“I love quotes…but, in the end, knowledge has to be converted to action or it’s worthless.” – Tony Robbins

“The greatest ideas are often met with violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein

“You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.”– Beverly Sills

“The man who tried his best and failed is superior to the man who never tried.”–Bud Wilkinson

“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.”– Les Brown

“Don’t wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.” — Unknown

“The greatest ideas are often met with violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein

“If everyone is thinking alike, then someone isn’t thinking.”– Denis Waitley

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”– Aristotle

“The life you are leading is simply a reflection of your thinking.”– Doug Firebaugh

“Thought is creative. You create your entire life with your thoughts, hour by hour and minute by minute.”– Brian Tracy

The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.  – Benjamin Disraeli

“It takes just as much time and energy to wish as it does to plan.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Empty pocketbooks never held anyone back; only empty heads and hearts can do that.”  – Norman Vincent Peale

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” – Robert Frost

“When there are no fish in one spot, cast your net in another.  – Chinese Proverb

“Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” – Abraham Lincoln

“The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” – Chalmers

“Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very, long time.” -Chinese proverb

“Self-confidence is the result of a successfully survived risk.”  -Jack Gibb

“Action conquers fear.” – Peter N. Zarlenga

“If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.” -Ecclesiastes 11:4

“The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.” -Theodore Levitt, Author

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” -Napoleon Hill

“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.” -Grace Hansen

“There are a lot of ways to become a failure, but never taking a chance is the most successful.” -Anonymous

“Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.” -Braveheart

“Life favors the specific ask and punishes the vague wish.” -Tim Ferris

““I don’t know” is always a good answer. Especially if it is true. “I don’t know—could you please enlighten me?” is often an even better answer. This is why it is important to listen to the wise counsel of others.” -Tony Dungy

“The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing and is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their certitudes, they are a slave, they have forfeited their freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.”

“Most “superheroes” are nothing of the sort. They’re weird, neurotic creatures who do big things DESPITE lots of self-defeating habits and self-talk.”  -Tim Ferriss

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage…”. 
– Lao Tzu
“There’s nothing in life worth accomplishing that doesn’t come with resistance.”

“Any of us can choose to use our tragic circumstances as an excuse for repeating the same behavior or as the motivation to dramatically change our future.  Either way, we get to choose.”
-Dan Miller (


“Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us will put out more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated.” — Alex F. Osborn, 1888 – 1966

“Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in striving toward an important goal.” — Maxwell Maltz, 1899 – 1975

“No man deserves sympathy because he has to work. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” — Theodore Roosevelt, 1858 – 1919

“Thank God every morning when you get up – that you have something to do which must be done, whether you like it or not. Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.” — Charles Kingsley, 1819 – 1875

“Set your goals ridiculously high and you will fail above everyone else’s success.” – James Cameron, Academy Award-Winning Director

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing .” — George Bernard Shaw



“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.” ~ Lee Iacocca

“Being gifted intellectually is only a small part of the equation of success.  Concentrate on the factors you have more control over: persistence, self-discipline, confidence. It has been said that far more failures are due to lack of will than lack of ability.”

— Terry Bradshaw


Fools take criticism and dish it back. The wise take it and turn it to their advantage.  —MICHAEL HYATT



No Matter How you feel
“”Normal” is what the majority does, which is why “different” is so much more interesting.
– Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

“Criticism is like medicine. It’s poison unless carefully administered at the right dose.”
—Michael Hyatt

“Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”
-Proverbs 13:20

“Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.”
– Mary Manin Morrissey

“It is better to disappoint people with the truth than to appease them with a lie.”
– Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

“If you don’t have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past.”
— A. R. Bernard

“Your future does not equal your past. Tomorrow is full of possibility you can access right now.”
Michael Hyatt

“Leaders are the ones who have the courage to go first, to put themselves at personal risk to open a path for others to follow.”  – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

“The secret to a fulfilled life is not only to do well but also to do good.”
—Tony Robbins

“If you give people too much to remember they won’t remember anything.”
–Andy Stanley (

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.” – Aristotle

“The leaders who get the most out of their people are the leaders who care most about their people.”    – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

“Followers want to be taken care of. Leaders want to take care of others. We can all be leaders.”   – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

“Leadership is not a rank or a position, it is a choice – a choice to look after the person to the left of us and the person to the right of us.” – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

“Any great and inspiring leader or organization that ever existed set out to do something completely unrealistic.”  – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

“If you wait until the wind and the weather are just right, you will never plant anything and never harvest anything.” — Ecclesiastes 11:4

“Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very, long time.”
— Chinese proverb

“It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Thinking is passive. Get used to acting outside the box.” – Tim Ferriss (The 4-Hour Workweek)

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
— Muhammad Ali, American boxer

“Safe is good for sidewalks and swimming pools but life requires risk if we are to get anywhere.” – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)


We can teach only if we are willing to learn.” – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)


“Bad leaders may edit the truth for fear of causing discomfort. Good leaders accept that the truth is often uncomfortable.” – Simon Sinek (Start with Why)

1 thought on “Inspiration

  1. Mike,

    Great inspirations ! I really enjoyed them.I can see how you apply these to your life daily .
    Great job with this website.

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