I like to put quotes around my room. I mainly use them to motivate myself when I’m slacking.
The quotes I enjoy are simple, concise and evoke a passion for working hard or show the harsh realities of NOT working hard. Anytime I see a quote to my liking, I write it in my quotes section on Microsoft OneNote. Usually my main source of quality quotes comes from random posts on TheKirkReport.com, from which I regularly steal them.
Once I put a quote up, it helps to motivate for a while, but then quickly starts fading into the background. I then begin to stop noticing it when I walk in my room. For this reason, I’m constantly adding new ones or moving them around.
Here are some of my favorite quotes for whichever reasons, and some of the places I put them around my room:
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter if you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.”
“It is a common oversight in people not to make provision for the bad times while they are experiencing good times.”
–General Dwight David Eisenhower
“A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner”
“When written in Chinese, the word “crisis” is composed of two characters – one represents danger and one represents opportunity.”
–John F. Kennedy
“The wise person has long ears and a short tongue “
“If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either”
“…..it doesn’t matter how many times you fail. It doesn’t matter how many times you almost get it right. No one is going to know or care about your failures, and either should you. All you have to do is learn from them and those around you because…All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.”
“If you think your actions are too small to make a difference, you’ve never been in a bed with a mosquito. “
“The only man who never makes a mistake is the one who never does anything.”
“Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.”
“Good things come to those who wait. Better things come to those who try.”
“If we do not discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.”