If you can't solve a problem, it's because you're playing by the rules

β€” Paul Arden

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If you always make the right decision, the safe decision, the one most people make, you will be the same as everyone else.

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Do not seek praise. Seek criticism.

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Even a bad idea executed is better than a good idea undone.

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The more strikingly visual your presentation is, the more people will remember it. And more importantly, they will remember you.

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Be your own worst critic. When things go wrong it's tempting to shift the blame. Don't. Accept responsibility. People will appreciate it, and you will find out what you're capable of.

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Nearly all rich and powerful people are not notably talented, educated, charming or good-looking. They become rich and powerful by wanting to be rich and powerful.

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It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be.

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Start taking bad decisions and it will take you to a place where others only dream of being.

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Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way.

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Great people have great egos; maybe that's what makes them great.

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We are always waiting for the perfect brief from the perfect client.

It almost never happens [...] Whatever is on your desk right now, that's the one. Make it the best you possibly can.

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having too many ideas is not always a good thing.

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About Paul Arden

Quotes 46 sayings
Profession Author
Birthday April 7, 1940

Don't be afraid of silly ideas.

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Without having a goal it's difficult to score.

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Do not covet your ideas.

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Even when we want to be timid and play it safe, we should pause for a moment to imagine what we might be missing.

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Risks are a measure of people. People who won't take them are trying to preserve what they have. People who do take them often end up having more. Some risks have a future, and some people call them wrong. But being right may be like walking backwards proving where you've been. Being wrong isn't in the future, or in the past. Being wrong isn't anywhere but being here. Best place to be, eh?

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Do not put cleverness in front of the communication.

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Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you've got, and fix it as you go.

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Everybody wants to be good, but not many are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to be great. To many people, being nice in order to be liked is more important. There's equal merit in that, but you must not confuse being good with being liked.

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It's never the next brief, it's ALWAYS THIS brief .

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Everybody wants to be good, but not many are prepared to make the sacrifices it takes to be great.

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Everything we do we choose. So what is there to regret? You are the person you chose to be.

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Be unfashionable. Take risks.

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Don't give a speech. Put on a show.

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Most people are reasonable. That's why they only do reasonably well.

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We are all advertising, all of the time.

If you want to sell your car, what do you do? You clean and polish it and make it the best you can. Some people bake bread when they are trying to sell their house because the smell adds a friendly feeling. Even the priest, with all his or her fervour, is advertising God. Everybody is selling.

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Risks are a measure of people. People who won't take them are trying to preserve what they have. People who do take them often end up having more.

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The problem with hoarding is you end up living off your reserves.

Eventually you will become stale. If you give away everything you have, you are left with nothing. This forces you to look, to be aware, to replenish. Somehow the more you give away the more comes back to you.

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Life's all about 'me' anyway

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How you perceive yourself is how others will see you.

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Advertising gets such a bashing from the world.

At parties you are always asked, 'Aren't you just selling people things they don't want?

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It's better to regret what you have done than what you haven't.

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it's wrong to be right; it's right to be wrong.

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Have you noticed that the cleverest people at school are often not the ones who succeed in life?

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I watch TV more than I used to, and the commercials don't impress me.

The standard of execution is very high, but the standard of ideas is appalling.

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The perosn who doesn't make mistakes is unlikely to make anything.

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You will become whoever you want to be.

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Don't look for the next opportunity, the one you have in hand is the opportunity.

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The world is what YOU think of it, so think of it DIFFERENTLY and your life will change.

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When it can't be done, do it. If you don't do it, it doesn't exist.

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Your vision of where or who you want to be is the greatest asset you have.

Without having a goal it’s difficult to score.

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i wish means: would it be nice if.. i want means: if i want it enough i will get it.

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Religion is a light bulb, created by man to help him to see in the dark.

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There are rules in advertising, and those rules are self-imposed by the client companies because they don't want their products to be seen as dishonest.

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