people make you feel that you, too, can become great.
LIFE/LIVING x 2
102. Grandma Moses: Life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.
101. George Bernard Shaw: Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
100. Brian Tracy: Go on a 21-day PMA (Positive Mental Attitude) diet; think and talk about only the things you want for three weeks. This is very powerful, but not easy - it requires tremendous discipline.
COURAGE x 3
99. Dorothy Bernard: Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
98. Brian Tracy: The systematic, deliberate development of courage is essential to the achievement of success. Fear is the greatest single obstacle to achievement.
97. Bernard Edmonds: To dream anything that you want to dream. That is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed.
RELATIONSHIPS x 2
96. Jim Rohn: The walls we build around us to keep out the sadness also keep out the joy.
95. Nido Qubein: Greet every person you meet cheerfully and enthusiastically. Nobody can fake cheerfulness and enthusiasm very long. You'll either quit trying or improve your outlook.
94. Jim Rohn: I used to say, 'I sure hope things will change.' Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.
COACHING/MENTORS x 3
93. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Our chief want in life is somebody who will help us do what we can.
92. Jim Rohn: We could all use a little coaching. When you're playing the game, it's hard to think of everything.
91. Brian Tracy: To accumulate WEALTH, you must study and emulate those who have acquired it before you.
OVERCOMING FAILURE x 4
90. Anthony Robbins: I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
89. Henry Ford: Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.
88. Harvey Mackay: It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow.
87. William Durant: Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it.
THINKING BIG x 5
86. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
85. Henry Ford: Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
84. Walt Disney: If you can dream it, you can do it.
83. Les Brown: Shoot for the stars. Even if you miss you will at least hit the moon.
82. Mark Victor Hansen: Predetermine the objectives you want to accomplish. Think big, act big and set out to accomplish big results.
SELF-CONCEPT/SELF-CONFIDENCE x 5
81. Brian Tracy: Your self-confidence is directly connected to how much you feel you are making a difference in your world.
80. Doug Firebaugh: Belief has the word 'lie' in it...and that pretty much sums up what the world has us believing about ourselves.
79. Brian Tracy: Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.
78. James A. Ray: The seed you sow today will not produce crop till tomorrow. For this reason, your identity does not lie in your current results. This is not who you are. Your current results are who you were.
77. Venus Williams: Some people say I have attitude - maybe I do...but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does - that makes you a winner right there.
POSSIBILITY THINKING x 5
76. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821): Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
75. Brian Tracy: Imagine no limitations; decide what's right and desirable before you decide what's possible.
74. The LORD God to Moses: Is the LORD'S power limited? (Answer: No!!!)
73. Moses: May the LORD, the God of your fathers, increase you a thousand-fold more than you are and bless you, just as He has promised you!
72. Jesus Christ: All things are possible to him who believes.
HAPPINESS x 3
71. Jim Rohn: Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
70. Jim Rohn: Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design.
69. Jim Rohn: How sad to see a father with money and no joy. The man studied economics, but never studied happiness.
68. Charles Colson: Never confuse the will of the majority with the will of God.
67. Jim Rohn: The only thing worse than not reading a book in the last ninety days is not reading a book in the last ninety days and thinking that it doesn't matter.
COMMITMENT x 2
66. Brian Tracy: Commit yourself wholeheartedly and unconditionally to the most important people in your life.
65. The Law of Commitment: The quality of love and the duration of a relationship are in direct proportion to the depth of the commitment by both people to making the relationship successful.
SELF CONFIDENCE x 1
64. Brian Tracy: The way you give your name to others is a measure of how much you like and respect yourself.
DISCIPLINE x 3
63. Brian Tracy: The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.
62. Thomas Carlyle: Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
61. Jim Rohn: Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
60. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
59. Abraham Lincoln: Whatever you are, be a good one.
THE FUTURE x 4
58. Jim Rohn: Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.
57. Brian Tracy: Always choose the future over the past. What do we do now?
56. Mark Victor Hansen: Goals are a preview of future events and experiences in your life.
57. Brian Tracy: A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
OVERCOMING OBSTACLES x 4
56. Jon Kabat-Zinn: You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.
55. Tom Hopkins: Challenges that you rise to conquer give your career tremendous boosts; challenges that you can't conquer hold you back. If you're facing a tough challenge, maybe you need to get help from someone else. Who can help you today?
54. Booker T. Washington: Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
53. Williard Marriott: Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.
DESIRE/MOTIVATION x 4
52. Tommy Lasorda: The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
51. Brian Tracy: The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits on what you can achieve.
50. Jim Rohn: The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, 'I wish someone would come by and turn me on.' What if they don't show up? You've got to have a better plan for your life.
49. Napoleon Hill: Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.
DECIDE/DECISION x 3
48. Jim Rohn: Don't say, "If I could, I would." Say, "If I can, I will."
47. Margaret Thatcher: Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides.
46. Brian Tracy: Resolve to pay any price or make any sacrifice to get into the top 10 percent in your field. The payoff is incredible!
OPPORTUNITIES x 4
45. Lee Iococca: We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
44. Brian Tracy: Your biggest opportunity probably lies under your own feet, in your current job, industry, education, experience or interests.
43. Orison Swett Marden: The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.
42. George S. Clason: Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.
PLANNING x 3
41. Jim Rohn: I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change.
40. Tom Hopkins: Every evening, write down the six most important things that you must do the next day. Then while you sleep your subconscious will work on the best ways for you to accomplish them. Your next day will go much more smoothly.
39. Brian Tracy: Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives you a 1,000% return on energy!
TRADITION x 2
38. Jaroslav Pelikan: Tradition is the living faith of those now dead. Traditionalism is the dead faith of those still living.
37. William M. Easum: I'm convinced that making decisions and controlling what happens is more important in many traditional churches than winning souls and making disciples.
36. Brian Tracy: The day that you stop learning is the day that you start decreasing your rewards and start suffering from frustration and lower levels of satisfaction.
35. Franklin D. Roosevelt: It is common sense to take a method and try it; if it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
34. Brian Tracy: Any system or blueprint for success is better than none at all. Think on paper. (Remember: A blunt
pencil is better than a sharp mind).
33. Napoleon Hill: Who said it can't be done? And tell me what great victories does he have to his credit which qualifies him to judge what can and can't be accomplished.
32. Dale Carnegie: Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes the furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The "sure thing" boat never gets far from shore.
31. George Bernard Shaw: People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
IDEAS x 4
30. Jim Rohn: Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need is just one more good idea.
29. Brian Tracy: Your success will be affected by the quality and quantity of new ideas you suggest.
28. Mark Victor Hansen: Ideas attract money, time, talents, skills, energy and other complementary ideas that will bring them into reality.
27. Charles Browner: A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow.
COMMITMENT x 4
26. Dick Vermeil: If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting.
25. Pat Riley: There are only two options regarding commitment; you're either in or you're out. There's no such thing