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Who on Earth is Brendon Burchard?

Brendon Burchard is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and "the world's leading high performance coach". Burchard is known for the books, 'The Motivation Manifesto', 'Life's Golden Ticket: A Story About Second Chances', 'The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive' and 'High Performance Habits: How Extraordinary People Become That Way'.

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Best 50 Quotes by Brendon Burchard

“To succeed, always remember that the main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.”

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“You have a clean slate every day you wake up. You have a chance every single morning to make that change and be the person you want to be. You just have to decide to do it. Decide today’s the day. Say it: this is going to be my day.”

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"High Performance Habits" Quotes

“Be more intentional about who you want to become. Have vision beyond your current circumstances. Imagine your best future self, and start acting like that person today.”

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“Certainty is the enemy of growth and high performance.”

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High Performance Habits

“Certainty is the fool’s dream and, thus, the charlatan’s selling point.”

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“Clarity is the child of careful thought and mindful experimentation. It comes from asking yourself questions continually and further refining your perspective on life.”

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High Performance Habits

“Decide what you want. Determine the Five Major Moves that will help you leap toward that goal. Do deep work on each of the major five moves—at least 60 percent of your workweek going to these efforts—until they are complete. Designate all else as distraction, tasks to delegate, or things to do in blocks of time you’ve allocated in the remaining 40 percent of your time.”

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High Performance Habits

“Excellence comes from an internal standard that asks, “How can I deliver beyond what’s expected?”

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“Gratitude is the golden frame through which we see the meaning of life.”

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“High performers are clear on their intentions for themselves, their social world, their skills, and their service to others. I call these areas self, social, skills, and service, or the Future Four.”

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“High performers are happy. We all want to be happy. But many people are unhappy achievers.”

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High Performance Habits

“I don’t have time for X.” In this excuse, “X” generally refers to working out, healthy eating/ shopping, or meditation. But I learned that none of these things necessarily cost you time. In fact, they often buy back time by making you more energized and productive. If you’re sharper, more on the ball, and better able to output things that matter, because you took the time to work out and eat healthier, then the workout or healthy diet wasn’t a deficit.”

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High Performance Habits

“It turns out, too, that marriage is good for your energy, just as it’s good for your longevity.”

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High Performance Habits

“Just as athletes never quit training, high performers never stop consciously conditioning and strengthening their habits. Real success—holistic, long-term success—doesn’t come from doing what’s natural, certain, convenient, or automatic.”

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High Performance Habits

“Just because people want to put things on your plate because you’re good doesn’t mean you should let them.”

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High Performance Habits

“Often, the journey to greatness begins the moment our preferences for comfort and certainty are overruled by a greater purpose that requires challenge and contribution.”

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High Performance Habits

“Slow down, be more strategic, and say no more often.”

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High Performance Habits

“The only difference lies in whether someone decides it is necessary to get better. No necessity, no consistent action.”

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High Performance Habits

“The skills and strengths you have now are probably insufficient to get you to the next level of success, so it’s absurd to think you won’t have to work on your weaknesses, develop new strengths, try new habits, stretch beyond what you think your limits or gifts are.”

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“What is apparent across all high performers is that they anticipate positive social interactions and they strive consciously and consistently to create them.”

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High Performance Habits

“What we do with what we have tends to be far more important than what we have in the first place.”

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High Performance Habits

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“When you learn the difference between busywork and your life’s work, that’s the first step on the path of purpose.”

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High Performance Habits

“You probably already know you need to eat healthier, and so I say to you, begin.”

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"Life's Golden Ticket" Quotes

“But if you don’t decide what you want in life, you can’t change your course to get it. No goals, no growth. No clarity, no change. I’m sorry.”

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Life's Golden Ticket

“Don’t you dare settle for anything other than the life you want to live. Look at your life. Look at every area. See what you need to stop doing and what you need to start, and do it while you still can, no matter how hard it is.”

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Life's Golden Ticket

“I listened to my inner desires. I became who I wanted to be because I didn’t get trapped in other peoples ideas of who I should be.”

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Life's Golden Ticket

“In life, the path of least resistance is always silence. If you don’t express your feelings and thoughts to others, you don’t have to deal with their reactions to it. You don’t have to feel vulnerable. You don’t risk rejection. But I’ll tell you what: the path of least resistance leads exactly where that ride leads to. Nowhere.”

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Life's Golden Ticket

“You let the themes in your life become your beliefs, and you let those beliefs guide your behaviors.”

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Life's Golden Ticket

"The Charge" Quotes

“Ask not what you are getting from the world but, rather, what you are giving to the world.”

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The Charge

“Beginning today, set an intention and a relentless focus on living your life as the greatest person you can be, in all situations. Demand that you demonstrate a strength of character in such a way that you find pride in who you are, and that others see you as a role model.”

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The Charge

“I like to remind people that creativity also isn't a spark; it's a slog. Every artist, inventor, designer, writer, or other creative in the world will talk about his work being an iterative experience. He'll start with one idea, shape it, move it, combine it, break it, begin anew, discover something within himself, see a new vision, go at it again, test it, share it, fix it, break it, hone it, hone it, hone it, hone it. This might sound like common sense, but it's not common practice, and that's why so many people are terribly uncreative - they're not willing to do the work required to create something that's beautiful, useful, desirable, celebrated. No masterpiece was shaped or written in a day. It's a long slog to get something right. This knowledge and willingness to iterate is what makes the world's most creative people so creative and successful.”

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“It turns out that the grandest needle mover in your depth of control over your life is your outlook, the quality of the meaning you attach to the events in your life and your future.”

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“No matter your position, circumstances, or opportunities in life, you always have the freedom of mind to choose how you experience, interpret, and, ultimately, shape your world.”

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“Optimists are happier in life for a reason.”

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“There are two things that change your life: either something new comes into your life, or something new comes out of you.”

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The Charge

“You should ask yourself several times during each day: Where shall I focus my thoughts right now?”

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“Your ultimate life experience and legacy is being built moment by moment, day by day. Your story is being crafted by your every action, all leading somewhere, all leading to what one hopes will be a magnificent crescendo.”

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"The Motivation Manifesto" Quotes

“Are you not more than your tiny worries about inconvenience? Isn’t a better life worth some struggle?”

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“How many souls have failed to soar because they were suffocated in a loved one’s worry?”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“Hurry has become the master. We have stopped sensing the stillness, the stunning fullness and beauty and divine perfection of the moment. Most barrel through life, unaware of their senses and surroundings, deaf and blind to the magical qualities of this very moment. We are not supposed to miss it all, this life, but we do, all frazzled, stressed, and stripped away from Now.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“Keeping one’s attitude positive, especially when the world conspires to make us mad, is one of the great accomplishments of life.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“Most people would feel guilty for destroying someone else’s property. Yet they wreck the very temple their Creator gifted them.”

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“Personal power is directly tied to personal responsibility, which most people avoid.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“Those with a miserable attitude rarely move the needle of the world toward progress.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“We all know that the seeds of greatness grow faster in the hearts of those doing work they love than in the bitter hearts of those enslaved by work they despise.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“We have patiently suffered long enough, hoping that someone or some kind of luck would one day grant us more opportunity and happiness. But nothing external can save us, and the fateful hour is at hand when we either become trapped at this level of life or we choose to ascend to a higher plane of consciousness and joy. In this ailing and turbulent world, we must find peace within and become more self-reliant in creating the life we deserve.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“We learn that the more we are true to ourselves, the more we can connect with and contribute to the world.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“We must overcome social- and self-oppression if we are ever to join the ranks of the free souls who love their lives and lead their people.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“We must remember we are not the sum of our intentions but of our actions.”

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The Motivation Manifesto

“Without making the actual attempt, without trial and strife, there can be no true knowledge, no progress, no high achievement, and no legend.”

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The Motivation Manifesto