Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Timing, perseverance, and 10 years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
It always seems impossible until it’s done.
You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night, and in between does what he wants to do.
It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.
Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
Booker T. Washington
Challenges are what make life interesting, and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.