I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you’re in control of your life. If you don’t, life controls you.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
If you want to be successful, find someone who has achieved the results you want and copy what they do and you’ll achieve the same results.
We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.
Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life’s deepest joy: true fulfillment.
Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.
To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute… that gives meaning to our lives.
For changes to be of any true value, they’ve got to be lasting and consistent.
Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
My definition of success is to live your life in a way that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain – and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.
In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year – and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.
Live with passion!
How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
You see, it’s never the environment; it’s never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events – how we interpret them – that shapes who we are today and who we’ll become tomorrow.
Passion is the genesis of genius.
There’s always a way – if you’re committed.
It’s not knowing what to do, it’s doing what you know.
The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
There’s no abiding success without commitment.
We will act consistently with our view of who we truly are, whether that view is accurate or not.
Surmounting difficulty is the crucible that forms character.
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
Repetition is the mother of skill
When there is a non-productive pattern, break it
Most people never decide firmly that they want to win – so they don’t
The past does not equal the future unless you live there.
52. The Ultimate Success Formula
Know your outcome: clarity is power
Know why it’s a MUST as opposed to a SHOULD
Take massive action, modeling wherever possible
Know the impact of your actions
If it doesn’t work, change your approach, then change again (Thomas Edison)