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The Journey Of A Thousand Miles...

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
~Lao Tzu

The flowers in the mountains have broken through the rocks”
― Tennessee Williams

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”

 “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” 
― James A. Michener

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.”
  David Brinkley


 “We are made to persist.  That's how we find out who we are.” 
― Tobias Wolff



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



 “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” 
― Hal Borland



In my experience, nothing worthwhile has ever really been all that easy. But it certainly has been worthwhile regardless how difficult it seemed. ”
― Robert Fanney



“Rain puts a hole in stone because of its constancy, not its force. Just keep knocking on doors until the right one opens” 
― H. Joseph Gerber



It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
― Leonardo da Vinci



The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance. The wise grows it under his feet.”
― James Oppenheim



 “Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired.” 
― Robert Strauss



There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” 
― Beverly Sills



“When someone tells me "no," it doesn't mean I can't do it, it simply means I can't do it with them.”
― Karen E. Quinones Miller



When you experience a negative circumstance or event, do not dwell on it. Be proactive — put your attention on what you need to do to bring the situation to a positive result.”
― Rodolfo Costa



“Never give in, never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never Yield to a force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
― Winston S. Churchill



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



 “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
― Karen Lamb



The man who thinks he can and the man who thinks he can't are both right. Which one are you?”
― Henry Ford



The only things you learn are the things you tame”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



Never let haters 'still' your flow. They can only do so with your permission.”
― T.F. Hodge



 “They key of persistence opens all door closed by resistance ”
― John Di Lemme



 “No matter how much falls on us, we keep plowing ahead. That's the only way to keep the roads clear.”
― Greg Kincaid



Talent is nothing without persistence.”
― Dean Crawford



“He that can have patience can have what he will.”
― Benjamin Franklin



We don't all love our jobs every day. And doing something you have passion for doesn't make the work part of it any easier...It just makes you less likely to quit."
― Kate Jacobs



If you wish to be out front, then act as if you were behind.”
― Lao Tzu



Do not sit still; start moving now. In the beginning, you may not go in the direction you want, but as long as you are moving, you are creating alternatives and possibilities.”
― Rodolfo Costa



The sky is not my limit...I am.”
― T.F. Hodge



Some people put walls up, not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to knock them down.”
― Socrates



Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
― Calvin Coolidge



"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."
 George Sheehan



If plan A doesn't work, the alphabet has 25 more letters - 204 if you're in Japan.”
― Claire Cook



A man can see by starlight, if he takes the time.”
― Michael Crichton



Get comfortable with being uncomfortable!”
― Jillian Michaels



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



“Determine that the thing can and shall be done and then... find the way.”
― Abraham Lincoln



It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.”
― Man Ray


To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” 
― T.F. Hodge



“Life is short only if you are not living your purpose.”
― T.F. Hodge



Life is not only merriment, It is desire and determination.”
― Khalil Gibran



“Enclose your heart in times of need with the steel of your determination and your strength. In doing this, all things will be bearable.”
― Lora Leigh



Everything great was accomplished by fools who dreamed.”
― Emily Dana



If you have a dream, keep it. But write it down and take appropriate actions to see it manifest.”
― T.F. Hodge



When spontaneous demoralizing thoughts seep into your conscience, don't trip...allowing them to fester. These are random tests of your conviction and determination. Large or small, your reaction to such intrusions is a defining moment for which no one else, but you, can mitigate.”
― T.F. Hodge



Bravado may stir the crowd, but courage needs no audience.”
― T.F. Hodge



Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.”
― A.A. Milne



 "Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement."
 Henry Ford



"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call failure  is not the falling down, but the staying down."
Mary Pickford



"The road to success is always under construction."
William Holst



Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success."
 Dr. Rob Gilbert



"We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve."
Maxwell Maltz



"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
William Feather



"I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn't give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you."
Harrison Ford


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



 "Bad habits are like chains that are too light to feel until they are too heavy to carry."



Action is the foundational key to all success.”
Pablo Picasso



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

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