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Enthusiasm: the real secret to success

... reason on fire

Big shots are only little shots who kept on shooting. (Dale Carnegie)

Lots of people think you can go it alone, but there's no substitute for support, encouragement, and preferably, a pit-crew.

You can eat anything if you cut it up into small enough pieces.

When they told you to follow your dream, did they mention you have to wake up first?

Successful people are just lucky - ask any failure.

"Practice makes perfect.....But nobody's why practice?"

"I've always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there." (Bob Hope)

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door."

Lots of people confuse bad management with destiny.

"Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at."

"Be kind to people on the way up - you'll meet them again on your way down."

The reward for conformity is that everyone likesyou except yourself.

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no point in being a damn fool about it."

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.

The only thing I lack is humility. Apart from that, I'm perfect.

Copernicus called and said you're not the center of the Universe.

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. (Sir Winston Churchill)

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

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Whenever something sounds easy, there's usually one part you didn't hear.

There are no disasters, just opportunities. Usually opportunities for fresh disasters.

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

There are only 2 rules for success:
1. Never tell all you know

Bronze is what you should aim for - it represents achievement, but not obsession.

You're not a loser till you quit trying.

I hate advice unless I'm giving it.(Jack Nicholson)

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

Success is 99% failure. (Soichiro Honda, founder Honda Motor Corp)

We are all self-made, but only the successful will admit it.

Together Everyone Achieves More

“We got to the stage where people were so focused on the process that they had forgotten it was the outcome that mattered"

Courage ... is the fear of being thought a coward
... is fear hanging on a minute longer

Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

I started with nothing and I still have most of it.

If at first you don't succeed, hide all the evidence.

I'm making progress - all my mistakes are new ones.

Accept that some days you're the pigeon and some days you're the statue.

Be nice to people until you've made a mill or two - after that they'll be nice to you.

I have learned that criticism is nowhere near as effective as sabotage,

The early bird gets the worm? I'd rather sleep in and have muffins,

Arabic proverb - there are 3 kinds of people - the mowers of lawns, the enhancers of life, and the well-poisoners.

Those on the cutting edge bleed a lot.

The only road to success is always under construction.

Richie Benaud drily observed that captaincy was “90 per cent luck and ten per cent skill . . . but just a word of warning, don’t try it without the skill.”

The trouble with self-made men is that they worship their creator.

Success didn't spoil him - he was always insufferable.

Things could be much worse - I could be one of my creditors.

Confidence - what you start out with before you understand the situation.

Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.

Delay: the deadliest form of denial

When all is said and done, more is usually said than done.

So you endorse the view that the early bird catches the worm .... let me point out the corollary that the early worm is caught by the bird.

Of the 36 alternatives, running away is often the best (old Chinese proverb)

(people will believe anything if you tell them it's an old Chinese proverb)

I'm looking for a blessing that's not in disguise.