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Short One Liner That Had A Strong Impact On You

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Sometimes you read something and it has a direct, instant impact on you.

It's like when you hear a certain song for the first time and you feel the hairs stand up on the back of your neck and you start rubbing your arms as you have goose bumps.

You know, that strange connection that creates that epiphany, a moment of clarity, a true wake-up call?

We can get them from all sorts of sources and sometimes they are intentional and sometimes they're accidental. Maybe a paragraph of a book we are reading when we make a mental leap and a piece of the jigsaw finally fits. Or it might be something someone says in casual conversation that, when taken in a totally different context, had a much greater meaning for you. It could be written on a bill board, a piece of graffiti or a meme.

The following had an impact on me. If you have one please share.


"Life is not happening to you. Life is responding to you"


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" I dont have to be right "

It was @jon.a that said it to me on this forum.

It really impacted me and changed how I act. Sometimes it's best to just let things go.

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"I don't need this job..." Said to me many years ago by someone that I supervised. Started me on my quest to leave the job.
 

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"If not not now, then when?"

"You can be right, or you can be rich."

It's a shame the insta-society overplays these kinds of statements and they lose some their power.
 

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"Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do!"

It's actually the title of a book written by Robert H. Schuller. I'm going through hell right now. Rereading this book, even just the title itself, really helps me at the moment.
 

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I was on a short flight once and wrote down over 100 one-liners that resonate and guide me. I think my hobby is collecting one-liners. I don’t know where to begin narrowing it down to the one that’s had the most impact.

Here’s a few that might help people:

“What if you already know enough?” (Craig Desorcey)

“Money is proof you helped your fellow man.” (MJ)

“The most important formula in business is R+R=Profit.” (Blaise Brosnan)

“It’s a journey, and it doesn’t happen overnight.” (Blaise Brosnan)

“Sales is a screening process.” (Blaise Brosnan)

“Help the people in motion.” (Amy Hoy)

Each of these was an aha moment.

I’ve so many I could go for an hour or more...
 

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Ok. Here’s one top of mind at the moment:

“F*ck why. It only holds you back.” (Craig Desorcey)


Context: I want to focus my business on specific verticals. I’ve wanted to do so for a while and was wondering why that hasn’t happened already. I’ve just caught myself and decided to just make changes necessary to make it happen and not waste time wondering why.
 

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Actually I don't know if it is the right place to post it, but here is something told me and I wasn't aware. It is actually about Harry Potter and the first movie.
This one phrase made me wondering about my all life.
"Do you know why they crash in the wall in the train station? It's only because if you don't take a wall, you can't access the wizard world.It's the same in life"

It sounds really important for me because it's like building my dream.
 

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"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."
"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."
~ Henry Ford

"Discipline equals freedom." ~ Jocko Willink
"The disciplined are free." ~ J.C. Penney
"Through discipline comes freedom." ~ Aristotle
 

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"I have come here to chew bubble gum and to kick a$$ and I'm all out of bubble gum."-They Live
"Kick names. Take a$$."-Avengers: Infinity War
"Is it too much to ask for both?"-Iron Man
"Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give A Damn."-Gone With The Wind
"Do or do not. There is no try."-Yoda
"Give me some sugar, baby!"-Army of Darkness
"Hail to the King, Baby!"-Army of Darkness
"I'm gonna make him an offer he can't refuse."-The Godfather
"For lack of a better word...Greed is good."-Wall Street
"Sell me this pen."-Wolf of Wall Street
"I'm CEO, Bitch!"-The Social Network
"If you make yourself more than just a man. If you devote yourself to an ideal. You will become something else entirely...legend. Mr. Wayne."Batman Begins
"Training is nothing. Will is everything. The will to act."-Batman Begins
"Mama, always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get."-Forrest Gump
"Coffee's for closers only."-Glengarry Glen Ross
"Show me the money!!!"-Jerry McGuire
“Ever notice how you come across somebody once in a while you shouldn’t have F*cked with? That’s me” – Gran Torino
"60% of the time. It works everytime."-Anchorman
"Of all the gin joints in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine"-Casablanca
"Get busy living or get busy dying"-Shawshank Redemption
"These go to 11."-This is Spinal Tap
"I think that's just like your opinion, man"-The Big Lebowki
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life."-Animal House
"An idea is like a virus, resillent, highly contagious, and the smallest seed can grow."-Inception
"A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite the rules."-Inception
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."-Lord of the Rings
"There's some good in this world, Mr.Frodo and it's worth fighting for."-Lord of the Rings
"I am Jack's wasted life"-Fight Club
"I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom."-Fight Club
"Listen up, maggots. You are not special. You are not a beautiful or unique snowflake. You're the same decaying organic matter as everything else."-Fight Club
"This is your life and it's ending one minute at a time."-Fight Club
"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero."-Fight Club
"We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is really the answer we need."-Fight Club
"We're consumers. We are by-products of a lifestyle obsession. Murder, crime, poverty, these things don't concern me. What concerns me are celebrity magazines, television with 500 channels, some guy's name on my underwear."-Fight Club
"Women. Can't live with them. Can't kill them."-True Lies
"I feel the need. The need for speed."-Top Gun


etc...
 

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"Anything that costs you money is a liability, anything that makes you money is an asset. To be rich, have more assets than liabilities!"

"Everything in this world was created by people no smarter than you."

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
 

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Guys there is some great stuff here. Very thought provoking. Keep them coming.

@MILIANARD134 It's funny that even when reading a book of fiction our entrepreneurial mind is still ticking away in the subconscious looking for patterns and connections that only exist because we have honed it to think in a way that most people would consider alien.

I even find myself taking notes while reading fiction. I re-read David Eddings series The Belgariad and The Malloreon recently.

I couldn't help but note down:

"The thought becomes the word. The word becomes the deed."

“Big things were made up of little things”

Very poignant to me and familiar to every successful entrepreneur as it is the fundamental building blocks of how we start and build a successful business.
 

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“Don't wish it was easier wish you were better." Jim Rohn
Though not a one liner, it is a great truth,"I have been given eyes to see and a mind to think and now I know a great secret of life for I perceive, at last, that all my problems, discouragements, and heartaches are, in truth, great opportunities in disguise. I will no longer be fooled by the garments they wear for mine eyes are open. I will look beyond the cloth and I will not be deceived." Og Mandino
“the truth will set you free”
Seek the truth.
 

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@The Abundant Man that sure was abundant but what one single quote has impacted your life the most?

What most resonated with you? Stopped you in your tracks and gave you that aha, or holy shit! moment?
 

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"Health, family, career. Without good health, you can't take care of your family, without family, you can't have a career." ...paraphrased big time. But, it still resonates with me.
I thought it was Emerson that said it but I couldn't find it anywhere online.
 

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