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Tom Bilyeu Quotes

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Thomas Bilyeu

Tom Bilyeu quotes: just a smorgasbord of success principles.

“You don’t have to be outgoing to be a leader.  But you do have to outwork and outperform other people.  That’s the only way you’re going to get the respect that’s required for people to want to follow you.”

“You get what you look for.  If you’re only looking for proof that you’re a moron, that’s all you will find.  If instead you look for opportunities to grow and improve, you will.”

“Don’t lament your level of talent.  Just focus on developing your skills.”

“Failure is not the sin.  Inaction is.”

“Little wins – whether that’s learning something new every day or simply toughening up your mind bit by bit – will change your life massively.”

“Make sure that getting good at your day-to-day grind means you’re building a skill set that you actually value.”

“You get better by practicing, not panicking.”

“Never allow yourself to set a low bar.  You’re capable of the extraordinary if only you make big enough demands of yourself.”

“No matter how old you are, you’re still a work in progress – still capable of massive change and improvement.  Decide what you want to be capable of and then go after it.  It’s yours for the taking.”

“Pretend patience doesn’t exist.  Pretend that you have to go all out everyday to have even a shot in hell of overcoming inertia.  Why?  Because you do.”

“While you might be born with certain hardware, we all decide what operating system we’re going to run.”

“My adult life has been a complicated process of both learning and unlearning.  We all have to take a super honest look at the things we believe and figure out which beliefs are moving us towards our goals and which beliefs are holding us back.”

“May your pain serve you as well as mine has me.”

“It is downright easy to manufacture your internal emotional state.  Simply adding a gratitude practice to your daily ritual can significantly improve your average levels of happiness.  The way you experience your life is entirely dependent on the framing you choose.”

“Because I know I’m leaving it all out on the field, I never hesitate to take a day off if I need it.”

“Do whatever you need to do to love your life.  Sometimes that means doing really hard sh*t.  Other times that means sipping Mai Tais on the beach.”

“Go all in.  The raw and unadulterated acquisition of skills through a brutal and demanding process is one of the most profoundly empowering experiences a human can have.”

“Once you’re clear about what your priorities are… just at all times act in accordance with that.”

“You’re inevitably going to fail in life, but if you at least make the demand of yourself that you’ll rise to any occasion and give it your all, you’ll be shocked with how often you win.”

“Move faster than anyone else.  You’ve gotta be so hungry to make it happen that you just f*cking go.”

“Either find a way or make one.  That’s commitment.”

“I think we all-too-often hide from the things that embarrass us.  We lie to ourselves about it, tell ourselves it’s not that bad, and just generally don’t hold ourselves accountable.  That’s some serious bullsh*t.”

“If your mind isn’t where you want it to be, get after the body.”

“We’re all transient.  You will eventually be forgotten.  So live your life to please you and don’t worry about anyone else, because they’re not worrying about you either.”

“Hold yourself accountable and actually get good at something and watch how your confidence grow.  No excuses.  Just get it done.”

“All of us have some darkness inside of us – aggression, anger, hatred – the idea isn’t to get rid of it; the idea is to realize that it exists for a reason, and once you learn how to leverage it without it corroding you, you’ll have the ability to push through even the hardest of times.”

“You get what you focus on.”

“Make sure your habits are taking you where you want to go.  If they’re not, write down what you want your new habit to be.  Then carve out time and actually implement the new habit.  If it’s not on your schedule, it’s not real.”

“Total accountability: the siren call of the total badass.”

“Be relentless, but break your big mission into smaller pieces.  Keep breaking it down smaller and smaller until it is something that you can do and finish right now.  You do that every hour of every day and three years from now you will be absolutely shocked with your progress.”

“As they say, 80% of business is knowing what not to do.”

“Your inner negative voice will never lead you to glory, but if you learn to use it as a habit loop trigger for positive thinking and immediate action, it can become a powerful ally.”

“Start thinking about who you want to become.  Then go aggressively become that person.”

“If you’re patient even for five minutes, I’m gonna eat your lunch.  Because I’m never f*cking patient.  I want it so f*cking badly.”

“Money is incredibly powerful.  Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s not.  But what makes money awesome is that it allows you to facilitate your dreams on a grand scale.  It puts you in control.  But it does not make you feel good about yourself – and that, at the end of the day, is all that matters.”

“You’ve got to be able to look yourself in the face and say, ‘I hold myself to a higher standard than this.  I demand more.'”

“Everything is likely to fail.  Becoming successful at something is about figuring out how to overcome those obstacles.  That’s why so few people do it.  They get blinded by the odds and all the sh*t that stands in their way.  Focus on why you’re so hell-bent to build this thing.  That will see you through the trying times.”

“Focus on progress.  Don’t worry about being perfect.  Focus on getting better, not being great.  Don’t worry if you’re clumsy or in over your head.  Just keep chipping away at the problem, loving the process, and being absolutely obsessed with learning.”

“Cultivate optimism.  Like anything, it’s a skill that can be improved.”

“Make your goals specific as f*ck.”

“Staying in love is like maintaining a fire.  If you don’t stoke and feed it, no matter how intense it is at the beginning, it will burn out.”

“Failure only hurts once.  Wisdom will serve you forever.”

“I think most people would be well-served by raising their own expectations of themselves.  That doesn’t mean to hate yourself – that would be a waste of time.  But it does mean acknowledge when there’s a gap between who you are and who you want to become.”

“Make it the central goal of your life to earn credibility with yourself.  The only thing that will protect you in this life is believing in yourself – even when everyone else counts you out.”

“Do what you say you’re going to do.  It really is that simple.  It’s hard.  But it’s dead simple.”

“Sometimes a wake up call is the only thing that will do.  And nothing will wake you up faster than pain.”

“Everyone focuses on themselves.  Deep down, they just don’t think about you very much.”

About the author: Cory Johnson likes big boobs, black coffee, witty writing; he’s worth $11 million; shaves his arms; makes six-figures a month talkin’ trash on his MacBook Pro.

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