35+ Inspirational Joe De Sena Quotes [2021] Founder Of Spartan Race

35+ Inspirational Joe De Sena Quotes [2021] Founder Of Spartan Race

Joe De Sena is an American business owner, founder, and also NY Times bestselling writer.

He is the Chief executive officer and Founder of Spartan and the Death Race is a series of obstacle races. Joe De Sena is also the bestselling author of Spartan Up, Spartan Fit, and The Spartan Way.

We've put together an incredible collection of Joe De Sena quotes to read.

Here they are:


List of Inspiring Joe De Sena Quotes

"It cannot be considered success unless you are smiling."

"The phrase 'I can't' doesn't mean anything to me anymore, not because of my ego but because I know anything is possible."

"Death is the price we pay for life, so make it worth it."

"Bite off more than you can chew, then keep chewing."

“it’s not that we’re trying to avoid death; we’re trying to enjoy our lives fully, to wring every wonderful drop out of life that we possibly can.”

“Deep inside each human being is a spirit that hungers for movement and for growth. A live and burgeoning ball of energy, the spirit naturally moves, expands, gyrates—dances, even—purely by virtue of its desire for freedom. It craves beauty over entertainment, meaning over triviality, and knowledge over sensation. American society devotes few harbors to the trade of truth. Too often we sacrifice the pursuit of knowledge, distracted instead by sparkling material things.”

“He tells his friend, the noble wizard Gandalf, “I wish none of this had happened.” Gandalf’s reply is one of the greatest in all of literature. He says, “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us”

“The easiest way to convince your body that sitting in traffic is not worthy of a stress-induced freakout is by showing your body what real stress feels like, in the controlled setting of your daily workout.”

“The embrace of consumerism and convenience tends to lead to emptiness of the spirit and sickness of the mind and body.”

“These achievements ring hollow, because what matters is the journey, and there was no journey. Instant success imparts nothing of any real or lasting value. No adversity has been confronted and handled because everything came fast and easy. When adversity does arrive, and it always does, someone who has never encountered it before will have no clue what to do in response.”

“A child without discipline is a child without love."

“Spartan Up! Life Lesson No. 3: Always Remember Those Who Serve In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a ten-year-old boy entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of water in front of him. “How much is an ice cream sundae?” the boy asked. “Fifty cents,” replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and studied the coins in his palm. “Well, how much is a plain dish of ice cream?” he inquired. By now, more people were waiting for a table, and the waitress was growing impatient. “Thirty-five cents,” she replied brusquely. The little boy again counted his coins. ”I’ll have the plain ice cream,” he said. The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table, and walked away. The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier, and left. When the waitress came back to wipe down the table, there, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two nickels and five pennies. You see, he couldn’t have the sundae, because he had to have enough left to leave her a tip."

“Put one foot in front of the other, focus on the little goal right in front of you, and almost anything is possible.”

“In fact, living with the mindset “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” may get you there quite a bit faster!”

“Albert Einstein said that adversity introduces men or women to themselves.”

“Discipline is not about being abusive; it’s about setting firm rules and boundaries and then enforcing them.”

“My father hugged me and told me, ‘In the history of man, there has never been justice in the world, and there will never ever be. But what you and I can do is to help reduce other people’s suffering and not add to it.”

“They say a healthy person has a thousand wishes but a sick person has only one wish—to get well.”

“People spend 46.9 percent of their waking hours thinking about something other than what they’re doing. In other words: mind-wandering. Imagine that. Half of our lives are spent spacing out. That is the human brain’s default mode of operation. The problem is, Killingsworth and Gilbert say, “A wandering mind is an unhappy mind.”

“Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”

“We want to believe that Mark Spitz was born to swim in a way that none of us were and that none of us could,” she says. “We don’t want to sit on the pool deck and watch him progress from amateur to expert. We prefer our excellence fully formed. We prefer mystery to mundanity.”

“Once you sign up for a Spartan Race, once you tell all of your friends about it, you, too, are committed. To back out is to admit failure not only to yourself but also to others. This should motivate you to honor your commitment and show up at the starting line ready to race.”

“Adversity is around every corner. You can’t escape it. How you handle that adversity is how you build your legacy.”

“Grit entails working strenuously toward challenges, maintaining effort and interest over years despite failure, adversity, and plateaus in progress. The gritty individual approaches achievement as a marathon; his or her advantage is stamina.”

“Don’t allow your dedication to weaken either. Get rid of distractions. Focus on what’s important, and learn to say “no” to anything that pulls you from the path of your commitments.”

“I don't want to be rewarded with a trophy when I don't achieve my goal. I don't want to be protected from that pain. If I get a trophy when I fail, then I'm going to believe that I performed at the peak of my ability. And that may prevent me from getting better. This is basic psychology. Rewarding behavior only regenerates the behavior. Rewarding habitual failure breeds a character of failure. What kind of attitude are we encouraging when we give everyone a trophy? We're encouraging an attitude of self-congratulation that leads to apathy, where accomplishments are meaningless and hard work is beside the point.”

“As Samuel Johnson wrote, “The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” It was true in Spartan times. It was true in Johnson’s time, eighteenth-century England. It’s true today.”

“With a determined sense of responsibility, I pledge these statements: I will follow my True North, I will commit to what is important, I will be ambitious and motivated in all that I do, I will value my time, I will make all my decisions by examining the upside and downside, I will delay gratification, I will grit it out, I will shift my frame of reference, I will live each day honoring my journey to live the Spartan Way.”

“the main difference between an amateur and a pro is their “depth of commitment. The amateur’s commitment is shallow. The professional’s is deep.”

“Commitment requires complete honesty. It means that you will do what you said you were going to do, even when you don’t feel like doing it. Anything less is pointless. There’s no “maybe” in commitment.”

“Your main obstacle is you. You are also your greatest opportunity.”

“You can either go to bed satisfied with your efforts today or stressed with what you left for tomorrow. You can either work hard to take on the hill or never know what it is that people see at the top.”

"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult."

"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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