20 Quotes by Mark Cuban that Tell the Secret of Winning

Jan 27, 2014 | Articles

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20 Quotes by Mark Cuban that Tell the Secret of Winning
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Mark Cuban – one of the world’s most loved billionaires. He started his career as a bartender, before moving on to software sales. After being fired, he decided to start his own software company, MicroSolutions before selling it off for $6-million. He then went on to creating the internet radio company Broadcast.com, which he turned around and sold once again, but this to Yahoo for 1000 times the value of his first deal, close to $6-billion. Since the days of his dot-com successes, Cuban has gone onto bigger and better things. He is an entrepreneur with diverse interests and has been able to find success in a wide range of businesses and industries.

Here are the top 20 inspirational quotes by Mark Cuban that tell his secret of winning:

1. “It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.”

2. “Once you have found out what you love to do, there is only one goal: to be the best in the world at it.”

3. “It’s not whether the glass is half empty or half full, it’s who is pouring the water. The key in business and success at any endeavor is doing your best to control your destiny. You can’t always do it, but you have to take every opportunity you can to be as prepared as—and ahead of—the competition as you possibly can be.”

4. “Creating opportunities means looking where others are not.”

5. “Always wake up with a smile knowing that today you are going to have fun accomplishing what others are too afraid to do.”

6. “Find something you love to do. If you don’t make money at it, at least you love going to work.”

7. “The thrill of victory in business blows away the thrill of victory in sports. Business is a sport 24/7/365.”

8. “If you’re looking where everybody else is looking, you’re looking in the wrong spot.”

9. “Most people think it’s all about the idea. It’s not. EVERYONE has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.”

10. “Every job I took was really me getting paid to learn about a new industry.”

11. “The only thing any entrepreneur, salesperson or anyone in any position can control is their effort.”

12. “When you’ve got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001?”

13. “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

14.  ““When I got to Dallas, I was struggling – sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.”

15. “In the past people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I’m wrong I’m wrong. People are afraid to put out their opinions and get push back.”

16. “Because if you’re prepared and you know what it takes, it’s not a risk. You just have to figure out how to get there. There is always a way to get there.”

17. “All that matters in business is that you get it right once. Then everyone can tell you how lucky you are.”

18. “I’m always afraid of failing. It’s great motivation to work harder.”

19. “Everyone has got the will to win; it’s only those with the will to prepare that do win.”

20. “Every ‘No’ gets me closer to a ‘Yes’.”