“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” ~ Thomas A. Edison

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be … your playing small does not serve the world.” ~ Marianne Williamson

“The only limitations in life are the ones we create, believe, and nourish within our own minds!” ~ Matthew Toone

“I will persist until I succeed. I was not delivered into this world into defeat, nor does failure course in my veins. I am not a sheep waiting to be prodded by my shepherd. I am lion and I refuse to talk, to walk, to sleep with the sheep. The slaughterhouse of failure is not my destiny. I will persist until I succeed.” ~ Og Mandino

“The number one problem that keeps people from winning … is lack of belief in themselves.” ~ Arthur L. Williams

“Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.” ~ Orison Marden

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.” ~ Bruce Barton

“I will remove from my vocabulary such words and phrases as quit, cannot, unable, impossible, out of the question, improbable, failure, unworkable, hopeless, and retreat; for they are the words of fools.” ~ Og Mandino

“History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” ~ B.C. Forbes

“You can be anything you want to be, if only you believe with sufficient conviction and act in accordance with your faith; for whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” ~ Napoleon Hill

“All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli

“What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” ~ Stephen King

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person… failure is a detour, not a dead-end street. Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“Most people give the excuses that they don’t have the necessary knowledge, time, or money required to achieve success. The reality is that they lack the essential elements and attributes to be successful in anything – desire, faith and belief, a plan and goals, daily action, commitment and determination, learning from failure, and persistence.” ~ Matthew Toone

“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.” ~ Frederick Wilcox

“My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value unless they are followed by action. I will act now.” ~ Og Mandino

“Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” ~ Thomas Edison

“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” ~ Zig Ziglar

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The price of success is much lower than the price of failure…fortunately, you already have every characteristic necessary for success…your success and your happiness start with YOU.” ~ Zig Ziglar

Author's Bio: 

Matt is the founder of http://www.awakeyourpotential.com/ – a website focused on inspiring people to achieve their goals and dreams, live up to their full potential, and learn the secrets for success in anything. As a successful entrepreneur, Matt recently accomplished one of his dreams – to write a book! His book is entitled: “Great Games! 175 Games & Activities for Families, Groups, & Children.” To view the book and learn more, visit: http://www.greatgamesbook.com/