Inspiration

Some of my favorite quotes that keep me inspired & energized.

 Until you start believing in yourself, no one else will.

Until you start believing in yourself, no one else will.

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.
— Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa
Learn to value yourself, which means: fight for your happiness.
— Ayn Rand
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...elite athletes are not born but made. Obviously, star athletes must have some innate, natural ability — coordination, physical flexibility, anatomical capacities — just as successful senior executives need to be able to think strategically and relate to people. But the real key to excellence in both sports and business is not the ability to swim fast or do quantitative analyses quickly in your head. Rather, it is [mindset] mental toughness.
— HBS Article, "How the best of the best get better and better".
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
— Tony Robbins
 I choose thoughts that empower me, not those that drain me of energy and confidence.

I choose thoughts that empower me, not those that drain me of energy and confidence.

[Mental] Toughness involves having control over your thoughts. In a situation where your fitness level is not where you want it to be and your negative thoughts are getting the best of you, you have a choice. You can let the negative thoughts take over and drain you of energy, or you can consciously choose positive thoughts that empower you and push you to press on.
— Lars Draeger, Navy SEAL Training Guide
 Shoot for the moon, for even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Shoot for the moon, for even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.
— Reinhold Niebuhr
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I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
— Tony Robbins
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 You must do the things you think you cannot do. Feel into the fear and do it anyway.

You must do the things you think you cannot do. Feel into the fear and do it anyway.

The Struggle is not failure, but it causes failure. Especially if you are weak. Always if you are weak. Most people are not strong enough. Every great entrepreneur from Steve Jobs to Mark Zuckerberg went through the Struggle and struggle they did, so you are not alone. But that does not mean that you will make it. You may not make it. That is why it is the Struggle. The Struggle is where greatness comes from.
— Ben Horowitz, The Hard Things About Hard Things
You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are.
— Yogi Bhajan
Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.
— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
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 You may see me struggle, but you'll never see me quit.  

You may see me struggle, but you'll never see me quit. 

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." – Winston Churchill

In those moments when you wonder whether you should give up, when you want to quit, that is where mental toughness is most tested. In times when you feel that you have nothing left, physically, mentally, or emotionally, that is when you need to be able to become your inner hero. When you want to fall, run away, or hide, you can instead find the energy within to not only persevere but also become a better version of yourself. In doing so, you create your life, rather than manage your circumstance.

Together you and I will train so that you have the stamina to be relentless in all areas of your life. You deserve it. You can do it. Why wait?