I hear it all the time, and there is probably nothing more insulting or demeaning for a successful person to hear, than “I wish I was rich like you!“, or the same type of phrase, but attributed to what makes them successful. No one realizes or appreciates the full amount of effort it takes to get to where many successful people are today.
How many times have you heard or even said, “I wish I was rich as Bill Gates“… or “I wish I could play golf like Tiger Woods“, yet have never took the initiative to start your own business, or even attend a golf swing class. While many are sitting back wishing, the successful people are DOING!
With that said, here are a few motivation quotes from people over the years who have experienced success and failure.
“To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish; then resolve to pay the price to get it.”
- Bunker Hunt (Former billionaire that lost his fortune)
“If your work is becoming uninteresting, so are you. Work is an inanimate thing and can be made lively and interesting only by injecting yourself into it. Your job is only as big as you are.”
- George C. Hubbs
“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”
- Peter Drucker (Author known for predicting many of the major developments of the late 20th century)
To have success, you must put forth an investment. That investment can be almost anything, ranging from time, training, work to even just reading or listen. Your success start with you.
If you are afraid of failure and the possibility of losing money by trying to start your own business, you most likely won’t succeed. How many people have spent $100,000+ to go to college for 4 years (or more), and end up with a job they hate, or no job at all? In the end, this was still an investment of time and money, putting many on the path to the career they were looking for. Why are so many people so scared of spending a few dollars to test their ideas, but so ready to pour everything they have into attending college? It takes a different type of mindset to be your own boss, but that is your decision to make. Not everyone has what it takes to make the plunge, that’s why so many people are “wishing” instead of “doing“.
No big success was accomplished in one day… but today is the day for you to start working towards your goals.