Quotes

Quotes are such inspiring and instrumental in conditioning our mind and shaping our habits and success.  Quotes are also instrumental for teaching our kids.  Here is a list of my favorite quotes:

Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate for you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievements or services to others.  If you don’t aim for it all, you will never get it all.  To aim for it requires that you know what you want — Richard Koch

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the one you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sails away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.  — Mark Twain

By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands, your own — Mark Victor Hansen

The more you dream the more you achieve — Michael Phelps

Everything is possible as long as you put your mind to it and you put the work and time into it. Your mind controls everything — Michael Phelps

If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do — Michael Phelps

What if … — you (the reader of this web site)

Dreams don’t work unless you do — John C. Maxwell

You don’t always get what you wish for — Unknown

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

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be! — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good things come to those who wait (patience), greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen — Unknown

In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions.  It’s not what we do in awhile that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently — Tony Robbins

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock — Benjamin Franklin

Never let success get to your head, and never let failure get to your heart — Unknown

Fall seven times and stand up eight — Japanese proverb

Desire is the key to motivation, but determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal, a commitment to excellence, that will enable you to attain the success you seek — Mario Andretti

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them.  They went out and happened to things — Leonardo da Vinci

Stop waiting for things to happen, go out and make them happen — Unknown

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you can dream it, you can achieve it — Zig Ziglar

If you can dream it, you can achieve it.  You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want — Zig Ziglar

Don’t wait.  The time will never be just right — Napoleon Hill

Happy are those who dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true — Leon J. Suenes

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

The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor — Vince Lombardi

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand.  Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the opened door except yourself — Jiddu Krishnamurti

Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else do it for you  – Les Brown

I am not the product of my circumstances.  I am a product of my decisions — Stephen R. Covey

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and it this lies the great distinction between great men and little men — Thomas Fuller

Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individuals from the successful one is a lot of hard work — Stephen King

I have not the shadow of doubt that a man or woman can achieve what I have, if he or she will make the same effort, and have the same hope and faith — Mahatma Gandhi

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence.  The only thing of consequence is what we do — John Ruskin

You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take — Wayne Gretzky

Build your own dream, or someone else will hire you to help build theirs — Tony Gaskins

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be — Grandma Moses

Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back — Babe Ruth

Fortune favors the braves — Unknown

When the sun rises, I go to work.  When the sun goes down, I take my rest.  I dig the well from which I drink.  I farm the soil which yields my food.  I share creation.  Kings can do no more — Chinese Proverb

You get whatever you put into it — you (the reader of this web site)

Treat everything as an opportunity — you (the reader of this web site)

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit.  Most men succeed because they are determined to — George Allen, Sr.

The secret to wealth is gratitude – Sir John Templeton

I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent — Michael Jordan

Limits, like fear, is often an illusion — Michael Jordan

Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night — Michael Jordan

My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline — Michael Jordan

You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that — Michael Jordan

There is no ‘i’ in team but there is in win — Michael Jordan

The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort — Michael Jordan

I’ve never been afraid to fail — Michael Jordan

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result — Michael Jordan

I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come — Michael Jordan

My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’ — Michael Jordan

I play to win, whether during practice or a real game. And I will not let anything get in the way of me and my competitive enthusiasm to win — Michael Jordan

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships — Michael Jordan

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying — Michael Jordan

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen — Michael Jordan

If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But 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

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome — Michael Jordan

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed — Michael Jordan

I recommend that you get these quotes printed and pinned the wall in the room where you spend a lot of your time.  In my home office, I have these quotes printed on the standard 8 1/2 by 11 inches paper, using different font size, boldness, and underline, and stapled onto the wall in front of my desk so that I see them all the time.  This remind me that if I want to be successful, I have to work hard.

If you would like to get these quotes printed on a poster for your home or office decoration, go to successories.com, clicks on “Motivational Posters”, and click on “Quote Builder” or “Create Your Own”