Recognize when your peak energy occurs during the day. Allocate the most difficult projects to that period. Work on easy projects at low-energy times.
We learn by observation, imitation and repetition.
Self-esteem is that deep-down inside the skin feeling you have of your own self-worth.
Integrity means you do what you do because it is right and not just fashionable or politically correct.
Contentment is for cows; a challenging purpose is for people.
The real risk is doing nothing.
Live each day as if was your last, not in the future, not in the past. You may not get what you want, but, in the long run, you will get what you expect.
The easiest thing is to make sure you feel happy and satisfied in this moment. Setting long term goals is much more effort taking, but at the same time much more fulfilling.
We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.
The greatest communication skill is paying value to others.
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Life is a do-it-for-others, do-it-yourself project.
The single most outwardly identifiable trait demonstrated by a winning human being is that of positive self-expectation- which is pure and simple optimism.
Success in life isn't only for the gifted or the privileged or those with a high IQ. Success is totally dependent on three things: persistence, determination and a positive mental attitude.
Touch is the magic wand of intimacy. Love is keeping in touch.
The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.
The first best-kept secret of total success is that we must feel love inside ourselves before we can give it to others.
The greatest limitations you will ever face will be those you place on yourself.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
God's Law of Cause and Effect: Your rewards in life will always be equal to the amount and quality of service rendered, in the long run.
Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.
Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.
The truth is, you don't break a bad habit; you replace it with a good one.
The reason so many individuals fail to achieve their goals in life is that they never really set them in the first place.
Everything is something you decide to do, and there is nothing you have to do.
Winning is coming in fourth, exhausted and encouraged-because last time you came in fifth.
Self-respect and a clear conscience are powerful components of integrity and are the basis for enriching your relationships with others.
How you spend your time is far more important than all the material possessions you may own or positions you may attain.
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.
Make a list of your current wants and desires. Next to each, put down what benefit or payoff there would be when you achieve it. Look at this list often throughout the day and before retiring at night.
Achievers can almost literally taste success because they imagine their goals in such vivid detail. Setbacks only seem to add spice and favor to the final taste of victory.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
When you visualize, then you materialize.
Champions are propelled by desire, not compelled by fear.
Winners are people with definite purpose in life.
The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude.
The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
There is a direct relationship between joy and effort. The joy of success is in ratio to the amount of effort expended to achieve it.
People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now.
Break the daily and weekly routine you have set. Get out of that comfortable route.
Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
Darren Hardy proves with The Compound Effect that common sense-when applied-yields amazingly uncommon results. Follow these simple steps and become who you were meant to be!
Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.
You've got more potential than you could use in a thousand lifetimes, I see world class potential in you? But one of the secrets, is you're as good as the best ? you don't have to be better than the rest.
Instead of just letting life happen, I'm going to make it happen for me.
If you have real, internal value, you don't need a loud, expensive imitation.
Motivation is an inner force that compels behavior. Your inner drives will propel you further and faster than external perks.
Don't be a time manager, be a priority manager.
Your attitude is either the lock on, or the key to the door of success.
The greatest choice we have is to think before we act and then take action toward our life goals every day. Our problems result not only from our lack of action, but from our action without thought.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am.
The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can't do.
The primary success factor is knowing how to learn from others and rely on yourself.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes in a day.
Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.
As long as we persist in our deepest destiny, we will continue to grow.
Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goals clearly in sight.
A good life is a collection of happy memories.
The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself.
A dream is a vision, a goal is a promise. You can keep your promises to yourself by remaining flexible, focused, and committed.
Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.
Persistence means giving full concentration to whatever you are doing right now. ... Persistence is success through trial, error, resetting your goals, and moving toward the target.
You must accept responsibility for your actions, but not the credit for your achievements.
View life as a continuous learning experience.
I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.
Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.
Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Winners live each day as if their last. Not in the future, nor in the past, and someday ... becomes now!
Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Be willing to wait longer for you goals to bear fruit than you had anticipated.
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
You are a masterpiece of creation.
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future.
A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
Everything that is past is either a learning experience to grow on, a beautiful memory to reflect on, or a motivating factor to act upon.
Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.
Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment to alter your destiny.
Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
Losers fix the blame; winners fix what caused the problem.
The only limits on human achievement are self-imposed.
Optimism boosts your energy and focuses your sights on reaching your goals, rather than wallowing in your setbacks.
You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.
The seeds of greatness are ideas you learn from people who've been great in their service to others.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
Personal satisfaction is the most important ingredient of success.
One characteristic of winners is they always look upon themselves as a do it yourself project.
You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or position in life.
Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
If you don't know where you're going, it doesn't matter if your alarm doesn't go off in the morning.
A life lived with integrity -- even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune -- is a shining star in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted.
Real success comes in small portions day by day. You need to take pleasure in life's daily little treasures. It is the most important thing in measuring success.
Pessimists see a problem behind every opportunity. Optimists see an opportunity behind every problem.
By staying focused and flexible, you will meet and exceed your major life-forming goals. Success is not a resting-place -- it is a launching pad.
If we succeed without sacrifice, it's because someone sacrificed for us.
The truly liberated human being is not always fighting against something, but more frequently is fighting for something or someone.
You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.
The season for enjoying the fullness of life -- partaking of the harvest, sharing the harvest with others, and reinvesting and saving portions of the harvest for yet another season of growth.
You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus innovation equals realization.
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Chase your passion, not your pension.
Make certain that your goals are not measured in comparison with others.
What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
You must consider the bottom line, but make it integrity before profits.
The ability to adapt is everything!
Winning is all in the attitude!
Knowledge is the frontier of tomorrow.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
When you kill time, you kill your opportunities for success.
Success is not a resting-place -- it is a launching pad.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
What you leave in your children, is more important than what you leave to them.
Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals.
You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.
We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.
Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.
One of the wonderful aspects of the human imagination is its power to break through the barriers of time and space. It can see things not as they are but as the can be.
Failures do what is tension relieving, while winners do what is goal achieving.
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us; concentrate our energy.
The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we've already achieved them.
Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.
Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting, they cannot be the goal themselves.
You must understand that seeing is believing, but also know that believing is seeing.
We can't afford to waste tears on might-have-beens. We need to turn the tears into sweat that can take us to what can be.
Losers take chances; winners make choices.
Positive self-esteem is the quality of simply saying thank you and accepting any value that is attributed to you by others.
Life is based on growth and finding new challenges to face and overcome, new contributions to make to society, and constantly coming to a better understanding of yourself and the universe in which you live.
Your attitude is a choice you make.
The stretch of the limousine usually is inversely proportional to the self esteem of the person riding in it.
Don't wait for mentors to seek you out. Don't ever wait for your phone calls to be returned, your letters to be answered, your faxes to be responded to. Keep going out and asking question.
It's not so much what the job gives you, it's what you give to the job.
You must get money to chase you, but never let it catch up.
Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.
The most important three words you can say to yourself: Yes I can!
Life is like a field of newly fallen snow.
Where I choose to walk every step will show.
Procrastination is the fear of success.
Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the "someday I'll" philosophy.