To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can't stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do 'anything.' If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it.
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.
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.
Authors by the hundreds can tell you stories by the thousands of those rejection slips before they found a publisher who was willing to 'gamble' on an unknown.
At 25, I was in the audience of my first professional speaker, Bob Bales. His presentation got my attention. I had never seen anyone having so much fun 'at work' and getting paid for it!
You cannot tailor-make the situations in life but you can tailor-make the attitudes to fit those situations.
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.
Athletic skills are acquired over a long period of time and after countless hours of practice.
The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.
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.
If you want to reach a goal, you must 'see the reaching' in your own mind before you actually arrive at your goal.
Kids instinctively know - although they will argue to the contrary - that they really are not mature enough to make good decisions on some important issues.
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.
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.
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 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.
Reading has been the fuel of my motivation: it has changed the direction in which I have traveled, and it has enhanced my creative imagination more than any other activity I have ever pursued.
Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems.
Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen.
There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.
Building a better you is the first step to building a better America.
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?
Isn't it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?
I'm constantly amazed that owners and managers of all businesses don't train their people to call the person who pays by credit card by name. It definitely makes the customer feel good and will be a factor in bringing them back to your place of business.
Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
The top salesperson in the organization probably missed more sales than 90% of the sales people on the team, but they also made more calls than the others made.
It is true that integrity alone won't make you a leader, but without integrity you will never be one.
Fact: If standard of living is your number one objective, quality of life almost never improves. But if quality of life is your number one objective, standard of living invariably improves.
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.
Husbands and wives, have fun with each other. I'm convinced it makes all the difference in the world.
New research shows that you will be dead longer than you will be alive.
If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time.
Confidence is going after Moby Dick in a rowboat and taking tartar sauce with you.
Wally Amos is the classic example of a man who gets up again and again.
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.
Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
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.
Yes, it's absolutely true that anything worth doing is worth doing poorly - until you can learn to do it well.
It's absolutely true that unless you can instill discipline upon yourself, you will never be able to lead others.
Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission.
Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.
Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome.