Wanting success isn’t sufficient enough to get it.
You have to ask yourself, “What am I going to do to get the things I want?”
Your problem is how to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.
You cannot fail with a definite step by step plan, because each step carries you along to the next step, like a track.
All you need is the plan, the roadmap, and the courage to press on to your destination.
You cannot get lost on a straight road.
If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and yourself.
Hold the image of yourself as you long to be, the image of what you long to obtain, the image of health, efficiency, and success.
You can lift yourself by your thoughts. Your vision will allow you surmount the highest obstacles. High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
What you see is what you get. You’ll become as small as your controlling desire or as great as your dominant aspiration. The courage to follow your dreams is your first step towards destiny.
You can live your dreams.
Your dreams are your visions of where you’ll be after the battle, your prize at the end of your journey to success. Your goals are the steps you take to finally attain your prize.
Unless you’re willing to work hard and establish some discipline in your life, all of your dreams will be pipe dreams, little mental fantasy trips that will never materialize.
Make concrete steps toward fulfilling your ultimate dream, and start with solid objectives called goals. Your dreams are where you want to go, your goals are how you get there.
The first indispensable step to getting the things you want out of life is this. Decide what you want.
Don’t be afraid to think big and dare to be great. Dreamers are not content with mediocrity. They never dream of going half way.
People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
The truly successful person doesn’t use others, other people use them.
If you can contribute to others, no matter how small your talent, you too can become successful. The measure of anyone is the number of people that they serve.
Service to others is the essence of success. No one achieves success without being of service.
All great men and women became successful because they gave some talent or ability in the service of others.
Everybody has to be somebody to somebody to be anybody.
YOU CAN RISE ABOVE REALITY
Courage is the power to face your difficulties. It comes from the reserves of your mind that are more powerful than any of your outside circumstances.
When you recognize that you are bigger than your problems, you gain the courage necessary to overcome anything.
Your obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small.
Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined. It gives you the ability to rise above reality.
You are more important than any of your problems.
Each one will make you stronger, even though it may be hard for you to realize it at the time.
Life is your classroom in which you’re being tested, tried, and passed.
Always try to stay in the midst of life and activity. Don’t isolate yourself from the action. Your character develops itself in the stream of life.
The setbacks and hardships you endure actually help you in your march forward to success. The world was built to develop your character.
But, life expects you to make progress in reasonable time. That’s why those third-grade school chairs are so small.
When you think ahead of any approaching action you’ll always have the advantage. You’ll be the winner.
Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business.
The time to repair your roof is when the sun is shining. Try to do things before they need to be done.
Let your advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. Position yourself ahead of time in the best place for you.
When you do what is necessary, all the odds are in your favor. Do the next thing.
If you want something badly enough, you’re sure to get it.
Your desires will in time externalize themselves into concrete fact.
Obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there. But if you want to do something bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done.
Your reality forms around your commitment to succeed.
If you’re willing to pay the price, your circumstances will change.
You only have to love a thing greatly to get it.
People often handle life as they do bad weather. They while away the time waiting for it to stop. Yet the tide of opportunity comes to everyone.
Opportunity knocks all the time, but you’ve got to be ready for it. When your chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.
The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, for time and chance happen to everyone. Take a second look at what appears to be someone’s “good luck.” You’ll find not luck but preparation, planning and success-producing thinking.
When you’re prepared for the opportunity your chance for success is sure to come.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy its pleasures, you must also endure its pains.
Like it or not, you cannot have one without the other.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish. It’s measured by the opposition you encounter and the courage with which you maintain your struggle against the odds.
You’ll find all things are difficult before they are easy. The greater your obstacles, the more glory in overcoming them.
So, make up your mind before you start that sacrifice is part of the package.
No pain, no gain; No thorns, no throne; No cross, no crown.
You’ve got to go through the negative before you get to the positive.
First, you make your habits, and then your habits make you.
Break those habits that can break you. Adopt those practices that will become the new habits that will help you achieve the success you desire.
Your habits are a form of exercise. The harder you work at something, the harder it is to quit. The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.
Your habits are either the best of servants or the worst of masters. You are what you repeatedly do.
Always be mindful that you’re a product of your environment.
So choose an environment that will best develop you toward your objective.
Analyze your life in terms of your environment. Are the things around you helping you toward your success, or are they holding you back?
The first step toward getting somewhere is to decide that you’re not going to stay where you are. You’re not a captive of your environment.
If you don’t like where you are, you can make some changes. You’re not planted permanently in the ground like a tree. Don’t say, “You would, if you could,” start saying, “You will because you can.”
When you become a part of anything it becomes a part of you.
There is no sudden leap to greatness. Your success lies in doing, day by day.
Your upward reach comes from working well and carefully.
Good work done little by little becomes great work. Your house of success will be built brick by brick.
Adopt the pace of nature. The secret is patience. A bottle fills drop by drop.
You don’t need an explanation for everything.
Recognize that there are such things as miracles, events for which there are no explanations. Later, knowledge may explain those events away.
The fact that you plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return are common miracles.
Your duty to yourself is to believe that for which you have sufficient evidence, and to suspend your judgement when you have not.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Vision is the art of seeing invisible things.