Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.

View life as a continuous learning experience.

Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.

There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.

Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.

One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.

You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.

Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.

There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.

You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.

Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.

Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire – you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.

Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.

Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.

Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.

Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goals clearly in sight.

You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.

To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.

Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.

Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.

Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.

No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.

Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to put energy

You must be worthy of the best, but not more worthy than the rest.

Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.

Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.

Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.

A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.

Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.

The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.

You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.

The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.

Winners are people with definite purpose in life.

You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.

Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager. Cut your major goals into bite-sized pieces. Each small priority or requirement on the way to ultimate goal become a mini goal in itself.

A life lived with integrity - even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.

That which you create in beauty and goodness and truth lives on for all time to come. Don't spend your life accumulating material objects that will only turn to dust and ashes.