Inspirational Success Failure Quotes

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Joseph Campbell
“As you proceed through life, following your own path, birds will shit on you. Don't bother to brush it off.
Getting a comedic view of your situation gives you spiritual distance.
Having a sense of humor saves you.”
Joseph Campbell

Nathan W. Morris
“Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece after all.”
Nathan W. Morris

Pandora Poikilos
“If there is one thing I can pass on from my humbling experiences in life, thus far, I will tell you this, the next time someone tells you "the absence of expectations is the absence of disappointment, do not listen. Have expectations. Keep them great. It'll be a very bumpy ride. You'll even get bruised, sometimes very badly. Sometimes, you'll come to an abrupt halt or even fall off your ride. But you'll grow. And if you do not grow, you do not live.”
Pandora Poikilos

Mahatma Gandhi
“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.”
Mahatma Gandhi

James       Cameron
“if you set your goals ridiculously high and its a failure, you will fail above everyone elses success”
James Cameron

Abraham H. Maslow
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
Abraham Maslow

Barry Eisler
“If you focus on the risks, they'll multiply in your mind and eventually paralyze you. You want to focus on the task, instead, on doing what needs to be done.”
Barry Eisler

Jim Rohn
“Each of us has two distinct choices to make about what we will do with our lives. The first choice we can make is to be less than we have the capacity to be. To earn less. To have less. To read less and think less. To try less and discipline ourselves less. These are the choices that lead to an empty life. These are the choices that, once made, lead to a life of constant apprehension instead of a life of wondrous anticipation And the second choice? To do it all! To become all that we can possibly be. To read every book that we possibly can. To earn as much as we possibly can. To give and share as much as we possibly can. To strive and produce and accomplish as much as we possibly can.”
Jim Rohn

M.H.S. Pourri
“At any given moment, you have the power to say that this is NOT how the story is going to END”
MHS Pourri

“You can map out a fight plan or a life plan, but when the action starts, it may not go the way you planned, and you're down to your reflexes - that means your [preparation:]. That's where your roadwork shows. If you cheated on that in the dark of the morning, well, you're going to get found out now, under the bright lights.”
Joe Frazier

“H is for Habit, winners make a habit of doing the things losers don't want to do.”
Lucas Remmerswaal, The A-Z of 13 Habits: Inspired by Warren Buffett

Anne Lamott
“We cheated, you and me, and someone noticed. I noticed you; someone else noticed me. It hurts us. That's not so bad. So many people cheat. Everywhere on every level. Everyone's cheated. I'm just saying that you don't need to see yourself as a cheater. Because that's not who you are. You're someone who cheated. There's a difference, and you should try to get that difference, or that's who you'll grow up to be.”
Anne Lamott, Crooked Little Heart

Oscar Wilde
“Many people become bankrupt through having invested too heavily in the prose of life. To have ruined one's self over poetry is an honor.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Joyce Brothers
“Success is a state of mind.
If you want success, start thinking
of yourself as a success.”
Joyce Brothers

مريد البرغوثي
“الحياة لا يعجبها تذمر الأحياء .. إنها ترشوهم بأشكال مختلفة ومتفاوتة من الرضى ومن القبول بالظروف الإستثنائية .. يحدث هذا للمنفي, والغريب والسجين, ويحدث مثله مثله للخاسر والمهزوم والمهجور. وكما تتعود العين شيئاً فشيئاً على العتمة المفاجئة يتعود هؤلاء على السياق الإستثنائي الذي فرضته عليهم الظروف .. وإذا تعود الواحد منهم على الإستثناء فإنه يراه طبيعياً بشكل من الأشكال.”
مريد البرغوثي, رأيت رام الله

Donald Van de Mark
“Your life is a trajectory. Every choice you make alters that trajectory, in a positive or negative way. Will you categorize that dinner with friends as a business expense? Will you be honest with your daughter? Will you take more credit than you’re due? These are just the small questions that we face every day, and little by little, the answers influence the trajectory of our lives and beings.”
Donald Van de Mark

Ted Dekker
“...most men and women will yield to the strong currents sucking them into the seas of ruin. Only the strongest in mind and spirit will swim against that current.”
Ted Dekker, Red: The Heroic Rescue

“Every sucessful person in the world is a hustler one way or another. We all hustle to get where we need to be. Only a fool would sit around and wait on another man to feed him.”

Jodi Picoult
“Real mothers don't just listen with humble embarrassment to the elderly lady who offers unsolicited advice in the checkout line when a child is throwing a tantrum. We take the child, dump him in the lady's cart, and say, "Great. Maybe you can do a better job."

Real mothers know that it's okay to eat cold pizza for breakfast.

Real mothers admit it is easier to fail at this job than to succeed.”
Jodi Picoult, House Rules

“I'm playing; I'm here. I'm going to fight until they tell me they don't want me anymore.”
Steve Nash

Stacey Ballis
“Being a compulsive overeater is no different from being an alcoholic or drug addict. The only difference is that you can avoid drugs and alcohol completely and you have to have a relationship with food every day for the rest of your life. It's actually the hardest addiction to live with. If you were an alcoholic and someone said to you that you were required to have a single drink three to five times a day, but were not supposed to ever drink to excess, or a drug addict who was required to take just one pill severeal times a day every day, but you're not supposed to ever take more than one would ever make it through rehab.”
Stacey Ballis, Good Enough to Eat

Orna Ross
“You can have anything you want so long as you realise that you can't have everything you want.”
Orna Ross, Inspiration Meditation: Igniting Insights & Ideas.

“To avoid Criticism, do nothing, say nothing, Be nothing”

Geraldine Brooks
“If a man is to lose his fortune, it is a good thing if he were poor before he acquired it, for poverty requires aptitude.”
Geraldine Brooks, March

“She waited for a man who would marvel her with his intellect, wit and physique, all at the same time. Someone who would beguile her, unnerve her, possess her, and claim her and then make her jealous with deceit and accusations. Someone who wouldn’t bore her after a few hours of company. Someone who wouldn’t be distracted by someone younger than her - even at that age, she had her insecurities........ She waited for a man who would be worth a chase and a challenge, who would beguile her and ravage her, and be true to her. She was no fool. She knew the limitations of affectation and ceremonial overtures between husband and wife. She knew the limits of compatibility, being put off by a few of her suitors instantly. She knew that love was not a guarantee to lifetime of happiness. She knew the importance of money and it’s effect on men. She knew the value of having the best in jewelry, clothes and company, for a person was judged accordingly, and if one wished to be a success, one had to look the part. And that required continuity of resources, not affection. But still she waited. She waited for a man who would surprise her beyond her expectations. She waited for a man who would be magical. She waited for a man who would never come.”
Noorilhuda, The Governess

Ernesto Quiñonez
“In America, it's where you end up that matters, not how you get there. As long as you get there, no one asks questions. You don't ask. You never ask. And if someone does ask how you got there? It's usually a harmless person who never got anything, never got out, died paying rent as he waited for God to deliver him.”
Ernesto Quinonez, Chango's Fire

“I’m not trying to do it like that … I’m trying to do it like it hasn’t been done!”
Michael Treanor

George   Johnston
“Everyone gets to the stage, or should get to it, where it's more important to stop doing things than to keep on trying to do them.”
George Johnston, Clean Straw for Nothing

Penny Grubb
“One of the key things is learning which bits of life you don't need to take seriously. Usually far more than you expect.”
Penny Grubb

“Don't cope with problems; fix them.”
Amine A. Ayad A. Ayad

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