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25 Inspirational Quotes From Great Personal Development Authors

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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There are a number of amazing personal development books out there, and among the 100’s of classics there are some great gems of wisdom. So we have researched some of the top personal development books and extracted the top personal development quotes that we found to be the most inspirational.

We hope you enjoy these amazing personal development quotes. Make sure you share them with your friends and family to spread a little inspiration into their lives also.

 

 

 

25 Inspirational Personal Development Quotes

 

1.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor E Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning

 

2.

“Life is never incomplete if it is an honorable one. At whatever point you leave life, if you leave it in the right way, it is whole.” – SenecaStoic Philosophy of Seneca

 

3.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

 

4.

“A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.” – Marcus AureliusMeditations

 

5.

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” – Lao Tzu – Tao Te Ching


6.

“The top players in every field think differently when all the marbles are on the line. Great performers focus on what they are doing, and nothing else…They let it happen, let it go. They couldn’t care less about the results.” – John EliotOverachievement: The New Science of Working Less to Accomplish More

 

7.

“There is one single thread binding my way together…the way of the Master consists in doing one’s best…that is all.” – ConfuciusThe Analects of Confucius

 

8.

“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

9.

“What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves. You have to live your life as if you are already where you want to be.” – Russell SimmonsDo You!

 

10.

“The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word Coeur, meaning “heart.” Thus just as one’s heart, by pumping blood to one’s arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values wither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.” – Rollo May – The Courage to Create

 

11.

“But until a person can say deeply and honestly, “I am what I am today because of the choices I made yesterday,” that person cannot say, “I choose otherwise.” – Stephen R. Covey – The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

 

12.

“You have to begin to tell the story of your life as you now want it to be and discontinue the tales of how it has been or of how it is.” – Esther & Jerry Hicks – Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness

 

13.

“Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

 

14.

“In a very real sense we have two minds, one that thinks and one that feels”  – Daniel Goleman – Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

 

15.

“We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus – Enchiridion

 

16.

“So what is the difference between “power thinking” and “positive” thinking? The distinction is slight but profound. To me, people use positive thinking to pretend that everything is rosy, when they really believe that it’s not. With power thinking, we understand that everything is neutral, that nothing has meaning except for the meaning we give it, and that we are going to make up a story and give something it’s meaning.” – T Harv Eker – Secrets of the Millionaire Mind

 

17.

“We all have something that we are meant to do. Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose you will then direct all your energies towards it.” – Robin SharmaThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

 

18.

“What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny.” –  Anaïs Nin – The Diary of Anais Nin

 

19.

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.”  – Stephen Richards – Think Your way to Success: Let Your Dreams Run Free

 

20.

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide – Autumn Leaves

 

21.

“We see men who have accumulated great fortunes, but we often recognize only their triumph, overlooking the temporary defeats which they had to surmount before “arriving.” – Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich

 

22.

“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.” – Zig Ziglar – Raising Positive Kids in a Negative World

 

23.

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist

 

24.

“Star performers start with a well-defined and concrete “impossible” goal they care deeply about and then they build a through-line that clearly connects here with there.” – Robert K Cooper – The Other 90%

 

25.

“As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.” – James Allen – As a Man Thinketh

 

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

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  1. shay

    Dec 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
    great sentence from a great author!

  2. Laiza King

    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Great motivational quotes. I connected with this one most because of my personal experience and how I turned my pain into purpose. “We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus – Enchiridion. The mind indeed is a powerful thing!

  3. Master Melvin M. Lusterio

    May 7, 2015 at 7:13 am

    To inspire is to become the inspiration!

  4. Philemon Geidilo

    Nov 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Joel its inspiring and encouraging indeed. Thanks.

  5. Robert C. Brown

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Great post. I love reading personal development quotes. Personal development is my passion and I’m actually just writing my first personal development book and I’ve released a free copy on my blog, which is going well! I’ll definitely be sharing this 🙂

  6. c.m.nivadha rajan

    May 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    as always, all the quotes are superb.i am a great lover of quotes from my younger days and finally it became as my habit.i always enjoys this site and i am expecting for more quotes from this site.thank you Mr.joel for this wonderful quotes.i liked 1,8,11,23 very much.i am glad to say that ,i am addicted to this site.

  7. s khan

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

    really this we all inspire from this and if this QUOTES is so nice then this person .really nice

  8. anOSA

    Feb 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome quotes. I’m so, so inspired. Good job, good speed.

  9. raghu

    Feb 16, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Hey Joel awesome site how you made it

  10. Anne

    Feb 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I I love all the quotes.

  11. Mark

    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Just found your site today…Best site that I visited all night long. Life is as simple as to how you perceive it. Keep up the great work!! I could read and absorb this stuff all day long!!! Love it

  12. Abdul Rauf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Woah! This post is really an inspiration hub for us all. I have now fallen in love with Addicted2Success 🙂
    My favorite quote is from Marcus: “A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.”

    This is really true that if you don the things you are made for, you are on the go to success path. The rest of the quotes are also superb 🙂

    • Joel

      Joel

      Feb 1, 2014 at 4:13 am

      Thanks for checking out my site Abdul. Keep coming back. Stay Inspired 🙂

  13. Sebastian

    Jan 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I just bought a couple of these books.

  14. James

    Jan 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    All good except number 12. Esther & Jerry Hicks are well known fraudsters, charlatans and propagators of ingratiating platitudes in exchange for exorbitant fees. They should be shunned and ridiculed for the tricksters, fakesters and irresponsible illusionists taking advantage of the desperate and credulous, that they are.

    • Emily Filloramo

      Apr 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      James, I never knew that about the Hicks. Where’s that information from? Are you saying the Law of Attraction is fraudulent or the way the Hicks delivers it?

  15. Naomi@Leavethe9-5

    Jan 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Joel,

    I really wanted to chose only one favorite but I struggled to get it down to three.

    #8
    “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    (this is very current to my personal life right now – guess I got to get on with it!)

    #13
    “Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

    (I LOVE THIS. I needed reminding of this today. I shouldn’t care what others think. My Life – My Terms!)

    #20
    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide – Autumn Leaves

    (I come across so many people who are victims of themselves and their situations. They refuse to take action and loved ones make excuses for their awful, inappropriate behavior)

    Thanks for the quotes Joel. You’ve given me some great reading material for the next few months.

    Take care

    Naomi

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jan 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Good on you Naomi, I’m glad you liked the quotes 🙂 Stay inspired!

      • Marie

        Feb 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 and inspiration is everything to me.

        • Marie

          Feb 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

          Always remember, “If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

          • Marie Marlow

            Feb 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

            Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 years old and I think everyone needs inspiration now and forever. Always remember ” If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

            • Siraj

              Apr 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm

              Truly amazing Marie…You are 13 and talking about Inspirations and Dreams. Way to go!!!!

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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. shay

    Dec 23, 2016 at 8:59 am

    “When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
    great sentence from a great author!

  2. Laiza King

    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Great motivational quotes. I connected with this one most because of my personal experience and how I turned my pain into purpose. “We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how we respond to them.” – Epictetus – Enchiridion. The mind indeed is a powerful thing!

  3. Master Melvin M. Lusterio

    May 7, 2015 at 7:13 am

    To inspire is to become the inspiration!

  4. Philemon Geidilo

    Nov 22, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Joel its inspiring and encouraging indeed. Thanks.

  5. Robert C. Brown

    Oct 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Great post. I love reading personal development quotes. Personal development is my passion and I’m actually just writing my first personal development book and I’ve released a free copy on my blog, which is going well! I’ll definitely be sharing this 🙂

  6. c.m.nivadha rajan

    May 5, 2014 at 8:48 am

    as always, all the quotes are superb.i am a great lover of quotes from my younger days and finally it became as my habit.i always enjoys this site and i am expecting for more quotes from this site.thank you Mr.joel for this wonderful quotes.i liked 1,8,11,23 very much.i am glad to say that ,i am addicted to this site.

  7. s khan

    Mar 2, 2014 at 9:32 am

    really this we all inspire from this and if this QUOTES is so nice then this person .really nice

  8. anOSA

    Feb 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Awesome quotes. I’m so, so inspired. Good job, good speed.

  9. raghu

    Feb 16, 2014 at 4:20 am

    Hey Joel awesome site how you made it

  10. Anne

    Feb 6, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I I love all the quotes.

  11. Mark

    Feb 5, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Just found your site today…Best site that I visited all night long. Life is as simple as to how you perceive it. Keep up the great work!! I could read and absorb this stuff all day long!!! Love it

  12. Abdul Rauf

    Jan 31, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Woah! This post is really an inspiration hub for us all. I have now fallen in love with Addicted2Success 🙂
    My favorite quote is from Marcus: “A man’s true delight is to do the things he was made for.”

    This is really true that if you don the things you are made for, you are on the go to success path. The rest of the quotes are also superb 🙂

    • Joel

      Joel

      Feb 1, 2014 at 4:13 am

      Thanks for checking out my site Abdul. Keep coming back. Stay Inspired 🙂

  13. Sebastian

    Jan 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

    I just bought a couple of these books.

  14. James

    Jan 23, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    All good except number 12. Esther & Jerry Hicks are well known fraudsters, charlatans and propagators of ingratiating platitudes in exchange for exorbitant fees. They should be shunned and ridiculed for the tricksters, fakesters and irresponsible illusionists taking advantage of the desperate and credulous, that they are.

    • Emily Filloramo

      Apr 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm

      James, I never knew that about the Hicks. Where’s that information from? Are you saying the Law of Attraction is fraudulent or the way the Hicks delivers it?

  15. Naomi@Leavethe9-5

    Jan 23, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Hi Joel,

    I really wanted to chose only one favorite but I struggled to get it down to three.

    #8
    “What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson – Selected Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson

    (this is very current to my personal life right now – guess I got to get on with it!)

    #13
    “Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothings others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

    (I LOVE THIS. I needed reminding of this today. I shouldn’t care what others think. My Life – My Terms!)

    #20
    “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – André Gide – Autumn Leaves

    (I come across so many people who are victims of themselves and their situations. They refuse to take action and loved ones make excuses for their awful, inappropriate behavior)

    Thanks for the quotes Joel. You’ve given me some great reading material for the next few months.

    Take care

    Naomi

    • Joel

      Joel

      Jan 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      Good on you Naomi, I’m glad you liked the quotes 🙂 Stay inspired!

      • Marie

        Feb 8, 2014 at 7:07 pm

        Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 and inspiration is everything to me.

        • Marie

          Feb 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm

          Always remember, “If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

          • Marie Marlow

            Feb 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

            Inspiration is a beautiful thing never loose it. I’m 13 years old and I think everyone needs inspiration now and forever. Always remember ” If your dreams don’t scare you they’re not big enough.”

            • Siraj

              Apr 16, 2014 at 5:10 pm

              Truly amazing Marie…You are 13 and talking about Inspirations and Dreams. Way to go!!!!

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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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