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Josh Duhamel Quotes

Joshua David Duhamel

Josh Duhamel quotes: on daddyhood, why you need to get outside more, being afraid to act, his success strategy, and more.

“It’s all about whatever enriches you.”

“You can achieve your goals if you make it a point every day to take steps toward them.  It’s self-fulfilling.  If you really focus on what you want, you can get it.”

“Sometimes those things that scare you the most are the things that are the most gratifying in the end.  Those things that terrify you, if you have the courage to walk through it, you look back, and you’re like, ‘I’m so glad I did that.'”

“I made a conscious effort that I just wanted to work with people that were going to make me better and that was the main thing… in whatever medium.”

“There’s a tendency to fall into certain habits, but if you tell yourself not to do that and if you don’t stay there too long – I think if you start staying for too long, you tend to fall into certain bad habits, and I tried not to do that.”

“Everybody’s got regrets.  Everybody’s made mistakes.  Nobody’s perfect.  It’s a personal choice as to whether or not you can change.”

“How you measure a man is how quickly he can dust himself off and get back on the saddle, and that was really powerful for me.”

“I try to never really look at the success of others in general.  I just look at what’s ahead of me and try not to dwell on what’s behind me too much.  That strategy seems to work fairly well.”

“Social media helps people communicate.  That’s just a part of the reality we’re living today.  That’s how people get their news, that’s how people share news – back in the day you had to actually watch the news on television or read the paper.  Now, everything is so instantaneous because of social media.  It’s an opportunity to do a lot of good.  It really is.”

“Relationships, if you want them to work, take work.  The biggest thing that I learned growing up, and even now, is if it’s right, it’s worth it.  It’s just a matter of finding that person you want to be with.”

“I want to do good work, but having kids and a life outside of that is important, too.  If you don’t have anybody around who loves you, then what’s it all for?  You’re just lonely in the end.”

“Part of raising a happy kid is being brought up in a happy family and I think the parents set a good example of that.”

“I think that once I had my son, it was an opportunity to see life through a kid’s eyes again – so it brings out the kid in me a lot.  I want to do things that make him proud.  I want to be an example for him rather than tell him what to do.  I want to be able to set an example.  I think I learned a lot from my dad not just by the way he treated people, but the way he went about his business, and I want to do the same for my kid.”

“Sports can teach youngsters a lot of important lessons.  I’m totally going to be that dad.  I’ll be the dad on the sidelines coaching.  You learn how to win and lose and be on a team.  He doesn’t need to be a professional athlete, but he should learn how to be on a team and compete because that’s what the real world is about.”

“My mother was a P.E. teacher, and she was kind of a fanatic about fitness and nutrition growing up, so it was ingrained in me at a young age.  As I get older, I’m finding out it’s not about getting all buffed up and looking good.  It’s more about staying healthy and flexible.”

“I grew up like Huck Finn, always outdoors, exploring, collecting frogs – there was space everywhere.  I want my kids to experience that too.  I love being outside.”

“If you can make a decision to do something indoors or outdoors, do it outside, especially if it’s a beautiful day.  Even if it’s not, go out in the rain!  If you have kids, they love splashing through the puddles.  Kids are tougher than we are.”

“When I first started taking acting classes I sort of stuck my toes in but I was so nervous I didn’t know if I could go all the way.  I was so scared about it for some reason.  The more confident I got with it, the more I just fell in love with it.  I love going to work every day and trying to make the most of the stuff I’ve been given.”

“This is why I got into this business, to play characters outside of who I am as a person.  It’s like cops and robbers.  You get the liberty to act absolutely despicable, and it’s okay.”

“You have to be a pretty miserable person to not enjoy making movies.  It’s something I always dreamed about.  I do not take it for granted.”

“This career’s a roller coaster ride, and every job is an adventure, and you don’t know when your next job is going to be, so you always have to sort of stay hungry, stay motivated and stay on your toes.”

“The thing I can say about all this stuff that’s going on right now is that I appreciate it.”

“I really feel like a regular dude who happens to be incredibly lucky.”

“Be a brave soul.”

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