If you’ve already read part 1 of 20+ Best Quotes You Must Know For Money & Success, thank you. I trust that you found the quotes thought provoking and useful.
Here is part 2 – the exciting conclusion to 20+ Best Quotes . . . 🙂
“A day without laughter is a day wasted’ – Charlie Chaplin
Jo: Most children tend to be spontaneous in their joy and laughter. Adults can really learn from them and lighten up. Laughter is also the best medicine, as scientific research has shown.
As you take steps to reach your saving and earning goals, remember to lighten up and see the humorous side of things. Life is about far more than just money. Laugh at yourself – never beat yourself up when you make mistakes. Most of the time mistakes help us to grow and learn how to become better. Now, who on earth has ever become successful without having made mistakes?
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can” – Arthur Ashe
Jo: This tennis great is giving us a valuable reminder – no excuses, no ifs or buts. Often the hugely successful had humble beginnings.
Start with your current finances. Use the resources and ideas you have. Do what you can NOW. Keep going. Concerted action is what makes your dreams come true!
“One who makes no mistakes, makes nothing” – Teresa of Avila
Jo: Our society celebrates the successful, and ignores or even despises those who have failed. What most people fail to realize is that the successful often made mistakes. And because of their mistakes, they actually moved closer to their goals, having learnt valuable lessons from their mistakes made.
There is really no best plan or ideal time to begin saving and earning more. Do what you think is correct. Learn along the way – you’ll become more and more money savvy and reach your money and other goals ?
“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated” – Confucius
Jo: Have you been overthinking things or doing things in an unnecessarily complicated way?
Seek to simplify your life! What are the core things that are most important to you? Loved ones and valued companions spring to my mind. Can you do things differently and live more simply?
“Without fear there cannot be courage” – Christopher Paolini
Jo: Some may need to experience fear to motivate themselves to save. Fear can act as a catalyst to spur them into taking action.
If you fear a lifetime of debt, make this fear work for you. Begin mustering the courage to change your thoughts and actions. Only through consistent actions can you pay off your debts (if any) and attain financial success.
“Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time” – Jim Rohn
Jo: Some of us fall into this trap. In the pursuit of financial success, we forget to put aside time for ourselves, for our loved ones and what is truly important in our lives.
Jim Rohn’s 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness: Power Ideas from America’s Foremost Business Philosopher will motivate you and help you achieve your goals, which may include your personal and financial goals.
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible” – St Francis
Jo: Wow! I love this. It makes all of us feel like super humans.
Every step in the right direction adds up. You’ll begin to gain momentum after you’ve started applying your money strategies. Break up large goals into smaller, doable steps that will pretty soon see you reaching seemingly impossible goals. Mission Possible!
“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like” – Robert Quillen
Jo: I couldn’t agree more. Think of the classic keeping up with the Joneses mistake that folks make.
Pay yourself first. Spend much less than you earn. Buy only stuff you need. Ignore what others might be thinking about you. Most times they don’t give a hoot about you – folks often think about themselves anyway.
“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you” – Dave Ramsey
Jo: Sometimes we’re just too nice – we let money be our boss. Money is just a tool. We should be the boss holding the reins. If we’re not in charge, who is?
If you want to learn all you can about money including saving money, budgeting, investing, getting out of debt and more, then Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide To Money has the answers for you.
“Rich people have small TVS and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs” – Zig Ziglar
Jo: It really depends what’s in the library and how well they action what they learn.
“Never spend your money before you have it” – Thomas Jefferson
Jo: There’s just tons of advertising that target us all the time – on our phones, laptops, desktops . . . so much so that we get persuaded that we actually “need something” when we really don’t! Before the advert came along, did you think of getting certain stuff in the first place?
Stay away from consumer debt!. Display inspirational reminders on your money goals where you’ll see them daily e.g. bathroom mirror. Keep most of the money you have. Your future self will be very grateful to you.
“If you want to be fast, go slow” – Lao Tzu
Jo: I forget this too. I tend to want solutions fast and easy. Who doesn’t? If my son’s music practice taught me anything, it’s to go slow. When he practices slowly and carefully, he progresses faster. Taking the right actions require taking care, patience and consistency to bear fruit.
“Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant” – PT Barnum
Jo: Build up your wealth so that your money servants will make your life awesome.
“Frugality includes all the other virtues” – Cicero
Jo: The first step towards developing our character is by being frugal. Why? Frugality requires discipline. With discipline, we’d have trained ourselves to have good habits that will help us grow.
“Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving” – Warren Buffett
Jo: Many folks fall into this habit. We need to instill this piece of financial wisdom into our saving routine to get ahead with our finances.
” A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart”- Jonathan Swift
Jo: How many times have we let our heart rule our money decisions? I almost succumbed to this. Read about our adventure where our family joined forces to counter this threat. Use these tactics to curb your overspending at mega sales too.
“Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success” – Dale Carnegie
Jo: We are usually impressed and at times dazzled by folks who have succeeded spectacularly. We tend to forget that while reaching their pinnacle, they would have tripped and fallen many times along the way.
“It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed” – Napoleon Hill
Jo: Ah . . .the very reason for this blog. Helping you to improve your finances gives me a great feeling. I’m no expert, but I do have experiences and lessons that I’m happy to share with you. Let’s continue to learn and grow in financial wisdom, and create the life of abundance and freedom that we are meant to have. Ready to ‘Know more, Have more’?
So, there you have it.
I hope each of these quotes has inspired you to achieve your dreams and accomplish what you’ve set your mind to.
Here’s Part 1 of 20+ Best Quotes You Must Know For Money & Success if you’ve missed it earlier.
Here’s wishing you every success in your money endeavors.
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