“When you’re going through hell keep going.” – Winston Churchill
I love this quote because its a reminder that if we quit because we’re going through hell, we stay in hell. Which might be the hell of regret, the hell of failure, the hell of not having given our best.
This inspires me to keep going and it’s a reminder that tough goals will have their dark days and we should be ready for them.
1.) “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – Francis of Assisi
You don’t break a world record on the first day. Most things start small but with persistence and consistency we can achieve great things. So don’t worry about starting small,
its all part of the process of achieving greatness.
2.) “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” -Vince Lombardi
If you want to hit a goal, set a stretch goal and go for that, and if you make it outstanding, if you miss, you still might hit your original goal. Where as if you just aim for your goal,
even if you only miss it by 1% you’ve still failed, and we can always have mishaps along the way. So aim bigger than the goal and you may end up surprising yourself.
3.) “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” -Maya Angelou
We live in a world of 7 billion people, if we can raise others up and help them, we can make a bigger impact on the world. It;s not just about what we can achieve, it’s also about how we can help others achieve.
4.) “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” -Milton Berle
This is great reminder that great people make great things happen. They don’t wait for it come to them, they go out and create it. If we wait for our opportunity we could be waiting a long time, so go out, shake some trees and make it happen.
5.) “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” -Alexander the Great
Starting is the first step towards achieving but if we never start then we will never achieve anything. If we try, we might just surprise ourselves.
6.) “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson
This quote reminds us that we shouldn’t settle just because we have had one success. We should be always looking to improve, doing the ground work today for even greater success tomorrow.
7.) “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” -Napoleon Hill
Opportunities are everywhere, even where we are right now. We just have to open our eyes and look. Too may people miss things that are right under there noses, and this quote is a great reminder because we may never get the chance to be somewhere else, so we can’t we miss the opportunity to do something right here.
8.) “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” -Robert H. Schuller
This quote is a great question to ask. It gets you to look beyond limitations, many of which are self imposed. It gets us thinking about possibility which is a great mindset shift.
Our minds are very powerful and when we think in terms of possibility you never know what we may achieve.
9.) “If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” -Thomas A. Edison
We shouldn’t stop striving until we are astounded by what we have achieve. When we do that, we know we are getting close to achieving our full potential.
10.) “It is always the simple that produces the marvelous.” -Amelia Barr
Simplicity is the key to achieving great things because complexity is the enemy of action. Without action we will never achieve anything.
Simplicity increases understanding which in turn increases belief.