Just read this book called "The World's best selling book by Paul Arden", he is a creative genius in the advertising world... think Saatchi and Saatchi. Anyway I've paraphrased some quotes I really liked from the book.. Happy Tuesday!
"Nearly all rich and powerful people are not notable talented, educated, charming or good looking. The become rich and powerful by wanting to become rich and powerful. Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal its difficult to score."
"And yes, talent does help, but it won't take you as far as ambition."
"Everybody wants to be good, but not many are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to be great. Most people are looking for a solution, a way to become good. There is no instant solution, the only way to learn is through experience and mistakes. You will become whoever you want to be."
"You can achieve the unachievable....
Firstly, you need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You must develop a complete disregard for where you abilities end. Try to do things that you are incapable of. If you think you're incapable of running a company, make that your aim and do it. If you think your unable to be on the cover of Time Magazine, make it your business to be there. Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible."
"If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules."
"Do not try to follow fashion. Be true to your subject and you will be far more likely to create something that is timeless. That's where the true art lies."
Dream BIG! :)