How Successful People Think by John Maxwell
"He that is everywhere is nowhere. To get things done you need focus."
"The immature mind hops around from one thing to another, the mature mind seeks to follow through."
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
"If you are to move beyond your past and transcend your limitations, you must stop living out of your rearview mirror and start imagining a life of limitless possibilities. Talk to yourself in a way that inspires confidence that not only is anything possible, but that you are capable and committed to making it so."
"Hitting snooze is a statement to the universe that you would rather lie in bed, unconscious, than to create and live the life that you desire"
Live Your Dreams by Les Brown
"Without goals in your professional, personal, and spiritual life, you are just looking. You are not actively engaged in this world. Not having goals is like having no idea where you want to go when you step up to an airline counter to buy a ticket. You lug your baggage up. Life says, "Where will you be flying to today?' And you reply, "Gee I don't know." Without direction, without goals, you can't buy a ticket in this life."
The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
"Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass."
Average Skill Phenomenal Will by Eric Thomas
"If you want to catch up to those who are phenomenally skilled, you will have to deliberately minimize mental errors and unforced errors."
"Find the gaps. Grind while the giants sleep. Be relentless. Speed kills."
Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill
"Your only limitation is the one which you set up in your own mind.”
"Remember that your dominating thoughts attract,
through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most
convenient route, their physical counterpart. Be careful what
your thoughts dwell upon."
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
"If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires."
"Hard work is only a prison sentence when you lack motivation."
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
"If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death."
"Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do. Remember one rule of thumb: the more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it."
"Our job in this life is not to shape ourselves into some ideal we imagine we ought to be, but to find out who we already are and become it."
"We must do our work for its own sake, not for fortune or attention or applause."
Jump by Steve Harvey
"To get to the next level you have to break through a glass ceiling. But when you break through glass there's going to be bloodshed."
"Adversity is necessary to identify your dreams."
"I would hate to die and never do the thing I was born to do."
"The great things in life aren't nearby, they aren't easy to find, and when you do find them, they aren't easy to get. Diamonds aren't lying around on the ground. Pearls aren't sitting there on the grass waiting for you. Diamonds are found deep in the Earth. Pearls are at the bottom of the sea. If you want something more in life, life is going to require more from you. You cannot get it without massive sustained effort."
The 10x Rule by Grant Cardone
"As long as you are alive, you will either live to accomplish your own goals and dreams or be used as a resource to accomplish someone else's."
"Until you become completely obsessed with your mission, no one will take you seriously. Until the world understands that you're not going away—that you are 100 percent committed and have complete and utter conviction and will persist in pursuing your project—you will not get the attention you need and the support you want."
"I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn't get the life you wanted.”
The Defining Decade by Meg Jay
"Forget about having an identity crisis and get some identity capital. … Do something that adds value to who you are. Do something that's an investment in who you might want to be next."
"Our twenties can be like living beyond time. When we graduate from school, we leave behind the only lives we have ever known, ones that have been neatly packaged in semester-sized chunks with goals nestled within. Suddenly, life opens up and the syllabi are gone. There are days and weeks and months and years, but no clear way to know when or why any one thing should happen. It can be a disorienting, cave-like existence. As one twentysomething astutely put it, "The twentysomething years are a whole new way of thinking about time. There's this big chunk of time and a whole bunch of stuff that needs to happen somehow.
Purple Cow by Seth Godin
"In your career, even more than for a brand, being safe is risky. The path to lifetime job security is to be remarkable."
"In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is failing. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley
"Whatever your income, always live below your means."
"I am not impressed with what people own. But I’m impressed with what they achieve. I’m proud to be a physician. Always strive to be the best in your field…. Don’t chase money. If you are the best in your field, money will find you."
"Wealth is more often the result of a lifestyle of hard work, perseverance, planning, and, most of all, self-discipline."
"If your goal is to become financially secure, you’ll likely attain it…. But if your motive is to make money to spend money on the good life,… you’re never gonna make it."
Called To Create by Jordan Raynor
"We don't enter our careers knowing what we will be exceptionally good at. It takes trial and error to discover the gifts God has given to us."