What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you
can achieve. -Norman Vincent Peale
greatest barrier to achievement and success is not lack of talent
or ability but rather the feeling that achievement and success, above
a certain level, are outside our self-concept--our image of who we
are and what is appropriate to us. -Nathaniel
Self-Esteem Every Day
people of genuine achievement from the rest of us
is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their
their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody
how smart or talented he or she is until that person finds the
to use him- or herself to the fullest. God has given us more
we know what to do with.
-Sydney J. Harris
course you have chosen for yourself, it will not be
a chore but an adventure if you bring to it a sense of the glory
of striving. . . if your sights are set far above the merely secure and
you try to over-control what you think you will achieve,
you'll miss what you can actually accomplish.
once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of
tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having
accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
The virtue of achievement is victory over
Those who know this can never know defeat.
It is not the
straining for great things that is most effective; it is the
doing the little things, the common things, a little better and
better. -Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
Achievement seems to be
connected with action. Successful men and
women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is
not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
-William Jennings Bryan
Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a
higher achievement. -Albert Camus
the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers
faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most
likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
Wolfgang Von Goethe
the woodpeckers owe their success to the fact that they use their heads
keep pecking away until they finish the job they start.
think that it is a great achievement to put a man on the moon.
to put a man on the earth--that is even more.
long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to
accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
do not want to die. . . until I have faithfully made the most of my
talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last
small twig has grown. -Kaethe Kollwitz
accomplishments shall never be known, perhaps even to me. Having made
someone smile and see the world a bit brighter, having given someone hope
for the future, having helped someone see potential inside him or her self
that he or she never might have seen otherwise, having helped someone to
see just how beautiful he or she really is--these to me are the achievements
that most can help this world to be a brighter, more loving place.
As long as you're
actively pursuing your dream with a practical plan,
you're still achieving, even if it feels as though you're going nowhere
It's been my experience that at the very moment I feel like giving up,
I'm only one step from a breakthrough. Hang on long enough and
circumstances will change, too. Trust in yourself, your dream and
People never rise to great
truths without enthusiasm.
hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will
have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked
for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those
who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place
for what I've done and who I've been.
Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing
to be achieved. -William J. Bryan
There are no shortcuts
to any place worth going. -Beverly Sills
What people accomplish
in a day depends upon the way in which they approach their tasks.
When we accept
tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy
enthusiasm, miracles can happen. When we do our work with a
spirit, we get things done. -Arland Gilbert
There are two things to aim
at in life:
first, to get what
you want; and, after that,
to enjoy it. Only
of humans achieve the second. -Logan Pearsall Smith
Always aim for achievement,
and forget about
success. -Helen Hayes
Many people have the ambition to succeed;
they may even have
a special aptitude for their job. And yet they do not
ahead. Why? Perhaps they think that since they can
master the job, there
is no need to master themselves. -John Stevenson
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