Grant Cardone quotes page 2
To maintain your enthusiasm, you have to make your goals substantial enough that they
your attention. Average and realistic goals are almost always a letdown to the person setting
them - who is then unable to fuel his or her goals with the actions necessary.
Luck is just one of the byproducts of those who take the most action.
It's been said that FEAR stands for False Events Appearing Real, which aptly implies that
most of what you're afraid of doesn't ever come to pass. Fear, for the most part, is provoked
by emotions, not rational thinking. And in my humble estimation, emotions are wildly overrated
- and the scapegoat many people use for their failure to act.
If you aren't where you want to be in life, you've got to work every minute and snatch up
I need to treat money like it's sacred. Truth is, people don't like money. I know they don't like
money. You know how I know they don't like money? Do you like money? No, I don't think you
do! Because as soon as you get some you get rid of it. You buy shit with it!
Don't just make money, make a difference.
The weak compete. The strong dominate.
You can't get anywhere flying under the radar.
If you're overweight by 80 pounds, you're gonna hate my guts for this or I'm gonna change
your life, one of the two... if you're overweight by 80 pounds, at the bottom of all that is not
just a disease that might be responsible for your overweight, but the truth underneath the
disease is this: You're freakin' lazy! Go walk, go run, go work out, get the weight off! Your life
depends on it. America, quit being lazy! Quit being a fatso! Quit being a drug addict! Quit
doing the things that aren't good for you and start doing the things that are.
Being poor is a choice. Being middle class is a choice. Being upper middle class is a choice.
Being rich is a choice. You may not like to hear it. Don't blame the messenger!
Very successful people don't seek comfort; they seek success and are willing to do what is
most uncomfortable. But most of the world is seeking comfort and familiarity, which are traps
that cause you to settle for the mediocre. If you want to get to the next level of your
business, you've got to be comfortable being uncomfortable.
If you are not scared, you aren't doing anything big.
Average doesn't work in any area of life. Anything that you give only average amounts of
attention to will start to subside and will eventually cease to exist. Companies, industries,
artists, products, and individuals who continue into the future successfully are those who
approach every activity with the outlook that average is just not good enough. You need to
change your commitment and thinking to be far above any concepts of average.
"Small" thinking has and always will be punished in one way or another.
No job, no money. No money, no lifestyle. No lifestyle - depression.
Learn how to sell your product and your service. The Ph.D. everyone needs right now is how
to sell their product. It's what business owners don't want to do. I own three businesses.
When I start a business, I don't go out and get printers and telephones and furniture. I go
get sales. The guy who opens a restaurant, the first thing he does is go get business cards.
But you don't need business cards, you need people in your restaurant. So that would be my
first recommendation – get a Ph.D. in selling and get used to liking it. Be proud to sell your
product. Don't call yourself something other than a salesperson. Don't do it. Because even a
doctor needs to sell.
Rich people invest money and poor people spend it.
The most successful CEOs are reported to read an average of 60 books and attend more than
six conferences per year - whereas the average American worker reads an average of less
than one book and makes 319 times less income.
You will never be admired without being criticized first.
Massive success is the best revenge.
Never make it your goal to compete. Instead, do everything you can to dominate your sector
in order to avoid spending your time chasing someone else. Don't let another company set
the pace; make this your organization's job. Stay ahead of the pack. Make it so that they
want to chase you and try to be like you, not the other way around.
One of the problems with success is that it demands continous attention.
A great manager will push a person to do more at the risk of coming up short, not target less.
This idea of changing targets to make everyone feel good will lead to a further weakening of
morale, hope, expectations, and skills, and everyone will start assigning reasons - better
known as excuses - as to why the team is unable to attain its targets.
No balls, no glory. It doesn't take money to make money. It takes courage to make money.
You have got to step outside the box.
Success is no different than any other skill. Duplicate the actions and mind-sets of successful
people, and you will create success for yourself.
You know the government is in trouble when I get audited twice in one year.
All the excuses in the world won't change one simple fact: that fear is a sign to do whatever
it is you fear - and do it quickly... I am scared most of the time. However, I refuse to feed
my fear with time and allow it to get stronger. I opt instead to get things done quickly.
Being comfortable is a compromise.
I pledge a commitment to My Success, My Family's Success and to the Successful Survival of
the company I represent. Success is not an option for me but something I insist! Success is
not something others can give to me, that the government or the economy can provide me.
Success is not determined by luck, chance, race, creed, color or religion but hard work,
creativity, follow through and persistence. I refuse to not have My Success. I refuse to quit
prior to My Success and I will do everything ethical in claiming my right to My Success. My
Success is My Duty, My Obligation and My Responsibility.