The ancestor of every action is a thought. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be. — George A. Sheehan
The few things that work fantastically well should be identified, cultivated, nurtured, and multiplied. — Richard Koch
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. — Salvador Dali
Do something nice for yourself today. Find some quiet, sit in stillness, breathe. Put your problems on pause. You deserve a break. ― Akiroq Brost
We are in control of the one asset that we all care the most about, and that is time. — Gary Vaynerchuk
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out. — Iris Murdoch
Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. — Pablo Picasso
Pessimism leads to weakness, optimism to power. — William James
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts. — William Bruce Cameron
Pessimist: One who, when he has the choice of two devils, chooses both. — Oscar Wilde
Instead of measuring your life in units of time, measure it in activities or events. — Tim Urban
The only purpose of starting is to finish, and while the projects we do are never really finished, they must ship. — Seth Godin
There is virtue in work and there is virtue in rest. Use both and overlook neither. — Alan Cohen
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. — Joseph Addison
Rather than viewing a brief relapse back to inactivity as a failure, treat it as a challenge and try to get back on track as soon as possible. — Jimmy Connors
I thought when I started meditation that I was going to get real calm and peaceful. It's not that way; it's so energetic. That's where all the energy and creativity is. — David Lynch
“You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometimes well you just might find, you get what you need.” — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. ― Mike Murdock
Whatever good things we build end up building us. ― Jim Rohn
You don't set out to build a wall. You lay a brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall. ― Will Smith
The best things happen when you're not overthinking it. ― Ben Zobrist
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. ― Richard Bach
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ― Peter Marshall
I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. ― Albert Einstein
Always do what you are afraid to do. ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. ― Elbert Hubbard
Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. ― Alexander Graham Bell
Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. ― James Cook
Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. ― Nicholas M. Butler
With mindfulness, you can establish yourself in the present in order to touch the wonders of life that are available in that moment. ― Nhat Hanh
An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. ― Mahatma Gandhi
By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination. ― Christopher Columbus
Showing up every day isn't enough. A lot of people who show up every day shouldn't have showed up at all. ― James Caan
Seventy percent of success in life is showing up. ― Woody Allen
A year from now you may wish you had started today. ― Karen Lamb
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. ― Wade Boggs
Think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'. ― Henry Moore
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. — John Wooden
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. — Thomas A. Edison
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” ― Confucius
Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers. ― Robert Half
Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we're taking on too much, but because we're taking on too little of what really strengthens us. ― Marcus Buckingham
It actually takes a lot of work to make something great. ― Lia Ices
Don't beat yourself up too much. You are a work in progress; which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once. ― Ritu Ghatourey
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. ― Pablo Picasso
The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence. ― Charles Bukowski
We are more scared of being wrong than we are scared of going our whole life without creating anything. ― @gapingvoid
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ― Mark Twain
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ― Aristotle
Failure seldom stops you. What stops you is the fear of failure. ― Jack Lemmon
If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. ― Abraham Lincoln
Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.
Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.
Comparison is an act of violence against the self.
Motivation will always beat mere talent.
You can do two things at once, but you can't focus effectively on two things at once.
Don’t follow your passion; instead work passionately toward the hard but worthy goal of making an impact.
Creativity is a habit, and the best creativity is the result of good work habits.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
The secret of getting ahead is getting started.