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Not deciding to be awesome doesn’t protect you from getting hurt. It just makes you a loser for longer


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Changing isn’t hard. Needing to change is very hard.


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Want to be happy?  Surround yourself by people who love you.  Give to others more than you take from them.  Believe in magical possibilities.


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If you aren’t willing to go the extra mile, you shouldn’t take the first step.


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You can never aim too high. You can never fight too hard.


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The most likely winner isn’t always the person who ends up winning. Guts matter.


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Don’t ask your team to follow the rules. Tell them to be amazing. And expect it.


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What separates us from each other is our will to win — to get back up and keep going even when things go horribly wrong.


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You can’t change the world without polarizing people. Some of them won’t like you.


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There’s no shortcut for the time that it takes for you to start seeing results.


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Sometimes you have to look straight into the abyss where danger, pain, and frustration seem likely to crush your dreams and continue forward. This is the moment where you choose your destiny.


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When you deny yourself the option to look back, you somehow find a solution for moving forward.


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Anybody can do the easy stuff, but it’s the hard stuff that ultimately determines how successful you become.


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Working smarter is the luxury you earn once you’ve worked yourself half to death.


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Despite your genius, things go wrong — sometimes horribly, frightfully wrong.


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When life gives you lemons, throw them back.


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If you haven’t failed a lot, you probably aren’t going to win a lot.


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You’ll feel better when you get to where you want to be. It just hurts until you get there.


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Just because you cover your eyes with your ‘life’ doesn’t mean that reality has suddenly disappeared.  Get real.  Fix things.


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Fighting always leads to winning. If you disagree, you’ve probably stopped fighting.


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Obsession fulfills passion’s choice of destiny.


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If you stop doing the right thing before it starts working, you’ve just done the wrong thing.


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Fight.  Cry when it hurts.  Lead even though you’re crying. Keep moving towards where you want to be.


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Go the extra mile. Then go a thousand more. No warrior ever conquered just doing the bare minimum.


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You can’t learn if you aren’t willing to listen.


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Your reaction to adversity ultimately defines the extent of your greatness.


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The resolve to try again is a powerful differentiator between those who are successful and those are not.


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No one can stop you from being amazing faster than you.


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If you’re not dreaming, you’re dying.


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If you want to be successful over the long run, spend less time networking and handing out business cards. Just be amazing.  People will find you.


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Doing good things won’t get you great results. That takes you doing great things.


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You can’t really appreciate the joy of winning, until you’ve failed along the way.


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Karma has a fantastic way of rewarding stupid people with what they deserve.


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If today was the day you were finally going to win, did you show up?


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Leadership is you helping everyone else get across the finish line ahead of you.


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Celebrate kindness. Communicate intention. Concentrate effort.


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Sometimes the biggest thing holding you back is your ability to admit that you might not be as smart as you think you are.  Be humble or life will find a way to do it for you.


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Just because they said you can’t doesn’t mean you never will.


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Success means making your long-term goals part of today’s problems.


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Doing the right thing means you have the right attitude too.


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Expect the unexpected. Cry when you’re down. Thank those who make you successful.


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Trying harder is an attitude rather than a string of activities. It’s determination, not simply doing more.


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We don’t need more leaders. We need more motivators.


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Focus on your future and fight to fulfill it.


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Effort is the only factor in life that is solely within your own control.


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The fastest way to get hurt is to look back while running forward.


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Just about every strategy looks like it’s not working before it actually starts paying off. What you see right now isn’t a good reason to quit.


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Rejection is all in your head.


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Courage is not no much a single big action as it is a series of small and seemingly insignificant ways of living boldly.


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A resolution is what you tell your friends. Resolving is what makes you get back up after you’ve failed a few times.


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Just because you have authority doesn’t mean that you’re a leader.


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If you’re looking to do anything more than ordinary you probably need to decide to be comfortable looking like an idiot and sounding like a dreamer.


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Stop shape-shifting to fit what you think other people want you to be. You’re you. Act like you. And if that “you” isn’t awesome, then work tirelessly to change that.


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The most important power in the world is “will power”.  If you “will”, it will eventually happen.


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If you quit today you never get to see your success tomorrow.


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Criticism always seems to add inspiration to your pursuit of success. Strip away the anger and bias and use the rest as fuel.


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When you try hard enough for long enough, you can’t help but end up achieving your goals.


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The difference between success and failure is just a decision to keep trying.


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It’s what you do when you’re ‘not feeling like it’ that ultimately determines if you achieve your goals or not. Anybody can do what’s easy when it’s easy.


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Stupid people spend time defending themselves instead of fighting for their goals.


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Live without regrets. Apologize when you hurt people. Pursue greatness.


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If you’re not all in, you’re not in at all.


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You can’t be dumb with money and smart with life.


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Knowing what you want is the tipping point for finding success.


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Doing good doesn’t require any more effort than being self centered — and the company is better.


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If you think that you’ll never catch a break, you’ll rarely ever seem to find one.


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We all evaluate our own self-value. The difference is what we see as valuable.


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Just because your critics hate you doesn’t mean you need to hate you too. Give yourself a lot of second chances. Believe in your ability to figure it out.


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Nothing that you’re “supposed to do” will ever make you awesome. It will just keep you being ordinary.


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Sometimes what looks like brilliance is really just guts.


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There is no ‘do’ without a ‘try’.


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Doing is impossible without trying.


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Live desperate. Challenge your fears. Challenge your foes. Act like what you do matters. It does.


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You don’t have to be “up for the job” to finish the job.


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There are times when failure seems like the only option. Remember that success is always a possibility.


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When you take on big goals you’re going to get bounced around a few times. That’s how things get cleaned up.


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It’s not what you are willing to do that will make you successful. It’s what you are willing to do without until you get there.


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Being obsessed with figuring it out is your way of knowing you will win before you even start the contest.


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Every great hero has his flaws. Don’t let denying yours stop you from being one.


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The quickest way to fail is to put off until later what needs to be done right now. That’s also what happen naturally — planning to do it all later.


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Until you are desperate enough to admit what you need, you’ll never find a way to attain the success that you want.


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The battlefield of business is not for the faint-of-heart. Stay at home if you don’t want to be shot at.


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We each have the power to be better and better those around us.


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There are always “good” excuses why life is unfair to you. Why you “always seem” to get the short end of the stick.  Life is what you make it.  You can explain or aspire.


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Caring is the difference between the struggle for survival or the the passionate pursuit of excellence.


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Want to keep your business alive?  Avoid pettiness.  It’s the suicide-bomber of healthy morale.


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Winners don’t give up. They get hurt. They feel pain. They cry.  But they keep going.


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Each time something unexpected or unfortunate comes across your way, you are forced to decide whether you are going to continue to execute your plan or whether you’re going to be distracted, depressed, and discouraged by what life does naturally — create chaos.


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They don’t call you crazy once you’ve done it. Only while you’re talking about it.


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What you think about the most you eventually do. Winners make time to think beyond the stress they are facing right now.


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Nothing is more powerful than the will of man to rise above himself to achieve greatness.


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It is always what it’s not. Remember that when things appear to add up.


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Deny selfishness. Decry cruelty. Deliver delightfulness.


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Trying the wrong thing is the better thing than doing nothing. Stop thinking about what to do and just do something.


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Your dream won’t exist if you don’t persist.


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You’re only “down-and-out” if you’re still lying on the floor. Get up and give yourself a chance. Keep fighting.


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Until you believe that ‘you’ are all you need to be amazing, you probably won’t find yourself accomplishing outrageously enviable success.


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Discipline drives your dreams toward success.


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Spend the time you worry about what other people think about you, proving them wrong.


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While we make our living based solely on our performance, we rarely take the time to improve our performance. That doesn’t make sense.


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(4) ways to be amazing:

1. Love the unlovable.
2. Laugh when it hurts.
3. Lead when it’s hard.
4. Live dangerously.

 


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Just because you’re loud doesn’t mean you’re right.


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Instead of working smarter than harder, do both.


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Changing the world is not just a possibility, you are doing it now whether you want to or not.


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Success comes down to the little things — beliefs, courage, and a relentless pursuit of your dreams.


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Extraordinary people don’t copy the actions of successful people around them. You have to do your own thing.


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It doesn’t matter until it does. Make sure you’re paying attention to the details along the way.


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Business is a war.


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Nothing worthwhile gets done without conflict.


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Just like you don’t need to question the need to keep breathing, you shouldn’t need to question the need to keep going.


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The difference between winning and losing usually just comes down to who has the most guts — not brains.


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The path to full potential travels through the valley of setbacks.


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Gratitude isn’t what you say. It’s the reason you say anything at all.


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You may be a product of your environment, but you can chose your mental neighborhood. Dream big.


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Successful start-ups have one really differentiating quality — the art of trying harder.


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You can spend your time appearing to be right or you can just work to fix what you think is wrong.


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Don’t worry about getting it wrong as long as you are willing to keep trying.


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Instead of whining, whimpering, or “why-ing” your way through the day, put your head down and work.


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If you want your circumstances to change, you have to do something to change them. It’s on you.


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Bad things still happen sometimes to good people with great strategies. That’s why hard work always matters.


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So what if the experts disagree with you. They might be wrong.


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Dare to try something new. And when you do hit a wall or make a mistake, don’t make excuses.  Just try again.


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Success demands planning and perspective and most importantly passion.


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Life begins with attitude. That’s why we’re called human ‘beings’ — not human ‘doings.’


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If you keep moving towards where you want to be, you’ll eventually end up there.


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Nothing changes until people get passionate about a cause.


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Attitude, after all, is what keeps you going.


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Be vulnerable. Be fearless. Bleed. Fight. Lead.


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Don’t confuse ‘spending money’ with developing discipline, working tirelessly, and fixing problems with your business strategy.


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Clients want to pay a fair value for a great product.Totally free creates ambivalence for a discerning client.  Money changing hands reduces the ‘scary’ part of a deal.


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The best way to feel like doing something is to just start doing it.


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Plan to be weak and you will make yourself stronger.


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Losing is for winners. Winners lose.  And then they stand back on their feet and fight on.  That’s what they do, knowing that they could lose again. And likely will.  But that courage is what ultimately makes them a winner.


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If you have to tell people that you’re the one in charge, you’re probably not.


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Inspiration is the one thing you lose just after you stop looking for it.


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Have a plan for how you spend each moment of your business day. Fear and panic creep in when you have nothing else to think about.


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Do not apologize for greatness, achieve it.


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If you wouldn’t kick down your customer’s door and start spitting sales facts in his face in person, then don’t do it with your emails or phone calls.


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Be fit. You can’t go the distance in your business when you can’t go the distance with your body.


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There is nothing that can not be achieved and there is no one who can not achieve.


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Today is the only day you’ll have. Use it like the rare commodity you’ll realize it was tomorrow.


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Calculate success by the number of times you keep trying.


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Create momentum by replacing worry with action.


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Get back out there and do what needs to be done. You’re tough enough if you want to be.


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Success is a battle. There is no middle ground when conquering the hill. You can either stay in the foxhole or fight to the finish. Turning back just gets you shot in the back – and no one wants to finish as a coward.


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If you find yourself saying ‘But I’m just being honest’, chances are you’ve just been unkind. Honesty doesn’t heal. Empathy does.


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There are no business problems, management problems, leadership problems, or profit problems. There are only people problems.


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There are no easy choices. Just easier ones.


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Your future is not about what other people do to you.  It is about your attitude in determining your own responses to what life brings you.


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Wimps whine.


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Stop expecting fairness. Life isn’t a fairy tale.


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Making mistakes doesn’t mean you’re less than your best. It just means the best you are right now isn’t anything compared to the best that you will be soon.


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Prepare yourself to be amazed by learning from everything that happens to you.


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Your destiny is not determined by what happens to you, but how you react to what happens to you; not by what life brings to you as a destiny, but by the attitude you bring to life in determining your own destiny.


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Working smarter is a result of hard work; not a replacement for it.


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No matter how good your intentions were when you hurt someone, an apology is best served immediately and without qualification.

 


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You can be all you imagine yourself to be. You will be everything you believe you are worth being.


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The sooner you fail, the more time you have to start succeeding.


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Success has a price. If you aren’t prepared to pay it, you shouldn’t expect to achieve it.


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Living your life as a victim is self-sabotage.The more you hurt others, the more hurt and miserable you feel.


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Being “in the game” isn’t about where you are when the game is being played. It’s about where your head is at while you’re playing.


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Failure tests your dedication to excellence.


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You have to want to change what you are in order to change what you become.


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Winning matters.


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‘You’ are the great differentiator. As far as ‘you’ can push ourselves is as far as ‘you’ will ever go to realizing your goals.


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Being an effective leader means you don’t let the fear of being lonely stop you from pushing ahead. Amazing doesn’t stay lonely for long.


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You need to still dream dreams, even if you’re tired and sore and wonderfully accomplished.


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Misery may love company, but competition makes the company better.


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Believing that within you is the ability to change the world is the first step in making a difference.


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It’s never wrong to treat someone else right. Even when they don’t deserve it.


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Bad things happen to good people because that is life’s way of making good people awesome.


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You fail not because you are inferior. You fail because your dreams are superior. Because you expect more than the ordinary and venture boldy into the unknown to bend the world to your destiny. Failure is reason to celebrate. You are alive.


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Business winners create a fanfare that arouses action, intensifies urgency, and captures the mind and motivation of a buyer.


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Push yourself into the scary position where success is the only possibility.


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If you have to give up, give up your fear.


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Being the leader doesn’t give you the permission to be a bully. Respect and inspiration work better than fear and chaos.


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Passionate curiosity rarely loses.


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You don’t get a third chance at second impressions.  You’re not a con man, so stop acting like one.


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The choice to persevere in spite of overwhelming obstacles is the single biggest factor in you achieving success.


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No one can stop you when you decide that you’ll never quit.


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Even if life were easier you wouldn’t be any happier. The struggle is what drives fulfillment.


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Big success comes from steady effort delivered with focus and unbridled passion, dispensed with daily vigor.


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Being a jerk doesn’t make you a better business person. It just makes you a jerk.


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Lay it all on the line and then cross that line.


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To find your true purpose, pursue life with passion.


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Admit when you make mistakes. Just because it feels right not to be wrong doesn’t mean it’s right after all.

 


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Every amazing achiever gets told they can’t do something. Winners use that disbelief to drive outrageous results.


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Anybody can try hard when the crowd is cheering. It takes guts to grind it out when no one is around to see you do the right thing.


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You can’t really get used to getting hit, but you can learn how to get back up on your feet and keep fighting.


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Even though it’s do-or-die, dying is often easier than doing.  It takes guts to stick it out in spite of the pain of trying.


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Big goals and dreams take big effort and lots of time. If you trade in that effort and time for what you can get right now, you’ll never end up doing anything amazing.


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Just because you don’t know the exact next step to take doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a next step.


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Make a plan. Build a strategy. Be as creative as you can be. Then work like a crazy man to start making your plan a reality.


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Nothing is free in life. Not respect. Not vision. Not passion for your purpose. It takes soul.


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Your big moment usually comes before you’re ready for it.


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Just because you call it business doesn’t mean it’s not personal. It always is.


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Success isn’t about the resources you have but how resourceful you are.


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It might seem like those around you have it easier than you do, but there’s usually a struggle under the surface that you don’t know about.


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Success is not about where you are right now, but where you are headed.


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Trying is ‘winning in the moment’.


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When you believe you can’t you always seem to find a way to live up to those expectations.


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Everyone thinks you should be honest until you tell the truth about them.


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You are never going to like how long it takes to turn your ideas and dreams into life-changing success. But being unlikely is worth it.


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Experiencing success is not so much about getting to the goal line as it is about getting past the point of breakthrough.


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It’s the inglorious resolve of broken dreamers that create heroic moments.


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Just because the critics are louder than you doesn’t mean they’re right.


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Working smarter is a result of hard work. Not a replacement for it.


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You can’t expect to be a success by thinking logically.  Sometimes the strategies and principles that drive success are bigger than your imagination.


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You’re not afraid of being successful. You’re afraid of how hard its going to be until you get there.


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Follow your heart. Avoid the crowd. Believe your dreams are worth all the effort.


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You can’t put your feet in a bucket of water and wonder why you can’t seem to catch on fire. Get serious about making a difference. Stop holding back.


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Big goals start with small steps.


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Success is not a ‘sometime’ thing. It is a philosophy, a habit, a way of life


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You never start losing until you stop fighting.


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Nothing works better to keep you inspired then being dissatisfied with where you are in life.


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Courage means there’s a cost. To you.


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No reward is big enough or threat strong enough to convince you that you need to work harder than you think you need to work right now.


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I don’t care about you. I care about me. Care about me too.


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If you’re not working towards your dream today, you are killing your chances for it tomorrow.


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Just because you have authority doesn’t mean you are a leader.


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You can stop logic, derail ideas, and sidetrack plans; but passion is undeterred.


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Success isn’t about what you are willing to do. It’s about what you actually end up doing.


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Sometimes doing what’s right isn’t much fun right now.  It’s still the right thing to do though.


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Bad personal habits spill over into bad business habits. You can’t be a loser in one part of your life and expect it not to affect the rest of what you do.  It will.


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You’ll never get in trouble by taking too much responsibility for your life.  Excuses just make you weak.  Expect that you’re strong enough to achieve the wild dreams you want for yourself.


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Trying is what you do until it’s done.


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Never forget those who let you lean on them along the way.


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You can take a gut punch and hit the mat or keep moving.  It’s your choice.


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The secret to being successful is doing the hard things that everyone else is too busy, bored, or bothered to do.


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Results never lie. Conclusions can.


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Your goals look a lot scarier a few months after you make them. That’s not an excuse to shrug them off.


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If you think you just can’t make it, you probably won’t.


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No one cares about your vision like you.


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Getting in shape is never an overnight success story. It’s an every day story.

 


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There isn’t anything you can’t do if you’re willing to do all you can.


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Jealousy is the price mediocrity pays to excellence.


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Get your head out of the clouds.  Life isn’t hypothetical. It’s not hyperbole. It’s painful and sad and gritty at times.  Along the way you are guaranteed to lose time and friends and money.  Sometimes self-respect, dignity, and courage.  Get serious about your future.


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Better to burn out than never to have burned at all.


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Ever notice how a quitter always seems to have a good excuse why ‘giving up’ was the smart choice?  Funny — you’ll never hear a superstar telling you that they wish they had given up earlier.


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Dream without limits. Live without regrets.


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You won’t be successful at much of anything if you aren’t willing to fight like a maniac to get what you want.  You have to enjoy the combat.  Relish it. Crave it. Expect it.  Plan it.


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You have a better chance winning the lottery than to be successful being lazy.


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Progress isn’t some day-labor, ditch-digging assignment you can hire out to anyone and walk away. It’s your mission. Your responsibility.


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Being more productive in business is about having better conversations with your clients.


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What works for someone else isn’t guaranteed to work for you.


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Discipline is the spoonful of sugar that makes your obstacles go down.


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Motion without emotion is just wasted effort.


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If you don’t believe in yourself, no else’s opinion or support will be enough to motivate you to keep moving.


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Challenge tomorrow’s destiny with today’s action.


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Relationships revolve around perspective: your’s and their’s.


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A win is a win is a win is a win is a win is a win is a win.


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You can spend your time complaining, trying, working, tweeting, pitching, calling, running, meeting, building, training, making, looking, living, thinking, teaching, learning, planning, standing, leading, playing, waiting, growing, hearing, starting, fighting, dealing, proving, speaking, telling, acting, helping, hoping, or hanging around.  Or you can do the one thing that matters.


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There usually is no easy way out for big problems, but there is always a way out.


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Remember when you thought you were special?  That you were going to beat the odds.  Then you figured out how bad things were.  You started listening to the doubters. Ignorance isn’t just bliss.  It’s the secret to staying motivated.


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Working hard is working smart.  There isn’t anything smarter you can do.


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The harder you play, the tougher you need to be.


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Ignore anything that distracts you from achieving your ambitious plans for doing something amazing.


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You can’t always control if you win. You can control if you try again.


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Surround yourself with a lifestyle of being true to your goals.


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Sometimes ‘finished’ is better than ‘best’.


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Never stop moving towards where you want to be.


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The greatest discovery you will ever make is that nothing is impossible.


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With brains and no brawn you get “genius inactivity”. But with brawn and no brains you get “fruitless effort”. You need both.


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You can’t play it safe and win wars. You have to get hurt. You have to try and fail and try again.


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No one can take from you what you’re unwilling to give up.


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Be you. Be the best you possible. Be(you)tiful.


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Gratitude isn’t what you do. It’s a part of who you are. It’s a lifestyle. An attitude. It colors every decision that you make. Everything that you do. Every part of who you are. It’s you realizing that no matter what happened yesterday, you have today to start again.


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There is always a very good reason to give up. That doesn’t mean it’s the right decision to make.


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Learning is really about transformation. It’s about you being a different person when you finish from when you started.


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Your fear that you might not make it this time — that’s what is keeping you alive and energized.


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Being memorable is an investment made long before the gain is realized.


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The truth is that most of life is outside of your control.  You can’t change bad things that happen to you.  You can’t make the world give you a “fair break” or “another chance”.  All you have is “today”.  A day of beginnings.  An opportunity to do what you couldn’t achieve yesterday or the day before.


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When you stop trying, you start losing. You don’t get beat until you give in.


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You aren’t tough enough to win until you’re angry enough to do what’s extraordinary. That only comes when you have thin enough skin to feel the sting of getting of wrong and work relentlessly to make that feeling go away.


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Bad judgment is like hypothermia — your body and mind want to go to sleep, but you’ll end up dead if you allow yourself to succumb to the emotion of that moment.


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Don’t believe everything you don’t hear.


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The right conversation can literally change the rest of your life.


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To lead others you must first lead yourself.


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Anything worth doing is worth doing a lot of times. Because that’s what it takes to do something right.


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Every rejection is a step closer to realizing success.


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Take a stand. Why do we feel like we need to trend toward mediocrity so that we fit in with the crowd? The crowd is full of losers and cowards.


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Courage is the whisper in the moment of despair that says: ‘I must go on…’


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Winning is a philosophy, an attitude; not a moment in time.


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Actions might speak louder than words, but words are the best way to drive better actions.


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