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Chris Gardner

1954 -
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"As busy as I am wherever I am, I try to get out and walk the streets, to remember how far Iíve come and appreciate every baby step of the way."
"Baby steps count, as long as you are going forward. You add them all up, and one day you look back and youíll be surprised at where you might get to."
"Do something that you love. Whatever youíre going to do is going to be tough enough. Find something that gets you so excited that the sun canít come up early enough in the morning because you want to go do your thing.
"I was late once and it cost me $50,000. I figure it was cheaper to wear two watches.
"I went to some very successful business people when I was trying to open the doors of my company, and none of them would give me the time of day. I made a promise to myself and to God. I said, ĎGod, if you ever let me get to a certain level, I am not going to be like that.í"
"Stay in school. It's what will give you options. You don't want to try to do this thing the way that I did.
"The money thing will come. I know so many people who have so much more money than I. They are miserable. It is so important to be happy."
"We all understand genetics. You get your eyes from your dad, your momís nose, thereís nothing you can do about that. But your spiritual genetics you can choose, pick, embrace and commit to. Thatís what I did."
"We go after the big deals because it takes just as much effort to land a $500 account as it does to land a $5 million one."

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