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Monday Morning Motivation – What can you endure?

20 Feb
Jaret Grossman: There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have to have. You see all successful people have this belief, they have this understanding, that I’m going to do something different than has ever been done before. They have this idea that they’re not going to be told what to do, because they know where they’re going. You always hear this time in life be realistic. Well, realism and success are not on two opposite ends of the spectrum.”
Earl Nightingale: “There’s nothing more pitiful to my mind that the person who wastes his life running for one thing to another, forever looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and never staying with one thing long enough to find it. No matter what your goal may be, perhaps the road to it can be found in the very thing in which you’re now engaged.”
Joel Osteen: “You are where you are today in part because of what you’ve been saying about yourself. Words are like seeds. When you speak something out, you give life to what you’re saying. If you continue to say it, eventually that can become a reality. Whether you realise it or not, you are prophesying your future. This is great when we’re saying things like,  ‘I’m blessed. I’m strong. I will accomplish my dreams. I’m coming out of debt.’ That’s not just being positive, you are prophesying victory, prophesying success, prophesying new levels. Your life will move in the direction of your words. But too many people go around prophesying just the opposite. ‘I never get me good breaks. I’ll never get back in shape. Business is slow, I’ll probably get laid off. ‘Flu season is here, I always get it.’ They don’t realise they are prophesying defeat. It’s just like they’re calling in bad breaks, mediocrity… You are planting seeds when you talk. At some point, you’re going to eat that fruit.”
Greg Plitt: “Every hero you guys had was called an idiot, crazy, a loser! You must break society’s status quo. Status quo is normality – it’s alive, but not living. It’s death on a stick, guys. The belief of the individual can overcome thousands of followers. One person with the belief overrides thousands of people with just intent. Your life, guys, is not about making money. It’s not about having the titles, it’s not about having the hot trophy wife. Your life is about a moment to come. It’s inevitable. Right now we have the most valuable asset on earth on our side: time! But it’s running out and right now you guys are sitting there and to make that first step towards greatness is the hardest step. But there is one thing harder than that, my friend. It’s later in life. As you look back on your life. The window of opportunity has closed. Your ability is no longer present and you think back that you could have been great.
Right now you have the ability to never had that debate inside your head. That’s the debate you can never win. You can go back and forth, back and forth, but there’s no verdict. The jury’s always going to be in the jury room – it’s never going to come back saying, ‘You did okay’. What you will do is you will bury that deep inside. You won’t tell anyone that you could have been this. You will be second best to your true potential and you’ll live your life fine. But then one of your friends going to succeed in some endeavour and you’re going to hate him for it because his success is a spotlight shining down your missed opportunities. We all have the ability to do anything. There’s people in here far superior than me, but there’s no one here that will work harder than me.”
Les Brown: “Whatever you want to do, whatever idea that you have, the longer that you’re sitting on that idea, you are either creating or you are disintegrating. If you’re not using it, your skills are diminishing every day and there goes a second, there does another second and life is happening right now. Get your butt out of the way!”

T.D. Jakes: “I know I put in it what it takes to withstand the pressure. So what, your neighbours say, you don’t know what you got, you don’t know what you’ve got until all hell breaks loose. You don’t know what you can take until the pressure is applied to your life. You don’t know what you can endure and take though until people stab you in the back and walk away from you. You don’t know how much courage you have until you’ve been under fire, and under struggle, and under tribulation. You can’t learn what’s in you sitting back on a lazy boy chair hitting the remote control watching… but when all hell breaks loose, that’s when you get to see what you got.”

Monday Morning Motivation – Who do you want to be?

19 Dec

Do you have six minutes to be motivated this week? Yes? Watch on… No? OK, the simple answer is hard work! 🙂

Will Smith: For me it has been to be that guy that does what people say can’t be done, you know, and I think it started with trying to please my mother and trying to please my grandmother and they always wanted higher for me, they always wanted more for me and it got to the point that I wanted to be something. I wanted to be somebody. I want to be the person that is the first person there and the last person to leave. That’s who I want to be, because I think that the road to success is through commitment and through the strength to drive through that commitment when it gets hard… and it is going to get hard and you’re gonna want to quit sometimes, but it’ll be coloured by who you are and more who you want to be.

Jared Leto: I think some people, and maybe I used to think, once you got successful you could (sigh) – ah, you’re successful and ok, now you can kind of just relax a little bit and that’s not the case at all. You have to pedal even harder. You have to work even more. There are more opportunities that need more time and dedication and in order to do them well you have to really, really hunker down and do the hard work… but I’ve never been afraid of hard work and I always tell people when I’m asked – and it’s pretty often I’m asked about dreams and achieving creative goals – that I always believed that the bridge between reality and a dream is work. I always, in moments of despair and doubt and dark days, focus on work. I show up and work and work and work.
Gary Vaynerchuk: Talk about passion. Passion’s the game. If you are pissed that you’re falling asleep, then you’re winning and if you’re not, you’re losing. It’s as simple as that! I’m convinced with every piece of my soul that the far majority of the people in this room do not love to death what they do. I started Wine Library TV on my 30th birthday. I was driving from New York to New Jersey, to the store, and realised I was only ninety-nine percent happy. That one percent made me change my entire life.
Les Brown: If you’re not one hundred percent pumped every second. If you actually are happy it’s the weekend, or are pumped to go on vacation, your shit is broken! There’s a dirty word that nobody ever wants to talk about. It’s the dirtiest word in the game: work. You have to work your fucking face off to kill it and there is no substitute and the only way you’re going to work 15 hours a day and pay that sacrifice to be away from your loved ones and travel and hustle is if you’re doing something around the subject matter that you live and breathe and die for.
Chris Ross: I was going to give a presentation and this voice inside of me said, ‘You can’t do this! You don’t have everything it takes!’ I shut up. I have got to do it. You’ll get scared sometimes. Your mind will go blank on you! Some people you will allow to unnerve you. You wonder what’s wrong with me, I’m not crazy. That’s why you got to learn to make a conscious, deliberate determined effort to stand up inside yourself. Working on yourself, watching that inner dialogue that will determine the quality of your life. No-one’s gonna tell you when to throw a left, right or jab… but life will throw obstacles at you. People can give you advice. People can tell you what they went through, but you can’t give up! Any time you see an obstacle (which I call a tree), you are the answer (which I call the axe). Anytime you chop one tree down, it takes more than one try. It may take 100, maybe two hundred, three hundred, four hundred, but you can’t give up after one try! Keep going. You’re gonna have to fight. Someday, if they feel like you can’t make it through, you just have to take one more step. You have to think about what got you over yesterday, but when you cry you won’t regret going through everything you had to go through. Take the shot. Right now! This is the perfect moment. I want you to go after all your dreams. somebody needs to hear the words of your testimony. Somebody needs to know how you made it!