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40 INSPIRING QUOTES TO LIVE BY TO FIND TRUE SUCCESS IN LIFE

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Inspiring Quotes to Live By

There is classic quote by the late motivational speaker Robert Schuller that asks the question, “What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” Your answer to that question should not be taken lightly. It should be cultivated, protected, and encouraged. And that’s exactly what we aim to do on this page, support you and your dream with this list of inspiring quotes to live by.   

Our hope is that these supporting quotes will lift you up and encourage you to follow through on whatever dream, goal, or achievement you would be striving towards if you knew you could not fail.

So, leverage these inspiring sayings as the small whisper of encouragement we all need from time to time, to follow through on what we were put on this earth to do.

Without further ado, here are your 40 inspiring quotes to live by.

Inspiring Quotes to Live By to Help You Find True Success

Best Inspirational Quotes to Live By

1.  “Freedom lies in being bold.”  – Robert Frost

2.  “Follow your dreams, they know the way.”  –  Kobe Yamada

3.  “What is not started today, is never finished tomorrow.”  –  Wolfgang Von Goethe

4.  “If you can’t outplay them, outwork them.”  –  Ben Hogan

5.  “No matter where your’re from your dreams are valid.”  –  Lupita Nyong’o

6.  “Without labor nothing prospers.”  –  Sophocles

7.  “All wealth is the product of labor.”  –  John Locke

8.  “There is no substitute for hardwork.”  –  Thomas Edison

9.  “Your energy is currency.  Spend it well.  Invest it wisely.”  –  Unknown

10.  “It’s not about the money, it’s about the passion.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

11.  “The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained  by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”  –  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

12.  “Plough deep while sluggards sleep and you will have corn to sell and to keep.”  –  Benjamin Franklin

13.  “Keep trying you will get there.”  –  Unknown

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

15.  “Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”  –  Voltaire

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

17.  “The cyclone derives its power from a calm center, so does a person.”  –  Norman Vincent Peale

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18.  “To keep your balance keep moving.”  –  Unknown

19.  “We will either find a way or make one.”  –  Hanibal

20.  “It’s impossible to fail if you learn from your mistakes.” – Steve Jobs

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21.  “The only wealth which you keep forever is the wealth you have given away.”  –  Marcus Aurelius

22.  “Imagination is the true magic carpet ride.”  –  Norman Vincent Peale

23.  “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.”  –  Confucius

24.  “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible  into the visible.”  –  Anthony Robbins

25.  “Stay patient and trust the journey.”  –  The Universe

26.  “What the mind can conceive, it can achieve.”  –  Napoleon Hill

27.  “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with their song still in them.”  –  Henry David Thoreau

28.  “Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.”  –  William James

29.  “Don’t be pushed by your problems.  Be lead by your dreams.”  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

30.  “Always discover your vision, and the rest will follow.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

31.  “Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness;  It is generally the byproduct of other activities.”  –  Aldous Huxley

32.  “It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;   It is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”  –  Seneca

33.  “The world rewards the relentless.”  –  Unknown

34.  “Luck is the residue of design.”  –  John Milton

35. “The sight of an achievement is the greatest gift a human being can offer to others.”  –  Ayn Rand

36.  “Do your best and leave the rest to God.”  –  Norman Vincent Peale

37. “Change your thoughts and you change your world.”  –  Norman Vincent Peale

38. “Don’t let your happiness depend on something you may lose.”  –  C.S.  Lewis

39. “Sometimes out of your biggest misery, comes your greatest gain.” – Steve Harvey

40. “True success is reaching our potential without compromising our values.” – Muhammad Ali

Final Thoughts

There you have it, some of the most inspiring quotes to live by. We hope you’ll take these quote, and use them to inspire you in action.

With that being said, what would you do if you could not fail? Whatever your answer is, go do that.

Till next time,

STRIVE


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HOW TO BE FREE IN A WORLD THAT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO BE

 

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How To Be Free

We are all chasing something. Some of us are chasing fame, many others power, and the great majority…money.

Most of us crave these things because we’ve lacked one or all at some point in our lives.  For many of us, years and years pass as we yearn for what we lack.

Until!  Until that one day arrives.  The day we make up our minds to change things.

And so, we attempt to take matters into our own hands.

THE CHASE

We pursue with zeal, that thing we have convinced ourselves we were lacking.

We chase relentlessly our much-needed fame, power, and fortune.

And for the most part, many of us eventually reach our zenith. We reach a semblance of that intended aim.

Yet, once attained, something usually doesn’t seem right.

The exuberance gained from obtaining our goal quickly fades.

And unfortunately, that feeling of accomplishment is almost always short-lived.

Why?

Because in most cases, all too many of us chase goals without understanding the deep and true intentions of our pursuit.

We think all we really want is the money, the fame, and the power.  We think once we get these things, everything in our lives will be fine.  And all our problems will magically be solved.

But this is not true.

WHAT YOU REALLY WANT

This is not true, because money, fame, and power is not what you really want.

What most of us really want. What most of us really need, is to feel as if we own ourselves.

We all want the peace of mind that comes from knowing we can manage, survive, and even thrive on our own in this world.

From the day we are born, we seek out and continually struggle for more and more independence.

We want to know we can do it on our own.

Every waking moment, from our first breath to our last, we strive to own ourselves.   We strive to find a way to move through this life unfettered, freely, and without restraint.

We seek the dignity that is bestowed upon the person who has learned how to become the master of their own life.

My friend, what we really want is freedom.

And freedom can only be found in one way.

And the way is through self-reliance.

NOT LOTS OF MONEY

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On the surface, the money, fame, and power appear to be what we crave most.  But it is not.  It is the freedom those things can provide when the money, fame, and power are acquired.

However, without self-reliance, the fame, the money, and the power will always be limited.  Without self-reliance you can never be free.

The self-reliant person can always find ways to acquire money.  But, the reliant person will always be limited by their dependencies;

Dependent on an employer for a paycheck? Not Free.

Dependent on the government? Not Free.

Dependent on someone to take care of you? Not Free.

Dependent on a trust fund? Not Free Either.

You see, even the person who finds their way to some big money by good luck but lacks self-reliance, risks losing it all.

Look at all the tales of lottery winners and ex-professional athletes gone bust.  They acquire loads of money, but never learn the value of self-reliance.  They never learn the value of taking ownership of their own lives.  They never truly learn how to be free.

As a result, they become victims of their outcome, prisoners of their bad habits, and almost always quickly go from having it all to losing it all.

NOT FAME

The self-reliant knows how and where to look to find fame and recognition. The reliant is bound by their ignorance and those with whom they owe their fame to.

A person who finds fame, but lacks independence, ends up much like the lottery winner who never learned the value of self-reliance.  Such people eventually find themselves without their cherished celebrity-like status, and struggle mightily to get it back.

They hope their managers, agents, or talent scouts can help them, and they can, but it always comes with a price.  And that price is freedom.

And the minute a person realizes they don’t have true freedom, their fame loses its luster.

NOT POWER 

The self-reliant person easily learns the inner workings of power.  And when you combine their independence with their deep understanding of power, gaining the upper hand (when it comes to power) is made so much easier.

A person who wields power, but is dependent on others, always comes up short.  Power is best managed and kept by the self-sufficient, self-supporting, and the self-reliant.  A person who depends on another, always forfeits their power over to the person they depend on.

Power seeks dependents, not dependency.

And that is why, only he who is self-supporting is self-reliant, independent, free.

HOW TO BECOME FREE

So how can you become more self-reliant?  How can you become free?

Simple.

You decide to be.  Then you work for it, labor for it, earn it.

Independence, freedom, and happiness will always come through labor, not idleness. You can’t get to a Super bowl, let alone win it, by accident. The same goes for the World Cup, the Olympics, or name your highly cherished endpoint.

There’s no pill you can take that will automatically show you how to be free, nor is there an easy shortcut for learning how to become self-reliant.   But there is a formula, and it’s quite simple.

Simple formula, yes, easy formula, no.

And the simple formula is this…   awareness + action.

Related: Inspiring Self-Reliance Quotes

AWARENESS

If you truly want to learn how to be free, you must make up your mind to become the master of your circumstances.  You must decide to become the captain of your own ship.

And that starts to happen when you become aware that you are fully responsible for your decisions, your actions, for your life.

And in so doing, you’ll realize that all your efforts, or lack thereof, have lead you to the exact point where you find yourself today.

This realization is your starting point.  It will be your foundation for future action towards your true aims. Freedom.

ACTION

The self-reliant person is too strong, too decent, too dignified to depend upon others, like some needy infant, for his support.

He strives to learn, shuns self-conceit, embraces self-trust, and becomes a person of quick decision.

The self-reliant man, the free man, is a man of action.

Are you a man…or woman of action?  You get to decide.

You have the keys on how to be free.  They were just given to you, so what will you do with them?

If you wish to maintain sovereignty over yourself in the highly connected world we find ourselves in, you must get comfortable with maximum effort, and continuous striving.

You absolutely must become a person of action.

If you truly want to be self-reliant and free, you must begin trusting yourself as a task-master. Take responsibility for everything that has happened and is happening in your life.

Most importantly, if you don’t like where you are going, or if you feel you are over dependent on anyone or anything, have the courage to take massive action.

Grab the helm of your ship, and steer it into the harbor you seek.  Your freedom awaits!

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

PS – Achieving freedom doesn’t just magically happen. Achieving freedom requires a plan. So, if you truly want to captain your own ship and be free, you’ll need something like this to steer your ship from point A to point B.

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3 REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD STRIVE FOR SELF-RELIANCE

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In this day and age, achieving self-reliance is more important than ever. People spend years in college striving to earn their golden-ticket, otherwise known as a degree. But once they have that degree in hand, reality sets in, and they quickly learn that their liberal education has led them to the exact opposite of what a liberal education was meant to do, liberate.

Instead, all too many end up graduating into a form of self-indentured servitude. No one tells them that they will be beholden to their debt for decades to come. Rarely will there be an educator, counselor, or administrator who tells them of alternatives.

They will never learn about the ways that will really set them free. At least not while they are in school, and in the machine. Nope! No one will tell the truth about how a degree does not set anyone free. But, I’ll tell you.

WHY YOU SHOULD STRIVE FOR SELF-RELIANCE

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1.) An Expensive Degree Won’t Make You Free

When you graduate from college, you will be in debt. At which point, you will need to get a job. You’ll need this job to pay off that debt.

And then, once you land that job, you will have to toe the line of an employer until that debt is paid off. You will have to follow their every rule, and rely on them for a paycheck. Which is why, if you are still in college, think twice about how much debt you take on. And if you have already graduated, it is critical that you start striving now to pay off that debt pronto.

Debt enslaves, and less debt leads to self-reliance sooner.

So, find a way to get educated without creating an insanely large ball and chain (debt) for yourself. More debt equals less self-reliance, and to the degree you are less self-reliant, you are equally less free.

2.) Reliance On One Employer Isn’t Freedom

Now, once you pay off your debt, you won’t automatically be free. Why? Because you will still have to go to work and clock in just to pay your bills.

You’ll likely have to work with people you don’t want to work with, doing something you really don’t like to do, just to eek by. Again, you’ll be beholden to a corporate employer for your living for the foreseeable future.

On top of that, you’ll also have to ensure you stay within the lines of that employer’s political and social beliefs. Diverge even a little, and you’ll either get canned, or have your opportunities with that company stifled.

Again, reliance on one employer is not freedom. Staying in one place, doing what your told, and allowing them to force feed you their twisted ideas of how the world should be is not freedom either.

Which is why, finding a way to earn a living independent of one single employer or income stream is necessary to be self-reliant. Otherwise you truly aren’t free.

3.) Self-Reliance Maintains Your Dignity

A person who doesn’t have to answer to anybody, and that can truly fend for themselves is free. Any person who must bow their head in subjection to any person, debit, or entity, is a captive.

Feeling obligated to do something you don’t want to do, and for the benefit of someone else, and then doing, strips people of their dignity.

So, for the sake of your own self-worth and dignity you should strive to be self-reliant. Strive to place yourself in a position where you get to truly call the shots for the direction of your own life. It can be done.

Final thoughts

And that’s that. Three really important reasons every person should start striving to be self-reliant. It doesn’t matter if you have yet to start college, completed it, or have yet to join the workforce, you should keep in mind with every decision you make, that self-reliance is the ultimate end game.

If it’s not, you’ll remain in the “system” forever. And as a result, you’ll be dependent and reliant on someone or something for the rest of your days. So, don’t let that be you. Strive to for self-reliance. Strive to become free, even if the world doesn’t want you to be.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed this write-up, then you’ll likely enjoy this article on how to get free and rich, even with a normal job.

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BEST GRATITUDE QUOTES TO INSPIRE A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

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Gratitude is the quality of being thankful. It’s a readiness to show appreciation, and an eager willingness to return kindness to the person or entity that has graced us with the good we find ourselves appreciating. Gratitude is a positive quality that allows us to celebrate the present, block toxic emotions and experiences, reduce stress, and improve our self-worth. In short, gratitude is good and can help us create a beautiful life. So, in honor of this powerful life-enhancing attitude, we aim to publish some of our favorite gratitude quotes.

Our hope is that these gratitude quotes will help you realize that an attitude of gratitude is worth embracing all year long, and not just in November. With that said, if you’re ready for some of the most inspiring gratitude quotes and sayings, let’s dive in:

BEST GRATITUDE QUOTES AND SAYINGS

Best Gratitude Quotes and Sayings

1.Being rich/wealthy is being in touch with the fullness of life. When you are open to the present moment, what comes in, is a gratitude for “what is”. – Eckhart Tolle

2. “It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.” – Eckhart Tolle

3. “Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.” – Eckhart Tolle

4. “Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” – Zig Ziglar

5. “Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.” – Zig Ziglar

6. “The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.” – Zig Ziglar

7. “Gratitude is the vessel that we lift to the Gods that they may fill it with their wonder-gifts.” – Rudolf Steiner

8 “Gratitude is a sacred space where you allow and know that a force greater than your ego is always at work and always available.” – Wayne Dyer

9. “Be in a state of gratitude for everything that shows up in your life. Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing. What is the lesson or gift in what you are experiencing right now? Find your joy not in what’s missing in your life but in how you can serve.” – Wayne Dyer

10. “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward

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11. “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” – William Arthur Ward

12. “Here dies another day during which I have had eyes, ears, hands and the great world around me; and with tomorrow begins another. Why am I allowed two?” – G.K. Chesterton

13. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – G.K. Chesterton

14. “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of though; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

15. “Trade your expectation to appreciation and the world changes instantly.” – Tony Robbins

16. “When you direct your focus toward gratitude, you’ll find true joy and fulfillment.” – Tony Robbins

17. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” – Albert Schweitzer

18. “The greatest thing is to give thanks for everything. He who has learned this knows what it means to live. He has penetrated the whole mystery of life: giving thanks for everything.” – Albert Schweitzer

19. “To be grateful is to recognize the Love of God in everything he has given us — and he has given us everything.” – Thomas Merton

20. “Gratitude and attitude are not challenges; they are choices.” – Robert Braathe

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21. “Gratitude therefore take nothing for granted, is never unresponsive, is constantly awakening to new wonder.” – Thomas Merton

22. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

23. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” – Oprah Winfrey

24. “The more thankful I became, the more my bounty increased. That’s because for sure what you focus on expands. When you focus on the goodness in life, you create more of it.” – Oprah Winfrey

25. “I am happy because I am grateful. I choose to be grateful. That gratitude allows me to be happy.” – Will Arnet

26. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

27. “My day begins with gratitude and joy. I look forward with enthusiasm to the adventures of the day, knowing that in my life, all is good.” – Louise Hay

28. “That’s just the way life works: gratitude and appreciation just bring more goodness. Remember: Everything we give out comes back. Gratitude has all sorts of little, surprising rewards.” – Louise Hay

29. “In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

30. “Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.” – Jack Canfield

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31. “I awoke this morning with devout thanskgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Short Gratitude Quotes

We hope you enjoyed the inspiring gratitude quotes above. This next set is no less inspiring, but is a collection of some of those pithy and short gratitude quotes that pack a punch. We hope you appreciate them.

32. “Gratitude is the energy of faith.” – William Arthur Ward

33. “When you’re present in gratitude you can’t be anywhere else.” – Jay Shetty

34. “The universe provides abundantly when you’re in a state of gratefulness.” – Wayne Dyer

35. “The more gratitude I feel, the more I am aware that the supply is endless.” – Louise Hay

36. “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.” – Gratitude Quote

37. “Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.” – C.S. Lewis

38. “When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.” – Tony Robbins

39. “I can no other answer make, but thanks and thanks, and ever thanks.” – William Shakespeare

40 “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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41. “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may loo bac and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault

Best Attitude of Gratitude Quotes

Having an attitude of gratitude is key to living our best lives. It’s a practice and habit that we should all embrace. With that said, below is small collection of some of the best quotes attitude of gratitude quotes. Enjoy.

42. “Always have an attitude of gratitude.” – Sterling K. Brown

43. “Be present in all things, and thankful for all things.” – Maya Angelou

44. “Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.” – Zig Ziglar

45. “Of all the ‘attitudes’ we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.” – Zig Ziglar

46. “You cut yourself off from the supply of awesomeness when you are not in a state of gratitude.” – Jen Sincero

47. “Start each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart.” – Roy T. Bennett

48. “There are so many things in the world that could be invisible to the material eye, and when you take a moment to stop, to pause, to be present and notice them — that’s gratitude.” – Jay Shetty

49. “Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy

50. “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.” – Doris Day

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51. “Living in a state of gratitude is the gateway to grace.” – Arianna Huffington

52. “Gratitude can transform any situation. It alters your vibration, moving you from negative energy to positive. It’s the quickest, easiest, most powerful way to effect change in your life — this I know for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

53. “O Lord, who lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” – William Shakespeare

54. “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.” – Cynthia Ozick

55. “When you arise in the morning, think of the precious privilege it is to be alive — to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love — then make that day count.” – Steve Maraboli

56. “When you drink from the stream remember the spring.” – Chinese Proverb

57. “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” – Nietzsche

58. “Gratitude is the ability to experience life as a gift. It liberates us from the prison of self-preoccupation.” – John Ortberg

59. “You can’t be grateful and be a victim at the same time. Stop playing the blame game.” – Ed Mylett

60. “Celebrate what you want more of.” – Tom Peters

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61. “Let your small appreciations build into a tidal wave of gratitude.” – Ken Honda

62. “Gratitude works like miracles. If you pour on gratitude, everything melts, especially bad feelings.” – Wahei Takeda

63. “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” – Mary Davis

64. “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

65. “What you focus on you create more of, so if the plan is to get rich, you’re gonna want to focus on abundance as much as possible. Give as much as you can as often as you can, receive with gratitude and joy, think of money as your pal, raise your frequency and get in the flow, yo.” – Jen Sincero

66. “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” – Karl Barth

67. “Showing gratitude is the easiest and yet most impactful thing we can do for each other.” – Lori Greiner

68. “I know it may sound crazy but I try to keep the hard times of the past in the forefront of my mind, because it allows me to live every day with a greater perspective, purpose and GRATITUDE.” – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

69. “When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.” – G.K. Chesterton

70. “Gratitude erases negativity.” – Steve Harvey

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71. “If you want to get over your issues and rock your life, be grateful, look for the good and learn.” – Jen Sincero

72. “Gratitude is an attitude that hooks us up to our source of supply. And the more grateful you are, the closer you become to your maker, to the architect of the universe, to the spiritual core of your being. It’s a phenomenal lesson.” – Bob Proctor

73. “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley

74. “If you can’t find gratitude, you’ll never find peace.” – Leticia Rae

75.  “A noble person is mindful and thankful of the favors he receives from others.” – Buddha

Final Thoughts

Alright, if you’ve ever wondered what is a good quote for gratitude, well, now you have plenty of answers. One thing to keep in mind is that gratitude is something we should embrace as often as possible, not just one month out of the year.

These quotes are not just year end gratitude quotes, these are quotes to help you appreciate…appreciation all year long. Why? Because that’s how a beautiful life is created.

With said, stay grateful, stay positive, and thank you for stopping by. We’re sincerely grateful!

Till next time,

STRIVE

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100+ INSPIRATIONAL SIMON SINEK QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

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Simon Sinek is an American best-selling author, an inspirational speaker, and a visionary thinker whose already inspired hundreds of millions of people all over the world. He’s best known for his TED Talk on the concept of WHY, and his viral video on millennials in the workplace. However, he continues to inspire with his leadership development company, ‘The Optimism Company’, and through his podcast, ‘A Bit of Optimism’.

That said, Simon knows a thing or two about success, leadership, and finding a way to live out your best life. As such, we’ve rounded up this collection of the most inspirational and insightful Simon Sinek quotes. Our hope, is that you’ll be able to leverage their wisdom to find the inspiration needed to achieve the success you seek. So, if you’re ready to be inspired, let’s dive into these Simon Sinek quotes.

BEST SIMON SINEK QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

Simon Sinek Quotes for Success

1. “When we work hard for something we don’t believe in, it’s called stress. When we work hard for something we love, it’s called passion.” – Simon Sinek

2. “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

3. “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – Simon Sinek

4. “The goal is not to be better by the end. The goal is to be better tomorrow.” – Simon Sinek

5. “There are only two ways to influence human behavior: you can manipulate it or you can inspire it.” – Simon Sinek

6. “The challenge of the unknown future is so much more exciting that the stories of the accomplished past.” – Simon Sinek

7. “If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” – Simon Sinek

8. “Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them. People are either motivated or they are not. Unless you give motivated people something to believe in, something bigger than their job to work toward, they will motivate themselves to find a new job and you’ll be stuck with whoever’s left.” – Simon Sinek

9. “You don’t hire for skills, you hire for attitude. You can always teach skills.” – Simon Sinek

10.Dream big. Start small. But most of all, start.” – Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Dream Big Start Small Quote

11. “A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.” – Simon Sinek

12. “A culture is strong when people work with each other, for each other. A culture is weak when people work against each other, for themselves.” – Simon Sinek

13. “When we help ourselves, we find moments of happiness. When we help others, we find lasting fulfillment.” – Simon Sinek

14. “The value of a true leader is not measured by the work they do, but by the work they inspire others to do.” – Simon Sinek

15. “As the Zen Buddhist saying goes, how you do anything is how you do everything.” – Simon Sinek

16. “I find, when you’re an optimist, life has a funny way of looking after you.” – Simon Sinek

17. “When you compete against everyone else, no one wants to help you. But when you compete against yourself, everyone wants to help you.” – Simon Sinek

18. “Let us all be the leaders we wish we had.” – Simon Sinek

19. “It is not the genius at the top giving directions that makes people great. It is great people that make the guy at the top look like a genius.” – Simon Sinek

20. “If the challenge we face doesn’t scare us, then it’s probably not that important.” – Simon Sinek

21. “There is an entire section in the bookshop called self-help, but there is no section called help others. We are helping to build the help others industry… And it starts with Optimism.” – Simon Sinek

22. “The single best machine to measure trust is a human being. We haven’t figured out a metric that works better than our own sort of, like, ‘There’s something fishy about you.'” – Simon Sinek

23. “The ability for a group of people to do remarkable things hinges on how well those people can pull together as a team.” – Simon Sinek

24. “We are not victims of our situation. We are the architects of it.” – Simon Sinek

25. “A boss wants to pay for results, an employee wants recognition for effort. If a boss recognizes effort, they will get even better results.” – Simon Sinek

26. “Anyone can sell a product by dropping prices, but it doesn’t breed loyalty.” – Simon Sinek

27. “A leader must be inspired by the people before a leader can inspire the people.” – Simon Sinek

28. “You get to take credit when you also take accountability.” – Simon Sinek

29. “The goal is not to do business with everybody who needs what you have. The goal is to do business with people who believe what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

20. Success is when reality catches up to your imagination.” – Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Success Quotes

31. “If you can clearly articulate the dream or the goal, start.” – Simon Sinek

32. “Giving doesn’t mean we don’t ask for help. Giving means that we ask for help so that we can better give to others.” – Simon Sinek

33. “Don’t freak yourself out by what others have. They don’t have what you got.” – Simon Sinek

34. “Leadership is not about being in charge. Leadership is about take care of those in your charge.” – Simon Sinek

35. “The role of a leader is not to come up with all the great ideas. The role of a leader is to create an environment in which great ideas can happen.” – Simon Sinek

36. “The most effective leaders are actually better at guarding against danger when they acknowledge that it exists. Cowards, in contrast, cling to the hope that failure will never happen and may be sloppy in the face of danger — not because they don’t acknowledge that it exists, but because they are just too afraid of it to look it in the eye.” – Simon Sinek

37. “Vision is a destination — a fixed point to which we focus all effort. Strategy is a route — an adaptable path to get us where we want to go.” – Simon Sinek

38. “Value is not determined by those who set the price. Value determined by those who choose to pay it.” – Simon Sinek

39. “If you want to feel happy, do something for yourself. If you want to feel fulfilled, do something for someone else.” – Simon Sinek

40. “Integrity is when we say the same thing publicly that we say privately.” – Simon Sinek

41. “The best way to find joy in our lives or overcome struggle is with the help of others.” – Simon Sinek

42. “There is a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” – Simon Sinek

43. “We must all try to empathize before we criticize. Ask someone what’s wrong before telling them they are wrong.” – Simon Sinek

44. “Leadership is a way of thinking, a way of acting and most importantly, a way of communicating.” – Simon Sinek

45. “Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.” – Simon Sinek

46.  “To think that you’re an expert in anything is a dangerous pursuit. You’re never as good as you could be, there’s always room for improvement.” – Simon Sinek

47. “The mind can be convinced, but the heart must be won.” – Simon Sinek

48. “It is important to celebrate our victories, but we cannot linger on them. For the Infinite Game is still going and there is still much work to be done.” – Simon Sinek

49. “We last longer if we compete against ourselves for the good of others instead of competing against others for the good of ourselves.” – Simon Sinek

50. Money is fuel and fuel is very important.” – Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek Quotes on Money

51. “My ‘Why’ is to inspire people to do what inspires them.” – Simon Sinek

52. “When we try to please everyone, we end up pleasing no one… lease of all ourselves.” – Simon Sinek

53. “What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world.” – Simon Sinek

54. “Success comes when we wake up every day in that never-ending pursuit of WHY we do WHAT we do.” – Simon Sinek

55. “Leadership is an education and the best leaders think of themselves as the students, no the teachers.” – Simon Sinek

56. “If you say what you believe, and you do what you believe, you will attract people who will believe what you believe.” – Simon Sinek

57. “Value is something people feel, not something we tell them they get.” – Simon Sinek

58. “A boss tells people what they must do to achieve a goal. A leader asks people what they can do to advance a vision.” – Simon Sinek

59. “All managers of metrics have an opportunity to become leaders of people.” – Simon Sinek

60. “Playing the infinite game of life requires an Infinite Mindset in order to succeed.” – Simon Sinek

61. “Companies that are built for stability can weather hard times, but they rarely improve from it. When we build for resilience, we can actually adapt and come out stronger.” – Simon Sinek

62. “A leader without a title is better than a title without the ability to lead.” – Simon Sinek

63. “The primary ingredient for progress is optimism. The unwavering belief that something can be better drives the human race forward.” – Simon Sinek

65. “The best leaders are the ones that learn to be the last to speak.” – Simon Sinek

66. “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” – Simon Sinek

67. “Self confidence is the ability to exercise restraint in the face of disrespect and still show respect in response.” – Simon Sinek

68.  “If you want to achieve anything in this world, you have to get used to the idea that not everyone will like you.” – Simon Sinek

69.Don’t quit. Never give up trying to build the world you can see, even if others can’t see it. Listen to your drum and your drum only. It’s the one that makes the sweetest sound.” – Simon Sinek

70. “The only way to “Find out if it will work out” is to do it.” – Simon Sinek

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71. “Achievement happens when we pursue and attain what we want. Success comes when we are in clear pursuit of Why we want it.” – Simon Sinek

72. “Most of us live our lives by accident—we live as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose.” – Simon Sinek

73. “Confidence is believing in yourself. Arrogance is telling others you’re better than they are. Confidence inspires. Arrogance destroys.” – Simon Sinek

74. “If we were good at everything, we would have no need for each other.” – Simon Sinek

75. “Focus on where you’re going and you’ll know what steps to take. Focus on the steps you’re taking and you won’t know where you’re going.” – Simon Sinek

76. It’s not about the events. It’s not about intensity. It’s about consistency.” – Simon Sinek

77. “You have an entire generation that has access to an addictive numbing chemical called dopamine through social media and cell phones as they are going through the high stress of adolescences.” – Simon Sinek

78. “If you wake up and you check your phone before you say good morning to your girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse, you have an addiction. And like all addiction, in time it’ll destroy relationships, it will cost time, and it will cost money, and it will make your life worse.” – Simon Sinek

79. “What this young generation needs to learn is patience, that some things that really, really matter, like love, or job fulfillment, joy, love of life, self-confidence, a skill-set, any of these things, all of these things take time.” – Simon Sinek

80. “Always plan for the fact that no plan ever goes according to plan.” – Simon Sinek

81. “There’s another study that was released not that long ago, that says that parents who work late, the negative impact that it has on their children is little to none. They may feel guilty as parents, but the negative impact it has on the raising of their children is little to none. However, parents who come home from jobs they hate or don’t love, their kids are likely to be bullies at school.”

82. “Greatness is not born from one success. It’s born from persevering through the countless failed attempts that preceded.” – Simon Sinek

83. “Success is a team sport. Failure we can do alone. Success takes the help of others.” – Simon Sinek

84. “No matter when or where, always bring your ‘A’ game, because you never know when it will open doors for you.” – Simon Sinek

85. “It’s not about being ranked number one, it’s not about having more followers on Twitter than your friends, its not about outdoing anyone, its about outdoing yourself.” – Simon Sinek

86. “Great leaders don’t blame the tools they are given. They work to sharpen them.” – Simon Sinek

87. “A boss has a title, a leader has the people.” – Simon Sinek

88. “When in doubt, be yourself.” – Simon Sinek

89. “Truly effective and inspiring leaders aren’t’ actually driven to lead people, they are driven to serve them.” – Simon Sinek

90. “The way we find fulfillment is by doing good for others.” – Simon Sinek

91. “Success always takes help. Failure is done alone.” – Simon Sinek

92. “A star wants to see himself rise to the top. A leader wants to see those around him rise to the top.” – Simon Sinek

93. “An entrepreneur is somebody who is constantly looking for a better way to do something, there’s sort of a mad scientist about them.” – Simon Sinek

94. “Very few organizations WHY they do what they do. WHY is not about making money. That’s a result. WHY is a purpose, cause, or belief. It’s the very reason your organization exists.” – Simon Sinek

95. “As it turns out all the great and inspiring leaders and organizations in the world, whether its Apple, or Martin Luther King, or The Wright Brothers, they all think, act, and communicate the exact same way… and it’s the complete opposite to everyone else.” – Simon Sinek

96. “We don’t get to choose the nature of the game, life is infinite. We don’t even get to choose if we want to play in the game or not, once you’re born, you’re in it. We get one choice, do you want to play with a finite mindset, or do you want to play with an infinite mindset.” – Simon Sinek

97. “There’s two ways to see the world; some people see the thing that they want, and some people see the thing that prevents them from getting the thing that they want.” – Simon Sinek

98. “Passion is the feeling you have, that you’d probably do this for free you know, and you can’t believe somebody pays you to do it.” – Simon Sinek

99. “Sometimes, you’re the problem.” – Simon Sinek

100. “Words may inspire, but only action creates change.” – Simon Sinek

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Bonus Simon Sinek Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is our final and favorite Simon Sinek quote. We’ve added it here as bonus, because we believe it can truly help you find success, if you’ll truly believe it.

“Our Struggles Are The Short-Term Steps We Must Take On Our Way To Long-Term Success.”

– simon sinek –

FINAL THOUGHTS

You’ve made it to the end of our Simon Sinek quote collection, great job! We hope you found his words both inspiring and insightful. More importantly, we hope they provided you with the clarity needed to become a better leader, live a more fulfilled life, and achieve meaningful success in your career or business.

That said, we appreciate you stopping and we wish you the very best in your efforts of finding the success you seek.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

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50+ EXPECTATIONS QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOUR BETTER FUTURE

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Having Expectations is extremely important when it comes success. They are a form of measuring stick, albeit an imaginary measuring stick. Without expectations, the achievement of high standards, the creation of quality, and the attainment of goals gets watered-down and ultimately becomes elusive. Expectations are key to keeping our eye on the prize, giving us a sense of anticipated direction, and getting better results in life and work.

So, to inspire a greater appreciation for the value of having great expectations, we’ve rounded up some of the best expectations quotes we could find. Our hope is that they’ll help you level up your expectations, and as a result, improved outcomes for you, your career, your business, and your life. If you’re ready to be inspired, let’s dive right in:

BEST EXPECTATIONS QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

Best Expectations Quotes

1. “Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality.” – Ralph Marston Jr.

2. “Our environment, the world in which we live and work, is a mirror of our attitudes and expectations.” – Earl Nightingale

3. “Great expectations are better than a poor possession.” – Miguel Cervantes

4. “Be the person your dog thinks you are.” – Anonymous

5. “High expectations are the key to everything.” – Sam Walton

6. “An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.” – Brian Tracy

7. “Planting the trees of positive expectancy in your mind is the best way to reap a positive harvest in the future.” – Shivan Singh

8. “Positive self-expectancy is the first, most outwardly identifiable quality of a top achieving, winning human being.” – Denis Waitley

9. “High achievement always takes the place in the framework of high expectation.” – Charles Kettering

10. “In order to win, you must expect to win.” – Richard Bach

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11. “The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

12. “Become aware of your negative expectations and practice replacing them with positive expectations.” – Debbie Ford

13. “Meeting expectations is good. Exceeding expectations is better.” – Ron Kaufman

14. “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.” – Expectations Quote

15. “Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.” – Jim Rohn

16. “I think sometimes you have high expectations for people because you have high expectations for yourself.” – Gisele Bundchen

17. “Expect little and you’ll get little.” – Atlas Rowe

18. “The quality of your life is a direct reflection of the expectations of your peer group. Choose your peers wisely.” – Tony Robbins

19. “You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.” – Zig Ziglar

20. “No one rises to low expectations.” – Les Brown

21. “Negative expectations can never give you positive life.” – Anonymous

22. “It is only through raising expectations and striving for excellence that our children can reach their full potential.” – Brad Henry

23. “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

24. “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but non about his or her own.” – Paulo Coelho

25. “There never was a winner who didn’t expect to win in advance. Winners understand that life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. And they know that you usually get what you expect in the long run.” – Denis Waitley

26. “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee

27. “In our own lives, having a mind-set of expecting to win increases our odds of wining. It helps us get better results. And better results helps us increase our credibility and self-confidence, which leads to more positive self-expectancy, and more winning — and the upward cycle continues. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.” – Stephen Covey

28. “Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” – Brian Tracy

29. “Expect more from yourself, and less from others.” – Anonymous

30. “Our expectations drive our performance.” – Robin Sharma

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31. “Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good. It is a characteristic of all living things.” – Edward S. Ame

32. “I have great expectations for the future, because the past was highly overrated.” – Sylvester Stallone

33. “You can’t base you life on other people’s expectations.” – Stevie Wonder

34. “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” – Stephen Covey

35. “Do more than you have to, be better than what’s expected of you. Go beyond the goals you set.” – Darren Hardy

36. “Our children can achieve great things when we set high expectations for them.” – Jeb Bush

37. “We become what we believe.” – Oprah Winfrey

38. “Expect change. Analyze the landscape. Take the opportunities. Stop being the chess piece; become the chess player. It’s your move.” – Tony Robbins

39. “The measure of a great life is whether it matches your dream.” – Marie Forleo

40. “If you expect nothing from anybody, you’re never disappointed.” – Sylvia Plath

41. “Some people claim that expectations are the reason for unhappiness. However, I can assure you from personal experience that you’ll suffer greatly by setting subpar targets.” – Grant Cardone

42. “The starting point of moving to mastery is to raise the expectations you set for yourself.” – Robin Sharma

43. “Whatever you accept is exactly what you’ll get out of life.” – Ed Mylett

44. “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” – Will Smith

45. “Do the work. Out-work. Out-think. Out-sell your expectations. There are no shortcuts.” – Mark Cuban

46.  “My goals are so high that I don’t have time to relax, in any way, shape, or form.” – Kevin Hart

47. “What you expect is what you will get.” – Joel Olsteen

48. “You might not always get what you want, but you always get what you expect.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

49. There’s no straighter road to success than exceeding expectations on day at a time.” – Robin Crow

50. “We tend to live up to our expectations.” – Earl Nightingale

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Bonus Expectations Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is one of our favorite quotes about expectations. We added it as bonus, because it highlights exactly why expectations are paramount for success. Enjoy!

“If You Aim At Nothing, You’ll Hit It Every Time.”

– zig ziglar –

FINAL THOUGHTS

Great job making it to the end of these expectations quotes! We hope you found a few that inspired or moved you to want to level of your expectations, or double down on the ones you already have.

That said, if you think any of these quotes would be enjoyed by anyone in your circles, please share the quote or the entire page with them. You just never know who needs a good word of encouragement or a shift in perspective.

Till you reach your aims,

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PS – If you enjoyed these expectations quotes then you’ll likely love these quotes about The Magic of Thinking Big.

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