“It’s not rocket science. It’s persistence.”
"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will."
"It’s really that simple. In order to get something done, you must first get started. In order to complete the project, you must do everything that needs to get done."
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”
“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.”
“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
“The harsh truth is that YOU need to take responsibility for your failures, successes, and lack of action. That is the number one reason people never get what they want – No personal responsibility.”
“Start before you’re ready. Do the work! A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.”
“The failure to act is much more often the product of inner, emotional resistance than external resistance. To move forward you must give up your story, whether it is excuses about your childhood, lack of education, your “bad luck”, your unsupportive family, your low metabolism, where you live, etc.”
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
“Few success stories occur because the person is a super-genius. Almost all success stories are based on perseverance and a commitment and consistency to doing the work and believing in themselves.”
“There are an infinite number of new opportunities. Actively seek them out, and position yourself to recognize and take advantage of them.”
“Consistent action leads to massive results. The positive results lead to self belief. That self belief causes you to take more action. That action leads to more results, greater potential and towards success.”
“Motion beats meditation.”
“If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”
“The solutions are simple. We should get up early, work hard, and avoid things that waste time in our lives. Yes, it is easier said than done, but to be honest, reading another time management book is not the answer.”
“Your greatest chance at success comes when you have the least steps to take in order to achieve your goal with excellence.”
“(On writing:)“Like most things on the planet, thinking about doing it is a lot worse than simply sitting down and doing it. The writing wasn’t hard to do, you just need to plant ass in seat and go from there.”
“What may be done at any time will be done at no time.”
“The benefit of death is you know not to waste life living someone else’s choices.”
“Courage is Just the Confidence to Act”
“He that rises late must trot all day.”
“A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.”
“No amount of dreams or goals – by themselves – will ever get you to where you want to be. They are COMPLETELY MEANINGLESS if you don’t take action.”
“There is only one time that is important - NOW! It is the most important time because it is the only time we have any power over.”
“There is no such thing as failure. Every action produces a result.”
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
“Do things. Silly things, mediocre things, clumsy things - it doesn’t matter what you do as a beginner as long as you are in there NOW doing something.”
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you discover will be yourself.”
“Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.”
“You must be good at one of two things: planting in the spring, or begging in the fall.”
“One has to handle these negative experiences alone. You can’t get help from your friends or family. You’re finally alone with it, and you have to come to grips with misfortune and go on.”
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”
“Focus on your potential instead of your limitations.”
“Adversity, which no one ever wants, is very often the thing that provokes you into becoming someone greater than you ever imagined you could be.”
“Good things happen to those who hustle.”
“It is simply the very refusal to quit itself that actually distinguishes the great marketers from the ‘also-rans’.“
“Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.”
“Nothing is so fatiguing as the hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
“You’re not going to see your dreams come true if you don’t put wings, legs and arms, hands and feet on ‘em.”
“Trust that still, small voice that says, This might work and I’ll try it.”
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”
“Keep moving forward. Action is the oxygen of success. You have to keep hitting those singles and doubles to stay in the game of life, because if you’re at bat long enough, that perfect pitch eventually will come across the plate. And that’s when you have to be ready to hit it out of the park.”
“To fight fear, act. To increase fear, wait, put off, postpone.”
“It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.”
“The formula for attaining mastery in anything is pretty simple. Do stuff, pay close attention to your mistakes, and do stuff some more.”
“There is one thing that 99 percent of ‘failures’ and ‘successful’ folks have in common—they all hate doing the same things. The difference is that successful people do them anyway.”
“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.”
“It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.”
“Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world.”
“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”
“Dreams only come true if we wake up and go to work.”
“He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.”
“Be willing to bear some discomfort. Every journey toward a goal has some inherent unpleasantness. If you are in the sales industry, rejection and failure are inevitable. In fact, in just living, rejection and failure are inevitable.
“We must all wage an intense, lifelong battle against the constant downward pull. If we relax, the bugs and weeds of negativity will move into the garden and take away everything of value.”
"All people, of every race, in every career, of all ages, have to deal with failure. Embracing the law of average and focusing on your efforts is the salesperson’s secret to success.”
“It’s choice—not chance—that determines your destiny.”
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
“You simply must dispel the idea that everyone else has it better than you. Life is challenging for everyone. Just because people put on a happy face in public doesn’t mean their ‘inner/private life’ is enviable.”
“You never fail. You only find ways that do not work. Failure can be an investment in your life when you take an attitude to learn in crisis.”
Do what you need to do as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy what you want for as long as possible.
The only difference between a dream and reality is ACTION.
God’s gift to you is more talent and ability than you will ever use in one lifetime. Your gift to God is to develop and utilize as much of that talent and ability as you can, in this lifetime.
"Success and achievement requires effort."
“Success is a process - it’s continuing to make gains each and every day. I never set out to break Lou Gehrig’s record. My goal was to be good and be available for the team every day, and in business, it’s the same approach.”
“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can do only a little. Do what you can.”
“Do not wait; the time will never be “just right.” Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
"All things are difficult before they are easy.”
"There is real power in just getting started. In fact, momentum is one of the strongest forces on the planet. For instance, a standing locomotive can be held in place by a small block of wood. However, once that same locomotive gains momentum, it can crash through a solid brick wall—it becomes unstoppable. You are the same way. As soon as you get momentum behind your actions, you too will be unstoppable.”
"When you do your best, you’re often THE best. Why? Because hardly anyone else is doing THEIR best."
“An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he’s in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.”
“Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”
“I don’t wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work. ”
“The ability to bounce back from disappointment and even disaster counts more than education, more than experience, and more than training.”
“The first thing to do about an obstacle is simply to stand up to it and not complain about it or whine under it but forthrightly attack it. Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have. Just stand up to it, that’s all, and don’t give way under it, and it will finally break. You will break it. Something has to break and it won’t be you, it will be the obstacle.”
“Whenever you find yourself anxious or upset about a business or personal situation, it will be remarkably helpful to think about a reality of life that seems to escape people who are under stress: Things change!”
“Only YOU can decide to be motivated. Nobody else has that power. Accomplishing your goals begins with your decision to take action. Yes, fear and lack of confidence can creep into your mindset. And, yes, those things can extinguish your motivation. Toss them out. Choose to be positive. Then take action. You’ll find that taking even a single small step toward accomplishing a goal will motivate you to take the next step.”
“Find something to do that really inspires you, that keeps you up at night, that you simply love to do.”
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
“Taking action is the real difference between the super-successful and the wannabes.”
“When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word ‘succeed,’ you find that it simply means to follow through.”
“Focus on where you want to go, not on what you fear.”
“Enjoy life. Treat it as an adventure. Care passionately about the outcome, but keep it in perspective. Things are seldom as bleak as they seem when they are going wrong - or as good as they seem when they are going well. Lighten up. You’ll live longer.”
“Doing something right now is more important than doing it perfectly.”
“The trick is to learn from your mistakes. Just do your best to limit your risk. Focus every day, keep trying, learn what works, and don’t torture yourself when you take a wrong turn. Just notice it, learn from it, and change your approach.”
“The easiest way to become something special is also the fastest: Just start doing it. Don’t wait for the “right” time. Don’t worry about not being qualified. And don’t worry about getting paid for it. Just start doing it.”
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.”
“The Law of Diminishing Intent: The longer you wait to do something you know you should do now, the greater the chances are you’ll never actually do it.”
“Nothing happens by itself… It all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions.”
“Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fertilize fear. - Isolate your fear and then take constructive action. Inaction - doing nothing about a situation - strengthens fear and destroys confidence.”
"Nothing will work unless you do."
"The Secret of getting ahead is getting started."
"Motivation will beat mere talent every time."
"You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction."
"Winners never quit and quitters never win."
"Well done is better than well said."
“It doesn’t matter what your aim, there is nothing you can’t do if you just begin.”
“As one goes through life one learns that if you don’t paddle your own canoe, you don’t move.”
“A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.”
“The more things you do, the more you can do.”
“Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can.”
“High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.”
“Optimism and enthusiasm are essential. Fear and pessimism will never inspire greatness.”
“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. ”
“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”
“There comes a time in your life when you realize that if you stand still, you will remain at this point forever. You realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass you by.”
"You have one life, one chance to do something with it. But if you don’t fail ever, or are afraid to fail, you’ll be forever ‘waiting’ until you have the perfect product, the perfect ‘system’, the perfect timing, etc. Forget ‘perfect’... JUST DO IT."
"You don’t have to be ready. Just go."
"Circumstances don’t make you. You make you."
"Unfortunately, many people who are waiting for their ships to come in have missed a very important element of the process. They haven’t sent any ships OUT."
“Do something everyday that you don’t want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.”
“I learned that all things come to those who wait - provided they hustle while they wait.”
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.”
“I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying.”
“Action will destroy your procrastination.”
"Basically, to make thousands of dollars a week marketing information products on the Internet, like I do, you only need 3 things: a product to sell, people to sell it to, and a means of getting them to buy it."
“See the job. Do the job. Avoid the misery.”
“Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
“There is joy in work. There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.”
“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”
“You just keep pushing. You just keep pushing. I made every mistake that could be made. But I just kept pushing.”
"Winners are “ordinary people, doing ordinary things, extraordinarily well."
“I advise you to say your dream is possible and then overcome all inconveniences, ignore all the hassles and take a running leap through the hoop, even if it is in flames.”
“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.”
“Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.”
“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”
“The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.”
“Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.”
“Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.”
“Bad things are not the worst things that can happen to us. ‘Nothing’ is the worst thing that can happen to us.”
“People do not lack strength; they lack will.”
“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.”
“Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes.”
“The single biggest reason that people fail in life is that they never take effective action.”
“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste. ”
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
“Forget about waiting to be ‘inspired’. Motion beats meditation. Force yourself to do ANYTHING that brings you a step closer to your goals.”
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
“Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you’re ready or not, to put this plan into action.”
“God gives talent, work transforms talent into genius.”
“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”
“The haves and the have-nots can often be traced to the dids and the did-nots.”
“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
“Discipline is the ability to make yourself do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.”
“It is easier to become optimistic when you begin to take action. Any action is sufficient to begin to improve your outlook and your feelings of optimism. As action happens, solutions begin to appear.”
"Motivation follows action instead of the other way around."
“Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
“Do not let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do.”
“Perfection is highly desirable. But nothing man-made or man-designed is, or can be, absolutely perfect. So to wait for the perfect set of conditions is to wait forever.”
“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”
“Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.”
"Just nodding your head won’t row the boat."
“We merely use the label *defeat* to describe the fact that we have made the decision to stop trying.”
"Instead of wondering if you could have been, should have been, or might have been… just do. Take action."
“Knowledge isn’t power - action is.”
“Successful people act They do not sit and wait and hope something will happen. They go out and make things happen. W. Clement Stone, the highly successful insurance billionaire attributed much of his success to three simple words: ‘Do it now!’ Take massive action.”
“You don’t have to operate from passion to begin with. You operate from necessity. So, the first passion is to survive. To somehow make it. Then start to build from there with something that you could find to do even if it is distasteful. You don’t have to love what you do. Just love the chance or the opportunity to begin the process. Because where you begin is not where you have to end a year from now, five years from now, ten years from now.”
“People have no personal growth because they NEVER REALLY START. They just talk about starting. Get off your butt! Throw away your excuses and get it going! Remember, absolutely nothing happens until you start. You don’t have to get it right. You just have to get it going!”
“Action defeats worry.”
“The man who does not make mistakes does not usually make anything.”
“The outcome is never truly certain. Start anyway. There are always obstacles along the road. Keep going anyway. Move forward despite the fear. That’s the secret to life!”
“Change before you have to.”
“Do everything you can, with whatever you have, RIGHT NOW. Stop waiting. Stop waiting for a better business. Stop waiting for permission. Stop waiting for better technology. Stop waiting for a better political climate. Stop waiting for a future event. Stop waiting for someone else to act. Stop waiting for something outside yourself to happen before you start taking action and start moving towards your goal. Adopt the self motivator—DO IT NOW.”
“The beginning is always today.”
“The nature of every new project or goal is it is stopped dead in its tracks until you break its inertia. You can think about it, ponder over it until the 12th of never, but you can not complete your project until you start it moving.”
“ACTION begins the process of achievement.”
"Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what? Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”
“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”
“It isn’t sufficient just to want - you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own, and you know what you know.
And you are the one who’ll decide where you’ll go.”
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
“The perfectionist is doomed to starve in the midst of plenty.”
“Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.”
“Every artist was first an amateur.”
“You always go through a period of insignificance before you become significant. 97% of the world quits what they’re doing during the ‘insignificance’ phase.”
We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do.”
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
“Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.”
“The formula is quite simple: The more action you take, the more results you get.”
“There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.”
“The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It’s as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”
“Ideas, preparation, knowledge, and wisdom are all but useless without action, because action is the starting point of all progress.”
“Nothing happens until something moves.”
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle or it will starve. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lion or a gazelle; when the sun comes up, you had better start running.”
“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”
“Progress always involves risk; you can’t steal second base and keep your foot on first.”
“The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work - if you don’t work.”
“Hard work is never a waste. No one will say, “It is too bad he was such a good, hard worker.” But if you aren’t they will surely say, “It’s too bad he was so lazy - he could have been so much more!” Hard work will leave a grand legacy. Give it your all on your trip around the earth. You will do a lot of good and leave a terrific legacy.”
“Successful people take the long term view. 98% of the world looks for short term gratification.”
“Opportunities are usually disguised by hard work, so most people don’t recognize them.”
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.”
“The reason most individuals do not achieve more is because they do not attempt more.”
“People would do nothing, if they waited until they could do it so well that no one would find fault with what they have done.”
“Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.”
“Thinking alone will not get the job done. It will not enhance your relationships or earn you more income. You must take action and, if that does not work, you must persist until it does or persist in finding a new and better way.”
“The only things that stand between people and what they want from life, is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.”
“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.”
“There is nothing wrong with affirmations provided we remember two important rules. First, we should never allow an affirmation to replace action. Feeling better is no substitute for doing better. And second, whatever we affirm must be the truth.”
“Don’t go for home runs. Go for singles and doubles. If you follow this advice you’ll be amazed at the results.”
“Whatever you desire to achieve, start it today. Take some action in the direction you want to go. Then take another, and another. Action has power and decisiveness in it. Action gives us enthusiasm, builds our confidence and encourages us to go further. Success requires and is based on action. Do it.”
“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”
“A successful business doesn’t just “happen”. You have to make it happen. And the same thing applies to a successful marriage, a successful friendship or a successful relationship with your Creator.”
“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing it.”
“Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours.”
“Talk without effort is nothing.”
“Those who do not create the future they want must endure the future they get.”
“Do what you’re scared of and you’ll look back afterwards and you’ll see you grew right then.”
“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”
“Do what you need to do as quickly as possible so that you can enjoy what you want for as long as possible.”
“The best way to predict the future, is to create it.”
“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.”
“If you are going to quit, do it right away - because the first two years of anything are the hardest and success ensues when you persevere thereafter. Everything can look like a failure in the middle. That perception becomes reality only when you quit before you’ve succeeded.”
“The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”
“Procrastination is inaction. It’s also a vicious cycle, because the more you procrastinate on something, the more paralyzed you feel about moving forward. The antidote to procrastination is action. Take some action step today. You’ll feel better and will be another few steps closer to your goal.”
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
“The purpose of man is in action not thought.”
“A trying time is no time to quit trying.”
“Decide to MAKE YOUR MOVE. Make a decision today and then do this.”
“Do the thing, and you will have power.”
“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
“I couldn’t wait for success, so I went ahead without it.”
“The only place that success comes before work is in a dictionary.”
“The Law of Movement. Everything in the universe is moving. Absolutely nothing is at rest. You are moving ahead or going backwards in life. It’s either create or disintegrate. You are either getting richer or poorer.”
“The individual activity of one man with backbone will do more than a thousand men with a mere wishbone.”
“To become successful you must be a person of action. Merely to “know” is not sufficient. It is necessary to both know and do.”
“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.”
“The outcome is never truly certain. Start anyway. There are always obstacles along the road. Keep going anyway. Move forward despite the fear. That’s the secret to life!”
“We always say, ‘the universe rewards action, not thinking.’ Basically, you do need to do something, because people over-think and they over-prepare.”
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
“The antidote to worry is purposeful action.”
“It doesn’t matter what your aim, there is nothing you can’t do if you just begin.”
“Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.”
“A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”
"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better"
"Be an ACTION TAKER, not an info gatherer. Do, don't just talk. Get outside of your comfort zone. Avoid self-sabotage. Fail forward. Those who don't take personal responsibility or action will be in the same place 12 months from now...only older."
"All of us are willing to spend a little time and a little money looking for a shortcut now and then. A quicker, more effective way to lose weight, make friends, earn money and get clean, fresh breath. Sometimes, one of those shortcuts pays off and it reinforces our belief that there might just be a better way. It seems, though, that those that spend the most effort in search of shortcuts are often the most disappointed and the least successful."
"You are responsible for exactly who, what and where you are in life. That will be just as true this time next year. Situations aren't important. How you react to them is. You have to play it where it lies."
"You must quiet the voice inside your head that offers excuses for not taking action and getting out of your comfort zone."
"Of all the people on the planet, you talk to yourself more than anyone. Make sure you are saying the right things."
"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don't have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, or take new classes."
"No matter how much you might feel like you are struggling, never give up. Never, ever, ever give in. Keep moving towards your vision. Never stand still. Believe in yourself."
"If you feed your mind as often as you feed your stomach, then you'll never have to worry about feeding your stomach or a roof over your head or clothes on your back."
"If you don't want the competition to leave you in the dust, it's imperative that you focus on taking action."
"You have less time than you think. We all do. Why then are you waiting to fulfill your desire? If you do not start today, then when will you start? You will never start unless you start NOW. Commit yourself heart and soul."
"Every minute you procrastinate on adding value to the world, someone out there continues to suffer because they aren't getting your help. That makes you a big meanie, so stop procrastinating, and start taking action to help more people. Complete your solution-to-their-problems and get it out to the world."
"Keep busy at something. A busy person never has time to be
Fear goes hand in hand with success. You'll never unlock your potential if you hide within the shell of your comfort zone.
"Stop trying to sell and start trying to SERVE. Identify what people really need and aim to provide it for them. Your
focus should be to HELP PEOPLE. This is the real nature of
making money from home or anywhere else. Do this and you
won't have to sell. Customers will beat a path to your door."
"Don't wait for a light to appear at the end of the tunnel,
stride down there and light the bloody thing yourself."
"Action is the antidote to despair."
"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
"When no one else believes in you, sometimes you have to go it alone."
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
"How do I get rid of the fear?" Alas, this is the wrong question. The only way to get rid of the fear is to stop doing things that might not work, to stop putting yourself out there, to stop doing work that matters. No, the right question is, "How do I dance with the fear?" Fear is not the enemy. Paralysis is the enemy."
"Success is not an Accident!"
"Decide whether you simply want to live or if you want to win."
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."
"Real regrets only come from not doing your best. All else is out of your control. You're measured by results only. Trade excuses and "trying" for results, and expect half-hearted results from half-hearted efforts. Do more than is expected of you. Life's easy when you live it the hard way... and hard if you try to live it the easy way."
"Look for opportunities and TAKE them. Money loves speed. Just get the damn thing out there. Act fast and don't think too much - just take the chance."
“Stop talking and start doing."
"Dream it. Plan it. Do it."
"The best way to get started is to get started. Life rewards action… not reaction. Wait for nothing."
"Nobody knows how to do it. You just start a band."
"No one else can do it for you. No one else can show up at your house and eat less and move more for you if you want to lose weight. No one else can stop you from watching television and to spend that time on creating a second income instead. No one else can say the words, 'I love you' or 'I forgive you' to mend the important relationships in your life."
"A warrior lives by acting, not by thinking about acting, nor by thinking about what he will think when he has finished acting."
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
"What I find most attractive is the direct link between how hard you work and the outcome you get. You own the results."
"A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now."
"That's the greatest difference between those who live their dreams and those who WISH for stuff. Hard work."
"Find out what works, and then do more of it. Focus first on doing the right things, and then on doing things right by mastering details. A few basic moves produce most results and income."
"Stop trying to sell and start trying to SERVE. Identify what people really need and aim to provide it for them. Your focus should be to HELP PEOPLE. This is the real nature of making money from home or anywhere else. Do this and you won't have to sell. Customers will beat a path to your door."
"A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and
"Doubt, of whatever kind, can be ended by action alone."
"Writing crystallizes thought and thought produces action."
"You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life."
"All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action."
"Always have lofty explicit goals and visualize them intensely. Assume the attitude that if you don't reach your goals, you will literally die! This type of gun-to-your-head forced focus... survival pressure mindset, no matter how briefly used, stimulates your mind, forces you to use your time effectively... and illuminates new ways of getting things done."
"Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world."
"Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action."
"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."
"Action is the foundational key to all success."
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."
"You can't just be an information gatherer. That's a mistake too many people make. Many folks invest enormous amounts of time and great sums of money in learning new facts and figures yet remain broke because they don't put any of this into use."
"Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
"Action = Competence = Confidence"
"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better."
"Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are that you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they've got planned for you? Not much."
"Begin - to begin is half the work, let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished."
"The greatest mistake a man can make is to be afraid of making one."
"Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power."
"Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success."
"Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead."
"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials."
"Someday is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you."
"Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give."
"Working for someone else gives you little chance to make a fortune. By owning your own business, you only have to be good to become wealthy."
“If someone says they’ll try to do something, it’s a safe bet they won’t accomplish it.”
“It doesn't matter if anyone reads it, buys it, sponsors it or shares it. It matters that you show up.”
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
“Dream big. Start small. But most of all ... start.”
“Attitude predicts performance. If somebody is negative, their performance is going to be negative.”
“Probably the most ominous challenge you are facing when it comes to running your own online business is perhaps the most obvious – you won’t actually do it.”
“Action is the foundational key to all success.”
“The only way to "find out if it will work out" is to do it.”
“Your excuses will never be as interesting as the story of how you got it done.”
“Resistance whispers, ‘Tomorrow.’. Resistance keeps the boat in the harbor, the canvas blank, the book pageless, the gym unused, the running shoes in the closet, the resume on the hard drive, and the dream in the heart and out of the hands.”
“An hour of effective, precise, hard, disciplined – and integrated thinking can be worth a month of hard work."
“One of the biggest mistakes I see new marketers make is they’re trying to learn too much. The problem is most will never get out of this learning mode. It’s time to stop learning Internet marketing, and start doing Internet marketing.”
“Adversity, when overcome, strengthens us. So we are giving thanks not for the problem itself but for the strength and knowledge that will come from it. Giving thanks for this growth ahead of time will help you to grow through — not just go through — your challenges.”
“Worries, regrets, and complaints solve nothing. They change nothing. Rather they undermine your health, your social environment, and your quality of life.”
“Lack of faith in yourself, in what life will do for you, cuts you off from the good things in the world. Expect victory and make victory. Nowhere is this truer than in the business of life, where bravery and faith bring both material and spiritual rewards.”
“Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.”
“The best way out is always through.”
“Where you are today does NOT determine where you are in the future.”
“If regrets about yesterday's decisions and actions help you do better work today, then they've served a useful purpose.”
“I find the best way to pursue what you want is, simply to start.”
“There’s no reason to have a Plan B because it distracts from Plan A.”
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.”
“Failure isn’t final; you can always overcome your mistakes and become a stronger, better you because of them.”
“Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be walking out the door.”
“Problems are in your life so that you can discover potentials that you didn’t even know you had.”
“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”
“Your success lies in the hands of no-one else. Nobody is holding it behind their back, keeping it away from you as you as you frantically reach around their waist trying to grab it. You don’t need to connect with any ‘influencer’ in order to succeed. This is all on you. You can become the leader in your field. Never ever falter on that belief. You can do this entire thing on your own.”
"Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change."
“When I’m feeling unmotivated, I know I need to get rid of the things stopping me, I don’t need to ADD anything to my life.”
“While you’re out there looking for motivational quotes to help you get going, someone else is creating a success story that they write motivational quotes about.”
“The biggest lesson I’ve learned throughout my journey is that you have to just start.”
“Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step.”
"The failure to act is often the product of inner, emotional resistance than external resistance. To move forward you must give up your excuses. Do not capitulate to external resistance, AND resolve your own internal resistance. A high performer has no margin for such weakness."
“Action is the simplest way to avoid procrastination. Get up and throw yourself into the battle.”
“Action is everything. Inaction is killed instantly by action.”
“If you collect information without using it you’re only going to be frustrated.”
“In order to get something done, you must first get started. In order to complete the project, you must do everything that needs to get done. It’s not rocket science. It’s persistence.”
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
“Fear steals more from your life than the things you fear ever could.”
"At 18, you're worried about what everyone things about you. At 30, you don't care what anyone thinks of you. And at 60, you realize no one was thinking about you to begin with."
“Succeeding in life is not hard. Just make decisions, then do it.”
“You Are Not ‘Waiting To Live’… You are waiting to act.”
“It's truly the small, consistent action that will make the biggest difference.”
“Comfort causes depression and anxiety.”
“Just showing up and keeping your promises will be enough to beat most.”
“Life is about execution rather than purpose.”
“Bold action may always scare you, as it should, but never as much as the alternative: timidity. Inaction is the cancer that will eat away at your soul until it is gone. That’s scarier than anything.”
“You’re not supposed to dwell on a picture of you struggling to climb the mountain. You’re supposed to dwell on the picture of you at the top of the mountain.”
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.”
“There is only one proof of ability,—action.”
“Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment.”
“Decisions Change Your Actions.”
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
“Opportunity does not knock. It presents itself when you beat down the door.”
“Understand that success is nothing more than a well-managed string of failures. See failure as a learning opportunity rather than a sign of incompetence or defeat. Fail fast and often.
“What if I fail? Oh but my darling, What if you fly?”
“Action is often the answer you were looking for. There is no intellectual answer, you must experience the thing. You must try it out for real, not in the abstract.”
“Starting something is not an event; it’s a series of events. You decide to walk to Cleveland. So you take a first step in the right direction. That’s starting. You spend the rest of the day walking toward Cleveland, one step at a time, picking your feet up and putting them down. At the end of the day, twenty miles later, you stop at a hotel. And what happens the next morning? Either you quit the project or you start again, walking to Cleveland. In fact, every step is a new beginning.”
“The strength of the computer entrepreneur Steve Jobs was precisely in distrusting market research and focus groups – those based on asking people what they want – and following his own imagination. His modus was that people don’t know what they want until you provide them with it.”
“Your life would be better if you took the action you’ve been avoiding.”
"If you do nothing else but focus EVERY DAY on getting something done to move your business forward, you wont be able to stop your eventual success."
“Life is about execution rather than purpose.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“There’s no such thing as a perfectionist. There is literally nothing you have ever done that is perfect or will ever do that is perfect. You’ve just found a delusional, yet proud way to hide your cowardice.”
“Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.” - Malcolm Gladwell
“Never has there been a map, however carefully executed to detail and scale, which carried its owner over even one inch of ground.”
“Information isn’t what’s scarce; it’s the willingness to do something with it.”
“Without action, knowledge only leads to frustration.”
“I’ve come to realize that perfectionism is the smart person’s version of Fear of Failure.”
“Begin every day by doing the thing you fear most first. You'll feel like a winner the rest of the day.”
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.”
“That stagnation, low-grade frustration, and perpetual exhaustion comes from your refusal to act.”
"All the time you’re wasting on anxiety of whether or not it stinks? Put it out. See if it stinks. Then if it does, fix it.”
“Ideas are easy. It’s the execution of ideas that really separates the sheep from the goats.”
“Be your own cheerleader. You must cheer yourself on and push yourself further. There will be many days nobody supports you but yourself.”
“Determination and persistence create paths invisible to those who give up. Never give up. Often, the winners are those that simply survived.”
“Every action you take, no matter how small, will build momentum. Soon you will find yourself in the habit of taking action and it will actually be HARDER not to act.”
“Despite the simplicity of this concept there is a perpetual shortage of people who excel at putting ideas into action RIGHT NOW.”
“Few successes are achieved via a straight line, from point A to point B, from idea to fruition. Most successes are achieved in a zig-zag manner.”
“Standing still — failure to act - causes people who are faced with a problem to become nervous, to feel stymied or trapped, and it can bring on a host of physical problems.”
“Creating a plan is taking action. Refining past the point of necessity is inaction.”
“There is this myth of the genius entrepreneur that people perpetuate, and it’s wrong. It’s persistence and vision that matter.”
“You can’t change the past, but you can ruin a perfectly good present by worrying about the future.”
“First, just start. Start somewhere. Start anywhere. Just start!”
"Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith.”
“Risk takers never complain. They do.”
“Impressing people is utterly different from being truly impressive.”
“Activity is God’s medicine; the highest genius is willingness and ability to do hard work. Any other conception of genius makes it a doubtful, if not a dangerous possession.”
“The reason you don’t feel alive is because you’ve worn yourself out thinking about things instead of actually doing them. You haven’t moved because your habit is to flinch away from action.”
"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable
combination for success."
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.”
“The pain that comes with action is acute, scars you, and makes you grow. The pain that comes from inaction is low-grade, softens you, and decays your soul.”
“If you wait for inspiration to slap you into action, your work sessions will be few and far between.”
"The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."
"The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."
“There’s nothing wrong with gaining motivation from outside sources, but at some point, you’re going to have to motivate yourself.”
“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.”
“Getting started is more important than becoming an expert.”
“The only way to ‘find out if it will work out’ is to do it.”
“Progress is rarely made linearly. Most of our work goes ‘unrewarded’ but is silently building toward a breakthrough moment that makes it all worth it.”
"Your dreams aren't just going to be handed to you. It takes many little actions to get there. Take it one hour at a time. Make your goal not to give up for just one hour."
"The antidote to worry is purposeful action."
"Change will happen because you make it happen."
"The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves."
“Reading ten books about meditation isn’t as useful as ten minutes spent meditating. You’ve got to do the thing!”
"The decision to act keeps your power flowing because decision and action are very compatible to positive expression, while anxiety and action are incompatible."
"You have to start where you are. Anyone can unleash their greatness."
“No amount of positive thinking, studying, reading books, attending webinars (although these things are important) will EVER substitute your taking action.”
“I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a great deal about their acts.”
" NOW is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating."
"Success is the child of drudgery and perseverance. It cannot be coaxed or bribed; pay the price and it is yours."
“Action Creates Courage.”
"Put the damn book together! Apple’s Pages is a great tool to throw your first version together. (Microsoft Word if you’re the self-flagellating type.)”
“Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”
"The reason that guru is such a popular word is because charlatan is so hard to spell."
“You just have to start.”
"The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find all the hopes and dreams that were never fulfilled, the books that were never written, the songs that were never sung, the inventions that were never shared, the cures that were never discovered, all because someone was too afraid to take that first step…”
"It's perfectly O.K. to do things at your own pace, as long as your pace includes taking action and implementing.”
"Want more blog post ideas? Start writing blog posts, you'll think of more. More business ideas? Start a business, you'll think of more.
"Movement Beats Meditation."
"The only thing that stops you from getting what you want in life is the BS story you tell yourself why you can’t.”
"Discomfort causes growth.”
"Next time you start to feel you don't get enough hours in a day, try a 'less planning, more doing' approach and see how much more productive you can be.”
"The only ones who fear failure are those who have never tasted it.”
"You don't know where you'll be a year from now, but you can push in a certain direction.”
"It comes down to one simple decision. Either get busy living, or get busy dying.”
"Take action to grow in confidence. As you take the action in tiny steps, your confidence grows over time. It's gradual and we improve 1% every day.
"Knowing simply isn’t enough. Knowledge in action is really the only thing that brings results.” - Jason Leister
"Do stuff. Do anything. Do things that move you closer to a win.”
"The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation."
"Diligence is the mother of good luck."
"Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us."
"Identify your problems, but give your power and energy to solutions."
“There are only seven days in a week - and someday isn’t one of them.”
“Success depends on what you do, not what you know.”
“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”
“We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.”
“Action is like a light turned on in a dark room of inaction. Every action you take, no matter how small, will build momentum. Soon you will find yourself in the habit of taking action and it will actually be HARDER not to act.”
“You don’t actually gain any real knowledge, perspective, and insight until you actually TRY the things you learn about.”
“This whole process of getting discovered and becoming famous.It’s not your call. Your job is to show up.”
“The longer you spend in inaction the easier it is to sit there.”
“Zen is not to think about god while peeling potatoes, it is only to peel the potatoes.”
“Everybody is clueless. Lots of people look like they have it figured it, but when you look closer most of them are just as clueless as you. Nobody has it figured it out. Everybody is just making it up as they go along. We underestimate the influence chaos plays in the world in order to maintain our sanity.”
“Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave when the tough times start. Courage is what you earn when you’ve been through the tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.”
“The biggest detail I learned from dealing with my own depression is that it’s up to me to get myself out of it. The same is true with my business challenges. No one is coming to save me. It’s my job.”
"I found that I could find the energy...that i could find the determination to keep on going. I learned that your mind can amaze your body, if you just keep telling yourself, I can do it...I can do it... I can do it!"
"You must do the things you think you cannot do."