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Motivation for the rest of the year

Here are 13 of my personal favorite motivational quotes to help get you through the second half of 2013:

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."  –  Thomas Edison, inventor

"I think when I work 14 hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky."  –  Armand Hammer, american industrialist

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."  –  Henry David Thoreau, author and transcendentalist

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'" –  Brian Tracy: Personal and business training author, speaker and consultant

"We are all, right now, living the life we choose."  –  Peter McWilliams, author

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”  –  Zig Ziglar, salesman, motivational speaker and trainer

“The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.”  – Tom Hopkins,  author, salesman and motivational speaker

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.”  –  Mark Twain,

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”  –  Albert Einstein, Nobel Prize-winning physicist

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.”  –  Elizabeth Bibesco, English writer from the early 1900’s

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”  –  Zig Ziglar, salesman, motivational speaker and trainer

“The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.”  –  Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Average people live average lives. Dare to be above average!” – Michael E. Schmidlen, author and entrepreneur

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Michael Schmidlen

Michael Schmidlen is a serial entrepreneur who has successfully run his multi-million dollar home-based business for 20 years. Michael is working on his first book, “Memoirs of THE Underwear Entrepreneur," where he shares his many business experiences and unique stories. The book is designed to be a blueprint for other small business owners, would-be entrepreneurs and startups to beat the overwhelming odds to create a successful, thriving small business model.

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