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6 Quotes To Challenge You & Help You Gain Control Over Your Life

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Life is beautiful and offers us many valuable lessons along the way.

As much as we have come to believe that it is unpredictable and that our destiny is set in stone, we have the power within us to control and change most of what happens in our lives and it’s quality by the choices we make, the actions we take and the way we react to circumstances and various situations.

The following quotes reinforce this:

 

Quote #1:

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln

We cannot change the past, neither can we predict the future but we can use our past experiences, challenges and the valuable lessons we garner from them to create and shape our future. Life and time have a way of making us wiser, better equipped and changing our perspective as far as many things are concerned.

Often times though, we are so hung up on the past and spend too much time re-visiting it that we fail to realize the opportunities that abound before us. The best things are never behind us but ahead of us and can only be experienced if and when we allow ourselves to embrace new possibilities and opportunities and become proactive in creating the lives we desire for ourselves.

 

Quote #2:

“Every accomplishment starts with a decision to try.” – Gail Devers

Nothing ventured, nothing gained! To accomplish anything; you have to dare to dream, be willing to take risks and put yourself out there. Nothing worth having in life comes easily or will be handed to you without any effort or due diligence on your part.

The World’s greatest inventions and innovations were birthed from an idea and the idea turned into manifestation by the person who dared to try by taking a leap of faith and making the decision to put the idea into work.

 

Quote #3:

“That some achieve great success is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.” – Abraham Lincoln

Roger Bannister was able to accomplish a feat experts had said for many years the human body wasn’t capable of; he broke the four minute mile barrier and inspired others to follow suit shortly thereafter. As they say, the rest is history, what was once considered impossible is a norm today.

If someone else is succeeding at something you are failing in, you need to re-examine your actions and figure out what you are doing wrong or aren’t doing and determine if their actions, habits and mannerisms are duplicable and if emulated would aid you in achieving similar if not greater success.

 

Quote #4:

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

You really are the Author and Creator of your life and can be, do and have anything you put your mind to. Whatever you tell yourself is possible for you will be possible for you. The person YOU determine to be is the person you will become based on your mindset, the actions you perform and the choices you make.

The only person that stands in the way of you becoming the person you want to be is yourself. People can try to prevent you from becoming the person you would like to become or even influence you into becoming that very person but all the hard work lies in you determining the possibility of this happening.

 

Quote #5:

“Be miserable or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s your choice.” – Wayne Dyer

When it comes to dealing with challenging situations or obstacles in life, you can either take the stance of being the problem or the solution; whichever option you choose greatly determines the outcome and your happiness.

Complaining about circumstances that you can easily change is pointless and will lead you nowhere. Either make the choice to do whatever it takes to change your situation and proactively pursue the solution or choose to not do anything about it and stay miserable. The choice is really up to you. For things to change, you have to be willing to make the change or stop complaining about it if you aren’t willing to.

 

Quote #6:

“Only those who risk going far can possibly find out how far they can go.” – T.S. Eliot

Although we are unlimited beings, we rarely tap into most of our potential because we sometimes aren’t willing to take the risks or make the sacrifices or commitments doing so would require of us. You will never know what you are capable of or where your strength lies until you are willing to push yourself further than you’ve ever gone or get out of your comfort zone without the possibility of a safety net.

The difference between being extra-ordinary and ordinary is determined by one’s will to go the extra mile and do what others aren’t willing to do.

Yvonne Kariba loves helping people believe in the possibility of their dreams and inspiring & motivating others to become better versions of themselves. She is the author of Make Things Happen!!!; Traits & Habits Successful People Use To Attain Their Goals & Dreams That You Can Put Into Use In Your Own Life To Do The Same and an aspiring Life Coach. Yvonne contributes to the Huffington Post blog, Addicted2Success, Thought Catalog and other prolific blogs. Connect with her on Twitter @ykariba

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  1. Anurag bhatt

    Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thank u mam…..thanks for your wonderful words…..love it

  2. Magda

    Jun 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    A very educative article Yvonne. We owe it to ourselves to bud out the best of ourselves. As you say, we should be ready to learn from others, life is full of lessons, we are all students of life. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

      You are most welcome, Magda. I am glad you found this article enlightening and share my philosophy on life, we truly are life’s students and have a lot to learn from each other.

  3. Tejaswi Khanna

    Jun 10, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Woke up to this article.and it’s marvelous. I loved the how projected these quotations into seeing the best in ourselves and create a better tomorrow. Thanks.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 10, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      You are most welcome, Tejaswi. We definitely have within us the power to create a better tomorrow for ourselves as well as others.

  4. Yvonne Kariba

    Jun 9, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for reading my article and sharing your insight, Christian. I truly believe that we should always follow our gut as far as pursuing our dreams and passion are concerned. Fear robs us of too much, a life of regret is a painful existence and a reminder of what could have been had we dared to dream and taken the risks.

  5. Lawrence Berry

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This is great! I really like quote #1 and quote #4. Abraham Lincoln was absolutely correct in that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Like you said in the article, we cannot change the past, but we can make a future that we envision for ourselves and our families. We have the capability to be who we want and do what we want, we have to just be willing to focus on it and work hard to achieve it. This was great thanks for sharing!

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Lawrence, I am glad you understand the responsibility we have in creating the life we desire, sometimes people struggle embracing this fact.

  6. Laurie Stone

    Jun 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    These are all lovely and inspirational. I guess it all boils down to believing in yourself, trying, making mistakes, and then keep going till you get where you want to go. Still, its always wonderful to hear great words from great people. Thank you.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Laurie. I am glad this article resonates with you.

  7. Christian LS

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Yvonne,

    Thanks for sharing.

    It is often times people forget the history and what people have done, what they’ve accomplished.
    And it is true that some people will as well get in your way for having the guts to pursue your dreams.

    Some are just to afraid to take risk, and some might not be in the positions to be.

    Whatever it is, follow your gut, and however it turns out, have no shame and learn from it.

    Christian LS
    NitroSalesTeam

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44 Magnificent Quotes By The World’s Most Successful Billionaires

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Enter the minds of 40 top Billionaires from around the world and learn how the top 1% are able to reach success and grow their bank accounts to the 9 digit mark.

From Bill Gates to Mukesh Ambani, these billionaire quotes are priceless for anyone who aspires to be successful.

I hope you find massive inspiration from this collection of billionaire quotes.

 

Inspirational Quotes By Billionaires:

 

Bill Gates

Business Magnate, Investor & Philanthropist

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“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

 

Donald Trump

American Business Magnate, Investor & TV Personality

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“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.”

 

Cyril Ramaphosa

South African Politician & Businessman

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‘‘No action is too small when it comes to changing the world… I’m inspired every time I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds’’.

 

J. Paul Getty

Founder of Getty Oil Company

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“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

 

Li Ka-Shing

Hong Kong Business Magnate & Philanthropist

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“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.”

 

Andrew Carnegie

Steel Magnate

Andrew Carnegie

 

 

 

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

 

Oprah Winfrey

Talk Show Host, Producer & Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey

 

 

 

“What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction”

 

Eike Batista

Brazilian Business Magnate

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“Don’t think you are unstoppable or foolproof. Don’t think that the only way your business will work is through perfection. Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for success.”

 

Sheldon Adelson

American Business Magnate

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“For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don’t like that one? They’ll just keep coming. There’s no end to buses or businesses.”

 

Tony Hsieh

Founder of Zappos

Tony Hsieh

 

 

 

“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”

 

Henry Ford

Founder of Ford Motors

Henry Ford

 

 

 

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

 

Jeff Bezos

Founder of Amazon

Jeff Bezos

 

 

 

“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”

 

Lakshmi Mittal

Indian Steel Magnate

Lakshmi Mittal

 

 

 

“Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.”

 

John D Rockefeller

Founder of  the Standard Oil Company & Philanthropist

John D Rockefeller

 

 

 

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

 

Michael Bloomberg

Mayor of New York, Investor & Entrepreneur

Michael Bloomberg

 

 

 

“Getting the job done has been the basis for the success my company has achieved.”

 

Steve Jobs

Founder of Apple

Steve Jobs

 

 

 

“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

 

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg quote

 

 

 

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

 

Stefan Persson

Founder of H&M

Stefan Persson quote

 

 

 

“Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best.”

 

Chuck Feeney

Businessman & Philanthropist

Chuck Feeney quote

 

 

 

“There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach.”

 

Azim Premji

Indian Businessman & Philanthropist

Azim Premji quote

 

 

 

“If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”

 

Richard Branson

Founder of Virgin

Richard Branson quote

 

 

 

“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

 

Ted Turner

American Media Mogul

Ted Turner quote

 

 

 

“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

 

Mark Cuban

Billionaire Shark Tank Investor & Owner of The Dallas Mavericks

Mark Cuban

 

 

 

“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.”

 

Clive Palmer

Australian Businessman & Politician

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“I realised that in a lot of failures, there is a lot of opportunities.”

 

Ingvar Kamprad

Founder of IKEA

Ingvar Kamprad

 

 

 

“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”

 

Elon Musk

Founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors & SpaceX

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“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”

 

Isabel dos Santos

Angolan Investor

Isabel dos Santos

 

 

 

“If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through’’.

 

Michael Dell

Founder of Dell Computers

Michael Dell quote

 

 

 

“Whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work.”

 

Al-Waleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabian Businessman & Investor

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“If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all.”

 

Carlos Slim Helu

Mexican Business Magnate & Philanthropist

Carlos Slim Helu

 

 

 

“When there is a crisis, that’s when some are interested in getting out and that’s when we are interested in getting in.”

 

Sam Walton

Co-Founder of Walmart

Sam Walton

 

 

 

“High expectations are the key to everything.”

 

Bernard Arnault

Founder of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Hennessy

Bernard Arnault

 

 

 

“I think in business, you have to learn to be patient. Maybe I’m not very patient myself. But I think that I’ve learned the most is be able to wait for something and get it when it’s the right time.”

 

Aristotle Onassis

Shipping Magnate

Aristotle Onassis

 

 

 

“After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.”

 

H. Ross Perot

American Businessman

H. Ross Perot

 

 

 

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

 

Stephen Saad

South African Entrepreneur

Stephen Saad quote

 

 

 

“In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice’’.

 

Mukesh Ambani

Indian Business Magnate

Mukesh Ambani

 

 

 

“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.”

 

Larry Ellison

Founder of Oracle

Larry Ellison quote

 

 

 

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

 

Sara Blakely

Founder of Spanx

Sara Blakely quote

 

 

 

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

 

Tyler Perry

Film Producer/Actor

Tyler Perry quote

 

 

 

“I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.”

 

Nick Woodman

GoPro Founder

Nick Woodman quote

 

 

 

“I feel like in a world where we all try to figure out our place and our purpose here, your passions are one of your most obvious guides.”

 

Bernard Arnault

CEO of LVMH

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“Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.”

 

Warren Buffet

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”

 

Charles Koch

CEO of Koch Industries

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“People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.”

 

Amancio Ortega

Founder of Inditex

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“The customer has always driven the business model.”

Which one of these quotes is your favorite and why? Share with us below!

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23 Leadership Quotes To Help You Grow & Inspire Others

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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The following leadership quotes are the beliefs of many successful leaders, innovators, experts, pioneers and mentors from around the world.

This collection of leadership quotes will help you grow and inspire others around you.

Below are 18 leadership quotes to live by:

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“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”- Sheryl Sanberg

 

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“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” – Michelle Obama

 

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“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”– Vince Lombardi

 

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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“A leader is a dealer in hope.”- Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Jack Welch Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

 

Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Quote

 

 

 

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

 

Henry Ford Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

 

Charles Swindoll Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

 

Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Jim Collins Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“‘Good’ is the enemy of ‘Great.'” – Jim Collins

 

John Quincy Adams Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

 

Ralph Nichols Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph Nichols

 

Helen Keller Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Steve Jobs Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

 

Max Lucado Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

 

Charles Darwin Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

 

Lao Tzu Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

 

William Arthur Ward Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

 

Maya Angelou Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

 

Jim Rohn Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn

 

Margaret Mead Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Which one of the 23 leadership quotes above was your favorite?

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19 of Mark Manson’s Most Influential and Motivational Quotes From His Book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

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Mark Manson is the New York Times best seller of the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” He provides raw and unfiltered advice on how to live your best life. This type of writing style is what’s made Mark’s writing unique since he uses profanity and blunt honesty to illustrate his ideas.

Below are 19 of Mark Manson’s most influential and motivational quotes from his book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

1. “Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.”

2. “Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of another.”

3. “This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes.”

4. “To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action;”

5. “Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a f*ck about anymore.”

6.Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow.”

7. “The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it.”

8. “In my life, I have given a f*ck about many people and many things. I have also not given a f*ck about many people and many things. And like the road not taken, it was the f*cks not given that made all the difference.”

9. “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”

10. “You cannot be a powerful and life-changing presence to some people without being a joke or an embarrassment to others.”

11. “If you want to change how you see your problems, you have to change what you value and/or how you measure failure/success.”

12. “Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.”

13. “Being wrong opens us up to the possibility of change. Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth.”

14. “Not giving a f*ck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.

15. “It turns out that adversity and failure are actually useful and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.”

16. “If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.”

17. “If you think about a young child trying to learn to walk, that child will fall down and hurt itself hundreds of times. But at no point does that child ever stop and think, “Oh, I guess walking just isn’t for me. I’m not good at it.”

18. “No matter where you go, there’s a five-hundred-pound load of sh*t waiting for you. And that’s perfectly fine. The point isn’t to get away from the sh*t. The point is to find the sh*t you enjoy dealing with.”

19.Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you’re going to start crying at inappropriate time.”

Which one of these Mark Manson quotes resonates most with you and why?

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31 C.T. Fletcher Quotes to Get You Obsessed!

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Bodybuilder & popular motivator, CT Fletcher is probably one of the most inspiring people on Youtube.  After getting through an open heart surgery, CT was told that he would never lift weights again. He decided to take on the challenge and has become one of the most recognized bodybuilders in the world. Winning several championships and building a huge online following. After years of hard work & obsession, CT Fletcher is definitely someone you should pay attention too.

Here are some of CT’s best quotes:

1. “You must become obsessed with obtaining what you are trying to get, you have to be obsessed with it.” – CT Fletcher

2. “I don’t wanna be one of the masses, that’s why I’m here in the gym.” – CT Fletcher

3. “History never remembers the haters.” – CT Fletcher

4. “Some go big, I went enormous. Some set goals, I set milestones! Some climb hills, I climbed mountains! Some want growth, I command growth. Some said it was over, I said f*ck you!” – CT Fletcher

5. “Question impossible.” – CT Fletcher

6. “Pain is necessary, embrace the pain!” – CT Fletcher

7. “If you don’t have the mental capacity to be that obsessed about what you’re trying to get…then motherf***er you ain’t never gonna have it.” – CT Fletcher

8. “You may have been more with more genetic prowess than me, but you will not out-work me…I’m the king of that.” – CT Fletcher

9. “If you want to be great at what you do, obsession is a necessity.” – CT Fletcher

10. “I don’t need you to agree with me, I have the courage to stand alone.” – CT Fletcher

11. “F*ck average, you are a champion!” – CT Fletcher

12. “Don’t look for an easy way out. Nobody wants to work hard these days. The 20 minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that. F*ck that! Come to the gym, work your ass off. Earn it!” – CT Fletcher

13. “You may fight me every step of the way, you may hurt, you may ache, but resistance is futile!” – CT Fletcher

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14. “Greatness, in any field, cannot be achieved without obsession.” – CT Fletcher

15. “The most powerful motivational speeches that I’ve ever heard came from people who told me I couldn’t do something. I was bound and determined to show them that I could.” – CT Fletcher

16. “Never accept the limitations of someone else!” – CT Fletcher

17. “No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” – CT Fletcher

18. “You have to start, with the belief, that you can do something.” – CT Fletcher

19. “I don’t know how many more reps…I’ma do this till I can’t do it no more!” – CT Fletcher

20. “Everything is impossible, until someone crazy enough comes along and makes it possible.” – CT Fletcher

21. “You have no excuses, so no matter what, your nose bleeds, it’s that time of the month, the kids are crying, you don’t feel like it, your back hurts, you got aches and pains. It’s still your motherf*cking set. Let’s get it done!” – CT Fletcher

22. “I’m trying to call on all the Gods of power. Hercules, Apollo, Atlas, come on mothaf*ckas! I need your ass!” – CT Fletcher

23. “May I have more please? May I have more pain? May I have more torture? Because I know this shit is gonna make me grow!” – CT Fletcher

24. “You will find no pity, no mercy, no compassion here.” – CT Fletcher

25. “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.” – CT Fletcher

26. “F*ck average, beast or bitch, it’s your choice!” – CT Fletcher

27. “Decide for yourself what is our limitation.” – CT Fletcher

28. “It’s still yo motha fu*kin set!” – CT Fletcher

29. “Don’t make no difference what it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! How much it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! That’s what I do… I pick sh*t up!” – CT Fletcher

30. “For competition, always loop the thumbs around the bar and squeeeeeeeze, squeeze that bar like your trying to snap that motha fu*ka in two!” – CT Fletcher

31. “Unchain your mind. Unchain your mind, from the imprisonment of fear! Unchain your mind! It’s been encaged with doubt! Unchain your mind, loose yourself! Let yourself free, from the binds of average, from the binds of normal.”- CT Fletcher

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Let’s face it, there are only 24 hours in a day and we all have the same 24 hours. How we spend those 24 hours will determine how much we have to show for them. Whether you are just starting out on a new venture, or perhaps you are taking an existing project or business to the next level, it takes a lot of time, energy and commitment to make it happen. But our personal relationships take the same components to function happily as well. (more…)

Naomi Stone enjoys traveling near and far and spending time with family, especially family dinners and spendovers with her three nieces. Naomi also enjoys scrapbooking, photography, gardening, and craft shows. She works with All In Packaging and you can reach her at stone99naomi@gmail.com

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  1. Anurag bhatt

    Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Thank u mam…..thanks for your wonderful words…..love it

  2. Magda

    Jun 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    A very educative article Yvonne. We owe it to ourselves to bud out the best of ourselves. As you say, we should be ready to learn from others, life is full of lessons, we are all students of life. Thanks for sharing.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 18, 2015 at 1:25 am

      You are most welcome, Magda. I am glad you found this article enlightening and share my philosophy on life, we truly are life’s students and have a lot to learn from each other.

  3. Tejaswi Khanna

    Jun 10, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Woke up to this article.and it’s marvelous. I loved the how projected these quotations into seeing the best in ourselves and create a better tomorrow. Thanks.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 10, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      You are most welcome, Tejaswi. We definitely have within us the power to create a better tomorrow for ourselves as well as others.

  4. Yvonne Kariba

    Jun 9, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks for reading my article and sharing your insight, Christian. I truly believe that we should always follow our gut as far as pursuing our dreams and passion are concerned. Fear robs us of too much, a life of regret is a painful existence and a reminder of what could have been had we dared to dream and taken the risks.

  5. Lawrence Berry

    Jun 9, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    This is great! I really like quote #1 and quote #4. Abraham Lincoln was absolutely correct in that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Like you said in the article, we cannot change the past, but we can make a future that we envision for ourselves and our families. We have the capability to be who we want and do what we want, we have to just be willing to focus on it and work hard to achieve it. This was great thanks for sharing!

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks, Lawrence, I am glad you understand the responsibility we have in creating the life we desire, sometimes people struggle embracing this fact.

  6. Laurie Stone

    Jun 9, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    These are all lovely and inspirational. I guess it all boils down to believing in yourself, trying, making mistakes, and then keep going till you get where you want to go. Still, its always wonderful to hear great words from great people. Thank you.

    • Yvonne Kariba

      Jun 9, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Laurie. I am glad this article resonates with you.

  7. Christian LS

    Jun 9, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Yvonne,

    Thanks for sharing.

    It is often times people forget the history and what people have done, what they’ve accomplished.
    And it is true that some people will as well get in your way for having the guts to pursue your dreams.

    Some are just to afraid to take risk, and some might not be in the positions to be.

    Whatever it is, follow your gut, and however it turns out, have no shame and learn from it.

    Christian LS
    NitroSalesTeam

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44 Magnificent Quotes By The World’s Most Successful Billionaires

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Enter the minds of 40 top Billionaires from around the world and learn how the top 1% are able to reach success and grow their bank accounts to the 9 digit mark.

From Bill Gates to Mukesh Ambani, these billionaire quotes are priceless for anyone who aspires to be successful.

I hope you find massive inspiration from this collection of billionaire quotes.

 

Inspirational Quotes By Billionaires:

 

Bill Gates

Business Magnate, Investor & Philanthropist

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“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

 

Donald Trump

American Business Magnate, Investor & TV Personality

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“Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.”

 

Cyril Ramaphosa

South African Politician & Businessman

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‘‘No action is too small when it comes to changing the world… I’m inspired every time I meet an entrepreneur who is succeeding against all odds’’.

 

J. Paul Getty

Founder of Getty Oil Company

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“Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil.”

 

Li Ka-Shing

Hong Kong Business Magnate & Philanthropist

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“Vision is perhaps our greatest strength… it has kept us alive to the power and continuity of thought through the centuries, it makes us peer into the future and lends shape to the unknown.”

 

Andrew Carnegie

Steel Magnate

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“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”

 

Oprah Winfrey

Talk Show Host, Producer & Philanthropist

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“What other people label or might try to call failure, I have learned is just God’s way of pointing you in a new direction”

 

Eike Batista

Brazilian Business Magnate

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“Don’t think you are unstoppable or foolproof. Don’t think that the only way your business will work is through perfection. Don’t aim for perfection. Aim for success.”

 

Sheldon Adelson

American Business Magnate

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“For me, businesses are like buses. You stand on a corner and you don’t like where the first bus is going? Wait ten minutes and take another. Don’t like that one? They’ll just keep coming. There’s no end to buses or businesses.”

 

Tony Hsieh

Founder of Zappos

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“Have fun. The game is a lot more enjoyable when you’re trying to do more than just make money.”

 

Henry Ford

Founder of Ford Motors

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“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.”

 

Jeff Bezos

Founder of Amazon

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“If you never want to be criticized, for goodness’ sake don’t do anything new.”

 

Lakshmi Mittal

Indian Steel Magnate

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“Hard work certainly goes a long way. These days a lot of people work hard, so you have to make sure you work even harder and really dedicate yourself to what you are doing and setting out to achieve.”

 

John D Rockefeller

Founder of  the Standard Oil Company & Philanthropist

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“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.”

 

Michael Bloomberg

Mayor of New York, Investor & Entrepreneur

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“Getting the job done has been the basis for the success my company has achieved.”

 

Steve Jobs

Founder of Apple

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“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

 

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO of Facebook

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“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

 

Stefan Persson

Founder of H&M

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“Loyalty is not won by being first. It is won by being best.”

 

Chuck Feeney

Businessman & Philanthropist

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“There has to be a balance in life. A balance of business, family, and the opportunity to learn and teach.”

 

Azim Premji

Indian Businessman & Philanthropist

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“If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”

 

Richard Branson

Founder of Virgin

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“A business has to be involving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative instincts.”

 

Ted Turner

American Media Mogul

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“You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”

 

Mark Cuban

Billionaire Shark Tank Investor & Owner of The Dallas Mavericks

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“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.”

 

Clive Palmer

Australian Businessman & Politician

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“I realised that in a lot of failures, there is a lot of opportunities.”

 

Ingvar Kamprad

Founder of IKEA

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“The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.”

 

Elon Musk

Founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors & SpaceX

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“I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.”

 

Isabel dos Santos

Angolan Investor

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“If you are hardworking and determined, you will make it and that’s the bottom line. I don’t believe in an easy way through’’.

 

Michael Dell

Founder of Dell Computers

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“Whether you’ve found your calling, or if you’re still searching, passion should be the fire that drives your life’s work.”

 

Al-Waleed bin Talal

Saudi Arabian Businessman & Investor

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“If I’m going to do something, I do it spectacularly or I don’t do it at all.”

 

Carlos Slim Helu

Mexican Business Magnate & Philanthropist

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“When there is a crisis, that’s when some are interested in getting out and that’s when we are interested in getting in.”

 

Sam Walton

Co-Founder of Walmart

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“High expectations are the key to everything.”

 

Bernard Arnault

Founder of Louis Vuitton, Moet & Hennessy

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“I think in business, you have to learn to be patient. Maybe I’m not very patient myself. But I think that I’ve learned the most is be able to wait for something and get it when it’s the right time.”

 

Aristotle Onassis

Shipping Magnate

Aristotle Onassis

 

 

 

“After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.”

 

H. Ross Perot

American Businessman

H. Ross Perot

 

 

 

“Most people give up just when they’re about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game one foot from a winning touchdown.”

 

Stephen Saad

South African Entrepreneur

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“In Life, you don’t get anywhere or do anything you hope to without some sort of sacrifice’’.

 

Mukesh Ambani

Indian Business Magnate

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“I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.”

 

Larry Ellison

Founder of Oracle

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

 

Sara Blakely

Founder of Spanx

Sara Blakely quote

 

 

 

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

 

Tyler Perry

Film Producer/Actor

Tyler Perry quote

 

 

 

“I’ve never chased money. It’s always been about what I can do to motivate and inspire people.”

 

Nick Woodman

GoPro Founder

Nick Woodman quote

 

 

 

“I feel like in a world where we all try to figure out our place and our purpose here, your passions are one of your most obvious guides.”

 

Bernard Arnault

CEO of LVMH

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“Money is just a consequence. I always say to my team, ‘Don’t worry too much about profitability. If you do your job well, the profitability will come.”

 

Warren Buffet

CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

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“It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”

 

Charles Koch

CEO of Koch Industries

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“People should only profit to the extent they make other peoples lives better.”

 

Amancio Ortega

Founder of Inditex

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“The customer has always driven the business model.”

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23 Leadership Quotes To Help You Grow & Inspire Others

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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The following leadership quotes are the beliefs of many successful leaders, innovators, experts, pioneers and mentors from around the world.

This collection of leadership quotes will help you grow and inspire others around you.

Below are 18 leadership quotes to live by:

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“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”- Sheryl Sanberg

 

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“People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.” – Michelle Obama

 

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“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”– Vince Lombardi

 

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“No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” – Andrew Carnegie

 

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“A leader is a dealer in hope.”- Napoleon Bonaparte

 

Jack Welch Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch

 

Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Quote

 

 

 

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

 

Henry Ford Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

 

Charles Swindoll Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll

 

Eleanor Roosevelt Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Jim Collins Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“‘Good’ is the enemy of ‘Great.'” – Jim Collins

 

John Quincy Adams Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  John Quincy Adams

 

Ralph Nichols Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.” – Ralph Nichols

 

Helen Keller Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Steve Jobs Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

 

Max Lucado Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” – Max Lucado

 

Charles Darwin Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” – Charles Darwin

 

Lao Tzu Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

 

William Arthur Ward Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward

 

Maya Angelou Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

 

Jim Rohn Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn

 

Margaret Mead Leadership Quote

 

 

 

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

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19 of Mark Manson’s Most Influential and Motivational Quotes From His Book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”

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Mark Manson is the New York Times best seller of the book “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” He provides raw and unfiltered advice on how to live your best life. This type of writing style is what’s made Mark’s writing unique since he uses profanity and blunt honesty to illustrate his ideas.

Below are 19 of Mark Manson’s most influential and motivational quotes from his book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.”

1. “Who you are is defined by what you’re willing to struggle for.”

2. “Life is essentially an endless series of problems. The solution to one problem is merely the creation of another.”

3. “This is the most simple and basic component of life: our struggles determine our successes.”

4. “To be happy we need something to solve. Happiness is therefore a form of action;”

5. “Our crisis is no longer material; it’s existential, it’s spiritual. We have so much fucking stuff and so many opportunities that we don’t even know what to give a f*ck about anymore.”

6.Don’t just sit there. Do something. The answers will follow.”

7. “The more something threatens your identity, the more you will avoid it.”

8. “In my life, I have given a f*ck about many people and many things. I have also not given a f*ck about many people and many things. And like the road not taken, it was the f*cks not given that made all the difference.”

9. “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.”

10. “You cannot be a powerful and life-changing presence to some people without being a joke or an embarrassment to others.”

11. “If you want to change how you see your problems, you have to change what you value and/or how you measure failure/success.”

12. “Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.”

13. “Being wrong opens us up to the possibility of change. Being wrong brings the opportunity for growth.”

14. “Not giving a f*ck does not mean being indifferent; it means being comfortable with being different.

15. “It turns out that adversity and failure are actually useful and even necessary for developing strong-minded and successful adults.”

16. “If you’re stuck on a problem, don’t sit there and think about it; just start working on it. Even if you don’t know what you’re doing, the simple act of working on it will eventually cause the right ideas to show up in your head.”

17. “If you think about a young child trying to learn to walk, that child will fall down and hurt itself hundreds of times. But at no point does that child ever stop and think, “Oh, I guess walking just isn’t for me. I’m not good at it.”

18. “No matter where you go, there’s a five-hundred-pound load of sh*t waiting for you. And that’s perfectly fine. The point isn’t to get away from the sh*t. The point is to find the sh*t you enjoy dealing with.”

19.Self-awareness is like an onion. There are multiple layers to it, and the more you peel them back, the more likely you’re going to start crying at inappropriate time.”

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31 C.T. Fletcher Quotes to Get You Obsessed!

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Bodybuilder & popular motivator, CT Fletcher is probably one of the most inspiring people on Youtube.  After getting through an open heart surgery, CT was told that he would never lift weights again. He decided to take on the challenge and has become one of the most recognized bodybuilders in the world. Winning several championships and building a huge online following. After years of hard work & obsession, CT Fletcher is definitely someone you should pay attention too.

Here are some of CT’s best quotes:

1. “You must become obsessed with obtaining what you are trying to get, you have to be obsessed with it.” – CT Fletcher

2. “I don’t wanna be one of the masses, that’s why I’m here in the gym.” – CT Fletcher

3. “History never remembers the haters.” – CT Fletcher

4. “Some go big, I went enormous. Some set goals, I set milestones! Some climb hills, I climbed mountains! Some want growth, I command growth. Some said it was over, I said f*ck you!” – CT Fletcher

5. “Question impossible.” – CT Fletcher

6. “Pain is necessary, embrace the pain!” – CT Fletcher

7. “If you don’t have the mental capacity to be that obsessed about what you’re trying to get…then motherf***er you ain’t never gonna have it.” – CT Fletcher

8. “You may have been more with more genetic prowess than me, but you will not out-work me…I’m the king of that.” – CT Fletcher

9. “If you want to be great at what you do, obsession is a necessity.” – CT Fletcher

10. “I don’t need you to agree with me, I have the courage to stand alone.” – CT Fletcher

11. “F*ck average, you are a champion!” – CT Fletcher

12. “Don’t look for an easy way out. Nobody wants to work hard these days. The 20 minute abs, the 10 minute this, the 10 minute that. F*ck that! Come to the gym, work your ass off. Earn it!” – CT Fletcher

13. “You may fight me every step of the way, you may hurt, you may ache, but resistance is futile!” – CT Fletcher

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14. “Greatness, in any field, cannot be achieved without obsession.” – CT Fletcher

15. “The most powerful motivational speeches that I’ve ever heard came from people who told me I couldn’t do something. I was bound and determined to show them that I could.” – CT Fletcher

16. “Never accept the limitations of someone else!” – CT Fletcher

17. “No matter how slow you go you are still lapping everybody on the couch.” – CT Fletcher

18. “You have to start, with the belief, that you can do something.” – CT Fletcher

19. “I don’t know how many more reps…I’ma do this till I can’t do it no more!” – CT Fletcher

20. “Everything is impossible, until someone crazy enough comes along and makes it possible.” – CT Fletcher

21. “You have no excuses, so no matter what, your nose bleeds, it’s that time of the month, the kids are crying, you don’t feel like it, your back hurts, you got aches and pains. It’s still your motherf*cking set. Let’s get it done!” – CT Fletcher

22. “I’m trying to call on all the Gods of power. Hercules, Apollo, Atlas, come on mothaf*ckas! I need your ass!” – CT Fletcher

23. “May I have more please? May I have more pain? May I have more torture? Because I know this shit is gonna make me grow!” – CT Fletcher

24. “You will find no pity, no mercy, no compassion here.” – CT Fletcher

25. “Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret.” – CT Fletcher

26. “F*ck average, beast or bitch, it’s your choice!” – CT Fletcher

27. “Decide for yourself what is our limitation.” – CT Fletcher

28. “It’s still yo motha fu*kin set!” – CT Fletcher

29. “Don’t make no difference what it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! How much it is! I’ma pick the sh*t up! That’s what I do… I pick sh*t up!” – CT Fletcher

30. “For competition, always loop the thumbs around the bar and squeeeeeeeze, squeeze that bar like your trying to snap that motha fu*ka in two!” – CT Fletcher

31. “Unchain your mind. Unchain your mind, from the imprisonment of fear! Unchain your mind! It’s been encaged with doubt! Unchain your mind, loose yourself! Let yourself free, from the binds of average, from the binds of normal.”- CT Fletcher

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