"To attract attractive people, you must be attractive. To attract powerful people, you must be powerful. To attract committed people, you must be committed. Instead of going to work on them, you go to work on yourself. If you become, you can attract."
"We can have more than we’ve got because we can become more than we are."
"The big challenge is to become all that you have the possibility of becoming. You cannot believe what it does to the human spirit to maximize your human potential and stretch yourself to the limit."
"Pity the man who inherits a million dollars and who isn’t a millionaire. Here’s what would be pitiful: If your income grew and you didn’t."
The most important question to ask on the job is not “What am I getting?” The most important question to ask on the job is “What am I becoming?’”
"It is hard to keep that which has not been obtained through personal development."
"After you become a millionaire, you can give all of your money away because what’s important is not the million dollars; what’s important is the person you have become in the process of becoming a millionaire."
"Income seldom exceeds personal development."
"What you become directly influences what you get."
"Values were meant to be costly. If it doesn’t cost much, we probably wouldn’t appreciate the value."
"Count the cost first. Don’t pay too big a price for pursuing minor values."
We all have fears.
We all have doubts.
As entrepreneurs, we have already thrown our fear of not having stability and security into the bin.
But we still have fears.
A lot of the time we think it’s the fear of failure.
Yes, we do fear that if we fall, one day we won’t have the energy and the courage to get back up again.
Yes, we fear that, but if you love what you do, your heart will lead your head.
Your heart will make you get up.
Your heart will keep you fighting.
So no, we don’t. We don’t fear failure.
We might fear humiliation or possible regret we may have.
What we fear is success.
We fear what we could become if we wholeheartedly unleash our full potential.
We fear we would fu*k it up if things come our way.
We fear we won’t be organised enough or disciplined enough.
We fear that we won’t be able to execute difficult tasks.
We fear that things would go wrong and then we will break down trying to fix them.
We fear that we are going to become too big, too big too soon.
We fear that our dreams are going to come true.
It sounds crazy.
But I’m sure at one point in your life as an entrepreneur, you fear.
You fear that what you thought was a dream was going to come true.
Some people hold back because of those fears, and decide to take a step back, so they don’t get overwhelmed by the fears.
Some people fight against the fears - against the trembling heart.
C’mon, Tiger. You can do this. Don’t fear.
You’re going to be alright.
As long as you love what you do, you’re going to be okay.
“We tend to massively underestimate the compounding returns of intelligence. As humans, we need to solve big problems. If you graduate Stanford at 22 and Google recruits you, you’ll work a 9-to-5. It’s probably more like an 11-to-3 in terms of hard work. They’ll pay well. It’s relaxing. But what they are actually doing is paying you to accept a much lower intellectual growth rate. When you recognize that intelligence is compounding, the cost of that missing long-term compounding is enormous.They’re not giving you the best opportunity of your life. Then a scary thing can happen: You might realize one day that you’ve lost your competitive edge. You won’t be the best anymore. You won’t be able to fall in love with new stuff. Things are cushy where you are. You get complacent and stall.”
- Stephen Cohen -
What every successful person has is their story told from their perspective and from their path. Whatever they say may be helpful, but ultimately you are the only one in the middle of your situation, and your path is unique. You have to write your own story, and if you don’t write it someone else will.
Successful people write their own stories. With A LOT of help. But it’s still their story. It’s the story they share.
Successful people go on to write the stories of others.
Stories of people who cannot answer their own questions regarding their own path - people who cannot write their own story and are just looking for a good one.
Successful people provide them with answers to questions just, and get people to follow them. And that is how they get their help - from people that wish to become part of their story.
They are the ordinary people that have better stories.