The importance of a good attitude:

Success is 99% attitude and 1% aptitude.

– Celestine Chua


The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a person….a company… a team… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.

– Charles R. Swindoll


If you think you are beaten, you are

If you think you dare not, you don’t,

If you like to win, but you think you can’t
, It is almost certain you won’t.
For out of the world we find,
 Success begins with a fellow’s will, It’s all in the state of mind.

Life’s battles don’t always go
, To the stronger or faster man,

But sooner or later the man who wins
 is the man WHO THINKS HE CAN!

– Walter D. Wintle


Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

– Dale Carnegie



The importance of effort and working hard:

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

– Vince Lombardi


Everything worthwhile is the result of hard work & effort (even if it looks effortless from the outside…)

– A Godsons Truth


There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. It takes work.

– Unknown.


The Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you’re willing to pay the price.

– Vince Lombardi


There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

– Colin Powell


I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

– Thomas Jefferson


I’ve learned from experience that if you work harder at it, and apply more energy and time to it, and more consistency, you get a better result. It comes from the work.

– Louis C. K



We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

– Aristotle


Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

– Vince Lombardi


Winners never quit, quitters never win

– Anonymous


The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs… one step at a time.

– Joe Girard


The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

– Vince Lombardi


I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious

– Vince Lombardi


If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.

– Ben Hogan


Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work

– Unknown



The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.

– John D. Rockefeller


I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

– Vince Lombardi


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.

– Vince Lombardi


You get out what you put in.

– Unknown



Courage & strength:

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.

– Winston Churchill


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

– Nelson Mandela


Never, Never, Never Give up

– Winston Churchill


Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

– Nelson Mandela


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

– Martin Luther King Jr.


The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten, rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable.

– Vince Lombardi


I’m a little wounded, but I am not slain;
I will lay me down to bleed for a while,
Then I’ll rise and fight with you again.

– John Dryden


Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It can be a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain’t you. You’re better than that.

– Rocky V


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent

– Eleanor Roosevelt


You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

– Wayne Gretzky


By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

– Benjamin Franklin


Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.

– George Edward


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

– Dwight D. Eisenhower


STRENGTH: My mind, body and spirit are strong • I take time each day to rejuvenate and recharge • I draw from a deep well of peace and calm • I breathe in strength and release my fears • I go after my hearts deep desires • I can accomplish anything • All of my dreams are coming true • I focus on my goal and have the strength to make it happen. I choose to be unstoppable • I am strong • I act in spite of my fears • I am bigger than my concerns and worries • I go for it with gusto! • I can do anything i put my mind to • Each day I am getting stronger • I take great care of myself • The strength of others inspires me daily. • I trust my intuition and live a courageous life.

– Unknown