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Here’s How You Can Do Anything You Set Your Mind To

You can do anything you set your mind to.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

It always felt good to hear this phrase growing up. I mean, who doesn’t remember the naivety of childhood where anything and everything feels possible?

But as you get older, this phrase starts to lose its shine. You start to realize that your dreams of being a professional athlete or an astronaut might have been a little far-fetched.

And at a certain point, you begin to wonder if everyone who said that to you growing up was full of sh*t.

Well, they were only kind of full of sh*t. Your brain is a magnificent organ that can rewire itself to learn new skills, develop new personality traits, and achieve great things.

However, there are factors outside of your control that limit your potential. And it’s important to recognize this before you choose what you’re going to dedicate your life to.

In this article, we’re going to unpack the phrase, “you can do anything you set your mind to,” and talk about the right way to internalize it.

Then more importantly, we’re gonna cover actionable strategies that you can leverage to max out your potential in any given domain.


Is It True That You Can Do Anything You Set Your Mind To?

Let’s get right to brass tacks by answering the crucial question — is it really true that you can do anything you set your mind to?

Well, theoretically the answer is yes. 

Obviously, this excludes questions that have a ridiculous premise like, “Can I learn how to jump 20 feet high?” or “Can I become a billionaire in six months?”

Within reason, you can become great at anything you practice repeatedly. 

If you want to climb Mount Everest, you can learn the intricacies of climbing and train your body to withstand high-altitude conditions.

If you want to become an excellent communicator, you can expand your vocabulary and practice your verbal skills until you’re better than 98% of the population.

If you want to become a professional tennis player, you can spend thousands of hours perfecting your craft and make it to the professional tour.

However, there’s one big caveat — the level of work required to achieve mastery in any field is directly correlated to your genetic makeup.

The game of chess is a perfect example of this. If you look at the top chess grandmasters over the last 100 years, many of them have an IQ score that’s above 150. 

Magnus Carlsen, who many people consider the greatest chess player of all-time, possesses an IQ of around 190. For context, the average IQ is about 100, and anything above 160 is considered a genius level IQ. 

Yet, there’s also world renowned chess grandmasters who have a pretty average IQ score. Take Nigel Short for example, who only had an IQ of 110. He possesses the third highest rating of any chess player who’s ever lived.

Haruki Nakamura is another non-genius that’s currently the world’s no 3. ranked chess player, with an IQ that’s only around 110-120.

But while there’s exceptions to the rule, it’s well-documented that having a high IQ is a significant advantage when learning chess, or really any other skill.


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Stand-up comedy is another great example of this.

If you listen to most stand-up comics talk about their childhood, they’ll usually say that they always had a knack for making people laugh. It’s not like they were studying the intricacies of joke writing in 7th grade, so they clearly had innate cleverness and wittiness that made them funnier than their peers.

Does that mean every stand-up comic was born funny? No, but it does mean that most of them had a head start because of the traits they were born with.

So the takeaway from this is yes, you can do anything you set your mind to. But if you want to become a master at your craft, accept that you’re gonna be competing with people who possess superior potential.


Accept Your Ceiling, But Max Out Your Potential

We’ve already established that you can do anything you put your mind to. (within reason)

However, it’s also true that you were born with certain traits that will make it harder/easier to excel in certain things.

If you want to become socially charismatic, you’re gonna have a much harder time developing your social skills than someone who was born with natural wit. 

If you want to become a professional athlete, it’s gonna be harder for you than someone who was born with an abnormally high number of fast twitch muscle fibers.

This shouldn’t dissuade you from going after what you want, it’s just meant to ground you in reality before you commit to a path. I think that a helpful mindset in any pursuit is the following — accept your ceiling, but max out your potential.

There’s literally people out there who workout once a month, yet they have a perfectly toned chest, abs, and triceps.

Does that mean you accept that you weren’t born to get ripped? Of course not! It just means that you can’t get the body you want by working as hard as they do.

So as you think about what you’re pursuing right now, here are some important questions you want to ask yourself:

  • Do you feel like you have a natural gift for what you do? 
  • Do your genetics make it easier to succeed at your chosen field?
  • If you’re not wired for success, are you willing to put in significantly more work than your peers to become great?

If you answered “no” to all three questions, then you might wanna consider choosing a different pursuit.

If you answered “no” to the first two questions, but “yes” to the last one, then by all means continue moving down the path of improvement.

If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you’re in the ideal position to reach greatness.


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You’ve Gotta Get The Reps In

When talking about how you can do anything you set your mind to, it’s mandatory to highlight the power of neuroplasticity.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term neuroplasticity, it simply refers to the brain’s ability to change and adapt due to new experiences. When we attempt to learn new skills or put ourselves in new situations, our brain literally rewires itself and forms new neural connections.

Isn’t that pretty f**king cool? For all of the talk about how your brain stops you from reaching greatness, this is one of the major areas where it’s your best friend.

With that said, what do you need to achieve neuroplasticity? Well, you need two ingredients — deep focus and repetitions.

The repetition part is pretty self-explanatory. All of you reading this know that in order to improve at something, you need practice.

But the more overlooked part of this equation is deep focus. In order to learn something at a quicker rate than your peers, you need to consistently get yourself into states of intense focus.

This means no distractions, no getting side-tracked, no starting and stopping, and no multitasking.

If you truly want to level up quickly, you’ve gotta master the art of focusing on one thing for an extended period of time. All of the research out there suggests that this state of intense focus triggers greater neuroplasticity.

Now the next question you probably have is — how can I train this skill on a daily basis?

Well let’s face it, you’re not gonna develop monk-like focus overnight. However, there’s an awesome exercise that gradually builds your focus muscle so that you can improve neuroplasticity and shorten your learning curve.

It’s called the The Roosevelt Dash, and it comes from Cal Newport’s productivity classic: Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World. 

Here’s how the exercise works:

  • Pick a high-priority task that you need to get done, or a skill that you’re looking to improve
  • Go to the place where you do your best work.
  • Set a timer on your phone for 15 minutes, and then put it on do not disturb.
  • Once the timer starts, focus every ounce of your attention on learning that skill or completing that task.
  • Once the timer ends, take a break.

The beauty of this exercise is two-fold. First off, 15 minutes is a pretty reasonable timeframe. It’s a realistic target for focused work that almost anyone can accomplish.

Second, it trains your focus muscle through a short burst of intense work. And as you become more proficient with deep focus, you can increase these time periods incrementally.

Whether you’re looking to get better at chess, social skills, cold calling, graphic design, or writing, these periods of distraction-free work are crucial to maximizing neuroplasticity and getting ahead of your peers.


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Consistency Is Key

Earlier I said that it’s true you can do anything you put your mind to. 

Well, this is only half-true, because this is operating under the assumption that you’re consistently showing up every day. So I want to end this article with a dose of reality for those of you who want to do big things with your life.

You have to become the type of person who gets the f*cking job done regardless of how you feel.

The fact that you found this article signals to me that you’re not content with average. It signals to me that you want to get more out of life than 95% of people.

Well if you truly want an uncommon life, then you must be prepared to do uncommon things. And one of the most uncommon habits you can develop is to consistently get the reps in even when you don’t feel your best.

Because guess what? In whatever area of your life you’re looking to excel in, you’re only gonna feel motivated to work probably 20-30% of the time.

Motivation is not a permanent fix. I wish that motivation was sustainable fuel. I wish I could tell you that I’m sitting here jumping for joy writing this blog post, but I’m not.

It’s 10:10 pm. I had a really busy day at my sales job. I’m tired from the workout that I did a few hours ago. And honestly, I could probably fall asleep in five minutes if I went and laid down in my bed right now.

I don’t want to write right now, but I have to write right now. Because I’ve made a decision that this blog is going to become my full-time income, and consistency is the only thing that will make that a reality.

All of you reading this have a mountain that you want to climb. Maybe it’s building an online business, becoming more charismatic, or getting in better shape. 


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Whatever it is, understand the only thing that will separate you from your peers is relentless consistency. If you just do the things you don’t feel like doing, then you’ll have everything you’ve ever wanted.

So as you set out to achieve mastery, recognize that the steps in the journey aren’t fun or sexy. They’re boring and uncomfortable, and you’ll rarely feel a surge of motivation to keep moving forward.

But if you just adopt the mindset of “I’m gonna do it anyway,” you’ll end up lightyears ahead of everyone else who wants what you want.

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7 Ways To Grow Through What You Go Through In Life

Life is always going to find ways to test your resolve. It’s reminiscent of Murphy’s Law, which essentially states that “what can go wrong, will go wrong.” 

When things go wrong in life, they tend to go wrong all at once. Very rarely are you forced to deal with just one problem, it’s usually a cascade of problems that all hit at the same time.

There’s nothing you can do to change this, it’s just how life works. And while it feels cruel, there is a world in which you grow through what you go through and emerge victorious.

In this article, we’re going to cover several ways that you can make the most of your struggles and come out of them stronger. 

Because there’s always a reason for your pain. You might not know what it is quite yet, but there’s always growth to be found in the struggle.

So let’s dive into some actionable tips for unlocking that growth and using adversity to fuel a better version of you.


7 Tips To Grow Through What You Go Through

Before we get started, I want to share a Steve Harvey quote that captures the essence of growing through what you go through.

“You need dirt on you to develop. Because dirt ain’t just dirt. Dirt is fertilizer. Dirt is nutrients. Dirt gives you the strength for your seed to push through…show me something that has grown into something beautiful that didn’t have any dirt on it.”

Harvey’s message here is that if you wanna grow into the best version of yourself, you’ll have to deal with life throwing some dirt on you.

That dirt may come in many forms — getting laid off from your job, going through a divorce, enduring a catastrophic failure with your business, suffering the loss of a loved one, etc.

Whatever dirt is being thrown on you right now, understand that it’s there for a reason.  It’s not there to break you, it’s there so that you can learn, grow, and evolve into a better you.

So with that said, let’s dive into seven ways you can grow through what you go through in life.


#1: Accept Responsibility

The first step in changing your circumstances is taking total accountability for them. 

I don’t know what you’re struggling with right now, but I do know this — you’re probably doing something to make the problem worse.

Getting laid off from your job may not be your fault, but sitting on the couch and procrastinating isn’t gonna help you.

It may not be your fault that you lost a loved one, but drowning in self-pity all day long isn’t going to make things any better.

You may not be responsible for the behavior of a toxic friend, but you’re sure as hell responsible for continuing to give them second chances.

The bottom line is that at the source of any pain, there’s always something that you can do to make it better or worse.

You have control over which direction you go. But before you even get going, you need to admit that your current pain is a reflection of the choices you’ve made.

You need to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I’m not where I want to be because of me, and no one else.”

If you really want to grow through what you’re going through, start by admitting that you’re the problem. 

If you don’t, there will always be something else to blame.


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#2: Shift Your Mindset Around Stress

One of the most common mistakes that people make when enduring hard times is that they allow struggle to warp their perspective.

There was a study conducted by Stanford Assistant Professor Alia Crum, which looked at the impact of stress on people’s lives.

The research showed that viewing stress as a helpful part of life led to better health, improved well-being, and more productivity at work.

Meanwhile, those who viewed stress in a negative light were less happy, less healthy, and not as productive as those in the first group.

So what’s to learn from this study? Well, the first thing is that stress is linked to meaning and fulfillment.

In a 2013 national survey, adults were asked to rate how much they agreed with the following statement, “Taking all things together, I feel like my life is meaningful.”

Surprisingly, the participants who strongly agreed with this statement also reported the highest levels of stress in the areas that the researchers asked about.

So if you’re going through a period of discomfort in your life, don’t see this as something you need to run away from.

See it as the pathway to a meaningful life. See it as a way for you to emerge from the hole you’re in more confident and resilient than ever before.

This is how people who live meaningful lives view stress — not as a curse, but as a blessing.


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#3: Reflect On What You’re Avoiding Every Day

One of the best ways to grow through what you go through is by taking stock of the situations you’re avoiding on a daily basis.

If you really think about your problems, you’ll realize that 90% of them could be solved by simply doing the things you don’t want to do.

If you’re unhappy with your social life, you’re probably avoiding the following situations:

  • Attending social gatherings that you get invited to
  • Getting into interactions with people you don’t know.
  • Spending time in unfamiliar environments

If you’re unhappy with with the trajectory of your career, you’re probably avoiding the following situations:

  • Attending seminars and workshops to level up your knowledge.
  • Meeting with top performers in order to learn from them.
  • Completing the high-priority items on your to-do list

At the core of your being, you have a smart intuition that knows exactly what you need to do to improve your situation.

But on the other side of the coin, you have a collection of automated behaviors (habits) that represent your current identity.

Any action that deviates from this identity creates internal resistance, leading to a tug of war between who you are and the person you want to be.

These moments come in different forms for everyone. For some of you, it’s the moment the alarm clock goes off. 

For others, it’s the moment right after you feel the urge to go to the gym. Or maybe it’s the moment you hesitate before diving into your daily tasks.

Whatever it is you’re avoiding on a daily basis, understand that if you keep running from these situations, you’ll never grow through what you go through.

You’ll never become the person you want to become.

You don’t get to go through life only doing what you feel like doing. If you want to get through hard times, you must act on the world regardless of how you feel.

So I encourage you to take a few minutes right now and ask yourself this question — What am I running from on a daily basis?

Write down 2-3 situations that you tend to avoid, whether it’s out of stress, fear, uncertainty, or discomfort.

And once you have those written down, you now know exactly where your focus needs to be tomorrow and every day after that — diving headfirst into those painful, uncomfortable situations.


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#4: Prioritize Small Wins & Build Upon Them

If you’re reading this article, my guess is that you’re going through something that’s preventing you from feeling like the best version of you.

Well, the only way to start climbing out of the hole you’re in is through incremental progress in the areas of your life causing you pain.

But given that you might be in a mental rut right now, you’re gonna need to lower the bar for what progress means.

Small progress isn’t small, it’s monumental. Because when you make progress, even in tiny ways, you experience natural motivation that pulls you towards the next levels of growth.

In fact, small wins are the foundation of many of the positive habits currently in place in my life.

  • I started my habit of going to the gym by doing 10 pushups per day.
  • I started my habit of talking to strangers each day by simply walking outside.
  • I started my habit of writing 1,000 daily by starting with 50 words per day.
  • I started my meditation habit by meditating for 30 seconds every morning.

All of these habits started with a tiny seed, a little burst of momentum that gently nudged me towards my ideal self.

So if you’re trying to grow as a person, don’t make the mistake of aiming for the stars.

Start tomorrow and commit to a target that you can realistically achieve, and then gradually raise the bar every day after that.

For example, let’s say that you really want to become more charismatic, but you’ve been wrestling with social anxiety:

  • Tomorrow, your goal should be to simply walk outside.
  • The day after that, raise the bar and make eye contact + nod at three people.
  • The next day, up that number to 5-10 people.
  • Then the following week, just say “hello” to five people per day. 
  • Once that feels comfortable, take things a step further and give out compliments to three people.

Before you know it, your level of social anxiety will come down, and you’ll be getting into full-on conversations with complete strangers. 

All because you had the courage to set the bar low and start small.

Grow through what you go through not by aiming big, but by aiming small and stacking up tiny wins every single day. Eventually, those wins will compound and create an entirely different person.


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#5: Turn Your Fears Into A Source Of Growth

One of the most common ways that we get stuck in life is by listening to fear.

Fear is a tricky thing to deal with. It’s an incredibly powerful and primal emotion that’s designed to protect you from danger.

On the other hand, it also tells you exactly what you need to do in order to fix your current situation. As Tony Robbins says, “What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do.”

So what things are you afraid of right now? When do you feel anxiety and fear bubbling up in your day to day life?

If you take a moment to reflect on this, you’ll probably identify some key moments throughout the day where fear is preventing you from taking action.

And once you’ve identified those moments, your next move is to start attacking those fears on a daily basis.

Don’t try to eradicate all of your fears at once. Just start with the fear that’s holding you back the most, and apply the small wins principle above.

Gently stretch your comfort zone by doing something that makes you slightly afraid, which will prove that what you’re avoiding isn’t that scary.

Then stretch yourself a bit further the next day, and the next, and keep repeating that cycle until you’re finally comfortable with that fear.

Now that process might take you six weeks, or it might take you six months. But remember, the evolution of your character is a marathon, not a sprint.

So as long as you step into fear every day, even if it’s just a baby step, eventually they’ll start dying and you will start growing.


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#6: Change Your Environment

Another one of the best ways to grow through what you go through is to alter your environment in a way that sets you up for success.

Environment shapes our behavior far more than we realize. Oftentimes, we engage in certain behaviors because our environment prompts them, not because we actually want to.

If you’re trying to live a more interesting life, but the people you hang around never want to do anything fun, then that’s gonna be an uphill battle.

If you wanna stop procrastinating, but you always work in front of your TV with your phone on, then it’s gonna be hard to focus for long periods of time.

Bottom line: Your environment should make it easy for you to get out of a rut, not harder.

The best thing about your environment is that it’s one of the few things you have complete control over. 

So as you look at your life right now, think about how you can tilt the odds in your favor. Think about the small 1% alterations you can make to your environment that will facilitate forward progress.

Here’s a perfect example of a 1% alteration that helped my life.

A couple of months ago, I found myself in a bit of a rut. I had let myself slip and was waking up at wildly inconsistent times

I was starting each day on the backfoot with a lack of discipline, and this was rippling out into other areas of my life.

To combat this, I downloaded an alarm app to break my habit of hitting the snooze button.

The app forced me to take a picture of my front door before the alarm stopped beeping, meaning I had to physically get out of my bed.

It pretty much broke my habit of hitting snooze overnight. Once I was up, I just continued on with the rest of my morning routine.

See how that works? I didn’t need more discipline or willpower, I just needed to make a small adjustment to my environment.

(The app is called Alarmy by the way)

So think about your goals, and then think about the things in your external environment that are holding you back.

Then, start brainstorming various ways you can make things easier on yourself through environment design.

Because once you turn your external environment into an ally, it will be much easier to do what you need to overcome the struggles you’re facing.


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#7: Realize That It Won’t Happen Overnight

Lastly, it’s important to gain perspective when you’re trying to fight your way through tough times.

If you’re going to grow through what you go through, you can’t get down on yourself when progress doesn’t come as quickly as you’d like.

As you’re taking the right actions, the storm will pass eventually.

If you’re trying to redefine your body and get in shape, I don’t know exactly when you’ll get the body you want. But I do know that if you workout 3-4x a week, and eat the right foods, you will get the body you want eventually. 

If you’re trying to improve your self-confidence, I can’t tell you exactly when everything will click for you. But I do know that if you consistently step outside of your comfort zone, eventually you’ll become a more confident person. 

If you’re really committed to personal growth, the timeframe doesn’t matter. 

When I started this blog, growth was painfully slow. After two years of writing and publishing every week, I was getting only 2,000 visitors every single month.

It’s been 8 months since I crossed that two year mark. Wanna know how many visitors this blog receives now?

Between 40,000-50,000 visitors every single month.

All I needed to do was wait for all of my efforts to compound before they made a tangible impact on my life.

So screw your timeline. If you’re serious about transforming your life, there’s no such thing as a timeline.

You’re either in this for the long haul, or you aren’t.

And if you just commit yourself to the daily regime of doing the things you don’t want to do, eventually you’ll experience personal growth in leaps and bounds.


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FAQ’s About Growing Through What You Go Through


Who said grow through what you go through?

It’s actually unclear where the phrase “grow through what you go through” comes from.

There have been many influential people who have said this phrase to motivate others, such as actor Tyrese Gibson, who is usually the person that this quote is credited to.

But regardless of who said it, it’s a powerful phrase that encapsulates the key message that struggle is good for you.


What does it mean to go through what you go through?

Growing through what you go simply means that you let pain and adversity build your character instead of destroying it.

It boils down to being proactive as opposed to reactive. Instead of waiting for hard times to pass, you take decisive action because you know that’s where your growth lies.

You don’t grow if you only act when you’re happy, comfortable, or motivated. If you really want to live a fulfilling life, you need to face the hard stuff daily regardless of how you feel.

That’s how you turn struggle, stress, and pain into positive agents of change.


What’s the best way to go through what you go through?

The best way to go through what you go through is to take action, plain and simple. 

Nothing changes if nothing changes. Until you start taking action to fix the sources of pain in your life, they will continue to dominate your emotional state.

Now the actions required for personal growth will depend on your situation. However, in order for them to growth, they must be scary and uncomfortable

If you become the kind of person with a bias towards action even when things feel hard or scary, then you’re gonna win the battles life throws your way.

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115 Jocko Willink Quotes About Discipline And Success

Welcome to this collection of the best Jocko Willink quotes of all-time!

Jocko Willink began his career by joining the Navy SEAL’s, where he proved himself to be a phenomenal leader and disciplined warrior. As a result of his performance in the SEAL team, he was promoted to the commanding officer of the Task Unit Bruiser.

Under Jocko’s leadership, Task Unit Bruiser went on to become the most decorated special operations unit in the Iraq War.

After 20 years, Jocko decided to retire from the Navy SEALS. Nowadays, he and fellow SEAL Leif Babin own a company called Echelon Front, which helps individuals, teams, and companies become better leaders.

When you look at Jocko’s background, it’s no surprise why he’s become one of the most popular motivational speakers in the world today.

When you’re a former Navy SEAL, there’s no such thing as excuses. There’s no such thing as “I don’t feel like it.” or “I’ll do it tomorrow. 

There’s only committed action and rigorous self-discipline, and that’s exactly the message that Jocko preaches on a daily basis.

So without further ado, let’s dive into these incredibly motivational quotes from Jocko Willink.


Inspirational Jocko Willink Quotes


  • “When you think you can’t take any more, guess what? You can. It’s proven by the stories of ordinary people in war.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Once people stop making excuses, stop blaming others, and take ownership of everything in their lives, they are compelled to take action to solve their problems.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “I am weak in some areas, but I don’t accept that. I don’t accept that I am what I am and that’s what I’m doomed to be. I’m always scratching and clawing at my weaknesses to fix them.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “When you’re facing problems and they all hit you at the same time, that can be hard. But that doesn’t mean give up, that means it’s time for you to go on the warpath.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “We all have a tendency to avoid our weaknesses. When we do that, we never progress or get any better.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “If I was to talk to my 26 year old self, I would tell that kid that you don’t have time and you gotta move fast. You don’t know when it’s gonna end, take advantage of every second.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Let the adversity you face today make you a better person tomorrow.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You have to do the work. You have to hold the line. You have to make it happen.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “No matter what’s coming down on you in life, don’t surrender to it. Ask yourself “What am I gonna do about this?”, and then go make it happen?” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Is this what I want to be? This? Is this all I got – is this everything I can give? Is this going to be my life? Do I accept that?” ~ Jocko Willink


  • Fear is normal. Every person feels fear at some point. Step aggressively towards your fear — that is the step into bravery.” ~ Jocko Willink


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  • “Don’t give into the instant gratification that is whispering in your ear. Shut that voice down and say “not today.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The moment the alarm goes off is the first test; it sets the tone for the rest of the day. The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort?” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Even if you’re not gonna win, you gotta fight. Go get some!” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The reason people don’t achieve their goals is because they lose the small tactical battles each day. They die the death of a thousand cuts.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “There is no easy way. There is only hard work, late nights, early mornings, practice, rehearsal, repetition, study, sweat, blood, toil, frustration, and discipline.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The earlier you start taking risks and get in the game, the better off you’ll be.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The challenges you face are gonna do their best to bring you down…do not let them! Stand up and dig in. Line up those problems and confront them, fight them, face them.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “There is no growth in the comfort zone.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Rest is the one thing you should procrastinate. Most of the time, the desire to rest is just your brain steering you towards the path of least resistance.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You are your own leader. Give yourself the mission and explain the reason behind your goals.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You wanna get better? Stop looking for a shortcut. Go find your alarm clock, find your discipline, find your will. And only then will you find your freedom.” ~ Jocko Willink


Jocko Willink Quotes On Taking Ownership Of Your Life


  • “Get up and GO. Take the risk, take the gamble, take the first step. Take action. And don’t let another day slip by.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Instead of letting the situation dictate our decisions, we must dictate the situation.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Don’t let your mind control you. Control your mind.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The storm that you’re in is hard to see out of and it seems like it’s everything. But the storm is not everything. And, it won’t last forever.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “One day you’re gonna look back at the challenges you faced and say, “Thank you for making me better.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You’re not going to find happiness. You have to make it. So get out there and make some happiness.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “I focus on moving forward every day with my fists clenched towards the struggle, and I fight with everything I have to overcome my shortcomings.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Stop researching every aspect of it and reading all about it and debating the pros and cons of it…just start doing it.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Don’t fight stress. Embrace it. Turn it on itself. Use it to make yourself sharper and more alert. Use it to make you think and learn and get better and smarter and more effective.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Get out there and live, and strive to be better. Because the life you got is a gift, so live it.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The darkness cannot extinguish your light, your will, your determination. No matter what is happening, no matter how hard the fight is. As long as you keep fighting, you win.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Fight weak emotions with the power of logic; fight the weakness of logic with the power of emotion.” ~ Jocko Willink


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  • “If you fall off the path, what are you gonna do? Sit there and dwell on it forever? No! You get right back up and get back on the path even when it sucks.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Fear of failure is good. It will keep you up at night. Planning, rehearsing, and keeping you training hard. It will stop you from cutting corners. It will keep you thinking, working, and striving.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Do not lie to yourself, tell yourself the truth. That is where discipline comes from.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You know I hear every day? I hear the clock ticking, time waits for no man.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You can’t skip steps, you can’t take shortcuts. You gotta keep putting one foot in front of the other.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “As an overall rule, I do not like procrastination. You gotta get things done if you wanna be successful.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “That is what aggression is to me. The unstoppable fighting spirit. The drive. The burning desire to achieve mission success using every possible tool, asset, and strategy and tactic to bring about victory. It is the will to win.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “One missed workout, one missed phone call, one missed alarm clock, one missed work session. It all adds up.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Some days I win, and some days I don’t. But each and every day, I get back up.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Write down the things you want to do with your life. Read it before you go to bed each night. Read it when you wake up in the morning. Read it until it is embedded in your brain.” ~ Jocko Willink


Best Jocko Willink Quotes On Life

Enjoying this list of quotes so far? Then you’ll probably also enjoy these David Goggins quotes or this list of Les Brown quotes.

If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s some inspirational Jocko Willink quotes about life.


  • “Hesitation is the enemy. It allows the moment to pass, the opportunity to be lost, the enemy to get the upper hand.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “There’s no one that wishes for peace more than people who have been to war.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “If the stress is something you can’t control: Embrace it. You can’t control it, but— How can you look at it from a different angle? How can you use it to your advantage?” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Actions and words reflect belief with a clear confidence and self-assuredness that is not possible when belief is in doubt.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “That’s just kinda the way that life works. It’s Murphy’s Law; when things go wrong, they tend to go wrong all at once and just compound on top of each other.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Waiting for the 100 percent right and certain solution leads to delay, indecision, and an inability to execute.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Prioritize your problems and take care of them one at a time, the highest priority first. Don’t try to do everything at once or you won’t be successful.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You need tactical wins. You need to win the small internal battles before you win the war.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Figure out who you want to be. What are you working towards? What kind of physical shape do you want to be in? What kind of relationships do you want to have? What skills are you trying to develop? You have to explain to yourself the why.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “When things aren’t going well, there’s always going to be some good that comes from it.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Humans can withstand almost inconceivable stress, and you can too.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “When you’re going through tough situations, you’ve just gotta take that next step. Some things are gonna happen that are not in your control and you’re gonna get knocked around, but use that anger and frustration to push yourself harder.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Go down swinging. And I’ll tell you: if you fight with all you have, more often than not, you won’t go down at all. You will win.” ~ Jocko Willink


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  • “Life goes by quickly, don’t waste those years. Live them.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “I respect the enemy. The minute you’re not showing respect to your enemies, that could get you killed. You have to respect your enemy at all times.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “You need to think strategically. Think about the actions that will move you towards your long-term goals, and then execute on them every single day.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Life isn’t actually all that complicated. Are you going to workout today…yes or no? Are you going to eat the donut…Yes or no? You know the right decision to make, just stop the debate.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Does life ding me up? Of course it does, everybody takes hits. Deal with them and get to work anyway. There’s always an excuse.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Things won’t get better dwelling on the past. Accept what has happened. Then move forward.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The only person you can control is you. So focus on making yourself who you want to be: Faster. Smarter. Stronger. More humble. Less ego.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “In order to win tactically, you have to think strategically. Before you do anything, you should ask yourself, “Will this action move me towards my long-term goals?” ~ Jocko Willink 


Jocko Willink Quotes About Discipline


  • “If you don’t have any discipline you’ll end up with absolutely no freedom. You’ll end up being a slave to other people bossing you around.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “It’s so easy to put things off and wait until tomorrow. But I want you to tell your brain that tomorrow is not a viable option!” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Those days when I’m tired, or worn out, or just sick of the grind. What do I do on those days? I’ll go anyway.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Those weights in the gym – they aren’t going to move themselves. You have to do it.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Waking up early was the first example I noticed in the SEAL teams in which discipline was really the difference between being good and being exceptional.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “When your feelings are screaming that you’ve had enough, you’ve gotta override those emotions with concrete logic that leads you to exactly what you know you need to do.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Even if you’re just going through the motions, that still counts as a win. You stayed on the disciplined path, which is right where you know that you belong.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “If you do not believe you are disciplined, it is because you have not decided to become disciplined. Yet.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Repetitive exceptional performance becomes a habit.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Self-discipline comes from the self, it comes from you. It comes from when you make a decision to be disciplined. When you make a decision to be better, when you make a decision to be more.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Success isn’t an easy path, and there are no shortcuts. Getting better is a daily campaign, it’s an hourly fight that doesn’t stop.” ~ Jocko Willink


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  • “The temptation to take the easy road is always there. It is as easy as staying in bed in the morning and sleeping in. But discipline is paramount to ultimate success and victory for any leader and any team.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Short term thinking encourages you to make emotional decisions. The more decisions you make based on instant gratification, the further from the path you will stray.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Discipline equals freedom.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Freedom is what everyone wants – to be able to act and live with freedom. But the only way to get to a place of freedom is through discipline.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “I don’t really wanna work out? I work out. I don’t really wanna hammer on the project? I hammer on the project. I don’t really wanna get out of bed? I get up and get out of bed.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “It’s great to believe in yourself, but self-belief only takes you so far. You better get the work done too.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Success is a campaign. It’s a daily, weekly, and monthly campaign of discipline. It’s about getting up early, going to bed late, and grinding out every second you can.” ~ Jocko Willink 


Jocko Willink Quotes On Motivation

One of the key lessons that Jocko Willink preaches is that motivation is an unreliable source of fuel to reach your goals.

You’re never going to feel motivated to wake up at 4 am like Jocko does, but you can discipline yourself to do it even if you don’t want to.

You’re never going to feel motivated to resist instant gratification, but you can discipline your brain to say no to the things that impede your progress.

Discipline overrides motivation, so let’s dive into some of the best Jocko quotes about motivation that deliver this message.


  • “There is no such thing as a weekend. This is an everyday gig: Every day is Monday.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “We think that motivation means we’re fired up to do something. We think that we can turn on that eagerness and passion whenever we want, but you can’t just turn on the desire to execute a task.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Keep the little feelings away from what you need to do. Lock down your mind and take control of the situation.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “To motivate someone is to explain to them why they are doing what they’re doing; how it will help them, where it will take them, why they should keep fighting.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Hesitation turns into cowardice. It stops us from moving forward, from taking initiative, from executing what we know we must. Hesitation defeats us. So we must defeat it.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Remember that the fight you’re in is what’s going to make you stronger, and faster, and smarter, and better. That’s all the motivation you should need to get back into the heat of the battle” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Do not let life’s challenges bring you down. Let those challenges raise up and elevate you. Let their trials and demands make you stronger.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Don’t look for someone else to give you motivation, look at yourself and remind yourself why you are doing what you are doing.`” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Everyone wants some magic pill, some life hack that eliminates the need to do the work. But that does not exist.” ~ Jocko Willink


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  • “Motivation is fickle. It comes and goes. It is unreliable, and when you are counting on motivation to achieve your goals, you will likely fall short.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Don’t expect to be motivated every day to get out there and make things happen. You won’t be. Don’t count on motivation. Count on discipline.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “When things are going bad, don’t get burnt out. Don’t get startled or frustrated, just look at the issue and say: “Good.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Don’t wait forever. Don’t plan forever. Bust that door! Get in there and take action.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “It takes both emotion and logic for you to reach your potential and go beyond your limits.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Motivation is a strange word because it doesn’t really mean what we think it means.” ~ Jocko Willink


Jocko Willink Quotes On Leadership


  • “Effective leaders lead successful teams that accomplish their mission and win. Ineffective leaders do not.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “If you continue to keep low performers on your team that are dragging the team down; you’re failing the whole team, and eventually, the whole team is going to fail.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “If you allow the status quo to persist, you can’t expect to improve performance, and you can’t expect to win.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Leaders must own everything in their world. There is no one else to blame.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Leaders must always operate with the understanding that they are part of something greater than themselves and their own personal interests.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “If you’re leading any kind of team, you have to modulate. You have to recognize when your guys need to be pushed, and when they need to be given rest. This applies to whatever kind of team you’re leading.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “One of the key qualities a leader must possess is the ability to detach from the chaos, mayhem, and emotions in a situation and make good, clear decisions based on what is actually happening.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Admitting mistakes, taking ownership, and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Whether your mission is to go out and kill bad guys or your mission is to sell something or build something, you have to get a group of people unified behind a plan.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Leadership requires finding the equilibrium in the dichotomy of contradictory qualities, between one extreme and another.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Staying ahead of the curve prevents a leader from being overwhelmed when pressure is applied and enables greater decisiveness.” ~ Jocko Willink


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  • “A leader must lead, but also be ready to follow. They must be aggressive, but not overbearing. A leader must be calm, but not robotic. They must be confident, but never cocky. A leader must be brave, but not foolhardy. They must have a competitive spirit, but be a gracious loser.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The goal of all leaders should be to work themselves out of a job. When mentored and coached properly, the junior leader can eventually replace the senior leader, allowing the senior leader to move on to the next level of leadership.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “The leader is truly and ultimately responsible for everything.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “Good leaders don’t make excuses. Instead, they figure out a way to get it done.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “A good leader has nothing to prove and everything to prove at the same time.” ~ Jocko Willink


  • “It doesn’t matter what the plan is, you’re dealing with people. You can’t just give people and expect them to perform like a robot.” ~ Jocko Willink


Final Thoughts

Well, we’ve reached the end of this powerful collection of Jocko Willink quotes!

As someone who’s clearly been through a lot in life, it’s clear that Jocko’s wisdom transcends the battlefield and finds relevance in our daily lives. 

His words inspire each of us to embrace discomfort, build discipline, and strive for excellence no matter what we’re pursuing.

While the journey to success is far from easy, Jocko’s words are a powerful reminder that the war path is the only place that you’re meant to be. There are no shortcuts or hacks to where you want to go, only disciplined work and consistent action every single day.

So as you go about your day today, keep these Jocko quotes in the back of your mind. Use them as fuel to tackle the things you’re avoiding and run towards the actions that feel scary or uncomfortable.

In other words, get yourself back on the path of discipline.

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53 Moneyball Quotes About The Beauty Of Baseball

Are you a fan of Moneyball? Well, then you’ve come to the right place, because in this article we’re covering some of the best Moneyball quotes from this legendary baseball movie.

Moneyball is a movie about the groundbreaking approach to baseball success that challenged conventional baseball wisdom with data and statistics. It didn’t just change the game, it rewrote the entire rulebook.

Moneyball focuses on the 2002 Oakland Athletics, who prior to the start of the 2002 season, lose their three best players in free agency.

Billy Beane, the general manager of the team, finds himself with his back against the wall and very little money to spend. As a result, he decides to re-build his team with an audacious strategyhe builds a roster strictly based on advanced analytics, which was unheard of in baseball at the time.

When people finally realized what Beane was doing, no one believed that his approach would be successful. However, the 2002 Oakland A’s defied all of the doubters, winning 102 games and achieving one of the longest winning streaks in baseball history. 

And although they didn’t end up with a World Series trophy that year, that team changed the game of baseball forever.

So whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan, or just someone who loves a good underdog story, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy these quotes from Moneyball.

Let’s dive in!


Best Moneyball Quotes


  • “But if we win, on our budget, with this team… we’ll have changed the game. And that’s what I want.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “There is an epidemic failure within the game to understand what is really happening, and this leads people who run major league baseball teams to misjudge their players and mismanage their teams.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “Jeremy’s about to realize that the ball went 60 feet over the fence. He hit a home run and didn’t even realize it.” ~ Peter Brand


  • “This guy’s got an attitude, and we need that. He’s the kind of guy who walks into a room and his d*ck has already been there for two minutes.” ~ A’s scout


  • “I made one decision in my life based on money. And I swore I would never do it again.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “I did 47 player evaluations…actually I did 51. I don’t know why I lied just now.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “The 1906 White Sox! The 1947 New York Yankees have company! 19 in a row…they’re going for the all-time American League record.” ~ Announcer


  • “It’s about getting things down to one number. Using stats the way we read them, we can find value in players that nobody else can see.” ~ Peter Brandt


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  • “In order to make the postseason, we need to win at least 99 games. We need to score at least 814 runs in order to win those games, and we need to allow no more than 645 runs.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “Billy, this is Chad Bradford. He’s a relief pitcher and one of most undervalued players in baseball. His defect is that he throws funny. This guy could be not just the best pitcher in our bullpen, but one of the best relief pitchers in all of baseball.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “The first guy through the wall always gets bloody.” ~ John Henry


  • “You won the exact same number of games that the Yankees won, but the Yankees spent $1.4 million per win, and you paid $260,000.” ~ John Henry


  • “Baseball thinking is medieval. They are asking all the wrong questions, and if I say it to anybody I’m ostracized.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “Your goal shouldn’t be to buy players. Your goal should be to buy wins, and in order to buy wins, you need to buy runs.” ~ Peter Brand


  • “Most people see Johnny Damon and they see a star who’s worth $7.5 million a year. When I see Johnny Damon, what I see is an imperfect understanding of where runs come from.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “For $41 million, you built a playoff team. You lost Damon, Giambi, Isringhausen, Pena…and you won more games without them than you did with them.” ~ John Henry


Billy Beane Quotes From Moneyball

Enjoying this list of quotes so far? Then you’ll probably also enjoy these inspirational movie quotes or this list of Les Brown quotes.

If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s some more of the best Moneyball quotes from Billy Beane.


  • “If we try to play like the Yankees in here, we will lose to the Yankees out there.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “He gets on base a lot Rocco, do you think I care if it’s a walk or a hit?” ~ Billy Beane


  • “It’s an unfair game. You know what happens to the runt of the litter? He dies!” ~ Billy Beane


  • “You don’t have a crystal ball. You can’t look at a kid and predict his future anymore than I can.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “Pack your bags Pete! I just bought you from the Cleveland Indians.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “You’re right…I may lose my job because of this. In which case I’m a 44 year old guy with a high school diploma and a daughter I’d like to be able to send to college.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “Everyone wants to attack, stop trying to attack. Let the game come to you. There’s no clock on this thing, this is a war of attrition.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “I can’t stand losing. I hate losing. I hate losing even more than I wanna win, and there’s a difference.” ~ Billy Beane


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  • “Guys you’re just talking, going on and on like this is business as usual, but it’s not.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “They’re professional ball players, just be straight with them. Would you rather get a bullet to the head, or five to the chest and bleed out?” ~ Billy Beane


  • “We are card counters at the blackjack table, and we’re gonna turn the odds on the casino.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “I wasn’t gonna fire you Art, but now I will.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “It’s a problem that you think we need to explain ourselves…don’t, to anyone. I’m gonna see this thing through for better or worse.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “If you don’t win the last game of the season, nobody gives a sh*t.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “I’ve been in this game for a long time. I’m not in it for the record; I’ll tell you that.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “No, I pay you to get on first base, not to get thrown out at second.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “Exactly, he sounds like an Oakland A already.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “I really wanted to win here. I really did.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “His on base percentage is all we’re looking at now, and Jeremy gets on base quite a lot for a guy who only costs $285,000.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “There are rich teams and there are poor teams. Then, there’s 50 feet of crap…and then there’s us.” ~ Billy Beane


Motivational Moneyball Quotes

Let’s wrap up this list with some motivational quotes from Moneyball that will inspire you to crush your goals.


  • “It’s a process, it’s a process, it’s a process.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “Anybody who’s not rebuilding their team using your model is a dinosaur. They’ll be sitting on their couch in October, watching the Boston Red Sox win the World Series.” ~ John Henry


  • “One of the greatest things about money is that it buys a lot of things. One of which is the luxury to disregard what baseball likes and doesn’t like.” ~ John Henry


  • “Adapt or die.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “I don’t think we’re asking the right question here. I think the question we should be asking is…do we believe in this thing or not?” ~ Billy Beane


  • “When your enemy is making mistakes, don’t interrupt them.” ~ Billy Beane


  • “You won the same number of games as the New York Yankees, but the Yankees spent $1.4 million per win, and you paid $260,000.” ~ John Henry


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  • “We’re all told at some point in time that we can no longer play the children’s game, we just don’t know when that’s gonna be. Some of us are told at 18, some of us are told at 40, but we’re all told.” ~ Scout


  • “People are overlooked for a variety of reasons and perceived flaws, but Bill James and mathematics cut straight through that.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “You’re not doing it for the money, you’re doing it for what the money says. And it says what it says to any player that makes big money — that they’re worth it.” ~ Peter Brandt


  • “To have a winning streak this long you’ve gotta be good, but there’s an element of randomness to it.” ~ Bob Costas


  • “And the Oakland A’s are gonna win 16 consecutive games! This is the longest win streak in baseball in 25 years!” ~ Broadcaster


  • “This team was completely written off, how do you explain this? How do you explain some of the victories that they’ve come up with?” ~ Espn broadcaster


  • “Of the 20,000 players for us to consider, I believe there is a championship team of 25 people that we can afford, because everyone else in baseball undervalues them.” ~ Peter Brandt


Final Thoughts

Well there you have it, we’ve come to the end of these inspirational Moneyball quotes! I hope you’ve enjoyed these lines from one of the best sports movies of all-time.

Moneyball isn’t just a movie about baseball, it’s an incredibly uplifting movie that’s packed with powerful life lessons.

If you have big dreams for your life, then there will always be moments of self-doubt and struggle. However, the magic of the 2002 Oakland A’s should remind you that even if the odds are stacked against you, you can still prove everyone wrong.

So use these quotes from Moneyball as fuel to step up to the plate and swing for the fences.

You only get one chance at life, so what’s the alternative?

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55 Inspirational Quotes For When You Feel Down & Out

In this article, we’re gonna dive into a collection of inspirational quotes for when you’re feeling down in life. 

Tough times are an inevitable part of life. And while many people tend to retreat during these periods, letting life put a chokehold on their goals, these moments are actually the best opportunities for growth.

You don’t grow when you’re comfortable. The discomfort that comes with your dark days are the foundation upon which the best version of yourself is built.

So if you’re feeling down right now, I hope that the following quotes offer a spark of motivation to get you back on the path of improvement. 

These words offer a gentle reminder that you are not alone in your struggles, and that you can overcome them with enough grit and perseverance.


Inspirational Quotes When You’re Feeling Down


  • “Hardships often prepare people for an extraordinary destiny.” ~ C.S. Lewis


  • “The pain you feel today builds the strength you need for tomorrow.” ~ Alex Hormozi


  • “If you’re feeling down, recognize that this is just a temporary season. And with focused action, you can change anything you want about your life.”


  • “Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time that we fall.” ~ Confucius


  • “If you realize that you’re the problem, then you can change yourself, learn something and grow wiser. Don’t blame other people for your problems.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki


  • “Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastrophe.” ~ Sumner Redstone


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  • “When you decide that you’re going to tend to this gap between who you are now and who you want to become, life will take a new form and shape for you.” ~ Abraham Hicks


  • “Anyone can give up; it is the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone would expect you to fall apart, now that is true strength.” ~ Chris Bradford


  • “It is always possible to find a reason to be positive. Some days you just have to search a little harder.”


  • “The discontent and the frustration you feel is entirely your own creation, which means you have the power to alter it.”


  • “Even the worst days have an ending, and the best days have a beginning.” ~ Jennifer Coletta


  • “Until you move through the thing that scares you, you’ll never know what the other side could hold. Feel scared, feel anxious, feel nervous, and then do it anyway.” ~ Boss Babe


  • “Be tough in the way a blade of grass is; rooted, willing to lean, and at peace with what is around it.” ~ Natlie Goldberg


  • “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb


  • “Continue to put obstacles in front of yourself, because that’s where you’ll find the friction that will help you grow even stronger. Before you know it, you will stand alone.” ~ David Goggins


Quotes About Feeling Down And Alone

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If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s some inspirational quotes for when you’re feeling down.


  • “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” ~ Michael McMillan


  • “The best part about life? Every morning you have a new opportunity to become a happier version of yourself.”


  • “Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” ~ Buddha


  • “Some lessons are better lived than learned. Pain is the greatest motivator.” ~ Kevin Gates


  • “The only way to get through a swirling sea of emotions is to start rowing, regardless of the size of your boat.”


  • “Do not repeat the actions that repeatedly took you to despair.”


  • “No matter how bad things are right now, no matter how stuck you feel, no matter how many days you’ve spent crying and wishing things were different, no matter how hopeless and depressed you feel, I promise that you won’t feel this way forever. Keep going.” ~ Helen Wilson


  • “Accept where you are, accept what you have, accept who you are, do what you can with all of that and let it be enough.” ~ Nikki Rowe


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  • “I use the hard times in the past to motivate me today.” ~ Dwayne Johnson


  • “There’s nothing wrong with feeling down. It means you’re human and humans sometimes break. You must stay strong and know that you are never alone.”


  • “Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” ~ Bob Riley


  • “You say you’re depressed, but all I see is resilience. You are allowed to feel messed up and inside out. It doesn’t mean you’re defective. It just means you’re human.” ~ David Mitchell


  • “Don’t fall into the trap of feeling like you’re a victim, you’re not. Get over it and get on with it.” ~ Matthew McConaughey


  • “During hard times, it’s important to focus on the things you can change in that moment instead of what you should have or could have done differently.” ~ Annie Thorisdottir


  • “Your life comes down to your decisions. And if you change your decisions, you will change everything.” ~ Mel Robbins


  • “Night is always darkest just before dawn and life is the same, the hard times will pass, everything will get better and the sun will shine brighter than ever.” ~ Ernest Hemingway


Inspirational Words For When You’re Feeling Down


  • “Never be ashamed of a scar. It means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.”


  • “Always be grateful. There’s people out there who are fighting to survive.” ~ Lil Peep


  • “Sometimes things have to go wrong in order for them to go right.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon


  • “If you are feeling down, just remember that you are built to handle the pressure and frustration that comes with your calling.”


  • “When you switch your mindset from challenges to action, you can switch your mindset from determination to frustration.”


  • “Whatever pain you’re going through, just keep going through it. You’re gonna see that light at the end of the tunnel.” ~ Rod Wave


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  • “If you’re not making mistakes, then you’re not making decisions.” ~ Katherine Hepburn


  • “If you are going through hell, keep going. Why would you stop in hell?” ~ Steve Harvey


  • “Focus on comebacks instead of setbacks, and you’ll turn your frustration into motivation.”


  • “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again. Only this time, more wisely.” ~ Uncle Iroh


  • “Frustration is a very positive sign. It means that the solution to your problem is within range, but what you’re currently doing isn’t working, and you need to change your approach in order to achieve your goals.” ~ Tony Robbins


  • “Your mood shouldn’t dictate behavior. Even when you’re feeling down, you can still choose to engage in the actions that move your life forward.”


  • “Hard times produce a strength inside us we never would have achieved without them.”


  • “For a tree to become tall it must grow through tough roots among the rocks.” ~ Friedrich Nietzche


  • “Frustration is the first step towards improvement. It’s only when I face frustration and use it to fuel my dedication that I feel myself moving forward.” ~ John Bingham


Quotes That Will Motivate You When You’re Feeling Low

Let’s wrap up this list with some inspirational quotes for when you’re feeling down and out in life.


  • “The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” ~ Robert Tew


  • “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.” ~ Steve Maraboli


  • “A violent wind does not last for a whole morning; a sudden rain does not last for a whole day.” ~ Lao Tzu


  • “It’s hard to be happy when life isn’t going your way. But although you can’t change the past, you can always control what you do next.”


  • “Sadness does not last forever when we walk in the direction of that which we always desired.” ~ Paulo Coelho


  • “Through it all, try to smile and enjoy life through the good times and the bad.” ~ Juice WRLD


  • “Think back on all the hard times you’ve gotten through already. This one will soon be a memory as well.”


  • “It is okay if you fall down and lose your spark. Just make sure that when you get back up, you rise as the whole damn fire.”


  • “Staying positive doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It means that even on hard days you know that there are better ones coming.”


  • “Every situation in life is temporary. So when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way.”


  • “Relationships are a circle, happiness, sadness, good times, and hard times. If you’re going through a rough patch, know that a better one is on its way.”


  • “Keep grinding! Stay persistent! One day you’re gonna wake up and be exactly where you dreamed you would be.” ~ Eric Thomas


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  • “You can rise up from anything. You can completely recreate yourself. Nothing is permanent. You’re not stuck. You have choices. All that matters is you decide today and never look back.”


  • “Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters of our life won’t have a title until much later.” ~ Bob Goff


  • “Change and growth can be tough. But nothing is as tough as staying stuck in the same place where you aren’t meant to be.” ~ Robert Tew


  • “Life is truly known to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity, and stumble from defeat to defeat.” ~ Anais Nin


Final Thoughts

As we wrap up this list of inspirational quotes for when you’re feeling down, think about the biggest source of your unhappiness right now.

Is it your social life? Dating life? Is it your career? Is it your body? Whatever it is, do one small thing today to address it.

Because this period that you’re in right now won’t pass on its own, you’ve gotta do something to change the momentum. 

And if you keep stacking up small wins every single day, eventually you’ll find yourself in a much better place.

So start now, and always that the darkness comes just before dawn.

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25 Lane Frost Quotes From The Rodeo Legend

In this article, we’re gonna dive into a collection of the best Lane Frost quotes that define true grit and courage.

Lane Frost was a legendary bull rider who tragically lost his life at the age of 25 in a rodeo accident. Yet despite the fact that he’s no longer with us, his boldness and tenacity continue to inspire people to this day.

That’s why I’ve compiled some of his best quotes that encapsulate his grit, courage, and wisdom. These words are not just for rodeo enthusiasts, but for anyone seeking courage and inspiration in the arena of life.

So, saddle up and let’s explore the powerful wisdom of Lane Frost.


Best Lane Frost Quotes


  • “Every day in the saddle is another chance to prove yourself, not to the crowd, but to yourself.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “True cowboys are the ones who aren’t afraid to get dirty.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “I’d have to keep competing. I’d die if I wasn’t.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “I’m competitive. Anything I do, I want to be the best.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about the destination.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Don’t be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don’t be afraid to be willing to pay the price.” ~ Lane Frost


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  • “It’s not how many times you get bucked off, it’s how many times you get back on.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Every bull is different, just like every day. Embrace the challenge and live fully in the ride.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Even when the bull wins, I learn. Defeat is just another teacher.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Winning is everything. The bulls are everything. You just have to ride.” ~ Lane Frost

  • “The crowd may cheer for eight seconds, but a true cowboy knows that the ride lasts a lifetime.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Success in the ring doesn’t come easy. It’s a long road of failures and lessons, but every ride makes it worth the journey.” ~ Lane Frost


Lane Frost Inspirational Quotes

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  • “Being fearless isn’t about having no fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you’ll get.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “A big part of winning is having lots of good luck. And I think a good competitor makes his own luck. That is why he is a winner. Luck to me is lots of determination and lots of hard work.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “You don’t have to be the best to win, you just have to be better than the rest.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Rodeo is not just a sport, it’s a way of life. It’s about the respect we have for our culture, animals, and ourselves.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “You can’t always choose the bulls you face, but you can choose how you ride them.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Bull riding ain’t just about strength, it’s about spirit. If you believe in yourself, you can withstand any bull.” ~ Lane Frost


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  • “Keep your focus, don’t lose your grip, and ride each day like it’s your last.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Living the cowboy way isn’t just about how many bulls you’ve ridden, but how many times you’ve picked yourself up after getting thrown off.” ~ Lane Frost


Lane Frost Quotes On Bull Riding


  • “Life’s a bull. It’s up to you whether you grab the reins or let it run you over.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “I’m just a person who likes to feel that he’s a part of something. Rodeoing offers that.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “It’s the thrill of anyone’s bull riding career to ride Red Rock. Like when Freckles Brown rode Tornado.” ~ Lane Frost 


  • “The thrill of the ride is in the unknown. If you knew what the bull was going to do, it wouldn’t be a challenge.” ~ Lane Frost


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  • “When you’re in that chute, it’s not about the bull, it’s about you. You decide if fear or courage wins.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Rode isn’t just an event, it’s a testament to our spirit, our grit, and our courage.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Riding bulls is what I do, it’s not who I am.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “Riding a bull is like life. There’s ups and downs, but you have to keep pushing through.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “The bulls don’t want nothing to do with ya’. They just wanna buck you off and get on with their business.” ~ Lane Frost


  • “The bull isn’t dangerous until you ride him.” ~ Lane Frost


Final Thoughts

We’ve reached the end of our journey through these Lane Frost quotes. His words encapsulate a legacy that continues to inspire rodeo fans and cowboys alike.

Rodeo is a lot like life in many ways. We’re all gonna face challenges and obstacles, and these quotes remind us to stay on the ride even when it gets bumpy.

Every challenge, every obstacle, and every stumble is an opportunity to show the same tenacity that Lane Frost did every time he stepped in the arena.

So don’t go to the grave with regrets, make each day count.

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50 Arthur Morgan Quotes To Inspire Your Inner Outlaw

Today, we’re delving into the complex, conflicted world of Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2. 

Arthur’s sharp tongue and sage wisdom have made him an unforgettable character in the gaming world. That’s why I’ve decided to compile some of the best Arthur Morgan quotes that highlight his grit, and his indomitable spirit. 

Whether you’re a fan of Arthur Morgan or just looking to get motivated, you’re bound to find something here that resonates with you. 

So without further ado, let’s delve into some of the best quotes from this unforgettable character.


Best Arthur Morgan Quotes About Life


  • “Be loyal to what matters.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy that a man may have.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Face me to the West so I can watch the setting sun and remember all the fine times we had that way.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Ain’t my fault about the way the world is.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I see things a lot more clearly now. I wish things were different, but it wasn’t us who changed.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “There ain’t no shame in looking for a better world.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “You know, I was born to be a gentleman. But I was born into a world that wouldn’t let me.” ~ Arthur Morgan


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  • “Just do one thing or the other, don’t try to be two people at once.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “More and more of civilization…what a mess we’re making of things.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Humanists are not characteristically strong in faith, hope, and love.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I hope hell is hot and terrible Mrs. Downes, because otherwise, I’ll feel like I’ve been sold a false bill of goods.” ~ Arthur Morgan


Badass Arthur Morgan Quotes

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  • “Some jobs aren’t for saving, and some legacies are for pissing on.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “It was kinda fun driving that train, and I didn’t kill anyone! Well, I did kill some of your relatives, but they would’ve killed all of us.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “You’re the only feller who got half of their brain eaten by wolves and ended up more intelligent.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I can’t lie to you, I’m a wanted man. And anyone close to me is wanted too.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Mrs. Downes, thank you for your punctuality, that’s next to godliness isn’t it?” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “You best stick to them books because mark my words on this..vengeance is an idiot’s game.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Well maybe when your mother’s finished mourning your father, I’ll keep her in black. You think on that, boy.” ~ Arthur Morgan


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  • “Forgive me if I slip and stab you in the face.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “You’re gonna sleep with your chest open if you ain’t careful boy.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “We both aint gonna make it.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Women voting? Sure, why not? Anyone dumb enough to wanna vote, I say go for it.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Revenge is a fool’s game, and we’re not fools.” ~ Arthur Morgan


Motivational Arthur Morgan Quotes


  • “You don’t get to live a bad life and have good things happen to you.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “We can’t change what’s done, we can only move on.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Life’s greatest adventure is in doing one’s level best.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “All that ever mattered to me was loyalty. It was all I knew, and all I ever believed in.” ~ Arthur Morgan


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  • You got a family. You need cash. You gotta start building a life for yourself.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “There ain’t any more time for talk, it’s time for action.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I gave you all I had. I did.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Look at us…out here risking our necks and for what? An idea that doesn’t work anymore.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I believe there’s winners and losers, and nothing else besides.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Whenever it comes time for me to face my destiny, I’ll face it like a man.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “When the time comes, you gotta run and don’t look back. This is over.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I’m a long way from a good man. Just a regular good guy, same as always.” ~ Arthur Morgan


Arthur Morgan Quotes About Death


Let’s wrap up this list with some powerful Arthur Morgan quotes about death.


  • “We’re more ghosts than people.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I know I ruined your life, I suffer for it every day. But don’t let yourself get killed.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I don’t wanna die, but if I have to, I will.”


  • “You speak as if killing was something I cared about.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “There’s nothing more important to me than this gang and this bond we share. I would kill for it, I would happily die for it.” ~ Arthur Morgan


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  • “We’re thieves, in a world that don’t want us no more.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I had a son, he passed away. I had a girl who loved me, I threw that away. My mama died when I was a kid. And my daddy…I watched him die, and it wasn’t soon enough.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “I’m dying sister. I got TB. I got it by beating a man to death for a few bucks.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “We’re all gonna die, John. Some sooner than others.” ~ Arthur Morgan


  • “Don’t get killed for pride, I’ve seen it kill too many folks.” ~ Arthur Morgan


Final Thoughts

I hope that you enjoyed this list of Arthur Morgan quotes!

It’s pretty obvious why Arthur Morgan is one of the most beloved video game characters of all-time. He’s a symbol of resilience and a wise soul who offers us a unique lens to view life. 

And although he’s an outlaw with a brutish attitude, it’s clear that he has a good heart and genuinely wants to be a good person.

His quotes touch on every aspect of human existence, from the gritty reality of survival to the elusive quest for meaning. And it’s these nuggets of wisdom that make Arthur’s lessons stick with us long after leaving the virtual plains of Red Dead Redemption 2.

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45 Kermit The Frog Quotes To Fill Your Day With Joy

In this article, we’re gonna dive into some light-hearted quotes by Kermit The Frog that will bring positivity into your day.

In the seemingly simple world of the Muppets, wisdom often comes from the most unexpected character.

This unassuming, green puppet is a beacon of optimism who has been serving up life lessons for decades. Through a collection of the most memorable Kermit The Frog quotes, we’ll explore some of his best musings on life.

I hope that these words lift your spirits and inspire the same attitude of self-appreciation that makes Kermit so beloved.

Let’s dive in!


Best Kermit The Frog Quotes


  • “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one.”


  • “This frog wants to be happy, and this frog wants to try.”


  • “There’s one other thing that I think every person or frog needs to be creative: friends. The best part of creativity is collaborating with friends and colleagues. Mine happen to be bears, pigs, rats and penguins, but you go with what works for you.”


  • “Change happens as time passes by. Soon enough you’ll be grown.”


  • “This frog has to go his own way. This frog doesn’t care what the other ones say.”


  • “I believe creativity is a part of everybody, no matter who you are.”


  • “I’ll be on top. Nothing can stop this frog.”


Famous Quotes By Kermit The Frog

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  • “Never worry about failure. It’s gonna happen. But that’s okay: go ahead, take a chance, and you might just find that what feels like failure isn’t failure at all. It’s what inspires you to dream even bigger.”


  • “It’s not easy being green. It seems like you blend in with so many other ordinary things.”


  • “Someday we’ll find a Rainbow connection. The lovers, the dreamers, and me!”


  • “Who said that every wish would be heard and answered?”


  • “I may slip and stumble, but this frog will always try again. This frog never crumbles, but falls to rise again.”


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  • “Movin’ right along, footloose and fancy-free. Getting there is half the fun, come share it with me.”


  • “What do I know about Hollywood anyways? Just the dreams I got from sitting through too many double features.”


  • “Take your time until you grow up to be a big frog like me. You don’t wanna get here too fast.”


  • “I’m green, and it’ll do fine. It’s beautiful. And I think it’s what I want to be.”


  • “Not everyone is gonna like you. But also, not everyone matters.”


Inspirational Quotes By Kermit The Frog


  • “Here’s some simple advice: always be yourself. Never take yourself too seriously. And beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of parliament.”


  • “I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it. It’s something that I’m supposed to be.”


  • “People tend to pass you over if you’re not shining like sparkles in the water, but don’t let that get you down.”


  • “Forget the map, roll down the windows, and whenever you can, pull over and have a picnic with a pig.”


  • “Creativity is like a puzzle, and people contribute different pieces to create a bigger picture.”


  • “The mind of a child is a beginner’s mind and, for them, every idea is fresh, stimulating and leads somewhere special and surprising.”


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  • “This frog is gonna make it. And there’s no one stopping me.”


  • “Rainbows are vision, but only illusions. And rainbows have nothing to hide.”


  • “Whether you promised them something or not, remember that all of them wanted to come with you.”


  • “I’m just as scared as you are, but this has to be done.”


Kermit The Frog Quotes About Life

Let’s keep this list rolling with some more quotes by Kermit The Frog about life!


  • “I’m not gonna spend my life in a swamp catching flies with my tongue. 


  • “Life’s like a movie. Write your own ending.”


  • “If life were easy, it wouldn’t be difficult.”


  • “When you surround yourself with good friends, there’s nothing you can’t do together.”


  • “Raise the curtains and put on your finest costumes because the stage is set for an amazing weekend!”


  • “It’s all for one and one for all.”


  • “Maybe success and a smile will always be yours, even when you’re knee-deep in the sticky mucky of life.”


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  • “I’m not gonna sit here like a bump on a log. That isn’t me. I deserve to be happy.”


  • “Just keep on believing and keep on pretending if you need to.”


  • “Not knowing what to think is the first step to thinking for yourself.”


Funny Kermit The Frog Quotes


  • “As we go through life, we’re building layers of character! That’s what makes us unique. It’s a little like the many layers of dessert piled on Miss Piggy’s plate at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Only with this, it’s less carbs and more nutrition.”


  • “I guess I was wrong when I said I’d never promised anyone. I promised me.”


  • “Time’s fun when you’re having flies.”


  • “Wigglin’ in the water far from all responsibility.”


  • “Trust me. I jump every time Miss Piggy sneaks up behind me.”


  • “You are all sitting here listening to me – a talking amphibian. That alone is a radical act of creativity. It’s what I call a ‘conspiracy of craziness’.”


  • “I love my elbows, so take my ankles please!”


  • “Green is the color of spring, and it can be cool and friendly like me.”


Why Is Kermit The Frog Iconic?

Kermit the Frog’s is iconic because of simplicity and authenticity. With his affable personality and ever-present optimism, Kermit is not only relatable but also inspiring.

Whether he’s leading the Muppet troupe, flirting with Miss Piggy, or contemplating life on a lily pad, Kermit does it with grace and humor. 

He’s also able to do all of this while spreading positivity as he tries to navigate the complexities of life, which makes him that much more relatable.

In essence, Kermit’s appeal lies in his depiction of the joys and struggles of the human condition. In the world of sketch comedy, Kermit serves as a shining example of the phrase, “Everything will be okay.” 

His words are full of positivity in a world that often seems anything but. So while this green puppet may be small in stature, it’s these qualities that make him such a relatable and iconic character.


Final Thoughts

In conclusion, these Kermit the Frog quotes have shown the beauty of simplicity, the power of positivity, and the importance of embracing your uniqueness.

His wisdom extends beyond the world of the Muppets, serving as a reminder that a sense of humor and perspective can go a long way in life.

As you navigate your life today, keep Kermit’s pearls of wisdom in your pockets. And perhaps, like this beloved frog, you’ll find a bit more joy in the ebbs and flows of today.

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65 You Can’t Break Me Quotes That Will Lift Your Spirits

In this article, we’re gonna dive into a powerful list of you can’t break me quotes that are incredibly motivational.

In the face of adversity, it is easy to feel powerless. Whether it’s a personal struggle, a professional setback, life will certainly test your resolve over and over again.

In these moments, inspirational quotes can serve as a powerful source of encouragement. That’s why I’ve compiled this extensive list of you can’t break me quotes designed to uplift and empower you.

And while these quotes won’t erase your struggles completely, I hope they stoke your inner fire to get things moving in the right direction.


Motivational You Can’t Break Me Quotes


  • “I will breathe. I will think of solutions. I will not let my worry control me. I will not let my stress level break me. I will simply breathe, and it will be okay.”


  • “If you are going through hell, keep going. Why would you stop in hell?” ~ Steve Harvey quote


  • “The world breaks everyone, and afterwards many are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway


  • “Pain is only temporary. Stay patient, stay strong, and know that this too shall pass.”


  • “You can be the moment of light that breaks the cycle of your darkest days.


  • “When life is throwing everything it can at you, repeat this simple phrase to yourself; you can’t break me. If you repeat this phrase enough, you’ll start to believe it.”


  • “If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” ~ Flavia Weedn


  • “They thought they were going to break you. Instead, they taught you how to shine.”


  • “When life breaks you, find the glue inside of yourself and rebuild.”


  • “Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand back up taller than you ever were.” ~ Inky Johnson quote


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  • “I’m a diamond darling, you’ll never break me. I’ll just keep right on shining.”


  • “I don’t care how many times that you knock me down, I will get back up. You cannot and will not break me.”


  • “Be thankful even for your struggles. They won’t break you, they will make you.”


  • “You can bend but never break me. Because it only serves to make me more determined to achieve my final goal.” ~ Helen Reddy


  • “Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” ~ Tim Fargo



  • “Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.” ~ William Arthur Ward


  • “Life has a way of making you repeat the same patterns until you choose to break the cycle.”


  • “Days will come when you don’t want to fight, but you must put on the gloves anyway.”


  • “Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte


  • “When life knocks you down, try to land on your back. Because if you can look up, you can get up.” ~ Les Brown quote


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  • “You can’t break me because I’m an unstoppable force being led by my goals and pushed by my fear of regret.”


  • “Don’t try to avoid your sadness. Run into it head on and break through that wall.”


  • “When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” ~ Henry Ford



  • “The chains that break you, are the chains that make you. And the chains that make you, are the chains you break.” ~ Anthony Liccione


  • “If you can find a way to push through pain, there’s something greater on the other side of it.” ~ Ray Lewis quote


  • “When you’re not sure if you’re following the right path, when you’ve been knocked down a few too many times, it’s completely fine to get discouraged, hell even defeated. What’s not okay is to stop.” ~ Gary John Bishop


  • “I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, but I can tell you this; it will be worth the sacrifice if you can grind your way through it.” ~ Eric Thomas quote


  • “It doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” ~ Oprah Winfrey


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  • “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie 


  • “You can’t break me. I’m still standing because my desire for success is greater than the pain of my struggles.”


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  • “You can try to break me, but I’m a diamond. I was made under pressure.”


  • “Life can break you but you decide if you will build yourself back up.”


  • “Water breaks a rock by eroding it over time. Whatever you are up against, keep pushing a little each day and eventually you will get what you’re after.”


  • “There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.” ~ Robin Sharma


  • “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. I fell into that dark chasm, but the flame burned on and on.” ~ Joshua Graham quote


  • “It’s not the load that breaks you down, but the way you carry it.” ~ Lou Holtz


  • “The stories of extreme will, of people that came through stories of extreme circumstances that they were not supposed to make it through, that’s what we are capable of.” ~ CT Fletcher quote


  • “It won’t always be easy. It won’t always be fun. But in the end, it’ll always be worth it.”


  • “They thought they were going to break you. Instead, they taught you how to shine.”


  • “Depending on what they are, our habits will either make or break us. We become what we repeatedly do.” ~ Sean Covey


  • “You can’t break me because I was created to handle whatever comes my way.”


  • “Remember that anything you want that’s valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure.” ~ Tony Robbins


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  • “When you want to give up on today, remember the strength you used to get through yesterday, and the new possibilities tomorrow brings.”


  • “Sometimes, life will kick you around, but sooner or later, you realize you’re not just a survivor. You’re a warrior, and you’re stronger than anything life throws your way.”


  • “What is broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. And no matter how hard it gets, the sun will rise again.”


  • “There’s only gonna be one you in the history of time, and there is somebody in the world who needs your story.” ~ Mel Robbins quote


  • “Break me down to nothing, so I can be rebuilt as your everything.” ~ Delano Johnson


  • “Self-talk is criminally underrated. If you constantly tell life, “You can’t break me,” then you have a far better chance of pushing through your pain. Make internal dialogue an ally instead of an enemy.”


  • “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~ Michael Jordan


  • “There will be days that feel endless, that you think you’ll never get through. But you will, and you’ll be proud of yourself for not breaking under the weight of life.”


  • “Don’t let anyone or anything get in your way. You’re unstoppable, and this month is yours for the taking.” ~ Boss Babe quote


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  • “If you are strong enough to break me down, I’ll show you that I’m strong enough to stand up again.” ~ Nitya Prakash


  • “You can’t break me, you can try, but I stretch pretty far, and when I bounce back, you should probably move.”


  • “You can take my life, but you can’t break me. So bring me your worst … And I will definitely give you mine.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon


  • “When you break certain mental barriers, you’ll realize that you can do way more than you think you can.” ~ Nipsey Hussle quote


  • “Sometimes we have to break before we can shine. Be the glow stick.”


  • “You can love me or hate me, I swear it won’t make me or break me” ~ Lil Wayne


Final Thoughts

I hope that you enjoyed this collection of you can’t break me quotes!

When you decide to vigorously pursue your goals, life has a funny way of testing how bad you really want to achieve them.

And it tends to do this by sending struggle, pain, and self-doubt right to your front door. 

However, you don’t have to let these things stop you. In fact, these are perfect opportunities to buckle down and show the world what you’re made of. 

So if you find yourself going through pain, understand that it has an expiration date. As long as you focus on taking positive action in the right direction, it will pass eventually.

Now get out there and show the world that it can’t break you.

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95 Alex Hormozi Quotes On Life, Success, & Business

In this article, we’re diving into some of the best Alex Hormozi quotes that will motivate you to get after it today.

Alex Hormozi is a successful entrepreneur, business coach, and speaker whose wisdom has had a powerful impact on many people.

He’s an incredibly impressive operator who’s amassed a net worth of $100 million through relentless work and savvy business sense.

That’s why I’ve decided to compile his most impactful quotes that will inspire you to relentlessly pursue your goals and unlock your potential.

Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, these quotes from Alex Hormizi offer great insight into the mind of a highly successful entrepreneur.

So without further ado, let’s dive into the list!


Best Alex Hormozi Quotes


  • “The easiest way to change your behavior is to change your surroundings.”


  • We pay for every lesson with either time or money. And we use the currency we value least.”


  • “Wanna know how long it takes to get over disappointment? As long as you decide it takes.”


  • “If you’re willing to embrace discomfort in the short-term for prosperity in the long-term, then nothing will be able to stop you.”


  • “Who you compare yourself to dictates who you become.”


  • “The pain you feel today builds the strength you have tomorrow.”


  • “The first rule of poverty is to wait for perfect conditions. Because if you wait for perfect conditions, it assumes that those are required to be successful.”


  • “If you have trouble being productive or doing the things you need to do to reach your goals, then I would consider entering a season of no.”


  • “Sometimes you have to let other people’s dreams for your life die so that yours can live.”


  • “I’ll give you the first rule of entrepreneurship; use what you have. A lot of people have shame, regret, and anger. If you can use that as your gas in the beginning, eventually you’ll get to a point where you can get out of that loop.”


  • “Scarcity is a function of quantity. Urgency is a function of time. This is where you only limit when people can sign up, rather than how many.”


  • “Multi-tasking is like balancing spinning plates. Sure, it sounds exciting but you’ll never unlock the compounding effects of narrowly focused attention.”


  • “Winners win. The only thing that separates people who don’t win from those who do is the ones who try. So as long as you continue to try, you can’t lose because that’s what it really comes down to.”


  • “At the start of my journey, my biggest motivator was hatred of my current existence. I hated being a wantrepreneur. I hated being the person who talked a big game but never did anything. I used that as my fuel.”


  • “It’s not about what they’re doing that you aren’t, it’s about what they aren’t doing that you are.”


  • “Ask me what I would give you if you could wave a magic wand and give me my youth back. The answer would be everything I own and everything I will ever own.”


  • “The only way that you can make the most money is to provide an exceptional valued service and charge a ton of money for it.”


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  • “If you want to become a millionaire fast, do this; Determine what you are willing to sacrifice on the altar of your goals. Then sacrifice them. This will give you all the room to double down on one thing.”


  • “In my opinion, the most important thing for an entrepreneur is to create more space to do deeper work.”


  • “When you first start squatting, you’re barely actually squatting. But you learn so much from your 1st rep to your 10,000th rep that you start to look like you know what you’re doing.”


  • “You can only watch training for so long. At a certain point you need to dive in the water. You need to step in the ring and get punched in the face.” 


  • “We question all of our beliefs, except the ones we truly believe, and those are ones we never think to question.”


  • “If you are angry, use it. If you are sad, use it. Because what else are you going to do with it? You might as well let it help you instead of hurt you.”


  • “I think most people have a dramatic underestimation of how much volume it actually takes to be successful.”


  • “If you look at someone who’s more successful than you, and you look at their schedule, it’s not that they have more hours in the day than you, and it’s not that they’re doing more things than you, it’s that they’re doing different things than you.”


  • “A lot of people like to romanticize burning the midnight oil or waking up at the crack of dawn, but the truth is that success is neither of those things. It’s just whatever works for you.”


  • “Most people know exactly what they need to do to reach their goals, but they’re not willing to make the short-term sacrifice for long-term achievement.”


  • “The best thing about making money is that it ends up freeing you up to make your real impact on the world.”


  • “The best time to start is when things are hard, and when things are imperfect, because they will be imperfect again in the future.”


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  • “The degree of the pain will be proportional to the price you will be able to charge When they hear the solution to their pain, and inversely, what their life would look like without this pain, they should be drawn to your solution.”


  • “Set an alarm for your bedtime instead of your wake-up time. It’s a tiny little hack that I think will do you a lot of good.”


  • “People who help others (with zero expectation) experience higher levels of fulfillment, live longer, and make more money.”


  • “Before taking advice, make sure they already have what you want.”


  • “All you need to be successful is the ability to influence. Then you can use that to get everyone else to do everything else.”


  • “The information and the tools are out there for you. Someone who is 26 can be just as rich as someone who is 60 in the modern world.”


  • “A focused fool can accomplish more than a distracted genius.”


  • “Rather than taking advice from poor people on how to be rich. Take advice from people who are where you want to be.”


  • “From studying successful people, researchers have found that one of their most common traits is the following — they’re able to control their impulses and focus on one thing for an extended period of time.”


  • “Every successful entrepreneur has a ton of businesses in the graveyard. The only difference them and everyone else is that they didn’t give up.”


  • “The greatest hitters of all time also have many strike outs, just as there are many failed offers in the track record of great marketers. We learn skills through failure and practice.”


  • “If you are able to succeed when things are hard, then you’ll have a track record of success to fall back on when things get even harder.”


  • “Seek out discomfort. It’s the only place growth happens.”


  • “People who experience a victory early on are more likely to continue with something than those who do not.”


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If you’d just prefer to keep reading, then here’s some more inspirational Alex Hormozi quotes that will drive you towards success.


  • “One of the interesting things that people have found about successful people is that they have crippling insecurity. They feel that they’ll never be enough, and they feel like they’ll always be measured against the things they achieve, which pushes them to work harder.”


  • “It’s not our emotions that drive us mad, it’s the beliefs that we have about our emotions.”


  • “Most of the pain that people experience is purely in their own minds.”


  • “Do not give power to your excuses. Own your circumstances, because no one else will.”


  • “There’s rich people who wake up really early, and there are rich people who wake up really late. There’s rich people who eat really healthy, and there are rich people who eat unhealthy. So there’s no one-size fits all approach to success.”


  • “The difference between rich people and poor people is the degree to which they attribute or give power to their circumstance.”


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  • “The only thing that I’m impressed by anymore is when someone starts something and never looks back. That is the definition of true strength.”


  • “I think a lot of people feel like there’s something wrong with experiencing human emotions. It’s okay to feel stressed, angry, tired, or uncomfortable, those are the emotions that make existence beautiful.”


  • “It is far better to have understood why you failed than to be ignorant of why you succeeded.”


  • “Grow or Die” is a core tenet at our companies. We believe every person, every company, and every organism is either growing or dying. Maintenance is a myth.”


  • “If we can shift the time horizon that we think in, then we can gain more leverage over our time, which we then know will compound into money.”


  • “There is no inherent meaning in the things that we do or the actions we take, we’re the ones who ascribe the meaning.”


  • “When you start something, you’re gonna suck at it. You should expect to suck. It would be unreasonable for you to be good if you haven’t done it before.”


  • “You stop being poor when you’ve learned all the lessons that poverty has to teach. And the first two words that will get out of poverty are “my fault.”


  • “There is no award for suffering the most, but most people equate suffering with success.”


  • “It’s impossible to experience joy without being sad, so are you really willing to give up joy so that you can avoid feeling sad?”


  • “With 20 hours of focused effort, you can be pretty decent at something. But most people spend years waiting to do the first hour.”


  • “What if the suck is actually exactly what you need? What if it’s really amazing? What if this is exactly what it should look like?”


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  • “The idea that my future self would trade all the money in the world to be poor and 20 years old again, really made me re-analyze how I saw living life in the moment.”


  • “I think pain moves people far more effectively than pleasure does. If you point a gun at someone’s head, they will do the things they don’t feel like doing even if they hate it. Death is the great motivator and the gun just reminds you.”


  • “I have a fundamental belief that if someone is making more money than me in business, that they are fundamentally better than me in some way. I will study everyone.”


  • “I think that most people underestimate the amount of effort that it takes to go from good to great, so they have this second voice that criticizes everything they do.”


  • “I think that the morning routine actually starts the night before. I plan the night before. I know what I’m going to do the moment I wake up, and upon waking up I just start getting to work.”


  • “Competitors don’t put you out of business, but you obsessing over competitors does.”


  • “Picking the right customer to sell to is one of the highest leverage things you can do to make more money.”


  • “I can’t say that I want sunny days if there are no rainy days. We don’t say weather is good or bad, it just is. You should adopt the same attitude to your emotions.”


  • “The first 4-6 hours of my day are dedicated to moving the needle in the important aspects of my life.”


  • “99% of the things I’ve learned, I’ve learned through doing, not thinking.”


  • “Most people had a graveyard of failures before they had their first success.


  • “You build up a tolerance for pain by experiencing it.”


  • “If you want to change your reputation, change your behavior. Your reputation will catch up.”


  • “You know you love what you do if, on your vacations, you’re more excited to work because you won’t be interrupted.”


  • “A lot of people talk about positive visualization, I like to use negative visualization. “What if I keep doing what I’m currently doing for the next 10 years?” That usually takes my current pain and then magnifies it.”


  • “A sale always happens. Either you sell the other person on your solution or they sell you on their excuse. And the person who talks the most loses.”


  • “We don’t avoid learning new skills because we’re lazy. We avoid learning new skills because we’re afraid of sucking and we’re afraid of failing.”


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  • “Most people already know what to do and simply don’t do it. It’s not ignorance. It’s fear.”


  • “During my hardest days, I repeated the same phrase to myself: I cannot lose if I do not quit.”


  • “My biggest regret in business is not starting sooner. It took 4 years to build my first website, but the day I actually started to build my website it only took me 10 hours.”


  • “Even if it’s not a person’s fault that they’re in the conditions they’re in, it doesn’t serve them to give anything else the power to dictate their life.”


  • “You have to relinquish the frame of the victim, no matter how true it may be. Whatever you point to as the oppressor, is the thing that you give your power to.”


  • “Don’t play to win, play to play. And when you do that, you cannot lose.”


  • “Entrepreneurship is about acquiring skills, beliefs, and character traits. To advance, I find that we must determine which skills, beliefs, and character traits we lack. Most times, we simply need to improve.”


  • “You can know how wealthy someone is based on the time horizons they speak in.”


  • “The good news is that in business, you only need to hit one Grand Slam Offer to retire forever. I have done this four or five times in my life.”


  • “The only thing that beats “free” is “fast.” People will pay for speed.”


  • “It takes the same amount of effort to close a $100 sale as it does to close a $10,000 sale. And it’s not because of the product you’re selling, it’s because of the prospect you’re speaking with.”


Final Thoughts

These Alex Hormozi quotes are a treasure trove of wisdom and inspiration for anyone looking to level up in life and business. 

From his emphasis on mindset to his practical advice on entrepreneurship, Alex’s words offer a roadmap to achieving your goals and realizing your full potential. 

If you’re struggling with procrastination, I hope that these quotes have provided the motivation you need to start today.

Start working on that business. Start improving your social skills. Start working on your marriage. Start working on getting in shape.

Just do whatever you can to get things going, and with enough consistently you’ll be lightyears ahead of everyone else.

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