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Mark Cuban is the owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks basketball team, Landmark Theatres, Magnolia Pictures, and he is the chairman of the HDTV cable network AXS TV.

He is also an American businessman, film producer, author, investor, and philanthropist. You may have seen him on the hit TV series Shark Tank, alongside Kevin O’leary, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran.

Check out some of the billionaire Mark Cuban’s inspiring quotes.

 

43 Mark Cuban Quotes

1. “Money is a scoreboard where you can rank how you’re doing against other people.” – Mark Cuban

2. “There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing. That we really, really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel.” – Mark Cuban

3. “I’m a believer that you accomplish much, much more with direct relationships than by using an intermediary. And that cash you keep in the bank can be the difference between staying alive as a small business, or not.” – Mark Cuban

4. “What I do know, at least what I think I have learned from my experiences in business, is that when there is a rush for everyone to do the same thing, it becomes more difficult to do. Not easier. Harder.” – Mark Cuban

5. “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out-learn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time. We are acting in the best interests of shareholders.” – Mark Cuban

6. “Open offices keep everyone in tune with what is going on and keep the energy up. If an employee is about privacy, show him or her how to use the lock on the bathroom.” – Mark Cuban

7. “I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments.” – Mark Cuban

8. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban

9. “Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefiting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make, the more of a financial impact you can have.” – Mark Cuban

10. “Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.” – Mark Cuban

11. “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban

12. “Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession.” – Mark Cuban

13. “Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.” – Mark Cuban

14th Mark Cuban Quote “Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal: to be the best in the world at it.” – Mark Cuban

15. “It is so much easier to be nice, to be respectful, to put yourself in your customers’ shoes and try to understand how you might help them before they ask for help, than it is to try to mend a broken customer relationship.” – Mark Cuban

16. “The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.” – Mark Cuban

17. “I love to compete. To me, business is the ultimate sport. It’s always on. There is always someone trying to beat me.” – Mark Cuban

18. “What I’ve learned is that if you really want to be successful at something, you’ll find that you put the time in. You won’t just ask somebody if it’s a good idea, you’ll go figure out if it’s a good idea.” – Mark Cuban

19. “Treat your customers like they own you. Because they do.” – Mark Cuban

20. “Everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than one thing. We are born with it.” – Mark Cuban

21. “Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.” – Mark Cuban

 

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22. “Find something you love to do. If you don’t make money at it, at least you love going to work.” – Mark Cuban

23. “When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?” – Mark Cuban

24. “I worked hard and smarter than most people in the businesses I have been in. It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.” – Mark Cuban

25. “The thrill of victory in business blows away the thrill of victory in sports. Business is a sport 24x7x365.” – Mark Cuban

26. “What I’ve learned in these 11 years is you just got to stay focused and believe in yourself and trust your own ability and judgment.” – Mark Cuban

27. “Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.” – Mark Cuban

28th Mark Cuban Quote “Social media is just a platform. Twitter is a very simple and immediate broadcast platform. Facebook is a very personal, when it comes to friends and when it comes to fan pages, a little bit less but still somewhat personal way to communicate.” – Mark Cuban

29. “Doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water.” – Mark Cuban

30. “Make sure you are the boss. I don’t think I would encourage executives that work for me to blog. There can be only 1 public vision for an organization.” – Mark Cuban

31. “I’ve learned the number one job of a pro manager is not to win championships but to keep their job.” – Mark Cuban

32. “Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.” – Mark Cuban

33. “Work like somebody is trying to take it all away from you.” – Mark Cuban

34. “For every one of my businesses, what would I have to do to kick my own ass? What ever business you have, there is always someone trying to put you out of business. It’s better for you to figure how they’re going to do it, than they do it.” – Mark Cuban

35. “Small businesses don’t fail for lack of capital. They fail for lack of brains, they fail for lack of effort.”  – Mark Cuban

36. “If you’re going to compete with me or one of my businesses, you’d better recognize that I’m working 24 hours a day to kick your ass.” – Mark Cuban

37. “You’ve gotta be differentiated and unique. You’ve gotta know what your core competency is and be great at it.” – Mark Cuban

38. “If you have managers reporting to managers in a startup, you will fail. Once you get beyond startup, if you have managers reporting to managers, you will create politics.” – Mark Cuban

39. “In my opinion, right now there’s way too much hype on the technologies and not enough attention to the real businesses behind them.” – Mark Cuban

40. “The first cities to create friction-free enterprise zones will get a lot of entrepreneurial traction.” – Mark Cuban

41. “We can’t ever forget that the Internet now is just a staid utility. The exciting platforms are software applications that are very, very simple.” – Mark Cuban

42. “When you turn your team upside down and try to figure out what the culture of the team is, you take the greatest risk a team can take.” – Mark Cuban

43. “The key is having great players. But there are a lot of teams that have All-Stars and haven’t been able to put it together.” – Mark Cuban

 

What’s your favorite Mark Cuban Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Arpit Devkumar

    Dec 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Joel. Really Thanks for these awesome quote.
    The one that says; ” Work as if someone is working 24 hours to take it all away from you.” is just toooo… moving.

  2. Lawrence Berry

    Dec 30, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Mark Cuban us not someone I have always known about but he is starting to be someone I admire. I really like the quote work as if someone is working 24 hours a day to take it a from you. The ultimate thing I take from these quotes is the people that never give up and out work others, striving to be the best usually happen to wind up on top. Perseverance is the ultimate tool in reaching success. Loved reading these quotes.

  3. Tim Denning

    Dec 29, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks Joel for these quotes. Mark Cuban is such a weapon and I particularly like number 5. Cheers.

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30 Motivational Cam Newton Quotes

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Cam Newton is a NFL Quarter back for the American Football team the Carolina Panthers.  He has won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award for 2015 and played in Super Bowl 50.  Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Cam is admired as a positive role model in the sports community, regularly participating in outreach programs and developing his own clothing line.  A rising star in the league, Cam has a great future ahead of him.

Here are 30 of Cam’s best quotes:

1. “I’m an example of why people deserve second chances.” – Cam Newton

2. “Everything the world may bring, there’s a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.” – Cam Newton

3. “It’s a day-to-day learning process.” – Cam Newton

4. “Word of mouth travels faster than anything else.” – Cam Newton

5. “A person that says ‘losing is not difficult,’ I don’t even want to be around that person.  And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life.” – Cam Newton

6. “Excuses are a disease” – Cam Newton

7. “Hindsight is always 50/50.” – Cam Newton

8. “The thing that makes the great players great, and that separates players from different players is, when you going out there whether being prepared or not, you have to react.  And if you’re thinking, you’re already a step behind” – Cam Newton

9. “When people see you do alright, then you start winning their hearts.  It’s not going to come easy, though.  It doesn’t matter how many people you do right, you’re still going to be hated by so many others.  You can’t live your life trying to make everybody happy.” – Cam Newton

10. “I think we all have unbelievable potential.  But a wise man once told me potential has never won a game.” – Cam Newton

11. “You don’t go into the game to compete.  You go into each game to win.” – Cam Newton

12. “You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

13. “I scratch my head sometimes and ask myself, ‘Why am I in this position?’ A lot of answers I come back with are, ‘Why not?’” – Cam Newton

14. “My pop always said, ‘one day you can be on top of the world, and the next day the world can be on top of you.’” – Cam Newton

15. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.” – Cam Newton

16. “Genuine people, at this stage of my life, are very scarce.  That’s unfortunate.  Most of the time, I don’t really give people a chance.  I have a wall up.  I’m always protecting who I am.  Thinking about my brand.” – Cam Newton

17. “It’s no secret that I am not afraid to shine bright and be festive, and I like to encourage that in others.” – Cam Newton

18. “Not to sound arrogant, but what I did in one year, others couldn’t do in their entire collegiate careers.” – Cam Newton

19. “The only thing that’s going to get you away from all the talk is winning” – Cam Newton

20. “It has to be a contagious thing…one person is not going to just take this team to the promised land.” – Cam Newton

21. “Some people have certain beliefs, and I have my own belief, and we can agree to disagree on certain things.” – Cam Newton

22. “We’re just out here every single day trying to do the best that we can.” – Cam Newton

23. “I’m a living testament that anything is possible.” – Cam Newton

24. “My thing is to execute the given play, execute the game plan to the best of my ability.  If the option is for me to make a play when I have to, I will.  Or I’ll put myself in the best situation to do so.” – Cam Newton

25. “What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet?  It ain’t going to happen.  That’s the type of person I am.  I’m that lion.” – Cam Newton

26. “Winning excuses everything” – Cam Newton

27. “I’ve said numerous times that I play to have a stage that people will listen to, and I pray to God that I do right by my influence” – Cam Newton

28. “Winning is contagious, you know its a thought.  It’s not something that just happens on Sundays.  You know that’s something, like you have to live like a winner.  You have to think like a winner.  You have to eat like a winner.  Everything that you do with life, you gotta be a winner.” – Cam Newton

29. “I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I’m going hard.” – Cam Newton

30. “Control what you can control.  Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them” – Cam Newton

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100 Lion Quotes To Boost Your Motivation

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The lion is a symbol of personal strength, and courage and leadership.  Whenever we see these awesome creatures, we are reminded of the raw power and limitless potential that we all share.  As a result, many role models can be considered ‘lions’ due to their influence, accomplishments.  

Here Are 100 Quotes From Top Lions:

1. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

2. “There is greatness within you!” – Les Brown

3. “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Failure is not the outcome – failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Sara Blakely

5. “Go forth boldly, and mighty forces will come to your aid” – Unknown

6. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

8. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

9. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

10. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

11. “Opportunities don’t come knocking on the door. They present themselves when you knock the f*#king door down.” – Greg Plitt

12. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

13. “If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.” – Clint Eastwood

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

15. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

16. “Attack your goals like your life depends on it” – Unknown

17. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

18. “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.” – Dwayne Johnson

19. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Victor Forbes

20. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

21. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

22. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

23. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne

24. “Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.” – Tony Robbins

25. “You must lose everything in order to gain anything.” – Brad Pitt

26. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

27. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

28. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

29. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –  Martin Luther King Jr.

30. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” – Henry Ford

31. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant

32. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Lewis Howes

33. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

34. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

35. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”– Stephen Covey

36. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

37. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

38. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

39. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

40. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

41. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

42. “Look back at your life. It’s always the hardest times that made you who you are.” – Casey Neistat

43. “Average is a failing formula” – Grant Cardone

44. “A lion runs fastest when he is hungry” – Salman Khan

45. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

46. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett

47. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

48. “Winners win, and losers lose.” – Eric Thomas

49. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –  William James

50. “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

51. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

52. “Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

53. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –  Babe Ruth

54. “If tomorrow doesn’t happen, would you still do what you’re about to do today? If that answer is no, you’re alive, but you’re not living.” – Greg Plitt

55. “The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.” – Chris Gardner

56. “Ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

57. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

58. “The world is a jungle. You either fight and dominate or hide and evaporate.” – Unknown

59. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

60. “We only get to play this game one time…one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

61. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett

62. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

63. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s that simple.” – LeBron James

64. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

65. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban

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

67. “Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

68. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding, … You never know what can happen. And it turned out well.” – Tiger Woods

70. “Everyone wants to eat but few are willing to hunt” – Unknown

71. “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

72. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

73. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

74. “Instead of thinking about work the next day or thinking about what you have to do, if you live in the moment you’ll have some of the best times of your life.” – Big Sean

75. “Success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility” – Grant Cardone

76. “When you are great, you attract great!  When you are average, you attract average” – Eric Thomas

77. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

78. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

79. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” – Les Brown

80. “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

81. “Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

82. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

83. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

84. “The devil whispers “You can not withstand the storm” The warrior replies “I AM THE STORM” – Unknown

85. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. Don’t stop!” – Unknown

86. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

87. “One of the things you can always depend on – this is one of the truths of the universe, and you heard it first from here – whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.” – Morgan Freeman

88. “Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground.” – Phil Knight

89. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith

90. “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

91. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Jack Canfield

92. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

93. “I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backwards” – Gary Vaynerchuk

94. “Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.” – Jay-Z

95. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

96. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”  – Bruce Lee

97. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

98. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Tony Robbins

99. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” –  Jim Rohn

100. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

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Usain Bolt is highly regarded as the fastest man alive.  Now retired, he has won over 20 Olympic Gold Medals and has broken multiple records during his career as a track all-star.  His speed has gained him the nickname ‘lightning bolt’ and his reputation has helped him become an international celebrity.  Due to his athletic success, he is admired by thousands and respected by millions more as a motivational figure who achieved the impossible.

Here are some of Usain’s best quotes:

1. “No matter how far you get ahead of me, I’m gonna catch you.  That’s my mentality that I go there with” – Usain Bolt

2. “Don’t think about the start of the race.” – Usain Bolt

3. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

4. “I don’t think limits.” – Usain Bolt

5. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one.  Because that’s when you start improving.  That’s when the work pays off now.  Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body.  It’s like moving past a barrier” – Usain Bolt

6. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal” – Usain Bolt

7. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

8. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” – Usain Bolt

9. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.” – Usain Bolt

10. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

11. “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete” – Usain Bolt

13. “Manners is the key thing. say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.” – Usain Bolt

14. “Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again” – Usain Bolt

15. “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” – Usain Bolt

16. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

17. “But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.” – Usain Bolt

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18. “People like to see showdowns” – Usain Bolt

19. “Repeating is harder than anything else.” – Usain Bolt

20. “My name is Bolt, Lightening Bolt.” – Usain Bolt

21. “I think the key thing is to train hard and you definitely need competition, you definetly need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against other people who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.” – Usain Bolt

22. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” – Usain Bolt

23. “You can get beat any day” – Usain Bolt

24. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” – Usain Bolt

25. “Dreams are free.  Goals have a cost.  While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price.  Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat.  How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

26. “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.” – Usain Bolt

27. “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” – Usain Bolt

28. “You have to se yourself goals so you can push yourself harder.  Desire is the key to success.” – Usain Bolt

29. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.” – Usain Bolt

30. “I definable know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.” – Usain Bolt

31. “There are things that bother me.  I try not to let them, but they do” – Usain Bolt

32. “I try to lead by example.” – Usain Bolt

33. “I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”  – Usain Bolt

34. “You have good days and bad days.” – Usain Bolt

35. “All I have to do to work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt

36. “I don’t put myself under pressure.” – Usain Bolt

37. “I don’t like losing anyways.”- Usain Bolt

38. “Win from within” – Usain Bolt

39. “I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.” – Usain Bolt

40. “I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.” – Usain Bolt

41. “It’s always been a wake-up call to get beaten.” – Usain Bolt

42. “When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn’t focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it’s fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.” – Usain Bolt

43. “My hunger is always there.” – Usain Bolt

44. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.” – Usain Bolt

45. “I don’t think about records.” – Usain Bolt

46. “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.” – Usain Bolt

47. “I will run against anybody.” – Usain Bolt

48. “Easy is not a option..No days off..Never Quit..Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

49. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”-Usain Bolt

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Hugh Hefner recently passed away, but his wisdom and legacy still live on.  From starting Playboy with only a small loan from his parents, to becoming the CEO of one of the most influential media companies in existence.  Hugh was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but also free speech and animal’s rights as well.  Although a controversial figure to some, Hugh Hefner has created a media empire that many only dream about and will be remembered for the decades of empowering women and advocating for a life worth living.

Here Are Some of Hugh Hefner’s Best Quotes

1. “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today?  I don’t think so.” – Hugh Hefner

2. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” – Hugh Hefner

3. “It’s good to be selfish.  But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” – Hugh Hefner

4. “Life is bittersweet.  Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young” – Hugh Hefner

5. “As big as my dreams were, they certainly didn’t begin to match what came to pass.  Who could have imagined a life like this before the fact” – Hugh Hefner

6. “Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are” – Hugh Hefner

7. “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be most free.” – Hugh Hefner

8. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it” – Hugh Hefner

9. “I’ve never gotten enough credit” – Hugh Hefner

10. “Power has not corrupted me.  I have not become jaded.  I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none” – Hugh Hefner

11. “If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old” – Hugh Hefner

12. “I guess I’m the most successful man I know.  I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world” – Hugh Hefner

13. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” – Hugh Hefner

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14. “One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have no sense of yesterday.  And if you don’t know who you were, you don’t really know who you are” – Hugh Hefner

15. “For some people, there is no succession plan.  They just leave, and there’s no getting over it” – Hugh Hefner

16. “A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault” – Hugh Hefner

17. “I’ve spent so much of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.” – Hugh Hefner

18. “The business end of business has never interested me” – Hugh Hefner

19. “My best pick-up line is ‘My name is Hugh Hefner’”- Hugh Hefner

20. “This is the blessing of humankind, what separates us from the animals: to dream” – Hugh Hefner

21. “I’m never going to grow up.  Staying young is what it is all about for me” – Hugh Hefner

22. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

23. “In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life” – Hugh Hefner

24. “I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave” – Hugh Hefner

25. “Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life.  If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could have just the perfect life that you wanted to have, that’s the life I invented for myself” – Hugh Hefner

26. “Life and values do run in cycles” – Hugh Hefner

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Why I Had to Drop My Superman Complex and Hire a Marketing Genius

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For many years I had the Superman Complex. I thought I could handle every aspect of my business, no one could do it better than me, I knew it all and if anyone else put their hands on it, they would stuff it up. I credited much of my business success to the fact that I had done a lot of it myself. The truth was, I had achieved a lot in the first few years utilizing my own skills and creative ignorance, but as the Addicted2Success brand sky rocketed so did the demands for new levels of execution.

So I hired 3 awesome individuals: Tyler, Armando & Joe to help with content management and administration and it wasn’t long after this that I discovered that in order for Addicted2Success and the community to reach the level of impact it deserved I would need to find a marketing analytics and SEO development guy.

That was when I decided to give Joseph Lazukin a shot.

At only 25 years old, this college dropout turned whiz kid has been making a name in all the right circles, and out of good humor and fun, I decided to put Joseph to the test here at Addicted2Success to see if the rumors were true, and here were the results…

Within two weeks of working with Joseph, he doubled our site traffic and increased our revenue by nearly 300%, while at the same time ranking Addicted2Success.com for more keywords than our closest competitor.

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After having such a massive impact, I decided to interview Joseph and pick his brain on the advice he had for up and coming entrepreneurs struggling to market their businesses, and to also share an exciting announcement to all of our A2S readers…

So what do you ask a million dollar consultant? I had a few ideas, and I think you’ll enjoy the golden nuggets we extracted out of our conversation below:

“What is the biggest mistake you see business owners making today, and what is your advice on how to prevent our readers from making the same mistake?”

The biggest mistakes I see business owners making today is when it comes to social media, hiring the right talent, and technology. Almost every company I’ve ever come across, whether client or a big brand name like Best Buy, Sears, or even Dell, I notice they have all not placed their Facebook pixel or even set up their Google Analytics correctly to make informed decisions, yet they’re spending millions of dollars a year marketing on these social platforms.

I’ve never seen such a waste of revenue, because even the slightest change to the way they integrate those two elements of their digital marketing strategy, would save them millions in annual spend.

It may sound crazy, but what almost every business owner including Fortune500 business owners and CMOs do not know, is that a growing majority of traffic coming through popular ad networks is bot traffic.

It’s why Facebook was sued a few years ago when a questionable amount of traffic was thought to be bot traffic, and why Google just issued a refund to advertisers.

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In fact, bot traffic has become such an issue that by 2025 it’s expected to cost advertisers $50BN USD, which I can send you a link to later, and by the simple fact that these major companies aren’t implementing policies to protect against bot traffic, is tell tale that companies are in desperate need of outside consultants to help educate and help them understand the landscape and risks of marketing in the digital age.

Small tweaks, have saved my clients millions of dollars on ad spend, whether it was in the form of implementing services like Siphon to block and potentially get rebates on that bot traffic or simply delaying their tracking pixels to avoid click jackers, bots, and other nefarious traffic sources from being lumped into retargeting campaigns, and increasing CPAs (cost per action). It’s a 10 minute fix, that has a profound effect, but nobody is doing it!

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Analytics showing bot traffic detected by Siphon on a Facebook™ ads campaign

“Every day we see increasing amounts of click fraud coming into our client’s websites, with some clients seeing as little as 8% with their AdWords or up to 40% on Facebook campaigns. This problem is only getting worse and anyone who doesn’t make the effort to stop it on their accounts is throwing money away. “

– Richard Seppala (CEO of Siphon)

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Analytics showing bot traffic detected by Siphon on a Google Adwords™ campaign

As for anyone reading this who is looking into marketing online, the biggest piece of advice I can give you is that you need to be diligent and learn how to read and interpret data. Everything moves a lot quicker in the digital world than it does in the real world, one day you could be at the top of page one on Google or getting a 20x return on ad spend, and the next day an update can come out that wipes away your profits and offsets your quarterly projections. A year in the real world is like four years or seven years on the internet, staying stagnant and not adapting to new marketing practices is dangerous, and in the coming years we’ll see a lot of the big name brands get disrupted if they don’t adapt before another more agile competitor essentially takes their lunch.

“Wow! That was a lot of advice jumbled into one answer, so if I am understanding you right, advertisers are paying more because of bot traffic and they aren’t even aware of it? Or even how to fix it?”

Yes, and I actually have posted about the subject a few times on social media as well as fixes on how to prevent bot traffic from eating away at your margins. One of the biggest discoveries I made recently is when I ran “Engagement” based ads on Facebook vs “Traffic” based ads, and saw a huge disparity between the number of clicks that were being reported and the number of clicks that were being counted by Google Analytics and other 3rd party platforms.

Now I totally understand that there will always be some percentage of drop off, because of people becoming impatient due to load time, and that every analytics platform counts viewers differently, however all things considered when I ran a split test between the two ad types and the number of clicks reported, I saw a much greater disparity in the number of clicks reported by “Traffic” based ads, than I did with “Engagement” based ads, and I’m not talking a few percentage points, I’m talking upwards of 20%, and when I shared my findings, I was turned onto Siphon and other services that have sprung up in the industry that track bot traffic and are accredited for helping customers receive refunds from major ad networks like Facebook and Google and can issue copies of your traffic logs that you can then hand over to your ad network and receive a refund on that malicious traffic.

“Woah! So you can get a refund on your ad traffic?”

Yeah a certain percentage of it, but I would highly recommend companies implement best practices and try to prevent the malicious traffic in the first place.

“That makes sense, it’s better to prevent it than ask for a refund. So what other mistakes have you seen business owners making?”

Honestly, there is a pretty long list of things, but the main thing that businesses hire me for that has been possibly the biggest pain point, would have to be customer experience and follow up on cart abandonment.

So let’s say there is an e-com store that is doing around $10M a year, based on the universal industry average that 2 out of every 3 people abandon their cart, there will be around $20M in cart abandonment. That is an incredible amount of money, and those are not cold leads either, they are warm, they have already been to your site, experienced your brand, and yet when I ask most company owners and CMOs where their marketing dollars are being spent, it’s not on converting this low hanging fruit, it’s on bringing in more hard earned, cold leads.

It is a little insane to me, but hopefully that trend will start to shift as companies continue to adapt with consumer trends, and improve end to end customer experience.

“Interesting, so is that what you do, or what exactly is it that you do?”

I have worn a lot of hats, but most notably I am known as a CRO (conversion rate optimization) specialist. So for example, I’ll come into an e-com or SaaS business that is doing $10M a year in sales, that has $20M in cart abandonment like I mentioned previously, and I’ll use a handful of strategies to recoup around 30% or $6M of those abandoned sales. That is what I am mainly hired for these days, but on the other hand, I can also come in and optimize a site from a technical level so that it ranks significantly higher on Google and other search engines, like I did for Addicted2Success.

It really depends on what the client needs, but mostly companies hire me to recover abandoned cart sales, and put more points on the board to make investors happy. Recently however, I’ve been hired directly by investment groups to speed up their return on investment in the companies they’ve invested in by auditing their portfolios, launching growth hacking campaigns, and implementing the marketing strategies I have bulletproofed across several industries.

Often times, the difference between profitability and ending the year on a deficit could be as simple as implementing a bot filter like I mentioned above, tweaking your site structure to index better on Google, or implementing a solid cart abandonment strategy. If you have ever read Think & Grow Rich and the chapter about being 3 feet from gold, that is where most of the businesses are at when they approach me, I help them achieve those last 3 feet by shifting, optimizing, and re-aligning their marketing efforts.

“That is a really interesting perspective, I myself am a huge fan of Think & Grow Rich and I couldn’t agree with you more a lot of businesses often are on the edge of greatness and may need that fresh pair of eyes and outside perspective or consultant like you to help them achieve it. So all of this is really amazing, and I am glad to make the following announcement, but before I do, where can our readers follow or get in touch with you if they want to learn more about marketing and about what you do?”

The easiest way to follow me would frankly be on Facebook via my personal profile and for anyone interested in learning more about marketing and the strategies I implement for my clients, then joining my strategic marketing group will give you the greatest insight. I cover everything from paid advertising to SEO to social media hacks I use on client campaigns, and every other week I jump in and do a one hour live Q&A where you can ask me anything about marketing or about how to solve a problem you’re experiencing in your business. It’s something of a side project of mine, and although I could charge significantly more for the information I share, I wanted to make it expensive enough for people to pay attention and take action on the content, but low enough for any small businesses, startup, or business professional to be able to afford it.

“That’s a great way to give back, so I guess that leaves us with the big announcement you’ve all been waiting for…”

After working with Joseph and seeing his work ethic and simple dedication to the craft, we are excited to announce that we have brought him in as a permanent partner here at Addicted2Success!

So to all of our followers here at Addicted2Success, please give Joseph Lazukin a warm welcome to our A2S family! We look forward to the growth and expansion of A2S under his direction and the lives we will touch as we continue to grow the world’s #1 site for motivation and inspiration!

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances. I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 100 million lives in the last 6 and a half years.

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  1. Arpit Devkumar

    Dec 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Joel. Really Thanks for these awesome quote.
    The one that says; ” Work as if someone is working 24 hours to take it all away from you.” is just toooo… moving.

  2. Lawrence Berry

    Dec 30, 2015 at 3:31 am

    Mark Cuban us not someone I have always known about but he is starting to be someone I admire. I really like the quote work as if someone is working 24 hours a day to take it a from you. The ultimate thing I take from these quotes is the people that never give up and out work others, striving to be the best usually happen to wind up on top. Perseverance is the ultimate tool in reaching success. Loved reading these quotes.

  3. Tim Denning

    Dec 29, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Thanks Joel for these quotes. Mark Cuban is such a weapon and I particularly like number 5. Cheers.

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Cam Newton is a NFL Quarter back for the American Football team the Carolina Panthers.  He has won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award for 2015 and played in Super Bowl 50.  Beyond his athletic accomplishments, Cam is admired as a positive role model in the sports community, regularly participating in outreach programs and developing his own clothing line.  A rising star in the league, Cam has a great future ahead of him.

Here are 30 of Cam’s best quotes:

1. “I’m an example of why people deserve second chances.” – Cam Newton

2. “Everything the world may bring, there’s a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.” – Cam Newton

3. “It’s a day-to-day learning process.” – Cam Newton

4. “Word of mouth travels faster than anything else.” – Cam Newton

5. “A person that says ‘losing is not difficult,’ I don’t even want to be around that person.  And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life.” – Cam Newton

6. “Excuses are a disease” – Cam Newton

7. “Hindsight is always 50/50.” – Cam Newton

8. “The thing that makes the great players great, and that separates players from different players is, when you going out there whether being prepared or not, you have to react.  And if you’re thinking, you’re already a step behind” – Cam Newton

9. “When people see you do alright, then you start winning their hearts.  It’s not going to come easy, though.  It doesn’t matter how many people you do right, you’re still going to be hated by so many others.  You can’t live your life trying to make everybody happy.” – Cam Newton

10. “I think we all have unbelievable potential.  But a wise man once told me potential has never won a game.” – Cam Newton

11. “You don’t go into the game to compete.  You go into each game to win.” – Cam Newton

12. “You cannot make progress with excuses.” – Cam Newton

13. “I scratch my head sometimes and ask myself, ‘Why am I in this position?’ A lot of answers I come back with are, ‘Why not?’” – Cam Newton

14. “My pop always said, ‘one day you can be on top of the world, and the next day the world can be on top of you.’” – Cam Newton

15. “Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.” – Cam Newton

16. “Genuine people, at this stage of my life, are very scarce.  That’s unfortunate.  Most of the time, I don’t really give people a chance.  I have a wall up.  I’m always protecting who I am.  Thinking about my brand.” – Cam Newton

17. “It’s no secret that I am not afraid to shine bright and be festive, and I like to encourage that in others.” – Cam Newton

18. “Not to sound arrogant, but what I did in one year, others couldn’t do in their entire collegiate careers.” – Cam Newton

19. “The only thing that’s going to get you away from all the talk is winning” – Cam Newton

20. “It has to be a contagious thing…one person is not going to just take this team to the promised land.” – Cam Newton

21. “Some people have certain beliefs, and I have my own belief, and we can agree to disagree on certain things.” – Cam Newton

22. “We’re just out here every single day trying to do the best that we can.” – Cam Newton

23. “I’m a living testament that anything is possible.” – Cam Newton

24. “My thing is to execute the given play, execute the game plan to the best of my ability.  If the option is for me to make a play when I have to, I will.  Or I’ll put myself in the best situation to do so.” – Cam Newton

25. “What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet?  It ain’t going to happen.  That’s the type of person I am.  I’m that lion.” – Cam Newton

26. “Winning excuses everything” – Cam Newton

27. “I’ve said numerous times that I play to have a stage that people will listen to, and I pray to God that I do right by my influence” – Cam Newton

28. “Winning is contagious, you know its a thought.  It’s not something that just happens on Sundays.  You know that’s something, like you have to live like a winner.  You have to think like a winner.  You have to eat like a winner.  Everything that you do with life, you gotta be a winner.” – Cam Newton

29. “I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so I’m going hard.” – Cam Newton

30. “Control what you can control.  Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them” – Cam Newton

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100 Lion Quotes To Boost Your Motivation

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The lion is a symbol of personal strength, and courage and leadership.  Whenever we see these awesome creatures, we are reminded of the raw power and limitless potential that we all share.  As a result, many role models can be considered ‘lions’ due to their influence, accomplishments.  

Here Are 100 Quotes From Top Lions:

1. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

2. “There is greatness within you!” – Les Brown

3. “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

4. “Failure is not the outcome – failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Sara Blakely

5. “Go forth boldly, and mighty forces will come to your aid” – Unknown

6. “Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

7. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

8. “Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.” – Will Smith

9. “If you want to make a permanent change, stop focusing on the size of your problems and start focusing on the size of you!” – T. Harv Eker

10. “Your life should be dominated by only one main fear: Not fully optimizing today. That’s the healthiest fear in the world.” – Tai Lopez

11. “Opportunities don’t come knocking on the door. They present themselves when you knock the f*#king door down.” – Greg Plitt

12. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” – Tony Robbins

13. “If I was not a dreamer, I would have achieved nothing.” – Clint Eastwood

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

15. “In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” – Jane Smiley

16. “Attack your goals like your life depends on it” – Unknown

17. “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

18. “There is no substitute for hard work. Always be humble and hungry.” – Dwayne Johnson

19. “Victory is sweetest when you’ve known defeat.” – Victor Forbes

20. “Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

21. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali

22. “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” – George Lorimer

23. “Trying to tear down the past prohibits you from building up your future.” – Lil Wayne

24. “Lack of emotion causes lack of progress and lack of motivation.” – Tony Robbins

25. “You must lose everything in order to gain anything.” – Brad Pitt

26. “It’s not an experiment if you know it’s going to work.” – Jeff Bezos

27. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

28. “It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J.K Rowling

29. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –  Martin Luther King Jr.

30. “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.” – Henry Ford

31. “Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.” – Kobe Bryant

32. “Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” – Lewis Howes

33. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

34. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

35. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.”– Stephen Covey

36. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

37. “The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.” – Eminem

38. “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

39. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

40. “Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” – John Wooden

41. “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France

42. “Look back at your life. It’s always the hardest times that made you who you are.” – Casey Neistat

43. “Average is a failing formula” – Grant Cardone

44. “A lion runs fastest when he is hungry” – Salman Khan

45. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

46. “There isn’t a way things should be. There’s just what happens, and what we do.” – Terry Pratchett

47. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.” – Winston Churchill

48. “Winners win, and losers lose.” – Eric Thomas

49. “Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.” –  William James

50. “As a man sow, shall he reap. and I know that talk is cheap. But the heat of the battle is as sweet as the victory.” – Bob Marley

51. “You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.” – Tyrese Gibson

52. “Success isn’t always about ‘Greatness’, it’s about consistency. Consistent, hard work gains success. Greatness will come.” – Dwayne Johnson

53. “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” –  Babe Ruth

54. “If tomorrow doesn’t happen, would you still do what you’re about to do today? If that answer is no, you’re alive, but you’re not living.” – Greg Plitt

55. “The secret to success: find something you love to do so much, you can’t wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again.” – Chris Gardner

56. “Ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

57. “Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

58. “The world is a jungle. You either fight and dominate or hide and evaporate.” – Unknown

59. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb

60. “We only get to play this game one time…one life.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

61. “Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks.” – Warren Buffett

62. “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” – David Brinkley

63. “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s that simple.” – LeBron James

64. “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

65. “It doesn’t matter how many times you have failed, you only have to be right once.” – Mark Cuban

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

67. “Every morning you have 2 choices: continue to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

68. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

69. “You’ve got to stay patient, stay in the moment, keep grinding, … You never know what can happen. And it turned out well.” – Tiger Woods

70. “Everyone wants to eat but few are willing to hunt” – Unknown

71. “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

72. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – John Wooden

73. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

74. “Instead of thinking about work the next day or thinking about what you have to do, if you live in the moment you’ll have some of the best times of your life.” – Big Sean

75. “Success is your duty, obligation, and responsibility” – Grant Cardone

76. “When you are great, you attract great!  When you are average, you attract average” – Eric Thomas

77. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

78. “It’s lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believed in myself.” – Muhammad Ali

79. “Our ability to handle life’s challenges is a measure of our strength of character.” – Les Brown

80. “I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

81. “Only you and you alone can change your situation. Don’t blame it on anything or anyone.”  – Leonardo DiCaprio

82. “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” – Oprah Winfrey

83. “If you don’t play to win, don’t play at all.” – Tom Brady

84. “The devil whispers “You can not withstand the storm” The warrior replies “I AM THE STORM” – Unknown

85. “The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places. Don’t stop!” – Unknown

86. “Poor people put a low value on themselves and their efforts.” – Daymond John

87. “One of the things you can always depend on – this is one of the truths of the universe, and you heard it first from here – whatever we decide we want to do is what we do.” – Morgan Freeman

88. “Dare to take chances, lest you leave your talent buried in the ground.” – Phil Knight

89. “And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.” – Will Smith

90. “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

91. “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” – Jack Canfield

92. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

93. “I’m just always looking forwards. I spend very little time, looking backwards” – Gary Vaynerchuk

94. “Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.” – Jay-Z

95. “What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep

96. “Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.”  – Bruce Lee

97. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt

98. “The quality of your life is the quality of your relationships.” – Tony Robbins

99. “If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.” –  Jim Rohn

100. “If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” – John Maxwell

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49 Motivational Usain Bolt Quotes

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Usain Bolt is highly regarded as the fastest man alive.  Now retired, he has won over 20 Olympic Gold Medals and has broken multiple records during his career as a track all-star.  His speed has gained him the nickname ‘lightning bolt’ and his reputation has helped him become an international celebrity.  Due to his athletic success, he is admired by thousands and respected by millions more as a motivational figure who achieved the impossible.

Here are some of Usain’s best quotes:

1. “No matter how far you get ahead of me, I’m gonna catch you.  That’s my mentality that I go there with” – Usain Bolt

2. “Don’t think about the start of the race.” – Usain Bolt

3. “Worrying gets you nowhere. if you turn up worrying about how you’re going to perform, you’ve already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.” – Usain Bolt

4. “I don’t think limits.” – Usain Bolt

5. “One thing I’ve learned over the years from my core set, the last one is the most important one.  Because that’s when you start improving.  That’s when the work pays off now.  Because your legs are dead and you gotta push your body.  It’s like moving past a barrier” – Usain Bolt

6. “If I get to be a legend, I’ve achieved my goal” – Usain Bolt

7. “Kill them with success and bury them with a smile.” – Usain Bolt

8. “Learning the mind is as important as understanding the body” – Usain Bolt

9. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in determination.” – Usain Bolt

10. “There are better starters than me, but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

11. “I know what I can do so it doesn’t bother me what other people think or their opinion on the situation.” – Usain Bolt

12. “I wouldn’t say I’m a phenomenon, just a great athlete” – Usain Bolt

13. “Manners is the key thing. say, for instance, when you’re growing, you’re walking down the street, you’ve got to tell everybody good morning. Everybody. You can’t pass one person.” – Usain Bolt

14. “Every season, for me, it’s like starting from scratch again” – Usain Bolt

15. “I’d like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.” – Usain Bolt

16. “A lot of legends, a lot of people, have come before me. But this is my time.” – Usain Bolt

17. “But anybody who steps into the lane beside you is the biggest competition because they made it to the finals.” – Usain Bolt

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18. “People like to see showdowns” – Usain Bolt

19. “Repeating is harder than anything else.” – Usain Bolt

20. “My name is Bolt, Lightening Bolt.” – Usain Bolt

21. “I think the key thing is to train hard and you definitely need competition, you definetly need races because I believe over the years that training helps you but you have to compete against other people who’re a high level to build you up, make you know what else you need to work on.” – Usain Bolt

22. “I work hard, and I do good, and I’m going to enjoy myself. I’m not going to let you restrict me.” – Usain Bolt

23. “You can get beat any day” – Usain Bolt

24. “For me, I’m focused on what I want to do. I know what I need to do to be a champion, so I’m working on it.” – Usain Bolt

25. “Dreams are free.  Goals have a cost.  While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price.  Time, effort, sacrifice, and sweat.  How will you pay for your goals?” – Usain Bolt

26. “When people see your personality come out, they feel so good, like they actually know who you are.” – Usain Bolt

27. “I’ve worked hard over the years, I’ve been injured and I’ve worked hard through it, and I’ve made it.” – Usain Bolt

28. “You have to se yourself goals so you can push yourself harder.  Desire is the key to success.” – Usain Bolt

29. “I like to have fun, just stay relaxed.” – Usain Bolt

30. “I definable know I’m going to be working a lot more with my foundation when it comes to developing the kids in Jamaica.” – Usain Bolt

31. “There are things that bother me.  I try not to let them, but they do” – Usain Bolt

32. “I try to lead by example.” – Usain Bolt

33. “I think they have not learned over the years that the more you talk, the more I will want to beat you.”  – Usain Bolt

34. “You have good days and bad days.” – Usain Bolt

35. “All I have to do to work on transition and technique.” – Usain Bolt

36. “I don’t put myself under pressure.” – Usain Bolt

37. “I don’t like losing anyways.”- Usain Bolt

38. “Win from within” – Usain Bolt

39. “I remember once, actually the first race I ran, I fell.” – Usain Bolt

40. “I think my acceleration is very good. That’s the key for me.” – Usain Bolt

41. “It’s always been a wake-up call to get beaten.” – Usain Bolt

42. “When I was younger, I always wanted to impress, to be good for my country, to make them feel good, and sometimes that meant I didn’t focus on myself enough. I learned I had to put myself first. And it’s fine because I want for me the same thing that they want for me, which is to win.” – Usain Bolt

43. “My hunger is always there.” – Usain Bolt

44. “Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you.” – Usain Bolt

45. “I don’t think about records.” – Usain Bolt

46. “It’s a great feat for me to have broken my world record.” – Usain Bolt

47. “I will run against anybody.” – Usain Bolt

48. “Easy is not a option..No days off..Never Quit..Be Fearless..Talent you have Naturally..Skill is only developed by hours and hours of work.” – Usain Bolt

49. “I know what to do and I go and execute.”-Usain Bolt

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Hugh Hefner recently passed away, but his wisdom and legacy still live on.  From starting Playboy with only a small loan from his parents, to becoming the CEO of one of the most influential media companies in existence.  Hugh was not only an advocate for women’s rights, but also free speech and animal’s rights as well.  Although a controversial figure to some, Hugh Hefner has created a media empire that many only dream about and will be remembered for the decades of empowering women and advocating for a life worth living.

Here Are Some of Hugh Hefner’s Best Quotes

1. “Could I be in a better place and happier than I am today?  I don’t think so.” – Hugh Hefner

2. “Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” – Hugh Hefner

3. “It’s good to be selfish.  But not so self-centered that you never listen to other people” – Hugh Hefner

4. “Life is bittersweet.  Inside our heads, if we’re lucky, we’re the same kids as we were when we were young” – Hugh Hefner

5. “As big as my dreams were, they certainly didn’t begin to match what came to pass.  Who could have imagined a life like this before the fact” – Hugh Hefner

6. “Loneliness doesn’t have much to do with where you are” – Hugh Hefner

7. “One of the great ironies in our society is that we celebrate freedom and then limit the parts of life where we should be most free.” – Hugh Hefner

8. “I urge one and all to live this life as if there is no reward in the afterlife and to do it in a moral way that makes it better for you and those around you, and that leaves this world a little better place than when you found it” – Hugh Hefner

9. “I’ve never gotten enough credit” – Hugh Hefner

10. “Power has not corrupted me.  I have not become jaded.  I wake up every day well aware of my good fortune, loving the work I do, loving my life, realizing that life is a crapshoot and I’m on a roll second to none” – Hugh Hefner

11. “If you don’t have a sense of humor about life and yourself, then you are old” – Hugh Hefner

12. “I guess I’m the most successful man I know.  I wouldn’t trade places with anybody in the world” – Hugh Hefner

13. “Living in the moment, thinking about the future, and staying connected to the past: That’s what makes me feel whole.” – Hugh Hefner

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14. “One of the sad things, I think, about the younger generation, quite frankly, is they have no sense of yesterday.  And if you don’t know who you were, you don’t really know who you are” – Hugh Hefner

15. “For some people, there is no succession plan.  They just leave, and there’s no getting over it” – Hugh Hefner

16. “A lot of people go through life never quite understanding that if things aren’t as wonderful as they should be, it’s their own fault” – Hugh Hefner

17. “I’ve spent so much of my life looking for love in all the wrong places.” – Hugh Hefner

18. “The business end of business has never interested me” – Hugh Hefner

19. “My best pick-up line is ‘My name is Hugh Hefner’”- Hugh Hefner

20. “This is the blessing of humankind, what separates us from the animals: to dream” – Hugh Hefner

21. “I’m never going to grow up.  Staying young is what it is all about for me” – Hugh Hefner

22. “If you let society and your peers define you who you are, you’re less for it” – Hugh Hefner

23. “In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life” – Hugh Hefner

24. “I think that retirement is the first step towards the grave” – Hugh Hefner

25. “Much of my life has been like an adolescent dream of an adult life.  If you were still a boy, in almost a Peter Pan kind of way, and could have just the perfect life that you wanted to have, that’s the life I invented for myself” – Hugh Hefner

26. “Life and values do run in cycles” – Hugh Hefner

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