36 Terrific Jeff Olson Quotes

Jeff Olson, the CEO of Nerium International is a sales and leadership trainer and founder of LiveHappy.com. With the best selling book, ‘The Slight Edge,’ Olson focuses on the best ways to foster happiness in business and your personal life to increase your success. Here is a look at some of the best Jeff Olson quotes to help inspire your day.

“A positive philosophy turns into a positive attitude, which turns into positive actions, which turns into positive results, which turns into a positive lifestyle. A positive life.”

“And some more shocking news: your ship’s not coming—it’s already here. Docked and waiting. You already have the money. You already have the time. You already have the skill, the confidence. You already have everything you need to achieve everything you want.”

“Because what you need to transform your life is not more information.”

“Being productive and being busy are not necessarily the same thing. Doing things won’t create your success; doing the right things will.”

“Every day, in every moment, you get to exercise choices that will determine whether or not you will become a great person, living a great life. Greatness is not something predetermined, predestined or carved into your fate by forces beyond your control. Greatness is always in the moment of the decision.”


“For things to change, you’ve got to change. For things to get better, you’ve got to get better.”

“How you feed your mind is every bit as critical to your happiness as how you feed your body.”

“Instead of writing down what you’re going to do (chances are you’ve been doing that your whole adult life anyway, and it doesn’t make you any better at doing them), write down at the end of the day what you did do that day.”

“It’s never too late to start. It’s always too late to wait.”

“People on the success curve live a life of responsibility. They take full responsibility for who they are, where they are, and everything that happens to them.”

“Position your daily actions so time is working for instead of against you.”

“Remember: success does not lead to happiness – it’s the other way around. Greater happiness is what leads to greater success.”

“Showing up is essential. Showing up consistently is powerful. Showing up consistently with a positive outlook is even more powerful.”

“Sometimes you need to slow down to go fast.”

“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do, and that often means living outside the limits of one’s comfort zone.”

“Successful people do whatever it takes to get the job done, whether or not they feel like it.”

“Successful people fail their way to the top.”

“Successful people form habits that feed their success, instead of habits that feed their failure.”

“Surround yourself with people of like mind and different talents and temperaments with the purpose of serving the goals of every member of the group. Associate with these people on a regular basis.”

“The expectations are very high. The standards were set long before I was born.”

“The formula for success is quite simple: Double your rate of failure.”

“The foundation uses its money to preserve habitat, and when that habitat gets destroyed, it’s kind of disheartening to people.”

“The journey starts with a single step—not with thinking about taking a step.”

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

“The predominant state of mind displayed by those people on the failure curve is blame. The predominant state of mind displayed by those people on the success curve is responsibility.”

“The question we should be asking. Would I want to be sponsored by me?”

“The truth is, what you do matters. What you do today matters. What you do every day matters. Successful people just do the things that seem to make no difference in the act of doing them and they do them over and over and over until the compound effect kicks in.”

“There are only two possibilities. You are either going for your dreams or giving up your dreams. Stretching for what you could be or settling for what you are.”

“There are two kinds of habits: those that serve you, and those that don’t.”

“There is a natural progression to everything in life: plant, cultivate, harvest.”

“What you think, multiplied by action plus time, will create what you get.”

“When you have a better image of yourself physically, you have a tendency to live your life in a more positive way.”

“Would you like me to give you the formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.… You’re thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure—or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that’s where you’ll find.”

“You can gauge the limitations of a person’s life by the size of the problems that get him or her down. You can measure the impact a person’s life has by the size of the problems he or she solves.”

“You can’t build your dream by what you’re going to do or planning to do or intend to do. You only build your dream by building it.”

“You plant, then you cultivate, and finally you harvest. Plant, cultivate, harvest. In today’s world, everyone wants to go directly from plant to harvest.”

Jeff Olson goes over his vision for Nerium International. Ready to take his business to new heights, Olson gives a sneak peak to some of the exciting changes and opportunities that will come.