One of my favorite motivational quotes is from Ira Fishman, a founding partner of HSP Real Estate Group. It was originally advice his uncle Jeff Gural gave him when he first started his career at Newmark.
“Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” ~ Abraham Lincoln.
My father was a mechanical contractor in NYC who worked on many large projects. It was always interesting to have him point out buildings that he worked on. I loved that when he finished a job, he could see the fruits of his labor.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal…” Often attributed to Winston Churchill, but not sure that is correct. Whoever said it first, it is an important reminder that persistence is what matters.
“Good things come to people who wait, but better things come to those who go out and get them.”
“Perfect is the enemy of good” ~ Voltaire
My favorite quote (which hangs in my office) is, “If you don’t know it’s impossible, it’s easier to do.” To me, this means: Never talk yourself out of doing something because it’s hard.
“Instead of letting your hardships and failures discourage or exhaust you, let them inspire you. Let them make you even hungrier to succeed.” ~ Michelle Obama
“The price you pay to make your dreams come true is smaller than the price you will pay if you don’t.”
Coming out of law school, I knew that I wanted to do transactional work rather than litigation, having been a litigation paralegal for two years prior to entering law school. While I think corporate work can be