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Michael Jordan is a basketball legend, entrepreneur, and role model to millions.
His unparalleled accomplishments in the NBA are only part of why is is admired by millions even after his athletic career is long gone.  From humble beginnings, Michael Jordan shows that anything is possible through positivity, hard work, focus, and gratitude.

Here are 81 of Michael Jordan’s most inspirational quotes:

1. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

2. “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan

3. “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” – Michael Jordan

4. “My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” – Michael Jordan

5. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

6. “To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don’t isolate.” – Michael Jordan

7. “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan

8. “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit!” – Michael Jordan

9. “Always turn a negative situation into a positive situation.” – Michael Jordan

10. “Everybody has talent, but ability takes hard work.” – Michael Jordan

11. “I never thought a role model should be negative” – Michael Jordan

12. “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.” – Michael Jordan

13. “Just play, have fun, and with the game” – Michael Jordan

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

15. “Don’t let them drag you down by rumors just go with what you believe in.” – Michael Jordan

16. “Make it happen” – Michael Jordan

17. “If you do the work you get rewarded. There are no shortcuts in life.” – Michael Jordan

18. “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

19. “Once I made a decision, I never thought about it again.” – Michael Jordan

20. “The minute you get away from fundamentals – whether it’s proper technique, work ethic or mental preparation – the bottom can fall out of your game, your schoolwork, your job, whatever you’re doing.” – Michael Jordan

21. “Success isn’t something you chase. It is something you have to put forth the effort for constantly; then maybe it’ll come when you least expect it.” – Michael Jordan

22. “The key to success is failure.” – Michael Jordan

23. “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

24. “Learning’s a gift, even when pain is your teacher.” – Michael Jordan

25. “Failure is acceptable. but not trying is a whole different ball park.” – Michael Jordan

26. “There is no “I” in team but there is in win.” – Michael Jordan

27. “I play to win, whether during practice or a real game.” – Michael Jordan

28. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.”- Michael Jordan

29. “Every time I feel tired while I am exercising and training, I close my eyes to see that picture, to see that list with my name. This usually motivates me to work again.” – Michael Jordan

30. “The best come from the worst.” – Michael Jordan

31. “I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… When you think about the consequences you will always think of the negative result.” – Michael Jordan

32. “I’ve never lost a game I just ran out of time.” – Michael Jordan

33. “I’m not out there sweating for three hours every day just to find out what it feels like to sweat.” – Michael Jordan

34. “My body could stand the crutches but my mind couldn’t stand the sideline.” – Michael Jordan

35. “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. I don’t do things half-heartedly. Because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.” – Michael Jordan

36. “The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.” – Michael Jordan

37. “I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it is an illusion to me. Failure always made me try harder the next time.” – Michael Jordan

38. “It’s heavy duty to try to do everything and please everybody. My job was to go out there and play the game of basketball as best I can. People may not agree with that. I can’t live with what everyone’s impression of what I should or what I shouldn’t do.” – Michael Jordan

39. “If it turns out that my best wasn’t good enough, at least I won’t look back and say I was afraid to try.” – Michael Jordan

40. “I’ve always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.” – Michael Jordan

41. “I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be aggressive. I had to get out there and go for it.” – Michael Jordan

42. “Be true to the game, because the game will be true to you. If you try to shortcut the game, then the game will shortcut you. If you put forth the effort, good things will be bestowed upon you. That’s truly about the game, and in some ways that’s about life too.” – Michael Jordan

43.“Heart is what separates the good from the great.” – Michael Jordan

44. “I would tell players to relax and never think about what’s at stake. Just think about the basketball game. If you start to think about who is going to win the championship, you’ve lost your focus.” – Michael Jordan

45. “You can practice shooting 8 hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” – Michael Jordan

46. “I own the guy guarding me.” – Michael Jordan

47. “The game has its ups and downs, but you can never lose focus of your individual goals and you can’t let yourself be beat because of lack of effort.” – Michael Jordan

48. “There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, & I don’t believe there is only one greatest player either.” – Michael Jordan

49. “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.” – Michael Jordan

50. “You have competition every day because you set such high standards for yourself that you have to go out every day and live up to that.” – Michael Jordan

51. “I accept failure, everyone fails at something.  But I can’t accept not trying” – Michael Jordan

52. “You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.” – Michael Jordan

53. “I mean we all fly. Once you leave the ground, you fly. Some people fly longer than others.” – Michael Jordan

54. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan

55. “Best evaluation I can make of a player is to look in his eyes and see how scared they are.” – Michael Jordan

56. “Winning isn’t always championships.” – Michael Jordan

57. “Sometimes you need to get hit in the head to realize that you’re in a fight.” – Michael Jordan

58. “I want to wake up every day and do whatever comes in my mind, and not feel pressure or obligations to do anything else in my life.” – Michael Jordan

59. “Enjoy every minute of life. Never second-guess life.” – Michael Jordan

60. “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.”  – Michael Jordan

61. “If I had been playing for money I would have complained a long time ago that I was underpaid.” – Michael Jordan

62. “Being Michael Jordan means acting the same as I always have.” – Michael Jordan

63. “My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said you never know what you can accomplish until you try.” – Michael Jordan
64. “I want to be the bridge to the next generation.” – Michael Jordan

65. “When I will lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.” – Michael Jordan

66. “I hope the millions of people I’ve touched have the optimism and desire to share their goals and hard work and perseverance with a positive attitude.” – Michael Jordan

67. “Sometimes, things may not go your way, but the effort should be there every single night.” – Michael Jordan

68. “In reality, I never want to grow up.” – Michael Jordan

69. “How many times have your parents told you not to do things, and the next thing you know, you go do it? And you realized you shouldn’t have done it.”  – Michael Jordan

70. “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” – Michael Jordan

71. “In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I’ve been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball.” – Michael Jordan

72. “In any investment, you expect to have fun and make money.”  – Michael Jordan

73. “For a competitive junkie like me, golf is a great solution because it smacks you in the face every time you think you’ve accomplished something. That to me has taken over a lot of the energy and competitiveness for basketball.” – Michael Jordan

74. “My challenge when I came back was to face the young talent, to dissect their games, and show them maybe that they needed to learn more about the game than just the money aspect.” – Michael Jordan

75. “Do I need my number retired throughout the course of the league to acknowledge what I’ve done? No.”  – Michael Jordan

76. “I want to be perceived as a guy who played his best in all facets, not just scoring. A guy who love challenges.” – Michael Jordan

77. “I built my talents on the shoulders of someone else’s talent.” – Michael Jordan

78. “Even when I’m old and gray, I won’t be able to play it, but I’ll still love the game.” – Michael Jordan

79. “I know the signs of scaredness.” – Michael Jordan

80. “It’s absolutely wrong that I don’t want guys to challenge me. And the people who say that aren’t in the room.” – Michael Jordan

81. “Live the moment for the moment.” – Michael Jordan

Which motivational quote of Michael Jordan’s resonated with you the most?  Comment below!

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. bottle flip

    Sep 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Thanks for your sharing. Hope you can contribute more quality posts to this page. Thank you!

  2. Jim

    Sep 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Legend and fantastic collection of his quotes, thanks!

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35 Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Life of Contribution

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Contribution is defined as something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people or to help make something successful. May these quotes inspire you to make a positive contribution to the world so that you may help advance humanity to a greater level.

Here are 35 quotes to inspire you to live a life of contribution:

1. “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

2. “The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.” – Frank Herbert

3. “Every individual in the world has a unique contribution.” – Jack Kornfield

4. “It’s the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

5. “The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.” – Kurek Ashley

6. “We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” – Roger Ebert

7. “I feel that my whole life is a contribution.” – Pete Seeger

8. “Every contribution counts. Everyone can make a difference. Just start with yourself.” – Anonymous

9. “Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution – your service.” – Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is making a positive difference to other people, especially seeing others grow, succeed and thrive as a result of your own small contribution.” – Azran Osman Rani

11. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.” – Tony Robbins

13. “You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.” – Seth Godin

14. “Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” – Anonymous

15. “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” – Nelson Mandela

16. “You look out there and there’s people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.” – Brad Paisley

17. “Let your actions contribute to advancing humanity to a greater level.” – ATGW

18. “I have a contribution to make.” – Lauren Bacall

19. “Your contribution to the world are significant gifts to humanity.” – Amy Larson

20. The key to life is not accumulation, it is contribution.” – Stephen Covey

21. “Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be?” – Anonymous

22. “Life is about growth and contribution, not perfection.” – Anonymous

23. “Treat your new job as a mission. Avoid procrastination. Increase contribution. Exceed expectations.” – Anonymous

24. “Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to determine the outcome.” – Yehuda Berg

25. “When you are making a success of something, it’s not work. It’s a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.” – Andrew Grantelli

26. “Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield

27. “Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution.” – Peter Drucker

28. “Life asks of every individual a contribution, and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.” – Viktor E Frankl

29. “Most people set goals to get. There is a better way. Instead, try setting your goals, based on personal growth and contribution to others.” – Eric Worre

30. “Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.” – Robin Sharma

31. “The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your own unique magnificence blossom.” – Jane Lee Logan

32. “What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to mankind.” – Morris Dees

33. “Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.” – Greg McKeown

34. “It is not position but contribution that makes a leader.” – Apoorve Dubey

35. “It is not what we get but who we become, and what we contribute that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins

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18 of the Funniest Yet Inspirational Quotes From the Office

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The Office was a huge TV success launching the careers of multiple A-list actors and actresses. Although many of the shows characters such as Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly were people’s favorites, Michael Scott was the one who would fill our hearts with inspiration while being funny. Often times, Michael’s baffling and complicated comments would make his employees smile and realize how much he cared for all of them.

Below are 18 of the funniest yet inspirational quotes from The Office:

1. “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

2. “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’” – Wayne Gretsky’ – Michael Scott

3. “I am Beyoncé, always.” – Michael Scott

4. “Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” – Kevin Malone

5. “You need to play to win. But you also need to win to play.” – Michael Scott

6. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

7. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

8. “I’m totally fine. Everything is going to be totally fine.” – Pam Beesly

9. “Worth it.” – Jim Halpert

10. “Chillax.” – Michael Scott

11. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard

12. “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” – Pam Beesly

13. “I, understand — nothing.” – Michael Scott

14. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” – Michael Scott

15. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott

16. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.” – Michael Scott

17. “People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” – Michael Scott

18. “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” – Michael Scott

Which one of the above quotes from The Office resonates with you most and why?

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21 Sigmund Freud Quotes to Help You Think About Life and What You Want From It

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is best known for developing psychoanalysis. His theories involve the ego, child sexuality, and libido amongst other things making him one of the most influential academics of the 20th century. Nonetheless, much of his work is debated by academics to this day making Freud a topic of great interest.

Below are 21 Sigmund Freud quotes to help you think about life and what you want from it:

1. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

2. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” – Sigmund Freud

4. “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” – Sigmund Freud

5. “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’” – Sigmund Freud

6. “If youth knew; if age could.” – Sigmund Freud

7. “A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.” – Sigmund Freud

8. “The ego is not master in its own house.” – Sigmund Freud

9. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

10. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud

11.The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Sigmund Freud

12. “The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.” – Sigmund Freud

13. “When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.” – Sigmund Freud

14. “The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.” – Sigmund Freud

15. “Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” – Sigmund Freud

16. “Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” – Sigmund Freud

17. “Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” – Sigmund Freud

19. “The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.” – Sigmund Freud

20.In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

21. “If you don’t like a person it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself.” – Sigmund Freud

Which one of these Sigmund Freud quotes resonates most with you and why?

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32 Motivational Quotes to Help You Make the Most of Your Life

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Most people would say they want to live a life full of love and prosperity when it comes to their finances, family, friends, fitness, and work. However, there are times where life gets the best of us, and we become uninspired and unmotivated.

We’ve all been unmotivated at one point or another. For example, I typically hear people say “I’ll start my diet tomorrow,” or “I’ll just finish that later.” However, why not just start now and motivate yourself to unlock your inner greatness.

Below are 32 motivational quotes to help you make the most of your life:

1. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

2. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

3. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

4. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

5. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Unknown

6. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

7. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh

9. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

10. “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

11. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

12. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

13. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

14. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

15. “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith

16. “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles De Gaulle

17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

18. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

19. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

20. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

21. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

22. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

23. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

24. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

26. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

27. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

28. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

29. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.’ – Patti Smith

30. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

31. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali

32. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Which one of these quotes motivates you the most to go out and make something amazing out of your life?

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35 Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Life of Contribution

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Contribution is defined as something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people or to help make something successful. May these quotes inspire you to make a positive contribution to the world so that you may help advance humanity to a greater level. (more…)

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  1. bottle flip

    Sep 29, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Thanks for your sharing. Hope you can contribute more quality posts to this page. Thank you!

  2. Jim

    Sep 27, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Legend and fantastic collection of his quotes, thanks!

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35 Quotes to Inspire You to Live a Life of Contribution

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Contribution is defined as something that you contribute or do to help produce or achieve something together with other people or to help make something successful. May these quotes inspire you to make a positive contribution to the world so that you may help advance humanity to a greater level.

Here are 35 quotes to inspire you to live a life of contribution:

1. “You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.” – Robert F. Kennedy

2. “The best contribution one can make to humanity is to improve oneself.” – Frank Herbert

3. “Every individual in the world has a unique contribution.” – Jack Kornfield

4. “It’s the ultimate luxury to combine passion and contribution. It’s also a very clear path to happiness.” – Sheryl Sandberg

5. “The quality of your life will be determined by the quality of your contribution. When you work to improve the lives of others, your life improves automatically.” – Kurek Ashley

6. “We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.” – Roger Ebert

7. “I feel that my whole life is a contribution.” – Pete Seeger

8. “Every contribution counts. Everyone can make a difference. Just start with yourself.” – Anonymous

9. “Your rewards in life are always in direct proportion to your contribution – your service.” – Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is making a positive difference to other people, especially seeing others grow, succeed and thrive as a result of your own small contribution.” – Azran Osman Rani

11. “Success must include two things: the development of an individual to his utmost potentiality and a contribution of some kind to one’s world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

12. “Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfilment.” – Tony Robbins

13. “You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious. Only you can do, and you must.” – Seth Godin

14. “Never think that what you have to offer is insignificant. There will always be someone out there that needs what you have to give.” – Anonymous

15. “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” – Nelson Mandela

16. “You look out there and there’s people that, their day is changed because of your contribution to it.” – Brad Paisley

17. “Let your actions contribute to advancing humanity to a greater level.” – ATGW

18. “I have a contribution to make.” – Lauren Bacall

19. “Your contribution to the world are significant gifts to humanity.” – Amy Larson

20. The key to life is not accumulation, it is contribution.” – Stephen Covey

21. “Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be?” – Anonymous

22. “Life is about growth and contribution, not perfection.” – Anonymous

23. “Treat your new job as a mission. Avoid procrastination. Increase contribution. Exceed expectations.” – Anonymous

24. “Our contribution purely depends on our consciousness and our willingness to support those in need, to show vulnerability and accept the support of others, to share without expecting the credit, to give it our all and allow our hard work to determine the outcome.” – Yehuda Berg

25. “When you are making a success of something, it’s not work. It’s a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contribution to the world.” – Andrew Grantelli

26. “Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” – Steven Pressfield

27. “Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution.” – Peter Drucker

28. “Life asks of every individual a contribution, and it is up to that individual to discover what it should be.” – Viktor E Frankl

29. “Most people set goals to get. There is a better way. Instead, try setting your goals, based on personal growth and contribution to others.” – Eric Worre

30. “Success is not a function of the size of your title but the richness of your contribution.” – Robin Sharma

31. “The single biggest contribution you can make is to step into your greatness. Let your own unique magnificence blossom.” – Jane Lee Logan

32. “What a privilege to be here on the planet to contribute your unique donation to mankind.” – Morris Dees

33. “Only once you give yourself permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.” – Greg McKeown

34. “It is not position but contribution that makes a leader.” – Apoorve Dubey

35. “It is not what we get but who we become, and what we contribute that gives meaning to our lives.” – Tony Robbins

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The Office was a huge TV success launching the careers of multiple A-list actors and actresses. Although many of the shows characters such as Jim Halpert and Pam Beesly were people’s favorites, Michael Scott was the one who would fill our hearts with inspiration while being funny. Often times, Michael’s baffling and complicated comments would make his employees smile and realize how much he cared for all of them.

Below are 18 of the funniest yet inspirational quotes from The Office:

1. “And I knew exactly what to do. But in a much more real sense, I had no idea what to do.”- Michael Scott

2. “‘You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.’” – Wayne Gretsky’ – Michael Scott

3. “I am Beyoncé, always.” – Michael Scott

4. “Me think, why waste time say lot word, when few word do trick.” – Kevin Malone

5. “You need to play to win. But you also need to win to play.” – Michael Scott

6. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

7. “Sometimes I’ll start a sentence and I don’t even know where it’s going.” – Michael Scott

8. “I’m totally fine. Everything is going to be totally fine.” – Pam Beesly

9. “Worth it.” – Jim Halpert

10. “Chillax.” – Michael Scott

11. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days, before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard

12. “There’s a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn’t that kind of the point?” – Pam Beesly

13. “I, understand — nothing.” – Michael Scott

14. “Make friends first, make sales second, make love third. In no particular order.” – Michael Scott

15. “Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me.” – Michael Scott

16. “Sometimes you have to take a break from being the kind of boss that’s always trying to teach people things. Sometimes you just have to be the boss of dancing.” – Michael Scott

17. “People will never be replaced by machines. In the end, life and business are about human connections. And computers are about trying to murder you in a lake. And to me the choice is easy.” – Michael Scott

18. “The people that you work with are, when you get down to it, your very best friends.” – Michael Scott

Which one of the above quotes from The Office resonates with you most and why?

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21 Sigmund Freud Quotes to Help You Think About Life and What You Want From It

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Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist who is best known for developing psychoanalysis. His theories involve the ego, child sexuality, and libido amongst other things making him one of the most influential academics of the 20th century. Nonetheless, much of his work is debated by academics to this day making Freud a topic of great interest.

Below are 21 Sigmund Freud quotes to help you think about life and what you want from it:

1. “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” – Sigmund Freud

2. “Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” – Sigmund Freud

3. “In the depths of my heart I can’t help being convinced that my dear fellow-men, with a few exceptions, are worthless.” – Sigmund Freud

4. “It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.” – Sigmund Freud

5. “The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’” – Sigmund Freud

6. “If youth knew; if age could.” – Sigmund Freud

7. “A man who has been the indisputable favorite of his mother keeps for life the feeling of a conqueror.” – Sigmund Freud

8. “The ego is not master in its own house.” – Sigmund Freud

9. “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.” – Sigmund Freud

10. “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” – Sigmund Freud

11.The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” – Sigmund Freud

12. “The unconscious of one human being can react upon that of another without passing through the conscious.” – Sigmund Freud

13. “When one does not have what one wants, one must want what one has.” – Sigmund Freud

14. “The more perfect a person is on the outside, the more demons they have on the inside.” – Sigmund Freud

15. “Human beings are funny. They long to be with the person they love but refuse to admit openly. Some are afraid to show even the slightest sign of affection because of fear. Fear that their feelings may not be recognized, or even worst, returned. But one thing about human beings puzzles me the most is their conscious effort to be connected with the object of their affection even if it kills them slowly within.” – Sigmund Freud

16. “Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.” – Sigmund Freud

17. “Whoever loves becomes humble. Those who love have, so to speak, pawned a part of their narcissism.” – Sigmund Freud

18. “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” – Sigmund Freud

19. “The only person with whom you have to compare yourself is you in the past.” – Sigmund Freud

20.In the small matters trust the mind, in the large ones the heart.” – Sigmund Freud

21. “If you don’t like a person it’s because they remind you of something you don’t like about yourself.” – Sigmund Freud

Which one of these Sigmund Freud quotes resonates most with you and why?

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32 Motivational Quotes to Help You Make the Most of Your Life

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Most people would say they want to live a life full of love and prosperity when it comes to their finances, family, friends, fitness, and work. However, there are times where life gets the best of us, and we become uninspired and unmotivated.

We’ve all been unmotivated at one point or another. For example, I typically hear people say “I’ll start my diet tomorrow,” or “I’ll just finish that later.” However, why not just start now and motivate yourself to unlock your inner greatness.

Below are 32 motivational quotes to help you make the most of your life:

1. “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” – Tim Notke

2. “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful.” – Eric Thomas

3. “Success… seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton

4. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso

5. “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Unknown

6. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” – Washington Irving

7. “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.” – Zig Ziglar

8. “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsh

9. “Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.” – John Wooden

10. “Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.” – Alfred A. Montapert

11. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser

12. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

13. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” – Ray Goforth

14. “Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

15. “You got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you, you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it. Period.” – Will Smith

16. “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and men are great only if they are determined to be so.  For glory gives herself only to those who have always dreamed of her.” – Charles De Gaulle

17. “Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair

18. “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis

19. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

20. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder

21. “You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.” – Shonda Rhimes

22. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

23. “Beware of monotony; it’s the mother of all the deadly sins.” – Edith Wharton

24. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” – Robert Kiyosaki

25. “Without hustle, talent will only carry you so far.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

26. “Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg

27. “I am deliberate and afraid of nothing.” – Audre Lorde

28. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs

29. “Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.’ – Patti Smith

30. “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?” – Sheryl Sandberg

31. “I don’t count my sit-ups; I only start counting when it starts hurting because they’re the only ones that count.” – Muhammad Ali

32. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

Which one of these quotes motivates you the most to go out and make something amazing out of your life?

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