We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something will take it’s place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever…
No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training… what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable.
A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. If what you
are doing is not working, do something else.
Don’t count the days; make the days count
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.
Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.
It never gets easier, you just get stronger.
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.
The only limitations one has, are the ones they place on themselves
You’ve only got three choices in life — give up, give in, or give it all you’ve got.
The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.
Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.
Failure teaches success.
Winners compare their achievements with their goals, while losers compare their achievements with those of other people
Nothing ever comes to one that is worth having except as a result of hard work
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out
The cowards never started and the weak died along the way.
Pain makes me grow. Growing is what I want. Therefore, for me pain is pleasure.
No road is too long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry, and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it.
Don’t be afraid of opposition. Remember, a kite rises against, not with the wind.
Life itself is your teacher, and you are in a state of constant learning.
As you think, so shall you become.
You must have complete determination. The worst opponent you can come across is one whose aim has become an obsession. For instance, if a man has decided that he is going to bite off your nose no matter what happens to him in the process, the chances are he will succeed in doing it. He may be severely beaten up, too, but that will not stop him from carrying out his objective. That is the real fighter.
Your fears form a prison that confines you. The less you fear, the more power you have.
The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior
The most powerful force on earth is the human soul on fire
We’re all born small and weak. We all grow old and weak. What you do in between is up to you.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
You deserve what you settle for
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why
Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
I will do what you won’t today, so I can do what you can’t tomorrow
I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday
One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right
The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
If there is no wind, row.
Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
If we each get on a treadmill right now, one of two things is going to happen… either you’re going to get off first or I am going to die. Period.
To succeed you must first improve, to improve you must first practice, to practice you must first learn, and to learn you must first fail.
A year from now you will wish you had started today
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone
It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit.
There comes a time in a man’s life when to get where he has to go – if there are no doors or windows – he walks through a wall
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor
All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.