A Quote by Thomas Friedman on vision, resources, and success

A vision without resources is an hallucination.

Thomas Friedman

Source: Thomas Friedman (who says it's popular wisdom at the Pentagon)

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A Quote by Traditional Wolof Proverb on senegal, wolof, and success

Ndanke Ndanke Muy Diap Golo Chi Nai
Wolof for "Slowly, slowly the monkey is coaxed from the underbrush."  Achieving anything worthwhile takes time and patience.  Stated negatively, haste will destroy what perserverence will nurture.  It's not hard to imagine what would happen if you dive into the underbrush after the monkey. 

This is a major value in Senegalese society, but is mostly foreign to Westerners.  Everybody know that "patience is a virtue," but the Senegalese idea is deeper, more fundamental -- even if you haven't made tangible progress toward your objective today or tomorrow, it's no indication that you've failed, even in the short term.  A person's fortune unfolds slowly, unpredictably.  Set-backs are temporary.  Success in even the small things requires the long view.

Traditional Wolof Proverb

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A Quote by Robert T. Kiyosaki on think plan, success, dream, and business

One method of staying ahead of rising asset prices and the declining dollar is to think bigger and come up with better plans. As important as financial and business planning is a plan for personal development and self-improvement. I'm often asked to invest in people's business plans, and one of the reasons I turn many of them down is because a big plan requires a big person who's spent time on personal development. In a lot of cases, a business plan is far bigger than the person with the plan -- that is, the dream is bigger than the dreamer.

Robert Kiyosaki

Source: Why the Rich Get Richer: Thinking Big is the Best Plan:

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A Quote by Robert T. Kiyosaki on failure, success, business, entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurs

After one of my demoralizing business failures, I went to rich dad and asked, "So what did I do wrong? I thought I designed it well." "Obviously you didn't," rich dad said with a smirk.

"How many times do I have to do this? I'm the biggest failure I know." Rich dad said, "Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail until they succeed." Shuffling the papers at his desk for a moment, he then looked up at me and said, "The world is filled with want-to-be entrepreneurs. They sit behind desks, have important sounding titles like vice-president, branch manager, or supervisor, and some even take home a decent paycheck. These want-to-be entrepreneurs dream of someday starting their own business empire and maybe someday some of them will. Yet I believe most will never make the leap. Most will have some excuse, some rationalization, such as, 'When the kids are grown.' Or, 'I'll go back to school first.' Or, 'When I have enough money saved.'"

"But they never jump from the plane," I said, finishing his thoughts. Rich dad nodded.

Robert Kiyosaki

Source: Rich Dad's Before You Quit Your Job : 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business (Rich Dad's (Paperback)), Pages: Chapter 1

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A Quote by Scott Raymond Adams on ego and success

You need a healthy ego to endure the abuse that comes with any sort of success. The trick is to think of your ego as your goofy best friend who lends moral support but doesn’t know shit.

Scott Raymond Adams (1957 -)

Source: The Dilbert Blog: The Loser Decision:

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A Quote by F.W. NIchol on success


When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed,' you find that it simply means to follow through.

F Nichol

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A Quote by Peter F. Drucker on leaders, leadership, and success

Successful leaders don't start out asking, "What do I want to do?" They ask, "What needs to be done?" Then they ask, "Of those things that would make a difference, which are right for me?" They don't tackle things they aren't good at. They make sure other necessities get done, but not by them. Successful leaders make sure that they succeed! They are not afraid of strength in others. Andrew Carnegie wanted to put on his gravestone, "Here lies a man who knew how to put into his service more able men than he was himself."

Peter F. Drucker (1909 - 2005)

Source: Peter Drucker On Leadership:

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A Quote by Oprah Winfrey on success, work, and love

What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and work the fulfills you, the rest will come. I truly believe that the reason I've been able to be so financially successful is because my focus has never, ever for one minute been money. And the fact that the money has come has really surprised me. I've been really surprised and delighted and very pleased, and many times overwhelmed by it. But the money has never been the focus. You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it. And I would do this job, and take on a second job to make ends meet if nobody paid me. Just for the opportunity to do it. That's how you know you are doing the right thing.

Oprah Winfrey (1954 -)

Source: Academy of Achievement: Oprah Winfrey Interview:

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A Quote by Bill Gates on success and failure

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.

Bill Gates

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A Quote by Bill Gates on success


Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.

Bill Gates

Source: The Road Ahead : Completely Revised and Up-to-Date

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