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.
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Motivation is like food for the brain. You can not get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular refills.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
Men who have attained things worth having in this world have worked while others idled, have persevered while others gave up in despair, have practiced early in life the valuable habits of self-denial, industry, and singleness of purpose. As a result, they enjoy in later life the success so often erroneously attributed to good luck.
Rock and roll is the music of America, of youth, of rebellion, and of the common spirit that ties all that together.
You will become as small as your controlling desire ; as great as your dominant aspiration.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
The real leader has no need to lead, he is content to point the way.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
The entire law is summed up in a single command, Love your neighbor as yourself.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against ?
Mildred, Johnny Strabler (1953)
God is to be worshipped as the one beloved, dearer than everything in this and next life.
If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.
Gilda, Gilda (1946)
Life is a great story. It's just that sometimes we forget we are the author and can write it however we want.
John P. Strelecky
Follow your dreams.
There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan
Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
All of the subjects that I've chosen have had to do with isolation. ... The whole idea of [people] gathering ... doesn't really appeal to me.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
Mama says, Stupid is as stupid does.
Young Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump (1994)
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Sometimes things become possible if we want them bad enough.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To succeed, you need to take that gut feeling in what you believe and act on it with all of your heart.
But inaction itself is a kind of action, and it has consequences. Consistently and absolutely maintained, inaction would necessarily lead to swift ruin , it would be a form of suicide. A refusal to enter into the world is a refusal to meet the challenge of reality which darkly demands that I dare and find out what will happen. In my situation I bear responsibility for what occurs because I do not intervene , if I can do something and I don't do it, I am guilty of the consequences of my inaction.
I have noticed that folks are generally about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
This kind of certainty comes but just once in a lifetime.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
After every happiness comes misery, they may be far apart or near. The more advanced the soul, the more quickly does one follow the other. What we want is neither happiness nor misery. Both make us forget our true nature, both are chains -- one iron, one gold , behind both is the Atman, who knows neither happiness nor misery. These are states, and states must ever change , but the nature of the atman is bliss, peace, unchanging. We have not to get it, we have it, only wash away the dross and see it.
Eddie, you're a born loser.
Bert Gordon, The Hustler (1961)
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business or in anything else, for that matter.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Live with passion.
Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things can not be changed.
Joy increases as you give it, and diminishes as you try to keep it for yourself. In giving it, you will accumulate a deposit of joy greater than you ever believed possible.
Norman Vincent Peale
Till I loved, I never lived, enough.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
Surprises and reverses can serve as an incentive for great accomplishment. There are no rules here, we're just trying to accomplish something.
Ideas without action are worthless.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success is predictable.
Hope springs eternal.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. One man tells a lie, dozens repeat it as the truth.
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Come, let us make love deathless.
Plan your progress carefully , hour-by hour, day-by-day, month-by-month. Organized activity and maintained enthusiasm are the wellsprings of your power. Planning for happiness is rarely successful. Happiness just happens.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.
William George Jordan
You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
There is no instinct like that of the heart.
Sawyer, you're going out a youngster, but
you've got to come back a star!
Julian Marsh, 42nd Street (1933)
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Your most expensive advice is the free advice you receive from your financially struggling friends and relatives.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
I know it was you, Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart.
Michael Corleone, The Godfather (1974)
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.
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.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive, which is wrapped in thoughtfulness and tied with love.
The vedanta recognizes no sin, it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Learning acquired in youth is an inscription on stone.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas, when set up for us by others, are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly achieve them.
Thomas J. Watson
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived