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Attitude Adjustment

FACT: Being stuck in a rut is largely a brain thing. Bad things happen, but it’s how we internalize an experience in our minds that ultimately determines if and when we’ll move past it. To sum it up – how we feel impacts what we do. Which means, if you aren’t getting the results you want, YOUR attitude (ouch, I know we hate to hear the truth) is playing a role in your lack of success. In an effort to get frustrated professionals in better moods, we are reaching out to professional experts and asking, “What’s your favorite inspirational career/work/life quote?” We’ve posted those quotes below and linked them to the experts.

Now all you have to do is read, get inspired, and if one in particular really connects with you, click on it to see which expert sent it in. Who knows? We might help you find a new source of motivation, or at the very least, a new online networking connection. It’s time to take 10 minutes out of your day to ponder these and then go out and give yourself an instant attitude adjustment. And then, do some good for others and share this page with those who you know could use some inspiration too.

Lastly, if you want to contribute to the quotes, you can submit your own quote to us by following these instructions. ENJOY!

“Motivation is a fire within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly.” (Stephen R. Covey)

“A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” (Michael Jordan)

Your 20’s are to have fun. Your 30’s are to learn the lessons. And your 40’s are to buy the drinks.” (K. Bradshaw from SITC Movie)

“The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.” (Brian Tracy)

In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” (Coco Chanel)

“Always have a trip planned. Whether its a cross-country tour or an excursion to the park, work is no fun if it’s not followed by an unforgettable time off.” (Marc Aust)

“It isn’t sufficient just to want – you’ve got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt)

“Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.” (David McCullough)

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” (Albert Schweitzer)

“To be successful, you have to be able to relate to people; they have to be satisfied with your personality to be able to do business with you and to build a relationship with mutual trust.(George Ross)

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” (Zig Ziglar)

“Creativity and innovation rises in the space between things.” (Unknown)

“Getting your ducks in a row is not nearly as powerful as actually doing something with your duck.” (Seth Godin)

“Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it.(John Maxwel)

“When I die, I want to die empty. There should be no one that stares at my tombstone and wonders if I ever started that company, opened that restaurant, ran with that great idea, or took that job that I always talked about. I want to have really lived my life and died GIVING my dreams life.” (Les Brown)

“Vocation is where your greatest passion and the world’s greatest need overlap.” (Unknown)

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy during this time of social transition is not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

“Your career, whether it’s working for yourself or working for someone else, is a vehicle to take you from where you are today to where you want to be in the future; if you don’t where you’re going any road will take you there.” (Unknown)

“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” (Confucius)

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” (G.B. Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, 1893)

“Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.” (Satchel Paige)

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot” than the stigma of conformity.” (Thomas J. Watson, Sr.)

“Relaxation is the key to control.” (Unknown)

“Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.” (Sir Thomas Brown)

“To accomplish great things, one must dream as well as act.” (Anatole France)

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body. But rather, to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: WOW, What A Ride!” (Unknown)

“Be an optimist with an umbrella.” (Karen Salmansohn, Life Coach)

“Good judgment comes from experience and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.” (Tim Irwin, Organizational Psychologist)

“The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” (Denis Waitley)

“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” (John Wooden)

“When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.” (Unknown)

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” (Wayne Gretzky)

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” (Winston Churchill)

“Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside themselves was superior to circumstance.” (Unknown)

“The secret of joy in work is contained in one word – excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.” (Pearl Buck)

“You can’t let reality get in the way of the things that you want.”(From the web series “The Guild”)

“The creative act, the defeat of habit by originiality, overcomes everything.” (George Lois, Famous Advertising Guru)

“Make life decisions as if you knew you would never fail.” (Unknown)

“Optimist: Day dreamer more eloquently spelled.” (Mark Twain)

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.” (Maya Angelou)

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those matter don’t mind.” (Dr. Seuss)

“When you discover you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.” (Dakota Tribal Wisdom)

“Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.” (Samuel Jackson)

“No man can exceed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.” (Napoleon Hill)

“There are only twenty-four hours in a day, seven days in a week, and 52 weeks in a year.  Time is finite, which means something has to give.  It’s not about whether you can read more, exercise more, pray more – it’s whether you will decide to invest your time accordingly.  You have the time – it’s simply a matter of reallocating it toward what you most want to do, and be.”  (James Emery White)

“The space for what you want is already filled with what you settled for instead.” (Richard Bach)

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.”(Mark Twain)

“In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.” (Unknown)

“That which matters most, must never be at the mercy of that which matters least.” (Goethe)

“Somehow, no matter what, the world keeps turning.” (Unknown)

“It’s not brain surgery, people!  Just be you, and be good.” (Unknown)

“Do what you love and success will follow.” (Unknown)

“Life first, business second: If you don’t consider your life as a key part of your business model, you may find yourself outwardly successful and inwardly miserable.” (Book: Escape from Cubicle Nation)

“Getting fired is nature’s way of telling you that you were in the wrong job.” (Unknown)

“The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things.. it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.” (Steve Forbes)

“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.”  (Anita Roddick – Entrepreneur & Founder of The Body Shop)

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” (Margaret Mead)

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” (Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist”)

“It’s not always going to be this way.” (Unknown)

The Famous Things…All Together (FamousWhy.com)

Put God in the center and everything will come together.” (Unknown)

“Enjoy the ride.” (Anonymous)

“If you truly love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” (Unknown)

“It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom, slumbers the might of the self.” (Unknown)

“If someone isn’t hacked off, you’re not doing your job!”(Thomas Suddes, Journalism Professor)

“Respect leads to respect!” (Eva McSpartan)

“To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” (Elbert Hubbard)