Ive missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Ive lost almost 300 games. 26 times, Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Ive failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
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I’ve seen more people fail because of liquor and leverage – leverage being borrowed money. You really don’t need leverage in this world much. If you’re smart, you’re going to make a lot of money without borrowing.
Our character is basically a composite of our habits. Because they are consistent, often unconcious patterns, they constantly, daily, express our character.
I have always tried to avoid regrets. Could I have done differently some things in my career? Maybe.
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
If it’s flipping burgers at Mcdonald’s, be the best burger flipper in the world. Whatever it is you do, you have to master your craft.
We need to understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone.
You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot in front of the other, and God damn it, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.
I’ve always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.
Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.
We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.