There is only one thing worse than training employees and losing them, and that’s not training them and keeping them
Life is an echo. What you send out comes back.
Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow, you reap. What you give, you get. What you see in others, exists in you.
Any relationship primarily built on physical attractiveness is predestined to be short lived.
Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.
It is easy to get to the top after you get through the crowd at the bottom.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants
The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.
Individuals score points, but teams win games.
For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 lbs. I say by choice because you see I have never accidentally eaten anything.
The price of success is much lower than the price of failure.
If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.
A goal casually set and lightly taken is freely abandoned at the first obstacle.
In many ways, effective communication begins with mutual respect, communication that inspires, encourages others to do their best.
When someone we love is having difficulty and is giving us a bad time, it’s better to explore the cause than to criticize the action.
Happiness is not pleasure, it is victory.
When you choose to be pleasant and positive in the way you treat others, you have also chosen, in most cases, how you are going to be treated by others.
The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
Our favorite attitude should be gratitude.
If you pump casually, you will pump forever. Pump hard to begin with and keep it up until you get that water flowing. Then a great deal will happen.
Your attitude is more important that your aptitude.
To respond is positive, to react is negative.
Success doesn’t make you and failure doesn’t break you.
Research indicates that workers have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.
Forgiveness takes the burden of hate, guilt, and bitterness off your back and, with a lighter load, you can climb higher and faster, and be much happier in the process.
The hardening of the attitudes is the most deadly disease on the face of the earth.
Success is not a destination, it’s a journey.
I’m not in the speech making business. I’m not in the seminar business. I’m not in the writing book business. I’m in the changing lives business.
Of all the ‘attitudes’ we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
You can disagree without being disagreeable.
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Life is an echo. What you send out comes back. What you sow you reap. What you give you get. What you see in others exists in you. Regardless of who you are or what you do, if you are looking for the best way to reap the most reward in all areas of life, you should look for the good in every person and in every situation and adopt the golden rule as a way of life.
It’s not what happens to you that determines how far you will go in life; it is how you handle what happens to you.
For every sale you miss because you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.
That’s why we recommend it daily.
What comes out of your mouth is determined by what goes into your mind.
Many companies have long contended that stress in the home causes productivity loss in the market place.. and it does. But research now reveals that stress on the job causes stress at home. In other words, they feed off each other
If you have enough push, you don’t have to worry about the pull.
Your business is never really good or bad ‘out there.’ Your business is either good or bad right between your own two ears.
Regardless of your lot in life, you can build something beautiful on it.
This I do know beyond any reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward.
You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.
You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
If you wait until all the lights are ‘green’ before you leave home, you’ll never get started on your trip to the top.
Stop selling. Start helping.
Remember, you can earn more money, but when time is spent it is gone forever.
That’s exactly the way parents develop positive, successful kids. Don’t look for the flaws, warts, and blemishes. Look for the gold, not for the dirt; the good, not the bad. Look for the positive aspects of life. Like everything else, the more good qualities we look for in our children, the more good qualities we are going to find.
To raise positive kids, we as parents must identify the qualities necessary for success, convince our children that they have the potential for success, and show them how to stake their claims in life.
There are no traffic jams when you go the extra mile.
Kids go where there is excitement. They stay where there is love.
You will make a lousy anybody else, but you will be the best “you” in existence.
Ambition, fueled by compassion, wisdom and integrity, is a powerful force for good that will turn the wheels of industry and open the doors of opportunity for you and countless others.
The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our mind growled like our stomach does when it is hungry?
Concentrated thoughts produce desired results.
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good and doesn’t solve any problems!
You don’t drown by falling in water. You only drown if you stay there.
Most of us would be upset if we were accused of being “silly.” But the word “silly” comes from the old English word “selig,” and its literal definition is “to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.”
Life is a ladder, it’s not a bed
With integrity you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt. With fear and guilt removed you are free to be and do your best.
There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.
Famous archer, Howard Hill won all of the 267 archery contests he entered. He could hit a bullseye at 50 feet, then split first arrow with the second. Would it be possible for you to shoot better than him? YES, if he were blindfolded! How can you hit a target you can’t see? Even worse, how can you hit a target you don’t even have!? You need to have GOALS in your life!
Keep your thinking right and your business will be right.
When you’ve got a solid commitment and solid objectives, you’ve got a much better chance of reaching your goal.
With definite goals you release your own power, and things start happening.
A man or woman is seldom happy unless he or she is sustaining him or herself and making a contribution to others.
Do you respond to life or are you merely reacting to it?
You do not determine your success by comparing yourself to others, rather you determine your success by comparing your accomplishments to your capabilities.
I’m a constant learner. You need to be a constant student because things change and you have to change and grow. And I emphasize the word ‘grow’.
Part of your purpose in life is to build strong and fruitful relationships with others, and your work setting is a perfect place to start.
If you believe your product or service can fulfill a true need, it’s your moral obligation to sell it.
By the mile it’s a trial, but by the inch it’s a cinch.
Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come.
Habits are funny things. What’s funny, or rather tragic, is that bad habits are so predictable and avoidable. Despite this, there are people by the millions who insist on acquiring habits that are bad, expensive, and create problems. The habit they weren’t going to get, got them!
Don’t give up just because of what someone said. Use it as motivation to push harder.
Go as far as you can see and you will see further.
We are Physical, Mental and Spiritual beings. If you don’t deal with ALL OF LIFE you’re not going to get all that life has to offer.
Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint.
Surround yourself with those who see greatness within you, even when you don’t see it yourself!
In your hands you hold the seeds of failure – or the potential for greatness.
All resources are not obvious; great managers find and develop available talent.
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.
One of the ways we communicate that we can be trusted is in the way we care for other people.
The key ingredient in family communication is listening, really listening.
Spirit is the most valuable asset, more than money and any other power.
Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.
It’s not going to be easy, it’s going to be worth it.
A healthy mind breeds a healthy body and visa versa!
You can start where you are with what you’ve got and go wherever it is you want to go.
Giving is like a muscle. To be strong, you have to exercise it, and to grow as a person, giving is the exercise. You can’t really enjoy anything without sharing it.
Logic won’t change an emotion but action will.
Failure is an event, never a person; an attitude, not an outcome; a temporary inconvenience; a stepping stone. Our response to it determines just how helpful it can be.
Never make a promise without a plan.
No person ever ended his eyesight by looking on the bright side.
Passion – and humor will permit all of us to do some marvelous things.
Once a need is satisfied, it is no longer a motivator. Satisfaction does not increase motivation
When you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The best is yet to come.
We should never let our experience influence what we think about our potential.
The greatest good we can do for anyone is not to share our wealth with them, but rather to reveal their own wealth to them. It’s astonishing how much talent and ability rests inside a human being
If you believe in yourself and have passion, you can succeed.
When you have passion for something you find a way to make it happen – this is the panacea to success.
If there were no Love, there’d be no grief
God showed me that He could and would replace everything that was missing in my life, but that nothing could replace Him in my life.
To a child, ‘love’ is spelled T-I-M-E.
Outside of love, no two things are more valued in another person than trust and loyalty.
It takes energy, mental toughness and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life’s opportunities, and to reach your objectives.
Don’t let Negative and Toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.
I have too many flaws to be perfect. But i have too many blessings to be ungrateful.
Every day is a good day, and if you don’t believe me, just try missing one of them.
I’m an expert in higher level math. You + God = Enough
Nu aptitudinea, ci atitudinea i?i decide altitudinea.
You measure success by how much good you do for others.
I’m not gonna give up, shut up, or let up, until I’m taken up… as a matter of fact, I’m just getting warmed up.
Your input determines your outlook. Your outlook determines your output, and your output determines your future.
You never work for somebody else. Someone else might sign your check, but you’re the one who fills in the amount.
Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation
Miserable people focus on what they hate about their life. Happy people focus on what they love about their life.
Your first encounter of the day has a more direct bearing on your attitude for that day than your next five encounters.
Even a two-car parade gets fouled up if you don’t decide ahead of time who’s going to lead.
It’s a great day! And if you don’t think it’s a great day, just try missing one.
A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are for what you have.
Always do the right thing, always be exciting, always be encouraging, and always be learning something new.
Failure doesn’t come from falling down, failure comes from not getting up
A true leader produces more leaders.
Over deliver in all you do and soon you will be rewarded for the extra effort.
Mary Kay was the wholesome personification of the American dream. For women everywhere, she brought the impossible dream to life by making it a reality. She was a very wise lady. She was a people person. She was very sensitive to the importance of recognizing people.
There’s no traffic jam on the extra mile.
Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.
The way you see your future determines your thinking today. You’re thinking today determines your performance today. Your performance in the today of your life determines your future.
Motivation is like taking a bath; If you stop doing it, you begin to stink!
It is impossible to go as high as you are capable of going, if you are carrying the burden of hate, revenge and bitterness.
A smile is your greatest social asset.
Your faith is very important. I have done the math, and you are going to be dead a whole lot longer that you will be alive.
Happiness is not something you find, but rather something you create.
If your ride through life is not as smooth as you would like it to be, blaming the road may not be the answer.
In life we have many disappointments. Those who go on to greater things dwell on the disappointments briefly and then move on
Great quotes make the light bulb go off in my mind. If you’re like me, you’ll jump at the chance to bypass all the churning and scoop the cream right off the top ~ that is what quotes are . . . the cream of our learning!
Time is the only commodity we deal with which cannot be counterfeited, stolen or placed in inventory. Remember, time is irreplaceable.
When you forgive somebody else you accept the responsibility for your own future.
Faith is your reaction to God’s ability.
The solution is to change from the negative to the positive and one way to do that is to remember that failure is an event – it is not a person. Another way is to understand that your child might make a mistake, but the child is not a mistake
The elevator to success is out of order, but the stairs are always open.
The first step to getting what you want is to have the courage to get rid of what you don’t.
When you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear. When you do the right things in the right way you have nothing to lose because you have nothing to fear.
Look Back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up in gratitude.
Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.
Each close you use should be an educational process by which you are able to raise the value in the prospect’s mind.
Desire is what takes the hot water of mediocrity and turns it into the steam of outstanding success.
Far too many people have no idea of what they can do because all they have been told is what they can’t do. They don’t know what they want because they don’t know what’s available for them.
What you do off the job is determining factor in how far you will go on the job.
When your image improves, your performance improves.
Action often precedes the feeling.
All of us perform better and more willingly when we know why we’re doing what we have been told or asked to do.
Obviously, there is little you can learn from doing nothing.
The basic goal-reaching principle is to understand that you go as far as you can see, and when you get there you will always be able to see farther.
There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations.
When a company or an individual compromises one time, whether it’s on price or principle, the next compromise is right around the corner.
Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.
When you exercise your freedom to express yourself at the lowest level, you ultimately condemn yourself to live at that level.
The best thing a parent can do for a child is to love his or her spouse.
The best way to make your spouse and children feel secure is not with big deposits in bank account, but with little deposits of thoughtfulness and affection in the ‘love account.’
The best way to raise positive children in a negative world is to have positive parents who love them unconditionally and serve as excellent role models.
Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there. Make motivation a habit and you will get there more quickly and have more fun on the trip.
There’s not a lot you can do about the national economy but there is a lot you can do about your personal economy.
When I discipline myself to eat properly, live morally, exercise regularly, grow mentally and spiritually, and not put any drugs or alcohol in my body, I have given myself the freedom to be at my best, perform at my best, and reap all the rewards that go along with it.
You can finish school, and even make it easy – but you never finish your education, and it’s seldom easy.
You can get everything money will buy without a lick of character, but you can’t get any of the things money won’t buy: happiness, joy, peace of mind, winning relationships, etc., without character.
Before you change your thinking, you have to change what goes into your mind.
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.
Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night’s sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend.
Remember there is plenty of room at the top-but not enough to sit down.
The door to a balanced success opens widest on the hinges of hope and encouragement.
Goals are the links in the chain that connect activity to accomplishment.
The fear of loss is greater than the desire for gain.
When you respond to life, that’s positive; when you react to life, that’s negative.
Success and happiness are not destinations, they are exciting, never-ending journeys.
Positive thinking will let you use the abilities, training and experience you have.
People who build hope into their own lives and who share hope with others become powerful people.
Will what I am about to do, bring me closer to, or take me further from my goals?
Today I will be a successful sales professional, and I will learn something today that will make me even more professional tomorrow.
I believe that persistent effort, supported by a character-based foundation, will enable you to get more of the things money will buy and all of the things money won’t buy.
If you are selective about the things you choose to read, look at or listen to, then you are taking effective action against negative thinking. It’s just like with a computer; if you change the input, you will change the output.
When we can identify a problem and face the problem with confidence and enthusiasm, the solution is on the way.
The THINGS that COUNT most IN LIFE ARE the THINGS that CAN’T BE COUNTED.
Ability is important in our quest for success, but dependability is critical.
Too many people spend more time planning how to get the job than on how to become productive and successful in that job.
If we don’t start, it’s certain we can’t arrive.
The only way to coast is downhill.
Selling is essentially transference of feeling.
When management and labor (employer and employee) both understand they are all on the same side, then each will prosper more.
It’s not the situation, but whether we react, or respond, to the situation that’s important.
Your mate doesn’t live by bread alone; he or she needs to be ‘buttered up’ from time to time.
Life really is like a grindstone, in that it will either grind you down or polish you up.
Take time to be quiet.
You must manage yourself before you can lead someone else.
Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?
Success is in the details.
You build a successful career, regardless of your field of endeavor, by the dozens of little things you do on and off the job.
Two sure ways to fail- Think and never do or do and never think.
Success is like pumping an old well handle. You have to pump a very long time before you get water. But don’t give up or you will have to start all over again.
It’s just as difficult to reach a destination you don’t have, as it is to come back from a place you’ve never been.
He chooses the beginning of a road, also chooses its outcome.
The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances and Changes.You must make a choice to take a chance or you will never change.
Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson. And best people give you memories.
Don’t listen to people who tell you what to do. Listen people who encourage you to do what’s right in your heart.
Success is dependent on the glands – the sweat glands.
Whatever happens, do not lose hold of the two main ropes of life – hope and faith.
Boats in the harbor are safe but that is not what they are meant for.
Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?
Lord, help me to remember that there are many ways to rejoice in any kind of day you make for us.
Remember, what you say comes back to you.
Don’t wait until you feel like taking positive action. Take the action and then you will feel like doing it.
Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.
When your confidence goes up, your competence goes up the same time.
One reason people never attempt new things is their fear of failure.
Many times our weaknesses are extensions of our strengths.
The way you look on the outside has a definite bearing on how you feel and see yourself on the inside.
Once you have accepted yourself, it’s so much easier to accept other people and their points of view.
Everyone, including you, just naturally feels better when exposed to a cheerful, optimistic individual, regardless of the nature or length of the contact.
You are what you are because of what goes into your mind.
Opportunity is in the person, not the job.
When we give it all, we can live with ourselves – regardless of the results.
You seldom, if ever, get lucky sitting down.
Failure is often the line of least persistence.
Motivation is the spark that lights the fire of knowledge and fuels the engine of accomplishment, it maximizes and maintains momentum
There’s no way you can look into the game of life and determine whether or not you’ll get that big break tomorrow or whether it will take another week, month, year or even longer. But it will come!
The only way to reach the mountain peaks of life is to forget about self and help other people reach greater heights.
With children Love is spelled TIME.
The things you have that money won’t buy are the things that will enable you to get more of the things that money will buy.
Time can be an ally or an enemy.
Fear is the fatal killer of desire.
A positive attitude and personal motivation allow you to remain excited about what you are doing – no matter how difficult the challenges may be day to day.
Winning leaders are almost always motivated when the chips are down.
We cannot build our lives around what might happen tomorrow.
Your life is a result of the choices you have made. If you don’t like your life, start making better choices.
For 40 hours a week competition is awfully stiff but after that there’s very little competition .
If you are a complainer you might have already spent your HELP quota.
Desire is the Mother of Motivation because that is where Motivation is born.
I’m so Optimistic I’ll take my last 2 dollars and buy a Money Belt.
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, ‘I wish I had’, or ‘I’m glad I did.’
A child is born to win, but too many have been conditioned to lose.
Take one cup of love, two cups of loyalty, three cups of forgiveness, four quarts of faith and one barrel of laughter. Take love and loyalty and mix them thoroughly with faith; blend with tenderness, kindness and understanding. Add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Wrap it regularly with lots of hugs. Serve generous helpings daily.
You cannot rise about your words. A lot of people use foul, pornographic, filthy, language and you SEE, all of those words paint pictures and they reveal the internal thinking of the person on the inside. YOU cannot RISE (forward, onward upward) above your words.
God created man on purpose, and for a purpose.
The child who has not been disciplined with love by his little world will be disciplined, generally without love, by the big world.
When you are tough on yourself, life is inevitably easy. When you are easy on yourself, life will be inevitably difficult.
Nobody on the face of the earth can make you feel inferior without your permission.
Far too many people make promises they can never keep. They may have the best intentions in the world to keep their promise-but if they have not made a plan to keep it, they will not be able to do it.
Negative thinkers always have a negative vision.
People who accomplish great things work toward their objectives every day.
After every mistake, we need to understand that we can look back and learn-so that we can move forward with confidence and avoid making the same mistake again.
The same God who created Rembrandt created you, and you are as precious in God’s sight as Rembrandt or anyone else.
We miss 100 percent of the sales we do’ ask for.
Do’ let Negative and Toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.
Life is about balance. Be kind, but do’ let people abuse you. Trust, but do’ be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.
Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it has never left port.
When you give a man a dole you deny him his dignity, and when you deny him his dignity you rob him his destiny.
Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.
Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him one of yours. ~
We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new beginning
We all need a daily checkup from the neck up to avoid stinkin’ thinkin’ which ultimately leads to hardening of the attitudes.
Dont count the things you do, do the things that count.
You can literally force yourself to be courteous, happy and enthusiastic with every person you meet. After you have forced yourself to be so for a short period of time… the habit takes over.
If you have the character to hang in there when its tough, you will develop or acquire every other characteristic necessary to WIN in the game of life.
I believe Success is achieved by ordinary people with Extraordinary Determination.
You plus God equals enough.
When you turn to God you discover He has been facing you all the time.
Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.
Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don’t hang around long enough for his/her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
If people like you they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.
F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.
If you can dream it, you can achieve it.
It is not your aptitude, but your attitude, that determines your altitude.
You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind
The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
You have to ‘be’ before you can ‘do’, and do before you can ‘have’.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have.
Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph.
Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be.
Goals are dreams we convert to plans and take action to fulfill.
Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you have.
Others can stop you temporarily – you are the only one who can do it permanently.
How many people are completely successful in every department of life? Not one. The most successful people are the ones who learn from their mistakes and turn their failures into opportunities.
Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it ca’ go anywhere.
Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.
You have to be before you can do, and do before you can have.
You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.
Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others?
Our favorite attitude should be gratitude
Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage
You can have anything in the world you want if you’ll just help enough other people get what they want.
You don’t pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.
You can have everything in life you want if you will only help enough other people get what they want.
U can feed ur ego or u can feed ur family. U ca’ feed them both.
Do’ become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.
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.
The great majority of people are “wandering generalities” rather than “meaningful specifics”. The fact is that you can’t bit a target that you can’t see. If you don’t know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. You have to have goals.
U can feed ur ego or u can feed ur family. U can’t feed them both.
The pages of your past cannot be rewritten, but the pages of your tomorrows are blank.
I am truly grateful that faith enables me to move past the question of ‘Why?’
Though I am not always responsible for what happens to me, I am responsible for how I handle what happens to me.
When there is hope in the future, there is power in the present, and since hope is the foundational quality of all change, there is considerable reason to be excited….
The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.
Some people find fault like there is a reward for it
Motivation is the fuel, necessary to keep the human engine running.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Make today worth remembering.
Quite frequently, he who goes too fast gets there too late – or not at all.
If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.
If you’re sincere, praise is effective. If you’re insincere, it’s manipulative.
The message is clear. It is not what is happening ‘out there.’ It is what is happening between your ears. It’s your attitude that counts.
Be firm on principle but flexible on method.
Kids don’t make up 100 percent of our population, but they do make up 100 percent of our future.
The way you see people is the way you treat them.
Evidence is conclusive that your self-talk has a direct bearing on your performance.
Success and happiness are not matters of chance but choice.
It’s easier to explain price once than to apologize for quality forever.
It is good from time to time to recall all those big and little reasons why you wanted to quit smoking in the first place. Reading this blog once in a while might also be helpful
Things don’t just happen, people make them happen
Good values are easier caught than taught.
When we do more than we are paid to do, eventually we will be paid more for what we do.
You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine what you have, be, and do in the tomorrow of your life.
Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!
True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.
In your hands you hold the seeds of failure or the potential for greatness. Your hands are capable, but they must be used and for the right things to reap the rewards you are capable of attaining. The choice is yours.
If you don’t like the way you are, don’t worry about it. You can change the way you are.
You cannot solve a problem until you acknowledge that you have one and accept responsibility for solving it.
I will live a hope-filled life every day. I will handle my problems as opportunities in a different, more effective manner, based on the power of advanced mathematics; “You + God = Enough
You never judge a day by the weather!
The more you gripe about your problems, the more problems you have to gripe about!
Where you start is not as important as where you finish.
When you set goals, something inside of you starts saying, “Let’s go, let’s go,” and ceilings start to move up.
Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.
You enhance your chances for success when you understand that your yearning power is more important than your earning power
You don’t pay the price for success, you enjoy the benefits of success.
Success is one thing you can’t pay for. You buy it on the installment plan and make payments everyday.
You gotta have goals!
You can’t hit a target you cannot see, and you cannot see a target you do not have
Your mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and fantasy. Your mindacts on what you feed it. Feed it good thoughts.
Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past control and direct your future.
You are the most influential person you will talk to all day.
When we clearly understand that there is no superior sex or superior race, we will have opened the door of communication and laid the foundation for building winning relationships with all people in this global world of ours.
Fewer people are bent from hard work than are crooked from avoiding it.
Success is like a ladder and no one has ever climbed a ladder with their hands in their pockets.
Start your child’s day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.
Say “no” to the good and say “yes” to the best.
Will you look back on life and say, ‘I wish I had,’ or ‘I?m glad I did’?
God’s way is still the best way.
Getting knocked down in life is a given. Getting up and moving forward is a choice.
Most x-rated films are advertised as “adult entertaintment,”for “mature adults,” when in reality they are juvenile entertainment for immature and insecure people.
Everyone knows what a hypocrite is. That’s the guy who gripes about the sex, violence and nudity on his VCR.
How you see your future is much more important that what has happened in your past.
Success Procedure: Run your day by the clock and your life with a vision.
Create a life you can’t wait to live.
The moment you begin to worry about the things you want and the things you don’t have in life is the moment you will lose your gratitude… The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.
Regardless of your past, your tomorrow is a clean slate.
Coincidence is Gods way of staying anonymous.
One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word “tolerance” as a great virtue.
Failure is an event, it is not a person.
Integrity gives you real freedom because you have nothing to fear since you have nothing to hide.
You can never get ahead by trying to get even.
The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after you are in.
When you stop planning and preparing . . . you stop winning.
When you THROW DIRT at people, you’re not doing a thing but LOSING GROUND.
I move forward in my life every day, even if it’s only a tiny step, because I know that great things are accomplished with tiny moves, but nothing is accomplished by standing still
You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future
Men are stupid. That much I know for sure. They say stupid things. They do stupid things. They hurt you for stupid reasons. But we love them all the same. My fiancee can be as stupid as can be at times, but then again so can I. We all can. Lets face it, life and love would be boring if we were all straight laced and smart.
This morning did you wake up to an alarm clock or an opportunity clock?
We can let our past [difficulties and failures] beat us or teach us [to be more knowledgeable, competent and realistic in the future]!
Why we are here is important, but to know where we are going is imperative. It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use, that makes a difference in how your life turns out.
The definition of success is getting many of the things money can buy and all the things money can’t buy.
You’ll never meet a happy ungrateful person, or an unhappy grateful person because gratitude and happiness go together. Sometimes happiness precedes gratitude but often gratitude precedes happiness. The latter is achieved by realising things could be worse but aren’t and so feeling relieved, grateful and happy.
Your gratitude attitude determines your life altitude.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to [grow and] become successful. For that reason it makes sense to be grateful for adversities that help you grow, even if it is only in understanding and compassion for other’s suffering.
Success is not a destination: It is a journey. The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind.
You never know when one act, or one word of encouragement can change a life forever.
There is no such thing as a lazy person; he is either sick or uninspired.
You can change. You can be more than you are.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
Encouragement is the fuel on which hope runs.
Your failures won’t hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
Rather than shrinking away from your problems, grow bigger than them.
It’s not where you start but where you finish that counts.
When you look at the possibilities instead of the problems, the future is filled with endless opportunities
Don’t become a wandering generality. Be a meaningful specific.
Making the family a top priority will invariably bring success.
You have made some mistakes and you may not be where you want to be, but that has nothing to do with your future.
Motivation needs to be a part of your own life for you to be effective in conveying it to others.
Don’t let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of going after yours.
When you do more than you’re paid for eventually you’ll be paid for more than you do.
Before a person can achieve the kind of life he wants, he must think, act, walk, talk and conduct himself in all of his affairs as would the person he wishes to become.
God will take care of what you go through. You take care of how you go through it.
If you don’t like your situation in life, don’t fret or worry-do something about it. Worry less, and act more.
Quit counting time and start making time count
There is a difference between standard of living and quality of life. Quality of life is more important.
Encouragement and hope are the two most powerful qualities any person can provide to others.
Those who won’t take a chance don’t have a chance.
There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.
it’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.
Husbands and wives, first, be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.
money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen
Lectures often confuse our kids, but the example we set is crystal clear.
Even in tragedy, God through His Word offers hope for those who seek and believe. It starts with the promise of a better tomorrow, of life everlasting, of eternal peace. It’s called faith, and it offers hope where none existed.
The height of your success is determined by the depth of your belief.
The same God who created Rembrandt created you, and you are as precious in God’s sight as Rembrandt or anyone else.
When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.
What you do today can change all the tomorrow’s of your life.
The way you see things – your attitude – is the most important factor in your success.
The seed of a bamboo tree is planted, fertilized and watered. Nothing happens for the first year. There’s no sign of growth. Not even a hint. The same thing happens – or doesn’t happen – the second year. And then the third year. The tree is carefully watered and fertilized each year, but nothing shows. No growth. No anything. For eight years it can continue. Eight years! Then – after the eight years of fertilizing and watering have passed, with nothing to show for it – the bamboo tree suddenly sprouts and grows thirty feet in three months!
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and Start being positive about what could go right.
If we grow weary and give up, the goal remains for someone else to achieve.
If you will be hard on yourself, life will be easy on you. But if you insist upon being easy on yourself, life is going to be very hard on you.
Your thinking today determines your performance today.
You are the only person in existence who can use your potential. It is an awesome responsibility.
You never know when a helping hand will change another person’s entire life.
A solid foundation for children involves a solid moral base
While 9-5 and what happens on the job is important, what happens from 5-9, off the job, is infinitely more important.
The best time to do something significant is between yesterday and tomorrow.
You can’t have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.
I opened two gifts this morning. They were my eyes.
A smart salesperson listens to emotions not facts.
Possibly the greatest waste in life is the gap between what you are and what you could become.
A positive attitude will have positive results because attitudes are contagious.
You will never find a truly happy self-centered person. They simply don’t exist.
What you feed your mind determines your appetite.
Hope is the foundational quality of all change, and encouragement is the fuel which keeps hope alive.
You must first put something into your life before you can get something out of it.
Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? Regret.
Most people who fail in their dream fail not from lack of ability but from lack of commitment.
It’s true, spectacular preparation always precedes spectacular performance.
Take time to be kind and to say ‘thank you’.
You gotta climb the steps… you can’t skip them
Happiness is the ability to move forward, knowing the future will be better than the past.
People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.
Worry is interest paid before it’s due.
If you haven’t met Satan face to face, it’s because you are running in the same direction.
If you don’t plan your time, someone else will help you waste it.
You build a better company by building better people.
When you develop a game plan to get what you want, you will develop a belief that you can get it.
Life is a classroom – only those who are willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class.
It’s not where you start or even what happens to you along the way that’s important. What is important is that you persevere and never give up on yourself.
First, say to yourself what you would be; then do what you have to do. Life is a grindstone. Whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what YOU are made of.
Winners evaluate themselves in a positive manner and look for their strengths as they work to overcome weaknesses.
The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.
Everything that occurs teaches and prepares you for the next stage of life. Nothing is lost.
Trust is the byproduct of integrity.
Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince the person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise.
Not everyone coming to you with a problem wants a solution. They are attached to the attention it brings them.
Knowledge has the power to help us avoid making bad choices that produce bad results.
God never shuts one door without opening a bigger better door. Hang in there. You are closer to success than you may think.
Push on, friend. You’re just one exciting step from the banquet hall of life.
What defines us is how well we rise after we fall.
To get what you want help others get what they want
You have to feed your mind daily with the good, clean, pure, powerful and positive.
Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.
As long as you can laugh at you, it won’t bother you when others laugh at you.
How happy you are depends to a very large degree on your relationships with other people.
When you make people feel important, you’re going to be ahead of the game.
A big shot is a little shot who keeps on shootin’
My first professional job was to sell heavy-duty water less cookware.
You cannot achieve someone else’s goals.
Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from the negative things.
When we separate the word business into its component letters, B-U-S-I-N-E-S-S, we find that U and I are both in it. In fact, if U and I were not in business, it would not be business. Furthermore, we discover that U comes before I in business and the I is silent-it is to be seen, not heard. Also, the U in business has the sound of I, which indicates it is an amalgamation of the interests of U and I. When they are properly amalgamated, business becomes harmonious, profitable, and pleasant.
Success comes in cans, failure comes in can’ts.
What you picture in your mind, your mind will go to work to accomplish. When you change your pictures you automatically change your performance
It’s impossible to consistently behave in a manner inconsistent with how we see ourselves. We can do very few things in a positive way if we feel negative about ourselves.
Have an attitude of gratidude and you will have more to be grateful for; have a complaining spirit and you will attract more to complain about.
If you don’t have time to invest in a goals program is it possible that you don’t have time because you don’t have a goals program?
If you go out looking for friends, they’ll be scarce. If you go out looking to be one, you’ll have all the friends you need.
If you are somebody to anybody, you’re somebody.
Every time passionate people fail, they are convinced that they are simply one step closer to fulfilling their dream.
If you want to catch the right mental attitude, go where that attitude exists. Start by going to the people who have the right mental attitude. If the right people aren’t always available, then go the right book, or to the right recording of a dynamic speaker.
Feed your mind with the good, the clean, the pure, the powerful, and the positive
If you love to read, you can learn anything you really want to know.
The moment you begin to worry about the things you want and the things you do’ have in life is the moment you will lose your gratitude… The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.
I have no way of knowing whether or not you married the wrong person. But I do know that if you treat the wrong person like the right person, you could well end up having married the right person after all. It is far more important to BE the right kind of person than it is to marry the right person.
People who wo’ take step number one never take step number two.
Everyone who’s a success, is a continual learner.
God sees everything at once and knows what you are called to do. Our part is not to play God, but to trust God – to believe that our single, solitary life can make a difference
The way you see life will largely determine what you get out of it.
The more bitter the desert experience, the sweeter the water of the oasis. The more I understand myself, the more effectively I can work with others.
Whether you respond to life or react to life determines how far you’re gonna go in life.
If you set the example you will not have to set the rules.
I would rather train someone and lose them, than not train them and keep them
To build your self image, you need to join the smile, firm handshake and compliment club.
If you step out of a tenth story window you do not break the law of gravity, you confirm it.
If you are always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in.
You can’t climb uphill by thinking downhill thoughts.
Court each other forever.
Motivation is like bathing. You’ve got to do it every single day.
You’ll never see a happy ungrateful person.
Children pay more attention to what you do than to what you say.
If it’s a principle, it’s a winner. If it’s a tactic, it’s a loser.
You might not be what you say you are, but what you say, you are.
Most Americans honestly believe America is the most powerful nation on earth, but actualy the most powerful nation is imagi-nation.
Wherever you are there you are!
Is your fear of failure greater than your desire to succeed?
When the outlook isn’t good, try the uplook – it’s always good!
Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.
Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.
If we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we’d be happy with more.
Success comes from repeated efforts day in and day out. You learn from your mistakes, make adjustments and continue pressing forward until you achieve the results you desire.
A clear rejection is always better than a fake promise.
Live in such a way that if someone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it.
A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future.
Don’t start your day with broken pieces of the past. Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand new day and it’s yours.
When you do more than you’re paid for eventually you will get paid for more than you do. This is a basic truth that also applies to Business, Sales or anything you do. Whatever your endeavor always provide more service than you get paid for and you will develop a reputation that will separate you from the rest.
Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.
Be strong, but not rude; Be kind, but not weak; Be bold, but not bully; Be humble, but not timid; Be prooud, but not arrogant.
A second chance doesn’t mean anything if you haven’t learned from your first mistake.
Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you.
You know that he who would be the greatest among you must become the servant of all.
You know that failure prelude to being the victim of what is criminally wrong.
Happiness is like a kiss, in order to get any good out of it, you have to give it to someone else.
The most destitute person in the world is the one without a smile.
It is nobler to love the person next to you than to love mankind in general.
Motivation fuels the attitude that builds the Confidence necessary to sustain the Persistence.
The way you see yourself today will affect your performance today.
You become great by going small thing in a great way.
What you do off the job plays a major role in how far you go on the job. How many good books, do you read each year? How often do you attend workshops? Who do you spend must of your time with?
When you break goal into increment and start controlling your time, things begin to happen.
In most cases there are obstacle standing between you and those opportunities in life but, I just want you to know that front row seat is available everywhere.
When you change your thinking, you change actions, when you change your action you change your future.
Simple smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement It’s amazing what an impact you will have.
Give the world your best and you will get the best out of the world.
The profile of a wealthy person is this hard work, perseverance, and most of all, self-discipline.
Look at the bright side no matter how old you are, you are younger than you’ll ever be again.
Responsibility and commitment are key elements in meeting obligations.
Check the records; there has never been an undisciplined person who was a champion. Regardless of the field of endeavor, you’ll find this to be true.
You cannot go higher than you think you can.
The only thing worse than losing an employee you have trained is keeping an employee you haven’t trained.
Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed. Realistically, the more problems we have and the larger they are, the greater our value to our employer.
When our goals are clearly defined and intelligently set, you have, in essence, taken a major step toward programming your left brain. That frees your right brain to be its creative best.
A pleasing personality helps you win friends and influence people. Add character to that formula, and keep those friends and maintain that influence.
You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.
Nu aptitudinea, ci atitudinea i&539;i decide altitudinea.
Will you look back on life and say, ‘I wish I had,’ or ‘I’m glad I did’?
Today is the tomorrow you were optimistic about yesterday. What are you doing today to make tomorrow as rewarding as you had hoped today would be?
You can’t climb a smooth mountain
The main reason for people’s lack of success is their willingness to give up what they want most of all, for what they want right now!
Did you know that every human being is created with a purpose and that they have a responsibility to not only discover their purpose but also to fulfill it?
Attitude and not the Aptitude decide the Altitude you reach in life.
When you make a mistake, be excited! Analyze what happened, and learn from it.
We fail our children if we say, ‘Don’t do as I do, but do as I say’.
Many times the difference between your accomplishment and your failure is your attitude.
There is power in words. What you say is what you get.
A sincere compliment is one of the most effective tools to teach and motivate others.
Keep trying. It’s only from the valley that the mountain seems high.
When we change the input into our minds, we change the output into our lives.
Your success and happiness start with you.
Our daily objectives should include an honest effort to improve on yesterday.
Effort is the key, but direction and loyalty are paramount.
Desire is the great equalizer.
When you plan and prepare carefully, you can legitimately expect to have success in your efforts. An optimistic, positive mind is far more likely to come up with creative solutions than a mind that dwells on setbacks and difficulties. Bottom line: expect success and you can achieve it!
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
The world’s most deadly disease is hardening of the attitudes.
When you give a man a dole, you deny him his dignity, and when you deny him his dignity you rob him of his destiny.
Failure has been correctly identified as the line of least persistence.
Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.
Desire is the ingredient that changes the hot water of mediocrity to the steam of outstanding success.
If you don’t save something on your current income, you won’t save anything on your future income.
Happiness is not pleasure – it is victory.
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
The elevator to success is not running; you must climb the stairs.
I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.
If you want to reach a goal, you must “see the reaching” in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the “gotta have it” scale.
Even people who don’t share my specific faith (denomination, beliefs, etc.) are typically enthusiastic about my profession of faith in God and my commitment to living to God-given standards.
I am convinced after more than 50 years in the field of motivation that anyone who wants to learn to look at life and/or their circumstances in a positive light can do so.
I wouldn’t say ‘most’ people are prone to negativity. I think it’s probably that most people allow negativity to color their thinking, depending on circumstances, but I also believe most people make the necessary efforts to return to positive thinking as quickly as possible.
I am so thankful I had the strength and promises of a loving God to guide my choices and decisions, and to uphold me through the unbelievably dark days and times of overwhelming sorrow.
Hard times always uncover the basic goodness and evil of the day.
It’s our responsibility to see to it that the good outweighs the evil and I am convinced beyond a doubt that today’s Americans will do exactly that!
Surrogate fathers and other male figures stepped in to give guidance after my dad died. Businessmen taught me to honor my commitments; others gave me opportunities beyond my wildest imaginations. Authors and speakers set good, solid examples of high standards and lofty goals for me; mature, committed Christians nurtured and instructed me.
All one needs to do is read – books, magazines, research the Internet – and pay attention to the influencers in their lives to discover the myriad people of strong moral character who have and still are making positive, meaningful contributions and differences in our world.
I suggest the greatest challenge to Christians in the business world is within – making the heart determination (simply put, the choice) to live by God’s principles and sticking with it; making the commitment to serving Christ and mankind with our efforts, our gifts and our knowledge.
Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting – in the trying, not the triumph, Success is a personal standard – reaching for the highest that is in us – becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success. Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
For every sale you miss you’re too enthusiastic, you will miss a hundred because you’re not enthusiastic enough.
An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.
It’s your aptitude, not just your attitude that determines your ultimate altitude.
Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
When a company or individual compromises one time, whether it’s on price or principle, the next compromise is right around the corner and you can bet your last nickel on it.
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.
If you want to achieve your goals, help others achieve theirs.
People always say ‘Motivation is great but it doesn’t last.’ I just tell them, bathing does not last either, that is why I recommend it daily.
Setting goals helps bring your future into your present and the present is the only time we can take action.
When you choose a habit, you also choose the end of that habit.
We build our character from the bricks of habit we pile up day by day.
When you’re grieving that’s not the time to be brave or strong, you need to let it show
Chance made us sisters. Hearts made us friends.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now
Successful people use their strength by recognizing, developing, and utilizing the talents of others.
Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great
A narrow mind and a fat head invariably come on the same person.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission
If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.
With integrity, you have nothing to fear, since you have nothing to hide. With integrity, you will do the right thing, so you will have no guilt.
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.
Honesty and integrity are absolutely essential for success in life – all areas of life. The really good news is that anyone can develop both honesty and integrity.
You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.
People are basically the same the world over. Everybody wants the same things – to be happy, to be healthy, to be at least reasonably prosperous, and to be secure. They want friends, peace of mind, good family relationships, and hope that tomorrow is going to be even better than today.
Honesty and integrity are by far the most important assets of an entrepreneur.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Time can be an ally or an enemy. What it becomes depends entirely upon you, your goals, and your determination to use every available minute.
I have always said that everyone is in sales. Maybe you don’t hold the title of salesperson, but if the business you are in requires you to deal with people, you, my friend, are in sales.
Research indicates that employees have three prime needs: Interesting work, recognition for doing a good job, and being let in on things that are going on in the company.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
When you catch a glimpse of your potential, that’s when passion is born.
It’s not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.
The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.
I believe that being successful means having a balance of success stories across the many areas of your life. You can’t truly be considered successful in your business life if your home life is in shambles.
Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage.
The top salesperson in the organization probably missed more sales than 90% of the sales people on the team, but they also made more calls than the others made.
It is true that integrity alone won’t make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can’t stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do ‘anything.’ If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it.
Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.
Some people do really find fault like there’s a reward for it.
Since belief determines behavior, doesn’t it make sense that we should be teaching ethical, moral values in every home and in every school in America?
We need to understand the difference between discipline and punishment. Punishment is what you do to someone; discipline is what you do for someone.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.
Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.
Profitability comes from loyalty, productivity, and having a character base from which to work.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
Send out a cheerful, positive greeting, and most of the time you will get back a cheerful, positive greeting. It’s also true that if you send out a negative greeting, you will, in most cases, get back a negative greeting.
Remember that failure is an event, not a person.
You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind.
If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.
Personal discipline, when it becomes a way of life in our personal, family, and career lives, will enable us to do some incredible things.
A productive employee who is kept busy working at his or her job is far more likely to be happy at that job and less likely to look for employment elsewhere.
I’m so optimistic, I’d go after Moby Dick in a rowboat and take the tartar sauce with me.
Be careful not to compromise what you want most for what you want now.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Husbands and wives, first be faithful to each other. Second, keep the romance going all of your life by courting each other every day.
Being productive gives people a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that loafing never can.
As youngsters, my mother taught her children that while we might not be the smartest people around, we could be courteous, polite and considerate of others.
Until you are happy with who you are, you will never be happy because of what you have.
Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Fact: If standard of living is your number one objective, quality of life almost never improves. But if quality of life is your number one objective, standard of living invariably improves.
I’ve always taught that a poor economy is the best opportunity for salespeople because the naysayers and grumblers have already given up, leaving more territory, more opportunities to be successful than in a good economy when virtually all salespeople are out there, giving it their best.
The first step in solving a problem is to recognize that it does exist.
We all prospect, and don’t even know we’re doing it. When you start the dating process, you are actually prospecting for the person you want to marry. When you’re interviewing employees, you are prospecting for someone who will best fit your needs.
Success must never be measured by how much money you have.
It’s not what you’ve got, it’s what you use that makes a difference.
Yesterday ended last night. Today is a brand-new day.
Many people who want to be great aren’t willing to do the work to make it possible!
It might interest you to know that the 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary identifies the optimist in complimentary terms, but says nothing about the pessimist. The word ‘pessimist’ was not in our vocabulary at that time. It’s a modern ‘invention’ which I believe we should ‘dis-invent.’
Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.
Just saying you are better than good won’t make it so. But, when you understand what it takes to live the better than good life, and you apply yourself, your life will truly be better than good.
Every choice you make has an end result.
Money isn’t the most important thing in life, but it’s reasonably close to oxygen on the ‘gotta have it’ scale.
Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.
The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.
If you want to reach a goal, you must ‘see the reaching’ in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.
Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Do more than you are being paid to do, and you’ll eventually be paid more for what you do.
The right quote can inspire people to change their ways.
True success has more components than one sentence or idea can contain.
If you go looking for a friend, you’re going to find they’re very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.
You cannot perform in a manner inconsistent with the way you see yourself.
Athletic skills are acquired over a long period of time and after countless hours of practice.
I’m constantly amazed that owners and managers of all businesses don’t train their people to call the person who pays by credit card by name. It definitely makes the customer feel good and will be a factor in bringing them back to your place of business.
If your watch is slow by just four minutes, that’s not much – unless you’ve been warned that if you’re even one minute late ever again you will be fired. Then four minutes make a big difference.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
If you treat your wife like a thoroughbred, you’ll never end up with a nag.
People who have good relationships at home are more effective in the marketplace.
Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.
When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you.
Try to look at your weakness and convert it into your strength. That’s success.
Goals enable you to do more for yourself and others, too.
There’s never been a doctor who served many patients who, despite their best efforts, did not lose some of them to death. But they understood that was part of life itself.
Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success.
I’m a constant learner. You need to be a constant student because things change and you have to change and grow. And I emphasize the word ‘grow.’
Be there for your kids. Later, when you need them, they’ll be there for you.
The problem with pity parties is very few people come, and those who do don’t bring presents.
My favorite writers are all Jews – David, Solomon, Matthew, Mark – well, you get the picture.
In the game of life, before you get anything out, you must put something in!
There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.
I once dieted so religiously I quit eating in church.
New research shows that you will be dead longer than you will be alive.
The relationships we have with people are extremely important to success on and off the job.
Whether it’s eight o’clock in the morning or eight o’clock at night, I always try to greet others before they have a chance to speak to me.
Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.
Husbands and wives, have fun with each other. I’m convinced it makes all the difference in the world.
It’s absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt has been described as founder of the Bull Moose Party, the man who led his troops up San Juan Hill in the Spanish-American War, a big game hunter, family man, civic servant and a host of other things.
I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives.
Authors by the hundreds can tell you stories by the thousands of those rejection slips before they found a publisher who was willing to ‘gamble’ on an unknown.
Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.
Money won’t make you happy… but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job.
You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.
Success is dependent upon the glands – sweat glands.
I’m convinced that what kids need today are parents – not buddies. They need someone who will exercise mature judgment.
I read the paper every day and the Bible every day; that way I know what both sides are up to.
The six people who had the biggest impact on my life were all women. Had I been sexist, my life would have been far less fulfilling.
The successful business executive can handle challenges and solve problems at a remarkable clip.
When you make a promise, keep it.
I took up an offer for me to lose 30 pounds in 30 days. It worked. I lost 30 days!
When there is no job related stress, you are more aware of your mate and children, if you are a parent.
Wally Amos is the classic example of a man who gets up again and again.
When I became proficient as a salesman I was invited to teach new hires.
Yes, it’s absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly – until you can learn to do it well.
Most people consider me an optimist because I laughingly state that I would take my last two dollars and buy a money belt.
It will be disastrous when a leader or manager shows up with one attitude one day and treats people with a different attitude the next day.
I’ve got to confess I’m a pragmatic optimist myself.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Only men of character are trusted.
If you’re going to have to swallow a frog, you don’t want to have to look at that sucker too long!
A plan is always successful if the plan is good.
I believe it’s important that we use names of endearment that reflect a special feeling for the individual involved.
If my life has had a theme, I suppose it has been a typical American theme in that, for most of it, I have been looking for happiness and success.
My first professional job was to sell heavy-duty waterless cookware.
When you give directives to a child, especially a teenager, you must consider the nature of your child.
You’ve got to be before you can do and do before you can have.
For 24 years of my adult life, by choice I weighed well over 200 pounds. I say ‘by choice’ because I have never ‘accidentally’ eaten anything, so when I choose to eat too much, I have chosen to weigh too much.
Kids instinctively know – although they will argue to the contrary – that they really are not mature enough to make good decisions on some important issues.
When you are truly interested in other people, you will learn what they are interested in and if they have a need for your product. If they like you, and most people like folks who take an interest in them, they’ll help you find people who do need what you have to sell, even if they don’t.
The one thing coaches cannot tolerate… is the individual who grows arrogant because he excelled at a lower level and believes he has nothing else to learn.
At 25, I was in the audience of my first professional speaker, Bob Bales. His presentation got my attention. I had never seen anyone having so much fun ‘at work’ and getting paid for it!
If standard of living is your major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves.
Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.
Failure doesn’t mean you are a failure… it just means you haven’t succeeded yet. Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.
Surround yourself with optimistic people.
The next time you encounter a difficult obstacle or problem, you should smile and say, ‘Here’s my chance to grow.’
The past is your LESSON. The present is your GIFT. The future is your MOTIVATION.
The playing field of life is not level, and for you to compete in the game of life, you need an equalizer of some kind. In the old West, the equalizer was the six-shooter. It enabled a little guy to chop a bigger man down to size. Desire is also an equalizer-and nowadays is highly encouraged over a six-shooter!
One difference between those who make it and those who don’t-regardless of their field of endeavor-is not the “talent” difference. Those who go over the top have a dream and the dream has them. They make the commitment and pursue that dream with dogged patience and persistence. Commitment produces consistent, enthusiastic effort that inevitably produces greater and greater rewards.
The best recipe for happiness and contentment I’ve seen is this: dig a big hole in the garden of your thoughts and put into it all your disillusions, disappointments, regrets, worries, troubles, doubts, and fears. Cover well with the earth of fruitfulness. Water it from the well of contentment. Sow on top the seeds of hope, courage, strength, patience, and love. Then when the time for gathering comes, may your harvest be a rich and fruitful one.
I get lots of ideas when the lights go out at night and it gets very quiet. Sometimes they come when I first lie down to sleep; other times I wake up with an idea racing through my mind. But regardless of when an idea comes, I have made it a habit to get out of bed and write the idea down before it disappears into my dreams. You should do the same.
I win not because of my own efforts or my own goodness, but rather through the grace, love, and mercy of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He died so that I might win this game of life and live with Him forever.
Nothing is more inspiring than a person with seemingly mediocre talent rising against the odds to become a champion by way of hard work, effort, and perseverance toward their goals.
My core philosophy on winning and motivation is summed up by saying that you were born to win, but in order to be the winner you were born to be, you have to plan to win and prepare to win before you can expect to win.
All you need to find and accomplish God’s purpose in your life is God’s permission and approval-not anyone else’s. When you get in step with Him, there will be a glow on your face that will make people wonder what you’re up to.
Many people say, “When I get a million dollars, then I’ll be happy because I’ll have security,” but that’s not necessarily so. Most people who acquire a million dollars want another and then another. Or they could be like a good friend of mine who made and lost every dime of a million dollars. It didn’t bother him a bit. He wasn’t excited about it, but he explained to me, “Zig, I still know everything necessary to make another million dollars, and I’ve learned what to do not to lost it. I’ll simply go back to work and earn it again.
I’m often asked, Which is more important-attitude or skill? The answer is that it’s somewhat like asking which leg of a three-legged stool is most important. It is my complete conviction, based on a considerable amount of research, that if you have the right attitude, combined with the right skills, and build your attitude and your skills on a solid character base, you can enjoy long-lasting success.
You might occasionally feel that some people are standing in the way and slowing your progress, but in reality the biggest person standing in your way is you. Others can stop you temporarily – you are the only one who can do it permanently.
Every person has unique gifts, and those gifts give him or her the power and the opportunity to accomplish great things, if he or she learns how to use those gifts and channel them in the right direction.
Many times Christians state their love for the Lord and their willingness to die for Him. I will make no pretense of knowing the Lord’s will in your life, but I do feel that in most cases the Lord is far more interested in our living for Him than He is in our dying for Him.
Obviously, raw talent is important, but the difference-maker between first and the rest of the pack is usually desire.
The usual devastating put-downs imply that a person is basically bad, rather than that he is a person who sometimes does bad things. Obviously, there is a vast difference between a “bad” person and a person who does something bad.Besides, failure is an event, it is not a person – yesterday ended last night.
As you head toward your goals, be prepared to make some slight adjustments to your course. You don’t change your decision to go – you do change your direction to get there.
Secrets of Closing the Sale, is essential reading. Ziglar tells us that selling and closing are not mysteries to be solved; instead they are as tangible as when his wife up-sold him on a new house.
Once you learn to do something consciously, you can move it into the subconscious and do it well. Everything you do well will be done subconsciously.
People who truly understand God’s purpose for their lives know that we are called to be intimately involved with one another.
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
Failing is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.
In the blink of an eye everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again.
Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.
You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Take time to be kind and to say ‘thank you.’
If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
You don’t drown by falling into water. You only drown if you stay there.
If you want to earn more, learn more.
New information makes new and fresh ideas possible.
He climbs highest who helps another up.
The problem is not getting rid of fear, but using it properly.
Dreams grow if you grow.
Timid salesmen have skinny kids.
What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for
Each failure brings you one step closer to success.
Circumstances don’t create character. They reveal character.
Make finding the good in others a priority
By altering our attitudes we can alter our lives.
We miss 100 percent of the sales we don’t ask for.
WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES, it takes away today’s PEACE.
You can only see in others what is inside of you.
Gratitude is the most important attitude.
It makes no difference where you go …there you are.
People don’t buy drills they buy holes
Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Happiness is the result of what you do.
The choice to have a great attitude is something that nobody or no circumstance can take from you.
People who won’t take step number one never take step number two.
You don’t build a business -you build people- and then people build the business.
The greatest single cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love.
Success is not measured by what you do compared to what somebody else does. Success is measured by what you do compared to what you are capable of doing.
Go as far as you can see and when you get there, you will always be able to see farther.
Don’t judge me by my past. I don’t live there anymore
Doubts kill more dreams than failure ever will. Fear is faith in reverse. Fear creates doubt. Replace your fears with faith and your doubts with determination.
Your life can’t go according to plan if you have no plan.
You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.