Lewis Howes Quotes

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Lewis Howes is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high performance business coach, keynote speaker and best-selling author of books like LinkedWorking: Generating Success on the World’s Largest Professional Networking Website, The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy and The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives.

Howes started off as an athlete who wanted to be a professional football player but a career ending injury changed the course of his life. After the injury, Lewis Howes began to reach out to accomplished people via LinkedIn, and asked them about their success story. These interviews would start Lewis’ journey to inspiring millions of people through his books, podcasts and training programs.

Here are some inspirational Lewis Howes quotes about greatness, success and life:

inspirational Lewis Howes quotes

Lewis Howes Inspirational Quotes

1. It’s not about how smart you are, but how are you smart. -Lewis Howes

2. When your heart is at service, you are less insecure, more comfortable and more successful. -Lewis Howes

3. If you think about it, men who come of age without being nurtured and without learning how to nurture themselves have a hole they carry around. Some people fill this hole with drugs or alcohol; others fill it with violence. But it gets filled, one way or another. -Lewis Howes

4. When adversity arises, you have two choices: (1) Do nothing, let it overwhelm you, and fall victim to your circumstances, or (2) embrace the challenge and move toward the adversity, making it part of your success story. Prepare yourself for these moments, because they are going to happen in all areas of your life whether you like it or not. -Lewis Howes

5. The world makes room for passionate people.

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6. Your life will never improve unless you start making daily improvements. -Lewis Howes

7. Greatness is what remains when that talent and vision meet adversity—and persist in the face of it. -Lewis Howes

8. Let go of the things not serving you and step into the fears that hold you back by mastering new skills to advance your future. -Lewis Howes

9. Masculinity is about discovering yourself and owning what you find. It’s about being kind to others, and pursuing your dreams with all the passion and energy you can muster. It’s about doing something that is meaningful to you that brings value to others. That’s how you build a legacy. -Lewis Howes

10. My sense of humor developed because it helped me compensate for my pain. If I felt insignificant inside, which I did during my childhood, I learned if I can make someone laugh, it feels like they value me. And if they value me, then it means I’m significant. And if I’m significant because I just made them laugh, then I don’t feel the sense of insignificance that I’m relentlessly trying to escape from. I became addicted to making people laugh. It was my survival strategy. The good thing about that was it helped train me to become a black belt of comedy. -Lewis Howes

Motivational Lewis Howes Quotes

11. A negative mind will never give you a positive life. -Lewis Howes

12. People will judge you no matter what you do, so you might as well follow your dreams. -Lewis Howes

13. Speaking is no different than staying in shape; it’s not something you get, it’s something you maintain. -Lewis Howes

14. Making money matters, having your needs met matters, achieving your vision matters, and turning your dreams into reality matters. But if you aren’t looking for ways to improve the lives of everyone around you—your family, community, environment, and the world—then what’s the point of all of it? -Lewis Howes

15. To be great is to be misunderstood.

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16. Your comfort zone is where your dreams go to die. Always be learning. Always be growing. And be willing to get uncomfortable. -Lewis Howes

17. Leaders are focused on using their vision and courage to do great things. This means challenging the way things are done and then sharing the journey with others. -Lewis Howes

18. Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest, and admiration. -Lewis Howes

19. Stay positive. Forgive others. Invest in yourself. Trust your instincts. Lead with an open heart. Don’t let others ruin your day. Do things that bring you joy. Be of service to humanity. Find your soul tribe. Love yourself. -Lewis Howes

20. The easiest way to live a short unimportant life is to consume the world around you rather than contribute to it. Meanwhile, the people who keep on contributing tend to be the ones who keep on living. The message was clear. People who contribute to their community live longer. -Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes The School Of Greatness Quotes

21. You become what you envision yourself being. -Lewis Howes

22. Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness. -Lewis Howes

23. You need desire to be fully alive and you need vision to fulfill your desires. -Lewis Howes

24. Remember, no one has ever achieved anything truly great without going through extreme adversity. -Lewis Howes

25. Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. -Lewis Howes

26. We only have one rule. You can’t stop. You can go as slow as you need to go, but you cannot stop. You can never drop out. -Lewis Howes

27. If you don’t give yourself a moment to visualize the clear results you want to create, then you are less likely to achieve what you desire. -Lewis Howes

28. As the renowned leadership expert John Maxwell says, “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential. -Lewis Howes

29. Greatness means having pride in yourself, being happy with yourself, knowing you’ve worked for something and couldn’t have done anything more. That is greatness itself.” It is cultivating the character and habits that not only lead to success but also help you overcome any challenge or adversity. -Lewis Howes

30. Greatness is the result of visionaries who persevere, focus, believe, and prepare. It is a habit, not a birthright.

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31. What stands in the way becomes the way. -Lewis Howes

32. Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare. -Lewis Howes

33. A powerful vision emerges when we couple our dreams with a set of clear goals. -Lewis Howes

34. There is a reward for good habits (growth), and there is a reward for bad ones (instant gratification). -Lewis Howes

35. Everyone fails. Highly successful people fail many more times than the rest of the world and with much higher stakes at hand. -Lewis Howes

36. Your job is to create a vision that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning. If it doesn’t, go back to bed until you have a bigger dream. -Lewis Howes

37. Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us. -Lewis Howes

38. In reality, failure is simply feedback. It’s not that you are bad or not good enough or incapable. Failure (or feedback) gives you the opportunity to look at what’s not working and figure out how to make it work. -Lewis Howes

39. It’s easier to change our surroundings than ourselves. We can’t make people change, but when we change, others may change. We should make sure the things we do to feel better don’t make us feel worse. We manage what we monitor. Once we’re ready to begin, begin now. -Lewis Howes

40. What we do every day matters more than what we do once in a while. Make it easy to do right and hard to go wrong. Focus on actions, not outcomes. By giving something up, we may gain. Things often get harder before they get easier. When we give more to ourselves, we can ask more from ourselves. We’re not very different from other people, but those differences are very important. -Lewis Howes