When you allow your success to depend on your talents, you create strengths. When you allow your success to depend on your non-talents, you create weaknesses.
Quality questions create a quality life. You need to burn this idea into your brain, because it’s as important as anything else you’ll learn in this book. Businesses succeed when those who make the decisions that control their destiny ask the right questions about markets or strategies or product lines. Relationships flourish when people ask the right questions about where potential conflicts exist and how to support each other instead of tearing each other down. Politicians win elections when the questions they raise—whether explicitly or implicitly—provide answers that work for them…
Why do people persist in an unsatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.
You’ve got to remember that what drives us is our emotions. So get associated and use pain as your friend, one that can drive you to a new level of success.
The first step is understanding what your strengths are and then focusing on those strengths in what you do in your life.
“Comfort zones are plush-lined coffins.”
All too often, the security of a mediocre present is more comfortable than the adventure of trying to be more in the future.
Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.
THE PROBLEM-SOLVING QUESTIONS: 1 What is great about this problem? 2 What is not perfect yet? 3 What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it? 4 What am I willing to no longer do in order to make it the way I want it? 5 How can I enjoy the process while I do what is necessary to make it the way I want it?
know that the only limit to what you can have in your life is the size of your imagination and the level of your commitment to making it real.
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction.
Remember, as long as you believe something, your brain operates on automatic pilot, filtering any input from the environment and searching for references to validate your belief, regardless of what it is.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity,”
We each have over eighty different muscles in our faces, and if these muscles get accustomed to expressing depression, boredom, or frustration, then this habitual muscular pattern literally begins to dictate our states, not to mention our physical character.
One of the most powerful distinctions that I’ve made in the last ten years of my life is simply this: Emotion is created by motion. Everything that we feel is the result of how we use our bodies. Even the most minute changes in our facial expressions or our gestures will shift the way that we’re feeling in any moment, and therefore the way we evaluate our lives—the way we think and the way we act.
“Just know, when you truly want success, you’ll never give up on it. No matter how bad the situation may get.” – Unknown
“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.” – Les Brown
“I don’t regret the things I’ve done, I regret the things I didn’t do when I had the chance.” – Unknown
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine
“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.” – Unknown
“One of the most important keys to Success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you dont feel like doing it.” – Unknown
“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” – Unknown
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” – Denis Waitley
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” – Bill Cosby
“Go where you are celebrated – not tolerated. If they can’t see the real value of you, it’s time for a new start.” – Unknown
Dont be afraid to stand for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone.. – Unknown
“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra
“Forget all the reasons it won’t work and believe the one reason that it will.” – Unknown
“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.” – Albert Einstein
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.” – Unknown
“When you say “It’s hard”, it actually means “I’m not strong enough to fight for it”. Stop saying its hard. Think positive!” – Unknown
“Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.” – Unknown
“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield
“The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown
“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray
“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.” – Joel Brown
“Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. how can anyone see how awesome you are if you can’t see it yourself?” – Unknown
“We learn something from everyone who passes through our lives.. Some lessons are painful, some are painless.. but, all are priceless.” – Unknown
“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. it means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown
“Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.” – Larry Winget
“Three things you cannot recover in life: the WORD after it’s said, the MOMENT after it’s missed and the TIME after it’s gone. Be Careful!” – Unknown
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
“When the past calls, let it go to voicemail, believe me, it has nothing new to say.” – Unknown
“Rule #1 of life. Do what makes YOU happy.” – Unknown
“Walk away from anything or anyone who takes away from your joy. Life is too short to put up with fools.” – Unknown
“Love what you have. Need what you want. Accept what you receive. Give what you can. Always remember, what goes around, comes around…” – Unknwon
“Just remember there is someone out there that is more than happy with less than what you have.” – Unknown
“The biggest failure you can have in life is making the mistake of never trying at all.” – Unknown
“Life has two rules: #1 Never quit #2 Always remember rule # 1.” – Unknown
“No one is going to hand me success. I must go out & get it myself. That’s why I’m here. To dominate. To conquer. Both the world, and myself.” – Unknown
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There is little difference between those who cannot read and those who will not read—the result of both is ignorance.
Do not spend time regretting the past, but invest that time wisely by preparing a better future.
An empty bank account is a sign of an ineffective past effort. It is a sign of a missed opportunity. It is a sign of too much procrastination, or laziness.
There is little difference between one who has given up his life and one who has given up his hope. There are those who will laugh at those who read useful books, and yet there is little difference between those who cannot read and those who will not read—the result of both is ignorance.
It is the human tendency to blame someone or something else for our lack of progress—we blame government, competitors, managers, inflation, pay schedules and even the traffic and weather for our circumstances.
Attitude determines choice, and choice determines results. All that we are, and all that we can become, has indeed been left unto us.
Discipline weighs ounces, and the pain of regret weighs tons.
Everything we have acquired is a result of past efforts and past thoughts. We gather intelligence or we gather ignorance, and our future will produce rewards commensurate with what we have done with the past. We must use our time to plan, to labor, to measure, to invest, to share, to refine past activity, and to add to our storehouse of knowledge. These are the seeds we must gather along the way so that the quality of our results will improve with each passing year.
We cannot have more without first becoming more. That is one of the basics.
Surely our lives are worth more than a birth certificate, a gravestone and a half-million dollars in consumed goods and services compressed between those major milestones in our lives.
Even a small amount of time can make a great deal of difference when it is spent with the right people—people who educate, encourage, inspire, and assist us in moving in the right direction. It is better to spend a little time with the right people than to spend a lot of time with the wrong people. By expanding our association to include more of the right people, and closing the doors to exclude or limit more of the wrong people, we expose ourselves to new and better sources of influence.
A tree does not grow to half its potential size and then say, “I guess that will do.” A tree will drive its roots as deep as possible. It will soak up as much nourishment as it can, stretch as high and as wide as nature will allow, and then look down as if to remind us of how much each of us could become if we would only do all that we can. Why is it that human beings, surely the most intelligent life form on earth, do not strive to achieve their maximum potential? Why is it that we allow ourselves to stop halfway? Why are we not constantly striving to become all that we can be? The reason…
We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make.
One serves as an example to be followed, the other as an example to be avoided—as a warning to be studied, but not emulated.
The word “tip” is an abbreviation of the phrase “To Insure Promptness,” which implies that the gratuity should be given before we receive the service, not after.
The decisions we are making are not wrong, based on the information we have; it is the information we have that is causing us to make wrong decisions. Unfortunately, these wrong decisions are leading us further away from, rather than closer toward, the achievement of our goals.
Results do not respond to need. Results respond to effort… to labor… to activity. If we have done our part, the results we need will appear in a reasonable amount of time.
“To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.” – Bruce Lee
“As you think, so shall you become.” – Bruce Lee
“Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one’s potential.” – Bruce Lee
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee
“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.” – Bruce Lee
“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it.” – Bruce Lee
“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” – Bruce Lee
“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” – Bruce Lee
“If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of.” – Bruce Lee
“If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done.” – Bruce Lee
“It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” – Bruce Lee
“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee
“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee
“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee
“Real living is living for others.” – Bruce Lee
“Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.” – Bruce Lee
“The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be.” – Bruce Lee
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