The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
Always desire to learn something useful.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it's time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.
In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
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.
I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.
I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
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.
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.
After a storm comes a calm.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.
Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.
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.
Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.
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.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
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.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.
It's always too early to quit.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
There's a way to do it better - find it.
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.
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.
No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.
Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
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.
If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.
You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Give Obama a script he has made his own, and he is the motivational speaker to end all speakers. Tony Robbins cloned with Honest Abe.
Well done is better than well said.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
I'm going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I've learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.
Leap, and the net will appear.
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.
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.
There is always room at the top.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
To know oneself, one should assert oneself.
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.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that's just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.
Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
He conquers who endures.
In motivating people, you've got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example - and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear - it was not a fear of not being accepted - was a very violent fear of failure.
The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
I am not afraid... I was born to do this.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Never complain and never explain.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
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.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare.