Brian Tracy Quotes
It isn't what you say or wish or hope or intend that demonstrates what you really believe. It is only what you do.
Your relationships can be made to increase in value by investing more time in them.
If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it's moving you away from your goals.
The more you seek security, the less of it you have. But the more you seek opportunity, the more likely it is that you will achieve the security that you desire.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
The biggest mistake we could ever make in our lives is to think we work for anybody but ourselves.
The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy greater rewards in the long term is the indispensable pre-requisite for success.
If you want to sail your ship in a different direction, you must turn one degree at a time.
One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others. They only compare themselves with themselves and with their past accomplishments and future potential.
Your life is a reflection of your thoughts. If you change your thinking, you change your life.
Courage combined with integrity is the foundation of character.
Practice audacity in all things. Acting with courage builds your courage and confidence higher and higher.
I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances.
Every great human achievement is preceded by extended periods of dedicated, concentrated effort.
Be more concerned about what's right rather than who's right.
The future belongs to the risk-takers, not the comfort-seekers.
Just as nature gives us physical pain to guide us to doing or not doing things in the physical realm, nature gives us emotional pain to guide us toward doing or not doing things in the emotional or mental realm. The wonderful thing is that you're constructed so that if you simply listen carefully to yourself - to your mind, your body and your emotions - and follow the guidance you're given, you can dramatically enhance the quality of your life.
Courage combined with integrity is the foundation of character.
The purpose of a business is to create and keep a customer. If a business does this in sufficient quantity and with proper cost controls, it will make a profit. The profit is the result of creating and keeping customers efficiently.
Every great success is an accumulation of thousands of ordinary efforts that no one sees or appreciates.
Make every goal clear, specific, measurable, and time bounded.
Write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plans every single day.
Your ability to set goals is the master skill of success. Goals unlock your positive mind and release ideas and energy for goal attainment. Without goals, you simply drift and flow on the currents of life. With goals, you fly like an arrow, straight and true to your target.
You become what you think about most of the time.
The starting point of all goal attainment is desire. You must develop an intense burning desire for your goals if you really want to achieve them.
The greatest enemies of success and happiness are negative emotions of all kinds.
You are where you are and what you are because of what you have done or failed to do. You are very much the architect of your own destiny.
Self-trust comes from listening to your intuition, to your "still, small voice" within. Men and women begin to become great when they begin to listen to their inner voices and absolutely trust that they are being guided by a higher power each step of the way.
Whenever you experience stress of any kind, look into yourself and ask, "In what way am I compromising my innermost values in this situation?"
Non-creative people think that it is a sign of weakness to say, "I made a mistake." On the contrary, it is actually a sign of mental maturity, personal strength and individual character. Remember, everybody makes mistakes every single day.
Many people are so concerned with being right that all their mental energy is consumed by stonewalling, bluffing, blaming and denying. If you're wrong, admit it and get on to the solution or the next step.
The more your behavior in the moment is consistent with what you feel your ideal behavior should be, the more you like and respect yourself and the happier you are.
Live your life as if you were already the outstanding person that you intend to be sometime in the future.
Once you have decided that you are going to live consistent with a value, your level of integrity determines whether or not you follow through on your commitment. The more you discipline yourself to live consistent with the very best you know, the greater is your level of personal integrity. And the higher your level of integrity, the happier and more powerful you will feel in everything you do.
You always operate in a manner consistent with your self-concept, whether positive or negative.
Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations is often the biggest obstacle standing between you and the realization of your full potential.
Determine a single measure that you can use to grade your progress and success in each area of your life. Refer to it daily.
You should look upon failure and temporary defeat as part of the price that you pay on your road to the success that you will inevitably achieve.
Successful people think about solutions most of the time. Unsuccessful people think about problems and difficulties most of the time.
Successful people are more concerned with what is right rather than who is right.
The two major obstacles to success and achievement are fear and doubt.
Have you ever seen a negative baby? Children come into the world with no doubts or fears at all. And whatever has been learned can be unlearned through practice and repetition.
The primary antidotes to doubt and fear are courage and confidence.
The more you learn what you need to know to achieve your goals, the less fear you will feel on the one hand and the more courage and confidence you will feel on the other.
The more people you know, and who know you in a positive way, the more successful you will be at anything you attempt.
Successful people are always working on tasks of high value. Unsuccessful people are always killing time on tasks of low value.
What is the most valuable use of my time, right now? All techniques and methods of goal setting, personal planning, and time management are aimed at helping you to accurately answer this question, every minute of every day.
Worry is a form of negative goal setting.
Be clear about your goal but be flexible about the process of achieving it.
All wealth comes from adding value, from producing more, better, cheaper, faster, and easier than someone else.
When you confront your fears and move toward what you are afraid of, your fears diminish while at the same time your self esteem and self confidence increases.
All of the best advice in the world will only help you if you can motivate yourself to take persistent, continuous action in the direction of your goals until you succeed.
Character is the ability to follow through on a resolution after the enthusiasm with which the resolution was made has passed.
It takes considerable energy to get yourself into motion and moving. But it takes much less energy to keep yourself moving, once you get going.
Adversity is the test that you must pass on the path to accomplishing anything worthwhile.
High achievers utilize adversity and struggles for growth, while low achievers allow difficulties and adversity to overwhelm them.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, "What's in it for me?"
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Working at something you don't care about is the very best way to waste your life.
Transformational leaders pick the right people, match them to the right jobs, achieve mutual clarity on the desired results, and then they get out of the way and leave the individual with maximum freedom to perform.
When you achieve complete congruence between your values and your goals, like a hand in a glove, you feel strong, happy, healthy, and fully integrated as a person. You develop a kind of courage that makes you completely unafraid to make decisions and take action. Your whole life improves when you begin living your life by the values that you most admire.
Your self-esteem is largely determined by the relationship between your self-image, how you are performing in your day-to-day activities, and your self-ideal, the way you would perform if you were the very best person you could be. The more that your day-to-day activities are consistent with the person you want to become, the higher is your self-esteem.
Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.
Everything that you ever learned of value in the profession of selling, regarding your product or service, or personality, is only helpful to the degree to which it contributes to the building of high quality relationships with customers.
There's only one direction you can coast.
No matter how many personal productivity techniques you master, there will always be more to do than you can ever accomplish in the time you have available to you, no matter how much it is.
You can get control of your tasks and activities only to the degree that you stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few activities that can really make a difference in your life.
Your ability to select your most important task at each moment, and then to get started on that task and to get it done both quickly and well, will probably have more of an impact on your success than any other quality or skill you can develop.
Whenever you complete a task of any size or importance, you feel a surge of energy, enthusiasm, and self-esteem. The more important the completed task, the happier, more confident, and more powerful you feel about yourself and your world.
You can actually develop a "positive addiction" to endorphins and to the feeling of enhanced clarity, confidence, and competence that they trigger. When you develop this addiction, you will, at an unconscious level, begin to organize your life in such a way that you are continually starting and completing ever more important tasks and projects. You will actually become addicted, in a very positive sense, to success and contribution.
One of the very worst uses of time is to do something very well that need not be done at all.
Select your work carefully and if you don't love what you're doing enough to want to be the best at it, get out! Flee from the boring or unsatisfying job as you would from a burning building. Working at something you don't care about is the very best way to waste your life. Remember, this life is not a rehearsal for something else.
An average plan vigorously executed is far better than a brilliant plan on which nothing is done.
The biggest enemies we have to overcome on the road to success are not a lack of ability and a lack of opportunity but fears of failure and rejection and the doubts that they trigger.
The way you develop the courage you need is to act as if you already had the courage and behave accordingly.
To accomplish a great task, you must step out in faith and have complete confidence that your next step will soon become clear to you.
Every positive change in your life begins with a clear, unequivocal decision that you are going to either do something or stop doing something.
In my experience, any virtue translated into action leads almost invariably to positive results.
Successful people always begin the analysis of constraints by asking the question, "What is it in me that is holding me back?" They accept complete responsibility for their lives and look to themselves for both the cause and cure of their problems.
You feel better about yourself whenever you push yourself to do your best. You increase your self-esteem whenever you go beyond the point where the average person would normally quit.
You have deep within you an "urge to completion," or what is often referred to as a "compulsion to closure." This means that you actually feel happier and more powerful when you start and complete a task of any kind.
When you work on your most important tasks at a high and continuous level of activity, you can actually enter into an amazing mental state called "flow." Almost everyone has experienced this at some time. Really successful people are those who get themselves into this state far more often than average.
The more you discipline yourself to persist on a major task, the more you like and respect yourself, and the higher is your self-esteem.
Worry is merely a sustained form of fear caused by indecision. The only real antidote to worry is purposeful action. Get so busy doing something about your situation that you don't have time to worry. As you take action, your confidence, courage and sense of control will return and wipe away your fears.
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