I'm reading a chapter on goal setting and I found a couple of great quotes.
'The direction we're heading is more important than individual results. If we continue to head in the right direction, we may not only achieve the goals we're pursuing but a lot more!'
'The only limit to what you can have in your life is the size of your imagination and the level of commitment to making it real.'
'The most important key to goal setting is to find a goal big enough to inspire you.'
'Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.'
'The way I usually know I've set the right goal is when it seems impossible but at the same time it's giving me a sense of crazed excitement just to think about the possibility of achieving it.'
All of these are from Awaken the Giant Within - Tony Robbins and basically he is saying that obstacles are created in our minds. If you want to do something no matter how challenging it may seem, you can do it if you believe you can.
Here are some other quotes that I like.
'Do today what others won't, so that tomorrow you can do what others can't.'
This one is paraphrased, but when I was a kid I remember a sign at my squash club that read something like this, 'get fit to play squash, don't play squash to get fit.' Don't know who said it or wrote it, but I like it!
This one is also paraphrased and it was about training...it went something like this, 'when you think you cannot go on any longer, you are on the verge of doing something special.'
This one is posted inside the San Antonio Spurs locker room. 'When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not from that blow that did it -- but all that had gone before.' - Jacob Riss