Quotes from the Masters
On Being the Best

"Everybody does the things that top people do occasionally.  Top people do these things all of the time." -– Brian Tracy  

"It is funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it." -- W. Somerset Maugham  

"Always do more than is required of you." -- George S. Patton  

"Successful people begin where failures leave off. Never settle for 'just getting the job done.' Excel!" -– Tom Hopkins

"If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  Hw should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." -– Martin Luther King, Jr.    

"Achievement to most people is something that you do... to the high is something that you are..." -– Doug Firebaugh  

"Learn and grow all you can; serve and befriend all you can; enrich and inspire all you can." -– William Arthur Ward  

"Resolve to be among the top 20% of salespeople who make 80% of the sales." -– Brian Tracy

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek." -– Mario Andretti  

"The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give." -– Howard Cosell  

"Success comes when you do what you love to do, and commit to being the best in your field." -– Brian Tracy

"Every study of high achieving men and women proves that greatness in life is only possible when you become outstanding at your chosen field." -– Brian Tracy  

"The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure.  These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur." -– Vince Lombardi

"Good is not good where better is expected." -– Thomas Fuller

"There is always room at the top." -– Daniel Webster

"Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great?" -- Jimmy Johnson  

"Benchmark your performance against your best competitors.  Think how you can beat them next time." -– Brian Tracy  

"The noblest search is the search for excellence." -- Lyndon B. Johnson  

"You stop being average the day you decide to become a Champion, because the average person won't make that decision." -– Tom Hopkins

"Learn and grow all you can; serve and befriend all you can; enrich and inspire all you can." –- Pope John Paul II  

"Try not to become a success, but rather try to become a man of value." -– Albert Einstein  

"Some people think football is a matter of life and death.  I don't like that attitude.  I can assure them it is much more serious than that." -— Bill Shankly

"You have the ability, right now, to exceed all your previous levels of accomplishment." -– Brian Tracy

Provided courtesy of  Jim Rohn International