Everyone needs a little inspiration now and then. To start your week off on the right foot, we are going to bring you a new motivational quote every Monday.

Feel free to share your favorite inspirational quote with us in the comments below. We may end up featuring it in a future Motivational Monday!

Motivating yourself and those around you is often the difference between victory and defeat or success and failure. And sometime people can sum up motivation in just a few simple words. Our popular book, Kick Starters For Life, gives you 1,407 examples.

Purchase your copy of this inspirational book now and find the words of world leaders, world-class athletes, celebrities, entertainers, philosophers and more. Find that one little phrase that strikes the spark that gets your competitive fires blazing and use others to pass that flame on to family members, employees and clients.


Motivational Monday: December 17, 2018

“I noticed that the dynamic range between what an average person could accomplish and what the best person could accomplish was 50 or 100 to 1 .... A small team of A+ players can run circles around a giant team of B and C players.”

— Steve Jobs

Previous Motivational Monday Quotes Date Posted

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”

— Proverb

12-10-18

“It’s not always that we need to do more, but rather that we need to focus on less.”

— Nathan W. Morris

12-3-18

“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.”

— Latin Proverb

11-26-18

“Those who have the privilege to know have the duty to act.”

— Albert Einstein

11-19-18

“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”

— Mark Twain

11-12-18

“Pressure is a privilege — it only comes to those who earn it.”

— Billie Jean King

11-5-18

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” 

— Steve Jobs

10-29-18

“Ideas without actions are worthless.” 

— Harvey Mackay

10-22-18

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” 

— H.G. Wells

10-15-18

“He who blames others has a long way to go on his journey. He who blames himself is halfway there. He who blames no one has arrived.” 

— Chinese Proverb

10-8-18

“Everyone is looking for instant success,  but it doesn't work that way. You build a successful life one day at a time.” 

— Lou Holtz

10-1-18

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” 

— Shunryu Suzuki 

9-24-18

“Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without the strategy.”

– General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. 

9-17-18

“Great effort springs naturally from a great attitude.”

— Pat Riley

9-10-18

“Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter.”

— Dan Reeves

9-3-18

“Once you learn how good you really are, you never settle for playing less than your best.”

— Reggie Jackson

8-27-18

“No matter how good you are, it’s the team that makes the superstar.”

— Fran Tarkenton

8-20-18

“The real winners are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.”

— Barbara Pletcher

8-13-18

“Follow your bliss. Find where it is and don’t be afraid to follow it.”

— Joseph Campbell

8-6-18

“The most important element in the character makeup is mental toughness.”

— Vince Lombardi

7-30-18

“Have a fierce resolve in everything you do. Demonstrate determination, resiliency and tenacity. Do not let temporary setbacks become permanent excuses. Use mistakes and problems as opportunities to get better — not reasons to quit.”

— Jamie Dimon, CEO, JPMorgan Chase

7-23-18

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.”

    — Steve Prefontaine

7-16-18

“To be prepared is half the victory.”

    — Miguel Cervantes

7-9-18

“The achievements of an organization are the result of the combined effort of each individual.”

    — Vince Lombardi

7-2-18

“Be bold. If you’re going to make an error, make a doozy, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.”

    — Billie Jean King

6-25-18

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

    — Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.

6-18-18

“The best and hardest work is done in the spirit of adventure and challenge.”

    — William McKnight

6-11-18

“Fortune favors the brave.”

    — Unknown (Phrase dates back to ancient Rome) 

6-4-18

“Sit with winners; the conversations will be different.”

    — Unknown

5-28-18

“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”

    — Mark Twain

5-21-18

“If you live long enough, you’ll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you’ll be a better person. It’s how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.”

    — Bill Clinton

5-14-18

“Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?”

— Jimmy Johnson

5-7-18

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”

— Helen Keller

4-30-19

“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing.”

— Abraham Lincoln

4-23-18

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”

— William B. Sprague

4-16-18

“Either you run the day or the day runs you.”

— Jim Rohn

4-9-18

“I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.”

— Babe Ruth

4-2-18

“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

— Dale Carnegie

3-26-18

“Begin to be now what you will be hereafter."

— William James

3-19-18

“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs . . . If you can wait and not be tired by waiting . . . If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim . . . If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you... Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it."

Read the full poem here >>

— Rudyard Kipling

3-12-18

“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control, now."

— Denis Waitley

3-5-18

“Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work."

— Ralph Marston

2-26-18

"Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together."

—Paul Ryan 

2-19-18

“Life is full of difficult times. But someone out there always has it worse than you do. If you fill your days with pity, sorrowful for the way you have been treated, bemoaning your lot in life, blaming your circumstances on someone or something else, then life will be long and hard. If, on the other hand, you refuse to give up on your dreams, stand tall and strong against the odds — then life will be what you make of it — and you can make it great. Never, ever, ring the bell!”

— Admiral William H. McRaven (U.S. Navy retired) and author of Make Your Bed

2-12-18
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail."
 

— Benjamin Franklin

2-5-18
"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus."
 

— Alexander Graham Bell

1-29-18

"Be the hammer, not the nail."

— E. Joseph Cossman

1-22-18
"Action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action."
 

— Benjamin Disraeli

1-15-18
"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."

— Carol Burnett

1-8-18
"And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."

— Rainer Maria Rilke

1-1-18
"Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."

— Calvin Coolidge

12-25-17
"Communication — the human connection — is the key to personal and career success."

— Paul J. Meyer

12-18-17
"I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better."

— Steve Southerland

12-11-17
"Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction."

— John F. Kennedy

12-4-17
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping."

— Fred Rogers

11-27-17
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

— Winston Churchill

11-13-17
"Risk is trying to control something you are powerless over."

— Eric Clapton

11-13-17
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."

— Vincent Van Gogh

10-30-17
"Patience is not simply the ability to wait — it's how we behave while we're waiting."

— Joyce Meyer

10-30-17
"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."

— Franklin D. Roosevelt

10-23-17
"You need to let go of your fear and anxiety of being judged by others."

— Gavin Newsom

10-16-17
"Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

— James Joyce

10-9-17
"We don't develop courage by being happy every day. We develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity."

— Barbara De Angelis

10-2-17
"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."

— Hans Selye

9-25-17
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."

— Aristotle

9-18-17
"The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come."

— James Whitcomb Riley

9-11-17
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."

— Earl Nightingale

9-4-17
"Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster."

— Elon Musk

8-28-17
"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others."

— Tony Robbins

8-21-17
"Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected. Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn't looking down at a device in their hands? We've become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us."

— Regina Brett

8-14-17
"Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble."

— Yehuda Berg

8-7-17
"All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience."

— Henry Miller

7-31-17
"Intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it."

— Tabatha Coffey

7-24-17
"The ability to recognize opportunities and move in new — and sometimes unexpected — directions will benefit you no matter your interests or aspirations."

— Drew Gilpin Faust

7-17-17
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

— Anais Nin

7-10-17
Earl Nightingale stated, “If you spend 1 extra hour each day in the study of your chosen field, you’ll be a national expert in 5 years or less.” His promise calls for an EXTRA hour per day. It begins when you an invest an hour beyond what it takes to be simply adequate. The extra hour does make a difference. Why? Because it’s so rare to find anyone who puts in much extra effort for an extended period of time at anything. Most people, most of the time, do just enough to get by. Top people are often just a bit better than their peers, but they’ve been just a little bit better year after year for quite a while.

— Time Tactics of Very Successful People

7-3-17
"There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go."

— Jessica Hatchigan

6-26-17
"True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be."

— Ralph W. Sockman

6-19-17
"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness."

— Napoleon Hill

6-12-17
"If you fail, never give up because F.A.I.L. means 'first Attempt In Learning.'
End is not the end, if fact E.N.D. means 'Effort Never Dies.'
If you get 'No' as an answer, remember N.O. means 'Next Opportunity.'
So let's be positive."

— Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

6-5-17
"A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.."

— George William Curtis

5-29-17
"Life is a series of punches. It presents a lot of challenges. It presents a lot of hardship, but the people that are able to take those punches and able to move forward are the ones that really do have a lot of success and have a lot of joy in their life and have a lot of stories to tell, too."

— Josh Turner

5-22-17
"No one really has a bad life. Not even a bad day. Just bad moments."

— Regina Brett

5-15-17
"Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes."

— Hug Prather

5-8-17
"Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation and your enjoyment..."

— Joe Jamail

5-1-17
"Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well."

— Jim Rohn

4-24-17
"Don't be afraid to fail; it's proof you'll soon be successful."

— Barbara Corcoran

4-17-17
"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind."

— Joyce Meyer

4-10-17
"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one."

— Hans Selye

4-3-17
"Well, if it can be thought, it can be done, a problem can be overcome."

— E.A. Bucchianeri

3-27-17
"Here is our philosophy: if you develop your strengths to the maximum, the strength becomes so great it overwhelms the weakness. Our winning player, you see, plays only his forehand. Even though he cannot play backhand and his competition knows he cannot play backhand, his forehand is so invincible that it cannot be beaten."

— Coach of China's 1984 gold-medal table-tennis squad

3-20-17
"Wisdom and understanding can only become the possession of individual men by traveling the old road of observation, attention, perseverance, and industry."

— Samuel Smiles

3-13-17
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."

— Og Mandino

3-6-17
"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present."

— Jim Rohn

2-27-17
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

— Mark Twain

2-20-17
"Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak."

— Thomas Carlyle

2-13-17
"One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say."

— Bryant H. McGill

2-6-17
"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place."

— George Bernard Shaw

1-30-17
20 Things You Can Do That Cost Nothing That Are Guaranteed to Deliver EXTRAORDINARY RETURNS. Source: Mel Kleinman
  1. Be on time.
  2. Share.
  3. Have a strong work ethic.
  4. Exert extra effort.
  5. Be trustworthy.
  6. Have a positive mental attitude.
  7. Never complain or criticize.
  8. Be prepared.
  9. Show respect.
  10. Listen.
  11. Say "Thank you."
  12. Learn new things.
  13. Teach others what you know.
  14. Be accountable.
  15. Take responsibility.
  16. Admit what you don't know.
  17. Ask for help.
  18. Work safely.
  19. Be a team player.
  20. Do your best.
1-23-17
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies."

— Mother Teresa

1-16-17
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek."

— Mario Andretti

1-9-17
"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something."

— Neil Gaiman

1-2-17
"Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it."

— Theodore Roosevelt

12-26-16
"I think every individual has his or her own power, and it's a matter of working, taking time and defining what that power is."

— Jill Scott

12-19-16
"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

— George S. Patton

12-12-16
"You win by working hard, making tough decisions and building coalitions."

— John Engler

12-5-16
“You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

— Rabindranath Tagore

11-28-16
“Strong people don't put others down... They lift them up.”

— Michael P. Watson

11-21-16
“Be thankful for everything that happens in your life; it’s all an experience.”

— Roy T. Bennett

11-14-16
“Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”

— Newt Gingrich

11-7-16
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.”

— Peter Marshall

10-31-16
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”

— Robert Louis Stevenson

10-24-16
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.”

— Abigail Adams

10-17-16
“No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.”

— Ramana Maharshi

10-10-16
“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”

— Tony Robbins

10-3-16
“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.”

— Marcus Aurelius

9-26-16
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality, nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit.”

— Christopher McCandless

9-19-16
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

— C. JoyBell C.

9-12-16
“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”

— Helen Keller

9-5-16
“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

8-29-16
“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

— Arnold Schwarzenegger

8-22-16
“Well done is better than well said.”

— Benjamin Franklin

8-15-16
“Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”

— W. Clement Stone

8-8-16
“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.”

— Marie Curie

8-1-16
“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”

— C.S. Lewis

7-25-16
“The way to learn whether a person is trustworthy is to trust him.”

— Ernest Hemingway

7-18-16
“None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.”

— Harvey Mackay

7-11-16
“Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose, to respond, to change.”

— Stephen Covey

7-4-16
“Don't be afraid of your fears. They're not there to scare you. They're there to let you know that something is worth it.”

— C. JoyBell C.

6-27-16
“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”

— Vince Lombardi

6-20-16
“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.”

— St. Jerome

6-13-16
“One mistake does not have to rule a person's entire life.”

— Joyce Meyer

6-6-16
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.”

— Pele

5-30-16
“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.”

— John C. Maxwell

5-23-16
“There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.”

— Josh Billings

5-16-16
“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.”

— Douglas Adams

5-9-16
“Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.”

— Gordon B. Hinckley

5-2-16
“If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.”

— Les Brown

4-25-16
“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

— Thomas Fowell Buxton

4-18-16
“A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way.”

— Allen Klein

4-11-16
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

— Peter Drucker

4-4-16-16
“Today is a new day. It's a day you have never seen before and will never see again. Stop telling yourself the 'same crap, different day' lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.”

— Dr. Steve Maraboli

3-28-16
“All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”

— Pope Paul VI

3-21-16
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald

3-14-16
“I believe in the dignity of labor, whether with head or hand; that the world owes no man a living but that it owes every man an opportunity to make a living.”

— John D. Rockefeller

3-7-16
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”

— Winston Churchill

2-29-16
“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”

— Mark Twain

2-22-16
“Whatever you want to do, do with full passion and work really hard towards it. Don't look anywhere else. There will be a few distractions, but if you can be true to yourself, you will be successful for sure.”

— Virat Kohli

2-15-16
“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”

— Sydney J. Harris

2-8-16
“Your friends will believe in your potential, your enemies will make you live up to it.”

— Tim Fargo

2-1-16
“Anyone can hide. Facing up to things, working through them, that's what makes you strong.”

— Sarah Dessen

1-25-16
“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.”

— Ann Landers

1-18-16
“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.”

— Denis Waitley

1-11-16
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.”

— Neil Gaiman

1-4-16
“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”

— Bertrand Russell

12-28-15
"Confidence doesn't come out of nowhere. It's a result of something... hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication."

— Roger Staubach

12-21-15
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

12-14-15
“It's always too early to quit.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

12-7-15
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

11-30-15
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.”

— Confucius

11-23-15
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”

— Joseph Chilton Pearce

11-16-15
“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”

— Les Brown

11-9-15
“Either I will find a way, or I will make one.”

— Philip Sidney

11-2-15
“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.”

— Kyle Chandler

10-26-15
“Nobody's a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.”

— Paul Coffey

10-19-15
“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”

— William Butler Yeats

10-12-15
“The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

— John Ruskin

10-5-15
“You have to make it happen.”

— Denis Diderot

9-28-15
“What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”

— Ralph Marston

9-21-15
“Without commitment, you cannot have depth in anything, whether it's a relationship, a business or a hobby.”

— Neil Strauss

9-14-15
“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

— Indira Gandhi

9-7-15
“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.”

— H. G. Wells

8-31-15
“A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”

— Ayn Rand

8-24-15
“Do the things you used to talk about doing but never did. Know when to let go and when to hold on tight. Stop rushing. Don't be intimidated to say it like it is. Stop apologizing all the time. Learn to say no, so your yes has some oomph. Spend time with the friends who lift you up, and cut loose the ones who bring you down. Stop giving your power away. Be more concerned with being interested than being interesting. Be old enough to appreciate your freedom, and young enough to enjoy it. Finally, know who you are.”

— Kristin Armstrong

8-17-15
“What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”

— Oscar Wilde

8-10-15
“The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.”

— Henry Drummond

8-3-15
“It is our attitude toward life that determines life’s attitude toward us. We get back what we put out.”

— Earl Nightingale

7-27-15
“Education costs money. But then so does ignorance.”

— Sir Claus Moser

7-20-15
"What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?”

— Robert H. Schuller

7-13-15
"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”

— Og Mandino

7-6-15
"Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”

— Jack Canfield

6-29-15
"Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.”

— John Wayne

6-22-15
"Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.”

— Chuck Palahniuk

6-8-15
"You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.”

— Booker T. Washington

6-8-15
"Unity is strength... when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved”

— Mattie Stepanek

6-1-15
"Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.”

— William J. Bennett

5-25-15
"The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.”

— John Ruskin

5-18-15
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”

— David Brinkley

5-11-15
"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.”

— Sam Ewing

5-4-15
"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."

— Jim Rohn

4-27-15
"A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work."

— Colin Powell

4-20-15
"If you don't value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents—start charging for it."

— Kim Garst

4-13-15
"There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."

— Ray Goforth

4-6-15
"Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

— Francis of Assisi

3-30-15
"Ask yourself if what you are doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow." 3-23-15
"Work hard to achieve integrity in your work and your relationships with the people you work with."

— Rebel Wilson

3-16-15
"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."

— Clint Eastwood

3-9-15
"Complaining is like vomiting. You might feel better after you get it out, but you make everybody around you sick."

— Paul Molitor

2-23-15
"Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going."

— Sam Levenson

2-16-15
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

— Henry David Thoreau

2-9-15
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."

— Charlotte Whitton

1-26-15
"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

1-19-15
"The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare."

— Bobby Knight

1-12-14
"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."

— David Brinkley

1-5-15
"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."

— Sigmund Freud

12-29-14
"Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."

— Victor Kiam

12-22-14
"A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure."

— Unknown

12-15-14
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

— Neale Donald Walsch

12-8-14
"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"

— Marvin Phillips

12-1-14
"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."

— Vince Lombardi

11-24-14
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

— C.S. Lewis

11-17-14
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."

— Thomas A. Edison

11-10-14
"At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets."

— Steve Maraboli

11-3-14
"It always seems impossible until it is done."

— Nelson Mandela

10-27-14
"You create your opportunities by asking for them."

— Shakti Gawain

10-20-14
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."

— Lou Holtz

10-13-14
"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong."

— Peter T. Mcintyre

10-6-14
"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."

— Lou Holtz

9-29-14
"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."

— Ken Venturi

9-22-14

"Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."

— Winston Churchill

9-15-14

"In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it."

— Norman Vincent Peale

9-8-14
"Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful."

— Joshua J. Marine

9-1-14
"One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful."

— Sigmund Freud

8-25-14
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."

— Hellen Keller

8-18-14
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

—Thomas A. Edison

8-11-14
"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

— Arthur Ashe

8-4-14
"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."

— Albert Einstein

7-28-14
"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes."

— Peter Drucker

7-21-14
"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today."

— H. G. Wells

7-14-14
"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."

— William James

7-7-14