I'm a fan of inspirational quotes. Here's a bunch from
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business--or almost anywhere else for that matter.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.
Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.
Failures do what is tension relieving,
while winners do what is goal achieving.
(as quoted in Brian Tracy's book, Eat That Frog)
A man should have any number of little aims about which he should be conscious and for which he should have names, but he should have neither name for, nor consciousness concerning, the main aim of his life.
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog
The great and glorious masterpiece of
man is to know how to live to purpose.
Michel de Montaigne
Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,
or what's a heaven for?
The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.
Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.
If you don't know where you are going,
you'll end up someplace else.