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American author and motivational speaker

If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly
won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Denis Waitley

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a
temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing,
doing nothing, and being nothing.
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The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is all in
the attitude, not aptitude. Attitude is the criterion for success.
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Look at your IQ as your imagination quotient.
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Life is a do-it-for-others, do-it-yourself project.
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Your attitude is either the lock on or key to your door of success.
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Determination gives you the resolve to keep going in spite of the roadblocks that lay before
you.
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Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the
risk of doing nothing.
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Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the
success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy,
carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the "someday I'll"
philosophy.
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I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street, I met a man who had no feet.
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Courage means to keep working a relationship, to continue seeking solutions to difficult
problems, and to stay focused during stressful periods.
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It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
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Winners are people with a definite purpose in life.
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You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions.
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Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the
spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.
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You are your own scriptwriter and the play is never finished, no matter what your age or
position in life.
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You have been given the greatest power in the world, the power to choose.
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Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results.
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A dream is your creative vision for your life in the future. You must break out of your current
comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.
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The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be
worthy of your own approval.
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A life lived with integrity, even if it lacks the trappings of fame and fortune, is a shining star
in whose light others may follow in the years to come.
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Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining
perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.
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You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
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You have all the reason in the world to achieve your grandest dreams. Imagination plus
innovation equals realization.
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Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
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The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or even
seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are
going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
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Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
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The winners in life treat their body as if it were a magnificent spacecraft that gives them the
finest transportation and endurance for their lives.
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Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of
time over which you have any control: Now!
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Success is almost totally dependent upon drive and persistence. The extra energy required to
make another effort or try another approach is the secret of winning.
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Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the
most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us - concentrate
our energy.
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Time is the most precious element of human existence. The successful person knows how to
put energy into time and how to draw success from time.
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Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward
the future.
Denis Waitley

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