“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – Charles F. Kettering

“The envious man grows lean at the success of his neighbor.” – Horace

“Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.” – Horace

Today’s contributors to my Daily Quotes are Charles Kettering and Horace. Kettering offers advice about success. He explains that success is the result of failure. I’ve read this multiple times in the self-improvement literature and it’s true. You cannot be afraid to fail in order to achieve success.

Our second quote discusses jealousy. The reason jealousy, anger, lust, attachment, and fear are such horrific emotions is because they tend to focus our attention outside of us. Whenever we believe our problems are the result of someone or something else we give up our ability to fix them. We blame everything outside of us for our difficulties and refuse to take responsibility for anything–a horrible state to be in.

The final quote is about work ethic. One of the foundations of a satisfying life is hard work. Not work for the sake of it, but concentrated, goal-driven, determined work. This is one of the things I love about weight lifting. You only get results when you work hard, focus on the exercises, eat right, use proper supplementation, get proper rest, and drink plenty of water.

What do these quotes mean to you? Do you have any quotes you’d like to contribute? Do you have an example of how these quotes may apply to a past situation in your life? Please share here.

See you tomorrow…