The best way to inspire people to superior performance is to convince them by everything you do and by your everyday attitude that you are wholeheartedly supporting them.
Harold S. Geneen
Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight.
Adversity is the trial of principle. Without it, a man hardly knows whether he is honest or not.
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Rule your mind or it will rule you.
The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel.
You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all.
Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Wlters
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Some defeats are only instalments to victory.
Jacob A. Riis
Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
James Truslow Adams
The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Today’s students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains. … If they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will determine their altitude.
Jesse Louis Jackson
The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply To the day to day obstacles of life – Facing new challenges, seizing new opportunities, Testing our resources against the unknown and in the process, Discovering our own unique potentional.
There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication…. Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.
A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose a cause to pursue, a person to love, a goal to achieve.
A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with the wind.
The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Values are tapes we play on the Walkman of the mind. Any tune we choose is fine so long as it does not disturb others.
View every problem as an opportunity…
Men willingly believe what they wish.
In knowing how to overcome little things, a centimeter at a time, gradually when bigger things come, you’re prepared.
Optimism is joyful searching; pessimism is a prison of fear and a clutching at illusionary safety.
Kathleen A. Brehony
Patterning your life around other’s opinions is nothing more than slavery.
There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornados, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.
When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. Let your reason get you back up.
Men may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Forgiveness is not an occasional act it is an attitude.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow’.
Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
You must have courage to bet on your ideals, to take calculated risk, and act. Everyday living requires courage if life is to be effective and bring happiness.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.
Life at any time can become difficult. Life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
Your mental attitude is someting you can control outright and you must use self-discipline until you create a Positive Mental Attitude — your mental attitude attracts to you everything that makes you what you are.
Mistakes are merely steps up the ladder.
Paul J. Meyer
Our judgments judge us; and nothing reveals us [or] exposes our weaknesses more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows.
The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck
The truest help we can render an afflicted man is not to take his burden from him, but to call out his best energy, that he may be able to bear the burden.
When you have shot and killed a man you have in some measure clarified your attitude toward him. You have given a definite answer to a definite problem. For better or worse you have acted decisively. In a way, the next move is up to him.
R. A. Lafferty
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Valor consists in the power of self-recovery.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We see the world, not as it is, but as we are-or, as we are conditioned to see it.
Stephen R. Covey
We have been taught to believe that negative equals realistic and positive equals unrealistic.
Do not be embarrassed by your mistakes. Nothing can teach us better than our understanding of them. This is one of the best ways of self-education.
All things are difficult before they are easy.
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal: Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.