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Kick-start your motivation with these great quotes!

I’ve talked to many people recently that are letting all the negative media spin get to them. They’ve starting to think the glass is half empty rather than opening their minds to the possibilities and opportunities on the current market. Sure it’s a little tight, but that just means it’s a good chance to optimize, systemize and prioritize!

Few sales? Just focus on other areas of business… Go sow some seeds with marketing, get the accounts done, take a holiday, re-evaluate your focus and products. Just realize that the market is moving and the best approach is not to stand still.

You need to make some changes to succeed in business in these times, but that’s a good thing as it means you’ll build a leaner, more focussed company. When it all picks up, you’ll just have a better, slicker business model to scale.

My Twitter account: http://www.twitter.com/julian101 has nearly 1000 followers and many are hard working, smart techos and creatives so I asked them for a quote that motivates them. I figured we could all share our favorite quotes and get motivated.

These are just some of the many responses that came through:
(Click their Twitter URL to find out who they are..)

 

http://www.twitter.com/clarkkaren
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.”
– Milton Berle.

http://www.twitter.com/segdeha
“It is the tremble of risk which shakes the spirit, confirms courage and reinstates daring.”
– M.A.Hershey, 1994

http://www.twitter.com/marclehmann
“If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”
– Dalai lama

http://www.twitter.com/lmckeogh
“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”
– Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1st inaugural address Still true today!

http://www.twitter.com/stevenkempton
“The older I get the less I pay attention to what people say and the more I watch what they do.”

http://www.twitter.com/paulq
“Unreasonablemen attempt to change their environment to suit themselves. Therefore all progress is the work of unreasonable men”

http://www.twitter.com/andreawong_nz
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
Albert Einstein

http://www.twitter.com/dunrie
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

http://www.twitter.com/discounderworld
My dad always told me: “if you can’t be good, be good at it.”

http://www.twitter.com/paulq
“Live your imagination not your history”
– Stephen Covey

http://www.twitter.com/bethmrogers
“The most important things are the hardest to say…words diminish them-words shrink things that seemed limitless.”
– Stephen King

“Some folks go through life pleased that the glass is half full. Others spend a lifetime lamenting that it’s half-empty…The truth is: There is a glass with a certain volume of liquid in it. From there, it’s up to you!”

http://www.twitter.com/wombleton
“When on deadly ground, fight.”
– Sun Tzu

http://www.twitter.com/inspiresuccess
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
– Arthur Ashe, Tennis Player

http://www.twitter.com/mishon8
“may you live every day of your life”
– Jonathon Swift

http://www.twitter.com/danfowlie
“My Name is George, I’m unemployed and I live with my parents”
– George Costanza

http://www.twitter.com/zuno
“Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge”

http://www.twitter.com/wigsgiw
“Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”

http://www.twitter.com/stickifrog
“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
– Helen Keller

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.”
– William B. Sprague

http://www.twitter.com/pamelaaa
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
– Albert Einstein

http://www.twitter.com/itgetsmeso
“good better best, may you never rest, until your good is better, and your better best.”

http://www.twitter.com/audaciousgloop
“Make no small plans”

http://www.twitter.com/benkepes
“A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step…”

http://www.twitter.com/lookadod
“All we are given are possibilities – to make ourselves one thing or another.”
– Jose Ortega y Gasset

http://www.twitter.com/bwagy
“…and If you can dream it you can do it”

http://www.twitter.com/marclehmann
“A good plan violently executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week”
– George Patton for biz inspiration

http://www.twitter.com/achievers_lite
“You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
– Zig Ziglar

http://www.twitter.com/farmgeek
“Learn to garden – NOW!”

 

And here is a pile of my personal favorite quotes I keep on my desktop to inspire me. Feel welcome to add  more in the comments section on this post. I’d love to find more great quotes!

Julian Stone, (CEO – www.proworkflow.com):
My Twitter account: http://www.twitter.com/julian101

 

“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
– Donald Trump

“We haven’t got the money, so we’ve got to think!”
– Ernest Rutherford

“Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration!”
– Thomas Edison

 “You can’t do today’s job with yesterday’s methods and be in business tomorrow”

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”
– Henry Ford

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision”
– Peter Drucker

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

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.”
– John Maxwell

“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

“The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.”
– John Maxwell

 

 

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Julian Stone, CEO – Project Management Software visionary for:
ProActive Software, ProWorkflow, ProWorkflow Blog & Julian101
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Julian Stone begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting is the CEO of ProActive Software, developers and creators of the leading web based project management software http://www.proworkflow.com.