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38 of Drake’s Most Memorable Motivational Quotes

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Drake is arguably one of the best artists in music today. What a lot of people don’t know about him is his extreme motivation to reach a certain level of success, not just in music, but also in life and other business ventures he is involved in.

In 2013, Drake was announced as the Global Ambassador for the Toronto Raptors,  a professional basketball team. He has said on record many times how he is addicted to success and wants to be number 1. With the determination that he has, he is well on his way to be one of the most successful rappers in history.

Here are 38 of Drake’s most memorable quotes and lyrics:

1. “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”

2. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.”

3. “Haters will broadcast your failures, but whisper your success.”

4. “People will wish you all the success in the world and then hate you when you get it.”

 

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6. “Judge me, and you’ll have no time left to love me.”

7. “It’s never too late to realize what you want in your life and it’s never wrong to fight for it.”

8. “You know its real when you are who you think you are”

9. “Smile and let everyone know that today, you’re a lot stronger than you were yesterday.”

10. “Strength isn’t always shown in what you can hold on to, sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of.”

11. “I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down.”

12. “Always felt like my vision been bigger than the bigger picture.”

13. “Everybody dies but not everybody lives.”

14. “The moment I stop having fun with it, I’ll be done with it.”

 

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16. “Know life is just a game in which the cards are facing down. I’m in the world where things are taken, never given how long they choose to love you will never be your decision.”

17. “I was born to make mistakes, not to fake perfection.”

18. “Life can always change, you have to adjust”

19. “Pain makes you stronger. Fear makes you braver. Heartbreak makes you wiser.”

20. “Count your blessings, not problems.”

21. “Everybody has an addiction, mine happens to be success.”

22. “I’m trying to do better than good enough.”

23. “Before you give up, think of the reason you held on so long.”

24. “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.”

25. “I’m not confrontational but if someone challengesme I’m not going to back down.”

26. “My life is mine to remember.”

27. “The ideal girl is driven, working on something other than modeling or being a singer.”

28. “When I think of myself, I think of Toronto. My music would never sound the way it does if it weren’t for Toronto.”

29. “People like to build their own story about my life. I don’t know if it makes them feel better, or if it makes it okay for them to not like me, but the last thing I grew up as was rich.”

30. “Perfection’ to me is, I walk away from a situation and say, ‘I did everything I could do right there.”

31. “I’d rather tell you how I really feel.”

32. “I have an urge to communicate.”

33. “I push myself in a lot of aspects.”

34. “Accept yourself. You don’t have to prove anything to no one except yourself.”

35. “I’m trying to better than good enough.”

36. “Careful what you wish for, you just might get it all.”

37. “I sit and eat with some of the hardest working people in the business. And I observe and I try to apply it to my own craft.

 

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On or off this list, what is your favorite Drake lyric or quote? Leave your response in the comment section below!

A young entrepreneur, author and speaker, Carla Schesser is a woman who is passionate about inspiring and educating youth to live a life they love. Carla's book, ‘#Success - Mastering the Basics to a Happy, Healthy & Wealthy Life’ is a simple, practical and motivating guide which young adults will enjoy reading while learning important skills which empower them and allow them to discover how to live a peaceful, successful, and healthy life.Carla has a rare ability to connect with her readers. She has been in the same shoes many aspiring young adults wear today and this allows her to reach her audience and inspire them in a way most people can’t.

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  1. Richa

    Feb 11, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Great list Carla…Loved this one the most – 14. “The moment I stop having fun with it, I’ll be done with it.”
    I live every moment of my life like it. Feeling Blessed.

  2. Jeanette S. Olczak

    Mar 3, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    My favorite Drake quote is, “Live without pretending. Love without depending. Listen without defending. Speak without offending.” I try to live my life by this quote. It’s never to late to learn something new, I try to do so everyday. That is what makes life exciting and keeps me younger at heart. I can learn something from anybody or anything. Life is good 🙂 Jeanette

  3. Mavin

    Nov 14, 2016 at 11:51 am

    These quotes are really inspiring me. Thanks for the amazing stuff. Will you update this stuff on regular basis?

  4. Jason Hartman

    Oct 6, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Thank you Carla Schesser. You did a wonderful job of collecting these great quotes and sharing with all of us. I liked “Strength isn’t always shown in what you can hold on to, sometimes it’s shown in what you can let go of” this one.

  5. Leandra

    Dec 1, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    “I learned working with the negatives can make for better pictures” is my favorite quote by Drake.

  6. Roopesh

    Oct 5, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Thank u for Giving Lovely Quotes It May Change Our Life.

  7. @shalumofficial

    Sep 30, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    When u look ahead and darkness is all u see, faith and determination will pull you through.

  8. Davidson

    Sep 11, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    I am from Kenya and i have found your quotes very motivating. Thank you for coming up with such an inspiring forum. Thank you.

  9. Mayur

    Sep 10, 2015 at 6:25 am

    “When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.”

  10. ERICK WERE

    Sep 10, 2015 at 3:43 am

    Great quotes Joel. I love them.

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 10, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the list I put together! 🙂

      • samir

        Sep 15, 2015 at 7:06 am

        you are humble 🙂 you put up the effort n when credit goes to Joel you say a nice Thank You 🙂 Nice 🙂

  11. Gideon

    Sep 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    “People will wish you all the success in the world and hate you when you get it.” I particularly love this one… This implies that it’s only God that knows who loved us when we achieved our dreams. What a wicked world! Keep it up Carla, it’s great post.

  12. Teebla

    Sep 7, 2015 at 5:40 am

    “While all my closest friends are out partying, I’m just here making the music they party to”.-Light Up

    “I keep think of young men who are dying of old age”-Light up

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 7, 2015 at 7:12 am

      Those are good ones! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  13. Heitem Ak

    Sep 6, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Nice one Carla!

    I love motivational quotes from unexpected people like drake.

    “Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.”

    I love this quote, but I disagree.

    When failure gets to my heart, I bounce higher than ever to prevent it from happening again!

    Thanks for the great article.

    Heitem Ak

    • Carla Schesser

      Sep 6, 2015 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you Heitem! So glad you enjoyed the list that I put together! 🙂

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6 Inspiring Quotes From Lucille Ball That Will Motivate You to Stand Out and Reach for the Stars

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The original “Queen of Comedy” Lucille “Lucy” Ball, continues to be an icon of fiery sass and humor for every generation. Her timeless comedic talent still sets the standard for those desiring to follow in her celebrated entertainment footsteps.

Here are six inspiring quotes from her that will motivate you to stand out from the crowd and never give up on your dreams:

1. “One of the things I learned the hard way, was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

In business and our personal lives, we are bombarded daily by outward criticism and inward self-doubt. In order to realise the success we strive for and attain the goals we hope to achieve, it’s important to practice a strong positive outlook.

Although Ball was known for being an inherently shy girl, when she was 15 years old, she convinced her mom to allow her to attend New York Drama School. The administrator of the school, unable to see the talent hidden behind the shyness, wrote to her mother telling her not to “waste her money and the school’s time with this shy, awkward young lady.”

Refusing to be deterred by the shortsighted criticism, Ball dug in her heels, overcame her shyness, and went on to become the talented comedic actress and icon we know and love today. Just imagine how unfortunate it would have been if she had taken the negative criticism to heart and decided to give up her passion.

2. “Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work—and realising what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

Today, we are very much conditioned to expect instant gratification in all areas of life. It’s important to remember, however, that true personal and professional success is achieved through tenacity and hard work. Very seldom does “luck” play a substantial role in building a solid and promising future.

Few people may realise that beyond the laughter and crazy shenanigans that Ball is so well known for, she was a trailblazing businesswoman who mapped out her professional path and keenly took advantage of opportunities that came her way.

Behind the scenes, she was co-creator, owner, and partner of Desilu Productions with her husband, Desi Arnaz. I Love Lucy was the first real sitcom developed by a husband and wife team, and under Desilu Studios, the show pioneered the multi-camera shot and filmed in front of a live audience—something no one else was doing at the time.

Being a female owner of a film production company in the 1960s was unprecedented. But, Ball didn’t stop there. Instead, she would eventually buy out Desi and become the first female CEO of a major television and movie production company. Her hard work and perseverance created a legacy to last for generations.

3. “I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.”

Regrets are a fact of life both personally and professionally. However, most of us would probably admit that we learned some valuable things about ourselves from past mistakes and mishaps. Most would agree that our biggest regrets are related to the opportunities and experiences that we didn’t seize when we had the chance.

Ball’s career in the entertainment world was full of various ups and downs that included many B movies and lackluster performances. However, she continued to forge ahead learning from each and every experience. She was forty years old when she finally hit her stride and began her journey with I Love Lucy. Ball didn’t let the fact that Hollywood considered her to be “old” to stop her from fulfilling her dreams.

Instead of letting the long road of disappointments and closed doors discourage her, Ball refused to give up and found a way to create her own destiny and achieve the success that she had worked so hard for.

4. “I dyed my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark, and I’ve got to keep it this way.”

We live in a culture where most of us just want to fit in. There is a pressure to conform to a set of expectations in both our professional and personal lives. However, it’s often when we take a risk to set ourselves apart, that doors of opportunities and experiences open for us.

For example, Ball’s natural hair colour was a light to medium brown with reddish tones. Early in her career, she bleached it blonde in hopes of being able to compete with the plethora of bombshell blondes of the era. She eventually realised, however, she needed to stand out, not blend in!

In a past interview, Ball is quoted stating, “Not being a beauty, I hated any part in a picture which depended on beauty. I resented work where looks were that important. There are so many glamour girls that I felt it was silly for me to try to compete with them.”

Dyeing her natural brown hair the colour red was one of the greatest risks Ball took early in her career, but it became one of the late comedian’s most beautiful physical features that helped her stand out and succeed in Hollywood. She shared, “I had to learn to concentrate on developing my personality—to have an individual approach. The way you feel about yourself has a lot to do with the impression you make.”

5. “The more things you do, the more you can do.”

We should never stop striving to learn new skills and grow in knowledge. Taking the steps to constantly evolve in our understanding of our professional and personal life—as well as the world around us—helps build a firm foundation for our present and future.

Ball was a true pioneer for the women of her time. She was not afraid to tackle new things or learn more about the production and business side of her career even though she was encroaching on a man’s world at the time. She knew that any knowledge she gained about the entertainment business would help ensure her future success.

For example, behind the scenes, Ball was an integral part of the business operations of Desilu Productions. She was one of the final voices in all decisions made regarding the show and the production company. And it didn’t stop there. In front of the camera, she portrayed a determined woman diligently trying to work outside of the home in various careers while still tackling the responsibilities of being a housewife and a mother. To put it simply, she just wasn’t scared to try something new.

It’s important to not let fear of failure, or the unknown, deter us from taking chances to break the mould and step out of our comfort zone. The possibilities for growth, success, and achievement are endless.

6. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

It’s quite profound how much we can learn from the fortitude and spunk exuded from Lucille Ball, the “Queen of Comedy.” As we’ve seen through these quotes, Ball refused to let others dictate who she would become or what she would achieve. Instead, she had a firm grasp on her own self-worth and was determined to forge ahead to fulfill her dreams.

She demonstrated that self-confidence and inner strength are vital to professional and personal success—a lesson that we would all be wise to remember.

Which one of the above Lucille Ball quotes was your favorite and why? Share your thoughts with us below!

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30 Inspirational Quotes by Michelle Obama That Will Lift Everyone Up

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Michelle Obama, wife of former United States President, Barack Obama, an American lawyer and writer, a former First Lady of the United States of America, a mom, an author and a style icon. In the eight amazing years that she served as the First Lady of the United States of America, she managed to become an inspiration for women all across the globe.

She has always spoken and worked towards equal rights for women, education for girls and healthy living. She is the proper definition of the modern-day revolutionary woman. Over the last couple of years, she has been encouraging people everywhere with her incredible words of wisdom and motivation. Every single person – young or old, is sure to take inspiration and motivation from her words.

Here are 30 quotes spoken by Michelle Obama:

1. “When they go low, we go high.”

2. “Success isn’t about how much money you make. It’s about the difference you make in people’s lives.”

3. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody else says distract you from your goals.”

4. “The only limit to the height of your achievement is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them.”

5. “Being a healthy woman isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline. We need to start focusing on what matters – on how we feel, and how we feel about ourselves.”

6. “As women, we must stand up for ourselves. As women, we must stand up for each other. As women, we must stand up for justice for all.”

7. “No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, you are BEAUTIFUL.”

8. “Always stay true to yourself and never let what somebody says distract you from your goals.”

9. “No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contribution of half of its citizens.”

10. “You don’t have to say anything to the haters. You don’t have to acknowledge them at all. You just wake up every morning and be the best you can be. And that tends to shut them up.”

11. “Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.”

12.Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise.”

13. “When girls are educated, their countries become stronger and more prosperous.”

14. “Success is only meaningful and enjoyable if it feels like your own.”

15. “Choose people who lift you up.”

16. “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.”

17. “Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered.”

18. “Just do what works for you because there will always be someone who thinks differently.”

19. “Every girl, no matter where she lives, deserves the opportunity to develop the promise inside of her.”

20. “Just try new things. Don’t be afraid. Step out of your comfort zones and soar.”

21. “Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. Trust your instincts, good relationships feel good, they feel right, they don’t hurt.”

22. “The one way to get me to work my hardest was to doubt me.”

23. “Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.”

24. “I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own moral compass – then the only expectations I need to live up to are my own.”

25. “Changing the big picture takes time… and the best thing to do is focus on the things that we can make in our lives. If we’re doing all that – that becomes the collage of real change.”

26. “People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.”

27. “We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own ‘to do’ list.”

28. “You can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”

29. “I am an example of what is possible when girls from the beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

30. “If my future were determined just by my performance on a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”

What is your favorite quote from Michelle Obama? Comment Below!

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90 Success Quotes You Should Have Tattooed On Your Body!

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Today we have 90 of the Beefiest Success & Motivation Quotes you should have tattooed on your body. (more…)

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42 Les Brown Quotes That Will Intensify Your Motivation

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35 Les Brown Quotes That Will Intensify Your Motivation

As a motivational speaker, author and politician, Les Brown has risen to international prominence by delivering a high energy message which tells people how to shake off mediocrity and live up to their greatness. (more…)

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