Category Archives: Buddha

Weekend Motivation – ACTION, Step By Step, and Never Stop “Playing”

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

“Action will remove the doubt that theory cannot solve.” – Petryl Hsieh

“A jug fills drop by drop.” – Buddha

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Self-Discipline Motivation – It’s all on you….

“In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves? Self-Discipline with all of them came first.” -Harry S. Truman

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” Buddha

“It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life that those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest men.
– Brutus Hamilton

“Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can have what others can’t.”

Persistence & Perseverance Quotes

In life, regardless of our age or status, we will ALWAYS be met with roadblocks, challenges, and things – big or small – that arent “exactly” what we had hoped or planned for.  It is in these moments that magic happens.  Yes, magic. It is in these moments that champions emerge and the weak-minded fall.  It is in these moments that we make a CHOICE to continue to realize our dreams or decide that they arent worth pursuing.  It is in these moments that true opportunity arises.  It is easier to quit, but persistence and perseverance will put us in that small group of people who keep going when the going gets tough.

See below quotes for inspiration:

“Paralyze resistance with persistence.”
-Woody Hayes

“There is no one giant step that does it. It’s a lot of little steps.”
-Peter A. Cohen

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men
with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a
proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated
derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”
-Calvin Coolidge

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
-Vincent van Gogh

“You have to have confidence in your ability,
and then be tough enough to follow through.”
-Rosalynn Carter

“Perseverance is a great element of success.
If you only knock long enough at the gate,
you are sure to wake up somebody.”
-Henri Wadsworth Longfellow

“Success is the sum of small efforts,
repeated day in and day out.”
-Robert Collier

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
-Babe Ruth

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect
before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”
-John Quincy Adams

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on
after others have let go.”
-William Feather

“In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,the stream always wins – not through strength, but through persistence.”
-Buddha

“Persistence gives confidence and continued right mental
attitude followed by consistent action will bring success.
When you have that knowing inside of you, fear has vanished
and the obstruction to a life of all good removed.”
-Anonymous

“No great achievement is possible without persistent work.”
-Bertrand Russell

“To make our way, we must have firm resolve,
persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves
to work hard all the way. We can never let up.”
-Ralph Bunche

“For now you know one of the greatest principles of success;
if you persist long enough you will win.”
-Og Mandino

“People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding
success because they don’t know when to quit.
Most men succeed because they are determined to.”
-George Allen

“Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact
that he uses his head and keeps pecking away
until he finishes the job he starts.”
-Coleman Cox

“You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and
want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.”
-Lee Iacocca

“Persistent people begin their success
where others end in failure.”
-Edward Eggleston

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.”
-Thomas Edison

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
-Winston Churchill

“I do not think there is any other quality so essential
to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance.
It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
-John D. Rockefeller

“If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.”
-William Blake

“That which we persist in doing becomes easier,
not that the task itself has become easier,
but that our ability to perform it has improved.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and
what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
-Elbert Hubbard