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.
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
Courage is on display every day, and only the courageous wring the most out of life.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal, you do not change your decision to get there.
Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.
The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for.
Money is not everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.
Money won't make you happy... but everybody wants to find out for themselves.
The greatest single cause of a poor self-image is the absence of unconditional love.
There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.
The greatest source of happiness is the ability to be grateful at all times.
What you feed your mind determines your appetite.
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.
Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.
Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.
You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Time well spent results in more money to spend, more money to save, and more time to vacation.
Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.
There will always be people in your life who treat you wrong. Be sure to thank them for making you strong.
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.
Asking the right question and listening to the answer is a great relationship builder, which is important to the persuasion process.
Motivation is the spark that lights the fire of knowledge and fuels the engine of accomplishment, it maximizes and maintains momentum.
The result of information overload is usually distraction, and it dilutes your focus and takes you off your game.
Simple smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement It's amazing what an impact you will have.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it.
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.
Don't be distracted by criticism. Remember the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.
Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it's free-but it can't go anywhere.
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they've never failed to imitate them.
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.
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.
It is impossible to go as high as you are capable of going, if you are carrying the burden of hate, revenge and bitterness.
You already have every characteristic necessary for success if you recognize, claim, develop and use them.
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.
When you do the things you need to do when you need to do them, the day will come when you can do the things you want to do when you want to do them.
People who truly understand God's purpose for their lives know that we are called to be intimately involved with one another.
Time is the only commodity we deal with which cannot be counterfeited, stolen or placed in inventory. Remember, time is irreplaceable.
When there is no job related stress, you are more aware of your mate and children, if you are a parent.
Once you have accepted yourself, it's so much easier to accept other people and their points of view.
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.
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.
One of the greatest disasters of our time is our universal acceptance of the word tolerance as a great virtue.
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!
If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.
When you give directives to a child, especially a teenager, you must consider the nature of your child.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
Your mind doesn't know the difference between reality and fantasy. Your mindacts on what you feed it. Feed it good thoughts.
The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.
God never shuts one door without opening a bigger better door. Hang in there. You are closer to success than you may think.
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.
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.
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!
You do not determine your success by comparing yourself to others, rather you determine your success by comparing your accomplishments to your capabilities.
The definition of success is getting many of the things money can buy and all the things money can't buy.
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.
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.
Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
The way you look on the outside has a definite bearing on how you feel and see yourself on the inside.
Our children are our only hope for the future, but we are their only hope for their present and their future.
There are seldom, if ever, any hopeless situations, but there are many people who lose hope in the face of some situations.
Most x-rated films are advertised as adult entertaintment,for mature adults, when in reality they are juvenile entertainment for immature and insecure people.
Always do the right thing, always be exciting, always be encouraging, and always be learning something new.
You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.
The only way to reach the mountain peaks of life is to forget about self and help other people reach greater heights.
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.
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.
You can finish school, and even make it easy -- but you never finish your education, and it's seldom easy.
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.
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.
Most of the problems in life are because of two reasons, we act without thinking or we keep thinking without acting.
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.
As you move to the top, remember the story of the pump. If you start pumping casually or half -heartedly, you will pump forever before anything happens. Pump hard to begin with and keep it up until you get that water flowing. Then a great deal will happen.
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.
When you've got a solid commitment and solid objectives, you've got a much better chance of reaching your goal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.
The child who has not been disciplined with love by his little world will be disciplined, generally without love, by the big world.
A pleasing personality helps you win friends and influence people. Add character to that formula, and keep those friends and maintain that influence.
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.
You have made some mistakes and you may not be where you want to be, but that has nothing to do with your future.
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.
Miserable people focus on what they hate about their life. Happy people focus on what they love about their life.
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.
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.
Desire is what takes the hot water of mediocrity and turns it into the steam of outstanding success.
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.
Life is a classroom -- only those who are willing to be lifelong learners will move to the head of the class.