341. Jim Rohn: Start from wherever you are and with whatever you've got.
340. Publilius Syrus: If you wish to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.
339. John Wooden: Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
338. David Viscott: Many risks fail because they were not taken in time. Too many risks are postponed until unnecessarily elaborate preparations are made. This does not mean that one should say, "Forget the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" That is foolish and self-destructive. But don't sit back waiting for the perfect moment. It almost never comes.
337. Jim Rohn: You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay?
336. Vincent T. Lombardi: The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
335. Brian Tracy: You can accomplish virtually anything if you want it badly enough and if you are willing to work long enough and hard enough.
334. William Barclay: The best way to prepare for the coming of Christ is never forget the presence of Christ.
333. Del Fehsenfeld Jr: If we will take care of the 'depth' of our lives, God will take care of the 'breadth' of our ministry.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT x 2
332. Brian Tracy: Practice the philosophy of continuous improvement. Get a little bit better every single day.
331. James A. Ray: Your business and results are a reflection of you. Your business and results will grow in direct proportion to your own growth.
330. Irish proverb: A sharp tongue and a brilliant mind are never found in the same skull.
329. Ralph Waldo Emerson: As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.
328. Alexander Toqueville once observed, "America is great because she is good. If she ever ceases to be good, she will cease to be great.
327. Abraham Lincoln: Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace.
326. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
325. Vince Lombardi: The quality of a persons life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field.
324. Albert Schweitzer: Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
323. Brian Tracy: The more reasons you have for achieving your goal, the more determined you will become.
322. Mario Andretti: Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.
FOCUS ON CREDIBILITY x 2
321. Edward R. Murrow: To be persuasive, we must be believable. To be believable, we must be credible. To be credible, we must be truthful.
320. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins on his unpaid taxes: I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
319. John Foster Dulles: The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
318. Brian Tracy: Total commitment to a relationship builds your confidence and self-esteem.
317. Pat Riley: There are only two options regarding commitment; you're either in or you're out. There's no such thing as life in-between.
316. Brian Tracy: The one human quality that must be developed is self discipline for success. The will power to force yourself to do what you know you should do when you should do it, whether you like it or not, whether you feel like it or not. Success is tons of discipline.
315. Napoleon Hill: The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
314: Winston Churchill: Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
313. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
312. Emerson: Let us all be silent that we may hear the whisper of God.
311. Helen Keller: Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
310. Elbert Hubbard: The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is in love, laughter, and work.
309. Carl W. Buechner: They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
308. Napoleon Hill: When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
307. Be funny. People love to laugh.
306. Ralph Waldo Emerson: No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
304. Tom Hopkins: Where will you be in five years? Develop a plan, and then activate that plan to put yourself where you want to be in five years. Be sure to update your five-year plan at least annually in order to stay ahead of the game.
303. John Maxwell: A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
302. Max DePree: The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
301. Brian Tracy: The only limitation on your ability is your level of desire; how badly do you want it?
300. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That is why they call it the present.
299. Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
298. He, who loses money, loses much; He, who loses a friend, loses much more; He, who loses faith, loses all.
297. If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
296. Anger is only one letter short of danger.
295. To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart.
294. Many people will walk in and out of your life. But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
293. Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
292. Winston Churchill: Courage is rightly considered the foremost of virtues, for upon it, all others depend.
291. Ralph Waldo Emerson: For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
CONCENTRATION/FOCUS x 4
290. Anthony Robbins: Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
289. Norman Vincent Peale: When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
288. Brian Tracy: Single-minded concentration in the direction of your dreams intensifies your desires and increases your self-confidence.
287. Jim Rohn: When you work, work. When you play, play. Don't mix the two.
286. Jim Rohn: Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
284. Winston Churchill: I have found that the best way to get another to acquire a virtue, is to impute it to him.
293. Tommy Lasorda: Playing for yourself wins trophies, playing for your team wins championships.
292. Jim Rohn: Every life form seems to strive to its maximum except human beings. How tall will a tree grow? As tall as it possibly can. Human beings, on the other hand, have been given the dignity of choice. You can choose to be all or you can choose to be less. Why not stretch up to the full measure of the challenge and see what all you can do?
291. Douglas Jerrold: Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
290. Emerson said, "If you would lift me up, you've got to be on higher ground". And truer words were never spoken.
EXPECTATION x 3
289. Mark Victor Hansen: The law of self-fulfilling prophecy says that you get what you expect. So why not create great expectations and the highest vision possible of yourself and your world?
288. Brian Tracy: You always act in a manner consistent with your expectations, and your expectations influence the attitudes and behaviors of the people around you.
287. Barbara Pletcher: The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better.
BEING THE BEST x 4
286. Daniel Webster: There is always room at the top.
285. Thomas Fuller: Good is not good where better is expected.
284. Vince Lombardi: The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
283. Brian Tracy: Every study of high achieving men and women proves that greatness in life is only possible when you become outstanding at your chosen field.
GETTING STARTED x 4
282. Brian Tracy: The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.
281. Nido Qubein: Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
280. Patricia Fripp: Think big, start small.
279. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days...What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it.
RISK-TAKING x 3
278. William Shakespeare: Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
277. Richard M. DeVos: It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.
276. Senator Orrin G. Hatch: To venture causes anxiety, but not to venture is to lose oneself.
PERSEVERANCE x 2
275. Goethe: In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm. In the real world all rests on perseverance.
274. Samuel Johnson: Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
273. Brian Tracy: The most powerful and predictable people-builders are praise and encouragement. Everyone loves and needs a compliment.
272. James Allen: The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors; that which it loves, and also that which it fears; it reaches the height of its cherished aspirations; it falls to the level of its unchastened desires. Every thought-seed sown or allowed to fall into the mind, and to take root there, produces its own, blossoming sooner or later into act, and bearing its own furtive of opportunity and circumstance. Good thoughts bear good fruit; bad thought, bad fruit.
271. Norman Vincent Peale: Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings
but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.
270. Anonymous: Praise works with only three types of people; men, women, and children.
269. Billy Graham: When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. Prov 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
VISION x 4
268. James Allen: He who cherishes a beautiful vision, a lofty ideal in his heart, will one day realize it. Dream lofty dreams and as you dream so shall you become.
267. Wayne Gretzsky: It is not as important to know where the puck is now as it is to skate to where the puck is going to be.
266. James Ryle: Vision consists of the ability to see, the faith to believe, the courage to do and the hope to endure.
265. Vision - I Can See Clearly Now!
SELF-TALK x 3
264. Mark Victor Hansen: End your day by privately looking directly into your eyes in the mirror and saying, 'I love you!' Do this for thirty days and watch how you transform.
263. Tom Hopkins: If your cold morning desire is dampening your sunshine, have a talk with yourself. Then have many talks with yourself. Once you convince number one that you can succeed - you will succeed. If you don't believe in you, why should anyone else?
262. Brian Tracy: Whatever is expressed, is impressed. Whatever you say to yourself, with emotion, generates thoughts, ideas and behaviors consistent with those words.