Henry Ford was truly one of the famous industrialists of his times. He was the one who founded Ford Motors and the one who almost handled the entire automobile industry.
From a young age, Henry was attracted to various tools and machinery. He used to repair watches for his friends and family by tools that he personally made. He did begin his career under the guidance of Thomas Elva Edison. He later encouraged Henry to start his own automobile.
Later, on he decided to contest for assembly elections on the insistence of President Woodrow Wilson. However, he did lose the elections due to the lack of a campaign.
Although he was not the first one to invent the automobile, he was truly the one who started to manufacture it, which was affordable even by middle-class Americans.
Below are some of his inspiring and famous quotes by Henry Ford. Do check them because who knows; it may change your life forever.
Don't find fault, find a remedy.
Every person has a habit of finding fault in others. They say it is very easy to find faults instead of praise. Even when we are nervous, we tend to find faults within us.
But instead, try to find solutions because it will help us to find the right path. The important thing which we need to remember is that other than focusing on problems, try to find answers.
Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.
Quality is always preferred instead of quantity. It doesn't matter how long you do a particular thing but doing it right is what it matters. And when you do something right, quality always stands out.
We human beings always want to be praised for one or the other thing. There are quite a few things which we do for ourselves. So, when we forget about all those and do something from our heart, it does matter. And that is the quality which is needed.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.
It is said that rules and regulations are to be followed so, none of them questions those. No one ever tries to find out why are certain things the way they are.
In this fast pace of life, people do not waste their time thinking. Only the ones who are curious try to find reasons behind things. As thinking requires a lot of time and energy, people forget it. People do certain things because it is how others do.
So only the curious minds engage in the thinking process, which makes it the hardest one.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplanes takes off against the wind, not with it.
There are times when you feel you are at the bay of problems. And if you move even a bit, they are going to swallow you whole. There are times when you want to run away for some time.
But remember that problems are what makes you strong. Only when problems do occur you know your strengths. Be sure to know that the best outcomes do occur only when you are in the worst situation.
So, do trust the universe as something's are always meant to be.
Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.
Whenever we fail, we do blame everything on ourselves. And then we lose our courage and end up becoming scared for our lives.
It is a fact that failures do tear us apart. We feel that everything we ought to do will eventually end up in vain. Remember that failures are important in our life. As without them, we will not understand the role of success.
So even if failure strikes, use this a chance to start once again but more smartly.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning is young.
Learning is something which you can learn until the day you yearn to. It has nothing to do with age. Age is simply a number.
Whenever you want to learn something, just start at the moment. Do not wait for the perfect moment, as a perfect moment does not exist. A moment is always made perfect.
So until you learn something, you are always young. So keep learning and stay young forever.
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everyone does make some or other mistakes. And mistakes are actually quite normal.
Even if you make mistakes, try to reflect on those. Understand what went wrong and work on it. Only if you do not rectify your mistakes, then it turns into a grave situation. And that eventually becomes a bigger one.
So, when you learn something from each mistake and correct it, you always grow as a person.
Vision without execution is hallucination.
Every human being in this universe have lots of dreams. But most of us only dream and forget to work on it.
We always have a perfect vision of what we want in our life. But it only remains as a vision. People are either too lazy or are afraid to take that one step. They often forget that vision should be implemented.
Remember that if our imagination is not carried out, it will always stay an illusion. So, dream big and shine forever.
Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success.
Most of us always have a nervous feeling whenever we try a new thing. This is quite common. However, due to this, do not stop from trying new things.
Try to calm yourself and do risk that one step. Never be afraid of learning something new. Be prepared for the worst cases and work hard.
Only when you are set, you will have the courage to take over the world. So be prepared and get ready for success. As being set brings us closer to success.
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you are right.
This is quite a simple quote and yet a little complicated. It says that everything is in the mind.
In our entire life, every single step taken by us is only because we do want to. Every single thing we do is only because we think that we can do it. It is simply a mind game.
Only when we feel to do something only then can we do the impossible else nothing is possible.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Reputation is a thing that takes time to construct. You can surely build a reputation, but you need to be patient enough.
It is not something that can be built beforehand. It builds when you realize your own potential and work hard on it. And when you grow as a person, reputation starts building on its own.
So, work hard and be a reputable person in the world.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
People always have this tendency of over-thinking. Even before we always do think of all the worst outcomes that are about to take place.
When we try to begin a new thing, hurdles are bound to occur. But, take those barriers as a room for improvement and try to find as many solutions as possible. Never focus on these stumbling stones, as they only discourage you.
So, instead of concentrating on those obstacles, focus on the goal set by you. So, work hard and achieve your goal.
A business that makes nothing, but money is a poor business.
Business always gives us three main things money, respect and relations. Money and respect is something that you earn for yourself, but relations are something that you make while earning both.
It is not necessary that every person who does business will have all three of them. Some of them do business only for profits. They forget humanity and earn money which makes them self-centered. And when you become selfish, you forget to respect and maintain relations.
You become devoid of all the emotions. Slowly you will be alone and lost one day. So, always remember that never be greedy in terms of money as it only makes your business a deficient one.
Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them.
Problems are not something which you can avoid. They are bound to occur at any time and without any warnings.
Rather than solving problems, we think about those. We always think that why we have to face those problems. We try to forget that if we try to solve issues, then it is truly possible.
When we do not focus on problems rather than solving them, our energy and time both are misused. So, try to concentrate on solutions rather than problems.
Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.
Every new thing seems to be hard when we start. And each thing becomes difficult if we think it is.
Each thing seems to be tough when you begin. Rather than thinking it as one big problem, try to divide it into small parts. Every hard thing can be easy once you start doing it. Just understand the job, and the rest of it becomes easy.
It does turn out to be perfect when you do something you love. So, rather than thinking it as one whole thing, break it into small parts. And then everything becomes too easy.
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
People are generally afraid when they try things. They have a fear of losing. They believe it is better to not try things rather than losing.
But they often forget that losing and winning are both part of life. Only when you lose you appreciate winning. But when you actually show a little courage and take that one step, you will truly be startled at what you can do.
Only the fear of losing keeps us away from trying things. So, stop think and start exploring.
There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.
Problems are simply those things that occurs only when we think of them. It is quite simple because if we feel that thing is a problem, only then it does become a problem.
Basically, there are no big problems in life. All these problems can be divided as they come. It is the way we perceive those problems to be. The big problems are simply little problems that can be solved.
We cannot avoid something called problems in our life. So try to think of it as small problems rather than many of them.
Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
People generally tend to make mistakes. And when they make these, they are afraid of the possible outcomes.
Sometimes, those mistakes turn out to be something worthwhile. Not every mistake is as great as it seems to be. But, yes, there is a lesson to learn. So trust me, it is okay to make mistakes once in a while.
As some of them may be those hurdles which may turn as a stepping stone towards your success. So, be fearless and live your life.
There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can.
There is no limit to what we can do. We actually set every limit. It is something which we define bu us.
Sometimes, our desires can overstep the boundaries set by us. We may often be surprised once we stop limiting ourselves. No other person sets a limit for you. And every one of them can surely exceed their capabilities.
We humans can always overtake ourselves. So, stop limiting and start doing.
Money is like an arm or leg - use it or lose it.
In today's times, money plays an important role. It is something without which we cannot survive.
Like the basic necessities we need in our life, money too is necessary. It is like freedom to be able to do certain things the way you want to. It has a different meaning to each other, but it is surely a thing that has become necessary.
It is something that can be avoided, and hence, one must learn to use it wisely. If we try to misuse it, then we surely are at loss. So think twice when you handle money.
Life is truly unpredictable with lots of ups and downs. Each moment is precious, and so you are you. Whenever you face any problem, remember that it is you who have to fight against them. As they say, everything is all in your head. So, stay calm and keep breathing.
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