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Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players in the history of the game. He is a 5-time NBA champion, Most Valuable Player, 2-time Finals MVP, 2-time scoring champion, and has 7 NBA Championship appearances.

He is one of the most recognizable sports icons on the planet.

Here are 57 Memorable Kobe Bryant Quotes:

1. “People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.” – Kobe Bryant

2. “Friends can come and go, but banners hang forever.” – Kobe Bryant

3. “The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.” – Kobe Bryant

4. “I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.” – Kobe Bryant

5. “June 2010, after winning his fifth title: “I just got one more than Shaq. So you can take that to the bank.” – Kobe Bryant

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

7. “I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.” – Kobe Bryant

8. “As I sit here now, when I take off my shoe and I look down at my scar, I see beauty in it. I see all the hard work, all the sacrifices. I see the journey that it took to get back to this point of being healthy. And I see beauty in that struggle. That’s what makes it beautiful.” – Kobe Bryant

9. “Because I don’t want chumps, I don’t want pushovers, and if you’re a chump and a pushover, I will run over you.” – Kobe Bryant

10.  “After ESPN ranked him the 40th-best player in the NBA: “I’ve known for a long time they’re a bunch of idiots… I tend to use things as motivation that tend to be in the realm of reality.” – Kobe Bryant

11. “The last time I was intimidated was when I was 6 years old in karate class. I was an orange belt and the instructor ordered me to fight a black belt who was a couple years older and a lot bigger. I was scared s—less. I mean, I was terrified and he kicked my ass. But then I realized he didn’t kick my ass as bad as I thought he was going to and that there was nothing really to be afraid of. That was around the time I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.” – Kobe Bryant

12. “When I have the chance to guard Michael Jordan, I want to guard him. I want him. It’s the ultimate challenge.” – Kobe Bryant

13. “There’s certain players that I’ve made cry. If I can make you cry by being sarcastic, then I really don’t want to play with you in the playoffs.” – Kobe Bryant

14. “I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.” Kobe Bryant

15. “Better learn not to talk to me. You shake the tree, a leopard’s gonna fall out.” – Kobe Bryant

 

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16. “Boos don’t block dunks.” – Kobe Bryant

17. “I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.” – Kobe Bryant

18. “Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.” – Kobe Bryant

19. “I’ve played with IVs before, during and after games. I’ve played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don’t miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn’t that serious in the first place.” Kobe Bryant

20th Kobe Bryant Quote – “The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven’t had that fear.” Kobe Bryant

21. “I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.” – Kobe Bryant

22. “I’m chasing perfection.” – Kobe Bryant

23. “I love going one-on-one with someone. That’s what I do. I’ve never lost. It’s a whole different game, just to have them right in front of you and be able to do whatever you want.” Kobe Bryant

24. “I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. Scoring titles and stuff like that… it sounds, well, I don’t care how it sounds – to me, scoring comes easy. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.” Kobe Bryant

25. “These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.” – Kobe Bryant

26. “My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.” – Kobe Bryant

27. “The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real. I’m not a player that is just going to come and go. I’m not a player that is going to make an All-Star team one time, two times. I’m here to be an all-time great. Once I made that commitment and said, ‘I want to be one of the greatest ever’, then the game became everything for me.”  – Kobe Bryant

28. “There’s a choice that we have to make as people, as individuals. If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with making that decision.” – Kobe Bryant

29. “I’ve shot too much from the time I was 8 years old. But ‘too much’ is a matter of perspective. Some people thought Mozart had too many notes in his compositions. Let me put it this way: I entertain people who say I shoot too much. I find it very interesting. Going back to Mozart, he responded to critics by saying there were neither too many notes or too few. There were as many as necessary.” – Kobe Bryant

30. “I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.” Kobe Bryant

31.  “I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.” Kobe Bryant

32. “I’m playing against great players, playing against the best in the world. The competition – that’s what I’ve always wanted.” Kobe Bryant

33. On Shaq: “It used to drive me crazy that he was so lazy. You got to have the responsibility of working every single day. You can’t skate through s–.” – Kobe Bryant

34. “On being forced to retire if his hand fell off: “Even then, you could still play with one hand.” – Kobe Bryant

35.  “After scoring 44 points on 34 shots in 31 minutes during a Lakers blowout loss: “I’d rather not have to do that, but you can’t sit back and watch crime happen in front of you.” – Kobe Bryant

 

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36. “On LeBron asserting that the 2012-13 Lakers would never experience the level of scrutiny his Miami Heat did: “What does it matter? What does he want, a cookie for that?” – Kobe Bryant

37. “I don’t give a [expletive] what you say. If I go out there and miss game winners, and people say, ‘Kobe choked, or Kobe is seven for whatever in pressure situations.’ Well, [expletive] you.” – Kobe Bryant

38. “I would go 0-for-30 [from the floor] before I would go 0-for-9. 0-for-9 means you beat yourself, you psyched yourself out of the game. … The only reason is because you’ve just now lost confidence in yourself.” – Kobe Bryant

39. “Hi, I’m Kobe Bryant. And I have decided to take my talent to, uh… I have decided to skip college and take my talent to the NBA.” – Kobe Bryant

40th Kobe Bryant Quote – “On Grinnell’s Jack Taylor scoring 138 points in one game: “Would people be celebrating me if I scored 138 points? You know how it is; some people would, some people wouldn’t. They can all kiss my a– as I’m sure he feels the same way. If you score 138 points, you kind of have a license to tell people to f— off.” – Kobe Bryant

41. “All the training and sacrifice just flew out the window with one step that I’ve done millions of times! The frustration is unbearable. The anger is rage. Why the hell did this happen?!? Makes no damn sense. Now I’m supposed to come back from this and be the same player or better at 35?!? How in the world am I supposed to do that?? I have NO CLUE. Do I have the consistent will to overcome this thing? Maybe I should break out the rocking chair and reminisce on the career that was. Maybe this is how my book ends. Maybe Father Time has defeated me…Then again maybe not!” – Kobe Bryant

42. “I don’t f— with bees, man. Other than that, I’m not afraid of nothing.” – Kobe Bryant

43. “It’s an intentional pass to oneself, so it’s an assist. That way people can’t say all I do is shoot.” – Kobe Bryant

44. “What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.” – Kobe Bryant

45. “Are you willing to push the right buttons even if it means being perceived as the villain? … I’d rather be perceived as a winner than a good teammate. I wish they both went hand in hand all the time but that’s just not reality. … I have nothing in common with lazy people who blame others for their lack of success.” – Kobe Bryant

46. “One thing you gotta know about me is I have absolutely no filter. I have no problem saying what the hell I think of someone.”  – Kobe Bryant

47. “My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death.” – Kobe Bryant

48. “I remember feeling the silence. I remember feeling the fear. I’m like, ‘This could be a wrap.’ And that’s what the silence was. It was like, ‘This could really be a wrap for you.’” – Kobe Bryant

49. “I had to organize things. So I created the ‘Black Mamba’. So Kobe has to deal with these issues, all the personal challenges. The Black Mamba steps on the court and does what he does. I’m destroying everybody that steps on the court.” – Kobe Bryant

50. “There’s a choice that we have to make as people, as individuals. If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. We all can be masters at our craft, but you have to make a choice. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be. There are sacrifices that come along with making that decision.” – Kobe Bryant

51. “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” – Kobe Bryant

52. “I’m more than comfortable just sitting back and scoring 21, 22 points or whatever and getting 10, 11 assists whatever the case might be. More than comfortable with that. It’s just a matter of the pieces that you have around you and what you can do to elevate everybody else.” – Kobe Bryant

53. “Take it all in. Sit back and watch and listen and hear all the hate that’s being thrown at us and remember every person that’s kicking you when you’re down, because next year it ain’t gonna be this way. Appreciate it now. Let it sit in now, because revenge is sweet and it’s quick.” – Kobe Bryant

54. “The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real. I’m not a player that is just going to come and go. I’m not a player that is going to make an All-Star team one time, two times. I’m here to be an all-time great. Once I made that commitment and said, ‘I want to be one of the greatest ever’, then the game became everything for me.” – Kobe Bryant

55. “The people who truly know me know what I’m like. There have been people who try to say things that aren’t fair, and I check them. And then they don’t like me because I checked them.” – Kobe Bryant

56. “Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.” – Kobe Bryant

57. “The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.” – Kobe Bryant

What’s your favorite Kobe Bryant Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below.

Yale Middleton is a Revenue Specialist for Hilton Worldwide. He is passionate about personal development, leadership, and entrepreneurship. Yale also works as a team member for the top self development website Addicted2Success. You can also follow him on his Facebook.

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16 Insightful Shakira Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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39 Awe-Inspiring Quotes From Simon Sinek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Which quote resonated with you the most?  Comment below!  And don’t forget to share!
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45 Inspirational C.S Lewis Quotes

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

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

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

Here are 45 C.S Lewis Quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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25 Motivating Elliott Hulse Quotes

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

Here are some motivating Elliott Hulse quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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15 Myths About Personal Development & How to Leverage Them

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Self-development is a cool trend, and modern culture has even created a cult around personal development. It is so powerful that we accept its doctrines without any analysis because we get soaked into its promises of becoming “better people” that we unconsciously decide to spend our money on those promises. However, many of these tips and suggestions are somehow thrown to us without additional information on how to actually leverage them. (more…)

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16 Insightful Shakira Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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39 Awe-Inspiring Quotes From Simon Sinek

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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45 Inspirational C.S Lewis Quotes

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

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

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

Here are 45 C.S Lewis Quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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25 Motivating Elliott Hulse Quotes

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

Here are some motivating Elliott Hulse quotes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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