"By far the most important factor in the success or failure of any school, far more important than tests or standards or business-model methods of accountability, is simply attracting the best-educated, most exciting young people into urban schools and keeping them there." - Jonathan Kozol
"So many stars lose their way, and with success become more neurotic, not less so." - Francesca Annis
Success should always be just beyond your grasp. - William Shatner
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Create Opportunities—Don’t Wait for Them: Many people who have not achieved success in business are under the impression that opportunities arrive passively. All they have to do is wait for one to show up on the front door; and then grab it. But, in fact, successful business owners and managers know that opportunities are usually created, not stumbled over. So make an effort to create opportunities in your daily work.
Be Analytical About Your Results: In business, analysis is important. If something goes wrong, there are reasons for why it went wrong; and using a careful, well -reasoned approach is the best way to determine what those reasons were. So, instead of invoking magical thinking to avoid the problems altogether, instead focus on the process of analyzing your results.
Set Goals: This simple fact cannot be emphasized enough: one thing that separates the successful from those who have not experienced success is goals. The successful have goals; and these goals give them meaning and direction. If you’re lacking serious, meaningful goals, then you should spend some time to create them and then write them down.
Affirm Yourself and Your Choices: In business, you will have to make many difficult decisions. Instead of constantly second-guessing your decisions, take time to affirm your choices periodically, so that you do become overwhelmed by self-doubt.
Set Financial Goals: Don’t just dream about your finances getting better. Set financial goals and commit yourself to accomplishing them. This will keep you on track with your finances; and will give you something to look forward to.
Try to Do Good Things Each Day: Each day, try to do something good for other people. Help a co -worker. Contribute to a charity. Help your spouse with something he or she is dreading. Whatever you do, make an effort to do something that no only helps someone else, but makes you feel better, too.
Don’t Settle: In some cases, you will find that the deck is stacked against you and your plans; you will simply have to settle with the best you can get. But in most situations, this simply isn’t the case. So don’t find reasons to settle when you don’t have to. Instead, push hard and persistently for the best you can get.
When Failure Arrives, Accept it, Learn from It, and Move On: Often, in business, we encounter many more failures before we encounter a success. However, if we don’t make an effort to determine why we are failing; and how we might turn that failure into a success, it’s possible that we’ll never emerge with the success.
Timing is Important: When it comes to getting a promotion at work, few things are more important than timing. Being in the right place at the right time and saying the right things is vital. And this is why you must pay careful attention to your timing.
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(via YouTube)"Though I was excited about the Sojourner Truth play, it was not reassuring to think that my entire future might depend on the success of that one show." - Ethel Waters
Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming. - John Wooden
"I think success has no rules, but you can learn a great deal from failure." - Jean Kerr
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller
There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. - Christopher Morley
"Whether in success or in failure, I'm proud of every single movie I've ever directed." - Steven Spielberg
"Always remember that striving and struggle precede success, even in the dictionary." - Sarah Ban Breathnach
"It has always seemed strange to me... the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second." - John Steinbeck
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success. - Dale Carnegie
I feel true success comes from being able to work and the love for it. - Kiana Tom
"I went to America and got into a band, had success, had hits in Australia." - Rick Springfield
There is no correlation between a childhood success and a professional athlete. - Carl Lewis
"Once you have a lot of success, you become a target in many ways." - Jennifer Lopez
Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal. - Earl Nightingale
"A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves." - Grover Cleveland
"The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life - mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical." - Julius Erving