Earl Nightingale quotes page 2
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time
We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now
and the goal you
intend to reach.
Each of us must live off the fruit of his thoughts in the future, because what you think today
and tomorrow, next month and next year, you will mold your life and determine your future.
You are guided by your mind.
A person who does not read is no better than one who cannot read.
Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.
All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to
press on to your destination.
We are at our very best, and we are
happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy
on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time
off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Always keep that happy attitude. Pretend that you are
holding a beautiful fragrant bouquet.
Whenever we're afraid, it's because we
don't know enough. If we understood enough, we
would never be afraid.
Now, how does it work? Why do we become
what we think about? Suppose a farmer has some
land and it's good, fertile land. Now the land gives the farmer a choice - he may plant in that
land whatever he chooses. The land doesn't care. It's up to the farmer to make the decision.
Now remember, we're comparing the human mind with the land. Because the mind, like the
land, doesn't care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn't care what
you plant. Now let's say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand: One is a seed of corn, the
other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both
seeds. One corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the
land and what will happen? Invariably the land will return what is planted. So, up come the
two plants - one corn, one poison. Now the human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible
and mysterious than the land but it works the same way. It doesn't care what we plant:
Success, failure, a worthwile goal, or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But
what we plant it will return to us. You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored
continent on the earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we
want to plant. Decide now! What it is you want? Plant your goal in your mind. It's the most
important decision you ever make in your entire life.
If the average person realized the
power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a
perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving.
Discontent is measured by the distance between what you want and what you have.
Constructive discontent results in an upward spiral. Determine what you want. Measure the
distance between you and your goal and determine ways of increasing your service.
If the grass is greener on the other side it's probably getting better care. Success is a matter
of sticking to a set of common sense principles anyone can master.
Don't take the attitude of waiting for people to be nice to you – be nice to them. Don't sit in
front of a cold stove waiting for the heat. Put in the fuel. Act first. It has to start
somewhere. Let it begin with you. Attitude is a reflection of the person inside.
Each of us is at this moment standing in the midst of his or her own acres of diamonds.
Explore the pasture you are in. Don't run from one thing to another forever looking for the pot
of gold. Stay where you are until you find what you seek. Let your mind thoroughly explore
the possibilities in what you are presently doing.
Knowledge is a ladder that enables you to climb to the top. A person should begin with his
language and then proceed to study his general area of interest. It is our ability to use our
language that will determine our place on the social pyramid. Your use of language is the one
thing you cannot hide.