Dan Peña is a high performance executive business coach, entrepreneur, and motivational speaker. He’s also a self-made multimillionaire and founder of the Guthrie Group, and the Quantum Leap Advantage, a transformational program that teaches people how to tap into their potential and build generational wealth. That said, Dan is a tough-love, castle-owning, non-sugar coating high achiever who knows a thing or two about success. So, we’ve decided to pull together some of the most inspiring and powerful Dan Peña quotes on success we could find.

Our hope is that this small batch of quotes will give you a few gems you can take and run with to find a bit more success in your life. We also hope that these Dan Peña quotes will inspire you enough to learn more about him and his methods for achieving success. So, if you’re ready for some of ‘The Trillion Dollar Man’s’ best insights, let’s dive in:


Motivational Dan Pena Quotes

1. “I’ve never seen a ‘part-time’ super successful, high-performance’ person.” – Dan Peña

2. “Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing — it can’t fly.” – Dan Peña

3. “Don’t focus on mistakes; focus on the positive. Say “Next Time”! – Dan Peña

4. “It’s my ambition to say in four words what others say in a whole book.” – Dan Peña

5. “You can’t love anybody unless you love yourself first.” – Dan Peña

6. “Don’t under any circumstances, ever, second guess yourself.” – Dan Peña

7. “There is never an easy time to make a hard decision.” – Dan Peña

8. “The road to success is always under construction.” – Dan Peña

9. “I can guarantee you will never achieve anything greater than your greatest aspiration.” – Dan Peña

10.Tough times don’t last. Tough people do!” – Dan Peña

11. “If love got the job done most parents would have produced high performers — It doesn’t!” – Dan Peña

12. “‘Thinking it over’ is for people who can’t take action.” – Dan Peña

13. “Don’t just work longer hours, ‘staying busy’ as most other people do. ‘Work smart’ — i.e. stay productive and don’t get distracted.” – Dan Peña

14. “If you want things to change, you first have to change.” – Dan Peña

15.Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success.” – Dan Peña

16. “Wishing, hoping, and dreaming without an action plan — is nothing more than a pipe dream.” – Dan Peña

17. “Self-esteem is the bedrock of high performance, it’s the bedrock of everything.” – Dan Peña

18. “You are who you hang around with. Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – Dan Peña

19. “87% of the planet hate what they do.” – Dan Peña

20. “Man’s greatest burden is unfulfilled potential.” – Dan Peña

21. “People with low self-esteem protect themselves by not taking risks. High self-esteem gives you the power of confidence to take chances.” – Dan Peña

22. “High performance people take action quickly and change their mind slowly.” – Dan Peña

23. “Most people today are snowflakes. They melt under pressure.” – Dan Peña

24. “Once you learn how to make money, it is not that hard… what’s hard is to stay excited about it.” – Dan Peña

25. “You can’t have a dream come true unless you have a dream.” – Dan Peña

26. “Good things come to those who go out and fu**ing earn it.” – Dan Peña

27. “You have no idea how limitless you are when you don’t care what other people think or say.” – Dan Peña

28. Practice success before you’re successful.” – Dan Peña

29. “Mistakes are inevitable but the important thing is we learn and not repeat them.” – Dan Peña

30. “Dream big, think big, be big.” – Dan Peña

31. “We must all remember life doesn’t have to be fair for us to succeed, if we take charge and become creators of our own destiny.” – Dan Peña

32. “Always shoot for the moon. Even if you don’t hit the bulls-eye, you’ll at least get 80 percent.”

33. “The more emotional distractions you have the harder it is to accomplish your goals – especially at the extreme levels!” – Dan Peña

34. “Your most valuable natural asset is your own gut instinct. Don’t be afraid of it. your instinct has more power than all of the conventional wisdom in the world.” – Dan Peña

35. “The truth is, successful people are not ten times smarter than you. They don’t really work ten times harder than you. So why are they successful? Because their dreams are so much bigger than yours!” – Dan Peña

36. “You’ve been deluded into believing that reading is taking action.” – Dan Peña

37. “Life expands and contracts with courage through pain.” – Dan Peña

38. “Success leaves clues kids.” – Dan Peña

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Final Thoughts

There you have it, some of the best powerful Dan Peña quotes for success and high achievement. There’s no doubt that his approach is controversial, and some may even say off-putting, but he’s results speak for themselves. So, if it’s success you seek, then you’ll have to overlook his tough love approach.

That said, if you looking for more success insights from this billion/trillion dollar drill sergeant, be sure to check out his site or his channel.

Till you reach your aims,


PS – If you enjoyed these motivational Dan Peña quotes, then you’ll likely enjoy these quotes from one of his highly successful mentee’s, Dan Lok.

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