The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up.
if you don't have peace, it isn't because someone took it from you; you gave it away. You cannot always control what happens to you, but you can control what happens in you.
Talent is a gift, but character is a choice.
Happiness simply cannot be relied upon as a measure of success.
I've known businesspeople who were not realistic thinkers. Here's the good news: they were very positive and had a high degree of hope for their business. Here's the bad news: hope is not a strategy.
Life is now in session. Are you present?
Success is... knowing your purpose in life, growing to reach your maximum potential, and sowing seeds that benefit others.
The only guarantee for failure is to stop trying
The best way to help people is to see the best in them. The 101% principle: Look for the 1 thing I admire in them and give them 100% encouragement for it.
You can't make the other fellow feel important in your presence if you secretly feel that he is a nobody.
It takes quantity as well as quality to develop warm and caring relationships.
You may have a million reasons not to get started now. In a month or a year or five years from now, you may have only one regret - that you didn't start now.
Everyone has the potential to become an encourager. You don't have to be rich. You don't have to be a genius. You don't have to have it all together. All you have to do is care about people and initiate.
People who add value to others do so intentionally. I say that because to add value, leaders must give of themselves, and that rarely occurs by accident.
Without failure there is no achievement.
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.
People who use time wisely spend it on activities that advance their overall purpose in life.
To add value to others, one must first value others.
Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.
Pride deafens us to the advice or warnings of those around us.