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Denis Waitley Quotes

Denis Waitley Speaker

Denis Waitley quotes: excellent advice from the business guru.

“The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.”

“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.”

“If you are not doing what your passion is, you are putting it on layaway.”

“Choose a career you love and you will never have to go to work.”

“A dream is what you would like your life to become. A goal is what you are truly willing to do to achieve what you really want.”

“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.”

“We’ve got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.”

“Put up the dream. Put in the knowledge. Put out the effort.”

“Conceive + Believe = Achieve.”

“Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence.”

“Successful people believe in the validity of their own dreams and goals, even if dreams are all they have to go on.”

“Expect to succeed even before you start. All winners, no matter what their game, start with the expectations that they are going to succeed. Winners say, ‘I want to do this and I can do this,’ not ‘I would like to do this, but I don’t think I can.'”

“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.”

“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.”

“Opportunity never knocks; it is within you.”

“Success is a process that continues, not a status that you reach. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.”

“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.”

“Success is not a pie with a limited number of pieces. The success of others has very little bearing on your success. You and everyone you know can become successful without anyone suffering setbacks, harm, or downturns.”

“No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have all of tomorrow. Success depends upon using it wisely by planning and setting priorities. The fact is, time is worth more than money, and by killing time we are killing our own chances for success.”

“The price of success is to bear the criticism of envy.”

“Don’t ‘take care,’ take a risk! The real risk is doing nothing.”

“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 reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, learn about them, or even seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.”

“When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb.”

“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.”

“Make certain that your goals are not measured in comparison with others.”

“Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.”

“Your attitude is a choice you make.”

“Attitude is the criterion for success. But you can’t buy an attitude for a million dollars. Attitudes are not for sale. Your attitude towards your potential is either the key to or the lock in the door of personal fulfillment.”

“Optimism boosts your energy and focuses your sights on reaching your goals, rather than wallowing in your setbacks.”

“Commitment is that turning point in your life when you seize the moment to alter your destiny.”

“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.”

“Perseverance does not always mean sticking to the same thing forever. It means giving full concentration and effort to whatever you are doing right now.”

“Motivation is an inner force that compels behavior. Your inner drives will propel you further and faster than external perks.”

“Real motivation is that drive from within: you know where you are going because you have a compelling image inside, not a travel poster on the wall.”

“By focusing on positive, healthy motivations and letting the more negative ones pass, you can purify the source of you imaginative power.”

“The confidence you need is belief in your potential. If you see world-class potential in yourself, you’ll put in the effort. If you don’t see the potential, you won’t put in the effort and you’ll wait for the performance, and the performance always follows the belief in self.”

“Discipline is doing within, while you do without.”

“The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.”

“The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself.”

“Give your best effort, because you are worth your best effort.”

“Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time, and energy needed to develop yourself.”

“Virtually nothing on earth can stop a person with a positive attitude who has his goals clearly in sight.”

“Don’t let negative people determine your self-worth.”

“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”

“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.”

“Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.”

“You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.”

“Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.”

“A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.”

“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.”

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

“Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.”

“Better to seek change by inspiration, than out of desperation.”

“The ability to adapt is everything!”

“Habits are like comfortable beds. They are easy to get into, but difficult to get out of.”

“Habits are like submarines; they run silent and deep.”

“The truth is, you don’t break a bad habit; you replace it with a good one.”

“Your habits will determine your quality of life.”

“The two greatest fear busters are knowledge and action.”

“When you visualize, then you materialize. If you’ve been there in the mind, you’ll go there in the body.”

“Pessimists see a problem behind every opportunity. Optimists see an opportunity behind every problem.”

“Losers let it happen; winners make it happen!”

“Failures do what is tension-relieving, while winners do what is goal-achieving.”

“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.”

“There never was a winner who wasn’t a beginner.”

“Tomorrow’s leaders not only have dreams, goals and plans. They are willing to work hard and to take responsibility for turning their plans into energy, perspiration and effort. They don’t sit back and wait for someone else to turn their dreams into action. They take charge of executing their own plan.”

“The truly successful person inspires others to do more than they have thought possible for themselves.”

“All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners. Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they’re not learning, they’re not growing and not moving toward excellence.”

“Procrastination is the fear of success.”

“Always give more in service than you receive in payment, and customers will beat a path to your door.”

“Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.”

“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.”

“We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.”

“Accept yourself as you are right now: an imperfect, changing, growing and worthy person.”

“No one is born with self-confidence. Self-confidence is learned and earned with experience.”

“Self-respect and a clear conscience are powerful components of integrity and are the basis for enriching your relationships with others.”

“To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.”

“The less you try to impress, the more impressive you are.”

“Never become so much of an expert that you stop gaining expertise. View life as a continuous learning experience.”

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”

“Listen to the desires of your children. Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decision.”

“What you leave in your children, is more important than what you leave to them.”

“Be a role model, not a critic. Don’t tell your children, your peers, or your subordinates what to do; show them. And when the lesson is over, keep showing them by demonstrating that your actions are part of your character, not part of their curriculum.”

“Come through for others and they will come through for you.”

“The greatest achievements are those that benefit others.”

“Real power comes by empowering others.”

“View life as a continuous learning experience.”

“Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

“What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. Your answers lie inside of you.”

“You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or position in life.”

“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.”

“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.”

“Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.”

“Expect the best; convert problems into opportunities; be dissatisfied with the status quo; focus on where you want to go, instead of where you’re coming from; and most importantly, decide to be happy, knowing it’s an attitude, a habit gained from daily practice, and not a result or payoff.”

“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.”

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace and gratitude.”

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