The vision of things to be done may come a long time before the way of doing them becomes clear, but woe to him who distrusts the vision.
— Jenkin Jones
Winners bring reality up to their vision. Losers bring their vision down to reality.
— Chuck Knox
A clear vision, along with the courage to follow through, dramatically increases your chances of coming to the end of your life, looking back with a deep abiding satisfaction, and thinking, I did it. I succeeded. I finished well. My life counted.
— Andy Stanley
Develop a vision. People want to follow someone who knows where he or she is going.
— Kenneth Labich
I noticed an almost universal trait among Super Achievers. These people knew what they wanted out of life, and they could sense it multidimensionally before they ever had it. They could not only see it, but also taste it, smell it and imagine the sounds and emotions associated with it. They prelived it before they had it. And that sharp sensory vision became a powerful driving force in their lives.
— Steve DeVore
Attitude is a person’s most important asset.
— Tom Bradley
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
— Henry Ward Beecher
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
— Scott Hamilton
Accomplishment is 85 percent attitude and 15 percent skill.
— Zig Ziglar
If you want to change attitudes, start with a change in behavior. In other words, begin to act the part, as well as you can, of the person you would rather be, the person you most want to become. Gradually, the old, fearful person will fade away.
— William Glasser
Flash powder makes a more brilliant light than the arc lamp, but you can’t use it to light your street corner because it doesn’t last long enough. Stability is more essential to success than brilliancy.
— Richard Jones
The worst bankrupt is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.
— H.W. Arnold
Success lies, not in achieving what you aim at, but in aiming at what you ought to achieve, and pressing forward, sure of achievement here, or if not here, hereafter.
— R.F. Horton
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good.
— Joe Paterno
When achievement has come because of our helplessness linked to God’s power, it has a rightness about it that no amount of self-inspired striving can have. Furthermore, it does not bear in it the seeds of increasing egocentricity that success sometimes brings.
— Catherine Marshall
Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
— Napoleon Hill
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
— Jonathan Swift
The ones who maintain their commitments are sustained by a vision of themselves as they would like to be. The ones who falter are those who rely on progress to sustain their motivation. When progress stops, so does their commitment.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
You know what it’s like when you put on someone else’s glasses by mistake: You get an instant headache and the world is a blurry mess. That’s just what happens when you use someone else’s vision as a guide for your own life.
— Deborah Shaw
In every block of marble I see a statue;
See it as plainly as though it stood before me,
Shaped and perfect in attitude and action.
I have only to hew away the rough walls
Which imprison the lovely apparition
To reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it.
Break down your problem into bits and it won’t overwhelm you. Setbacks won’t feel insurmountable. Big dreams will seem within reach.
— Joe Torre
The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs.
— James Allen
It’s possible to lose sight of your dream when you’re working hard in the trenches. That’s why it’s important to always keep your eye on the big picture. Keep it before you as a daily reminder – for motivation, inspiration and direction.
— John Maxwell
If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
— Walt Disney
Ask yourself: What would be a great thing to do with my life before I die? Whatever it is, decide to do it. If it’s more education you need, get it. If it’s more money you need, find it. Whatever you do – don’t blow the opportunities that are still before you. God is desperately trying to instill a dream into your imagination. Don’t torpedo it by saying it’s impossible.
— Robert Schuller
Spectacular achievements are always preceded by spectacular preparation.
— Robert Schuller
I will study and get ready and someday my chance will come.
— Abraham Lincoln
Life requires thorough preparation. We must rid ourselves of the idea that there’s a short-cut to achievement.
— George Washington Carver
A lasting work requires extensive preparation.
— Douglas Rumford
If I always appear prepared, it is because before entering an undertaking, I have meditated for long and have foreseen what may occur. It is not genius which reveals to me suddenly and secretly what I should do in circumstances unexpected by others, it is thought and meditation.
— Napoléon Bonaparte
Everyone faces hardships along their chosen path. What carries them through? Makes them work and pray with no thought of quitting? Enthusiasm.
— Conrad Hilton
Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever accomplished.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Enthusiasm is the electricity of life. How do you get it? You act enthusiastic until you make it a habit.
— Gordon Parks
Enthusiasm is everything. It must be as taut and vibrating as a guitar string.
If you can’t get enthusiastic about your work, it’s time to get alarmed – something is wrong. Compete with yourself. No one keeps up his enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions, new aspirations, new efforts, new vision. It is one’s own fault if his enthusiasm is gone; he has failed to feed it. If you want to turn hours into minutes, renew your enthusiasm.