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San Francisco
(Financial District), CA

100 Pine Street Suite 1250
San Francisco, CA 94111

by Townes Haas
10/19/2017 9:00:42 AM


Gems on attitude, hard work and more to keep you motivated

We’ve all been there.

That bad day (or week) that just can’t end soon enough. Whether is because of cranky co-workers, a project for which you just can’t find the magic touch or just a general lack of motivation, we’ve all been there are one point or another. But some folks are naturally better at keeping their eyes on the prize even in the worst of times, and we’ve got the quotes to prove it.

So, in an effort to help you get over the current hurdle or just focus on long-term success and happiness, we offer the following 30 quotes.

Read, enjoy and thrive!

It’s all in the attitude

Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.

— Henry Ford

The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe it is possible.
— Charles Kingsleigh, Alice in Wonderland

When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
— Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

If something is wrong, fix it now. But train yourself not to worry, worry fixes nothing.
— Ernest Hemingway

Life’s like a movie, write your own ending. Keep believing, keep pretending.
— Jim Hensen

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
— Lou Holtz

I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.
— Herman Melville, Moby Dick

Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.
— George Addai

An innovator is one who does not know it cannot be done.
— R.A. Mashelkar

Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
— Saint Francis

The value of hard work and failure

The best way out is always through.
— Robert Frost

You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind.
— Irish Proverb

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
— Thomas Edison

There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing. Be nothing. Say nothing.
— Aristotle

Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.
— Neil Gaiman, The Sandman

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
— Truman Capote

If you hit the target every time, it’s too near or too big.
— Tom Hirshfield

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”
— Babe Ruth 

“Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.”
— Robert Hall 

Work hard and be patient. The rest will follow.
— Unknown 

10 more for good measure 

You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.
— George Lorimer 

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
— Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl  

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.
— Robert Louis Stevenson

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
— Seneca

If you light a lamp for someone else, it will also brighten your path.
— Buddha

Tough times never last, but tough people do.
— Dr. Robert Schuller

I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
— Thomas Jefferson 

The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.
— Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop

The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
— John Ruskin

The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.
— J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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