Motivation

Coach Tom

If you're looking for a few motivators here's some advice and one-liners from a guy named Sang H. Kim, Ph.D.

Intentions don't count, actions do.

Worry changes nothing but your mind.

Nothing has control over your destiny but you.

The first step determines the direction of the journey.

You are what you think you are.

Potential: use it or lose it!

Where you start is not important, where you are going is.

Allow yourself to dream, it just may come true.

Instead of saying, "I can't reach my goal because I don't have X," think about what you can do to get X or how you can achieve your goal without X.

Know the difference between considering problems and worry about them. Consideration is productive, worry is futile.

Be yourself without reservation.

See your dreams as a preview of the future.

Ask yourself "Am I better at ________ today than I was yesterday?" If you cannot say "yes" today, do something about it so you can say "yes" tomorrow.

You have to start somewhere, and there is no better time or place than here and now.

Life is ongoing. You'll never have it under control, so stop trying.

Life is a one way journey. No matter how badly you might want to go back, you cannot.

You never get a finished product on the first try.

Creative people experience more failures and make more mistakes, than those who never risk trying.

Analyze with your head, decide with your heart.

Consider the consequences, but do not fear them.

If you want to stand out in a crowd, you have to take a step out in front of it.

You'll never be here again.

Success is the outcome of wise choices, adequate preparation and daring acts.

Great discipline breeds superior success.

Success is a daily practice of wise choices.

Success comes one step at a time more often than it comes in one giant leap.

Stay focused on the present. Forget past failures and future roadblocks.

Do what has to be done, especially when you don't feel like it.

You don't have to limit yourself to a single dream in life. The average person lives long enough to fulfill as many dreams as you like if you put your mind to it.

Do what you know best and love most.

Keep a success diary. When you are feeling down, review your "greatest hits."

Remember that you are an adult and no one can really stop you from achieving your dreams unless you let them.

Focus on creating your own perfect performance without regard to your competitors. If your performance is perfect, you will win naturally.

You can do a lot with a little if that little is totally committed.

Once you get going, the going gets easier.

Aim for progress before perfection.

Right now, close your eyes and finish this sentence: "I've always wanted to ___________.' Now, go get started.