Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.
Don't worry about looking good -- worry about achieving your goals.
You don't drown by falling in water; you drown by staying there.
If at first you don't succeed -- try, try again. Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as timed-release success.
Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.
The activity you're most avoiding contains your biggest opportunity.
Small daily improvements over time lead to stunning results.
Push YOURSELF to the edge of YOUR limits. That's how they expand.
Obstacles are the cost of greatness.
The man who cannot believe in himself cannot believe in anything else. The basis of all integrity and character is whatever faith we have in our own integrity.
You have two choices, to conquer your fear or to let your fear conquer you.
Make the most of what you have and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life.
Change is not a threat, it's an opportunity. Survival is not the goal, transformative success is.
If you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat! Just get on.
Always desire to learn something useful.
I never look back, I look forward.
If you don't ask, you don't get.
It is what it is because you let it be so.
From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.
You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.
Motivate yourself enough times to do something and it will become discipline over time. Practice until it's automatic and you will become consistent regardless of what you think or feel. Discipline is the transformation of motivation into habit.
If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.
You have to believe in yourself when no one else does, that makes you a winner right there.
The more we do, the more we can do.
Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.
You are a Hero. Be Heroic. Always.
How do you know you're going to do something, untill you do it?
When you're following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.
When you truly commit in your life, you start receiving more than you could imagine.
Step by step and the thing is done.
If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.
Excellence endures and sustains. It goes beyond motivation into the realms of inspiration.
Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren't the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
You have to find it. No one else can find it for you.
Goals aren't enough. You need goals plus deadlines: goals big enough to get excited about and deadline to make you run. One isn't much good without the other, but together they can be tremendous.
You've got to stick at a thing, a particular thing, until you succeed. I feel that's the only way to succeed -- by concentrating on something in particular. Once you know what you've got to do you will succeed, you will succeed.
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
If you are afraid to fail, you will never succeed.
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.
Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?
The biggest sin is sitting on your ass.
Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.
You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.
You will never win if you never begin.
One finds limits by pushing them.
If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat.
Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret.
Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.
You have to do the work. You have to make the opportunity. It doesn't find you, you find it.
Quality performance starts with a positive attitude.
Rest if you must, but never quit.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.
Live boldly. Push yourself. Don't settle.
I cannot let the fear of the past color the future.
I learned early that if I wanted to achieve anything in life, I'd have to do it myself. I learned that I had to be accountable.
Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.
Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for your teammates.
Life is about challenges and how we face up to them and the attitude we take into every day life so hopefully we'll be able to motivate people to do more with their life.
After a storm comes a calm.
Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.
Everything is possible in this life.
The time when you need to do something is when people are saying it can't be done.
When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.
As soon as I stopped trying to think about a business idea and started focusing on what I'm passionate about, that's when it came to me.
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.
If you try and lose then it isn't your fault. But if you don't try and we lose, then it's all your fault.
The best way to escape your problem is to solve it.
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.
Success is not an accident, success is actually a choice.
Throw me to the wolves and I will return leading the pack.
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.
To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
The real secret to success is enthusiasm.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Repeated actions are stored as habits. If the repeated actions aren't fundamentally sound, then what comes out in a game can't be sound. What comes out will be bad habits.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Endurance precedes success.
I'd rather be the jester who adds value to those around me than a King with no vision or intention of making a difference.
Talk less. Work and show the result.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Motivation comes from meaning. Everything comes from meaning.
What you want exists. Don't settle until you get it.
For every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
I hope when you count the stars you begin with yourself, and may you embrace the moonlight with your dreams.
If you don't build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.
If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a lot of time dealing with a life you don't want.
The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.
The individual who says it is not possible should get out of the way of those doing it.
The principle is competing against yourself.
The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
Greatness is sifted through the grind, therefore don't despise the hard work now for surely it will be worth it in the end.
What I'm looking for is not out there, it is in me.
Life has no remote -- get up and change it yourself.
The future belongs to him that does and dares.
The difference between who you are and who you want to be, is what you do.
Focus on making yourself better, not on thinking that you are better.
Validate your direction, verify your results. Make resistance work for you by motivating you to continue the path you are on, to continue the journey to your very best. To continue on to where you previously feared to go.
We need to find the light within ourselves, so we can see our true worth.
Sometimes you just have to find the majesty in yourself and other things to truly appreciate life.
When hope seems like a faded memory, remember love and hope will return stronger than ever.
When people tell you that you aren't something or you can't accomplish your dreams, you can either cry about it or prove them wrong.
Do not strive to be perfect. Strive to be perfectly imperfect.
Let the beauty radiate from inside your heart to the outside world.
When we release all the negativity in our lives and notice the beauty all around us, we'll see what truly matters in life.
Dreams are like puzzles. When all the pieces are missing, it is up to us to find them and decide where and how they fit in.
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you'll find an excuse.
Let's never be afraid to get our hands dirty, because we must not miss that big opportunity for advancement because it's dressed up in hard work clothes.
What is the best thing about people doubting your potential? The pleasure of proving them wrong.
I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?
Do your best every day and your life will gradually expand into satisfying fullness.
Shout praise and whisper criticism.
Action is the real measure of intelligence.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life -- think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Failure is just a resting place. It is an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Everyone who achieves success in a great venture solves each problem as they came. They helped themselves and they were helped through powers known and unknown to them at the time they set out on their voyage. They keep going regardless of the obstacles they meet.
Never say never because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.
Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory.
You are what you repeatedly do.
The only way around is through.
If you're hurt, lick your wounds and get up again. If you've given it your absolute best, it's time to move forward.
Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail.
Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward.
If you are moving, even fire will not hurt you. If you are standing still near the fire, even though you are not in the fire, the heat will eventually get to you.
If you can't stop thinking about it, don't stop working on it.
Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.
Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort.
You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.
All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be.
Don't be afraid to give up the good for the great.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Watch your step.
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.
There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Every problem is a gift -- without problems we would not grow.
Knowledge isn't power until it is applied.
Do your thing and don't care if they like it.
Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals, and then to work toward them every day, will do more to guarantee your success than any other single factor.
Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Be so good they can't ignore you.
You were hired because you met expectations, you will be promoted if you can exceed them.
No great achiever -- even those who made it seem easy -- ever succeeded without hard work.
Happiness is the real sense of fulfillment that comes from hard work.
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful.
No one ever drowned in sweat.
You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
Don't be pushed by your problems; be led by your dreams.
You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.
There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday.
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.
Opportunities don't happen, you create them.
Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.
Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.
Half-heartedness never won a battle.
Progress is the ultimate motivation.
What you allow is what will continue.
Be a practical dreamer backed by action.
All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.
Remember why you started.
Discipline helps you finish a job, and finishing is what separates excellent work from average work.
To seek greatness is the only righteous vengeance.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.