quote of the day

We have a dry erase board on our front door where I write a quote of the day.  I did this to give everyone an extra boost of motivation as they head out the door to school for the day.

Go baby go!

“Struggles wouldn’t be called hurdles if there wasn’t a way over them.”

“What you become directly influences what you get.”

“Really it comes down to your philosophy. Do you want to play it safe and be good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?”

“Only the mediocres are always at their best.”

Storms make Oaks take roots.

“Run when you can; walk if you have to; crawl if you must; just never give up.”

“Every strike brings me closer to the next homerun.” -Babe Ruth

Remember that guy that gave up?  Neither does anyone else ….

“It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” -Confucius

“It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not.”

“Without struggle there is no progress.”

“The man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.”

“Ask yourself, ‘can I give more?’ the answer is usually yes!”

“You can’t change the situation, the only thing you can change is the way you deal with it.”

“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside that yells ‘can’t’. But you don’t listen, you just push harder. And then yo9u discover that the person you thought we were is no match for the one you really are.”

“It’s hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but it’s even harder to give up when you know it’s everything you want.”

“There will never be another now. I will make the most of today. There will never be another me. I will make the most of myself.”

“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” -John Wayne

“Don’t stumble over things behind you.”

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit hone and think about it. Go out and get busy.”

“Do not spoil what you have for something you have not; but remember what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”

“You’ve got to say, I think if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.”

“Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting gold.”

“Continuous effort- not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” -Winston Churchill

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”

“Without self-discipline, success is impossible period.”

“If I don’t practice the way I should then I won’t play the way that I know I can.”

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” -Aristotle

“Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down to grieve. Find another way.” -Satchel Paige

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” -Babe Ruth

“If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?”

“Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.”

The more difficult the victory, the greater the happiness in winning.”

“He who gains victory over another man is strong; but he who gains victory over himself is powerful.”

“There is no man living who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.”

“Determination: a fixed purpose; the power and will to persist; resolve, to have drive; to have the grit, to go the distance; to be hell bent on reaching a goal and getting it done no matter what.”

“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.”

“Fist they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.”

“Ability is what you are capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

“It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist.”

“Quit making excuses, putting it off, complaining about it, dreaming about it, whining about it, crying about it, believing you can’t, worrying if you can, waiting until you’re older, skinnier, richer, braver, or all around better, suck it up, hold on tight, say a prayer, make a plan, and JUST DO IT.”

“The will be OBSTACLES. There will be DOUBTS. There will be MISTAKES. But with HARDWORK, there will be SUCCESS.”

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.”

“If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.”

“When you expect things to happen … strangely enough, they DO happen.”

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”

“It’s not the load that breaks you down, it’s how you carry it.”

“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”

March 10: “Patience, persistance and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.”

Feb 13-March 9: Sorry! We still have daily quotes at home but I was busy fixing us and not blogging.

Feb 12: “No one said it would be easy, they just said it would be worth it.”

Feb 11: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” -Wayne Gretzky

Feb 10: “Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.”

Feb 9: “Paint is temporary.  It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  If I quit however, it will last forever.” -Lance Armstrong

Feb 8: “To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.”

Feb 7: “We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.” -Frank Tibolt

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