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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.
“People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.” – Harvey Mackay
What I Like About This Quote: Decision is such a powerful thing. If you decide to do something, you commit to it, and you had better see it through. It’s SO important that you do that. And here’s the secret:
It’s not about the outcome, it’s about the effort that you put into it.
If you are proud of your effort, it doesn’t matter if you succeed or not. And if it doesn’t turn out the way you expected, it’s okay, because you’re still going to get a ton of lessons out of whatever you decide you’re going to do. And taking those lessons into your future projects and decisions will ultimately make you stronger and will lead you even closer to success.
Remember, the moment you speak your success, the moment the universe brings that success to you. It may not be on your schedule, and it may not be in the way you think it should go, but the universe knows you’re ready for it.
When you decide to be successful, you reframe your thinking into one of finding any way you can to make that success happen. Run into a roadblock? That’s okay. There is always another option, another way to reach your ideal outcome. Remember how Thomas Edison tried thousands of different techniques before he created what we know today as the light bulb? It’s just like that. He learned thousands of ways NOT to make a lightbulb before he figured out how to make one.
It may take you once, twice, fifty times, a thousand times, but if you decide you’re going to figure it out, then eventually you will. When you go into it with the mindset that success is your only option, then success IS your only option.
About Harvey Mackay: Harvey Mackay is a businessman, author, and syndicated columnist with Universal Click, a weekly column that gives career and inspirational advice. Like many successful entrepreneurs of his time, Mackay got his start in sales, at the Quality Park Envelope Company.
Harvey Mackay used his career in sales as stepping stone to becoming a famed public speaker, teaching both business and personal motivation. Mackay has authored seven New York Times bestsellers, including Swim With The Sharks: Without Being Eaten Alive, Sharkproof: Get the Job You Want, Keep The Job You Love, and Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty.
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!
Other Awesome Quotes From Harvey Mackay
“To be a champion, you have to learn to handle stress and pressure. But if you’ve prepared mentally and physically, you don’t have to worry.”
“It doesn’t matter whether you are pursuing success in business, sports, the arts or life in general: the bridge between wishing and accomplishing is discipline.”
“Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.”