Larry Winget quotes page 1
1952 – present; Larry Winget is an internationally known motivational speaker and
consultant. Famous for his "in your face," aggressive method of teaching, he is called the Pitbull for
Personal Development and is a prolific author. With straightforward teachings he insists that responsibility,
honesty, integrity and hard work are the foundations for success. Winget holds motivational seminars to train
people in the art of being successful, and teaches other speakers how to be successful. He is the author of several
Wall Street Journal/New York Times bestsellers, a regular speaker on Dr. Phil, MSNBC, as well as a variety of other
shows. Some of his works include:
The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Life and How you can Overcome Them. This hilarious look at why people
set themselves up to fail is a highly motivational book that will help you overcome the excuses people make that
keep them from reaching their dreams.
365 Days of The Wit, Words and Wisdom of Larry Winget: This daily read is a short burst of motivation as
Winget's wisdom can inspire you every day to get rid of the things that hold you back and move towards your
A Guide For Raising Responsible, Productive Adults: This book for parents with children of any age does
away with the idea of raising children. It helps you use childhood as a time to raise adults – and end up with
happy, healthy members of society, not the perpetual children that masquerade as adults. Winget has named himself
the "World's Only Irritational Speaker," and is considered a proponent of tough love and is described as "frank and
brutal... but... with a big heart." He is known for his tough-guy appearance, using his tough look to help add to
his gruff teachings – often appearing in jeans and cowboy boots, along with an extensive collection of rings and
wild shirts. His trademark style makes him unforgettable, while his teachings are filled with laughter and
wisdom that can revolutionize your life. Born and raised in Oklahoma, he and his wife have two sons and live in
I don't have any interest in taking care of people. My interest is in teaching people to
take care of themselves.
Everything in life is a lesson. Refusing to learn the lesson means that it will be repeated until
the lesson is learned.
I love when people cry. It shows me that they finally have attached emotion to their
stupidity. When you finally, finally, finally feel bad to cry about it, then that shows me that
maybe you just might care.
Training is expensive. Books are expensive. Going to seminars is expensive. Being stupid is
even more expensive.
If your life sucks, it's because you suck.
When people tell you how honest they are, keep your hand on your wallet.
Let me make this clear: There are no secrets. None. There is no new information. What it
took to be successful a thousand years ago is exactly what it takes to be successful today.
It's better to have a good divorce than a bad marriage.
Three main reasons people are not successful:
They are stupid.
They are lazy.
They don't give a damn.
If you are unhappy, unsuccessful, sick, or broke - please just keep it to yourself. The rest of
us don't want or need to hear about it, so don't feel compelled to share!
The problem with "self-help" is that there is way too much help and not enough self.
The number one, most important, get-this-or-fail short lesson for both work and business: Do
what you say you are going to do, when you said you where going to do it, in the way you
said you were going to do it.
Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy or stupid. Those are the things that
happen when you don't have a plan.
Stress comes from knowing what is right and doing what is wrong.
People change when they want to change; not when you want them to change.
People don't like what I have to say because I promise hard work is the key to changing your
life. Hard work is never going to sell like a positive attitude is going to sell, but it will get you
a lot farther.
Do you want to know a quick way for finding out if someone knows more than you do? Look
at their results. Results never lie.
Being healthy is a choice.
Do you have people in your life who have "done you wrong?" If you are like most people, then
you do. Are you harboring anger, resentment, and hard feelings toward them? Let it go.
Forgive them. Not because they deserve it - because they honestly may not. But do it
because you deserve it.
Want to be more successful? Stop doing the things that keep you from being successful.
Create the life you want to have by living by design and not by default.
"Be yourself" - Lousy advice! What if you're stupid? What if you're an asshole? What if you're
a stupid asshole?
Do not listen to a fat doctor who smokes telling you what it takes to be healthy.
Actions change things. Nothing else by the way. Actions change things. Wishful thinking is
not a strategy for success. Hope is not a strategy for success. Work! Work! You prove to me
that you mean it when you change your actions. You prove to yourself that you mean it when
you change your actions.
Respect your boss, even when you think he's an idiot. Because he's still your boss and
deserves your respect.
Work hard on your job and work harder on yourself.
If you're dealing with an idiot, dealing with a jerk, dealing with stupid people at work, or
whatever and you really want to drive them crazy - I know I love to drive these people crazy
- here's how you do it: Be nice to them. They hate that.
Old joke: A guy goes to the doctor and says, "Doc, it hurts when I do this." And the doctor
says, "Then don't do that!" That's the key to "getting a life." Stop doing the things that hurt
Clean up your own backyard. Change by example. Just be the way you want others to be and
hope they pay attention.
Money comes to you as the result of serving others.
Mediocre people will be intimidated by your success. That's because they haven't been willing
to do whatever it takes to achieve their dreams, so their retaliation is to attack you for doing
what they haven't been willing to do.
The Secret is without a doubt the biggest load of crap ever put on paper.
There is not one thing in the world you can do motivate somebody from where they are to
someplace else. So I quit trying. Instead, I guarantee you I can make so you irritated where
you are, you'll do anything to go someplace else.