I wish I could say that life followed a predictable path. That the goals you set out for yourself were easy to achieve, or that the dreams you have would come to fruition without much effort.
Unfortunately, I haven’t seen that to be the case. Indeed, the older I get, the more it seems like life is a sparring partner – a friend and an adversary wrapped up into one. Existing solely for the testing of my spirit, for the refining of my character.
Throughout my life, I’ve had my share of both successes and failures. And I’m happy to say everything I’ve experienced has only made me stronger. But what about for you? Where are you today?
Are you on the mountaintop of life – celebrating some kind of achievement or success? Or down in the valley – lamenting over a loss or some failure? Maybe you’re somewhere in-between and just stuck in the daily grind of life.
I’m a strong believer in learning from those who’ve gone before us – their wisdom and experiences are invaluable to those of us following in their footsteps.
So no matter where you’re at today, I hope these quotes can inspire you to attack life with a renewed sense of motivation and purpose!
Here are 10 of my favorite quotes about success, failure, and dreaming big:
“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”
– Steve Jobs
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
– Steve Jobs
“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.”
– Jeff Bezos
“Optimism, pessimism, f*** that; we’re going to make it happen. As God as my bloody witness, I’m hell-bent on making it work”
– Elon Musk
“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”
– Bruce Lee
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Walt Disney
“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible; the fear of failure.”
– Paulo Coelho
“I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.”
– Albert Einstein
“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”
– T.S. Eliot