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The harder you play, the tougher you need to be.
Failure is a process, not a moment in time.
Success demands that you try an absurd number of times.
Never forget that it’s going to get brutal before it gets beautiful.
You’re only “down and out” if you’re still lying on the floor. Get up and give yourself a chance. Keep fighting.
Just because your critics hate you doesn’t mean you need to hate you too. Give yourself a lot of second chances. Believe in your ability to figure it out.
Losers apologize slowly.
Even if life were easier you wouldn’t be any happier. The struggle is what drives fulfillment.
Even though it’s do-or-die, dying is often easier than doing. It takes guts to stick it out in spite of the pain of trying.
Nothing works if you don’t work.
Being awesome isn’t free. It’s going to cost you more than you want to pay.
Pain is your path to reaching your full potential.
What you do won’t matter if doing it right doesn’t matter to you.
Successful people grind out unsexy progress every day — even when they don’t feel like it.
If you’re not struggling to do what you’re doing, you’re probably not achieving anything of value.
The best way to carry a grudge is as a chip on your shoulder — as added motivation for achieving your goals.
Trying the wrong thing is the better thing than doing nothing. Stop thinking about what to do and just do something.
The path to full potential travels through the valley of setbacks.
Stop letting fear stop you from a relentless pursuit of greatness.
Ever notice how a quitter always seems to have a good excuse why ‘giving up’ was the smart choice? Funny — you’ll never hear a superstar telling you that they wish they had given up earlier.
You can’t experience greatness without enduring suffering. You can’t get better without first being broken.
No reward is big enough or threat strong enough to convince you that you need to work harder than you think you need to work right now.
Until you rip from the roots of your soul the disbelief in your ability to do whatever it takes, you’ll never work hard enough or try long enough to get to where you want to be.
There is no substitute for doing the hard things that make you amazing.
The suffering in your life is there to accelerate your progress — not to hold you back.
The only thing you can’t do is the one thing you’re not willing to do.
It’s easy to get rich—if you’re willing to do the hard things that creating wealth demands.
Fear will destroy every good thing you want for yourself. It will cripple, paralyze, and destroy you.
You’ll feel better when you get to where you want to be. It just hurts until you get there.
The hard truth about hard problems is that they’re never solved doing what is easy.
Your ability to win is directly related to your ability to tough it out.
Being broke and miserable is your fault — so too is being successful. You’re as lucky as you work hard.
A fast and easy answer is usually a recipe for long term frustration.
You’re never stuck until you stop heading towards where you want to be.
The greatest power you have is your resolve to keep trying.
Winners do the hard things that everyone else makes excuses to avoid doing.
Losing a hard battle will teach you more than winning an easy victory.
Winning isn’t just you crossing the finish line first. It’s crossing the finish line at all.
Nothing can replace unrelenting forward progress.
Changing might hurt right now, but losing hurts forever.
Having big dreams comes with the curse of not having it all figured out all the time.
You’re not stuck. You’re just not making the right choices.
Success demands sweat and tears and blood. It’s not an accident that happens in an intellectual laboratory.
Blaming others won’t ever change your circumstances for the better. It just guarantees you an ugly future.
The question isn’t what you want to do but how hard you’re willing to work to get things done.
Bad things still happen sometimes to good people with great strategies. That’s why hard work always matters.
It’s better to go down fighting than to never have known the quest for glorious victory.
Suffering is you being prepared for something bigger than you are doing right now.
The hard truth about doing hard things is that you have to be the one doing them.
The difference between winning and losing is when you stop trying. Quit quitting.
If you haven’t had to cry because you cared, you need to care more.
You can take a gut punch and hit the mat or keep moving. It’s your choice.
No one can take the will to win from you and no one can force it on you. It has to come from inside you.
If you’re not fit, your dream will die.
Working smarter is a result of hard work. Not a replacement for it.
You’re not afraid of being successful. You’re afraid of how hard its going to be until you get there.