It’s important to begin each day with a winner’s mindset. Deciding how your day will unfold before you even leave for the office (even if it’s just down the hall) has a powerful impact on the type of day you will experience.
We choose our attitude, focus, and emotions, so why not choose to set you mind in the direction of success too? For me, inspirational and motivational business quotes can have a powerfully positive effect on my thinking, which fuels my actions each day.
As I teach my clients, garbage in is garbage out, so I endeavor to feed my mind with the type of thinking I want to maintain throughout the course of my day. By doing so, I reduce the frequency of my reactivity in the face of challenges, and am better able to uphold an opportunistic mindset.
Below are a dozen of my favorite quotes, gathered from fabulous sources around the internet. I hope they will promote a shift toward a winner’s mindset for you, especially when the going gets rough — and it quite often does in business. Cast a vote for your favorite from this list, or add your own in the comments below.
I encourage you to write your favorite winner’s mindset reminder on a note card and place it by your bedside. When you awake each morning, take a moment to read the card, think about how you want your day to unfold, and make it happen.
Life is not a stage on which we were created to struggle — it’s the place where we are daily invited to dance in the spotlight. – Dr. Shannon Reece
Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. – Winston Churchill
EXCELLENCE: is the result of caring more than others think is wise, risking more than others think is safe, dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible. – Unknown
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand
We are really competing against ourselves. We have no control over how other people perform. – Pete Cashmore
Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great. – Cher
Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t do something…You got a dream, you got to protect it…You want something, go get it. – The Pursuit of Happyness
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do. – Dennis Waitley
Success isn’t about the end result; it’s about what you learn along the way. – Vera Wang
From Stephen Davis
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes. – Zig Ziglar
Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek. – Mario Andretti
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. – Robert Collier
The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them … into the impossible. – Arthur C. Clarke