I recently found this video and was totally amazed. The wisdom and charisma is one I would say that is quite enlightening.
From this video I have learned a few points I would like to share that can be used as daily motivation. These wise words from many and used by a motivational speaker to enlighten so many can be reflected upon daily.
1 – In the end, we only regret the chances we did not take. This is so powerful and yet very true. If we live in our comfort zone all the time we may never know what this world has to offer.
2 – Take Risks – If you win, you will be happy. If you lose, you will be wise.
3 – Don’t die wondering. – This follows in line with number two. If we do not take calculated risks we may go through our whole lives wondering what if.
4 – It is not important how long you live, it is important how you live.
5 – A pessimistic sees the difficulty in every situation. While the optimistic sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – This is a beautiful way of thinking, as the way we see things affects us.
6 – Wheather you think you can or think you can’t you are right. – Henry Ford – Whatever is the outcome of your thoughts you are right as your thought controls your reality in life.
7 – As you think, so you become. – This is the truth as your thought controls your reality and your mind holds the power that brings forth your truth after some time. You manifest what you think in your subconscious and conscious mind. You are what you think quoted by Buddha.
8 – If you don’t control your mind someone else will – John Allston. I have been told a few times, which I have seen come true, to control your emotions and mind before it controls you. This is a true yet strong statement. Everything starts with one thought.
9 – Poor thinking habits, keeps most people poor. If we think poorly of ourselves we would stay stuck in financial strain. If we judge ourselves harshly we will never grow. If we allow other people opinions hold a spot in our mind we would stay with social expectations. Poor mindsets leave us with a poor life.
“Without hustle, your talent will only get you so far” – Gary Vaynerchuk
Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. — Warren Buffett
Three impactful leaders who have worked hard in many ways to reach where they are today. There are many others as well but Jack Ma, Gary Vaynerchuk and Warren Buffett have become giants in their field by following mindful steps to reach success.
This success didn’t come over night they all have different ways of reaching success and each one went threw failure of some kind. They have grown from failure and know hard work is always the key to victory.
I will be going threw a few of their quotes from their speeches which have helped many over a period of time. First I will start with Jack Ma, he is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. Jack Ma was a former English Teacher from China and now has one of the world’s largest e-commerce businesses.
Some of his quotes has caught my attention and I will share these with you.
1 – Look at Challenges as opportunities.
This is a hard one but over time I have taken this advise and look at every single circumstance I find myself in as a beautiful opportunity.
2 – Have Fun
Have fun as life is short and we came into this world to enjoy life.
3 – Focus on Quality not Quantity
This statement could not be any truer. When we focus on producing more, quality may decrease. I have seen this with my own eyes.
3 – Be the first
This statement is special to me. We must aim to be original and the first in everything. Following the crowd does not cut it anymore in our times. We need people to stand up and not be scared to be the first.
4 – Prepare for the future
Everyone is caught up with the now. We must take small steps to prepare for the future.
5 – Respect competitors and learn from them.
This statement explains itself, respect and learn from one another. You never know what can happen.
6 – Surround yourself with greatness
If you want to be successful, surround yourself with those that have the same aim with you. Be around the goal keepers, the leaders, motivators and innovators, these energies are what you want to surround yourself with daily.
7 – It is not what company you get into, it is what boss you want to follow.
Leaders inspire people. They want to mold those around them to be the best,that way they can get the best. Not every company has a leader with this trait.
8 – Believe in yourself
If you don’t believe, how you expect anyone else to believe in you.
9 – Be optimistic about the future
Always have a positive mindset towards the future ahead.
10 – Never complain
Do not even think about it. Once you complain your mood changes.
11 – Tomorrow is new. Always show up.
Never give up and be consistent.
12 – If you have a dream. Push for it.
Never give up and dreams don’t manifest overnight.
Gary Vaynerchuk is a blogger, author, speaker and Entrepreneur. Born in the former Soviet Union in what is now Belarus. Vaynerchuk was one of the first adopters of social media to build a following that’s now a huge success. His speeches is very straight forward and paints the ugly side of Entrepreneurship, he always stresses on hard work and being prepared for failure.
Here are seven of his quotes that stood out for me.
1 – Work hard, work smart and be patient
Always work smart and have patience. Success does not come overnight.
2 – Put in the work and play the hard way.
Do not try any short cuts. Always give your all to your work and passion.
3 – If you want it work for it.
Gary Vaynerchuk stresses a lot on working hard because you cannot reach that goal without the work.
4 – Nothing in life is free, nothing happens overnight.
Everything you have you have to work for it. Success comes from consistent hard work and sacrifice.
5 – Execute your ideas
Do not just talk , do the work.
6. – Do the things that matter.
Do everything that you believe in and would have a impact in the long run.
7. – Don’t make excuses
Never make any excuse for anything. We live in a era that has so many opportunities, you just need to find a way to use it. We live in a time where our parents and grand parents would love it. We are in the time and correct place to make a difference each one of us. Wherever we are.
Warren Buffett is a business magnate,investor, speaker and and philanthropist who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is actually one of my favorites with motivational tips and has a ton of knowledge in what he does best.
Here are 10 of his quotes that stood out to me over the years.
1 – Find your passion
When you find your passion, you find your cause in life and fire will light up in your stomach to push for your goals.
2 – Hire well
Companies always need to hire passionate persons who want to help build a organisation. Not just one who wants that pay cheque.
3 – Don’t care what others think
This is a powerful one. We live in a generation where everyone cares a little to much what people think. The sad part about this is ,the person may not even be thinking of you.
4 – Read,read, read
Warren Buffet read a lot, he stated in many shows about his hours spend reading. Reading helps develop minds and brings new ideas. Plus as a aspiring writer I always try to read as much as I can, this helps with my articles.
5 – Have a margin of safety
Always have a safety net or amount to invest to draw a line. Whatever you look at this as, always have a margin of safety.
6 – Have a competitive advantage
Always try to have a upper hand in situations.
7 -You can’t make a good deal with a bad person.
Watch who you are getting your eggs in a basket with in business.
8 – Always be competing
Never get comfortable because that is the moment your completion will sneak up on you.
9 – Some things take time
Nothing happens overnight.
10 – Act with integrity
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently. This statement is so powerful that it happens almost every day.
Each one of these leaders have a mark in the business world and they all started from scratch. They understand hard work, consistency, reading and having a passion. They used mindfulness when approaching situations and will leave legacies after them. This did not happen overnight , and each one of us can do the same. Once we practice these principles and the many others who have similar ones.
“Your mind is everything. What you think you become. ” – Buddha
Our thoughts is a powerful tool that can direct our life and determine if we can become a product of greatness or negativity.
We must always make it our task to protect our energies around us and surround ourselves with people and situations that will fill your cup. Never let the bitterness of this world get the better of you as, each of us have a individual right to harvest greatness and send out positive vibes to the universe.
I believe and have learned what you think you become as many successful and spiritual leaders have taught. To stay on a level head of peace and tranquility we must not engage in gossip, negative conversations or partake in any sort of news that may switch your energy.
We live in a angry world if you really continually look at the negative side but if you stop and look and see the beauty in this world you would be amazed. There are many great leaders, motivators and situations happening around us daily that makes many smile. A simple moment as a birth of child, a team winning a football match or a teenager helping a elderly woman crossing the road are moments that take your breath away. These are the simple moments that make a huge difference in many lives.
Let excellence be your brand and to cultivate this you have to think of greatness and surround yourself with greatness. Watch your peers, your conversations , even your eating habits all these routines have a effect on your mental and spiritual health. Make a list daily of what you are thankful for, if you are having a hard time thinking of anything just remember you have life, and that’s a second chance to make a change.
Let us look deep within ourselves to find our true purpose and find the passion that burns within us to reach our highest self. If you haven’t found your passion push to reach a goal. List a goal and persuade it with your fullest. If you fail you are getting closer to your ultimate goal and greatest potential. You will find that passion and that flame .
Always put God first, that higher source,that ultimate help. He will guide you with your energies, passion, flame and purpose. Always be thankful and grateful this will aid in protecting your energies and thinking.
Remember greatness is the goal and always think of the ultimate goal. Never dwell in what you do not have and always put your mind on your vision, your future and reaching that target. What you think, you become and we should all think I am greatness.
We all have to start somewhere. Make that decision today to start. Once you have the will you would find a way to start. If you are in a position in your life you do not like, do something about it. Don’t just sit and expect it to change without the push and challenge.
A lot of successful people didn’t get success overnight. They work their ass off to get where they are now. Don’t settle, don’t just take what is handed to you and be comfortable. The biggest mistake we make is being comfortable and just letting life pass by. Take that trip, start that business, move or tell that special someone you love them. Don’t be scared and hold yourself back. Life is meant to be lived to the fullest embrace it and smile.
Wonders would happen around you. When that decision is made to come out your comfort zone, to take up that challenge and have a leap of faith without fear.
What is stopping you other than you? When you have breath and life, tomorrow is never promised so make that change today. Do yourself that favor for yourself and just start.
This year went by fast, I will not even sugar coat this statement. I feel like I just ended 2017 and 2019 knocking on my door too fast. Where did the time go?
I would admit this year a lot has happened and I have also been in a rush. I have learned a lot and grown a lot as a person. I have also been in a rush a lot, I have basically been rushing everything, even to the point I decided to put my watch 20 minutes faster than the actual time.
Today I decided to have my watch right, with the right time so I wont be rushing. I am not a morning person so I am not even going to lie to myself about reaching anywhere early. If I am running late, so be it I won’t be speeding down the highway, breaking the orange light to reach ” on time” . I have been rushing , rushing , rushing away and time have just passed away.
I will embrace every moment, take each minute, hours and days with gratitude. 2019 is my year to shine, step out my comfort zone and begin to slow down. It’s not a race to the finish line.
I have no new year resolutions and have no intentions to create one. 2019 I am looking forward to new challenges, improving myself, living a full life, exploring this mysterious world, forgiving, letting go and taking everything slowly.
2018 was a rush, a beautiful rush that almost broke me . Honestly, 2018 was a tough year that had me rushing and panicking. 2019 I would not let time pass and let the clock tick away with my life.
It may hurt but in the long run it will strengthen and change you. As we begin to look into the new year ahead and reflect on 2018, let us get the strength to declutter anything in our lives that no longer serves you.
The bad habits.
The toxic people.
The negative thinking.
Living to others expectations and not ours .
Not speaking up.
These are a few things many allow to control their lives. For me I have to gain the strength not speaking up, settling and trying to meet everyone expectations. It hasn’t done me any good to this day. We all have something we need to let go and find the strength to move on from today.
How many of us can say we are truly ready to detach ourselves from everything that no longer serves our purpose in life?
It can be hard to let go of material items, beliefs, ideas, values and norms that can be holding you back. It can stir up emotions and have you a little uncomfortable for a while but that very moment of uncertainty can be the breakthrough in your life, you have been waiting for all along
Today’s World can throw anyone over the edge if we allow this to happen.
Expectations and comparisons are two of the biggest pains of today’s world. Each day someone is faced with comparison to someone who we think has it all put together. While others are put under pressure of reaching other people expectations which can be unrealistic or become unbearable for many.
It makes many wonder why depression, violence and hate is so strongly existence in our world. Many have become frustrated with there day to day lives they cannot stop to think of another feelings. Many cannot even stop to help a neighbor or worse yet a stranger because we are so caught up in our lives. Trying to meet today’s world expectations and comparing ourselves to almost everyone who seems to have it all put together. When in reality non of us have it figured out because our world changes daily and we have to change our outlook at our lives.
We have to change in small ways that can build a better world. Changes start with each one of us, first accepting we all have different life paths. This will help us stop comparing ourselves to one another. Second small change can be setting our own expectations and letting others know what we can contribute to change situations around us.
Speak up and let your voice be heard even if it stirs up a room. In the end you will be heard for your views and set a tone in any situation that can allow you to have some control.
One of my hopes for 2019 is for peace, happiness and love within our world. Many of us are surrounded by so much hate we have lost ourselves. So many have become so drawn out by our lives we can no longer smile, enjoy a meal with family or find our inner child within us anymore. We have become so caught up in wars, politics and negativity. No wonder so many suffer with anxiety and depression rates are so high around the world.