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Quotes and Inspiration

Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9

Chapter 1: Dare to Set the Target High


Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people.

- Nido Qubein


What you have outside you counts less than what you have inside you.  
- B.C. Forbes


The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities. 
- Stephen R. Covey


Create your future from your future, not from your past.

- Wener Erhard


Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it.

- Mohandas Gandhi


Set priorities for your goals. A major part of successful living lies in the ability to put first things first. Indeed, the reason most major goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first
- Robert J. McKain

How we think shows through in how we act.  Attitudes are mirrors of the mind.  They reflect thinking.
- David Joseph Schwartz

The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts.  It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.
- Paul G. Thomas


The most important thing about goals is having one.
- Geoffrey F. Abert


Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
- Napoleon Hill


Life will always be to a large extent what we ourselves make it.
- Samuel Smiles

The first and best victory is to conquer self.
- Plato


People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
- Earl Nightingale


Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.   
- Viktor E. Frankl

Happiness is not a string of miscellaneous adventures or experiences but an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
- Francesca Reigler


The discipline of writing something down is the first step in making it happen.


Many a false step is made standing still.

- Pattie Labelle

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
- Arthur Calwell

I don’t think of myself as a poor, deprived ghetto girl who made good.  I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
- Oprah Winfrey

Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt.
- William Shakespeare

All of the significant battles are waged within the self.
- Sheldon Kopp

If you want to accomplish the goals of your life you have to begin with the spirit.
- Oprah Winfrey

I’ve learned from experience that the greater part of happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
- Lucille Ball

Only you can hold yourself back, only you can stand in your own way. Only you can help yourself.
- Mikhail Strabo


Time can’t be managed.  What can be managed are our activities and how we “spend time”.  And all the experts agree: managing our activities begins with planning.  So by knowing what’s important for us – planning our lives and working our plan – we become wise managers. 
- Unknown 


Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

- Jim Rohn


Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.

- Napoleon Hill


The discipline of writing something down is the first step in making it happen.

- Unknown


If everything is important -- nothing is important.

- Patrick M. Lencioni


You must have long-range goals to keep you from becoming frustrated by short-range failures.

- Charles C. Noble


Belief always precedes action.

- James Allen

Chapter 2: Dare to Know Yourself


In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. 
- Michael Korda


What you believe yourself to be, you are.
- Paulo Coelho

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Put your future in good hands – your own.
- Unknown


If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living.

- Gail Sheehy


To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end in life.

- Robert Louis Stevenson


When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
- African Proverb

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.  
- Walt Disney


Divide weakness by delegating them to someone else.

- Oprah Winfrey


The only person you can change is yourself.

- Unknown

You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say.

- Martin Luther



Chapter 3: Dare to Stand Out

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
- President John F. Kennedy

The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.
- Oscar Wilde

Luck can often mean simply taking advantage of a situation at the right moment. It is possible to make your luck by being always prepared.
- Michael Korda

Only real friends tell you when your face is dirty.
- Sicilian proverb

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambition.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
-Mark Twain


One smile has the power to calm fear, insecurity, hurt and anxiety. It has the power to save the world because it is contagious.

- Unknown

No matter what the level your ability, you have more potential than you can develop in a lifetime.
- James T McCay

There are powers inside of you which, if you could discover and use, would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.
- Orison Swett Marden

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas A. Edison

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

You can plant a dream.
- Anne Campbell

Accept your faults - all humans have them, but work to improve them, adjust to them and work around them. 
- Dr. Augustus A. White

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino


You don’t luck into integrity. You work at it. 
- Betty White

The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
- Thales

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.   
- Aristotle


Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.
- Oprah Winfrey


Chapter 4: Dare to Project a Confident Image


Repeat anything often enough and it will start to become you.  
- Tom Hopkins

The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life discerns his object and toward that object habitually directs his powers.
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Confidence come not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.

- Peter T. Mcintyre


Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.

- Zig Ziglar


Don't wait. The time will never be right.

- Napoleon Hill

Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. 
- Will Rogers

Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got.
- Janis Joplin

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and 5 minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.
- Warren Buffet

If you rest you rust.
- Helen Hayes


My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you’re doing.
- Jessica Alba

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. 
- Lily Tomlin

If you have something to say and say nothing, you are really telling a lie.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; be honest and frank anyway.
- Mother Teresa

I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it. 
- Margaret Thatcher


Work is not the place to flaunt your physical assests. 

- Myrna Pittman

Chapter 5: Dare to Learn at Every Age


One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, 'Well, I'll have a go, too.'
- Margaret Thatcher

There is no such thing as a self-made man. You will reach your goals only with the help of others.
- George Shinn

The person determined to achieve maximum success learns the principle that progress is made one step at a time. A house is built one brick at a time. Football games are won a play at a time. A department store grows bigger one customer at a time. Every big accomplishment is a series of little accomplishments. 
- David Joseph Schwartz


To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.
- Epicurus

Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them but you know they’re there.
- Unknown


​An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest

- Benjamin Franklin


As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli


I not only use all the brain I have, but all I can borrow.

- Woodrow Wilson

Chapter 6: Dare to Fail


Dare to be great…   The entrepreneurial journey starts with jumping off a cliff and you assembling an airplane on the way down.

- Reid Hoffman, Co-founder of LinkedIn


You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
- Irish proverb


In the end, the only people who fail are those who do not try.
- David Viscott


To stumble you have to be moving forward.  

- Roberto Goizueta

Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
- Oscar Wilde


Courage allows the successful woman to fail and learn powerful lessons from the failure so that in the end, she didn't fail at all.
- Maya Angelou


In order to win, sometimes you must lose.

- Erika Liodice


I have a personal motto that I live by, which is feel the fear and do it anyway. If you fail, you get up and you keep trying again.
- Tamara Mellon

There are no mistakes, save one: the failure to learn from a mistake.
- Robert Fripp

Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes.
- Anonymous


You just can't beat the person who never gives up.  

- Babe Ruth


You can't cross the sea by merely staring at the water.

- Rabindranath Tagore

A stumble may prevent a fall.
- Thomas Fuller

The best way to get the last word is to apologize.
- Joyce Meyer


You can't cross the sea by merely staring at the water.

- Rabindranath Tagore


If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost.  Remember that failure is an event, not a person.  

- Zig Ziglar


Many a false step is made standing still. 

- Pattie Labelle


You just can't beat the person who never gives up. 

- Babe Ruth


A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials  
- Chinese Proverb


It is much easier to be critical than to be coreect.

- Baenjamin Disraeli


In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.

- John Ruskin


Chapter 7: Dare to Reach Out


Ninety percent of the friction of daily life is caused by the wrong tone of voice.
- Amber Timms

Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.
- C.W. Ceram

Less is more.
- Robert Browning


The only way to have a friend is to be one.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom.
- Thomas Jefferson

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.
- Chinese Proverb

People can’t care how much you know, until they now how much you care.
- John C. Maxwell


Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you;

be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them.

- W. Clement Stone


Chapter 8: Dare to Be More Than the Boss

You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth.
- Dale Carnegie

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. 
- Maya Angelou

I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.
- Publilius Syrus

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
- Mother Teresa

Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.' Never forget this message when working with people.
- Mary Kay Ash

Talk is cheap but you can’t buy it back.
- Nancy Lee Baxter

We should listen to what other people say before we answer them.  This may sound silly, but most people start to formulate their reply before the other person is finished.  This often results in missing the true point of what the other person has to say.
- Michael Field

Nothing stimulates growth so much as praise.  Whatever we praise, we increase.
- Unknown

The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. 
- William James

Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much.
- Blaise Pascal

Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone.
- Gertrude B. Stein

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah


Chapter 9: Dare to Be There – For Others


Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
- Lillian Dickson

The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people’s lives than you will from the times you outdid or defeated them. 
- Rabbi Harold Kushner


Friends are like walls, sometimes you lean on them and sometimes its just enough to know they’re there.
- Denise Clark

Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.
- John C. Crosby

A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.
- Zig Ziglar


There is no award for doing it all on your own. Great things happen when we're in it together.

- Alli Polin


You don’t get to choose how you die. Or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. Now. 
- Joan Baez


We can do nothing to change the past, but we have enormous power to shape the future.

- Edward Connif


If everyone lived like us we'd need four more planets.

- Sir Ken Robinson


​Live your life as though one day you’ll be investigated, because eventually you will be---by yourself.
Live your life so that when that time comes you’ll like what you see.
- Charles Grodin

Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, “what is the most valuable use of my time right now?”
- Brian Tracy

Our lives are a mixture of different roles. Most of us are doing the best we can to find whatever the right balance is . . . For me, that balance is family, work, and service.
- Hillary Clinton

The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing.
- German Proverb


We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.

- Frederick Keonig


Our most valuable possesions are those which can be shared, and when shared multiply. Our least valuable possesions are those which, when divided, are diminished. 

- Unknown


I dare you, whoever you are, to share with others the fruits of your daring. Catch a passion for helping others and a richer life will come back to you. 

- William H. Danforth


It's not what you gather - but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. 

- Unknown


You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself.

- H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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