3 Quotes That Helped Me To Success

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I've been at this for 2 1/2 years, and next month will be my first (of many) cash flow positive month. I cannot tell you how difficult the road has been and the countless setbacks, critics, naysayers, and breakdowns I had to get here. There were three quotes I found that no matter what always kept me going. As soon as I open an office these will emblazoned in big bold letters on three separate walls. I hope they encourage some of you as well:

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Rudyard Kipling


It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt


Getting rich isn't about one silver bullet or secret strategy. It almost never happens by sitting in a room coming up with an idea. It happens through regular, boring, disciplined action. Most people only see the results of all this action -- a winnable moment, or an article in the press. But it's this behind-the-scenes work that really makes you rich. - Ramit Sethi
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  • Profile picture of the author Francis5235
    I have the second quote framed on my desk. I just have to look at it when them naysayers get the best of me. Keep it up my man.
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  • Profile picture of the author SilentX
    Haha, that Teddy Rosevelt quote was posted at my desk at work by someone who previously worked at this spot. It is quite good Makes me think of gladiators with, "...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again..." Good stuff
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    • Profile picture of the author naruq
      I have the Theodore Roosevelt quote framed in my Home office. I like his quote very much.
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  • Profile picture of the author Denise Oyston
    Originally Posted by SirLucius View Post

    I've been at this for 2 1/2 years, and next month will be my first (of many) cash flow positive month. I cannot tell you how difficult the road has been and the countless setbacks, critics, naysayers, and breakdowns I had to get here. There were three quotes I found that no matter what always kept me going. As soon as I open an office these will emblazoned in big bold letters on three separate walls. I hope they encourage some of you as well:

    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Rudyard Kipling


    It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt


    Getting rich isn't about one silver bullet or secret strategy. It almost never happens by sitting in a room coming up with an idea. It happens through regular, boring, disciplined action. Most people only see the results of all this action -- a winnable moment, or an article in the press. But it's this behind-the-scenes work that really makes you rich. - Ramit Sethi
    Great quotes I think the third is my favourite.....perhaps the Churchill one as well!! Never Never Never give up!!

    Cheers

    Denise
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  • Profile picture of the author Jaba63
    Thanks for those wonderful quotes. This is just what I needed to hear today! I believe in trying until you succeed. I just have a feeling that I am getting closer to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomjunction
    I have a few of my own and they are.

    1. "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely stupid."- Marilyn Monroe

    2. "Living is easy with eyes closed" -The Beatles

    3. "You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership"- Dwight D. Eisenhower
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  • Profile picture of the author jdwhite
    The wisdom in your 3 quotes is viewed as cliche as some --- but the truth is --- MAN they're rich. Soooo true. Thanks for sharing them.
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  • I love all three of them but I don't know why but the second one stands out the most to me

    Here's some of my favourites:

    Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

    You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result. - Mahatma Gandhi

    If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!" - Richard M. Devos


    hope those help you as much as they helped me.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurarussell49
    Originally Posted by SirLucius View Post

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    It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt
    It matters how you work hard for it, don't think of all the words of others that put you down, but think of your hardwork and inspitation that will make you succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author dominicyordz
    I'm going to post the second quote on my wall. Thank you for sharing!
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    • Profile picture of the author saggsee
      inspirational page... Always worth a read for when one is falling by the way side. I like "How can one ever know happiness if one never suffers sadness"
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  • Profile picture of the author BrianTomlinson
    Great quotes and awesome inspiration. I love to hear when people have their struggles but just know that they have to keep moving forward.

    Congrats on your success and the many more to come.
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Very inspirational quotes! Thanks for sharing. It kinda motivates me to do better on my business. Thanks again!
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  • Profile picture of the author bilzz
    Nice useful quotes - its always feel good whenever sharing these kind of great quotes.
    thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author levimacandie
    Mine is simple:

    “There’s no next time. It’s now or never.”

    So let every second count.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Brands
      awesome quotes ... i will write 2nd one on my wall. its very inspiring. when i feel own, i love to read this type of inspirational quotes. thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author perfectlovehere
    "Getting rich isn’t about one silver bullet or secret strategy. It almost never happens by sitting in a room coming up with an idea. It happens through regular, boring, disciplined action. Most people only see the results of all this action — a winnable moment, or an article in the press. But it’s this behind-the-scenes work that really makes you rich. - Ramit Sethi"

    Awesome quote. I think one thing that may separate real income earners vs. people highly in debt may be action.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Shelton
    "It's not the critic who counts" - amen to that.
    Thanks so much for these quotes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kaysa
    Great quotes,

    I can see truth behind then. I think I'm in that position myself.

    I don't know what they are saying to me because I'm deaf to the wrong words. I just keep doing it till I make it.

    Thanks for sharing them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheila Dunfrey
    Great share! Here's one quote that i really like and applied. "Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally."
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  • Profile picture of the author Duy Nguyen
    Love them all SirLucius Thanks for sharing these quotes. I will remember the idea! Btw, 2 1/2 years is a tough road. Congrats man!
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthony707
    Powerful quotes.

    This industry more than many others, does seem to contain an endless amount of critics who seem hellbent on spreading negativity as much as they can. But thankfully there are many more who are positive and are willing to share with others their journey and experiences along the road to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author vare
    The second quote is good...also want to input one of my...

    Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master. - Dalai Lama
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  • Profile picture of the author ejullya
    SirLucious, I hope you are still around. Thank you for sharing the quotes. Sehti's is my favorite. I also like the one that was posted by Vare above

    Here is a quote that I feel is very important for many internet marketers who get sidetracked.

    A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. LAO-TZU, Tao Te Ching

    As much as possible I try to follow this quote and do whatever I have to do one step at a time.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brant
        "Advice is one thing that is freely given away, but watch that you only take what is worth having."
        ― George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon

        "Learning was of two kinds: the one being the things we learned and knew, and the other being the training that taught us how to find out what we did not know."
        ― George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon



        (I took these quotes from an Internet site, but I actually own the full book in paperback, and it's a brilliant work.)
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        • Profile picture of the author Brant
          Alright, just a couple more...couldn't resist...

          "The reason why we have never found our measure of wealth: We never sought it."
          ― George S. Clason, The Richest Man in Babylon

          "As for time, all men have it in abundance."
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    • Profile picture of the author Angellos
      Appreciate all three quotes; I actually have a slightly different wording of the Roosevelt quote paste to my journal;

      "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat"
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      • Profile picture of the author MarkSalmon
        I love this quote from Henry Ford:

        Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
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  • Profile picture of the author fannysee
    Thanks for the very inspiring quotes, especially since the Panda update has pushed my site from the first page into obscurity. I need all the motivation I can get to climb back up again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kragsig
    Originally Posted by SirLucius View Post

    Getting rich isn't about one silver bullet or secret strategy. It almost never happens by sitting in a room coming up with an idea. It happens through regular, boring, disciplined action. Most people only see the results of all this action -- a winnable moment, or an article in the press. But it's this behind-the-scenes work that really makes you rich. - Ramit Sethi
    So true.. But sometimes you get a great idea / solution just out of the blue, when you are working out or when you are laying in the bed ready for sleep

    Great post!
    Kragsig
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  • Profile picture of the author reagen
    Just beautiful, thank you for this! Writing it all down on my book...
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  • Sometimes all we ever need are these kind of quotes to keep us reminded of our goals in life. These will also help us to succeed on whatever project we are working on.. Thank you for sharing this very inspirational quotes.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoWhatWorks
    Great stuff, SirLucius.

    I have found the 3rd quote to be particularly true in my own experiences and successes.

    Thanks for the share.

    -Terry

    Originally Posted by SirLucius View Post

    I've been at this for 2 1/2 years, and next month will be my first (of many) cash flow positive month. I cannot tell you how difficult the road has been and the countless setbacks, critics, naysayers, and breakdowns I had to get here. There were three quotes I found that no matter what always kept me going. As soon as I open an office these will emblazoned in big bold letters on three separate walls. I hope they encourage some of you as well:

    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Rudyard Kipling


    It's not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or when the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worth cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt


    Getting rich isn't about one silver bullet or secret strategy. It almost never happens by sitting in a room coming up with an idea. It happens through regular, boring, disciplined action. Most people only see the results of all this action -- a winnable moment, or an article in the press. But it's this behind-the-scenes work that really makes you rich. - Ramit Sethi
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  • Profile picture of the author JDBradley
    This is just what I needed today. It's been a depressing start, but I feel better now.
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  • Profile picture of the author speedbird
    Here is my favorite quote...Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime; therefore we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; therefore we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore, we are saved by love
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  • Profile picture of the author DonnyBoy
    Truly inspiring. We do need these every so often. Thanks for sharing, I like 'em all!
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  • Profile picture of the author MatroidX
    Originally Posted by SirLucius View Post

    The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is a hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. - Rudyard Kipling
    This one was my favorite. I loved them all though. Very powerful inspiration, thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rags2Richs
    The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Very nice quotes! This thread was really great.

    I have a favorite quote I wrote myself:

    If you believe that only a miracle can save you, then, you should believe in miracles. Nothing can happen without your faith. If you’ll believe in miracles, you will see miracles happening.


    It works.






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  • Profile picture of the author vfactor
    i liked all and my simple funda of success is never give up as god always gives better opportunities so be optimistic and always keep going no matter what happens....
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  • Profile picture of the author mliell
    Thanks for the inspiration! I especially liked the one by Roosevelt. Here's my favourite:

    "Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life!" - Omar Khayyam
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    Great quotes! I'm going to add them to my collection!
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  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    I like this part of Sethi's quote, "It almost never happens by sitting in a room coming up with an idea. It happens through regular, boring, disciplined action. Most people only see the results of all this action — a winnable moment, or an article in the press".

    There is something more tedious about work than gathering ideas, skimming ebooks and thinking about working! The actual work of writing the article, changing ftp permissions, correcting grammar on a blog post or writing your contact website page is not easy. It is the regular, boring and disciplined part that creates the fruit.

    Debbie
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  • Profile picture of the author mustbecrap
    yes I do agree with the Sethi quote.

    But I have to admit that I have been side tracked myself at times, thinking I am doing the work but really just playing another game with myself.. When I look at those activities i am involved in that are working, I have one I started in 2001 and it did not start paying for itself for 4 years, and now it increases every day, STICK-ABILITY is the key.. This activity generates enough to pay the mortgage but its increased over 400% in the last 12 months.. Its taken a long time, but success is sweet no matter when it comes.. I wonder where the next 12 months will take it..

    If anyone worries about how long its taking then try 11 years for an idea that has cost me hundreds of hours of my time working on the side, going to work for a boss, then coming home and putting in more hours.. Dont get me wrong, give me overnight success if its there, i take my hat to those who manage it "congratulations", for that gives me the proof that it is possible and To NEVER GIVE UP..

    Almost 20 years ago read a series of quotes that have stuck with me:


    "Through every adversity there lays a seed of greater or equal opportunity" - when everything goes down the toilet I try to find the opportunity, and many times there is something to be found, or some new idea that comes out of it..

    "if its mean to be its up to me" - this quote always pulls me back into action...

    "through everyone god speaks" - this reminds me to shut the F*** Up, even if the person I am speaking to is a bum on the street, I am of no more importance than he, listen for a jewel may be found... (not so easy to do when your ego wants to come out and play)

    mbc
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  • Profile picture of the author Sue McDonald
    Yes this page is full of great inspiring quotes but although they are all inspiring it is really up to you to take the action to succeed.

    Thanks everyone for sharing.

    "You have to do it for yourself, but you don't have to do it alone."
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  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    All of them are very inspiring. Thanks for the share.
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