moving forward are the few that achieve everything they want in life. Be one of the few.”
“When you value your integrity at the highest level, living alignment with your word and following through with your commitments no matter what, there are no limits to what you can create for your life. However, when you make excuses, justify doing what easiest, and choose the path of least resistance, you will live a life of mediocrity, frustration and regret. Live with integrity as if your life depended on it, because it does.”
“Those who only do what they feel like, don’t do much. To be successful at anything you must take action even when you don’t feel like it, knowing it is the action itself that will produce the motivation you need to follow through.”
“Your entire life begins to change the day that you decide you will no longer accept mediocrity for yourself. When you decide that TODAY is the most important day of your life, and that NOW matters more than any other time, because it is who you’re becoming in every moment, based on the choices you’re making and the actions you’re taking, that is determining who and where you are going to be for the rest of your life.”
“Remember that you are always exactly where you need to be, experiencing what you need to experience so that you can learn what you must learn in order to become the person you need to be to create everything you want for your life. Always.”
“The one thing we can count on is that time will pass; day will become night, and the sunrise will bring with it a new tomorrow. What you are doing with these precious moments TODAY is creating your tomorrow. How you spend today is the greatest measure of who you are becoming, and the life you will be living. My question to you is: what will YOU do today to become the person you need to be to create the extraordinary life you deserve?”
“Problems tend to be put into their proper perspective the moment we get off SELF, and on PURPOSE. By choosing your purpose in life – a purpose that serves the greater good – and devoting the majority of your time, energy, and attention everyday toward living it, you discover the secret to a life of fulfillment.”
“One of the most important areas of self-awareness is for us to realize that we either live our lives guided primarily by our emotions (being reactive) or by our intelligence (being proactive). When you live by emotions, you buy things you don’t need, eat things that aren’t good for you, and ultimately make choices and take actions to gain short term pleasure while sacrificing long term happiness, health, and fulfillment. From now on, for every choice you make or action you take, first ask yourself, “Will this add value to my life, or am I just acting out of emotion?” Then proceed to make “added-value” choices. #LiveIntelligently”
“If you don’t make the commitment today to start becoming the person you need to be to create the extraordinary life you really want, what makes you think that tomorrow – or next week, or next month, or next year – is going to be any different? They won’t. And that’s why you must draw your line in the sand TODAY.”
“Dear Procrastinator: Taking action in and of itself is not difficult, but is in fact satisfying and is usually followed by a sense of pride & accomplishment. However, it is THINKING about the action that you should be taking and NOT taking it that’s difficult, as it leaves you feeling guilty and unsatisfied. THE SOLUTION: Stop thinking and take action NOW.”
“Why is it that when a baby is born, we often refer to him or her as ‘the miracle of life’ but then we accept mediocrity for our own lives? Where along the way did we lose sight of the miracle that WE are?”
“Let’s be careful not to mistake our “life situation” with our LIFE. Consider that our life situation is simply our current, TEMPORARY set of circumstances, but it is not WHO YOU ARE. Your LIFE is what really matters, as it is the being that is YOU. Extraordinary… Worthy… Capable… Limitless… YOU. Your LIFE is all that you are, and the unlimited potential that represents the essence of all that you can choose to become. No matter what your life situation, you can choose to focus NOW on appreciating and expanding the extraordinary abundance that is your LIFE.”
“Most people suffer from the self limiting dysfunction ‘rear-view mirror syndrome’ – driving through life with their subconscious mind constantly looking in their own self-limiting rear-view mirror. They filter every choice they make through the limitations of their past experiences. Always remember that your potential is TRULY unlimited, and that you are just as worthy, deserving, and capable of achieving everything you want as any other person on earth.”
I would go as far as to say (at the risk of offending some people) that it is our responsibility to do everything in our power to build significant wealth so that we can not only take care of ourselves, but so we can support those we love as well as help those in need.
This starts with actively embracing that YOU are just as deserving of extraordinary happiness, health, wealth and success as any other person on this planet. You must know that in your heart, believe it, affirm it everyday and then take the necessary actions TODAY (well, it’s Saturday – maybe you’ll take them on Monday ) to create the extraordinary life you deserve to live, including the wealth that will give you the freedom to do what you want, and the ability to help others to do the same.”
“Consider that our level of success and fulfillment will always be determined by how much value we add to the lives of others.I don’t think anyone said it better than Zig Ziglar: ‘You can have everything you want in life if you help enough people get what they want.’True leaders don’t focus on getting more; they focus on giving more. Whether a parent, teacher, entrepreneur, or CEO – leadership is about focusing on how you can add more value by helping others to achieve their personal & professional objectives.The more people you help, the more influence, income, and opportunities you will attract, and the more successful you will become.
[*Action Plan*] Put time in your schedule each week to brainstorm and strategize ways that you can help your clients, prospects, friends, family and colleagues to achieve their personal & professional objectives.
“No matter what you want to accomplish or overcome, there is ALWAYS a way… when you’re committed. If you’re not committed, nothing and no one can help you. If you are committed, nothing and no one can stop you.”
“Don’t let the pain of your past limit the potential of your future.”
“If there were no limits to what you could be, do, and have (there aren’t) and if you were to no longer settle for less than you truly want (you shouldn’t), what would you create for your life?”
“YOU are destined to accomplish great things – things bigger and better than you have yet to even imagine. You are intelligent, capable, and YOU are just as deserving of extraordinary success as any other person.
“The possibility of mediocrity exists for all of us, because being mediocre simply means choosing to remain the same as we’ve already been. Whereas becoming successful is a result of choosing to continuously learn, grow, and be better than you’ve ever been before.”
“Any reasoning we use to justify engaging in any behavior which is unhealthy for us (physically, mentally, emotionally, financially, etc.) is the definition of a ‘Mediocre Mindset.’ Remain aware of your tendency to do this, and use that awareness to make healthier, more proactive choices.”
“Affirm to yourself every single day day: ‘I am just as deserving, worthy, and capable of achieving the highest levels of success as any other person on earth,’ then prove it with your actions.”
“If you want to change your life and experience levels of personal and professional success beyond what you’ve ever experienced before, you must be committed at a level you’ve never been committed before.”
“Unsuccessful people use bad days as an excuse to create more of the same, while successful people learn from their mistakes and rarely let one bad day turn into two.”
“To rebel against the activities you know you should be doing is to rebel against having the extraordinary life you deserve to be living. Stop rebelling, and start producing.”
“Pursue your goals fearlessly, because the REAL purpose of a goal is not to hit it, but to GROW by giving it EVERYTHING you’ve got until the last possible moment, regardless of the results. Only the growth lasts forever.”
“The purpose of setting and committing to your goals is not to hit them as much as it is to develop your character through the unwavering pursuit of your goal. It is who you become that matters.”
“The life of your dreams is real and available to you, but it’s waiting for you to take action and claim it. What are you waiting for?”
“Even when life is difficult or challenging—especially when life is difficult and challenging—the present is always an opportunity for us to learn, grow, and become better than you’ve ever been before.”
“If you can’t learn to be happy now, with the life you’ve got, what makes you think you’ll understand how to be happy with the life you think you want?”
“Always focus on adding more value to the lives of others (friends, family, clients, co-workers, etc.) because the more value you add, the more invaluable you become.”
“The busier we are, the most important it is to give EQUAL importance and protection to both our “professional” time AND “personal” time with our loved ones.”
“YOU are just as deserving of extraordinary happiness, health, wealth and success as any other person on this planet. Believe that, know it in your heart, and take the necessary actions TODAY to start creating the extraordinary life you deserve to live.”
“Experience G.R.A.T.I.T.U.D.E. at a deeper level…
Inspire it in others…
Talk about it…
Experience it in everything you do…”
“Be grateful for your challenges, setbacks, adversity and disappointments. Be grateful for your opportunity to overcome every single one, because doing so contributes to your growth & your ability to help others overcome theirs.”
“Consider that worrying excessively about another person, especially a loved one, is a destructive act. It causes you emotional distress which prevents you from being at your best and contributing at the levels you’re capable of. Instead of worrying, focus on accepting what is out of your control, and actively changing all that you can.”
“The #2 cause of mediocrity and unfulfilled potential is that ‘most people’ never dedicate time each day to learning, growing, and developing themselves into who they need to create the life they want. DON’T BE LIKE ‘MOST PEOPLE.’”
“My #1 guiding principle for a successful life (learned from J Brad Britton): “Do the right thing; not the easy thing.” Everyday, you are constantly faced with choices to do either the right thing (any activity that moves you closer to where and who you want to be) or the easy thing (anything else). In every moment of choice, choose to do the right thing over the easy thing, and your becoming successful is inevitable.”
“As a leader, parent, or friend – don’t let someone’s poor attitude and poor performance hinder your commitment to holding them to higher standards. You don’t need to make the person ‘wrong’ for the way they’re behaving, simply point out that the behavior is ineffective.”
“You must allow yourself to start thinking BIGGER and acting BOLDER with regards to what’s possible for you. Seriously. Don’t wait. Start now.”
“Attempting to do anything you haven’t done before is always uncomfortable, and usually scary, but it is ALWAYS worth it. Fear disappears in the midst of action, and a better version of yourself awaits you on the other side of your fear. Feel the fear, and do it anyway…”
“Through the good times and bad, the quality of your relationships will ultimately determine the quality of your life. So be grateful for your loved ones and focus on adding as much value to their lives as you possibly can.”
“Until you’re willing to accept what already is – the things of your past that you can’t change – there’s no space for you to create what you want. Acceptance is the key to unlocking the door to true peace, happiness, and freedom. ”
“L.I.F.E. = Living Inspired & Fulfilled Everyday.”
“Your level of success, in every area of your life, will always parallel your level of personal development. If you want Level 10 success in any area of your life, you must first develop yourself to be a Level 10 person in that area.”
“To love your family, love your work, live your purpose and be unconditionally grateful for every moment of your life… is to succeed at the highest level (in my opinion).”
“Most extraordinary success includes first having to overcome extraordinary adversity. See your challenges as opportunities to become better.”
“When in doubt, always choose love & gratitude.”
“Sure, we all have problems and we all have our mess, and what happens tomorrow is anyone’s guess, but there’s no need and no benefit to let yourself stress, because for one and for all… life is blessed!”
“I don’t claim to be an expert on this, but I think ADD and creativity may be the same thing; it’s just that they can’t sell you drugs for being creative. Seriously, the world needs people whose minds constantly wander, because that’s how great ideas are stumbled upon.”
“Don’t ‘just do it.’ First, plan it, then do it.”
“Let today be THE day.”
“Never underestimate the power of gaining a new perspective by simply changing your immediate environment. Going for a walk, reading a book, or talking to a friend can provide you with life-changing insights that you not otherwise attain while remaining stagnant.”
“All too often we worry too much about what others think of us, but the reality is that all people really care about how you make THEM feel. Focus on building people up and making them feel good, and everyone will love you.
“The more value you add to the lives of others, the more valuable you become to them.”
“There is no day better than today for you to do the thing(s) you’ve been putting off. Take NEW action; it’s the only way to change your life.”
“Happiness is a choice. Focus your energy and attention on the things that make you happy, and accept everything else as it is.”
“Wake up early everyday so that while others are still dreaming, you can make your dreams come true.”
“There is too much life to be lived for you to hit the snooze button. In fact, I believe it is ‘seize the day’, not ‘snooze the day!’”
“How we start our day determines how we create our life. Are you snoozing through your morning… snoozing through your life… and snoozing through your unlimited potential… Or are YOU committed to waking up each day with passion, purpose, and a plan so you can create the life you truly want & deserve?”
“I find that most of wake up day, not because we genuinely ‘want’ to, but because we have to. We have to be somewhere, do something, answer to or take care of someone. But when you shift your intention and create a genuine desire – event enthusiasm – for waking up in the morning, your entire life changes.”
“Every time we push personal development aside, we invite personal struggle into our lives.”
“Say it over and over until you believe it, and only then shall you become it.”
“When it comes to achieving your dreams, the excuse “I don’t know where to start” is no longer valid. Between the countless self-help books available on Amazon.com and the limitless supply of free articles found through Google, everything you need is just a click away. It’s time you go figure it out!”
“Anything you want for your life, if someone else has done, become, or achieved it, use that as evidence that so can you.”
“Your problems are put into perspective as soon as we stop worrying about our SELF, and start focusing on our PURPOSE. Begin to clarify your purpose in life – a purpose that adds value to the lives of others – and align the majority of your time, energy, and actions everyday toward living it. This is the path that will lead you to the next level, to a life of abundance and fulfillment.”
“The less you ‘think’ you know, the greater your ability to learn and grow.”
“If you want more energy, put yourself in situations where energy is required. Your body will naturally respond and always produce the energy you need, but not if you’re just sitting around complaining about not having enough energy.”
“Make sure to answer these (3) empowering questions everyday (preferably in writing): Q1-What am I grateful for? Q2-What am I proud of? Q3-What results am I committed to creating today? –> Start now!”
“The A-B-C’s of Living Life’s Purpose: A=Accept all things you can’t change. B=Be Grateful for all that you have. C=Constantly create progress towards to your goals & dreams.”
“By accepting life before it happens, and letting go of your inner resistance to all things you cannot change, you unlock true emotional freedom from all of your self-imposed emotional pain.”
“Most of us are so busy trying to manage, maintain, or even just survive our life situation, that we don’t make time to focus on what’s most important — our LIFE.”
“Forever be happy, never be content, and always know the difference.”
“Every time you help someone else, not only are you helping that person, but you are helping every person they touch, AND you are helping yourself – because we are all ONE.”
“Know that TODAY, and each and everyday literally becomes the BEST day of your life, when YOU choose to see that it is. It doesn’t matter what’s going on around you, it only matters what’s going on inside of you.”
“It is often said that everything happens for a reason, but you must embrace the perspective that it’s never a reason that is predetermined or out of your control. It is always your responsibility to choose the most empowering reasons for the occurrences of your life.”
“There is a big difference between just learning something, and actually LIVING what you learn.”
“THE MIRACLE EQUATION: Unwavering Faith + Extraordinary Effort = Miracles. When you maintain unwavering faith in your dreams and give extraordinary effort toward your goals, that is how you create miracles in your life.”
“No extraordinary result ever came from mediocre effort.”
“Personal growth is about progress, not perfection.”
“I believe that their is a duality to the purpose of our life, and it is LOVE and CREATION. To LOVE the life we have – authentically and unconditionally, while we CREATE the best life we can imagine – actively and persistently. This is what L.I.F.E. (Living Inspired & Fulfilled Everyday) is about!”
“Watch out world, we’re here to change ya!”
“What if you had the ability to make EVERYDAY the BEST day of your life? You do! You see, we have the opportunity to make everyday our best, through the power of our perspective. The quality of our lives has little to do with what happens to us, but is always determined by the perspective we choose to view our lives from.”
“An empowering perspective gives birth to an empowered life.”
“Each morning when you wake, and everyday for the rest of your life… Expect the best of yourself, and accept the rest from yourself.”
“The path of least resistance leads to a life of no fulfillment.”
“Two of my favorite phrases to repeat to myself daily are ‘Life is perfect’ and ‘I am grateful’. The more I do, the better I feel. Try it for yourself!”
“Give more than you get. Everyday. Everywhere. With everyone. Always.”
“Set goals that are BOLD enough to scare you, but inspiring and exciting enough for you to commit 100% to!”
“Everyday when you wake up, create the intention and then commit to making it your best day ever. Seriously. Do it.”
“When you express gratitude everyday, you give yourself the gift of experiencing the joy of gratitude everyday. Give yourself that gift today!”
“Some guy tried to get tough with me the other day, and I was like, “Look buddy, you don’t want to mess with me… I watch more UFC than anybody you know!”
“To be truly happy, we must embrace that we are already perfect as we are, and everything else is just a story we tell ourselves.”
“Your current life situation, no matter how difficult or challenging, is always the perfect opportunity for you to learn, grow, and to become better than you’ve ever been before.”
“You can do anything you want, but you can’t do everything at once. Prioritize and focus your time on the single actively that will have the greatest impact on your life NOW.” “
When you’re living in alignment with your purpose and focused on constantly creating forward progress, you will attract extraordinary opportunities that those who sit around, complain, and “hope” for things to get better, never will.”
Living Your True P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N. = Purpose Realized Over Fear Excuses Self – Sabotage Insecurity &Obstacles… No-matter-what!
“Human nature is to take the easy road, to give up when things get difficult, and to settle for less than we TRULY want. You must stand guard against your tendencies, rise above your human nature, and tap into the SUPER-human that is within each of us!”
“Any beneficial activity that you know you should be doing but resist doing because you dislike it, you can learn to like by simply doing it consistently. I used to dislike (let’s be honest – “hate”) running, so I started running everyday and I stopped hating it. I used to dislike making sales phone calls, so I started making calls everyday and stopped disliking them. To create the life you want, you MUST do things you don’t particularly enjoy doing, but by doing them, the resistance fades and they get easier and easier. Start today.”
“Personal growth is crucial, but it’s only half of the equation for success. What you learn is important, but it’s what you LIVE that really matters.”
“Motivation must be created daily, and it is YOUR responsibility to create it. Are you doing the things DAILY that create motivation? Such as nourishing your mind/body/spirit everyday with practices like reading (personal development books), exercising, spending time in silence, etc? Are you reviewing your goals, your plan, and taking action toward both everyday? Motivation is available to all of us, but only for those who are willing to do the things each day that create it.”
“The 1st secret to success is to simply master your ability to get started, to take the first step. If you want to get physically fit, simply pack a gym bag everyday and get in the car. Once you do, where else are you going to go?”
“The 2nd secret to success is to be emotionally ‘engaged’ with your goals, but not emotionally attached. What’s the difference? When you are emotionally engaged you create excitement & enthusiasm for the possibility of achieving your goals, but when you are emotionally attached you create fear & pain that you might not.”
“There is no better day than today to do the things you’ve been putting off. Take action; it’s the only way to change your life!”
“Success is a process for all of us, and as long as you are making consistent progress towards your goals – sincerely giving your best effort more often than not – then you are already successful and deserve to feel proud of yourself.”
“To become a champion, you must first think like a champion, and the best way to think like a champion is start talking like a champion. So start talking today like the champion you could be, and your thoughts and actions will follow.”
“Every result or goal you want to achieve is preceded by a process. The secret to success is to remain unconditionally committed to your (day-to-day) process without being emotionally attached to your (day-to-day) results. Be emotionally engaged, but not emotionally attached.”
“Anything you want for life is available to you, the universe is just waiting for you to take the necessary action(s) before it gives you what you want.”
“This morning when I woke up, I decided I was going to be open to new ideas and opportunities. I decided that I would dedicate today to learning, growing, connecting, and contributing with every person I came in contact with. I committed to giving my best to everything, and to everyone. I decided today was going to be a great day, and now it is.”
“This morning when I woke up I decided that I will live today like others won’t, so that someday I can live like others can’t. I will do what is right, and what is necessary. I will be a force for good, a force for creation, and an unwavering force for contribution. I decided today was going to be an extraordinary day, and as a result… it is.”
“This morning when I woke up, I decided that, beginning today, I will hold myself to higher standards. I will no longer justify mediocrity in my life. I will no longer expect nor accept less from myself that I can be. I will live at my full potential by always choosing, in every moment, to do the ‘right’ thing & not the ‘easy’ thing. I decided today will be the day that I give up who I’ve been for who I can become… and so today is that day.”
“This morning when I woke up, I felt tired. So, I decided that I would not let my feelings dictate nor limit my actions. I decided that to attract, create, & live the life I truly want, I must be proactively moving in the direction of my goals and dreams, even when I don’t feel like it. I decided that by taking action, the action itself will produce the feelings & motivation I need to follow through. I made the choice to follow through with my commitments today… so I am.”
“This morning when I woke up, I did so because I wanted to, not because I had to… I choose to wake up early today & everyday because I am committed to creating an extraordinary life for myself & my family. I choose to learn, grow & become the person I need to be that is capable of creating that life. I make this choice today & everyday because I value the life of my dreams far above my excuses… so I create it NOW.”
“This morning when I woke up, I remembered that my life is richer when I stop living only for my SELF, & I focus on my PURPOSE. “Get off self & get on purpose!” Mark Lovas once said. So, today I will focus on my purpose of ADDING VALUE to the lives of others. Whether through a simple smile, a sincere compliment, or by asking what I can do to help them. Today I decided to live on purpose… so I am.”
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