Remember, if the horse is dead, get off it!
Learn to be valuable to others and you will be rewarded with more
money. What do you bring to your relationship with your job, your
spouse, your company, your kids, your parents and siblings?
Life is about eating the apple one bite at a time. Never bite off more
than you can chew and take the kind of bite you can afford.
You are never too smart to learn a new way to solve an old problem.
There is more than one way to town.
Figure out the shape the hole is before you try to sell your peg.
Never take a knife to a gun fight.
Life is full of good sound reasons and reasons that sound good. Choose wisely.
Your power is equal only to your commitment. Fear vanishes when
imagination ceases and action begins. Get in the game.
You need goals and deadlines in your life. Goals must be big enough to
be exciting and deadlines keep you honest.
To try something where there is little hope of success is to risk
failure; but to not try, guarantees it.
Write down four things you’re thankful for every day. It will make you
a better person.
Hope is expectancy. Tough problems never last; tough people do.
Control is nothing more than control of oneself. It’s knowing where
you’re going and why you’re going there.
Winners have plans and losers have excuses. Winners make commitments
and losers make promises. To grow, add a zero.
If nothing sings inside of you, you can’t make music.
Tomorrow is the result of today; today’s history inevitably determines
The best way to predict the future is to create it. Luck is where
opportunity and knowledge meet.
Being broke is a temporary condition. Being poor is a state of mind.
When you live right, things tend to go right.
The best thing about the future is that we receive it only one day at a time.
Be willing to ask others for help. It will divide your problem and
will double your joy. Don’t worry about broken dreams. New ones are
Failure is the path of least resistance. Out of every negative comes
at least one positive. Aim high; there’s plenty of room.
Winners are winners because they win. There is not a whole lot more to
it than that.
Pray big, think big, act big, dream big, work big, give big, forgive
big, love big, live big and laugh big.
Destiny isn’t a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.
Pray to God, but row toward the shore.
Failure isn’t fatal and success isn’t final.
If you feel you won’t win, make sure the one in front of you breaks the record.
Don’t be afraid to take a chance with a new idea.
If you don’t believe in yourself, that will make it unanimous.
Honest intelligent work is always rewarded. We can never accomplish
less than our belief.
It’s better to attempt something great and fail than to attempt
nothing and succeed.
Big shots are little shots that never stop shooting.
Successes don’t last forever and neither do failures.
You have to learn to hit the curveball. Don’t expect them to stop
Being sad and wealthy beats being sad and poor all day long.
You are God’s gift to you and what you become is your gift to God.
Do your best to be as great as your children think you are.
You can’t lead to where you’ve never been.
Common sense is not always common.
Don’t worry about being the best; just do your best. You fail only
when you stop trying. You are tired only when you lose not when you
In a great attempt, it is glorious even to fail. Nobody boos a pole
vaulter who misses at 20 feet. Always stay in over your head. To hit
the target you need to know where the target is.
Michael Aun is a syndicated columnist and writes a weekly column for
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