OK, let’s face it! There are some days where you’d really prefer to stay in bed for an extra hour or three and then just lounge around for the rest of the day. Right?
We all need and deserve days like that… they’re called rest days, not to be confused with work days! If you’re feeling challenged getting out of bed on work days, we hope these thoughts will motivate you to get up, get out and make a difference!
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
Steve Jobs – Co-founder, Apple Computers
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt – politician, diplomat, and activist
If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.
Only when you dream it you can do it.
Dhirubhai Ambani – entrepreneur
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas A. Edison – inventor
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley – author and newsreader
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
Tony Robbins – author and speaker
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Live simply so that others may simply live.
A man is but the product of his thoughts; what he thinks, he becomes.
Mahatma Gandhi – lawyer and leader of the Indian independence movement
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain – author and philosopher
When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.
Audre Lorde – author
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein – school drop out
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.
Swami Vivekananda – 19th century Hindu priest
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
Harriet Tubman – abolitionist and humanitarian
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.
J. K Rowling – author
Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Dale Carnegie – entrepreneur
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Vince Lombardi – American footballer and coach
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me?
The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it.
Ayn Rand – philosopher and author
Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.
If you’ve failed, that means that your doing something. If you’re doing something, you have a chance.
Sight is what you see with your eyes, vision is what you see with your mind.
Robert Kiyosaki – speaker and author
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgment will always be in demand under all conditions.
Roger Babson – entrepreneur and philanthropist
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
Either you run the day, or the day runs you.
Jim Rohn – author and speaker