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"Success can't tell how closer you are, it may be near when it seems so far."

--Inuwa Usman


Success is a journey. There are times in our lives when we feel ill-motivated due to certain circumstances surrounding us. Those things that pull us back from moving forward. The affairs that make us leak our toes, making us helpless in achieving our goals.

However, we can achieve what we want to achieve if we truly believe in ourselves. If we keep on trying harder and again success will come our way.

Motivation is a drive that can make us do the impossible. Together with perseverance, dedication, and hard work we'll succeed.

Zig Ziglar rightly said "Motivation doesn’t last, but neither does showering." That’s the reason both are recommended every day.

Therefore, this book contains 100 success Tips from legendary figures. Read the Tips for the inspiration and motivation you need every day.

Inuwa Usman

"No two things have been combined better than knowledge and patience."

--Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W)

"Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life -- think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."

-- Swami Vivekananda

"Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others."

-- Ellen DeGeneres

"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
--Walt Disney

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop."

"Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."
- Winston Churchill

"Opportunities don't happen. You create them."

-- Chris Grosser

"Once you choose hope, anything's possible." -- Christopher Reeve

"There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires."

-- Nelson Mandela

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."

-- Charles Darwin

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

"The best revenge is massive success."

-- Frank Sinatra

"The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting."
-- Walt Disney

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."

-- David Brinkley

. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

"Failure is another steppingstone to greatness."

-- Oprah Winfrey

"The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it."

-- Henry Ford

"If you're not stubborn, you'll give up on experiments too soon. And if you're not flexible, you'll pound your head against the wall and you won't see a different solution to a problem you're trying to solve."

-- Jeff Bezos

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

-- Winston Churchill

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different."

-- Coco Chanel

"To me, business isn't about wearing suits or pleasing stockholders. It's about being true to yourself, your ideas and focusing on the essentials."

--Richard Branson

"You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them."
-- Michael Jordan

"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

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

-- Arthur Ashe

"Don't limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve."

--Mary Kay Ash

. "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."

-- Mark Twain

. "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

-- Audrey Hepburn

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."

-- John Quincy Adams

"You may only succeed if you desire succeeding; you may only fail if you do not mind failing."

-- Philippos

"A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work."

--Colin Powell

"The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that's changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."

-- Mark Zuckerberg

"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."
-- Vidal Sassoon

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it."

--Steve Jobs

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
-- Mark Twain

"The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself."

-- Mark Caine

"Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow."

-- Jay-Z

"Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down."

-- Charles F. Kettering

"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something -- your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."
-- Steve Jobs

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."
-- Barack Obama

"If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!"

-- T. Harveker

"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."

-- Jim Rohn

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

-- George Eliot

"If you love what you do and are willing to do what it takes, it's within your reach. And it'll be worth every minute you spend alone at night, thinking and thinking about what it is you want to design or build."

-- Steve Wozniak

"In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it."

-- Jane Smiley

"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time."

-- George Bernard Shaw

"As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others."

-- Bill Gates


"Our greatest fear should not be of failure... but of succeeding at things in life that don't really matter."

-- Francis Chan

"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."

-- Jim Rohn

"But you have to do what you dream of doing even while you're afraid."
-- Arianna Huffington

"To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like."

-- Mike Gafka

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

-- Thomas A. Edison


"If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs."


"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

"Success is about creating benefit for all and enjoying the process. If you focus on this & adopt this definition, success is yours."

--Kelly Kim

"It is our choices,that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

--J. K Rowling

"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else."

--Albert Einstein

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."

--Harriet Tubman

"The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus."

--Bruce Lee

"Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success."

--Dale Carnegie

"Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning."

--Robert Kiyosaki

"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

-- Herman Melville

"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

"I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have."

-- Thomas Jefferson

"Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion."

-- Tony Hsieh

"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 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

"I come from a place where there are opportunities staring you in the eye, but it’s looking for the people who have the heart and courage to do it and do it right."

--Ibukun Awosika

"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 greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism."

--Wole soyinka


"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit."

-- Conrad Hilton


"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

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can."

-- Nikos Kazantzakis

"Success for me is a journey. It is not a place you would say you have reached. It is not only about money, it is about what you stand for, what your values are. For me, there has to be a wholesome definition to success."

--Adenike Ogunlesi

"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 of success is to do the common thing uncommonly well."

-- John D. Rockefeller Jr.

"There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality."

-- Anthony Robbins

"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

"Courage is grace under pressure."

-- Ernest Hemingway

“One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

--Leonardo da Vinci

“The people who succeed are irrationally passionate about something.

--Naval Ravikant

“I can’t give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”

--Herbert Bayard Swepe

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible- and achieve it, generation after generation.”

--Pearl S. Buck

“Height by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The Successful people of this world take life as it comes. They just go out and deal with the world as it is.

--Ben Stein

“He has achieve success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much,”

--Elbert Hubbard

“The only question to ask yourself is, how much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve this success?”

--Larry Flynt

“If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.”

--Malcom X

“Success is not in what you have, but who you are.”

--Bo Bennett

“The true success is the person who invented himself.”

--Al Goldstein

“Try not to become a man of success, but a man of value. Look around at how people want to get more out of life than they put in. A man of value will give more than he receives. Be creative, but make sure that what you create is not a curse for mankind.”

--Albert Einstein

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.”

--Samuel Smiles

“I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

--Henry David Thoreau

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

--Alexander Graham Bell

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.

--Bill Gates

“Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.”

--Denis Waitley

“Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”

--Nelson Mandela

“When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts.”

--Bo Bennett

“The ladder of success is never crowded at the top.”

--Napoleon Hill


Inuwa Usman is a Diploma and BLIS holder from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He also holds a diploma in Journalism, Telecommunications, and PGD in project management as well. He's a creative writer, and an I.T. specialist.

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