Character isn't something you were born with and can't change, like your fingerprints. It's something you weren't born with and must take responsibility for forming.
Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Without a sense of urgency, desire loses its value.
Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgement, repeated every day.
The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.
If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.
Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals
Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
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.
If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us.
When you know what you want, and want it bad enough, you will find a way to get it.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself: First, what could I do? Second, what could I read? And third, who could I ask?
If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.
Don't just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.
Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight