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42 inspiring quotes explain stages of the path to success

Posted on July 16, 2018 by Rob Petersen

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Path to success is often defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose or a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.

This is the end result, but it’s not the path to get there.

Here are 42 inspiring quotes on the path to success. While they are meant to be motivational, they are more to explain stages of  the path to success and how to get there which are:

  • Success is found from failure
  • Success is created from within
  • Success comes from listening to yourself, and ignoring others
  • Success is shaped by values
  • Success requires action and perseverance
  • Success builds momentum

See if this journey matches your understanding of the path to success:

The path to success is found from failure

  • “Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston S. Churchill
  • “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” – Herman Melville
  • The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” – Colin R. Davis
  • “Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.” – Thomas J. Watson
  • “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • “I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

The path to success is created from within

  • “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” – Chris Grosser
  • “Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” – John D. Rockefeller
  • “If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.” – Jim Rohn
  • “All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak
  • “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney
  • “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • If you can dream it, you can do it.” – Walt Disney
  • “There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.” – Anthony Robbins

The path to success comes from listening to yourself, and ignoring others

  • “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth
  • “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” – Jim Rohn
  • “I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.” – G. K. Chesterton
  • “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure–It is: Try to please everybody.” – Herbert Bayard Swope
  • “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that other throw at him.” – David Brinkley
  • Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember–the only taste of success some people get is to take a bite out of you.” – Zig Ziglar
  • “The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.” – Aristotle Onassis
The path to success is shaped by values
  • “Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”– Albert Einstein
  • “Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” – Winston Churchill
  • “Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion.” – Tony Hsieh
  • “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
  • “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” – Bruce Lee

The path to success requires actions and perseverance

  •  There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell
  • “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” – Thomas Jefferson
  • “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton
  • If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn
  • “If you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.” – Steve Jobs
  • “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama
  • “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
  • “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder
  • “The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.” – Vidal Sassoon

The path to success builds upon itself

  • “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Tony Robbins
  • “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki
  • “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” – Albert Schweitzer
  • “The secret of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.
  • “I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come indirectly through accident, except the phonograph. No, when I have fully decided that a result is worth getting, I go about it, and make trial after trial, until it comes.” – Thomas Edison

There are simple, yet effective methods for overcoming fear of failure. Does this sound like the path to success for you?

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