Quotes for
the Journey:

Achievement 2

All people who have achieved
great things have been great dreamers.

Orison Swett Marden


What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.    -Norman Vincent Peale

The 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 Branden, Self-Esteem Every Day
What distinguishes people of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity, their energy, their fullest use of their potentialities.  Nobody really knows how smart or talented he or she is until that person finds the incentives to use him- or herself to the fullest.  God has given us more than we know what to do with.
-Sydney J. Harris
Whatever 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 mediocre.        -David Sarnoff
If you try to over-control what you think you will achieve, you'll miss what you can actually accomplish.        -Patrick Wolff
Having 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.         -Thomas A. Bennett

The virtue of achievement is victory over oneself.  Those who know this can never know defeat.       -A.J. Cronin
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.    -Conrad Hilton
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 Jennings Bryan
Every achievement is a servitude. It compels us to a higher achievement.     -Albert Camus
Not 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.         -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Even the woodpeckers owe their success to the fact that they use their heads and keep pecking away until they finish the job they start.         -Coleman Cox
I think that it is a great achievement to put a man on the moon.  But to put a man on the earth--that is even more.         -Harrison Salisbury
I 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.        -Helen Keller

I 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
My greatest 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.       -Tom Walsh
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 fast 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 spirit.        -Sarah Ban Breathnach
People never rise to great truths without enthusiasm.        -Vauvenargues


I 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.       -C. Hoppe
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 and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.  When we do our work with a dynamic conquering 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 the wisest 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 move 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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