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- The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
If you're first you're first, if you are second you're nothing.
I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
The person who said "winning isn't everything", never won anything.
Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.
The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, and to the point of exaustion, when no one else is watching.
Show me a guy who is afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.
If at first you don't succeed, you are running about average.
"Ain't nobody gonna throw punches hard as life, it will pound you to your knees, and keep you there if you let it. The difference between the winner and th coward is how many hard shots you can take and still get up." -Rocky
It's better to be a failure than a quitter.
There is always someone out there getting better than you, by working harder than you.
The only time you'll find success before work, is in the dictionary.
If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in life.
There are no stats for leadership.
“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow”
Opposition is a natural part of life. Just as we develop our physical muscles through overcoming opposition - such as lifting weights - we develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and adversity.”
Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them.”
In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.”
I've lived to bury my desires,/ And see my dreams corrode with rust;/ Now all that's left are fruitless fires/ That burn my empty heart to dust.
Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really?... True effectiveness requires balance.
Men are failures, not because they are stupid, but because they are not sufficiently impassioned
Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure.
If it turns out that my best wasn't good enough, at least I won't look back and say that I was afraid to try; failure makes me work even harder. –Michael Jordan
If we will be quiet and ready enough, we shall find compensation in every disappointment.
If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.
In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. The best way is to forget doubts and set about the task in hand... If you are doing your best, you will not have time to worry about failure.
Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism.
“To seek approval is to have no resting place, no sanctuary. Like all judgment, approval encourages a constant striving. It makes us uncertain of who we are and of our true value. Approval cannot be trusted. It can be withdrawn at any time no matter what our track record has been. It is as nourishing of real growth as cotton candy. Yet many of us spend our lives pursuing it.”
“Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.”
“The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. It's got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.”
You must endure what is painful to secure that which is
"The woman was made of a rib out of the side of Adam; not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled upon by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to be protected, and near his heart to be loved."