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The Power of Work

Hard work beats talent almost every time.
Pat Williams

The harder I work, the luckier I get.
George Allen

My mother taught me that hard work is a real virtue and that it can also be lots of fun.
Ann Richards

Sweat is the greatest solvent for problems.
Branch Rickey

I grumbled as a child with all the housework and practicing I had to do. Now, when I look back, I am grateful because hard work made me stronger and a more responsible person.
June Kuramoto

Challenge Yourself

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

Overcome Adversity

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Plutarch

When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.
Anonymous

Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it.
Hank Aaron

There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl Buck

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

The Adversity Advantage

I am grateful for all my problems. I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come.
J.C. Penney

After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
Benjamin Franklin

God loves us in good times and bad. But He is even more real in our lives when we are having tough times.
Joe Gibbs

The fact that there have been difficulties and hardships makes my family closer.
John F. Kennedy, Jr.

If God wants you to accomplish something in your life, He’s going to put things in your life for you to learn from. It’s often cumulative. You learn a little bit here and a little bit there. And then there’s the final straw that puts you over the hump. Once you get it, you know you’ve got it.
Tom Lehman

Overcome Adversity

Pain is temporary, but quitting is forever.
Lance Armstrong

The cure for grief is motion.
Elbert Hubbard

When pain doesn’t go away, endurance increases.
T.D. Jakes

Do not wait for ideal circumstances, nor the best opportunities; they will never come.
Janet Stuart

Try as we may, none of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread. The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard Baruch

Achieve Your Dreams

Break down your problem into bits and it won’t overwhelm you. Setbacks won’t feel insurmountable. Big dreams will seem within reach.
Joe Torre

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and the highest vision of the soul, a waking angel stirs.
James Allen

It’s possible to lose sight of your dream when you’re working hard in the trenches. That’s why it’s important to always keep your eye on the big picture. Keep it before you as a daily reminder – for motivation, inspiration and direction.
John Maxwell

If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing was started with a dream and a mouse.
Walt Disney

Ask yourself: What would be a great thing to do with my life before I die? Whatever it is, decide to do it. If it’s more education you need, get it. If it’s more money you need, find it. Whatever you do – don’t blow the opportunities that are still before you. God is desperately trying to instill a dream into your imagination. Don’t torpedo it by saying it’s impossible.
Robert Schuller