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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.
“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” – Walter Payton
What I Like About This Quote: You can shout to the rooftops how awesome you are and that you know so much more than other people in your chosen field, but the proof is in your actions. People see how you react to other people, and they see the impact you have on others. Focus on your impact, on the transformation you can provide, rather than WHAT you’re selling.
And the best part is that you don’t have to focus on everyone out there in order to have word about your impact spread. All you need is a handful of people (I’m saying one or two or five) that you dedicate your focus too. Those people are the catalysts of your network of influence. Those people will sing your praises and do half of (if not more) the legwork that will convince other people to buy into what you’re providing.
If you’re not actively seeking testimonials for your work and your content, then you should definitely go back to your favorite clients and ask them if they would be willing to provide either a short note or a video expressing what they have learned from your or how your product or service has impacted their lives. Those testimonials, social proof, is critical to success when you have something to provide others at a price. Everyone checks for reviews, and if you make them easier for people to find, the more likely someone will be convinced that you have exactly that they are looking for.
About Walter Payton: Best known for his nickname, “Sweetness”, Walter Payton was an American football player, most notable for his 13-year career with the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Payton is known as one of the best running backs in football, setting numerous records before his retirement in 1987. A native of Columbia, Mississippi, Payton was drafted fourth in the 1975 NFL Draft and notably played for one team in his entire professional career. Payton is a member of the 1985 Super Bowl championship team, the 1977 NFL MVP, and a nine-time Pro-Bowl selectee.
A multi-sport athlete through high school (including basketball, baseball, and track and field) Payton established himself as one of the nation’s top running back prospects before deciding to play football at Jackson State University, where his older brother also played. It was in college that Payton earned his nickname, which could have either come from his personality, athletic ability, and aggressive playing style. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
Payton’s motto was “Never Die Easy”, and his legacy, the Walter and Connie Payton Foundation focuses on creating greater awareness for the need of organ donations. Payton died in 1999 at the age of 45.
Other Awesome Quotes from Walter Payton:
“We are stronger together than we are alone.”
“Never die easy.”
“Tomorrow is promised to no one.”
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!