12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2014
At the start of every year, I create a list of quotes to guide and inspire me for the next 12 months. Here are the quotes I've selected for 2014:
- "A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials."
- "Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first."
- "Enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success."
- "It doesn't matter whether the Dow is 5000 or 50,000. If you're an entrepreneur, there is no bad time to start a company."
- "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."
- "The problem with competition is that it takes away the requirement to set your own path, to invent your own method, to find a new way."
- "You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset."
- "It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless."
- "If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability."
- "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents."
- "If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started."
- "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change."
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Geoffrey James, a contributing editor for Inc.com, is an author, speaker, and award-winning blogger. Originally a system architect, brand manager, and industry analyst inside two Fortune 100 companies, he's interviewed more than a thousand successful executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and gurus to discover how business really works. His most recent book is Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know. If you enjoyed this post, sign up for the free weekly Sales Source newsletter.