The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation.
Robert H. Schuller
Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement, comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Where there is a will there is a way, is an old true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement. To think we are able, is almost to be so...to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself.
Periods of tranquillity are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Surely a man has come to himself only when he has found the best that is in him, and has satisfied his heart with the highest achievement he is fit for.
Woodrow T. Wilson