The formula for success

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You are the only one who can limit your greatness.

Benjamin Disraeli - Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. 

Albert Einstein - Theoretical physicist

You never fail until you stop trying.

Martin Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books

Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence.

Alan Cohen - Author

To make the world a better place, see the world as a better place.

David Brooks - Political and cultural commentator who writes for The New York Times

Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.

T. Harv Eker - Author, businessman and motivational speaker known for his theories on wealth and motivation

If you are willing to do only what’s easy, life will be hard. But if you are willing to do what’s hard, life will be easy.

Richard Wiseman - Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom

Happiness doesn't just flow from success; it actually causes it.

Deepak Chopra - Indian-American author and alternative-medicine advocate and prominent figure in the New Age movement

If you had all the money and all the time in the world, what would you do?!

David Joseph Schwartz, Jr. - American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959

The success combination in business is: Do what you do better... and: do more of what you do.

Richard John Koch - British management consultant, venture capital investor and author of books on management, marketing and lifestyle 

The most successful people change the world not through sweat and tears but through ideas and passion. It is not a matter of hard work or time on the job; it is having a different view, an original idea, something that expresses their individuality and creativity. Success comes from thinking, then acting on those thoughts. 

Richard John Koch - British management consultant, venture capital investor and author of books on management, marketing and lifestyle 

Golden rules for career success:
1. Specialize in a very small niche; develop a core skill
2. Choose a niche that you enjoy, where you can excel and stand a chance of becoming an acknowledged leader
3. Realize that knowledge is power
4. Identify your market and your core customers and serve them best
5. Identify where 20 percent of effort gives 80 percent of returns
6. Learn from the best
7. Become self-employed early in your career
8. Employ as many net value creators as possible
9. Use outside contractors for everything but your core skill
10. Exploit capital leverage

Stephen Guise - International bestselling author, blogger, and entrepreneur

One small step + desired behavior = high probability of further steps.

Martin Elias Pete Seligman - American psychologist, educator, and author of self-help books. Seligman is a strong promoter within the scientific community of his theories of positive psychology and of well-being

Success requires persistence, the ability to not give up in the face of failure. I believe that optimistic explanatory style is the key to persistence.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

Success is all about consistency around the fundamentals. 

Thomas John Watson Jr. - American businessman, political figure, Army Air Forces Pilot, and philanthropist

If you want to increase your success rate, double your failure rate.

Gay Hendricks - Psychologist, writer, and teacher in the field of personal growth, relationships, and body intelligence

Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed out inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.

John Eliot - Decorated professor of management and performance psychology

What turns ordinary people into overachievers is the way they use their minds when they are called on to perform.

Mark Manson - American self-help author and blogger

We can be truly successful only at things we are willing to fail at.

Robert Toru Kiyosaki - American businessman and author. Kiyosaki is the founder of Rich Global LLC and the Rich Dad Company, a private financial education company that provides personal finance and business education to people through books and videos

The size of your success is measured by the strength of your desire; the size of your dream; and how you handle disappointment along the way.

Daniel Coyle - New York Times bestselling author

The road to success is paved with mistakes well handled.

James Clear - Author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Atomic Habits, which has sold more than 4 million copies worldwide

Success is the product of daily habits—not once-in-a-lifetime transformations. 

Og Mandino - American author. He wrote the bestselling book The Greatest Salesman in the World. His books have sold over 50 million copies and have been translated into over 25 languages

I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am a lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.

Ben Bergeron trains some of the world's fittest athletes. A former Ironman triathlete turned CrossFit Games competitor, Ben has coached athletes to six world championships

People successful in life, in business, and in relationships are living into a process that leads to excellence; these are the people who get up early to work out, who say no to crappy food, who carve out time for learning and mindfulness.

Orison Swett Marden - American inspirational author who wrote about achieving success in life and founded SUCCESS magazine in 1897

Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

The professional has learned that success, like happiness, comes as a by-product of work. The professional concentrates on the work and allows rewards to come or not come, whatever they like.

Gary Mack - Leading sports psychology consultant and counselor who has worked with athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, WNBA, and Major League Baseball

The desire to succeed needs to be stronger than the fear of failure.

Gary Mack - Leading sports psychology consultant and counselor who has worked with athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, WNBA, and Major League Baseball

Nothing stands between us and success but our will to win.

Gary Mack - Leading sports psychology consultant and counselor who has worked with athletes in the NBA, NFL, NHL, WNBA, and Major League Baseball

We all want to win. Every athlete wants to succeed. But the ones who do are those who separate wanting from being willing to make the sacrifice that winning demands. 

Scott Adams - American artist and cartoonist. He is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire, commentary, and business. Dilbert came to national prominence during the downsizing period in 1990s America and reached a worldwide audience

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