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Opportunities in Disguise

Great opportunities often disguise themselves in small tasks.
Rick Warren

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.
Ann Landers

Among the humble and great alike, those who achieve success do so not because fate and circumstance are especially kind to them. Often the reverse is true. They succeed because they take whatever has been given to them and go on to make the most of their best.
Sidney Greenberg

The Power of Positive Thinking

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
Sir Winston Churchill

Optimism enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not abandon it to his enemy.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The virtue you would like to have, assume it is already yours, appropriate it, enter into the part and live the character just as the great actor is absorbed in the character of the part he plays.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think the biggest thing for me was just mentally believing I should win these tournaments.
Lindsay Davenport

I’ve gotten a long way just on sheer optimism – taking jobs I was unqualified for, never believing I would fail at them because I’m optimistic to the point of being naïve. I was willing to try things I probably should have failed at and could have failed at but didn’t.
Liz Dolan

The Power of Positive Thinking

You cannot achieve any goal if you have negative thoughts running through your head. You must have positive and, what might seem to others, bold thoughts.
Gary Player

Promise yourself that you will talk health, happiness and prosperity as often as possible.
John Wooden

Twixt the optimist and the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist the doughnut sees,
The pessimist, the hole.
McLandburgh Wilson

As a quarterback I have to be an optimist and live my life almost in denial. If I ever took a realistic look at some of the situations I’m faced with as an athlete, I would have to give up. The odds can sometimes be insurmountable. But as a quarterback, rather than looking at what kind of desperate situation I’m in, I try to look at how I will come through and win the game.
Drew Bledsoe

The Power of Positive Thinking

People who succeed speak well of themselves to themselves.
Laurie Beth Jones

I always believe I can beat the best, achieve the best. I always see myself in the top position.
Serena Williams

If you think you can’t do something, chances are you won’t be able to. Conversely, the power of positive thinking can turn an adverse situation into a prime opportunity for heroism.
Tiger Woods

I had a vision I could succeed. You have to believe that you can succeed, believe that you can be whatever your heart desires and be willing to work for it.
Oprah Winfrey

Pop’s positive outlook was crucial to his success, and mine. He taught me that feelings of gloom and doom, hatred or jealousy have no place in a productive life and that you should always strive to improve.
Alan Simpson

The Power of Positive Thinking

Everyone wants to be around somebody who can bring cheer and humor to any situation, and optimistic people have a way of finding good things around every corner.
Mary Lou Retton

I never lost the inherent belief that I could win and that I could beat anyone and everyone. It didn’t always translate into wins. What it did do was to always keep me in there.
Jack Nicklaus

My mother is my root, my foundation. She planted the seed that I base my life on, and that is the belief that the ability to achieve starts in your mind.
Michael Jordan

God didn’t put me on this earth to be a loser. I’m a winner.
Sparky Anderson

Counter your negative thinking with optimistic thinking. This means developing a more optimistic attitude. Focus on the reasons you will succeed. Make a list of the reasons why you will play well.
Patrick Cohn

The Benefits of Exercise

Everyone who has run knows that its most important value is in removing tension and allowing a release from whatever other cares the day may bring.
Jimmy Carter

I don’t know how the creative process works, but it always seems, as I’m running, that thoughts start coming in.
Robert Caro

Running helps me stay on an even keel and in an optimistic frame of mind.
Bill Clinton

Running is relaxing. I can think out problems more clearly when I’m running by myself.
Jim Ryun

I use running to gain energy. If you’re going to succeed in a very, very difficult profession, you’d better be fit.
Israel Horovitz

The Power of Positive Thinking

It’s easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you’re a winner, when you’re number one. What you’ve got to have is faith and discipline when you’re not a winner.
Vince Lombardi

To keep your attitude positive, you have to feed it with positive thoughts.
Jack Nicklaus

My whole thought process was always, We’re going to win this game. I don’t know how, but I believe we are going to win. It didn’t matter whether we were down four points or twenty-four points.
Michael Jordan

Where there’s a negative there’s always a positive – if you really dig for it.
Gary Player

The leader must have infectious optimism, and the determination to persevere in the face of difficulties; he must also radiate confidence, even when he himself is not too certain of the outcome.
Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery