The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
— William James
Many people flounder about in life because they have no purpose. Before it is possible to achieve anything, an objective must be set.
— George Halas
People want to be on a team. They want to be part of something bigger than themselves. They want to be in a situation where they feel they are doing something for the greater good.
— Mike Krzyzewski
Find a purpose in life so big that it will challenge every capacity to be at its best.
— David McKay
I believe that everything in life has a purpose. And our lives themselves have a purpose. Organizing the details of our lives brings that purpose into sharper focus. The sharper it is, the less likely we will lose sight of it after a severe setback.
— George Allen
We will always have time for the things we put first.
— Liane Steele
Try to make decisions based on your priorities, not your pressures.
— Patrick Morley
It is impossible to do everything people want you to do. You have just enough time to do God’s will. If you can’t get it all done, it means you’re trying to do more than God intended for you to do.
— Rick Warren
There’s no such thing as not enough time if you’re doing what you want to do.
— Robert Half
People who are consistent winners manage their challenges in hierarchical fashion. They set priorities and they live those priorities. They commit to managing their time in such a way that they do not spend time grinding along on priority number two or three or four if priority number one needs their attention.
— Phillip McGraw
Real competitors relish the challenge, the bigger the better. The more difficult the game, the more they improve.
— John Wooden
To be tested is good. The challenged life may be the best therapist.
— Gail Sheehy
I’ve never hidden from a challenge. The more difficult something is, the more interested I get.
— Derek Jeter
Give yourself an even greater challenge than the one you are trying to master and you will develop the powers necessary to overcome the original difficulty.
— William Bennett
The higher the mountain and the harder it is to climb, the better I respond.
— Jack Nicklaus
With every obstacle or challenge I’ve faced, I’ve managed to work through it and come out stronger and wiser.
— Earl Woods
Our strength often increases in proportion to the obstacles imposed upon it.
— Paul de Rapin
The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
— Jean Moliére
The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles one encounters on the road to fortune are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance. Peril is the element in which power is developed.
— William Matthews
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.
Watch a man in times of adversity to discover what kind of man he is; for then at last words of truth are drawn from the depths of his heart, and the mask is torn off.
If you have not been tested by fire, you do not know who you are.
— Laurie Beth Jones
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
— Albert Camus
The great moments, when the world cheers, are not the moments that count. The ones that count are when it’s just you, and people have stopped believing in you. Those are the moments that define you.
— Bob Greene
Once you are really challenged, you find something in yourself. Man doesn’t know what he is capable of until he is asked.
— Kofi Annan
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
— Sir Edmund Hillary
Seek tough challenges: they’re more fun.
— Carley Fiorina
I wanted to be scared again. I wanted to feel unsure again. That’s the only way I learn, the only way I feel challenged.
— Connie Chung
We want to perfect ourselves so that we can win with less struggle and increasing ease, but the strange thing is that it’s not the easy wins we ostensibly seek but rather the difficult struggles to which we really look forward.
— Vince Lombardi
Striving for happiness through achievement should not be a goal. If it is, you’ll never reach it.
— Joe Gibbs
We will never be happy until we make God the source of our fulfillment and the answer to our longings.
— Stormie Omartian
You must try to generate happiness within yourself. If you aren’t happy in one place, chances are you won’t be happy any place.
— Ernie Banks
The medals don’t mean anything and the glory doesn’t last. It’s all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing.
— Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Happiness comes not from success, and certainly not from avoiding failure. Happiness comes from being able to look at yourself in the mirror at the end of the day, or at the end of your life, and know that you took on the biggest challenge you could find and did your absolute best with it.
— Bob Rotella