33 Jay Z Quotes on Success

Jay Z is an American rapper and businessman. Not only is he one of the best-selling musicians of all time but also a highly successful entrepreneur who is rapidly approaching billionaire status.

Listen to any of his best-selling albums and you are sure to learn a thing or two about success and making money. There is even a great book dedicated to deciphering the genius of his lyrics, Jay Z Decoded.

Starting off in poverty and eventually attaining a net worth of $810m, he has proven over and over again his ability to navigate the world of business successfully agains’t all odds.

Here is a collection of some of his most inspiring & insightful quotes…

33 Jay Z Success Quotes

  1. “I’m constantly curious and always trying to evolve as a human being.” – Jay Z
  2. “I’m playing the long game. I see ten years down the road.” – Jay Z
  3. “You have to have such a strong belief in yourself that you can quite out all the outside noise.” – Jay Z
  4. “I personally don’t believe anybody could stop me. That’s just how I believe.” – Jay Z
  5. “Make the extraordinary things ordinary, like they should happen all the time. That’s pretty much my goal.” – Jay Z
  6. “I’m inspired by life and all sorts of things. You can say something right now that would inspire me.” – Jay Z
  7. “People say I’m the luckiest man on the planet, I like to think I stay ready. A wise man once told me, luck isn’t some mystical energy that dances around the universe randomly bestowing people with satisfaction and joy. You create your own luck.” – Jay Z
  8. “I believe in karma. I just believe that what you put out in the world, you get back. The energy you put in the world, you get back.” – Jay Z
  9. “I’m far from being god, but I work god damn hard.” – Jay Z
  10. “People respect success. The respect big. They don’t even have to like your music. If you’re big enough, people are drawn to you.” – Jay Z
  11. “I will not lose, for even in defeat, there’s a valuable lesson learned, so it evens up for me.” – Jay Z
  12. “As kids we didn’t complain about being poor. We talked about how rich we were going to be and made moves to get the lifestyle we aspired to by any means we could.” – Jay Z
  13. “I’m hungry for knowledge. The whole thing is to learn every day, to get brighter and brighter. That’s what this world is about.” – Jay Z
  14. “Successful people have a bigger fear of failure than people who’ve never done anything because if you haven’t been successful, then you don’t know how it feels to lose it all.” – Jay Z
  15. “The burden of poverty isn’t just that you don’t always have the things you need, it’s the feeling of being embarrassed every day of your life, and you’d do anything to lift that burden.” – Jay Z
  16. “I was forced to be an artist and a CEO from the beginning, so I was forced to be like a businessman because when I was trying to get a record deal, it was so hard to get a record deal on my own that it was either give up or create my own company.” – Jay Z
  17. “Those who are successful overcome their fears and take action. Those who aren’t submit to their fears and live with regrets.” – Jay Z
  18. “You can want success all you want. But to get it, you can’t falter. You can’t slip, you can’t sleep, one eye open, for real, and forever.” – Jay Z
  19. “All I got is dreams. Nobody else believes. Nobody else can see. Nobody else but me.” – Jay Z
  20. “You learn more in failure than you ever do in success.” – Jay Z
  21. “I’m not afraid of dying. I’m afraid of not trying.” – Jay Z
  22. “A wise man once told me don’t argue with fools. Because people from a distance can’t tell who is who.” – Jay Z
  23. “Before I learned about the law of attraction I was aware of the power of my thoughts, staying focused, weeding out thoughts that sabotage.” – Jay Z
  24. “Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” – Jay Z
  25. “I believe everyone in the world is born with genius-level talent. Apply yourself to whatever you’re genius at and you can do anything in the world.” – Jay Z
  26. “I believe excellence is being able to perform at a high level over and over.” – Jay Z
  27. “Remind yourself…nobody’s built like you, you design yourself.” – Jay Z
  28. “Leave a mark they can’t erase, neither space nor time.” – Jay Z
  29. “Belief in oneself and knowing who you are, I mean, that’s the foundation for everything great.” – Jay Z
  30. “Jelousy is a weak emotion.” – Jay Z
  31. “You have to have so much belief in your genius-level talent that no matter what anyone says to you, you have to have this focus.” – Jay Z
  32. “By far, for me, the most important thing is inspiration…Whenever inspiration doesn’t find you, you have to find it.” – Jay Z
  33. “I’d rather die enormous than live dormant.” – Jay Z

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