Quotes That Changed My Life, And They Can Change Yours Too!

Posted on November 22, 2013 in Specials

By Abhineet Kumar:

I like the fact how a great quote can inspire us to be awesome! Whenever I’m down and out, I make sure I go through quotes from philosophers, leaders, entrepreneurs, my dad, and many more people I meet. Although I am not really good at memorizing them, I make sure some of the important ones which I relate to the most are stored in the Quotes section of my Facebook so that I could remind myself of the responsibility that lies ahead. I hope that they will inspire you too!

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Here they are:

Life

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

– Steve Jobs

Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present. And by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.

– Cloud Atlas

Your preparation for the real world is not in the answers you’ve learned, but in the questions you’ve learned how to ask yourself.

– Bill Watterson

Success and Productivity

Focus on something that has high value to someone else, be really rigorous in making that assessment, because natural human tendency is wishful thinking, so the challenge to entrepreneurs is telling what’s the difference between really believing in your ideals and sticking to them as opposed to pursuing some unrealistic dream that doesn’t actually have merit, be very rigorous in your self analysis, certainly being extremely tenacious, and just work like hell. Put in 80-100 hours every week. All these things improve the odds of success.

– Elon Musk

I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.

– Elon Musk

Leadership

If not me, who? If not now, when?

I believe that in each generation, there are about 50,000 young people who determine the future.

– Admiral Bill Owens, Former Vice Chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Staff

I believe that you have the right to take responsibility. Get up, open your eyes, lend a ear, strike a smile. A fellow human somewhere might just need your help,

– Abhineet Kumar (I don’t remember how I drafted this, but something did inspire me to frame it in this way – some other quote which I cannot recall now)

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