Ultimately, success is all about taking your shot, over and over again. Sometimes you may win, sometimes you will definitely lose, but the more things you try, the more chances you have of succeeding. Put the power of numbers on your side. Take as many shots as you can. There’s no guarantee of success, but when you don’t take a shot, there’s a definite guarantee of failure. – Jeff Haden
“Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long. Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly.” – Steve Maraboli
“Many of us assume that we have to do things a certain way: ignore passion in favor of safer bets, act stoic amid inner turmoil, run on an upward trajectory of success and money acquisition at any emotional cost. But these are not rules.” – Martha Beck
“… if you did everything you long to do twice as often, twice as boldly, twice as openly, you wouldn’t attract a shred more social pressure than you already think you’re getting. Consider that vaulting well past the limits of your inhibitions will probably earn you more positive attention than negative judgment. More often than not, this will work out well. If it doesn’t, remember the most enlightening of questions: “So?” Little by little, you’ll feel and see that the worst consequences of living in the light are less oppressive than the best advantages of hiding in the shadows. And you’ll have little to fear from the rest of us, who will only be inspired by your daring…” – Martha Beck
Why not you? Millions of people have lost their jobs, gotten behind on their bills. Many have gone through the embarrassment and shame of foreclosure or bankruptcy. And yet, they kept on fighting and got back on top again. Why not you?
Many have gone through difficult divorces or lost someone very close to them, through death. Yet, they got through the pain and overcame the grief. Why not you?
Everyday someone stops killing themselves with drugs or alcohol, then go on to live a meaningful and productive life. Why not you?
Today someone woke up and said, “I’ve had it”, then left an emotionally or physically abusive relationship, where they were miserable and dying inside. Why not you?
You have something special. You have GREATNESS within you! Happiness and abundance are your birthright. Everyday is your Super Bowl. Someone is going to win. Why not you?
– Les Brown
“I’ve been examining my values lately, and determining whether or not I like the feelings that result from those values.”
“What’s an example of one of your values?”
“I’m very competitive.”
“And what’s a feeling that results from being competitive?”
“How does competitiveness result in jealousy?”
“When you have a competitive mindset, you tend to view the world in terms of winners and losers. So you resent other people getting recognition, because you somehow believe that less recognition is available to you. I’m learning that this is a false mindset. There’s not a fixed amount of success and recognition in the world. So another person’s accomplishments don’t diminish the accomplishments available to you.”
“I believe that when you step into unchartered territory, you are also stepping into total abandonment, potential humiliation, and a space where nothing is guaranteed; there’s no case study or roadmap. I have so much respect for anybody who will step away from what they can do in order to find what they must do.” – Elle Luna
“I don’t know why this is, but I really believe that things don’t happen when we’re trying to will them into being. They don’t happen when we’re waiting for the phone to ring or the email to pop up in our inbox. They don’t happen when we’re gripping too tightly. They happen—if they happen at all—when we’ve fully let go of the results. And, perhaps, when we’re ready.” – Dani Shapiro