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THE SIX WORDS THAT HOLD THE SECRET TO SUCCESS

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The Six-Word Secret to Success

If you’ve ever wondered what the six-word secret to success is, you’ll find out if you keep reading, because this post is all about The Six Words that Hold the Secret to Success.

If you’ve ever read ‘Message of a Master’ by John McDonald, or “The Strangest Secret” by Earl Nightingale, or James Allen’s masterpiece, then what I am about to convey to you today, may be ancient news to you. In which case, you may want to read up on one of these other secret to success articles:

However; if you haven’t read the books mentioned above, or if you have yet to acquire and apply the blatant six-word secret that each preach, then this read will not only be novel to you, but potentially valuable.

So, what are these six words that hold the secret to success?  Stay with me for a minute longer, and I will tell you my friend.

THE MAGIC JOURNAL

First, let me tell you a little story about this large journal I purchased some time ago. I call it my “magic journal” these days, and I want talk about it, because I think it holds some crucial ingredients related to the six-word-secret I am going to eventually tell you about. Also, I think the simplicity of the story, may make this “secret of success” more accessible and even digestible.  So here we go!!

Many years ago, I purchased this journal from Barnes and Nobles.  This Journal was a somewhat large journal.  It was about the size of a large text book.  Okay, it was freakishly large. And of course, all the pages within it were blank, because well, it was a journal. It was an empty canvas.

Given that this journal was so large, I initially found it impractical to use as a daily journal. So instead, I decided to use it for brainstorming, and the general drawing and sketching out of ideas and project plans that’s naturally part of the brainstorming process.

THE PROJECT

Now, the first project I drew up in that freakishly large journal, were some makeshift designs I was bouncing around in my mind for some plans I had for landscaping my backyard.  The project was a huge undertaking and I was really excited about it, so I had plenty of time to hatch up my plans in that journal. Time was especially on my side because I didn’t yet have the funds to get started on it.

An important thing to keep in mind, is that this project wasn’t a project at first. In fact, it started out as an idea, then a wish or a dream if you will. It all started because the backyard of a new house my wife and I just purchased was this big, barren lot, with zero plant life.  It was quite hideous if am being honest with you.

But I had big plans for that back yard.

So I got to work dreaming on paper.  I would imagine what plants I wanted, what colors they would be, how far spaced apart they would be, and a bunch of other details on how it would all look once my backyard was brought up to my liking.  I would then put it all to paper in this large journal.

As the months would pass by, I would crack this large journal of mine open…and do some touch ups, rearranging some of the plants, the trees, the lawn etc., of exactly how I wanted my yard to look.

THE REVELATION

For some reason… (kids) I eventually stopped using that journal for a short period of time.   And eventually, a couple of years had passed by before I would crack that large journal open again.

When I did open it, it was to use it for some more sketching on something completely different… much like I had done a few years ago.

In looking through the journal for a blank page to write on, I came across that sketch up of the landscape I wanted create a couple of years back….and I was amazed with what I saw.

Now, what I saw, was not magical per se, but it was a form of magical revelation.

You see, I looked at that old draw up, and then looked out of my back window into the backyard.  And what I saw was amazing!  I noticed everything in my backyard matched up exactly against everything I had first envisioned in my mind, and then jotted down in that journal.

My backyard became what I imagined it to be, what I wanted it to be.

It was at that moment, that I realized exactly what all those success authors were referring to, when they would reference the “six words that hold the secret to success”,

THE SIX-WORD SECRET TO SUCCESS

So, what are those six words?  Well, without further ado, they are:  “You Become, What You Think About”, or said another way, “Life Becomes What You Think About.”

Now, this brief story is not about what I personally became, but it is about that creative power that exists within us.  That power and ability that we all possess and can use to bring to life, those things which we most want to happen through our thoughts.  A power, that you and I can unleash with the appropriate amount thinking, planning, and devising.

My backyard became what I thought it to be.

That beautiful lush landscape that I could now see with my own eyes, and now touch and experience in reality; started off initially as a simple idea.

The layout, the plants, the beauty was all created first in my mind, and then, through determined action, it eventually came to be.

My friends, such ‘magic’ is available to you, and it can be applied to so much more than just a backyard.  Such magic can be used to become whatever you want to be, or do whatever it is you want to do. If you would but think and decide on exactly what it is you want, and follow that thought up with action, it can be yours.

Buddha got it, he said, “All we are is the result of what we have thought.”

The great roman emperor Marcus Aurelius understood the six words, when he said, “Our life is what our thoughts make of it”.

Ralph Waldo Emerson also understood the secret to success, saying, “A man is what he thinks about all day long.”

Even that most sacred of books, the Holy Bible has shared this secret with us in Proverbs 23:7, which reads, “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”.

We Become What We Think About.

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THE SIX-WORD SECRET TO SUCCESS: THINKING

Of course the six-word-secret for success can be used for so much more than just improving a backyard.  I’ve used it for starting a media company, for creating an extremely flexible and low-stress lifestyle, for finding and buying my dream home, for reaching financial goals, and so much more.

In short, I have used, and I am still using this secret to design and improve my LIFE every single day, and you can too.

THINK, THINK, THINK. Because what you achieve in this life, and what you ultimately become, will be the result of the Thinking you’ve done.  THINK!

With that being said, I hope you got something from this post.  I deeply believe in this message, and I highly recommend the books I mentioned in the beginning.  Especially ‘The Strangest Secret’ By Earl Nightingale.

So keep thinking, keep striving, stay fearless what you want, and until next time,

STRIVE

Founder of The STRIVE; a digital media company, publishing inspirational and financial content for big dreamers, future millionaires, and high achievers.

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75+ MOTIVATING DENZEL WASHINGTON QUOTES ABOUT SUCCESS

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Denzel Washington Quotes About Success

Denzel Washington is one of the most acclaimed and influential actors in the world. Having starred in over 60 different films, he’s managed to win three Golden Globe Awards, two Academy Awards, a Tony Award, and has been nominated for and won countless other awards. Needless to say, Denzel Washington is a high achiever whose track record clearly demonstrates his understanding of what it takes to succeed in a big way.

As such, we’ve rounded up some of the most motivational Denzel Washington quotes about success that we could find. Our hope is that they’ll inspire you to believe that anything is possible with the right mindset and work ethic.

So, if you’re ready for the Best Denzel Washington quotes on success and achieving your dreams, then let’s dive right in:

BEST DENZEL WASHINGTON QUOTES ABOUT SUCCESS

Best Denzel Washington Quotes About Success

1. “You do what you gotta do, until you can do what you want to do.” – Denzel Washington

2. “The chances you take, the people you meet, the people you love, the faith that you have, that’s what’s going to define you.” – Denzel Washingtion

3. “For me, success is inner peace. That’s a good day for me.” – Denzel Washington

4. “Start your day with prayer. Ask for wisdom. Ask for understanding. Don’t aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.” – Denzel Washington

5. “Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

6. “Without commitment you’ll never start. Without consistency you’ll never finish.” – Denzel Washington

7. “Faith will get you to a point. Luck will get you to a point. But to achieve the kind of success you dream about, you need to WORK. There are no shortcuts, you can’t cheat life, just get to work and don’t stop until you reach your highest potential.” – Denzel Washington

8. “Nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take risks. Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.” – Denzel Washington

9. “If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.” – Denzel Washington

10. “Dreams without goals remain dreams.” – Denzel Washington

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11. “You have to grab moments when they happen.” – Denzel Washington

12. “To get something you never had you have to do something you never did.” – Denzel Washington

13. “Just because you don’t share it on social media, doesn’t mean you’re not up to big things. Live it and stay low key. Privacy is everything.” – Denzel Washington

14. “Got to be who you are in this world, no matter what.” – Denzel Washington

15. “Keep working, keep striving, never give up. Fall down seven times, get up eight.” – Denzel Washington

16. “Talent comes from God. If you have been given some, then value it, cultivate it, work and develop it.” – Denzel Washington

17. “At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington

18. “If it was easy, there would be no Denzel Washington.” – Denzel Washington

19. “Don’t be afraid to fail big, to dream big, but remember, dreams without goals are just dreams.” – Denzel Washington

20. “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.” – Denzel Washington

21. “Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons.” – Denzel Washington

22. “Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life.” – Denzel Washington

23. “Between goals and achievement are discipline and consistency.” – Denzel Washington

24. “One failed experiment is one step closer to success.” – Denzel Washington

25. “A wise woman knows the importance of speaking life into her man. If you love him: believe in him, encourage him, and be his peace.” – Denzel Washington

26. “We live in a time when people give up too easily.” – Denzel Washington

27. “Your life is your story, and the adventure ahead of you is the journey to fulfill your own purpose and potential.” – Denzel Washington

28. “In any profession, it gets to be a grind.” – Denzel Washington

29. “The one thing I am most happy about in terms of my career, is the fact that I got there by the grace of God first of all, but short of that, just by working hard. Not partying with the right people, not compromising myself in anyway, or cutting any kind of deals, just by working hard.” – Denzel Washington

30. “Don’t confuse movement with progress.” – Denzel Washington

31. “I am a 20 year one night sensation.” – Denzel Washington

32. “I still have my unemployment books and I remember when I worked for the sanitation department and the post office.” – Denzel Washington

33. “Reggie Jackson struck out 2600 times in his careers, the most in the history of baseball, but you don’t hear about the strikeouts. People remember the homeruns, fall forward.” – Denzel Washington

34. “That’s where the joy is, in helping others, that’s where the success is, in helping others.” – Denzel Washington

35. “You only live once, so do what you are passionate about.” – Denzel Washington

36.Working really hard is what successful people do.” – Denzel Washington

37. “Just because you are doing a lot more doesn’t mean you are getting a lot more done.” – Denzel Washington

38. “I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.” – Denzel Washington

39. “You’ll never see a U-haul behind a hearse, I don’t care how much money you make, you can’t take it with you. The Egyptians tried it, they got robbed, that’s all they got. You can’t take it with you, and it’s not how much you have, it’s what you do with what you have.” – Denzel Washington

40. “Hard work, works.” – Denzel Washington

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41. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” – Denzel Washington

42. “If I am a cup maker, I’m interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it.” – Denzel Washington

43. “Put God first in everything you do… Everything that I have is by the grace of God, understand that. It’s a gift… I didn’t always stick with Him, but He stuck with me.” – Denzel Washington

44. “If you don’t read the news, you’re uniformed. If you do read the news, you’re misinformed.” – Denzel Washington

45. “In order to change your life you must change your thoughts .” – Denzel Washington

46. “If you think you want to do what you think I’ve done, then do what I’ve done.” – Denzel Washington

47. “Facts: No matter how long it took you to finish a degree. It’s a degree. If it took you 10 failed relationships to find love. You found it. A house bought at the age of 65 is still an accomplishment. Don’t let people bully you with their timeline of success.” – Denzel Washington

48. “My mother never gave up on me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back.” – Denzel Washington

49. “Small minds discuss other people, gossip. Good minds discuss events. Great minds discuss ideas.” – Denzel Washington

50. “Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success.” – Denzel Washington

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51. “Never help an ungrateful person get up on their feet. It’s like telling a wolf that you’re a sheep.” – Denzel Washington

52. “I’m very proud to be black, but black is not all I am. That’s my cultural historical background, my genetic makeup, but it’s not all of who I am nor is it the basis from which I answer every question.” – Denzel Washington

53. “If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don’t just be mad at him or her.” – Denzel Washington

54. “I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me – spiritually and financially.” – Denzel Washington

55. “Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, or dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt by the heart.” – Denzel Washington

56. “I work hard for the audience. It’s entertainment. I don’t need validation.” – Denzel Washington

57. “You can beat or jail me or even kill me, but I am not going to be what you want me to be.” – Denzel Washington

58. “There’s nothing good or bad, except by comparison.”  – Denzel Washington

59. “When you don’t understand something, you label it and condemn it.” – Denzel Washington

60. “I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith.” – Denzel Washington

61. “My faith helps me understand that circumstances don’t dictate my happiness, my inner peace.” – Denzel Washington

62. “We’ve all received our share of good fortune, so that’s my definition of much. A single blessing is all the bounty in the world, and if you’ve been blessed at all you’re meant to pass some of that on. You’re meant to set a positive example. That’s our responsibility” – Denzel Washington

63. “I’d be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I’d been given. I’d be more frightened by procrastination and laziness.” – Denzel Washington

64. “I think a role model is a mentor – someone you see on a daily basis, and you learn from them.” – Denzel Washington

65. “Goals on the road to achievement can not be achieved without discipline and consistency.” – Denzel Washington

66. “The more opinions there are of me, the less I look at them. Because I just can’t live my life based on what other people think about me. I can’t concern myself too much with what other people think, it’s just not healthy.” – Denzel Washington

67. “Anything you want good, you can have, so claim it. Work hard to get it. When you get it, reach back, pull someone else up. Each one, teach one.” – Denzel Washington

68. “The most important choices I’ve made, was to say no.” – Denzel Washington

69. “Stick to your guns. If you don’t feel like you should do it, don’t do it.’ – Denzel Washington

70. “Don’t be afraid to fail.” – Denzel Washington

71. “Man gives you the award but God gives you the reward.” – Denzel Washington

72. “One of the most important decisions you can say as an actor/actress is saying NO. Is saying NO, you don’t have to take your clothes off if you don’t want to.” – Denzel Washington

73. “You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.” – Denzel Washington

74. “I was given this ability to act and direct and do these things. But I remember my natural ability would only take me so far. So I knew I had to study more I had to dig deeper, and I had to go learn more. So that’s what I did, and it’s paid off.” – Denzel Washington

75. “If you want to be a warrior, you have to train.” – Denzel Washington

76. “Fame is a monster, you know. And we all have these ladders and battles, roads we have to walk in our given lives. Be you famous, or whoever is out there listening. We all have our individual challenges. It’s cliché money don’t make it better, it don’t. Fame just magnifies the problems and the opportunities.” – Denzel Washington

77. “I never looked at things as problems, I look at them as opportunities.” – Denzel Washington

78. “You gotta practice, it’s too late when the game starts.” – Denzel Washington

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Bonus Denzel Washington Quote

Bonus: Here’s our final, but favorite Denzel Washington quote about success. We believe this quote encapsulates what allows many people to succeed beyond their wildest imaginations; giving. Enjoy!

“The Most Selfish Thing I’ve Done In My Life, Is GIVE… Because Of The Joy I Get From It.”

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Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best when it comes to Denzel Washington quotes. We hope this collections inspires you to reach higher than you think is possible for you, and to take action on ideas that stir your heart.

That said, don’t stop pushing till your reach your aims.

Until then,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these powerful Denzel Washington quotes about success, then you’ll likely enjoy these quotes from fellow celebrities who are equally as inspiring: Tyler Perry, Will Smith, or Sylvester Stallone.

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50 GOAL SETTING QUOTES TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS

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We all dream of accomplishing worthy things. We dream of having more, becoming more, and doing more. An unfortunate fact however, is that many of us struggle to get what we want. And most of us struggle, because we spend far too much time dreaming and hoping for what we want, instead of charting a course of action.

“A Man Without a Goal is Like a Ship Without a Rudder.”

Truth is, the real challenge that lies before most of us when it comes to achieving the things we want is in the setting of goals. Regrettably, most people never get around to putting their dreams down on paper, nor commit to taking the massive and continuous action necessary to turn those goals into a reality. And that’s why we created this post on goal-setting quotes.

Our hope is that these quotes will inspire you to get serious about your goals and proactively create some. We know that goal achievement is no walk-in-the-park. But, we also know there is a science to goal setting, and that statistically, goals are best achieved when they are set.

So, give these goal setting quotes a read, and let them inspire you to do more than just dream. Allow them to inspire you to commit to your dreams with pen, paper, and persistent pursuit.

BEST GOAL SETTING QUOTES TO MOVE YOUR DREAMS FORWARD

Best Goal Setting Quotes


1. “Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” – Pablo Picasso

2. “By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands—your own.” – Mark Victor Hansen

3. “If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you.” – Les Brown

4. “The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” – Michelangelo

5. “The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.” – Kahlil Gibran

6. “Most “impossible” goals can be met simply by breaking them down into bite size chunks, writing them down, believing them, and then going full speed ahead as if they were routine.” – Don Lancaster

7. “To reach a port, we must sail—Sail, not tie at anchor—Sail, not drift.” –  Franklin D. Roosevelt

8. “It is not enough to take steps which may someday lead to a goal; each step must be itself a goal and a step likewise.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

9. “There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.” –  Logan Pearsall Smith

10. “Average people have wishes and hopes. Successful people have goals.” – Unknown

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11. “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine deSaint Exupery

12. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.” – Anthony Robbins

13. “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau

14. “Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I’ll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I’ll give you a stock clerk.” – JC Penny

15. “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill

16. “I don’t care how much power, brilliance or energy you have, if you don’t harness it and focus it on a specific target, and hold it there you’re never going to accomplish as much as your ability warrants.” – Zig Ziglar

17. “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” – Napoleon Hill

18. “People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals – that is, goals that do not inspire them.” – Anthony Robbins

19. “The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting and achieving goals.” – Og Mandino

20. “Dreams without goals remain dreams.” – Denzel Washington

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You’re just about halfway through these quotes about setting goals, and if your not itching to pull out a pen a paper and start setting some goals, then by all means, keep on reading.

21. “If you’re bored with life — you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things — you don’t have enough goals.” – Lou Holtz

22. “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” – Andrew Carnegie

23. “All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.” – Orison Swett Marden

24. “A person should set his goals as early as he can and devote all his energy and talent to getting there. With enough effort, he may achieve it. Or he may find something that is even more rewarding. But in the end, no matter what the outcome, he will know he has been alive.” – Walt Disney

25. “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland

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26. “Without dreams and goals there is no living, only merely existing, and that is not why we are here.” – Mark Twain

27. “The moment you put a deadline on your dream it becomes a goal.” – Stephen Kellogg

28. “Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.” – Les Brown

29. “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.” – Ted Turner

30. “Begin with the end in mind.” – Stephen Covey

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31. “The people who get things done, who lead, who grow and who make an impact… those people have goals.” – Seth Godin

32. “Goals. There’s no telling what you can do when you get inspired by them. There’s no telling what you can do when you believe in them. And there’s no telling what will happen when you act upon them.” – Jim Rohn

33. “Write down your goals in detail and read your list of goals every day.” – Jack Canfield

34. “When you set a goal, your brain opens up a task list.” – Mel Robbins

35. “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” – Unknown

36. “You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

37. “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein

38. “Recast your current problems into proactive goals.” – Suze Orman

39. “I feel I still have room to improve, I still set goals for myself to strive for. I am never complacent with what I have achieved.” – Michael Jordan

40. “Don’t worry about looking good — worry about achieving your goals.” – Ray Dalio

41. “What is the distance between someone who achieves their goals consistently and those who spend their lives merely following? The extra mile.” – Gary Ryan Blair

42. “I read my goals every single morning. I have five to seven goals. They range from health, family to career. About five of those goals expire in six months and one of them expires in 10 years and one of them expires in 20 years.” – Daymond John

43. “Don’t get caught up in how many hours you work. Judge success based on having goals and measuring your results.” – Mark Cuban

44. Effort is measured by setting goals and getting results.” – Mark Cuban

45. “No one accidently wins.” – Dave Ramsey

46. “You can have all the talent in the world, but you will never achieve your goals without effort. This is why grit is the foundation of success.” – Ashley Elizabeth

47. “When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” – Confucius

48. “Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.” – Steve Maraboli

49. “Opportunity cost is no joke. Every choice has a price. Everything you say yes to means you’re saying no to something else. Translation? Each time you pick up your brain-draining gadget and say YES to watching another cat video, you’re saying NOPE to ever reaching your biggest and most important long-term goals.” – Marie Forleo

50. “People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.” – Earl Nightingale

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Here’s one last goal setting quote to ponder. In our opinion, it this is one of the most important quotes to keep in mind when it comes goal setting, because it encapsulates best the exact reason why you should set goals in the first place. Enjoy!

Bonus: “The man on top of the mountain did not fall there.” – Vince Lombardi

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Use These Goal Setting Quotes to… PLAN, PURSUE, PROSPER

And that’s that! The best goal setting quotes to empower you to take action on your dreams, first by setting your dreams down on paper as a written goal, then by taking massive action to achieve them.

Without a doubt, there’s power in goal-setting, so don’t wait too long. Plan, pursue, prosper!

Till next time,

STRIVE

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50+ INSIGHTFUL MARIE FORLEO QUOTES FOR SUCCESS AND LIVING YOUR BEST LIFE

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Marie Forleo is an author, philanthropist, and a highly successful entrepreneur who’s online media empire has been growing by leaps and bounds over the past decade. And as the creator of an award winning TV show, podcast, and the author of a New York Times #1 best-selling book, Marie Forleo knows a thing or two about success. As such, we’ve decided to publish some of the most inspiring Marie Forleo quotes we could find on success and how to live your greatest life.

“The Measure of a Great Life Is Whether It Matches Your Dream.”

Our hope is that her words of wisdom will inspire you to learn more about her, and dig deeper into the philosophy and mindset that has help Marie achieve so much in her life, so you can hopefully do the same.

With that said, if you’re ready for some truly inspiring Marie Forleo quotes on success and life, then let’s dive in:

BEST MARIE FORLEO QUOTES ON SUCCESS

Best Marie Forleo Quotes on Success

1. “The most powerful words in the universe are the words you say to yourself.” – Marie Forleo

2. “The secret to finding your passion is to bring it to everything you do.” – Marie Forleo

3. “Remember, every pro was once an amateur.” – Marie Forleo

4. “I win or I learn, but I never lose.” – Marie Forleo

5. “Don’t be afraid of failure, be afraid of not trying in the first place.” – Marie Forleo

6. “Not having the best situation, but seeing the best in your situation is the key to happiness.” – Marie Forleo

7. “Clarity comes from action, not thought.” – Marie Forleo

8. “If it’s important enough, I’ll make the time. If not, I’ll make an excuse.” – Marie Forleo

9. “In order to change ourselves, we must first believe we can.” – Marie Forleo

10. “Your potential is limitless. You are unique, valuable, capable, and worthy of the dreams in your heart. Most of all, you have what it takes.” – Marie Forleo

11. “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better to transform and transcend whatever challenges you face.” – Marie Forleo

12. “Every pro starts off as an amateur. There’s not one top artist, athlete, writer, scientist, architect, entrepreneur, programmer, musician, or potter who enters the field at the top of her game. To begin anything new or learn anything new means you will be a neophyte. You must go from outsider to insider. Respect that. Embrace it. Be willing to suck.” – Marie Forleo

13. “Insight without action is worthless. Taking action is the only path to change.” – Marie Forleo

14. “We do not see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Marie Forleo

15. “Your dreams aren’t made or broken, by anyone but you.” – Marie Forleo

16. “You don’t have to get it perfect, you just have to get it going.” – Marie Forleo

17. “Opportunity cost is no joke. Every choice has a price. Everything you say yes to means you’re saying no to something else. Translation? Each time you pick up your brain-draining gadget and say YES to watching another cat video, you’re saying NOPE to ever reaching your biggest and most important long-term goals.” – Marie Forleo

18. “It’s hard to become what you don’t see.” – Marie Forleo

19. “All beliefs are a choice and choices can be changed.” – Marie Forleo

20. “The measure of a great life is whether it matches your dream.” – Marie Forleo

21. “Strength isn’t pretending to be something you’re not. It’s having the courage to live from the truth of who you are.” – Marie Forleo

22. “There never has been and never will be another you. You have a purpose — a very special gift that only you can bring to the world.” – Marie Forleo

23. The key to success is to start before you’re ready.” – Marie Forleo

24. “Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently.” – Marie Forleo

25. “Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.” – Marie Forleo

26. “You’re always being led to your highest good, as long as you have the courage to listen.” – Marie Forleo

27. “To be responsible, keep your promises to others. To be successful, keep your promises to yourself.” – Marie Forleo

28. “Show up every moment like you’re fully meant to be there.” – Marie Forleo

29. “The secret to finding our passion, is to bring passion to everything we do.” – Marie Forleo

30. “You already have what it takes to transform yourself from a passive onlooker to a powerful creator of your destiny.” – Marie Forleo

31. “It doesn’t take talent or luck to succeed, you just need to decide.” – Marie Forleo

32. “Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” – Marie Forleo

33. “Do not let anyone tell you what you can’t do.” – Marie Forleo

34. “Never start a business just to “make money.” Start a business to make a difference.” – Marie Forleo

35. “Everything in the material world is first created on the level of thought.” – Marie Forleo

36. “Trust that little voice in your head that says, “wouldn’t it be great if…” and then do it.” – Marie Forleo

37. “You’re responsible for the energy you allow in your life — yes, even from family.” – Marie Forleo

38. “Forgiveness isn’t weakness. It’s the ultimate sign of courage and strength.” – Marie Forleo

39. “Beyond your health (physical, mental, emotional)…The single most important thing you can do for yourself is to take control of your money.” – Marie Forleo

40. Money’s like you and me. It’s attracted to respect and appreciation.” – Marie Forleo

41. “The faster you leave your comfort zone, the faster you’ll see growth. Simple as that.” – Marie Forleo

42. “Nothing gets attention like giving attention.” – Marie Forleo

43. “What we say to ourselves in the privacy of our own minds, matters.” – Marie Forleo

44. “When you know what’s important, it’s a lot easier to ignore what’s not.” Marie Forleo

45. “You must disobey the voice in your head that says, I’m not ready yet.” – Marie Forleo

46. “Creative success means balancing your love of starting things with a habit of finishing them.” Marie Forleo

47. “All progress begins with a brave decision.” – Marie Forleo

48. “Nine times out of ten, our fear is directive. It’s a signpost, pointing us in the exact direction our soul wants to go.” – “The world needs that special gift that only you have.” Marie Forleo

49. “How would you behave if you knew you were the best in the world at what you do?” Marie Forleo

50. “A fall is never final unless you stay on the ground.” – Marie Forleo

51. “It’s not about what I can get, it’s what I can give.” – Marie Forleo

52. “Not enough is a spiritual state, not an economic one.” – Marie Forleo

53. “If it’s not scheduled, it’s not real.” – Marie Forleo

54. “The world needs that special gift that only you have.” – Marie Forleo

55. “When it comes to forks in the road, your heart always knows the answer, not your mind.” – Marie Forleo

Bonus Mare Forleo Quote

Bonus: Alright, here’s one last Marie Forleo quote that we thin encapsulates all of her success wisdom in one single quote. Enjoy!

“You Can Do Whatever You Set Your Mind To If You Just Roll Up Your Sleeves, Get In There, And Do It. Everything Is Figureoutable.”

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best when it comes to Marie Forleo quotes on success and living your best life. We hope you’ll be able use these quotes as if they were your very own personal coaching session with Marie, because that’s essentially what they are.

With that said, we wish you all the best as you aim to dream big, work hard, and achieve your potential.

Till then,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these inspirational Marie Forleo quotes on success, then you’ll likely enjoy our Marie Forleo Success Story, or these badass Alpha Female quotes.

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50+ INSPIRATIONAL PAULO COELHO QUOTES ON SUCCESS AND CHASING YOUR DREAMS

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Motivational Paulo Coelho Quotes About Success

Paulo Coelho is the highly successful and well known Brazilian novelist who wrote one of the best-selling books of all-time; ‘The Alchemist’. He’s also authored 28 additional books, selling over 320 million of those books, and he continues to inspire people from just about every walk of life to this day.

With that said, we’ve gathered some of his most inspiring quotes on success and living one’s dreams to help you get inspired and motivated enough to keep reaching for yours. So, if you’re ready to digest some of the most motivational Paulo Coelho quotes of all time, let’s dive right in:

Best Paulo Coelho Quotes

Inspirational Paulo Coelho Quotes About Success

1. “One day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.” – Paulo Coelho

2. “Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.” – Paulo Coelho

3. “You are what you believe yourself to be.” – Paulo Coelho

4. “Don’t allow your mind to tell your heart what to do. The mind gives up easily.” – Paulo Coelho

5. “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say.” – Paulo Coelho

6. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho

7. “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – Paulo Coelho

8. “Passion makes a person stop eating, sleeping, working, feeling at peace. A lot of people are frightened because, when it appears, it demolishes all the old things it finds in its path. No one wants their life thrown into chaos. That is why a lot of people keep that threat under control, and are somehow capable of sustaining a house or a structure that is already rotten. They are the engineers of the superseded.” – Paulo Coelho

9. “Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” – Paulo Coelho

10. “All battles in life serve to teach us something.” – Paulo Coelho

Quotes by Paulo Coelho on Life

11. “They live as if they were never going to die, and die as if they had never lived.” – Paulo Coelho

12. “It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.” – Paulo Coelho

13. “Sometimes you have to travel a long way to find what is near.” – Paulo Coelho

14. “If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coelho

15. “A mistake repeated more than once is a decision” – Paulo Coelho

16. “The more in harmony with yourself you are, the more joyful you are and the more faithful you are. Faith is not to disconnect you from reality — it connects you to reality.” – Paulo Coelho

17. “I wanted to write when I was young, but people said it was impossible. Then my parent locked me in a mental institution — they said I was crazy and would never make a living from writing.” – Paulo Coelho

18. “Miracles only happen if you believe in miracles.” – Paulo Coelho

19. “Life has a way of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen at once.” – Paulo Coelho

20. Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho

21. “If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule, never lie to yourself.” – Paulo Coelho

22. “If you never take a risk, you will never know what changes you need to make.” – Paulo Coelho

23. “No matter what he does, every person on Earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” – Paulo Coelho

24. “What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: It isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” – Paulo Coelho

25.God always offers us a second chance in life.” – Paulo Coelho

26. “Don’t waste your time with explanations, people only hear what they want to hear.” – Paulo Coelho

27. “It’s only those who are persistent and willing to study things deeply, who achieve the master work.” – Paulo Coelho

28. “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and get up eight times.” – Paulo Coelho

29. “You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.” – Paulo Coelho

30. “Whatever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy.” – Paulo Coelho

31. “What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.” – Paulo Coelho

32. Never give up. When your heart becomes tired, just walk with your legs but move on.” – Paulo Coelho

33. “People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.” – Paulo Coelho

34. “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” – Paulo Coelho

35. “People always judge others by taking as a model their own limitations, and other people’s opinions are often full of prejudice and fear.” – Paulo Coelho

36. “Dreamers can’t be tamed.” – Paulo Coelho

37. “To realize one’s destiny is a person’s only obligation.” – Paulo Coelho

38. “When you can’t go back, you have to worry only about the best way of moving forward.” – Paulo Coelho

39. “The closer one gets to realizing his destiny, the more that destiny becomes his true reason for being.” – Paulo Coelho

40. “If it is still in your mind, it is worth taking the risk.” – Paulo Coelho

41. “When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change.” – Paulo Coelho

42. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho

43. “Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” – Paulo Coelho

44. “Listen to your heart. It knows all things.” – Paulo Coelho

45. “Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others.” – Paulo Coelho

46. “Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.” – Paulo Coelho

47. “Success does not come from having one’s work recognized by others. It is the fruit of the seed that you lovingly planted.” – Paulo Coelho

48. “You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.” – Paulo Coelho

49. “Don’t forget, beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.” – Paulo Coelho

50. “The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” – Paulo Coelho

The World Is Shaped By Your Example Quote

51. “I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It’s all a question of how I view my life.” – Paulo Coelho

Bonus Paulo Coelho Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is our last and final Paulo Coelho quote to inspire you to find the success you seek. Enjoy:

“If You Don’t Care About What People Think, You Already Passed The First Step Of Success.”

– paulo coelho –

Final Thoughts

There you have it, the best of the best Paulo Coelho quotes on success and staying true to one’s dreams. We hope they inspired you to reflect a little more on the importance taking risks, some of Paulo Coelho’s keys to success, and why you should follow your heart.

Till next time,

STRIVE

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50+ INSPIRATIONAL MASTER P QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

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Percy Miller, or Master P as most people know him, is one of the most successful hip hop icons of all-time. He’s the mastermind behind ‘No Limit Records’, a record label which dominated the hip hop and rap scenes throughout the 90’s and early 2000’s. He’s also a savvy investor, businessman, and a multi-millionaire who’s been growing his business empire for over two-decades now. Needless to say, Master P knows and understands success. As such, we’ve decided to round up some of the most inspiring and insightful Master P quotes.

Our hope is that these quotes will inspire you to hustle and build your own empire just like Master P. And at the very least, give you a greater appreciation for some of the thought processes that have helped P achieve the extraordinary success he now enjoys. So, if you’re ready to be inspired, let’s dive right in.

MASTER P QUOTES FOR SUCCESS

Inspirational Master P Quotes for Success

1. “I’m tired of people running with me. Don’t run with me anymore — push me, push me. Tell me not to give up. Tell me not to stop. Tell me not to quit.” – Master P

2.  “I tell people, ‘Everybody has 24 hours. What you are doing with your 24 hours will dictate your life, your future, and what you have, and your friends and the people around you will dictate the same thing.” – Master P

3. “I could tell who you are by the people you hang around with. I tell people all of the time, ‘I’d rather fly with the eagles than walk with the pigeons.’ And sometimes, eagles have to fly alone — most of the time, they fly alone.” – Master P

4. “Everybody won’t believe in your dreams and goals. When I was growing up, a lot of people told me, ‘Man, you ain’t going to make it.’ Even people close to me said, ‘That s**t ain’t going to work.” – Master P

5. “I kept going, I believed in myself.” – Master P

6. “Ownership is one thing, but control is the most important thing because you can’t own everything.” – Master P

7. “If you prepare the next generation with the right mindset, you don’t have to worry about changing things yourself. My kids don’t have to make the same mistakes that I made, and they are able to get a great education right off top.” – Master P

8. “You can get money back, but you can’t get time — time is so valuable. Spending that time with your kids is what’s going to program or prepare them for the future.” – Master P

9. “We’ve got to stop a lot of the self-hate that we do as a culture because it’s all about celebrating one another. That’s the only way we’re going to build economic empowerment by having great businesses, but also being able to give back.” – Master P

10. “Work hard and never make excuses.” – Master P

master p work hard no excuses quote

11. “Cars are a liability. Jewelry — a lot of the time — is a liability. It may make you feel good and it has street credibility, but it doesn’t have any real value in the real world.” – Master P

12. “I never said I was broke, I’ve always said, ‘The money is in the mill, it’s coming.'” – Master P

13. “So when we start to change our mindset, it becomes extremely difficult to spend money on liabilities. Once you’ve become educated on assets, you look at everything as an opportunity.” – Master P

14. “I think my thing is I grew up in the ghetto, and I was able to get a second chance. That’s what I’m trying to tell kids.” – Master P

15. “You have to be committed to what you do. Everybody thinks it’s about the money. Nobody really gave me anything, but, I was committed to what I believed in.” – Master P

16. “How does hating get started? It’s started by the jealous people, and they get mad over the things you have.” – Master P

17. “People do look up to me and it makes me feel good. I made it out of a bad situation and I didn’t mind bettering myself and I think that is what people respect. Most people go back but I was able to look at the big picture.” – Master P

18. “I feel like God blessed me to be successful and to have a couple of more things that a lot of people of where I come from didn’t have or didn’t see, but it ain’t always about me. It’s about empowering the next generation so that’s what I love doing.” – Master P

19. “Diversify. You spread out because you never know when it’s going to end. Business is like a seesaw going up and down. When one goes down, I have the other one going up. You have to think like that if you want to survive.” – Master P

20. “Understand the game, but make your own moves.” – Master P

Master P Quote about Making Moves

21. “I want to be like Muhammad Ali. He went out there and made a lot of money, he fought hard in the ring, and he fought for our people outside of the ring.” – Master P

22. “I tell people, if you get in a business, you need to know everything about your business. You need to know what the janitor is doing. You need to know what the guy who’s cooking the burgers is doing. You need to know what the mailroom is doing. You need to know everything about your business to be successful.” – Master P

23. “I feel like it’s okay for us to grow up because a lot of us want to get rich and die young. I want to get rich and die old.” – Master P

24. “I think you’ve got good people and bad people in everything you do. If you start making a big deal of it, then it’s a problem. It’s like in life. We’ve got bad doctors and lawyers. We’ve got bad priests! We don’t target every priest and say he’s bad. You have to go to church and you have to go see some doctors. Some people have to be good.” – Master P

25. “It’s my passion that drove me to like get better and better like an athlete in a gym.” – Master P

26. “I think my thing is I grew up in the ghetto, and I was able to get a second chance. That’s what I’m trying to tell kids.” – Master P

27. “I don’t need to get my due; I get my money.” – Master P

28. “I think everybody has a good and bad side.” – Master P

29. “You can’t choose your family but you can choose your friends. Life is like a seesaw, it goes up and it goes down. If people are only around you when you’re up then those are not true friends. In order for you to rise higher, you have to end the relationships that limit you and don’t believe in you.” – Master P

30. “Product outweighs talent.” – Master P

master p quote about talent

31. “It’s called ‘putting skin in the game,’ putting your own money up first, being your own boss. That’s how I got the power: I put up my own marketing money.” – Master P

32. “Everybody needs love. There are a lot of guys that you think are hard-core gangsters, but all these guys’ weaknesses are women. Look at the movie Scarface. At the end of the day, all he wanted to do was to have kids with his woman.” – Master P

33. “I want to be able to take care of my family.” – Master P

34. “I’m keen on building generational wealth by instilling values in my seven children. I share money lessons with my children. However, above all things, I stress the importance of building a foundation on faith and family.” – Master P

35. “Find that person to push you. Life is a marathon. You got to find that person that’s going to push you, instead of running with people that’s just running with you. If you want to be successful, you have to find somebody that’s going to push you all the way over the finish line.” – Master P

36. “Surround yourself with people who build you up and inspire you. If you are the smartest person in your circle, you need to make new friends who are smarter than you and who will challenge you without judging you.” – Master P

37. “People are in your life for a reason or a season.” – Master P

38. “Education is key. It’s about giving our people the blueprint. We can’t change the past but we change the future by educating our culture.” – Master P

39. “Fly with the eagles and leave the hawks. Essentially, you become like your circle of friends, so choose wisely.” – Master P

40. “Choose the people you call friends wisely.” – Master P

master p quote about your inner circle

41. “Everyone has 24 hours, you’re either going to walk with the pigeons or fly with the Eagles.” – Master P

42. “How you invest your time determines your success.” – Master P

43. “I turned down $1 million though I had $500 left in my bank account. I knew if Interscope were willing to pay $1 million, I could make $40 million if I figured out how to own my talent.” – Master P

44. “The first key to success is awareness. Before making any life-altering changes, you must become completely aware of your individual circumstances.” – Master P

45. “Nobody has the power to change the past, but we all have the power to change our future. Hard work pays off!” – Master P

46.  “Don’t be afraid to start your own business, you have to take a chance.” – Master P

47. “Don’t be afraid to grow up. Don’t be afraid to make the right investments, and don’t be afraid to invest in yourself.” – Master P

48. “I learned that no matter what your present circumstances look like, you can take yourself wherever you want to go if you can visualize a brighter future through the eyes of faith.” – Master P

49. “Anything is possible if you can first perceive it, then believe it, and finally, refuse to give up until you achieve it.” – Master P

50. Knowledge is more important than money.” – Master P

inspirational master p quote about knowledge

51. “People should be praying for wisdom, not for money. If you got the wisdom and the knowledge you can do whatever you want to do.” – Master P

52. “I tell people, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.” – Master P

53. “It’s not what you have or how much you have, but what you do with what you have that determines your success or lack of it.” – Master P

54. “Success comes in levels; it’s not a once in a lifetime event.” – Master P

55. “I named myself Master P, because I wanted to master whatever I do.” – Master P

Bonus Master P Quote

Bonus: Alright, here is one of our favorite Master P quotes. We added it as bonus, because we stand behind it, and believe it to be 100% true. If it’s worked for Master P, it can work for you.

“That’s Right! You Are 100% Guaranteed To Succeed In Any Aspect Of Life When You Never Give Up!”

– master p –

Related: Master P Success Story

FINAL THOUGHTS

Great job making it to the end of these powerful Master P quotes! We hope you’ve gained a few valuable insights about the hip hop mogul, marketing genius, and business icon known as Master P.

But more importantly, we hope his wise words have inspired you to believe that you too can go out and conquer your own little slice of the world, just as he has.

Till you reach you aims,

STRIVE

PS – If you enjoyed these Master P quotes, we have a hunch you’ll enjoy reading some inspiring quotes from fellow hip hop artists like Rihanna, or even Post Malone.

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POSITIVE THINKING: THE KEY TO SUCCESS

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Positive Thinking and Success

Have you ever heard the saying, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.“? This quote is often attributed to Henry Ford, the great American industrialist. And it’s true — our thoughts really do have the power to influence our results, our reality, and the success we achieve in this life.

If you think positive thoughts, you’ll attract positive circumstances into your life. On the other hand, if you think negative thoughts, you’ll attract negative circumstances. It’s really that simple.

Simply put, positive thinking is an emotional and mental attitude that focuses on the bright side of life and expects positive results. It is the belief that good things will happen and that your efforts will be rewarded. Of course, optimism does not guarantee success. However, research suggests that a positive perspective can be extremely helpful in achieving goals and promoting happiness.

The art of positive thinking has been practiced by many cultures for centuries. In fact, some Eastern philosophies view positive thinking as a form of meditation. The power of optimism has been studied by scientists and researchers for years, and there is a growing body of evidence that supports its ability to impact how successful you become.

How Does Positive Thinking Work?

“A Great Attitude Is Not The Result of Success; Success Is The Result of a Great Attitude.”

– Earl nightingale –

Positive thinking is based on the idea that our thoughts affect our emotions and behaviors. If we think positive thoughts, we will feel positive emotions and be more likely to take positive actions. This, in turn, will lead to positive results.

The science behind positive thinking is called “self-fulfilling prophecies”. This is the idea that our expectations about a situation can influence the outcome. For example, if we expect to fail, we are more likely to give up before we even start. On the other hand, if we expect to succeed, we are more likely to persevere in the face of difficulties.

Self-fulfilling prophecies are a powerful force in our lives. They can shape our reality and determine our success or failure. You may be surprised to know that you’ve probably experienced self-fulfilling prophecies many times in your life.

One well-known example of the power of self-fulfilling prophecies is the Pygmalion Effect. This effect is named after a Greek myth in which a sculptor falls in love with a statue he has created.

In the Pygmalion Effect, people’s expectations about a situation can influence the outcome. For example, if you expect someone to be successful, you may treat them differently than if you expect them to fail. This different treatment can then lead to the person becoming successful.

The Pygmalion Effect has been studied extensively in the field of education. Teachers’ expectations about their students have been shown to impact students’ achievement. In one famous study, teachers were told that some of their students would be “intellectual bloomers” and would show significant increases in IQ over the course of the year.

Sure enough, at the end of the year, the students who were expected to bloom showed significant increases in IQ. This finding demonstrates the power of positive thinking and self-fulfilling prophecies.

The Power Of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking

Studies have shown that people who think positively experience more happiness and satisfaction in life. They are also more likely to achieve their goals and enjoy better health. There are many benefits of positive thinking, including:

Increased Resilience. Positive thinkers are more resilient and adaptable than those who think negatively. They are better able to cope with stress and setbacks because they believe that they can overcome any obstacle.

Improved Physical Health. Positive thinking has been linked to better health. It can boost the immune system, reduce stress levels, and increase longevity.

Better Mental Health. Positive thinking can improve your mental health and well-being. It can reduce anxiety and depression, increase happiness, and help you to cope with stress.

Improved Relationships. Positive thinking can improve your relationships with the people around you. Optimistic people are more likely to have fulfilling and satisfying relationships.

Better Job Performance. Positive thinking can improve your job performance. optimistic employees are more productive, take less time off, and are more successful in their careers.

Improved Academic Performance. Positive thinking can improve your academic performance. Students who think positively are more likely to get good grades and achieve their educational goals.

How To Cultivate A Positive Mindset

If you’re not used to thinking positively, it can feel unnatural or even difficult at first. However, with a little practice, it will become easier. Here are some tips to get you started:

Be Mindful Of Your Thoughts. Pay attention to your inner dialogue and the way you talk to yourself. If you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts, stop and reframe them into something more positive.

Practice Gratitude. When you start your day, take a moment to think of things you are grateful for. This will help set the tone for the day and remind you of the good in your life.

Set Realistic Goals. It’s important to have goals, but it’s just as important to make sure they are realistic. If your goals are too high, you may feel discouraged when you don’t reach them. Start small and build on your successes.

Be Accepting Of Yourself. One of the most important things you can do is to learn to accept yourself, flaws and all. We all make mistakes and we all have areas we can improve. Give yourself some grace and focus on the positive.

Be Positive About Change. Change can be difficult, but it can also be good. Embrace new experiences and challenges with a positive attitude and an open mind.

Surround Yourself With Positive People. The people you spend time with can have a lasting impact on your life. Choose to spend time with people who are positive and who will support your journey to a more positive life.

Use Affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements that can help to change your mindset. For example, you might say to yourself, “I am worthy of love and happiness,” or “I am capable of achieving my goals.”

Practice Visualization. Visualization is a powerful tool that can help you achieve your goals. See yourself achieving your dreams and living the life you want. Believe that it is possible and take action towards making it a reality.

Practicing positive thinking can lead to a more fulfilling and happier life. It takes time and effort, but it is worth it. Start making positive thinking a part of your daily routine and see how it can change your life for the better.

Related: Advantages of Positive Thinking

Maintaining A Positive Attitude In Difficult Times

“Change Your Thoughts And You Change Your World.”

– norman vincent peale –

When you’re going through tough times, it’s difficult to maintain a positive attitude. Sometimes, it may feel as though the world is against you. You may even feel as though you’re being punished or that you don’t deserve happiness.

It’s important to remember that these negative thoughts are simply your mind trying to protect you from pain. However, they are not based on reality. The truth is, you deserve to be happy, and you can weather through difficulties.

Here are some tips for staying positive when things are tough:

Acknowledge Your Feelings. It’s okay to feel sad, angry, or scared. These are all normal human emotions. Don’t try to bottle them up. Acknowledge your feelings and give yourself permission to feel them. Journaling is an excellent way to recognize and process your feelings.

Find Things To Be Thankful For. Even in the darkest of times, there are always things to be grateful for. It could be something as simple as a sunny day or a warm bed to sleep in. When you look for things to be thankful for, you’ll find that they are all around you.

Practice Self-Care. When you’re going through tough times, it’s important to take care of yourself. This includes both your physical and your mental health. Make sure you are eating healthy, getting an adequate amount of sleep, and exercising regularly. You might also want to consider talking to a therapist if needed.

Connect With Others. When you’re feeling down, reach out to your family and friends. They can provide support and understanding. Sometimes just talking to someone who cares can make all the difference.

Help Others. When you’re struggling, it’s helpful to focus on someone else. It could be as simple as lending a listening ear to a friend or volunteering your time to a worthy cause. Helping others will remind you of the good in the world and it will make you feel good, too.

Find Your Passion. When you’re going through tough times, it’s helpful to find something that brings you joy. It could be a hobby, a sport, or anything else that you’re passionate about. Doing something you love will help you remember that life is still good.

No matter what you’re going through, it’s important to remember that tough times don’t last forever. With time and effort, things will get better. Just hang in there and stay positive.

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A Final Case For Positive Thinking

Here’s one last resource for you to consider with regards to positive thinking and success. The video below is from Brian Tracy, who is the author of the worldwide best-selling book, the ‘Psychology of Achievement’ and 70 other books on success. He’s also the Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company that specializes in helping people achieve more success in their careers, business, and in life.

With that said, the video is worth giving at least a few minutes of your time, as it does a wonderful job explaining the power of positive thinking. So, give it a look as it makes a really strong case for thinking positively. Enjoy:

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The Importance Of Positive Thinking

Positive thinking is an incredibly powerful tool that can help you improve your life in many ways. It is important to be mindful of your thoughts and surround yourself with positive people. With a little practice, positive thinking can become a part of your daily routine and lead to a more fulfilling life.

It is important to exercise patience. It takes time to change your thinking patterns and develop a more positive outlook on life. So, be patient with yourself and don’t expect overnight results. Just keep working towards your goals and you will see progress in time.

The power of positive thinking is a well-known concept, but it’s one that we often forget. Life can be tough and it’s easy to get caught up in all the negative things that are happening. However, if we take a step back and focus on the positive, not only can we start to make a difference, but we can find more success too.

Till then,

STRIVE

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35+ BEST QUOTES FROM HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

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How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of those books that every person should read. It doesn’t matter if you are striving to get that next promotion, to reach the top in your industry, or to just play it lowkey, this book has the potential to dramatically help just about anyone in their life. Because regardless of what aim we are after in life, every path requires working with and through people. And the better we are at getting along with people, the better our chances are of reaching our aims. As such, we’ve gathered some of the best quotes from How to Win Friends and Influence People that charts a path for you to find more success with people, and as a direct result, more eventual success in life.

So, if you’re ready for some of the best quotes and time tested-advice from a book that has sold over 300 million copies, then let’s dive in.

BEST HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE QUOTES

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1. “If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.” – Dale Carnegie

2. “The resentment that criticism engenders can demoralize employees, family members and friends, and still not correct the situation that has been condemned.” – Dale Carnegie

3. “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” – Dale Carnegie

4. “When we are dealing with people, let us remember we are not dealing with creatures of logic. We are dealing with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity.” – Dale Carnegie

5. “Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what they do. That’s a lot more profitable and intriguing than criticism; and it breeds sympathy, tolerance and kindness. “To know all is to forgive all.” ” – Dale Carnegie

6. “A person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” – Dale Carnegie

7. “The world is full of people who are grabbing and self-seeking. So the rare individual who unselfishly tries to serve others has an enormous advantage.” – Dale Carnegie

8. “Give honest, sincere appreciation. Be “hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.” and people will cherish our words and treasure them and repeat them over a lifetime—repeat them years after you have forgotten them.” – Dale Carnegie

9. “You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie

10. “Talk to someone about themselves and they’ll listen for hours.” – Dale Carnegie

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11. “If we want to make friends, let’s put ourselves out to do things for other people—thins that require time, energy, unselfishness and thoughtfulness.” – Dale Carnegie

12. “Remember that other people may be totally wrong. But they don’t think so. Don’t condemn them. Any fool can do that. Try to understand them. Only wise, tolerant, exceptional people even try to do that.” – Dale Carnegie

13. “Three -fourths of the people you will ever meet are hungering and thirsting for sympathy. Give it to them, and they will love you.” – Dale Carnegie

14. “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.” – Dale Carnegie

15. “The only way I can get you to do anything is by giving you what you want.” – Dale Carnegie

16. “Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.” – Dale Carnegie

17. “There is only one way to get the best of an argument – and that is to avoid it.” – Dale Carnegie

18. “It raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and exaltation to admit one’s mistakes.” – Dale Carnegie

19. “All men have fears, but the brave put down their fears and go forward.” –  Dale Carnegie

20. “To be interesting, be interested.” – Dale Carnegie

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21. “The only way to influence people is to talk in terms of what the other person wants” – Dale Carnegie

22. “Your smile is a messenger of your good will. Your smile brightens the lives of all who see it” – Dale Carnegie

23. “The ability to remember names is almost as important in business and social contacts as it is in politics.” – Dale Carnegie

24. “Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something.” – Dale Carnegie

25. “If out of reading this book you get just one thing—an increased tendency to think always in terms of other people’s point of view, and see things from their angle—if you get that one thing out of this book, it may easily prove to be one of the building blocks of your career.” – Dale Carnegie

26.Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.” – Dale Carnegie

27. “Remember what Lincoln said: ‘A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall’.” – Dale Carnegie

28. “It took me years and cost me countless thousands of dollars in lost business before I finally learned that it doesn’t pay to argue, that it is much more profitable and much more interesting to look at things from the other person’s viewpoint and try to get that person saying ‘yes, yes’.” – Dale Carnegie

29. “I discovered, quite by accident, how richly it sometimes pays to let the other person do the talking.” – Dale Carnegie

30. “Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.” – Dale Carnegie

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31. “Every successful person loves the game. The chance to prove his worth, to excel, to win.” – Dale Carnegie

32. “Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude.” – Dale Carnegie

33. “By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than you expected.”  –  Dale Carnegie

34. “Actions speaker louder than words, and a smile says, ‘I like you. You make me happy. I am glad to see you.'” – Dale Carnegie

35. “Don’t be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.” – Dale Carnegie

36. “Anyone who takes the time to disagree with you is interested in the same things you are. Think of them as people who really want to help you and you turn your opponents into friends.” – Dale Carnegie

37. “We are interested in others when they are interested in us.” – Dale Carnegie

38. “The only way on Earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.” – Dale Carnegie

39. “It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it.” – Dale Carnegie

40. “Abilities wither under criticism; They blossom under encouragement.” – Dale Carnegie

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Bonus Quote from How to Win Friends and Influence People

Bonus: Out of all of the How to Win Friends and Influence People quotes listed, this next one is by far one of our favorites. It’s an idea that is simple to do, yet most people overlook in their effort to improve their human relations skills. Behold….

“Winning Friends Begins With Friendliness.”

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Final Thoughts

And there you have it, the best of the best How to Win Friends and Influence People quotes straight from Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book. We hope you enjoyed these quotes, but most importantly, we hope you put their wisdom into action.

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With that said, if you’ve never read the book all the way through, this is one you should sincerely think about investing more time in to. Considering it has made Time Magazine’s top 100 list for most influential books, you’d be equipping yourself to meet life’s situations head on by embracing all the time-tested advice contained within it’s pages.

Till next time,

STRIVE

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