I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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.
If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.
We become what we think about.
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is.
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.
–Vincent Van Gogh
Ask and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
Fall seven times and stand up eight.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
–Henry David Thoreau
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.
A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground.
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
–Booker T. Washington
I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.
–Leonardo da Vinci
Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.
I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.
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.
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.
–Vincent van Gogh
A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.
The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at.
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.
Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
Change your thoughts and you change your world.
–Norman Vincent Peale
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”
The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.
Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill