10 New Thoughts for Life Business
As an entrepreneur, manager, or leader, the thoughts you have each day matter. Thinking is where the process of launching your next business begins and your mind is where work through different scenarios before you invest time and money.
For your thinking to be productive you must be optimistic and inspired. The right frame of mind is crucial to your quest for success. However, this can be challenging if you’re facing a slump in your professional life. The voice of others can sometimes be a deeper form of motivation than your own.
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1. Wendy’s starting Dave Thomas.
“Three simple things: know better than anyone your product and know your customer and have a burning wish to succeed.”
2. Golda Meir, Israel’s fourth President.
“Take the most by fanning through flames of accomplishment the slight inner sparks of chance.”
3. Socrates, a founder of western philosophy.
“The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new.”
4. Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week.
“The stars will never align, and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. ‘Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it ‘eventually,’ just do it and correct course along the way.”
5. Daniel Pink, motivational author.
“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And, when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”
6. Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor.
“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.”
7. Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation.
“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.”
8. Jill Konrath, speaker, author, and thought leader.
“I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or, are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance?”
9. Thomas Edison, inventor of the light bulb.
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
10. Eleanor Roosevelt, known as “First Lady of the World” for her human rights advocacy.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”