As a point of my own self-development which I only recently begun just over a year ago, I have made a point of reading books from some well-established and successful individuals.
What’s more, I have even stepped into the age of technology by listening to podcasts. Wow!! I never thought it so either. But it is actually really good and keep me switched on and focused.
At the moment I am listening to Zig Ziglar and some from his son Tom.
For those who do not know Zig Ziglar, he was one of the great motivational speakers and authors of the last 50 years. Some might say he was one of the pioneers.
A lot of what he says is so simple and precise. Easy to understand and as he tells his various stories, you never know if they are true accounts of his life or just a way to send a message across.
I would like to leave you with a series of his famous quotes for you to read, appreciate and take on board however you please.
As a believer is positive affirmations, many of these balance them perfectly and make situations so easy to understand.
“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.”
“Of course motivation is not permanent. But then, neither is bathing; but it is something you should do on a regular basis.”
“Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.”
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”
“When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.”
“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile, and a grateful heart.”
“The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now”
“Make today worth remembering.”
“You were born to win, but to be a winner you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.”
“If you go out looking for friends, you’re going to find they are very scarce. If you go out to be a friend, you’ll find them everywhere.”
“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could”
“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.”
“it’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.”
“You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.”
“You never know when a moment and a
few sincere words can have an impact on a life.”
“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.”
“You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.”
“Some people find fault like there is a reward for it”
“Failure is an event not a person”
“Success is the doing, not the getting; in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. If we do our best, we are a success.”
“Attitude, not Aptitude, determines Altitude.”
“Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there”
“The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you think you can only do a little.”
“Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.”
“The more you are grateful for what you have the more you will have to be grateful for”
“Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalise on what comes.”
“The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.”
“Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.”
“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission”
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember ~ the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
“Some of us learn from other people’s mistakes and the rest of us have to be other people.”
“Motivation gets you going and habit gets you there.”
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
“Go as far as you can see and you will see further.”
“Everybody says they want to be free. Take the train off the tracks and it’s free-but it can’t go anywhere.”
“When you are tough on yourself, life is going to be infinitely easier on you”
“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable.”
“Ask yourself a question: Is my attitude worth catching?”
“If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”
“Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street.”
“People do not wander around and then find themselves at the top of Mount Everest.”
“You don’t drown by falling in water; you only drown if you stay there.”
“Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him one of yours. ”
“Don’t count the things you do, do the things that count.”
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”
“Fear is the Fatal killer of Desire.”
“People who accomplish great things work toward their objectives every day.”
“To a child love is spelled T-I-M-E.”
“If you believe as I do that you were born to win, you’re going to have to find your fears and start facing them.”
“If you don’t plan your time, someone else will help you waste it.”