People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily – Zig Ziglar
Over the years I’ve been inspired by a number of interesting quotes. Since I currently have on this blog a category about Lifestyle Inspirations, I decided to write about Inspirational Quotes today so as to stimulate our minds and provide food for thought.
One trait which is common among all true gentlemen and alpha males is: They have goals and really high ambitions and even in the midst of life’s challenges and setbacks they follow their goals to the ultimate end, and end up living a fulfilled life. How are they able to do this? They always find ways to be inspired and motivated continuously in their goal pursuit.
I’ve always believed that success is possible for anyone who believes in his dreams and pursues it with passion. I believe so much in people doing what they love and that if one hasn’t found what it is yet or isn’t looking out for it yet, he or she should start looking out for it and never stop until it’s found.
Each and every one of us has a talent, a seed within us which has to be nurtured and “watered” in order to grow. Many people live their lives, ignoring this seed, thereby not living true to their life’s purpose and guess what happens – they don’t even live. They may be rich but they are not happy, some grow old and find themselves still struggling with their finances, some might turn out influential and doing well in their career, but not in the area they love and above all, they are not fulfilled.
And there is one main reason why a lot of people find themselves not living the life they want – they lack inspiration & motivation to follow their dreams like everyone should! And it’s important for us to be continuously inspired every day of our lives.
So today I’m here to give you a bit of that – some inspiration!
People usually ask me how I get my inspiration on what I write about on my blog. The answer is – in a lot of ways – everyday happenings, my daily encounters with people, my past experiences, relying on my creativity, during my quiet time/meditation, by watching movies etc.
For instance, I could be chilling in the bar section of a restaurant having a small talk with some friends, and then bartender suggests that I should try out a new dirty martini cocktail recipe – once I try it and it tastes really nice – I have something to write about. It’s that simple!
It could also be that while having a meeting with a client, my attention suddenly drifts to some guy passing by, perhaps it’s his ill-fitting outfit or the way he walked – exuding a negative image and body language. Instantly without judging the person, I convert that experience into a topic to write about.
So basically I choose topics I consider to be interesting – something I think men all over the world should know about – it could be the perfect gifts for different occasions, interesting movies, style guides, proper dress codes, healthy living, classic lifestyle etc.
Then I will start writing with a single goal in mind –
To help, teach and inspire men to do well, live well, dress well and develop a confident and unique personal style that matches with their lifestyle and goals.
Here are some of the Inspirational Quotes that I’ve been inspired with, starting with my own personal quote on Success and Style! I hope you’d be inspired as you read. Enjoy!
QUOTE 1: KOBI O. MBAGWU
I believe that Success can be built through Style. I strongly believe that if you dress well, you look good, and when you look good, you feel good and when you feel good, you worry less, and the less you worry the more you are able to stay motivated and focused in your goals pursuit and by so doing you are able to live a more fulfilling and successful life – Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi), Founder – KOBI KOACHMAN & MRKOACHMAN.com
QUOTE 2: STEVE JOBS
You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lover. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle – Steve Jobs
QUOTE 3: RALPH LAUREN
What I do is about living. It’s about living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you – from what you wear, to the way you live, to the way you love – Ralph Lauren
QUOTE 4: BARACK OBAMA
QUOTE 5: RAY KROC
If you work just for money, you’ll never make it. But if you love what you’re doing success will be yours – Ray Kroc
Until 52, Ray Kroc sold paper cups and milkshake mixers –
Eventually became the founder of McDonald’s and built it into the most successful fast food chain in the world.
QUOTE 6: DIANE VON FURSTENBERG (DVF)
QUOTE 7: EDITH HEAD
You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it – Edith Head
QUOTE 8: UNKNOWN
QUOTE 9: TOM FORD
Dressing well is a form of good manners – Tom Ford
QUOTE 10: RACHEL ZOE
Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak – Rachel Zoe
QUOTE 11: JORDAN BELFORT
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 – Jordan Belfort
QUOTE 12: MARY KAY ASH
Don’t let the negatives of life control you. Rise above them. Use them as your stepping stones to go higher than you ever dreamed possible – Mary Kay Ash
Until 45, Mary Kay Ash sold books and home goods door-to-door.
Eventually became the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics and one of the most influential businesswomen in American history.
QUOTE 13: MAYA ANGELOU
Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity, and the emotions to affect other people – Jim Rohn
QUOTE 15: MIUCCIA PRADA
What you wear is how you present yourself to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language – Miuccia Prada
QUOTE 16: COCO CHANEL
Fashion fades, only style remains the same – Coco Chanel
QUOTE 17: RALPH LAUREN
A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved! He inspires the power and the energy to get it done!” – Ralph Lauren
QUOTE 18: ALIKO DANGOTE
I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight. It took me thirty years to get to where I am today. Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work. To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big. In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme – Aliko Dangote
QUOTE 19: ALIKO DANGOTE
I enjoy myself a lot but I derive more joy in working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secrets is hard work. It’s hard to see a youth that will go to bed by 2am and wake up by 5am. I don’t rest until I achieve something – Aliko Dangote
QUOTE 20: BILL GATES
As we look into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others – Bill Gates
So I hope you’ve been inspired by these 20 inspirational quotes. Many of them made the decision to keep pushing even when times were tough. I truly do believe that everyone has a shot. Don’t ever give up.
KOBI KOACHMAN’s goal is to help you look and feel the best that you can every day of your life. Stay glued to us by following this blog and ensure you don’t miss any of the articles we post. Also, check out all our other social media channels and follow us on the ones you frequently use. You can find us on Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Facebook. We believe you will enjoy this ride with us as we continuously inspire you to live a fulfilling and classy life.
Thank you so much for stopping by! Until next time…Have a very stylish day! Be Inspired!
Yours in Style,
Kobi O. Mbagwu (Mr. Kobi)
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