101 Inspirations

Not to be confused with 101 Dalmations, though I can say Dalmatians are wonderful inspirations and heartbeats at our feet having had our Dalmatian pooch daughter Sally (Salvadora Dalimation) in our lives for many years.

Use these inspirations listed below to motivate and guide you and your team to business success and greatness.

  1. Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.
  2. You’ll see it when you believe it.
  3. Always choose the future over the past.
  4. You are fully responsible for everything you are and become.
  5. Failure is an event not a person.
  6. Think about what you want, not about what you fear.
  7. Put all your excuses aside and know you are capable.
  8. The more you are grateful for, the more you will have to be grateful for.
  9. Success is achieved by ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
  10. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
  11. How am I going to live today to create the tomorrow I want?
  12. Life is not about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.
  13. Stay focused rather than getting offended or off track by others.
  14. If not now, when?
  15. The best revenge is massive success.
  16. Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.
  17. The value of an idea lies in using it.
  18. Don’t worry about people stealing your design, worry about the day they stop.
  19. Make every detail perfect and limit the amount of details to perfect.
  20. Nothing works better than just improving your product.
  21. Don’t believe an economic slump will hurt good ideas.
  22. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.
  23. Risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical.
  24. Quit talking, start doing.
  25. Think long term, but not that long term.
  26. Always deliver more than expected.
  27. Trust your instincts.
  28. Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
  29. Hire character, train skill.
  30. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.
  31. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
  32. Capital isn’t scarce; vision is.
  33. Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
  34. Truth builds trust.
  35. All lasting business is built on friendship.
  36. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
  37. Live outside the box.
  38. Good design is good business.
  39. What you see depends on what you are looking for.
  40. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
  41. Leaders don’t force people to follow; they invite them on a journey.
  42. To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
  43. If you’re going to think anyway, think big.
  44. When you cease to dream you cease to live.
  45. Listen.
  46. Coach.
  47. Care.
  48. Contribute.
  49. Mentor.
  50. Appreciate.

Always leave them wanting more. That’s right, you only get 50 not 101. It’s your job to fill in the next 51 for yourself. You get to decide as you always have what the next chapter of your story is going to look like. Make it good; never forget the world is yours.