Brian Tracy quotes page 2
Success equals goals; all else is commentary.
The average person works at fifty percent or less of their potential. Your job is to unleash
that extra fifty percent.
If you did not care at all what anyone else thought about you, what would you do differently
or change in your life?
Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
At least eighty percent of millionaires are self-made. That is, they started with nothing but
ambition and energy, the same way most of us start.
Manage by responsibility. It is a powerful way to grow people.
Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.
Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else.
The ability to discipline yourself to delay gratification in the short term in order to enjoy
greater rewards in the long term, is the indispensable prerequisite for success.
Only undertake what you can do in an excellent fashion. There are no prizes for average
Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.
Financial security and independence are like a three-legged stool resting on savings,
insurance and investments.
The act of taking the first step is what separates the winners from the losers.
Never consider the possibility of failure. As long as you persist, you will be successful.
Did you know that you control your income and your whole life by the way you think?
The iron law of success is the law of cause and effect.
This law says that thoughts are causes. And conditions are effects. This law says that your
outer world is a reflection of your inner world. This means that you invariably attract into your
life the people, circumstances, opportunities, and even sales, that are in harmony with your
dominant thoughts. Perhaps the most important discovery in human history, the foundation
principle of all religions, philosophies, metaphysics, and success psychology is this, here it is:
You become what you think about most of the time. Just think - you become what you think
about most of the time. And since only you can decide what it is that you think about, only
you can decide what happens to you in life.
Your level of self-esteem is the key measure of the overall health of your personality.
Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when
the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings,
emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
Develop the winning edge; small differences in your performance can
lead to large differences
in your results.
Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over
and over, is, "What is
the most valuable use of my time right now?"
If you envy successful people, you create a negative force field of
attraction that repels you
from ever doing the things that you need to do to be successful. If you admire successful
people, you create a positive force field of attraction that draws you toward becoming more
and more like the kinds of people that you want to be like.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your
attitude toward what
happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master
Goals are the fuel in the furnace of
Did you know that the way you think determines everything that happens
to you and this is
completely under your control? Your thoughts are extremely powerful: They can lower your
blood pressure or raise it; you can affect your pulse rate and your respiratory rate; your
thoughts can affect your digestion; and if your thoughts are strong enough they can even
make you sick or healthy. Your thoughts tend to trigger images in your mind and then feelings
in your body that are consistent with those images... Only you can think your thoughts.
you can decide what you dwell upon. Only you can decide what you read, what you listen to,
who you associate with, and the conversations you engage in. Therefore, you are a totally
responsible person for your thinking, feeling, and actions and for everything that happens to
you as a result.
Bad habits are easy to form, but hard to live with. Good habits are hard
to form, but easy to
live with. And
Goethe said, "Everything is hard before it's easy."
There is an old Indian story: "On my shoulders are two wolves. One is a
black wolf, evil, who
tempts me to do and say the wrong things. On my other shoulder is a
me to live up to my very best."
A listener asked the old man, "Which of these wolves has the greatest power over you?"
The old man replied, "The one I feed."
If you don't
set goals for yourself, you are doomed to achieve the goals of someone else.
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with
whatever the world can
throw at you.
Every study of
high achieving men and women proves that greatnessin life is only possible
when you become outstanding at your chosen field.
Live your life in every way to earn and
keep the respect of the people you respect.