CO’s Motivational Words


Major Leonard’s Motivational Sayings to Live By

  1. Focus on what you can control
  2. Live your life like most people do; you are going to settle for what most people get. If you want more, you have to do more.
  3. “Trying” isn’t enough. It’s an excuse. Either you’re doing something or you’re not.
  4. You never fail at a challenge until you quit, make excuses or die.
  5. Don’t wait for an opportunity. Create an opportunity or don’t wait to do something, do something and wait.
  6. Focus on getting 1% better each day. Those small improvements will add up.
  7. Failure is part of the process. Accept it. Learn from it. Move on to the next challenge or try again.
  8. Don’t make excuses or point fingers that bring others down for the teams failures; accept it; use it as a source of motivation to drive you to become an even better person; because what you do next will define you as a person.
  9. If you’re waiting for circumstances to be different or perfect – you’re in for a long wait. Stop waiting and start doing.


As a leader, you want to create the best possible environment for those under you to succeed. Put the effort and work forward to ensure that you help them make this a reality. Don’t be afraid to make the tough decisions, there is no right answer. If your decision is wrong, or things do not go as planned, change the plan and move forward.