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If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. ...
by Lee Iacocca

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Related topics: Motivational

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

We at Chrysler borrow money the old-fashioned way.
We pay it back.
- Lee Iacocca

 

The only rock I know that stays steady,
the only institution I know that works,
is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

Management is nothing more than motivating other people.
- Lee Iacocca

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity,
if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family,
what have you really accomplished?
- Lee Iacocca

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I hire people brighter than me and then I get out of their way.
- Lee Iacocca

The most successful businessman is the man who holds
onto the old just as long as it is good,
and grabs the new just as soon as it is better.
- Lee Iacocca

The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
- Lee Iacocca

The kind of people I look for to fill top management
spots are the eager beavers,
the mavericks.
These are the guys who try to do more than they're expected to do -
they always reach.
- Lee Iacocca

I have found that being honest is the best technique I can use.
Right up front, tell people what you're trying to accomplish
and what you're willing to sacrifice to accomplish it.
- Lee Iacocca

If a guy is over 25 percent jerk, he's in trouble.
And Henry was 95 percent.
- Lee Iacocca

People want economy and they will pay any price to get it.
- Lee Iacocca

Any supervisor worth his salt would rather deal with
people who attempt too much than with those who try too little.
- Lee Iacocca

Every business and every product has risks.
You can't get around it.
- Lee Iacocca

Motivation is everything.
You can do the work of two people, but you can't be two people.
Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the
line and get him to inspire his people.
- Lee Iacocca

Apply yourself.
Get all the education you can, but then,
by God, do something.
Don't just stand there, make it happen.
- Lee Iacocca

The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change,
the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.
- Lee Iacocca

There are times when even the best manager is like
the little boy with the big dog,
waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
- Lee Iacocca

You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can't get them across,
your ideas won't get you anywhere.
- Lee Iacocca

The trick is to make sure you don't die waiting for prosperity to come.
- Lee Iacocca

The discipline of writing something down is the first
step toward making it happen.
- Lee Iacocca

One of the things the government can't do is run anything.
The only things our government runs are the post office and the railroads,
and both of them are bankrupt.
- Lee Iacocca

The one word that makes a good manager -
decisiveness.
- Lee Iacocca

Trouble shared is trouble halved.
- Lee Iacocca

In a completely rational society, the best of us would
be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
- Lee Iacocca

The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
- Lee Iacocca

The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell
where they will strike till they have fallen.
- Lee Iacocca

The greatest discovery of my generation is that human
beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
- Lee Iacocca

We've got to pause and ask ourselves:
How much clean air do we need?
- Lee Iacocca

I've always found that the speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
- Lee Iacocca

If you want to make good use of your time,
you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got.
- Lee Iacocca

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words:
people,
product, and profits.
- Lee Iacocca

Start with good people, lay out the rules,
communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them.
If you do all those things effectively,
you can't miss.
- Lee Iacocca

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge.
Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
- Lee Iacocca

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly
disguised as insoluble problems.
- Lee Iacocca

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly.
It was an important lesson about leadership.
- Lee Iacocca

So what do we do? Anything.
Something.
So long as we just don't sit there.
If we screw it up, start over.
Try something else.
If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties,
it may be too late.
- Lee Iacocca

Talk to people in their own language.
If you do it well, they'll say, 'God,
he said exactly what I was thinking.'
And when they begin to respect you,
they'll follow you to the death.
- Lee Iacocca

I have always found that if I move with seventy-five
percent or more of the facts that I usually never regret it.
It's the guys who wait to have everything perfect that drive you crazy.
- Lee Iacocca

People just expect you to show up, be a cartoon character of yourself,
take your money and go home.
But don't screw up to the point where you're gonna be out of the picture.
- Jimmy Chamberlin

They're guys who want to screw around all the time,
which interests me not at all.
God knows we've done that, been there,
and we don't want to do that any more.
- Lauren Bacall

We forget the little things, so it's no wonder some
of us screw up the big things.
- Neil Cavuto

This stammer got me a home in Beverly Hills,
and I'm not about to screw with it now.
- Bob Newhart

As they say around the Texas Legislature,
if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women,
take their money, and vote against 'em anyway,
you don't belong in office.
- Molly Ivins

I feel there are two people inside me -
me and my intuition.
If I go against her, she'll screw me every time,
and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
- Kim Basinger

I don't believe you have to have eating disorders and
mental illness to screw up.
- Kirstie Alley

Screw them.
Yeah.
But not literally.
I'm not advocating promiscuity.
- Mark Hoppus

I think it has sullied his presidency.
As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is,
as magnetic a personality as he can be,
there is one little screw loose somewhere.
- Morley Safer

There is a very good chance I could have been a screw-up for the rest of my life.
- Brandon Thomas

If I have to apply five turns to the screw each day
for the happiness of Argentina,
I will do it.
- Evita Peron

A manager's job is simple.
For one hundred sixty-two games you try not to screw
up all that smart stuff your organization did last December.
- Earl Weaver

I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State.
My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own,
so both of them together is certain death.
- George Carlin

You can either look at things in a brutal,
truthful way that's depressing, or you can screw around and have fun.
- David Spade

We were not allowed to say, Screw, but we could say,
Hump the hostess, because hump is in Shakespeare.
- Uta Hagen

Baseball was made for kids, and grown-ups only screw it up.
- Bob Lemon

It's not the most normal life in the world,
but I screw up plenty of times to be a normal teenager.
- Mila Kunis

Being a working mom is not easy.
You have to be willing to screw up at every level.
- Jami Gertz

You just make sure you don't screw it up.
It's going to work as long as you don't mess it up.
Hopefully you have plenty of those moments in a big comedy.
- Harold Ramis

When so much money is involved in these movies,
someone somewhere is going to try to screw you.
- Adam Duritz

The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.
- Patrick Swayze

I did this film for less money than it costs to stay in this hotel.
We shot it in 20 days.
We couldn't screw up takes for fun because we didn't have enough film.
- Dean Cain

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
- Colley Cibber

Cham is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg.
- Anthony Trollope

When we played, World Series checks meant something.
Now all they do is screw your taxes.
- Don Drysdale

Miserable is a good thing, though.
If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.
- Jake Roberts

I admire people who just do the right thing,
not looking to screw people up.
I love all people.
- Jessica Hahn

Also, I plan to screw something up on every movie I
do so that I can learn from my mistakes and become
a better director with each project.
- Richard King

Why dont we get drunk and screw?
- Jimmy Buffett

I know the guru route, I know you go sit on a mountain.
But screw India.
I ain't going there.
- Susan Powter


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