There is no “one” way to achieve success. Each person must carve out a path for themselves, based on the unique challenges they will face along the way. Most “successful” entrepreneurs will tell you that the one “fool-proof” way to achieve success is to work hard. Good planning, organization, laser focus, and commitment will never fail you on your way to a successful venture. Here are some quotes on achieving success that can serve as motivation when the going gets tough.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it.
Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.
Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Whenever you see a successful person you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one’s destiny to do, and then do it.
The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.
You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing.
The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.