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Power Checklist

The Power Checklist for this chapter is a number of quotes that I thought you might benefit from. They are on target, inspirational, motivational, poignant, and most of all, empowering.

  • “I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have.”—Thomas Jefferson

  • “Do, or do not. There is no 'try.'”—Yoda (in The Empire Strikes Back)

  • “The previous moment is a commodity that we cannot get back; the current moment is one that we must use to plan; and the next moment is one in which we must take action.”—David Shapiro

  • “Security is an illusion. Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all.”—Helen Keller

  • “It is your attitude more than your aptitude that will determine your altitude!”—Dr. Gary V. Carter

  • “I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”—General George S. Patton

  • “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”—Thomas Edison

  • “We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.”—Vince Lombardi

  • “The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.”—James Branch Cabell

  • “Be nice to people on your way up because you'll meet them on your way down.”—Jimmy Durante

  • “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.”—Samuel Johnson

  • “Success should be measured over a period of time, not at a point in time.”—David Shapiro

  • “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”—Henry Ford

  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”—Henry David Thoreau

  • “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.—Theodore Roosevelt

  • “The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.”—Vince Lombardi

  • “When you eliminate all the obstacles, your path to success is clear and achievable; just make certain that one of the obstacles is not you.”—David Shapiro



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