Achieving Success

  1. The only things you truly ever own are your reputation and your relationships. Everything else is transitory. Eric Morgenstern
  2. Success is a journey, not a destination. Ben Sweetland
  3. Spectators never appear in the record books….In the stadium of general management there are spectator stands, and all too often they’re jam-packed.  If you’re sensitive to Monday-morning quarterbacking, if you’re content to be a faceless member of the crowd, if you prefer to remain invulnerable, stay in the stands.  But if you thrive on contact, if you can ignore criticism by non-achievers, if you want to publicly measure your capability, then come on down into the arena. Richard S. Sloma
  4. Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value. Albert Einstein
  5. Nobody is a real loser until they start blaming someone else. John Wooden
  6. The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done. Allard Lowenstein
  7. Don’t tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. James Ling
  8. The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both. James Michener
  9. You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford
  10. Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right. Henry Ford
  11. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Lao Tse
  12. The trouble with good ideas is that they quickly degenerate into hard work. Peter Drucker
  13. Success doesn’t mean the absence of failures; it means the attainment of ultimate objectives. It means winning the war, not every battle. Edward Bliss
  14. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  15. The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake. Nelson Boswell
  16. The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. Unknown
  17. The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong. Thomas Carlyle
  18. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them make them. George Bernard Shaw
  19. The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck for chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. Orison Swett Marden
  20. Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. Willis R. Whitney
  21. If what you’re doing now isn’t working, don’t try harder. Thomas J. Stevenin
  22. Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently. Henry Ford
  23. It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference. Tom Brokaw
  24. I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone. Bill Cosby
  25. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure. Thomas Edison
  26. Thought is useful when it motivates action and a hinderance when it substitutes for action. Bill Raeder
  27. A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him. Elmer G. Letterman
  28. There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend. Unknown
  29. You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis. Henry Ford
  30. Failures are divided into two classes – those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought. John Charles Salak
  31. Always do more than is required of you. George S. Patton, Jr.
  32. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison

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