No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals.

Your attitude is an expression of your values, beliefs and expectations.

Only by contending with challenges that seem to be beyond your strength to handle at the moment you can grow more surely toward the stars.

Communication is a skill that you can learn. It's like riding a bicycle or typing. If you're willing to work at it, you can rapidly improve the quality of evry part of your life.

It is not failure itself that holds you back; it is the fear of failure that paralyzes you.

The true measure of the value of any business leader and manager is performance.

Optimism is the one quality more associated with success and happiness than any other.

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.

You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards.

The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.

A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.

Self-confidence is an attitude and attitudes are more important than facts.

Be absolutely clear about who you are and what you stand for. Refuse to compromise.

The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life.

Integrity is the foundation upon which all other values are built.

You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.

Decide what you want, and then act as if it were impossible to fail.

Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution long after the emotion with which it was made has passed.

Confidence on the outside begins by living with integrity on the inside.

Be a lifelong student. The more you learn, the more you earn and the more self-confidence you will have.

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.

Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.

You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.

Incorrect assumptions lie at the root of every failure. Have the courage to test your assumption.

If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.

Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.

There is no real limit to how much better a person who really commits to getting better can get. Every manager has the potential to become an excellent manager for the rest of his or her career.

Failure is a prerequisite for great success. If you want to succeed faster, double your rate of failure.

Those people who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.

Develop an ‘attitude of gratitude.' Say thank you to everyone you meet for everything they do for you.

There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important thing.

In a time of rapid change, standing still is the most dangerous course of action.

Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average performance.

Your true success in life begins only when you make the commitment to become excellent at what you do.

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.

One of the best uses of your time is to increase your competence in your key result areas.

Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can lead to large differences in your results.

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Never consider the possibility of failure; as long as you persist, you will be successful.

Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager's goal.

Peak performance begins with your taking complete responsibility for your life and everything that happens to you.

Goals allow you to control the direction of change in your favor.

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.

An attitude of positive expectation is the mark of the superior personality.

The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.

Today the greatest single source of wealth is between your ears.