Sink or SwimMental toughness is essential to successWin or Lose

A positive mind finds opportunities in everything, and a negative mind finds faults in everything.  A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.  Positive thinkers have a solution to every problem.  Negative thinkers have a problem with every solution.  A negative thinker sees difficulty in every opportunity.  A positive thinker sees an opportunity in every difficulty.  A negative mind will never give you a positive life.  A positive mindset brings positive things.  Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing.  Positive anything is better than negative nothing.  If you are positive, you'll see opportunities instead of obstacles.  A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances, instead of your circumstances having power over you.

The mind is the battlefield, the place where our fight is won or lost.  The key to success is to focus on goals, not obstacles.  The optimist invents the airplane; the pessimist invents the parachute. Thinking positively during negative times.  Negative feelings come from negative thoughts.  Choose to be positive each day before our feet hit the floor.  Every negative thought is a down payment on your failure.  Every positive thought is an investment in your future.  The world is nothing more than a reflection of our own attitude.  One of the most pitiful aspects of society is the large percentage of people who become discontented because of what they think they don't have, while the truth is that they don't look at what they have.  The world doesn't care whether we change or not.  Some people succeed; some fail.  Those with a healthy attitude go on; those without it become dissatisfied and wither away.

Failing to prepare means preparing to failThere are two kinds of failures: those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.  You learn more from failure than from success.  Vision without action is a daydream.  Action without vision is a nightmare.  A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.  Great decisions are made by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.  Today’s accomplishments were yesterday’s impossibilities.  Do the best you can until you know better.  Some succeed because they are destined, but most succeed because they are determined to.  You never fail until you stop trying.  Everyone deserves a second chance, but not for the same mistake.  Remember, you might not have a second chance to make a first impression.

Short-term pleasure is the fast track to failure.  The only disability in life is a bad attitude.  A bad attitude is like a flat tire.  You can't go anywhere until you change it.  You are strong enough to handle your challenges, wise enough to find solutions to your problems, and capable enough to do whatever needs to be done.  Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again.  But expecting different results.  Yesterday's home runs didn't win today's games.  Old keys don't unlock new doors.  If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never change the goal.  Life is like photography; we develop from the negatives.  Goals are mental pictures of what you want.  We often don't get what we want because we focus on what we don't want.

Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.  Mistakes are painful, but as time goes by, they become a collection of experiences called "lessons".  You must be big enough to admit your mistakes, smart enough to learn from them, and strong enough to correct them.  Mistakes are the growing pains of wisdom.  Believe that tomorrow will be better than today.  The past is your lesson.  The present is your gift.  The future is your motivation.  We generate fears while we sit.  We overcome them through action.  Even if you're on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there Good things don't come to those who wait.  They come to those who work their asses off and never give up.  Do the best you can until you know better.  A dead fish will float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim against the current.

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.  Believe you can, and you're halfway there.  Don't get discouraged; it's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.  Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.  When you are discouraged because you are in a valley, remember that every valley reaches up to the hills.  Discouragement is a stick ability without the stick.  Discouragement is always nourished by past events, living in the yesterdays.  When the past becomes the present, you lose the future.

Great minds have purposes; others have wishes.  You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.  The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts about today.  Never let success go to your mind.  Never let failure go to your heart
Practice like you've never won.  Perform like you're never lost Thomas Edison failed 10,000 times in his search to invent the electric light bulb.  Success breeds success.  Abraham Lincoln failed over and over by losing many elections, having failed businesses, going bankrupt, and having a nervous breakdown.  But they were just steps toward his success.

The secret of life is not to do what you like, but to like what you do.  If you do what you have always done, then you'll get what you have always gotten.  If you focus on change, you'll get results.  The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.  If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.  If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.  Expecting things to change without putting in any effort is like waiting for a ship at the airport.  If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.  Change the game; don't let the game change you.

Opportunities don't happen.  You create them. 
If you continue to carry the bricks from your past, you will end up building the same house.  If you don't go after what you want, you will never have it.  If you don't step forward, you will always be in the same place.  If you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t matter which path you take.  As long as you are green, you can continue to grow; as soon as you are ripe, you are rotten.

The Great Wall of China illustrates the absolute necessity of patience.  The journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. 
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but because of its persistence.  Talk is cheap, but actions are priceless.  A parrot talks too much but can't fly high.  An eagle is silent but has the ability to touch the sky.  A lion is silent, but he is the king of the jungle.

Angels fly higher than birds. 
Actions speak louder than words.  Positive mind.  Positive vibes.  Positive life.  A positive mind always finds a reason to shine.  I wish you peace of mind and happy hearts.  Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.