If you listen to podcasts I’m 99% sure you’ve heard of Lewis Howes. His content is incredibly inspiring and useful to help you live a better life.
His book, “The School of Greatness” is equally as incredible and one of my all-time favorite self-improvement books. If you need some inspiration to achieve your inner greatness I’m confident these Lewis Howes quotes will help.
The Best Lewis Howes Quotes
“To create value you’ve got to work on yourself to develop your skills.” – Lewis Howes
“Speaking is no different than staying in shape; it’s not something you get, it’s something you maintain.”
“The reward for good habits is growth, and there is a reward for bad ones with instant gratification.”
“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
“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.”
“Everyone fails. Highly successful people fail many more times than the rest of the world and with much higher stakes.”
“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.”
“Each day you’re presented with a choice. You can either keep your greatness hidden under a pile of fears, regrets, and excuses, or you can let it out. So the best way to begin unlocking inner greatness is to make a conscious choice to live out the rest of today, with the best you.” – Lewis Howes
“Your life will never improve unless you start making daily improvements.”
“The greatest gift you can give yourself is education and growth.”
“To be great is to be misunderstood.” Lewis Howes
“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.”
“Remember, no one has ever achieved anything truly great without going through extreme adversity.”
“You need the desire to be fully alive and you need the vision to fulfill your desires.”
“Doubting yourself is doubting your creator.”
“Greatness is the result of visionaries who persevere, focus, believe, and prepare. It is a habit, not a birthright.” Lewis Howes
“You have the power to create the life income and lifestyle you desire.”
“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
“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
“Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – Lewis Howes
Who is Lewis Howes?
At some point or another, almost every kid has dreamt of being a professional athlete.
There is something inspirational about watching the pros compete at elite levels when you’re a kid.
Whether it’s catching the game-winning touchdown, scoring at the buzzer, or sprinting through the ribbon to win the Olympic gold medal.
Kids love sports because it gives them something to work towards and someone to aspire to be like.
Lewis Howes was no different.
He dreamed of being an NFL wide receiver and worked his ass off to get to get to the arena football league. After playing his whole life, including becoming an All-American in college his success at the top was short-lived.
After a freak injury colliding into a wall in arena football, he had to quit the game he loved. Within a short time, he went from a pro football player to injured, broke, and living on his sister’s couch.
Could you imagine getting so close to your lifelong dream to only have it taken away from you at the last minute?
Most people would have stayed miserable, thought life dealt them a bad hand and used that excuse for the rest of their life.
Not Lewis…in fact, his injury might have happened for a reason.
Instead of being upset and living a normal life, he has gone on to achieve greatness in all areas of his life and continues to inspire me and millions of others.
The Creator of the School of Greatness
Lewis Howes is the founder of the School of Greatness Podcast, one of the best motivational podcasts around! He is also the author of the best selling book, “The School of Greatness” and “Mask of Masculinity.” He is only 35 years old and has quite a list of accolades since his professional football days only a decade ago:
- Built several, multi-million dollar businesses
- Top 100 Podcast in the world with “School of Greatness”
- Best Selling Author (2nd book just released this week)
- Appeared on Ellen twice, Good Morning America and countless other shows
- US Olympic Handball player
- 10+ Years Salsa Dancing
- Philanthropist and advisor for Pencils for Promise
I’m a big fan of investing in myself — I listen to a ton of podcasts, read a lot of books and take a lot of courses. I can say that Lewis’s work has impacted me almost as much as Tony Robbins and Jack Canfield….and he’s only 35!
I think he can have the same effect on you and help you achieve greatness in your life.
What I Learned from the School of Greatness
Here are the top four lessons I’ve learned since attending “The School of Greatness.”
1. Create a Vision
The first chapter of his book, School of Greatness, is all about the ability to create a vision for your life.
After his injury, he had to shift his focus and create a new vision without football…but he was clueless on where to start as football was his entire life.
Do you know anyone like this?
Think about two people you know in your life…from the unhappiest friend to the one that is so positive it almost makes you sick.
Which one of those friends is usually working towards a bigger vision or goal…the pissed off, negative one or the one who is giddy for each day?
You know the answer, the one who has a goal or vision to work towards.
As Lewis said, “A clear vision can unleash extraordinary, mind-boggling power.”
Unfortunately, most people don’t have a clear vision for their life and future. Society has programmed us to:
- Go to college
- Get a job
- Climb the ladder
- Get married
- Have kids
- Retire at 65
- Live on your 401K/social security until “its time”
Don’t get me wrong, nothing is wrong with this…as long as you are happy and living a fulfilled life.
The only problem is that 80% of people hate going to work and a majority of your time is spent at work.
Quit Surviving and Start Thriving
Instead of “going through life” or “surviving” as so many people do, it’s your responsibility to figure out what you want to accomplish with your life.
Create a vision that inspires, motivates, and makes you become a version of yourself you didn’t know was inside you.
2. Develop Your Hustle
I talk a lot about side hustles — I think they have the ability to change your life as a creative outlet and also a way to earn more money, they are a win-win. To be a good side hustler you have to have a great work ethic or as Lewis puts it, “a hustlers mindset.”
This Lewis Howes quote says its best:
“Greatness is really the survival of your vision across an extended timeline, based on your willingness to do whatever it takes in the face of adversity and to adopt the mindset to seize opportunity where it lives.”
Once you create a compelling vision it will be easier to work towards your goals because you see the big picture. Regardless, there will be days where you don’t feel like working out, going to work, putting in time on a side hustle or attending a networking event.
Success usually comes with early mornings and late nights, develop your hustler mentality to be consistent day in and day out.
3. Never Give Up
Isn’t it awesome when people refuse to give up?
Whether it’s Howard Schultz of Starbucks persevering through 100+ banks turning him down. Or Jack Canfield going on to publish 500 million books after being turned down by 130 publishers….they never gave up.
Lewis is no different, his unending work ethic and determination transformed his life of adversity into a truly amazing life.
Life gets tough…wherever you are when you read this know that it can always be worse.
Adversity affects us all, it’s how you choose to deal with adversity that shapes your future.
Be grateful for what you have, put in the work consistently, and greatness will follow in the long run.
4. Always Give Back
As Lewis began to make more money he realized that it’s not just about earning more to be greedy and hoard your money.
The entire last chapter is all about challenging you to give back your time, talent, or money to causes you believe in.
Whether you volunteer at a dog shelter, soup kitchen or offer your services to organizations — every little bit helps.
Lewis Howes Lessons
Lewis proves that you can accomplish anything you want with a vision and hard work.
If you’re broke or overweight right now reading this, know that it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Everything in life is temporary.
- Focus on what you want.
- Craft a vision of your future that motivates you.
- Put a plan in place to achieve your goals.
These were just a few snippets from his book, School of Greatness, and also released “Mask of Masculinity.”
I highly recommend listening, reading, or enrolling in his courses. They are all excellent resources to help you level up in life.
Top School of Greatness Episodes
Be sure to check out his best selling book, “The School of Greatness” on Amazon and listen to his podcast to become the “greatest” version of yourself.
Also, Lewis, if you’re reading this know that I’m very excited to be interviewed as a guest on your show in the future. As a loyal listener thanks for continuing to inspire greatness in all areas of life!
Have you heard of Lewis Howes and The School of Greatness? Do you like any other podcasts that help motivate or inspire? Any books that you would recommend?
Let me know in the comments!
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