“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.”
– Zig Ziglar
Whether it’s excelling in our schooling, career, health and/or relationships, we all have our own definition and vision of success.
And if you’ve been working hard to get where you want to be, chances are, you already know too well that the path to long-term success can often be a turbulent road.
I don’t know about you but I found solace in knowing that even the world’s most accomplished and brilliant minds have gone through similar experiences we have.
Fortunately for us, they’ve prevailed and more importantly, generously shared valuable insights as to what had kept them going even when the going gets tough.
With that, below is a list of 20 motivational words of wisdom on success. May it inspire you to embrace the struggles to success and keep your eyes on the prize. Here’s to YOU!
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele
“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”– Vince Lombardi
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” – Mark Victor Hansen
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. – David Brinkley
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure.
You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson
“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”
– Mae Jemison
“To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” – Mike Gafka
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” – Dale Carnegie
“Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.” – David M. Burns
“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” – George Sheehan
“Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent.”– Calvin Coolidge
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
– Conrad Hilton
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”– Mark Twain
“Above all, you want to create something you are proud of. That’s always been my philosophy of business. I can honestly say that I have never gone into any business purely to make money. If that’s the sole motive, then I believe you are better off doing nothing.” – Richard Branson
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” – Robert Collier
“Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the ‘someday I’ll’ philosophy.” – Denis Waitley
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill
“What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer
“You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey