The next time you encounter a difficult obstacle or problem, you should smile and say, 'Here's my chance to grow.'
If you believe your product or service can fulfill a true need, it's your moral obligation to sell it.
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.
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.
Champions invariably have fervent philosophical beliefs. Philosophy, in its simplest terms, means 'the love of wisdom.'
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.
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.
The 3 C's of Life: Choices, Chances and Changes.You must make a choice to take a chance or you will never change.
A man or woman is seldom happy unless he or she is sustaining him or herself and making a contribution to others.
Every time passionate people fail, they are convinced that they are simply one step closer to fulfilling their dream.
Successful people use their strength by recognizing, developing, and utilizing the talents of others.
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.
When you exercise your freedom to express yourself at the lowest level, you ultimately condemn yourself to live at that level.
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.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
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.
Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.
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.
Our number one objective is to make a profit so we can hit our number one priority -- which is to help people be all they can be.
Spend time with those you love. One of these days you will say either, I wish I had, or I'm glad I did.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You'll never see a happy ungrateful person.
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.
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.
Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless, your time is gold and your health is wealth.
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.
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.
When you focus on problems, you get more problems. When you focus on possibilities, you have more opportunities.
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.
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.
True joy comes when you inspire, encourage, and guide someone else on a path that benefits him or her.
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.'
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.
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.
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining -- it bores everybody else, does you no good and doesn't solve any problems!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Character produces endurance and persistence when the going gets tough, and life truly is an endurance race, not a sprint.
Of all the 'attitudes' we can acquire, surely the attitude of gratitude is the most important and by far the most life-changing.
It takes energy, mental toughness and spiritual reinforcement to successfully deal with life's opportunities, and to reach your objectives.
You are a success when you have made friends with your past, are focused on the present, and are optimistic about your future.
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 or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people.
A simple smile, a cheerful hello or a word of encouragement. It's amazing what an impact you will have.
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.
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.
We hear tears loudly on this side of Heaven. What we don't take time to contemplate are the even louder cheers on the other side of death's valley.
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.
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.
There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.
Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little worlds.
I believe it's important that we use names of endearment that reflect a special feeling for the individual involved.
Yes, it's absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly -- until you can learn to do it well.
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.
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.
I read for the 'ah-ha's,' the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man -- financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally.
Fortunately, problems are an everyday part of our life. Consider this: If there were no problems, most of us would be unemployed.
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?
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 isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the 'gotta have it' scale.
You were designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness.
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.
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.
Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.
Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.
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.
It's absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Problem-solving becomes a very important part of our makeup as we grow into maturity or move up the corporate ladder.
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.
Money is not the most important thing, but when you need it, there are few substitutes. So while I like the things money can buy, I love what money won't buy. It bought me a house but it won't buy me a home. It would buy me a companion but it won't buy me a friend.
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.
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.
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. ".
It's not the situation, but whether we react negative or respond positive to the situation that is important.
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.
It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.
It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.