Kevin Spacey: I feel that I very often watch a lot of young people sort of meander around; without any idea why they’re doing what they are doing. I mean to want, and to be ambitious, and to be successful, is not enough… that’s just desire. To know what you want; to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body, to achieve. If you feel as if you have something to give; if you feel as if your particular talent, is worth developing; is worth caring for, then there’s nothing you can’t achieve.
Ashton Kutcher: Steve Jobs said, “When you grow up, you tend to get told the world is the way it is. And that your life, is to live your life inside the world, and try not to into too much trouble. And maybe try to get an education and get a job, and get some money, and maybe have a family. But life can be a lot broader than that when you realise one simple thing… and that is: When everything around us, that we call life was made up of people that are no smarter than you.
…And that is when everything around you, that you call life, was made up by people that are no smarter than you.
Tony Robbins: Everybody has got parts of their life that shape the way they look at today and how they have made it today. Everybody has a back story; multiple back stories – everybody does – the question is, “Which one is running you now?” But, what I say the common backstory for successful people is… hunger.
Tupac: I’ve got to do more than just what the average man would do. I’ve got to make a mark that nobody can touch. When I set that mark, I’m going to make it.
Tyrese Gibson: You can often tell, how far your life and career will go, based on the 5 people that you spend the most time with. So I added on with, “If you had a problem with your life, you should have a problem with the people in your life.
Eminem: Anybody to do anything they set their mind to. It depends how bad they want it.
Elliott Hulse: Don’t even use the word commit. Don’t even think about the word discipline. Just do the thing every single day whether you feel like it or not. You’re only commitment is to the actual activity. Not to the grand scheme, not to the big picture, not to the implications of what it is you’re doing. Your life really ends up being a composite of all the habits that you’ve developed. Habits are the building blocks of our lives. Not the goals or the grand schemes or the visions or the big idea; it’s what you do every f**king do every single day that matters more than anything. Develop good habits that will carry you through to having a very successful life.
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