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As anyone who comes from a small, southern town knows, it is extremely easy to pick up common sayings from those around you. Someone who’s pretty full of it is “all hat, no cattle.” Your perpetually late friend is “slower than molasses in January.” Someone who has just sold a business is “living in high cotton.”

Most of these sayings come from a grandmother or crazy uncle, but they are said so much that they become ingrained in our language, mentality, and culture. Imagine if this were the case with sayings from some of the smartest people out there – the world’s top CEOs.

The following sayings might not be as full of as much character compared to some of the more colorful southern expressions, but they are great lines to shape your business practices around.

Here are 30 quotes you will hear from the top CEOs:

1. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.”  – Michael Dell, Dell

2. “Trust your instincts.”  – Estée Lauder, Estée Lauder

3. “The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.”  – Walt Disney, Disney

4. “We’re not going to invest a dollar that doesn’t make sense to invest.” – Marc Lore, Jet

5. “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”  – Dave Thomas, Wendy’s

6. “Your people determine your product.” – Taso Du Val, Toptal

7. “Make your team feel respected, empowered and genuinely excited about the company’s mission.”  – Tim Westergen, Pandora

8. “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”  – Drew Houston, Dropbox

9. “The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’” – Jeff Bezos, Amazon

10. “Be simple and reliable” – Jan Koum, WhatsApp

“Always deliver more than expected.”  – Larry Page, Google

12. “Make something that meshes into your daily life.” – Eric Migicovsky, Pebble

13. “There’s an entrepreneur right now, scared to death, making excuses, saying, ‘It’s not the right time just yet.’ There’s no such thing as a good time.” – Kevin Plank, Under Armour

14. “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer, Yahoo

15. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”  – Richard Branson, Virgin Group

16. “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”  – Ray Kroc, McDonald’s

17. “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”  – Tony Hsieh, Zappos

18. “Capital isn’t scarce. Vision is.” – Sam Walton, Wal-Mart

19. “Life is too short to do mediocre work and it is definitely too short to build shitty things.” – Stewart Butterfield, Slack

20. “In this ever-changing society, the most powerful and enduring brands are built from the heart. They are real and sustainable. Their foundations are stronger because they are built with the strength of the human spirit, not an ad campaign. The companies that are lasting are those that are authentic.” – Howard Schultz, Starbucks

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”  – Donald Trump, The Trump Organization

22. “Singular focus matters.” – Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly

23. “Smarter is always the answer.” – Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM

24. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”  – Steve Jobs, Apple

25. “I’m not an inventor. I just want to make things better.” – Daniel Ek, Spotify

26. “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.” – John D. Rockefeller, Standard Oil

“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.” – Larry Ellison, Oracle

28. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk, SpaceX

29. “As an entrepreneur, I try to push the limits. Pedal to the metal.” – Travis Kalanick, Uber

30. “Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” – Bill Gates, Microsoft

 

By adopting these sayings and the mentalities behind them, you can follow in the footsteps of some of the greatest business leaders. After all, who is better to learn from than the successful people that came before you?

Hope these quotes repeat themselves in your mind! What is your favorite quote?

Lisa Froeling is a business and productivity consultant with over 4 years of experience in human resources working for a major retailer in the country before she decided to build her own business. Her interests include technology, mindfulness as well as time management. You may connect with her on Twitter.

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  1. Jack Loechner

    Jun 12, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Here’s my favorite, Lisa

    “Innovation without Execution is Hallucination”

    … author unknown

  2. TH

    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    My favorite? Definitely this one: “Singular focus matters.” – Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly

    Focus is everything.

  3. Maxe Axelsson

    Nov 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    17. “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos

  4. JuVan Langford

    Nov 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    This is an incredible list of inspiration CEO’s and the best one hands down is# 28. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk, SpaceX

    This blew me away because I am actually living this RIGHT NOW! Thanks Lisa!

  5. akash

    Oct 31, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Great list !!! Really inspiring.

  6. Ernie A

    Oct 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Great List! Wisdom from many of the greats, including Rockefeller! 😉

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16 Insightful Shakira Quotes

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Shakira is a internationally recognized singer, actor, and philanthropist.  She has won multiple entertainment related awards and her music has reached the ears of billions. Starting her singing career at the young age of 13, Shakira has been forced to adapt and innovate in order to reach new audiences and maintain her status as a household name.  From music, to movies, to starting her own fragrance line; Shakira is a force to be reckoned with

Here are some words of wisdom from her decades of experience:

1. “In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.” – Shakira

2. “I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.” – Shakira

3. “Scars remind me of just how far that I’ve come.” – Shakira

4. “There’s no better makeup than self-confidence.” – Shakira

5. “I always had the intuition, even as a little child, that I was called for a big project.” – Shakira

6. “Live your life to the fullest.” – Shakira

7. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

8. “We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence…” – Shakira

9. “Walking gets too boring, when you learn how to fly.” – Shakira

10. “I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.” – Shakira

11. “I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.” – Shakira

12. “You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.” – Shakira

13. “Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.” – Shakira

14. “In the full light of day, I don’t want to think about the sunset.” – Shakira

15. “Relationships have to have a give and take if they’re going to work in the long term.” – Shakira

16. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

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39 Awe-Inspiring Quotes From Simon Sinek

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Simon Sinek in an internationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant.  His TED Talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action is listed as the third most popular presentation of all time.  He has gone on to write four best-selling books including his most recent Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.  Simon has even made an appearance on the #askgaryvee show.  His advice & insight has inspired millions of people to improve their lives and businesses.

Here are just a few of his insightful words of wisdom:

1. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

2. “A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

3. “I find, when you’re an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.” – Simon Sinek

4. “The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.” – Simon Sinek

5. “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.” – Simon Sinek

6. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

7. “Vision is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity it is as if we are talking about the past.” – Simon Sinek

8. “It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.” – Simon Sinek

9. “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” – Simon Sinek

10. “Some see risk as a reason not to try. Some see it as an obstacle to overcome. The risk is the same; to try or not depends on your perspective.” – Simon Sinek

11. “Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of Why we want it.” – Simon Sinek

12. “No matter when or where, always bring your ‘A’ game, because you never know when it will open doors for you.” – Simon Sinek

13. “As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything.” –Simon Sinek,

14. “Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.” – Simon Sinek

15. “Knowledge is understanding based on what has been studied and learned. Wisdom is understanding based on what has been felt and experienced.” – Simon Sinek

16. “Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys.” – Simon Sinek

17. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

18. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek

19. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others; it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” – Simon Sinek

20. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

21. “There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” – Simon Sinek

22. “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” –  Simon Sinek

23. “More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.” – Simon Sinek

24. “Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.” – Simon Sinek

25. “If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else.” – Simon Sinek

26. “If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” – Simon Sinek

27. “If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you.” – Simon Sinek

28. “One of the greatest things you can do is give your time and energy – things you will never get back.” – Simon Sinek

29. “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” ― Simon Sinek

30. “Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve.” – Simon Sinek

31. “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” – Simon Sinek

32. “Children are better off having a parent who works into the night in a job they love than a parent who works shorter hours but comes home unhappy.” – Simon Sinek

33. “Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY—our driving purpose, cause or belief—never changes.” – Simon Sinek

34. “Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response.” – Simon Sinek

35. “The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today.” – Simon Sinek

36. “The only way to ‘find out if it will work out’ is to do it.” – Simon Sinek

37. “Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” – Simon Sinek

38. “Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.” – Simon Sinek

39. “The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward.” – Simon Sinek

Which quote resonated with you the most?  Comment below!  And don’t forget to share!
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Clive Staples “C.S” Lewis was an English novelist, lecturer, poet, Christian apologist, lay theologian, broadcaster and academic. He is most recognized from his works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Space Trilogy.

He is also known for his apologetic writings such as The Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity and many others. The writings of Lewis have been translated into 30 languages, selling millions of copies.

While C.S. Lewis was alive, his net-worth was estimated around 10 million dollars.

Here are 45 C.S Lewis Quotes:

1. “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” – C.S Lewis

2. “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” – C.S Lewis

3. “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” – C.S Lewis

4. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S Lewis

5. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” – C.S Lewis

6. “All get what they want; they do not always like it.” – C.S Lewis

7. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S Lewis

8. “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” – C.S Lewis

9. “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.” – C.S Lewis

10. “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.” – C.S Lewis

11. “In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.” – C.S Lewis

12. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C.S Lewis

13. “A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” – C.S Lewis

14. “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” – C.S Lewis

15. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C.S Lewis

16. “We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S Lewis

17. “Forgiveness does not mean excusing” – C.S Lewis

18. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.” – C.S Lewis

19. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” – C.S Lewis

20. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” – C.S Lewis

21. “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” – C.S Lewis

22. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C.S Lewis

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23. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” – C.S Lewis

24. “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S Lewis

25. “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” – C.S Lewis

26. “God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.” – C.S Lewis

27. “We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – C.S Lewis

28. “Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.” – C.S Lewis

29. “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” – C.S Lewis

30. “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.” – C.S Lewis

31. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S Lewis

32. “The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” – C.S Lewis

33. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S Lewis

34. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” – C.S Lewis

35. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” – C.S Lewis

36. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S Lewis

37. “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” – C.S Lewis

38. “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.” – C.S Lewis

39. “To walk out of His will is to walk into nowhere.” – C.S Lewis

40. “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” – C.S Lewis

41. “‘Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.” – C.S Lewis

42. “To love at all is to be vulnerable” – C.S Lewis

43. “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” – C.S Lewis

44. “Reality is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.” – C.S Lewis

45. “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.” – C.S Lewis

 

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Elliott Hulse is a world class trainer, author, bodybuilder, and entrepreneur.  Best known for his youtube channel Strength Camp, where he not only gives health advice; but life advice as well.  Drawing on his experiences of building a gym from the ground up, as well as reading spiritual & philosophical works – Elliott continues to give value and wisdom to his followers every day.  His approach may come off as aggressive to some, but it only highlights his passion for what he does.  Elliott is the embodiment of how a physically strong body can lead to a strong emotional & spiritual core.

Here are some motivating Elliott Hulse quotes:

1. “To grow into a king without the flexibility of the lover, you become a tyrant.” – Elliott Hulse

2. “Successful people don’t make the right decisions, they make their decisions right.” – Elliott Hulse

3. “Don’t be afraid to let life wash over you. When you run from pain, you run from an opportunity to grow. Embrace life as being in a constant state of flux, and do not separate yourself from any part of it. You are only robbing yourself.” – Elliott Hulse

4. “Happiness is not a goal…it is a by-product of a life well lived.” – Elliott Hulse

5. “It’s not about what you get. It’s about who you’re becoming.” – Elliott Hulse

6. “It is very easy to manipulate people when all you give them is information. But when you teach people to start trusting their bodies, they become dangerous. Be dangerous.” – Elliott Hulse

7. “When you discover that all the challenges in your life are just like the plates on the barbell… you not only learn to accept these challenges, but you beg for them.” – Elliott Hulse

8. “Do the thing that your heart is asking you to do regardless of the external circumstances.” – Elliott Hulse

9. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

10. “Stop looking to authorities, universities, religion or governments to tell you who you are, what you’re capable of, or where you belong. YOU are the king of the kingdom inside.” – Elliott Hulse

11. “Don’t be like the man who kills himself in the winter because its so cold, not knowing spring is just around the corner.” – Elliott Hulse

12. “Growing stronger is about accumulating wisdom, learning from your mistakes and inspiring others to become the strongest version of themselves.” – Elliott Hulse

13. “Crawling is acceptable. Falling is acceptable. Puking is acceptable. Tears are acceptable. Pain is acceptable. Injury is acceptable. Quitting is unacceptable.” – Elliott Hulse

14. “Love it for what it is because if you didn’t fail you would never be able to appreciate success” – Elliott Hulse

15. “No pain, no gain. It’s an old saying but there is a lot of truth in it. Instinctively as humans, we try to avoid pain. But if you truly want to be great, if you want to create the life of your dreams, you need to get used to being in pain.” – Elliott Hulse

16. “Failure is an experience that lends wisdom, and ultimately makes you stronger.” – Elliott Hulse

17. “You’ve gotta be fuckin’ quirky, quirky and weird. A lot of people don’t realize what it takes to be the best. The best means you’ve given up a lot of normalcy.” – Elliott Hulse

18. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so that we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

19. “Focus your energy on one goal, work at it, and you will find great success.” – Elliott Hulse

20. “I believe that there is a strongest version of every human being… it is my mission to uncover it in myself and inspire you to discover yours.” – Elliott Hulse

21. “We create the world we live in by the thoughts in our mind. If you think negatively, you will attract negative things, situations and people. You have the power to choose which thoughts you allow to take up residence for a period of time in your mind. Make them positive ones.” – Elliott Hulse

22. “Courage is what you will experience and what you will grow, when the doubt is there but you do it anyway.” – Elliott Hulse

23. “Don’t hold back on becoming the person you truly want to be. Drop the excuses, leave them at the door and step into your strongest self. There is no reason that you cannot achieve your dreams, except the story you tell yourself that you can’t.” – Elliott Hulse

24. “Every time I ignored my gut I made the biggest mistakes.” – Elliott Hulse

25. “Know yourself, accept your limitations, maximize your strengths and inspire others.” – Elliott Hulse

Which quote was your favorite?  What do you think of the spiritual warrior Elliott Hulse?  Comment below!

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Where Will You Be in 3 Years? How to Strategically Transform Your Life

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Let’s settle the debate once and for all. Which is more important? What you know or who you know? Well, as it turns out, it’s a trick question. The answer: Both. (more…)

Seth Coyne is a copywriter and branding consultant. He prefers to be addressed as Jedi Master Seth. Click here to download his Innovation Cheat Sheet with 9 hacks to creating an endless stream of brilliant ideas for entrepreneurship, business growth and career advancement.

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  1. Jack Loechner

    Jun 12, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Here’s my favorite, Lisa

    “Innovation without Execution is Hallucination”

    … author unknown

  2. TH

    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    My favorite? Definitely this one: “Singular focus matters.” – Jeffrey Housenbold, Shutterfly

    Focus is everything.

  3. Maxe Axelsson

    Nov 8, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    17. “Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.” – Tony Hsieh, Zappos

  4. JuVan Langford

    Nov 2, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    This is an incredible list of inspiration CEO’s and the best one hands down is# 28. “When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” – Elon Musk, SpaceX

    This blew me away because I am actually living this RIGHT NOW! Thanks Lisa!

  5. akash

    Oct 31, 2015 at 5:03 am

    Great list !!! Really inspiring.

  6. Ernie A

    Oct 26, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Great List! Wisdom from many of the greats, including Rockefeller! 😉

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Shakira is a internationally recognized singer, actor, and philanthropist.  She has won multiple entertainment related awards and her music has reached the ears of billions. Starting her singing career at the young age of 13, Shakira has been forced to adapt and innovate in order to reach new audiences and maintain her status as a household name.  From music, to movies, to starting her own fragrance line; Shakira is a force to be reckoned with

Here are some words of wisdom from her decades of experience:

1. “In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it.” – Shakira

2. “I know what it’s like to feel that fear and the need of affirmation and appreciation. To build confidence in yourself is the toughest thing.” – Shakira

3. “Scars remind me of just how far that I’ve come.” – Shakira

4. “There’s no better makeup than self-confidence.” – Shakira

5. “I always had the intuition, even as a little child, that I was called for a big project.” – Shakira

6. “Live your life to the fullest.” – Shakira

7. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

8. “We have to promote human solidarity, avoid indifference, and play a part with society in the solution of the problem of violence…” – Shakira

9. “Walking gets too boring, when you learn how to fly.” – Shakira

10. “I prefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.” – Shakira

11. “I want some day to be able to love with the same intensity and unselfishness that parents love their children with.” – Shakira

12. “You can’t achieve anything in life without a small amount of sacrifice.” – Shakira

13. “Everyone can know what is in my heart because I find it hard to conceal myself.” – Shakira

14. “In the full light of day, I don’t want to think about the sunset.” – Shakira

15. “Relationships have to have a give and take if they’re going to work in the long term.” – Shakira

16. “My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.” – Shakira

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39 Awe-Inspiring Quotes From Simon Sinek

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Simon Sinek in an internationally recognized author, speaker, and business consultant.  His TED Talk How Great Leaders Inspire Action is listed as the third most popular presentation of all time.  He has gone on to write four best-selling books including his most recent Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team.  Simon has even made an appearance on the #askgaryvee show.  His advice & insight has inspired millions of people to improve their lives and businesses.

Here are just a few of his insightful words of wisdom:

1. “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

2. “A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

3. “I find, when you’re an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.” – Simon Sinek

4. “The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human.” – Simon Sinek

5. “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.” – Simon Sinek

6. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

7. “Vision is the ability to talk about the future with such clarity it is as if we are talking about the past.” – Simon Sinek

8. “It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.” – Simon Sinek

9. “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” – Simon Sinek

10. “Some see risk as a reason not to try. Some see it as an obstacle to overcome. The risk is the same; to try or not depends on your perspective.” – Simon Sinek

11. “Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of Why we want it.” – Simon Sinek

12. “No matter when or where, always bring your ‘A’ game, because you never know when it will open doors for you.” – Simon Sinek

13. “As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything.” –Simon Sinek,

14. “Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.” – Simon Sinek

15. “Knowledge is understanding based on what has been studied and learned. Wisdom is understanding based on what has been felt and experienced.” – Simon Sinek

16. “Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys.” – Simon Sinek

17. “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek

18. “Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek

19. “A leader’s job is not to do the work for others; it’s to help others figure out how to do it themselves, to get things done and to succeed beyond what they thought possible.” – Simon Sinek

20. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

21. “There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” – Simon Sinek

22. “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” –  Simon Sinek

23. “More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it’s bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.” – Simon Sinek

24. “Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value is determined by those who choose to pay it.” – Simon Sinek

25. “If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else.” – Simon Sinek

26. “If no one ever broke the rules, then we’d never advance.” – Simon Sinek

27. “If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you.” – Simon Sinek

28. “One of the greatest things you can do is give your time and energy – things you will never get back.” – Simon Sinek

29. “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” ― Simon Sinek

30. “Don’t show up to prove. Show up to improve.” – Simon Sinek

31. “Leadership requires two things: a vision of the world that does not yet exist and the ability to communicate it.” – Simon Sinek

32. “Children are better off having a parent who works into the night in a job they love than a parent who works shorter hours but comes home unhappy.” – Simon Sinek

33. “Regardless of WHAT we do in our lives, our WHY—our driving purpose, cause or belief—never changes.” – Simon Sinek

34. “Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response.” – Simon Sinek

35. “The goal is not to be perfect by the end, the goal is to be better today.” – Simon Sinek

36. “The only way to ‘find out if it will work out’ is to do it.” – Simon Sinek

37. “Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” – Simon Sinek

38. “Integrity is when our words and deeds are consistent with our intentions.” – Simon Sinek

39. “The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward.” – Simon Sinek

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45 Inspirational C.S Lewis Quotes

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Clive Staples “C.S” Lewis was an English novelist, lecturer, poet, Christian apologist, lay theologian, broadcaster and academic. He is most recognized from his works such as The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, and Space Trilogy.

He is also known for his apologetic writings such as The Problem of Pain, Mere Christianity and many others. The writings of Lewis have been translated into 30 languages, selling millions of copies.

While C.S. Lewis was alive, his net-worth was estimated around 10 million dollars.

Here are 45 C.S Lewis Quotes:

1. “Each day we are becoming a creature of splendid glory or one of unthinkable horror.” – C.S Lewis

2. “Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.” – C.S Lewis

3. “The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.” – C.S Lewis

4. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S Lewis

5. “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.” – C.S Lewis

6. “All get what they want; they do not always like it.” – C.S Lewis

7. Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” – C.S Lewis

8. “The Past is frozen and no longer flows, and the Present is all lit up with eternal rays.” – C.S Lewis

9. “Nothing you have not given away will ever really be yours.” – C.S Lewis

10. “God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially armed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.” – C.S Lewis

11. “In our own case we accept excuses too easily; in other people’s, we do not accept them easily enough.” – C.S Lewis

12. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.” – C.S Lewis

13. “A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.” – C.S Lewis

14. “Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.” – C.S Lewis

15. “What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” – C.S Lewis

16. “We do not want merely to see beauty . . . We want something else which can hardly be put into words – to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” – C.S Lewis

17. “Forgiveness does not mean excusing” – C.S Lewis

18. “The heart never takes the place of the head: but it can, and should, obey it.” – C.S Lewis

19. “When we lose one blessing, another is often most unexpectedly given in its place.” – C.S Lewis

20. “What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it.” – C.S Lewis

21. “Free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having.” – C.S Lewis

22. “I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” – C.S Lewis

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23. “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” – C.S Lewis

24. “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S Lewis

25. “No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.” – C.S Lewis

26. “God has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. You are as much alone with him as if you were the only being he had ever created.” – C.S Lewis

27. “We’re not doubting that God will do the best for us; we’re wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” – C.S Lewis

28. “Though our feelings come and go, his love for us does not.” – C.S Lewis

29. “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.” – C.S Lewis

30. “If a man thinks he is not conceited, he is very conceited indeed.” – C.S Lewis

31. “Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.” – C.S Lewis

32. “The door on which we have been knocking all our lives will open at last.” – C.S Lewis

33. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S Lewis

34. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different…” – C.S Lewis

35. “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbour; act as if you do, and you will presently come to love him.” – C.S Lewis

36. “The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” – C.S Lewis

37. “I sometimes wonder if all pleasures are not substitutes for joy.” – C.S Lewis

38. “It is not your business to succeed, but to do right; when you have done so, the rest lies with God.” – C.S Lewis

39. “To walk out of His will is to walk into nowhere.” – C.S Lewis

40. “Thirst was made for water; inquiry for truth.” – C.S Lewis

41. “‘Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise.” – C.S Lewis

42. “To love at all is to be vulnerable” – C.S Lewis

43. “Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” – C.S Lewis

44. “Reality is not neat, not obvious, not what you expect.” – C.S Lewis

45. “One road leads home and a thousand roads lead into the wilderness.” – C.S Lewis

 

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25 Motivating Elliott Hulse Quotes

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Elliott Hulse is a world class trainer, author, bodybuilder, and entrepreneur.  Best known for his youtube channel Strength Camp, where he not only gives health advice; but life advice as well.  Drawing on his experiences of building a gym from the ground up, as well as reading spiritual & philosophical works – Elliott continues to give value and wisdom to his followers every day.  His approach may come off as aggressive to some, but it only highlights his passion for what he does.  Elliott is the embodiment of how a physically strong body can lead to a strong emotional & spiritual core.

Here are some motivating Elliott Hulse quotes:

1. “To grow into a king without the flexibility of the lover, you become a tyrant.” – Elliott Hulse

2. “Successful people don’t make the right decisions, they make their decisions right.” – Elliott Hulse

3. “Don’t be afraid to let life wash over you. When you run from pain, you run from an opportunity to grow. Embrace life as being in a constant state of flux, and do not separate yourself from any part of it. You are only robbing yourself.” – Elliott Hulse

4. “Happiness is not a goal…it is a by-product of a life well lived.” – Elliott Hulse

5. “It’s not about what you get. It’s about who you’re becoming.” – Elliott Hulse

6. “It is very easy to manipulate people when all you give them is information. But when you teach people to start trusting their bodies, they become dangerous. Be dangerous.” – Elliott Hulse

7. “When you discover that all the challenges in your life are just like the plates on the barbell… you not only learn to accept these challenges, but you beg for them.” – Elliott Hulse

8. “Do the thing that your heart is asking you to do regardless of the external circumstances.” – Elliott Hulse

9. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

10. “Stop looking to authorities, universities, religion or governments to tell you who you are, what you’re capable of, or where you belong. YOU are the king of the kingdom inside.” – Elliott Hulse

11. “Don’t be like the man who kills himself in the winter because its so cold, not knowing spring is just around the corner.” – Elliott Hulse

12. “Growing stronger is about accumulating wisdom, learning from your mistakes and inspiring others to become the strongest version of themselves.” – Elliott Hulse

13. “Crawling is acceptable. Falling is acceptable. Puking is acceptable. Tears are acceptable. Pain is acceptable. Injury is acceptable. Quitting is unacceptable.” – Elliott Hulse

14. “Love it for what it is because if you didn’t fail you would never be able to appreciate success” – Elliott Hulse

15. “No pain, no gain. It’s an old saying but there is a lot of truth in it. Instinctively as humans, we try to avoid pain. But if you truly want to be great, if you want to create the life of your dreams, you need to get used to being in pain.” – Elliott Hulse

16. “Failure is an experience that lends wisdom, and ultimately makes you stronger.” – Elliott Hulse

17. “You’ve gotta be fuckin’ quirky, quirky and weird. A lot of people don’t realize what it takes to be the best. The best means you’ve given up a lot of normalcy.” – Elliott Hulse

18. “All of our challenges are also challenges for other people. We go through shit so that we can show other people that you can get through shit.” – Elliott Hulse

19. “Focus your energy on one goal, work at it, and you will find great success.” – Elliott Hulse

20. “I believe that there is a strongest version of every human being… it is my mission to uncover it in myself and inspire you to discover yours.” – Elliott Hulse

21. “We create the world we live in by the thoughts in our mind. If you think negatively, you will attract negative things, situations and people. You have the power to choose which thoughts you allow to take up residence for a period of time in your mind. Make them positive ones.” – Elliott Hulse

22. “Courage is what you will experience and what you will grow, when the doubt is there but you do it anyway.” – Elliott Hulse

23. “Don’t hold back on becoming the person you truly want to be. Drop the excuses, leave them at the door and step into your strongest self. There is no reason that you cannot achieve your dreams, except the story you tell yourself that you can’t.” – Elliott Hulse

24. “Every time I ignored my gut I made the biggest mistakes.” – Elliott Hulse

25. “Know yourself, accept your limitations, maximize your strengths and inspire others.” – Elliott Hulse

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