Stan Lee was one of the most influential figures Hollywood has ever known. In November of 2018, he passed away at 95-years old but not before leaving a legacy of passionate work that he truly cared about.
He transformed the comic book industry by creating Marvel heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man so many others. These characters have been dominating the movie industry for over a decade, bringing in billions for the studios and tons of happy fans. None of the htis would’ve been possible without the inspirational work of Stan Lee.
While his work was amazing, his attitude and positive vibes are equally as inspiring.
Use these Stan Lee quotes to find passion and purpose in your life
“I’m happiest when I’m working. If I’m not working, I feel like I’m wasting my time.”
Are you happiest when your working or are you in the 81% of people that dislike their job worldwide? Life’s too short to spend time at a job that brings you no joy or even worse, pain. While it’s usually more work, at least in the beginning to find your passion, don’t let that stop you. Find what you love and go all out.
“Just because you have superpowers, that doesn’t mean your love life would be perfect. I don’t think superpowers automatically means there won’t be any personality problems, family problems or even money problems. I just tried to write characters who are human beings who also have superpowers.”
It’s not easy to always balance life when you’re trying to raise a family, build a career or business and still find time for yourself and relationships. Life’s a balancing act and it’s okay for the scale to tip in one direction at times. Focus on spending time on things that move you closer to your goals in life.
“I’ve been very lucky. All I wanted was to pay the rent. Then these characters took off and suddenly there were Hulk coffee mugs and Iron Man lunchboxes and The Avengers sweatshirts everywhere. Money’s okay, but what I really like is working.” – Stan Lee Quotes
Life isn’t just about money. There are tons of millionaires and billionaires that still commit suicide, proving that money isn’t everything. Fulfillment is what you should seek.
Do everything in your power to create a life that is focused on what makes you feel alive, not just money. As Tony Robbins said, “Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure.”
“I used to be embarrassed because I was just a comic-book writer while other people were building bridges or going on to medical careers. And then I began to realize: entertainment is one of the most important things in people’s lives. Without it, they might go off the deep end. I feel that if you’re able to entertain people, you’re doing a good thing.” – Stan Lee Quotes
Focus on finding work that can impact other peoples lives. If that means being a doctor, fantastic. If that means being a Hollywood movie producer, that’s awesome as well.
Don’t feel like you have to do certain jobs or careers just because Hollywood tells you to do so. Break your own limiting beliefs and focus on impact, not income. Usually, if you help enough people, you’re almost always rewarded with money as well.
“Life is never completely without its challenges.” – Stan Lee Quotes
If you’re striving to achieve a great life, it’s not supposed to happen naturally. Overcoming challenges and obstacles is part of the process of finding massive success in anything in life.
“I think the way you become a good storyteller is to read a lot of stories and evaluate them in your own mind.” – Stan Lee Quotes
How much are you reading? The average person reads one book per year while the average CEO reads one book per week. If you want to find more success and growth, start reading books or listen to the audio version. The more quality information in, the more you can put out.