Highly Successful People: 7 Quotes to Live By

7 Quotes for Highly Successful People

Conquering Self-doubt

Highly successful people experience self-doubt.  Sometimes life is uncertain.  But highly successful people find ways to conquer self-doubt.

“We are told from childhood onward that everything we want to do is impossible. We grow up with this idea, and as the years accumulate, so too do the layers of prejudice, fear and guilt. There comes a time when our personal calling is so deeply buried in our soul as to be invisible. But it’s still there.” – Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist

Staying Positive

Highly successful people find ways to see opportunity through difficult times.

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

Tuning Out Distractions

Highly successful people find ways to stay focused to get their work done.  They stay on task.

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” ― Steve Jobs

Learning from Mistakes

Highly successful people learn from their mistakes.

“You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” ― Richard Branson

Finding Courage

Highly successful people find courage when life becomes uncertain.

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. – Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Bouncing Back

Highly successful people know that life has its frustrations and disappointments.  When they get knocked over, they bounce back.

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” ― Thomas A. Edison

Making Great Choices

Highly successful people make great choices.  Every one of us only has so many hours in the day.  Highly successful people make great choices in how they use their time.

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…” ― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!