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Quotes for Success

Demand Excellence and be willing to pay for it.

Commit yourself to constant improvement.

Don’t major in minor things.

Never underestimate your power to change yourself.

Remember that a successful team depends on two things:

Finding the right team mates

Being the right team mate

Remember that winners do what losers don’t want to do.

Seek opportunity, not security.

Take charge of your attitude. Don’t let someone else choose it for you.

Don’t accept “good enough” as good enough.

Every person that you meet knows something you don’t, learn from them.

Question your goals by asking, “will this help me become my very best”?

Commit yourself to quality.

Become someone’s hero.

There are no short cuts to any place worth going.

Pay now, play later.... play now, pay later.

We first form habits, then habits form us.

Any time the going seems easier, better check and see if you are not going downhill.

Ninety nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making


Our attitude at the beginning of a task will affect its outcome more than anything else.

Are you going to get better or is this it!

The more you know the less you fear.

Watch your attitude. It is the first thing people notice about you.

Remember that just the moment you say, I give up someone else seeing the same

situation is saying my, what a great opportunity!

There are people who will always come up with reasons why you can’t do what you

want to do...ignore them.

Don’t think expensive equipment will make up for lack of talent or practice.

Hold yourself to the highest standard.

Don’t think that you can relax yourself to success. Success comes as a result of doing.

When you need professional advice, get it from professionals, not from your friends or relatives.

When opportunity knocks, invite it in to stay.

Become famous for finishing important, difficult tasks.

Do a good job because you want to, not because you have to. This puts you in charge instead of your boss (coach).

Perform your job better than anybody else can. That is the best security I know.

Grind it out. Hanging on just one second longer than your competition makes you the winner.

Someone will always be looking at you as an example of how you behave. Don’t let that person down.

Essentially there are two actions in life, performance and excuses. Make a decision

which you will accept for yourself.

It is lonely at the top ‐ ‐ ‐ so you’d better know why you are there.

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

You never have to recover from a good start.

Anyone who has made a mistake and does not correct it is making another one.

The harder you work the harder to surrender.

If you think you can... you can and if you think you can’t... you are right.

You have to give up.... to go up.

My God given talent is my ability to stick with something longer than anyone else

You are only an attitude away from success.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

Don’t be surprised to discover that luck favors those that are prepared.

Remember that what’s right is not always popular, and what’s popular is not always


Listen to your critics. They will keep you focused and innovative.

Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

Be better prepared than you think you will need to be.

Don’t flaunt your success, but don’t apologize for it either.

Don’t delay acting on a good idea. Chances are someone else has just thought of it too.

Success comes to the one that acts first.

Forget committees. New, noble, world‐changing ideas always come from one person working alone.

There is no success without sacrifice.

I am a great believer in luck, and I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it.

It’s easier to settle for average than strive for achievement.

Opportunities and motivation are connected. Motivated people see opportunities, and opportunities are often what motivate people.

Success is a continuing thing. It is growth and development. It is achieving one thing and using that as a stepping stone to achieve something else

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always


Great attitudes precede great opportunities. Who you are determines what you see.

The greatest enemy of tomorrow’s success is today’s success.

Opportunities don’t present themselves in ideal circumstances. If you wait for all the

lights to turn green, you will never leave your driveway.

He who is afraid of doing too much always does too little.

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful players keep moving. They

make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

The highest reward for your work is not what you get for it, but what you become by it.

There are two types of people who never achieve much in their lifetime: The person

who won’t do what he is told and the person who does no more than he is told.

Opportunity without commitment will be lost.

You are not truly a success until you enjoy what you are doing.

Success is never final.

Most players believe that they will wake up some day and find themselves a great

player. Actually, they’ve got it half right, because eventually they do wake up.

Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired ‐ you quit

when the gorilla is tired.

Opportunity always takes now for an answer.

There is no defeat except in no longer trying.

A year from now you may wish you had started today.

Success is waking up in the morning, whoever you are, wherever you are, however old or young, and bounding out of bed because there’s something out there that you love to do, that you believe in, that you are good at ‐ something that’s bigger than you are, and you can hardly wait to get at it again today.