Inspiration…we all need it and we have it.
But what does it mean? Everybody from all walks of life needs inspiration to go through obstacles in life in order to make progress.
What Is Inspiration
Inspiration can come from external sources, but can also be internal. We are inspired when we listen to some brilliant words or songs; we feel inspired when seeing a natural landscape or a contemplating scene. Inspiration can come from various means: it can come through images: a photography that inspires us. For some, it can also come through readings and production of religious texts, while others find inspiration in reading and writing. Discussion around inspiration have existed throughout centuries.
Inspiration Throughout Civilization
Inspiration was ascribed to mythological creatures called muses. There were nine muses, daughters of Mnemosyne and Zeus, and they have been an inspiration to artists since antiquity. Throughout civilization, the muses have inspired philosophers and thinkers alike. Their name became synonymous to music and a driver for creativity and force. The inspiration brought by the muses were considered a blessing, as it came from God directly, and such inspiration were considered vital forces. In Paradise Lost, Milton, true to this line, wrote about the creative source which is to be seen and felt outside of the self. Plato, for example, believed that that poets may inspire their readers, thus transmitting the Muse’s influence. Hence, for poets, their muse became synonymous with a creative voice.
Inspiration Seen From psychological Eyes
Inspiration has also be dealt and discussed from a psychological perspective. Todd M. Thrash and Andrew J. Elliot, two psychologists from University of Rochester took this topic at heart and carried a research on what exactly inspiration is. They found that inspiration is based on three main characteristics: Evocation, Transcendence and Motivation. When inspiration arises from outside of us such as we become inspired by something – an object, a person, a piece of art – we call it evocation. This level leads us to gaining new creativity and awareness that will lead us to transcend the ordinary concerns or limitation. From this point onwards we find inspiration and courage to surpass our limit in developing or acquiring new experiences.
Inspiration From Words & Quotes
Artists, writers, poets and creators are of the opinion that inspiration is a driver for creativity and success. Great authors such as Victor Hugo, Sartre, William Faulkner and poets like Milton or T.S Eliot made us aware that creativity is a process and inspiration is an experience. Success is a good fortune that comes from inspiration. These famous people have given us their tips and messages in how they found their muses. Reading the list of quotes about inspiration below, we become guardian of inspiration, and for inspiration to expand and not be confined in a solitary place, we need to make sure that the experience and inspiration we derive by reading are shared to others. Only in this way we create inspiration, for inspiration is always met and discovered in exchanges, that is, with others.
While you seek for inspiration through our collection of more than 400 quotes and images, make your way to become the inspiring other for those who need it.
Best Inspirational Quotes
It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps one to see, not perhaps the way out, but the way in.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider, and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation – persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it. This is the man who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
Alexander Graham Bell
You can do what you what to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind, not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement, but you can do it gradually, day by day, and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time.
William E. Holler
The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the mighty force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. We must be quick to break those old habits that break us and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that will help us achieve the success we desire.
J. Paul Getty
You have to find something thatz you love enough to be able to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break though the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you. If you don’t have that kind of feeling for what it is you are doing, you’ll stop at the first giant hurdle.
If there is any one axiom that I have tried to live up to in attempting to become successful in business, it is the fact that I have tried to surround myself with associates that know more about business than I do. This policy has always been very successful and is still working for me.
Monte L. Bean
Of course we all have our limits, but how can you possibly find your boundaries unless you explore as far and as wide as you possibly can? I would rather fail at an attempt at something new and unchartered, than safely succeed in a repeat of something I have already done.
The average person puts about Em ‘I 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes its hat off to those who put more than 50% of their capacity into their work, and the world stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
Working hard overcomes a whole lot of other obstacles. You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, and you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
Situations come to pass, they never come to stay. And when we allow them to pass and disappear into the past like shadows, our vibrant spiritual selves remain, powerful in the present moment. That is the constant, the unchanging, inan ever changing world.
Gail Pursell Elliott
I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot.. .and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s precisely why I succeed.
We get new ideas from God every hour of our day when we put our trust in Him — but we have to follow that inspiration up with perspiration — we have to work to prove our faith. Remember that the bee that hangs around the hive never gets any honey.
Albert E. Cliffe
The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of planning in life, and the tragic brevity of time.
The human heart can go to the lengths of God. Dark and cold we may be, but this Is no winter now. The frozen misery Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move; The thunder is the thunder of the floes, The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring. Th
America is the greatest country in the world. You can be anything you want to be within the laws of God and man. You can make your dreams come true if you work hard, stay focused on your goal, and give back to the community that supports you.
R. David Thomas
Success is measured in terms of reaching your goals, dreams, and expectations. Your success is determined by hard work, persistence, and determination. If you are going to be a success in life it’s all up to you… .it’s your responsibility.
I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.
When you get into a tight Place and everything goes against you, until it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, it is then when you should never give up, for that is just the place and time when the tide will turn. bQ
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Let’s honor our mistakes by allowing them to teach us. Let’s consider our failings to be gifts, and share them humbly with others. Let the cracks in our perfect facades let in light and air so that new life can grow through them.
To dream anything you want to dream, that is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do, that is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits, that is the courage to succeed.
Some of my fondest memories in sports were a result of failure, injuries, setbacks, and mistakes. I learned far more about myself and gained more character in those difficult times than I ever did when success came early.
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often comes apparent and temporary failure and discouragement just before the big achievement.
Florence Scovel Shi
Love and respect woman. Look to her not only for comfort, but for strength and inspiration and the doubling of your intellectual and moral powers. Blot out from your mind any idea of superiority you have none.
Please don’t nagyourself with thoughts of failure. Don’t set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. Simply do what you can do, in the best way that you know how and the Lord will accept your effort.
Gordon B. Hinkley
When I think of talking, it is of course with a woman. For talking at its best being an inspiration, it wants a corresponding divine quality of receptiveness, and where will you find this but in a woman
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Out of rsnpet of things I was never destined to do, I have learned that my strengths are a result of my weaknesses, my success is due to my failures, and my style is directly related to my limitations.
Life is no `brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw
Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.
Each problem has in it an opportunity so powerful that itliterally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.
Goles: There is no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There is no telling what you can do when you believe in them. There is no telling what will happen when you act upon them.
If you have nathing else to do, look at yourself and see if there isn’t something close at hand that you can improve. It may make you wealthy, although it is more likely it will make you happy.
George Mathew Adams
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal, a commiment to excellence, that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
Excellence is attained when you care more than others think is wise; risk more than others think is safe; dream more than others think is practical; expect more than others think is possible.
A great attitude does such more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before we changed.
Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point.
Harold B. Melchart
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good morals; it can destroy bad principles and re-create good ones; it can lift men to angelship.
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of person that you will be happy with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Foster C. McClellan
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 must have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
Lewis L Dunnington
Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day. Goals tend to tap the deeper resources and draw the best out of life.
Success is achievean maintained by those who try, and keep trying, for there is nothing to lose by trying and a great deal to gain if successful. By all means TRY! Do it NOW!!!
It seems to me that we can never give up longing and wishing while we are alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them always.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
Barbara De Angelis
Some men give up their designs when they have almost reached their goal, while others obtain a victory by exerting, at the last moment, more vigorous efforts than ever before.
One life stamps and influences another, which in turn stamps and influences another, on and on, until the soul of human experience breathes on in generations we’ll never meet.
Mary Kay Blakely
I sstIill say that I am a little different because success to me is not having the most money, or having the biggest car or the biggest house. Success is just being happy.
A goal is created three times. First as a mental picture. Second, when written down to add clarity and dimension. And third, when you take action towards its achievement.
Gary Ryan Blair
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
Champions know that success is inevitable, that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it.
Michael J. Gelb
A desire to be in charge of our own lives, and a need for control is born in each of us. It is essential to our mental health, and our success, that we take control.
Robert F. Bennett
The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details and steadily building upon it.
Robert J. Collier
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me, I cannot see any way in which I would have ever made progress.
Confidence….thrives only on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them, it cannot live.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can and surely will at times fail. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
We should get into the habit of reading inspirational books, looking at inspirational pictures, hearing inspirational music, associating with inspirational friends.
Alfred A. Montapert
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat, but not too much above his last achievement. In this way he steadily raises his level of aspiration.
The Past Our cradle, not our prison there is danger as well as appeal in its glamor. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repitition.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principals which direct them.
The recipe of success is to study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing.
William A. Ward
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it is amazing at what they can accomplish.
Not every one of our desires can be immediately gratified. We’ve got to learn to wait patiently for our dreams to come true, especially on the path we’ve chosen.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve!
Mary Kay Ash
The philosophy of the rich versus the poor is this: The rich invest their money and spends what is left; the poor spends their money and invest what is left.
You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things to compete. You can just be an ordinary person, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
Sir Edmund Hillary
The truth is that all of us can attain the greatest success and happiness possible in this life whenever we use our native capacities to its greatest extent.
Inspiration may be a form of superconsciousness, or perhaps of subconsciousness – I wouldn’t know. But I am sure it is the antithesis of self- consciousness.
For me a painting is like a story which stimulates the imagination and draws the mind into a place filled with expectation, excitement, wonder and pleasure.
When asked what single event was most helpful in developing the Theory of Relativity, Albert Einstein replied, ‘Figuring out how to think about the problem’.
W. Edwards Deming
Creative ideas reside in people’s minds but are trapped by fear or rejection. Create a judgment free environment and you’ll unleash a torrent of creativity.
If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.
The easiest thing in the world to be is you. The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be. Don’t let anyone put you in that position.
I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
A winner is someone who recognizes his God given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
Let the credulous and the vulgar continue to believe that all mental woes can be cured by a daily application of old Greek myths to their private parts.
Success is a piece of mind which is a direct result of the self satisfaction knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Happiness doesn’t depend on what we have, but it does depend on how we feel toward what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.
William Dempster Hoard
Your ideas are like diamonds.. .without the refining process, they are just a dirty rock, but by cutting away the impurities, they become priceless.
Nature gave us 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.
Robert Albert Bloch
A habit is like a cable: we weave a thread of it everyday, and at last we cannot break it – so we must form good, positive, and productive habits.
One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.
The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on theroad, long before I dance underthose lights.
The belief that becomes truth for me… is that which allows me the best use of my strength, the best means of putting my virtues into action.
The vision that you glorify in your mind, the ideal that you enthrone in your heart this you will build your life by, and this you will become.
James Lane Allen
There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want and second is to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Perpetual inspiration is as necessary to the life of goodness, holiness and happiness as perpetual respiration is necessary to animal life.
Andrew Bonar Law
So many or our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and all achievement.
Claude M. Bristol
A powerful, life changing concept. Well done in every way! As you get clear about your¬self, the whole world will become clear around you.
If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple: know what you are doing, love what you are doing, and believe in what you are doing.
Someone has defined genius as intensity of purpose: the ability to do, the patience to wait. Put these together and you haveachievement.
Leo J. Muir
People with small minds talk about other people. People with average minds talk about events. People with great minds talk about ideas
Every great and commanding movement in the annals of the world is the triumph of enthusiasm. Nothing great was everachieved without it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is not all about money. It’s about having the resources and the ability to live the life that you have personally dreamed of.
I feel the most important requirement to success is learning to overcome failure. You must learn to tolerate it, but never accept it.
Value is not intrinsic; it is not in things. It is within us; it is the way in which man reacts to the conditions of his environment.
Ludwig von Mises
The difference between a successful person and the others is not a lack of strength and not a lack of knowledge, but a lack of will.
Successful people in this world are those who get up and look for circumstances they want. If you can’t find them, then make them.
George Bernard Shaw
When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
John F. Kennedy
Respect human talent, respond to genius, recognize reality, admire truth and beauty, realize the meaning of the rare flower Reason.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
I like a person who knows his own mind and sticks to it; who sees at once what, in given circumstances, is to be done, and does it.
If you’re not just a little bit nervous before a match, you probably don’t have the expectations of yourself that you should have.
The goal of every married couple indeed and every Christian home should be to make Christ the head, the Counselor, and the Guide.
In the marathon of life, success calls for dedication to the goal, perseverance, compassion for my fellow man, and faith in God.
John A. Kelley
Those who are quite satisfied sit still and do nothing; those who are not quite satisfied are the sole benefactors of the world.
Walter Savage Landor
Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.
Talent is like a faucet while it is open, you have to write. Inspiration – a hoax fabricated by poets for their self-importance.
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you can alter the difficulties, or you can alter yourself to meet the difficulties.
You’ve got to say, “I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough, I can have it.” It’s called perseverance.
Throughout the centuries there have been men who took the first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision.
Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
Success never comes to look for you while you wait around. You’ve got to get up and work at it to make your dreams come true.
Poh Yu Khing
Dream pass into the reality of action. From this action comes the dream again, and this produces the highest form of living.
You may have a fresh start at any moment you choose, for this thing we call “failure” is not falling down, but staying down.
Youth is not enough. Love is not enough. Success is not enough. And if we could ever achieve it, enough would not be enough.
It takes no more effort to expect the best, than to fear for the worst. It’s healthier, more productive, and a lot more fun.
Philip E. Hambert, Ph.D.
Dreams do come true if we only wish hard enough. You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
Sir James M. Barrie
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
People are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves. That is why they remain bound.
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks, learns just as much from his failures as he does from his successes.
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money. It lies in the joy of achievement and in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.
Make progress one time and it makes you happy. Make progress day after day, week after week and it makes you a champion.
Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control. Freedom is about what you can unleash.
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
Herbert N. Casson
You must think of failure and defeat as the spring boards to new achievements, and to the next level of accomplishment.
The greatest thing about a man is his ability to transcend himself, his environment, and to be what he dreams of being.
Tully C. Knoles
If you want to reach a goal, you must see yourself reaching it in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Anything that enlarges the sphere of human powers and shows man he can do what he thought he could not do is valuable.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by a horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
The uncommon man is merely the common man thinking and dreaming of success in larger terms and in more fruitful areas.
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
Frank Lloyd Wright
An inventor fails 999 times and, and if he succeeds once, he’s victorious. He treats his failures as practice shots.
Charles Franklin Kettering
Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hindrance. The man who does not give up can move mountains.
Exceed expectations. We are not driven to do extraordinary things, but to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.
A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the main you want to be.
To be successful you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, and then resolve to pay the price to get it.
When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take choose the bolder.
Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record each and everyday, and you are a success.
If a person gets his attitude towards money straight, it will straighten out almost every other area in his life.
Great people are created by great mistakes that are learned from, not from great successes that are gloated upon.
Failure is good. It is fertilizer. Everything I have learned about coaching, I have learned from making mistakes.
I must create a system, or be enslaved in another man’s. I will not reason and compare; my business is to create.
I am not telling you that achieving success is going to be easy, I am telling you that it’s going to be worth it!
If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted.
You, too, can determine what you want. You can decide on your major objectives, targets, aims, and destination.
W. Clement Stone
The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.
John Stuart Mill
Don’t let your success of today lay you into complacency for tomorrow. For that is the worst form of failure.
Nothing can add more power to your life than concentrating all of your energies on a limited set of targets.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal.
Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations.
Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, a can do attitude, a capacity to focus on a vision and work toward it.
Success depends upon our previous preparations, and without such preparations there is sure to be failure.
I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.
The individual activity of one man with a backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wish bone.
Forget past mistakes and forget failures. Forget everything except what you are going to do now and do it.
Without ambition no conquests are made, and no business created. Ambition is the root of all achievement.
It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.
If you mess up and learn nothing, it’s a mistake. If you mess up and learn something, it’s an experience.
You don’t just luck into things . . . You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.
From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.
Man is not the sum of what he has, but the totality of what he does not yet have and what he might have.
Jean Paul Sartre
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
I have had enough success for two lifetimes. My success is talent put together with hard work and luck.
Don’t be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
George Horace Lorimer
Life does not require us to make good; it asks only that we give our best at each level of experience.
Harold Ruopp Trust yourself.
The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who do nothing and succeed.
The darkest hour of any man’s life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition.
He who labors diligently need never despair, for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
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Short Inspirational Quotes
No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.
Agnes De Mille
The horizon is out there somewhere if you just keep looking for it, chasing it, and working for it.
There are essentially two things that will make us wiser: the books we read and the people we meet.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap into the dark to our success.
Henry David Thoreau
You can do what you want to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you thought you could.
Our life is what our thoughts make it. Do the best that you can, where you are, with what you have.
Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.
I bought a self-help tape called How to Handle Disappointment. I got it home and the box was empty.
Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, with whomever you want, as much as you want.
Without goals and a plan to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.
It’s a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you often get it. N
W. Somerset Manghan
Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists of sticking to one thing until it gets there.
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.
The dawn is a term for the early morning used by poets and other people who don’t have to get up.
The game of life is to come up a winner, to be a success, and to achieve what you set out to do.
Every achiever that I have ever met says, “My life turned around when I began to believe in me.”
Robert H. Schuller
Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough and I can single-handedly move the world.
It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.
Thoughts are like a flame: small thoughts produce small heat, and big thoughts make an inferno.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think another negative thought.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allen Poe
At some point in your life if you’re lucky you throw practicality to the wind and start living.
It is the man’s dreams and his inspiring attempt to make them come true that remain important.
Francis Ford Coppola
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity.
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
What distinguishes us from one another is our dreams, and what we do to make them come about.
I maintained my edge by always being a student; you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
The man who can drive himself farther once the effort gets painful, is the man who will win.
I have had dreams and I have had nightmares. I overcame my nightmares because of my dreams.
Ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you.
Do not quench your inspiration and your inmagination do not become the slave of your model.
Vincent Van Gogh
The secret to success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way that you want.
Life begets life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Success is not final and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.
The price of freedom is responsibility, but it’s a bargain, because freedom is priceless.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius,power, and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The happiest life is that which consistently exercises and educates what is best in us.
Philip G. Hamerton
Opportunities are usually disguised by hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
I never expect to lose. Even when I am the underdog, I still prepare a victory speech.
H. Jackson Browne
What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all of our tomorrows.
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
There isn’t a person anywhere that isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.
To change one’s life we must start immediately and do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
We must have courage to bet on our ideas, take the calculated risk, and take action!
If you have put your foot in your mouth, it is probably not the time to try to dance.
Great things are completed by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
Warren G. Bennis
It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out with preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
We cannot discover new oceans until we have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.
Unless you are willing to try, fail miserable, and try again, success won’t happen.
Genius is divine perseverance. Genius I cannot have, but perseverance all can have.
Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
J. Willard Marriott
The early bird may catch the worm, but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese.
If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
When you come right down to it, the ground you stand on is the ground you stand on.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Try not to become just a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.
Rita Mae Brown
Fear begins to melt away when you begin to take action on a goal you really want.
Robert G. Allen
Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
A dream is not something that you wake up from, but something that wakes you up.
Nothing carries more potential for change than individual acts of human kindness.
To aim at the best and to remain essentially ourselves is one and the same thing.
Janet Erskine Stuart
When we complain, we remain. When we whine, we stay behind. We praise, we raise.
Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and stay with it until it’s done right.
Whenever I start to think the world is moving too fast, I go to the Post Office.
I can’t do it never accomplished anything; “I will try” has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Our real duty is always found running in the direction of our worthiest desires.
Randolph S. Bourne
In order to succeed you must fail so you know what to do better the next time.
The fastest way to pass your own expectations is to add passion to your labor.
Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made courageous decision.
A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches IS never sure.
If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.
The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it!
Mark R. Douglas
To be a leader, you must stand for something, or you will fall for anything.
He has achieved success if he has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
Use the losses and failures of the past as a reason for action, not inaction.
Charles J. Givens
Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future.
It is not enough to have a good mind; the important thing is to use it well.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
Charles Caleb Colton
The early bird need not pursue the worm when he can order pizza at midnight.
Charles M. Schulz
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.
Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.
We cannot put off living until we’re ready. Life is fired at us point blank.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
A vision keeps the Wealthy Soul focused on the path and not on the boulders.
Make your Vocation into Vacation and you will not have to work a single day.
What seems impossible one minute, through faith, becomes possible the next.
Norman Vincent Peale
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
It’s so hard when contemplated in advance, and so easy when you just do it.
Robert M. Pirsig
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event- it is a habit.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you do not try.
Success is not where you are in life, but the obstacles you have overcome.
Booker T. Washington
No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, and disciplined.
Henry Emerson Forsdick
Man is so made that when anything fires his goal, impossibilities vanish!
Jean De La Fountaine
We lift ourselves by our thoughts. We climb upon our vision of ourselves.
Orison Swett Marden
You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.
Within us are the seeds oftriumph or defeat. Which seeds will you plant?
The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds that there is no top.
Cause change and lead; accept change and survive; resist change and die.
We each build our own future. We are the architects of our own fortune.
Success isn’t magic or hocus-pocus – its simply learning how to focus.
Learn something new every single day. You will never get old if you do.
Success is determined by those who prove the impossible to be possible.
James W. Pence
Except and expect positive things, and that is what you will receive.
Dream big dreams. Only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls.
The early bird would never catch the worm if the dumb worm slept late.
The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.
Alexander Graham Bell
I wasn’t afraid to fail. Something good always comes out of failure.
You continually arrive late for work. Yes, but see how early I leave.
The past is over.. .forget it. The future holds hope.. .reach for it.
Charles R. Swindoll
Hold yourself to a higher standard than anybody else expects of you.
Henry Ward Beecher
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Just like a turtle, we only make progress if we stick our neck out.
James Bryant Conant
Motivation is what gets you started; habit is what keeps you going.
In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the impossible.
Miguel de Cervantes
Make no small plans for they have not the power to stir men’s blood.
If you don’t think everyday is a great day, try going without one.
Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.
The greatest happiness is to transform your feelings into actions.
Madame de Stael
Lord, grant that I might always desire more than I can accomplish.
We must leave our mark on our life while we have it in our power.
There are no losers in losing, only losers in not wanting to win.
Jesus M. Trejo
The only difference between dreams and achievements is hard work.
Mayor Chris Bollwage
It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success.
Money never starts an idea; it’s the idea that starts the money.
Mark Victor Hansen
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Behind every successful man I stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Hubert H. Humphrey
Whenever I hear it can’t be done, I know I am close to success.
I am not just here to make a living; I am here to make a life.
The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.
Let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average.
The dreams you see most clearly are most likely to come true.
Barney the dinosaur
The secret to success is to do common things uncommonly well.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
The only real failure is the one from which we learn nothing.
Success is the prize for those who stand true to their ideas.
John S. Hinds
If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average.
We cannot become what we want to be by remaining what we are.
Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
For I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.
Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.
Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
It is only as we develop others that we permanently succeed.
Harvey Samuel Firestone
We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough.
Vision is the art of seeing things that are not yet visible.
Most of us are just as happy as we make up our minds to be.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
You cannot have any success unless you can accept failure.
Action must be taken at once! There is no time to be lost.
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in achieving it.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
No man ever became great without many and great mistakes.
William E. Gladstone
Great minds have purpose, while others just have wishes.
I am the captain of my soul. I am the master of my fate.
Set your goals high and don’t stop until you get there.
The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.
To achieve great things, we must dream as well as act.
A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow.
George S. Patton
If we always look back, we lose sight of what’s ahead.
We do not know who we are until we see what we can do.
The glow of inspiration warms us; it is a holy rapture.
Publius Ovidius NasoOvid
Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired.
Hope is the first thing to take some sort of action.
If you don’t run your own life…. someone else will.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
The most important thing about goals is having one.
Geoffry F. Abert
Life is change; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Seek not outside yourself for success lies within.
Mary Lou Cook
Do not let the future be held hostage by the past.
Neal A. Maxwell
Celebrate any progress. Don’t wait to get perfect.
Ann McGee Cooper
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
The actual is limited, the possibilities immense.
Nothing is hopeless; we must hope for everything.
Most success springs from an obstacle or failure.
The very essence of leadership is having vision.
Father Theodore Hesburg
Procrastination is the seed of self-destruction.
You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Believe that you have it, and you will have it.
There are no limitations to any of our dreams.
Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.
The past should be a springboard not a hammock.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
A minute of success pays for years of failure.
A thousand mile journey begins with one step.
Live everyday fully as if it were your last.
Success as I see it is a result, not a goal.
He who stops being better, stops being good.
Innovate, develop, motivate, inspire, trust
be a leader.
No one knows what he can do until he tries.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
If God shuts one door, another door opens.
Tomorrow’s life is too late – live today.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
A year is a period of 365 disappointments.
As I say YES to life, life says YES to me!
Louise L. Hay
Failure is a success if we learn from it.
The real secret to success is enthusiasm.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
Where there is no vision, people perish.
Why? Why not? Why not you? Why not now?
Life without risk is not worth living.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
There is no achievement without goals.
Robert J. McKaine
They can because they think they can.
Stumbling is not the same as falling.
Deeds, not words shall speak to me.
I want to seize fate by the throat.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Out of difficulties grow miracles.
Jean De La Bruyere
There is no failure only feedback.
To win,you have to risk loss.
Jean claude killy.
Remove failure as an option.