Category Archives: Opportunity

Motivational Thoughts – The Secret To Overnight Success

Work. Really hard. For years. And when a door opens, run through it. When opportunity presents itself, don’t just grab it — knock it down, toss it on your back, and sprint until you’re ready to throw up. Suck in more air and run even harder. Ignore the pain and head for the light. Run as if darkness itself is chasing you and failed steps will take your soul.

There is no such thing as an overnight success. There is only the dream of the overnight success: the myth, the legend, the want that we all have.

Lasting success is the result of hard work. Period. Dot.

If you want something, go get it. But don’t think it will come overnight. It never does. Be prepared to work hard, for years.

Be prepared to serve. To let others come first. To set yourself on fire. To set your very soul on fire. To offer your heart plain and simple, live and beating, right there on the table, every day.

Expect to be attacked. Expect to be ridiculed. Expect to be ignored.

Breathe. Hurt. Suffer. Smile.

And maybe, one day, you’ll find yourself wondering how you got so lucky — and you’ll realize it wasn’t luck at all.

Now, get back to working on your dream.

Hindsight…It’s Like Foresight Without A Future..

“Close your eyes for a few minutes and imagine that today is your 100th birthday.  Your children and grandchildren are throwing a party – and a newspaper reporter has come to interview you.  What do you want to tell the reporter about your life?  Your accomplishments?  Your regrets?  Now, open your eyes.

It’s not too late – you have a fresh start on life!

P.S. – At 57, Ray Kroc founded McDonald’s…..

Don’t Waste Talent…

The greatest tragedy in life is wasted talent” –Sunny, A Bronx Tale

Jay-Z Motivation – “So Ambitious”

PG excerpts from *Jay-Z – “So Ambitious”

This a special dedication,
I wanna thank you for the fuel,
No really thank you,

I felt so inspired by what my teacher said,
Said I’d either be dead or be a reefer head,
Now sure if thats how adults should speak ta kids,
Especially when the only thing I did was speak in class,
I teach his ass,

Motivation for me was them telling me what I could not be,
Oh well,
I’m so ambitious,
Hey im on a mission
No matter what the conditions,
Forget the personal issues
When you been what I been through,
Hey if you believe it,
Then you could conceive it.

I had to lace up my boots even harder,
Father is too far away to father,
Further-more of the kids either smoke reefer,
Or either move white, theres few writers in my cipher,
So they made lighter, my type a dreams seem dumb
They said wise up, how many guys a you see making it from here,
The world don’t like us, is that not clear, alright,
But I’m different, I can’t base what I’m gonna be off a what everybody isn’t,
They don’t listen, just whispering behind my back,
No vision, lack of ambition,
So wack!

I went from pauper to the President,
Every deal I ever made set precedent,
(People) thought I’d fall without old buddy,
Oh buddy, what I do is make more money,
Dear Teacher, your probably somewhere near a speaker,
I’m balling outta control, can you hear my sneakers?”

Diane Ackerman Motivation – Live The Width Of Your Life

“I dont want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.” – Diane Ackerman

God Bless America Motivation – Inspiring Video

Fast Tube by Casper

Ralph Waldo Emerson Motivation – We All Have to Start Somewhere…

“Every artist was first an amateur.” -Ralph Emerson

Harvey Specter from “Suits” – Motivational Video – “Getting It” and First Impressions

Huge fan of this show, it’s almost like a more business-version of Entourage. Great video/speech from Harvey about “getting it” and first impressions (key word being “first”).

Fast Tube by Casper

Afternoon Motivation – Motivational Quote – WE are accountable for our happiness and success!

“Don’t blame the world and everything else for your
problems. You are your problem. And you are your solution. So, look within,
become willing to change, and then go out and make it happen.”
-Author Unknown

Good Morning Motivation – Nas, Outkast, and Bob Dylan Motivational Lyrics – Create Yourself, Create Your Reality

“If the truth is told, the youth can grow
Then learn to survive until they gain control
Nobody says you have to be gangstas, hoes
Read more learn more, change the globe” – Nas

“Make a business for yourself, boy, set some goals
Make a fat diamond out of dusty coals” – Outkast

He not busy being born is busy dying.
-Bob Dylan, “It’s Alright, Ma”