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The Power of Self-Discipline

If what you want does not happen for you right away, stay at it. Become good at it. You’ll be surprised at how your confidence will build as you develop self-discipline.
Terry Bradshaw

Genius at first is little more than a great capacity for receiving discipline.
George Eliot

I sought discipline, I embraced it as a loyal friend. And, throughout my life, it’s rewarded that loyalty by proving me with nothing but success and happiness at every turn.
Mary Lou Retton

If they’ll just give something for a short time, they’ll have happiness for a long time.
Weeb Ewbank, on training camp

Self-discipline: everything worthwhile begins at this level. It simply means doing whatever you have to do and making whatever sacrifices are necessary to get the job done the best you know how. It’s hard work; it’s giving up things you like in order to achieve a higher goal.
Dr. Jim Loehr

How to Be a Genius

A genius is a talented person who does his homework.
Thomas Edison

Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.
George Lewes

The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison

The Power of Commitment

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping-stones of genius.
Elbert Hubbard

Bear in mind, if you are going to amount to anything, that your success does not depend upon the brilliancy and the passion with which you take hold, but upon the bull-doggedness with which you hang on after you have taken hold.
A.B. Meldrum

My golf is woeful, but I will never surrender.
Bing Crosby

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
James 5:11

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

The Power of Work

No one can arrive from being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius.
Anna Pavlova

Working at a young age helped my confidence grow in my own ability to succeed.
J.C. Watts

Men trust to what they call their genius, and many a gifted artist has never come to his kingdom because he has never learned to toil.
Hugh Black

A professional is one who does his best work when he feels the least like working.
Frank Lloyd Wright

A man is relieved and happy when he has put his heart into his work and done his best.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thoughts

We lift ourselves by our own thoughts; we climb upon our vision of ourselves.
Orison Marden

Genius is little more than thinking in an unhabitual way.
William James

Thoughts lead on to purposes, purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.
Tryon Edwards

The finest thought runs the risk of being irrevocably forgotten if we do not write it down.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Thoughts are the thermostat that regulates what we accomplish in life. My body responds and reacts to the input from my mind. If I feed my mind upon doubt, disbelief and discouragement, that is precisely the kind of day my body will experience. If I adjust my thermostat forward to thoughts filled with vision, vitality and victory, I can count on that kind of day.
Charles Swindoll

The Power of Work

All the genius I have is the fruit of labor.
Alexander Hamilton

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Vince Lombardi

Our greatest weariness comes from work not done.
Eric Hoffer

I’ve never known a man worth his salt who in the long run, deep down in his heart, didn’t appreciate the grind, the discipline. There is something in good men that really yearns for discipline.
Vince Lombardi

Successful people are willing to engage in drudgery in the cause of something marvelous. The greater part of genius is the years of effort invested to solve a problem or find the perfect expression of an idea. With hard work you acquire knowledge about yourself that idleness never reveals.
Tom Butler-Bowdon