Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Sometimes we may ask God for success, and He gives us physical and mental stamina. We might plead for prosperity, and we receive enlarged perspective and increased patience, or we petition for growth and are blessed with the gift of grace. He may bestow upon us conviction and confidence as we strive to achieve worthy goals.
It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!
The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved.
The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren’t where you want to be, you will always be a failure.
No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.
Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
We learned about honesty and integrity – that the truth matters… that you don’t take shortcuts or play by your own set of rules… and success doesn’t count unless you earn it fair and square.
People fall forward to success.
Success and failure are both part of life. Both are not permanent.
‘No one can make you successful; the will to success comes from within.’ I’ve made this my motto. I’ve internalized it to the point of understanding that the success of my actions and/or endeavors doesn’t depend on anyone else, and that includes a possible failure.
Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Hard work and dedication is important to success, and I have those qualities.
Being happy is of the utmost importance. Success in anything is through happiness.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
For success, attitude is equally as important as ability.
Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.
There is no success you can celebrate more than the success of a brother.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success… such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Growing up in a group home, and with an undiagnosed learning disability to boot, the odds of success were not on my side. But when I joined the high school football team, I learned the value of discipline, focus, persistence, and teamwork – all skills that have proven vital to my career as a C.E.O. and social entrepreneur.
Four things for success: work and pray, think and believe.
Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.
Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.
A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning.
Humility is the true key to success. Successful people lose their way at times. They often embrace and overindulge from the fruits of success. Humility halts this arrogance and self-indulging trap. Humble people share the credit and wealth, remaining focused and hungry to continue the journey of success.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
More than half of people who leave their jobs do so because of their relationship with their boss. Smart companies make certain their managers know how to balance being professional with being human. These are the bosses who celebrate an employee’s success, empathize with those going through hard times, and challenge people, even when it hurts.
As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it.
I’ve always believed that success for anyone is all about drive, dedication, and desire, but for me, it’s also been about confidence and faith.
Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.
Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Remember, it isn’t the dreamers who have good lives – it’s the doers. Remember also what I call the three Ps of success: passion, planning, and perseverance.
The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
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.
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
I’m an addict, I’m addicted to success. Thankfully, there’s no rehab for success.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
My childhood, adolescence and high school days are unusually important. If there has ever been a time that I developed a uniqueness and sense of humor and the ability to organize, it was then. In those early days, I developed the skills that gave me a certain degree of success in American politics.
The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream.
Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
It’s good to test yourself and develop your talents and ambitions as fully as you can and achieve greater success; but I think success is the feeling you get from a job well done, and the key thing is to do the work.
Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats.
My powers are ordinary. Only my application brings me success.
Success is the progressive realization of predetermined, worthwhile, personal goals.
Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It’s about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others’ success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
Enjoy your sweat because hard work doesn’t guarantee success, but without it you don’t have a chance.
Finding good partners is the key to success in anything: in business, in marriage and, especially, in investing.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
Israel was not created in order to disappear – Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.
The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.
Success is like a wild horse. If you do not know how to handle it, it will throw you off and look for another rider who can handle it well.
Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.
No matter how much success you’re having, you can’t continue working together if you can’t communicate.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.
Just remember: to be grateful and thank the people who are there and support you along the way is a great start to success.
The road to success is always under construction.
Socialism has no moral justification whatsoever; poor people are not morally superior to rich people, nor are they owed anything by rich people simply because of their lack of success. Charity is not a socialist concept – it is a religious one, an acknowledgment of God’s sovereignty over property, a sovereignty the Left utterly rejects.
Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety.
Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.
Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The road to success is always under construction.
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.
Commitment, belief and positive attitude are all important if you’re going to be a success, whether you’re in sports, in business or, as in my case, anthropology.
Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes its built on catastrophe.
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.
The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one’s children, and have a secure job to provide these and other goals.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
A key to achieving success is to assemble a strong and stable management team.
I’m sorry, but I am not interested in getting cheap popularity. I’ve earned my success through sincere hard work. And that’s the only success I want.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
I’m always asked, ‘What’s the secret to success?’ But there are no secrets. Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.
Action is the foundational key to all success.
Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success.
The culture of a workplace – an organization’s values, norms and practices – has a huge impact on our happiness and success.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation and your enjoyment in being a lawyer.
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.
A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.
Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.
The measure of success is happiness and peace of mind.
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.
The best revenge is massive success.
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!
True success, true happiness lies in freedom and fulfillment.
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics.
Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.
Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.
Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
To be prepared is half the victory.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.
Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory but rather of embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.
Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
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.
Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.
Success doesn’t motivate me as much as integrity does. Everyone loses. I enjoy the pressure of showing up every single day, being focused, putting forth my best effort, getting the best out of my teammates, and enjoying the journey.
The secret to success is good leadership, and good leadership is all about making the lives of your team members or workers better.
Success is not a good teacher, failure makes you humble.
Earn your success based on service to others, not at the expense of others.
The secret of our success is that we never, never give up.
True leaders don’t invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why? Because success without a successor is failure. So your legacy should not be in buildings, programs, or projects; your legacy must be in people.
Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
The keys to brand success are self-definition, transparency, authenticity and accountability.
There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.
Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary.
The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success, are hard work, perseverance, and basic honesty.
I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.
Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.
A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
To have success in your professional life is not so hard. To succeed as a man is more difficult.
Networking has been cited as the number one unwritten rule of success in business. Who you know really impacts what you know.
I’m not going to get somewhere and say, ‘OK, I’m done.’ Success is never final; I’ll just keep on going. The same way as failure never being fatal. Just keep going. I’m going to the stars and then past them.
The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person cannot accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.
Survival was my only hope, success my only revenge.
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.
At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.
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.
The key to success is action, and the essential in action is perseverance.
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
Success comes to those who dedicate everything to their passion in life. To be successful, it is also very important to be humble and never let fame or money travel to your head.
Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.
Success makes so many people hate you. I wish it wasn’t that way. It would be wonderful to enjoy success without seeing envy in the eyes of those around you.
Problems or successes, they all are the results of our own actions. Karma. The philosophy of action is that no one else is the giver of peace or happiness. One’s own karma, one’s own actions are responsible to come to bring either happiness or success or whatever.
Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
It is no use saying, ‘We are doing our best.’ You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.
Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
Success is about dedication. You may not be where you want to be or do what you want to do when you’re on the journey. But you’ve got to be willing to have vision and foresight that leads you to an incredible end.
Success isn’t measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace.
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Part of being a man is learning to take responsibility for your successes and for your failures. You can’t go blaming others or being jealous. Seeing somebody else’s success as your failure is a cancerous way to live.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.
The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
Victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.
Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
There’s no success story. Everybody’s got a ghetto story. You always want to make it bigger than what it is.
We learned about gratitude and humility – that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean… and we were taught to value everyone’s contribution and treat everyone with respect.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
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.
To this day, just always treat people the way you want to be treated. Whether it’s family or friends or co-workers, I think it’s the most important thing. Whether you have success or don’t have it, whether you’re a good person is all that matters.
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
I hope people remember me as a good and decent man. And if they do, then that’s success.
People with a sense of humor tend to be less egocentric and more realistic in their view of the world and more humble in moments of success and less defeated in times of travail.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
The winner’s edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner’s edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.
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.
You can’t forget that organizational success flows from the hearts and minds of the men and women you lead. Rather than treating your people as you’d like to be treated, treat them as they would like to be treated. Small gestures like opting for face-to-face meetings or sending personal notes can have an enormous impact on teams and their morale.
Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.
The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
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.
Success is not measured by what you accomplish, but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.
Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way.
Challenge is the pathway to engagement and progress in our lives. But not all challenges are created equal. Some challenges make us feel alive, engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Others simply overwhelm us. Knowing the difference as you set bigger and bolder challenges for yourself is critical to your sanity, success, and satisfaction.
Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals.
Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success.
Collaboration is a key part of the success of any organization, executed through a clearly defined vision and mission and based on transparency and constant communication.
Every soldier must know, before he goes into battle, how the little battle he is to fight fits into the larger picture, and how the success of his fighting will influence the battle as a whole.
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.
The starting point of all achievement is desire.
We were all born with a certain degree of power. The key to success is discovering this innate power and using it daily to deal with whatever challenges come our way.
What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.
The greatest sign of success for a teacher… is to be able to say, ‘The children are now working as if I did not exist.’
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
Every skill you acquire doubles your odds of success.
Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Don’t wait to be successful at some future point. Have a successful relationship with the present moment and be fully present in whatever you are doing. That is success.
Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.
No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
Success is not a destination, but the road that you’re on. Being successful means that you’re working hard and walking your walk every day. You can only live your dream by working hard towards it. That’s living your dream.
Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success.
The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
That some achieve great success, is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
Ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
I’m different, and I have to be a warrior to be that way. But I have had some success; I hope I have touched the lives of some wonderful people, all by being what I see as myself but some others people see as different.
I don’t take success and failure seriously. The only thing I do seriously is march forward. If I fall, I get up and march again.
Everything you need for better future and success has already been written. And guess what? All you have to do is go to the library.
Your morning sets up the success of your day. So many people wake up and immediately check text messages, emails, and social media. I use my first hour awake for my morning routine of breakfast and meditation to prepare myself.
There is simply no substitute for hard work when it comes to achieving success.
The temptation to take the easy road is always there. It is as easy as staying in bed in the morning and sleeping in. But discipline is paramount to ultimate success and victory for any leader and any team.
You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don’t have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success – none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.
Find a good teacher that will keep the game fun. Work hard and don’t be afraid to have success or disappointment. That is what golf is all about.