Happiness is the offspring of concentrated action. Excellence is achieved through the progressive realization of incremental goals along the path of your life's mission.
If your priorities don't get scheduled into your planner, other people's priorities will get put into your planner.
Every day can be a platform to get you closer to your mountaintop. And yet, too many people live life by accident.
You would not have the wisdom and knowledge you now possess were it not for the setbacks you have faced, the mistakes you have made and the suffering you have endured.
Each day, life will send you little windows of opportunity. Your destiny will ultimately be defined by how you respond to these windows of opportunity. Shrink from them and your life will be small, feel the fear and run to them anyway, and you life will be big. Life's just too short to play little.
Your genius will shine through, and happiness will fill your life, the instant you discover your higher purpose and direct all your energies towards it.
People who have achieved great success are not necessarily more skillful or intelligent than others. What separates them is their burning desire and thirst for knowledge. The more one knows, the more one achieves.
Every single person in the world could be a genius at something, if they practiced it daily for at least ten years (as confirmed by the research of Anders Ericsson and others).
Our wounds ultimately give us wisdom. Our stumbling blocks inevitably become our stepping stones. And our setbacks lead us to our strengths.
The moment I stopped spending so much time chasing the big pleasure of life. I began to enjoy the little ones, like watching the stars dancing in moonlit sky or soaking in the sunbeams of a glorious summer morning.
Commit to Excellence. Become massively innovative and wear your passion on your sleeve. They might call you different or weird or even crazy. But please remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.
Remember, every great leader (or visionary or brave thinker) was initially laughed at. Now they are revered.
While the average person is home watching TV, the Leader Without a Title is in the gym getting stronger or at the library getting smarter or at the office getting better (or with their family growing kinder). Make this day count.
Leadership is less about the position you hold than the influence you have. It's about doing world-class work, playing at your peak,
and leaving people better than you found them. It's about Leading Without a Title.
As a lawyer, money was my driving force. As the years passed, I accumulated more but was less happy.
There is great power in focusing on what you want..... The person who tries to do everything accomplishes nothing. Most people try to be all things to everyone. And so they end up being nothing to anyone. Confucius nailed the point: Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.
Great achievement often happens when our backs are up against the wall. Pressure can actually enhance your performance.
A problem is only a problem when viewed as a problem. All change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
The key to a great life lies in shifting your focus from accumulation to contribution. The old saying He who gathers the most toys wins needs to be replaced with He who serves the most prospers. Remember, happiness is the by-product of a life spent adding value to other people's lives.
Remember, it is not the snake bite that kills, but the venom which circulates afterwards that is fatal. Do not let the snake bite of another person release any venom inside of you. You can control its entry and you are responsible for every thought in your mind.
Dreamers are mocked as impractical. The truth is they are the most practical, as their innovations lead to progress and a better way of life for all of us.
When you fall, feel the pain. And then stand up. You were born for victory. And failure has no place in your world.
I've learned that everything happens for a reason, the yogi Krishnan told him. Every event has a why and all adversity teaches us a lesson... Never regret your past. Accept it as the teacher that it is.
To achieve the impossible, you need to first develop the mindset that it's probable. Please don't allow the current limits of your life define your future reality. You deserve so much better. And the world deserves your best.
The farmer has patience and trusts the process. He just has the faith and deep understanding that through his daily efforts, the harvest will come.And then one day, almost out of nowhere, it does.
There are no mistakes in life, just lessons.
There are no mistakes in life, only lessons. There is no such thing as a negative experience, only opportunities to grow, learn and advance along the road of self-mastery. From struggle comes strength. Even pain can be a wonderful teacher.
We are all here for some special reason. Stop being a prisoner of your past. Become the architect of your future.
Every second you dwell on the past you steal from your future. Every minute you spend focusing on your problems you take away from finding your solutions.
A worrisome thought is like an embryo.It starts small but grows and grows. Soon it takes on a life of its own.
Focus. Focus. Focus...on your burning priorities. Say no to everything else. Life's short. You only get one shot at great.
Less busy, more focus. Less news, more art. Less complaint, more appreciation. Less noise, more peace. Less hate. More love.
Intelligence is learning new ideas. Wisdom is acting on them.
What you focus on grows, what you think about expands, and what you dwell upon determines your destiny.
Leave your ego at the door every morning, and just do some truly great work. Few things will make you feel better than a job brilliantly done.