Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury – to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failures certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Success is determined not by whether or not you face obstacles, but by your reaction to them. And if you look at these obstacles as a containing fence, they become your excuse for failure. If you look at them as a hurdle, each one strengthens you for the next.
The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.
I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Understanding the difference between healthy striving and perfectionism is critical to laying down the shield and picking up your life. Research shows that perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life paralysis.
The roughest roads often lead to the top.
Find a purpose to serve, not a lifestyle to live.
Most men either compromise or drop their greatest talents and start running after, what they perceive to be, a more reasonable success, and somewhere in between they end up with a discontented settlement. Safety is indeed stability, but it is not progression.
The harder you fall, the heavier your heart; the heavier your heart, the stronger you climb; the stronger you climb, the higher your pedestal.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Don’t worry about being effective. Just concentrate on being faithful to the truth.
The line between failure and success is so fine. . . that we are often on the line and do not know it.
There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Success is a great deodorant.
When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.
To be independent of public opinion is the first formal condition of achieving anything great.
No other success can compensate for failure in the home.
I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes.
If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn’t anything you can’t do if you want to.
Spending time with God is the key to our strength and success in all areas of life. Be sure that you never try to work God into your schedule, but always work your schedule around Him.
Success, after all, loves a witness, but failure can’t exist without one.
You make mistakes, mistakes don’t make you
Curious that we spend more time congratulating people who have succeeded than encouraging people who have not.