Being in the Trenches is What Matters
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
– President Theodore “TR” Roosevelt
Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure
– Napoleon Hill
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work
– Thomas Edison
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
– Booker T. Washington
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
– Walt Disney
The Importance of Staying Humble
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.
Master Your Craft
Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.
– Mark Cuban
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Differentiate Your Business
Try not to be a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
– Albert Einstein
Make Your Business a Part of Your Identity
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
– Henry Ford