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104 Darren Hardy Quotes (THE COMPOUND EFFECT)

22 of the Best Darren Hardy Quotes on Success

Have you ever been bitten by an elephant? How about a mosquitos? It's the little things in life that will bite you.
Have you ever been bitten by an elephant? How about a mosquitos? It’s the little things in life that will bite you.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge.
We are all self-made men and women, but only the successful take credit for it.
The magic is doing the simple things repeatedly and long enough to ignite the miracle of the Compound Effect.
The magic is doing the simple things repeatedly and long enough to ignite the miracle of the Compound Effect.
The person who has a clear, compelling, and white-hot burning why will always defeat even the best of the best at doing the how.
The person who has a clear, compelling, and white-hot burning why will always defeat even the best of the best at doing the how.
It's not the big things that add up in the end; it's the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.
It’s not the big things that add up in the end; it’s the hundreds, thousands, or millions of little things that separate the ordinary from the extraordinary.
Some of my greatest motivation, determination, and dogged persistence came when I had an enemy to fight.
Some of my greatest motivation, determination, and dogged persistence came when I had an enemy to fight.
You alone are responsible for what you do, don't do, or how you respond to what's done to you.
You alone are responsible for what you do, don’t do, or how you respond to what’s done to you.
Every great act, every fantastic adventure, starts with small steps. The first step always looks harder that it actually is.
Every great act, every fantastic adventure, starts with small steps. The first step always looks harder that it actually is.
Momentum (Big Mo) is, without doubt, one of the most powerful and enigmatic forces of success.
Momentum (Big Mo) is, without doubt, one of the most powerful and enigmatic forces of success.
Our need for immediate gratification can turn us into the most reactive, non-thinking animals around.
Our need for immediate gratification can turn us into the most reactive, non-thinking animals around.
Tell me what everyone else does, what's the consensus and what's popular, and I will typically do the opposite.
Tell me what everyone else does, what’s the consensus and what’s popular, and I will typically do the opposite.
Choose to make up for what you lack in innate ability with discipline, hard work, and good habits.
Choose to make up for what you lack in innate ability with discipline, hard work, and good habits.
This is the story of most people's lives; they're riding the horse of their habits with no idea where they're headed.
This is the story of most people’s lives; they’re riding the horse of their habits with no idea where they’re headed.
Our choices can deliver us to our goals or send us orbiting into a galaxy far, far away.
Our choices can deliver us to our goals or send us orbiting into a galaxy far, far away.
If there's a discrepancy between what you say and what you do, I'm going to believe what you do every time.
If there’s a discrepancy between what you say and what you do, I’m going to believe what you do every time.
It's the frequent, small, and seemingly inconsequential choices that are of grave concern.
It’s the frequent, small, and seemingly inconsequential choices that are of grave concern.
You cannot manage or improve something unless you measure it.
You cannot manage or improve something unless you measure it.
The life we end up with is simply an accumulation of all the choices we make.
The life we end up with is simply an accumulation of all the choices we make.
Beware of neglecting the simple things that make the big things in your life possible.
Beware of neglecting the simple things that make the big things in your life possible.
The first step towards change is awareness.
The first step towards change is awareness.
The results, the life, and the lifestyle of your dreams can be yours when you put the Compound Effect to work for you.
The results, the life, and the lifestyle of your dreams can be yours when you put the Compound Effect to work for you.

82 Inspirational Darren Hardy Quotes on the power of Compound Effect in Life & Business

Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE
Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.
Success is the result of small, smart choices, completed consistently over time.
Success is the result of small, smart choices, completed consistently over time.
Isn't it comforting to know you only need to take a series of tiny steps, consistently overtime, to radically improve your life?
Isn’t it comforting to know you only need to take a series of tiny steps, consistently overtime, to radically improve your life?
The beauty of the compound effect is its simplicity.
The beauty of the compound effect is its simplicity. Also read: Minimalism Quotes
In essence, you make your choices, and then your choices make you.
The key is to make your why-power so strong that it overwhelms your urges for instant gratification.
The key is to make your why-power so strong that it overwhelms your urges for instant gratification.
Only when you're willing to take 100 percent responsibility for making the relationship work will it work.
Only when you’re willing to take 100 percent responsibility for making the relationship work will it work.

When I learned the wrongdoings, I chose not to lose any more time fighting it. Instead, I licked my wounds, learned my lesson, and moved on. In hindsight, I’d make the same choice to pick up and move on again today.”

Darren Hardy
Become very conscious of every choice you make today so you can begin to make smarter choices moving forward.
Become very conscious of every choice you make today so you can begin to make smarter choices moving forward.
Super small, seemingly inconsequential adjustments can and will revolutionize everything.
Super small, seemingly inconsequential adjustments can and will revolutionize everything.
Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.
Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.
Tracking my progress and missteps is one of the reasons I’ve accumulated the success I have.
You've got to want something, and know why you want it, or you'll end up giving up too easily.
You’ve got to want something, and know why you want it, or you’ll end up giving up too easily.

Forget about willpower. It’s time for why-power. Your choices are only meaningful when you connect them to your desires and dreams. The wisest and most motivating choices are the ones aligned with that which you identify as your purpose, your core self, and your highest values. You’ve got to want something, and know why you want it, or you’ll end up giving up too easily.”

Darren Hardy
The power of your why is what gets you to stick through the grueling, mundane, and laborious.
The power of your why is what gets you to stick through the grueling, mundane, and laborious.
All the hours will be meaningless until your whys are powerful enough.
All the hours will be meaningless until your whys are powerful enough.
You see, when the reason is big enough, you will be willing to perform almost any how.
You see, when the reason is big enough, you will be willing to perform almost any how.
The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people are willing to do what unsuccessful people are not.
The biggest difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people are willing to do what unsuccessful people are not.
Motivation without action leads to self-delusion.
Motivation without action leads to self-delusion.

The first step toward change is awareness. If you want to get from where you are to where you want to be, you have to start by becoming aware of the choices that lead you away from your desired destination.”

Darren Hardy
Do you know how the casinos make so much money in Vegas? Because they track every table, every winner, every hour.
Do you know how the casinos make so much money in Vegas? Because they track every table, every winner, every hour.
You can't make the most of who you are - your talents, resources and capabilities - until you are aware and accountable for your actions.
You can’t make the most of who you are – your talents, resources and capabilities – until you are aware and accountable for your actions.
A horse wins by a nose, but gets 10 times the price money.
A horse wins by a nose, but gets 10 times the price money.
It's never too late to reap the benefits of the Compound Effect.
It’s never too late to reap the benefits of the Compound Effect.
If you want to sail your life in a new direction, you have to first pick up the anchors of bad habits that have been weighing you down.
If you want to sail your life in a new direction, you have to first pick up the anchors of bad habits that have been weighing you down.

The (Complete) Formula for Getting Lucky: Preparation (personal growth) + Attitude (belief/mindset) + Opportunity (a good thing coming your way) + Action (doing something about it) = Luck.”

Darren Hardy
Step by step, day by day, your choices will shape your actions until they become habits, where practice makes them permanent.
Step by step, day by day, your choices will shape your actions until they become habits, where practice makes them permanent.
Losing is a habit. So is winning.
Losing is a habit. So is winning.
A daily routine built on good habits is the difference that separates the most successful amongst us from everyone else.
A daily routine built on good habits is the difference that separates the most successful amongst us from everyone else.
Extraordinary accomplishment does not guarantee extraordinary joy, happiness, love, and a sense of meaning.
Extraordinary accomplishment does not guarantee extraordinary joy, happiness, love, and a sense of meaning.
It makes me believe that success without fulfillment is failure.
It makes me believe that success without fulfillment is failure.

Your biggest challenge isn’t that you’ve intentionally been making bad choices. Heck, that would be easy to fix. Your biggest challenge is that you’ve been sleepwalking through your choices.”

Darren Hardy
It's time to WAKE UP and realize that the habits you indulge in could be compounding your life into repeated disaster.
It’s time to WAKE UP and realize that the habits you indulge in could be compounding your life into repeated disaster.
Enemies give us a reason to stand tall with courage.
Enemies give us a reason to stand tall with courage.
Without a motivating fight, we can become fat and lazy; we lose our strength and purpose.
Without a motivating fight, we can become fat and lazy; we lose our strength and purpose.
Countless people have more disadvantages and greater obstacles than you, and yet they're wealthier and more fulfilled.
Countless people have more disadvantages and greater obstacles than you, and yet they’re wealthier and more fulfilled.
We can all take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcomes.
We can all take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcomes.

Seek out positive people who have achieved the success you want to create in your own life. Remember the adage: “Never ask advice of someone with whom you wouldn’t want to trade places.”

Darren Hardy
Every choice has an impact on the Compound Effect of your life.
Every choice has an impact on the Compound Effect of your life.
The highest achievers in the world have all succeeded because they mapped out their visions.
The highest achievers in the world have all succeeded because they mapped out their visions.
If you don't know what to look for, you certainly won't get it.
If you don’t know what to look for, you certainly won’t get it.
Getting your core values defined and properly calibrated is one of the most important steps in redirecting your life toward your grandest vision.
Getting your core values defined and properly calibrated is one of the most important steps in redirecting your life toward your grandest vision.
Unsuccessful people carry their goals around in their head like marbles rattling around in a can, and we say a goal that is not in writing is merely a fantasy.
Unsuccessful people carry their goals around in their head like marbles rattling around in a can, and we say a goal that is not in writing is merely a fantasy.

It’s within our ability to cause everything to change. Rather than letting past hurtful experiences sap our energy and sabotage our success, we can use them to fuel positive, constructive change.”

Darren Hardy
If you haven't already clearly defined your values, you may find yourself making choices that conflict with what you want.
If you haven’t already clearly defined your values, you may find yourself making choices that conflict with what you want.
When your actions conflict with your values, you'll end up unhappy, frustrated, and despondent.
When your actions conflict with your values, you’ll end up unhappy, frustrated, and despondent.
Nothing creates more stress than when our actions and behaviors aren't congruent with our values.
Nothing creates more stress than when our actions and behaviors aren’t congruent with our values.
Defining your core values helps make life simpler and more efficient.
Defining your core values helps make life simpler and more efficient.
Real and lasting success requires work - and lots of it!
Real and lasting success requires work – and lots of it!

The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment to see that dream fulfilled. It’s like planting an oak sapling in a pot. Once it becomes rootbound, its growth is limited. It needs a great space to become a mighty oak. So do you.”

Darren Hardy
The slightest adjustments to your daily routines can dramatically alter the outcomes in your life.
The slightest adjustments to your daily routines can dramatically alter the outcomes in your life.
Your choices are only meaningful when you connect them to your desires and dreams.
Your choices are only meaningful when you connect them to your desires and dreams.
People are either motivated by something they want or something they don't want.
People are either motivated by something they want or something they don’t want.
The key to becoming world-class in your endeavors is to build your performance around world-class routines.
The key to becoming world-class in your endeavors is to build your performance around world-class routines.
Every so often I like to interrupt my routines. Otherwise, life gets stale and I plateau.
Every so often I like to interrupt my routines. Otherwise, life gets stale and I plateau.

Newton’s First Law, also known as the Law of Inertia: Objects at rest tend to stay at rest unless acted on by an outside force. Objects in motion tend to stay in motion, unless something stops their momentum. Put another way, couch potatoes tend to stay couch potatoes. Achievers—people who get into a successful rhythm—continue busting their butts and end up achieving more and more.”

Darren Hardy
If something that used to energize you has become same-old/same-old, or is no longer generating powerful results, switch it up.
If something that used to energize you has become same-old/same-old, or is no longer generating powerful results, switch it up.
You set yourself up for failure by doing too much too soon.
You set yourself up for failure by doing too much too soon.
If you don't get into something you can maintain, you won't do it at all.
If you don’t get into something you can maintain, you won’t do it at all.
You have to build a program that you can do for fifty years, not five weeks, or five months.
You have to build a program that you can do for fifty years, not five weeks, or five months.
It's far easier and requires a lot less energy to take off once and maintain a regular speed all along the way.
It’s far easier and requires a lot less energy to take off once and maintain a regular speed all along the way.

You get in life what you create. Expectation drives the creative process. What do you expect? You expect whatever it is you’re thinking about. Your thought process, the conversation in your head, is at the base of the results you create in life.”

Darren Hardy
Even those that seem insignificant, when compounded, can make an extreme impact on your life.
Even those that seem insignificant, when compounded, can make an extreme impact on your life.
It's the extra effort after you've done your best that is the real difference maker.
It’s the extra effort after you’ve done your best that is the real difference maker.
Hitting the wall isn't an obstacle; it's an opportunity.
Hitting the wall isn’t an obstacle; it’s an opportunity.
The real growth happens with what you do after you're at the wall.
The real growth happens with what you do after you’re at the wall.
You can do more than expected in every aspect of your life.
You can do more than expected in every aspect of your life.
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, and it's a recipe for backsliding.
All work and no play make Jack a dull boy, and it’s a recipe for backsliding.
There should be time to celebrate, to enjoy some of the fruits of your victories along the way.
There should be time to celebrate, to enjoy some of the fruits of your victories along the way.
Promise yourself a nice pot of gold when you reach the end of the rainbow.
Promise yourself a nice pot of gold when you reach the end of the rainbow.
Ordinary is easy. Extra-ordinary is what will separate you from the crowd.
Ordinary is easy. Extra-ordinary is what will separate you from the crowd.
If it's hard, awkward, or tedious, so be it. Just do it.
If it’s hard, awkward, or tedious, so be it. Just do it.
When you define your goals, you give your brain something new to look for and focus on.
When you define your goals, you give your brain something new to look for and focus on.
To me, what's popular is average, it's what common.
To me, what’s popular is average, it’s what common.
It takes time and energy to get momentum, but with it, success and results compound rapidly.
Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.
Consistency is the key to achieving and maintaining momentum.
You can't count on momentum showing up to every occasion, but when it does - wow!
You can’t count on momentum showing up to every occasion, but when it does – wow!
Once you get momentum on your side, there's almost no way anyone can catch you.
Once you get momentum on your side, there’s almost no way anyone can catch you.
One small, simple change in habit, one giant leap forward in productivity.
One small, simple change in habit, one giant leap forward in productivity.
My anticipation of getting in the water was actually worst than the reality of just jumping in.
My anticipation of getting in the water was actually worst than the reality of just jumping in.
Love is a powerfully motivating force. But so is hate.
Love is a powerfully motivating force. But so is hate.

Darren Hardy Short Biography

Born on 26 February 1971, Darren Hardy is an American author keynote speaker, success mentor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine.

Hardy is best known for influencing influencers by writing New York Times bestsellers, The Compound Effect (2010), The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster (2014), and Living Your Best Year Ever (2010).  

He is also widely credited for impacting leaders and professionals through training curriculums, workshops, and video mentoring.

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