accomplishments you achieve,
somebody helps you.
important to give yourself a gold star. Recognizing your
achievements--big and small--is an important part of honoring who you are.
Gold stars have
the powerful effect of undermining and dethroning all the critical
you've heard about yourself. -Leslie
My mother drew a distinction between
achievement and success. She said that "achievement
is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard
and done the best that is in you. Success is being
praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as
important or satisfying." Always aim for achievement
and forget about success. -Helen Hayes
in the world can take place of persistence. Talent will
nothing is more common than unsuccessful individuals
with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost
a proverb. Education
will not; the world is full of
educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone
Four steps to achievement:
William A. Ward
great achievement is
the story of a flaming heart. -Harry
great nor good things were ever attained without loss
hardships. Those that would reap and not labour, must faint
with the wind, and perish in disappointments; but an hair of my head
shall not fall, without the providence of my
Father that is over all. -William
there is a will there is a way" is an old true saying.
The person who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution
scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To
think we are able, is almost to be so -- to determine upon
attainment is frequently attainment itself.
Life should be enjoyable; too often we think it's
about achievement. The truth is that making life enjoyable
is an achievement in itself.
Stressing the practice of living purposefully as
essential to fully realized
self-esteem is not equivalent to measuring
an individual’s worth by his
or her external achievements.We admire achievements—in ourselves
and others—and it is
natural and appropriate for us to do so.But that is
not the same thing as saying that our achievements
are the measure
or grounds of our self-esteem.The root of our self-esteem is not
our achievements but those
internally generated practices that,
among other things, make it
possible for us to achieve. -Nathaniel Branden
Be of good cheer.
Do not think of today's
failures, but of the success
that may come tomorrow. You
have set yourselves a difficult task,
but you will
succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in
overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make
attain something beautiful is ever lost.
don't know who we are
until we see what we can do.
Quality is never an
accident; it is always the result of high intention,
sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful
execution; it represents
the wise choice of many
alternatives, the cumulative experience of
of craftsmanship. Quality also marks the search for an ideal after
been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved.
-Willa A. Foster
The greatest works are
done by the ones. The hundreds do not
often do much--the
companies never; it is the units--the single
that are the power and the might. Individual effort
after all, the grand thing.
People who have attained things worth having in this world
worked while others idled, have persevered when others
gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the
of self-denial, industry, and singleness
of purpose. As a result,
they enjoy later in life the
success so often
erroneously attributed to good luck.
you achieve success, you will get applause, and if
get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you
concerning applause is this: Enjoy it but never
quite believe it. -Robert
There are two kinds of
success. One is the very rare kind that comes
to the person who has the power to do what no one else has the power to
do. That is genius. But the average person who wins what we
is not a genius. That person is a man or woman who has merely
qualities that they share with their fellows,
but who has developed those
ordinary qualities to a more
than ordinary degree. -Theodore
to be measured not so much by the position that one has
reached in life
as by the obstacles which one has overcome
while trying to succeed. -Booker T.
If one advances
confidently in the
direction of one's dreams, and
endeavors to live the life one has
imagined, one will meet with a
success unexpected in
common hours. -Henry David Thoreau
measure of success is not whether you have a tough
problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem
you had last year. -John
I don't know the key to success, but the
to failure is trying to please everybody.
Show me a thoroughly satisfied person,
and I will show you a failure.
-Thomas A. Edison
Haunted from my early
youth by the transitoriness and pathos of life,
aware that it is not enough to say "I am doing no
harm," I ought
to be testing myself daily, and
asking myself what I am really achieving.
human beings have failings, all human beings have needs
and stresses. Men and women who live
together through long years
get to know one another's
failings; but they also come to know what
is worthy of
respect and admiration in those they live with and in
themselves. If in the end one can say, "This person used to the limit the powers that God
him or her; this person was
worthy of love and respect and of the
sacrifices of many
people, made in order that he or she might achieve what
this person deemed to be his
or her task," then that life
lived well and there are no regrets.
never too late to be what you might have been.
Why aren't people more
successful? Because most people do not select
and pursue a vision without
regard for other objectives. Most people shift
from one activity to
another without any focused or directed purpose,
naively assuming that things
will take care of themselves or will be
taken care of by others. George
Bernard Shaw said, "The people who
get on in this world are the people who
get up and look for the
circumstances they want, and if they can't find them,
make them." -Ari Kiev
Great people have not been
joy of achievement that
something new in the
universe is by far
their greatest joy. -William P. King
If you imagine that once you
have accomplished your ambitions
you will have time to turn to the Way, you
that your ambitions never come to an end. -Yoshida Kenko
Will you be satisfied with the fruit of
your life's work? Will the efforts you are making now
bring you satisfaction
when the things of time are receding, and eternity looms ahead?
-Raymond L. Cox
You hold in your hand the camel's-hair brush of a painter of Life.
You stand before the vast white canvas of Time. The paints
your thoughts, emotions and acts.
You select the colors of your thoughts; drab or bright, weak or strong,
good or bad. You select the colors of your emotions; discordant or
harmonious, harsh or quiet,
weak or strong. You select the colors
of your acts; cold or warm, fearful or daring, small or big.
You visualize yourself as the person you want to be.
You strive to
make the ideal in your mind become
a reality on the canvas of Time.
Each moment of your life is a brush stroke in the painting of your
growing career. There are the bold, sweeping strokes of one
increasing, dynamic purpose. There are the lights and shadows that
make your life deep and strong. There are the little touches that
add the stamp of character and worth. The art of achievement is
the art of making life--your life--a masterpiece.
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want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and
make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can
hit their target with their eyes closed. -Paulo
Coelho, The Devil and Miss Prym
much happens without a dream. And for something great to happen,
there must be a great dream. Behind every great achievement is a
dreamer of great dreams. Much more than a dreamer is required to
bring it to reality; but the dream must be there
first. -Robert K. Greenleaf, Servant As
Don't mistake activity with
achievement. -John Wooden
measure of achievement is not winning awards. It's doing
something that you appreciate, something you believe is
worthwhile. I think of my strawberry soufflé. I did
that at least 28 times before I finally conquered it.
admire achievements--in ourselves and others--and it is natural
and appropriate for us to do so. But that is not the
same thing as saying that our achievements are the measure or
grounds of our self-esteem. The root of our
self-esteem is not our achievements but those internally generated
practices that, among other things, make it possible for us to
think my biggest achievement is that after going through a rather
difficult time, I consider myself comparatively sane. I'm
proud of that. -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis