- Take charge now:
Life’s not about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain!
- Overcome the pull of mediocrity:
You’re in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows — and has always known — that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.
- Get to the point already:
If a person can’t summarize his thoughts on success in business into a handful of bullet points, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. And he’s scamming you.
- Realize your hidden strength:
What we face may look insurmountable. But I learned something from all those years of training and competing. I learned something from all those sets and reps when I didn’t think I could lift another ounce of weight. What I learned is that we are always stronger than we know.
- Redefine who are you are:
Law 25: Re-Create Yourself
Do not accept the roles that society foists on you. Re-create yourself by forging a new identity, one that commands attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define if for you. Incorporate dramatic devices into your public gestures and actions – your power will be enhanced and your character will seem larger than life.
–Robert Greene (The 48 Laws of Power)
Note: I edited no. 1 with respect to the original author of the quote. It turns out that Greg Plitt quoted Vivian Greene on that one.