“A guy asked me about two months ago, he said “E.T if there’s one mistake you’ve made, what’s that one mistake you’ve made?” I said “I’ll be honest with you; my values are not in alignment with my dreams.
The problem with most people, the problem with most people is that you’re not obsessed with improvement. That’s what happened with Eric Thomas, my values about learning changed. I realized that information changes situations. That’s why I’d rather buy a book than buy a house.” – Eric Thomas
“Dig deep down and ask yourselves, who do you want to be? Not what, but who. And I’m talking about not what your parents and teachers want you to be, but you. I’m talking about figuring out for yourselves what makes you happy. No matter how crazy it may sound to the people. It is important to have fun in life of course. But when you’re out there partying, horsing around – someone out there at the same time is working hard. Someone is getting smarter and someone is winning. Just remember that. Don’t be afraid to fail. Anything I’ve ever attempted I was always willing to fail. You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in the pocket.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“And that’s what I ask you. Where have you been, where have you been up to this point? You look at your life. You look at what you’ve produced. Is it giving you what you want? Are you living your purpose? Are you living your dream? Are you acting on your ideas? Are you doing all you can do? Have you gotten comfortable? Are you procrastinating? Are you evading your own greatness? Are you surrounding yourself with people that can nourish you? Are you challenging yourself? Are you experimenting? Are you learning something different? Is your life an adventure or is it boring?” – Les Brown
“I mean how many times have you heard ‘you can’t do this and you can’t do that. It has never been done before.’ Just imagine if Bill Gates had quit when people said ‘it can’t be done.’” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
“You need to put yourself on punishment. You need to tell you no more TV, no more snacks, no more desserts. No more. No. We’re working out now. No more alcohol, not right now. No, I can’t handle it right now. You need to tell you that you own something. And that’s the problem with some of you. You always want to blame other people. You always want to hold other people to the fire, but you’re not holding yourself to the fire. You just said you’re giving 50%. You own you an explanation. You owe you an explanation!
I’m obsessed with improvement. Every day I’m getting better. There are those of you with phones, and every new phone you get it. Every upgrade you get it. Every piece of software you get it. You are upgrading your technology and you are not upgrading yourself. You have the same operating system you’ve had since 1995. You don’t think any different. You don’t speak any different. You the exact same person you were in 2010.” – E.T
“Resourcefulness is the ultimate resource. And if you don’t have what you want, stop telling yourself the story ‘because you don’t have the money, because you don’t have the time’, because you haven’t committed yourself where you would burden your boats. And you will take the outing because people when they’re either going to die or succeed tend to succeed. But most of us give ourselves a way out and that’s why we don’t have what we want. So if you and I really want to know what it’s going to take to get your dream and make it real it’s to stop all the things you’ve told yourself that aren’t, and I’m here to tell you what I said at the top of our discussion. 80% of success is psychology and 20% is mechanics. That’s true of running your business, that’s true of intimate relationships, that’s true of your body, that’s true on your level of happiness. So you’ve got to know the 20% because that gives you the edge, right? Those strategies – but you’ve got to know the psychology.” – Tony Robbins