Motivational Quotes Book
A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't -Unknown Winners don't wait for chances, they take them -Unknown
"Pain is weakness leaving your body" -United States Marine Corp Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power. -Lao Tzu To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. - Anatole France "Champions aren't made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them: A desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill." - Muhammad Ali Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. - Bruce Lee
"I don't just go out there and run. I like to give people watching something exciting." - Steve Prefontaine
"Man imposes his own limitations, don't set any" - Anthony Bailey There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory...- Unknown Love is playing every game as if it's your last. - Michael Jordan This is my body. And I can do whatever I want to it. I can push it. Study it. Tweak it. Listen to it. Everybody wants to know what I'm on. What am I on? I'm on my bike busting my ass six hours a day. What are you on?" -Lance Armstrong "Anything is possible. You can be told that you have a 100-percent chance or a 50-percent chance or a 1-percent chance, but you have to believe, and you have to fight." -Lance Armstrong
"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever." -Lance Armstrong "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." -Confucius "Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising each and every time we fail." Confucius "Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." -Bill Keane "The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground. " - Unknown "Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching." - Randall G Leighton
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson There is no secret ingredient. To make something special you just have to believe it's special Kung Fu panda
"The last three or four reps is what makes the muscles grow. This area of pain divides a champion from someone who is not a champion. That's what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they'll go through the pain no matter what happens." - Arnold Schwarznegger Experience is what you get when you didnt get what you wanted. Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture Brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who dont want something badly enough. They are there to keep out the other people. Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture Dont bail. The best of the golds at the bottom of barrels of crap. Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
It is not the things we do in life that we regret on our death bed. It is the things we do not. Find your passion and follow it. Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture
Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still. Chinese proverb
Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. -Mother Teresa I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love. -Mother Teresa If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. -Mother Teresa Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action. - Mother Teresa The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it. - Mother Teresa We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. - Mother Teresa In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love. Mother Teresa My will to succeed is stronger than my fear of failure. This gives me the power to push through and rise above in all situations Ben Cheung Lifes not fair for good reason, it makes you play at a higher level Ben Cheung After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. - Nelson Mandela For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. -Nelson Mandela I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. -Nelson Mandela It always seems impossible until its done. -Nelson Mandela It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. -Nelson Mandela
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. -Nelson Mandela You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can't do it. You want something? Go get it. Period. -Movie: The Pursuit of Happyness In life you need either inspiration or desperation. -Tony Robbins Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. -Tony Robbins It's not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean. -Tony Robbins Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. -Tony Robbins Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? -Tony Robbins Whatever happens, take responsibility. -Tony Robbins There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. Bill Copeland The person who says something is impossible should not interrupt the person who is doing it. George Eliot It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney What the mind can conceive, it can achieve. Napoleon Hill It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. Seneca The sky has never been the limit. We are our own limits. Its then about breaking our personal limits and outgrowing ourselves to live our best lives. - Unknown Dont say you dont have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. Lifes Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win. Mahatma Gandhi Everything you want should be yours: the type of work you want; the relationships you need; the social, mental, and aesthetic stimulation that will make you happy and fulfilled; the money you require for the lifestyle that is appropriate to you; and any requirement that you may (or may not) have for achievement or service to others. If you dont aim for it all, youll never get it all. To aim for it requires that you know what you want -Richard Koch To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are. - Unknown Confidence comes not from always being right but not fearing to be wrong Unknown Your time is limited, dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of others opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs "PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are frowning. COMMEND while others are criticizing. PERSIST while others are quitting." -William Arthur Ward
Anything Ive ever done that ultimately was worthwhile initially scared me to death". -Betty Bender.
It would seem humans are driven inexplicably by a desire to create and do magnificent things. Without
reason we dream the impossible dream. Yet today it is apparent only a tiny percent of the world lives
their lifelong dream. Why?
Are Dreams impossible? Or does the magnificent capacity of our imagination overwhelm us into thinking
so. Everyday in this bustling metropolis of what we call home, there seem to be unfulfilled and
uncontent people. I believe each of these people feels so because they have, through an impoverished
support network, stopped dreaming their impossible dream.
Todays unlimited offers of instantaneous satisfaction enable one to live comfortable without any effort
whatsoever apart from a few clicks of a mouse. "Generation X" as they have labelled us. We have
become accustomed to everything happening 'now'. Although as technologically liberated as we are, we
seem to be forgetting an important part of our heritage. Hard Work. Nothing would ever be possible
without it. And for this generation, Hard work can be an overwhelming expression, because we are
accutely aware of how much work must go into grasping ahold of our dreams. So we turn to those
around us, also held tightly by the grasp of instant satisfaction and they say this is hard and we learn
to settle for less. But the human spirit was not meant to give up. And when we are not working towards
our dreams, we feel unfulfilled, feeling like there is so much more out there.
I am here today to deliver a message. Never Give Up. Never give up your impossible dream. You see,
human beings are social beings. We turn to others for clues on how to lead our own lives. When one
becomes enflamed in passion, the passion that comes from perusing ones true purpose, we all find
passion. When we become defeated, crushed against lifes hardships, we all become defeated. We are
the next generation of world leaders, and those we touch will look to our own lives for guidance on how
to lead their own lives. Never stop dreaming the impossible dream, and sooner or later you will never
confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. Everything is always impossible before it works. The truth is,
virtually anyone who has done anything worthwhile has overcome hardship, stared down adversity, and
weathered stormy seas. Just look at the ships log of Christopher Columbus.
In the year 1492 Western Europe had become highly dependent on China for spices to prevent meat
from going rancid during the summer months. The Turks were attacking the caravans to China, and
pirates were attacking the shipping routes to China. There was a desperate need to find a new route to
the east to get these spices. But there was a hypothesis that the world was round and not flat, and that
by travelling West one would reach the far East. Christopher Columbus had an impossible dream. He
believed so strongly he could circumnavigate the globe a King granted him the resources he needed to
undertake this journey. During Columbuss darkest hours when all hope seemed lost, he persisted. On
this day we sailed on. Wrote Columbus, The storms were buffeting the ships. On this day we sailed
on. Wrote Columbus, The pinta was breaking apart. On this day we sailed on. Wrote Columbus, there
was hunger and darkness. In many ways Columbus was a Hero to the crewmates surrounding him.
We can all learn from Columbuss pain. As we visualize ourselves thriving in our glistening dreams at
their full glory, you will realize there is a tremendous amount of work you have to accomplish. But work
is the lifeblood of greatness. So when your dream seems so overwhelmingly grand, do not be
overwhelmed by the measurement of hard work. Be inspired. For it is a measurement of the greatness
We must never stop dreaming our dreams. For dreams are the jewels of our future. They provide the
hope for tomorrow. And it begins with Ill try.. I can.. and I will.. One day at a time". Believing in yourself
is an endless destination. Believing you have failed is the end of your journey. Never give up the
Too often we are scared. Scared of what we might not be able to do. Scared of what people might think if we tried. We let our fears stand in the way of our hopes. We say no when we want to say yes. We sit quietly when we want to scream. And we shout with the others, when we should keep our mouths shut.
After all,we do only go around once. Theres really no time to be afraid.
Try something youve never tried. Risk it. Enter a triathlon. Write a letter to the editor. Demand a raise. Call winners at the toughest court. Throw away your television. Bicycle across the United States. Try bobsledding.
Speak out against the designated hitter. Travel to a country where you dont speak the language.
Call her. You have nothing to lose and everything everything everything to gain.
- Barry Sanders
I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town.
With a ho-heave-ho and lusty yell,
They swung a beam and a sidewall fell.
I asked the foreman, Are these men skilled,
As the men youd hire if you had to build?
He gave me a laugh and said, No indeed!
Just common labor is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builders have taken a year to do.
And I thot to myself as I went my way,
Which of these two roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square?
Am I shaping my deeds by a well-made plan,
Patiently doing the best I can?
Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing down?
I tell you what most people are unhappy...they don't move!...Look at our lives today: and most people
live in a box, don't they? they get up in the morning, and have a box cereal breakfast, right? and then
they get in their box and drive. And sure enough they drive to their box office. They go up in
a box elevator. They type on a box, talk on a box, they have a box lunch, they drive their box home, they
turn their box to be entertained, and maybe... maybe they just really go for the variety and have
a cylinder to try and change their state!
Listen, life is gotta be about movement! When you move in your life, Emotion comes from Motion. The
more you move, the more you feel. On the other hand, the less you move, the less you feel, the less
alive you are. If you are totally rigid, totally inflexible, no movement, it's also known as death!
If emotionally you are stuck, Move! So everyday you gotta move! And that can be a simple gentle form
The quality of your Life is the quality of the consistent emotions you experience. I say it again, how you
Feel is your Life!
- Anthony Robbins
So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;
respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life,
beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people.
Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a
lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for
giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to
fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that
when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a
different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
- Chief Tecumseh