We can change our lives. We can do, have, and be exactly what we wish.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.
Remember: Rewards come in action, not in discussion.
Every problem is a gift -- without problems we would not grow.
Progress is the ultimate motivation.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple.
When you know what's most important to you, making a decision is quite simple. Most people, though, are unclear about what's most important in their lives, and thus decision making becomes a form of internal torture.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
Never spend more than 10 percent of your time on the problem, and always spend at least 90 percent of your time on the solution.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
We ve got to remember that we get whatever we focus on in life. If we keep focusing on what we don t want, we ll have more of it. The first step to creating any change is deciding what you do want so that you have something to move toward.
Explore your web the needs, the beliefs, the emotions that are controlling you ¦ so there's more of you to give ¦ and so you can appreciate what's driving other people. It's the only way our world's going to change.
You are now at a crossroads. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don't think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Then act upon it.
Deciding to commit yourself to long term results rather than short term fixes is as important as any decision you'll make in your lifetime.
No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
The greatest leverage you can create for yourself is the pain that comes from inside, not outside. Knowing that you have failed to live up to your own standards for your life is the ultimate pain.
Once you have mastered time, you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year -- and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.
Knowing information is not the same as owning it and following through. Information without execution is poverty. Remember: we're drowning in information, but we're starving for wisdom.
A life of fulfillment is one in which we put urgency in its place and remember that the ultimate target is to spend our lives doing the things we believe are most important to us.
Identity is this incredible invisible force that controls your whole life. It's invisible, like gravity is invisible, but it controls your whole life.
The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can comfortably deal with.
Self awareness is one of the rarest of human commodities. I don't mean self consciousn ess where you're limiting and evaluating yourself. I mean being aware of your own patterns.
Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues, and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results. I believed that if I precisely duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results that they had.
You've achieved cheerfulness the day you realize that no matter what's happening around you, being anything other than cheerful will not make it better.
The only people without problems are in cemeteries.
The only people without problems are those in cemeteries. It is not what happens to us that separates failures from successes. It is how we perceive and what we do about what happens that makes the difference.
The difference between those who succeed and those who fail isn't what they have -- it's what they choose to see and do with their resources and their expertise of life.
Don't get roped into talking about something that you don't really have passion for, and don't get roped into something you don't have expertise in. Why should somebody listen to you? If you're going to take somebody's time, you better deliver.
The first thing these people have who succeed, who are fulfilled, is that they've decided what the purpose of the game is, at least for right now.
Happy, vibrant, successful people think and behave in certain ways. So do miserable and unfulfilled people. In other words, there are patterns of success and patterns of failure. The good news is, success leaves clues.
Most everybody thinks that if I want to get big rewards I need to take huge risks. But if you keep thinking that, you're gonna be broke.
The only way to create change in anyone's psychology or belief system is to show them the consequences of their actions -- or inaction.
Having an identity that is specifically linked to your age or how you look would definitely set you up for pain because these things will change. If we have a broader sense of who we are, our identity never becomes threatened.
My whole life is driven by love. It always has been. It's never been driven by material things -- which are just benefits of doing something I loved.
It sounds so stupid, so basic, but when you are really in a grateful state, you are like a magnet for joy.
It's not that diabetes, heart disease, and obesity runs in your family...It's that no one runs in you family!
Happiness is in the mind, experiences of joy or pleasure should be found in the body; but ongoing joy, pure unadulterated joy, that feeling of bliss for no reason comes when you feel like your life matters because it matters to more than yourself.
You can't succeed by being good. That's what you get paid for. You can't succeed by being excellent. That's what you're expected to do. You can only succeed by being outstanding.
Regarding the psychological, your goal must not be I need to lose X pounds but I'm going to regain my identity, whether as an athlete, a conservative, a sexual being, a together person, whatever.
When two people meet, as long as there is any form of rapport maintained, the person with the most certainty will eventually influence ther other person.
Rapport is the ability to enter someone else's world, to make him feel that you understand him, that you have a strong common bond.
One of the things I'm best at is modeling. I find someone who is best at something I want to learn. Then I model them, and learn it myself. Then, when I've proven it to myself, I teach it to others.
Resourcefulnes s is the cure to failure. Successful people are resourceful and find a way to make it work.
When it seems impossible like nothing is going to work, you are usually just a few millimeters away from making it happen.
I'm both challenged and excited. My excitement is: I get a chance to give something back. My challenge is: The shortest seminar I usually do is 50 hours.
I believe therapy can be done more rapidly. I'm into your finding the source of what's making you think and feel the way you do and shifting it quickly.
We don't have to feel negative about weeds. They're a part of life. We need to see them, acknowledge them, focus on the solution, and immediately do whatever it takes to eliminate their influence from our lives.
The secret to wealth is simple: Find a way to do more for others than anyone else does. Become more valuable. Do more. Give more. Be more. Serve more. And you will have the opportunity to earn more.
I look at people's lives and you see what's not working in their lives and it usually comes from an undisciplined mind.
My view is my entire life has been shaped by giving when I didn't have it. Some idiot who's wealthy and doesn't give, they'll rot in their own selfishness. I'm not worried about them. What I'm really interested in is the day-to-day person, human beings who want to go to another level of their life.
If you can't you must, and if you must you can.
lf you can't, you must. If you must, you can. Most people fail in life because they major in minor things. Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
Courage, like fear, is a habit. The more you do it, the more you do it, and this habit-of stepping up, of taking action-more than anything else, will move you in a different direction.
If you pursue enrichment and growth, you must increase your references by pursuing ideas and experiences that wouldn't be a part of your life if you didn't consciously seek them out.
Raise your standards for the one thing over which you have complete control -- yourse lf. It means you're committed to being intelligent, flexible, and creative enough to consistently find a way to look at your life in a fashion that makes any experience enriching.
The best way to get trained is to get mentored -- live or by reading or watching videos by masters. That way, you start executing based on lessons from the best.
The difference between acting badly or brilliantly is not based on your ability, but on the state of your mind and or body in any given moment.
Every form of power comes down to language. In law, there's all kinds of words you don't know if you're not a lawyer and that gives them power. In business, it's the same thing.
Everybody has a different strategy, but everybody agrees that active management does not beat the market.
You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want using whatever life gives you along the way.
One belief that I've developed to carry me through extremely tough times is simply this: God's delays are not God's denials.
When people say money doesn't matter, it sure as hell does when you're able to show your mother a beach house and then hand her the keys to it. That was one of the happiest moments of my life.
The goal of becoming more consistent with your core authentic self is a much stronger motivator than I need to lose 30 pounds.
The most important thing is what you already do. It's being authentic. It's being curious, trying to discover gifts.
People say it takes 10 years to change your life. It's bullshit. It takes a moment, a second. But it may take you 10 years to get to the point of finally saying, Enough.
Breakthroughs happen when the insight comes that I can do something right now to improve things. I am constantly looking to do something to provide people with strategies to create those immediate breakthroughs. That's my mission.
It's not enough to have a strategy for success. Great strategy is available for free online for everything from career success to meeting Mr. or Ms. Right. You must also tell yourself the right story.
Read no less than ½ hour a day or listen to audiobooks while in the car or cleaning the house. Biographies of great people taught me, as I said, that even eminent people fail but keep getting up.
People are irrational. What I want to do is let's take the irrational aspects out of it and let's just break this down. And you and I, let's go and see if we can't master this thing, a few steps at a time without giving up your day job, without having to give up your whole life.
Contrary to popular wisdom, knowledge is not power-it's potential power. Knowledge is not mastery. Execution is mastery. Execution will trump knowledge every day of the week.
I want people to be inspired to do what's in front of them. If you won't give a dime out of a dollar, don't talk to a billionaire about giving their money away because if you don't give a dime out of a dollar, I can promise you, you're not going to give a 100 million out of a billion. It's a lie.
If you don't trust, you will die if not physically then emotionally. To do anything in life, you must have faith.
Feed and strengthen your body. Fear is physical. When you lift weights or go for a sprint, that energy flows back into your body and restores you to certainty.
I've continued to recognize the power individuals have to change virtually anything and everything in their lives in an instant. I've learned that the resources we need to turn our dreams into reality are within us, merely waiting for the day when we decide to wake up and claim our birthright.
Success comes from taking the initiative and following up or persisting.
lSuccess comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?
If you want a fulfilled life, stop thinking about wealthy people and what they have and you don't. Stop thinking from a place of scarcity.
Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Then act upon it.
It's not about getting what you want. It's about experiencing what you really need by becoming more.
Reading put perspective to any challenge I was facing and made me see that extraordinary people usually had extraordinary pain, difficulties or injustices. That's part of why they have the drive and hunger to do good in the world, to make something happen.
Find a great role model, perhaps someone who struggled and only really succeeded when older. Their biography and what they've done differently from you will help you. If such a person is willing to mentor you or at least allow you to work around them, great.
Simply by changing your habitual vocabulary, you can instantaneously change how you think, how you feel, and how you live.
How you feel is not the result of what is happening in your life-it is your interpretation of what is happening.
I still love coming home, but home is where the heart is. I take those whom I love most with me. That's my number one. My number two is being ready.
If you are truly flexible and go until... there is really very little you can't accomplish in your lifetime.
Life wants you to serve something more than yourself. When you serve something more than yourself, you are served. It's the most ironic thing in the world.
Right now you can make a decision, ... If you truly decided to, you can do almost anything. So if you don't liike the current relationship you're in, make the decision now to change it. If you don't like your current job, change it.
Focus on executing to give maximum value to your customers. That means learning everything from financing to producing to marketing.
Everybody's life is either a warning or an example. You've got to decide what you're gonna be and you have to draw a line in the sand.
If you do extreme exercise to lose weight, you'll usually soon stop because you get injured or because it's simply too rigorous to do for a lifetime.
What is an Extraordinary Life? A life of meaning, a magnificent life, a life of joy, happiness, love, passion, success, and fulfillment. Life experienced on your terms.
Marry a man or woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
Initiating and going through a divorce with four kids can be a brutal experience, but also a tempering one. It gave me perspective and insight to be able to find the love of my life.
If we believe in magic, we'll live a magical life.
If we believe in magic, we'll live a magical life. If we believe our life is defined by narrow limits, we've suddenly made those beliefs real.
I learned to park outside of Denny's because it's 24 hours. I made a deal at a 7-Eleven with a mailman so I could get my mail delivered there.
Successful people spend 10% of their time focused on the problems and 90% of the rest, focused on the solution.
If you keep a clear vision for your future, it will pull you like a magnet through your toughest times.
We're emotionally unfit. We expect things to be given to us that other generations had to earn. We think we're supposed to get homes with no money down and be supported by the government if we're unemployed.
If there's anything you're not happy about-in your relationships, in your health, in your career-make a decision right now about how you're going to change it immediately.
All change is nothing but a decision. All decisions are controlled by what we link to pain and pleasure.
My personal belief is that the only thing keeping you from freedom is all the beliefs you have about what has to happen before you can be there.
Let's face it, we're not about to earn our way to wealth. That's a mistake millions of Americans make. We think that if we work harder, smarter, longer, we'll achieve our financial dreams, but our paycheck alone-no matter how big-isn't the answer.
Why not make cheerfulness, outrageousness, playfulness a new priority for yourself? Make feeling good your expectation. You don't have to have a reason to feel good -- you're alive; you can feel good for no reason at all!
How do you turn the invisible into the visible? The first step is to define your dream precisely; the only limit to what you can achieve is the extent of your ability to define with precision that which you desire.
The questions you ask consistently will create either enervation or enjoyment, indignation or inspiration, misery or magic. Ask the questions that will uplift your spirit and push you along the path of human excellence.
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards.
Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards. When people ask me what really changed my life eight years ago, I tell them that absolutely the most important thin was changing what I demanded of myself. I wrote down all the things I would no longer accept in my life, all the things I would no longer tolerate, and all the things that I aspired to becoming.
I don't have the delusion that I'm the best or have the right answer. Whenever someone is out there pissed at you or me, they don't even know you or I. What they are really pissed at is themselves. You might have total respect for them but they don't respect themselves.
There are so many groups making so much money in the medical care system that any major reorganization is going to make someone unhappy or anxious at the least, ... I don't know how you do it.
You're far more likely to lose the weight and keep it off if you lose slowly, perhaps ½ to 1 pound a week, exercise moderately, and find that replacement for comfort, connection, and control. That's a doable long-term plan.
If people maintain the belief systems that empower them, they'll keep coming back with enough action and enough resourcefulness to succeed eventually.
It's not the lack of resources that cause failure, it's the lack of resourcefulness that causes failure.
We're all going to face extreme stress in our lives, there's no one who is going to escape that. That's the one thing, rich or poor, I don't care who you are, you're going to lose.
My teacher Jim Rohn taught me a simple principle: every day, stand guard at the door of your mind, and you alone decide what thoughts and beliefs you let into your life. For they will shape whether you feel rich or poor, cursed or blessed.
But to me the notion that spirituality is separate from the rest of life does not allow for a practical approach to living a life that has extraordinary quality.
If you don't make a conscious effort to control your focus-and decide in advance which things you're going to focus on-you'll be so pulled by the demands of the world that you will soon find yourself living in reaction rather than living a life plan you've designed for yourself.
Our culture teaches us that making significant changes takes a long time and is difficult to do. This is simply NOT true. Change happens in an instant. It is not a process -- it is something you do in an instant by simply making a decision.
Excitement must lead to immediate action or you will lose the power of momentum. More dreams die because we fail to seize the moment. Do it now!
Remember anything you want that's valuable requires you to break through short-term pain in order to gain long-term pleasure.
You can't wait for the perfect situation. Find something you love. People you love. And get out there and you'll discover it.
Who you spend time with is who you become.
Who you spend time with is who you become! Change your life by consciously choosing to surround yourself with people with higher standards!
What we focus on determines how we feel. And how we feel -- our state of mind -- powerfully influences our actions and interactions.
The principles of Nonviolent Communication taught by Dr. Rosenberg are instrumental in creating an extraordinary and fulfilling quality of life. His compassionate and inspiring message cuts right to the heart of successful communication.
People have a need for certainty -- and that need for certainty is in every human being, certainty that you can avoid pain, certainty that you can at least be comfortable. It's a survival instinct.
Here's a two step formula for handling stress. Step number one: Don't sweat the small stuff. Step number two: Remember it's all small stuff.
I believe that life supports what supports more of life. In other words, motivation does matter. If you're just trying to take care of yourself, you're part of life and I believe life steps in and gives you a certain level of insight.
You want to change your life? Control the only thing you can control: the meaning you give something.
Get into the state: Conquer fear by stopping thinking about yourself and instead, focusing 100 percent on how you can best serve your audience.
I naturally end up looking for things to be grateful for. It doesn't mean I don't sometimes feel angry or fearful but because I'm wired for positive emotions, net, I end up treating others and myself better.
The real joy in life comes from finding your true purpose and aligning it with what you do every single day.
Where the world is going and what technology is leading us to in terms of the evolution of humanity is an incredibly valuable thing to understand.
Lasting fulfillment is attained only through gaining insight into the core of our human nature, unleashing the power to understand, appreciate, and enjoy our lives at the deepest level.
I do believe I am special. My special gift is my vision, my commitment, and my willingness to do whatever it takes.