Things that last are built slowly. Better to be slow and solid than fast and frail.
The perfection of virtue is born in struggle.
If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish.
The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.
To try to avoid pain is to give too many fucks about pain. In contrast, if you're able to not give a fuck about pain, you become unstoppable.
Everything comes in its own time. Everything comes when you are ripe. Everything comes when you deserve it - this is my experience.
It's a disgrace in this life when the soul surrenders first while the body refuses to.
Believe in the holy contour of life.
There is no easy way from the earth to the stars.
Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
It pays to be smart ” but it pays more to be determined, disciplined, dependable, and driven.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
The greatest secret in the world is that there are no secrets. There is only hard work, timing, and luck.
Showing up is the first step. Every. Single. Day.
Tonight we cry, we despair, and we fear. Tomorrow we get back to work trying to build the world we want.
We don't quit, we don't cower, we don't run. We endure and conquer.
A man that loses his fck it energy loses touch with himself. You need that fck it energy.
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time.
There's no starting over, only getting up to begin again.
Will you rise up, or give up? Will you grow, or let it go?
It's becoming easier and easier to be social, but exceptional people are built in solitude.
Regret doesn't come from failure. It comes from giving up.
No matter how small the step, forward is forward.
With energy and high morale, a human can overcome almost any obstacle and create opportunity out of nothing.
Constant misfortune brings this one blessing: to whom it always assails, it eventually fortifies.
Never give in. Never, never, never, never ” in nothing, great or small, large or petty ” never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.
Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Never give up. No matter what is happening, no matter what is going on around you, never give up.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
I had a lot of clouds, but I have had so many rainbows in my clouds.
Everything you want is on the far side of hard work.
You can overcome anything, if and only if you love something enough.
I can't relate to lazy people. We don't speak the same language.
Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.
During tough times, attitude separates successful people from those who do not succeed.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option.
He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
Be steady. Build daily.
This too, you shall endure.
An ugly win is still a win.
Dreams don't have deadlines.
If you can outlast, you win.
You got this. Make it happen.
Despite fear, finish the job.
Don't stop until you are proud.
Rest at the end, not at the middle.
Never, ever ever ever ever give up.
Failure cannot cope with persistence.
Have eternal wait, infinite patience.
Character is built when no one is looking.
The harsher the failure, the better the lesson.
There's a future me who is glad I never gave up.
It's the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you ” or don't. So don't take it lightly.
The pain of today is the bliss of tomorrow.
It's remarkable what you can build if you just don't stop. It's remarkable the business you can build if you don't stop working. It's remarkable the body you can build if you don't stop training. It's remarkable the knowledge you can build if you don't stop learning.
You have three choices in life: give up, give in or give it all you got.
If you want it to happen overnight, you're gonna be waiting for the rest of your life. If you're willing to be diligent, work hard, and be patient, your wildest dreams will seem to come true the very next day.
Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible.
When you least expect it, breakthrough happens. Keep pressing!
If it appears as though you are failing, that failure is only to get you towards higher success.
Through the temptation. Through the crowd. Through the doubt. Through the loss. Through the wall. Through the fire. To the end. Endure.
The #1 predictor of success is how you respond to failure and feedback. Do you give up or get up? Do you defend or double down?
No matter how banged up, bloodied, or bruised you get, the key is to stay in the fight and keep going. Because when your hand gets raised at the end it's not going to matter how ugly you looked getting there. All that matters is that you didn't quit.
Brick walls are there for a reason. They give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
Every winner was a loser at some point. Don't give up.
Plenty of people will tell you to stop trying, to give up, that failure is inevitable. Don't let yourself be one of them.
To keep on going, you have to keep up the rhythm.
Progress isn't linear. Success isn't linear. Science isn't linear. Growth isn't linear. Life isn't linear. Just because something feels like a step backwards doesn't necessarily mean it is.
The average man seek rewards in the short term. The wise don't seek rewards at all.
Don't be afraid to get back up again, to try again, to live again and to dream again. Don't let a hard lesson harden your heart.
Show up consistently. Give it time. Everyone wants quick results with sporadic effort. Few really want it enough to take the journey.
On a long enough timeline, you can beat anyone at anything.
Failure is research if you try again.
How can you be content when you do not get what you want? By seeing it as a test of fortitude and insisting on passing that test. You may not get what you want, but you can successfully embrace that reality with grace and humility. Life is full of troubles. Endure them well.
A man on a thousand mile walk has to forget his goal and say to himself every morning, Today I'm going to cover twenty-five miles and then rest up and sleep.
No goal worth achieving is easy. The path to any kind of excellence is always paved with obstacles. Grit comes from learning to see the struggle as a challenge - a test of resolve. Keep rising to the occasion, and eventually you wind up looking forward to it.
If you quit at a low point, you're putting too much weight on present pain and too little weight on potential future growth. Quit on a high note, and you'll be left with fewer regrets.
It's easy to get stuck in your first plan. Don't give up when that one fails . Take what you learned and change the plan, not your resolve to achieve the goal.
Some days are good, ‹‹some days are sh*t, ‹‹that won't ever change, ‹‹so please never quit.
Be ready to pay the price of your dreams. Free cheese can only be found in a mousetrap.
When 99% of people doubt you, you're either gravely wrong or about to make history.
I promise I shall never give up, and that I'll die yelling and laughing.
Don't give up. Remember, it's always the last key on the key ring that opens the door.
Give up giving up, it's the best thing you will ever quit.
No man is more unhappy than he who never faces adversity. For he is not permitted to prove himself.
Everyone says they love learning, but learning is mostly struggling and failing until you finally figure something out. If you want to grow you have to accept pain.
If you quit because you found a new passion or purpose, fine. But don't quit because you are scared or stressed and running away. And don't lie to yourself about the reason either.
Don't be afraid of the dark! It's one thing we should learn to get used to. Dark times are not hopeless times. Make your mind adjust even though the only thing it wants to do is run away. The more we face hardships in life, the easier it will become to navigate the darkness.
Difficulties help you become strong. Darkness help you see the light. Despair help you find energy.
If you want to find an excuse you'll find one, if you want to find a way you'll make one.
The easy path can't give you meaning. The hard path, the path you build yourself, can.
100% of people want things. 1% of people try to get those things. 0.1% of people persist until they get those things.
Remember how long you've been putting this off...that there is a limit to the time assigned you, and if you don't use it to free yourself it will be gone and will never return.
Do not be ashamed to make a temporary withdrawal from the field if you see that your enemy is stronger than you; it is not winning or losing a single battle that matters, but how the war ends.
One day of effort is one day of bliss; One day of sloth is a hundred years of regret.
Who gives a sh*t if you looked stupid doing it if you came out on top?
Focus on your current trajectory, not your current results.
I'm wise enough to realize I'm not always right but fool enough to keep trying to be.
Life is full of troubles and vexations, that one must either rise above it by means of corrected thoughts, or leave it.
Progress is not linear. It just looks that way in hindsight .
Fools seek the easy, but easy leads nowhere. The wise take what comes, and build bridges with it.
A lot of extraordinary things in life are the result of things that are first-order negative, second order positive. So just because things look like they have no immediate payoff, doesn't mean that's the case.
Everyone overweights position and underweights momentum, because position is the only thing visible from a snapshot.
The mind must be given relaxation” it will rise improved and sharper after a good break. Just as rich fields must not be forced ” for they will quickly lose their fertility if never given a break ” so constant work on the anvil will fracture the force of the mind.
You are what you consistently do. Not what you say you'll do. Not what you used to do. Not what you want to do. Not what you intended to do.
Learn from times iterated over time spent. Craft a thousand tweets before ten blog posts before one novel. Skim a dozen books before absorbing one. Make many small investments before a few big bets. Build many small products before starting a company. Explore, then exploit.
Apply reason to difficulties; harsh circumstances can be softened, narrow limits can be widened, and burdensome things can be made to press less severely on those who bear them cleverly.
Disease is an impediment to the body, but not to the will, unless the will itself chooses. Lameness is an impediment to the leg, but not to the will. And add this reflection on the occasion of everything that happens; for you will find it an impediment to something else, but not to yourself.
For the wise, rocks on the path will become steppingstones, not obstacles.
Some guys they just give up living and start dying little by little, piece by piece.
Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?
Trying times bring the best out of you. Rewarding times give the best of the world to you. Life is a combination of both. Move on with zeal.
Pain and adversity are powerful vehicles to promote personal growth. Nothing helps you learn, grow, and evolve more quickly. Nothing offers you as big an opportunity to reclaim more of your authentic power as a person.
When you demonstrate a level of seriousness, sincerity, devotion, and genuineness, you tend to prove to the universe that you're a worthy vessel ” things just flow into you.
The key to happiness is solving problems. Not existing in a state of solved problems - that's bliss and it is boring. Not drowned in insurmountable problems - that's torture and it is hell. Happiness is the sweet spot of conquering challenges, resting briefly, then on to the next.
Some put all their strength in the commencement and never carry a thing to a conclusion. They invent but never execute. These be paltering spirits. They obtain no fame, for they sustain no game to the end. Everything stops at a single stop.
Just as one bird does not make a flock, nor one day a season, so one action or a short time cannot make us happy.
Never give up on yourself. Then you will never give up on others.
I was an ordinary person who studied hard. There's no miracle people!
You can't make time go faster or success come sooner. The only thing you can control is the next repetition.
Almost always, the people who say I am going to keep going until this works, and no matter what the challenges are I'm going to figure them out, and mean it, go on to succeed. They are persistent long enough to give themselves a chance for luck to go their way.
Learn the all-important concept of assiduity: Sit down and do it until it's done.
If you're afraid of hard work, it means you don't know what you want. If you don't know what you want, it's time to spend some time alone.
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.
You can have unbelievable intelligence, you can have connections, you can have opportunities fall out of the sky. But in the end, hard work is the true, enduring characteristic of successful people.
People can go hard for a month, maybe even a year. The hardcore motherf*ckers out there can go for a decade.
The way to win is to work, work, work, and hope to have a few insights.
Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.
Do not be afraid of your difficulty. Turn toward it. Learn to lean into the wind.
Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
Failures are opportunities. Tough times work for you, not against you.
Success is not a function of the number of setbacks we face. It's how much we learn and grow from them.
The most important single thing I learned is that accepting losses promptly is the first key to success.
A closed door doesn't mean you have been cut off permanently. It is a challenge, an obstacle, a tool to be used.
Confusion is the normal state of affairs when you're trying something really hard.
Little misfortunes introduce us to our hidden strengths. Our trials should act as an armorer, fitting us with defenses that can withstand real adversity. Untested people feel more feeble than they are. We can endure more than we know.
The most unhappy man in the world is he that is not patient in adversities. For men are not killed for the adversities they have, but with the impatience which they suffer.
Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times and many disappointments - but all of this leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken.
The gateway to success is guarded by your ability to face rejection and discouragement and keep going anyway.
Rising up isn't about getting right every time - it's about always giving it everything you've got.
One of the most common causes of failure is the habit of quitting when one is overtaken by temporary defeat.
Don't turn back when you are just at the goal.
If you have good habits, time becomes your ally. All you need is patience.
The smartest work on the right things. The wisest hope for the best things.
One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100000 who have only interests.
The best decisions aren't made with your mind, but with your instinct.
Good pain comes from pushing towards a goal. Bad pain comes from avoiding challenges.
If you really really really want it, you'll have it. If you don't really want it, you'll have excuses.
The person who benefits most from your patience is you.
The most overlooked and underappreciated growth strategy is patience.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one will do it for you.
One thing you must know is that life moves in the direction of the best. On the way you may find rough roads, but it is towards the better.
If you don't believe in yourself - no one else will either, and more importantly, if you can't believe in yourself, you won't last when things get harder.
In the struggle for existence, it is only on those who hang on for ten minutes after all is hopeless, that hope begins to dawn.
Don't focus on the result, focus on the process. A good result is obtained through the care and patience given on the steps which came before it.
Will you choose comfort and worthless or discomfort and purpose?
How things get done in the world: relentless focus, self-confidence, personal connections, effective leadership .
Going after a dream has a price. It may mean abandoning our habits, it may make us go through hardships, or it may lead us to disappointment. But however costly, it is never as high as the price paid by people who live in his/her comfort zone.
Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty-two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.
Feeling like an idiot because you're constantly in over your head sucks. Working your ass for years and still coming up empty sucks. But ultimately winning because you kept growing and learning through it all is f*cking priceless. Don't quit on yourself.
Amateurs stop when they achieve something. Professionals understand that the initial achievement is just the beginning.
I don't care how much you can lift, how fast you can run, how many pull-ups you can do, or whether you can hit a three while blindfolded. There are only three things I ask of every client... Show up, work hard, and listen. That's it. It requires no talent, no special genetics, or any skill whatsoever to show up, work hard, and listen.
Be persevering at the bottom, humble at the top.
We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
There is no armor like perseverance.
He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.
There's no talent here. This is hard work. This is obsession. Talent does not exist.
The less pain we tolerate, the more average we become.
Impatience with actions, patience with results.
Never stop just because you feel defeated. The journey to the other side is attainable only after great suffering.
The extent of the struggle determines the extent of the growth. The obstacle is an advantage, not adversity. The enemy is any perception that prevents us from seeing this.
The people who stick with things for years and never stop almost always win the race.
Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
No conqueror believes in chance.
A battle is won by him who is firmly resolved to win it.
Three tips for becoming successful: consistency, consistency, and consistency.
The most important thing is to keep going. The second most important thing is to choose the right direction.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turn, then to go forward does not get you any nearer.
There is no downside to endurance. If you can endure more, you can do more.
You have to practice even, maybe especially, when it hurts.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
Anyone can start something. No one quits right before the prize. The middle sets people apart.
Let me tell you the secret that has led to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance.
You don't need to build confidence to achieve challenging goals. You build confidence through achieving challenging goals. Confidence is more the result of progress than the cause of it.
Amateurs give up at the first sign of trouble and assume they're failures. Professionals see failure as part of the path to growth and mastery.
Perhaps happiness is always to be found in the journey uphill, and not in the fleeting sense of satisfaction awaiting at the next peak.
If you can just maintain that consistent energy in one direction, it's incredible what you could deflect over a long period of time.
Great ones are willing to get burned time and again as they sharpen their swords in the fire.
I don't have talent, so I just get up earlier.
That's one of the remarkable things about life. It's never so bad that it can't get worse.
One of the most astonishing human traits: our ability to keeping getting up, lugging ourselves around and doing our stuff day after day.
Your 1st blog post will be bad, but your 1000th will be great. Your 1st workout will be weak, but your 1000th will be strong. Your 1st meditation will be scattered, but your 1000th will be focused. Put in your reps.
Whoever says you can't develop mental toughness or anything else doesn't truly understand the human mind or the human spirit.
Man matures when he no longer believes discomfort is uncomfortable.
Ask, 'Why is this so unbearable? Why can't I endure it?' You'll be embarrassed to answer.
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.
Never, never, never, never give up.
Adversity is always the partner of progress.
I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. Robert H.
Everybody dreams and doubts. Got to keep dancing when the lights go out.
The magnitude of a progress is gauged by the greatness of the sacrifice that it requires.
There is only one thing stronger than all the armies of the world: and that is an idea whose time has come.
Stand firm, and you will win life.
God will direct you, you will be able to endure.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Don't get upset when people don't support your dreams, those same folk aren't supporting their own dreams.
If you really want to be great at something, you have to truly care about it. If you want to be great in a particular area, you have to obsess over it. A lot of people say they want to be great, but they're not willing to make the sacrifices necessary to achieve greatness. They have other concerns, whether important or not, and they spread themselves out. That's totally fine. After all, greatness is not for everybody.
One day, the people that didn't believe in you will tell everyone how they met you.
I did not succeed in life by intelligence. I succeeded because I have a long attention span.
Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.
Looking back over a life of hard work... my only regret is that I didn't work even harder.
If four things are followed - having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work, and perseverance - then anything can be achieved.
Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
Persistence pays off.
He conquers who endures.
Rejection is a success tax.
It's always to soon to quit.
Steep is the way to mastery.
Care the most. Succeed the most.
We will either find a way or make one.
You can't lose if you don't quit.
Inner strength isn't found it's created.
Perseverance and perspective until victory.
Become comfortable with permanent uncertainty.
But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
The seeds of greatness are planted in the daily grind.
There is no substitute for determination, perseverance, and planning.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.
You're a winner if you keep your head up. You're a warrior if you keep fighting forever.
The secret to genius is not genetics but daily practice married with relentless perseverance.
Before you dream about the view from the summit, ask yourself if you're willing to keep your head down, focus on the path, and spend your life walking up the side of a very big hill. It takes years of walking to earn a minute at the top.
Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life.
We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.
Show up. Show up when it's hard. Show up when you're scared. Just keep showing up. Show them your truth. Do it by showing up and not backing down.
Failure is often that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.
A lot of successful people who say work smart, not hard worked like dogs to get established.
You will receive most when you will expect least.
A crowbar is a universal pass key.
The key to success isn't studying. The key to success isn't being rich or coming from a good family or having the right education. The key to success is putting one foot in front of the other, even when you're scared out of your mind. The key to success is never f*cking giving up.
When you think that you are done, you're only 40% in to what your body's capable of doing. That's just the limits that we put on ourselves.
Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
You don't get to choose not to pay a price, you only get to choose which price you pay.
If you believe talent exists, you're limiting yourself. If you believe luck exists, you're lazy. If you believe in yourself, you're wise.
Superhuman effort...isn't worth a damn unless it achieves results.
Obstinacy is the result of the will forcing itself into the place of the intellect.
Luck can be created. Build your character until luck becomes your destiny.
Somebody out there thinks you're an idiot. Somebody out there thinks you're brilliant. Ignore them both and carry on.
Being a founder is hard. Being an early employee is hard. Being a VC is hard. Being a politician is hard. Being an engineer is hard. Being a writer is hard. Being a friend is hard. Being a partner is hard. Being a parent is hard. It's all hard. Life is hard, and then you die.
You can't guarantee your success, but you can guarantee your failure. Don't give up, and you cannot fail.
When I reach the place of my dreams, I will thank my failures and tears. They too, kept me going.
Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui - these are the true hero's enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Everyone wants some magic pill - some life hack - that eliminates the need to do the work. But that does not exist.
You don't need an easier life, but rather an attitude of perseverance. Attitude precedes outcome.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road... Unless you fail to make the turn.
If you don't know yourself, you don't know what you love. If you don't know what you love, you can't persevere.
Error is inevitable. Persisting in it is not.
Bad persistence: Endlessly doing the same thing with no success. Good persistence: Continuously tweaking your approach until you get results.
Hard lessons are hard to forget. Let hardship be a source of knowledge, not bitterness. Wisdom is hard-won.
The most useful form of patience is persistence. Patience implies waiting for things to improve on their own. Persistence implies keeping your head down and continuing to work when things take longer than you expect.
You might be winning but you're not growing, and growing might be the most important form of winning.
If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.
You don't control the outcome. You control the quality of effort you put in. That's what you should hold yourself accountable for.
If you're focused on the outcome, you're not focused on the process. Sustain success over long periods comes from a fanatical focus on process. You don't need to be perfect, just better than yesterday.
Learn to maintain your objectivity, especially when it's hardest.
We must undergo a hard winter training and not rush into things for which we haven't prepared.
It is not enough that we do our best; sometimes we must do what is required.
I was taught to strive not because there were any guarantees of success but because the act of striving is in itself the only way to keep faith with life.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
The ordinary man lives with regrets because he rarely fights until the end. The superior man lives with meaning because he gives everything.
Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.
Dreams don't come true because a person does something well once in a while. True success isn't an event or coincidence; it's a lifestyle.
Unreasonable levels of perseverance get you a lot farther in life than talent.
Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause.
The key to building endurance: Push on when you feel you can't, and next time that moment will come later.
The way that you make people resilient is by voluntarily exposing them to things that they are afraid of and that make them uncomfortable.
Burdens are for shoulders strong enough to carry them.
Courage doesn't always roar, sometimes it's the quiet voice at the end of the day whispering I will try again tomorrow.
The more you become friends with courage, the more you dispel fear. The more you dispel fear, the more you'll do the right thing.
If you focus on results and finding shortcuts, you'll get impatient. If you focus on the process and doing the right thing, you'll be unstoppable.
A good choice may go unrewarded for a long time. The best choices tend to provide exponential returns and a hallmark of any compounding process is that the greatest rewards are delayed. Things don't really take off until years later. Keep working. Be patient.
Motivation can be minimal if actions are easy. Start small and become the kind of person who shows up every day. Build a new identity. Then increase the intensity.
Doesn't matter what people think. All that matters is results. Let people think you're failing. Just keep your head down and stack those skills and get those results. That's all that matters if you're really going after your goals.
You're not afraid of failure. You're not afraid of success. You're afraid of embarrassment, you want a guarantee that it'll work, and you want it to happen fast. A little patience goes a long way towards getting what you want.
Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody.
You are on your own. You are the only person who can save you. There are no outside saviors. And this realization is your only hope. The more thoroughly you understand that only you can liberate yourself, the more likely it is that you will.
There's a worthy and noble ambition: strength in the face of adversity. That is very different from the wish for a life free of trouble.
The strongest people aren't those who always win, but those who don't give up when they lose.
It is a fundamental law of nature that in order to gain strength, one has to push one's limits, which is painful.
Perseverance isn't just the willingness to work hard. It's that plus the willingness to be stubborn about your own belief in yourself.
Do the things which make you strong. Stop doing the things which make you weak .
Real champions fight through adversity.
What defines us is how we rise after falling.
Every obstacle is a hill, every hill is a training, every training makes you stronger.
If you're afraid of embarrassment, then you won't go far.
The single most important trait for success is grit. If you have grit, there is nothing you can't overcome.
It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.
Be the best in the world at what you do. Keep redefining what you do until this is true.
Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love.
People take classes on self-help, mental toughness, breathing control... the only way to get tougher is to put yourself in hellacious situations.
There are some things you can't learn from others. You have to pass through the fire.
What you see as obstacles and avoid is actually the way to your growth.
Sometimes, struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If we were to go through our life without any obstacles, we would be crippled. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. Give every opportunity a chance, leave no room for regrets.
Good pain comes from pursuit of your goals. Bad pain comes from avoidance of your responsibility. You're gonna hurt either way. May as well get something for it.
It is easy to do anything in victory. It is in defeat that a man reveals himself.
We all experience failure, but mentally tough people realize that failure is an event, not their identity.
When no real challenge faces us, a mental and physical lethargy sets in.
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it.
Step one of doing something is believing you can do it.
I tried always to do better: saw always a little further. I tried to stretch myself.
Hoping will create suffering. Suffering will create meaning. Meaning will make your life beautiful.
Growth stops when you lose the tension between where you are and where you could be.
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.
If you wish to succeed in life, make perseverance your bosom friend, experience your wise counselor, caution your elder brother, and hope your guardian genius.
The last thing to grow on a fruit tree is the fruit.
Work stamina seems to be one of the biggest predictors of long-term success.
This entire career path has been everything but comfortable.
To do anything to a high level, it has to be total obsession.
To the outside observer, success always seems like magic.
The harder I work the more work capacity I develop.
The less you care about suffering and pain, the higher your chances of success and gain.
The willingness to do the unsexy work is a competitive advantage.
Like an athlete, come to enjoy rigorous practice, pushing past your limits, and resisting the easy way out.
Think for the future. Dream for the future. Believe for the future. Plan for the future. Work for the future. Fight for the future. Strive for the future. Succeed for the future.
A great performance is not merely one magical moment, but all that preceded it. The performance is not only the winning shot or the bestselling launch, but also the years of practice, the months of planning, the thoughtful strategy, and more. The process is the performance.
There are two ways to achieve extraordinary outcomes: 1) Be lucky. 2) Be obsessed. Most people need some combination of both. However, only one of those factors is within your control. Work hard, stay focused, and let the chips fall where they may.
Hard work is necessary but not sufficient for success. You also need to work on the right things, which means saying no to the wrong things.
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. They're there to stop the other people.