Success is relative and everyone has a different idea of what it means to them, and how it’s measured. Whatever the variables, here are some amazing quotes and tips from those we consider truly successful. Enjoy!
Reach For The Stars! “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo Buonarroti, Great Renaissance Artist
Take Action: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” Leonardo da Vinci, Renaissance Genius
Perseverance Pays: Babe Ruth struck out 1330 times, but also hit 714 home runs. His philosophy “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run”.
Try New Things: “People say it’s gross that I eat grubs and goat liver, but if you haven’t tried it, how do you know? Our brains tell us lies, and if we listen, we cost ourselves surprises. When trying something new, cast off your fear and expectations.” Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods America
Hard Work: “Have a dream. Have a passion. Know that there’s no such thing as an overnight success. It comes with enormous hard work and commitment and sacrifice.” -Christiane Amanpour, CNN Journalist
Don’t Settle: “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
Surround Yourself With Like Minded People: “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain
Make your own success YOUR way. Follow your own path and never give up! I’ll leave you with this other great quote from Wayne Gretzky… “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.”