There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.

-General Colin L. Powell

If you find a path with no obstacles it probably doesn't lead anywhere.

Most of us will succeed only to the extent we are willing to suffer through  many disappointments.

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.  You must set yourself on fire.

-Reggie Leach

There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over.

-Jack Bergman

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

-Abraham Lincoln

Whether we experience failure or success is unimportant; what is important is the way we deal with the experience.

Be a dreamer - no one ever dreams of going halfway - don't be content with mediocracy. 

Dreams are where we want to end up - goals are how we get there.

Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up.  It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.  Every morning a lion wakes up.  It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.  It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle.  When the sun comes up, you'd better be running! -Cited in Media Management Newsletter

Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did.  Autograph your work with quality.

Goals are simply a means you use to reach you dreams.

I am neither against or for apathy!

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

Is there anyone you know who hardly ever fails, but also rarely succeeds?  Instead, they seek comfortable situations where there is no risk or danger of defeat.

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly that waiting for one big one.

Knowledge Speaks, but Wisdom listens.

Leaders are like eagles, they don't flock… you find them one at a time.

Most everyone is familiar with the famous baseball player, Ty Cobb, who among his many abilities was excellent at stealing bases.  In one year he stole 96 bases in 134 tries.  Yet few people have ever heard of Max Carey who, in 1922 with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Stole 51 bases in only 53 tries.

Most organizations don't face reality well:  They fail to understand that it is in their inside decision more than their outside conditions that determine how far they go and how fast they get there.

No failure is ever final, neither is any success.

People are remembered, not for how few times they fail, but how often they succeed.

Problems are guidelines, Not stop signs.

Success happens daily - we can always do more than we think we can.

Success is measured not by what you do when things are going well, but what you do when they are not." Just as an agile company more easily retains its competitive edge, strong and agile leaders have a knack for turning problems into opportunities and for bouncing back from adversity.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

The race for quality has no finish line.

The truest measure of your success is not how far you go and how much you get. Rather, it's how many people you bring with you across the finish line. If you're only in it for yourself, you're in a mighty small business.

When you play with more than you can afford to lose that's when you learn to play the game.

Where Performance is Measured……….Performance Improves…Where Performance is

Measured and Reported…..The rate of Improvement Accelerates Dramatically