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Stop Waiting for Someday

Imagine if you were to die today.  What ideas, what dreams, what hopes, what gifts would die with you?  Would you be satisfied with who you’ve become?

Better yet, would you be satisfied with the little you’ve done?

Or would you die knowing you had more to give and more to live?

Chances are high, we’ve only scratched the surface of what we could be doing with our life.

Thousands of amazing experiences still await our embrace.

Life wants us to dive in deep.  It wants us to experience, explore, and reach the mysteries, the treasures, and the joys that await.

It wants us to grow, to give, and to live to our fullest capacity.  It wants us to be great!

But most, maybe not you, but most, are still dawdling in the shallow waters of life.

They sit there wading like a toddler in a kiddie pool on a beach.  They linger in their confined play space, content and distracted, splashing around with their little kiddie toys, while a vast ocean of life, adventure, and infinite depth stirs and thrashes right next to them.

What a waste!

They sit and they play, and they wait.  They wait for their ocean of success to come to them.  They wait for someday to arrive, like somebody is going to give it to them.

They keep telling themselves, “someday it will happen, I just know it.”

But they never do anything to move towards their someday.  They never make a decision and they sure as hell never take any action.

They dream upon a star, but never shoot for the star.

Fruitlessly they wait.  They wait for every single star and every single planet to align before they seize their moment.  Everything has to be perfect before they do what they’ve always dreamed of.

Instead they stick to their conveniences, their comforts, and their mind-numbing laziness.

And so, their gifts and their aspirations get trapped.  They get trapped in the future.  They get trapped in this little capsule called someday.

But that’s not you my friend, at least I hope it’s not.  Or maybe it is, let’s see.

How many times have you said to yourself….

Someday I’ll get into shape….

Someday I’ll get started on my book…

Someday I’ll start selling my art…

Someday I’ll start my own business….

Someday I’ll be rich enough to give it all away?

But those somedays have yet to come.  They are still far, far away, off in the distance.

Unless…

And they will stay that way; unreal, a fantasy, always out of reach, unless…

Unless you stop waiting and start acting.  Unless you demand from yourself more action, more achievement, more living…now.  Not tomorrow, now.

Of course, you can continue to wait.  It’s up to you.

But how long will you wait? How long will you keep putting things off, allowing yourself to be distracted?

I know, I know…. you’ve got your good reasons.

Everyone has their reasons.  Except those reasons are not reasons at all.

Let’s be honest and call those “reasons” what they really are.  And what they really are, are excuses.

We are full of excuses, and we know it.  We just won’t admit it.

We keep bullshitting ourselves, expecting someone to show up and call us out on it.  But no one ever does.  And until someone does, we’ll continue to live our lives always waiting for someday.

But I am going to be a good friend and call you on it.

It’s time to wake up!!!

Seriously, wake up!

“But, but, but I am awake.”

No!  No your not!

A LITTLE TEST

Now pretty please, don’t get defensive on me… maybe you are awake, and if you are, then this salute is for you.  But if you aren’t certain, well, here is how we can tell for sure:

7 Signs You Are Waiting For Someday

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Here are seven telltale signs you are still waiting for someday to come to you.  Give them a read, and if any ring true, well then, this kick-in-the-pants is for you.

1. You Are in Debt, With No Plan To Get Out

Debt = slavery.  If you’re in debt, you ain’t free bro!   If you’re in debt, you can’t do what you want.  Debt is a straight-jacket!  And if you aren’t making moves to get out of debt, then your setting yourself up for failure.

The more debt you get yourself into, the less options you have. And the less options you have, the more your life is going to suck.  That’s real talk my friend!

More stuck = more suck.

So make a plan to get out of debt pronto.  Once you get out of debt, you will be free, free to pursue whatever the hell you want, and free to be who you want to be.

2. You Still Live in Your Parent’s Basement

Look, if you are in your 20’s, 30’s, or 40’s and you still live in your parent’s basement, it’s time to cut the cord.  You can’t create your own future if you’re holding on to the past.

Your parent’s house is the past.   And if you still live at home, you are holding on to the past.  So let it go if you want to grow.

And when that growth comes, you’ll realize you can do more than you ever thought you could.  You’ll realize that your self-reliance breeds self-actualization.

What is self-actualization?

Self-actualization means becoming the best possible version of yourself.  In short, it means reaching your potential.  So, if you want to live more, give more, or get more, you’ve got to get out of mommy and daddy’s house! Self-reliance is the way.

3. You Hate Your Situation, But Won’t Look To Improve It

If you hate your job, but keep showing up day in and day out and never make any moves to change things up, there is no hope for you.  You might as well stop reading now.

If this isn’t you, but you know someone who does this. If you know someone who is a whiny-pants, please share this with them.  They need someone to slap them in the face and tell them to stop whining.  I’ll do it for you!

People who complain about their jobs or their lives but never do anything to improve their situation are hopeless losers.  These people are everywhere.  Don’t be one of these people.

Complainers never take action, they just complain, complain, complain.  And that is why they always lose, lose, lose.

Complainers are people who never go nowhere, they are stuck in the same job, with the same company, in the same city, and the same boring miserable life, for the rest of their lives.

Complainers suck.  No really, they do suck.  They suck the life out of others, and they suck the hope for a better tomorrow out of their very own lives each time they open their whiny little mouths.  Complainers are losers.  Avoid complainers at all cost, and whatever you do, never ever become one.

4. You Don’t Take Any Risks

When is the last time you’ve taken a risk?  Going outside doesn’t count.  Sure it’s risky if you are allergic to sunshine and fresh air, but I am sure that’s not you.

Taking risks doesn’t have to be something that puts your life or financial well being in danger.  It can be as simple as applying for a job you don’t feel qualified for but deeply want.  Or it can be asking that hot co-worker of yours out on a date.  It can even be something as small as starting that side-hustle you’ve been day-dreaming about.

Risk doesn’t have to be big, but if you want to advance towards those dreams of yours, they must be taken.   So for the love of God, mix things up in your life a bit and take some doggon risks!

5. You Spend All of Your Free Time Watching TV or Surfing The Net

The average person spends at least 4 hours watching TV a day.  If you are watching anywhere near this amount of TV then it shouldn’t surprise you if life isn’t going your way.

People who spend this much time watching TV become, well, average.  If you want to live an average life, if you are okay with average achievements, average experiences, then please keep watching the tube like a good little zombie.

Average is easy, average is boring, average is potential unrealized.

But if you want to reach your potential, you will need to sacrifice your inner couch potato to the Gods of Success.  So drive a stake through it’s heart and kick it off a cliff!

Couch potatoes are no-getters. Kill your inner no-getter and become a go-getter!

6. You Play Video Games Everyday For Hours On End

Playing video games is just another way to escape action.  Video games are fun, and they can give a person a sense of immediate accomplishment, but they’re a big time waster.

If you’re an adult who gets sucked into playing video games on a daily basis for hours on end, you are severely handicapping your potential.

In the grand scheme of things, your high scores and level ups don’t mean diddly squat to the world.  If you can progress on your life goals like you do in video games, the world will reward you with everything you deeply and truly want.

You can’t make gains if you’re always playing games, period. So, stop playing video games and start playing life!  Level up for real!

 7. You Never Spend Time Learning How To Start: Art, Book, Business Etc..

If you say you want to do x, y, or z with your life, but you have yet to pick up a book or do research on x, y, or z, then you are deluding yourself.

If you never take time to learn how to become who you want to be, or do what you want to do, then you’ll always remain bound.  Bound to your boredom, bound to smallness, bound to be forgotten, and bound to fail.

Our goals, dreams, aspirations move in the direction and in proportion to the moves you make towards them.  If you read up on how to start a business, you are taking steps towards your goal.  And in turn, the accomplishment of that goal will move closer towards you.

You can try to achieve your goal without reading a book or doing research on it too.  But, jumping blindly into something just means you’ll have to learn the lessons the hard way.  What you seek will elude you until you’ve learned the lessons thoroughly.

Learn from people who’ve done what you aspire to do.  Learning from them will help you achieve what you are after in this lifetime.

So, read, study, practice, and teach.  Because when you do, your prizes and your potential will become easier to reach.

Bonus Sign You Are Waiting

Here is one last bonus sign that you are waiting for someday. Basically, if you are expecting for something or someone else to change before you make any changes to your life, then you are waiting for someday.

Most people sit around a wait for life to happen to them or for them. They wait for a sign, a hand out, or some big push from the outside. By chances are high, you’ll never get this push.

So, if you’re waiting for things to change, stop. If you want things to change, you have to put forth the energy and determination to make the change, period. No one else will do it for you.

So, Are You? Are You Waiting For Someday?

Alright, you’ve read the list.  So who are you?  Are you a no-getter or a go-getter?

Don’t worry, I already know who you are, what you are, and what you are not.

I know you’re a person who won’t settle for the kiddie pool and the uninspiring distractions created to keep you where you are.   You are the type of person who is going to hop out of that little cesspool and jump into the vast ocean of life and adventure.

Sure it’s bigger, scarier, and full of uncertain possibilities.  But that is where your potential lies.

Now my friend, here is what you are not.  You are not most people.  So stop waiting until everything is just right before you strive to do more with your life.

Let other people refuse to go out on a limb, to get uncomfortable, to not take any action on anything.  Let other people ignore the fact that the fruit is always out on a limb.

You are not other people.  You are you, and you have a great many things still left to do.

So stop waiting and go out on a limb and do them.  Don’t wait for someday.

Don’t let your gravestone read, “Born in 19**, Died in this year, Buried in 2050.”

Get after it today, so instead it will read…

 “Born to LIVE.”

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed this nudge to help you stop waiting, then you’ll love this post about seizing the day.

High effort, self-discipline, and fearless action are “my things”.  If you could use a bit more of these life-enhancing attributes, or if you want to be nudged from time to time to start taking action on your goals and dreams, follow me on Twitter.

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TOP 25+ YOU ARE A BADASS QUOTES TO HELP YOU LIVE AN AWESOME LIFE

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Jen Sincero is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and motivational coach who’s helped countless people transform their personal lives with her books, online advice, and coaching. With that said, her best-selling book You Are a Badass is a powerful resource that can help just about anyone make big and exciting changes in their lives, and level up in general. As such, we’ve rounded up some of the best You Are A Badass Quotes we could find.

Our hope is that they’ll inspire you enough to learn more about Jen Sincero’s life-changing philosophy, and prompt you to begin becoming a badass of your own.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into these power quotes from You Are a Badass:

BEST YOU ARE A BADASS QUOTES

Best You Are A Badass Quotes

1. “There’s nothing as unstoppable as a freight train full of fu**-yeah.” – Jen Sincero

2. “If you’re serious about changing your life, you’ll find a way. If you’re not, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jen Sincero

3. “You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.” – Jen Sincero

4. “So often, we pretend we’ve made a decision, when what we’ve really done is signed up to try until it gets too uncomfortable.” – Jen Sincero

5. “You need to have a ten-ton gorilla of desire behind your decision or else you’ll wimp out the second things get hard.” – Jen Sincero

6. “You are loved. Massively. Ferociously. Unconditionally. The Universe is totally freaking out about how awesome you are. It’s got you wrapped in a warm gorilla hug of adoration. It wants to give you everything you desire. It wants you to be happy. It wants you to see what it sees in you.” – Jen Sincero

7. “You need to go from wanting to change your life to deciding to change your life.” – Jen Sincero

8. “What other people think about you has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.” – Jen Sincero

9. “It never ceases to amaze me the precious time we spend chasing the squirrels around our brains, playing out our dramas, worrying about unwanted facial hair, seeking adoration, justifying our actions, complaining about slow Internet connections, dissecting the lives of idiots, when we are sitting in the middle of a full-blown miracle that is happening right here, right now.” – Jen Sincero

10. “On the other side of your fear is freedom” – Jen Sincero

11. “We only get to be in our bodies for a limited time, why not celebrate the journey instead of merely riding it out until it’s over?” – Jen Sincero

12. “Nobody who ever accomplished anything big or new or worth raising a celebratory fist in the air did it from their comfort zone.” – Jen Sincero

13. “Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.” – Jen Sincero

14. “We are all perfect in our own, magnificent, f***ed-up ways. Laugh at yourself. Love yourself and others. Rejoice in the cosmic ridiculousness.” – Jen Sincero

15. “Take care of yourself as if you’re the most awesome person you’ve ever met.” – Jen Sincero

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

17. “You are responsible for what you say and do. You are not responsible for whether or not people freak out about it.” – Jen Sincero

18. “Surrendering is the free-falling backwards into the unknown and trusting that The Universe will catch you.” – Jen Sincero

19. “Our thoughts become our words, our words become our beliefs, our beliefs become our actions, our actions become our habits, and our habits become our realities.” – Jen Sincero

20. “Deciding is freedom. Indecision is torture.” – Jen Sincero

21. “In order to kick ass you must first lift up your foot.” – Jen Sincero

22. “Say nice things about your body, dress it up, and take it out. Give it hot sex, luxurious baths, and massages. Move it, stretch it, nourish it, hydrate it, pay attention to it—The better our bodies feel, the happier and more productive we are.” – Jen Sincero

23. “Don’t waste your precious time giving one single crap about what anybody else thinks of you.” – Jen Sincero

24. “If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.” – Jen Sincero

25. “Your reality is created by what you focus on and how you choose to interpret it.” – Jen Sincero

26. “When you love yourself enough to stand in your truth no matter what the cost, everyone benefits.” – Jen Sincero

27. “Most answers reveal themselves through doing, not thinking.” – Jen Sincero

28. “Wallowing in the pain and suffering isn’t going to help anyone, yourself included, any more than starving yourself will help the hungry.  If you want to help the world and yourself, keep your frequency high and do your work from a place of power and joy.” – Jen Sincero

29. “Who you surround yourself with greatly affects how you see your world and how high you set the bar for yourself.” – Jen Sincero

30. “Your beliefs hold the key to your financial success.” – Jen Sincero

31. “When you hang out with whiners, pessimists, tweakers, bleakers, freakers-outers and life-is-so-unfairers, it’s an uphill climb to keep yourself in a positive headspace.  Stay away from people with tiny minds and tiny thoughts and start hanging out with people who see limitless possibility as the reality.” – Jen Sincero

32. “What if you decided to do the most outrageous, most exciting thing you ever dared fantasize about, regardless of what anyone, including your terrified self, thought?  THAT would be living.” – Jen Sincero

33. “All life is either moving forward and evolving or shrinking back and dying.  If you want to evolve in your own life, you have to push through the obstacles instead of running from them.  Obstacles and challenges are the agents of growth.” – Jen Sincero

34. “You are a badass. You were one when you came screaming onto this planet and you are one now. The Universe wouldn’t have bothered with you otherwise. You can’t screw up so majorly that your badassery disappears. It is who you are. It’s who you always will be. It’s not up for negotiation.” – Jen Sincero

35. “Love yourself.” – Jen Sincero

36. “You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid.” – Jen Sincero

37. “The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.” – Jen Sincero

38. “You faith in The Universe must be stronger than your fear of not getting what you want.” – Jen Sincero

39. “One of the best things you can do to improve the world is to improve yourself.” – Jen Sincero

Bonus Quote From You Are a Badass

Bonus: Here’s one last final quote from You Are A Badass, it’s a great piece of advice, and we think that there is true power behind it. Enjoy!

“Give Yourself Permission and the Means (Yes, This Includes the Money), to Be Who You Are Regardless of What Anybody Else Things or Believes Is Possible.”

– jen sincero –

Final Thoughts

Jen Sincero created a masterpiece with her book, and as you can tell from this list of top You Are A Badass Quotes, that she has much wisdom and life-changing advice to impart.

With that said, if you have yet to read her book, you can get it here:

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That just about wraps us this quotes page. If any of these quotes inspired or motivated you, please do us (and Jen Sincero) a favor and share the page. You never know who’s life her words (and her book) might change.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these powerful quotes from the book, ‘You Are a Badass’, then we have a hunch you’ll also love reading these amazing Jen Sincero quotes.

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TOP 10 MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES OF ALL-TIME

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Motivational speeches are like the nuclear option for leaders. And they are typically a part of every good leaders toolkit. The motivational speech is a powerful tool that can be used to motivate and engage an audience into action and delivering a specific set of results. The motivational speech speaks directly to the hearts and minds people, cutting through the fluff and the inessential, to get right to the heart of the matter.

Having said that, chances are you’re here because you’re either looking for some good material to give your own motivational speech to fellow colleagues and team members. Or, you’re here looking to follow the path of self-leadership, by purposely listening to empowering motivational speeches to galvanize yourself into action. Despite the reason, one thing is for sure, you’re looking for the best motivational speeches of all-time, and you’ll find them here.

So, let’s dive in and see how much we can spur ourselves into action with these powerful motivational speeches:

TOP 10 MOTIVATIONAL SPEECHES OF ALL-TIME

Note: These motivational speeches are listed in order of lives touched, a.k.a. the amount of views they’ve managed to garner over the years. Our list starts from 10 and counts down to the #1 most watched speech.

10. Les Brown, “It’s Possible”

Year: 2014 – Views: 6.8 million

Setting: Les Brown is a legendary motivator, coach, author, and is considered one of the world’s most renowned motivational speakers. He’s given thousands of speeches all of the world, but this motivational speech is one of his most popular. The date for the video is the publication date of when Les added it to YouTube; however, the speech was likely given years before. That said, here’s one of our favorite quotes from his speech:

9. J.K. Rowling, “Harvard Commencement Speech”

Year: 2008 – Views: 7.5 million

Setting: J.K. Rowling is arguably one of the most popular and successful author’s in the world, who’s responsible for the famous book series; ‘Harry Potter’. Rowling gave this speech at a Harvard commencement ceremony on the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. That said, her speech is still one of the most popular motivational speeches of all-time; which is why it’s made our list. Here’s our favorite quote from her speech:

8. Any Given Sunday, “Inches”

Year: 1999 – Views: 10.1 million

Setting: This “Inches” speech given by Al Pacino in the hit move ‘Any Given Sunday‘ is definitely one of the most powerful motivational speeches ever given in movie setting. Sure, there are other speeches in other movies that may give some competition, but this one hits hard, because it deals with more than just sports, it speaks to life.

Having said that, here’s our favorite motivational speech quote:

7. Eric Thomas, “You Owe You”

Year: 2015 – Views: 11.7 million

Setting: Eric Thomas is an extremely popular motivational speaker, author, and educator who’s raw and no-nonsense message about what it takes to succeed in life has helped millions of people all over the world. In fact, this “You Owe You” speech, which he gave in one of his workshops in New Zealand, is his quintessential work. And it’s one of his most love speeches of all-time. Here’s our favorite quote from his speech:

6. Rocky Balboa, “Sunshine and Rainbows”

Year: 2006 – Views: 20 million

Setting: This powerhouse speech is from “Rocky Balboa”, just one of the many great movies created as part of the inspiring Rocky series. Certainly there are other great speeches included in all of the other Rocky movies, but this one in particular is a masterpiece. that said, here’s our favorite line from this short but sweet motivational speech.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Rules of Success”

Year: 2009 – Views: 31 million

Setting: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s classic “Rules of Success” speech was given at USC’s 2009 commencement speech. His speech is so popular, that it’s been chopped up and added to countless other motivational montages over the years, which are not included in the 31 million views Tally. That said, it is by far, one of Arnold’s greatest motivational speeches of all-time. Here’s are favorite line from his speech:

4. Mel Robbins, “How To Stop Screwing Yourself Over”

Year: 2011 – Views: 31.2 million

Setting: Mel Robbins is a former lawyer who became a television host, then best-selling author, and now motivational speaker. She’s already sold millions of books, with her most famous being ‘The 5 Second Rule’. That said, this was one of her first motivational speeches which she gave at a Ted Talk, and before she became the success icon that she is today. Our favorite quote from this speech is the following:

3. Denzel Washington, ‘Put God First’

Year: 2015 – Views: 34 million

Setting: Denzel Washington is one of the most famous and highly respected actors in the world. With 60 different films under his belt, three Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, and a Tony Award, people want to know what he has to say. So, in 2015 Denzel was invited to give a commencement speech at Dillard University. And it was a speech that would turn out to be one of best motivational speeches of all-time. Here’s our favorite line from his inspiring speech:

2. Steve Jobs, ‘Stanford Commencement Speech”

Year: 2005 – Views: 46 million

Setting: Steve Jobs was the visionary founder and CEO of Apple. He pioneered the personal computer, founded a handful of other companies, and became a multi-billionaire before passing. That said, he was an inspiration to many, and in 2005 he was invited to give a commencement speech at Stanford. It was a speech that would just about break the internet. Here’s our favorite quote form this motivational speech:

1. Admiral William H. McRaven, “Make Your Bed”

Year: 2014 – Views: 51 million

Setting: Admiral William H. McRaven served as the 9th commander of the United States Special Operations Command. In 2014, McRaven gave a commencement speech to UT Austin’s graduating class. His speech would go viral, leading it to become what is now one of the most viewed motivational speeches of all-time. Here’s our favorite quote from this powerful speech:

Final Thoughts

We hope you enjoyed our collection of what we believe to be (and which are supported by the numbers) the best motivational speeches of all-time. If this collection inspired you, please do us, and the world a favor, and the share the page with somebody. You never know who’s life you could touch or change with a few powerful words.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

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TOP 50 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES ON STAYING HUNGRY FOR SUCCESS

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If you’re looking for some energizing quotes on staying hungry for success, then this page is for you. We created this page because striving to create a successful life has its challenges. Chasing your dreams, changing your behaviors, and overcoming negative habits is not only difficult at times, but it can be down right exhausting.

And believe it or not, getting the most out of life, improving your financial situation, or even reaching a specific goal requires a considerable amount of ambition and consistent energy. In short, you’ve got to be hungry and stay hungry to achieve the success you seek.

“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.”

Napoleon Hill, the author of the number 1 best-selling self improvement book of all-time once stated, “Week desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire brings a small amount of heat.” Which is why we’ve pulled together these powerful stay hungry quotes… to help you stay on fire for what you want.

So, with that being said, if you’re ready for this collection of quotes meant to help you stay hungry for your aspirations so you can eventually turn them into reality, then let’s dive right in:

TOP QUOTES TO HELP YOU STAY HUNGRY FOR SUCCESS

Best Quotes on Being Hungry For Success

1. “A lion runs the fastest when he is hungry.” – Salman Khan

2. “Everyone wants to eat, but few are willing to hunt.” – Anonymous

3. “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.” – Dwayne Johnson

4. “Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” – Stephen King

5. “For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

6. “Stay hungry and follow your dreams.” – Jack Ma

7. “The world is a jungle. You either fight and dominate or hide and evaporate.” – Anonymous

8. “If you really want to do something, you will find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn

9. “When you’re hungry for success, don’t let anyone feed you crap about slowing down.” – Marie Forleo

10. “Stay hungry, stay humble” – Tom Brady

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11. “Stay hungry. Feast on success. Be more, do more.” – Anonymous

12. “The most successful people in the world have an insatiable hunger to do more, be more, give more, and create more.” – Tony Robbins

13. “Become so curious and obsessed with one thing that you forget everything else. Follow it, drink it, dive deep in it, master it. Remarkable results need remarkable actions.” – Maxime Lagacé

14. “Don’t wait for opportunity to knock, leave the door open.” – Anonymous

15. “Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” – Les Brown

16. “If you are not hungry for success, you will not make the best use of your time. It is simple and clear. People who are hungry for food never play with a meal when they see it.” – Israelmore Ayivor

17. “I suggest that you become obsessed about the things you want; otherwise, you are going to spend a lifetime being obsessed with making up excuses as to why you didn’t get the life you wanted.” – Grant Cardone

18. “A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.” – Norman Ralph Augustine

19. “The wolf on the hill is not as hungry as the wolf climbing the hill.” – Anonymous

20. “The people who want to step into their greatness are hungry!” – Les Brown

Quote on Being Hungry for Success

21. “Be ambitious and passionate about what you are doing and success will find you.” – Steve Jobs

22. “Be hungry for success, hungry to make your mark, hungry to be seen and to be heard and to have an effect. And as you move up and become successful, make sure also to be hungry for helping others.”  –  Arnold Schwarzenegger

23. “You’ve gotta be hungry for it; ready to put everything into it. EVERYTHING! Every second. You have to be the first one to the line. That’s how leaders are born.” – Ray Lewis

24. “Many successful founders were not wealthy when they began. They were hungry for success.” Eric Ries

25. “I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter.” – Jay Z

Ready To Get Back to Unleashing Your Talent Yet?

We don’t know about you, but after reading through this first set of stay hungry quotes, we’re feeling fired up to unleash more of our best into the world.  But don’t stop reading just yet on our account. 

By all means, keep saturating your mind with this last set of quotes on staying hungry for success.  Let them rev you up and reignite your drive to achieve “the impossible”. Let’s go!

Related: Best Motivational Quotes of All-Time

26. “Be obsessed or be average.” – Grant Cardone

27. “Surround yourself with those that are hungry for success. – If you get complacent, the pack will remind you to hunt.” – Tiffany Shotwell

28. “My hunger has destroyed my fear of failure. Being hungry is the key element of my success. I am not satisfied with what I achieved yesterday. I want to make progress, to innovate, to grow and to revolutionize the world .” – Steve Jobs

29. “If you want to do anything worthwhile in life, you gotta be hungry.” – Les Brown

30. “Hunger is the only differentiation in people; it’s not talent.” – Tony Robbins

31. “What you lack in talent can be made up with desire, hustle and giving 110% all the time.” – Don Zimmer

32. “I was always very intense.  As a kid already I was very intense, and I was very hungry.  I always wanted to be the best, I always to be number one, I always wanted to get to the top.  I never believed in just getting by.”  –  Arnold Schwarzenegger

33. “When you’re thirsty drink, when you’re hungry eat, when you want success, work hard.” – Victoria Addino

34. “You need hard work like before you became champion, you work because you were hungry, you need this, and you have big motivation, then you become champion, you lose your motivation, but you forget about other guys, coming, training so hard, very hungry, and you have to understand this. I understand this. I know this stuff, and that is why I keep training and keep working.” – Khabib Nurmagomedov

35. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

36. “I don’t like being comfortable.  Once you get used to it, it’s hard to give up.  I’d rather stay hungry.”  –  Arnold Schwarzenegger

37. “Successful people stay hungry — knowing this is the only way to no go hungry.” – Grant Cardone

38. “It is essential to understand that battles are primarily won in the hearts of men.” – Vince Lombardi

39. “A man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions.” – Marcus Aurelius

40. “Practice like you’ve never won. Play like you’ve never lost.” – Michael Jordan

Hungry for Success Quote by Jordan

41. “The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S. Buck

42. “Be grateful for what you have, but stay hungry for more.” – Atlas Rowe

43. “The one common denominator of all successful people is their hunger to push through their fears.” – Tony Robbins

44.  “If you really want something, you will work hard for it.” – Edmund Hillary

45.Success is the child of audacity.” – Benjamin Disraeli

46. “If a man does not work passionately – even furiously – at being the best in the world at what he does, he fails his talent, his destiny, and his God.” – George Lois

47. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln

48. “I’ve accomplished more than I ever dreamed. But I’m hungry for more.” – Lewis Hamilton

49. “The starting point of all achievement, is desire.” – Napoleon Hill

50. “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” – Steve Jobs

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish Quote

Final Thoughts

“Stay hungry” is a popular maxim these days. It’s popularity has grown due to the fact that staying motivated has been isolated as a major factor for achieving what we are after. Being hungry and staying hungry is all about maintaining the resolve, the drive, and the will to achieve whatever it is you’ve set your sights on.

With that being said, we hope these top 50 quotes on being hungry for success, have rekindled you desire for achievement. We hope they have nudged you, even if just a little, to keep to pressing on, full-steam ahead towards your dreams.

Keep to it,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these inspiring quotes on being hungry for success, then no doubt you’ll love these powerful motivational sayings.

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100+ MOTIVATIONAL COMEBACK QUOTES TO HELP YOU OVERCOME ANY SETBACK

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Everyone appreciates a great comeback story. It doesn’t matter if its about a person who after hitting rock-bottom turns their whole life around, or someone who against all odds achieves their dreams. Rooting for the underdog is baked into our DNA.

“It’s Not Over Till It’s Over.”

With that said, we understand that if you’re reading this page right now, there’s a good chance that you may be experiencing your own challenges right now. You may feel like you’re up against the ropes, or like you can’t turn things around in your life. If that is you, just remember, it isn’t over till it’s over… and you can mount a comeback.

We’ve got your back, and we are rooting for you. Which is why we’ve pulled together some of the most powerful and motivating comeback quotes. Our hope is that these quotes remind you to keep fighting, to stay hopeful, and if you’ve fallen, to get back up. May these quotes inspire you to make your comeback.

BEST COMEBACK QUOTES FOR OVERCOMING SETBACKS

1. “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.” – Vince Lombardi

2. “The moment you give up is the moment you let someone else win.” – Kobe Bryant

3. “If I can comeback from where I come from, then you can do it too.” – Tyson Fury

4. “Nothing is cooler and more attractive than a big comeback, and that’ll be me.” – Steven Adler

5. “The comeback is always stronger than the setback.” – Anonymous

6. “What defines us is how well we rise after falling.” – Lionel Block

7. “Celebrate small victories. Although they may not yet count as your big comeback, these will help re-establish your self-esteem and empower you to take on the challenges that lie ahead.” – Salma El-Shurafa 

8. “Great people make failure the cornerstone of their success.” – Anonymous

9. “You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.” – Muhammad Ali

10. “A setback is a setup for a comeback.” – Les Brown

Comeback Quote About Setbacks

11. “Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J.K. Rowling

12. “Anytime you suffer a setback or disappointment, put your head down and plow ahead.” – Les Brown

13. “It’s not over till you WIN!” – Les Brown

14. “I am making the comeback of the century.” – Bob Backlund

15. “A setback only paves the way for a comeback.” – Evander Holyfield

16. “I wanted to show the world that it can be done. Anything is possible with the right mindset. If you believe in yourself and you sacrifice and dedicate, with the right help you can come back.” – Tyson Fury

17. “Failure is not the end. Failure is the the start of your comeback story.” – Anonymous

18. “I’m always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I’ve been.” – Billie Holiday

19. “When life knocks you down, get back up, and whatever you do, don’t stop swinging!” – The STRIVE

20. “It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.” – Babe Ruth

babe ruth quote to help you make a comeback

21. “I just showed the world tonight, everyone suffering from mental health. You can comeback, it can be done.” – Tyson Fury

22. “To anyone who is struggling early in the morning or late at night in pursuit of your dream, struggles that many will never see, and to any leaders out there, who believe in someone who does not yet believe in themselves, keep going. Keep going, because WILL always finds a WAY.” – Tom Brady

23. “A great champion deals with setback with a comeback.” – Donna de Varona

24. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

25. “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

26. “Success is how high you bounce after you hit bottom.” – General George Patton

27. “Failure is often a prerequisite for your success; not a life sentence.” – Anonymous

28. “Setbacks are part and parcel of life. But, if you can see each set back as but another opportunity to spring you further ahead of where you were before your set back, you’ll become unstoppable.” – The STRIVE

29. “Today’s struggle is tomorrow’s strength, and today’s failure is tomorrow’s reward.” – Comeback Quote

30. “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It is a very mean and nasty place and it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.” – Rocky

Motivational Rocky Comeback Quote

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

32. “The true measure of success is how many times you can bounce back from failure.” – Stephen Richards

33. “The secret to mounting a successful comeback is to never stop believing.” – Nathan Lee Morales

34. “Life’s battles don’t always go to the stronger or faster man. But soon or late the one who wins, Is the one who thinks he can!” – Walter D. Wintle

35. “A champion is defined by the adversity he overcomes.” – Anderson Silva

36. “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou

37. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

Halfway There

You’re more than halfway done, great job! With that said, we hope these comeback quotes are reigniting the fighting spirit within, so you can overcome whatever challenges you may be facing in life.

If you’re not feeling fired up to make your comeback yet, well then, by all means, please keep hammering away at these comeback quotes. The best is yet to come!

38. “The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated…it is finished when it surrenders.” – Ben Stein

39. “All good ideas start out as bad ideas, that’s why it takes so long.” – Steven Spielberg

40. “Sometimes, a winner is a dreamer who just won’t quit.” – Rudy

Rudy comeback quote

41. “There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.” – Rachel Griffiths

42. “It’s never too late to make a comeback.” – Christina Katz

43. “You can’t master your future if you’re still a slave to your past.” – Rihanna

44. “It’s never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

45. “My comeback was not about winning or losing; it was about the feeling of being able to compete at top level again.” – Thomas Muster

46. “The biggest comeback is making yourself happy again.” – Anonymous

47. “I don’t know if God is a sports fan or not, but I do know this: He loves a good comeback.” – Lane Kiffin

48. “I just think, as a people in general, we should always look at ourselves as the underdog, so we should always go harder than the next person.” – Shaggy

49. “Energy and persistence conquer all things.” – Benjamin Franklin “

50. “You must fail a hundred times to succeed once.” – Sylvester Stallone

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51. “But ultimately what matters most is resilience–the ability to quickly rebound from failures, indeed to see failure as a stepping stone to success.” –  Arianna Huffington 

52. “A comeback is a setback that did its homework, learned the lesson, and then moved forward.” –  Eleanor Brownn

53. “When you’re crying, your tears may be watering the seeds of your come-back.” – Steve Maraboli

54. “Live the Life of Your Dreams. When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance and self-belief there is no limit to what you can achieve.” – Roy T. Bennett

55. “When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel.” –  Eloise Ristad

56. “Brick walls are not there to keep us out, they are there to show us how much we want something.” – Randy Pausch

57. “I was the undersized underdog who people never gave a chance. From that, the motivation to prove people wrong just grew and grew.” –  Baker Mayfield

58. “We develop our character muscles by overcoming challenges and obstacles.” – Stephen Covey

59. “It’s possible that you can bounce back from adversity and reinvent your life.” – Atlas Rowe

60. “I stayed true to my dreams, and eventually they came true.” – Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart Comeback Quote

61. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

62. “If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you like to win, but you think you can’t, It is almost certain you won’t.” – Walter D. Wintle

63. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela

64. “Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity.” – Lou Holtz

65. “The belief that I could still do it, inspired me to work harder.” – Phil Mickelson

66. “I had to develop the mentality and stay positive about making my comeback.” – Alonzo Mourning

67. “So don’t give up, don’t look down, cause your time is gonna come around.” – Kevin Rudolpf

68. “Your “I CAN” is more important than your IQ.” – Robin Sharma

69. “You can make a comeback, but ONLY if believe you can.” – Nathan Lee Morales

70. “Sometimes it takes a thousand tries to win.” – Rihanna

Rihanna Comeback Quote

71. “In business, setbacks are a part of the game. Whether it’s small losses (losing a deal to a competitor), or big ones (the inability to break even); failure is normal. But, so is dusting yourself off and bouncing back when those setbacks come your way. In fact, your success as an entrepreneur is directly related to how well you bounce back from failure.” – Emily Andrews

72. “It’s not whether you get knocked down, its whether you get back up.” – Vince Lombardi

73. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie

74. “I think it’s more than whether or not you win or lose. It’s having that opportunity on that final round, final nine, to come down the stretch with a chance to win.” – Phil Mickelson

75. “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice a work hard for it.” – Lionel Messi

76. “Start today creating a vision for yourself, your life, and your career. Bounce back from adversity and create what you want, rebuild and rebrand.” – Germany Kent

77. “Yesterday I dared to struggle, today I dare to win.” – Bernadette Devlin

78. “Unlike an external enemy, the inner enemy cannot regroup and launch a comeback once it has been destroyed from within.” – Dalai Lama

79. “Remember that just because you hit bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” – Robert Downey Jr.

80. “We can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light.” – Coach Tony D’Amato, Any Given Sunday

81. “The secret to life is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho

82. “Setbacks have an upside; they fuel new dreams.” – Dara Torres

83. “In every adversity lies the seed of an equal or greater opportunity.” – Napoleon Hill

84. “Every setback has a major comeback.” – Russell Wilson

85. “I’ve learned that something constructive comes from every defeat.” – Tom Landry

86. “Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed.” – Robert Kiyosaki

87. “I’ve always made some legendary comebacks since 1998 when it first started. So that’s kind of just been my MO for my whole career.” – Serena Williams

88. “Everyone falls down. Getting back up is how you learn how to walk.” – Walt Disney

89. “I never view mistakes as failures. They are simply opportunities to find out what doesn’t work.” – Thomas Edison

90. “One has to remember that every failure can be a stepping stone to something better.” – Colonel Sanders

91. “If you can look up, then you can get up.” – Les Brown

92. “There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.” – Usain Bolt

93. “It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” – Zig Ziglar

94. “Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

96. “The most successful people see adversity not as a stumbling block, but as a stepping stone to greatness.” – Shawn Anchor

96. “If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. If you fail, are you going to try again? The human spirit can handle much worse than we realize. It matters How you are going to finish.” – Nick Vujicic

97. “In the depth of Winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

98. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

99. “Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.”

100. “It is in the valley of failure that we sow our seeds of success.” – James Altucher

101. “Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.” – Anonymous

102. “One’s best success comes after their greatest disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher

103. “From success, you learn absolutely nothing. From failure and setbacks, conclusions can be drawn. That goes for your private life as well as your career.” – Niki Lauda

104.  “We all get distracted, the question is, would you bounce back or bounce backwards?” – Kendrick Lamar

105. “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” – C.S. Lewis

106. “The best story is a comeback story.” – Nathan Lee Morales

107. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” – Chuck Palahniuk

108. “Nothing is cooler and more attractive than a big comeback, and that’ll be me.” – Steven Ader

109. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

110. “Once you’ve hit rock bottom the only way is up.” – Anonymous

Bonus Comeback Quote

Bonus: Out of all our comeback quotes this one is a bonus as it comes from someone who knows a thing or two about making a comeback. Once ridiculed by his class and his teacher after telling them about his dream to be on the Television someday, to then eventually having to live out of his car, homeless, for three whole years while he struggled to reach his dream, Steve Harvey knows what it means to make a comeback.

“Your Setback Is Just A Setup For Your Comeback.”

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Final Thoughts

Alright, there you have it, the best of the best when it comes to comeback quotes. We hope you got what you came for… massive amounts of encouragement to help you keep your eye on the prize, a reminder to never surrender, and new inspiration to aid you in mounting your own personal comeback.

Your victory is just around the corner!

Till then,

STRIVE

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MOTIVATIONAL ‘ANY GIVEN SUNDAY’ SPEECH TO INSPIRE YOUR COMEBACK

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There aren’t too many motivational speeches out there that can get you as fired up to mount a comeback as Al Pacino’s Any Given Sunday speech. Like the movie ‘Rudy’, ‘Any Given Sunday’ is an inspiring feel-good sports drama that came out in 90’s, and did an excellent job at the box office.

That said, the highlight and legacy of the film, comes down to Coach Tony D’Amato’s climatic (Al Pacino) speech to his players. The purpose of his speech was to rally his players back to embracing both the team spirit and winning spirit that they desperately needed to achieve their aims of victory. His intention was reunite the team to see past their differences, and to impart within them willpower and effort that they would need to exert if they hoped to win.

So, if you’re in need of some powerful words to motivate and inspire you to claw your way back to achieving the life, the achievements, and the goals you deserve, then this Any Given Sunday Speech is worth watching:

ANY GIVEN SUNDAY SPEECH

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Any Given Sunday Speech Text

Below is the transcription of the Any Given Sunday Speech so you can capture, quote, or reference for future use:

“I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes until the biggest battle of our professional lives… all comes down to today. Now either we heal as a team or we’re gonna crumble, inch by inch, play by play, until we’re finished.

We’re in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me. And, we can stay here and get the sh** kicked out of us… or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell one inch at a time.

Now, I can’t do it for you… I’m too old. I look around I see these young faces, and I think — I mean — I made every wrong choice a middle-aged man can make. I, uh, I pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who has ever loved me. And lately, I can’t even stand the face I see in the mirror.

You know, when you get old in life things get taken from you. I mean that’s…that’s part of life. But, you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out life’s this game of inches. So is football.

Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small — I mean one-half a step too late, or too early, and you don’t quite make it. One-half second too slow, too fast, you don’t quite catch it.

The inches we need are everywhere around us. They’re in every break of the game, every minute, every second.

On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves and everyone else around us to pieces for that inch. We claw with our fingernails for that inch, because we know when we add up all those inches that’s gonna make the fu***n’ difference between winning and losing! Between living and dying!!

I’ll tell you this, in any fight, it’s the guy who’s willing to die who’s gonna win that inch. And I know if I’m gonna have any life anymore, it’s because I’m still willing’ to fight and die for that inch. Because that’s what living is! The six inches in front of your face!!

Now I can’t make you do it. You got to look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes! Now I think you’re gonna see a guy who will go that inch with you. You’re gonna see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows, when it comes down to it, you’re gonna do the same for him!

That’s a team, gentleman!

And, either we heal, now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That’s football guys.

That’s all it is. Now, what are you going do?”

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It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to rally your teammates, your co-workers, or yourself, this speech should do the trick.

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It is such a powerful speech and we hope you enjoyed the video and reading the transcript. There’s no doubt that this little gem can fire up just about anyone or any team who needs to mount a comeback, or just needs a little push to keep moving forward in difficult times.

So, if that’s you.. don’t give up and keep fighting for those inches.

Till you reach your aims,

STRIVE

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