Happiness is the ability to move forward knowing the future will be better than the past.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now.
It makes no difference where you go, there you are. And it makes no difference what you have, there’s always more to want. Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.
Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.
Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Don’t let others be your judge and jury with their pity and negative thoughts or feeling. Know that you are here for a reason. Recognize, develop, and use the resources you do have. Others see the surface; you know your heart.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.
If you don’t like who you are and where you are, don’t worry about it because you’re not stuck either with who you are or where you are. You can grow. You can change. You can be more than you are.
Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don’t be impressed with yourself. Don’t compare yourself with others.
Outside of your relationship with God, the most important relationship you can have is with yourself. I don’t mean that we are to spend all our time focused on me, me, me to the exclusion of others. Instead, I mean that we must be healthy internally, emotionally and spiritually – in order to create healthy relationships with others.
If you have the character to hang in there when it’s tough, you will develop or acquire every other characteristic necessary to WIN in the game of life.
If you do not think you deserve success, then you will do things that will keep you from getting success.
You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Moving from survival to stability, from stability to success, from success to significance.
Success comes when opportunity meets preparation.
You can change everything about your business by changing your thinking about your business.
Fear has two meaning; ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.
Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.
If you aim at nothing, you will hit every time.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.
You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.
You are the only person on Earth who can use your ability.
Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
When you do more than you’re paid for. Eventually, you’ll be paid for more than you do.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an an absolute sense of mission.
Motivation is the fuel necessary to keep the human engine running.
Where you start is not as important as where you finish.
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go to wherever it is you want to go.
If you are going to be successful, you must develop persistence. How do you do that? It is not easily condensed in one simple statement, but one thing you can be sure of is that your must define your purpose.
You cannot consistently perform in a manner which is inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment.
There is little you can learn from doing nothing.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.
One of the main reasons people fail to reach their full potential is because they are unwilling to risk anything.
Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength.
Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Failure is an event, it is not a person—yesterday ended last night—today is a brand new day and it’s yours.
Firstly, you must have some big goals, because thinking big creates the excitement necessary for accomplishment. Second, you must have some long range goals, so that short range frustrations don’t stop you in your tracks. Third, you must have daily objectives cause making it big means working every day toward your long range goals. And fourth, your goals must be specific, not vague or general.
You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.
In order for a goal is to be effective, it must effect change.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
You can’t hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have.
Identify your goals, and set a deadline for reaching them. Make a list of obstacles you have to overcome to reach your goals, identify the people who can help you overcome those obstacles, and make a list of skills you have and those you need to achieve your goals and then develop a plan.
The real benefit of having goals is what you become by reaching them.
You got to have long range goals. You go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you will always be able to see further.
To reach your full potential, you have to set goals that will stretch you.
When you stop planning and preparing, you stop winning.
People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.
A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. But a vision and a task are the hope of the world.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion, and up with gratitude.
How happy a person is depends upon the depth of his gratitude. You will notice at once that the unhappy person has little gratitude toward life, other people and God.
You become part of what you are around.
The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.
You don’t build a business – you build people – and people build the business.
You cannot fly with the eagles if you continue to scratch with the turkeys.
You don’t climb the high mountain all by yourself, it is in conjunction with others that we really accomplish the major things in life.
The greatest cause of a poor image is the absence of unconditional love.
The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for.
Like sterling silver, love will tarnish unless it is polished with daily applications of interest, involvement, and expressions of love.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and wife clearly understood that they’re on the same side.
To a child love is spelled T-I-M-E.
The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in bank accounts, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the “love” account.
When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.
You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.
You can start from where you are with what you’ve got and go to where it is you want to go.
I recognize that winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.
When you’ve got a strong enough why, you can always find the how.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Peak performance is dependent on passion, grit, determination, and a willingness to do something poorly until you can do it well.
You cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept responsibility for solving it.