The first book to jump start this year off is a great read from Tony A. Gaskins, Jr., titled, “The Dream Chaser.” It’s certainly well worth your time and will inspire and encourage those with an entrepreneur spirit in them to keep believing in their dreams. In my own journey towards transformation, I want to share some of the insightful nuggets that stood out to me from the book. Don’t just rely on these few quotes though, go pick it up for yourself! Be Blessed. Be Revealed.
The Dream Chaser
By: Tony A. Gaskins, Jr.
- You have to question the path.
- While studying in school, you should spend just as much time studying yourself.
- Don’t sleep on your dreams. There are natural gifts inside of you that could change your life.
- If you want to sleep through life, then get comfortable; but if you want to be great in this life, then you’ll have to stretch yourself.
- Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not and miss out on who you can become.
- A fantasy is rooted in pleasure. A dream is rooted in purpose.
- Don’t wish, just work.
- Have a vision so big that certain parts of it are blurry and it only clears up as you walk by faith toward it.
- Don’t get caught up in the system so much that you fail to do what you were born to do. Tap into your gifts and use them to help make your life better.
- You have to follow the calling, not the crowd.
- How can God trust you with the world when he can’t trust you with your own home?
- There is a lot of growth in the climb, just as there is growth in the valley.
I guarded my eyes and my ears very closely because I was growing.
- You can’t delegate your destiny.
- Success is made in the oven. It takes time to become successful, and you have to work for it like there is no tomorrow.
- It was family time and grind time.
- Confidence comes from strength. Arrogance comes from insecurity.
- Don’t settle for mediocre people if you aren’t a mediocre person.
- Don’t compromise your value, your morals, or your beliefs.
- You constantly have to be creating and innovating, whether that’s new materials or new products. You have to keep working.
- Make it simple as possible but not one bit simpler.
- I knew there wasn’t a downside to having self-respect.
- Learn something about every aspect of your business, and be consistent in your gift.
- Three C’s: Confidence, Content, and Consistency
- When you learn how to love, you learn how to live. Your family should be your first priority.