Thanks to everyone who contributed their literary gems to our Cheesy Friday request for motivational slogans. The response has been huge and it's taken us a while to wade through and select our favourites. We're sorry if yours didn't make the final cut but rest assured we've read and enjoyed every one. Unfortunately they weren't all suitable for publication on this family friendly blog! Here's our picks:
"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh
"Today I do what others will not, so tomorrow I do what others cannot."
"See your future - Be your future"
"Of course it's hard. It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard... is what makes it great." or simply "Nothing great is easy."
"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still."
"Luck: when opportunity meets preparation and hard work."
"Some days you're the pigeon, some days you're the statue." (Ricky Gervais)
"The only time success comes before work is in a dictionary."
"Only the mediocre are always at their best."
"Throw your heart off the blocks and the rest will follow."
"Whether you believe you can or you can’t, you are always right." (Henry Ford)
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." (Winston Churchill)
"Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone."
"The best way to eat the elephant standing in your path is to cut it up into little pieces." (African Proverb)
"Get off the 'ing wall and swim!" (The late great Doug Stern)
"Pain is just weakness leaving the body."
"More is sometimes better, better always is."
"When you're going through Hell, keep going!" - Winston Churchill
"The hardest piece of fitness equipment is the front door."
We hope you had a good giggle from reading these (and maybe even some inspiration too!).
A big thanks to everyone who contributed to this list, including: Daniel Benson, Judi Clemie, Kristie Concepcion, Brett Rickenbach, Nick Crane, Joshua Needleman, David Roberts, Steve Richards, Glen, Sally Scaffidi, Graham Marcussen, Hilton Selvey, Nick Barnes, Michael Dickens, Sandy Burt, Julie Chasin, Steve Poulton, Richard Buckingham, Lara McIntyre, Graham Crocker, Dean Benson, Cesar Augusto López Joya, Paul Maggs, Steve Jenner, Rachel G, Jeff Mannion, Susan Sapin, Steve Braithwaite, Redmond Burke, Mary Wall, Miroslava Doncheva, Lauro Cantu, Nathan Jolly, Ty Haeber, Kevin Donohue, Holly Willenbrecht, Joe Mulrooney, Bruno Roels, Alan Wiederhold, Doru Sandor, James Carrigan, Greg Elwell, Nicholas Simpson, Jason Melby, Matthew Conrad-Jones, Samo Michel, Christian Wilson, Fiona Ford, Erica, Francis, Lisa Hartman, Markus Lehtonen, Nick Walshe, Bruce Matthews, Michael Gudgeon, Darren Osborne, Jim Mcfadyen, Rudolf Megert, Johanna Kemplay-Hill, Michael Byrd, Roberto Bosch, Prateek Sharma, Clare Ryan, Steve Lumley, Rachel Slack, Sean Reddell, Arthur Veldre, Julie Kerr, Paul Gill, Phil Crowder, Erwin, Adam Titley, Dan Hegner, Janet Fitzell, JP Kanekom, Alison, Tom Masterman, Nancy LaTour, Randy Knutson, Keith Cox, Hamid Darif, Tom Barratt, Adam Herps, Magnus Riska, Abid Ejaz