To have success in any business, you have to learn from those who came before you. This has certainly been my experience as an Ambit Energy Consultant.
So, I wanted to share several of my favorite quotes that have driven me and inspired me along the way. These aren’t just things I have applied to my business. They have also helped me in so many other areas of my life. Hopefully they do the same for you.
I keep these quotes with me at all times on my phone. I refer to them often, and each time I do, different ones stand out to me depending on what’s going on in my life at that time. Feel free to share this list using the share buttons to the left.
“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”
“We all come into this world the same: naked, scared, and ignorant. After that grand entrance, the life we end up with is simply an accumulation of the choices we make.”
“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”
“Success cannot be owned. It can only be rented, and the rent is due every day.”
First, we must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. It is impossible even to begin the act of loving one’s enemies without the prior acceptance of the necessity, over and over again, of forgiving those who inflict evil and injury upon us.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
“Whatever life you end up living, whether a successful life or a tragic life, it will have been a life that was created by the way you think.”
“The difference between winning and losing is quitting.”
“The tragedy in life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.”
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something. You got a dream… You gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.”
-Christopher Gardner (The Pursuit of Happiness)
Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”
“Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence.”
“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
“One person with passion is worth 99 with merely interest.”
“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”
“The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.”
“Success is a poor teacher. We learn the most about ourselves when we fail, so don’t be afraid of failing. Failing is part of the process of success. You cannot have success without failure.”
“To have the life you want, you have to be willing to leave the life you have.
-Ambit Energy Co-founder Chris Chambless
“You can make money or make excuses, but you can’t do BOTH.”
-Ambit Energy NC Justin Title
“Those of us who dare to dream while the rest of the world is having a nightmare will not only stand to inherit prosperity and abundance, we shall lead the masses to do the same and make the world a much better place.”
“Rough times are going to come, but they have not come to stay, they have come to pass.”
“It’s supposed to be hard. If it wasn’t hard everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.”
–A League of Their Own
“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
“Champions keep going when they don’t have anything left in their tank. That’s the difference between the greats. That’s what separates them. When they don’t have no more. When it’s over. When they’re tired. When they’re frustrated. When they’re ready to give up. When they’ve spent their last dime… that’s when they get started. It’s when you have nothin’ left. When all your energy’s gone, that’s when it’s showtime. When you find a way out of no way. When you find a breath you didn’t have. When you find energy that did not exist. When you want this thing as bad as you want to breathe.”
“The beginning and the end always feel like victory. It’s the large gap in the middle that feels like failure.”
“True desire in the heart for anything good is God’s proof to you sent beforehand to indicate that it’s yours already. So the desire you have, that itch that you have to be whatever it is you want to be… that itch, that desire for good is God’s proof to you sent already to indicate that it’s yours. You already have it. Claim it.”
“Dreams without goals are just dreams, and they ultimately fuel disappointment.”
“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it… You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”
“You are what you are because of the dominating thoughts in your mind.”