The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Mark Twain

Quotes

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.
Philip Sidney

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Alfred A. Montapert

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
John F. Kennedy

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Helen Keller

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
H. L. Hunt

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
Jessica Savitch

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Arthur Ashe

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Henry David Thoreau

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Maya Angelou

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Epictetus

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
Gordon B. Hinckley

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.
Aldous Huxley

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
Dalai Lama

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton

I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.
Muhammad Ali

There’s a way to do it better – find it.
Thomas A. Edison

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Miguel Angel Ruiz

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
Albert Schweitzer

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Tony Robbins

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
Simone de Beauvoir

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
Aristotle

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Carl von Clausewitz

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.
St. Jerome

Never, never, never give up.
Winston Churchill

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
Oprah Winfrey

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
Florence Nightingale

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William Butler Yeats

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
George Lucas

I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Dan Millman

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Leo Buscaglia

The more we do, the more we can do.
William Hazlitt

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Christopher Morley

I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.
Mia Hamm

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Norman Ralph Augustine

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
Walter Elliot

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.
John W. Gardner

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.
Christopher Reeve

Step by step and the thing is done.
Charles Atlas

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Jim Rohn

Don’t fight the problem, decide it.
George C. Marshall

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
H. G. Wells

The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.
Bobby Knight

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.
Ken Venturi

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Mary Pickford

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
John D. Rockefeller

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
George Herbert

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Elon Musk

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.
Saint Teresa of Avila

One finds limits by pushing them.
Herbert Simon

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Read more  learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Albert Einstein

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.
Bo Jackson

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Ayn Rand

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
Norman Vincent Peale

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
Muhammad Iqbal

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.
Babe Ruth

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Robert H. Schuller

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.
Wayne Dyer

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Ralph Marston

Know or listen to those who know.
Baltasar Gracian

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Jim Rohn

You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
Ted Turner

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

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.
Pauline Kael

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Kyle Chandler

It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.
Malala Yousafzai

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
Michael Korda

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.
George S. Patton

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.
Richard Rorty

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.
Elbert Hubbard

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.
Henry Drummond

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.
Amelia Earhart

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.
Khalil Gibran

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.
Dean Koontz

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.
Brian Tracy

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.
Eileen Caddy

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.
Diane Sawyer

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson

We are taught you must blame your father, your sisters, your brothers, the school, the teachers – but never blame yourself. It’s never your fault. But it’s always your fault, because if you wanted to change you’re the one who has got to change.
Katharine Hepburn

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
Nelson Mandela