Saturday, February 18, 2006

Advice For Reaching Your Goals

1. Goals are dreams with deadlines.

2. Know what you want to do --- then do it.

3. Let him that move the world, first move himself.

4. What are you waiting for? Do it!

5. "One of these days is none of these days."

6. "The future belongs to those who live intensely in the present."

7. "Seize the day, and put the least possible trust in tomorrow."

8. "Fortune befriends the bold."

9. "Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves--to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today."--Stewart B. Johnson

10. Aim higher than your reach.

11. "When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come up with a handful of mud, either."--Leo Burnett

12. "To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist."--Gail Sheehy

13. Take criticism in your stride - otherwise you'll trip and fall flat on your face.

14. "Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things." --Winston Churchill

15. "If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else."--Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull

16. Think about the future and the past, but live now:

17. "I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act." --Abraham Maslow

18. "Today is the blocks with which we build." --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

19. "Don't waste today regretting yesterday instead of making a memory for tomorrow."

20. "Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."--Bruce Barton

21. "Whatever I do, I give up my whole self to it."--Edna St. Vincent Millay

22. Don't use "circumstances" as a reason not to act.

23. "We will either find a way, or make one."--Hannibal

24. "You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it."

25. "Fear is nature's warning signal to get busy."--Henry Link

26. "Lord grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."--Michelangelo

27. "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." --Dolly Parton

28. "Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible." --Saint Francis of Assisi

29. "The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it." --Moliere

30. "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small steps." --Henry Ford

31. "Little drops of water, little grains of sand/Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land." --Julia Carney

32. "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together."--Vincent van Gogh

33. "Man lives by praise; most of us would rather be hurt by flattery than helped by criticism."--Laurence J. Pet

34. "I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things."--William J. Locke

35. "The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything." --Bishop W. C. Magee

36. Don't confuse stumbling with falling.

37. "Entrepreneurs average 3.8 failures before final success. What sets the successful ones apart is their amazing persistence." --Lisa M. Amos

38. "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." --Winston Churchill

39. "A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain." --Mildred W. Struven

40. 'But' is a fence over which few leap."

41. "The shortest answer is doing."

42. "Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life."

43. "There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back."

44. "I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing." --Anais Nin

45. "The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing a thing exactly right." --Edward Simmons

46. "Some things arrive on their own mysterious hour, on their own terms and not yours, to be seized or relinquished forever." --Gail Godwin

47. "The delights of self-discovery are always available." --Gail Sheehy

48. "Live as if you like yourself, and it may happen."--Marge Piercy

49. Don't give in to despair.

50. Strive to be in a position to do it your way.

51. "I don't want to be a passenger in my own life."--Diane Ackerman

52. "A problem well stated is a problem half solved."--Charles Kettering

53. "A good problem statement often includes: a. what is known; b. what is unknown; and c. what is sought."

54. "To know oneself, one should assert oneself."--Albert Camus

55. "Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather that it shall never have a beginning."--John Henry Cardinal Newman

56. "Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes; work never begun." --Christina Rossetti

57. "Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth." --Katherine Mansfield

58. "Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. " --Sophia Loren

59. "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that fits all cases." --C. G. Jung

60. "Patience is a bitter plant, but it has sweet fruit." --German proverb

61. "Time deals gently only with those who take it gently." --Anatole France

62. "Who longest waits most surely wins." --Helen Hunt Jackson

63. "What a man can imagine he may one day achieve."--Nancy Hale

64. "I am responsible for my own well-being, my own happiness. The choices and decisions I make regarding my life directly influences the quality of my days." --Kathleen Andrus

65. "Take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."--Erica Jong

66. "I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else." --Dolly Parton

67. "Ask yourself the secret of your success. Listen to your answer, and practice it." --Richard Bach

68. "Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent." --Sydeny Smith

69. "Don't take anyone else's definition of success as your own." --Jacqueline Briskin

70. "Don't ask of your friends what you yourself can do." --Quintus Ennius

71. "It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head." --Sally Kempton

72. "Always take a job that is too big for you."--Harry Emerson Fosdick

73. "It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness." --Seneca

74. "If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for."--Florence Shinn

75. "The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart." --Robert G. Ingersoll

76. "A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction." --Rita Mae Brown

77. "Things don't turn up in this world unless someone turns them up." --James A. Garfield

78. Do your best - to the limits of your ability.

79. "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." --Theodore Roosevelt

80. "There is no failure except in no longer trying."--Elbert Hubbard

81. "The impossible is often the untried." --Jim Goodwin

82. "Success is a journey, not a destination." --Ben Sweetland

83. "There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."--Beverly Sills

84. "Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." --James B. Conant

85. "Fortune favors the audacious." –Erasmus

86. "The great end of life is not knowledge but action." --Henry David Thoreau

87. "All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible." --T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

88. "Sweat plus sacrifice equals success." --Charles O. Finley

89. "The superior man is modest in his speech, but excels in his actions." --Confucius

90. "So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell."

91. "The best preparation for a better life next year is a full, complete, harmonious, joyous life this year."--Thomas Dreier

92. "Lord grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish."--Michelangelo

93. It’s not the “IT” that you want, it’s the fantasy of “IT.”

94. In order to continue to exist, desire must have its objects perpetually absent.

95. "Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours." --Anon.


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