Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
A mistake is valuable if you do four things with it: recognize it, admit it, learn from it, forget it
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
Champions never complain, they are too busy getting better
When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur. When you improve conditioning a little each day, eventually you have a big improvement in conditioning. Not tomorrow, not the next day, but eventually a big gain is made. Don’t look for the big, quick improvement. Seek the small improvement one day at a time. That’s the only way it happens – and when it happens, it lasts.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
If you do enough small things right, big things can happen
A strong leader accepts blame and gives the credit. A weak leader gives blame and accepts the credit.
Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
What is right is more important than who is right.
Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.
Make each day a masterpiece. Don’t think your best days are out there somewhere. Why not today? Why can’t today be a great day? It can if you believe it will.
I am not as good as I ought to be. I am not as good as I want to be. I am not as good as I’m going to be. But I am thankful that I am better than I used to be.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
When opportunity comes it is too late to prepare.
The eight laws of learning are explanation, demonstration, imitation, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition, repetition.
The time to prepare isn’t after you have been given the opportunity. It’s long before that opportunity arises. Once the opportunity arrives, it’s too late to prepare.
The true test of a man’s character is what he does when no one is watching.
Do your best every day. Live each day as if it’s your masterpiece.
Don’t permit fear of failure to prevent effort. We are all imperfect and will fail on occasions, but fear of failure is the greatest failure of all.
A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group – that’s teamwork.
If we magnified blessings as much as we magnify disappointments, we would all be much happier.
Without proper self-evaluation, failure is inevitable.
The more concerned we become over the things we can’t control, the less we will do with the things we can control