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The Power of Enthusiasm

Those folks who succeed simply remain enthusiastic longer than those who fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Enthusiasm is the breath of genius.
Earl of Beaconsfield

Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de la Fontaine

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
John Wesley

Keep excited – it’s more fun working toward something than just waiting around for nothing in particular to happen.
Jack Nicklaus

Do the Impossible

When we’re surrounded by things that look impossible, making a simple choice to do something that’s possible is a powerful thing to do.
Melody Beattie

Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.
Napoléon Bonaparte

God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible.
William Booth

To achieve all that is possible, we must attempt the impossible.
John Maxwell

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done.
Arnold Palmer

The Power of Dreams

People who chase their dreams do what they love and they go for greatness. Those kinds of dreams, the dreams that fill their minds with purposeful energy, are the most potent source of motivation I know.
Dr. Bob Rotella

If you don’t daydream and plan things out in your imagination, you never get there. So you have to start someplace.
Robert Duvall

Those who learn to recognize the promptings of their heart and then find the courage to follow them are the ones who win races, rule nations and create masterpieces.
Richard Chang

At least once a day, allow yourself the freedom to think and dream for yourself.
Albert Einstein

That impossible dream you dreamed when you were young but got talked out of, the one you thought you outgrew, might be the key to awakening your genius. That special talent you never followed through on might be an important source of delight, the one you should commit to. That old dream might be the one thing that will bring the magic of meaning to your life.
Mark Hansen and Barbara Nichols

Do the Impossible

Man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible.
Max Weber

When a leader can see the invisible, his followers can do the impossible.
Pat Williams

What is impossible with men is possible with God.
Luke 18:27

At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done – then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago.
Frances Burnett

The Power of Courage

Courage means putting at risk your immediate self-interest for what you believe is right.
Derrick Bell

Courage is like a muscle; it’s strengthened by use.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

I don’t think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it.
Mike Ditka

Abraham Lincoln did not go to Gettysburg having commissioned a poll to find out what would sell at Gettysburg. There were no people with percentages for him, cautioning him about this group or that group or what they found in exit polls a year earlier. When will we have the courage of Lincoln?
Robert Coles

The Power of Vision

The great man has a vision of the future that enables him to put obstacles in perspective; the ordinary man turns pebbles in the road into boulders.
Henry Kissinger

If you have been seeing things that are not there, it could be that you are not hallucinating but are a person pregnant with a miracle and about to do the impossible.
T.D. Jakes

I see that my steadfast desire was alone responsible for whatever progress or mastery I have made. The reality is always there, and is preceded by vision. And if one keeps looking steadily the vision crystallizes into fact or deed.
Henry Miller

Begin with the end in mind.
Stephen Covey

The people who make a difference in this world commit to what could be before they know where the money is coming from. Their vision is enough to cause them to jump in. Money usually follows vision. It rarely happens the other way around. Consequently, vision always involves sacrifice and risk-taking.
Andy Stanley

Do the Impossible

Never let another person tell you that something cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for you to come along so that you could do the impossible for Him.
John Maxwell

I could use a hundred people who don’t know there is such a word as impossible.
Henry Ford

An extraordinary situation calls for extraordinary resolution. How many things have appeared impossible which, nevertheless, have been done by resolute men?
Napoléon Bonaparte

God gets the greatest glory when we attack the greatest giants.
Rick Warren

Don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do this or that. That’s nonsense. Make up your mind, then have a go at everything. Never, never let them persuade you that things are too difficult or impossible.
Sir Douglas Bader