Peak Your Profits: Notable quotes to rev you up

JEFF BLACKMAN

Article Highlights

  • “The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing.”
  • “A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
  • “If we make up our minds what we’re going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose.”

In early January of this year, I let you know my e-mail inbox and fax machine were overflowing with inspirational quotes from friends, family and clients; the kinda stuff designed to help you jumpstart your new year. Your response was incredible, so to help you finish strong in Q4, here are a few more notable quotables!

“The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing.”

Dick Biggs

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”

William Blake

“A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO

“There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that’s to give it everything.”

Vince Lombardi

“Enthusiasm moves the world.”

Arthur Balfour

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

Helen Keller

“Life is a series of near-misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. It’s seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future.”

Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

“A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”

George Bernard Shaw

“You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.”

Diana Ross

“Don’t just stand there, make it happen.”

Lee Iacocca

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”

Dr. Robert Schuller

“There’s only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s yourself.”

Aldous Huxley

“To be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

Coco Chane

“The distance isn’t important; it’s only the first step that’s difficult.”

Marie de Vichy-Chamrond

“Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is?”

Frank Scully

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”

Sir Winston Churchill

“The key to success: make a habit of doing the things you fear.”

Vincent Van Gogh

“If we make up our minds what we’re going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose.”

Ronald Reagan

“If you work just for the money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.”

Ray Kroc

“The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.”

Peter Drucker

“There ain’t no rules around here. We’re trying to accomplish something.”

Thomas Edison

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

Raymond Chandler

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

Steve Jobs

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Goethe

Get to it. Go do it! Do you have a favorite quote or saying? Would love to see it.

Jeff Blackman is a speaker, author, success coach, broadcaster and lawyer who lives part-time on Marco Island. His clients call him a “business-growth specialist.” Send an e-mail to jeff@jeffblackman.com or go to jeffblackman.com to subscribe to his free e-letter.

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