The going gets tough but it is only those who know the true meaning of perseverance that ever get going and keep going.
Trying, of course, cannot be for a time only but, rather, must be a continuous process constantly sustained at high level. When this is done, then in due course the goal will be achieved, the objective attained.
Norman Vincent Peale, The Positive Principle Today
All that I have managed to accomplish, and all that I hope to accomplish, has been and will be by that plodding, patient, persevering process which builds that ant heap, particle by particle, thought by thought, step by step.
Og Mandino, The Greatest Salesman In The World, Part II, The End Of The Story
Real preparation consists in digging something out of yourself, in assembling and arranging your own thoughts, in cherishing and nurturing your own convictions.
Dale Carnegie, How To Develop Self-Confidence And Influence People By Public Speaking
It would be difficult to name a more destructive human habit than procrastination - putting off until tomorrow what should have been done last week. Personal initiative is the only cure for procrastination.
Napoleon Hill, A Year Of Growing Rich
Just as there is no such thing as instant failure, neither is there automatic or instant success.
Charles R. Swindoll, Great Attitudes For Graduates
If a person would start from childhood to build a sound spiritual thought pattern, it could make him almost proof against adversity and supply him with unshakeable strength throughout his life.
Norman Vincent Peale, The Tough-Minded Optimist
Highly competent people perform with great consistency. They give their best all the time, and that's important.
Barry Silverstein, Motivating Employees
Every adversity, every failure and every
unpleasant experience carries with it the seed
of an equivalent benefit which may prove a blessing in disguise.