7 Perseverance Quotes That Inspire Me

 

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Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. ~Marie Curie

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance. ~Samuel Johnson

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. ~John D Rockefeller

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. ~Newt Gingrich

Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure. ~Benjamin Disraeli

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. ~John Q. Adams

Quotes That Mirror My Thoughts on…

...CONFIDENCE

"Joe Pa"

Joe Paterno, Penn State football head coach

“Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.”

~ Joe Paterno

“Confidence can get you where you want to go, and getting there is a daily process. It’s so much easier when you feel good about yourself, your abilities and talents.”

~ Donald Trump

“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.”

~ Brian Tracy

“Its lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.”

~ Muhammad Ali

“Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence.”

~ Vincent T Lombardi

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”

~ Norman Vincent Peale

“Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.”

~ Maxwell Maltz

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“You are far more powerful than you will ever realize. Choose always to make positive use of that power.”

~ Ralph Marston

“With supreme confidence, determination & disregard for obstacles & other people’s criticisms carry out your plan for success.”

~Paul J. Meyer

14 Quotes Series: Orison Swett Marden

Mr. Orison Swett Marden, founder, Success Magazine

Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)

Note from Coach O: Orison Swett Marden, founder of Success Magazine, is also considered to be the founder of the modern success movement in America. He certainly bridged the gap between the old, narrow notions of success and the new, more comprehensive models made popular by best-selling authors such as Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone, Dale Carnegie, Og Mandino, Earl Nightingale, Norman Vincent Peale, and today’s authors Stephen R. Covey, Anthony Robbins, and Brian Tracy.

So, this week, my “14 Quotes Series” will take a different direction and highlight my 14 favorite quotes from Mr. Marden. I hope you read something that inspires you to pursue excellence!!

“A will finds a way.”

“Achievement is not always success while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.”

“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.”

“Obstacles will look large or small to you according to whether you are large or small. “

“Success is not measured by what you accomplish but by the opposition you have encountered, and the courage with which you have maintained the struggle against overwhelming odds.”

“The Creator has not given you a longing to do what you have no ability to do.“

A strong, successful man is not the victim of his environment. He creates favorable conditions. His own inherent force and energy compel things to turn out as he desires. 

“Be larger than your task”

“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.”

“Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great. Weak men wait for opportunities; strong men make them.”

“Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.”

“Unless you have prepared yourself to profit by your chance, the opportunity will only make you ridiculous. A great occasion is valuable to you just in proportion as you have educated yourself to make use of it.”

“Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour which you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success may be crowded with grand possibilities.”

“You cannot measure a man by his failures. You must know what use he makes of them. What did they mean to him. What did he get out of them.”

Preparation

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Unless a woman has trained herself for her chance,

the chance will only make her look ridiculous.

A great occasion is worth to a woman

exactly what her preparation enables her to make of it.

– William Matthews
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Congratulations to Tina Charles,

of the NCAA Champion UConn Women’s Basketball.

All of your preparation hard work, especially these last 4 years

have paved the way to you being the

2010 No. 1 draft pick of the WNBA!!

Hard work WORKS!!