Words of Wisdom
~ SUCCESS & ABUNDANCE ~
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” —Robert Brault
“Be ready when opportunity comes.... Luck is when preparation and opportunity meet.” —Roy D. Chapin Jr.
“Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.” —Richard Bach
“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” —Arthur Ashe
“For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.” —Sir Winston Churchill
“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” —Colette
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” —Eckhart Tolle
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” —Zig Ziglar
“Let us rise up and be thankful, for Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” —Cicero
“Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose to be grateful for the abundance that’s present -- love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure -- the wasteland of lack falls away and we experience heaven on Earth.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach
“The height of your accomplishments is determined by the depth of your convictions.” —William F. Scolavino
“There are three kinds of people: those who let it happen, those who make it happen, and those who wonder what happened.” —John Richardson
“It is not in everyone’s power to secure wealth, office, or honors; but everyone may be good, generous, and wise.” —Luc De Clapiers
“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.” —Julia Sore
“Being defeated is often only a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.” —Marilyn vos Savan
“Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do. But I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there.” —Venus Williams, US tennis champion
“The tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” —Benjamin E. Mayes
“Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” —Nelson Mandela
“View money and things not as something you create to fill a lack, but as tools to help you more fully express yourself and realize your potential.” —Sanaya Roman and Duane Packer
“Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom with encouragement.” —Donald A. Laird
“We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” —Albert Einstein
“When we feel stuck, going nowhere - even starting to slip backward - we may actually be backing up to get a running start.” —Dan Millman
“Learn to expect, not to doubt. In so doing, you bring everything into the realm of possibility.” —Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
“Go out looking for one thing, and that’s all you’ll ever find.” —Robert Flaherty
“Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.” —Dan Millman
“An investment in knowledge pays the best dividends.” —Benjamin Franklin
“The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a small step.” —Chinese Proverb
“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” —Jonathan Swift
“Integrity is the essence of everything successful.” —R. Buckminster Fuller
“Money - like health, love, happiness, and all forms of success that you want to create for yourself - is the result of living purposefully. It is not a goal unto itself.” —Dr. Wayne Dyer
“The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” —Miguel de Cervantes
“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.” —unknown
“Entrepreneurship is a state of mind, a can-do attitude, a capacity to focus on a vision and work toward it.” —Barry Rogstad
“I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. It’s seeing what other people don’t see and pursuing that vision.” —Howard Schultz
“Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.” —Seneca
“Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try.” —Dennis DeYoung
“Either you deal with what is the reality or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.” —Alex Haley
“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” —Michelangelo Buonarroti
“Life is not measured by its length, but by its depth.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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, they make them.” —George Bernard Shaw
“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” —Napoleon Hill
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” —Jimmy Dean
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” —Herman Cain
“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of opportunities. An optimist makes opportunities of so-called difficulties.”
“Ships are safe within the harbor, but is that what ships are for?”
“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” —Norman Vincent Peale
“Winners are the people who when the odds are stacked against them, and those around them have fallen, will have the courage to look within themselves and make the unbelieveable believeable, and the impossible possible.”
“When you follow your bliss doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” —Joseph Campbell
“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.” —Jim Rohn
“Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.” —Edward Eggleston
“Create a set of great personal values and surround yourself with the right people that can form your support system. Have an optimistic spirit and develop a strong purpose that you completely believe in and everything you can imagine is possible, for you.” —Andrew Horton
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” —Winston Churchill
“Things that are impossible just take longer.” —Ian Hickson
“The darkest hour has only sixty minutes.” —Morris Mandel
“All I would tell people is to hold onto what was individual about themselves, not to allow their ambition for success to cause them to try to imitate the success of others. You’ve got to find it on your own terms.” —Harrison Ford
“Money like health, love, happiness, and all forms of success that you want to create for yourself is the result of living purposefully. It is not a goal unto itself.” —Dr. Wayne Dyer
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” —Winston Churchill
“Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.” —Michael Burke
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” —Carl Bard
“It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible.” —Thomas Robert Gaines
“When the bull’s-eye becomes as big in your mind as an elephant, you are sure to hit it.” —Alejandro Jodorowsky
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” —Helen Keller
“The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.” —Maureen Dowd
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” —Henry Ford
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” —Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.” —Chinese proverb
“The two things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.” —Robyn Davidson
“Whether you be man or woman, you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” –James Lane Allen
“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress.” –Nicholas Murray Butler
“If successful people have one common trait, it’s an utter lack of cynicism. The world owes them nothing. They go out and find what they need without asking for permission; they’re driven, talented, and work through negatives by focusing on the positives.” —Mike Zimmerman
“It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
“The wise man bridges the gap by laying out the path by means of which he can get from where he is to where he wants to go.” —John Pierpont Morgan
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” —Anatole France
“Trials, temptations, disappointments -- all these are helps instead of hindrances, if one uses them rightly. They not only test the fibre of a character, but strengthen it. Every conquered temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.” —James Buckham
“If you have made mistakes there is always another chance for you... you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.” —Mary Pickford
“Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action.”
“Energy is the essence of life. Every day you decide how you’re going to use it by knowing what you want and what it takes to reach that goal, and by maintaining focus.” —Oprah Winfrey
“You can’t help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.” —H. Norman Schwarzkopf
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” —Johann von Goethe
“Action is where it’s at, as far as making dreams come true. We ourselves are the prime channel for our creations, so if we don’t act but just wait, then we are blocking the channel. If we do act then we will be supported by all that we are connected to... which is All That Is if we act with love and service as our motivation.” —Peter Shepherd
“You are your own most important resource for making your life work. Life rewards action. Until your knowledge, awareness, insights, and understandings are translated into action, they are of no value.” —Phillip C. McGraw
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” —Oprah Winfrey
“You don’t get in life what you want. You get what you are.” —Les Brown
“Nothing is more endangered in the modern world than the powerful combination of hard work toward meaningful goals joined with an exuberant embrace of the present moment.” —Tom Morris
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” —Charles Darwin
“All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them, but confront them.” —-William F. Halsey
“Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: kindness in another’s trouble, courage in our own.” —Adam Gordon
“That which does not kill you makes you stronger.” —Neitzsche
“It’s easy to be brave from a safe distance.” —Aesop
“It’s not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it’s because we do not dare that they are difficult.” —Seneca
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” —Carl Bard
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” —Winston Churchill
“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward.” —Chinese Proverb
“Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.” —F. P. Jones
“Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes... but that would be a mistake.”
“Life is a leap into the unknown. If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster.”
“Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out - it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” —Robert Service
“Destiny is as destiny does. If you believe you have no control, then you have no control.” —Wess Roberts
“Vision without action is a daydream; action without vision is a nightmare.” —Japanese proverb
“Persistence. 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. The slogan, ‘Press on,’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” —Calvin Coolidge (President USA)
“Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.” —Mark Twain
“Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.” —Josh Billings
“I couldn’t wait for success....so I went ahead without it.”
“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”
—Frank A. Clark
“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way; if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.”
“He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.”
“Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs - even though checkered by failure - than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt
“A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.”
To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To expose feelings is to risk rejection.
To place your dreams before a crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrows, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow, or love.
Chained by his certitudes, he is a slave - he has forfeited his freedom.
Only a person who takes risks is FREE
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