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The successful person is the individual person who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.
Nature gave men two ends—one to sit on, and one to think with. Ever since then man’s success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
—George R. Kirkpatrick
Make yourself indispensable and you’ll be moved up. Act as if you’re indispensable and you’ll be moved out.
The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket.
The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imaged, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
—Henry David Thoreau
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
Sometimes success is due less to ability than to zeal.
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
To bring oneself to a frame of mind and to the proper energy to accomplish things that require plain hard work continuously is the one big battle everyone has. When this battle is won for all time, then everything is easy.
—Thomas A. Buckner
We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible.
Faith that the thing can be done is essential to any great achievement.
—Thomas N. Carruther
Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can’t practice any other virtue and consistency.
Courage is the basic virtue for everyone so long as he continues to grow, to move ahead.
Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?
Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature….Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.
—Dwight D. Eisenhower
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.
Self-distrust is the cause of most of our failures. In the assurance of strength, there is strength, and they are the weakest, however strong, who have no faith in themselves or their own powers.
An aim in life is the only fortune worth finding.
—Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, “You’re tearing out the grass. “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.”
Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest