50 Best Inspirational, Motivational Quotes about Success

These 50 Inspiring, Motivational Quotes about Success, will get you going.

1. "The best revenge is massive success." -Frank Sinatra

2. “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.” - A.P.J Abdul Kalam 

3. "Without your involvement you can't succeed. With your involvement you can't fail. " 
- A.P.J Abdul Kalam

4. "Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great." - John D. Rockefeller

5. "If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success."  - James Cameron

6. "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life--think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success."  - Swami Vivekananda

7. "All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."  -Walt Disney

8. "Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm."  -Winston Churchill

9. "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed."  -Ray Goforth

10. "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing." -Abraham Lincoln

11. “All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” 
  — Earl Nightingale

12. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

13. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”
– Bill Cosby

14. “Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget

15. "If you quit ONCE it becomes a habit.Never quit!!!" - Michael Jordan

16. "Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." 
         - Richard Branson

17. "Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success." - Dale Carnegie

18. "Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly."  - John F. Kennedy

19. "The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes."         - Benjamin Disraeli

20. "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."  -Mark Twain

21. “Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”

– Stephen King

22. “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.”

– Abraham Lincoln

23. “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.”

– John R. Wooden

24. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
– George Bernard Shaw

25. “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.”
 – Mark Twain

26. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
– Winston Churchill

27. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.”
 – Wayne Dyer

28. “The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.”
  – Mark Caine

29. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”
– Harriet Tubman

30. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
– Thomas Jefferson

31.“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
 – Jim Rohn

32. “If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”
 – Albert Einstein

33. “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax.”
– Abraham Lincoln

34. “The best way to succeed in this world is to act on the advice you give to others.”
– Unknown

35. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
– Karen Lamb

36. “Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.”
– George Bernard Shaw

37. “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”
– Florence Nightingale

38. “Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.”
– Zig Ziglar

39. “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
– Herman Cain

40. “What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.”
– Oscar Wilde

41. “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.”

– Alexander Graham Bell
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.”
– Robert Collier

42. “The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”
– Ayn Rand

43. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.”
– Robert Kiyosaki

44. “Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” 
― Salvador DalĂ­

45. “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” 
― Oliver Goldsmith

46. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. ” 
― Walt Disney Company

47. "Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come."
- Dwayne Johnson

48. "It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure."
- Bill Gates

49. "Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose."
- Bill Gates

50. "Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it." 
- Bruce Lee

Thank you!

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7 Habits of introverts to SUPER SUCCESS

Power of being introvert:

"The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind."
 - Albert Einstein

Being an introvert could be the strength and one could change the way world sees it. Gone is the world when shy, soft-spoken and introvert people were dominated in professional and personal life. 

And the traits in introverts could lead to them to success.
These are thought characteristics in an introvert, could be more; I am introvert but don't fit for every trait listed here; but have some of it and it helped me.
The Book "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking." focuses on the introverts.

Super successful introverts:

There are many super successful people in the history who changed the thinking of the world, to name a few,
- Albert Einstein,
- Bill Gates,
- J.K Rowling,
- Emma Watson,
- Mark Zuckerberg,
- Audrey Hepburn.
- Warren Buffet
          Great leaders, business persons, scientist and even actors. In every field we have examples of super successful introverts. So being an introvert is not a weakness but a strength one has and here listing some habits, characteristics of introvert people which takes them to success.

 “I had the intellect for business, but not the persona.”  
“I had to learn to communicate with people better,” he goes on, “particularly in groups. I just couldn’t go through life being terrified to speak in public.” 
- Warren Buffet

7 Habits of introverts:

introvert success

1. Cautious:
Will choose their words and with significant thinking before let it out to the next person. That reduces the chances of disturbing people upfront. Thinking before you speak or little bit of shyness, may not give instant popularity in the group but gradually one get recognition. For long term people will tend to listen.

It’s interesting, because people say things to me like, “It’s really cool that you don’t go out and get drunk all the time and go to clubs,” and I’m just like, I mean, I appreciate that, but I’m kind of an introverted kind of person just by nature, it’s not like a conscious choice that I’m making necessarily. - Emma Watson, emma-watson-interview

2. Active listening:
Introverts could be active listeners too. They show attentions to others and have patience to be a active listener. This helps in understanding people and responding to them inappropriate manner.
“Quiet people have the loudest minds.” Stephen Hawking

3. Imagination:
Introvert tend to imagine more before performing. Thinking on positives and negatives of things they are doing. Spending time alone tends to improve brain activity and imagination. Imagination helps to think out of the box and produce better ideas.
Introvert person like to spend time with oneself, and they feed their brain to work more and improve their imagination.

“I don’t believe anything really revolutionary has ever been invented by committee… I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone… Not on a committee. Not on a team.” ~ Steve Wozniak

4. Meticulousness:
Being shy and less expressive or taking time to put your ideas makes you to plan before you act.You put efforts on detailed planning and consider positive and negative scenarios, also tend to think about how you people will take your work.
You want to make sure performing checks on every step in the work before representing. That give you sense of completeness and job satisfaction, regardless of results.

5. Acceptance to failure:
Being less expressive to others or least popular introvert can digest failure and work on it with their pace. People believe in stay calm and keep working, let the work speak for itself. Almost every super successful introvert person has experienced failure, they accepted it and worked out to much more success. 

6. Sustaining success:
Being cautious and less expressive outwards, they know how to digest success and sustain it. Even after being successful some people don't let their daily habits change as in case of introverts, helps to keep focusing on the work and not to exaggerate success. To retain success this is vital trait.

7. Valuing relations and people: 
Mostly introverts are not always surrounded by people all the time. But they often put great value in relations they have with limited set of people. This helps in personal success, indeed professional success.

“He is shy and introverted and he often does not seem very warm to people who don’t know him, but he is warm.” . “He really cares about the people who work here.”Ms. Sheryl Sandberg on Mr. Zuckerberg in NY Times.

Thank you,
“A wise man once said nothing.” ~ Proverb

References -To the excerpts in this blog and for further reading to readers.

7 Reasons Why living with less is more?

Why living with less is more?

I tried to elaborate that living more with less stuff, is rewarding, satisfying and stress free, in my previous blog post -living-more-with-lessThis post is second informative write-up on the context.

Having less stuff is not label of poverty or low standard living or it may not cite that you are out of fashion.
why living with less is better

If you have 20 dress shirts and 100 dress shirts how many people will know exactly how may shirts you have? Twenty is plenty and 100 is excess.

So living with less or minimal living is not about sacrifice, or giving up your style and leave the fashion. It's about selective living.

It's about clutter off, give up what is extra, whats not required. 
It is intentional, on purpose, not b'coz sacrifice.
It's about gaining time for your personal favorite things to do.

Get rid off things that doesn't matter, to distress you. To leave you off worry to live free.
7 reasons to try living with less

1. Healthy mind -

Less thinking about stuff you have, you need maintain and  less thinking about strive to get new stuff. Could reduce your stress levels and calm mind and healthy heart. Healthy mind to empower your thinking and get stress free life.

2.Get your entrepreneurial instincts activated -:

With less things to worry, and optimum savings you could get more time. More time to think on how to build your dream company, you have been waiting for long time.

3. Appreciate Little things with smile-: 

You would start appreciating little things in day to day life, which could make you a smiling face. You could become more flexible in day to day life style, and learn to connect to all traits of the society.
A smile on your face is vitamin to your life, long and healthy life.

4. Get real friends -: 

Minimal living could get you time to recollect and make new friends,  gaining time for your personal favorite things to do. Could make you meet real people and could make you happy. 

5. Focus and confidence -: 

With less distracted mind in stuff, you could find time focus on things that matter. Will help you to gain back to confident yourself.

6. Joy of giving -: 

By cluttering off excess stuff, you could get the joy of giving.
Giving without adding extra load to your pocket, there is underprivileged layer in our society. Some people had to go under great efforts to buy stuff you could get it easily.
Joy of giving lets you connect and understand the value of things.

7. Great personal life -:

why living with less is better

With healthy mind, smiling face and less worries, you get more time to spend with loved ones, your relationships.
Often your kids wanted to play with you rather with the stuff you bought for them. If you could get that time, its contribution to great life.

Think and act people, have a great healthy life ahead.

How you liked the post?
You think living with less is  a bad idea. Not real or not beneficial. 
Please feel free comment back with your take.

Thank you,