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Overcome Difficulties

Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you respond to it.
Lou Holtz

The times are bad. Very well, you are there to make them better.
Thomas Carlyle

Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.
Theodore Vail

My mother taught me about family and hard work and sacrifice. She held steady through tragedy after tragedy. And she held our family together through tough times.
Bill Clinton

When the world seems huge and dark and meaningless, focus on little things – sunlight through leaves, a cat sprawled across your knees, the taste of an apple, a dew-bright spider’s web. Now is the time for gentle comforts, for friendly and familiar things.
Pam Brown

The Power of Passion

Every great achievement is the story of a flaming heart. Every great achievement is the story of tremendous passion.
Mary Lou Retton

Passion persuades.
Anita Roddick

If you follow your passion, the money will follow. But if you chase the almighty dollar, you can easily lose that and end up with nothing.
Elizabeth MacKay

Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they’re great because of their passion.
Martha Graham

I owe so much of my success as a hockey player to what I have learned from my father. The passion he shows in his daily life has taught me to always love what I am doing. In loving my pursuits, I learned the value of working hard and enjoying the benefits that sacrifice and dedication bring.
A.J. Mleczko

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

Enjoy the Journey

Happiness is found along the way, not at the end of the road.
Sheryl Johnson

The process of getting there – all the blood, sweat and tears, all the lumps and disappointments – is what makes winning great.
Joe Gibbs

When you understand that your happiness comes from the process, instead of the results, it becomes much easier to embrace the importance of working your hardest at every job.
Russell Simmons

The real magic is not so much in achieving the victory, itself. The real magic is in the journey we take to get there.
Phil Mickelson

Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey.
Harold Melchart

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

Work Ethic

Once you’ve created a work ethic second to none, and you’ve learned to motivate yourself, you look in the mirror and you see someone different.
Rick Pitino

Watching my father work, the great care and pride he took in painting, made me admire him, though I knew I wouldn’t follow in his footsteps.
Muhammad Ali

My dad was my biggest influence. The thing that he gave to all of his kids was a good sense that you need to work hard and be dedicated and committed to what you are doing. So my work ethic, which I think is a good one, comes straight from my dad.
Tom Lehman

As a kid, I used to wonder why Pop worked so hard. Now I know it was his Old Country values: discipline, responsibility, self-sacrifice and an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay. He was setting an example for all of us.
Yogi Berra

Though neither rich nor educated, my dad cared for all nine of us, teaching us to work hard and appreciate what we had. We knew everything was attainable, if only we had courage to pursue it. His work ethic carried me to my goals: winning a Silver Medal in the Winter Olympic Games in 1972 and playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.
Henry Boucha


Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have it you may be smart enough to see it is what you would have wanted had you known.
Garrison Keillor

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Jefferson

Don’t count on luck to get you out of a tight spot.
Harvey Penick

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Darrell Royal

Luck means the hardships which you have not hesitated to endure; the long nights you have devoted to work. Luck means the appointments you have never failed to keep, the airplanes you never failed to catch.
Margaret Clement