Still Inspirational Some Five Years Later

I’m editing my website this week and came across my quotable page. Most were quotes I collected during my conversion to a healthier lifestyle. It’s great to see this now, five years later, as I’m working to boost my fitness levels under much different circumstances. (The ones I’ve highlighted in red are the ones that speak to me most right now.)

I post these today in case some of you, like me, might need some inspiration at the start of the New Year. Enjoy.

  • Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. – Unknown
  • Every so often your life will sparkle – and when it does, you will have risen to a new level. – Brian Colbert
  • Don’t give up at half-time. Concentrate on winning the second half. – Paul Bryant
  • What is not started today is never finished tomorrow. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. – Mike Murdock
  • Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. – Sophia Loren
  • Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination and a hard-to-find alloy called guts. – Dan Gabl
  • If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today. – Lou Holtz
  • My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. – Abraham Lincoln
  • All things are possible for those who believe. – Gail Devers
  • The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t ‘ is you. And you don’t have to listen. – Nike
  • Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. – Jack Welch
  • sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. -Winnie the Pooh
  • Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • People too weak to follow their own dreams will always find a way to discourage yours. – Unknown
  • The road to success is always under construction. – Lily Tomlin
  • Mistakes are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce
  • Age is no barrier. It’s a limitation you put on your mind. – Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • A river doesn’t cut through a rock because of its power, but rather its persistence. – Unknown
  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. -Woody Allen
  • Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. – Lucille Ball
  • Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. – John Wooden
  • Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. – Confucius
  • Trying times are not the times to stop trying. – Ray Owen
  • Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself. -Unknown
  • If there is no struggle, there is no progress. – Frederick Douglass
  • A man who has committed a mistake and doesn’t correct it, is committing another mistake. – Confucius
  • Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle. – Wilma Rudolph
  • Deal with the world the way it is, not the way you wish it was. – John Chambers
  • Success and rest don’t sleep together. – Russian proverb
  • Sometimes you have to take a half step back to take two forward. – Vince McMahon
  • Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you. – Wil Rose
  • Don’t be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people willing to do that for you. Love yourself and be proud of everything that you do. Even mistakes mean you’re trying.- Susan Gale
  • Never let defeat have the last word.  – Tibetan Proverb
  • It’s not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard to can get hit and keep moving forward. – Rocky Balboa
  • Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose. – Frank Tyger
  • There are only two options regarding commitment: you’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as life in between. – Unknown
  • Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. – Robert Schuller
  • A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.  – Lao-Tsu
  • If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill
  • By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before. – Edwin Elliot
  • Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson
  • Growth starts when you are stuck. – Max Lucado
  • In this life, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody but yourself. -“Rudy”
  • We are living on this planet as if we had another one to go to. – Terri Swearingen
  • An error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. – Orlando A. Battista
  • Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
  • Discontent is the first necessity of progress. – Thomas Edison
  • God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.  – Swedish Proverb
  • Success isn’t permanent & failure isn’t fatal. – Mike Ditka
  • Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting. ~ Napoleon Hill
  • “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. – Buddha
  • Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.  – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • When you’ve got something to prove, there’s nothing greater than a challenge. – Terry Bradshaw
  • Worry often gives a small thing a great shadow. – Swedish Proverb
  • Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. – Proverb
  • When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up. – Les Brown
  • Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Plato
  • Let God’s promises shine on your problems. – Corrie Ten Boom
  • Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. – Buddha
  • Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. – Robert Schuller
  • GET COMFORTABLE with being uncomfortable. – Jillian Michaels
  • Underpromise; overdeliver. – Tom Peters
  • She believed a great happiness awaited her somewhere, and for this reason she remained calm as the days flew by. – Gyula Krudy
  • What doesn’t kill me makes me smaller. – Mario
  • Live your life and forget your age. – Norman Vincent Peale
  • No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys. – Doug Horton
  • They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. – Andy Warhol
  • Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have. – David Roads
  • You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good. – Jerry West

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