Warren Buffett Quotes That Will Make You Successful and Wise
By Anubhav Srivastava ( Register for his Workshop – Build Super Confidence For Super Success!)
Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world an incredibly wise man. Each Warren Buffett Quote in this list will inspire you to not only become rich but also wise. It is the Wisdom that lead to the richest, not the other way round. So read these ten super inspiring quotes, read their interpretation by me (Anubhav Srivastava) and become wise and successful. Let us begin.
1) “Someone is Sitting in the Shade Today because someone planted a seed a long time ago.”
This Warren Buffett Quote means you reap what you sow. What most people end up receiving in life is a a direct result of the the actions they took in the past. What you do in the present will become the past one day and will influence your future. So Watch Your Present
2) “It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction.”
This Warren Buffett Quote Implies that If you want to improve then you have to be with people who have the qualities that you want to acquire. Go hang out with them or hang out with people who have traits closest to those people. The more you will be with them, the more you will acquire their qualities and the more you can become like them.
3) ” I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I doubted it for even a minute”
This Warren Buffett quote demonstrates his incredible self belief. If you wish to succeed you will have to to have the same kind of self belief because your belief will directly influence your actions. People who believe that something is not possible will never put in the effort to realistically achieve that goal anyway, as a consequence that thing remains impossible for them. On the other hand people who believe that they can do will try over and over and over again because their mind has convinced them that they cannot lose. As a result, they never ever give up and eventually win.
4) “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”
This Warren Buffett Quote Implies that Construction is much more difficult than destruction and this is for true for anything. It takes ages to build something and seconds to destroy it. The question is how badly you want to protect what you built up, in this case, your reputation which you should guard with your life. Your reputation will follow you everywhere, so always ensure that you never do things that hurt it because all your good work can be undone by one wrong action
5) “The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.”
We all have been made to believe that complex solutions are much more effective than simple ones, after all if appears complex it would solve a complex problem right? That is not always the case because complex problems are often solved by simple solutions that we often overlook. Most Education Systems, not just business schools, for god knows what reason always want lessons to appear as complex as possible and reward students who follow this kind of behaviour. They give those students high grades and low grades to those who keep things simple. However, as this Warren Buffett Quote implies, in life it those who keep things as simple as possible that will succeed.
6) “Honesty is a very expensive gift. Don’t expect it from cheap people.”
Honest people are far and few. You cannot expect everyone you come in contact with to be honor all your agreements or disclose everything to you. This Warren Buffett Quote teaches you that you should be cautious and selective when it comes to the people you associate with or become friends with. Don’t expect honesty from everyone you come into contact with unless they have given you good reason to trust them.
7) “If you’re in the luckiest 1% of humanity, you owe it to the rest of humanity to think about the other 99%.”
People who become rich do not just become rich through hard work because if that was the case every super hard working person would be a billionaire. Apart from their hard work and intelligence, help from the society plays a huge role, whether you make them customers or partners or friends. You never become what you become alone. There is no such thing as a self made person. You should be grateful for living in the society that played a huge role in helping you become what you are. This Warren Buffett Quote implies that the best way to show gratitude is to give back to the society in whatever way you reasonably can. It is your moral obligation.
Quote 8) “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
Patience is a virtue. You can be as hard working as you want but you have to understand that some things take time to develop. So this Warren Buffett quote teaches you to not get upset if your end goal does not show up immediately However this is not an excuse for complacence, even if you don’t see your end goal immediately you always have to keep your eyes open to track the progress you are making or lack thereof. If the progress is not satisfactory, change course or do the things under your control that will make you come back on track.
9) “Forecasts may tell you a great deal about the forecaster; they tell you nothing about the future.”
While this Warren Buffett Quote may appear to be true for “financial Experts” who often predict trends and influence you where to put your money, the same also applies to various Fortune Tellers who claim to know your future. Only God knows the future and he/she sure as hell doesn’t tell it to these fortune tellers or forecasters. If there is anyone after God that can accurately predict your future, it is you. The greatest fortune teller is your own attitude towards life.
10) “Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you who you’ll turn out to be.”
This Warren Buffett Quote teaches you to choose your role models or heroes wisely. The kind of people you look up to will determine to a great extent the kind of person you will eventually become. If you look up to great philanthropists you will adopt a philanthropic way even if it is on a smaller scale. If you look up to people who were basically hedonists and ruined their lives, guess what unless you change you will ruin yours to. If you wish to become productive, look up to productive people. If you look up to destructive people, you will become destructive and the biggest destruction you will do is to your own life.
The author of this article, Anubhav Srivastava is an author, motivational speaker and the director of Carve Your Destiny, a first of its kind inspirational documentary featuring some of the most famous personalities from diverse fields, who teach the viewers how they too can make all of their dreams come true. The movie itself has been seen on Youtube by close to 700,000 people. Anubhav has also been featured in numerous International and India Media outlets such as BBC , The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Rediff.com, Leicester Mercury and many others.
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