American Personal Development Author and Speaker
"If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much."
"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day."
"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us."
"The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get."
"To attract attractive people, you must be attractive. To attract powerful people, you must be powerful. To attract committed people, you must be committed. Instead of going to work on them, you go to work on yourself. If you become, you can attract."
"Better understated than overstated. Let people be surprised that it was more than you promised and easier than you said. "
"If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around."
"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us. "
"You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."
"Life is a unique combination of "want to" and "how to" and we need to give equal attention to both."
"Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is poverty. Ignorance is devastation. Ignorance is tragedy. Ignorance is illness. It all stems from ignorance."
"To become financially independent you must turn part of your income into capital, turn capital into enterprise, turn enterprise into profit, turn profit into investment, and turn investment into financial independence. "
"The goal of effective communication should be for the listener to say, "Me, too!" versus "So what?" "
"Don't join an easy crowd. You won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high. "
"You must constantly ask yourself these question: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, What do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big question: Is that okay? "
"Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. "
"Time is our most valuable asset, yet we tend to waste it, kill it, and spend it rather than invest it."
"The greatest gift you can give somebody is your own personal development. I used to say, "If you will take care of me, I will take care of you." Now I say, “I will take care of me for you, if you will take care of you for me." "