Achievement is not always success, while reputed failure often is. It is honest endeavor, persistent effort to do the best possible under any and all circumstances.
|2018 February 01|
Other Orison Swett Marden quotes:
Nothing that the mind of man can conceive is impossible.
Fortune always smiles on those who roll up their sleeves and put their shoulders to the wheel.
Most of us are at war with ourselves, are our own worst enemies. We expect a great deal of ourselves, yet we do not put ourselves in a condition to achieve great things. We are either too indulgent to our bodies, or we are not indulgent enough.
We lend power to the things we fear by the inexorable law that like attracts like.
Let your air be that of a winner, of a man who is resolved to make his way in the world - to make himself stand for something.
The beginning of a habit is like an invisible thread, but every time we repeat the act we strengthen the strand, add to it another filament, until it becomes a great cable and binds us irrevocably thought and act.
Make it a life-rule to give your best to whatever passes through your hands. Stamp it with your manhood. Let superiority be your trademark, let it characterize everything you touch.
Each of us has the same number of hours in his day, the same number of days in his year, and the chief difference between the success and the failure lies in the use to which the hours' and the days are put.
The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.
All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.