You can turn any negative thought into a positive if you work at it. It often does need a conscious effort, but it’s worth it.
— Gary Player
It is safe to say that no cynic has ever played in a World Series.
— Donald Honig
Your mind is the biggest barrier to doing something. Once you start believing in limitations, they become real.
— John Moniak
Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.
— Shirley MacLaine
Most people who never achieve their dreams are not held back by difficult circumstances. They are not stopped by lack of opportunity or because strong men oppose them. They fail simply because they don’t believe they can succeed.
— Pat Williams
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
— Helen Keller
Mount Everest, you have defeated me. But I will return. And I will defeat you. Because you can’t get any bigger and I can.
— Sir Edmund Hillary
You’ve got to believe in yourself and have a persistent mindset of never giving up, never quitting. If you get any inclination of “You’re not good enough,” it kills you.
— Keenan McCardell
You will attract more people to you if you act and speak from abundance rather than scarcity.
— Brian Koslow
Don’t stop believing in yourself because you haven’t yet been rewarded with that brass ring. If I had stopped believing in myself, I never would have realized my lifelong dream of making it to the World Series. It took me 4,272 games as a player and a manager to finally get there, the longest wait for anyone in the history of the game.
— Joe Torre
Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.
— George Hegel
Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.
— Denis Diderot
Extraordinary accomplishments only happen when your passion produces extraordinary effort. If it doesn’t consume you, be ready to accept mediocre results.
— John Rennie
One person with passion is better than forty who are merely interested.
— Tom Connellan
I have seen more talented and gifted people fail to attain their aspirations because of a lack of passion, which I can only describe as a flame that burns within us with such intense heat that it glows with a pure white light and cannot be extinguished by despair, misfortune or infirmity. Passion is the Super Bowl of enthusiasm.
— Neil Simon
Every man is enthusiastic at times. One man has enthusiasm for thirty minutes, another has it for thirty days – but it is the man that has it for thirty years who makes a success of his life.
— Edward Butler
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Always give them the old fire, even when you feel like a squashed cake of ice.
— Ethel Merman
Prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the complacency of wisdom.
— Branch Rickey
The real secret of success is enthusiasm. Yes, more than enthusiasm, I would say excitement. I like to see men get excited. When they get excited, they make a success of their lives.
— Walter Chrysler
One important way you can keep moving forward when you would rather turn back is to keep a positive image of success in your mind.
— Pat Williams
I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it. I think if you’re determined enough and willing to pay the price you can get it done.
— Mike Ditka
The next time you try that task, don’t think about the time you faltered. Think about all of the times in which you have excelled. That’s a path back to success.
— Derek Jeter
Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.
— Henry Ford
When asked your opinion of someone, something, somewhere, you need to find something good to say, something flattering and positive. There is ample evidence that being positive has many benefits but the most noticeable is that people will gravitate toward you and not even know why. That positive air about you is attractive. People like being around those who are upbeat, positive, happy and confident.
— Richard Templar
Great efforts spring naturally from a great attitude.
— Pat Riley
Always keep the happy attitude. Pretend that you are holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
— Candice Pope
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
— Clement Stone
People by and large become what they think about themselves.
— Dr. Bob Rotella
If you make a concerted effort to look at things in a more positive, upbeat manner, you will begin to see people’s attitudes about you change. Because everyone likes being around positive, upbeat people. They feel lifted by them and they feed off their energy.
— Rick Pitino