The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.
Playing it safe and taking no risks is a shortcut to poverty
I believe in total immersion, if you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich. You have to unlearn all the thoughts that were making you poor and replace them with new thoughts - rich thoughts.
The story that you tell yourself is exactly what holds you back from being successful.
Don't follow the path. Blaze the trail.
Dream stompers are people who want to stomp on your hopes and dreams. Lose their phone numbers
If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that's not because you're a failure. It's because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.
Whether you say, 'I can' or 'I can't,' you're right either way.
I want you to back yourself into a corner. Give yourself no choice but to succeed. Let the consequences of failure become so dire and so unthinkable that you’ll have no choice but to do whatever it takes to succeed.
My name is Jordan Belfort. I was raised in a tiny apartment in Queens. At the tender age of 22 I headed to Wall Street. Within months I started my own firm out of an abandoned auto body shop. The year I turned 26, I made 49 million dollars which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.
There are always patterns in everything, there are patterns in books, there are patterns in human behavior, there are patterns in success, there are patterns for everything in life. You just need to pay attention to them.
Money doesn’t just buy you a better life, better food, better cars, better pussy — it also makes you a better person.
Act as if! Act as if you're a wealthy man, rich already, and then you'll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today - you will become successful.
The year I turned 26 I made $49 million, which really pissed me off because it was three shy of a million a week.
If you give people a good enough 'why', they will always figure out the 'how'.
There's no nobility in poverty.
Best way to sell something: don't sell anything. Earn the awareness, respect and trust of those who might buy.
You are not the mistakes of your past, but the resources and capabilities that you have gleaned from your past.
You don’t choose who you fall in love with, do you? And once you do fall in love—that obsessive sort of love, that all-consuming love, where two people can’t stand to be apart from each other for even a moment—how are you supposed to let a love like that pass you by?
When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love.
Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny , they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.
Without action, the best intentions in the world are nothing more than that: intentions.
No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.
If I earn a million dollars a week and the average American earns a thousand dollars a week, then when I spend twenty thousand dollars on something it’s the equivalent of the average American spending twenty dollars on something, right?
There’s no nobility in poverty.
Winners use words that say ‘must’ and ‘will’.
I've got the guts to die. What I want to know is, have you got the guts to live?
They were drunk on youth, fueled by greed, and higher than kites.
The easiest way to make money is -create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically.
Inside the restaurant young Strattonites carried on their time-honored tradition of acting like packs of untamed wolves.
I had considered changing my phone number, but I was so far behind on my phone bill that NYNEX was after me too.
Victor was Chinese by birth and Jewish by injection, having been raised amid the most savage young Jews anywhere on Long Island: the towns of Jericho and Syosset.