Some people think that success happens accidentally. And, they’re partially right – there are too many variables in this world for us to be in control of everything.
Others think that success is predestined for the chosen ones. They’re also somewhat right – to a significant degree, success is determined by our environment, especially during the early years.
However, those who’ve actually done things that many would call groundbreaking success know that thinking about things that are out of one’s control is unproductive and time consuming – if not straight up detrimental to one’s goals.
Instead, pretty much all of the successful entrepreneurs have one core message to share with aspiring businesspeople: do the most with what you’ve got, and don’t sweat the stuff you can’t impact.
On that note, let’s jump into some of my favorite success thoughts that have kept me going over the years.
Dale Carnegie, the Author of How to Win Friends and Influence People
Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
Tony Robbins, entrepreneur-philanthropist-life coach
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Man who Doesn’t Need an Introduction
The last three or four reps is what makes the muscle grow. This area of pain divides the champion from someone else who is not a champion. That’s what most people lack, having the guts to go on and just say they’ll go through the pain no matter what happens.
The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.
Just remember, you can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
These are some of my favorite success quotes. What about you? Leave your favorite personal development quote in the comments!