39 Motivational Steve Harvey Quotes and Sayings To Inspire You Today

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About Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey is an American television presenter, comedian, actor, broadcaster, author, game show host and businessman. He hosts The Steve Harvey Morning Show, Family Feud, Celebrity Family Feud and the Miss Universe competition (since 2015). [ 1]

A born-again Christian, Harvey has been married three times. He has twin daughters, Brandi and Karli, and a son, Broderick Jr., from his first marriage, and a son, Wynton, from his second. [ 2]

Harvey kickstarted his career as a stand-up comedian and soon progressed to become an actor. Interestingly, his television and film debuts came along almost simultaneously. However, what shot him to fame was his flagship show, ‘The Steve Harvey Show,’ which ran from 1996 until 2002.

Over the years, Harvey has received five Daytime Emmy Awards and 14 NAACP Image Award in various categories. He is definitely one of the most talented American entertainers of the recent decades. [ 3]

In addition to his wide-ranging accomplishments as an entertainer, Harvey is also a best-selling author. In 2009, he wrote Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. In 2010, Straight Talk, No Chaser was also a New York Times best-seller. Act Like a Success, Think Like a Success is another book that was released in 2014. Harvey is a prolific best-selling author whose books have been translated into 30 languages around the world. [ 4]

Motivational Steve Harvey Quotes and Sayings

Here are the most powerful success lessons from the Steve Harvey quotes:

Change comes in every person’s life. You can either react to it or you can participate in it.

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Men respect standards- get some!

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You are never too old to reinvent yourself.

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When you put your efforts into your gift, you are giving God something to bless.

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If you want to be successful you have to jump, there’s no way around it. If you’re safe, you’ll never soar.

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God lets you be successful because he trusts you that you will do the right thing with it. Now, does he get disappointed often? All the time, because people get there and they forget how they got it.

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If you do what you’ve always done, your life will not get better.

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You’ve got to be in a bad relationship to really understand what a great one is.

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If you see it in your mind, you can hold it in your mind.

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Failure is a great teacher, and I think when you make mistakes and you recover from them and you treat them as valuable learning experiences, then you’ve got something to share.

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Motivational Steve Harvey Quotes and Sayings #11:

Nothing on this planet can compare with a woman’s love — it is kind and compassionate, patient and nurturing, generous and sweet and unconditional. Pure. If you are her man, she will walk on water and through a mountain for you, too, no matter how you’ve acted out, no matter what crazy thing you’ve done, no matter the time or demand. If you are her man, she will talk to you until there just aren’t any more words left to say, encourage you when you’re at rock bottom and think there just isn’t any way out, hold you in her arms when you’re sick, and laugh with you when you’re up.

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You can be happy, or you can be right. If you want to be part of a couple and win every argument, you’re in trouble.

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The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.

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You career is what you’re paid for, your calling is what you’re made for.

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Procrastination will delay your change! Today is a very good day to change; don’t let you stop yourself from growing.

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All I’m telling you to do is to be smart about it. Know that if this man isn’t looking for a serious relationship, you’re not going to change his mind just because you two are going on dates and being intimate. You could be the most perfect woman on the Lord’s green earth-you’re capable of interesting conversation, you cook a mean breakfast, you hand out backrubs like sandwiches, you’re independent (which means, to him, that you’re not going to be in his pockets)-but if he’s not ready for a serious relationship, he going to treat you like sports fish.

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Your mission, your purpose and your destiny will all be tied to one thing — your gift.

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My father told me never to take my foot off a ladder to kick at someone who was kicking at me. When I did that, I would no longer be climbing. While they are kicking, my father told me, I should keep stepping. They can kick only one time. If I continued to climb, they would be left behind. In trying to hurt me, to impede my progress, they would get left behind because they allowed themselves to get sidetracked from their agenda.

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God doesn’t make any mistakes, you are exactly where you are supposed to be right now.

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I’m sure that if woman laid out the rules- requirements- early on, and let her intended know that he could either rise up to those requirements, or just move on. A directive like that signals to a man that you are not a plaything-someone to be used and discarded. It tells him that what you have- your benefits- are special, and that you need time to get to know him and his ways to decide if he DESERVES them.

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Motivational Steve Harvey Quotes and Sayings #21:

The man who is willing to put in the time and meet the requirments is the one you want to stick around, because tthat guy is making a conscious decision that he, too, has no interest in playing games and will do what it takes to not only stay on the job, but also get promoted and be the proud beneficiary of your benefits. And you, in the meantime, win the ultimate prize of maintaing your dignity and self-esteem, and earning the respect of the man who recognized that you were worth the wait.

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You simply cannot drive forward if you’re focused on what’s happening in the rear view mirror.

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Avoid people who are always having a bad day. In their minds, nothing ever works in their favor. They have a chronic “Woe Is Me” campaign that they continue to launch full blast. This kind of negativity depletes enthusiasm. You don’t need the woe-is-me speech every day.

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Growth is in a series of mistakes. That’s the only way you learn.

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But remember what drives a man; real men do what they have to do to make sure their people are taken care of, clothed, housed, and reasonably sastisfied, and if they’re doing anything less than that, they’re not men.

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Let a man see what he can get but make him imagine what he can have.

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Warren Buffett said that he would not invest in any business where the owner hasn’t failed at least twice. I love that truly wealthy and successful people understand that failure is part of the process.

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Your objective is to avoid being on a string.

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The first step, I think, is to get over the fear of losing a man by confronting him. Just stop being afraid, already. The most successful people in this world recognize that taking chances to get what they want is much more productive than sitting around being too scared to take a shot. The same philosophy can be applied to dating: if putting your requirements on the table means you risk him walking away, it’s a risk you have to take. Because that fear can trip you up every time; all too many of you let the guy get away with disrespecting you, putting in minimal effort and holding on to the commitment to you because you’re afraid he’s going to walk away and you’ll be alone again. And we men? We recognize this and play on it, big time.

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Sometimes, son, nothing is going to change until you get sick and tired of being sick and tired.

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Motivational Steve Harvey Quotes and Sayings #31:

I am from the hood; I never had nothing. Now that I have something, I must give back.

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I’m here to tell you, though, ladies that the term “gold digger” is one of the traps we men set to keep you off our money trail; we created that term for you so that we can have all our money and still get everything we want from you without you asking for or expecting this very basic, instincual responsibility that men all over the world are obligated to assume and embrace. … KNOW THIS: It is your right to expect that a man will pay for your dinner, your movie ticket, your club entry fee, or whatever else he has to pay for in exhange for your time.

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Do not ignore you gift. Your gift is the thing you do the absolute BEST with the LEAST amount of effort.

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When you understand that God blesses you to become a blesser, you will realize that giving back will become an important part of your success.

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Your dream has to be bigger than your fear.

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If you are her man, she will talk to you until there just
aren’t any more words left to say, encourage you when you’re
at rock bottom and think there just isn’t any way out, hold you
in her arms when you’re sick, and laugh with you when you’re
up. And if you’re her man and that woman loves you — I mean
really loves you? — she will shine you up when you’re dusty,
encourage you when you’re down, defend you even when she’s
not so sure you were right, and hang on your every word, even
when you’re not saying anything worth listening to.

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How can smart women be so stupid about men sometimes? Lack of knowledge. It’s what men have kept secret for so long.

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Let him treat you like a lady and open the car door for you. If he doesn’t automatically open the door for you, stand by the darn thing and don’t get into the vehicle until he realises he needs to get hid behind out of the driver’s seat and come round and open the car door for you. That’s his job!

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I don’t think it’s cool for people to say, ‘You shouldn’t reference God because I don’t believe that, and I don’t want to hear it.’ Well, there’s a lot of stuff I don’t believe that I still gotta hear.

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Originally published at https://motiveex.com on May 14, 2021.

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