Thoughts on Perspective

“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey

“And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory”  ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― C.G. Jung

“What people in the world think of you is really none of your business.” ― Martha Graham

“Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.” ― Irving Berlin

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ― John Lubbock

Thoughts on Failure

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. – Ben Franklin

Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be. - John Wooden

Everything you want is on the other side of fear.  - Jack Canfield

Success is most often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable. - Coco Chanel

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy

The phoenix must burn to emerge. - Janet Fitch

If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original. - Ken Robinson

Giving up is the only sure way to fail. - Gena Showalter

Thoughts on Perseverance

I don't count my sit-ups. I only start counting when it starts hurting. That is when I start counting, because then it really counts. That's what makes you a champion. – Muhammad Ali

Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. --- Newt Gingrich

Whether you think you can, or you think you can't — either way you're right. – Henry Ford

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. -- Walter Elliot

Men fail much oftener from want of perseverance than from want of talent. -- William Cobbett

Perseverance and perspective until victory. -- Lincoln Diaz-Balart