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Zig Ziglar was a remarkably inspiring speaker and author. His words continue to inspire millions today.

Quotes have a way to inspire, encourage, and change your way of thinking to become a better you. Everyone wants success, and the good news is that success is available to each and every one of us. Achieving success is one thing, but once you become successful, you need to keep working at remaining successful--both personally and professionally.

Zig Ziglar was a remarkably motivating speaker and author, and his words inspired millions of people all around the world. These 21 Zig Ziglar quotes will inspire you to achieve the success you want in business and in life, and then maintain it.

1. "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

2. "You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure."

3. "The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty."

4. "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

5. "You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win."

6. "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."

7. "If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal."

8. "With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt."

9. "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."

10. "Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life--all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity."

11. "True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain."

12. "Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too."

13. "You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people."

14. "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner."

15. "Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful."

16. "Success must never be measured by how much money you have."

17. "Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life."

18. "If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want."

19. "Remember that failure is an event, not a person."

20. "In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!"


21. "It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference."

21 Zig Ziglar Quotes to Inspire Your Success in Life and Business

21 Zig Ziglar Quotes to Inspire Your Success in Life and Business

Zig Ziglar was a remarkably inspiring speaker and author. His words continue to inspire millions today.

Quotes have a way to inspire, encourage, and change your way of thinking to become a better you. Everyone wants success, and the good news is that success is available to each and every one of us. Achieving success is one thing, but once you become successful, you need to keep working at remaining successful--both personally and professionally.

Zig Ziglar was a remarkably motivating speaker and author, and his words inspired millions of people all around the world. These 21 Zig Ziglar quotes will inspire you to achieve the success you want in business and in life, and then maintain it.

1. "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals."

2. "You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure."

3. "The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty."

4. "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."

5. "You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win."

6. "Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will."

7. "If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal."

8. "With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt."

9. "Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."

10. "Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life--all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity."

11. "True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain."

12. "Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too."

13. "You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people."

14. "If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner."

15. "Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful."

16. "Success must never be measured by how much money you have."

17. "Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life."

18. "If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want."

19. "Remember that failure is an event, not a person."

20. "In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!"


21. "It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference."

It's simple to say -- show your employees that you care -- but if you rule by fear, can you change?

One of the most basic leadership challenges is motivating your people. With low unemployment, this challenge is particularly important because the competition to hire new people is so high. Therefore, if you want to boost your company's revenues, it will be difficult to accomplish simply by hiring more people.

Instead of hiring more people, you could try to increase employees' engagement with your company. This is not easy to accomplish because so many U.S. workers are either not engaged -- generally satisfied but not cognitively or emotionally connected -- or are actively disengaged -- miserable-- at work.

Indeed, although a 2018 Gallup poll of 30,628 employees found that American workers were more engaged than ever, a whopping 66 percent of respondents in its sample were either actively disengaged (13 percent) or not engaged (53 percent). Despite the Gallup poll's conclusion that the 2.6-to-1 ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees was at record levels, leaders have a long way to go to motivate their people more effectively.

The good news? You can motivate your workers more effectively by creating a strong emotional connection to your people. All you have to do is three things, according to a Harvard Business Review article by Emma Seppälä, Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project and Faculty Director of the Women's Leadership Program at the Yale School of Management.

1. Inspire your people.

One of the most significant advantages that successful startups have over large companies is that they supply their workers with what I call emotional currency -- since it often more than compensates for the lower pay that startups typically offer. As I wrote in my book, Hungry Start-up Strategy, a compelling mission can deeply engage workers' hunger to change the world.

Seppala's work highlights the value of this emotional connection. As she wrote, "Studies show that people who have a sense of purpose are more focused, creative, and resilient, so leaders should make a point of reminding employees how their work is improving people's lives."

You can take actions to inspire your people. For example, as she writes, you can distribute client testimonials, announce when corporate profits are donated to charities, sponsor programs that let workers give back to the community (I wrote about the motivational power of this in my book, Value Leadership), and work daily or weekly next to your people to show your allegiance to them and the organization.

2. Be kind to your people.

During my decades in the workplace I have often shaken my head with dismay at why leaders treat their people like mushrooms -- keeping them in the dark and occasionally burying them in fertilizer. Why go through all the time and expense of hiring talented people if you are going to treat them badly?

It's better for your business to be kind to people. Seppala wrote about a U.K. study which  concluded that companionship and recognition promote employee loyalty more effectively than high salaries do. She also noted that "positive and warm relationships boost creative output at the individual and team levels." 

Being kind may not be so difficult. If you are a warm leader -- a pearl of wisdom that the president of Toyota delivered at a Babson College graduation speech -- your people will be more motivated and productive and you'll be more effective. A good first step is simply to ask "how someone is doing personally and really [listen] to their answer," wrote Seppala.

3. Take care of yourself and your people.

Employee wellness makes a difference. Last December, Aron Ain, CEO of Lowell, Mass.-based Kronos spoke to my students. He said that he stresses to workers the importance of family above all else.

And that means encouraging people to take care of their physical and emotional health. Exercise, breaks from work, relaxation practices, and more strict boundaries between work and home can reduce job stress and increase employee well-being and engagement.

So create a culture in which it is acceptable to prioritize self-care. Only then can your people get the benefits of your investments in employee wellness -- such as gym memberships, yoga, or meditation classes. You can even boost your own and your employees' wellness without such programs -- just encourage employees to get more sleep -- which will boost their happiness and performance at work, Seppala wrote.

Doing these three things does not seem conceptually difficult to me -- but if you're not doing them at your company, you should start today and reap the benefits for your employees, customers, and communities.
The 3 Best Ways to Motivate Your Employees, According to a Happiness Expert

The 3 Best Ways to Motivate Your Employees, According to a Happiness Expert

It's simple to say -- show your employees that you care -- but if you rule by fear, can you change?

One of the most basic leadership challenges is motivating your people. With low unemployment, this challenge is particularly important because the competition to hire new people is so high. Therefore, if you want to boost your company's revenues, it will be difficult to accomplish simply by hiring more people.

Instead of hiring more people, you could try to increase employees' engagement with your company. This is not easy to accomplish because so many U.S. workers are either not engaged -- generally satisfied but not cognitively or emotionally connected -- or are actively disengaged -- miserable-- at work.

Indeed, although a 2018 Gallup poll of 30,628 employees found that American workers were more engaged than ever, a whopping 66 percent of respondents in its sample were either actively disengaged (13 percent) or not engaged (53 percent). Despite the Gallup poll's conclusion that the 2.6-to-1 ratio of engaged to actively disengaged employees was at record levels, leaders have a long way to go to motivate their people more effectively.

The good news? You can motivate your workers more effectively by creating a strong emotional connection to your people. All you have to do is three things, according to a Harvard Business Review article by Emma Seppälä, Co-Director of the Yale College Emotional Intelligence Project and Faculty Director of the Women's Leadership Program at the Yale School of Management.

1. Inspire your people.

One of the most significant advantages that successful startups have over large companies is that they supply their workers with what I call emotional currency -- since it often more than compensates for the lower pay that startups typically offer. As I wrote in my book, Hungry Start-up Strategy, a compelling mission can deeply engage workers' hunger to change the world.

Seppala's work highlights the value of this emotional connection. As she wrote, "Studies show that people who have a sense of purpose are more focused, creative, and resilient, so leaders should make a point of reminding employees how their work is improving people's lives."

You can take actions to inspire your people. For example, as she writes, you can distribute client testimonials, announce when corporate profits are donated to charities, sponsor programs that let workers give back to the community (I wrote about the motivational power of this in my book, Value Leadership), and work daily or weekly next to your people to show your allegiance to them and the organization.

2. Be kind to your people.

During my decades in the workplace I have often shaken my head with dismay at why leaders treat their people like mushrooms -- keeping them in the dark and occasionally burying them in fertilizer. Why go through all the time and expense of hiring talented people if you are going to treat them badly?

It's better for your business to be kind to people. Seppala wrote about a U.K. study which  concluded that companionship and recognition promote employee loyalty more effectively than high salaries do. She also noted that "positive and warm relationships boost creative output at the individual and team levels." 

Being kind may not be so difficult. If you are a warm leader -- a pearl of wisdom that the president of Toyota delivered at a Babson College graduation speech -- your people will be more motivated and productive and you'll be more effective. A good first step is simply to ask "how someone is doing personally and really [listen] to their answer," wrote Seppala.

3. Take care of yourself and your people.

Employee wellness makes a difference. Last December, Aron Ain, CEO of Lowell, Mass.-based Kronos spoke to my students. He said that he stresses to workers the importance of family above all else.

And that means encouraging people to take care of their physical and emotional health. Exercise, breaks from work, relaxation practices, and more strict boundaries between work and home can reduce job stress and increase employee well-being and engagement.

So create a culture in which it is acceptable to prioritize self-care. Only then can your people get the benefits of your investments in employee wellness -- such as gym memberships, yoga, or meditation classes. You can even boost your own and your employees' wellness without such programs -- just encourage employees to get more sleep -- which will boost their happiness and performance at work, Seppala wrote.

Doing these three things does not seem conceptually difficult to me -- but if you're not doing them at your company, you should start today and reap the benefits for your employees, customers, and communities.
This set of inspirational thoughts will help you stay motivated throughout the new year.

Here are the quotes I've selected

  • "A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." -- Seneca
  • "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -- Mark Twain
  • "Enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." -- Dale Carnegie
  • "It doesn't matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you're an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company." -- Guy Kawasaki
  • "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." -- Joseph Campbell
  • "The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way." -- Seth Godin
  • "You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset." -- Tom Hopkins
  • "It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless." -- Casanova
  • "If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." -- Henry Ford
  • "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." -- Andrew Carnegie
  • "If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started." -- Cicero
  • "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." -- Charles Darwin
12 Great Motivational Quotes

12 Great Motivational Quotes

This set of inspirational thoughts will help you stay motivated throughout the new year.

Here are the quotes I've selected

  • "A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials." -- Seneca
  • "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -- Mark Twain
  • "Enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success." -- Dale Carnegie
  • "It doesn't matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you're an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company." -- Guy Kawasaki
  • "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." -- Joseph Campbell
  • "The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way." -- Seth Godin
  • "You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset." -- Tom Hopkins
  • "It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless." -- Casanova
  • "If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability." -- Henry Ford
  • "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." -- Andrew Carnegie
  • "If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started." -- Cicero
  • "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change." -- Charles Darwin
Asleep at your desk? Read this and get going.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, working in corporate America, or building a startup, it is imperative to continually seek new ways to stay inspired and driven. Being a self-starter is a fantastic quality, but we are all human and get distracted by the minutiae of our day-to-day responsibilities.

Here are seven Navy SEAL sayings I keep top of mind while moving toward achieving my personal and professional goals.

1. The only easy day was yesterday.

This is one of the more well-known sayings of the SEALs. When constantly pushing yourself to excel, there will be challenges that make every day a battle.

As an entrepreneur, this concept keeps me motivated, because it puts things into perspective. If you wake up knowing that every day will pose new challenges and that you are ready to face them head-on, you will be well equipped to achieve any goal you set.

2. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

One exercise in SEAL training is "surf torture." You link arms with your classmates and stand, sit, or lie in the frigid Pacific Ocean until your body reaches the early stages of hypothermia. During the initial phases of training, you do this daily. Then you cover yourself from head to toe in sand and stay that way for the rest of the day. You might follow this with running the obstacle course, weapons training, or classroom time, but you are expected to push the discomfort aside and stay focused on the task at hand.

There have been many times as a business owner that I have been in very uncomfortable situations. That could be a difficult conversation with a team member, a lawsuit, or dealing with a demanding board member. Discomfort comes in many forms. But the more you embrace that as a reality, the wider your comfort zone becomes. This boosts confidence and provides the tools for facing even larger challenges down the road.

3. Don't run to your death.

In SEAL teams, this is not a metaphor. When conducting raids that put you in close-quarters combat scenarios, restraint is often the best approach. Once you breach and gain entry to the target, being slow and methodical often wins the race. Hence the phrase, "Don't run to your death."

As I mention in one of my previous Inc. articles, knowing when not to act is as important as knowing when to push forward. Restraint is crucial for business leadership. This is especially important if you are running or managing a rapidly growing business. Growth is fantastic, but smart growth is even better. Have a good plan, slow down, grow intelligently, and never, ever, run to your death.

4. Have a shared sense of purpose.

A shared sense of purpose is hard to continually communicate. The economy changes. New technologies emerge. Employees come and go. There are many moving parts, which is why it's critical for the leadership to always be communicating the reality of the situation and what the "win" will look like when you get there. And, most important, what everyone's role is in helping the team achieve that goal.

5. Move, shoot, communicate.

As a SEAL, you must be able to perfectly execute these three functions to ensure mission success. Move: You have to be able to work as one well-maintained mechanism with the ability to have constant fluid motion. Shoot: That's self-explanatory. Communicate: All good teams have frequent, open, transparent communication. When the bullets start flying, everyone needs to know what the next move is.

The same philosophies apply in the fast-paced world of business and entrepreneurship. The team has to have the ability to communicate effectively to adapt to changing environments. Which takes us to the next saying.

6. No plan survives first contact with the enemy.

This is from Helmuth von Moltke, a German field marshal from World War I. Similar is this sentiment from Mike Tyson: "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face." That is why preparation and training are even more critical than planning.

When you have a team of the right people doing the right things, they will know how to adapt when the you-know-what hits the fan. And they will adapt with composure, not panic. This is why ongoing training and professional development are so important.

7. All in, all the time.

I wanted to close with another one of the more well-known SEAL sayings. Just being a good performer won't cut it to make it into the SEAL teams. You have to give everything you have just to make it to the next day. Just like managing stress, you have to focus on one piece at a time. So don't worry about the test you have in the afternoon. Your goal is to make it to breakfast. Then lunch, and so on.

Whether you are building a startup, leading a team in a large organization, being an active parent, battling cancer, or training for a triathlon, it's got to be all or nothing. Mediocrity and moderation won't get the job done. Give everything you do everything you've got.

My heart welled with pride when I heard my 8-year-old son's flag football coach give the team one last piece of advice in the last couple minutes of its championship Super Bowl game. He said, "Now is the time to dig deep. Leave everything you’ve got on that field. If you do that, win or lose, you will be the champions!" So whether you are 8 or 58, get comfortable being uncomfortable, get well prepared, and be all in, all the time.
These 7 Motivational Navy SEAL Sayings Will Kick Your Butt Into Gear

These 7 Motivational Navy SEAL Sayings Will Kick Your Butt Into Gear

Asleep at your desk? Read this and get going.

Whether you are an entrepreneur, working in corporate America, or building a startup, it is imperative to continually seek new ways to stay inspired and driven. Being a self-starter is a fantastic quality, but we are all human and get distracted by the minutiae of our day-to-day responsibilities.

Here are seven Navy SEAL sayings I keep top of mind while moving toward achieving my personal and professional goals.

1. The only easy day was yesterday.

This is one of the more well-known sayings of the SEALs. When constantly pushing yourself to excel, there will be challenges that make every day a battle.

As an entrepreneur, this concept keeps me motivated, because it puts things into perspective. If you wake up knowing that every day will pose new challenges and that you are ready to face them head-on, you will be well equipped to achieve any goal you set.

2. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.

One exercise in SEAL training is "surf torture." You link arms with your classmates and stand, sit, or lie in the frigid Pacific Ocean until your body reaches the early stages of hypothermia. During the initial phases of training, you do this daily. Then you cover yourself from head to toe in sand and stay that way for the rest of the day. You might follow this with running the obstacle course, weapons training, or classroom time, but you are expected to push the discomfort aside and stay focused on the task at hand.

There have been many times as a business owner that I have been in very uncomfortable situations. That could be a difficult conversation with a team member, a lawsuit, or dealing with a demanding board member. Discomfort comes in many forms. But the more you embrace that as a reality, the wider your comfort zone becomes. This boosts confidence and provides the tools for facing even larger challenges down the road.

3. Don't run to your death.

In SEAL teams, this is not a metaphor. When conducting raids that put you in close-quarters combat scenarios, restraint is often the best approach. Once you breach and gain entry to the target, being slow and methodical often wins the race. Hence the phrase, "Don't run to your death."

As I mention in one of my previous Inc. articles, knowing when not to act is as important as knowing when to push forward. Restraint is crucial for business leadership. This is especially important if you are running or managing a rapidly growing business. Growth is fantastic, but smart growth is even better. Have a good plan, slow down, grow intelligently, and never, ever, run to your death.

4. Have a shared sense of purpose.

A shared sense of purpose is hard to continually communicate. The economy changes. New technologies emerge. Employees come and go. There are many moving parts, which is why it's critical for the leadership to always be communicating the reality of the situation and what the "win" will look like when you get there. And, most important, what everyone's role is in helping the team achieve that goal.

5. Move, shoot, communicate.

As a SEAL, you must be able to perfectly execute these three functions to ensure mission success. Move: You have to be able to work as one well-maintained mechanism with the ability to have constant fluid motion. Shoot: That's self-explanatory. Communicate: All good teams have frequent, open, transparent communication. When the bullets start flying, everyone needs to know what the next move is.

The same philosophies apply in the fast-paced world of business and entrepreneurship. The team has to have the ability to communicate effectively to adapt to changing environments. Which takes us to the next saying.

6. No plan survives first contact with the enemy.

This is from Helmuth von Moltke, a German field marshal from World War I. Similar is this sentiment from Mike Tyson: "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face." That is why preparation and training are even more critical than planning.

When you have a team of the right people doing the right things, they will know how to adapt when the you-know-what hits the fan. And they will adapt with composure, not panic. This is why ongoing training and professional development are so important.

7. All in, all the time.

I wanted to close with another one of the more well-known SEAL sayings. Just being a good performer won't cut it to make it into the SEAL teams. You have to give everything you have just to make it to the next day. Just like managing stress, you have to focus on one piece at a time. So don't worry about the test you have in the afternoon. Your goal is to make it to breakfast. Then lunch, and so on.

Whether you are building a startup, leading a team in a large organization, being an active parent, battling cancer, or training for a triathlon, it's got to be all or nothing. Mediocrity and moderation won't get the job done. Give everything you do everything you've got.

My heart welled with pride when I heard my 8-year-old son's flag football coach give the team one last piece of advice in the last couple minutes of its championship Super Bowl game. He said, "Now is the time to dig deep. Leave everything you’ve got on that field. If you do that, win or lose, you will be the champions!" So whether you are 8 or 58, get comfortable being uncomfortable, get well prepared, and be all in, all the time.
Sometimes gaining a little perspective on your life is just one inspirational quote away.

When things look dark, we can all use a simple reminder of what is truly important. We can all use a small burst of inspiration.

Here are 75 quotes about happiness that can do just that.

Tweet them. Share them.

But most important, pick one you like best and place it where you'll see it every day... and let it help make your day a little brighter.
  1. "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." James Dean
  2. "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." Frank Tyger
  3. "Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want." Alan Cohen
  4. "Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever." Peter Hagerty
  5. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
  6. "Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started." David Allen
  7. "We forge the chains we wear in life." Charles Dickens
  8. "If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you." Lao Tzu
  9. "Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." Ken Keyes Jr.
  10. "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts." Richard Bach
  11. "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." Andrew Carnegie
  12. "Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are." Chinese Proverb
  13. "For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief." Fernandez de Andrada
  14. "You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy." Alan Cohen
  15. "The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them." Bernard M. Baruch
  16. "Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect." Alain De Botton
  17. "If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem." Stephen Covey
  18. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley
  19. "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." Margaret Lee Runbeck
  20. "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life." Germaine Greer
  21. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." Greg Anderson
  22. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha
  23. "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be." Anne Frank
  24. "In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom." Buddha
  25. "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
  26. "You never regret being kind." Nicole Shepherd
  27. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
  28. "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." Paul Boese
  29. "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha
  30. "True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller
  31. "Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving." Dan Millman
  32. "The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive." Rachel England
  33. "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." Bernard Meltzer
  34. "Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens
  35. "Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." Carl Jung
  36. "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." Marcus Aurelius
  37. "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama
  38. "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." Helen Keller
  39. "Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have." Unknown
  40. "True happiness...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self." Joseph Addison
  41. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." Ayn Rand
  42. "Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be." William Adams
  43. "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." Dale Carnegie
  44. "We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future." Lester Levinson
  45. "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
  46. "Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money." Sam Rosen
  47. "Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing...just expressed differently." Robert McPhillips
  48. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung
  49. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr
  50. "I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have." Abraham Lincoln
  51. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
  52. "There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." Dr. Wayne Dyer
  53. "We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you're doing is in the doing of it. It's not what you're gonna get in the end--it's not the final curtain--it's really in the doing it, and loving what you're doing." Ralph Lauren
  54. "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." Deepak Chopra
  55. "Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?" Bill Walton
  56. If you can, you take the most important step towards becoming a great leader.
  57. "There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." Archibald McLeish
  58. "Once you do something you love, you never have to work again." Willie Hill
  59. "Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it." Shakti Gawain
  60. "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character." Margaret Chase Smith
  61. "Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else." Nathaniel Branden
  62. "Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom." Soren Kierkegaard
  63. "Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got." Sue Knight
  64. "The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  65. "We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover." Shakti Gawain
  66. "Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." Marcus Aurelius
  67. "Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it." J. Petit Senn
  68. "To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek." Alan Cohen
  69. "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." John Milton
  70. "In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." Albert Clarke
  71. "Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." Betty Smith
  72. "You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on." Oprah Winfrey
  73. "Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." Shari R. Barr
  74. "View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn't? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn't?" Victor Frankl
  75. "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs--even though checkered by failure--than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
  76. "Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time...serenity, that nothing is." Thomas Szasz
75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes for Being Happier

75 Inspiring Motivational Quotes for Being Happier

Sometimes gaining a little perspective on your life is just one inspirational quote away.

When things look dark, we can all use a simple reminder of what is truly important. We can all use a small burst of inspiration.

Here are 75 quotes about happiness that can do just that.

Tweet them. Share them.

But most important, pick one you like best and place it where you'll see it every day... and let it help make your day a little brighter.
  1. "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." James Dean
  2. "Doing what you like is freedom. Liking what you do is happiness." Frank Tyger
  3. "Be happy with what you have. Be excited about what you want." Alan Cohen
  4. "Life is a journey, and if you fall in love with the journey, you will be in love forever." Peter Hagerty
  5. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
  6. "Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they've started." David Allen
  7. "We forge the chains we wear in life." Charles Dickens
  8. "If you look to others for fulfillment, you will never be fulfilled. If your happiness depends on money, you will never be happy with yourself. Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the world belongs to you." Lao Tzu
  9. "Everything is a gift of the universe--even joy, anger, jealously, frustration, or separateness. Everything is perfect either for our growth or our enjoyment." Ken Keyes Jr.
  10. "There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts." Richard Bach
  11. "If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes." Andrew Carnegie
  12. "Tension is who you think you should be, relaxation is who you are." Chinese Proverb
  13. "For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book, and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief." Fernandez de Andrada
  14. "You cannot judge what should bring others joy, and others cannot judge what should bring you joy." Alan Cohen
  15. "The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than growing with them." Bernard M. Baruch
  16. "Our capacity to draw happiness from aesthetic objects or material goods in fact seems critically dependent on our first satisfying a more important range of emotional or psychological needs, among them the need for understanding, for love, expression and respect." Alain De Botton
  17. "If you start to think the problem is 'out there,' stop yourself. That thought is the problem." Stephen Covey
  18. "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude." Denis Waitley
  19. "Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling." Margaret Lee Runbeck
  20. "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life." Germaine Greer
  21. "Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it." Greg Anderson
  22. "Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." Buddha
  23. "The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, then there will be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be." Anne Frank
  24. "In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom." Buddha
  25. "Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." Mary Anne Roadacher-Hershey
  26. "You never regret being kind." Nicole Shepherd
  27. "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin
  28. "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." Paul Boese
  29. "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha
  30. "True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." Helen Keller
  31. "Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it's greedy or loving." Dan Millman
  32. "The need for forgiveness is an illusion. There is nothing to forgive." Rachel England
  33. "Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting." Bernard Meltzer
  34. "Reflect upon you present blessings, of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens
  35. "Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." Carl Jung
  36. "He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe." Marcus Aurelius
  37. "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." Dalai Lama
  38. "When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us." Helen Keller
  39. "Happiness is not having what you want. It is appreciating what you have." Unknown
  40. "True happiness...arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self." Joseph Addison
  41. "Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values." Ayn Rand
  42. "Most of us are just about as happy as we make up our minds to be." William Adams
  43. "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." Dale Carnegie
  44. "We can have peace if we let go of wanting to change the past and wanting to control the future." Lester Levinson
  45. "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Winston Churchill
  46. "Money doesn't bring happiness and creativity. Your creativity and happiness brings money." Sam Rosen
  47. "Happiness is the experience of loving life. Being happy is being in love with that momentary experience. And love is looking at someone or even something and seeing the absolute best in him/her or it. Love is happiness with what you see. So love and happiness really are the same thing...just expressed differently." Robert McPhillips
  48. "Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." Carl Jung
  49. "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Reinhold Niebuhr
  50. "I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light I have." Abraham Lincoln
  51. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
  52. "There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." Dr. Wayne Dyer
  53. "We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real excitement of what you're doing is in the doing of it. It's not what you're gonna get in the end--it's not the final curtain--it's really in the doing it, and loving what you're doing." Ralph Lauren
  54. "In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you." Deepak Chopra
  55. "Success at the highest level comes down to one question: Can you decide that your happiness can come from someone else's success?" Bill Walton
  56. If you can, you take the most important step towards becoming a great leader.
  57. "There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." Archibald McLeish
  58. "Once you do something you love, you never have to work again." Willie Hill
  59. "Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it." Shakti Gawain
  60. "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character." Margaret Chase Smith
  61. "Persons of high self-esteem are not driven to make themselves superior to others; they do not seek to prove their value by measuring themselves against a comparative standard. Their joy is being who they are, not in being better than someone else." Nathaniel Branden
  62. "Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom." Soren Kierkegaard
  63. "Do what you have always done and you'll get what you have always got." Sue Knight
  64. "The happiness of life is made up of the little charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment." Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  65. "We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover." Shakti Gawain
  66. "Think of what you have rather than of what you lack. Of the things you have, select the best and then reflect how eagerly you would have sought them if you did not have them." Marcus Aurelius
  67. "Happiness is where we find it, but very rarely where we seek it." J. Petit Senn
  68. "To be content means that you realize you contain what you seek." Alan Cohen
  69. "The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." John Milton
  70. "In our daily lives, we must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but the gratefulness that makes us happy." Albert Clarke
  71. "Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory." Betty Smith
  72. "You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on." Oprah Winfrey
  73. "Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian." Shari R. Barr
  74. "View your life from your funeral, looking back at your life experiences, what have you accomplished? What would you have wanted to accomplish but didn't? What were the happy moments? What were the sad? What would you do again, and what you wouldn't?" Victor Frankl
  75. "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs--even though checkered by failure--than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
  76. "Boredom is the feeling that everything is a waste of time...serenity, that nothing is." Thomas Szasz
Sometimes, a totally different perspective can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.

Whatever your definition of success (everyone's definition of success is and should be different), we all want more. That desire for more can blind us to what we already have--and should be grateful for.

Here are 40 quotes about gratitude that will not only remind you that what you have is pretty awesome, but will also, I hope, spur you to express that gratitude to the people who deserve it most.
  1. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward
  2. "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G.K. Chesterton
  3. "'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb
  4. "If you count all your assets, you always show a profit." Robert Quillen
  5. "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Robert Brault
  6. "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." John F. Kennedy
  7. "Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens
  8. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." Eckhart Tolle
  9. "If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." Frank A. Clark
  10. "If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." Gerald Good
  11. "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
  12. "The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it." Michael Josephson
  13. "Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy." Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
  14. "The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement." Charles Schwab
  15. "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." Epictetus
  16. "At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." Albert Schweitzer
  17. "The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated." William James
  18. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." Oprah Winfrey
  19. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." Buddha
  20. "Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone." Gertrude Stein
  21. "Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts." Henri Frederic Amiel
  22. "You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23. "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." Willie Nelson
  24. "It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment." Naomi Williams
  25. "One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  26. "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden
  27. "No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude." Alfred North Whitehead
  28. "Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." A.A. Milne
  29. "Forget yesterday--it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow--you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift--today." Steve Maraboli
  30. "We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count." Neal A. Maxwell
  31. "In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  32. "The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." John E. Southard
  33. "I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I'm going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice." Mike Ericksen
  34. "Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it." Stephen Richards
  35. "Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." Robert Braathe
  36. "They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself." Tom Perrotta
  37. "Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else." Raheel Farooq
  38. "Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it." Tom Hopkins
  39. "In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day--or to celebrate each special day." Rasheed Ogunlaru
  40. "This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before." Maya Angelou
40 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Gratitude

40 Inspiring Motivational Quotes About Gratitude

Sometimes, a totally different perspective can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.

Whatever your definition of success (everyone's definition of success is and should be different), we all want more. That desire for more can blind us to what we already have--and should be grateful for.

Here are 40 quotes about gratitude that will not only remind you that what you have is pretty awesome, but will also, I hope, spur you to express that gratitude to the people who deserve it most.
  1. "Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." William Arthur Ward
  2. "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." G.K. Chesterton
  3. "'Enough' is a feast. Buddhist proverb
  4. "If you count all your assets, you always show a profit." Robert Quillen
  5. "Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Robert Brault
  6. "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them." John F. Kennedy
  7. "Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." Charles Dickens
  8. "Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." Eckhart Tolle
  9. "If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get." Frank A. Clark
  10. "If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." Gerald Good
  11. "Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie
  12. "The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it." Michael Josephson
  13. "Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves, and spend without fear of bankruptcy." Fred De Witt Van Amburgh
  14. "The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement." Charles Schwab
  15. "He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has." Epictetus
  16. "At times, our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." Albert Schweitzer
  17. "The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated." William James
  18. "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." Oprah Winfrey
  19. "Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful." Buddha
  20. "Silent gratitude isn't very much to anyone." Gertrude Stein
  21. "Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts." Henri Frederic Amiel
  22. "You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  23. "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." Willie Nelson
  24. "It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment." Naomi Williams
  25. "One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  26. "Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out." John Wooden
  27. "No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude." Alfred North Whitehead
  28. "Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude." A.A. Milne
  29. "Forget yesterday--it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow--you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift--today." Steve Maraboli
  30. "We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count." Neal A. Maxwell
  31. "In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  32. "The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you." John E. Southard
  33. "I truly believe we can either see the connections, celebrate them, and express gratitude for our blessings, or we can see life as a string of coincidences that have no meaning or connection. For me, I'm going to believe in miracles, celebrate life, rejoice in the views of eternity, and hope my choices will create a positive ripple effect in the lives of others. This is my choice." Mike Ericksen
  34. "Gratitude also opens your eyes to the limitless potential of the universe, while dissatisfaction closes your eyes to it." Stephen Richards
  35. "Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices." Robert Braathe
  36. "They both seemed to understand that describing it was beyond their powers, the gratitude that spreads through your body when a burden gets lifted, and the sense of homecoming that follows, when you suddenly remember what it feels like to be yourself." Tom Perrotta
  37. "Gratitude is more of a compliment to yourself than someone else." Raheel Farooq
  38. "Keep your eyes open and try to catch people in your company doing something right, then praise them for it." Tom Hopkins
  39. "In life, one has a choice to take one of two paths: to wait for some special day--or to celebrate each special day." Rasheed Ogunlaru
  40. "This a wonderful day. I've never seen this one before." Maya Angelou
Sometimes a quick boost of self-confidence can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.

While some people seem naturally confident (and some people are remarkably confident in a very good way), most of us are not.

And that's okay, because self-confidence can be developed. Anyone can be more confident.

To remind you that who you already are is pretty incredible--and inspire you to become even more awesome--here are 50 quotes.
  1. "The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you." William Jennings Bryan
  2. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh
  3. "Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it." Bruce Lee
  4. "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." Mark Victor Hansen
  5. "You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. "Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better." Barrie Davenport
  7. "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." e.e. cummings
  8. "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." Golda Meir
  9. "One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." Arthur Ashe
  10. "It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures." Oprah Winfrey
  11. "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. "But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration--because it's a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks ... " James Cameron
  13. "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  14. "Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong." Peter T. Mcintyre
  15. "Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours." Richard Bach
  16. "The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable." Paul Tillich
  17. "If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Alva Edison
  18. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. " Andre Dubus
  19. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" Marianne Williamson
  20. "Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love." Brene Brown
  21. "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." Dr. Benjamin Spock
  22. "Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them." T. Harv Eker
  23. "You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it." Dr. Robert Anthony
  24. "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." Sir Edmund Hillary
  25. "To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." Oscar Wilde
  26. "I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I'm either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren't attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy." Queen Latifah
  27. "You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." Buddha
  28. "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." Dale Carnegie
  29. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller
  30. "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jefferson
  31. "Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have." Brian Tracy
  32. "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." Willie Nelson
  33. "If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." T. Harv Eker
  34. "Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out." Alan Cohen
  35. "To anyone that ever told you you're no good ... They're no better." Hayley Williams
  36. "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin
  37. "You have no control over other people's taste, so focus on staying true to your own." Tim Gunn
  38. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
  39. "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." J.M. Barrie
  40. "It's a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you're okay." Michael Pitt
  41. "I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done." Robert Downey, Jr.
  42. "If you're presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything." Katy Perry
  43. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
  44. "I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?" Goldie Hawn
  45. "Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." Rumi
  46. "When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't." Jodi Picoult
  47. "As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  48. "You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." Wayne Dyer
  49. "Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... do your thing, and don't care if they like it." Tina Fey
  50. "Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it." Bryce Courtenay
50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Increase Your Confidence

50 Inspiring Motivational Quotes to Increase Your Confidence

Sometimes a quick boost of self-confidence can be found in a few simple words of wisdom.

While some people seem naturally confident (and some people are remarkably confident in a very good way), most of us are not.

And that's okay, because self-confidence can be developed. Anyone can be more confident.

To remind you that who you already are is pretty incredible--and inspire you to become even more awesome--here are 50 quotes.
  1. "The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you." William Jennings Bryan
  2. "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." Vincent Van Gogh
  3. "Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it." Bruce Lee
  4. "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." Mark Victor Hansen
  5. "You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do." Eleanor Roosevelt
  6. "Low self-confidence isn't a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered--just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better." Barrie Davenport
  7. "Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit." e.e. cummings
  8. "Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." Golda Meir
  9. "One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation." Arthur Ashe
  10. "It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures." Oprah Winfrey
  11. "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson
  12. "But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration--because it's a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks ... " James Cameron
  13. "People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  14. "Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong." Peter T. Mcintyre
  15. "Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they're yours." Richard Bach
  16. "The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable." Paul Tillich
  17. "If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." Thomas Alva Edison
  18. Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people. " Andre Dubus
  19. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be?" Marianne Williamson
  20. "Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love." Brene Brown
  21. "Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do." Dr. Benjamin Spock
  22. "Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don't let these feelings stop them." T. Harv Eker
  23. "You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can't have it." Dr. Robert Anthony
  24. "It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves." Sir Edmund Hillary
  25. "To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance." Oscar Wilde
  26. "I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally it occurred to me, I'm either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren't attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy." Queen Latifah
  27. "You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." Buddha
  28. "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." Dale Carnegie
  29. "Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." Helen Keller
  30. "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude." Thomas Jefferson
  31. "Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have." Brian Tracy
  32. "When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around." Willie Nelson
  33. "If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think." T. Harv Eker
  34. "Wouldn't it be powerful if you fell in love with yourself so deeply that you would do just about anything if you knew it would make you happy? This is precisely how much life loves you and wants you to nurture yourself. The deeper you love yourself, the more the universe will affirm your worth. Then you can enjoy a lifelong love affair that brings you the richest fulfillment from inside out." Alan Cohen
  35. "To anyone that ever told you you're no good ... They're no better." Hayley Williams
  36. "Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin
  37. "You have no control over other people's taste, so focus on staying true to your own." Tim Gunn
  38. "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." Eleanor Roosevelt
  39. "The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it." J.M. Barrie
  40. "It's a dead-end street if you sit around waiting for someone else to tell you you're okay." Michael Pitt
  41. "I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you've done." Robert Downey, Jr.
  42. "If you're presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything." Katy Perry
  43. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
  44. "I've finally stopped running away from myself. Who else is there better to be?" Goldie Hawn
  45. "Don't be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth." Rumi
  46. "When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't." Jodi Picoult
  47. "As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  48. "You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with." Wayne Dyer
  49. "Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... do your thing, and don't care if they like it." Tina Fey
  50. "Pride is holding your head up when everyone around you has theirs bowed. Courage is what makes you do it." Bryce Courtenay
These motivational phrases will help you succeed and achieve more today.

Everyone needs a little motivation. Sure, it can come from a co-worker who spurs you on to greater things. Often, it starts with what you believe about yourself. Try saying these phrases to give yourself a boost. Repeat them often to inspire creativity.

1. You're going to kill it today

I love this phrase because it puts you in the right mindset. You will kill it today. You can push yourself harder and finish that monumental task you're facing.

2. Think outside of the box

There's a reason this phrase exists. Creative thinking is what can help you form a strategy in business that actually works, rather than relying on the same old approach.

3. This is your moment

What does it mean to say this is your moment? For starters, both you and Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk have exactly 60 seconds to spend in a minute. You are equals. Make the most of the time you have.

4. The issue you are facing is not insurmountable

Most of us don't face the challenge of how to get to Mars and back or invent a new mode of transportation. The challenge you are facing today is likely not as insurmountable as you think it is, especially in comparison to other tasks.

5. You are surrounded by a smart team to help you achieve great success

Look around you. Make sure you take account of your employees and co-workers and the skills they offer, because they can help you press ahead and succeed.

6. Dig hard, and you will find the right answer

Stress is often caused by not having an answer to a burning question. Start your day with the attitude that you will find the answer. Make the assumption you will solve problems.

7. You are the only person with your exact blend of talents and skills

It's true. Your background, training, skills, and personality all blend together into a unique individual. No one approaches work with quite the same skill-set.

8. Even if you fail today, you will learn

Failure is a lesson. It teaches you what you did wrong, but also instructs you about what you did right to get this far on a task or project. Capitalize on that lesson.

9. Each day is an opportunity

It's one thing to say this phrase each day, another to actually apply it. When you're standing in line at Starbucks, remember that this day has never existed before.

10. The sky is the limit!

Did you know there really isn't a limit to the sky? This catchphrase seems trite, but it can inspire you, because there isn't a ceiling on creative thinking.
10 Motivational Phrases to Tell Yourself Today

10 Motivational Phrases to Tell Yourself Today

These motivational phrases will help you succeed and achieve more today.

Everyone needs a little motivation. Sure, it can come from a co-worker who spurs you on to greater things. Often, it starts with what you believe about yourself. Try saying these phrases to give yourself a boost. Repeat them often to inspire creativity.

1. You're going to kill it today

I love this phrase because it puts you in the right mindset. You will kill it today. You can push yourself harder and finish that monumental task you're facing.

2. Think outside of the box

There's a reason this phrase exists. Creative thinking is what can help you form a strategy in business that actually works, rather than relying on the same old approach.

3. This is your moment

What does it mean to say this is your moment? For starters, both you and Mark Zuckerberg or Elon Musk have exactly 60 seconds to spend in a minute. You are equals. Make the most of the time you have.

4. The issue you are facing is not insurmountable

Most of us don't face the challenge of how to get to Mars and back or invent a new mode of transportation. The challenge you are facing today is likely not as insurmountable as you think it is, especially in comparison to other tasks.

5. You are surrounded by a smart team to help you achieve great success

Look around you. Make sure you take account of your employees and co-workers and the skills they offer, because they can help you press ahead and succeed.

6. Dig hard, and you will find the right answer

Stress is often caused by not having an answer to a burning question. Start your day with the attitude that you will find the answer. Make the assumption you will solve problems.

7. You are the only person with your exact blend of talents and skills

It's true. Your background, training, skills, and personality all blend together into a unique individual. No one approaches work with quite the same skill-set.

8. Even if you fail today, you will learn

Failure is a lesson. It teaches you what you did wrong, but also instructs you about what you did right to get this far on a task or project. Capitalize on that lesson.

9. Each day is an opportunity

It's one thing to say this phrase each day, another to actually apply it. When you're standing in line at Starbucks, remember that this day has never existed before.

10. The sky is the limit!

Did you know there really isn't a limit to the sky? This catchphrase seems trite, but it can inspire you, because there isn't a ceiling on creative thinking.
Rise and shine...get out of bed and get focused on the day ahead

The first thing I do every weekday morning is I find a quote or a saying that speaks to me that day. What I have found over time is that if I write this down and look at it several times that day it helps me stay focused and keep my head on straight as the day progresses. The following collection are some of my favorites of and can be an excellent source of inspiration for success and hopefully will help you get off to a great start.
  1. "Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools"- Unknown
  2. "Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them"- Unknown
  3. "If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." -Napolean Hill
  4. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Henry Stanley Haskins
  5. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
  6. "Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." -Doug Ivester
  7. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." ~Vince Lombardi
  8. "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. "Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it." -Ted Williams
  10. "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~ Alan Kay
  11. "Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene." -Arthur Christopher Benson
  12. "Good things come to those who wait... greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen."--Unknown
  13. "Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." -Russell Warren
  14. "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." -Victor Kiam
  15. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert Swope
  16. "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." ~Elbert Hubbard
  17. "What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do." -Tim Ferriss
  18. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt
  19. "Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail." -Charles Kettering
  20. "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. "Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill
  22. "Goals are dreams with deadlines." -Diana Scharf Hunt
  23. "You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures." -Charles C. Noble
  24. "The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach." -Benjamin Mays
  25. "You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals." -Booker T. Washington
  26. "Goals help focus you on areas in both your personal and professional life that are important and meaningful, rather than being guided by what other people want you to be, do, or accomplish." -Catherine Pulsifer
  27. "Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." -Francis of Assisi
  28. "Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future." Rabbi Nochem Kaplan
  29. "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." -William E. Channing
  30. "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." -Henry Ford
  31. "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." -Andrew Carnegie
  32. "It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge." -John J. Watson
  33. "Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  34. "Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth." -Julie Andrews
  35. "People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved." -Anne Sullivan
  36. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." -Robert Collier
  37. You are not your resume, you are your work.--Seth Godin
  38. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.--Warren Buffett
  39. "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same".--Carlos Castaneda
  40. "You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills."--Jim Rohn
  41. "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!"--Henry Ford
  42. "Does everyone have a new years resolution? I do, mine is to never change for anyone!" Sara Dalton
  43. "I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity."--Oprah Winfrey
  44. "Please think about your legacy, because you're writing it every day."--Gary Vaynerchuck
  45. "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."--Nolan Bushnell
  46. "There is no security on the earth, there is only opportunity."--General Douglas MacArthur
  47. "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.--Howard Aiken
  48. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."--Dr. Seuss
  49. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."--Thomas Edison
  50. "If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."--Ray Kroc
  51. "By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands--your own."-Mark Victor Hansen
  52. "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude."-Charles R. Swindoll
  53. "Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems."-Paul J. Meyer
  54. "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."-Calvin Coolidge
  55. "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born--that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born." -Warren G. Bennis
  56. "Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment."-Stephen Covey
  57. "The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building--steadily building."-Robert Collier
  58. "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."- Aristotle
  59. "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."-Chinese Proverb
  60. "You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." --George Lorimer
  61. "Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drowned 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."-Steve Jobs
  62. "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."-Lyndon Johnson
  63. "I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way."- Pete Cashmore, Mashable
  64. "If you've got an idea, start today. There's no better time than now to get going. That doesn't mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there's always small progress that can be made to start the movement."- Kevin Systrom, Instagram
  65. "Success is ... knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others." --John C. Maxwell
  66. "I think I was very nave early on, but that also meant I didn't know what couldn't be done."- Matt Mickiewicz, 99 Designs
  67. "There's no committee that says, 'This is the type of person who can change the world--and you can't.' Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you're going to do it."- Adora Svitak, Flying Fingers
  68. "The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  69. "The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you'll fail ten times for every success."- Adam Horwitz, Mobile Monopoly
  70. "Fortune sides with him who dares." -Virgil
  71. "Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it."- Joe Penna, Mystery Guitar Man
  72. Sometimes life knocks you on your ass...get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them. Steve Maraboli
  73. "We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform."- Pete Cashmore, Mashable
  74. "Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off."- Stanley Tang, eMillions
  75. "Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." ~ William Faulkner
  76. "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung
  77. "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  78. "Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude." ~ Zig Ziglar
  79. "Nobody controls me. I'm uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and even that's barely possible." -John Lennon
  80. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  81. "If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities." ~ Dale Carnegie
  82. "The only disability in life is a bad attitude."--Scott Hamilton
  83. "When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you remember, they're telling you their story, not yours."--Cynthia Occelli
  84. "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."--Goethe
  85. "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are, the people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances that they want and if they can't find them, make them."- George Bernard Shaw
  86. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.--Joe Sabah
  87. If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.--Billy Joel
  88. Whatever happens to you, don't fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can't see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path...Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.--Rumi
  89. There is only one thing which makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure.--Paulo Coelho
  90. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.--Anthony Robbins
  91. You don't die if you fall in water; you die only if you don't swim.--Unknown
  92. Nothing with power is working against me. Everything with power is working for me. At the center of my being is that which cannot be intimidated, threatened, or oppressed.--T.K. Coleman
  93. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do" --Mark Twain
  94. "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."--Arthur Ashe
  95. "We lose ourselves in the things we love; we find ourselves there, too."--Kristin Martz
  96. "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."--Roald Dahl
  97. "Your dream doesn't have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again."--K T Witten
  98. Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose. The eye sheds a tear to find its focus.--Robert Brault
  99. "Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."--James Cook
  100. "Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."--Robert Collier
  101. "Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are." -Unknown
101 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

101 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed

Rise and shine...get out of bed and get focused on the day ahead

The first thing I do every weekday morning is I find a quote or a saying that speaks to me that day. What I have found over time is that if I write this down and look at it several times that day it helps me stay focused and keep my head on straight as the day progresses. The following collection are some of my favorites of and can be an excellent source of inspiration for success and hopefully will help you get off to a great start.
  1. "Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools"- Unknown
  2. "Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them"- Unknown
  3. "If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." -Napolean Hill
  4. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." -Henry Stanley Haskins
  5. "It is never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
  6. "Never let your memories be greater than your dreams." -Doug Ivester
  7. "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up." ~Vince Lombardi
  8. "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. "Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it." -Ted Williams
  10. "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." ~ Alan Kay
  11. "Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene." -Arthur Christopher Benson
  12. "Good things come to those who wait... greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen."--Unknown
  13. "Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated." -Russell Warren
  14. "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward." -Victor Kiam
  15. I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody. Herbert Swope
  16. "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing." ~Elbert Hubbard
  17. "What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do." -Tim Ferriss
  18. "Believe you can and you're halfway there." -Theodore Roosevelt
  19. "Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail." -Charles Kettering
  20. "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  21. "Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill
  22. "Goals are dreams with deadlines." -Diana Scharf Hunt
  23. "You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures." -Charles C. Noble
  24. "The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach." -Benjamin Mays
  25. "You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals." -Booker T. Washington
  26. "Goals help focus you on areas in both your personal and professional life that are important and meaningful, rather than being guided by what other people want you to be, do, or accomplish." -Catherine Pulsifer
  27. "Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." -Francis of Assisi
  28. "Never be satisfied with what you achieve, because it all pales in comparison with what you are capable of doing in the future." Rabbi Nochem Kaplan
  29. "Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict." -William E. Channing
  30. "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs." -Henry Ford
  31. "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." -Andrew Carnegie
  32. "It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge." -John J. Watson
  33. "Perseverance is a great element of success; if you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate you are sure to wake up somebody." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  34. "Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth." -Julie Andrews
  35. "People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved." -Anne Sullivan
  36. "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out." -Robert Collier
  37. You are not your resume, you are your work.--Seth Godin
  38. You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.--Warren Buffett
  39. "The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same".--Carlos Castaneda
  40. "You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills."--Jim Rohn
  41. "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!"--Henry Ford
  42. "Does everyone have a new years resolution? I do, mine is to never change for anyone!" Sara Dalton
  43. "I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity."--Oprah Winfrey
  44. "Please think about your legacy, because you're writing it every day."--Gary Vaynerchuck
  45. "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."--Nolan Bushnell
  46. "There is no security on the earth, there is only opportunity."--General Douglas MacArthur
  47. "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.--Howard Aiken
  48. "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose."--Dr. Seuss
  49. "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."--Thomas Edison
  50. "If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."--Ray Kroc
  51. "By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands--your own."-Mark Victor Hansen
  52. "If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude."-Charles R. Swindoll
  53. "Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths, instead of your weaknesses... on your powers, instead of your problems."-Paul J. Meyer
  54. "Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."-Calvin Coolidge
  55. "The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born--that there is a genetic factor to leadership. This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born." -Warren G. Bennis
  56. "Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it's holy ground. There's no greater investment."-Stephen Covey
  57. "The great successful men of the world have used their imagination. They think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building--steadily building."-Robert Collier
  58. "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."- Aristotle
  59. "He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."-Chinese Proverb
  60. "You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction." --George Lorimer
  61. "Your time is limited, don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinion drowned 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."-Steve Jobs
  62. "Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose."-Lyndon Johnson
  63. "I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way."- Pete Cashmore, Mashable
  64. "If you've got an idea, start today. There's no better time than now to get going. That doesn't mean quit your job and jump into your idea 100% from day one, but there's always small progress that can be made to start the movement."- Kevin Systrom, Instagram
  65. "Success is ... knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others." --John C. Maxwell
  66. "I think I was very nave early on, but that also meant I didn't know what couldn't be done."- Matt Mickiewicz, 99 Designs
  67. "There's no committee that says, 'This is the type of person who can change the world--and you can't.' Realizing that anyone can do it is the first step. The next step is figuring out how you're going to do it."- Adora Svitak, Flying Fingers
  68. "The biggest risk is not taking any risk... In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks."- Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook
  69. "The hardest part about being an entrepreneur is that you'll fail ten times for every success."- Adam Horwitz, Mobile Monopoly
  70. "Fortune sides with him who dares." -Virgil
  71. "Every single person I know who is successful at what they do is successful because they love doing it."- Joe Penna, Mystery Guitar Man
  72. Sometimes life knocks you on your ass...get up! Happiness is not the absence of problems, it's the ability to deal with them. Steve Maraboli
  73. "We are really competing against ourselves, we have no control over how other people perform."- Pete Cashmore, Mashable
  74. "Success comes down to hard work plus passion, over time. If you work really, really hard over a long period of time, it will pay off."- Stanley Tang, eMillions
  75. "Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." ~ William Faulkner
  76. "I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become." ~ Carl Jung
  77. "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  78. "Your attitude not your aptitude will determine your altitude." ~ Zig Ziglar
  79. "Nobody controls me. I'm uncontrollable. The only one who can control me is me, and even that's barely possible." -John Lennon
  80. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  81. "If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities." ~ Dale Carnegie
  82. "The only disability in life is a bad attitude."--Scott Hamilton
  83. "When people undermine your dreams, predict your doom, or criticize you remember, they're telling you their story, not yours."--Cynthia Occelli
  84. "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."--Goethe
  85. "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are, the people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances that they want and if they can't find them, make them."- George Bernard Shaw
  86. You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.--Joe Sabah
  87. If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.--Billy Joel
  88. Whatever happens to you, don't fall in despair. Even if all the doors are closed, a secret path will be there for you that no one knows. You can't see it yet but so many paradises are at the end of this path...Be grateful! It is easy to thank after obtaining what you want, thank before having what you want.--Rumi
  89. There is only one thing which makes a dream impossible to achieve; the fear of failure.--Paulo Coelho
  90. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.--Anthony Robbins
  91. You don't die if you fall in water; you die only if you don't swim.--Unknown
  92. Nothing with power is working against me. Everything with power is working for me. At the center of my being is that which cannot be intimidated, threatened, or oppressed.--T.K. Coleman
  93. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do" --Mark Twain
  94. "Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can."--Arthur Ashe
  95. "We lose ourselves in the things we love; we find ourselves there, too."--Kristin Martz
  96. "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."--Roald Dahl
  97. "Your dream doesn't have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again."--K T Witten
  98. Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose. The eye sheds a tear to find its focus.--Robert Brault
  99. "Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."--James Cook
  100. "Our subconscious minds have no sense of humor, play no jokes and cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought or image. What we continually think about eventually will manifest in our lives."--Robert Collier
  101. "Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are." -Unknown
What does it take to start a company? Motivation is a key ingredient. Let these quotes give you a jump-start today.

As we start another month, it's always a good idea to pump yourself up a little. These quotes from lesser-known entrepreneurs (e.g., not Mark Cuban or Richard Branson) offer some insight into starting a company. They can serve as some motivation for your day.

1. "How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top." Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia

2. "I don't care if you succeed or fail, if you are Bill Gates or an unknown entrepreneur who gave everything to make it work but didn't manage to pull through. The important distinction is whether you risked everything, put your life on the line, made commitments to investors, employees, customers and friends, and tried--against all the forces in the world that try to keep new ideas down--to make something new." Chris Dixon, the co-founder Hunch

3. "Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else's rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful." Ishita Gupta, the founder of Fear.less Magazine

4. "People don't take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it." Michelle Zatly, the co-founder CloudFlare

5. "I wish I had spent more time reading and weighing the pros and cons of various philosophies instead of just jumping in and doing what I thought was morally and financially sensible." Jason Cohen, the founder SmartBear Software

6. "Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that." Anthony Volodkin, the founder of The Hype Machine

7. "No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It's a struggle to save your company's life--and your own skin--every day of the week." Spencer Fry, the co-founder of CarbonMade

8. "You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done." Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam

9. "In a lot of ways, it's not the money that allows you to do new things. It's the growth and the ability to find things that people want and to use your creativity to target those." Travis Kalanick, the founder of Red Swoosh and a co-founder of Uber

10. "Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don't tell." Lisa Stone, the co-founder and CEO of BlogHer

11. "Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen." Todd Garland, the founder of BuySellAds

12. "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Erica Nicole, the founder of YFS Magazine

13. "Think big. I never think big enough. Be audacious. Imagine deals people around you think will never happen. Believe." Josh James, the founder of Domo and Omniture

14. "Patience, drive and very little fear." Jack Nickell, the co-founder of Threadless, describing what it takes to start a company

15. "You have to be ready for hard work and frugal spending to get the idea off the ground." Garrett Camp, a co-founder Uber and the founder of Stumbleupon and Expa

16. "By dealing with all these things that seem so unrelated to the work you dream to do--you learn an awful lot. I learned to ask for help when it gets too frustrating as well. I can only recommend to get help with the non creative aspects of living the dream of a start up. You can't do everything alone." Catharina Bruns, the founder of WorkisNotaJob
16 Motivational Quotes From Lesser-Known Entrepreneurs

16 Motivational Quotes From Lesser-Known Entrepreneurs

What does it take to start a company? Motivation is a key ingredient. Let these quotes give you a jump-start today.

As we start another month, it's always a good idea to pump yourself up a little. These quotes from lesser-known entrepreneurs (e.g., not Mark Cuban or Richard Branson) offer some insight into starting a company. They can serve as some motivation for your day.

1. "How you climb a mountain is more important than reaching the top." Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia

2. "I don't care if you succeed or fail, if you are Bill Gates or an unknown entrepreneur who gave everything to make it work but didn't manage to pull through. The important distinction is whether you risked everything, put your life on the line, made commitments to investors, employees, customers and friends, and tried--against all the forces in the world that try to keep new ideas down--to make something new." Chris Dixon, the co-founder Hunch

3. "Making the decision to not follow a system, or someone else's rules has allowed me to really dig into what my own strengths and gifts are without spending time feeling jaded or wasteful." Ishita Gupta, the founder of Fear.less Magazine

4. "People don't take opportunities because the timing is bad, the financial side unsecure. Too many people are overanalyzing. Sometimes you just have to go for it." Michelle Zatly, the co-founder CloudFlare

5. "I wish I had spent more time reading and weighing the pros and cons of various philosophies instead of just jumping in and doing what I thought was morally and financially sensible." Jason Cohen, the founder SmartBear Software

6. "Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that." Anthony Volodkin, the founder of The Hype Machine

7. "No more romanticizing about how cool it is to be an entrepreneur. It's a struggle to save your company's life--and your own skin--every day of the week." Spencer Fry, the co-founder of CarbonMade

8. "You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done." Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam

9. "In a lot of ways, it's not the money that allows you to do new things. It's the growth and the ability to find things that people want and to use your creativity to target those." Travis Kalanick, the founder of Red Swoosh and a co-founder of Uber

10. "Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don't tell." Lisa Stone, the co-founder and CEO of BlogHer

11. "Openly share and talk to people about your idea. Use their lack of interest or doubt to fuel your motivation to make it happen." Todd Garland, the founder of BuySellAds

12. "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." Erica Nicole, the founder of YFS Magazine

13. "Think big. I never think big enough. Be audacious. Imagine deals people around you think will never happen. Believe." Josh James, the founder of Domo and Omniture

14. "Patience, drive and very little fear." Jack Nickell, the co-founder of Threadless, describing what it takes to start a company

15. "You have to be ready for hard work and frugal spending to get the idea off the ground." Garrett Camp, a co-founder Uber and the founder of Stumbleupon and Expa

16. "By dealing with all these things that seem so unrelated to the work you dream to do--you learn an awful lot. I learned to ask for help when it gets too frustrating as well. I can only recommend to get help with the non creative aspects of living the dream of a start up. You can't do everything alone." Catharina Bruns, the founder of WorkisNotaJob