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Who the Hell is Jim Kwik?

Jim Kwik is an entrepreneur known for his speed-reading and memory techniques. Kwik is also the founder of Kwik Learning, where he taught people how to learn something very fast, how to optimize your brain for high performance and memory improvement. He is considered a Brain Coach and is the author of the book 'Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life'.

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Best 127 Quotes by Jim Kwik

“A few moments of insane self belief and bravery can change everything.”

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“As your body moves, your brain grooves.”

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“Be too optimistic to scare, too positive to doubt, and too determined to be defeated.”

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“Be too optimistic to scare, too positive to doubt, and too determined to be defeated.”

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“Be yourself and you will feel at home anywhere.”

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“Check on yourself as much as you check on your social media.”

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“Dear Men, close you eyes. Imagine you have a daughter. Imagine she is dating a guy just like you. Did you smile? No. Then Change.”

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“Difficult times can diminish us, define us, or develop us. We decide.”

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“Don’t complicate it, keep it simple. Ignore the noise. Do you. Work hard. Keep learning. Be kind. Amazing things will happen.”

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“Don’t mistake movement for productivity. Take time to reflect on what you want to be, do, have and share - then create a plan to get there.”

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“Don’t wait for someone to give you what you can give yourself.”

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“Feedback is the breakfast of superheroes.”

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“Fill your mind with good stuff, surround yourself with good people, do good work, and good things will happen. It’s that simple. And it’s that hard.”

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“For a moment, acknowledge and honor all that you are instead of all that you are not.”

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“I will see it when I believe it.”

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“I’m not impressed by your looks, money, status, job title or number of followers. I’m impressed by the way you treat other human beings.”

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“Ideally separate yourself from the distractions in your life, or the distractions will separate you from your ideal life.”

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“If an egg is broken by an outside force, life ends. If broken by an inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside.”

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“If knowledge is power, learning is your superpower.”

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“If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.”

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“If you want to know what’s truly important to someone, watch where they put their time, energy and focus.”

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“In a world full of critics, a reminder to trust and believe in who you are. Your authentic self—the one that may have been muted and sedated, buried beneath a pile of other people’s expectations. No one has the right to define who you are. We do ourselves a great disservice when we let the noise of other’s opinions distort our reality, subvert our own thoughts, and drown out our inner voice. Of course learn from feedback and mentors, but ultimately know that you and you alone are responsible for your life.”

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“It is not about being perfect, it’s about progressing and advancing beyond what you believe is possible.”

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“It’s better well done than well said.”

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“Knowledge alone is not power. It has the potential to be power. All the books, podcasts, seminars, coaching, and online programs won’t work until you do. Information without application is useless. The great aim of education and ‘self help’ is not knowledge for knowledge sake, but action. Knowledge times action equals power.”

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“Learning is not a spectator sport.”

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“Often the problem is not your retention, but you attention.”

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“Overthinking: the art of creating problems that don’t exist.”

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“Real friends don’t make your troubles vanish. They are the ones who don’t vanish when you have troubles. Love and appreciate those who have always been there.”

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“Remember and express what lights you up. Joy and gratitude are contagious, so is gloom. Choose wisely.”

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“Remember that every single thought rewires your brain at a neurological level. If you knew how powerful your mind is, you wouldn’t think or say anything you don’t want to be true. And when we do think something negative, it’s not the end of the world any more than eating one donut is. Just don’t beat yourself up, correct it with something simple like the word ‘yet.’ ‘I’m not great at this… yet.’ Bottom line: what you say, think and hear matters, especially to your gray matter.”

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“Remember, sometimes taking a break is the most productive and necessary thing you can do. You have permission to rest. You are not responsible for fixing everything that is broken.”

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“Sometimes it takes only one person to change your life. One who is there for you encourages you, believes in you. If you haven’t yet met this person, be this person for someone else.”

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“Sometimes we must fight through bad days to earn our best ones.”

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“Stop your busy day, take a moment to breathe like you mean it.”

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“Technology is not good or bad, it’s a tool you use (like fire). But when it’s using you, then who becomes the tool?”

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“The best exercise you can do to be mentally fit is to read more.”

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“The biggest barriers in our lives are the limits our mind creates.”

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“The brain doesn’t learn through consumption it learns through creation.”

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“The faster you can learn, the faster you can earn.”

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“The most important thing it to keep the most important thing the most important thing.”

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“The one who falls and gets up is so much stronger than the one who never fell.”

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“There is no such thing as a good or bad memory, just a trained memory and an untrained memory. But like any muscle, it’s use it or lose it.”

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“Think like a person of action, act like a person of thought.”

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“Think like a person of action, act like a person of thought.”

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“We need to understand how our minds work so we can work out minds better.”

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“What you practice in private you’re rewarded for in public.”

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“What’s common sense is rarely common practice. Respect the building blocks. The great ones never get bored of the basics or take the fundamentals for granted.”

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“Whatever is good for your heart is good for your head.”

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“When you feel overwhelmed or scared, just breathe, rest if you need, and when you’re ready just take one simple step. Small steps add up. Little by little, a little becomes a lot. An remember patience. It’s not the ability to passively wait, but rather to have a positive attitude while you keep climbing. There are no limits. Action plus attitude will determine the altitude you’ll reach on your journey to new heights. Enjoy the process and the view.”

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“When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.”

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“Who you spend time with is who you become. Finding a positive peer group of people who challenge you and who are smarter than you will help you become a real-life superhero.”

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“Work to be the best version of yourself. What's really beautiful and belongs in your life will show up and stay.”

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“You can’t move forward looking backwards.”

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“You have to monitor your self-talk. Because your mind is always eavesdropping on your self-talk.”

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“You inspire those around you, even if they don’t admit it, with your grit and grace.”

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“'I am.' Whatever you put after those two words determines your destiny.”

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“A goal is the point one wishes to achieve. A purpose is the reason one aims at to achieve a goal.”

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“All behavior is driven by belief, so before we address how to learn, we must first address the underlying beliefs we hold about what is possible.”

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“All of us can be the heroes of our own story, dipping into the well of our potential every single day and never having that well run dry. But so few of us approach our lives this way”

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“Becoming limitless is not just about accelerated learning, speed-reading, and having an incredible memory. Yes, you will learn how to do all of that and more. But being limitless is not about being perfect. It’s about progressing beyond what you currently believe is possible.”

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“Being limitless is a choice, and that choice is entirely yours, regardless of your circumstances. You can choose to give up this power, but why would you when you know that you can truly live a life without barriers?”

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“Conscious awareness is the first part to solving a problem.”

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“Consider your passion, your desired identity, and your values: How can they create the basis for your reasons?”

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“Contrary to popular belief, like your mindset, motivation is not fixed. No one has a set level of motivation. And when people say they are unmotivated, it’s not completely true. They could have a high level of motivation to stay in bed and watch television.”

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“Creating the life you want can be scary. But you know what’s scarier? Regret. One day we will take our final breaths and not one of other people’s opinions or your fears will matter. What will matter is how we lived.”

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“Do you remember what it was like when you were approaching your teens and you first started formulating thoughts and opinions independent of your parents? My guess is that this experience was extremely liberating for you and that it might have even been the first time in your life when you truly felt like your own person. What had happened to you, of course, was that your critical faculties had become refined enough to allow you to regularly employ reason to navigate through life.”

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“Don’t take criticism from someone you wouldn’t take advice from.”

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“Finding your passion is about giving yourself novelty and putting yourself in a new environment to see what lights you up.”

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“For me, since I had my childhood brain injury, my focus has always been putting one foot in front of the other. Not only on days I feel like it, but on days I don’t. Some days are grueling and painful, and I’ve wanted to stop. Other days I may have even fallen a few steps back. But overall, my goal is to move steadily upward. My hope is that you do too. That the only time you turn around is to look back at how far you’ve come, and that you realize you’ve traveled much farther than you thought possible.”

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“Genius is not born; it’s made through deep practice.”

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“Give a person an idea, and you enrich their day. Teach a person how to learn, and they can enrich their entire life.”

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“If knowing is half the battle, action is the second half of the battle.”

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“If learning is making new connections, then remembering is maintaining and sustaining those connections.”

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“If our mindset is not aligned with our desires or goals, we will never achieve them.”

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“If the villain was weak, there would be nothing to vanquish—and no need for the hero to rise to greatness.”

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“If you are struggling to reach a goal in any area, you must first ask: Where is the limit? Most likely, you’re experiencing a limit in your mindset, motivation, or methods—which means that it’s not a personal shortcoming or failure pointing to any perceived lack of ability.”

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“If you’re struggling to find motivation to learn, or to accomplish anything else in your life, there is a good chance you haven’t uncovered the why of the task.”

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“In an era of autonomously driven electric cars and vehicles capable of taking us to Mars, our education system is the equivalent of a horse and carriage.”

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“It may seem as if it would take superhuman capabilities to keep up with the demands of our current reality. But you already have a hidden superpower: your brain.”

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“It’s much easier to start doing something new than to stop doing something habitual without a replacement behavior. That’s one reason why smoking cessation aids such as nicotine gum or inhalers tend to be more effective than the nicotine patch.”

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“It’s not how smart you are; it’s how you are smart.”

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“Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly. Don’t downgrade your dreams to meet the current situation. Upgrade your mindset, motivation and methods to meet your dreams.”

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“Knowing how to change your habits means knowing how to confidently own and manage your days, focus on the behaviors that have the highest impact, and reverse-engineer the life you want.”

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“Knowledge × Action = Power”

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“Knowledge is not power. It only has the potential to be power. You can read this book and learn everything in it, but if you don’t take it and apply the knowledge, it will be useless. ”

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“Knowledge is power: You hear it all the time but knowledge is not power. It's only potential power. It only becomes power when we apply it and use it.”

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“Life is the c between b and d.”

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“Limiting beliefs are often revealed in our self-talk, that inner conversation that focuses on what you’re convinced you can’t do rather than what you already excel at and what you’re going to continue to achieve today and into the future.”

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“Mindset (the WHAT): deeply held beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions we create about who we are, how the world works, what we are capable of and deserve, and what is possible.
Motivation (the WHY): the purpose one has for taking action. The energy required for someone to behave in a particular way.

Method (the HOW): a specific process for accomplishing something, especially an orderly, logical, or systematic way of instruction.”

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“Mistakes don’t mean failure. Mistakes are a sign that you are trying something new. You might think you have to be perfect, but life is not about comparing yourself to anyone else; it’s about measuring yourself compared to who you were yesterday. When you learn from your mistakes, they have the power to turn you into something better than you were before.”

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“Motivation comes from purpose, fully feeling and associating with the consequences of our actions (or inactions).”

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“Motivation is a set of emotions (painful and pleasurable) that act as the fuel for our actions.”

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“Much of the technology available to us today is so new that we don’t know the level at which we need to control our interaction with it.”

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“Often when you put a label on someone or something, you create a limit—the label becomes the limitation.”

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“One of my core beliefs is that human potential is one of the only infinite resources we have in the world. Most everything else is finite, but the human mind is the ultimate superpower—there is no limit to our creativity, imagination, determination, or ability to think, reason, or learn.”

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“Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we must be accountable for who we become.”

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“Our brains are what separate us from the rest of the animal kingdom.”

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“Our most precious gift is our brain. It is what allows us to learn, love, think, create, and even to experience joy. It is the gateway to our emotions, to our capacity for deeply experiencing life, to our ability to have lasting intimacy. It allows us to innovate, grow, and accomplish.”

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“Passion is what lights you up inside. My passion to learn was born out of such a struggle that it became a major part of my life’s identity.”

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“People who know their purpose in life know who they are, what they are, and why they are. And when you know yourself, it becomes easier to live a life that’s true to your core values.”

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“Perfectionism reduces creativity and innovation.”

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“Reasons that are tied to your purpose, identity, and values will sufficiently motivate you to act, even in the face of all of the daily obstacles that life puts in your way.”

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“Remember, one step in a better direction can completely change your destination.”

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“Somebody who reads a book and doesn't apply it, they're at no advantage over someone who's illiterate.”

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“Staying connected may make us feel more secure, but it doesn’t make us happier.”

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“The life you live are the lessons you teach. Be limitless.”

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“The loci method, then, is a memory tool that aligns the things you want to remember with specific points or places that you know well. Here’s how I teach it: Identify the 10 major talking points from your presentation. These can be keywords or phrases or perhaps quotations that you want to incorporate.”

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“The purpose of my life had always been to free people from concern. How will you serve the world? What do they need that your talent can provide? That’s all you have to figure out. The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is. Everything you gain in life will rot and fall apart, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.”

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“The treasure you seek is in the work you're avoiding.”

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“The world is but a canvas to the mind. I point to my head as a symbol. To remind us that it all starts in our mind—that we all have genius inside us and how important it is to prioritize mental health and fitness.”

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“There is no such thing as failure. Only failure to learn.”

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“To remember any new piece of information, you must associate it with something you already know.”

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“We all have vast potential inside of us, untapped levels of strength, intelligence, and focus, and the key to activating these superpowers is unlimiting yourself.”

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“We are all superheroes in one way or another.”

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“We hear the words purpose and goals used frequently in business, but do we really know what they mean and how they are the same or different? A goal is the point one wishes to achieve. A purpose is the reason one aims at to achieve a goal.”

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“We’re not born with pre-installed mindsets about what we’re capable of achieving—we learn these fixed and limited ways of thinking from the people in our lives and the culture we experience growing up.”

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“What I have come to find over my years of working with people is that most everyone limits and shrinks their dreams to fit their current reality.”

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“When we look at our values, we can determine whether the value we’ve stated is an end or whether it evokes something else.”

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“When you learn new ways how to learn, the challenge of learning new things can be fun, easier, and more enjoyable.”

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“When you say you are defined by a particular action, you are essentially priming yourself to identify with and justify a certain behavior.”

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“You can learn to unlimit and expand your mindset, your motivation, and your methods to create a limitless life. When you do what others won’t, you can live how others can’t.”

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“You don’t rise to the level of your expectations, you fall to the level of your training.”

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“You get to decide what kind of environment your superpower lives in: one that supports your mission in life or one that distracts you from your greatest dreams.”

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“You’re being lied to. Constantly. Sometimes by yourself. We are all subject to an endless stream of misinformation about our constraints to our capabilities, and we receive this information so often that most of us have no other choice than to believe it.”

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“Your memory is fundamental to nearly everything you do. There’s really no way to unlimit yourself without having a well-trained memory, because memory governs your ability to reason, to calculate possible outcomes, and to serve as a resource to others.”

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“Your time is one of your greatest assets. It’s the one thing you can’t get back.”

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