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Joel Marion Quotes

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Joel Marion quotes: advice and inspiration from BioTrust co-founder, Mr. Marion.

“My traditionally-published book failure was the best thing to ever happen to me.  Why?  Because I didn’t blame anyone else but myself and I did what was needed to overcome the true reasons why that failure occurred.  Then, I achieved an even greater level of success, because I learned the skills to control my own destiny.”

“One of the biggest things I see holding people back from living the life they were meant to live is that they dream too small.”

“Joy is rooted in gratitude.  If life was always easy, it’d be impossible for you to amount to anything meaningful.  You don’t want that.  Instead, you have the powerful choice to find joy in the process.  Will you? ”

“Be willing to sacrifice big for a short while to completely change the game for you, and your family.”

“I approach every relationship with a ‘how can I help and create value for you’ mentality.  And it has come back to me, over and over and over.”

“Dreams don’t just happen, people.  They take work.  An insane, ungodly amount of work.  Blood, sweat, tears, long nights, sacrifices.  You’re going to have to put other stuff in your life on hold.  Stuff that may be temporarily satisfying and entertaining, but it’s not driving you any closer to the life you want to live.”

“Find the passion that lies inside you and execute the path to your dreams around that.”

“Fact is, trying to be everything to everyone is a stressful, exhausting recipe for a miserable life.  And in the end?  You only wind up losing who you really are.”

“Think big, lead with value, operate with confidence, and watch your network grow.”

“No, I’m not afraid to tell you that I don’t have it all figured out.  I’m just like everyone else here.  Learning, on a journey, striving to be better.  Getting better.”

“There is no substitute for hard work.  There is no way around having to temporarily sacrifice some things, to get ahead.  It’s part of the equation, every single time.  Accept it, embrace it, and work your butt off to achieve what you truly want in life.”

“Here’s the honest truth: if you aren’t 1,000% sure that you can achieve your dreams, you might as well just quit right now.”

“Take a moment right now to think about how fortunate you are.  Find happiness in all that you do have.  Focus on the positive.  Then go and use that gratitude to fuel your desire to impact everyone you come in contact with today.  They’re counting on you.”

“In business and in life, it’s all or nothing.  You can’t go halfway and expect exceptional results.”

“Fact is, vulnerability is not weakness.  Vulnerability is strength.  It chooses optimism over fear.  It chooses love first, no matter what could happen.  And when you have that mutual vulnerability with the right people in your life?  I promise you, it’s the most amazing thing this life has to offer.”

“Your dreams are important.  They’re worth chasing.  They were placed inside you because they are meant to be achieved.  But you’re going to have to fight for them.”

“We have to identify what is most important in our lives and choose to make those things a non-negotiable priority.  Otherwise, as humans, too often we’ll let ourselves off the hook.”

“Want to fill your life with more abundance?  Give 10X more than you take.  Be generous.  Serve.  Create value.”

“Your struggles do not and cannot define you, unless you allow them to.  Use them to push you into your next chapter.  Keep writing your story, embrace the drama, because there’s never been a story that anyone cared about, that inspired and helped others, without a few plot twists riddled with adversity.”

“We are called to be a light.  We are called to bring hope to a hurting world.  We are born to impact!”

“Regardless of your upbringing, your genetics, or your experiences, you don’t have to believe the lie.  Break the mold.  Remove the limitations – those that others have tried to place on you, and most importantly, those that you’ve placed on yourself.  I dare you.  See what happens.”

“Where you are at in life is a direct reflection of you and no one else.  If you aren’t getting the results you want, it’s your fault.  Period.  Own it.”

“Don’t make the selfish choice to give up.  You owe it to your spouse, to your kids, and to everyone else who will be inspired by your story, and your message.  Get up.  Start again.  There’s a whole world out there counting on you.”

“You’re going to make mistakes in life.  You’re going to screw up.  I’ve screwed up personally more times than I can count.  But, we don’t have to live there.  Every misstep is an opportunity to learn.  What you did wrong, where you can adjust for next time, and how you can help others not make the same mistakes.”

“When you’re too good to be ignored, you won’t have a problem succeeding.  Work on your skills, and point the finger back at yourself to become better.”

“No one cares about your excuses.  The world is watching what you say, and what you do, and the only thing that matters in the end is: did you follow through and make it happen?”

“The deep internal work you’ve been avoiding?  It’s time to a) admit it needs to be done and b) make sure the process starts today, and see it through.”

“[On getting older, starting a family] If you are single, in your 20s, without kids, embrace it and go all out to achieve your dreams and set up your future.  There is no better time to grind it out than now.  It’s prime time.  Go out and make your life happen.”

“Embrace all of you – the good and the bad – so you can improve all of you.”

“Unless you do the deep work to change who you are, achieving a goal will be nothing more than a momentary change – instead of the lasting change you truly desire.”

“One of the biggest benefits to spending time with yourself is that you learn a lot about you.  You give yourself time and space to truly improve and figure out what you really want in life.”

“Simply put, without the right support network you are destined to fail.  As humans, we let ourselves off the hook too easily.  We justify our own nonsense.  We start to believe that our excuses are actually valid.  They’re not.  And the only way you’re going to discover that is through unbiased, ride-or-die friendship with the right entourage in your corner.”

“Don’t shy away from stress, embrace it.  Realize that stress and pressure are critical and necessary to you achieving your ultimate potential.”

“Bottom line, you’re going to have to get your hands dirty.  You’re going to have to sacrifice.  You’re going to have to do some things (probably a lot of things) that you don’t really want to do.”

“It’s time to stop playing nice, and take a stand against the version of yourself that you don’t want to be.  You are not your dysfunctional behavior.  Separate yourself from that which does not serve you, and declare war against it.”

“Be generous with your kindness.  Be generous with your thoughtfulness.  Do something nice for someone.  Say something nice to someone.  Write a random thank you card.  What you put out in the universe, God will return to you.  If you  are constantly hoarding your finances and your time and your efforts for yourself, you will always live in lack.  It’s when you learn to be generous in all things, you will have abundance.”

“You can change the course of the day at any moment.  Not tomorrow, but right now.  Listen, we all have bad moments, but we cannot allow a bad moment to negatively impact the entire day.  Reign it in, get back in control, and begin moving forward again.”

“In business, you have to be faster than everyone else.  You don’t have to be smarter.  You don’t have to have the best skills.  You don’t have to have the absolute best marketing, or even the very best product.  Speed trumps all.  Power through your to-do list and action items, get more done than the competition, and I promise… you will be leading the charge, simply due to speed.”

“You have to protect your dreams, and guard them from negative people who will steal your zeal, deflate your ambition, and take the wind out of the sails of your drive to succeed.”

“The world’s top-achievers all have one thing in common: they have learned to create an unstoppable mindset.”

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