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Seven Things That Mark Cuban Said That Made Me Work Harder Than Ever

Seven Things That Mark Cuban Said That Made Me Work Harder Than Ever

Mark Cuban is an American billionaire, investor, and owner of Dallas Mavericks. He is also a “shark” investor on the Television series “Shark Tank”. In short, he is one of the most inspiring people we can (and should) turn to for advice. Personally, reading and listening to his words alone have made me work harder than ever. So, here are seven quotes from Mark Cuban that will pump up your motivation to work harder as well:

“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you”

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    It’s very easy to get lazy and unmotivated while working. This is an excellent quote because it makes you realize that you are fortunate enough to have your job / customer / business. Many other people are vying for the same thing you have now, so make sure that you work really hard and really smart, otherwise other people will take that away from you.

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    “It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing”

    Everybody can be dreaming of having a successful business. But dreaming and doing is two very different things. Dreaming does not take you anywhere near your goal, only by doing things consistently will you achieve tremendous success. Stop dreaming and start doing things that will get you closer to your goal!

    “Doesn’t matter if the glass is half-empty or half-full. All that matters is that you are the one pouring the water”

    Here, Mark told us that our destiny is in our own hands. No matter where you are in your life now (whether rich or poor), your future is still undecided. You are fully capable and responsible of your own future, so work hard now so you can reap the benefits later.

    “Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else”

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      Do not be afraid to look at opportunities in life that are different, offbeat or even a little weird. We are trained to interpret “different” as a negative, when in reality, different jobs and opportunities often provide for the greatest potential for us to thrive as individuals. Life is too short for us to live in fear of being different. Be whom you want to be and don’t worry about the haters.

      “Every no gets me closer to a yes”

      Do not be afraid of failures, because most people cannot be successful without overcoming failures. Mark told us to treat failures as another step towards success. Keep working hard to face those failures and ultimately reach your goal.

      “It’s not about money or connections — it’s the willingness to outwork and out-learn everyone… And if it fails, you learn from what happened and do a better job next time”

      Another excellent quote by Mark Cuban, which tells us that success is not about money or connections. He proved it himself. His first job was working as a bartender, and now he is a self-made billionaire. Try to outwork and outlearn other people, learn from failures, and you’ll surely be a success in the near future.

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      “Don’t start a company unless it’s an obsession and something you love. If you have an exit strategy, it’s not an obsession”

      Doing something that is your obsession means you are willing to work extra hard even though the situation is really tough. And working hard is exactly what you need to overturn a tough situation into a success.

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        So, there you go. Seven amazing quotes to pump up your motivation to work harder. Which of these quotes do you resonate the most? Share it with your friends and family too, so they can get more motivated to work hard as well.

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        Why We Say What We Won’t Do (but Still Say It Anyway)

        Why We Say What We Won’t Do (but Still Say It Anyway)

        Every day we say a lot about what we want and will do.

        “I want to pet a cat.”

        “I want to buy a house for my parents.”

        “I don’t want to be single anymore.”

        “I will love you no matter what.”

        “I will work harder in the future.”

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          It’s easy to make plans for the future. And we make resolutions all the time. Consider that a full 80% of resolutions fail by the second week of February.[1] And that a vast majority of relationships (plus many marriages) end as well with break-ups or divorce. The best intentions and the best-laid plans generally speaking end in failure.

          No one intended to lie

          In general, people make these kinds of promises or resolutions with the best intentions. They don’t want to fail; if anything, they want desperately to be right, to improve themselves, and to make their friends and family happy. So even if a resolution doesn’t work out, when they utter them, it’s far from a lie.

            People often speak without thinking. They say what comes to mind, but without really thinking it through. And what usually comes to mind is wishful thinking – the ideal result, not what’s possible and practical. It’s tempting to fantasize about a beautiful and perfect future: a good romantic relationship, to have the approval and respect of your parents, and to have a successful career.

            But how to get what you want is not always clear to you in the moment you utter it. It’s hard to see beyond just the easy, idealized image. The challenges you may come across, the disappointments and sadness you may face – none of that is anywhere to be seen in a daydreaming mind.

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            Wishful thinking often end in crushing disappointment

            The problem is this. Wishful thinking and fantasies will only end in disappointment if you don’t follow through. You disappoint your friends, your family, your boss, and – most importantly – yourself. This can really take a toll on your own psyche and sense of self-worth.

                  At a personal level, you’ll have so many unfulfilled dreams and goals. This is an incredibly common situation for people everywhere. As a teenager, you might have dreamed of what your life would be like as an adult: happily married and with a successful and high-earning career by the time you’re 25. But these are two seriously challenging goals that take planning and effort. Many people find themselves alone and in a dead-end job – rather than a career – wondering where they went wrong.

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                      On an interpersonal level, making empty promises is hurtful and damaging to relationships. Friendship and healthy family relationships are built on trust. People who want to be your friend take you at your word and expect you to follow through. If you tell your friends that you’ll “be there for them,” but never pick up the phone, they will be hurt and no longer want to hang out. The same is true for family or even professional relationships. You might find it tempting to tell your boss that you’ll finish a major project “by the end of the week,” without considering whether this is plausible. If you are unable to complete the task in the timeframe that you set, it’s not easy to regain your boss’s trust.

                      Keep what you want to yourself

                      It’s vital to be clear about what you want. Notice when people around you are prone to saying “I want ___” and “I don’t want ____.”

                      Kids are very prone to saying all their wants out loud, partly because they don’t have the independence and resources to get it themselves. This is why children and young people are often vague about what they want in the future. They have lots of wants without a concrete plan on how to get them.

                      This is one of the challenges of being an adult. As you gain the practical ability to provide for yourself, and as you learn from your mistakes, it’s more and more important to be clear about how you plan to get what you want.

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                        Practice visualizing plans to attain your goals. For example, you might want a pet – everyone shares pictures of their dogs and cats on Instagram! But before you go out to adopt one at the shelter, make sure you visualize all the things you have to do to take care of your pet. Pet-ownership involves: cleaning up after it, house-training it, taking it to the vet, walking it, buying it food, and making sure that it gets plenty of stimulation and exercise.

                        If you want or need a car, think about how much you need to save to purchase the car, the cleaning and maintenance costs, how to pay for regular car insurance, parking costs, et cetera.

                          If you really want something, don’t just say it. Plan for it and do it. Create conditions that make what you want inevitable. Do small things consistently and make it a habit. You’ll amaze yourself and your friends if you constantly work on attaining your goals. Read more about how to follow through your goals here: Why I Can Be the Only 8% of People Who Reach the Goal Every Single Time

                          It’s easy to make or break promises. Set yourself apart from others by being reliable, deliberate, and thoughtful. Match your intentions with planning and action, and you’ll find that you’re happier with yourself and that your relationships are enriched.

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