These 4 Grant Cardone Quotes Will Change How You Live and Work

Here’s the ultimate mindset for success.

Reece Robertson
4 min readJul 26, 2022


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In his book The 10X Rule, Grant Cardone writes, “One of the greatest turning points in my life occurred when I stopped casually waiting for success and instead started to approach it as a duty, obligation, and responsibility.”

Grant grew up with his mother, who didn’t have a very good relationship with money or success. From her perspective, money was scarce, and even a little was something to be grateful for.

However, that never sat well with Grant. As he saw his mom in constant fear and financial worry, he decided that when he grew up, he wanted to become so rich that he’d never have to worry about money again.

Although at the age of 26, he would have to first overcome 9 years of drug addiction before finally being on the path towards his potential.

Grant then made his first million by 30 and has since built five companies and a billion-dollar fortune. Indeed, he is living proof of the saying:

“It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand.”

Tony Robbins has similarly said, “It is your decisions, not your conditions, that determine your destiny.”

The remainder of this article will explore 4 of the mindsets and decisions that helped him create the life he lives. Here we go.

“Quit settling for reality and focus on your potential.”

When Grant left rehab after twenty-nine days of being sober, his counselor gave him these parting words, “You’ll never make it,” he said.

“You are a defective person. You have an addictive personality. You have a disease you can never recover from. You have no power or control over your disease or your life, and the chances of you never using drugs again are zilch. The most successful thing you can do with your life at this point is never use again. Focus on anything else and you will fail. Drop all your grandiose ideas of money, fame, and success.”

The counselor was obviously making his story about who he’d been, whereas Grant was committed to…



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