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To Inspire Your Way To A Productive Week
Sometimes you need a kick in the pants and a friendly reminder that what want to achieve really is possible. So, here it is:
Success is your only option.
I wholeheartedly believe that. If you really put your mind to it and decide it’s possible, that success will ultimately come. It takes action, persistence, and consistency, but fundamentally, all you need is to decide that you are going to achieve anything and everything you want to do.
In this series weekly series, I have compiled 47 quotes from businessmen and women, public speakers, online entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, television show-runners and more. These people have achieved so much success, because not only have they decided that they are going to be successful, but they have also allowed themselves to fail. That’s one of the most important things to keep in mind. Failure is a part of achieving growth, because no one is just going to hand you the life you want. You must work for it, learn the lessons from any missteps, apply them and find any other way you can to reach your goal.
What I want you to do is find someone new from this series and learn more about them. I’ve even given you a short bio and some fun facts to start things off.
Expand your awareness and maybe even find yourself a new role model. Many of the people on this list are incredibly influential to me, and have completely changed my view of money, business, and success.
“Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie
What I Like About This Quote: Carnegie brings up an amazing point with this quote, because he’s talking about something that that not a lot of people outside the personal development world ever bring up. And I should know, considering that before I dug into personal development and mindset work, I had never heard any of this.
Because here’s the thing: fear is a lie.
Fear is designed to keep you in your comfort zone.
Fear is your ego, which is designed to keep you safe. That’s a good thing, but it’s also designed to stop you from growing, which is not so good. Your ego wants to keep you in your comfort zone because that’s all it knows. And let me tell you, your comfort zone sounds comfortable, but is also quite boring.
You know that routine you get into where you wake up, have breakfast, go to work, come home, eat dinner, and then go to sleep, only to do it all over again the next and the next and the next day? And then you have to days “to yourself” before going right back into that same routine? Yeah, that’s your comfort zone.
And it’s so incredibly boring.
The thing about fear, is that it makes the unknown even scarier than it is. But remember, just because you don’t know about something or how to do something, doesn’t actually mean it’s scary. When it comes to business, and the fear of not being good enough, remember that’s all in your head. No one else is telling you otherwise. Train yourself to push past that fear and keep going. Figure it out. All you need is to take one step. It doesn’t matter what the top of the staircase looks like as long as you keep moving in that direction.
About Dale Carnegie: Dale Carnegie (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer and lecturer. He is known to be one of the first to develop courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born in poverty in Maryville, Missouri, Carnegie is best known for his bestselling book, How To Win Friends and Influence People, which was published in 1936, was in its 17th printing within a few months of publication, and is widely available today.
Many of his writings have been compiled into booklets that are given out in his still popular business and personal development courses. Titles include, How To Get Ahead in the World Today (1938), How to Save Time and Get Better Results in Conferences (1959), and The Little Recognized Secret of Success (1965). The Carnegie trainings include in-person, live online and even custom solutions, covering a range of topics that include people skills, presentation, sales, customer service, and more.
Other Awesome Quotes From Dale Carnegie
“Remember, today is the tomorrow you were worried about yesterday.”
“In action breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.”
“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”
Who are your favorite businessmen and businesswomen, entrepreneurs and public figures? Who has motivated you the most? Drop a line in the comments and let me know!