Ryan Lilly Quotes

Ryan Lilly Quotes

Quotes are echos of voices transporting wisdom, humor, and love. Returning again to the human condition, fleeting once more as a dove.

A quote is a story, suspended in a sentence and treasured through time.

I surround myself with books when I write, thus surrounding myself with writers... only they don't critique me and then get up for coffee.

A hammer made of deadlines is the surest tool for crushing writer's block.

A product in the marketplace is the result of thought in an inner space and action more than the common place.

Yeast is to flour as action is to ambition. Rising to success requires adding and alternating starters.

For any creative thought to be contagious, it must first be worthy of a sneeze.

Legacy accounting: Will you have been an asset or a liability on the world's balance sheet?

Entrepreneurs don’t ask for permission. They act per a mission.

Jean-Baptiste Say may have coined the term 'entrepreneur' but he totally missed the opportunity to put it on a t-shirt and sell it.

A degree helps to a degree, but your work is largely what you create it to be.

The focus of gap analysis should be getting to the other side. If you bend-over to analyze a gap too long, you'll probably fall into it.

Everyone breathing is broken. Keep breathing light into them until the stained glass collage takes your breath away.

The opportunity cost of an unlived dream is not only that dream, but also the dreams the dream was meant to inspire.

I've never written a quote I feel would be suitable for my gravestone. Wouldn't it be ironic if it were this one? Oh, and could you pull a few weeds while you're here?

The choice to make good choices is the best choice you can choose. Fail to make that choice and on most choices you will lose.

Look yourself in the eyes in a mirror each day. You can ignore the small voice still inside you, but your reflection will always have something to say.

Entrepreneurs see what others can't, do what others won't, and accomplish what others dream.

Procrastinators are pros at neglecting now and languishing later.

Those with calling also find wealth, so jump and start swimming towards your true self.

Stop waiting for creative inspiration. Start creating and inspire yourself along the way.

Create lightning bolt ideas during brainstorms by causing disturbances in your atmosphere.

Life is like a game of limbo in reverse. The bar keeps rising higher and we need to keep rising to the occasion.

A professional headshot in front of a bookshelf says you're an intellectual. A professional headshot peeking though a bookshelf says you're probably under a restraining order.

Get off the treadmill of consumption, replication, and mediocrity. Begin lifting the weights of creativity, originality, and success.

Progress across the time axis is passive. Progress up the results axis is passion.

Not only should we encourage kids to daydream, but also to jump-in and build those dreams. Dreaming is largely lost among adults drowning in self-imposed realities.

Change occurs when excuses pivot to execution.

A life spent at the edge of the pier is a life full of regret, a life full of fear.

Be a pro at what you do. No one shows-up to meetings of the Unsuccessful Skydivers Club.

Entrepreneurs see the "no diving" sign and back-up to get a running start.

Life is a web of intersections and choices. Your 1st choice is to recognize an intersection. Your 2nd choice is to be grateful for it.

Success in life is about project management. Determine deliverables, make milestones, and always pursue the critical path.

Success = Wisdom + Courage + Discipline. KNOW what to do, be BRAVE enough to do it, and LEAD YOURSELF to doing it again and again.

Pass on it if you’re not passionate; for convictions create clear choices.

Every day is full of opportunities, but an opportunity is full of only so many days.

The heart pointed to the brain and said with great disdain, “Those who live their lives in here live the lives most full of fear.

Never fear starting. Fear never starting.

The best way to get over your fear of meeting new people is to imagine them naked. Unless you’re networking at a nudist camp, then you may have to get more creative.

Rebels revel in rewriting reality's restrictions.

You can't force creatives into a box. If you try, they'll no longer be creative. And no one will want your box.

Creation pulls something from an abyss of nothing. Startups take the something and give it to those in the dark, at first, perhaps, for nothing.

Never before have the tools of value creation been so great and the potential artisans so busy watching the Kardashians.

We are not creators; only combiners of the created. Invention isn't about new ingredients, but new recipes. And innovations taste the best.

Growing a culture requires a good storyteller. Changing a culture requires a persuasive editor.

If all it takes to motivate you is a quote then this quote has nothing to say – except to go soar with the freakin’ eagles.

Run after today, lest you run out of tomorrows.

Unwavering incremental change can create remarkable and monumental results.

Don't simply dream, create. Don't simply create, ship. Don't simply ship, dream.

Those without passion are often passed and shunned.

Imagine our imaginations were limited only to the limitless. Still, it wouldn't matter without a motivation to move.

Self leadership requires us to lead and motivate ourselves. But it looks a heck of a lot like schizophrenia during a ropes course.

The one thing all entrepreneurs have in common is that they started. The one thing everyone else has in common is that they haven’t.

I had a day dream about you.” 
“Oh, really? What was it about?”
“Schizophrenia. And I’m still having it.”

I had a dream about you.”
“Oh, what’s that?”
“It’s a stream of senses and thoughts that happen during sleep. But that’s not important right now.”

I had a dream about you while having a dream about you. We were watching the movie Inception and drinking déjà vu.

I had a dream about you painting the scene of a house fire. The clocks were melting and Salvador Dali was riding around in a clown car muttering something about irony.

I had a dream about you starting a pet store. You didn't have any customers yet, and I was your guinea pig.

I had a dream about you trying to parallel park your ego between two modest cars. The ego wouldn't fit, and those guys weren't putting up a fight, so let’s just say you made it work.

I had a dream about you making balloon animals for kids. You were out of balloons and the kids were out of patience, so you inflated their imaginations instead.

I had a dream about you coming up with non sequiturs. You were a purple giraffe and I was an orange rhino. But we were eating liquid skittles.

Leadership calculus: always choose to rise over run.

My greatest expectation is that I expect more of myself than anyone could expect.

You don’t have to submerge. Just take a D.I.P. in Daily Incremental Progress.

In the long-run, regrets consist less of bad choices and more of choices not made at all. Little do we realize, those were choices too.

I'm considering writing a self-help book and giving people 20 cents to read it. This way, I can be sure they all get new paradigms.

I’m creating a self help show called Self Talk. I’ll insult myself for an hour then open phone lines to a fitness coach & my mother-in-law.

When I first tried a sensory deprivation tank, people thought I had lost my mind. In fact, I had found it.

One of my relatives invented the sensory deprivation tank. Appropriately, most of my family has never seen or heard of him.

The irony of sensory deprivation tanks is that in order to think outside the box, you must first go inside one.

Consuming the content and culture of creatives does not make one a creative. Creating makes a creative.

Business ideas are like those flying dragons in Avatar. First you have to find one, let it choose you, then be brave enough to ride it.

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