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The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the 'someday I'll' philosophy.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
It's not what you are that holds you back, It's what you think you're not.
Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.
Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shinning star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb.
Chase your passion, not your pension.
As long as we are persistence in our pursuit of our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow. We cannot choose the day or time when we will fully bloom. It happens in its own time.
Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.
You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art -- an individual masterpiece.
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.
You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won t, you most assuredly won t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.
Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life.
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!
Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the finest transportation and endurance for their lives.
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.
You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.
The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
Don't ever let economic alone determine your career or how you spend the majority of your time.
you must get money to chase you, but never let it catch up.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.