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Quotes for
the Journey:


Success is going from failure
to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill


The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them.  Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to fulfilling your dreams.         -Og Mandino


Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted.        -David Bly

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.       -Henry David Thoreau

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find.  If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from people who have never succeeded.  If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.       -Joseph Marshall Wade

We can think of the times--perhaps only yesterday--when we listened to a friend in need, or finished a task that was nagging at us.  Maybe we made an appointment to begin a project we've been putting off.  Success is taking positive action, nothing more.  Many of us, in our youth, were taught that success only came in certain shapes and sizes.  And we felt like failures.  We need new definitions; it's time to discard the old.      -unattributed
Nothing good comes in life or athletics unless a lot of hard work has preceded the effort.  Only temporary success is achieved by taking short cuts.        -Roger Staubach

When I thought I couldn't go on, I forced myself to keep going.  My success is based on persistence, not luck.
-Estee Lauder
A successful life for a man or for a woman seems to me to lie in the knowledge that one has developed to the limit the capacities with which one was endowed; that one has contributed something constructive to family and friends and to a home community; that one has brought happiness wherever it was possible; that one has earned one's way in the world, has kept some friends, and need not be ashamed to face oneself honestly.        -Eleanor Roosevelt
The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn't like to do.
-Donald Riggs
What is the recipe for successful achievement?  To my mind there are just four essential ingredients:  Choose a career you love. . . . Give it the best there is in you. . . . Seize your opportunities. . . . and be a member of the team.
-Benjamin F. Fairless
Many of the most successful people I have known have never grown up.  They have retained bubbling-over childishness.  They have relished wit, they have indulged in humor.  They have not allowed "dignity" to depress them into moroseness.  Youthfulness of spirit is the twin brother of optimism, and optimism is the stuff of which American business success is fashioned.  Resist growing up!       -B.C. Forbes
Success is what you do with the ability that you have, how you use your talent.  It doesn't necessarily mean any one thing.       -George Allen
Among the humble and great alike, those who achieve success do so not because fate and circumstance are especially kind to them.  Often the reverse is true.  They succeed because they do not whine over their fate but take whatever has been given to them and go on to make the most of their best.        -Sidney Greenberg
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him or her; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
-Charles Kendall Adams

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.       -Vince Lombardi
Success is a state of mind.  If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.       -Joyce Brothers
Some succeed because they are destined to; most succeed because they are determined to.       -Anatole France
If hard work is the key to success, most people would rather pick the lock.       -Claude McDonald

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Any definition of a successful life must include serving others.      -George Bush


I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.       -G.K. Chesterton

What I wanted was to be allowed to do the thing in the world that I did best--which I believed then and believe now is the greatest privilege there is.  When I did that success found me.       -Debbi Fields
Most people see success as being rich and famous or powerful and influential.  Others see it as being at the top of their profession and standing out from the rest.
   The wise see success in a more personal way; they see it as achieving the goals they have set for themselves, and then feeling pride and satisfaction in their accomplishments.  True success is felt in the heart, not measured by money and power.
   So be true to yourself and achieve those goals you set.  For success is reaching those goals and feeling proud of what you have accomplished.
       -Tim Tweedie
Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success.  When you do a thing, do it with all your might. . . . Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective.       -Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me, the capacity to earn money has never been a measurement of success.  It is my belief that people must develop a philosophy early in life which permits them to have as much pleasure, enjoyment and satisfaction now as is possible without injuring themselves or others.  Money can help to do this, but it is not and must not become the sole aim of a person's existence.  We all know what happened to King Midas.       -Rudy Vallee
Success is not measured by how well you fulfill the expectations of others, but by how honestly you live up to your own expectations.       -Linda Principe

If you give a part   of yourself to life, the part you receive back   will be so much greater.  Never regret the past, but learn by it.  Never lose sight of your dreams; a person who can dream   will always have hope.  Believe in yourself; if you do, everyone else will.  You have the ability   to accomplish anything, but never do it at someone else's expense.  If you can go through life loving others, you will have achieved the greatest success of all.       -Judy LeSage

You have to define success in your own way.  What maintains your dignity and integrity and what is your life’s plan; where do you want to put your efforts?  I could be richer and more famous, but I would have to give up things that are of infinitely more value.       -Laura Schlessinger

At age 4, success is...not peeing in your pants.
At age 12, success is...having friends.
At age 16, success is...having a driver's license.
At age 20, success is...having sex.
At age 35, success is...having money.
At age 40, success is...finding meaning & purpose to life.
At age 45, success is...finding meaning & purpose to life.
At age 50, success is...having money.
At age 60, success is...having sex.
At age 70, success is...having a driver's license.
At age 75, success is...having friends.
At age 80, success is...not peeing in your pants.



Until you have learned to be tolerant with those who do not always agree with you; until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire; until you have formed the habit of looking for the good instead of the bad there is in others, you will be neither successful nor happy.       -Napoleon Hill
You cannot fail at being yourself.  A cat doesn't try to be a tiger, and you shouldn't try to be something you aren't.  You are a process, not a product.  Your job is to discover what you are and create that creature.  You still won't be perfect, but success isn't about perfection--it is about authenticity.  You are a success if you are being your real, authentic self.       -Bernie Siegel

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The hopeful person sees success where others see failure, sunshine where others see shadows and storm.     -Orison Swett Marden
My mentor taught me that success is a numbers game and very early he started asking me my numbers.  He asked, "How many books have you read in the last ninety days?" I said, "Zero"; he said, "Not a good number."  He said, "How many classes have you attended in the last six months to improve your skills?"  And I said, "Zero."  He said, "Not a good number."  Then he said, "In the last six years that you've been working, how much money have you saved and invested?"  I said, "Zero" and he said, "Not a good number."  Then here's what he said, "Mr. Rohn, if these numbers don't change your life won't change.  But," he said, "If you'll start improving these numbers then perhaps you'll start to see everything change for you."     -Jim Rohn
Don't aim at success.  The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.  For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself.  Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success:  you have to let it happen by not caring about it.  I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge.  Then you will live to see that in the long-run—in the long-run, I say!—success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.     -Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
The road to success, for me, was a long and arduous journey, strewn with obstacles and traps, pitfalls and hurdles--all created by myself.  Painful as it is, I speak of those sad and frustrating times whenever I am invited  to address sales gatherings, corporate conventions,  and success rallies, in the hope that my personal experiences will serve as sufficient evidence for all who hear me that they have it in their own power to make their lives as glorious or as terrible as they choose.     -Og Mandino, Og Mandino's Great Trilogy

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