Every once in a while we need a bit of a determination push. Dan Peña is one of the guys that can definitely deliver that to us.
Dan is an american businessman who now lives in Scotland. Maybe you didn’t know this, but he lives in a castle.
Yeah … a f*king castle. It’s the same castle in which he used to run his events business.
He is also the owner of Quantum Leap Advantage, a company which he founded back in the early 90s.
His company is now worth $50 Billion and is said to be the most successful success company (pun not intended).
Dan Pena’s customers produce over 7 figures a year in profit. That means that he is now one of the best, if not the best success coaches in the world.
Also, Dan is a very popular motivational speaker. Today we will take a look at some of his best quotes of all time.
Top 10 Quotes Of Dan Peña
Hopefully these quotes will inspire you to work like a machine and never give up on your dreams.
I hand picked them myself, so don’t be too harsh on me if you know better ones 🙂
1. Don’t waste time on things you can’t change
This one really resonates with a lot of people. How many times did you stress over things that were out of your control?
The best example I can give you is the feeling you have when you’re stuck in traffic. 99% get really angry when this happens.
But … what can you do? It’s not like you can miraculously convince all the people in front of you to move their cars out of the way.
It’s much better to consume your energy over the things that you have control over.
2. The older you get, the less you are surprised
In life, as well as in business, marketing, or whatever field you want, experience is the most important thing.
If you have experience, you will be less likely to be unpleasantly surprised by any event. Because you’ve already learned from your previous mistakes.
You need to work as much as possible, so you get this shield that is called “experience”.
3. Never ever share your doubts
If you show just a little bit of weakness, be sure that you will be taken advantage of. This is just human nature.
You need to be strong when you can, but seem strong all the time.
Otherwise the people around you will not cut you any slack. Unfortunately, this is the harsh reality that we live in.
4. Stop playing to lose. Play to win
I can personally relate to this one, and I’m sure that you can to.
The first couple of my attempts to make money online were failures. Because I just didn’t think it was possible for me to do it.
I was “playing to lose”. It was the same on my first attempts to stop smoking cigarettes.
If you’re not sure of what you will do, you’re “playing to lose”.
Set an objective and do it.
5. Once you learn to make money, it is not that hard … what’s hard is to stay excited about it
You hear similar sayings from professional athletes as well. It’s easier to get on top than to stay there.
Because nobody has the determination to keep working once they achieved a certain level of comfort.
6. Cash only prolongs death. It doesn’t avoid it
We all know the 2 certain things that we have in this life: death and taxes. You just can’t avoid those.
Even if you have a lot of money, you will still not avoid death, just like everybody else.
You can, however, prolong your life through a healthy lifestyle. And that can be more easily achievable if you have a lot of cash.
Also, your stress levels drop when you have financial security, which helps with your quality of life.
7. Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future
It’s a well known fact that you are the average of the 5 people who you hang out the most.
If your best 5 friends are a couple of lazy and broke guys that play World of Warcraft all day, then guess what? You’re on your way to becoming the 6th one.
Try hanging out with people that are on their purpose. You will be surprised how fast you start changing your lifestyle.
8. Always shoot for the moon. Even if you don’t hit the bulls-eye, you’ll at least get 80 percent
If you think big and believe that you can achieve your goals, you might not achieve exactly what you were aiming for.
But guess what? You’ll be pretty damn close!
If your goal is to make $10k per month in 1 year and you actually put in the work and give it 100% of your efforts, there is no reason why you you wouldn’t make at least $8k per month.
On the other hand, if you set a small goal … well you’ll achieve 80% of that too. Think big. It’s free!
9. If you want things to change, first you have to change
Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results” and that ties very well into this Peña quote.
You first need to become the person worthy of the things that you want in your life. You can’t expect good things to fall out of the sky.
If you become a better person, then better things will start coming your way!
10. People that read books don’t take action!
Whoa! Well … this one contradicts Harry Truman’s “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers” quote, but it does have a point.
I love reading books and I’m sure you do too. But don’t fall into the trap thinking that reading a book is taking action.
A lot of my old friends were reading books because they thought that it’s gonna make them rich. It didn’t.
Well, hopefully you feel more now inspired taking action. Because the last quote was the most important one.
Without taking action, everything else is kinda worthless. A business is not easy to start. Especially it the beginning.
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