Motivation to do our best and be the best we can be!
In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept destructive criticism. Without 100% dedication, you won't be able to do this.Wilson Mizner
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar
Famous Golf Players know something we don't, people often over estimate what can be achieved in the short term and under estimate long term results. P.G.A
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reasons for remaining ashore. Vincent Van Gogh
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), philosopher, scientist, author
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person's determination.Tommy Lasorda
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win. If you don't you won't.Bruce Jenner
The will must be stronger than the skill.Muhammad Ali
If you don't set a baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that's far below what you deserve. Anthony Robbins
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. Abraham Maslow
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts.Booker T. Washington
If you develop the habits of success, you will make success a habit. Michael E. Angier
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.Napoleon Hill
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.Jesse Owens (1913-1980), Olympic athlete
Winners are losers who got up and gave it one more try. Dennis DeYoung
Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence. Lin Yutang
The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.William Arthur Ward
The gem cannot be polished without friction.Chinese proverb
Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Responsibility finds a way. Irresponsibility makes excuses!” Gene Bedley; author, educator
Everyone's life is under someone's control - it might as well be under your own so that you can direct your destiny. Harry Tucker
The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude. Oprah Winfrey (b. 1954), television host, actress, philanthopist
If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance. Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), poet, essayist
It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. Agnes Repplier
My days of whining and complaining about others have come to an end. Nothing is easier than fault finding. All it will do is discolor my personality so that none will want to associate with me. That was my old life. No more.Og Mandino
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. Winston Churchill
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit. Baltasar Gracian (1601-1656), author
If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of becoming a prophet. Isaac Bashevis Singer
You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear, as young as your hope, as old as your despair.Samuel Ullman (1840-1924)
The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who without a dream.Harry Kemp
Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination. liam Longgood
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Lao-Tzu
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” Mother Theresa (1910-1997), founder of the Missionaries of Charity
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.Ambrose Redmoon
“Courage is a special kind of knowledge: the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be feared.” David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), Prime Minister of Israel
The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice; their choice! Dwight D. Eisenhower
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out--it's the grain of sand in your shoe. Robert Service
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.Chinese proverb
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there. Bob Proctor
Not what we give, But what we share, For the gift without the giver is bare.James Russell Lowell
Learn to express rather than impress. Expressing evokes a me too attitude while impressing evokes a so what attitude. E James Rohn
Arrogance invites ruin; humility receives benefits. Chinese proverb
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possibility. Oprah Winfrey
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it, it's only good for wallowing in. Katherine Mansfield
Go confidently in the direction of our dreams! Live the life you've imagined.Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), philosopher, writer, naturalist
We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. Stevie Wonder
To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another. Katherine Paterson
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour. Jim Rohn
There is incredible value in being of service to others.” Elizabeth Berg
The deepest secret is that life is not a process of discovery, but a process of creation. You are not discovering yourself, but creating yourself anew. Seek, therefore not to find out who you are, seek to determine who you want to be.
“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving... we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it... but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor.” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit. When they saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead.
The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all of their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead.
Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.
The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out.
When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?"
The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.
This story teaches two lessons:
1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.
2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them. Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path.
The power of words....it is sometimes hard to understand that a encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can speak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times.
Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another.Author Unknown
In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)German Resistance fighter in World War II
Good habits are as easy to form as bad ones. Tim McCarver
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. Charles Dickens (1812-70), novelist
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard
Any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day. Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), political leader
Happiness grows at our own firesides (backyard), and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens. Douglas Jerrould
The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good. Ann Landers
“When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), philosopher, scientist, author
By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength, no strength that could not become a defect. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do so with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. Og Mandino
Treat everyone you meet as though they are the most important person you'll meet today. Roger Dawson
Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for. Epicurus
“They are not poor that have little, but they that desire much. The richest man, whatever his lot, is the one who's content with his lot.” Dutch proverb
When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. Arland Gilbert
They had that special grace, that special spirit that says, Give me a challenge and I'll meet it with joy. Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), 40th U.S. President
The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. Russell Lynes
Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. Margaret Cousins
Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. Dr. Seuss
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-82), philosopher, poet, essayist
The heart, like the grape, is prone to delivering its harvest in the same moment it appears to be crushed. Roger Houseden
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968), civil rights leader
I now realize there are millions of self-made millionaires who started with nothing. They dug inside themselves to find the answers and they succeeded. There is nothing anyone else can do that I can't do. Dean Graziosi
I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), architect
It is not the cards you are dealt but what you do with them that counts.Anonymous
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Edison (1847-1931), inventor
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do. Henry Ford
Never be afraid to try something new. Remember: An amateur built the Ark--professionals built the Titanic. unknown
If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying. Would you sell both your eyes for a million dollars. or your legs. or your hands. or your hearing? Add up what you do have, and you'll find that you won't sell them for all the gold in the world. The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself. Dale Carnegie
“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” Glenn Turner
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, It might have been. john Greenleaf
Never regret your mistakes. Learn from them so you don't repeat them.
Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.Jonn Wooden
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.Forster
“In caring I experience the other as having potentialities and the need to grow. In helping the other grow I do not impose my own direction; rather, I allow the direction of the other's growth to guide what I do, to help determine how I am to respond.” Milton Mayeroff
Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill
“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning. ” Dennis Whitley
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. Marshall Wade
“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.”
William Claire Menninger (1899-1966), psychiatrist
When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit -
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you're hardest hit -
It's when things go wrong that you mustn't quit.
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. patricia Neal
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” James (1842-1910), psychologist, philosopher
Your attitude is your altitude. It determines how high you fly. Anonymous
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. F. Kennedy
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Powell (b. 1937), 65th U.S. Secretary of State
Now the alternative to despair is courage. And human life can be viewed as a continuous struggle between these two options. Courage is the capacity to affirm one's life in spite of the elements which threaten it. The fact that courage usually predominates over despair in itself tells us something important about life. It tells you that the forces that affirm life are stronger than those that negate it. E. Pfuetze
Fear is only as deep as the mind allows. Proverb
Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.” Garrison (b. 1931), author
The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are. Dreier
Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Mead