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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 Sinek 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 Simon Sinek’s insightful quotes 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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Joe Kleckner has a passion for all things motivation & self-development.  From blogs such as Addicted2Success, to the videos of Eric Thomas and Elliott Hulse, to the lectures of legends such as Tony Robbins.  This passion has landed him an internship with Addicted2Success. Follow him on Twitter & Snapchat as he journeys towards greatness, one day at a time.

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30 Most Famous Quotes of All Time to Motivate You

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It seems in the last decade or so, motivational quotes and inspirational quotes are front and center on Facebook and Instagram feeds. It’s no wonder why. They really do have that impactful kick to make you get up and do stuff!

I know for me, it was all these quotes that I kept reading that:

  • pushed me out of my comfort zone
  • gave me courage to smash goals
  • helped me believe in myself
  • soothed my broken heart sometimes
  • helped me out of rock bottom, and
  • kept me strong in times of trouble

Legends like Les Brown, Joel Brown and Tony Robbins motivated the crap out of me. I stayed strong and focused because of their powerful words. I mean, they did quote all these inspirational words to motivate us, no?

Of course they did. So I’ve searched high and low for the best and most empowering famous quotes of all time in hopes they inspire you like they did me. 

Do quotes really help?

The answer is yes and no. No they won’t work if you read them, brush them off and never feel the power of their words.

Yes they will work if you make them work for you and you want them too. Quotes are like affirmations. Many of us recant affirmations either as part of our morning routine, evening routine or just whenever we need a boost. 

When you read them and repeat them out loud and feel each and every word in every ounce of your being, they work!! Besides, I’m living proof they help. Empowering quotes have helped me out of rock bottom twice, depression a few times, and helped me smash and achieve goals. 

So yes, they work. And these most famous quotes I’ve chosen are famous for a reason. They have inspired, motivated and empowered millions of people around the world to chase their dreams, believe in themselves and never give up. 

Without further ado…

10 famous quotes on taking action and not giving up

1. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ~Walt Disney

2. Anybody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone. They risked ridicule and failure and sometimes even death. ~Jen Sincero

3. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’re right. ~Henry Ford

4. The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome. ~Iva Ursano

5. I’ll try is the battle cry of wimps. ~Tony Robbins

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world ~Ghandi

7. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

8. Those who dare to fail miserably, can achieve greatly. ~John Kennedy

9. Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. ~Dalai Lama

10. I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage, or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time. ~Brené Brown

10 famous quotes on life

11. There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. ~Maya Angelou

12. If you look at what you have in life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. ~Oprah Winfrey

13. The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. ~Lao Tzu

14. The mind is everything. What you think you become. ~Buddha

15. Everything you do and every decision you make should be from a place of good. You should always be striving to make the world a better place. ~Les Brown

16. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West

17. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. ~Paulo Coelho

18. When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on. ~Franklin D.Roosevelt

19. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill

20. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

10 famous quotes on success

21. The secret of getting ahead is getting started. ~Mark Twain

22. All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. ~Walt Disney

23. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King Jr

24. Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies. ~Nelson Mandela

25. If you surround yourself with positive people who build you up, the sky’s the limit. ~Joel Brown

26. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller

27. You miss 100% of the shots you never take. ~Wayne Gretzky

28. If you’re going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

29. I have not failed. I just found 10,000 that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison

30. Often our most rewarding dreams are staring us right in the face but for some reason we focus on how hard things are, how we are scared of the unknown and what would happen if we failed. ~Joel Brown

Write them out!

I always tell people to write that out and stick it in a place you will see it and read it everyday. That’s how quotes work. 

My favourite famous quote of all time and one you should read over and over again, Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, either way you’re right. Read that when self doubt creeps in. 

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