Chances are, someone’s out there, who got dealt a worse hand than you, and it’s not stopping them from pursuing their goals.
If you could not use your work email to opt-in to my list – you know, the one with the f*cking auto-reply that keeps spamming me every morning? – that’d be great. Mmmkay?
Remember: you wanted my emails. Hence why you signed up. I didn’t ask for your company’s sh*tty auto-replies.
Jack Dorsey quotes: the tech billionaire’s best soundbites.
“Success is never accidental.”
“Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected.”
“You are not here to do what has already been done.”
“The greatest lesson that I learned in all of this is that you have to start. Start now, start here, and start small. Keep it Simple.”
Dave Chappelle quotes: gems from Jesus’ favorite stand-up comedian. (Okay, mine.)
“You’ve got to say yes to your destiny. Life’s happening right now, look around you. There goes some life. Come on, Momma, live!”
“You know, to be able to do something great in your life, you’re gonna have to realize your failures. You’re gonna have to embrace them and figure out how to overcome it.”
“I’m cool with failing so long as I know that there are people around me that love me unconditionally.”
Jaden Smith quotes: rants from the rapper.
“Life is a process. It’s an ongoing journey that you’ll never reach the end of.”
“All the rules in this world were made by someone no smarter than you. So make your own.”
“You just have to believe in yourself.”
“You can be a pharaoh. Like, a pharaoh means, that which you will become.”
Chris Pratt quotes: about the best antidepressant, knowing your sh*t stinks, the one relationship more important than the one you have with your kids, what he’d do if he could no longer act, and more.
“Figure out whether or not you believe in yourself, and if you don’t, find a way to. Because even more than you want it, you must believe it. And learn about yourself. The rhythm of one’s spirit is just as important as what you look like or what you sound like. Who are you? What’s your voice? What are you dying to contribute?”
“It doesn’t matter what it is, earn it. It feels good. Five bucks earned is better than 10 bucks given to you, every time. If you feel like crap, look at your life, what you have that you didn’t earn. Do something to earn it. A good deed, reach out to someone in pain, be of service. It feels good and it’s good for your soul.”
David Ortiz quotes: “Big Papi” on baseball, mindset, coming from the gutter, giving back, and more.
“Life is a challenge that you need. There’s things in life that are going to throw you into the ground, but if you learn how to get up, that means you are not a quitter.”
“Hard work is the only thing that gives you consistency in this game. Nothing else.”
“I’m a winner, I play to win, I want to make good things go on around me.”
Chip Wilson quotes: Lord Lulu’s loveliest quotes.
“I had no idea, but I realized that probably 30 to 40% of my brainpower was taken up with the questions that I couldn’t answer – because I had no direction. When I got clear on exactly where I wanted to go, and set the goals to get there, my mind calmed down.”
“The definition of integrity is doing what you say you’re going to do, when you say you’re going to do it. It’s recognizing that what you say and how you say it determines your effectiveness in life and also determines the type of people you end up surrounding yourself with – because people surround themselves with like people.”
Josh Brolin quotes: on drinking wine from Dixie Cups, living life metaphorically sh*t-faced, buying beautiful homes all over Cali, and more.
“I don’t care who you are, the pressure is on to go to the next task immediately.”
“Any kid that feels like they don’t have any kind of future, whether they’re on a street corner in Harlem or in a little town in Kansas where nothing happens, it’s all out there for them. They can do whatever they dream or wish or see on television, or read about in the papers.”
“You have to be okay with wins and losses. You can’t just be looking for the wins and, when the losses happen, you can’t buy more and more because you’re sure it’s going to bounce. We call that revenge trading.”
Spike Lee quotes: the filmmaker’s finest words.
“I believe in destiny. But I also believe that you can’t just sit back and let destiny happen. A lot of times, an opportunity might fall into your lap, but you have to be ready for that opportunity. You can’t sit there waiting on it. A lot of times you are going to have to get out there and make it happen.”
“You’ve got to have heart and you’ve got to have drive. And when you get knocked down you’ve got to pick yourself up – put your hands up on the ropes and pull yourself to your feet. Because, if you can’t take a hit, you’re not going to last long, that’s for sure.”
“You gotta work hard, don’t expect this thing to happen overnight, and you gotta bust your ass to make it happen.”
Martin Sheen quotes: on golf, God, recovery, money, and more.
“Find something in your life worth fighting for.”
“If all of the issues that I have worked on were depending on some measure of success, it would be a total failure. I don’t anticipate success. We’re not asked to be successful, we are only asked to be faithful. I couldn’t even tell you what success is.”
“Stop going for the easy buck and start producing something with your life. Create, instead of living off the buying and selling of others.”
Roger Goodell quotes: the NFL Commissioner’s top quotes.
“It is very common to tell graduates: dream and dream big. I say do more than that. When you dream you are in an unconscious state. It ends. You wake up. It’s not real.”
“The way you continue to be a successful business is you don’t wait for the car to go off the cliff. You have to manage yourself. And make sure you do it in the right way so you are not making decisions in crisis.”
“I think there’s a balance that you have to take into consideration.”
MacKenzie Bezos quotes: JB’s ex spills the tea.
“Life is full of things that feel like traps. Our own weaknesses and mistakes. Unlucky accidents. The violence done to us by others. But they’re not always what they seem. Sometimes later we see that they led us where we needed to go.”
“I would say… that the things that we worry over the most in life, the things that we feel trapped by, the mistakes we’ve made, the bad luck that we come across, the accidents that happen to us, the paradoxes – in the end, oftentimes, those things are the things that we’ll look back and be the most grateful for. They take us where we need to go.”
Is to be 100% you.
Not the people-pleaser version.
Which, depending on who’s around, is probably pretty watered-down.
For instance, around your hipster friends?