Best Entrepreneurship Quotes: 100+

Best Entrepreneurship Quotes
Best Entrepreneurship Quotes

Discover some of the best entrepreneurship quotes to fuel your quest of starting a business and keep the fire burning. Entrepreneurship is far from easy, but you get to develop your strength as the journey unfolds. None of these entrepreneurs started knowing it all, yet through consistency, self-belief, and a capacity to adapt, they created successful companies and new products.

1- “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

2-“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”– Albert Einstein

3-“There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

4-“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

5-“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” – Steve Jobs

6-“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” – Bob Dylan

7-“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.”– J.P. Morgan

8-“I stand up on my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way.” – Robin Williams

9-“Take criticism seriously, but not personally.” – Hillary Clinton

10-“I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.” – Michael Phelps

11-“If you don’t understand the details of your business you are going to fail” – Jeff Bezos

12-“I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that’s why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

13-“If you ain’t making waves, you ain’t kickin’ hard enough.”

14-“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

15-“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.”– Napoleon Hill

16-“Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.” – Peter Drucker

17-“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress; working hard for something we love is called passion.” – Simon Sinek

18-“Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”– Bill Gates

19-“My goal is to simplify complexity. I just want to build stuff that really simplifies our base human interaction.”– Jack Dorsey

20-“Fear is the disease. Hustle is the antidote.” – Travis Kalanick

21-“It’s not about money or connections. It’s the willingness to outwork and outlearn everyone when it comes to your business.” – Mark Cuban

22-“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

23-“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” – Henry Ford

24-“When you cease to dream you cease to live.”– Malcolm Forbes

25-“Many people dream about being an entrepreneur, starting their own business, working for themselves, and living the good life. Very few, however, will actually take the plunge and put everything they’ve got into being their own boss.” – Fabrizio Moreira

26-“Dream more than others think practical. Expect more than others think possible. Care more than others think wise.” – Howard Schultz

27-“You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.” – Erica Jong

28-“The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.”– Vince Lombardi

29-“A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start.”– Rand Fishkin

30-“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short, but in setting our aim too low and achieving our mark.” – Michelangelo

31-“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

32-“If you live for weekends or vacations, your shit is broken.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

33-What’s the worst that could happen? Everyone turned me down. Big deal.” – J.K. Rowling

34-“Timing, perseverance, and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” – Biz Stone

35-“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” – Jim Rohn

36-“Instead of freaking out about these constraints, embrace them. Let them guide you. Constraints drive innovation and force focus. Instead of trying to remove them, use them to your advantage.”

37-“Life is not fair; get used to it.”-Bill Gates

38-“Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.”– Jim Rohn

39-“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.” – Sheryl Sandberg

40-“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.” – Helen Keller

41-“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

42-“Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.”– Mark Zuckerberg

43-“Our chief want in life, is someone who shall make us do what we can. This is the service of a friend. With him, we are easily great.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

44-“Any time is a good time to start a company.” – Ron Conway

45-“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

46-“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

47-“If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” – Derek Bok

48-“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

49-“The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake- you can’t learn anything from being perfect.”– Adam Osborne

50-“Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”– Confucius

51-“The best way to predict the future is to create it.”– Peter Drucker

52-“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill

53-“Do the impossible, because almost everyone has told me my ideas are merely fantasies.”– Howard Hughes

54-“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”– Albert Schweitzer

55-“Tough times never last, but tough people do.”– Robert H. Schuller

56-“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” – Babe Ruth

57-“Winners never quit and quitters never win.”– Vince Lombardi

58-“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”– Steve Jobs

59-“Solving big problems is easier than solving little problems.”– Sergey Brin

60-“You just have to pay attention to what people need and what has not been done.”– Russell Simmons

61-The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.”– Ralph Nader

62-“Don’t worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow.” – Oprah Winfrey

63-“Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself.”– Oprah Winfrey

64-“As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”– Donald Trump

65-“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” – Stephen Covey

66-“What is not started will never get finished”- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

67-“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John Maxwell

68-“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”– John C. Maxwell

69-“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”– Napoleon Hill

70-“It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste.”-Henry Ford

71-“There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.’” –Mandy Hale

72-“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

73-“The Team! The Team! The Team!” – Bo Schembechler

74-“As an entrepreneur, you have to feel like you can jump out of an airplane because you’re confident that you’ll catch a bird flying by. It’s an act of stupidity, and most entrepreneurs go splat because the bird doesn’t come by, but a few times it does.”– Reed Hastings

75-“That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex; you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”– Steve Jobs

76-“There is only one success- to be able to spend your life in your own way.”– Christopher Morley

77-“If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford.

78-“Be so good they can’t ignore you.- Steve Martin

79-“My experience has shown me that the people who are exceptionally good in business aren’t so because of what they know, but because of their insatiable need to know more.”– Milton Hershey

80-“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”– Bill Gates

81-“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”-Mahatma Gandhi

82-“An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.”-Roy Ash

83-”Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration.”– Thomas Edison

84-“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” – Florence Nightingale

85-“I became successful due to several reasons. I never gave up and I never let anyone or anything get in my way. I use the power of positive thinking to tackle obstacles and challenges so they don’t defeat me”- Lillian Vernon

86-“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 other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, 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

87-“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”– Coco Chanel

88-“If you can’t admit a failure, you’re not an entrepreneur. You are not a good business person. There’s nothing brilliant about what you are doing.”– Mark Cuban

89-“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Theodore Roosevelt

90-“What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.”– Donald Trump

91-“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”– Warren Buffett

92-“We all have things we must do that we don’t really care to do and things we must do that we don’t mind doing, then there’s the goofing off.”-Mi Oon

93-“Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.”– Winston Churchill

94-“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”– John A. Shedd

95-“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”– Bill Cosby

96-“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”-Thomas Edison

97-“A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.”– Charles Schwab

98-“You don’t have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.”– Michael Dell

99-“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”– Mark Twain

100-Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.”-Jeff Bezos

101-“One of the huge mistakes people make is that they try to force an interest on themselves. You don’t choose your passions; your passions choose you.”-Jeff Bezos

102-“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”-Drew Houston

103-“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

104-“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”– Steve Jobs

105-“People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn’t they?.”– Bill Gates

106-“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”– Corneille

107-“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long University education that I never had — every day I’m learning something new.”– Richard Branson

108-“In carrying out e-commerce, the most important thing is to keep doing what you are doing right now with passion, to keep it up.”-Jack Ma

109-“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”– Warren Buffett

110-“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.”-Albert Einstein

111-“Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.”– John D. Rockefeller

112-“Knowledge without action is meaningless”– Abu Bakr

113-If you are the kind of person who is waiting for the ‘right’ thing to happen, you might wait for a long time. It’s like waiting for all the traffic lights to be green for five miles before starting the trip.”– Robert Kiyosaki

114-“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”-Oprah Winfrey

115-“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.”– Estee Lauder

116-“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it.”

117-“Success is not what you have, but who you are.”– Bo Bennet

118-“Screw it, let’s just do it.”–  Richard Branson

119-The men who have succeeded are men who have chosen one line and stuck to it.”-Andrew Carnegie

120-A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last.”– Jeff Bezos

121-“The only thing worse than a bad investment is a bad investment made with borrowed money.”– David Chilton

123“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant.”

124-“Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.”-Marian Wright Edelman

125-“Everything started as nothing.” – Ben Weissenstein

Responsibility to Change?

Responsibility to Change?

Hello,

Food addictions, shopping addiction, drug addictions, emotional hanger, chronic anxiety, habits that hurt us or others, unhealthy lifestyles…Do people have the responsibility to change? It’s the topic of this video.

It’s one thing to be who you are today, which is the cumulation of all your past actions, habits, and external influences up to this point. But moving forward, is it your responsibility to change when you roughly know what needs to be done?

You hear this often, this person and his behavior is who he is, or this is who I am, you must take me at my best and worst, so what, does it mean we cannot change, improve our lives for the better? in any aspect we choose to? If people can deteriorate or improve in all walks of life, it’s because we are flexible, the human body and brain is plastic, we are not robots who can’t reprogram themselves when needed.

When it comes to nutrition, fitness, and wellbeing, I think each of us as humans need to become fully responsible for improving in those key areas, mainly because our happiness is linked to wellbeing but also for the world. Imagine if each of us looked deeply within and made an effort to improve our emotional mind, our nutrition, fitness, how will that impact the world at large.

We all want others to improve, racists need to change, the police need to change, murderers and criminals need to change, haters need to change, angry people, bullies, but how about us.

This is where Jesus saying of “Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at those who sin”…is super relevant…

Obesity cost the economy 190 billion a year
Mental Health cost 200 billion a years
Back and Neck pain cost 87.6 Billion a year
Cardiovascular diseases cost 328 billion a year, project to be 800 billion by 2030

These four big issues can all be reduced if individually, we take full responsibility for our emotional and physical states. Locally that will make our live drastically better, our interaction with people around us kinder, healthier and at the Macro level, the country will be able to allocate more capital and human resources to other issues, improving education, infrastructures, roads, fast trains, better transportation, addressing homelessness, which drastically increased after the defunding of psychiatric hospitals all around the US in the 1970s…or helping rehabilitate people in prison, which is now the largest psychiatric institution in the country.

This is how improving your well being can achieve at a micro and macro level. How much energy are we spending looking for other people to do something for society? our voice matters, but our actions, improving ourselves is even better.

Now, let’s bring the conversation back to your direct wellbeing. If we all look at our lives and times where our behavior was self-destructive or hurt someone we care about, we can all agree that if we had more control over destructive emotions like anger, jealousy, hatred, which can erupt under many situation we face…our happiness and those of others would be better off…or if we successfully transitioned to healthy nutrition and fitness lifestyle, our well being will be much better.

Simple, but far from easy. Improving our emotional and physical states doesn’t happen overnight. Stopping food urges and unhealthy habits doesn’t happen in 3 months…Getting rid of anger or fear once and for all seems almost inhuman. How many times people say they will not get angry again yet it keeps happening.

It’s possible as millions of people have shown but it takes commitment and consistency. The moment you take full responsibility and put it into action, you can start this shift, this transformation today.

Social media and the news have people thinking that someone else needs to change the world, Gucci needs to do this, Biden needs to that, Jeff besoz needs to this. All these people are human just like you. We are all part of a biological ecosystem which means that each of us can influence and reshape this system.

But if you turn the focus on yourself, you realize quickly how hard changing for the better is, I know people who are super vocal about all the changes that government needs to do, but they cannot even eat healthy consistently and be more at peace within. This is one of the best contributions you can make to existence and society, be healthy, at peace within…which will all be reflected in your behavior and interaction with other parts of this eco-system. You first need to be fit in order to serve.

If you don’t have the time, energy, or resource to directly change the system at large, start at home. The same way the American economy depends on small businesses, the same way people, individually can reshape the dynamic of the system.

That’s what the meaning of the butterfly effect is, we are in a biological system, every single part has an effect on the system at large. So are you contributing to making the system healthier, better, or are you a pain point in this system, are you a headache.

The human body is a system, and you know if your ankle is hurting, the whole body’s mood shift downward…so in the same manner, If you are physically in trouble, the whole is also in trouble.

You being emotionally, physically stable, being at peace within, relaxed and balanced is removing one problem from the hand of mother nature.

Now, as I said in many videos, none of this self-improvement will happen if we are not aware of key areas we need to improve. You get angry at someone, your anxiety is making you less sharp, your nutritional habits are making you gain weight, get sick or lose your vitality, you first have to be fully aware of these areas your need to improve before you can take care of them.

In the midst of anger, anxiety, emotional eating, we often feel powerless, it’s happening already. But there are times where we are more clear-minded, this is when we can start to apply the antidotes to destructive habits when we can make improvements to our minds.

You don’t try to learn a new move during a game or a fight. It’s when everything is more relaxed, that you can work on improving yourself.

I am currently reading some books on the culture of consumption we currently live in, what is our ecological footprint, we all seem to always want more. This is pretty relevant to fitness, nutrition, and mental health because one of the reasons why people want to buy more stuff is due to the belief that they will directly be happier or indirectly because of how their status in the eyes of others will rise. Evolutionary psychologists call this signaling.

If the rest of the world consumed as much the US, we would need 5 planets to make it work. This is another element to help you become aware of your responsibility to change, to reassess how your behavior impacts the world at large.

It’s cheap and easy to talk about global warming, about the destruction of the amazonian forest, about the bad cartels, about children working in factories in Asia, but what can you personally do about it? Reduce your consumption.

Do you really need that many clothes, that many shoes, do we really need to eat that much? all these elements can be improved individually. 1.6 billion people go to sleep overweight every night when 800 million people go to sleep starving. 40% of the food in the US is wasted…how many resources going toward making this food is wasted just like that.

We are all part of the system, your behavior can reshape the system because it’s a feedback loop, consuming less, buying less material things will send a message to manufacturing companies, the butterfly effect, we can create a tsunami of change one person at a time. There is no need to wait for someone else to start, you can start today because this will first and foremost increase your well being and overall happiness.

I don’t need you to change the way you eat, improving my nutrition and mental state is enough to myself.
I started thinking about my personal responsibility in this world back in college. And weirdly, it was not because I care about the world like a hippy for example, it’s because I looked at my priorities, what will really make me genuinely happy and realized that by improving my health and well being, I would automatically help move the world, in a better direction.

By eating healthy, I’m helping the country and healthcare system, and maybe being an inspiration to someone around me or to the next generation.

By making sure I improve my emotions, my mind, I’m more at peace, balanced and relaxed within, which helps me reduce the need for more material things.

In my first years of college, I had 10 to 20 Jordan sneakers, more than 30 hats, all kinds of clothes…and by the time I finished college, I was and still wear this black t-shirt almost every day.

After college, I sold every single pair of shoes and hats I had. Today I wear the same black sneakers, all year long, I have 5 pairs of the same shoes.

This shift in my life didn’t happen because I wanted to save the world, no, it happened because I started to improve my health, mental and physical, and the need to buy all this extra stuff just went away. The more at ease, fit, and healthy you are, the better you feel in your skin, the less material things you need outside.

Now, when I’m reading all these books on consumerism, ecological footprint, and how we are robbing future generations, it’s getting easier for me to follow those solutions because I’m feeling better within. And I can totally understand the appeal of consumerism, looking back at my younger self because my mind wasn’t in the same place as it is today, I made a commitment to make it better.

I used to have a list of countries I would love to visit, you know how everybody today wants to visit every corner of the planet, but after reading about ecological footprints, I changed my mind in this area.

There was a passage in a book where the author said how foolish are people traveling to other corners of the planet to go lay on a beach. When you have some great beach around us here, in the Caribbean or even within the US.

If you tell me that for the rest of my life, I’m not allowed to leave the United state, I would be fine with it. Because traveling to exotic locations is not going to trigger a new positive emotion in my mind I don’t have access to here, right now.

So to summarize this video, it’s about asking yourself if you have the responsibility to change, first change for your own wellbeing and betterment, and second for your environment, family and entourage, community, country, and the world at large.

We live in an interconnected system. Your fitness, nutrition, mental health are the cornerstones of a happy life and a better world. It’s up to you

Do you Need Help?

Do you need Help? Wellness-Lose Weight

Hello, In today’s video, I will cover an important topic. As usual it’s mostly focused on nutrition and fitness, being healthy, but this one goes beyond that, it’s about improving your life in every area you can think of. How and why do so many people out there are reluctant, uncomfortable, maybe scared, maybe ashamed to seek help when they need to?

I want to address this topic because I see a lot of people out there that would get help from people around them if they asked and some really need that help but for some reason, they don’t reach out.

Personally, I grew up in Africa, with a passion for playing basketball. And one of the things that me and my basketball friends talk about looking back is the lack of mentors or guidance we didn’t have access to back then…because When I came to the US in high school, I saw right away that the level of coaching and guidance in the basketball ecosystem was on another level. Wherever I would go play, you had people, older or the same age giving you advice left and right, not junk advice, real helpful advice.
It’s still up to you to absorb it and get better.

Then when I started focusing on entrepreneurship in college and really started to get serious about reading and learning this field everyday, I realized how much advice and guidance I was getting from those books. Which led me to the other insight, the lack of mentorship back home in Africa when it comes to education. You have 75% of the 1.2 billion African below 35 year old…and there is an enormous absence of mentorship, no guidance from people who are experts in their fields and can help people with advice and recommendations.

Then, my last experience on this topic of guidance and help is through fitness and nutrition. I realized how so many people might need help, but for some reason, they don’t reach out. It doesn’t have to be reaching out to me, but to anybody that can help you improve your health, nutrition and fitness. And as you will see in the rest of this video, that can be directly done through someone or on the internet, or via books. So you can either seek out help from someone or search and find resources to help you get over problems you are facing. Let’s get into it.

Recently, I was in a zoom video chat with some of my cousins around the country. We talked about the current events and specifically the police brutality, racism and expanded the conversation to inequality in the US and around the world. During these conversations, I said that what frustrates me the most is how one important solution to poverty and inequality in minorities is missing in the current conversation. The fact that people are not being taught how to individually get better, healthier, smarter to a point where they can get out of poverty or unhealthy cycles they might be stuck into.

It’s great to say, let’s change all those external factors, but I argue it’s even better, more realistic, to help individuals, to show them how to navigate through life and get better, improve and prosper. You can help someone who is negatively affected by war by ending it, or you can give him weapons and ammunition to fight. Inequality is a war that has been going on since the dawn of humanity, it’s not about to stop tomorrow.

Life has never been fair nor equal, these are utopian ideas. Nature obeys to the law of Survival, Competition and Cooperation.

My approach to life is very pragmatic, the most important factor in improving your life is yourself. Without a doubt, there are external conditions that can make it harder if not impossible for you to succeed in a specific field. But take health, education and work…across the board, you have the power to improve these three aspects of your life. But the problem is that first, some people don’t know how to get better and second, those who actually know and can help, in majority, are not reaching out to mentor, give advice or just point toward resources that can help those who would benefit from this knowledge.

This is why the title of this video is Do you need help? What area of your life do you need to improve, are those areas important to your well being and overall growth in life? Are you happy where you are right now?

I’m asking this because a person cannot reach out for help without being aware that he needs help.
This is very important, put aside those who can help you improve, if you are not aware that you actually need some help to fix issues in your life, there is nothing more to say, you will stay where you are or struggle to get better. You have to assess yourself, perform a 360 review of your life, put it down on paper.

Recorded human history is about 5000 years old, and we have the luxury to be alive at a time where so many answers to our problems in life have been somewhat addressed by other people, we really don’t need to reinvent the wheel.

Why waste your time trying to come up with answers to problems if those answers are already out there? All you need is to find these answers and apply them to improve your life. The energy to execute is crucial, so don’t waste your time reinventing the wheel if answers are out there.

If you are unhealthy, out of shape, emotionally distressed, there are resources out there to help you get better, there is literally no limit to how much better you can get today, financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. But you have to pause and reflect, assess and ask yourself, do I need help here, where do I want to go, what do I need to know.

Unless you are thirsty, you will not seek water to drink.
Now, for people who need help, advice or guidance in a specific area of their lives and are aware of it.
Why are they not seeking help?

This is something I really want to understand myself, because I see it around me. I have a good friend who is overweight, he is around 18 years old and close to 300 pounds, it’s not good.

And this friend of mine never reached out for help, I reached out many times to help him but there was no answer back. So what makes people who need help unwilling to reach out.

Shame, pride, fear,guilt or they just don’t care? Let’s go quickly over each reason why someone is unwilling to ask for help if he needs it, and even better, if someone is offering to help them.

Shame and pride are two sides of the same coin, and one of the reasons people don’t want to reach out for help is that they might feel ashamed or too proud. Some people feel like asking others for help is admitting that they are less, they are not capable of figuring out by themselves.

Two things might cause this. People who could help you might be your peers, friends, so you feel too ashamed or too proud to ask them to help you…Or maybe these people who can help are part of your family, and you want to show that you are your own man, you can stand on your own feet and do it by yourself.

Many people have this mindset but it’s self limiting, check this out…One of the greatest NBA player is Kobe Bryant, who recently passed away, and he is known to have perfected the moves of his idol, Michael Jordan, who is the greatest basketball player of his era. Kobe had a huge ego and supreme confidence, but his ability to listen and seek out people for advice to improve was like someone who knew nothing about basketball.

Do you think Kobe was ashamed of asking MJ for advice, you think he felt bad copying every single move from Jordan? Not a second. Kobe was a fierce competitor, and he wanted to win. MJ had the formula for winning, so Kobe adopted this blueprint. There are few ways to win in life, and millions of ways to lose. If someone has a winning formula, copy it then make arrangements to make it yours. This is even more important if you are losing, if what you are doing is not working. Don’t be ashamed to ask for help. Also, don’t fear rejection, you miss 100% of the shot you don’t take. Hence Steve Jobs saying good artist copy, great artist steal.

Reading the biography of many successful people across all fields, I discovered that the best are those who can learn from others, who are not afraid to ask for help, who are able to be coached, to be guided.

This is what a lot of people get wrong, they think that the greatest, the most successful people in society are self-made. That they solve every problem from scratch. This is wrong on so many levels. The best are constantly finding what their weaknesses are and seeking those who can help them learn what needs to be learned. They are like sponges, open-minded and mentally pliable, flexible to learn new stuff from others and integrate that into their lives.

Isaac Newton, the father of physics said, I stand on the shoulders of giants, meaning, his success was built upon what scientists did before him and he learned from.

There is no shame in asking other people to help you out. We are all at different moments of our journey, and because someone knows more than you in a given area doesn’t mean you can’t outgrow them, or that you are not better than them in other areas.

Another reason why people are reluctant to ask for help is because of guilt, which is close to feeling ashamed or they don’t want to bother. This can happen for a couple of reasons, one is that you feel that you already asked those people for help and that asking again is too much.

Or that they already helped you get to a certain level and you either relapsed or need help to go higher. If you still need help from them, keep asking, or try to ask someone else who can, but there is really no need to feel guilty, what’s the worst that can happen, you get a NO from them. It’s okay, they might not have the time to help you, but don’t take it personally.

Which leads me to this next point, if you don’t want to reach out to people for help because you think you might bother them, or for all the reasons I mentioned up to this point, but you are aware that you need help, find that help on the internet or via books.

This is the road I took. Back in college, I realized I didn’t know many entrepreneurs. I couldn’t ask for mentorship or help, and didn’t have those people in my family to ask for guidance, I’m a first-generation immigrant from Africa. We don’t have the blueprint to success. So I got my mentorship from Amazon, via books. Paul Bloom, Warren Buffet, Steven Pinker, Buddha…people who are masters in their field rarely have time to mentor us, nor do we have enough money to pay them for their time.

But if you are willing to spend, or better yet, to invest your time reading, you can have the best mentors in the world giving you top advice and recommendation in any field you wish to improve. Nutrition, fitness, emotional and mental development, finance, relationship, parenting, spirituality, or any field in education, you can access the leaders in those fields via books, audio books and now online videos.

This is the era we live in, realize the number of resources out there you can use to improve your life. Everything I know about nutrition and fitness I got from reading books. Everything I know about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, I first learned it from books before applying it and gaining direct experience. 4 years ago, I started doing yoga, and like many, I was a bit shy to go to Yoga Studios. In my mind, it was something for women, not something for a fitness, basketball guy.

But I read that it could take my fitness to another level, so I bought some DVDs and started doing them at home, learning from the best right from my laptop. Now I’m ready to do a 500-hour training to get a Yoga teacher certificate. In the same manner, I learned meditation and how to improve my mind, concentration, emotions and get rid of mental poison like anger, fear, anxiety and attachment via books getting amazing results.

I’m saying all this so you understand that if you are aware that you need, or you must improve some aspect of your life, if people around you cannot help you, take some time and research, find books or videos that will show you what you need to know. Now the next step is applying that and growing.

So to summarize this video, it’s about reaching out for help. First, you need to assess what aspect of your life you want to improve, see if that matters to you and your life goals. Next, seek out where you can find help, directly through someone or indirectly through video courses, books or audio books.

It’s really up to you, we have to pass this message to people around us, that they can get out of situations they are stuck into by their own inner power, hope is not going to help, only through effort.

Thank you