Friday, November 11, 2011

Inspirational Aspiration Quotes

The following aspiration quotes are from former decathlon athlete Bruce Jenner’s book, Finding the Champion Within.  Much can be learned from those who have accomplished great things.  Meditating on these quotes can help you to reveal the champion within so that you may finally live up to your aspirations.      

“I am the ordinary kid who becomes somebody through sheer struggle, the guy who fails and fails and finally, as if failure is sick of him, succeeds.”

“When you think like a winner you become one."

“Finding your place in the world is life's greatest achievement, the highest destination of every soul's journey."

"Whether your field is business or athletic, technical or creative, no glory can be attained until the player steps on the playing field."

“Begin difficult things while they are easy.  Do great things when they are small.  The difficult things of the world must have once been easy.  The great things must have once been small.  A thousand mile journey begins with one step.”  Lao-Tzu

“Remember, success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome.”

“Deep within each of us lies a power, a power forever begging to be awakened.”

“Know that failure is but a temporary stumble in the race and that every successful mission is the final result of endless missteps and that no real victory is won without it.”

“When you suffer the storms that come along to knock you off your path, when you are running so hard you lose yourself in the race, then your future will open before you like a golden path through a rainbow.”

“Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with it.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?  Basil S. Walsh

“Life is an accumulation of how we spend our seconds, if we don’t know in advance how we will spend our time… how can we expect victory?”

“Find out what you want to do in life and go and associate with those who are already doing it.”

“We have to realistically and constantly raise our standards.  And the only way to raise our standards is to set goals.”

“If you allow fear to get in front of you, it can stop you cold; put it three feet behind you and it can propel you in your mission.”

“Every goal reaches a moment of fruition, when it becomes time to act, to seize the moment and make the goal real.”

“It is your duty to discover what is good about yourself, and, once discovered, turn what you do well into what you have the power to do best by putting it at the center of your existence.”

“Feed your own confidence; it’s the fuel that can blast you into brave new realms of accomplishment.”

“You will become as small as your controlling desire; or as great as your dominant aspiration.” James Allen

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