If you must kill time, work it to death.
ACTIONEverything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Roadside sign in Kentucky:
"Pray for a good harvest, but keep on hoeing!"
Did is a word of achievement,
Won't is a word of reteat,
Might is a word of bereavement,
Can't is a word of defeat,
Ought is a word of duty,
Try is a word each hour,
Will is a word of beauty,
Can is a word of power.
The thing to try when all else fails is again.
Giving it another try is better than an alibi.
God, save us from hotheads who lead us to act foolishly,
and from cold feet that would keep us from acting at all.
Don't stand shivering upon the bank; plunge in at once, and have it over with.
Progress always involves risk;
you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
AGINGYou can tell you are growing older when...
You get winded playing checkers.
Your children begin to look middle-aged.
You look forward to a dull evening.
You know all the answers, but nobody's asking you the questions.
You join the health club-and don't go.
You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.
Your knees buckle, and your belt won't.
You burn the midnight oil at 9:00 P.M.
Dialing long distance wears you out.
Your back goes out more often than you do.
The little gray-haired lady you help across the street is your wife.
You have too much room in the house and not enough in the medicine cabinet.
You sink your teeth into a steak, and they stay there.
Everything hurts, and what doesn't hurt doesn't work.
You can't stand people who are intolerant.
DETERMINATIONNothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent.
They lack only determination.
Some men succeed because they are destined to,
but most men because they are determined to.
He who doesn't climb the mountain cannot see the view.
Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting.
Consider the hammer; It keeps its head. It doesn't fly off the handle.
It keeps pounding away. It finds the point, then drives it home.
It looks at the other side, too, and thus clinches the matter.
It makes mistakes, but when it does, it starts all over.
The difference between an unsuccessful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
DIRECTIONThe winds of God are always blowing, but you must set the sails.
The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
DAVID STAFF JORDAN
The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we are,
but in what direction we are moving.
OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES
GOALSThe poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.
Choose a goal for which you are willing to exchange a piece of your life.
A person who is going nowhere can be sure of reaching his destination.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts.
The person who makes a success of living
is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
CECIL B. DEMILLE
Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping;
work while others are loafing;
prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
WILLIAM A. WARD
Success often comes from taking a misstep in the right direction.
President Schwab of Bethlehem Steel said that success was 10% ability,
10% appearance, 5% availability, 5% sdaptability, and 70% attitude!
If you want to be successful, it's just this simple:
Know what you're doing. Love what you're doing.
And believe in what you're doing.
All the roads to success are uphill.
You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
COLIN L. POWELL
Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Elbow grease is still the best lubricant for success.
AND MY ALL TIME FAVORITELincoln's road to the White House:
He had to work to support his family after they were forced out of their home. 1816
His mother died. 1818
Failed in business - 1831
Defeated for legislature in - 1832
Couldn't get into law school - 1832
Second failure in business & declared bankruptcy, spent 17 years paying debts - 1833
Was defeated for legislature again. -1834
Was engaged to be married, but his sweetheart died and his heart was broken. - 1835
Suffered a nervous breakdown and spent the next six months in bed. - 1836
Defeated for speaker in 1838
Defeated for elector in 1840
Defeated for Congress in 1843
Defeated for Congress in 1846
Defeated for Congress in 1848
Was rejected for the job of Land Officer in his home state. - 1849
Defeated for Senate in 1855
Defeated for vice president in 1856
Defeated for Senate in 1858
Elected president in 1860
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