"It is not the going out of port, but the coming in, that determines the success of a voyage." - Henry Ward Beecher
Independent films have a very different cachet than success films. - Diane Lane
"It never made sense to me that someone would achieve any kind of success in show business, only to become a jerk." - Josh Radnor
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Manage Your Time and Resources Efficiently: Like most people, you have some time and resources at your disposal. Instead of mismanaging them or ignoring them, use them wisely and to your advantage. Be efficient with your resources and you will reap the rewards of personal success.
Consider Going Back to School: If you’re unsure of what to do on your current career path, then consider going back to school. Test the waters and figure out what it is that you want to do— or have an aptitude for; and then try again with a different career path.
Look into Taxes Associated with Home ownership: No matter where you live, there will most likely be taxes associated with homeownership. When switching from an apartment to a home, keep this in mind.
Stop Blaming Others for Your Problem: While others may make your problems worse, only you can solve them. So stop blaming other people for your problems and take responsibility for your life and decisions.
Be Persistent: In business, few things are more closely related to success than persistence. Persistence will determine whether you push ahead or give up altogether. And persistence will determine whether you eventually break through as a leader in your field; or whether you allow everyone else to walk over you to get to the top.
Find Ways to Put Yourself at Peace with the World and Your Life: One of the most important things that successful people do is make sure they are at peace with the world and their own life. Even if their worklife is riddled with conflict and controversy, they find a way to become comfortable with it all, so that it does not drag them down each day.
Create a Career Map: Create a map of your career that shows where you have been and where you want to finish your career (perhaps in upper management or perhaps as CEO). Along each step of the way, have a plan for how you will move from one spot to the next.
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.
Develop Self-Confidence: While a little self-doubt usually isn’t a bad thing, a lot of self-doubt can be highly destructive. It can prevent you from accomplishing many things; and it can prevent you from fully participating in relationships, as well as forming new relationships.
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"Thought is the original source of all wealth, all success, all material gain, all great discoveries and inventions, and of all achievement." - Claude M. Bristol
"It sounds cliche, but success is your friends, your family, what you do, and if you're happy when you wake up." - Michael Pitt
I rejected the notion that my race or sex would bar my success in life. - Constance Baker Motley
Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal. - Mike Ditka
"Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line." - Richard Branson
"From success you get a lot of things, but not that great inside thing that love brings you." - Samuel Goldwyn
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming. - John Wooden
No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or 'get rich' in business by being a conformist. - J. Paul Getty
"If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own." - Henry Ford
"Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results." - William James
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. - Albert Schweitzer
"We should measure welfare's success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added." - Ronald Reagan
No one has a corner on success. It is his who pays the price. - Orison Swett Marden
"Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude." - Michelle Obama
I'd rather have huge success and huge failures than travel in the middle of the road. - Kevyn Aucoin