When was the last time you questioned whether or not literally everything you’re doing is actually an illusion in your head and reality is simply a place you have yet to visit? This is where having the right perspective comes into play.
We take chances every day and pose risks that challenge our confidence and test us. It’s part of the territory of achieving our goals. Eventually, we learn to accept -even, invite- these risks as an acquired taste of inevitability.
The problem is, none of us are impervious to the “what-if’s” one hundred percent of the time- we need a crutch here and there to remind us that we’re all the same in some way or another. When we see that others who have made major impacts in the world are preaching the same things we occasionally question in ourselves, it’s a helpful recharge to our batteries to keep our energy strong.
Below are some of our favorite quotes of the perspective of world-renown entrepreneurs who have walked the path we’re already on, fallen, and got up again until reaching their destination…and then some.
Have a read:
“For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: ‘If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?’ And whenever the answer has been ‘No’ for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something”. – Steve Jobs
“Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.” – Larry Page
“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” – Bill Gates
“Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.” – Arianna Huffington
“Follow your passion — and if you don’t know what it is, realize that one reason for your existence on earth is to find it.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Find out who you are and be that person. That’s what your soul was put on this Earth to be. Find that truth, live that truth, and everything else will come.” – Ellen DeGeneres
More insightful perspectives:
“You have to see failure as the beginning and the middle, but never entertain it as an end.” – Jessica Herrin
“If we tried to think of a good idea, we wouldn’t have been able to think of a good idea. You just have to find the solution for a problem in your own life.” – Brian Chesky
“If you tune it so that you have zero chance of failure, you usually also have zero chance of success. The key is to look at ways for when you get to your failure checkpoint, you know to stop.” – Reid Hoffman
“I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” – Jeff Bezos
What’s your perspective now? Have a great day!