Success – Inspirational And Motivational Quotes By Famous People

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Success is something which every single person strives for, irrespective of the career path one takes. Some people achieve success in their endeavours by relentless effort and determination while others seek motivation and inspiration out of successful people’s advice, words or quotes to mould their own success. In this respect, this article brings you a series of words and quotes which arise inspiration and motivation for success.

Inspiration And Motivational Quotes For Success

1) Henry David Thoreau

I know of no more encouraging a fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavour. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

2) Ramayana

The wise say that unlimited enthusiasm, efficiency and refusal to accept defeat are the virtues that lead to sure success in any venture.

3) Henry Ford

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress and working together is success.

4) Benjamin Disraeli

The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.

5) Emerson

There is no defeat except from within. There is really no insurmountable barrier, except your own inherent weakness of purpose.

6) Joseph Conrad

Facing it-always facing it-that is the way to get through.

7) Barbara Hatcher

Measure success not by what you have done, but what you could do.

Don’t Snatch Your Own Success Talented Friends / If You Haven’t Got Time To Do It Right, You Don’t Have Time To Do it Wrong Either!

Wasting This Precious Strawberry

Today while reading and writing my previous inspirational articles on Dreams Quotes By 2 Famous People, I felt a strange motivation deep inside me and I started to remember the deep moments that I had when I was still at school and university and which I still feel somehow at points in my life, including in blogging; I thought of sharing this moment with you since perhaps you might be feeling or living the same thing as me.

Having Good Hidden Skills Can Be A Bad Thing If…

As we grow up and during the course of our life, most of us become conscious of our own capabilities and limits. We start realizing that we have hidden talents or skills inside us. While this is a good thing, experience has told me that this can actually be a bad thing also. You might be saying what the hell? Having good skills is a bad thing? No, it’s not having it that is bad, it is ‘the frame of mind that this special trait shapes over time’ which is responsible in diverting us from obvious success if we are not careful enough about ourselves and taking actions at the right time.

How Is Our Special Talent Dangerous To Us – Side Effects

At the beginning, we will find ourself leading the class or group and being the number one for some time. As time passes, we start getting overconfident about our own performance. We start getting into the game of ‘the rabbit and the tortoise‘. We start getting lazy with the idea and lame excuse that we will catch up later on – each time we postpone things. Alas! That’s where the danger zone starts. Ok, let’s say that for some another period of time we might be able to catch up, but as the level of our education or work increases we find ourself lost in the middle of nowhere without realising it. The result is that we are lagging behind everytime and ending up seeing our mates performing a lot better than us, though knowing that we are worth more than what they are achieving. We begin developing a psychological block and a stressful mind which is now full of uncertainties and doubts on our own capabilities. In most cases, there’s a big chance that this behaviour is masked under our laziness which is now our best friend. “Damm, it’s so good to sleep, it’s so good to watch tv…, learning? Not now, we have all the time to catch up.” That’s how things goes.

How To Know When We Are Going Astray? Symptoms

1) We are no more the number one, or among the best, in the class/group as we used to be
2) We are honestly (no jealousy here) frustrated a lot when we see others doing far better than us
3) We are lagging behind for things which appear so easy to do
4) We are digging our head with anxiety as we are not finding any success in life

Explanation Of Why Your Team Mates Perform Even Without Talent

In our case, there’s a big chance that we are now late as compared to the others. The most important thing is that you try to think about why you are not performing. If you are reading this article, chances are that you have taken conscious and want to overcome the situation. Okay, I will save you time here by explaining to you what I have realised with time; You should understand and put into your mind the following reasoning:

→ Success is NOT about having skills or talent. Success is about hardwork, practice, practice and practice with a will to perform.
→ Without practice, you will go nowhere except in the abyss (failure) whatever the degree of your skills or talent.

Therefore with the above reasoning, even if you are talented, you cannot perform without actually putting the required effort. Let’s say that your classmates are somewhat less talented than you, but they are practicing everyday on a regular basis. Now I hope you have at least heard this quote once: “practice makes perfect“. Despite the fact that those guys are not good at something, they will eventually perform because they are constantly doing the right thing, that is learning and practising. Out of 100 marks, you can only get 100. However talented you are, you cannot get more than 100points. So your mates are doing just that, that is to aim at the 100 points which is all achievable with enough practice.

It’s Time For Action – Your Talent Is Now Your Lethal Weapon

Alright, you have now understood your situation, so it’s now high time for action. At this stage, you cannot make any excuses to yourself nor waste time. If you haven’t got time to do it right, you now don’t have time to do it wrong either! Step out of your darkside, bring out the motivated and performing instinct inside you, start kicking the ass of those competitions/papers. Let’s say you have X hours or X days remaining till the start of the exams (or whatever assessing occasion), give the best of yourself each and every minute till X arrives. Lay out a plan first, plan what you have to learn/know. Observe and find out what part or pieces are most likely to be assessed – you be able to do that. And start practising. Now if you are the type of person that I have tried to portray in this article, you will surely come up with your own unique way of preparing yourself for the battle (each one of us have different methods as I have observed in real life). But whatever your techniques, there’s one key thing to remember:- “Always, and I mean it, always keep up hope even till the last second – the hope that you will do thing positive and that you will succeed whatever it takes you.” This is very realistic because for example, at some point in my life, I had onnly 1 day to pass an exam which was a tough one with notes of the length of a big huge book. I gave all my best that whole day and guess what? I succeeded the exam with an A (keep reading below). But you should also keep in mind that you need to have a good preparation of mind and physically also (spare energy) – be strong and convincing with yourself.

Biggest Part – Celebrate And Reward Youself!

Now another very crucial part is to celebrate each and every winning battle. I remember when I came back home on that day, I knew I have done my utmost best and that I would score at least a B. That was a tremendous satisfaction for me, keeping in mind my situation. I celebrated my joy. And after the results officially came out, I once again celebrated with a bigger heart and motivation. The key point is that you need to reward yourself for every satisfaction you give yourself!

But You Will Not Be Able To Compete With This Other Type Of Talented People – Be Warned!

As I said above, I scored an A while some of my classmates who practised since the beginning, got a B+. But there were also a couple of mates who actually scored A+. Huuumm, who are those type of guys? Well, I believe there are four categories of people:
1) People who are not talented and do not even want to try to perform
2) People who are not talented but do achieve success with perseverance and practice
3) People who are talented, but who are lazy and do only on the average or below
4) People who are both talented and have a good will of peseverence, achieving their full potential successfully.

So, the guys who scored the A+, was actually the type described in 4) above. You cannot compete with these guys unless you step-out and face them since day 1.

Side Note

I don’t claim to be a genius nor do I want to show any arrogance or whatever. Please accept this article as my humble will to share my experience with you because I know what it is like to be in failure and sadness and wasting your best traits, when you could have secured a better seat. In this respect, I want to encourage you to take the right action at the right time to prevent yourself from ruining your own success my friend.

I will end up with another of my own quotes :- “Success is not the vehicle to reach your destination [success], but a weapon to help you reach it faster and more comfortably.” – by Wakish 😛

I had so much in my mind to share with you, but I do not want to go any longer nor making several parts of this article. Nevetheless, I hope I have conveyed the most important ideas. And I’m sure you can add your part by using the comment form below. I have made my effort to share generously and I expect you to at least be rewarding by engaging in a discussion or simply giving your feedback or still by sharing the link to this article with others.

Dreams – Inspirational Quotes By Famous People Like Robert Kennedy And Henry David Thoreau

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Dreams Quotes By 2 Famous People

1) By Robert Kennedy

“Some people look at things as they are and ask why. We dream things as they never were and ask why not”

2) Henry David Thoreau

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours… If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the fundation under them!”

General Tips To Make A First Good Impression – Secure A Strong Relationship

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I was reading an article where my blogo-friend, Jirel, was talking about his own past experience on how First impression is the last impression. While commenting, I turned up to be writing more than a whole paragraph which is quite enormous for a handy quick comment. Hence, I finally decided to write an article. Let’s get started…

Why Do You Need To Make A First Good Impression

Since my early primary schooling, I remember my dad talking about ‘making a first good impression is worth a lifetime relationship’. At that tender age, I was not too attentive on what he was talking about. But as I grew up, his words and repetitive ‘speech’ started to make more sense. A good first impression is very important in any field, whether in friendship, dating, professional world or even a one-time unexpected meeting with someone. You never know when a split-second glance at your personality (or a very short conversation) can change the meaning of your whole world. Even online, while chatting, a first good impression is crucial in establishing a strong relationship. But different ‘meeting’ with someone will imply different level of approach, for example, meeting a professional guy would mean that you should have a formal approach.

But whatever the nature of the ‘meeting’, there are some obvious general tips which applies as we will see. Helping someone make a good opinion on you forms a key ingredient to a successful life; it’s just a matter of the opinion you give and the attitude you adopt to attract success. You cannot undo a first impression, nor will you get a second chance to create the deep impact and perception that a first impression triggers.

How Can A First Good Impression Help You?

A good first impression can help you get:
→ respect and trust
→ a job
→ a girl/wife
→ famous
→ friendship
→ so many unexpected golden opportunities

How To Make A First Good Impression?

Meeting with someone generally last a few 10 to 30 seconds or just a glimpse. So keeping this in mind, I will list the most relevant points first:-

1) Always keep a smile on your face, have a welcoming face – Have a good body language
2) Always dress up properly in whatever cloth/outfit you are wearing – be tidy
3) Try to be the first to greet the other
4) Give a warm shakehand
5) Have a good voice tone and speak intelligibly
6) Try to make the environment jovial + be relaxed, don’t make yourself feel too stressed, shy or too much enthusiasm – control your emotion and expressions.
7) Be yourself and talk convincingly – Avoid giving false impression on you
8.) Stay within limits – Don’t try to depict yourself as Mr Perfect
9) Have the gut to say you don’t know. Be honest, if your opponent is talking about a topic which you don’t know and he asks you if you know this and that, don’t say yes. Instead, simply tell him/her that you don’t know. This might infact trigger a new level of engagement with your opponent who is now enthusiastic to explain you something.
10) Engage into topics you know. Don’t talk about something which you don’t have any knowledge on. For example, if you don’t know anything about Linux, don’t try to fake it, you’ll end up creating a bad impression.
11) Talk about positive things. Don’t talk about your problems. Infact refrain yourself from talking about anything negative
12) Pay attention to what your opponent is saying – be attentive. There’s nothing more frustrating than to talk with someone and seeing his eyes or attention on something or someone else. So keep your eyes focussed.
13) Make it an engaging conversation where everyone can have their say. Don’t talk to much about yourself and keep the other one listening, this is a bad thing.

14) Do you have anything to add? I’m sure you do, so use the comment form below..

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Know What Is The Key To Failure And Set For Success Convincingly – Come Learn From My Own Mistake

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Today, while I was reading an amazingly wonderful article titled “Are You A People Pleaser?“, written by Kelly, I remembered my own experience when I made my first steps as an online text-based game programmer/administrator.

I’m sure most of us have read a similar quote or philosophy, but may be not all of us have really experienced it. That’s why I will take this opportunity to share my own experience and show you the moral or conclusion drawn.

The Big Start As An Administrator And Coder

The first time I got the opportunity or privilege of being both an administrator and a programmer of an online text-base game, I felt like I was the most happiest man of this world; since I just love playing such web game systems. To have the chance of taking up the responsibility of actually handling it, was just one of my dreams come true. I owed this mainly because I seemed to have a very special feeling, emotion and care for that community and partly due to the fact that I was among the top players of that game (I ranked #1 for at least 2.5 or 3 years). I was really enjoying the big chance of making new friends from all over the world. All of them were just wonderful friends and players. I still remember, everyday, it used to be a must to communicate with each other and on the game parliaments. We had different countries and hence Prime Ministers, in the game and most of them treated me so well and it was just marvelous.

The Big Mistake Of Pleasing Everyone – I Was Unexpectedly A Big Failure

Since I was a friend and colleague (ingame) of most of the players, I was actually working too hard (not to say working my ass-off like a fool), to please everyone. Yeah, I was madly trying and giving my level best to please EVERYONE. I, thus, felt and assumed that everyone should be happy with my earnest effort.

But alas, a small group of players developed a different mentality. They thought I was siding with my friends and partly jealous for whatever reasons. They even thought I was a corrupted administrator. This gradually brought havoc in the community as those players, who by now madly hated me, strived to make the game go downhill until it disrupts

As a young administrator (some 2years back), and baring the fact that it was my first ever experience, I was really badly hurt and at some point I even abondonned everything. You might say I was a coward to turn back, but believe me, you cannot imagine what was being said about me and what I was undergoing; it was like hell. People who once loved me, was now against me. I think one of the catalyst in this process was while constructing a management team in the game and you know how elections goes..

The Big Lesson I learned

I took a lot of time (months) thinking about why things went wrong and how I could solve it. But the main point which I realized (and which many of the players told me) was that I was a fool to try to please everyone. This time, when I will come back with my new online game soon before the end of this year 2008 (yes, I will be back), I will surely make things the way I want it to be. You can never please everyone; it’s best to make something generally accepted and move on with your own concepts and creativity.

Use Your Pitfalls To Lead Yourself To Success

It is very important that you know what mistakes you made in the past, and use it to shape your future success convincingly. It is undoubted that when you fall due to some reasons, you will not fall again if you’ve mastered what made you fell down the last time.

Before I end up, I want to share with you my all-time favorite quote related to success:

=> Sun Tzu, the famous Chinese Strategist, wrote in his book “Art of War”:
“Know thyself, know thy enemy and in a hundred battle, win a hundred victories!”

How about you, have you experienced any harsh moments like me? I would love to hear yours..