Chances of Success

Ordinary People with Extraordinary Determination

Chances of Success
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“The definition of successful people is simply ordinary people with extraordinary determination. You cannot keep determined people from success.”
~ Mary Kay Ash,
Entrepreneur & Founder – Mary Kay Cosmetics

Society’s Brainwashed

“I thought about how easily we are all brainwashed by our society and culture to stop thinking and just assume by default that more money equals more success and more happiness, when ultimately happiness is really just about enjoying life.”
~ Tony Hsieh,
Internet Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Co-Founder of Venture Frogs & Author

There Are No Secrets for Success

“There are no secrets to success; don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work and persistence. You must be ready for opportunity when it comes.”
~ Colin Powell
Politician, Statesman, Diplomat, United States Army 4-Star General (1989) & 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005)
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Visualize the Pinnacle

“I have always found it inspiring and motivating to close my eyes and think about what it might feel like and even look like should I actually reach the limits of my growth potential. Visualize the pinnacle, what exponential growth might look like. It is all within your reach.”
~ Bonneau Ansley
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder – Ansley Real Estate & Buckhead Coalition Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2018)
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The Hard Curves of Life & Business

“For many people, the hard curves of life and business often seem like unwelcomed obstacles that stand in the path to their success. They can be seen as the deal-breakers, the brick walls that prevent growth and extinguish opportunity. I aim to look at them in a different light. We should learn to celebrate the hard curves, recognizing them for what they are—challenges that can make us better, more innovative, and stronger. This is the place where we can win the race.”
~ Bonneau Ansley
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Founder – Ansley Real Estate & Buckhead Coalition Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2018)
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Opportunities Given

“… Being given this opportunity as one of my people may be the beginning of a certain dimension, that anyone who wants to aspire to be so completely free artistically as I have been … is truly an American act, and it makes me proud to be an American.”
~ Leontyne Price,
Classical (lirico spinto) Soprano, Author, Presidential Medal of Freedom (1964), Spingarn Medal (1965),
Kennedy Center Honors (1980), National Medal of Arts (1985), Grammy Awards (19X),
Lifetime Achievement Award (1989) & National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors (2008 )

Business: It’s About People

“In business it’s about people. It’s about relationships.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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So, It’s Never Been Done

“I’m a curious person. I like to ask questions. Well, why? People would say, it’s never been done. It’s never been done does not mean that it can’t be done.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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Readied for Success

“TI didn’t know how to deal with success. If there was a Rock Star 101, I would have liked to take it. It might have helped me.”
~ Kurt Cobain”
Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Drummer & Founder – Nirvana
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There’s a Reason Why Caterpillars Never Ride on Butterflies to Get Their Own Wing-Experience

“God didn’t create you to be dependent on others to fulfill your destiny. You are not going to have to ‘ride piggy-back’; your wings are coming.”
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

Assuring the Survival & Success of Liberty

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”
~ John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

What You Were Supposed to Do

 

“Success is not what you have done compared to what others have done. Success is what you have done compared to what you were supposed to do.”
~ Tony Evans,
Founder & Senior Pastor – Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship,
Founder & President – The Urban Alternative,
Former Chaplain – Dallas Cowboys, Chaplain – Dallas Mavericks,
Radio Broadcaster – The Alternative & Television Broadcaster

Success & Self-Discipline

“All successes begin with Self-Discipline. It starts with you.”
~ Dwayne Douglas Johnson,
a.k.a. The Rock,
Professional Wrestler, Actor, Author
& Founder – Dwayne Johnson Rock Foundation

Utilizing Divine Wisdom

“As you walk in God’s divine wisdom, you will surely begin to see a greater measure of victory and good success in your life.”
~ Joseph Prince,
Author, Co-Founder & Pastor – New Creation Church

Caterpillar-Thoughts or A Butterfly-Life

“You can’t think caterpillar-thoughts and live a butterfly-life. “
~ Joel Osteen,
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer

Trying & Failing at Business

“The entire time I was modeling, I was trying and failing at businesses.
In fact, we would have started our business much sooner had I been more successful.”
“But I look at failure as education. In that respect, I am so well-educated.”
~ Kathy Ireland
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman, Author, Philanthropist, Activist,
Public Speaker, Anti-Defamation League American Heritage Award (2011), Jewish National Fund Tree of Life Gala Messenger of Peace Award (2012),
California State University honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Ambassador & 9-1-1 For Kids Ambassador
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Difficulties Equal Opportunities

“Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.”

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchilll,
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom ( 1940-1945 ) & (1951–1955),
Non-academic Historian, Writer, Artist,
Nobel Prize in Literature (1953) &
Honorary Citizen of the United States (1963)

I Went Merrily to the Bank

“If you can’t ‘Bank’, there’s no need to work.  If I want to do a charity or freebie, I will choose that on my own.
But, basically, I work to see “Okay, the nut is cracked what do I have left to put into the bank?”
Because the bottom line is to capitalize on my health and success, or popularity, at this moment;
because it’s not promised to me in the future (and to prepare for that future).
Even if I become more so, there’s no one to promise that to me.  I’d be a fool to cry later and say,
“I can’t pay my bills; I don’t have anything.”, and whatever.  I don’t want to be one of those people.
I want to say, “Look, when it was time to make hay, I made it.  I’m like a little ant, I went merrily to the bank and put it away.””
~ Lola Falana
Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model, Golden Globe Award Nom. (1970),
Tony Award Nom. (1975), Theater World Award (1975), Founder – Lambs of God.
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