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Suze Orman Quotes

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Suze Orman quotes: millionaire financial advisor, motivational speaker, and TV personality provides powerful words on life, happiness, responsibility, money, and more.

“In all realms of life it takes courage to stretch your limits, express your power, and fulfill your potential.  It’s no different in the financial realm.”

There’s nothing wrong with saying, ‘I want to have more, I want to be more, I did this for money.'”

“You must recognize, embrace, and be honest about what is real for you today and allow that understanding to inform the choices you make.  Only then will you be able to build the future of your dreams.”

“If you hold on to your goals and dreams, you will get there.”

“When you undervalue who you are, the world will undervalue what you do and vice versa.”

“If you don’t think you are fabulous, if you don’t have incredible confidence in yourself, you will never have the strength to go after what can make you happy.”

“The new American dream is one of responsibility.”

“Money is such an amazing teacher.  What you choose to do with your money shows whether you are truly powerful or powerless.”

“Although money alone won’t make us happy, the lack of money surely will make us miserable.”

“What’s keeping you from being rich?  In most cases it’s simply a lack of belief.  In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal.”

“The key to making money is to stay invested.”

“I am a big believer that orderliness begets wealth.”

“It’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where you’re starting from.”

“When you lose something in your life, stop thinking it’s a loss for you.  It is a gift you have been given so you can get on the right path to where you are meant to go, not to where you think you should have gone.”

“You have to see every potential roadblock as an opportunity and a benefit.”

“Recast your current problems into proactive goals.”

“When it comes to tackling your financial goals, whatever they might be, there’s no time like the present.”

“Every financial worry you want to banish and financial dream you want to achieve comes from taking tiny steps today that put you on a path toward your goals.”

“Many of the good things would never have happened if the bad events hadn’t happened first.”

“A great teacher once taught me that you’ve got to have faith that everything happens for the best.  I have had many setbacks in my career and every setback has led me that much further into my truth.”

“I’d rather make 50% of something than 100% of nothing.”

“Live below your means but within your needs.”

“Liking who you are and liking what you do can make you an incredibly successful person.”

“When you start really respecting yourself, those you love, and your money, the result is that you start having control over your money.  What follows from that is control over your life.”

“Don’t let what others think or say get in your way; their actions reflect on them, not you.”

“With success comes unhelpful criticism.  Ignore it.”

“People have got to learn: if they don’t have cookies in the cookie jar, they can’t eat cookies.”

“I have come to think that money is very much like a person, and it will respond when you treat it as you would a cherished friend – never fearing it, pushing it away, pretending it doesn’t exist, or turning away from its needs, never clutching it so hard that it hurts.  If you tend it like the living entity it is, then it will flourish, grow, take care of you for as long as you need it.”

“If you’re going down the street and you’re going the wrong way, remember: God permits U-turns.”

“The truth is that you are what you do today, not what you did yesterday. ”

“If you’re financially responsible, your children have a much better chance to grow up financially responsible.”

“I always knew that I would have to make it on my own somehow.”

“I grew up thinking that because I couldn’t read, I was stupid and would never amount to anything.  I worked my way through college as a waitress and thought I wasn’t capable of doing anything else.  My grades in English were horrible, and I barely got through.”

“It wasn’t until I stood in my truth and told everybody that I had $250,000 in credit card debt.  At that point, everything turned around for me.  I had to reveal the truth about what I didn’t have, more than pretend what I did.  That was interesting.”

“For seven years after college, I was a waitress at the Buttercup Bakery in Berkeley, and from there I got a job at Merrill Lynch as an account executive, from where I went to vice president of investments for Prudential-Bache Securities.  I started my own firm in 1987.”

Writing is hard work, not magic.  It begins with deciding why you are writing and whom you are writing for.  What is your intent?  What do you want the reader to get out of it?  What do you want to get out of it.  It’s also about making a serious time commitment and getting the project done.”

“Happiness is not a luxury.  It is a necessity.  When we are happy, we are in the best possible place to be good to ourselves and those we love.”

“You can’t build a future if you do not know who you are.  You can’t become who you are meant to be if you can’t tell the truth about who you are, what you have, and everything about your life.  The truth is the absolute essence to your success, while lies are the absolute essence to your failures.”

“It’s only when we give to ourselves as passionately as we give of ourselves that we create the life we want and deserve.”

“When you are grateful – when you can see what you have – you unlock blessings to flow in your life.”

“When you’re happy you find pure joy in your life.  There are no regrets in this state of happiness and that’s a goal worth striving for in all areas of your life.”

“Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.”

“True generosity is an offering; given freely and out of pure love.  No strings attached.  No expectations.”

“Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.”

“I get more inspired by seeing everyday people succeed against the odds than anything else in life.”

“Who would you want to be giving you advice?  Somebody who doesn’t have any money?”

“One journalist estimated my liquid net worth at $25 million.  That’s pretty close.  My houses are worth another $7 million.”

“I’m in a relationship with life.  My life is just out there.  I’m on the road every day.  I love my life.”

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