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“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision,
the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.”
Paul Arden
“The world is what YOU think of it, so think of it DIFFERENTLY and your life will change.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“Great people have great egos; maybe that's what makes them great.”
Paul Arden
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“Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way…”
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“It's better to regret what you have done than what you haven't.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“Being right is based upon knowledge and experience and is often provable. Knowledge comes from the past, so it's safe. It is also out of date. It's the opposite of originality. Experience is built from solutions to old situations and problems. The old situations are probably different from the present ones, so that old solutions will have to be bent to fit new problems (and possibly fit badly). Also the likelihood is that, if you've got the experience, you'll probably use it. This is lazy. Experience is the opposite of being creative. If you can prove you're right you're set in concrete. You cannot move with the times or with other people. Being right is also being boring. Your mind is closed. You are not open to new ideas. You are rooted in your own rightness, which is arrogant. Arrogance is a valuable tool, but only if used very sparingly. Worst of all, being right has a tone of morality about it. To be anything else sounds weak or fallible, and people who are right would hate to be thought fallible. So: it's wrong to be right, because people who are right are rooted in the past, rigid-minded, dull and smug. There's no talking to them.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Be your own worst critic.
When things go wrong it's tempting to shift the blame. Don't.
Accept responsibility. People will appreciate it, and you will find out what you're capable of.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“DO IT, THEN FIX IT AS YOU GO.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Risks are a measure of people. People who won't take them are trying to preserve what they have. People who do take them often end up having more.

Some risks have a future, and some people call them wrong. But being right may be like walking backwards proving where you've been.

Being wrong isn't in the future, or in the past.

Being wrong isn't anywhere but being here.

Best place to be, eh?”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Everything we do we choose. So what is there to regret? You are the person you chose to be.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“having too many ideas is not always a good thing.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“it's wrong to be right; it's right to be wrong.”
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“Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have. Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Start taking bad decisions and it will take you to a place where others only dream of being.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“i wish means: would it be nice if..
i want means: if i want it enough i will get it.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“Be unfashionable. Take risks.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Don't be afraid of silly ideas.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Life's all about 'me' anyway”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.”
Paul Arden
“for a creative person starting out on a career, try not thinking about film or media or whatever. think about money.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“We are always waiting for the perfect brief from the perfect client. It almost never happens [...] Whatever is on your desk right now, that's the one. Make it the best you possibly can.”
Paul Arden
“Even when we want to be timid and play it safe, we should pause for a moment to imagine what we might be missing.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“How you perceive yourself is how others will see you.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Religion is a light bulb, created by man to help him to see in the dark.”
Paul Arden, God Explained in a Taxi Ride
“Don't look for the next opportunity. The one you have in hand is the opportunity.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be
“Getting what you want means making the decisions you need to make to get what you want.

Not the decisions those around you think you should make.

Making the safe decision is full, predictable and elads nowhere new.

The unsafe decision causess you to think and respond in a way you hadn't thought of.

And that thought will lead to other thoughts which will help you achieve what you want.

Start taking bad decisions and it will take you to a plce where others only dream of being.”
Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite
“Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have.”
Paul Arden
“Have you noticed how the cleverest people at school are not those who make it in life?

People who are conventionally clever get jobs on their qualifications (the past), not on their desire to succeed (the future).

Very simply, they get overtaken by those who continually strive to be better than they are.”
Paul Arden, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want To Be

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