On Success

If you get to know me, you’ll learn that I look for inspiration in a variety of places. Here are some of my favorite quotes on success. Who inspires you?

“I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.” – Tony Robbins

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Confucius

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On Perseverance

Perseverance is, at times, difficult to muster, but knowing that others have found the intestinal fortitude to continue on inspires me. It helps me to be a better version of who I am.

“It’s amazing what you’ll endure when you must.” – Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

“I am only one, but still I am one. I can not do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” – Helen Keller

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On Learning

Learning is a lifelong process. The act of being a student is one of the most rewarding gifts you can ever give yourself. Educate yourself people.

“Many students make the mistake of neglecting that which is near (that which is readily available and essential to you) to pursue what is far (other martial arts that are nonessential or not related to the very art you are learning). Your error in judgment and pursuit will take you thousands of miles off course. Therefore, you must be careful to make a clear distinction between what is essential to you and what is not.” – Bruce Lee

“Two roads diverge in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

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On Kindness and Happiness

Kindness is a choice and it is the kind of choice that leads to true happiness.

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil

“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” – Amelia Earhart

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