“Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”
– Lance Armstrong
You have to learn to ask questions in a way that will elicit more nuanced answers, rather than the answers you would like to get.
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but on significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
It is better to burn out than to fade away.
-Neil Young / Rust never sleeps / 1979
-Kurt Cobain / Suicide note / 1994
It is hard to fail, but it is worse never have tried to succeed.
If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule : Never lie to yourself.
Success is something you attract by the person you become.
Sure I am of this, that you have only to endure to conquer.
Work hard in silence, let success be your noise.
A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl.
Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing.
Success is finding satisfaction in giving a little more than you take.
Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
-Arnold H. Glasow
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
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.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
A strong, positive self image is the best possible preparation for success.
Success in the majority of circumstances depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed.
Success is not final; failure is not fatal : it is the courage to continue that counts.
Success isn’t something that just happens – success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared.
Strive not to be a success, but to be of value.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it wont taste good.
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value.
1. தினமும் அரை நாள் (12 மணி நேரம்) கடுமையாக உழையுங்கள்.
2. வாய்ப்புகளை திறக்கும் சாவி உழைப்புதான் என்பதை மறக்காதீர்.
3. வெற்றி ஒன்றையே மனம் நினைக்கவேண்டும்.
4. வெற்றி என்னும் ஏணியில் ஒவ்வொரு படியாகத்தான் ஏறவேண்டும்.
5. ஒரு மரத்தின் உச்சியை அடைய இரண்டு வழிகள் உண்டு. ஒன்று, யாராவது ஏற்றி விடுவார்கள் என்று காத்திருப்பது, மற்றொன்று நாமே ஏறுவது.
6. வியாபார அபாயங்களை கண்டு அஞ்சக்கூடாது.
7. பிடித்த காரியத்தை செய்யவேண்டும் என்பதைவிட செய்யும் காரியத்தை நமக்கு பிடித்ததாய் ஆக்கிக்கொள்ளவேண்டும்.
8. முடியாது, தெரியாது, நடக்காது, என்ற வார்த்தைகளை சொல்லவே கூடாது.
9. பாதுகாப்பாய் ஒரே இடத்தில் இருப்பது வளர்ச்சிக்கு உதவாது.
10. வெற்றிக்கு தேவை பாதி அதிர்ஷ்டம் பாதி அறிவு.