125 Powerful Dan Pena Quotes On Dreams And Success

Looking for some powerful quotes by famous businessman Dan Pena? We have rounded up the best collection of Dan Pena quotes, sayings, captions, and status, (with images and pictures) to motivate you about life, dreams, money, friends, success and more.

Daniel Steven Peña Sr. (born August 10, 1945) is an American businessman. He is an American born philanthropist, entrepreneur, and the world’s most successful high-performance business coach.

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He is an accomplished high-performance business coach who has moved his mentees from 7 to 11 figures in their businesses.

These famous sayings by Dan Pena talks about striving to be successful amidst criticism, hardships, and consequences. They will inspire you to hustle, work hard, and achieve success in life.

Top 10 Dan Pena Quotes For Success

  1. “Tough times don’t last – tough people do!” – Dan Peña

  2. “Cash only prolongs death. It doesn’t avoid it.” – Dan Peña


  3. “Don’t waste time on things you can’t change!” – Dan Peña


  4. “Show me your friends and I’ll show you your future.” – Dan Peña                                                               

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    Dan Pena Quotes Friends

  5. “If you want things to change, first you have to change.” – Dan Peña


  6. “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!” – Dan Peña


  7. “Don’t focus on mistakes; focus on the positive next time.” – Dan Peña 


  8. “Don’t under any circumstances, ever, second guess yourself.” – Dan Peña


  9. “I’ve never seen a ‘part-time’ super successful, high-performance person.” – Dan Peña


  10. “Your most valuable natural asset is your own gut instinct. Don’t be afraid of it. your instinct has more power than all of the conventional wisdom in the world.” – Dan Peña

Famous Dan Pena Quotes

  1. “Just do it!” – Dan Peña

  2. “Man plans – God Laughs!” – Dan Peña


  3. “Dream big, Think big, Be big.” – Dan Peña


  4. “A deal is either hot – or it’s not.” – Dan Peña


  5. “Feeling anxious is the key to growth.” – Dan Peña


  6. “A deal has to sound good before it is good.” – Dan Peña


  7. “The older you get the less you are surprised.” – Dan Peña


  8. “Man’s greatest burden is unfulfilled potential.” – Dan Peña                                                                   

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    Dan Pena Quotes Images

  9. “Hunger makes beasts of men and demons of beasts.” – Dan Peña                                                                         

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    famous dan pena quotes

  10. “The more you investigate, the less you have to invest.” – Dan Peña                                                             

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    Great Dan Peña Quotes

  11. “The only difference between a Champ and a Chump is ‘U’.” – Dan Peña


  12. “It is my ambition to say in four words what others say in a book.” – Dan Peña


  13. “Success starts with you being comfortable being uncomfortable!” – Dan Peña                                                 

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    Dan Pena Quotes Success

  14. “I may be wrong, but I am never in doubt!” – Dan Peña                                                                         

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    Famous Quotes By Dan Peña

  15. “A high-performance person uses his fear to galvanize his actions.” – Dan Peña

  16. “All you need is the desire, passion, and will to fulfill your dreams!” – Dan Peña


  17. “Quantum Leap success means fishing with nets, not just with lines.” – Dan Peña


  18. “Any problem solved will be replaced immediately by a larger more complicated one!” – Dan Peña


  19. “We cannot change the past, only recover from it. And perhaps learn its cruel lessons.” – Dan Peña


  20. “I do what you don’t want to do that you know you’ve got to do to be where you want to be.” – Dan Peña


  21. “I can guarantee you, you will never achieve anything greater than your highest aspiration.” – Dan Peña


  22. “Always shoot for the moon. Even if you don’t hit the bulls-eye, you’ll at least get 80 percent.” – Dan Peña


  23. “Fear of failure is caused by lack of self-esteem and confidence. Dealing with fear is the key to super success.” – Dan Peña


  24. “Realists are brutally honest with themselves… yet they still have an unwavering belief that they will prevail…” – Dan Peña


  25. “The difference between me and a lot of you here is that I have no fears. Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless.” – Dan Peña


  26. “Don’t just work longer hours, ‘staying busy’ as most other people do. ‘Work smart’ — i.e. Stay productive and don’t get distracted.” – Dan Peña


  27. “We must all remember life doesn’t have to be fair for us to succeed if we take change and become masters and creators of our own destiny!” – Dan Peña


  28. “Year-end goals are terrific! Affirmations with goals are even better! And goals, affirmations, along with visualization is even more effective!” – Dan Peña


  29. “Never start small where goals are concerned. You’ll make better decisions – and find it much easier to work a lot harder – when your ultimate goal is the ultimate success.” – Dan Peña


  30. “If you want to make more money, you’ll have to do things differently. You will have to do things you never even thought of doing in the past. You will have to do things out of your comfort zone.” – Dan Peña


  31. “Are you willing to work 100 hours weeks? Are you willing to not go on vacation for 3 years? Would you work on your anniversary? Would you celebrate Christmas in January because of business? I have.” – Dan Peña

Inspirational Quotes By Dan Pena

  1. “Don’t be a loser.” – Dan Peña

  2. “Ask and you shall receive.” – Dan Peña


  3. “Never ever share your doubts.” – Dan Peña                                                                                               

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    Dan Pena Quotes

  4. “Stop playing to lose. Play to win.” – Dan Peña


  5. “You have to have faith in people.” – Dan Peña


  6. “Hard work is the answer for everything.” – Dan Peña                                                                           

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    best Dan Pena Quotes

  7. “Progress often masquerades as trouble.” – Dan Peña


  8. “People that read books don’t take action!” – Dan Peña


  9. “We’re all self-made, but only successful people admit it.” – Dan Peña


  10. “You can’t have a dream come true unless you have a dream.” – Dan Peña


  11. “We are only as emotionally strong as our deepest/biggest secret!” – Dan Peña


  12. “High-performance people take action quickly and change their mind slowly!” – Dan Peña


  13. “The road to success is always under construction… there are lots of potholes but no traffic jams.” – Dan Peña


  14. “The difference between a failure and a high-performance individual is how each deals with fear. We are all afraid.” – Dan Peña


  15. “I could not be more proud of the countless lives that I have changed since I began my coaching and mentoring career!” – Dan Peña


  16. “People with low self-esteem protect themselves by not taking risks. High self-esteem gives you the power of confidence to take chances.” – Dan Peña


  17. “As I have said many times – no one loves me as much as I love myself! And if you can’t really love yourself, you can’t love anything you do!” – Dan Peña


  18. “I have said countless times high-performance people are never satisfied with what they do or how they do it! Hence, I am always endeavoring to improve.” – Dan Peña

Best Motivaional Dan Pena Quotes

  1. “All my life, I was always in a hurry! I was always hustling!” – Dan Peña

  2. “Life without dreams is like a bird with a broken wing – it can’t fly.” – Dan Peña                                     

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    motivational dan pena quotes

  3. “Don’t set time limits for achieving goals. They should transcend time.” – Dan Peña


  4. “High-performance people have larger, more expanded comfort zones than most!” – Dan Peña


  5. “Once you learn to make money, it is not that hard… what’s hard is to stay excited about it.” – Dan Peña


  6. “Wishing, hoping, and dreaming without an action plan – is nothing more than a pipe dream!” – Dan Peña


  7. ”I coach my mentees to act as if they are invincible – to act as if they could accomplish anything!” – Dan Peña


  8. “QLA is not about filling your brain with information – it is starting a fire within your heart and soul!” – Dan Peña


  9. “The truth is, I almost always did accomplish what I said I would – in the face of overwhelming obstacles!” – Dan Peña


  10. “As I have often said, I would rather be lucky than smart! But it is even better to be lucky and super smart!” – Dan Peña


  11. “If you don’t embrace a workload others would consider crazy, then your goal doesn’t mean that much to you.” – Dan Peña


  12. “When you truly believe in your idea or your company or yourself, then you don’t need to have a huge ego or a huge personality.” – Dan Peña


  13. “You will definitely encounter lots of resistance on the road to super success, but don’t let others stop you from reaching your goals.” – Dan Peña


  14. “We must all remember life doesn’t have to be fair for us to succeed if we make the change and become masters and creators of our own destiny!” – Dan Peña


  15. “My time is much too precious to be wasted on people who merely want to talk about being a high-performance person and can’t or won’t take action!” – Dan Peña


  16. “I have said many times: We have self-esteem or don’t, based on how we were raised! Self-esteem is normally produced in your first few years of life.” – Dan Peña


  17. “I can work 5-10 hrs. straight with no problem, though I do take some time towards the end of a 6-8 hr. work stint out to beat myself severely in the gym with weights/aerobics, including intervals!” – Dan Peña


  18. “The truth is, successful people are not ten times smarter than you. They don’t really work ten times harder than you. So why are they successful? Because their dreams are so much bigger than yours!” – Dan Peña


  19. “I have written and said countless times it is not what happens to you in life that makes a difference! It is how we react to what happens to us in life that creates our history and – more importantly – our future!” – Dan Peña


  20. “Super-success is not for everyone, and you will endure weeks and months and years of hard work, obstacles, failures, victories, pain, and any manner of ‘negative’ experiences to reap the rewards of success, drink from the golden goblet, own the brass ring.” – Dan Peña

Powerful Dan Pena Quotes 

  1. “It’s a changed world! Are you changing?” – Dan Peña

  2. “The best CEOs of all time are hedgehogs!” – Dan Peña


  3. “There’s no secret sauce to being a billionaire!” – Dan Peña                                                               

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  4. “Human talent is the currency of the new economy.” – Dan Peña                                                                       

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    Dan Pena Quotes savage

  5. “We all have baggage from our upbringing! That’s life!” – Dan Peña


  6. “Practice within when you’re without. Practice success.” – Dan Peña


  7. “Political Correctness is a manifestation of a lack of self-esteem.” – Dan Peña


  8. “It’s wrong to be taught you’re the pension fund of your parents!” – Dan Peña


  9. “CEO’s most important task…never stop becoming qualified for the job.” – Dan Peña


  10. “Reading books is not taking action! Taking action is pulling the trigger!” – Dan Peña


  11. “Build something that is worthy and stands for something to someone…” – Dan Peña


  12. “Entrepreneurship is enduring pain for a long time without relinquishing.” – Dan Peña


  13. “We are told you have to remember who you are and where you came from.” – Dan Peña


  14. “Size is the enemy of speed! Speed to react matters more than size of company…” – Dan Peña


  15. “People want to be led by strong leaders, and good leaders are constant students.” – Dan Peña


  16. “Good leaders make sense of change in the world… then imparts that insight to the team.” – Dan Peña


  17. “If you change a billion lives, that’s the formula to become a billionaire and change the world.” – Dan Peña


  18. “If love got the job done, most parents would have produced high performers. Most of them haven’t!” – Dan Peña


  19. “By definition, to work with me, you need thicker skin and must be OK with a certain amount of verbal abuse!” – Dan Peña


  20. “Too many people waste time on personal development instead of execution. They confuse reading for action.” – Dan Peña


  21. “The more emotional distractions you have the harder it is to accomplish your goals – especially at the extreme levels!” – Dan Peña


  22. “There’s no seminar in the world that will give you multi-million-dollar advice on building a business from scratch!” – Dan Peña


  23. “It’s a changed world! Are you changing? You see, all super high performance people go against conventional wisdom.” – Dan Peña


  24. “We have two bank accounts – the emotional bank account and the financial bank account. We empty one into the other.” – Dan Peña


  25. “The best form of customer service is self-service. Constantly empower customers to get their own answers themselves.” – Dan Peña


  26. “Question: how do you know if your company is worthy of lasting??? Answer: does it stand for something great to someone?” – Dan Peña


  27. “I could write a book describing what differentiates the high-performance person from all the rest! Hell, I could write volumes!” – Dan Peña


  28. “I don’t want anybody to love me. In fact, I don’t want anyone to even like me. I want them to respect me. Respect is fine.” – Dan Peña


  29. “Business deals start and end with people – the interaction of flesh and blood, bone and sinew, heart and mind, emotion and soul.” – Dan Peña


  30. “All our lives we are told by the pundits our goals are not realistic. Our dreams are too far-fetched. Our expectations are too high!” – Dan Peña


  31. “Great DNA encoding of people and values (not ideas) in young companies early on will create the truly great and lasting companies later.” – Dan Peña


  32. “Popular consensus = recipe for failure. The aforementioned rhetoric is what we and every other human being have been told since Guthrie man.” – Dan Peña


  33. “Next time, you question what you are doing – ask yourself? What could I do more? In most cases, extra time will be the greatest leverage you can apply!” – Dan Peña


  34. “A famous man once said, ‘A sure formula for failure is to try and please everyone.’ Some might say I built a career on doing just the opposite of pleasing everyone.” – Dan Peña


  35. “We are preached to that those ‘things’ are for the ‘other’ people; you certainly can’t expect that for yourself; whom are you kidding? You’ll only disappoint yourself.” – Dan Peña


  36. “The job of CEOs is not to be the smartest guy in the room but to attract other smart guys to work for him. The ‘group brain’ is far more powerful than individual brainpower.” – Dan Peña


  37. “Even when one thoughtfully and judiciously plans, more often than not, such plans are overcome by external events. Therefore, never underestimate how wrong you can be!” – Dan Peña


  38. “Remarkably successful people habitually do what other people won’t do. They go where others won’t go because there’s a lot less competition and a much greater chance for success.” – Dan Peña


  39. “My life was changed a number of years ago when I heard Ted Turner of Time Warner/Turner Communications fame say ‘set goals you cannot accomplish in your lifetime.’” – Dan Peña


  40. “Turner, Iacocca, Ford, Dell, Edison, Gates, Jobs, Tom Watson, Perot, Fred Smith, Knight, Bezoes, and probably any superstar you know all subscribe to do what others felt was wrong.” – Dan Peña


  41. “Our lives are a series of lowered expectations year after year. We got pounded by everything around us. Just like our parents and their parents. We are products of our social and economic milieu.” – Dan Peña


  42. “The Hedgehog Vs Fox… the fox is smart & cunning but gets caught up in lots of details, becoming misdirected and chasing his own tail… hedgehogs do only one thing and do it well and nothing else… eat.” – Dan Peña


  43. “People regularly practice playing a sport like golf or basketball – but few people think about ‘practicing being successful.’ I had practiced meeting the Queen of England – what I would wear, how I would stand, the handshake – so when I did meet her, I was comfortable – for I had practiced the moment for years.” – Dan Peña


  44. “The Internet has allowed even more growth possible than in the bricks and mortar industries that I dealt with years ago. It is easier to get a business to a million dollars/pounds in revenue on the net! It is not easy! But it is easier when compared to construction, etc., though all businesses use the Internet to enhance marketing.” – Dan Peña

More Facts and Details About Dan Peña 

Company Name: Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA) Methodology

Net Worth: Estimated net worth of $600 Million in 2022 (As per Forbes)

Famous books authored by Dan Pena are QLA’s 50 Billion Dollar Man, Financing your Dreams, Investigation and Analysis of Deals, Your First 100 Million, and more.

What is Dan Pena famous for?

Peña Sr., or Dan Peña, is known as the Trillion Dollar Man. He is the Founder of the Quantum Leap Advantage (QLA) Methodology.

Peña began his career as a financial analyst on Wall Street. He went on to become president of Great Western Resources, Inc., a Houston-based oil company listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1984

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