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Do one thing every day that scares you. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
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If you're going through hell, keep going. Winston Churchill, statesman
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We can all fight the battles of just one day. It is when we add the burdens of two uncontrollable days, yesterday and tomorrow, that we get overwhelmed. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. Bruce Lee, actor
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I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be. Ken Venturi, athlete
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Your value doesn't decrease based on someones inability to see your worth. Ted Rubin, social marketing strategist
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Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Ryun, athlete
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Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down, it's staying down that's wrong. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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Don't wait. The time will never be just right. Napoleon Hill, writer
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Just keep moving forward and don't give a shit about what anybody thinks. Johnny Depp, actor
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Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God. Leo Buscaglia, author
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What we see depends mainly on what we look for. Sir John Lubbock,
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A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others. Ayn Rand, writer
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Always go too far, because that's where you'll find the truth. Albert Camus, philosopher
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Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again. Richard Branson, businessman
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Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. Abraham Lincoln, president
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I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. Theodore Roosevelt, president
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Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face. Helen Keller, author
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If you don't start somewhere, you're gonna go nowhere. Bob Marley, musician
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Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done. Amelia Earhart, aviator
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Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine. Alan Turing, mathematician
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Make them scratch their head this year. Don't be afraid to be amazing. Tony Gaskins, speaker
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Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine. Jack Ma, businessman
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There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. Usain Bolt, athlete
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We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller, author
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If you have to ask if you’ve done enough, you haven’t. Each day brings with it the opportunity to do more than you did yesterday. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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You are stronger than your challenges and your challenges are making you stronger. Karen Salmansohn,
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New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor. Elon Musk, businessman
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Do or Do not, there is no try. Yoda, jedi
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Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. John F. Kennedy, president
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Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. Arnold Palmer, athlete
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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing. That's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar, author
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I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. Estee Lauder, businesswoman
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Get out of your own way… stop the paralysis by analysis… decide what you want, create a simple plan, and get moving! Steve Maraboli, speaker
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You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will. Stephen King, author
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When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. Thomas Jefferson, president
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If you can't outplay them, outwork them. Ben Hogan, athlete
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If you can dream it you can build it. If you can build it, you can live it. Sayings,
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis, author
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Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.  Michael Jordan, athlete
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The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps — we must step up the stairs. Vance Havner, clergyman
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A year from now you may wish you had started today. Karen Lamb,
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Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals. Sydney Smith, clergyman
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You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. Jack London, novelist
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Stay hungry, stay foolish. Steve Jobs, businessman
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Expect problems and eat them for breakfast. Alfred A. Montapert, author
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Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best. Tim Duncan, athlete
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No matter what your history has been, your destiny is what you create today. What are you going to create? Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Relax. Refresh. Renew. Play. Sing. Laugh. Enjoy. Forgive. Dance. Love. Hug. Share. Kiss. Create. Explore. Hope. Listen. Dare. Trust. Dream. Learn. TODAY! Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin, politician
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If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it. Jesse Jackson, activist
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Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. Thomas Jefferson, president
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller, author
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Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul. Douglas MacArthur, general
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You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win. Ted Turner, businessman
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Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot, politician
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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Better. Samuel Beckett, playwright
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Fueling your body is a process... The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain, author
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Motivation is the weapon you use to eliminate your excuses. Tim Fargo, author
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There are two levers for moving men -- interest and fear. Napoleon Bonaparte, leader
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Today is yours to shape. Create a masterpiece! Steve Maraboli, speaker
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People who lack the clarity, courage, or determination to follow their own dreams will often find ways to discourage yours. Live your truth and don't EVER stop! Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. Peter Marshall, clergyman
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Deal with the big while it is still small. Lao Tzu, philosopher
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Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn, businessman
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I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. Confucius, philosopher
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Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. Harriet Braiker,
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If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney, cartoonist
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You make the world a better place by making yourself a better person. Scott Sorrell,
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What comes from the heart, goes to the heart. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet
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I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying. Michael Jordan, athlete
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Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway. Mary Kay Ash, businesswoman
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Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable. Finley Peter Dunne, journalist
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Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated. Lou Holtz, coach
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Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you. Jerry Gillies, author
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Recognition is the greatest motivator. Gerard C. Eakedale,
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Wherever you are - be all there. Jim Elliot, clergyman
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Learn from the past, but don’t live in the past. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner. Les Brown, motivational speaker
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There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it. Dale Carnegie, writer
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You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. Henry Ford, industrialist
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Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail. John Donne, poet
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It's always too early to quit. Norman Vincent Peale, clergyman
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Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs - but move on. Paulo Coelho, novelist
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Today is the only day in which we have any power. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Jim Rohn, businessman
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I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want. Muhammad Ali, boxer
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The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. Thomas Paine, writer
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The ultimate inspiration is the deadline. Nolan Bushnell, businessman
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What you do today can improve all your tomorrows. Ralph Marston, writer
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I was motivated to be different in part because I was different. Donna Brazile, politician
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At the end of the day, let there be no excuses, no explanations, no regrets. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. Eleanor Roosevelt, first lady
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I am not arrogant enough to tell you what the future holds, but I am faithful enough to remind you who holds the future. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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A champion needs a motivation above and beyond winning. Pat Riley, coach
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You are what you think. You are what you go for. You are what you do! Bob Richards, athlete
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Instruction does much, but encouragement does everything. Johann von Goethe, writer
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We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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The most effective way to do it, is to do it. Amelia Earhart, aviator
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There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a person being themselves. Imagine going through your day being unapologetically you. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Stop allowing your day-to-day life to be clouded by busy nothingness. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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It ain't how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. Sylvester Stallone, actor
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Citius, Altius, Fortius Faster, Higher, Stronger Henri Martin Didon,
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Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds. Gordon B. Hinckley, clergyman
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Don't keep all your feelings sheltered - express them. Don’t EVER let life shut you up! Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Fear can only grow in darkness.  Once you face fear with light, you win. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities. Tim Fargo, author
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We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them. Francois de la Rochefoucauld, writer
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I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn. John Wesley,
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If you are not in the now you are nowhere. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it. Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower, president
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Fear comes from a lack of understanding how powerful you really are. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare. Bobby Knight, coach
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The only power fear has is the power you give it. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Nobody motivates today's workers. If it doesn't come from within, it doesn't come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves. Herman Cain, businessman
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People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar, author
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You can’t fully enjoy THESE moments until you let go of past moments. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Do not let another day go by where your dedication to other people’s opinions is greater than your dedication to your own emotions! Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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If you see something different for yourself in the future, you have to do something different for yourself in the present. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Donald Laird,
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Do not let your TODAY be stolen by the ghost of yesterday or the ‘To-Do’ list of tomorrow! Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Why did I want to win? because I didn't want to lose! Max Schmelling,
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To know oneself, one should assert oneself. Albert Camus, philosopher
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Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don't even show that to yourself. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Being attached to the problems of yesterday or the insecurities of tomorrow will destroy your today. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Today’s a new day. It’s your day. You shape it. Don’t let it be shaped by someone else’s ignorance or fear. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Although time seems to fly by, it never travels faster than one day at a time. Each day is a new opportunity to live your life to the fullest. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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The ones who want to achieve and win championships motivate themselves. Mike Ditka, coach
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If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. Dale Carnegie, writer
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Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Live authentically. Why would you continue to compromise something that’s beautiful to create something that is fake. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Usually, we’re not true to our thoughts, we’re not true to what’s really deep inside, and that’s why we find ourselves unaligned and unhappy. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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The inner thought coming from the heart represents the real motives and desires. These are the cause of action. Raymond Holliwell,
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You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. Edmund Hillary, explorer
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Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you.  Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met.  Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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A life by choice is one that is filled with love, happiness, and an appreciation of each day. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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We only have now! Everything else is either imagination or memory. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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I’m no longer being paralyzed by your opinion, I’m moving forward with my truth. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Next to excellence, comes the appreciation of it. William Makepeace Thackeray, novelist
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Stop being a victim of your days and start being the creator and shaper of those same days. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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After a storm comes a calm. Matthew Henry, clergyman
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The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something. Muhammad Iqbal, poet
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A lot of the things you cry about in the present are the things you will laugh about in the future. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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Fear is a mental projection of something that has not happened. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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We know nothing about motivation. All we can do is write books about it. Peter Drucker, consultant
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