Success and Failure

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. — Michael Jordan

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. — David Bly

Where you stumble, there your treasure lies. — Joseph Campbell

You choose to act or procrastinate, believe or doubt, help or hinder, succeed or fail. — Lou Holtz

It is okay to ask what you can give to yourself. In fact, it’s very okay. Personal ambition, personal happiness, and personal spiritual development stoke the fires of desire, of yearning, and of achievement. They are the cornerstones of evolution. — Neale Donald Walsch

I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small, I accomplish great things. — Dr. Wayne Dyer

Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck. — Dalai Lama

Paralyze resistance with persistence. — Woody Hayes

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody — Bill Cosby

1. Start very small. 2. Do only one change at a time. 3. Be present and enjoy the activity (don’t focus on results). 4. Be grateful for every step you take. — Leo Babauta

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. — Marianne Williamson

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. — Lucille Ball

You don’t learn from a situation where you do something well. You enjoy it and give yourself credit, but you don’t really learn from that. You learn from trial and error, trial and error all the time. — Suzanne Farrell

Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier. — Colin Powel

Any man is liable to err, only a fool persists in error. — Marcus Tullius Cicero

You will be a failure, until you impress the subconscious with the conviction you are a success. This is done by making an affirmation which “clicks.” — Florence Scovel Shinn Success and Failure

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. — Earl Nightingale

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. — Og Mandino

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. — Francois Bacon

Talk doesn’t cook rice. — Chinese proverb

How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.   — Martin Luther

The brick walls in your way aren’t there to keep you out. They’re there to give you a chance to show how much you want it, and to keep out everyone else who doesn’t want it as much as you do. — Randy Pausch

If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down. — Unknown

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. — Lucille Ball

There is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. — Arthur Rubinstein

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. — David Frost

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. — English Proverb

Mistakes are the portals of discovery. — James Joyce

It’s never crowded along the extra mile. — Dr. Wayne Dyer

If you are hopeful and determined, you will always find some measure of success. Winning the gold medal does not matter. You will have tried your best. — the Dalai Lama

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. — Frank Capra

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire. — Ferdinand Foch

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. — the Dalai Lama

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture…Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. — Norman Vincent Peale

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed. — Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. — Henry Ford

If you want to achieve widespread impact and lasting value, be bold. — Howard Schultz

The trouble is, if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more. — Erica Jong

Expectations are just leftover praise. They are a blessing. If you didn’t have the capability to meet them, they wouldn’t exist. — Chris Shiflett

For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? — James Allen

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson. — the Dalai Lama

Just one mental shift—focusing on the abundance of your environment—switches your psychological settings so that your life automatically improves in many areas you may think are unrelated. This is essentially a leap from fear to faith. — Martha Beck

Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best. — Marva Collins

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake. — Elbert Hubbard

Even the smallest victory is never to be taken for granted. Each victory must be applauded. — Audre Lord

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. — Bill Cosby

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