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75 Empowering Sara Blakely Quotes

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75 Empowering Sara Blakely Quotes

Sara Blakely is the founder of ‘Spanx’, an attire company located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sara Blakely was placed in the top 100 of the most influential people in the world in ‘Times Magazine’. In 2014 she was ranked 93 as most powerful women in the world by Forbes.

75 Inspirational & Motivational Sara Blakely Quotes:

1. “I’ve always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream.” – Sara Blakely

2. “My first account was Neiman Marcus. I cold-called them just like I had cold-called businesses when I was selling fax machines for seven years.” – Sara Blakely

3. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know.” – Sara Blakely

4. “When something I can’t control happens, I ask myself : where is the hidden gift, where is the positive in this?” – Sara Blakely

5. “Embrace what you don’t know, especially in the beginning, because what you don’t know can become your greatest asset. It ensures that you will absolutely be doing things different from everybody else.” – Sara Blakely

6. “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.” – Sara Blakely

7. “When I was a child, my father used to encourage my brother and me to fail. At the dinner table, instead of asking about the best part of our day, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something to tell him, he would be disappointed. When we shared whatever failure we’d endured, he’d high-five us and say, ‘Way to go!’ The gift my father gave us by doing this was redefining what failure truly meant.” – Sara Blakely

8. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

9. “Instead of failure being the outcome, failure became not trying. And it forced me at a young age to want to push myself so much further out of my comfort zone.” – Sara Blakely

10. “Every time I went on stage I was so terrified I almost threw up.” – Sara Blakely

11. “We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.” – Sara Blakely

12. “My revenue was $4 million my first year in business, off of one $20 item.” – Sara Blakely

13. “I’d never worked in fashion or retail. I just needed an undergarment that didn’t exist.” – Sara Blakely

14. “I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course.” – Sara Blakely

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

16. “My advice for an entrepreneur just starting out is to differentiate yourself. Why are you different? What’s important about you? Why does the customer need you?” – Sara Blakely

17. “Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ is my go-to song to pump myself up if I’m having a tough time or if I get really nervous right before a speech.” – Sara Blakely

18. “I shopped for body shapers for the first time in my life and I was horrified. They were thick – it was like wearing workout clothes and they all had a leg band on one side that showed through the pants.” – Sara Blakely

19. “I think very early on in life we all learn what we’re good at and what we’re not good at, and we stay where it’s safe.” – Sara Blakely

20th Sara Blakely Quote – Don’t let what you don’t know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset. And if you do things without knowing how they have always been done, you’re guaranteed to do them differently.” – Sara Blakely

21. “Failures are life’s way of nudging you and letting you know you are off course. Trying new things and not being afraid to fail along the way are more important than what you learn in school.” – Sara Blakely

22. “I made a conscious decision not to tell anyone in my life. Now I tell people – don’t tell anyone your idea until you have invested enough of yourself in it that you are not going to turn back. When a person has an idea at that conception moment it is the most vulnerable – one negative comment could knock you off course.” – Sara Blakely

23. “You’ve got to embrace what you don’t know.” – Sara Blakely

24. “I always joke and say I want to invent a comfortable stiletto and then retire.” – Sara Blakely

25. “Failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. This way, it is about answering to yourself.” – Sara Blakely

26. “I think failure is nothing more than life’s way of nudging you that you are off course. My attitude to failure is not attached to outcome, but in not trying. It is liberating. Most people attach failure to something not working out or how people perceive you. This way, it is about answering to yourself.” – Sara Blakely

27. “When I’m bored or tired of being blonde, I’ll throw on a wig. It’s a lot less of a permanent way to change your look, and I have about 10 – all different colors, shapes, bobs, long hair, short, feathered.” – Sara Blakely

28. “I aim to be pretty – I gave up dressing to be sexy in the eighties.” – Sara Blakely

29. “Everything in our society is so purposeful.” – Sara Blakely

30. “Failure to me became not trying versus not succeeding.” – Sara Blakely

31. “My dad encouraged us to fail. Growing up, he would ask us what we failed at that week. If we didn’t have something, he would be disappointed. It changed my mindset at an early age that failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying. Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Sara Blakely

32. “Don’t let what you don’t know scare you, because it can become your greatest asset.” – Sara Blakely

33. “I think my story says that, when women are given the chance and the opportunity, that we can achieve a lot. We deliver.” – Sara Blakely

34. “Perseverance is the key to starting a successful business.” – Sara Blakely

35. “I’d get kicked out of buildings all day long, people would rip up my business card in my face. It’s a humbling business to be in. But I knew I could sell and I knew I wanted to sell something I had created. I cut the feet out of those pantyhose and I knew I was on to something. This was it.” – Sara Blakely

36. “Money is fun to make, fun to spend and fun to give away.” – Sara Blakely

37. “Having a mental snapshot of where you are, where you are going, and what you are moving toward is incredibly powerful.” – Sara Blakely

 

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38. “It’s really a full-time job to manage our lives.” – Sara Blakely

39. “The thought of my mortality – I think about it a lot. I find it motivating. It can be any time that your number’s up.” – Sara Blakely

40th Sara Blakely Quote – Ideas, even million-dollar ones, are most vulnerable in their infancy; don’t share them with too many people. However, don’t hide your plan from people who can help you move it forward.” – Sara Blakely

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

42. “I got a call from the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah had chosen Spanx as one of her favorite products in 2000. I had boxes of product in my apartment and I had two weeks notice that she was going to say she loved it on TV and I had no shipping department.” – Sara Blakely

43. “Most of the reason we don’t do things is because we’re afraid to fail. I just made a decision one day that I was not not going to do things in my life because of fear.” – Sara Blakely

44. “The thing about fashion – it’s like ducks going quack, quack quack. It’s being dictated from above, and it just makes me want to rebel against it.” – Sara Blakely

45. “I started thinking about joy. Everything in our society is so purposeful. Let’s bring joy back to the experience.” – Sara Blakely

46. “I took a Fear of Flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.” – Sara Blakely

47. “Don’t solicit feedback on your product, idea or your business just for validation purposes. You want to tell the people who can help move your idea forward, but if you’re just looking to your friend, co-worker, husband or wife for validation, be careful. It can stop a lot of multimillion-dollar ideas in their tracks in the beginning.” – Sara Blakely

48. “What I most identify with is effortless fashion, looking as if someone’s not put a lot of effort into their look.” – Sara Blakely

49. “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.” – Sara Blakely

50. “I grew up in a house where my father encouraged my brother and me to fail. I specifically remember coming home and saying, ‘Dad, Dad, I tried out for this or that and I was horrible,’ and he would high-five me and say, ‘Way to go.'” – Sara Blakely

51. “I have this system where if I buy three or four new things, I give away three or four things. Sometimes, it’s a very painful system, but shopping is even better when you know that someone else who needs it will be getting. Keep the clothing karma going, I say.” – Sara Blakely

52. “My saddlebags are why ‘Spanx’ exist! Now that I have a baby I also have a muffin top.” – Sara Blakely

53. “Embrace what you don`t know.” – Sara Blakely

54. “I feel like money makes you more of who you already are.” – Sara Blakely

55. “I didn’t like the way it looked in white trousers, and I couldn’t find anything to work underneath them.” – Sara Blakely

56. “I didn’t want women to walk out of the dressing rooms feeling depressed and wanting a cocktail.” – Sara Blakely

57. “If somebody can do something 80 percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you’ve got to let it go.” – Sara Blakely

58. “There is a hidden blessing in the most traumatic things we go through in our lives. My brain always goes to, ‘Where is the hidden blessing? What is my gift?'” – Sara Blakely

59. “With every obstacle that has happened to me in my life, my brain immediately says, ‘Where is the hidden blessing?’ In starting a business and growing a business, every day is learning how to manage obstacles.” – Sara Blakely

60th Sara Blakely Quote – Everything about my journey to get Spanx off the ground entailed me having to be a salesperson – from going to the hosiery mills to get a prototype made to calling Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. I had to position myself to get five minutes in the door with buyers.” – Sara Blakely

61. “I’ll mix a lot of things. I’ll wear a Temperley dress with flip flops, or I might be in head-to-toe Gucci and have on a ring that I got from a gumball machine for 50 cents.” – Sara Blakely

62. “What you don’t know can be your greatest asset.” – Sara Blakely

63. “The word ‘Spanx’ was funny. It made people laugh. No one ever forgot it.” – Sara Blakely

64. “My husband is such a healthy eater. Except when it comes to sweets. He never consumes anything except fruit until noon. And then from noon on he might have some brown rice and some tofu, and then, come eight or nine at night, he orders three mud-pie double-chocolate pieces of cake and eats all three of them.” – Sara Blakely

65. “The smartest thing I ever did was to hire my weakness.” – Sara Blakely

66. “I pledge to invest in women because I believe it offers one of the greatest returns on investment. I am committed to the belief that we would all be in a much better place if half the human race (women) were empowered to prosper, invent, be educated, start their own businesses, run for office essentially be given the chance to soar.” – Sara Blakely

67. “Whatever you can think, you can create; just have a very clear vision… Once you have your snapshot, work on filling in the blanks to get to that place.” – Sara Blakely

68. “Courage is doing something despite the fear, and I’ve worked hard on being a courageous person.” – Sara Blakely

69. “Where I get my energy is: ‘How can I make it better?” – Sara Blakely

70. “I did not like the way I looked in a pair of white pants.” – Sara Blakely

71. “I couldn’t figure out what to wear under my clothes. The body shapers were too thick at the time.” – Sara Blakely

72. “Most of us want to tell our coworkers or friends, or husbands or wives, our ideas. For what reason? We want validation. But I feel ideas are most vulnerable in their infancy. Out of love and concern, friends and family give all the reasons or objections on why you shouldn’t do it. I didn’t want to risk that.” – Sara Blakely

73. “When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, ‘So what did you guys fail at this week?’ If we didn’t have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he’d high-five me. What I didn’t realize at the time was that he was completely re-framing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn’t the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I didn’t try that because I was scared,’ that is failure.” – Sara Blakely

74. “When I was 7, I came up with the idea of ‘charm socks.’ My mom would take me to buy bags of plastic charms, we would sew them on frilly white socks, and I sold them at school.” – Sara Blakely

75. “If we can put a man on the moon, we can make pantyhose comfortable.” – Sara Blakely

What’s your favorite Sara Blakely Quote? Share your favorite quote in the comment section below

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  1. Charlene Rhinehart

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Great post! I really liked quote #73! This is a complete shift in how our society views failure!

    73. “When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, ‘So what did you guys fail at this week?’ If we didn’t have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he’d high-five me. What I didn’t realize at the time was that he was completely re-framing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn’t the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I didn’t try that because I was scared,’ that is failure.” – Sara Blakely

  2. Paul Damson Mwanelo

    Jan 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Sara Blakely deserve to be emulated in as far as fulfilling dreams is concerned! From the powerful inspiration above,I have learned,realise and concluded mathematically that #DREAMS vs #ACTIONS=#REALITY #{ DREAM ACCOMPLISHMENT}!

  3. stephen osoko

    Jan 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Great Post Jesse!
    “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.” – Sara Blakely
    That’s so true.
    The vision will become reality.

  4. bakiliressam

    Jan 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Sara Blakely rose from door-to-door fax salesperson to one of today’s most successful entrepreneurs. Learn from her powerful words.

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27 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

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29 Stirring Idris Elba Quotes

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From his roles on major blockbusters such as Pacific Rim and The Dark Tower, to some of his smaller roles on shows such as The Wire and Luther; Idris Elba has demonstrated himself to be not only a skilled actor, but a diverse and adaptive one as well. From his rough origins in Northern London, Idris clawed & worked his way to become one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. At one point he was sleeping in a van working as a doorman. During his journey, Idris Elba has learned a lot about life, success, and sticking to your passion.

Here are some of Idris Elba’s best quotes:

1. “Waking up in truth is so much better than living in a lie.” – Idris Elba

2. “I’m never shaken or stirred.” – Idris Elba

3. “I’m an ambitious person. I never considered myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, It’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.” – Idris Elba

4. “My father always told me that a fool at 40 is a fool for life.” – Idris Elba

5. “I’m rebelling against being handed a career, like, ‘you’re the next this; you’re the next that.’ I’m not the next anything, I’m the first me. I can’t be myself, I can’t just be Idris Elba. But that’s just the nature of the business.” – Idris Elba

6. “I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do.” – Idris Elba

7. “I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over and make a mistake. That often cripples people on the onset of getting into anything.” – Idris Elba

8. “When you come from an underprivileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of.” – Idris Elba

9. “We’re all human beings. Experience is experience, let’s just be honest. Let’s not try and dissect suffering into a race, or whatever you want to calle it. We’re all human beings, one way or another. All races have gone through times that are challenging; that’s part of being a human.” – Idris Elba

10. “I’ve always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.” – Idris Elba

11. “I love working. I’m a workaholic and I’m really privileged for some of the jobs I get offered and so I just want to keep going.” – Idris Elba

12. “Work hard, sleep less.” – Idris Elba

13. “Don’t just give yourself boundaries!” – Idris Elba

14. “I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” – Idris Elba

15. “Look whoever you’re talking to in the eyes. Don’t look away. Two reasons: you can tell whether they are lying. Also, so that they can see whatever you’re saying you mean and you can connect to that person.” – Idris Elba

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16. “You wont know you got to the top until you got there.” – Idris Elba

17. “I’m a veteran of looking at an opportunity and knowing whether it will take me forever or not.” – Idris Elba

18. “That’s the thing about people, they always find ways to surprise you.” – Idris Elba

19. “Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, ‘I do music’, you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes.” – Idris Elba

20. “Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.” – Idris Elba

21. “My definition of bad-ass is that I’m a force of nature and true spirit. I’m self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am.” – Idris Elba

22. “What really excites me in a project is when it goes in a way you haven’t been before.” – Idris Elba

23. “Fear nothing. Do what you want to do, but be educated and intelligent and confident about it.” – Idris Elba

24. “The other thing I think is important is to keep your head down.” – Idris Elba

25. “I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.” – Idris Elba

26. “There are things that I really find important, and that we need to remind ourselves of. When you think about disability, do you really think about it? Someone who’s got a full-time trainer or a boxer, someone who’s got a major disability, but who doesn’t let that get in his way, that’s a really good message for someone who is able-bodied. It can make them think, ‘wow, I suppose I could be doing better for myself.” – Idris Elba

27. “Know what your target is, don’t guess it…if you don’t know what you’re targets are you’re never going to get there.” – Idris Elba

28. “It turns out that you make your own luck but you work hard to keep it.” – Idris Elba

29. “You get a reputation for answering phones, and all they do is ring.” – Idris Elba

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21 Chris Sacca Quotes on Life & Business

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Chris Sacca is an investor in major online platforms such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter. He owns & operates Lowercase Capital; a venture capital fund. He also a guest shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank appearing alongside other famous entrepreneurs such as Daymond John, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban. 

Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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11 “Good stories beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca

12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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33 Inspiring Justin Timberlake Quotes

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Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. From his humble origins in Tennessee first making headlines as a member of the popular boyband N’sync, to performing in his second Super Bowl Halftime in 2018. Justin Timberlake has had a long an successful career as an entertainer. Along the way he has learned a lot about himself, following his passions, and what it means to be truly successful.

Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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27 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. (more…)

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

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  1. Charlene Rhinehart

    Jan 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Great post! I really liked quote #73! This is a complete shift in how our society views failure!

    73. “When I was growing up, my dad would encourage my brother and I to fail. We would be sitting at the dinner table and he would ask, ‘So what did you guys fail at this week?’ If we didn’t have something to contribute, he would be disappointed. When I did fail at something, he’d high-five me. What I didn’t realize at the time was that he was completely re-framing my definition of failure at a young age. To me, failure means not trying; failure isn’t the outcome. If I have to look at myself in the mirror and say, ‘I didn’t try that because I was scared,’ that is failure.” – Sara Blakely

  2. Paul Damson Mwanelo

    Jan 10, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Sara Blakely deserve to be emulated in as far as fulfilling dreams is concerned! From the powerful inspiration above,I have learned,realise and concluded mathematically that #DREAMS vs #ACTIONS=#REALITY #{ DREAM ACCOMPLISHMENT}!

  3. stephen osoko

    Jan 8, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Great Post Jesse!
    “You’ve got to visualize where you’re headed and be very clear about it. Take a Polaroid picture of where you’re going to be in a few years.” – Sara Blakely
    That’s so true.
    The vision will become reality.

  4. bakiliressam

    Jan 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Sara Blakely rose from door-to-door fax salesperson to one of today’s most successful entrepreneurs. Learn from her powerful words.

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27 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

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From his roles on major blockbusters such as Pacific Rim and The Dark Tower, to some of his smaller roles on shows such as The Wire and Luther; Idris Elba has demonstrated himself to be not only a skilled actor, but a diverse and adaptive one as well. From his rough origins in Northern London, Idris clawed & worked his way to become one of the most recognized actors in Hollywood. At one point he was sleeping in a van working as a doorman. During his journey, Idris Elba has learned a lot about life, success, and sticking to your passion.

Here are some of Idris Elba’s best quotes:

1. “Waking up in truth is so much better than living in a lie.” – Idris Elba

2. “I’m never shaken or stirred.” – Idris Elba

3. “I’m an ambitious person. I never considered myself in competition with anyone, and I’m not saying that from an arrogant standpoint, It’s just that my journey started so, so long ago, and I’m still on it and I won’t stand still.” – Idris Elba

4. “My father always told me that a fool at 40 is a fool for life.” – Idris Elba

5. “I’m rebelling against being handed a career, like, ‘you’re the next this; you’re the next that.’ I’m not the next anything, I’m the first me. I can’t be myself, I can’t just be Idris Elba. But that’s just the nature of the business.” – Idris Elba

6. “I come from an era, in my world, where you just had to define yourself as who you are and what you do.” – Idris Elba

7. “I’m not afraid to fail. I’m not afraid to fall over and make a mistake. That often cripples people on the onset of getting into anything.” – Idris Elba

8. “When you come from an underprivileged background, oftentimes, you feel a little overwhelmed by your education or your lack of.” – Idris Elba

9. “We’re all human beings. Experience is experience, let’s just be honest. Let’s not try and dissect suffering into a race, or whatever you want to calle it. We’re all human beings, one way or another. All races have gone through times that are challenging; that’s part of being a human.” – Idris Elba

10. “I’ve always had ambition, and the acting was successful and put my name on the map, but it was never the plan to stop there.” – Idris Elba

11. “I love working. I’m a workaholic and I’m really privileged for some of the jobs I get offered and so I just want to keep going.” – Idris Elba

12. “Work hard, sleep less.” – Idris Elba

13. “Don’t just give yourself boundaries!” – Idris Elba

14. “I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” – Idris Elba

15. “Look whoever you’re talking to in the eyes. Don’t look away. Two reasons: you can tell whether they are lying. Also, so that they can see whatever you’re saying you mean and you can connect to that person.” – Idris Elba

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16. “You wont know you got to the top until you got there.” – Idris Elba

17. “I’m a veteran of looking at an opportunity and knowing whether it will take me forever or not.” – Idris Elba

18. “That’s the thing about people, they always find ways to surprise you.” – Idris Elba

19. “Yeah, I know, any time you hear an actor say, ‘I do music’, you cringe. But I want to be gradual with my music. I want to earn my stripes.” – Idris Elba

20. “Whether it’s music or acting, that creativity all comes from the same source.” – Idris Elba

21. “My definition of bad-ass is that I’m a force of nature and true spirit. I’m self-admitting that, and it sounds vain to say that, but I am.” – Idris Elba

22. “What really excites me in a project is when it goes in a way you haven’t been before.” – Idris Elba

23. “Fear nothing. Do what you want to do, but be educated and intelligent and confident about it.” – Idris Elba

24. “The other thing I think is important is to keep your head down.” – Idris Elba

25. “I love to play different roles. That’s just the kind of actor I am.” – Idris Elba

26. “There are things that I really find important, and that we need to remind ourselves of. When you think about disability, do you really think about it? Someone who’s got a full-time trainer or a boxer, someone who’s got a major disability, but who doesn’t let that get in his way, that’s a really good message for someone who is able-bodied. It can make them think, ‘wow, I suppose I could be doing better for myself.” – Idris Elba

27. “Know what your target is, don’t guess it…if you don’t know what you’re targets are you’re never going to get there.” – Idris Elba

28. “It turns out that you make your own luck but you work hard to keep it.” – Idris Elba

29. “You get a reputation for answering phones, and all they do is ring.” – Idris Elba

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21 Chris Sacca Quotes on Life & Business

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Chris Sacca is an investor in major online platforms such as Twitter, Uber, Instagram, and Kickstarter. He owns & operates Lowercase Capital; a venture capital fund. He also a guest shark on the hit TV show Shark Tank appearing alongside other famous entrepreneurs such as Daymond John, Richard Branson, and Mark Cuban. 

Here are 21 of Chris Sacca’s best quotes:

1. “A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.” – Chris Sacca

2. “Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.” – Chris Sacca

3. “Complexity is hard to build, easy to use, and hard to charge for. Complexity is easy to build, hard to use, and easy to charge for.” – Chris Sacca

4. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” – Chris Sacca

5. “We buy things we don’t really want with money we don’t really have to impress people we don’t really care about. Forget that.” – Chris Sacca

6. “If you learn to live pretty simply and well, well under your means, you feel incredibly, incredibly rich and that frees you up and gives you the option to start something new, to leave the job you’re not excited about, where there might be a glass ceiling on you.” – Chris Sacca

7. “I want to be investing in the future and not the present.” – Chris Sacca

8. “Don’t talk stats and charts. Attach what you’re doing to a narrative about a problem you’re solving.” – Chris Sacca

9. “You have to offer value without expecting anything in return.” – Chris Sacca

10. “The very best products and the very best entrepreneurs are the ones worth arguing with.” – Chris Sacca

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11 “Good stories beat good spreadsheets.” – Chris Sacca

12. “I want to make clear that my feedback comes from a place of loyalty and persistent gratitude.” – Chris Sacca

13. “Never. Stop. Selling.” – Chris Sacca

14. “What happens next is up to you.” – Chris Sacca

15. “You have to ask yourself, you have to be honest. Do you really have what it takes? Are you incredibly unreasonable? Do you have an irrational sense of the inevitability of the success of what you’re building, or are you just here because it’s fashionable?” – Chris Sacca

16. “Being a cheap bastard now means so much more freedom and choices later.” – Chris Sacca

17. “Be your unapologetically weird self.” – Chris Sacca

18. “What’s success anyway? Is success about making the most money? No, money for the most part turns people into jerks.” – Chris Sacca

19. “The biggest journey in all of our lives is the journey from external to internal validation.” – Chris Sacca

20. “I spent a lot of time learning how to define myself internally rather than externally. I learned how to care less about external validation. I think that’s given me a renewed confidence in speaking out loud. I kind of don’t care what people think about me. I feel a lot more confident in saying what I believe.” – Chris Sacca

21. “Every few years I like picking a uniform so I won’t have to think too much about what to wear.” – Chris Sacca

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Justin Timberlake is probably one of the most recognizable names in the entertainment industry. From his humble origins in Tennessee first making headlines as a member of the popular boyband N’sync, to performing in his second Super Bowl Halftime in 2018. Justin Timberlake has had a long an successful career as an entertainer. Along the way he has learned a lot about himself, following his passions, and what it means to be truly successful.

Here are 33 of Justin Timberlake’s best quotes:

1. “The best part about being alone is that you really don’t have to answer to anybody. You do what you want.” – Justin Timberlake

2. “Everybody has their own path. It’s laid out for you. It’s just up to you to walk it.” – Justin Timberlake

3. “Talent doesn’t always equal success.” – Justin Timberlake

4. “Listen, I’m not cool. Being cool is about keeping your blood pressure steady. So no. Don’t be cool. Be passionate. Be dedicated. Be tenacious. Be uncompromising. Be pissed. Be happy. Be sad.” – Justin Timberlake

5. “True leadership is when you are willing to risk your power and voice so that all of our can be heard.” – Justin Timberlake

6. “You cannot make a difference unless you’re different.” – Justin Timberlake

7. “The best part about being with a group is that you don’t have to do everything alone. You’re with your friends.” – Justin Timberlake

8. “Your critics do not count. Their words will fade. You won’t.” – Justin Timberlake

9. “The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.” – Justin Timberlake

10. “You’re not meant to do what’s easy, you’re meant to challenge yourself.” – Justin Timberlake

11. “As time goes by people will see who I am for who I am.” – Justin Timberlake

12. “The most boring thing in the world? Silence.” – Justin Timberlake

13. “If you can answer the question of why you’re doing it, it’s the right things to do.” – Justin Timberlake

14. “The grey area, the place between black and white – That’s the place where life happens.” – Justin Timberlake

15. “I would never do anything just for spite.” – Justin Timberlake

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16. “I’m very thankful to be doing what I’m doing. I feel very blessed.” – Justin Timberlake

17. “If you put out 150%, then you can always expect 100% back. That’s what I was always told as a kind, and it’s worked out for me so far!” – Justin Timberlake

18. “Sexy, to me, is the way you carry what you have. I have a big nose, but I rock it.” – Justin Timberlake

19. “Live now. Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.” – Justin Timberlake

20. “I think the first half of my 20’s I felt I had to achieve, achieve, achieve. A lot of men do this. I’m looking around now and I’m like, ‘Where am I running?’” – Justin Timberlake

21. “The way I grew up, I was always taught that it’s uncouth to talk about money, and that’s not what should inspire you.” – Justin Timberlake

22. “I’m a perfectionist. I can’t help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.” – Justin Timberlake

23. “Every time you do a project, you learn something new.” – Justin Timberlake

24. “This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.” – Justin Timberlake

25. “If I’m not learning from something that I’m doing, then that means I’ve done it before Do something different, even if it’s within the same medium.” – Justin Timberlake

26. “Gossip is called gossip because it’s not always the truth.” – Justin Timberlake

27. “I think people sometimes don’t pay enough attention to what they do. I’ve done well, but the reason is pretty simple: I’ve worked my ass off. The toughest thing a performer can do is make it look as if it comes off easy.” – Justin Timberlake

28. “I get to learn from the mistakes I’ve made and not do them the next time.” – Justin Timberlake

29. “I enjoy creating. And if you can do it in a cool way, do it. You can’t worry about disappointing people or what their expectations might be.” – Justin Timberlake

30. “I believe people can move things with their minds.” – Justin Timberlake

31. “There’s nothing wrong with shooting for the stars.” – Justin Timberlake

32. “I don’t see myself as someone who’s ever going to be defined by one moment. It’s on to the next.” – Justin Timberlake

33. “I don’t feel guilty about success. You can’t feel guilty about aspiring to be good at something.” – Justin Timberlake

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