Category Success / Failure

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Remember, you only have to succeed the last time. ~ Brian Tracy

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In the end, success is not about who you know, it’s about you know who. ~ Robert Braul

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If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you.

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The beginning of success is to be different; the beginning of failure is to be the same.

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

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God gave us two ends–one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one you use. Head you win, tail you lose. ~ Anonymous

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With every passing hour our solar system comes forty-three thousand miles closer to globular cluster 13 in the constellation Hercules, and still there are some misfits who continue to insist that there is no such thing as progress. — Ransom K. Ferm

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Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road. ~ Stewart Brand

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Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed. ~ Maria Montessori

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Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. ~ Maya Angelou

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More is better, and even more is even better. ~ John Jacob Astor

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The more you have, the more you want … but the less you have, the wider the selection.

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When you make your mark in the world, watch out for guys with erasers.

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To finish first, you must first finish. ~ Rick Mears

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You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. ~ Ayn Rand

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We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure. ~ John Dryden

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I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change. ~ Jim Rohn

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The conservative who resists change is as valuable as the radical [liberal] who proposes it. ~ Ariel Durant

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Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still. ~ Lou Erickson

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An employer once said, “What if I train my people and they leave?” and I answered, “What if you don’t train them and they stay?” ~ Evan Kirshenbaum

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If I’ve learned nothing else, it’s that time and practice equal achievement. ~ Andre Agassi

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Wealth is the product of man’s ability to think. ~ Ayn Rand

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Talent is only a starting point. ~ Irving Berlin

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One day of practice is like one day of clean living.  It doesn’t do you any good. ~ Abe Lemons

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An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in.  He treats his failures simply as practice shots. ~ Charles Kettering

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Good, better, best.  Never let it rest.  Until your good is better and your better is best. ~ Tim Duncan

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“Some day” doesn’t exist; never has, and never will. There is no “some day.” There’s only today. When tomorrow comes, it will be another today; so will the next day. They all will. There is never anything but today. ~ Jeff Olson

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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. ~ Calvin Coolidge

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Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. ~ Zig Ziglar

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Most people are fast to stop you before you get started but hesitant to get in the way if you’re moving. ~ Timothy Ferriss

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Initiative is to success what a lighted match is to a candle. ~ Orlando Battista

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Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. ~ Peter Drucker

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From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. ~ Luke 12:48

The Ten Commandments Of Street Smarts (Mark H. McCormack)

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1.  Never underestimate the importance of money.  It’s how business people keep score! 2.  Never overestimate the value of money.  Cash is important, but sometimes not as important as respect, thanks, integrity, or the thrill of a job well done. 3.  You can never have too many friends in business…  Given a choice always do […]

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Unquestionably there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. ~ H. L. Mencken  

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Do you know what happens when you give a procrastinator a good idea?  Nothing! ~ Donald Gardner  

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Destiny: A tyrant’s authority for crime and a fool’s excuse for failure. ~ Ambrose Bierce  

Five Balls (Extract from “Suzanne’s Diary to Nicholas” by James Patterson)

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Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work – Family – Health – Friends – Spirit, and you’re keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce […]

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An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger then the brain cell it occupied. ~ Arnold Glasgow  

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To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. ~ Steve Prefontaine  

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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do, and you’ve done it. ~ Margaret Thatcher  

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How can I be sure I’ve succeeded if I can’t remember what I was trying to do? ~ Ashleigh Brilliant   

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I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me. ~ Sara Teasdale  

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Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will. ~ Nelson Mandela  

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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  

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The important thing is this:  To be able at any moment to sacrifice that which we are for what we could become.  ~ Charles DuBois  

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I imagine that in some cultures, I would be considered successful.  Hey—it’s MY imagination…  

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Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller  

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Beaten paths are for beaten men. ~ Eric Johnston

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Christians are supposed not merely to endure change, nor even to profit by it, but to cause it. ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick