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101 Best Darren Hardy Quotes On Success

If you’re looking for success advice or quotes on success then this collection of the best Darren Hardy quotes is a great start.

Darren Hardy was the former publisher of Success magazine and has been a central figure in the success media business for over 25 years.

Hardy started is first business when he was 18 years old and has also held executive positions at personal development focused television networks. He was executive producer and master distributor of The People’s Network (TPN), and president of The Success Training Network (TSTN).

In 2010 he became a New York Times best-selling author when he wrote The Compound Effect, which is regarded as his best work to date. It’s a book about the impact of everyday decisions and how every small choice you make and small action you take on a day to day basis can compound to create extraordinary results over time.

He followed up with Living Your Best Year Ever in 2011 and The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster in 2015.

Darren Hardy is also a prolific keynote speaker and was awarded the ‘Master of Influence’ designation by the National Speakers Association (NSA).

Below I’ve compiled 101 of the best Darren Hardy quotes from The Compound Effect, The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster and more. They’re awesome success tips and strategies you can put to use immediately!

101 Darren Hardy Quotes To Be Successful

1. “You alone are responsible for what you do, don’t do, or how you respond to what’s done to you.” – Darren Hardy

2. “You can only control 2 things in your life: Your attitude and your actions.” – Darren Hardy

3. “In essence, you make your choices, and then your choices make you.” – Darren Hardy

4. “Everything you need to be great is already inside you. Stop waiting for someone or something to light your fire. You have the match.” – Darren Hardy

5. “There is a one thing that 99 percent of “failures” and “successful” folks have in common — they all hate doing the same things. The difference is successful people do them anyway.” – Darren Hardy

6. “Hang out with those who have a common future, not a common past.” – Darren Hardy

7. “It’s not enough to choose to be successful. You have to dig deeper than that to find your core motivation, to activate your superpower. Your why-power.” – Darren Hardy

8. “Psychological studies reveal that 95 percent of everything we feel, think, and achieve is a result of a learned habit!” – Darren Hardy

9. “Everyone is affected by three kinds of influences: input (what you feed your mind), associations (the people with whom you spend time), and environment (your surroundings).” – Darren Hardy

10. “You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” – Darren Hardy

11. “If you are not making the progress that you would like to make and are capable of making, it is simply because your goals are not clearly defined.” – Darren Hardy

12. “The first step toward change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination.” – Darren Hardy

13. “No Excuses. If you haven’t achieved your dreams, it’s your fault.” – Darren Hardy

14. “Garden your head – pull out the weeds of excuses and plant the seeds of greatness.” – Darren Hardy

15. “Start your day with why, then get on with your what.” – Darren Hardy

16. “The activities that you are most afraid of are the activities that can cause a breakthrough in your success.” – Darren Hardy

17. “Unsuccessful people carry their goals around in their head like marbles rattling around in a can, and we say a goal that is not in writing is merely a fantasy.” – Darren Hardy

18. “Risk means acting without certainty.” – Darren Hardy

19. “Critics are bitter dreamers gone scared. Empathize and ignore.” – Darren Hardy

20. “Don’t wait for anyone’s permission to be successful, take it.” – Darren Hardy

21. “One step. That’s all it takes. Start today. Whatever grand goal you have. Break inertia and take a single step…today.” – Darren Hardy

22. “If your plan isn’t working, change the plan, not the goal.” – Darren Hardy

23. “To achieve what you have not, you must become what you are not. You have to grow into your goals.” – Darren Hardy

24. “Commitment is doing the thing you said you were going to do, long after the mood you said it in has left you.” – Darren Hardy

25. “It has been proven countless times by average people with meager beginnings who have risen to become extraordinary, world-changing achievers: Anything you can clearly visualize and genuinely desire is within the realm of possibility for you.” – Darren Hardy

26. “Old habits eat good intentions for lunch. Change your habits so you can change your outcomes.” – Darren Hardy

27. “Better than botox: A positive attitude.” – Darren Hardy

28. Knowledge will enrich you, but only action will turn it into riches.” – Darren Hardy

29. “The doer makes mistakes. Mistakes come from doing, but so does success. Make some mistakes today!” – Darren Hardy

30. “Your background and circumstances may have influenced who you are, but you are responsible for who you become.” – Darren Hardy

31. “Make peace with your past. Otherwise, it’ll only screw up the present and your future.” – Darren Hardy

32. “Think bigger. Live larger. Serve greater.” – Darren Hardy

33. “Your main competitors are not others in your industry. Your main competitors are distractions. Don’t let them beat you – stay focused.” – Darren Hardy

34. “Allow yourself to go and do it wrong. Don’t expect to always get it right. It will prevent you from doing anything.” – Darren Hardy

35. “Don’t major in minors. Spend major time on major activities. Those things that matter the least should not get in the way of those things that matter the most.” – Darren Hardy

36. “Your childhood doesn’t have to define you. Neither do your parents. Grow up, lead your own life.” – Darren Hardy

37. “Garbage in, garbage out. Don’t turn your head into a trash can.” – Darren Hardy

38. “Broke people talk about people and problems. Rich people talk about ideas and goals. Your conversation chooses your destiny.” – Darren Hardy

39. “It’s better to be world-class at a few things than mediocre at many things.” – Darren Hardy

40. “The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment to see that dream fulfilled. It’s like planting an oak sapling in a pot. Once it becomes rootbound, its growth is limited. It needs a great space to become and might oak. So do you.” – Darren Hardy

41. “Want to sell more? Stop selling. Help instead.” – Darren Hardy

42. “The key to success is massive failure. Your goal is to out-fail your competition.” – Darren Hardy

43. “What makes work fun is doing meaningful work.” – Darren Hardy

44. “What’s the master skill of productivity? Learning to say NO.” – Darren Hardy

45. “You only need to take a series of tiny steps, consistently, over time, to radically improve your life.” – Darren Hardy

46. “Everything in your life exists because you first made a choice about something. Choices are at the root of every one of your results. You make your choices, and then your choices make you.” – Darren Hardy

47. “When the reason is big enough, you will be willing to perform almost any how.” – Darren Hardy

48. “Ask yourself each day: If I only did 3 things today, what are the actions that will produce the greatest results in moving me closer to my big goals?” – Darren Hardy

49. “Unsuccessful people think about what they don’t want most of the time. They talk about problems, listen to news & gossip, & spend their time blaming circumstances, situations & others. Successful people think about what they want & how they will get it. They are intensely focused on their goals & the information needed to help obtain them. Which person are YOU?” – Darren Hardy

50. “If you’re falling short of your income goals, it’s because you’re wasting time doing low-value work.” – Darren Hardy

51. “Consume those ‘popular’ things, and you’ll be part of the common, average pack. But that’s ordinary. There’s nothing wrong with ordinary. I just prefer to shoot for extraordinary.” – Darren Hardy

52. “The most successful person in the room is also the one who has failed the most. Go fail.” – Darren Hardy

53. “Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge, or you’ll become a fool. Let your learning lead to action, and you can become wealthy.” – Darren Hardy

54. “We are all self-made men and women, but only the successful take credit for it.” – Darren Hardy

55. “If you truly want to be successful, spend less time following the lives of other people and more time leading your own.” – Darren Hardy

56. “The highest achievers in the world have all succeeded because they mapped out their visions.” – Darren Hardy

57. “Forget about willpower. It’s time for why-power. Your choices are only meaningful when you connect them to your desires and dreams. The wisest and most motivating choices are the ones aligned with that which you identify as your purpose, your core self, and your highest values. You’ve got to want something, and know why you want it, or you’ll end up giving up too easily.” – Darren Hardy

58. “Allow yourself to go and do it wrong. Don’t expect to always get it right. It will prevent you from doing anything.” – Darren Hardy

59. “A daily routine built on good habits and disciplines separates the most successful among us from everyone else. The routine is exceptionally powerful.” – Darren Hardy

60. “Success is not for those who want it, nor those who need it, but for those who are utterly determined to seize it – whatever it takes.” – Darren Hardy

61. “The key to becoming world-class in your endeavors is to build your performance around world-class routines. It can be difficult, even futile, to predict or control what will show up in the middle of your workday. But you can almost always control how your day starts and ends. I have routines for both.” – Darren Hardy

62. “It’s no great achievement to go along with the crowd. Be the unusual guy, the extraordinary guy.” – Darren Hardy

63. “If all the people around you are happy with you, you are not doing great work. When you stop being like other people, they stop liking you. That’s just how it goes. There’s no escaping it. And it’s okay. What you need to understand about that disapproval is that it’s a sign you’re doing something right.” – Darren Hardy

64. “You can only be great at the big things by being great at the little things. Do something little with greatness today.” – Darren Hardy

65. “If you haven’t already clearly defined your values, you may find yourself making choices that conflict with what you want. If, for example, honesty is a big thing for you, but you hang out with liars, there’s a conflict. When your actions conflict with your values, you’ll end up unhappy, frustrated, and despondent. In fact, psychologists tell us that nothing creates more stress than when our actions and behaviors aren’t congruent with our values.” – Darren Hardy

66. “Lack of consistency is the subtle but great stealer of dreams & desires. The stop & start process is what kills progress & is probably one of the greatest reasons why many don’t achieve their goals & end up living in continuous discontent, frustration & disappointment. Many buy a new book, sign up for a new program, go like crazy for a few weeks, stop & end up right back where they started. Don’t let this be you!” – Darren Hardy

67. “Don’t fake it till you make it. Be real, be transparent, be authentic and be yourself.” – Darren Hardy

68. “Become very conscious of every choice you make today so you can begin to make smarter choices moving forward.” – Darren Hardy

69. “When it comes to success. Rent is due everyday.” – Darren Hardy

70. “Choose to make up for what you lack in innate ability with discipline, hard work, and good habits. Become a creature of champion habits.” – Darren Hardy

71. “Lack of true progress may not be a result of not doing what one is supposed to, but lack of focused effort trying not to do too much.” – Darren Hardy

72. “Achievers don’t submit to instant gratification; they INVEST in the LONG-TERM payoff.” – Darren Hardy

73. “Since your outcomes are all a result of your moment-to-moment choices, you have incredible power to change your life by changing those choices. Step by step, day by day, your choices will shape your actions until they become habits, where practice makes them permanent.” – Darren Hardy

74. “Seek out positive people who have achieved the success you want to create in your own life. Remember the adage: “Never ask advice of someone with whom you wouldn’t want to trade places.”” – Darren Hardy

75. “Your waking adult life is going to be spent in what you do professionally, so you’d better like the journey and not just aim for the destination.” – Darren Hardy

76. “There is not the management of time, there is only the management of you.” – Darren Hardy

77. “New or more information is not what you need—a new plan of action is. It’s time to create new behaviors and habits that are oriented away from sabotage and toward success. It’s that simple.” – Darren Hardy

78. “If your Competitor is smarter, more talented, or experienced, you just need to work three or four times as hard. You can still beat them!” – Darren Hardy

79. “Get rid of whatever enables your bad habits.” – Darren Hardy

80. “We can all make powerful choices. We can all take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcomes. It’s within our ability to cause everything to change. Rather than letting past hurtful experiences sap our energy and sabotage our success, we can use them to fuel positive, constructive change.” – Darren Hardy

81. “Real and lasting success requires work—and lots of it!” – Darren Hardy

82. “I want you to know in your bones that your only path to success is through a continuum of mundane, unsexy, unexciting, and sometimes difficult daily disciplines compounded over time.” – Darren Hardy

83. “Choices are at the root of every one of your results. Each choice starts a behavior that over time becomes a habit. Choose poorly, and you just might find yourself back at the drawing board, forced to make new, often harder choices. Don’t choose at all, and you’ve made the choice to be the passive receiver of whatever comes your way.” – Darren Hardy

84. “Your biggest challenge isn’t that you’ve intentionally been making bad choices. Heck, that would be easy to fix. Your biggest challenge is that you’ve been sleepwalking through your choices. Half the time, you’re not even aware you’re making them!” – Darren Hardy

85. “Nobody intends to become obese, go through bankruptcy, or get a divorce, but often (if not always) those consequences are the result of a series of small, poor choices.” – Darren Hardy

86. “If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination. Become very conscious of every choice you make today so you can begin to make smarter choices moving forward.” – Darren Hardy

87. “If you don’t get into something you can maintain, you won’t do it at all.” – Darren Hardy

88. “Remember, consistency is a critical component of success.” – Darren Hardy

89. “Winning the race is all about pace. Be the tortoise. The person who, given enough time, will beat virtually anybody in any competition as a result of positive habits and behaviors applied consistently.” – Darren Hardy

90. “You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.” – Darren Hardy

91. “You will get in life what you accept and expect you are worthy of.” – Darren Hardy

92. “If you tolerate disrespect, you will be disrespected. If you tolerate people being late and making you wait, people will show up late for you. If you tolerate being underpaid and overworked, that will continue for you. If you tolerate your body being overweight, tired, and perpetually sick, it will be.”- Darren Hardy

93. “Some people think they’re the victims of other people’s behavior, but in actuality, we have control over how people treat us. Protect your emotional, mental, and physical space so you can live with peace, rather than in the chaos and stress the world will hurl upon you.” – Darren Hardy

94. “It’s the extra effort after you have done your best that is the difference maker…That is how you win.” – Darren Hardy

95. “You get in life what you create. Expectation drives the creative process. What do you expect? You expect whatever it is you’re thinking about. Your thought process, the conversation in your head, is at the base of the results you create in life.” – Darren Hardy

96. “You cannot see what you don’t look for, and you cannot look for what you don’t believe in.” – Darren Hardy

97. “When you define your goals, you give your brain something new to look for and focus on. It’s as if you’re giving your mind a new set of eyes from which to see all the people, circumstances, conversations, resources, ideas, and creativity surrounding you.” – Darren Hardy

98. “Determine the quality of life you want to have, and then surround yourself with the people who represent and support that vision.” – Darren Hardy

99. “Track every action that relates to the area of your life you want to improve. All winners are trackers.” – Darren Hardy

100. “No matter what has happened to you, take complete responsibility for it — good or bad, victory or defeat. Own it. My mentor Jim Rohn said, “The day you graduate from childhood to adulthood is the day you take full responsibility for your life.” – Darren Hardy

101. “You reap what you sow; you can’t get out of life what you’re not willing to put into it. If you want more love, give more love. If you want greater success, help others achieve more. And when you study and master the science of achievement, you will find the success you desire.” – Darren Hardy

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