Do This and You Can Make Anything Happen

Try More, Try Harder…

Persistence is the surest way to greatness. Because you will most likely fail the first time you attempt a significant thing. But if you will not give up and continue trying, then you will one day have your dreams come true.

To help you keep going even when it’s tough, I have compiled some inspiring thoughts from some famous, successful people. I hope you’re inspired and motivated by the quotes.

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity” – Albert Einstein, Physicist, Genius

“Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great” – Cher, Singer, actress, producer

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge, 30th U.S. president

“The only thing that I have done that is not mitigated by luck, diminished by good fortune, is that I persisted, and other people gave up” – Harrison Ford, Actor

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” – Thomas Edison, Inventor

“Winners lose more than losers. They win and lose more than losers, because they stay in the game” – Terry Paulson, Psychologist

“I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan, Athlete

“It ain’t over till it’s over” – Yogi Berra, New York Yankees

“It’s a sad day when you find out that it’s not accident or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you” – Lillian Hellman, Playwright, writer

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits” – Richard Nixon, 37th US President

“You learn you can do your best even when it’s hard, even when you’re tired and maybe hurting a little bit. It feels good to show some courage.” – Joe Namath, Athlete

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw, Playwright, critic

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey, Business woman

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fail. Some work. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” – Leonardo da Vinci, Artist

“The most beautiful people I know are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Psychiatrist

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King, Novelist, screenwriter, film director

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain” – Dolly Parton, Singer, actor

“Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting” – Christopher Morley, Journalist

“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write something worth reading or do things worth the writing” – Benjamin Franklin, America’s Founding father and first millionaire

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs… A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.” – Martin Luther King Jr., Activist, clergy

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