The great Kentucky coach, Adolph Rupp, once stated, “Success is the glue that holds a great team together.”
Whether you are part of a team, a business, or simply as an individual, confidence is always the greatest asset. Victories will become habit-forming when you are capable of summoning that great power we all have within us.
Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It’s courage that counts.
Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another for thirty days — but it is the man who has it for thirty years who makes a success in life.
The secret of success is to be like a duck — smooth and unruffled on top, but paddling furiously underneath.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Success has ruined many a man.
To be successful, you have to keep moving. After all, no one stumbles sitting down.
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure…it just means you haven’t succeeded yet.
Success is piece of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
A man may make mistakes but he isn’t a failure until he starts blaming someone else.
Talent is the gift plus the passion — a desire to succeed so intense that no force on earth can stop it.
If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.
Failure isn’t fatal unless you let it be.
The three most important steps you will take: the last step, the first step, the next step.
Most players prepare for disaster. A good player prepares for success.
Those who want to succeed will find a way; those who don’t will find an excuse!
Success is knowing the difference between cornering people and getting them in your corner.
When facing a difficult task, act as though it is impossible to fail. If you’re going after Moby Dick, take along the tartar sauce.
Don’t accept ‘good enough’ as good enough.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Theresa, Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you.
Do not stare up the steps to success, step up the stairs.
The door to the room of success swings on the hinge of determination.
Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body, and soul.
For all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: ‘It might have been’!
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
There are many ways to measure success; not the least of which is the way your child describes you when talking to a friend.
Success is not measured by what a man accomplishes, but by the opposition he has encountered and the courage with which he has maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
The only difference between a success and a failure is that the successful person is willing to do what the failure is not willing to do.
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
Three Secrets to Success: Be willing to learn new things. Be able to assimilate new information quickly. Be able to get along with and work with other people.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
You always pass failure on the way to success.
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
Press on: nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
With knowledge comes opportunity. With perseverance comes success.
Whenever I hear, ‘It can’t be done’, I know I’m close to success.
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.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel.
If one asks for success and prepares for failure, one will get the situation one has prepared for.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the things that you did do. So throw off the bowliness. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
It is never to late to be what you might have been.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
Nature gave men two ends – one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then, man’s success has been dependent on the one he used most.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
Be not afraid of greatness: some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.
It is the follow through that makes the great difference between ultimate success and failure, because it is so easy to stop.
Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments.
There’s no such thing as Perfection. But, in striving for perfection, we can achieve excellence
All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.
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.
I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try please everyone.
Make progress one time and it makes you happy. Make progress day after day, week after week and it makes you a champion.
If I had permitted my failures, or what seemed to me at the time a lack of success, to discourage me I cannot see any way in which I would ever have made progress.
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.
What people can dream, people can do.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’
Above all things, never be afraid. The enemy who forces you to retreat is himself afraid of you at that very moment.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
When we leap, we must leap as though the net will appear. A leap in life, however big or small, is an act of commitment with the expectation of success.
Ever tried? Ever failed? No Matter, try again, fail again, Fail better.
The road to success … is always under construction.
Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
We must never be afraid to go too far, for success lies just beyond.
To succeed, we must first believe that we can.
Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.
Success is not forever, and failure isn’t fatal.
Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles, and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self confident, and more and more successful.
Success is not a destination that you ever reach. Success is the quality of your journey.
Flaming enthusiasm, backed by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Hard work alone won’t guarantee success, but without hard work, I’ll guarantee you won’t have success.
Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.
They are able because they think they are able.
Doing the best you are capable of doing is victory in itself, and less than that is defeat.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
Don’t worry about failures. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.
If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keep your mouth shut.
There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.