I have been in business for around 2 years now and things are going very well. We have two offices now and my partner Dean Kirkland Vancouver WA resident like myself works in the Washington office, and I commute between Vancouver and Washington on a regular basis. Usually when I am traveling, I try to think about how I can make the business more successful and more profitable and all of this comes down to me, and how inspired I am to go after that success. What I have started doing recently is to surround myself with inspirational quotes, to keep me on track. I wanted to share these quotes with you in the hope that you too can gain some inspiration from them.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” —Mark Twain
“Today is a new day. It’s a day you have never seen before and will never see again. Stop telling yourself the ‘same crap, different day’ lie! How many days has that lie stolen from you? Seize the wonder and uniqueness of today! Recognize that throughout this beautiful day, you have an incredible amount of opportunities to move your life into the direction you want it to go.”
? Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience
“And worse I may be yet: the worst is not So long as we can say ‘This is the worst.”
? William Shakespeare, King Lear
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
? Marilyn Vos Savant
“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” —Michael Jordan
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” —John Lennon
“When I face the desolate impossibility of writing five hundred pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all I can permit myself to contemplate.”
? John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“If you do whatever it takes to accomplish your goals to live the life you desire, It will be worth it. I promise! But if you find some excuse to justify quitting your journey, you will regret it. This is also a promise!” ”
? Glenn Brandon Burke
I like to keep these quotes up in my office to keep me on track, what are your favorite inspirational quotes?