People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.
Plans get you into things, but you’ve got to work your way out.
~ Will Rogers
Think like a man of action. Act like a man of thought.
The difference between a successful person and others is not a loack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
~ Vince Lombardi
“The appearance of the bull changes when you enter the ring.” The matador’s point of view is different from the spectator’s.
~ Mexican proverb
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
~ Dale Carnegie
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
~ Lao Tzu
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
~ Erica Jong
Ambition means tying your well-being to what other people say or do.
Self-indulgence means tying it to the things that happen to you.
Sanity means tying it to your own actions.
~ Marcus Aurelius, Meditations