I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite
Family life is full of major and minor crises -- the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce -- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul.
In this world, the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when they are wrong they are positive, and that is the way of achievement, correction, improvement, and success. Educated, eye-open optimism pays.
Would you like me to give you a formula for success? Itís quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isnít at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember thatís where you will find success.
Success doesn't come to youÖyou go to it.
Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.
"The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
My list of ingredients for success is divided into four basic groups: Inward, Outward, Upward and Onward.
Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are
Success is not permanent. The same is also true of failure.
Success often comes to those who have the aptitude to see way down the road.
Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.
Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime, success as the all-redeeming virtue, the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim of life. The hair-raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations.
Health, happiness and success depend upon the fighting spirit of each person. The big thing is not what happens to us in life - but what we do about what happens to us.
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Success is not a destination, it's a journey.
As you climb the ladder of success, check occasionally to make sure it is leaning against the right wall.
Choice, not circumstances, determines your success.
Confidence is the companion of success.
The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion. . . It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider ó and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation ó persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree.
Companies which get misled by their own success are sure to be blind sided.
The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.