Sep 23, 2013

The Monday Pep Talk | What inspires successful people?

What inspires some of the most successful and wealthiest people in the world? Take some advices on how to live a successful and meaningful life.

"I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter, and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me." - J.K. Rowling (author of Harry Potter series)

It´s eBay who has put together this book of inspiring quotes from the most successful people in the world. You can read the whole article and more quotes on

Here are some more of my favourites:

"I´ve seen people that are extremely brilliant and they don´t have the staying power. They don´t have that never give up quality. I´ve always said that other than bad ideas, which is a reason for failure, the ability to never ever quit or give up is something that is very, very important for success as an entrepreneur." - Donald Trump

"Be thankful for what you have, you´ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don´t have, you will never, ever, have enough." - Oprah

"Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you´ll be able to see farther." - J.P Morgan (invester)

"People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, now matter how impressive their other talents." - Andrew Carnegie

"Done is better than perfect" - Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook)

"Be nice to nerds. Chances are you´ll end up working for one."- Bill Gates (Microsoft)

"Your time is limited so don´t waste it living someone else´s life." Steve Jobs (Apple)

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