T.D. Jakes is a pastor, author, and filmmaker who has been spreading his positive message for decades. He has hosted nationally televised TV shows and is the founder of TDJ Enterprises. His work also includes gospel albums that have received several Grammy nominations and one win.
Use these T.D. Jakes quotes for inspiration and to set yourself up for success:
“A setback is a setup for a comeback.” — T.D. Jakes Quotes
Success is not linear. Entrepreneurs and successful people understand that everything doesn’t always happen the way you anticipate. You will get defeated, tired, mad, sad, and frustrated in your pursuit of greatness. But if you can keep getting back up after each time you get knocked down you will eventually succeed. Learn to move past obstacles and know that with each one your story will only get better.
“If you can’t figure out your purpose figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” — T.D. Jakes Quotes
Life is too short to spend it doing something you hate. Find what you are passionate about and go all in. Once you find your passion you will also find an energy within you that didn’t know existed. You’ll become more resourceful, enthusiastic, and powerful than you could ever imagine.
“Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion.” — T.D. Jakes Quotes
Everyone wants to be successful but few people have the work ethic, discipline, and patience to see it through. Social media makes it easy to look like everyone is winning but few are. Those that have become successful persisted through failures more than others were willing to do.
If you want to be a champion you have to put in the work. There are no shortcuts on the road to success.
“If you can dream it, you can achieve it. The secret to recapturing our dreams is to enjoy the pursuit of the dream, rather than to focus on the outcome.” — T.D. Jakes Quotes
Whenever you set a big goal or dream it’s easy to make progress initially but it’s the middle part that is the hardest. While you might want results quicker don’t forget to enjoy the process. Make the journey even more fun than accomplishing the goal. While the outcome will be fun, focus on the pursuit of your ambitious dream.
“Be strong enough to stand up again, even after haters make you drop to your knees.” — T.D. Jakes Quotes
Haters are everywhere, no matter how nice you are or what dream you are pursuing. People will doubt your dreams and say it can’t be done. Don’t listen to them. The only reason they feel that way is because they have given up on their dreams and have nothing better to do. Drown out the noise and trust yourself until you succeed.
“Stop hiding your scars and your wounds. They’re your trophies that you went through that and still survived.” — T.D. Jakes Quotes
No one is perfect, stop pretending to be, 8 out of 10 millionaires go financially bankrupt at least once. No one will remember your failures, they will only remember your success.
But you will never become successful if you give up. Failing is temporary, but quitting lasts forever.