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Success Thought of the Day: At-A-Glance

Success Thought of the Day. The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day. - Henry Ward Beecher

I decided to begin listing a short snapshot of some of the favorites here so you get a sampling of them as an encouragement to go view them!


The good thing about execution issues are that they are within our control. - N. Robert Hammer

The good think about execution issues are that they are within our control.  – N. Robert Hammer

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Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success. – Pablo Picasso

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.  There is no other route to success.  – Pablo Picasso

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How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.  – Lou Holtz

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The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.  – John Pierpont Morgan

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If the word quit is in your vocabulary, then the word finish is likely not.  – B.G. Jett

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You will become like the five people you associate with the most.  This can be either a blessing or a curse.  – Rosalynn Carter

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A leader takes people where they want to go.  A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but out to go.  – Rosalynn Carter

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The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.  – Zig Ziglar

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Your position never gives you the right to command.  It only imposes on you the duty of so living your life that others may receive your orders without being humiliated.  – Dag Hammarskjold


The Only Failure is Not to Try.

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Life is going to throw dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.  The trick to getting out of a hole is to shake it off and take a step up.  Each of our troubles is a stepping stone.  – Joseph Sica

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Growth and Comfort Do not co-exist.  – Ginni Rometty


If you are strong, be a protector.  If you are smart, be a humber influencer.  Strength and intelligence can be weapons, so do not wield them against the weak.  That makes you a bully.  Be bigger than that.  – Chris Pratt

It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.  – Goethe

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Every day, you reinvent yourself.  You’re always in motion.  But you decide every day: forward or backward.  – James Altucher

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Never underestimate your problem or your ability to deal with it.  – Robert Schuller


Think big; think disruptive.  Execute with full passion.  – Masayoshi Son


The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion.  He hardly knows which is which.  He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does.  James A. Michener


Star where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can.  – Arthur Ashe


We cannot make it rain, but we can see to it that the rain falls on prepared soil. – Henri J. Nouwen

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He that would have the Kernel must crack the shell.  – Thomas Fuller


Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.  – Malcolm X


The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.  – Winston Churchill

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Find out what you are good at without even trying…and then try.  – John Addison

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I realized the secret to success is finishing!  And not just finishing, but finishing strong!  – Eric Thomas

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A diamond is a piece of coal that stuck to the job.  – Michael Larsen.

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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.  – Francis Bacon


"If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals." –Lou Holtz #successtotd

“If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.” –Lou Holtz


I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direct we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. – Oliver Wendell Holmes #successtotd

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it – but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.”  – Oliver Wendell Holmes


You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb it. - Andrew Carnegie #successtotd

“You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb it.”  – Andrew Carnegie

This is a great reminder for us.  No matter how much we want things for others, they must want it for themselves and go after it for themselves.  That said, our role can be to supply inspiration, motivation, guidance, support, good counsel, friendship, mentorship, sponsorship and beyond.

We cannot do it for them, not force them to do it.  They must … and most importantly, can, do it for themselves.


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