#1: Steve Jobs, Apple

"Believe that things will work somehow out... follow your intuition

and curiosity... trust your heart even when it leads you off the

well-worn path... You have to trust that the dots will somehow

connect in your future... The only way to do great work is to love

what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't

settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find

it... Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They

somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else

is secondary."

#2: Oprah Winfrey, Harpo

"What I know for sure is that if you want to have success, you

can't make success your goal. The key is not to worry about being

successful, but to instead work toward being significant - and the

success will naturally follow... If you do work that you love, and

work that fulfills you, the rest will come. And, I truly believe,

that the reason I've been able to be so financially successful is

because my focus has never, ever for one minute been money. Would

you do your job and not be paid for it? I would do this job, and

take on a second job just to make ends meet if nobody paid me.

That's how you know you are doing the right thing."

#3: Tony Robbins

"A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new

action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided... The most

important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure

that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create

momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me

in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful

man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never

leave the site of setting a goal without first taking some form of

positive action toward its attainment."

#4: Ted Turner, Turner Broadcasting

"All my life people have said that I wasn't going to make it... You

can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win."

#5: Anita Roddick, The Body Shop

"Whatever you do, be different - that was the advice my mother gave

me, and I can't think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If

you're different, you will stand out."

#6: Tony Robbins

"For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and

consistent. Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first

thing you must do is to raise your standards... If you don't set a

baseline standard for what you'll accept in life, you'll find it's

easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life

that's far below what you deserve... Whatever happens, take

responsibility... The only thing that's keeping you from getting what

you want is the story you keep telling yourself."

#7: Chris Gardner, Gardner Rich & Co.

"Find something that you love. Something that gets you so excited

you can't wait to get out of bed in the morning. Forget about

money. Be happy."

#8: Donald Trump

"I was relentless, even in the face of total lack of encouragement,

because much more often than you'd think, sheer persistence is the

difference between success and failure."

#9: Isadore Sharp, Four Seasons

"Whatever you do, don't ever use a crutch, and don't ever think of

having an excuse for not having said, 'Yeah, I did my best.'"

#10: Trip Hawkins, Electronic Arts

"One quality of entrepreneurship is just persistence, not giving up

because you have road blocks and also not giving in because other

people tell you that you're nuts. You are nuts and you should be

proud of it. Stick with what you believe in."

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