The movie Wolf of Wall Street is where you’ll know Jordan Belfort from. In the movie directed by Martin Scorsese you get to watch Belfort who is played by Leonardo DiCaprio become insanely rich by defrauding investors and you also get to see his downfall when the authorities come down on him.
Jordan now works as a business coach and motivational speaker and though what he did was wrong, it still takes a powerful mindset to reach the kind of level that he did and you can take that mindset and use it to achieve success in a way that wont end up with you in prison.
Without further ado then here are ten of the best quotes on success from The Wolf of Wall Street himself:
“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.”
“The easiest way to make money is – create something of such value that everybody wants and go out and give and create value, the money comes automatically.”
“I believe in total immersion, if you want to be rich, you have to program your mind to be rich. You have to unlearn all the thoughts that were making you poor and replace them with new thoughts – rich thoughts.”
“If you want to be rich, never give up. People tend to give up. If you have persistence, you will come out ahead of most people. More importantly, you will learn. When you do something, you might fail. But that’s not because you’re a failure. It’s because you have not learnt enough. Do it differently each time. One day, you will do it right. Failure is your friend.”
“No matter what happened to you in your past, you are not your past, you are the resources and the capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all change.”
“Successful people are 100% convinced that they are masters of their own destiny, they’re not creatures of circumstance, they create circumstance, if the circumstances around them suck they change them.”
“When you live your life by poor standards, you inflict damage on everyone who crosses your path, especially those you love.”
“Winners use words that say ‘must’ and ‘will’.”
“If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the ‘how’.”
“Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful.”