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”
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.
“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”
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.
“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.
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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