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Quotes Found in the Achieve Book

Stay present in the moment so that it can instill valuable awareness and lessons that stay with you moving forward. – Michael Lee


“Have you ever had an idea that you thought might change the world and it did? If not, what happened to it?” – Reem Kharbat


Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted, in one moment. Would you capture it, or just let it slip? – Eminem


Everyone experiences life from their own personal point of view. – Michael Lee


Substantial criticism for your projects will come from those closest to you –it’ll hurt, and you’ll probably believe them. – Michael Lee


Nothing worth doing is easy or everyone would do it.

– Michael Lee


"You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So, keep looking until you find it. Don't settle."  – Steve Jobs


Find something someone wants and make it available to them. – Michael Lee


Big problems equal big opportunities. – Michael Lee


Your why must be more important than the discomfort of delivering the message. – Michael Lee


Why would you trade your precious hours for anything other than something that will positively transform your life or others? – Michael Lee


Live on the edge of chaos. – Michael Lee


To begin, you simply must choose to do so.


The most important thing to do once you complete the first step is to reset your attitude to a state that will enable you to tackle the next step. – Michael Lee


Ask yourself, what is my current attitude toward achievement?

– Michael Lee


Do not be concerned with the fruit of your action – just give attention to the action itself. The fruit will come of its own accord. – Michael Lee


The goal of life is not to merely get to the end, it is to enjoy all the intricate details it brings to us in each beautiful moment. – Michael Lee


Our goals, like life itself, will bring numerous obstacles. And again like life, we must handle these obstacles along the way, understanding many will be our own thinking.

– Michael Lee


You have a powerful voice. Your unique audience needs to hear the message from you and only you. If you have something to say, say it. If you have a product that will help many, build it. If you have love to give, offer it.

– Michael Lee


It’s better to have loved and lost than to F’ it all up because you were too scared to open your heart. Just get in there, give it all you have and enjoy the ride.

 – Michael Lee


I want what you have. The world needs what you are building. People desire the love you want to share. Keep learning and pushing forward. Keep the momentum of greatness going project after project. – Michael Lee


Leave it all here when you leave this earth. Don’t take any of your greatness to the grave. Don’t be afraid to dance. Don’t leave your song unsung. Get your voice out there in any way you can and today there are more ways to do that than ever. The world needs you. I need you. Now go do it! – Michael Lee


I offer a service people need and desire. I am doing them a disservice if I don’t get it to them. – Michael Lee


“Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson


You can’t always get what you want. But if you try some time, you find, you get what you need. – Mick Jagger


Complainers always find a problem to every solution.


I must be unattached to the outcome when faced with a decision to act. – Michael Lee



You may feel as if you actually have choices to make about where you want to go and what it takes to get there. But in reality, it’s a decision to finish and be successful or not. Anyone who runs a marathon will tell you that the last few miles are the hardest. Anyone who quits running before the finish line will tell you that they were instantly relieved – and it’s true. But days later, when the physical pain is gone, when they read about the people who finished ahead of them – who kept running – they will have a new pain.


The only choice you have is to succeed.

Years from now when you look back at your life, all that will be left is what you did - not what you could have done if only this or that happened. If you are someone who believes big – then you don’t have a “choice” about how you finish.


This life rewards people who do it right. This life has demands – you do them and succeed or you don’t do them and you struggle, there is no middle area. – Trevor Moawad and Michael Lee


Rehearsing what you see, playing it over and over in your mind until it becomes as real to you as your life right now. – Emmitt Smith


The future doesn’t exist, and I create it with each next action I take knowing that next action is the correct one. – Michael Lee


Build a new reality that makes the existing reality obsolete. – Michael Lee

Happiness is not a treasure to be found. It is in us already. – Michael Lee


Love, Abundance and Joy live on the other side of your biggest fear. – Michael Lee


“If you get depressed, be happy that you are depressed and allow the depression to be. Then suddenly the depression will disappear and there will be a breakthrough.” – Osho


“What is important is to be inwardly very simple which is to have a mind not clogged with beliefs, with fears, with innumerable wants, for only such a mind is capable of real thinking, of exploration and discovery.”

—Jiddu Krishnamurti


“…depression is a funny and deceiving thing, that is absolutely something that can leave. It takes some subtle shifts slowly in our thinking, a little momentum in our physiology, a little here and there, forward momentum, even the smallest of steps forward is enough to get us out of the pit, one small shift at a time to reset those things.”

– Khristena Schuzer


Observe the struggle and watch it dissipate. It is not real.

– Michael Lee


Look at this human, experiencing this human emotion.

– Michael Lee



When you participate in observing your mind without giving explanation or judging it, then you remove yourself from the experience. – Michael Lee


Watch how your mind thinks and you disassociate yourself from the emotional thought. In this moment is when you have power over your feeling about the thought or memory and can associate to it any feeling you choose.

– Michael Lee


When the things that prevent happiness are gone, happiness is there – you won’t have to seek it.

– Michael Lee


This feeling isn’t serving me. – Michael Lee


Imagine it all beautiful and happy. – Michael Lee


Forty-five thousand negative thoughts a day for however many years we’ve been having them can etch incredibly deep beliefs that seem impossible to overcome.

– Michael Lee


This moment is beautiful and happy, – Michael Lee


The thing you’re going through now will eventually end and the thing you act on today could be the start of something great. – Michael Lee


Better is always better. – Michael Lee


I choose love over sadness. I choose love over anger. I choose love. – Michael Lee


There is always love, you simply have to look for it. Not in the sense that it is hidden but training your mind to see it out in the open – in the person next to you, in the grasshopper at the door, in the tree in the meadow. Love constantly flows all around and through us. Feel it, taste it, bring it alive in your life. – Michael Lee


Decide what you are good at and let others to do the rest.

– Michael Lee


We get out what we put in. – Michael Lee


If you just try, you aren’t really putting forth the effort required to succeed, and you’ll get poor results.

– Michael Lee


Believe in the end result before you see it. – Michael Lee


Don’t get sucked into unimportant problems. Focus on what is truly important. – Michael Lee


You have to believe that you’re about to F’n die!

 – Michael Lee


Do you know what resources and knowledge you need to reach your end goal? – Michael Lee


Compress the knowledge they have into a short period of time, – Michael Lee


This is what you do to be successful. This is what you do to achieve anything. Be flexible, stay calm, make thoughtful adjustments, focus only on the next step, maintain course and achieve your goal. – Michael Lee


“Many of life’s failures are people who do not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

– Thomas Edison


Most brains will take every chance to avoid work.

– Michael Lee


“The consequence [of writing] is that you must start by writing the wrong meanings in the wrong words; but keep writing until you get to the right meanings in the right words. Only in the end will you know what you are saying.” —Peter Elbow


Focus on each next step and not try to get it right on the first try - because you won’t. – Michael Lee


Developing an attitude to fail helps you bounce back quickly and refocus your energy. – Michael Lee


Just get it the F’ out there! – Michael Lee


We live in a three second world. – Michael Lee



“We die a thousand metaphorical deaths. Resurrect those experiences in your stories and you’ll become immortal with your audiences.” — Park Howell


Anyone that can educate, entertain, and inspire with their stories will be immensely successful. – Michael Lee


You have to put in at least as much effort in getting your message out as you did to finish the entire project.

– Michael Lee


Enter the conversations her audience is already having in their heads.


Create scarcity and the feeling of missing out.


Let them sell you on why they should do what you want them to do.


Where there’s cheerleaders you have crowds and where there’s crowds you can’t hear crickets. – Michael Lee


We always underestimate what we can do. – Michael Lee


What you do next is what determines your fate.

– Michael Lee


“You have to feel the pain to lock it in your brain.”

 – Slade Lee


You must continue to strive to add value to this world, because ultimately when we’re done, when we take our last breath, when we say our last words, all that will be left is what we did. Let’s all make for certain that on that day, hopefully far in the future, that we are proud of the actions we take today. – Michael Lee

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