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What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks.

You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking.

None at all. You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny. You prepare yourself to recognize opportunity, to pursue and seize opportunity as you develop the strength of your personality, and uild a self!image with which you are a le to live " with your self!respect alive and growing.# $ %a&well %altz 'uotes ()* plastic surgeon, motivational author, and creator of the +sycho!,y ernetics, -./0!/1123

Youve got to have a positive attitude no matter what happens!


YOU can move mountains with a positive attitude!
When everything seems to e going against you, remem er that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. !4enry 5ord ,hallenges are what make life interesting6 overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. !7oshua 7. %arine 8he pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. 8he optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. !Winston ,hurchill When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. !%a& +lanck It is hard to smash a computer when you9re laughing. !:ill ;ates 8he person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws ack to himself positive results. !Norman <incent +eale *ometimes we are limited more y attitude than y opportunities. !=nonymous 8ake charge of your attitude. >on9t let someone else choose it for you. !=nonymous

Sometimes opportunity knocks, but most of the time it sneaks up and then quietly steals away
>on9t let the doors of opportunity open without you noticing them?

*eize the opportunity y the eard, for it is ald ehind. @:ulgarian +rover 8he secret of success in life is for a man to e ready for his opportunity when it comes. @:enAamin >israeli 7umping at several small opportunities may get us there more 'uickly than waiting for one ig one to come along. @4ugh =llen Bpportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. @%alt ie :a cock

8he secret of success in life is for a man to e ready for his opportunity when it comes. @:enAamin >israeli = pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties. @4arry 8ruman Cvery day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending. @=uthor )nknown

Bpportunity is often difficult to recognize6 we usually e&pect it to eckon us with eepers and ill oards. @William =rthur Ward

Imaginary o stacles are insurmounta le. Deal ones aren9t. :ar ara *her

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along. ~Hugh Allen When I look back now over my life and call to mind what I might have had simply for taking and did not take my heart is like to break. ~William Hale White!pportunity is a bird that never perches. ~"laude #c$onald !pportunity is as scarce as o%ygen& men fairly breathe it and do not know it. ~$oc 'ane !pportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. ~#altbie (abcock )othing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity. ~#arie von *bner+*schenbach What we face may look insurmounta le. :ut I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn9t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know. =rnold *chwarzenegger

!re YOU "oing #o #ake #he $ard %nocks Or &uit!' (ollege of $ard %nocks)
8oday9s su Aect is on the E,ollege"*chool of 4ard Fnocks9. 8o e a success at anything you have to take some hard knocks. If you9re not taking the knocks chances are you9re a failure who9s acked off or 'uit. 4ere9s some of my favourite 'uotes and a *id ;att cartoon stripG I, on the other hand, am a fully!rounded human eing, with a degree from the )niversity of Hife, a diploma from the *chool of 4ard Fnocks, and three gold stars from the Findergarten of ;etting the *hIt Ficked But of %e @ Dowan =tkinson

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8he school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum @ %enander of =thens If you can learn from hard knocks, you can also learn from soft touches. @ ,arolyn Fenmore

What is the difference etween an o stacle and an opportunity? Bur attitude toward it. Cvery opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.# 7. *idlow :a&ter

8he pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. 8he optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.# @ Winston ,hurchill When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.# @ %a& +lanck Bur attitude toward life determines life9s attitude towards us.# @ Carl Nightingale

Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along. ~Hugh Allen !pportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. ~#altbie (abcock If opportunity doesn,t knock build a door. ~#ilton (erle

!pportunities are never lost& someone will take the one you miss. ~Author -nknown = pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity6 an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston ,hurchill If a window of opportunity appears, don9t pull down the shade. 8om +eters

Optimist Or *essimist' +s #he "lass $alf ,ull or $alf -mpty!'


*ome people think of the glass as half full. *ome people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too ig.# @ ;eorge ,arlin 'uotes Is the glass half full, or half empty? It depends on whether you9re pouring, or drinking.# @ :ill ,os y

= pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity6 an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.# ! Winston ,hurchill :etween the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. 8he optimist sees the doughnut6 the pessimist the hole?# !Bscar Wilde :oth optimists and pessimists contri ute to our society. 8he optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute.# !;. :. *tern

YOU can move mountains with a positive attitude!


When everything seems to e going against you, remem er that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. !4enry 5ord ,hallenges are what make life interesting6 overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. !7oshua 7. %arine 8he pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. 8he optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. !Winston ,hurchill When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. !%a& +lanck It is hard to smash a computer when you9re laughing. !:ill ;ates 8he person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws ack to himself positive results. !Norman <incent +eale *ometimes we are limited more y attitude than y opportunities. !=nonymous 8ake charge of your attitude. >on9t let someone else choose it for you. !=nonymous

$ave YOU got a continual positive attitude!' Youve got to have a positive attitude no matter what youre doing!
It is our attitude at the eginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It9s successful outcome.# !William 7ames

Youve got to have a positive attitude no matter what youre doing!


It is our attitude at the eginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect It9s successful outcome.# !William 7ames

I am still determined to e cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may e6 for I have also learned from e&perience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.# ! %artha Washington

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8o e a great champion you must elieve you are the est. If you9re not, pretend you are.# !%uhammad =li 5inish each day and e done with it. You have done what you could. *ome lunders and a surdities no dou t crept in6 forget them as soon as you can. 8omorrow is a new day6 egin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to e cum ered with your old nonsense.# J Dalph Waldo Cmerson

#his is how having a positive attitude works. /#wo men look out the same prison bars0 one sees mud and the other stars 1 ,rederick 2angbridge Your Success 3epends On 4hat Steps You #ake!
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal6 nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. 8homas 7efferson It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possi le. 5rom this, happiness in oth the short term and the long term for oth yourself and others will come. >alai Hama %y attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. %ichael 7ordan Your living is determined not so much y what life rings to you as y the attitude you ring to life6 not so much y what happens to you as y the way your mind looks at what happens. Fahlil ;i ran If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life. :illy ;raham It is not the ody9s posture, ut the heart9s attitude that counts when we pray. :illy ;raham %ost of our o stacles would melt away if, instead of cowering efore them, we should make up our minds to walk oldly through them. $ Brison *wett %arden +ress on. B stacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.! Do ert 4. *chuller Hife9s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. 8hink of using all o stacles as stepping stones to uild the life you want. $ %arsha *inetar If you find a path with no o stacles, it pro a ly doesn9t lead anywhere.! 5rank =. ,lark It still holds true that man is most uni'uely human when he turns o stacles into opportunities. $ Cric 4offer 4istory has demonstrated that the most nota le winners usually encountered heart reaking o stacles efore they triumphed. 8hey won ecause they refused to ecome discouraged y their defeats.! :. ,. 5or es