If you aren’t getting rejected on a daily basis, your goals aren’t ambitious enough.

Chris Dixon  ()

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.

Unknown  ()

Follow your instincts and don’t be afraid. There’s no point in looking at what other people are doing wondering if what you’re doing might be better or not. That way of thinking is a disaster.

Sophie Hicks  ()

The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.

Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. Therefore, the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. That’s why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there’d be no Resistance. [...]

The professional tackles the project that will make him stretch. He takes on the assignment that will bear him into uncharted waters, compel him to explore unconscious parts of himself. Is he scared? Hell, yes. He’s petrified. [...]

So if you’re paralyzed with fear, it’s a good sign. It shows you what you have to do.

Steven Pressfield  ()

The most accomplished people are simply experts at what they choose to do, not how they do it. Spend most of your time on the right things. Don’t wait for permission. And get comfortable with declining everything by default.

Oliver Emberton  ()

The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.

Thomas Watson  ()

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

William Blake  ()

Only the ideas we truly live are of any value.

Hermann Hesse  ()

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about living a life it’s that you need to keep moving, and if there’s another thing it’s that you really should quit your job every once in a while and take on something new, maybe even something that seems crazy and scares the hell out of you.

Jonathan Coulton  ()

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi  ()

Fear is epic. Whatever it is that scares you, you’ve simply just got to want it bad enough — bad enough that the pain of NOT moving forward is greater than the pain of taking action. Doing this will give you no other choice but to rally every single cell of your body, mind, heart, and soul to move forward and fight for it — honorably, and with conviction. And then make it yours.

Justin Dickmeyer  ()

Confidence comes from a place of abundance and wealth. It gives us the courage and freedom to move forward, to ask for help, to ask for more, to ask for what you deserve. To be able to begin before you’re ready and have the willingness to fail. And to be cool with failure as well.

James Victore  ()

Some days will be easy. Some will be hard. Some days you dig soft earth, other days the shovel hits stone. But you dig just the same because that’s the only way the hole gets dug.

Chuck Wendig  ()

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Goethe  ()

Courage is not the lack of fear, it is acting in spite of it.

Mark Twain  ()

Never be afraid of change, because change leads to progression.

Unknown  ()

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anais Nin  ()

Be human. Stop hiding. Be yourself.

Unknown  ()

You only have one life to do whatever you want with. In 100 years nobody will remember the stupid mistakes you made, so make a fool of yourself while you still have the chance.

Unknown  ()

If you’re out there you’re vulnerable. People prefer to disappear in life, to repress their personality. That’s not living. It’s dying. I see them all over the place, the walking dead.

Grace Jones  ()

But conditions are never perfect. And when we’re so focused on our plans, we lose sight of the openings in front of us. Instead of plans we need habits. Habits of taking risks. Habits of keeping our eyes open for new opportunities. Habits of putting ourselves in situations that force us to grow and change.

Jack Cheng  ()

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

Ernest Hemingway  ()

Have courage to use your own understanding.

Immanuel Kant  ()

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

Howard Thurman  ()

I’m not brave or smart. I just assume, naively, that anything is possible. This simple belief has gotten me further than most, because fear of failure cripples people before they even begin.

Ryan Carson  ()

Get your ideas out there, nothing is precious, and time will fix the mistakes you made earlier.

Ryan Waller  ()

Do one thing every day that scares you.

Eleanor Roosevelt  ()

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

Mark Twain  ()

Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.

Ambrose Redmoon  ()